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New Study Finds That U.S. Obesity Rates Continue To ClimbAccording to a new poll released today most overweight Americans believe they are more likely to be killed by a gun than die of obesity.

The survey, conducted by TDC Opinion Research, asked 10,000 severely overweight Americans about their attitudes toward gun violence in the wake of the recent USCB mass shooting.... Read More →

 

453103077The newly opened 9/11 Memorial Museum is reportedly hosting an exclusive dance party and banquet this weekend, with tickets starting at $500 per person.

According to the museum, attendees can “enjoy fine wine, cocktails, high-end cuisine and dance to music from a top New York DJ in one of Manhattan’s premiere locations.”... Read More →

 

President Obama Holds A News Conference At The White HousePresident Barack Obama has called for a $700 billion bailout of the Veterans Administration in response to a growing scandal over veteran abuse and mismanagement at its hospital system.

In a press conference this morning, the president said he was “furious and upset” over revelations that officials at a Phoenix VA hospital covered up the long list of veterans waiting to receive treatment, 40 of whom may have died as a result. Twenty-six hospitals and facilities where similar claims have been reported are now being investigated.... Read More →

 

1200mcconnelKentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, facing a tough reelection, was spotted last night brandishing a hunting rifle at a Larry the Cable Guy comedy show in Lexington, Ky.

The Senate minority leader, who is unpopular in his homestate, was attending the “blue collar” comedian’s stand-up show at the Lexington Comedy Shop when he reportedly waved the rifle in the air and yelled, “Don’t tread on me, Obama!”... Read More →

 

copsThe New York Police Department has signed a lucrative contract with the Chinese government to provide training and expertise on successfully cracking down on peaceful protests by brutalizing protesters.

According to the $10-million contract, NYPD officers will travel to Beijing and train Chinese police on the best methods for quickly repressing political, social and economic protests against the government and rounding up protesters for arrest with minimal media attention.... Read More →

 

86513420Dartmouth College has expelled a white student for wearing a sombrero to a Cinco de Mayo party.

According to a statement released today by the university, sophomore Ashley Ryan, 20, was thrown out of the Ivy League school for “racial aggression” after a student of Mexican heritage complained that her use of Mexico’s traditional wide-brimmed hat was culturally insensitive.... Read More →

 

santorum2Rick Santorum is listed as “bisexual” on the popular dating website OKCupid.

According to a report this morning in the Washington Times-Picayune the former Pennsylvania senator has been using the screenname “RangerRick55” to solicit gay sex in the Washington D.C. area.... Read More →

 

zimmermannaacpThe NAACP has decided to give George Zimmerman a lifetime achievement award.

In a statement released on its website this morning, the organization's Florida branch said it decided to honor the man who killed Trayvon Martin for his subsequent work at a local YMCA, where he gives free boxing lessons to underprivileged black youths.... Read More →

 

Palin700Sarah Palin claimed today that Jesus Christ advocated for the death penalty his entire life until his final day on Earth.

In an interview with Fox News this morning, the former Alaskan governor was asked how she reconciles her support for the death penalty with her Christian faith, particularly in light of the recent botched execution of a death row inmate in Oklahoma.... Read More →

 

Cliven-Bundy-500x281Embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has shocked supporters and opponents again by claiming his “racist” persona is fake and that he’ll pay his overdue fees if the government grants amnesty to Edward Snowden, taxes the rich, legalizes gay marriage, and enacts other liberal measures.

In a lengthy list of demands addressed to President Barack Obama and obtained by MSNBC, the conservative darling claimed he refuses to pay a government that “wages wars for corporate profit while letting 1-percenters get richer as the middle class suffers and the progressive values that made this country great are eroded.”... Read More →

 

schroderbigFormer German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has purchased a 1,250-square-meter holiday home in Crimea.

According to a report in the Sevastopol Times, Schroeder bought the beachfront property in Crimea's Yalta district last Tuesday for €1.2 million in an all-cash deal. The posh mansion reportedly has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool... Read More →

 

Illinois-State-Capitol-SpringfieldThe state of Illinois announced today that it has lost track of $1.7 billion in income tax payments made during this year’s tax season.

In a stunning statement this afternoon on local television, the state’s treasurer said authorities noticed the large sum of money was missing yesterday and fears that it may be gone forever.... Read More →

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