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Toronto Mayor Says He Voted The Wrong Way: ‘I Was Only Stretching’

Toronto Mayor Says He Voted The Wrong Way: ‘I Was Only Stretching’

Rob Ford didn’t mean to vote against honoring Toronto’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes, so he asked to have the vote reopened so he could change his vote. The Toronto mayor on Wednesday cast the sole “no” vote on a City Council motion to offer the athletes kudos. Minutes earlier, he also was the only council […]

April 3, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Mandela Family Feud

Mandela Family Feud

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, has had his home’s locks changed on him. Family members reportedly “pushed out” Mandla Mandela, the heir to his clan title, from the family home in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape where Mandela was buried on Sunday, according to the South African Times. Locks were reportedly changed […]

December 17, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Firm That Provided Bogus ‘Deaf Interpreter’ For Mandela Memorial Has Disappeared

In a major development that should surprise, well, nobody: A South African deputy minister said Thursday that the man who turned out to be faking sign language as an interpreter for the deaf during Tuesday’s memorial event for Nelson Mandela did not speak English very well and worked for a company that has “vanished into […]

December 14, 2013 / More... ( comments)

GOP Congressman Suddenly Wants Flags Lowered Only For Americans

James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin objected to the lowering of flags to honor Nelson Mandela, saying a tribute “should be for mourning Americans and not for foreign leaders.”  But when President Bush lowered flags for Pope John Paul II, Sensenbrenner issued an official statement mourning the Pope, for whom he previously lobbied to receive the Presidential Medal […]

December 12, 2013 / More... ( comments)

The Story Behind The Selfie

The Story Behind The Selfie

While the right wing has lost its mind over President Obama taking a selfie that included the British and Danish Prime Ministers, the truth of the situation has been lost. Roberto Schmidt, the photographer who captured the moment, explains it, beginning with how Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt took a selfie before Obama did. …suddenly […]

December 12, 2013 / More... ( comments)

‘Fake’ Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela Memorial

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says one of the people signing at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a “fake.” The unidentified man seen around the world on television next to leaders including United States President Barack Obama “was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used […]

December 11, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Ted Cruz Walks Out On Raul Castro

Senator Ted Cruz, part of the U.S. delegation to pay respects to Nelson Mandela, walked out when Cuban President Raul Castro spoke. “Sen. Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” his spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, said. “For decades, Castro has wrongly imprisoned and tortured countless innocents. Just as Mandela was released […]

December 11, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Desmond Tutu’s House Burglarized During Mandela Funeral

While delivering a prayer at the memorial for Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was broken into. The thieves apparently targeted his home in the suburbs of Cape Town in the knowledge that he was more than 800 miles away at the ceremony in Johannesburg. It is the second time in four months that the […]

December 11, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Liz Cheney In 1988: ‘Nobody’s Listening’ To Anti-Apartheid Protestors

Liz Cheney, trying to unseat conservative Mike Enzi from his U.S. Senate seat from her home state of Virginia Wyoming, is claeerly her father’s daughter. As a student at Colorado College in 1988, she wrote an opinion piece against those speaking out against apartheid. The Cheney family has a complicated history regarding South Africa and the […]

December 10, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Right-Wing Freaks Out Because Obama Shook Someone’s Hand

Sorry, righties, Raul Castro is no Adolf Hitler. In fact, you are now proving Godwin’s Law and being lazy by invoking what has become trite already. Every time someone does something you don’t like, that person is Hitler. No one is Hitler, but Hitler, alright? Least of all, the brother of a guy who would otherwise be […]

December 10, 2013 / More... ( comments)

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