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A new survey shows 49% of voters said they would approve a constitutional amendment barring marriage equality in Minnesota, while 47% definitely oppose it. Four percent remain undecided.

Someone made an Atlas Shrugged cake. (See left.)

As Spain tries desperately to meet its budget targets by introducing one austerity measure after another, cutting jobs, salaries, pensions and benefits, even as the economy continues to shrink, more and more of its citizens are going hungry.

Joel and Ethan Coen are developing a television adaption of Fargo for FX. Okay then. NB: This is the second time an adaption of the show has been made. In 1997, a pilot was filmed starring Edie Falco as Marge Gunderson. (I was going to link to a video clip, but it's since been removed from the YouTubes.)

The Supreme Court released its list of cases today that they will take up this session and none of the DOMA cases nor the federal Prop 8 case is on the list.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says homosexuality is ugly. I rebut.

So, yeah, Romney thinks "it's a real problem" that you can't roll down the windows on jetplanes. I rebut.

A world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable.

Japanese and Taiwanese vessels began sparring Tuesday in a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands. The boats are, as of now, only spraying each other with water. Let's hope hostilities don't escalate.

Bananarama has a new E.P. out. I bet you didn't even know there were still around.

Weather conditions and continued insecurity are hampering aid agencies' efforts to reach hundreds of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Staten Island borough president James Molinaro called Lady Gaga a slut yesterday at an anti-substance abuse initiative. Nice, Staten Island borough president James Molinaro!. Real nice.

Republican Darrell Issa wins "most corrupt" award from non-partisan watchdog group CREW. Whoops! Sucks to be Darrell Issa.

Here is a 2(x)ist Commercial. It's for underwear. More commercials should be like this.

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