[Content note: homophobia, racism, terrorism, reproductive coercion]
All The News In Fits and Spurts:
Katerina Samutsevich of Russian punk band Pussy Riot is being set free on appeal today.
An oil company study has found that fracking would be perfectly safe in the predominantly black neighbourhood of Baldwin Hills.
Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt told the mother of a gay son that she should reject him or risk burning in hell. Just like Jesus would do!
The State Departments top security official in Libya asked for extra security for the consulate in Benghazi prior to it being attacked but received no response from superiors.
Good grief: A big screen adaptation of Peanuts is in the works. In 3D obviously.
Toyota announced a global recall of 7.43 million cars due to a power window problem that poses a fire risk. (I find it odd that recall news is always reported in the financial section of news sites. Because what is really important is how it effects stock prices.)
Alex Karras, known best to Gen-Xers as adoptive father George Papadopoulos to Emmanuel Lewis on Webster, died yesterday of kidney failure. He was 77.
Anti-choice Republican congressman Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee pressured his mistress into getting an abortion. Of course he did.
A ground squirrel in California has tested positive for exposure to fleas infected with the bacteria that can cause the plague. Good lord. What century is this?
Resort CEO David Siegel sent an e-mail to his 7,000 employees warning them their jobs are at risk if the president is re-elected. If he has to pay more taxes he's going to fire a bunch of people.
Want to watch Frankenweenie? Sure you do.