In The News

Your regular In The News correspondent, Deeky W. Gashlycrumb, MD., is off while he delivers a Butt Seminar at the Stethoscope Institute.

[Content Note: Drones; violence; homophobia; fat hatred.]

John Brennan defends the Obama administration's drone strike policies during the Senate hearing on his nomination to head the CIA.

Meanwhile, the FAA has released a drone authorization list, showing 81 public entities that have applied, through October of last year, for FAA drone authorizations, for the purpose of surveillance. SO THEY SAY!

The search continues in California for ex-LA cop Christopher Dorner who is suspected of killing three people.

Some Bush family emails have been hacked and personal information made public. This is terrible, because hacking private email accounts is the fucking worst and also because I had to read about the Bush family.

Six health classes of students in Maryland got an eyeful of "ex-gay therapy" garbage before the video was pulled. Gross!

Paul Krugman reminds us that austerity is a terrible, no-good, very bad idea.

Meanwhile, austerity measures are already affecting education, food safety, WIC programs, housing, social security, child care funding, aviation safety, and community investment. Whoooooooooops!

Viola Davis is tired of playing a maid. She is THE BEST.

Rex Reed, who is a horrible jerkbag, lobs vicious anti-fat bigotry at the amazing Melissa McCarthy in his review of her new film, Identity Thief.

All dogs go to heaven in England must be microchipped by April 6, 2016.

Do you want to look at some things fitting perfectly into other things? Welp, here ya go!

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