In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

[Content Note: Homophobia; racism] Something something some heapshit with a reality show said some reprehensible garbage that was homophobic and racist and terrible, and now he's on "indefinite hiatus." Well, A&E let Dog the Bounty Hunter back after like two seconds, so I'm sure this asshole has nothing to worry about.

Meanwhile, Republicans Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal are defending this guy, because of course they are.

[CN: Torture; rendition] Congress is working on a deal to "lift the most rigid restrictions Congress previously imposed on detainee transfers overseas," but Republicans are still determined to keep open the prison at Guantánamo Bay.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced The Equal Employment for All Act, which would prohibit employers from requiring potential employees to disclose their credit history.

If you shopped at Target between November 27 and December 15, your credit/debit data may be compromised: "Target said Thursday that the credit and debit card information of as many as 40 million customers was compromised over three weeks of the holiday shopping season—one of the largest breaches ever of American consumer data. ...Target said that the information compromised included customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and the short verification codes known as CVVs—everything an attacker would need to create a counterfeit card."

[CN: Racism] Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urges the owner of the Washington R------s to change the team's name.

[Note: Ad plays automatically at link] Beyoncé's new album has sold more than one million copies worldwide in less than a week. !!!

Cecil Williams and his dog Orlando, whose story Aphra shared yesterday, will not be separated: "Seeing a chance to help, a good Samaritan started a crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday, with a goal of raising $50,000 to help Williams. ...Generous backers quickly flooded the campaign with cash, donating more than $65,000 in less than 24 hours. Cecil will now be able to not only keep, but spoil the heroic dog that saved his life." Blub.

Justin Long continues to be a delight.

Paul Rudd is maybe going to be Ant-Man. Do you approve of this potential casting? Y/N? Seems fine to me!

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