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You Great Big Samsung Rebel You

You are a rebel. You are such a big rebel that you don’t even know what kind of rebel you are. You just rebel against… stuff… by perpetrating a sort rebelliosity… involving pouting your lips. Why, if you weren’t so busy tapping the screen of your Samsung Galaxy smart phone, you would be standing in [...]

My Vote On The Lays Potato Chip Promotion On Facebook

The reality of Facebook’s business model is that it profits by targeting dim-witted advertisers who are willing to pay exorbitant rates because they actually believe the hype about the state of social media marketing. [...]

Putting the Christ Back In Christmas With Handguns

For those preachy people who insist that guns are by nature incompatible with the real meaning of Christmas, I have some understanding and sympathy, recognizing that religious texts like the New Testament are open to a great deal of creative reinterpretation to suit the desires of particular religious followers. I do suggest, however, that advocates of non-violence recognize that there is much in Christianity that supports violence and weapons ownership, rather than repudiating. Perhaps the Christmas holiday, which tells a story prefiguring terrible torture, execution and vengeance, isn’t really the best foundation for a message of peace. [...]

Political Director of Americans Elect: Too Much Democracy is Dangerous (and Forget Your History)

Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow explains why it’s necessary for a corporate board to select the presidential candidates that voters will be allowed to choose between:

We have a Board of Directors who help oversee our process, which Professor Hasen correctly points out is self-appointed. While we don’t mean to put the board in [...]

Americans Elect Hiring Actors with Accents to Appear in an Advertisement for $50

Sent out to the Brooklyn, NY Craigslist:

Date: 2011-10-26, 4:59PM EDT Reply to: gigs-8nys8-2670483315@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Americans Elect.org

We are looking for actors and actresses, ages 18-80, of all ethnicity’s to represent a cross section of American voters in a short web commercial.

The shoot will be taking place this Friday, 10/28, [...]

Lying is a Sin: Steve Stivers tells no-doubt falsehood about Mary Jo Kilroy

Republican congressional candidate Steve Stivers signed his name to a campaign advertisement this week, declaring of his opponent in Ohio’s 15th District that “Mary Jo Kilroy can’t hide from her 98.4% voting record with Nancy Pelosi.”

I’ll come right to the point. This claim by Steve Stivers is a lie.

A review of roll [...]

Traditional Values Coalition Comes Out in Opposition to Catholic Schools and the Pope

I mean, come on. If the clothes really mattered…

Think about it.

Maybe if the pontiff started wearing tights it would be OK. Some nice lederhosen…

Maine Marriage Group Solicits Actors for Anti-Gay Ad: Whites Only, Please!

This spring, Maine passed a law declaring marriage equality for same-sex and different-sex couples. This fall, Maine voters will take to the polls to respond to Ballot Resolution 1, which would make same-sex marriage illegal in the state.

We learned last week that, the group Stand for Marriage Maine has been unable to find any [...]

Audition: Teacher Type Against Maine Marriage Equality (Video)

A couple of days ago, Jim Stiles of Stand for Marriage Maine put out the call for an actor willing to pretend to be a “real Maine” “teacher type.” Auditions are being held on September 2 at the South Portland Howard Johnson for a TV advertisement to air before this fall’s vote in Maine on [...]

TV Ad: Working Waitress Type Against Maine Equality (Video)

The call went out yesterday from the anti-gay group Stand for Marriage Maine: SMM needs an actress willing to pretend to be a “working waitress type” and read a script explaining why waitress types in Maine should vote to ban marriage equality.

I’ve always thought I was the working waitress type. Unfortunately, I can’t be [...]

Audition Call for Actresses Pretending to Be Waitresses Against Gay Marriage

Apparently unable to find any actual waitresses or teachers in the state of Maine who oppose gay marriage, James Stiles of the anti-gay Stand for Marriage Maine will be hiring an actress to pretend to be a waitress who is against same-sex marriage. The pretend waitress will pretend to sound sincere in an actual TV [...]