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Month: April 2018

‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ writer slammed for insensitive Barbara Bush tweet

close Video ‘Late Show’ writer slammed for ‘rude’ Barbara Bush tweet Jen Spyra, a writer for ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,’ has found herself in hot water over a tweet she wrote about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush. A writer for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has found herself in hot water over a tweet she wrote about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush. “RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years,” Jen Spyra tweeted shortly after news broke of Bush’s passing. RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman...

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Disney Unveils Rainbow Mickey Mouse Ears Just In Time For Pride

Disney fans can now wear their Pride on their ears. Earlier this month, the company, which has been steadily increasing its representation of the LGBTQ community in television and film, debuted rainbow-colored Mickey Mouse ears for sale at its U.S. theme parks. The ears arrived just ahead of Pride month in June. The merchandise has been spotted at both California’s Disneyland and the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.  Images of the ears, officially known as the “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love” hat, have popped up across social media as of late. However, it doesn’t appear among the items for sale...

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Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush ‘amazing racist’ and says she’s happy ‘witch is dead’

Randa Jarrar, an author and professor at Fresno State’s Department of English, sparked an uproar after calling the late Barbara Bush “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal.”  (California State University, Fresno) A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.” Randa Jarrar, an author and professor in the English department at California State University, Fresno (aka Fresno State), made the distasteful comments just an hour after the death of the former first lady...

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Parkland student stuffs bag with tampons in response to new transparent backpack rule

When the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to campus after the March for Our Lives and their week-long spring break, they were less than thrilled with having to wear transparent backpacks. After the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14th, new security measures were put in place on Monday that are aimed at preventing future violence at the school. Many students expressed their disappointment with the policy on social media, stating the bags are a violation of privacy and won’t really help all that much.  But Cameron Kasky, one of the student leaders at...

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The Disturbing Truth About The Internet That No One Wants To Accept

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony to Congress highlights one of the key issues of our time – data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation. The kernel of the issue is in this exchange: Senator Orrin Hatch: ‘How do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?’ Zuckerberg: “Senator, we run ads.” So – ha ha. Let’s laugh at the old guy who doesn’t know how Facebook makes money. The exchange spawned memes that compared Zuckerberg going to Congress with people doing tech support for their grandparents. But this question...

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