Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sex, comics, politics, and news

Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Bernie or Donald? How Not to Be a Sexist Jerk this Election Season (

Time travel to heady days of 2014 when backroom deals were made and checks written
Scandal: Obama to try to nominate a supreme court justice! (
Chief Justice Antonin Scalia member of hunting/killing cult (
Trust me. I don't care about the environment -- as long as running it into the ground is good for business, as long as I'm making a profit. We're going to be great again. Trust me (AP).
Airdropped UN food baskets miss Syria target. The Latest on Syria and provisional cease-fire proposed by U.S. and Russian dictator Putin (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool via AP)
Lady Gaga (right) grabs Britney Spears' bum.
Gaga, 29, was "sexually assaulted" when she was 19. The song "Til It Happens to You," written with Diane Warren and a nominee for best original song, appears in "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses that was directed by Kirby Dick.
Songwriter Diane Warren and a prim Lady Gaga making a comeback (
Woman having sex with her father rapes some boys, then accuses them of rape, then recants her story
Daddy, can we let these boys join in?
BROOKLYN, New York - The collapse of the case was no surprise after a series of revelations that challenged the woman's initial story that she'd been attacked by a group of boys who drove off her father with a gun to get her alone. Cellphone video snippets had emerged, showing the woman smiling, with her clothes partially removed, during the Jan. 7 encounter.

More disturbingly, the boys told police that when they encountered the woman, she was having sex with her father in the Brooklyn park. "That night, this young woman's father and the five young men engaged in conduct that was reprehensible and wrong," Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said, "but because of the lack of reliable evidence, criminal charges simply cannot be sustained."
The boys had been charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse, and other charges. They have said the encounter was consensual and maintained their innocence. Prosecutors will ask a judge next week to formally dismiss the charges against Travis Beckford, Onandi Brown, Denzel Murray, Shaquell Cooper, and Ethan Phillip, who range in age from 14 to 17, a spokesman for Thompson said. Authorities have no plans to charge the woman, who's 18.

UCLA study: Diversely cast films do better at the box office

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