Rod Bastanmehr

Delusional Christian Talk Show Host Blasts Disney's 'Frozen' for Turning Children Gay

In the 1990s, it was the gay purple Teletubbie who was out to turn innocent children gay. Now Christian right-wing kook Kevin Swanson is convinced that Frozen is trying to turn his 5-year-old daughter into a lesbian.

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Viral Video: Korean Police Just Stand and Watch Thugs Destroy Street Vendors' Stands

In Gangnam, Korea, a police raid on street vendors has gone viral thanks to a video that shows the level of brute force used against the owners of the stands—and all while the police do nothing.

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VIDEO: Outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tells Jimmy Kimmel He's Always Packing Heat

Rick Perry, Texas Gov., and 2012 Presidential hopeful with some memory issues, has come back guns swinging—literally.

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Disturbing Trend: The Rise of Luxury Gun Clubs

Call it the future of country clubs nationwide; call it excess for excess' sake. Whatever you call it, "guntry clubs," as they’ve been dubbed, are become all the rage.

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7 Most Shameless Pieces of Oscar Bait

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are set for this Sunday, meaning that Hollywood’s biggest, most-hyped night is nearly upon us. When considering how to vote in your office’s Oscar pool, or how to impress friends with your prophetic knowledge, look no further than recent history. If history is any indication, there is connecting thread running throughout many of the Academy’s favorite films—call it Oscar bait. It’s a cynical term for deliberately making movies containing elements the Academy just can’t resist—a main character with disabilities, historic sweep, triumph of the little guy, slightly left-leaning politics. In other words, it’s not just glitz and glamour and what to wear, it’s nailing the narrative formula that is most likely to ensure one’s transition from the seats to the stage.

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New York's Hottest Trend: Beard Transplants for Wannabe Hipsters

Trendspotters take note, it looks like there is a new type of “fake” on the market, but this one is of a more subtle variety: the popularity of the Brooklyn hipster aesthetic, namely the crazy surrounding facial hair, has grown so popular that well-heeled men in New York are reportedly rushing to their doctors looking for “facial hair transplants”—a non-invasive surgery that helps make beards look thicker and less patchy.

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Michigan Police Will Face No Charges for Shooting Homeless Man 11 Times for Stealing a Cup of Coffee

Police officers in Michigan involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man during a confrontation over stolen coffee will not be facing federal charges, Raw Story reports. Authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, announced Tuesday, February 25 that there was not significant enough evidence to charge the six Saginaw police officers with manslaughter.

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Meet Ted Nugent's Brother, Jeff, Who Says Ted Needs to 'Tone It Down'

If you thought vile, racist, NRA-poster-boy Ted Nugent slithered out from a rock as a spontaneous reptilian life form, it might surprise you to learn he has a brother. His brother's name is Jeff and he, at least sometimes, wears suits and is capable of sounding like a reasonable man. Warning: it is possible other Nugent siblings might crawl out of hte woodwork. He has another brother John and a sister Mary.)

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Georgia Tries to Get in on the 'License-to Discriminate'-Against-Gays Action

With all eyes on Arizona in the days since its legislature passed its blatantly discriminatory Anti-Gay Bill, and the public awaits Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to sign or veto it, Georgia lawmakers want to get in on the new Jim Crow-law trend. A new bill that has found fast footing and is moving quickly through the Georgia House of Representatives would allow business owners who personally believe homosexuality to be a punishable sin to openly discriminate against gay citizens.

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Is Monsanto Killing the Monarch Butterflies, Too?

Monsanto may have just found yet another reason to be hated.

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