Under Political Pressure, Scarlett Johansson Steps Down From Oxfam Ambassador Role

I first read about the pressure being placed on liberal (and Obama supporter) Scarlett Johansson in Donald Douglas’s great post at American Power Blog. Today, there’s an update (emphasis mine): Scarlett Johansson officially stepped down from her position as global … Continue reading

Things Get Funky at Tonight’s #GRAMMYs with Daft Punk, Pharrell, Chic’s Nile Rodgers– and, yes, Robots! Update: (Full VIDEO)

Watch as Record of the Year winners Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams (Producer of the Year) and Stevie Wonder perform “Get Lucky” at tonight’s “Grammy Awards”, with the bass groove of legendary producer Nile Rodgers (Chic). <blockquote lang=”en”><p>OK, if you weren&#39;t … Continue reading

Video: So, Obama Wants You to Enjoy an ‘Enhanced’ Version of the #SOTU Address….

Check out White House Chief of Staff/pitchman Denis McDonough. But wait, there’s more! “Throughout the week, administration officials will continue to take your questions on key issue areas addressed in the President’s remarks.” Sounds like any other outreach video by … Continue reading

Sickening: ACLU and anti-death penalty activist groups seek to use execution of Ohio killer to push agenda

https://twitter.com/WTIUSA/statuses/424177712925016064 https://twitter.com/OhStopExecution/statuses/424170897365139456 Witness to Innocence issued this statement on its Facebook page this morning, in a flurry of social media “action” by other anti-death penalty activist groups at the same hour as attorneys and family members of executed rapist and … Continue reading

West Virginians Show That They’re Keeping a Sense of Humor About Water Shortages (Photo)

Photo courtesy of 20-year-old conservative activist Danielle R. Saul, on the ground with Americans For Prosperity- Virginia in Charleston, WV as a part of the national organization’s relief efforts in the state. (Full disclosure: I’ve worked for AFP.) Please read … Continue reading

Second-Largest Library in Lebanon Torched in Tripoli, Employee Shot, Over Alleged Insult to Mohammed

[Note: the emphasis is mine.] via Ya Libnan: Two-thirds of a historic collection of 80,000 books have gone up in smoke after the library was torched in Tripoli amid sectarian tensions. The blaze was started after a pamphlet insulting Islam … Continue reading