Pepper Spray Cop Gets More Money Than His Victims

I’m sure you remember John Pike, the cop from UC Davis who pepper sprayed protesters who were sitting on the ground and (eventually) lost his job over it. He sued for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychologically from the incident. And he won. And got more money than any of his victims did.
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Bill Donohue’s Ignorant Distinctions

Right wing Catholic blowhard Bill Donohue has a problem. The new pope has made helping the poor a major focus of his leadership and spoken out about the dangers of income inequality. So has President Obama. But he hates Obama and is forced to defend the pope, so he has to make presumptuous and ignorant distinctions like this:
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West Beats Up a Straw Woman

Former Rep. Allen West went on Steve Malzberg’s radio show to defend Mike Huckabee’s absurd and hypocritical comments about women and contraception, inventing a straw liberal that doesn’t care about Malala Yousafzai and saying that Democrats “tries to win the women’s vote by talking from the waist down.” As opposed to the right, which tells them that they aren’t capable of controlling their own reproduction so conservative men have to make those decisions for them.
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Huckabee’s Contraception Mandate

I kept seeing references to “Huckabee v Huckabee” on the subject of contraception mandates but I didn’t bother to look because I figured it was just that Huckabee had said something in support of contraception at some point. Turns out that he actually signed such a mandate into law in Arkansas, one that had fewer protections for “religious freedom” than Obama’s law.
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Abortion? Nope. It’s All About Controlling Female Sexuality

Amanda Marcotte has an article at Reproductive Health Reality Check that says what I’ve been saying for a long time, that the anti-abortion crowd is not really concerned about abortion as much as they are about controlling female sexuality. She says it more eloquently than I do, of course. The jumping off point is this new “study” put out by the Family Research Council.
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Tapley Predicts Super Bowl False Flag Operation

William Tapley, the warped prophecy reader I’ve shown videos of before, has decided based on a commercial for the iPad that there’s going to be a “false flag” event at the Super Bowl. It’s a bizarre, rambling diatribe about an image he claims is a woman giving birth to the Antichrist. It’s just a sunrise, actually. I think this guy is on acid.
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