Author Archive: Glittersnipe Staff
The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to “set the record straight” about slavery. This video points out that the “Northern colonies of Massachusetts and Connecticut were the first to legalize slavery,” but somehow neglects to mention that it was the Southern states that fought so hard to keep it legal. Incidentally, […]
Little Wally needed safe place to hide his dinner. Luckily Jax, a Bernese mountain dog, was nearby. There is a lot of disturbing news out there this weekend, folks. But this video will make you forget all about it — at least for a few seconds. Enjoy. And thank you, YouTube user Shannon Apple, for […]
Watch 700 Club’s Pat Robertson call out young-earth Creationism for the nonsense that it is. “You can’t just ignore the Tyrannosaurs Rex,” says the conservative Christian host. “So there was a big bang. So what?” (We’re paraphrasing, but that’s the gist of it.) h/t Right Wing Watch
This is not an easy thing to talk about, but it must be talked about. Americans love football. At the pro level, it generates $9.5 billion a year. But it comes with huge health costs, and those start in middle and high school where student players suffer concussions at an alarming rate. Children are drawn […]
GOP Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island has a PR mess on his hands after threatening to “break” an NY1 reporter and throw him over a balcony after the State of the Union Address. The reporter had asked Grimm about campaign-finance allegations against him.
When the smoke clears from the Supreme Court’s arguments over same-sex marriage, the United States may very well continue along a very familiar path, with a patchwork of state laws governing where gay marriage is recognized and where it is not. If the court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, that would pave the […]
By now we’ve read comments from across the pond — and from both sides of the aisle — on the passing of Britain’s former Prime Minter Margaret Thatcher. She was a polarizing figure to be sure, and when her detractors went to Facebook to post Elvis Costello’s anthem against her Iron Ladyship, comments spewed immediately. […]
While visiting Santa at the mall remains an annual photo-op for much of suburbia and beyond, mercifully subjecting a child to sitting on the lap of a bucket-headed Easter Bunny has — mostly — faded. If you need further proof of why this tradition of being horrified by human hare wasn’t a hit, you need […]
Howard Beale was a prophet. Paddy Chayefsky, who created the character of Beale, won the Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1976 film Network. Chayefsky was on to something. And more than he could have known — and things got worse. Much worse.