All Further Articles for 2012-02-29

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
In Riverdale, A Happy Long Life Free of Prejudice
The homophobic One Million Moms is freaking out because Archie comics has not just an openly gay character, but one who just got married. To a guy. Who's black, for Jiminy Cricket's sake. They want Toys 'R Us to get rid of those nasty comics right now. Archie's CEO, though, blithely wishes the new couple all the best, thanks. “We stand by Life with Archie #16...Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday."
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Redeeming Daniel Pearl
Daniel Pearl, the WSJ reporter abducted and killed in Pakistan in 2002, was posthumously baptized by the Mormon church, which for some unfathomable reason felt it had the right to "save" the Jewish Pearl according to its own narrow, presumptuous tenets. Pearl's parents, who have already endured so much, are incensed. “Rest assured that Danny’s soul was redeemed through the life that he lived and the values that he upheld."
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Words Not To Say Online: Sick, Wave, Cops, Smart, Ice, Worm and Many More
Proving the Feds are even busier monitoring social media than perhaps you imagined, the watchdog group Electronic Privacy Information Center has posted a 39-page Department of Homeland Security manual listing hundreds of seemingly innocuous words that could get you into trouble. God bless the Freedom of Information Act. Wait. Can we say "freedom," "information," and "act"?
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Soccer At Gitmo. Really.
The U.S. military is giving Guantanamo a $744,000 soccer field, which has Fox News outraged that liberals are turning it into "a country club." We're outraged Obama is giving them, not freedom or due process like he promised, but soccer. Add the field's cost to $800,000 a year per detainee and over $500 million in renovations . Moral cost: Priceless.
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