All Further Articles for 2013-08-16

Friday, August 16, 2013
Destroying America, One Appalachian Small Town Gay Mayor At A Time
Colbert brought a welcome taste of good cheer with his brilliant profile of Johnny Cummings, the out mayor of the Kentucky coal town of Vicco, population 334, the smallest town in America to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, "real or perceived." Want hope? Watch the police chief defend his best bud Mayor Johnny, who is also the town's hairdresser. Great stuff. "Discrimination just don't go no more." - commissioner and retired coal miner Claude Branson Jr.
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Israel's Covert, Racist, Abusive Online "Diplomacy"
Israel's propaganda wars are not, it seems, going well. It was bad enough when they started paying “covert units” of students to post pro-Israel messages on social media without revealing they were part of a government effort, after already weathering several military-porn and other online scandals. Now Israeli officials have gagged the head of that covert PR campaign after he posted a slew of offensive racist rants on Facebook. Sample in response to a Palestinian call for the end of new settlements, "Is there a diplomatic way of saying 'Go F*** yourself'?"
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