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"49ers QB shares poignant anti-Donald Trump message on Instagram"


More: http://thegrio.com/2015/12/14/49ers-qb-shares-poignant-anti-donald-trump-message-on-instagram/

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick might be out of the game with a season-ending shoulder injury, but that doesn’t mean he’s staying out of the political game.

The quarterback posted a quote on Instagram with the phrase, “Food for thought.” The quote, which was attributed to retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe, said:

“You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with the government, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it’s OK to rough up black protesters, because you’re not one. And you might not care that Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one.

“But think about this. If he keeps going and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you, and you better hope that there’s someone left to help you.”

"Laquan McDonald video inspires viral conservative vlogger to leave GOP"

More: http://thegrio.com/2015/11/28/laquan-mcdonald-video-inspires-viral-conservative-vlogger-to-leave-gop/

A 13-year old YouTuber who went viral due to his conservative videos criticizing President Obama is now admitting that his conscience is making him leave the Republican party.

When the president invited Ahmed Mohamed to visit the White House after he was detained for bringing a homemade clock to school, Pearson posted a video asking, “When cops are gunned down, you don’t invite them to the White House. You never did. But when a Muslim kid builds a clock, come on by. What is this world you’re living in?”

However, now the former chairman of the Teens for Ted Cruz youth group is having a serious change of heart about his political allegiances.

Friday, Pearson told CNN that he could no longer be a “champion of a party that turned a blind eye to racial discrimination.”

"Blushing with Sexism: The Makeup Secrets of Fox News"

More: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/blushing-with-sexism-the-makeup-secrets-of-fox-news


That the women who appear on Fox News are very young, very beautiful, and very heavily made up is news to no one. And despite the often combative nature of the on-air segments, the backstage experience seems to be much more relaxing. "Honestly," says Basse, "99.9 percent of guests are jazzed about being there because it's almost like a mini-spa. They do full hair and makeup [at the Fox News studio], and the people there are nice. They're just nice." But, she continues, not everyone who sits in her chair wants to have their makeup done. "Sometimes a guest is more low-key and low-maintenance, and they're really nervous, and all I've ever said is, 'Makeup is meant to make you look your best,'" she says. "I let them think I'm giving them exactly what they want, but in the end, I always get exactly what I want. Because I know what the producer's looking for. If for some reason I get someone who's really pushing back, I'll tell them a little bit more about what's going on instead of just slapping something on their face."

Basse believes that the way makeup is applied can even affect the outcome of an interview. "I've never tried to change the way someone looks, but I always try to have them reflect their best self," she says. "If they're really comfortable with how they look, then they're going to give a really great interview. The interviewer's going to get the most authentic interview. Makeup, a lot of times, really sets the tone for how the interview goes, believe it or not."

Dr. Heldman is more critical of Fox News' beauty rules. "They never write anything down, but there are unofficial rules, like you can never put your hair up," she says. "They're definitely looking for certain physical types. There's not really any doubt about that." She added, "When you go on Fox you're automatically not legitimate. You're there as eye candy and to be scoffed at. That is your role on Fox if you're a woman."

Veteran hair stylist Tanya Crocker echoes the hair-down rule. "The majority of the time, the hair is down," she says. "I don't think I've ever had an up-do or even a half-up or anything on any actor or news anchor who was filming for interviews. Most of the time they want hair down." But, she tells me, she understands the reasoning behind this. "I do remember hearing about Fox News being in articles about sexism," Crocker tells me, "but really you're just trying to put your best face forward. You want to look your best on camera."

"Carson: I Won't Become 'A Vanilla Envelope' Just To Avoid So-Called Gaffes"

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-carson-fox-host-shooter-comments

A Fox News host asked Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday morning what some might have wondered for a while now — did he need to get better at saying what he means?

During his campaign so far, Carson has made (and then walked back or clarified) comments on using drone strikes to secure the border, and whether he would be OK with a Muslim president.

This week, Carson addressed the recent massacre of nine people at an Oregon community college. He said that he wouldn't have just stood there and "let him shoot me." He also said that the thought of taking away gun rights was more "devastating" than any body with bullet-holes that he had seen.

During the Wednesday interview on Fox, host Martha MacCallum pressed Carson on the comments after he blamed the media for twisting his words.

Ben Carson sez:


"Bush on Trump: You can't insult your way to the White House"

More: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/politics/jeb-bush-donald-trump-carly-fiorina/
Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush said Thursday that Donald Trump cannot insult his way to the presidency, a reference to controversial remarks Trump made about Carly Fiorina's looks that were published in a recent magazine story.

"Look, I don't get it. I don't see how over the long haul that you can insult your way to the nomination or the president -- certainly not the presidency -- and not the nomination either," Bush told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."

"This disparaging of women is deeply troubling. It just doesn't make any sense to me," Bush continued. "Carly Fiorina has made a good contribution already and will continue to make a contribution in this nomination process. She should be respected as a talented person and a viable candidate."

Earlier Thursday, Trump attempted to defend the remarks he made about his fellow GOP presidential contender in a Rolling Stone profile published Wednesday.


"Why The Hell Is This Pig's Flesh Bright Blue?!"

More: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/wild-pig-stained-blue-inside

When a couple out on their ranch in Morgan Hill, California, saw a wild pig roaming the brush, they decided to shoot it and take it home for meat. After transporting the pig back home and draining its blood, the pair cut open the pig ready to skin and portion it, only to find this wild hog was hiding something quite unusual below the surface.
The pair were shocked to find that its fat was bright blue.
According to the original post, all the fat within the body was consistently stained blue. Its meat and blood however, were of normal color.
The couple have shot and eaten other wild pigs on their ranch and claim to never have found a specimen like this one.

"Unusual Pink Dolphin Spotted in Louisiana River"

More: http://www.newsweek.com/unusual-pink-dolphin-spotted-louisiana-river-369882

Pinky, an extremely rare albino dolphin, was spotted over long weekend in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana. Erik Rue of the Calcasieu Charter Service has seen the animal several times this summer, most recently just a few days ago, as first reported by WGNO.

Rue first saw the dolphin in 2007, back when it was a baby. "I was coming in from offshore and it was really flat calm. I saw a pod of dolphins and something looked different on one of them. I shut down and waited. When they came back up to the surface, one was pink! It was stunning," Rue recalls in an interview with Newsweek.

Pinky is an albino bottlenose dolphin. When a dolphin is albino, it ends up being pink instead of white. Pinky's mother is a regular gray dolphin. "Very little is known about albino dolphins due to their extreme rarity," National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a factcheck about Pinky.

"I've been able to see it quite often. Just about everybody around here that fishes and spends time in the river channel sees it during the summer time," Rue said. Rue has been extremely lucky to see the albino dolphin multiple times. NOAA only has record of two other such dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. One of these dolphins was spotted in 1994 near New Orleans and the second in 2003 near Galveston, Texas. The Galveston dolphin reappeared several times in 2004.

"Scarborough Expresses Public Gratitude for MSNBC Show Cancellations" (8/27/15)

More: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/scarborough-expresses-public-gratitude-for-msnbc-show-cancellations/

Joe Scarborough, basically the only conservative anywhere at MSNBC, let his relief for the network’s new programming changes slip on-air this morning.

Scarborough has hinted at various points in the past that he’s not too keen about the liberal direction of MSNBC’s lineup, even sparring with his colleagues occasionally, and after Joy Reid and Ronan Farrow lost their shows, Scarborough hinted at more changes.

At the time, he said, “I think that it’s very important, especially in the daytime they do hard news, they do it down the middle.”

Well, since then, The Cycle, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show have all been cancelled, and Al Sharpton‘s show is moving to Sundays.

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