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August 4, 2012
What’s the downside? Jon Stewart getting all serious and haughty? Harry Reid could not care less.
A Harry Reid confidante, quoted in Politico • On the majority leader’s recent allegations about Mitt Romney. Stewart called Reid a “really terrible person” for citing an anonymous source’s claim that Romney paid no taxes for ten years saying that Romney’s dad would be ashamed of him for not releasing his tax returns. According to the article, however, “it’s impossible to say how little [Reid] cares” about Stewart’s criticism. “He literally could not care less,” Reid’s confidante said. The article in whole is a good “Reid” (hah!), as it gets into why the Nevada Democrat’s recent attacks are a win-win for Democrats. In short: If Republicans remain silent on the claims, that suggests that they’re true. But if Republicans respond to them—and they have been—then the issue of Romney’s taxes remains in the news cycle, and that’s what Democrats want. It’s rare that any politician finds an opportunity to hit the other party that’s both risk-free and high-gain, but this seems to be exactly that (Correction: Tumblr user SavageMike points out that Stewart’s criticism was directed at a statement Reid made about Romney’s father, not the no-taxes-for-ten-years claim).  source (viafollow)
4:21 // 1 year ago
July 25, 2012
guardian:

Photograph: Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Corbis
From our picture desk’s selection of the best news images on Wednesday 25 July:

Has he got a licence for that moustache? Participants take part in the annual Days of ‘47 Pioneer Day Parade, which honours the settling of Utah by the Mormon pioneers who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 24 July 1847


Our mascot needs to work on his ‘stache.

guardian:

Photograph: Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Corbis

From our picture desk’s selection of the best news images on Wednesday 25 July:

Has he got a licence for that moustache? Participants take part in the annual Days of ‘47 Pioneer Day Parade, which honours the settling of Utah by the Mormon pioneers who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 24 July 1847

Our mascot needs to work on his ‘stache.

10:14 // 2 years ago
July 1, 2012

"Finally ExMormon": Latter-Day-Saints members quit church en masse

  • 100+ Mormons resigned from church Saturday source

» Goal was to “transcend,” not “conquer” church: Former members of the LDS Church, after an increasing disagreement with church policies/opinions/explanation of its own history, signed the necessary letters of resignation over the weekend. While some people struggled with the decision to leave the church, others felt secure with their choice.

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15:08 // 2 years ago
November 1, 2011
BREAKING NEWS: Utah politician purchases residence in Utah
Stories like this are an indicator that it’s a slow news day. Our favorite part is the bombshell Huntsman quote after the fold, “It’s my residence.” source
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Stories like this are an indicator that it’s a slow news day. Our favorite part is the bombshell Huntsman quote after the fold, “It’s my residence.” source

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23:04 // 2 years ago
October 9, 2011
10:51 // 2 years ago
August 10, 2011

How imprisoned polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will keep his influence

  • cause Warren Jeffs is the leader of a polygamist sect of the Mormon church who was recently sentenced to life in prison for child sex abuse. Not only was he married to underage girls, but many others in the complex he ran were clearly pregnant. However, this was all part of his religion, he claimed — and everyone there has been pretty much brainwashed to believe the same.
  • effect Life in prison won’t separate those in Jeffs’ cult from him. Since he’s been in jail, his followers have continued to believe that he is a prophet and he’s continued to lead church services over the phone. “Now we can really begin to focus on liberating these people and freeing their minds from the mental shackles that Warren Jeffs has put on them,” said Elissa Wall, a former member of the church. source

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15:00 // 2 years ago