Culture

Media Bias Monday: Deniers of ISIS Terrorism Come Unhinged

By on 3.28.16 | 4:04PM

There’s no question that many in the left-wing media are, at least, covertly disappointed that the terrorist attacks in Belgium were carried out by the Islamic terror group known as ISIS, and not "rabid right-wingers." Across cable television this weekend, there was a palpable reluctance to label the Brussels bombs that killed more than thirty and injured nearly 200, the work of radical Islam. 

Instead, you may have heard, from MSNBC and others, that the tragic incident was really just the result of, say, European society:

#FreakoutFriday: Oh, No! GMOs!

By on 3.25.16 | 1:45PM

People love to freak out about GMOs. Of course, few people actually know what the acronym actually stands for but I can help with that.

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and today, GMOs are present in roughly 70 percent of processed food. So, if you’ve ever eaten a tortilla chip or fried something in canola oil or if you’ve eaten a fresh Hawaiian papaya, you’ve probably consumed a GMO.

Now, calm down. You’re fine. You’re not going to sprout a tail or grow gills or die an early death. We know this because GMOs have been in use for over twenty years and in that time there hasn’t been one case of illness, death or bizarre behavior associated with consuming GMOs. Even the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have all declared that GMOs are safe for human and animal consumption. Thousands of studies confirm this.

Saloon Series - Exploring the Whiskey World at WhiskyLIVE USA

By on 3.10.16 | 12:37PM

WhiskyLIVE USA, the fabulous salute to a marvelous drink, rolled into Washington, DC this past week. A month previous, WhiskyLIVE USA was in New York, and come June it will land in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was spawned by the U.K.’s Whisky magazine, which hosts WhiskyLIVE tastings around the world.

What is this booze bash? Well, it’s simple: you bought a ticket, and for three and half hours you got to amble about the cavernous Grand Hyatt with glass in hand soaking up the manifold marvels of our Whiskey World.

Culture Vultures

So, What Will You Do About It?

By 3.1.16

Sunday night, as per usual, I watched the Academy Awards so that you don’t have to — and I have to admit, as far as Oscar nights go, this one was surprisingly entertaining. 

I’m not talking, of course, about the “Oscars red carpet,” where celebrities paraded about in designer frocks they get to don for free, vaguely resembling real people. No, that was dominated by a string of forgettable gowns that ran the gamut from “poorly conceived Disney princess knockoff” to “poorly tailored trash bag” (though, technically, we’re not supposed to discuss them, as it’s somehow degrading to women to ask them about a dress they spent six weeks starving themselves to fit into, and which costs more than I make in a year).

Media Bias Monday: WB-Affiliated Magazine Produces Hit Job on Dr. Ben Carson

By on 2.29.16 | 5:45PM

Everybody knows the story of Dr. Ben Carson. The struggling presidential candidate rose to the top of the polls in November 2015, but is now struggling in the polls. In fact, in the states of Nevada, Iowa, New Hampsire, and even South Carolina (a state where he should have done well), he was in distant last place.

But despite the fact that his campaign for President has faltered, there’s no denying that he is a very successful neurosurgeon and an accomplished man. He’s very famous for successfully separating conjoined twins, among other incredible medical achievements. So, when I saw a story about a surgery Dr. Carson did on a 7-year-old girl in 90’s  allegedly “destroying” her life - on a syndicated crime-themed newsmagazine, I couldn’t believe it. 

#FreakoutFriday: The Truth About Gummy Bears

By on 2.26.16 | 11:09AM

How in the world could anyone freak out about adorable, sweet, chewy Gummy Bears? Well, the writers at a site called Healthy Holistic Living (natch) decided to do just that, warning moms that Gummy Bears are made with “cancer-causing petroleum products.”

You see, alarmists know how to get to consumers. They know that they need to target moms who do most of the shopping for the family. So, they pick a much-loved children’s snack and throw the word “cancer” next to it, and instantly you have a legion of freaked out moms screaming about petroleum spiked cancer bears.

But ladies, let me reassure you.

Saloon Series - The Government Is Crushing the Wine Industry, Literally

By on 2.25.16 | 6:11PM

On December 10, 2015 in Creedmor, Texas, the U.S. government destroyed more than 500 bottles of wine. The image of a massive sledge falling upon bottles of wine, and the resultant destruction elicits pain in our boozy bosoms. WHY, OH, LORD, WHY?

This was not a prohibitionist pique. The wines were destroyed because they were counterfeits. They came from the collection of Rudy Kurniawan, who was convicted of trafficking millions in bogus, rare wines. (Note: Kurniawan should not be confused with Hardy Rodenstock, another wine fraudster whose mega-mischief was described in the book The Billionaire’s Vinegar. Hollywood isworking up a flick starring Matthew McConaughey regarding the scandal.)

Media Bias Monday: Will ABC Get Paid for Supporting Progressive Causes?

By on 2.22.16 | 3:47PM

American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by The Walt Disney Company, has been very aggressive in helping far-left politicians and activists, using both the ABC News organization and their prime time lineup to promote left-wing causes. Disney-ABC Television Group chief Ben Sherwood wants to impose a radical-left agenda on their cable and broadcast networks, and according to that plan, they are making great progress.

Are You Ready for BernieSingles Online Dating?

By on 2.17.16 | 11:36AM

Obviously, it's difficult for Bernie Sanders supporters to find meaningful, long term relationships. After all, who would want to be saddled with the burden of having their paycheck "redistributed" to another, non-contributing human being for the rest of their lives, when they can have productive, collaborative partnerships? 

But if you love Bernie and you need a lover, there may be an option for you. 

Introducing "Bernie Singles," the first all-socialist, all-Bernie Sanders dating site on the web!

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