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New Pope Said A Swear!

Oh, man, guys, did you hear what New Pope said? He is gonna get a ruler to the knuckles for sure: On Sunday, the pontiff accidentally said “fuck” during his weekly blessing from the Vatican. To be fair, the prayer was in Italian, not Francis’s native Spanish, and the Italian word for “Fuck” (“cazzo”) is close to the Italian word “caso” (“example” or “case”), which is what the Pope was trying to say. He quickly corrected his mistake. Technically, the article goes on to explain, “cazzo” more literally translates to “cock” or “dick,” though Italians tend to use it where English-speakers would say “fuck.” So there is room to disagree about the nature of Francis’s accidental swear here. Read more on New Pope Said A Swear!…
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Seemingly Racist Delaware Park Signs Merely Really Stupid, Not Apartheid For Your Spanishes

So here’s a thing that’s been going around the intarwebs for a few days: Signs at two school playgrounds in Milford, Delaware, have totally different meanings in Spanish and English. The English version is the usual legal ass-covering warning telling parents that they need to supervise their children. The Spanish, version, however, translates to “You must have a permit to play on this field. Violators are subject to police action.” Well, damn, that sounds like a pretty clear attempt to tell Spanish speakers to take their filthy niños elsewhere, doesn’t it? Or as “DelawareDem” on Daily Kos put it, It is an obvious intimidation tactic and a not so subtle “Whites Only” sign. So if you are a white English speaking “American,” you can play here at your own risk so long as you have a parent or guardian watching. If you are brown, if you dare play here without a permit we will arrest your immigrant ass. That is the fucking height of racism, and I will see to it that who ever is responsible for this sign will have their public careers ended immediately. Which is a sentiment we can get behind, though hahaha at the notion that pissed-off lefty bloggers can immediately get a government employee fired. That power is reserved for Dead Andrew Breitbart, silly! Read more on Seemingly Racist Delaware Park Signs Merely Really Stupid, Not Apartheid For Your Spanishes…
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Fired Wingnut Komen Lady Karen Handel Challenges Planned Parenthood To Bitch-Slap Contest

Oh, early 2012, we already miss you. At least in February 2012, we were well rid of Karen Handel, the then-vice president of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Remember Karen? She’s the delightfully (?!) wingnutty anti-choice zealot that came up with the unbelievably genius plan to strip Planned Parenthood of monies for breast cancer screening, which is kind of an odd thing for an organization dedicated to preventing breast cancer! But you never know! You could go in for a mammogram but come out with an abortion. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME PEOPLE. Now? She is talkin’ some big talk about whoopin’ Planned Parenthood director Cecile Richards’ ass, because “ladylike.” Read more on Fired Wingnut Komen Lady Karen Handel Challenges Planned Parenthood To Bitch-Slap Contest…