Bill Nye discusses his connection to Carl Sagan in upcoming documentary (video)

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The makers of the Bill Nye documentary have posted a rough cut from their upcoming film in which Bill Nye discusses his connection to Carl Sagan and the impact he had on Nye's show "Bill Nye, the Science Guy.""Carl Sagan changed my life," said Nye, after discussing the profound impact Sagan had on his career. That influence led Nye to focus his television show on pure science, not simply engineering -- not showing children how a bridge is built, for example, without first discussing the … [Read more...]

This 7-year-old girl stood up to a homophobic preacher (video)

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A 7-year-old girl, identified as Zea stood up to a homophobic preacher at a festival this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The festival took place the day after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.Comfest is a family-friendly, free, community music festival, not a parade or a march, however, the pastor thought it was appropriate to yell out anti-equality hate speech and Zea decided to confront him."Zea didn't just flash the flag at that hatemonger, and bail. They went toe to … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart drops the comedy for an emotional discussion on the Charleston shooting

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On Thursday night's episode, Jon Stewart began The Daily show by apologizing for having no jokes to tell.He said after hearing the news of the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina Stewart said, “I honestly have nothing, other than just sadness.”“By acknowledging it,” Stewart pointed out, “by staring into that and seeing it for what it is, we still won’t do jack shit. Yeah, that’s us. That’s the part that blows my mind.”He then discus … [Read more...]

A Girl Scouts troop was showered with racial insults after speaking out against animal abuse

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Several members of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Troop 176 attended a city council meeting to speak up for animals that were allegedly abused and mistreated by A Buddy For Life, the county’s animal control vendor. The girls kindness was met with hate and racism.“I felt really bad for the animals because that wasn’t a really good home for them,” said Amaya Spurlock, 10.Adults at the meeting apparently took issue with the Girl Scouts voicing their concern for the animals and they de … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart destroys Fox News’ coverage of Rachel Dolezal’s controversy

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The Rachel Dolezal story seems to get increasingly more bizarre by the day. After the original news broke that she was a white woman who had spent the last 10 years lying about her race, she stepped down from her position at the NAACP and then went on a media tour to defend her lying.As I have written previously, I do not believe for a second that someone can be "transracial" and that doing so is an example of white privilege. I statement I still stand by today, regardless of all the white … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar: ‘Josh was a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls’ (video)

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Fox News' Megan Kelly interviewed two of the Duggar daughters tonight, Jessa Seewald, and Jill Dillard, both now married, spoke about their brother Josh's sexual assault on them when he was 14.While the girls admitted what Josh did was wrong, they continuously referred to the acts as "inappropriate touching" and tried very hard to avoid words like assault and molestation. “Calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist… I’m like, that is so overboard and a lie,” said Jessa. This is e … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee says as president he would follow the ‘supreme being’ and not the Supreme Court on gay marriage

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Speaking with Fox News's Chris Wallace, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee announced that if elected president, he would not listen to the Supreme Court if they ruled in favor of same-sex marriage because the court is not the "supreme being." “You seemed to indicate that as president, you wouldn’t necessarily obey court rulings, even the Supreme Court,” the host asked in an interview Sunday morning. “We have operated under the principle of judicial review since the Marbury v. Madison case in 180 … [Read more...]

Taylor Swift tells Maxim magazine that ‘Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born.’

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In an exclusive interview with Maxim magazine in which pop-star Taylor Swift graces the cover for the magazines "Hot 100" list in which the editors rank women based on their attractiveness, Swift took a different approach to the celebrating her "hotness."Instead of gloating she discussed the double standard placed upon women in the world and finally embraces feminism and discusses the role it plays in her life. "Honestly, I didn’t have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger. I … [Read more...]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali visits Bill Maher: Why do liberals overlook Islamic extremism?

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Author and Activist, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher last night and the discussion of course focused on Islam, as this is the subject of Hirsi Ali's new book Heretic: Why Islam Needs Reformation Now.I reviewed Hirsi Ali's book on this blog last month and found her argument to be compelling and necessary. Of course her views are written off by pseudo-liberals who see her as racist and Islamophobic and would rather justify honor-killings and female genital mutilation … [Read more...]

Bill Nye explains why he finally changed his mind on GMOs

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Bill Nye stopped by Huffington Post Live this week and finally discusses why he came around and now accepts that GMOs are safe and beneficial.After originally publishing skepticism for modified foods in his book Undeniable, he stated in April that he met with GMO scientists and his mind had been changed. "GMOs are not inherently bad," he explained to host Josh Zepps. "We are able to feed 7.2 billion people, which a century and a half ago you could barely feed 1 and a half billion people and … [Read more...]