So, asks Sister Simone Campbell, who heads the censured social justice group NETWORK, which got the most attention? The way she sees it, her “Nuns on the Bus” tour to spotlight issues of social justice — across nine states, including Ryan’s Wisconsin — is perfectly in line with Catholic teaching. “We’re sticking with the bishops on this one.’’
The tour just happens to coincide with the “Fortnight for Freedom,” the bishop’s pushback against the Obama administration’s contraceptive health-care plan. READ MORE
The election is heating up and you know what that means; it’s time to get some viral musical anthems supporting the candidates! Recently, Amber Lee Ettinger, the original Obama Girl, has been publicly wavering in her support of President Obama. However, she was so 2008. We need an Obama video to really fit the 2012 political spectrum. That’s why Obama Girl is out and Obama Boy is in…but, y’know, still “out.” READ MORE + VIDEO
Elijah Turley still remembers the stuffed monkey with a noose around its neck found hanging from his driver’s side mirror.
He also remembers the “KKK” and “King Kong” graffiti on the walls of the Lackawanna steel plant where he worked for 14 years.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, there were the racial slurs from co-workers.
A federal court jury awarded Turley $25 million in damages Tuesday after finding his former employers and their executives liable for a culture of racial discrimination that one of his lawyers said was reminiscent of the 1950s. READ MORE
The Imps get down to business the moment you wake up: Your blinds automatically open, and your coffee maker starts brewing your favorite dark roast.
But the mischief doesn’t end there. Throughout the day, the Imps assume control over other household technology. Your garage door sends you a text message confirming that it’s closed. Your fridge sends you a shopping list reminding you to buy milk. Your ambient room lighting changes color at dusk for a more moody vibe.
And when 9 p.m. rolls around, your dishwasher turns on to take advantage of cheaper utility rates.
This is the connected world envisioned by the team at Electric Imp, a six-employee startup that’s created the Imp card, a small wafer of plastic that houses a Cortex-M3 processor and Wi-Fi antenna, and taps into an accompanying cloud service. Imp cards can conceivably be installed in any electronic device, making it possible to connect conventional appliances to the internet. READ MORE
Joan Rivers doesn’t hold anything back.
Over the course of her 50-year career, Rivers has made fun of her bankruptcy, her many facelifts, her husband’s suicide and the sacrifices she made over the years as a female standup performer.
Now the salty 79-year-old comedian is turning her observational eye even further inward. Her new book I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me details the things Rivers can’t stand, from her appearance to obituaries to younger comedians who steal her gigs.
Why things she hates? READ MORE + AUDIO