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Qaddafi Maintains That He Has Secret to Popularity... →
Despite a massive uprising emanating from Libyan citizens, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi still maintains that he has one secret weapon, that he believes is guaranteed to endear him to his people: Ebonics. “I was watching American television, the BET, the Three 6 Mafia, and I couldn’t understand a word they were saying,“ said Gaddafi, “and I call my son, and he says, this shit is tight.” Ebonics,...
As the Search Begins for the Next Provost,... →
A dozen members of the Provost Search Committee fielded questions from faculty and students today as they begin the process of replacing outgoing Provost Eric Kaler, who accepted a job as President of the University of Minnesota in November. The town hall meeting was the second such event in as many weeks, and was organized to give the Stony Brook University community an opportunity to air...
As Corporations Rise and Political Discourse... →
Like always, Ralph Nader is mad as hell and doesn’t want you to take it anymore. Nader, 77, did not mince words at a lecture last night at Stony Brook University, proving that he is as passionate, outspoken, and pugnacious as ever. “We do not grow up civic,” the four-time presidential candidate told a rapt audience of college students and community members. “We grow up corporate.” Nader’s...
Starbucks Introduces New Website to Help Customers... →
Ever heard someone order a “Ristretto Triple Grande 3-Pumps Sugar-Free Vanilla, Extra Foam, Caramel Drizzle, Skinny Latte” and wondered what on earth this means and how you, too, can order a drink with 26 (or 27, depending on your pronunciation of ‘caramel’) syllables? Starbucks has come to your rescue with the new Starbucks Signature Drink Builder, an online tool that...
What Peter King Can Learn From George Bush →
Peter King’s petulant hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims began this Thursday, much to the delight of the nation’s bigots and deceased Senator Joseph McCarthy. Most everyone not listed above have expressed their discontent with the Congressman, especially the Muslim community. Representative King is well aware of the criticisms surrounding his tax-funded witch hunt. He began...
Someone Wants to Publish a Collection of Charlie... →
Yes, really. Says Judith Regan, a former editor and publisher whom you may recognize from her Fox News talk show (or, more recently, Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker), “I’m thinking of going back into the publishing business just to publish Charlie’s book. Really! I think he’s a wordsmith and a genius.” Well, ‘genius’ wasn’t necessarily...
Stony Brook’s UUP in Wisconsin →
Edward Quinn, an officer in the United University Professionals, spent the weekend before last occupying the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin in solidarity with the public unions in danger of losing their collective bargaining rights to a Republican state government. Quinn’s weekend activities included joining in the protests, eating at the now famous Ian’s pizza, and remaining in the...
Newt Gingrich Blames History of Adultery on "How... →
There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate. [TPM] By “things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” of course, he means cheating on his former wife (who had recently been diagnosed with MS, according to TPM). Because,...
Mike Huckabee Needs to Shut Up →
Mike Huckabee has found an interesting issue to kick off his 2012 campaign on: Natalie Portman’s pregnancy. In a rant about Portman, Huckabee claimed that the Oscar-winning actress was “glamorizing” life as a single mother. He went on to explain that “Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to...
Charlie Sheen on Warner Bros.: "They continue to... →
Sheen released a statement to TMZ today regarding his firing: “This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of their bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial...
Christopher Hitchens Cancels Stony Brook... →
Christopher Hitchens, the controversial author and high-profile atheism activist who was scheduled to speak at Stony Brook University tomorrow evening, has canceled his appearance citing health risks. He was diagnosed in July with terminal esophageal cancer. The short notice suggests that Hitchens’ health may be wavering. His health has been quickly deteriorating since he was diagnosed nine...
New Hampshire's Republican House Speaker Doesn't... →
At a Tea Party event this past January, New Hampshire’s Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien was caught on tape describing his issues with young voters, presumably to explain the reasoning behind the state’s GOP-sponsored measures to disenfranchise young voters: They go into these general elections, they’ll have 900 same day registrations, which are the kids coming out...
Town Hall Meeting on Fee Increases Ignites... →
Stony Brook Administrators held a town hall meeting Wednesday during about the drastic fee increases proposed by the bursar despite being interrupted by Radical Student Union protests. The heads of the departments receiving the funding each gave brief presentations on what the fees would pay for and how increases would improve student life. The town hall was sparsely attended –– that is,...
Brian Will.I.Ams, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots slow-jam the news about what’s happening in Wisconsin.
Texas legislation would criminalize hiring... →
It’s not shocking that Texas state Rep. Debbie Riddle, a figure embraced by the Tea Party, has introduced legislation into the state House that would make hiring an “unauthorized alien” punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of $10,000. What’s a bit more surprising is her loophole that would exempt people hiring undocumented immigrants as housekeepers or...
Epic battles between Anthony Weiner and Megyn Kelly will never not be fantastic. “I’m not sure that what Fox does can be called coverage, but…”
Wisconsin Democrats Take Desks Outside to Meet... →
As you’ve probably heard, the Wisconsin Capitol is pretty much on lockdown, with many constituents being turned away and the ones who manage to get in reporting procedures like having police posted outside restrooms while they’re in use. In order to allow constituents to avoid these restrictions (which, by the way, appear to kind of defy a court order) and actually access their...
Thousands of New Yorkers Rally in Support of... →
Thousands of New Yorkers, including Stony Brook students, attended a rally in support of Planned Parenthood on Saturday that featured speeches from Senator Chuck Schumer, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and Congressman Anthony Weiner. The Stony Brook chapter of the FMLA sent at least 7 students to join in the protests, according to co-president Sabba Hussain. Click through for the full story.
Anti-Gay Pastor Allegedly Caught Masturbating... →
According to witnesses, Christian fundamentalist Rev. Grant Storms was seen at the parking lot of Lafreniere Park in the driver’s seat of his van, “looking at the playground area that contained children playing with his zipper down,” apparently masturbating. Obviously, Storms denies it. His airtight alibi? He had been enjoying a lunch at the park and was too lazy to go find a...
Fetus scheduled as witness in Ohio abortion bill... →
Feel free to insert your own witty punch line whenever you wrap your head around the idea - and before you ask, no, this is not from The Onion.