Another Miss: Internet Outraged Over Urban Outfitter’s Bloody Kent State Sweatshirt

Posted by Pat Kane on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Controversy ensued after clothing manufacturer Urban Outfitters released a ‘vintage’ Kent State University sweatshirt that appears to be soaked in blood.

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Thousands took to Twitter to voice their disgust over what many have called a “tasteless” and “rude” product. The $129 shirt has since been removed from the website.

What the hell is wrong with Urban Outfitters?

They love offending people.


Poor taste.

The company quickly issued an apology for the shirt, claiming they did not intend to make the shirt appear as if it were soaked in blood. Instead, the company claims, the shirt was merely meant to look “vintage” with the red stains being “discoloration.”

“The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray.”

This seems incredibly unlikely given the distinct splatter on the shirt and the company’s reputation for selling edgy and controversial clothing.

The company recently came under fire for selling a shirt featuring a beer drinking Jesus for Saint Patrick’s day.

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Another shirt featured a six-point star on yellow fabric which many claimed resembled the uniform forced on jewish people under the Nazi regime.

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According to Buzzfeed, this strategy of “tone-deaf edginess” isn’t paying off among Millennial shoppers. Last month the company reported a 3.7% decline in sales and a 12% drop in sales in last year’s fourth quarter.

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Hot Head Alec Baldwin College Appearance Cancelled Due To Low Sales

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:26 am

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Arizona State University has been forced to cancel an event they booked with Actor Alec Baldwin because of very low interest and ticket sales.

Baldwin was scheduled to make a Nov 15th appearance on the ASU campus, and despite having over 7 months to promote the event, the school was unable to convince students of the value.

Dana Fisher, a University of Arizona history major and president of Honors Players, a theater club on campus, said in an interview with The College Fix that she is not upset about the cancellation.

“I never even knew he was coming,” she said. “I guess he just didn’t offer a unique enough story to inspire students to pay $40. He’s not really our generation.”

Baldwin was billed to delve into his life, “from soap opera heartthrob to big screen star, prolific stage actor, award-winning TV comic, author and columnist, political activist, and advocate for the arts.”

Ticket prices were set at $40 which is steep in this failing #Obama economy, but given the program description who could blame these students for not wanting to waste their time listening to a homophobic bully stroke his own ego while earning more in one evening than most of them will earn at their post graduate minimum wage jobs in a year?

Below is just one incidence from Alec Baldwin’s violent homophobic history.

Far left ’30 Rock’ star Alec Balwin set free a profanity-laced tirade against “little queen” Mail Online reporter George Stark, who had said that Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Thomas, had tweeted during James Gandolfini’s funeral.

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PT Question of the Day: What Kills More Gays Each Year, Muslims or AIDS?

Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Progressives Today question of the day:

The World Health Organization reported:

The annual number of people dying from AIDS-related causes worldwide is steadily decreasing from a peak of 2.3 million [2.1–2.6 million] in 2005 to an estimated
1.6 million [1.4–1.9 million] in 2012.

It is not clear how many gays are killed by Muslims each year. However, we do know that there have been over 23,000 terrorist attacks in the name of Islam, killing hundreds of thousands of individuals, since 9-11.

What say you?

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Dem Senator Campaigns On Veteran Healthcare – Avoids Mentioning Secret Waiting lists In His State

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:16 am

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin released a campaign ad today touting his record on Veteran healthcare.

The ad fails to mention the secret VA waiting lists in Durbin’s own State.

CHICAGO - Secret waiting lists at veterans medical care facilities are coming to light as whistleblowers within the military care system step forward – now from Hines VA Hospital in Illinois.

How many vets killed themselves in Illinois while waiting for an appointment that never came?

Durbin is facing Republican challenger Jim Oberwise and Real Clear Politics reports Durbin’s numbers are weaker than expected:

9/8/14 – Durbin’s poll numbers have been weaker than expected, although he’s still at 50 percent. While it is still highly unlikely that he’ll actually lose this race, the polls counsel at least putting it on the “watch list.”

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Facebook Locks Down Page For Criticizing ISIS

Posted by Pat Kane on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Administrators of the popular Facebook page Global Secular Humanist Movement found themselves locked out of their page earlier this week after posting a status critical of ISIS.

The photo that started the incident featured a niqab wearing young girl holding a sign that read “we are all ISIS, support from Austria!” One of the page’s administrators shared this photo to their nearly 300,000 fans adding the caption “Support for the Islamic State in Austria?? Brainwashing kids? This needs to stop!”

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Soon after this was posted, Facebook removed the photo claiming it violated the community standards and temporarily locked out all of the page’s administrators from posting.

While it is unclear which of the community standards the post violated, it is likely that the post was removed due to excessive reporting by ISIS sympathizers. If a page or photo is reported enough, it goes to either to an algorithm or to Facebook moderators to determine whether it violates the site’s terms of use.

Apparently this mild criticism of a terrorist group was enough to warrant a response from Facebook officials, but this video of a kitten being burned alive and this page named Death To America and Israel do not.

Page Owner Faisal Saeed Al Mutar declined to comment on the photo being removed saying “I don’t want to give these trolls attention because that’s what they are looking for.”

The page has since been unlocked and has gotten back to posting regularly.

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BREAKING: University Of Illinois Board Of Trustees Rejects “Pro-Hamas Professor” Steven Salaita (VIDEO)

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:03 am

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In a surprise move, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted to reject Professor Steven Salaita.

In the video below you can hear the vote against “Steven Salaita, number 14, page 23″

Salaita was offered a position in U of I’s American Indian Studies program but he lost his job offer when he tweeted out very hateful and hostile remarks about Jews and Israel.

PREVIOUSLY: Pro-Hamas Prof Tweets ‘F**K you Israel…You Too Obama’ – Then Loses University Job

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UPDATE:

Supporters of Salaita have packed the Board room and are making a lot of noise in support of the pro-Hamas professor:

UPDATE: Salaita was officially rejected for a position at the University of Illinois by the Board of Trustees.

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Robert De Niro And Anne Hathaway Film Set Brazenly Robbed In New York City

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway’s New York City film set, “The Intern”, was robbed of $15,000.00 worth of Apple phone/tablet/computers.

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COBBLE HILL — A film shoot for a comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro turned into a crime scene last week after about $15,000 worth of Apple products were stolen from set, according to police and the film’s production office.

More than a dozen iPads, iPhones, iPad Minis and MacBook Pros were swiped from the set of “The Intern” at Cheever Place and Degraw Street between 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 3, officials said.

Likely the electronics were stolen from on-site production wagons like the one pictured below.

$15,000.00 worth of equipment could easily be found in one or more of these production vehicles on any large budget film like “The Intern” but walking off with it requires chutzpah, or inside help.

No word on if any of the stolen items belonged to Robert De Niro or Anne Hathaway, but if Joe Pesci starts getting prank “You talk’n to me??” phone calls, we’ll know.

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Vile “BURN WHITE CRACKER JESUS” Challenge Sweeps Internet (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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Burn Pictures Of Jesus As White Man, Demands #BurnWhiteJesus Social Media Challenge

A new far left campaign called “Burn Cracker Jesus” is sweeping the internet. The purpose is to liberate yourself by torching photos of Cracker Jesus.
The Illinois Review reported:

There’s a new social media challenge sweeping the Internet called #BurnWhiteJesus, or the White Jesus Picture challenge.

The movement calls on people to post videos of themselves online burning pictures of Jesus, according to Inquistr.

The reason behind the challenge is racism, according to the religious education website Patheos.com, who says the common portrayal of Jesus as a white man “is used to advance white supremacy around the world.”

“Mr. Savannah Black” posted his video which shows him explaining the challenge and then burning two pictures of Jesus.

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Black says if you want to have “some true liberation” you’ll burn photos of Cracker Jesus.

The movement has many supporters:

But, not everyone is amused.

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Among Joan Rivers’ Final Wishes – No Michelle Obama at Her Funeral!

Posted by Adam Sharp on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Joan Rivers once famously joked that Barack Obama is gay and Michelle Obama is a “tranny.” Apparently, Joan’s dislike for the Obamas ran deeper than just comedy.

According to an interview she did days before her death Rivers told the Sunday Times Magazine that Michelle Obama would not be welcome at her funeral.
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Although Rivers voted for Obama, she told Howard Stern that Barack Obama was a “lightweight” in an interview during the 2008 election cycle. Obviously, she realized she was right as time went on and her dislike for the first couple blossomed into full on hate to the point that she made damn sure they did not attend her funeral.

Rivers went on to ban “Fat Adele” and “Drunk whore” Chelsea Handler in that same interview.

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Michelle O’s Snack Ban Endangers Tutoring Programs For Low Income Students

Posted by Adam Sharp on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:00 am

A little more than a few weeks into their year, schools around the country already have a bad taste in their mouths from Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.

One South Carolina school, Wade Hampton High, is already projecting thousands in lost revenue at their school store, revenue they rely on to fund their after school tutoring program.

According to the school’s improvement council chair for the Wade Hampton PTSA, “The store has historically generated $30,000-$40,000 a year to fund after-school tutoring and transportation, vital programs to the school’s academic success for many of its low-to-middle income students.”

But the school won’t make the money this year so they’ll have to make cuts to the low income tutoring program.

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Why all the lost revenue? The free market. The government took away the things kids like to eat. Is anyone surprised students aren’t purchasing the new healthier food options?
With all the lost revenue, Michelle Obama’s fight against childhood obesity may end up causing childhood stupidity.

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