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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This video of a flag-waving American burning his bonce in an ice bucket challenge gone wrong has gone viral online.

Waving a Confederate flag, the unknown vest-wearing joker kicks off his video with a slurry nomination for some of his friends before he swigs on booze from a flask.

But when he ups the ante by settling light to his head, the prank soon takes a toasty turn for the worst as the ice bucket poured over his head FAILS to put out the blaze.

Feeling the heat, the man runs off-screen screaming as he tries to tackle the inferno before he returns to declare: "Dude, my hair's f***ed up."


An Iowa mayor submitted his resignation this week following his arrest over allegations that he sexually abused two young girls.

According to The Des Moines Register, the Oelwein City Council approved the resignation of Mayor Jason Manus (R) on Monday.

Earlier this month, Manus was arrested on five count of sexual abuse against two girls, ages 9 and 14.

Arrest documents alleged that on four occasions in 2010 Manus had taken the 14-year-old girl into a basement cellar and sexually assaulted her. The document stated that he placed his hand on the victim's mouth, and held her against her will when she tried to yell for help.

Additionally, Manus was accused of sexually abusing the 9-year-old victim in a way that met the FBI's definition of statutory rape.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Republican Congressional candidate from Minnesota has amassed quite an archive of offensive blog posts, including one that identified certain female senators as "undeserving bimbos in tennis shoes." On a blog titled Mr. Conservative, the candidate, Jim Hagedorn, also derided American Indians, mocked the LGBTQ community, insulted President Barack Obama, and wrote of his general disdain for female Supreme Court justices, according to the Minnesota politics blog Bluestem Prairie.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself. Ryan has said he will wait until after the midterm elections to decide whether to pursue his own presidential campaign in 2016. Romney has repeatedly denied any plans for another campaign for president. He failed to win the nomination in 2008 and then lost the election to President Barack Obama in 2012.


Remember the olden times (2008-2014) when low-level Republican officials got in hot water for emailing pics of Obama as a chimp, or the White House with a watermelon patch out front? Those were heady days, back then. But now, in today's more enlightened times, when jokes about Obama being a Muslim are so passé (though 100 percent serious claims that he is one are still chic), those old jokes can still come back and bite a local politician in the butt. Just see the case of poor Peter Tinsley, a city councilman in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, whose hilarious Obama jokes on Facebook got him in hot water at a council meeting Monday. But he didn't intend to offend anybody!

Tinsley apologized and explained that he was under the influence of some pretty weird meds politics at the time:

"I apologize from the bottom of my heart," Tinsley said.

"At one time, I was a very active republican, very opposed to Obama," Tinsley said.


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