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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It isn't a household name like the now-defunct CBGB in New York City, and it doesn't get the same recognition in the punk rock history books as a spot like 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley. But 242 Main Street is special in its own way: Nearly 30 years after opening its doors, it is now one of the longest running all-ages music venue in the country, beginning as an offbeat government-funded effort to overturn a draconian city ban on live music...

The leader of that effort, and the person perhaps most responsible for the founding of 242 Main, was Jane O'Meara Sanders...

As for the mayor who was partly responsible for this DIY, youth-run venue that played host to bands like Fugazi and opened the same month that Husker Du released Candy Apple Grey: It was her husband, Bernie Sanders, now a Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate for president in 2016.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It's 7-14 dude!


Friday, July 10, 2015

The New York Times has refused to put Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on their bestseller list after finding evidence that his book sales were not authentic.

New York Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told Politico, "In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases."


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

In a 2005 deposition from a sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by a Temple University employee Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby testified that he got Quaaludes so that he could give them to women he wanted to have sex with. AP acquired the deposition after compelling a court to release them. In the deposition, Cosby admitted giving the sedative to one woman and "other people." Constand's attorney at one point asked Cosby, "When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" He replied, "Yes."


Saturday, July 04, 2015

Same-sex couples won't be able to marry in Decatur County, Tennessee, now that the entire county clerk's office has resigned. "It's for the glory of God. He's going to get all the glory," said Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope over her decision to resign her elected position rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the 345 square miles that are home to just under 12,000 people. "I honestly believe God will take care of us."


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