Marriage Equality Endorsement of the Day

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Marriage Equality Endorsement of the Day
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Late yesterday, the NAACP announced that the organization was endorsing same-sex marriage via their Twitter. Historically, most African-Americans have been conservative regarding gay marriage, but with strong support from the likes of President Obama, data shows that support has increased over the last year.

[gawker]

Amusing GOP Comment of the Day

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Amusing GOP Comment of the Day
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Normally, something akin to what Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in South Carolina would cause an uproar -- and it still has time to -- but his comments were typical Republican blame game stuff; all that people can do at this point is chuckle. What exactly did Rubio say?

For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago.

Rubio added:

We have not seen such a divisive figure in modern American history as we have over the last three and a half years.

Far be it to point out all the Republican policy blocks over President Obama's tenure (and there are way too many to simply link). This is a notion that Brad Woodhouse of the Democratic National Committee acknowledged with the ol' side-eyed rebuttal:

No one has tried harder to reach across the aisle on everything from jobs and trade to a plan to get our fiscal house in order than has President Obama and every step of the way Republican leaders have either buckled to the far right wing of their party or decided to put politics ahead of moving our country forward.

Can the cat claws come out any further?

Wedding of the Day

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Wedding of the Day
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[Insert jokes about "likes" and "status updates" here] But seriously, Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg married his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg, whose little-known social media network went public on Friday, will now also be rich in love. Awwww.

[death+taxes]

SNL Sendoff of the Day

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SNL Sendoff of the Day
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What's with the tears? Oh yeah, that's the reaction to Kristen Wiig's final episode of SNL last night, in which Mick Jagger got to wish her away, before everyone and their mother came out to say farewell. Even Chris Kattan was there! The video can be seen here and tissues aren't included.

[buzzfeed/huffpo]

Alleged American Terrorists of the Day

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Alleged American Terrorists of the Day
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These three dudes may or may not be involved in some plot that involves attacking President Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago, as well as Rahm Emanuel's house, which -- given the state of today's political climate -- is a terrible idea.

With loose ties to the Occupy Movement, Jared Chase, Brent Betterly, and Brian Church were arrested a few days ago for allegedly planning a series of attacks in Chicago during today's NATO summit. Police found Molotov cocktails and cited their plans to attack banks, police stations, in addition to aforementioned political stations. The trio's lawyer, Michael Deutsch, says that they are the victims of an elaborate setup:

From what we've learned, we believe it is a setup — entrapment to the highest degree — and it is sensationalism by the police and the state to discredit the protesters who have come here to nonviolently protest.

Government setups aren't anything new, however, the dreadlock-Misfits shirt combo might make people doubtful of your innocence.

[dailyintel]

Beating a Dead Horse of the Day

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Beating a Dead Horse of the Day
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In the rumor/controversy that just won't die, President Obama's campaign team has asserted that the president will, indeed, be on Arizona's general election ballot, despite Secretary of State, Ken Bennet, stating that he would disqualify Obama if he could not prove he was, in fact, born in Hawaii. Though given some of the other injustices happening in Arizona, this seems totally unsurprising.

[dailyintel]

Community Shocker of the Day

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Community Shocker of the Day
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NBC dangled the carrot of hope and disappointment during last week's upfronts when they finally revealed that fan-favorite Community would return for an abbreviated fourth season. Today, it's been revealed that showrunner and antagonist, Dan Harmon, was fired from his show and, unsurprisingly, had some words about it. To wit:

Why'd Sony want me gone? I can't answer that because I've been in as much contact with them as you have. They literally haven't called me since the season four pickup, so their reasons for replacing me are clearly none of my business. Community is their property, I only own ten percent of it, and I kind of don't want to hear what their complaints are because I'm sure it would hurt my feelings even more now that I'd be listening for free.

It's been reported that Harmon will still bear a "consulting producer" title, but with other staffing changes, it's unclear if the show will even be the same program that the internet has taken so many screencaps of.

[gawker]