Mitt Romney's Hypocritical Words of the Day

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Mitt Romney's Hypocritical Words of the Day
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Yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke at the Christian college, Liberty University, where he tried breaking through his Mormon image to become the Evangelical Christian candidate to beat. Pandering to the crowd, he made a couple interesting statements about gay marriage and the state of Christian values in America. To wit:

Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.

But in the same speech, Romney also said:

Whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.

Of course the "persecuted" in question, sadly, does not include same-sex couples who were denied legal unions in North Carolina, but rather the downtrodden wealthy white males who bully and assault gay teens.

[buzzfeed]

Golden Girl Presidential Endorsement of the Day

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Golden Girl Presidential Endorsement of the Day
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Betty White got a nice little tribute from President Obama for her 90th birthday, so it's no surprise that she's publicly endorsing him, though it's hard to think that America's Sweetheart (other than Justin Bieber) would give her vote to a guy whose name is the same as a baseball glove. Hopefully, this isn't just some well-orchestrated joke for her prank show.

[gawker]

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day
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Florida courts continue to show a bass-akward way of dispensing justice -- 31-year-old Marissa Alexander has been sentenced to a 20-year bid for firing "a warning shot" to her husband, who was attacking her during a 2010 incident. Rep. Corrine Brown said the failure of the Stand Your Ground act is based on race:

How many times have they accepted Stand Your Ground if the person that was asking for it was black? You tell me.

Alexander next will appeal the court's decision, with Brown's aid.

[floridatimesunion]

Kickass Kid of the Day

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Kickass Kid of the Day
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Canadian toddler, Anthony Popa Urria, isn't even three years old and yet he holds a nice little record as being the world's youngest Mensa member. The high-IQ society accepted Urria who rocks an IQ score of 154, mere points shy of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Eat it, Doogie Howser.

[uniquedaily]

Libertarian Presidential Nominee of the Day

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Libertarian Presidential Nominee of the Day
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Former New Mexico governor, Gary Johnson, is rocking his way to the White House on the Libertarian ticket. Johnson announced his intention to run under the GOP banner last December, but has been crushed under the infighting between Romney, Gingrich, and Rick Perry. This weekend, during the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas, Johnson made his debut as the party's nominee. Johnson has yet to comment on whether he'll bring on the world's most famous Libertarian as his running mate, Ron Swanson.

Presidential Rally of the Day

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Presidential Rally of the Day
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In his first two official rallies yesterday, President Obama stopped in Columbus, OH and Richmond, VA to discuss what he hopes to accomplish if he's reelected for a second term, as well as highlighting his accomplishments in revitalizing the American auto industry and ending the war in Iraq. Unlike Romney's comments about "borrowing money from your parents," Obama continued to discuss the realities of a crumbling middle class: "This is a make or break moment for the middle class, and we can't turn back now."

[politicalticker]

State that Gets Medical Marijuana of the Day

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State that Gets Medical Marijuana of the Day
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Connecticut is now the seventeenth state in the Union to allow medicinal marijuana for its citizens, as the state senate passed a bill today legalizing the drug. There are still questions to answer, particularly when the law will be enacted, but in the meantime, UCONN students with Bob Marley posters in their dorms are looking up new pastries to make with legal weed.

[gawker]