by Robin Marty, March 19, 2012
When is the n-word not racist? Apparently when you are a paint ball field owner who “helped black families…to guide them in the right direction,” and you make anti-Obama bumper stickers in your spare time.
Sticker guru Paula Smith, who has become an internet sensation this week due to her controversial “Don’t Re-Nig 2012″ bumper stickers featuring an Obama for America logo with a strike through it, told Forbes Magazine that she had no intention of making a racist item. “Ms. Smith insisted that the bumper sticker is not racist,” wrote Roger Friedman. “I asked her about the ‘N’ word, for which ‘nig’ is the shortened version. ‘According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.’”
U.S. law and U.S. agencies are both looking at ways to reduce the use of animals in labs.
By Sue Russell
“The U.S. is the only industrialized nation still using chimpanzees on a large scale for invasive experiments — which sticks in animal activists’ craws. More than 900 live in laboratories — most are warehoused, some for 50 years. The bipartisan Great Ape Protection & Cost Savings Act working its way through Congress would prohibit invasive research on chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and bonobos and ban breeding them for research”.
“Less than a month after the president called a law student insulted by Rush Limbaugh to offer his personal support, Bristol Palin says she is still waiting for Obama to call her about derogatory remarks liberal comedian Bill Maher has made about her and her family.
“Dear President Obama, You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next,” Bristol Palin wrote in a blog post Sunday.