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A wild story from Dave Weigel on a picture he took of GOP Gov. of New Jersey, and Republican presidential hopeful, Chris Christie this weekend berating a woman with a good old fashioned finger wag, as his face looked ready to explode.

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Not exactly the image you want out there while claiming to be the kinder, gentler iteration of a party known for being a tad too mean.

The woman in question was a teacher, Melissa Tomlinson, who had been protesting Christie’s campaign rally (he’s up for re-election), when she asked Christie why he’d called New Jersey Schools “failure factories.”

Well.

Christie erupted at the woman, calling her “you people,” and things went pretty much downhill from there.

The problem for Christie is that this isn't his first run-in with anger management run wild.  There are far too many YouTube videos of Christie losing his cool. And good Governor's erratic temperament is going to be an issue when he runs for President in 2016.

http://americablog.com/2013/11/photo-might-just-end-chris-christies-run-white-house.html
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It was a pure coincidence the guy was singing the song just as Somerville walked by. Someone got it on video.
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Barilla pasta got into some hot water six weeks ago after AMERICAblog exclusively broke the news that the Italian giant’s chairman, Guido Barilla, told an Italian radio show that the company would never put gay people in its advertising.

Barilla added that if gays didn’t like it, they could buy someone else’s pasta.

So they did.

What happened next was a textbook case of Gay David vs. Corporate Goliath in the Internet age, with Barilla issuing no fewer than four apologies in a failed attempt to quell the growing consumer and media meltdown of its once-famed “family” brand.

Fast forward to today, and there are signs that Barilla got the message.  But it’s still unclear if change is on the horizon, and whether Barilla will be taking “bigotoni” off the menu for good....

http://americablog.com/2013/11/barilla-pasta-kinda-sorta-finally-gets-bigotoni-bad-business.html

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I harbor no illusions that the House is going to pass ENDA.  I do however think that anti-gay prejudice in the year 2013 is about as popular as a government shutdown.  And the ENDA vote in the House, at the very least, is one more stake in the heart of GOP extremism, helping to expose that party’s bigots to the light of day, and to American voters.

And while intolerance plays well with half the party base (the Tea Partyers seem far less interested in gay-bashing than their religious right GOP-base brethren), it doesn’t serve the Republicans terribly well in America’s big cities, or in national elections.

And if recent polls are to believed, even the South, the GOP’s last bastion of intolerance, is heading south.

A new gay marriage poll in South Carolina ought to give Republicans pause – so says Washington Post political analyst Chris Cillizza.  The poll shows that only 52% of South Carolinians oppose legal recognition of gay marriage.  Here’s Cillizza:

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There’s a fascinating new poll number out of South Carolina that tells you everything you need to know about where the politics of same-sex marriage in the country are headed and why Republicans need to be very careful with how they handle the issue in the coming years….

Republicans, particularly those with an eye on a future national bid in 2016 or beyond, would do well to take note of the movement on gay marriage in South Carolina. While a Republican primary electorate — like, say, for the state’s first-in-the-South presidential primary in 2016 —  will still likely be strongly opposed to gay marriage, the simple fact is that the movement on the issue is all in one direction. And, for a party that currently finds itself struggling to build a national coalition in future presidential elections, this poll should be a wake-up call.
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And while the poll was about gay marriage and not ENDA, banning discrimination in the workplace is a far less controversial topic than two men getting hitched.

So in the end, John Boehner is right. His anti-gay bigotry isn’t new.  It is, however, starting to get old.
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The government of Brazil, which recently canceled a state visit to Washington over Edward Snowden's revelations that the US government spied on Brazil's president and oil company Petrobras, admitted today that Brazil spies on the US too.

Adding to the fun, the Brazilian authorities are now complaining about the leak of their clandestine activities, and are threatening to prosecute any and all responsible for it.
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Russia’s descent into 1930s Germany continued unabated yesterday (Sunday) as masked gunmen broke into an HIV clinic in St. Petersburg, shot one man in the face (he still may lose his eye), then beat a young woman with a baseball bat.

When the Russian police showed up, they claimed to have found no evidence of a crime, and promptly left.
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