You read that right. In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession. “It’s really interesting it came on the heels of Republicans voting on everyone who had access to food stamps get drug tested," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told BuzzFeed Tuesday. "It’s like, what?” We previously had this conversation on OHN a while back. I personally have no problem with there being drug testing on people who use state and federal funds - which includes congressmen and senators. However, those congressmen and senators don't appear to want to drug test themselves. So I guess we just keep paying them while they're snorting up our funds like Mr. Radel, while making people who actually need funds jump through hoops to get them and at the same time wasting even more of our money: Florida passed the measure in 2011, and the case was being closely watched by several other states, including Georgia, which passed similar legislation in 2013 but found it dogged by legal challenges. State [...]
We can all agree that World Star Videos are awful, right? Well, I came across this video on my Tumblr. Just popped up on my feed and had never seen it before. I've blacked out (or ReD'd out) some of the image because it's extremely NSFW. So be warned. But if you want to watch it...and it's absolutely ABSURD, folks. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1iTF0Hh Now that you've watched it, you might be interested in the conversation it spurned between Slaus and I: \ Now that you've seen what WE had to say, what do YOU think about this video?
OHN, I'm usually just surfing the web, checking out TMZ. "Oh Look! Chaz Bono lost a gang of weight! Good for him!" or leisurely scrolling down my Tumblr and watching this breathtaking cover by Liane La Havas of "He Loves Me - Lyzel in E Flat" by Jill Scott... or even chuckling while I relive Aziz Ansari give his colleagues the BUSINESS about their constant Indian and Gay jokes at the James Franco Roast.... Chillin. Chillin. Mindin' my business. And then. AND THEN. White people. Why U Do Dis? A lily white yoga studio in idyllic Santa Barbara, California recently held a "Ghetto Fabulous" yoga class. In preparation, students were instructed to wear cornrows, snapback caps and heavy lipliner along with their lululemon leggings. Who knew gang signs could be so cute?! The invite promised to provide "various costumes" — there was a do-rag giveaway, attendees said — and "guaranteed belly laughs." Power of Om Yoga - Santa Barbara? Ya'll DID that. Paul Mooney tried to warn ya'll. Let's just wade through the typical responses of white folks and apologetic black folks who want to excuse this behavior every time it occurs. And let's just mush the face of everyone who wants to look confused when you point out how this is [...]
Man... you've got to love the south some days....not MOST days...but some of those days. And this.... this is one of those days. Because only below the mason dixon will you see a man holding onto the hood of a truck yet still politely asking drivers to...to just call the po-leese. Call the Po-leese, baby." Only for baby to simply reply: " aiiight." A man pleaded for help after jumping on the hood of a moving truck on Coursey Blvd. after his sign was picked up. The man was on Coursey selling shrimp when another man driving a pickup truck pulled over and picked up his sign. When the man in the truck went to pull off with the sign, the man selling the shrimp jumped on the hood of the pickup.The man in the truck then drove to the police station off Coursey Blvd. with the man on his hood. No one was charged over the incident.
Recently I posted about a unique marketing campaign the Dove soap company was working on, challenging women to examine their own self-image versus the way that other people saw them. Knowing that many times people can be their own worst critic, and that having negative view of your inner beauty can be a hindrance to living your life to it's fullest potential -- Dove hired a former forensics artist to make two drawings of several women. One based on their own descriptions, and a second based off the details provided by someone who had only just met them. The differences were striking. The ad campaign isn't without it's critics -- several people have made mention of the campaign's apparent message that a womans worth is only expressed through her physical beauty, or that the ad campaign seems to be aimed only at a specific demographic -- but the one criticism that we hadn't heard is the one you might not have initially expected. What about the men? What about our own negative feelings about our beauty? Don't men deserve help realizing their own self-worth? Even in a world where men generally seem to have more opportunities and privilege than their female counterparts, shouldn't our hurt feelings also be addressed? Well finally someone decided to answer that [...]