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From Mediaite: Pat Buchanan has written a book, and on CBS This Morning, the former MSNBC contributor defended the racist charges made against it to Charlie Rose. “What I’m warning about in our country,” Buchanan said, “Is that the United States of America — which is shifting to become a multicultural, multinational, multiethnic, multilingual country — there is nothing that’s going to hold us together if we lose our common language, our common Judeo- Christian faith, our common moral consensus, which we are losing.” Obviously questions arose – is the U.S. meant to be something other than multicultural, multinational, multiethnic, and multilingual? Read the full post and watch the interview here.
Professional endorsers Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are now facing a class action lawsuit, Gossip Cop reports, following studies on a diet supplement the two support. QuickTrim allegedly contains an unsafe and ineffective amount of caffeine, the FDA reports. Follow Gossip Cop for updates here.
Geekosystem unearths a really, really old forest for us, buried under the modern day city of Wuda, China. Scientists have recently discovered what was buried nearly 300 million years so quickly in volcanic ash that the forest was preserved in remarkable detail. It’s been dubbed the “Permian Pompeii” – a reference to the geologic age of the forest and the Roman city which was buried in ash. For the full post, click here.
Want to smell like a Yankee? Want your boyfriend to smell like a Yankee? Or (ahem) your girlfriend? Styleite brings us the scoop on two new fragrances, male and female, released by the official team. Starting in April, to coincide with the beginning of baseball season, the fragrances will be available at Macy’s. If you’re into it, get ready to stand in a really long line. Read about it here.
From SportsGrid: Over the weekend, Xavier took down Dayton in an 86-83 overtime thriller. Star Musketeers guard TU Holloway had 32 points. It was Xavier’s 27th straight home win over Dayton. But of all the facts and figures one could analyze from such a game, the number we’re most concerned with is one: the number of times announcer James Bates comically fell off the stool he was sitting on. Watch it here.
Who’s this happy girl? The Mary Sue reports that it’s Jessica Ahlquist of Rhode Island, happy because she’s just won $42K. Ahlquist reportedly challenged her high school for having a religious mural painted in the school auditorium, something she quite reasonably reacted to as a violation of the separation of Church and State. She was vilified by her community for the claim, and only ended up winning her case (and a bunch of money) when an atheist organization stepped in to her aid. For the full story, click here.
What’s this? Sarah Palin, making a silly and inaccurate remark about something political? The Jane Dough reports on Palin’s awkward response to McCain’s advisor Steve Schmidt asked her what she’d do if England proved lukewarm about war in Iraq. Palin said she’d make sure to keep in conversation with the Queen about it. Apparently she didn’t realize that the Queen isn’t exactly the go-to person about that sort of thing. For the full post, click here.