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‘Duck Dynasty’ star reveals childhood sex abuse


After joining the cast of “Duck Dynasty” in season four, Lisa Robertson became part of a television phenomenon.


Now, she’s using her stardom to speak out about the childhood sexual abuse she suffered at age 7.


As a little girl, I had an extended family member who had major drug and alcohol problems,” Lisa, who is married to Alan, explains in “The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work,” Time reports.


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Breaking News: 20-Injured In Stabbing At Franklin Regional High School

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MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – At least 20-people have been injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld says 19-of the victims are students, one of them is a school security guard. WATCH VIDEO: Click Here A school security guard called in the stabbing at 7:13 a.m. Seefeld wouldn’t detail the carnage beyond saying, “The juvenile went down the hallway and was flashing two knives around and injured the people.”

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DUNST: You NEED a MAN to be a MAN!

The actress’ gorgeous cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK has been somewhat overshadowed by comments she made about men and women.
Kirsten Dunst isn't exactly waving the feminist flag — and apparently that makes some people angry.

The "Spider-Man" actress, 31, graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar UK for its May issue and offered her take on traditional gender roles during an interview with the mag.

"I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued," she said, according to Us Weekly.

"We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking — it's a valuable thing my mom created."

Dunst added that sometimes "you need your knight in shining armor."

For her, that's her "On the Road" co-star Garrett Hedlund. Dunst has been dating the 29-year-old actor since 2012. Some of her exes include Jake Gyllenhaal, "Spider-Man" co-star Tobey McGuire, and Justin Long.

"I'm sorry," Dunst continued. "You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work."

Pro-feminist thought blogs and websites quickly fired back at Dunst's comments.

"Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn't surprise anyone that she's kind of dumb about it," Erin Gloria Ryan at Jezebel wrote.

Ryan's response is titled "Kirsten Dunst Thinks Ladies In Relationships Should Wife the F--k Out."

And Stacey Ritzen at Uproxx — who admitted she's "hated" Dunst since the 1990s — also slammed the "Elizabethtown" actress for apparently suggesting "women should know their place is in the home."


A different Sense of Huck-ability…

From the facebook musings of my friend and Talk Industry colleague Steve Deace:

Spent some one-on-one time with Mike Huckabee today before departing for Washington, D.C. Fascinating conversation, most of it on the record for later. He will be a slightly different Huckabee than the upstart of 2008 when he runs in 2016. On the one hand he has more overall depth on the issues, and seems more prepared to be president.

For example, he brought up the need to confront the judiciary to me without me bringing that up (although I realize that could've been at least partially because he knows that's my hot button issue). On the other hand, I don't think you'll hear him running as representing a faction or ideology like we did in 2008 when he was running to be the conservative alternative to Romney-McCain. I think he is going to run what amounts to a general election campaign from day one. He believes he'll have real resources this time, and that he's so well known he can make his case directly to the voters regardless of what certain groups/factions think of him.

He even said to me, "I have learned to stop trying to change minds that cannot be changed. That's like trying to extinguish a fire you cannot stop."

Read the rest (including snarky readers comments) at the newsworthy facebook feed of one Steve Deace!

What Mozilla Means – Robert George

MozillaRobertGeorge Brilliant, simple, and masterfully said. Read the entire piece here...

War on Religion alert: Adorable little girl says lunch lady made her stop praying [VIDEO]

  A little girl claimed that her lunch lady caught her praying in the cafeteria and forced her to stop–and the Youtube video of the adorable tyke telling her parents about it has become a viral sensation.

Constitutional law generally holds that schools can’t formally incorporate prayer into the curriculum ,and public officials can’t require prayer. Students should be allowed to pray on their own, however.

But according to the girl, when she tried to say a prayer before eating her lunch, a cafeteria supervisor stopped her.

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Oops: OkCupid CEO once donated to a congressman who opposed gay marriage;

And not just gay marriage. The congressman, Chris Cannon, also opposed adoptions by gay couples and laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring gays. Sam Yagan’s donation, in other words, was more of a multi-spectrum anti-gay contribution than Brendan Eich’s $1,000 gift to support Prop 8 and yet he took it upon himself to be the tip of the spear in the “Eich must go” movement. Says Rick Moran of Yagan’s past, “The gay mafia is never around when you need them.” The Daily Caller actually had this five days ago but it’s breaking big today because of Mother Jones. Never underestimate the viral power of blue-on-blue PC purging.
OkCupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions. He’s also voted for numerous anti-choice measures, earning a 0 percent rating from NARAL Pro Choice America. Among other measures, Cannon voted for laws prohibiting government from denying funds to medical facilities that withhold abortion information, stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion, and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad. Cannon also earned a 7 percent rating from the ACLU for his poor civil rights voting record: He voted to amend FISA to allow warrant-less electronic surveillance, to allow NSA intelligence gathering without civil oversight, and to reauthorize the PATRIOT act. Read full story on

House GOP quietly passes bill to expand coverage choices under ObamaCare

dr Well, they tried to do it quietly. It didn’t work out.

Originally, O-Care placed caps on deductibles in plans offered by small businesses, which meant less flexibility for employers in what they could offer their workers. That’s bad news for young and healthy employees who don’t visit the doctor much and would have preferred a plan with low premiums and a higher deductible. It’s also bad news for people who use health savings accounts to make high deductibles more affordable. So, last week, the House leadership agreed to insert a provision in the “doc fix” bill (the one that “passed” via a rigged, bogus voice vote) to eliminate the cap. Business wanted it, Democrats wanted it, the Republican leadership wanted it — but did the House GOP rank and file want it?

Because the vote was so opaque and tainted, we’ll never know.
“Maybe you say it helps (Obamacare), but it really helps the small businessman,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., one of several physician-lawmakers among Republicans and an advocate of repeal…

It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate…

Asked if the legislation strengthened the law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, “I would hope so. I believe that” it does. He added, “So there are changes being made. But the Republicans have to get over if they hate ‘Obamacare’ and are going to repeal it,” he added.

Rory Cooper, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said, “This is another in a series of changes to Obamacare that the House has supported to help save Americans from being harmed by the law, and we’re glad to see the President signed it into law.” Cantor was involved in negotiations on the legislation, which were overseen by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Reid.

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Obama to Headline Al Sharpton’s NAN Conference

Al Sharpton and Barack Obama

President Obama is lending his political support to fellow community organizer Al Sharpton by headlining the MSNBC host’s National Action Network (NAN) conference this week in New York. Obama’s choice to headline the conference underscores the close ties of the two leaders and provides an increased sense of political legitimacy to the controversial leader and his much-maligned organization.

Sharpton’s conference is held in April "not just to commemorate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, but to honor his legacy by proactively engaging in dialogue that will spawn change." The NY Daily News reports that along with President Obama, the conference will feature other high-profile liberal leaders, including US Attorney General Eric Holder, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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SCOTUS: Will Not Hear Appeal For Photographers

In this case, Elane Photography, owned by Jon and Elaine Huguenin of New Mexico, was brought to court for refusing to photograph a same-sex couple's commitment ceremony in 2006. An attorney for the couple argued that the business openly advertises its wedding photography services, and as a public business is required to follow the same anti-discrimination laws as any other company. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in August that the business's refusal to photograph the ceremony involving two women did violate the state's Human Rights Act. Lawyers for the business, though, argued the ruling violates the business owners' free speech rights by compelling them to "express messages that conflict with their religious beliefs." The entire story here.


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