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  • The Donald has a sad because nobody believes him anymore:
    ... Trump can no longer escape the fact that his political “career”—a long con that the blustery billionaire has perpetrated on the country for 25 years by repeatedly pretending to consider various runs for office, only to bail out after generating hundreds of headlines—finally appears to be on the brink of collapse.
  • A telling look at how media outlets used a video of lethal, fiery car crash:
    The Blaze ran the video and separated out several stills, along with this headline: ‘Oh My God! Oh My God!’: Cellphone Video Captures the Horrific Moment a Car Driving the Wrong Way Causes Fiery Head-on Collision.
  • Here's one of those gay predators going after your kids:
    It seems that whenever the queer movement makes social and political gains (aka this totally radical thing called being treated equally)—and it's happening more and more every week, I'm happy to report—our opposition waves their hankies and rolls out their "oh, sweet Jesus, think about the children!" defense. [...]

    There was one ridiculous study by University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus that claimed that gay parenting has negative consequences, but that study has "been condemned by a host of experts including the American Psychological Association and over 200 professors and therapists." But that doesn't stop groups like the Family Research Council from continuing to use it in hopes of banning marriage equality, as it recently did in Indiana.

    But an argument built on a lie is—you guessed it—a lie.

  • Suffolk County legislator's solution to bike accidents: Stop riding your bike. After a 17-year-old whose mother had been struck while riding her bike by a van wrote a letter to Legislator Thomas Barraga asking that bike lanes or at least warning signs be installed, he got this reply:
    “My personal feeling is that no one who lives in our hamlet or for that matter in Suffolk County should ever ride a bicycle or motorcycle,” Barraga wrote. “Suffolk County is a suburban automobile community — drivers expect to see other drivers on the road, not bicyclists and motorcyclists.”
  • Jackie Chan takes on the poachers.
  • On today's "encore performance" Kagro in the Morning show, it's Valentine's Day, 2013! Greg Dworkin brings us a collection of stories about the post-election efforts of pollsters to recalibrate the machinery, including their likely voter models, plus some speculation on the crack-up of the Republican Party. Guns are, still in the headlines, as are Wayne LaPierre's latest ravings. We read from Ari Berman's coverage of the appointment of Ben Ginsburg to President Obama's voting rights commission, and dissection of the ridiculous claim that there were no gun accidents in the time of the Founders.

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