Ireland's gay bull saved from slaughterhouse

Written by The AP Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:40

He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.

Ireland's Animal Rights Action Network said this week that Simon is paying for Benjy's transportation to an animal sanctuary in England.

IPhone statue removed in Russia after Apple CEO writes about being gay

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 04 November 2014 05:28

Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote about being a proud gay man, a statue of an iPhone was dismantled at a university in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The statue, which was about 6 feet tall, stood on an IT university campus.

Former Reagan aide suggests Southern states secede, form Reagan nation

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:04

A conservative columnist who worked in Ronald Reagan's administration is suggesting that states in the South secede from the union and form a new country.

The name of the breakaway nation? Reagan.

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Sanctity of marriage, Las Vegas style.

Las Vegas’ Elvis Wedding Chapel welcomes Elvis-themed weddings but will not allow same-sex ceremonies now that marriage equality has come to Nevada.

WiGWAG: Who's in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 13 November 2014 14:50


The lineup for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — in addition to the super-sized balloons — includes Sting, Idina Menzel, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, Romeo Santos, hockey players John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine and the cast of Sesame Street. But the stars of the show? Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis and the Philadelphia Taney Dragons.

WiGWAG: Wonder who is not welcome in Reagan Nation?

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:51

A right-wing columnist wants to form Reagan Nation.

Right-wing Reagan nation

Toys R Us yanks 'Breaking Bad' dolls after Florida mom complains

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:28

Toys R Us is yanking four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad after a Florida mom launched a petition crusade against it.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, J-pop or jpeg?

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:53

Company denies man lost job over Playgirl spread

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 05 November 2014 13:50

A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its employees out of his job after it was discovered he had posed nude in Playgirl magazine.

Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in May 2013 against Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP Inc. alleging sexual harassment. The company responded in a court filing earlier this week.

Bush, Reagan, Nixon books burned at Washington library

Written by The AP
and Spokesman-Review
Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:31

Biographies of George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon accounted for most of the dozen books burned in a fire at the main public library in Tacoma, Washington.

However, library workers don’t think the motive for the Oct. 18 fire was political. It was set in the American History section.

Meet the 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person

Written by The AP Tuesday, 21 October 2014 04:53

The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:

- Mustapha El Atrassi, France. Born in France to a Moroccan family, El Atrassi began doing stand-up as a teenager. He appeared in a one-man show in Paris at age 16 and two years later had his own sitcom in Morocco. Since 2008, he's hosted a morning radio show in France.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delays debate over Charlie Crist's fan

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:48

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is no fan of Charlie Crist's fan.

A Florida gubernatorial debate between incumbent Republican Scott and Democratic challenger Crist on Oct. 15 was delayed by about 10 minutes because Scott was refusing to take the stage. The reason? According to the moderator, Crist had an electric fan under his lectern.