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Christian Group Finds New Starbucks Logo Offensive

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Resistance, a San Diego-based Christian group known for its penchant for conspiracy theories, has called for a nationwide boycott of Starbucks Coffee to protest the company's revised logo. The new logo, a slightly altered version of the company's original two-tailed mermaid design, depicts a bare-chested mermaid with with her nipples covered by wavy plaits of hair (the original logo, shown below, did not cover the woman's breasts at all).

The Resistance insists that the distinctly leg-less woman has her non-existent legs "spread like a prostitute. . .[t]he company might as well call themselves Slutbucks."

Though the group seems upset with the woman's lower body, several topfree groups have come to the company's defense.

The familiar green logo:


The original bare-breasted logo:


The updated, yet still offensive, hair-over-the-nipples logo:


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My Kid Can Beat the $#!+ Out of Your Kid

Saturday, April 5, 2008
Courtesy of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

"Ultimate fighting was once the sole domain of burly men who beat each other bloody in anything-goes brawls on pay-per-view TV.

But the sport often derided as 'human cockfighting' is branching out.

The bare-knuckle fights are now attracting competitors as young as 6 whose parents treat the sport as casually as wrestling, Little League or soccer."

and:

"Tommy Bloomer, father of two of the 'Garage Boys,' doesn't understand the fuss.

'We're not training them for dog fighting,' said Bloomer, a 34-year-old construction contractor.

'As a parent, I'd much rather have my kids here learning how to defend themselves and getting positive reinforcement than out on the streets.'"

and:

"Missouri appears to be the only state in the nation that explicitly allows the youth fights. In many states, it is a misdemeanor for children to participate. A few states have no regulations."

and:

"'It looks violent until you realize this teaches discipline. One of the first rules they learn is that this is not for aggressive behavior outside (the ring),' said Larry Swinehart, a Joplin police officer and father of two boys and the lone girl in the garage group."

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