Man Tries to Sell Girlfriend Listed as ‘Old Woman’ on Ebay in Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ever


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What’s one good way to guarantee absolutely no Valentine’s Day sex? Take on unflattering picture of your girlfriend and auction her off on eBay.

Shuan Coles says he put girlfriend Debbie Moran — who he listed simply as “Old Woman” — for sale as a joke. He even put “lack of housework” capabilities in her product description. A mere 56 bids and an offer of $1100-plus later, Coles took Moran off the market.  (We say reconsider your 56 other options, Deb.)

Coles told ITV that he “wouldn’t sell her for anything.”

“He’s trying to redeem himself,” Moran said, laughing, before shooting him a death glare. (Go to the 31-second mark in ITV’s video interview).

“I know he does love me really,” she said. “It’s just a joke that got a bit out of hand!”

Might we suggest diamonds for the 14th?

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How the U.S. Energy Boom is Changing America’s Place in the World


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It wasn’t even five years ago that Iran reelected hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a disputed presidential election, openly admitted it was building a uranium enrichment facility and brazenly test-fired missiles capable of hitting targets in Israel. Fast-forward to today: A more conciliatory president, Hassan Rouhani, is making historic overtures toward the West and negotiations are showing rare progress toward containing the country’s nuclear program, which has kept the region—and the world—on edge for years.

The difference, according to former Obama administration National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, can be summed up in one word: “fracking.” That’s hydraulic fracturing, the drilling method that’s helped fuel an unprecedented domestic energy boom in the United States.

“There’s a direct line between the U.S.-led sanctions effort to put pressure on Iran” and the flood of oil and gas coming out of the ground at home due to fracking technology, Donilon said Thursday night at an…

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Watch GOP contradiction itself on CBO Report, Job-Lock & Obamacare


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Mitch McConnell Hostage to FactsI just cannot keep myself from stepping once again into the wading pool of American politics any longer, at least not when it comes to this renewed tirade of Obamacare misinformation.

On Wednesday we bore witness to the release of the CBO’s report on the economy which included an appendix on the effect the Affordable Care Act is predicted to have on the economy. Unsurprisingly, ACA opponents fell all over themselves to report that the CBO had vindicated their “Obamacare is a Job Killer” talking points. However, it takes a bit more than copy and pasting

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School Under Fire for ‘Celebrating’ Black History Month With Fried Chicken and Watermelon School Lunch


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Parents and students were outraged when a private Christian all-girls school in Northern California announced a lunch menu addendum: In honor of Black History Month, it would serve a meal of fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon.

Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord quickly apologized after the menu, which never made it to the lunch trays. Principal Nancy Libby sent a letter home that read: “I’d like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members. Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetuate racial stereotypes.”

All three dishes have since been nixed.

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WATCH: This Performance of The National Anthem Will Get You Pumped for The Olympics


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A stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” uploaded to YouTube today has been hailed as an apt tribute to the beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Turns out it is actually a tradition at the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s conference in Louisville for hundreds of high school music students to belt out the national anthem from the balconies inside the Hyatt hotel every night at 11 p.m, WDRB reports. But in any event, watching the video will certainly get Americans psyched to root for Team USA.

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Everly Brothers – “Crying In The Rain”


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“Texas GOP gives Christie the cold shoulder”


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OUR REPUBLICAN LEADERS DEFY THE WILL OF THE AMERICA PEOPLE – WHAT MASTER DO THEY SERVE?


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HOW CAN JOHN BOEHNER CLAIM

TO KNOW WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT

AND AT THE SAME TIME IGNORE OUR WISHES?

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Americans overwhelmingly favor a bill that would give most undocumented immigrants a pathway towards citizenship, according to a new national poll.
The CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public says that the government’s main focus should be on legalizing the status of the undocumented rather than on deporting them and beefing up border security.
The poll was released Thursday, the same day that House Speaker John Boehner signaled any action on immigration is unlikely this year because House Republicans don’t trust President Barack Obama on the issue. [CNN]

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY


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PSALM 97:10

O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.