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  • Ladies and gentlemen, your coach of the year:
    Coach Bob Grisham, who also teaches psychology and driver's ed at the school, was caught on tape ranting about the cafeteria's "600-calorie" lunches, blaming them on "fat butt Michelle Obama."

    He went on to call the First Lady a "big fat gorilla."

    "Our country is going in the wrong direction, you'd better be aware of it," Grisham told his students. "And people running around like, oh it'll get better, it'll get better. No, it ain't gone get no better until things change."

    Apparently unaware that "it gets better" is the slogan of a campaign aimed at gay teens who are bullied because of their sexuality, Grisham prods students to "call the superintendent and tell her" that "I don't like queers."

    But really--it's not the policies that need to change for conservatives to make a comeback, it's the message!
  • A legislator in Mississippi is going back to the Bush-era well of human-animal hybrid bans:
    State Rep. William Tracy Arnold (R-Booneville) proposed the ban on using human embryos in any hybrid project. The measure is part of a bill that would restrict abortion, human cloning and assisted suicide. Arnold told wapt.com that he included the ban as a way to restrict embryo research.
    But as you know, it's not the policies that need to change. It's just the message.
  • Want to know how an owl is able to turn its head a full 270 degrees without having a stroke? Very carefully, of course, and with special vertebrae and blood flow channels.
  • Some students are not having a good time dealing with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act:
    Under the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, lifetime limits are supposed to be a thing of the past. But there are about 30 schools in the country, mostly in California and the Ivy League system, that offer students what is called self-funded student health insurance.

    Instead of using an insurance company, a university runs the program, and student premiums directly pay for it. Experts say it's a complicated system to run, but it's ultimately a lot cheaper for a school, because it eliminates the middleman of an insurance company.

    What's the problem? These self-funded health insurance plans are exempt from the ban on coverage caps. So if a student has a really expensive health problem, like my friend Kenya Wheeler has been experiencing, they risk being dropped from the coverage that's keeping them alive. Our universities can and should do better in providing health insurance to a mostly young and healthy population.
  • Who will replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation? Despite rumors to the contrary, it will apparently not be my mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. Many public transit advocates were hoping this to happen because of Mayor Villaraigosa's role in expanding public transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles.
  • Behind the scenes at the puppy bowl.
  • RIP Mayor Ed Koch.

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