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Carl’s Jr. Ends Famous “Sexy Girl” Ads [VIDEO]

Every few months for the last several years One Million Moms has issued a screeching denouncement of the “pornographic” ads that have made Carl’s Jr. famous. Well, those ads are apparently a thing of the past. Ad Week reports on the new launch: Folksy and charming, Carl Hardee Sr. is a no-nonsense kind of guy who doesn’t care much for …

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Mexican Archdiocese Declares That Any Mexican Company That Helps Build Trump’s Wall Are Traitors

Reuters reports: Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the country’s biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher …

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Trump Administration Rules That Trump’s Company Is Running Trump Hotel In “Full Compliance” With Rules

This is normal. Everything is fine. The Washington Post reports: Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel’s lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in “full compliance” despite a clause in the agreement barring any “elected official of the Government of the United States” from deriving “any benefit.” In a Thursday letter to Eric Trump, the president’s …

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CALIFORNIA: Apparel Company Hits Ivanka Trump With Class Action Lawsuit For “Unfair Competition”

Law Newz reports: A lawsuit against Ivanka Trump’s business was just filed in California state court by family-owned boutique Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC). And it’s not just any lawsuit – it’s a class action lawsuit, brought on behalf of a whole group of women’s clothing and accessory companies. The lawsuit alleges that Ivanka’s business got a sweet deal when President …

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Apple Launches Red iPhone 7 As HIV/AIDS Fundraiser

CNET reports: Apple on Tuesday unveiled a variant of its flagship phone as part of the (Red) program, which funds programs that combat HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The special edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come in 128-gigabyte and 256GB configurations, starting at $749. They will go on sale Friday. While Apple has long …

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Trump Drops 220 Spots On Forbes Richest List

FAKE NEWS! The BBC reports: Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. According to the magazine’s annual rich list, Mr Gates’ fortune rose to $86bn, from $75bn, followed by investor Warren Buffett, up $14.8bn to $75.6bn. It was bad news for US …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Channels Ellen Ripley [VIDEO]

Get away from her, Amazon! Via Gizmodo: What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that’s the impression you might get from the photos and …

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SUCK IT, HATERS: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Smashes Box Office Records Despite Right Wing Boycott

CNN reports: “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney’s live action remake of its beloved 1991 animated film, made an estimated $350 million worldwide this weekend. Of that total, $170 million came at theaters in North America. The domestic total exceeded what people in the industry had expected, and it broke the record for the biggest box office opening in March. The …

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Gifts For The Christian Who Has Everything

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Here’s the Perfect Lenten Gift for the Christian who has everything! This unique novelty gift will bless all who receive it, this Lenten Season! The ‘GODLY’ message, on all of our Lenten Blankets, will be forever cherished by Christians around the world! Its message is for everyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as their …

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MAINE: Lack Of Oxford Comma In Wage Law Could Cost Company Millions In Class Action Overtime Lawsuit

The New York Times reports: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page …

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PALM BEACH: County Officials Seek To Recoup Millions In Security Costs By Taxing Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump has taken to calling his Mar-a-Lago spread on Palm Beach the “winter White House.” Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner wonders if it should have another name: “municipal service benefit unit.” Kerner’s name is far less catchy than Trump’s, but it could give the county a way to impose a special tax …

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Ivanka Trump Discontinues High-End Jewelry Line In Favor Of “Accessibly-Priced Solution-Oriented Products”

Because the world NEEDS an inexpensive bracelet solution. Dollar stores, here she comes! The New York Times reports: Over the last few weeks, it seemed like Neiman Marcus could not make up its mind about whether to sell Ivanka Trump’s fine jewelry. The brand’s baubles disappeared, reappeared and then disappeared again from the department store’s website. But now, Neiman Marcus …

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Kushner Family Company To Rake In $400M From Company With “Murky Ties” To Chinese Government

Bloomberg reports: A company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, stands to receive more than $400 million from a prominent Chinese company that is investing in the Kushners’ marquee Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Ave. The planned $4-billion transaction includes terms that some real estate experts consider unusually favorable for the …

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China Moves To Grant Trump 38 Business Trademarks: Massage Parlors, Escort Services, Golf Clubs, Hotels

The Associated Press reports: China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his family to potentially develop a host of branded businesses from hotels and golf clubs to bodyguard and concierge services, public documents show. Trump’s lawyers in China applied for the marks in April 2016, as Trump railed against …

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REPORT: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Forecast To Shatter Box Office Records Despite Boycott By Haters

Deadline Hollywood reports: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast doesn’t open for another 9 days, however, Fandango today indicated that the live-action feature adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1991 animated pic is already beating the pre-sales of both Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory. Those two movies turned out to be last summer’s and Disney’s top titles in regards to openings …

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Brother And Sister Battle For Attention Of Hunky Pool Boy In New Commercial From Coca-Cola [VIDEO]

If the haters aren’t already boycotting Coke, this will probably do it. Britain’s Attitude Magazine reports: Coca-Cola have just released an early contender for our favourite ad campaign of the year – and it’s one that manages to combine humour with a refreshingly inclusive take on modern family life. The hilarious new commercial sees a hunky pool boy inspire some …

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DNA Test: Subway’s Chicken Is 50% Something Else

CBS News reports: How much chicken is actually in your chicken sandwich? A study by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s consumer affairs show “Marketplace” says researchers conducted DNA tests on several chicken sandwiches from fast-food restaurants and found that Subway’s chicken breast contained only about half chicken. The rest was mostly soy. Subway said Tuesday the report was “absolutely false and …

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NEW YORK CITY: Marketing Officials Forecast $600M Decline In Tourism Revenue Because Donald Trump

The New York Times reports: For the first time in seven years, New York City officials expect the number of foreign visitors to decrease, a drop they attribute to the protectionist policies and rhetoric of President Trump — saying that those moves are scaring off many of the visitors who have helped fuel the city’s robust growth since the last …

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World Net Daily: The Family Christian Chain Went Bankrupt Because They Didn’t Love Jesus Properly

Via World Net Daily: News came this week that Family Christian Stores is finally shuttering all 240 locations. The 85-year-old chain filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015, and now the end has come for the Christian retail giant that employed 3,000 and stretched across 36 states. They did it to themselves. The explosion came from within, as decades of pandering …

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Family Christian Chain To Close All 240 Stores After “Prayerfully Trusting God’s Plan For Our Organization”

Every time Macy’s closes a few stores or Target has a bad quarter, the right wing celebrates their “victory.” So today we get this: Family Christian, the “World’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise” is set to close at 240 stores in 36 states after 85 years. The non-profit store, which employs 3,000 people, said that the store had been seeing …

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