News: Nate Silver, Jeremy Renner, Marriage Money, Gaza

1NewsIcon Miami bar Tobacco road has been many things in its 100 years, including a gay bar. With weed food possibly going mainstream in Colorado and Washington, CBS News takes a look at some cooks crafting foods that will make you smile.

1NewsIcon Some low ball estimates for immediate revenue Maryland, Maine and Washington could enjoy once same-sex marriages get up and running: “Wedding-related spending for in-state couples is projected be about $16
million in Maine, $63 million in Maryland and $89 million in Washington.”

1NewsIcon On Dean Chambers’ attacks on Nate Silver and his “voodoo statistics”: “There was more than a touch of homophobia to the criticism (Silver is gay), not to mention an aversion to scientific rationalism that has come to characterize certain segments of the conservative right. (Gawker compared the attack to “something like a jock slapping a math book out of a kid’s hands and saying, ‘NICE NUMBERS, FAG.'”)”

1NewsIcon An Israeli airstrike on Gaza City killed eleven people today.

1NewsIcon Oh, Rupert Murdoch: “Why is the Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?”

Allenwest1NewsIcon Tea Party Rep. Allen West’s supporters are losing their minds after election officials failed to meet a recount deadline, meaning that, as expected, Democratic rival Patrick Murphy will take West’s seat in Washington, though not before more right wing protests, of course.

1NewsIcon Adam Roberts somehow got great chefs to share their best kept culinary secrets. Now he’s passing them on to you. How delicious.

1NewsIconBecause You’re So Sweet

1NewsIcon Just for the record, David Beckham is not leaving the LA Galaxy to play in Australia.

1NewsIcon Michael Fassbender rubbed up on co-star Ryan Gosling while shooting Terrence Malick’s new film in Mexico.

1NewsIcon The happiest of birthdays to Rachel McAdams.

1NewsIcon Check out Fiona Apple’s new track for This Is 40.

1NewsIcon Don’t expect marriage equality in Pennsylvania, at least not without federal or SCOTUS intervention: “Gov. Tom Corbett and many in the
Republican-controlled General Assembly oppose gay marriage, and state
law barring it would have to be repealed or struck down by a court. Those on both sides of the
issue say the commonwealth’s political climate has not forced lawmakers
to take a stand on the issue, which isn’t viewed as a high priority.”

Rennersnl1NewsIcon Jeremy Renner and the SNL cast had a ball sending-up The Avengers last night.

1NewsIcon The origin of Twitter-born words: “Jacob Eisenstein at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and colleagues examined 30 million tweets sent from US locations between December 2009 and May 2011… After collecting the data, the team built a mathematical model that
captures the large-scale flow of new words between cities. The model
revealed that cities with big African American populations tend to lead
the way in linguistic innovation.”

1NewsIcon Cynthia Deford, a lesbian mother in Washington state, has started a petition to ban teachers from campaigning for political causes in school after her daughter’s teacher wore a button supporting a ban on gay marriage there.


  1. Jerry says

    I love the addition of Kate McKinnon from Big Gay Sketch Comedy. She is the funniest woman out there. HOWEVER this weeks SNL was awful and Jeremy Renner is indeed the worst. I wouldnt like him even if he werent a closet case.

  2. JAMES says

    Renner was a terrible, terrible SNL host. Along with Maroon 5 performing this was probably my least favorite SNL this season so far. The Californians skit along with Seth’s always amazing Weekend Update saves this show once again. I do have to say I was genuinely surprised at Jeremy’s singing voice. He can sing. Didn’t know that.

    I’m not trying to be mean here but does anyone else think Jeremy Renner has the mouth of a 90 y/o grandfather? You know what I’m talking about? With dentures and all? I don’t think Jeremy has dentures of course, but it sure looks like it. It’s so strange.

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