Rolling Stone Cover Blurs the Line Between Rock Star and Terrorist… And Other News

Rolling Stone Cover

Rolling Stone Cover: Rock and Roll star or bomb-happy terrorist?

Rolling Stone has released a photo of their August edition with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. Why you ask? Ratings? Bad judgement? Who knows! The cover story reports “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster.” The people of the internet were not pleased. Thousands posted on social media networks calling the cover, which makes Tsarnaev look like a rock star, “tasteless” and “disgusting”. Boston Mayor Tom Menino was equally appalled, saying it “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment.” The Rolling Stone cover, Menino added, “is ill-conceived, at best, and reaffirms a terrible message that destruction gains fame for killers and their ‘causes.’” BBC News

Liz CheneyIf there’s one thing America needs, it’s another Cheney in office. And America is in luck! Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz (the non-lesbian one) announced on Tuesday she will run for Senate in Wyoming. The conservative activist and Fox News contributor (she sounds great!) will take on Wyoming’s current three-term Republican Senator Mike Enzi, who also announced his candidacy on Tuesday, in the Republican primary next summer. Cheney, who began prepping for her candidacy last year, already has the back-stabbing part of politics down pat. “I thought we were friends,” Enzi said when he heard the news. “She said that if I ran, she wasn’t going to run.” Rand Paul, who has a long history of Cheney hatred, was also displeased at the news, mocking Liz Cheney’s decision to run in Wyoming, a state she has no real claim to. It’s a shame they don’t get along – they have so much in common: nepotism, terrible policies, and…. well mainly just nepotism. Washington Post

Emma RobertsActress Emma Roberts, a niece of Julia Roberts, was arrested for domestic violence in Montreal earlier this month, TMZ reported. Emma Roberts? Domestic violence? What’s next – Taylor Swift for grand theft auto? Anyways, according to the police, Roberts and her boyfriend got in a pretty heated argument which left him his a bloody nose and bite marks on his body. The commotion prompted a neighbor to call the police and they proceeded to arrest Roberts based on her boyfriends injuries. Note to self: Never anger Emma Roberts. She will bite you. TMZ

Syrians flee from the Rasulayn region across the border into the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar.The Syrian refugee crisis is the worst. Worse than the Rwandan genocide of 1994? Well, no, not that bad. But definitely the worst since then! At least according to the United Nations. Speaking to the UN Security Council, UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres, said that the conflict in Syria has caused the world’s worst refugee crisis in 20 years and that refugee numbers had not risen “at such a frightening rate” since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The high rate of killings in Syria – at nearly 5,000 a month – is causing people to flee like they’ve never fled before. Al Jazeera

Promotional photo of tubes of Wet kosher lubricantAccording to the Guardian, kosher lube is the new “it” thing for Orthodox Jews and the product is putting oral sex back on the menu for them.  Horny Rabbis have certified a range of lubricants as kosher, giving them the religious stamp of approval – in eight sexy flavours. The kosher certification is only relevant to Jews who swallow a product – so moisturizer or lip balm don’t matter because Jews don’t injest the products. But now Jews are free to lube up during oral sex. Wait… why do Jews need lube for oral sex?? They must be doing it wrong. Or am I doing it wrong….? The Guardian

Programming Note: Reagan is taking off early for the weekend and will be back July 22nd for some fuuuuun times! See you then cats!

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