Senator Apologizes for his Son, Tanner… And Other News

Tanner Flake and Dad

This is what happens when you have kids… Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is apologizing profusely on behalf of his semi-retarded (not actually) son Tanner.

Tanner FlakeTanner, which is a semi-retarded name, tweeted some not so appropriate insults, threatening a “f*ggot” who stole his bike and mocking a Jew for stealing one-liners. Tanner also enjoys using the n-word on facebook and his gaming name on the social app “Fun Run” is “n1ggerkiller”. I guess it’s a better than Tanner Flake. But his dad is not very impressed. “I’m very disappointed in my teenage son’s words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity,” the Republican senator said. Someone’s getting grounded… or spanked? NY Daily News

Police RaidToronto police conducted a series of drugs raids early this morning at more than 30 addresses – including 320 Dixon Road, the apartment building linked to the crack-smoking scandal involving Mayor Rob Ford. The raids were targets at guns, gangs, and drugs… and perhaps a certain crack video? Mayor Ford claims he knows nothing about the raids, saying his “cable was out”. Good one Ford. “My cable was out. I know as much as you guys know,” Ford told reporters Thursday morning outside his office. “I got into the car this morning, reporters were at my house. I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about.” National Post

Couple helping two young children with laptop do homework in dining roomAttention Rush Limbaugh: time to freak out! The white population in the United States is withering away! According to new population estimates from the Census bureau, more white people died in the United States last year than were born. The whites lost about 12,400 among their 198 million in 2012 and this trend is likely to continue. The contributing factors? An aging population, slow economy, and delayed childbearing among white women. You know who’s not slowing down? Hispanics! Last year the census said more of the country’s babies were born to minorities and projected an end of the white majority in 2043. Latino party! Washington Post

Philly BuildingIf you make a mistake on the job, just kill yourself! That’s what the inspector who checked out the Philadelphia building prior to its collapse did. During the demolition, the building fell on a Salvation Army next door, killing six. The man who inspected the building about a month before either felt a lot of guilt or didn’t want to be charged with anything – so he committed suicide. The crane operator, who was high on marijuana at the time, is still alive and well – but is being charged with involuntary manslaughter. USA Today

2007 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyAnother one bites the dust! Taking a cue from Vladimir Putin, media mogul Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch. The News Corporation head honcho married Deng in 1999 after she came to the U.S. on a student visa from China. The two have two children together. Deng’s only claim to fame (besides marrying a billionaire 38 years younger than her less than a month after his last divorce was finalized) is when she famously shielded Murdoch from a pie thrown by a heckler as British MPs quizzed him over his London newspapers’ phone-hacking schemes. BBC News

Angry LegosLego faces are getting angrier! According to a new study that examined 3,655 figures between 1975 and 2010, researchers found that the once smiley toys have been getting increasingly negative facial expressions. As more Lego themes have become conflict based (pirates, Star Wars, etc), the number of happy, smiling Legos has been decreasing. Things used to be so simple in Legoland – the first Lego figures, developed in 1978, had a classic yellow face with a broad simple smile. But as the toys grew, things got a little more complicated. The Guardian

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