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Brazilians boiling, blaming Big Pharma for new FDA office in Brazil

MINAS GERAIS — Brazilian officials are in Washington, D.C., today to speak with the Food and Drug and Administration to attempt to get them to change their minds about building an FDA office in Brasilia.

In what Brazilian magazine Epoca is calling the first speed bump in President Dilma Rousseff’s dealings with the United States, the U.S. announced on April 26 it’s plans to build an FDA office in Brasilia – a move Brazilian officials are saying was never discussed with them. [Read more]

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Thanks, Marcelo

Note: Will Kohl over at Back2Stonewall asked me if I’d write him a guest post about some of my experiences in Brazil. Here is that post, originally posted at

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t Gay friendly. But it took coming to Brazil for me to become a full-fledged Gay ally. That change started almost immediately upon my arrival.

Marcelo – my Brother-in-law – is a Gay Brazilian male. I was one of the few that knew this about him almost 10 years ago, when even he struggled admitting it to my wife and her sisters – his closest allies. [Read more]

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Wolfrum's Morning: Say it to Mitt's Face

Wolfrum's morning has been spent running errands and not perusing current events. Thus, today's post is dedicated to allowing you - the discernible reader - to do what Tim Pawlenty just didn't have the courage to do at the GOP Debate  - say what you think right to Mitt Romney's face.

I'll start:

Hey Mitt, would you say ObamneyCare is your greatest achievement?

Your turn.


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Wolfrum's Morning: Gingazzle!


Newt Gingrich understands today's youth. Graphic via Blue Gal.


The Travails of Newt Gingazzle: Seems the Newtster started a charity. For Himself.

Bin Spyin': Pakistan punishing those who helped CIA keep tabs on Osama bin Laden.  [Read more]

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Wolfrum's Morning: Ma ma ma my Sharia

Nope. No future Presidents here.


Unemployment: That summer job just isn't there anymore.

Now You See it ... : Ok, we lost $6 billion or so in cash in Iraq. Soon, this could really start adding up. [Read more]

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Wolfrum's Morning: Not Just for Gays anymore

A poor Internet connection means Wolfrum's Morning was spent doing other things than collecting links. But take it from Neil Patrick Harris at the Tonys, the theater, and this blog aren't just for Gays anymore.

--WKW  [Read more]

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The Dallas Mavericks show the Left that the Team is the thing

As the clock struck zero and the NBA Finals ended, the national sports media found itself forced to focus solely on the Dallas Mavericks. The time for analyzing and re-analyzing Lebron James and the star-studded Miami Heat had come to an end. There was a new champion in town, and the time had come to praise the victors. [Read more]

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Wolfrum's Morning: Newtered

If Neuticals changes the name to Newticals, Gingrich may have a new career. Cause politics just ain't working out.


Brazil's Dangerous Activism: It's becoming more and more dangerous to an activist in Brazil. [Read more]

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Wolfrum’s Morning: Droning on and on

Predator drones


Drones: France and Britain plunk down another $1.5 billion for more drones.

Yemen: More drone bombs, please.

Syria: Syrians begin escaping to Turkey out of fear of their own government.

Pakistan: Death, drones and chaos. [Read more]

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You Don't Deserve Lebron James

Ok, I’ve had about enough of this. Let me be succinct in my opinion here: Lebron James is the best basketball player on the planet. His combination of size, strength, talent and basketball IQ are completely off the charts. He plays defense like his hair is on fire. It is literally a joy to watch him play the game of basketball.

And you people just aren’t appreciating him at all. 

For basketball fans, this postseason has been an embarrassment of riches. The Mavericks have become a brilliantly cohesive team around the great Dirk Nowitzki, and rolled to these NBA Finals after completely humiliating the defending champion Lakers. The Heat have had intense series against the likes of Boston and Chicago, and have emerged at the top of their game.

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Wolfrum's Morning: Spacing Out

Enjoy the galaxy from South Dakota in this spectacular time-lapse video. [Read more]

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Brazil's 2014 World Cup in jeopardy as work lags on stadiums, airports

As Brazil readies itself for the ultimate one-two punch of international sporting events - the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics - one thing has become increasingly clear - Brazil isn't even close to ready to host these two events. [Read more]

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"Lady Thatcher will not be seeing Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is nuts"

It appears the Iron Lady of British Conservatism wants no part of the political entertainer known as Sarah Palin. From today's Guardian:

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Wolfrum's Morning: Once More with Weiner


Andrew Breitbart tried to steal the limelight yesterday at the Anthony Weiner press conference.

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Wolfrum's Morning: Blinding you with science

Some see "The Life Zone" as an insane right-wing anti-choice tank job. Me, all I see is Robert Loggia.

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For God's Sake, Sarah! Tell us what you're doing!!

Speaking as a some-time member of the corporate media, let me just say that Sarah Palin's recent Bus Tour has been driving me nuts. Not only won't Palin tell the Media what the main purpose of the tour is, aside from the hazy patriotic gibberish, but she hardly gives the "Lamestream Media" the time of day!

Now, I understand that Palin quit her job as Governor of Alaska half-way through and that it's highly unlikely she'll ever hold a political office again. But what is the bus tour about!?

Also, I know she effectively tanked the floundering John McCain Presidential candidate when millions of Americans reacted to her with a shudder. But why is she touring the nation?! [Read more]

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Penis in Weiner pic to get Reality Show with Donald Trump

Hey, you heard it here first at the site that specializes in the hottest entertainment news! It seems The Penis in the Anthony Weiner Penis Pic Controversy has accepted a spot on a new reality show with Donald Trump!

The title of the show will be "Trump & The Junk"and highlight the pair's wacky shenanigans around New York and the world, trying to raise awareness for Donald Trump. [Read more]

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Wolfrum's Morning: Random Babble

Yes, as a matter of fact, that is Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby.


Switching Teams: Ex-Iowa GOP lawmaker is now backing same-sex marriage.  [Read more]

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Wolfrum's Morning: My Humps

Happy Hump Day.


War Crimes: Ratko Mladic arrives at the Hague to face justice. War crimes. How novel.  [Read more]

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Moammar Gadhafi announces run for GOP Presidential Nomination

LIBYA – Speaking from an underground bunker somewhere near Tripoli, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi announced his run for U.S. President.

“I mean, there’s a lot going on right now,” said Gadhafi, who is simultaneously being attacked by Libyan rebels and NATO forces. “But the field just seems so, you know, empty.”

Gadhafi’s bid received an endorsement from conservative leader Bill Kristol, who said he was “dazzled” by the dictator’s humor and conservative ideals on a recent Conservative cruise for politicians and donors.

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