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Some of Bud Light's print advertising in gay publications showed same-sex couples holding hands.*
Letter-writing Air Force veteran chides President Clinton for stating that the "older generation must learn to sacrifice as other generations have done."
Wal-Mart is the target of a Planned Parenthood boycott because of its refusal to sell a "morning after" pill.
Darrell Scott, father of student killed in the Columbine High shootings, gave testimony to a House judiciary sub-committee.*
Participating in a voluntary 3-hour blackout is an effective form of protest over how energy policies are being handled by the government.
Texas governor George W. Bush "refused to sell his home to blacks."
The United States Postal Service is discontinuing the Black Heritage series of stamps and destroying the remaining stock.
Folks are up in arms about a video game called Panty Raider.
A new Martin Luther King stamp will be discontinued and recalled if more postal customers don't start to purchase them.
No Fear, Inc., a popular retailer, is being confused with the National Organization for European American Rights (N.O.F.E.A.R.), a white supremacist organization.
During an upcoming trip to China and Vietnam, President Clinton plans to alter long-standing naval regulations to allow the American flag to fly below that of Vietnam on a U.S. Navy ship.
John Hancock is planning to drop a controversial commercial featuring two women who've adopted a baby from Asia.
Al Gore offered to sell his Senate vote on a 1991 Gulf War resolution to whichever side would give him more publicity.
Principal Jody McLoud of Roane County High School in Kingston, Tennessee, delivered a controversial speech before a school football game.
Wal-Mart is selling globes with Israel labelled as 'Palestine.'
A web site advocates techniques for creating 'bonsai kittens'.*
The state of Missouri named a stretch of highway adopted by the Ku Klux Klan the "Rosa Parks Highway."
A United States Geological Survey mapmaker was fired for posting a map on the WWW showing that caribou breeding grounds fall in area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge which the Bush administration wants to open to oil exploration.
After a spectator at a Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia told President Bush that he was "disappointed" with his work, the President responded, "Who cares what you think?"
Sprint long distance service lists calls placed to Israel as having a destination of 'Palestine' on customers' bills in order to "court Arab business."
7th graders in California are subjected to an intense three-week course in Islam and are forced to pray to Allah and memorize Koran verses.*
Wal-Mart employees must buy flags for their stores.
A new can design introduced by Pepsi includes the text of the Pledge of Allegiance with the words "under God" omitted.*
During an interview with CORE national spokesman Niger Innis, MSNBC displayed a graphic identifying him as "Nigger Innis."
Spurning gasoline from Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Exxon, and Mobil will cut off the funding of terrorists.*
Female athletes competing at the Olympics are getting pregnant just so they can abort the baby and by so doing enhance their performance through hormone doping.*
Fuji stores are distributing complimentary world maps that omit Israel.
Dell Computer cancelled an order placed by Weigand Combat Handguns because the company name triggered a security alert.
Some celebrities promised to leave the USA if George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election.
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross declined to allow an invited musical troupe to performs songs such as "God Bless the USA" at an awards luncheon.
The Clinton administration and the Democrats have received more campaign contributions from Enron and have been more accommodating of Enron's lobbying efforts than the current administration and the Republicans.*
An upcoming film from director Steven Spielberg will document the current uprising in the West Bank from a pro-Palestinian point of view.
Sequence of photographs captures the summary execution of a Palestinian by Israeli police.
During a recent MTV appearance, singer Shakira said she'd rather have pigs listening to her music than Israelis.
A Middle Eastern advertisement created by Coca-Cola depicts the Coke logo emblazoned on the Dome of the Rock.
Not buying American Terrorist (a book about Timothy McVeigh) will prevent the Oklahoma City bomber from garnering additional publicity.
Coca-Cola has announced that it will be donating four days' worth of income to Israel.
The Marriott International hotel chain sent a letter to an Israeli travel agent addressed to "Jerusalem, Occupied Palestinian Area."
Article contrasts compensation to families of September 11 victims with benefits paid to families of servicemen killed on active duty.*
The Home Depot chain of stores is declining to do business with the federal government.
The Los Angeles Times ran a political cartoon that depicts a Muslim and Jew praying at a wall featuring the word "hate" in large letters.
Claire Braz-Valentine wrote and read "An Open Letter to John Ashcroft" at Cabrillo College.*
Comedian Dennis Miller is the author of an Internet-circulated "rant" about the Pledge of Allegiance.
Airport security screeners required a woman to drink her stored breast milk before allowing her to board a flight.
Man is outraged because airport security personal touched his wife's breasts.
The web sites of German automobile manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz both displayed maps of the Middle East which left Israel unidentified.
The Golden Corral restaurant in Tyler, Texas, displayed a sign bearing the legend "Bless America."
A Saint Xavier University professor sent a scathing, condemnatory message to an Air Force Academy cadet who was seeking assistance in planning an assembly for college students.
Actor Sean Penn published a letter to President George W. Bush in The Washington Post.
Some Texas post offices were required to remove posters bearing the words "In God We Trust" from display.
Bill Clinton was the "first pardoned federal felon ever to serve as President of the U.S."*
W. David Hager, a physician and anti-abortion activist, has been appointed to an FDA committee on reproductive drugs.*
Berkshire Hathaway, the legendary company headed by Warren Buffett and new owner of Pampered Chef, supports pro-choice causes.
Hunting for Bambi, a Las Vegas-based business, has been conducting "hunts" of naked women for customers armed with paintball guns.
The DarkProfits web site offers all sorts of illegal goods and services for sale.*
A company known as FCUK is promoting a fragrance with a "scent to bed" advertising campaign.
The FCC has approved the use of the f-word on any TV show or radio program.
The County of Los Angeles has requested that equipment vendors avoid using the industry term "Master/Slave" in product descriptions and labeling.
Arab/Islamic states consistently vote against the U.S. in the United Nations.
Olive Garden policy prohibits display of the U.S. flag.
Dakota Lamb's hair was cut by bullies on a bus.
Photograph shows a baby found abandoned in a national park.
Elena Burns posted disparaging remarks about soldiers on Facebook with the goal of "making her famous."
Video shows rapper Lil Wayne stepping on a U.S. flag while shooting a music video.
First Lady Michelle Obama disrupted treatments and separated families during a photo op at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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