All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘rick santorum’

Rick Santorum: My Grandfather Was a Democrat, Knew Hitler

Rick Santorum almost didn’t make it to America to run for President. In fact, were it not for a technicality, his family would’ve been turned away at the shore as unwanted immigrants. In 1921, a law was passed in the United States that limited the number of persons allowed to immigrate into the U.S. from southern and eastern Europe. The …

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Rick Santorum Launches New Hashtag to Get Away from Own Name

Rick Santorum is nothing if not persistent. Despite having his own name dragged through the mud in retaliation for equating being gay with bestiality, the former Senator from Pennsylvania is plastering it all over yard signs again. Rick Santorum was famously targeted by radio host Dan Savage with a much-publicized effort to redefine his name. But he bounced back to …

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Rick Santorum Still Has a ‘Frothy’ Search Problem

It looks like there’s a good chance that former Senator Rick Santorum is going to jump into the fray. He appeared on Fox News Wednesday to discuss his plans with Greta Van Susteren, which at this point is only an announcement to make an announcement. RickSantorum.com asks you to “save your seat for a special announcement on May 27. The …

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19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Join Santorum at Gathering

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar joined Mike Huckabee in a roundtable discussion at an event in Iowa today that was billed as the America Takes Action for Iowa Homeschool Day. The Duggars were on hand to “talk about the importance of educational choice and the other conservative policies and principles.” According to the organization website, “Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day provides …

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Santorum And Lohan: Twitter Reacts To Unlikely Buddies

Rick Santorum was at a White House Correspondent’s Dinner over the weekend with President Obama and some influential people in the world of media and beyond; Greta Van Susteren, Jimmy Kimmel, and…Lindsay Lohan? While I’m still not quite sure how Lohan got an invite to such an event, the bigger question is why Rick Santorum was so interested in her. …

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Ann Romney: Our Dog Loved Riding On The Car Roof

In the past few years, now former Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s last name became something else. You’ve probably read dozens of pieces on Santorum’s “Google problem,” so I’ll spare you most of the sticky details. In short, anti-Santorum activists were able to push a certain site called spreadingsantorum.com to the top of Google search results for his last name. That …

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Trisomy 18: Why Santorum Is Leaving The Race

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has announced the end of his campaign today despite a recent rise in his popularity on the trail. The news comes after his 3-year old daughter, Bella, suffered a bout of illness over the weekend and was hospitalized. Santorum took a mini-break from campaigning over the holiday and spent time with his family, but was expected …

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Santorum Is Out

Rick Santorum announced today that he is suspending his campaign for president. Mitt Romney has held a lead in the delegate count and, to many, has been the presumed delegate. The primary in Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania is still two weeks away. Santorum lost his Senate seat there two years ago. Citing concerns for his ailing daughter, Santorum bowed …

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Rick Santorum To Suspend Republican Presidential Campaign

Rick Santorum today announced that he is backing out of the hotly contested race to be the Republican Presidential nominee. Citing things such as dwindling popularity and the health of his daughter, Rick Santorum is pulling out essentially giving the Republican Nomination to Mitt Romney. The nomination and the fight to take out Barak Obama will now fall to only …

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SOPA Gets a New Name, Still Terrible

So long, SOPA. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been really fun. It’s time to celebrate because SOPA’s dead, right? But wait, what’s this CISPA thing RT.com is talking about? Well, if your answer includes something along the lines of “SOPA’s new name” or the “SOPA’s new clothes,” you’re on the right track. Simply put, CISPA–the …

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Gingrich & Santorum Bashed By White House Advisor After Obama Comments

During a press conference on Friday, President Obama expressed his concern for the parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old boy who was shot and killed last month and whose killer has yet to be arrested. Obama said when he thinks about the boy, he thinks about his own kids, even going so far as to say that if he …

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Internet Porn Might Be Banned In Egypt

Rick Santorum riled up Twitter last week when he announced his intentions to ban Internet porn if he were to be elected president. Even if he were to win the presidency, the plan would be met with too much resistance. Too bad the same doesn’t apply to Egypt. The Egypt Independent is reporting that the government is taking the first …

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Santorum Fires Gun, Woman Yells “Pretend It’s Obama!”

It’s well known that Rick Santorum has a lot of fans in Louisiana, whose primary will be held on Saturday. But an incident involving a suggestion for Santorum to pretend he was shooting President Obama has people wondering about those fans and just how hardcore they are in their political stance. While on a tour of the state, Santorum stopped …

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#SaveThePorn Started In Response To Santorum’s War On Porn

We reported yesterday that Rick Santorum, one of the three major GOP candidates gunning for the White House this year, announced his intentions to ban online pornography. His reasoning is that the consumption of pornography leads to “profound brain changes” in children and adults. His plan is to enforce obscenity laws in regards to online porn. This would make it …

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Rick Santorum Wants To Ban Pornography

Since Rick Santorum has a hard time arguing with Mitt Romney about financial issues, he has become the social choice for republican candidate for the president’s office. After his crusades on birth control and gay marriage, he now has his sights set on porn. He released this on his blog: “America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography. A …

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Santorum’s Puzzling Comment About the Dutch [video]

When Rick Santorum first started talking about how the Dutch euthanize their elderly, it elicited gasps. He said that euthanasia was legal in Holland. He told audiences that old people in Holland wear bracelets that say “Do Not Euthanize Me” and are afraid to be hospitalized because 10% of all hospital deaths are from euthanasia every year. He said that …

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Viral Video: Santorum Paid Ad Shows Brown Froth

File this in the Unbelievable category. Even given Rick Santorum’s “Google problem” (you know the one we mean), some PR firm produced a video for him featuring the candidate being shot with brown goop. The video has a Mitt Romney look-alike shooting mud at a cardboard cut-out of Rick Santorum. In the end, the “Romney” guy gets shot with the …

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Romney Has A Santorum Problem (With Search Engines)

You can’t bottle lightning, but you can at least flick the lights on and off really quickly to create a similar albeit campier effect. That seems to be what’s happening with online activists/pranksters trying to duplicate the magnificent hex Dan Savage cast upon Rick Santorum when he codified “Santorum” to mean something other than some guy’s surname, except the new …

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Rick Santorum Sees Surge in Searches, Stays Frothy In Various Search Engines

If you follow U.S. politics at all (or at this point, even turn on a TV), you probably know that Rick Santorum had a good Tuesday night. The former Pennsylvania Senator swept the primary contests, winning Colorado with 40.2% of the vote, Minnesota with 44.8%, and Missouri with 55.2%. Santorum focused a lot of time and energy in these three …

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SOPA: Twitter Weighs In On GOP Debate

As we reported earlier, all four candidates in last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina stated their opposition to SOPA. Ron Paul pointed out that he had always been against it and waiting for the others to catch up. Newt said he ‘favors freedom’. Romney agreed. Santorum doesn’t like SOPA, as is, but still thinks that government should regulate the …

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SOPA: GOP Candidates All Agree

Last night’s CNN debate in South Carolina found all four remaining GOP candidates in harmony on one issue at least. They all feel that SOPA is overreaching and needs to be rethought. Newt Gingrich answered the SOPA question first, saying, “I favor freedom.” He said that there are already tools and avenues of recourse in place to allow copyright holders …

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Ron Paul Is Still President Of The United States Of Twitter

Now that Rick Perry has awkwardly called it quits, there are only four remaining members in the Fellowship of the Ring of Republicans. There’s another primary coming up this weekend, this time in South Carolina, that will surely winnow the field of candidates a little more so as to further solidify the conclusion that Mitt Romney is already the Republican …

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Reddit Ensures Rick Santorum’s Google Rankings Remain

By now, you’ve probably heard about Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his dealings with Google. The issue had to with a particularly unsavory definition that was applied to the candiate’s last name when an Internet search was conducted, something Josh covered extensively here. Now, thanks to some Reddit users who refuse to let Santorum escape without a steady reminder …

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Rick Santorum’s Google Problem Is Not Simply A Google Problem

Former Pennsylvania Senator and current Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has become a hot topic of conversation in the last week or so. The long-time bottom dweller in the Republican Primary field has surged in the past few days, thanks to some hard campaigning in Iowa. And it appears that his work payed off. In Tuesday’s Iowa Caucus, Santorum finished in …

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Google Election & Politics Helps Informed Voters Stay Informed

The U.S. presidential election cycle used to be like a regulated yet exhilarating amusement park ride that you could count on starting and stopping at certain times. Think of the Scrambler: dizzying in experience yet timed to end at a reliable time. Now, with the ubiquity of the 24-hour news cycle and the hordes of blogs and other commentators, the …

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Rick Santorum Asks Google to Help with his Google Problem

Senator and current Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum still has a Google problem. When I say “still,” I am referring to the fact that Santorum has had this little problem for going on four years. And apparently, he has contacted Google in an attempt to rid himself of the annoyance. That request has been denied. First, a little background for those …

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Rick Santorum Trending on Google Thanks To Jon Stewart (NSFW)

Today is Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s birthday. And what could be a better present than being a trending topic on Google? After being mentioned on last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Santorum is, as of this post, 12th on Google Trends. Except the popularity is leading people to discover something less than savory regarding the former Senator from …

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