Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke talks about the importance of safe sex. When New York-based prophylactics company b Condoms approached me about doing a safe-se ... More >>
Now it's our turn. The Sun-Sentinel this morning endorsed Mitt Romney. Then the Miami Herald threw its support to Barack Obama.We don't endorse candidates. We are just a motley crew of renegades who like to throw darts at pictures of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Britney Spears.But we believe Mitt ... More >>
According to an ad running today in The Sarasota Tribune-Herald, Barack Obama is basically going to come down to your place of work and fire you, and then give it to an illegal immigrant. He's then going to reach into your pocket and steal all your cash to pay for gay babies and abortions. Go ahead ... More >>
Amid the sound, fury, and heated arguments between 82-year-old actors and empty chairs at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, I stopped briefly to listen to Mommy Lobby President Cindy Chafian argue with a French blogger. "All I'm saying is that there should be a 48-hour cool-off period an ... More >>
Plan B is not actually an "abortion pill." It's an emergency contraceptive intended to be taken within three days after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. However, many Republicans aren't deterred from referring to it as a form of abortion. Mitt Romney, in fact, has referred to medicines like Plan B ... More >>
In the past year, the Magic City has seen more pop-ups than Katie Perry performing inside a correctional facility. We've been inundated with so-called "pop-up" restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Impromptu porno studios have popped-up (and then promptly deflated) on Monument Island, inside a pizze ... More >>
Ave Maria University -- the much-troubled, uber-Catholic institution near Naples -- is suing the Obama administration over its rule requiring health plans to cover free contraception."It is a sad day when an American citizen or organization has no choice but to sue its own government in order to exe ... More >>
Rick Perry has dropped out of the race and returned to Racial Slur Hideaway, Herman Cain is now making unwanted advances on his housecats, Rick Santorum's last name is a synonym for booty juice, and Newt Gingrich is an angry, sexed-up troll with facial hemorrhoids. Even with Newt's victory in Sout ... More >>
Late on Tuesday, three Florida state senators -- Mike Haridopolos, John Thrasher and Mike Fasano -- pushed through a resolution honoring so-called "crisis pregnancy centers," a symbolic gesture that has outraged the abortion rights movement. The problem, advocates say, is that such centers have reli ... More >>
Among the claims made by Nevin Shapiro that Yahoo! Sports journalist Charles Robinson really had no business including in his story: allegations that Shapiro funded an abortion for a woman impregnated by a University of Miami football player. That aspect really has no impact on the school. It nei ... More >>
A candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.
Michael E. MillerNo Bieber's were harmed in the making of this photo.When Justin Bieber made the momentous decision to allow someone to cut off his famous locks, MTV called it "the haircut heard 'round the world."So Riptide wasn't surprised when we heard that the precious pelo had sold for $40,66 ... More >>
The Biebz is full of love. But he hates America.The Biebz thinks Americans are "evil," and according the 16-year-old Canuck, sometimes rape "happens for a reason." At least, that's what he told Rolling Stone's Vanessa Grigoriadis in the forthcoming issue that hits newsstands on February 18. "Ca ... More >>
via News-LeaderWhile freshman Rep. Frederica Wilson has more important things on her priority list she's still trying to get presumptive Speaker of the House John Boehner to let her wear her trademark hats while the House is in session. Well, she's found an unlikely alley in a conservative Republ ... More >>
CampusReform.org's mission includes giving college "conservatives powerful new weapons in their fight for the hearts and minds of the next generation of citizens, politicians, and members of the media" and helping "a new generation of student activism to identify, expose, and combat the radical l ... More >>
Florida's House of Representatives is pretty much closed for business today. That's because Republicans decided to bring up a last-minute piece of pro-life legislation in the final days of the regular session. Democrats pulled a rare procedural move and have virtually shut the body down.Republica ... More >>
Last week marked the five-year anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo. Just ten days before the March 31 anniversary, Family Guy, which basically stays relevant by creating controversy, poked fun of the entire Schiavo affair by including a storyline about Stewie's pre-school class pu ... More >>
via Navy.Mil/Wiki CommonsTim Tebow isn't the only football star stepping into the gridiron of abortion rights. New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita told the New York Times he doesn't exactly agree with Tim Tebow's pro-life message, his support of Focus on the Family, or with CBS's ... More >>
Predictably, Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad for the politically divisive, anti-gay, and pro-choice group Focus on the Family is causing controversy.Focus has released few details about the ad, but it will likely feature UF's Heisman winner and his mother, Pam Tebow. Pam notably carried Tim to term despit ... More >>
Riptide put up somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 posts this year, so before we get started on writing 3,000 more it's time to sit back and look at some our successes: Our top ten posts by pageviews.Yeah, it's a collection of slightly seedy stuff, with abortion doughnuts, rape tunnels, and XXXra ... More >>
In an interview with Time, Charlie Crist and his senate campaign manager Eric Eikenberg say that in the face of Marco Rubio's right-wing threat, the Governor new tactic will be to bolster his conservative credentials while casting doubts on Rubio's. [Crist and Eikenberg] described a counterattack fo ... More >>
You can bet there'll be plenty of riled up, sign-waving pro-lifers outside the Miami-Dade courthouse Friday. One of the country's most gripping abortion trials will begin at 9 a.m. And Riptide has some new info to add to an old case. Back in 2006, an 18-year-old mother named Scyloria Williams went t ... More >>
Mayoral candidate Tomas Regalado may be accused of not being able to deal with his personal finances (he claims to only be worth $5000 year after year, and once had his wages garnished for not paying taxes), but his campaign manager is doing a good job with his war chest. He's consistently out-raisi ... More >>
The Florida Personhood Amendment we wrote about last week would not only outlaw abortion in the state, but also potentially ban birth control pills and other forms of contraception.The American Life League, one of the main groups behind the push (when it's not busy printing tacky "Bury Oba ... More >>
via BravoTVGeorge and Martha of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Burt Pugach and Linda Riss of Crazy Love. Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan of Us Weekly. Pop culture is full of quite literally insane couples who manage to stay together no matter how much we're secretly rooting for their relations ... More >>
LocalThree years later, Belkis Gonzalez, the owner of an abortion clinic who put a live baby in a bag after a botched abortion, is arrested. [NBC6] The original building that housed Miami Senior High has been repurposed as a community center. [Herald]The half-penny tax for transit will now be allow ... More >>
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