Friday Wrap: We Will Not Yield, a Friendly Octopus, and More…

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It's Friday! Time to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

First up, this week marked the one year anniversary of Wendy Davis's historic filibuster. We spent some time this week reminiscing on and analyzing the impact of that day, but here's a video from the anniversary event that really sums it all up. We will not yield.

Below the jump, get your World Cup scoop, find out what the Tea Party finds offensive, and more…


-Katherine Haenschen


On Sunday the Tea Party threw its intellectual weight into the Redskins name controversy. They posted a meme of a Cracker Jack box that read “White Americans find this name offensive.” Of course the snack was named for the colloquialism meaning “of excellent quality,” and only the Tea Party could find that offensive.

-Joe Deshotel


The second trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has taken a pop-culture life of its own, thanks mainly to the choice in music. The look and feel of the second trailer has now been re-imagined, to the visuals of the classic Star Wars trilogy.

-Joseph Vogas


Now that's a generous octopus!

-Katherine Haenschen


Remember when faith-based speaker Justin Lookadoo visited a Texas high school to explain that “dateable girls need to shut up”? Now he has a new PR issue to worry about. Indiana police arrested Lookadoo after finding him asleep in his car on the side of the road, smelling like alcohol and covered in vomit. Best of luck to Lookadoo as he (hopefully) finds sobriety and a new career.

-Natalie San Luis


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