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Right-wing aide: Food stamp cuts are OK because I ‘saved money’ living on them

Donny Ferguson (no relation to this reporter), an aide to outspoken right-wing congressman Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) claims that people who say that the Special Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps, isn’t enough to live on are lying and that the program should be cut even…

Christian host: Liberals want immigration because conservatives are having more sex

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer waded into the recent discussion over immigration and “fertility” on Wednesday, saying liberals are behind reforming U.S. immigration laws out of concern over being outnumbered by natural procreation. “Conservatives are just outbreeding liberals, and that’s a huge problem for liberals, because there’s just gonna be…

Chomsky: Obama is ‘dedicated to increasing terrorism’

In a wide-ranging interview with GRITtv host Laura Flanders, MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky plainly stated that President Barack Obama’s administration is “dedicated to increasing terrorism” all around the world. In his view, the NSA spying scandal clearly illustrates how subservient to corporate and state power the American media…

Freeway bridge collapse kills one and injures another in Arizona

(Reuters) – A freeway bridge under construction collapsed in Mesa, Arizona, on Wednesday, killing one worker and injuring another, a fire department spokesman said. The collapse occurred when four workers were removing supports from the bridge being built for the State Route 202 freeway, Captain Forrest Smith of the Mesa…

Personhood Ohio auctioning assault rifles to fund anti-abortion effort

The founder of Personhood Ohio says that God “willed the apostles to sacrifice their lives” so he has decided to auction of his personal assault rifles and over 2,500 rounds of ammunition to raise funds for banning abortion. “What do you do when you have a Personhood mailing to 20,000…

British ‘Girl Scouts’ drop pledge to ‘love my God’

The Girl Guides of England, the British equivalent to the U.S.’ Girl Scouts, have modified their membership pledge to accomodate atheist members and prospective members, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. “We knew that some people found our Promise confusing on this point and that it discouraged some girls and…

Gun-loving heckler Tasered after harassing shooting survivor

A gun enthusiast was tackled, Tasered and arrested by police at a Concord, New Hampshire gun control rally on Tuesday night after he repeatedly harassed a speaker who was calling for all gun buyers to undergo background checks. The man that Daniel Musso, 52, was interrupting is John Cantin, a…

Same sex couples still face significant discrimination in housing

A new study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that same sex couples are more likely to be passed over as tenants than heterosexual couples in the online rental housing market. According to a press release from HUD, the treatment afforded to same sex couples is…

Man charged for castrating paraplegic at Philadelphia assisted living home

A 41-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other crimes after police say that he castrated a paraplegic man at an assisted living home in Philadelphia. Police said that Edgar Bonilla was visiting a female friend at the Inglis Apartments at Elmwood when the incident occurred…

California man accused of stabbing father and sawing off his own hands

Sheriff’s officials in Redding, California charged a 27-year-old man with attempted homicide on Tuesday after the suspect allegedly stabbed his father with scissors before severing his own hands. KOVR-TV reported that Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies found Jason Dunn standing in his driveway while his father, 59-year-old Gregory Dunn, lay on…

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