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‘Old woman’ Colbert tells Maryland Dem.: Stop Obama from taking my Social Security

Stephen Colbert adopted the persona of a senior citizen on Monday to highlight Rep. Donna Edwards’ (D-MD) disagreement with President Barack Obama on whether to cut Social Security benefits. “Imagine I’m an old woman in your district,” Colbert proposed to Edwards, who represents her state’s 4th congressional district. “What do…

Judge uses ‘Star Trek’ knowledge to smack down ‘porn-trolling’ attorneys

A Califorina District Judge flexed an apparently extensive knowledge of the Star Trek franchise in a decision against what he called a “porn trolling collective” of attorneys who exploited copyright laws to pursue lawsuits against people they accused of illegally downloading adult videos online. Salon reported on Tuesday that Judge…

Anti-immigration advocate calls Rubio ‘Schumer’s waterboy’ in Tea Party call

The head of a conservative group seeking to limit immigration reform denigrated Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) while saying he should be the focus of efforts to curtail the recent legislation proposed by Rubio and the bipartisan “Gang of 8.” “The question, the way it would have to be presented to…

Air Force brochure for rape victims: ‘It may be advisable to submit’

A sexual assault “prevention and response” brochure issued by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) advises victims to consider submitting to their attack, Wired magazine reported on Tuesday. “It may be advisable to submit than to resist,” the guide (PDF) said in a section labeled, “If you are attacked,” saying victims…

West Virginia senator: Women senators ‘are on top of’ military sexual assault reports

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggested in an interview on Tuesday that it was his female colleagues’ responsibility to monitor reports of sexual assault in the U.S. military. “I talk to all the different senators, especially to our female senators, who are really on top of this and watching it very…

Florida couple arrested during drug bust for mistreating 47 dogs

A drug investigation led sheriffs officials in Polk County, Florida to discover 47 dogs kept in horrible conditions by a local couple. The Lakeland Ledger reported on Monday that 49-year-old Randall Huggins and 55-year-old Bernice Walskey were arrested on May 3 on 40 counts apiece of confining an animal without…

Army veteran accidentally shoots himself dead inside fraternity house

A U.S. Army veteran accidentally shot and killed himself while allegedly showing a gun to a friend at his college fraternity’s house early Sunday morning. The Murray Ledger & Times reported on Tuesday that 23-year-old Clayton Law was inside the Alpha Sigma Phi house at Murray State University in Murray,…

Colbert: After Obama takes our bullets, he’s buying up Rush’s hookers and canned frosting

A trip down the conspiracy theory rabbit-hole — if that even is a rabbit, and not a groundhog in a costume — had Stephen Colbert convinced on Monday that the threat of a federal ammunition buyout was real. And it wasn’t stopping there. “If Obama can’t take our guns, he’ll…

Bay area ‘lewd behavior’ ban on pooping or peeing on subways goes into effect

Starting Monday, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) riders will have to think twice before using trains or train platforms as public bathrooms, or risk losing the ability to use them at all. SF Weekly reported on Monday that transit police will now be able to issue “prohibition orders” against repeat…

Kris Kobach set to pursue longstanding voter fraud allegations

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is likely to be granted the power to investigate and prosecute election fraud cases, the Associated Press reported on Friday. Both the state House and Senate have approved bills that would allow Kobach’s office the expanded purview, and Kobach said he is optimistic…

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