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Chicago Muslims irate over ‘suicide bomber’ doll parody

Members of Chicago’s Muslim community denounced a parody greeting card depicting a muslim “talking doll” as a toy suicide bomber. WGN-TV reported on Sunday that the card, which features phrases like “Pull string for message, if you dare” and “She’ll blow your brains out,” was brought to the attention of…

Police release video of fatal shootout with Ohio ‘terrorist’

Police in Middlefield, Ohio released the findings on Friday of an investigation of the man incited a street shootout with two officers before being shot dead himself. “He got out of the vehicle, intending to kill my officers,” said police chief Arnold Stanko of 42-year-old James Gilkerson. “We don’t know…

New NRA president: Obama and ‘followers’ are out for revenge

The incoming president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) accused President Barack Obama of a vengeful campaign against gun owners and fellow Democrats during an address at the organization’s annual meeting on Saturday. “Last fall, just before the elections, as community-organizer-in chief, President Obama demanded that his followers extract revenge,”…

Residents question deputy after K-9′s accidental death

The accidental death of a K-9 officer in Perry County, Mississippi has led to residents calling for the local deputy involved to be fired or charged. WLOX-TV reported on Friday that the controversy began after it was revealed that Napo, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois used by the Perry County Sheriff’s…

Celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ with this collection of video homages

Saturday marks an unofficial holiday for many sci-fi fans, and the staff at the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel commemorated “Star Wars Day” with their own fanfilm, much to the chagrin of its founder, actress Felicia Day, who missed out on the creative process. “I don’t even know what to…

NRA speaker’s advice: Keep a gun in your child’s room

A home-defense seminar at this weekend’s National Rifle Association convention urged parents to overcome their initial misgivings and store firearms in their childrens’ bedrooms, Think Progress reported on Saturday. “If you’re worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom with…

Maher: NRA guests Perry, Palin and Nugent are ‘The Axis of A-holes’

The news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was joining other Republican stalwarts at this weekend’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention struck Real Time host Bill Maher as a perfect fit on Friday. “Ted Nugent is speaking, he’s speaking, Sarah Palin is speaking,” Maher said after playing a clip from…

Chris Matthews chides ‘same-politics marriage’ between NRA and RNC chiefs

MSNBC host Chris Matthews slammed the celebratory tone of the first day of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention on Friday. “[Americans] want a way to stop felons, the criminally insane and wifebeaters, if you will, from getting more firepower,” Matthews said. “Well, forget about all that. The National…

Cat ‘meme’ makers sue Warner Bros. over video game copycats

The creators of two popular online cat videos have sued Warner Brothers for allegedly using their characters’ likenesses in the company’s “Scribblenauts” video game series. ABC News reported on Friday that “Nyan Cat” creator Chris Torres and “Keyboard Cat” creator Charles Schmidt are accusing the media conglomerate and game developer…

Newtown victim’s mom tells Moyers: ‘Our hearts are broken, our spirit is not’

The mother of one of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting told Bill Moyers on Friday she and the other parents bereaved in the December 2012 attack were not discouraged by the Senate’s refusal to pass an amendment expanding background checks on gun purchases. “Our hearts are…

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