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Watch: Anthony Weiner tries to sound ‘Jamaican’ during West Indian Day Parade

While New York City’s annual West Indian Day Parade drew many of the city’s mayoral candidates on Monday, Anthony Weiner seemed to want to go the extra mile in ingratiating himself with the voters. Video posted by the New York Daily News on Monday shows Weiner calling out, “Anybody here…

Comedian Lee Camp: Supporting war in Syria makes believing in Scientology look sensible

Comedian and activist Lee Camp sounded off against the burgeoning campaign for a military strike against the Syrian government, likening it to buying into Scientology, which he described as the religion in which “Tom Cruise is the Virgin Mary and Will Smith is the Burning Bush.” “L. Ron Hubbard didn’t…

Oregon bakery that refused to serve same-sex couple closes shop

The Oregon cake shop that was investigated by state officials after refusing to fulfill an order by a lesbian couple has closed its doors, the Williamette Week reported. According to a Facebook post on Friday, Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s store in Gresham, Oregon closed as of Saturday, with owners Aaron…

Human bones found at infamous Florida reform school

Researchers from the University of South Florida are exhuming remains from the bodies of 19 long-lost residents of the infamous Dozier Reform School for Boys in the Florida Panhandle. “Even if we can’t name them, just the fact that they’re not lost, with trees growing through them, is a big…

Keith Olbermann dissects CBS columnist’s callous take on NFL concussion victims

Keith Olbermann coolly picked apart a CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco’s craven dismissal of the risks professional football players take of sustaining brain injuries in a commentary Friday night, using the online columnist’s own “nasty” words to highlight Prisco’s own selfishness. “In the wake of the $765 million settlement between the…

Republicans already split on how to address Syria vote

While President Barack Obama said on Saturday he would ask Congress to sign off on a strike against the Syrian government, Republican lawmakers had mixed reactions to the plan, with House Homeland Security Committee chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accusing Obama of sidestepping his duties as commander-in-chief. “He should not…

Melissa Harris-Perry slams Montana judge: You’re sounding a lot like Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who has drawn national criticism over his decision to give a 49-year-old man a 30-day jail sentence for the rape of a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide. “If I didn’t know any better, I’d think…

‘Libtard’-hating police chief’s suspension extended indefinitely

The Pennsylvania police chief who attracted attention for his profanity-laden videos featuring him cursing local and federal officials while wielding firearms agreed on Friday to extend his suspension without pay indefinitely until his lawyer can meet with his local city council. The Patriot-News reported on Friday that the Gilberton City…

Minnesota Democrat running to become state’s first trans woman in Congress

A 59-year-old Democratic congressional candidate is pushing to become the first trans woman from Minnesota to serve as a federal lawmaker. According to Roll Call, Paula Overby has filed the required paperwork to enter the Democratic primary field in hopes of unseating Rep. John Kline (R-MN). Kline was elected to…

Republican Mississippi sheriff indicted on 31 counts for abusing powers

The sheriff for Jackson County, Mississippi was indicted Friday on 31 criminal counts and accused of abusing his position to not only order a female deputy to give him sexual favors, but pursue a murder case against the wishes of an investigating detective. WKRG-TV reported on Friday that the charges…

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