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Ohio police chief hospitalized after eating ‘cannabis cake’

An Easter morning craving turned into a cause for concern for the chief of police in Lawrenceville, Ohio, after the cake he ate turned out to be laced with cannabis oil. “All I can describe is, it was the worst feeling in the world,” Mike Berkemeier told WBNS-TV on Friday.…

Homeless man arrested for allegedly setting 63-year-old on fire

A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested on Friday night for allegedly setting another man on fire inside his car. Witnesses told KABC-TV that the victim, a 63-year-old man, was approached by the unidentified suspect while he was parked outside a convenience store in Long Beach, California. The victim refused to…

Maher: Liberals are too scared to say ‘the 2nd Amendment is bullsh-t’

Real Time host Bill Maher castigated liberals on Friday for not standing up for themselves in what he called the constant “center-right” debate on gun safety issues. “Everyone on the left is so afraid to say what should be said,” Maher told his panel. “Which is, the Second Amendment is…

‘Star Wars’ parody puts Disney characters in a galaxy far, far away

If you weren’t happy to hear about Disney’s acquisition of the studio behind the Star Wars franchise, the parody “Return of the Empire” probably won’t put your mind at ease. But everybody else will probably get a few laughs out of it. Director Sam Macaroni’s seven-minute-plus fanfilm takes the company’s…

Gay Republican blasts GOP committee member over party platform

The head of a gay Republican organization accused a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday of putting them in danger of losing future elections following the committee’s decision to include resolutions against same-sex marriage in the party platform. “That is a fantastic way of giving Democrats fodder…

Missouri hospital ex-employee on gay beating case: ‘It makes news because of the f*gs’

A former employee of the Missouri hospital accused of having a gay man arrested and allowing him to be beaten while removing him from his husband’s bedside used homophobic language to defend the facility’s decision online, Americablog reported on Friday. Screenshots captured by Americablog show Paula Grant, a former employee…

Georgia state officials resign after report on drunken ‘fraternity party’

Two top officials at the Georgia Department of Agriculture resigned for their involvement in a party at a state-owned resort that allegedly resembled “a college fraternity party” and included several employees skinny-dipping. WXIA-TV reported on Thursday that Deputy Commissioner Oscar Garrison and Chief Operating Officer Billy Skaggs were “allowed to…

Republican National Committee votes unanimously against marriage equality

The Republican National Committee (RNC) unanimously adopted resolutions against marriage equality on Friday, despite rising support for the idea among voters nationwide. The Washington Post reported that the resolutions, which were approved without debate, include one supporting marriage “as the union of one man and one woman, and as the…

Florida bill designed to fight gambling scandal could cost state thousands of jobs

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill into law on Wednesday imposing new restriction on online gambling parlors in the state that could leave thousands unemployed, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The measure, House Bill 155, was passed by the state Senate on April 4 by a 36-4 vote, following…

Rand Paul to black student: Bringing up GOP voter suppression ‘demeans’ Civil Rights movement

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accused a black Howard University student of demeaning the civil rights movement by bringing up recent GOP efforts to limit voting accessibility. “The Republican Party has been using their state legislators and their governments to prevent African-Americans from voting, because they didn’t want to re-elect President…

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