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Conservative think tanker tells tea partiers: Being drawn and quartered ‘too good’ for Obama

A senior analyst for the conservative Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) expressed support for the idea of not only impeaching President Barack Obama during a speech to a Florida Tea Party group, but also for his public execution, Right Wing Watch reported. “We all know, if there ever was a…

Bill Maher: Why aren’t Tea Party ‘numbskulls’ complaining about militarized police forces?

Real Time host Bill Maher accused conservatives on Friday of ignoring the increase in reports of excessive force by local police departments — the kind of “jack-booted government thugs” Republicans used to criticize. “This is the massive expansion of government power that you numbskulls in the Tea Party should be…

George Takei to Maher: Shatner made me want to drive the Enterprise into the Death Star

Actor and activist George Takei burst Real Time host Bill Maher’s fandom bubble on Friday when he discussed his longtime rift with fellow Star Trek star William Shatner. “Canadians have a certain image of being even-tempered and friendly and all that,” Takei said of Shatner. “Well, he is a person…

‘I want to go home to my bed’: Protesters fight disabled Seattle veteran’s eviction

Demonstrators in Seattle tried on Friday to physically block the court-ordered eviction of a disabled Vietnam veteran he and local activists blame on predatory lenders, KIRO-TV reported on Friday. “I want to go home to my bed,” the homeowner, Byron Barton, said during the protest. Barton, who suffered a heart…

AZ GOP candidate denies asking armed militia group to join him for anti-immigrant protest

An Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate denied asking members of an armed militia group to act as his security detail during a protest against Central American immigrants, Talking Points Memo reported. “I neither requested them in any way, shape or form,” former state congressman Frank Riggs told TPM. “I didn’t arrange…

Ohio LGBT advocates criticize ‘Straight White Guy festival’ flyers prank

Gay rights advocates in Columbus, Ohio, have criticized the appearance of flyers allegedly promoting a “straight white guy festival” at the same park that hosts the city’s LGBT pride event, WBNS-TV reported. “This kind of thing implies there’s some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person…

Jon Stewart hammers GOP impeachment bluster: ‘All this talk of tyranny is bullsh*t’

Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked Republican lawmakers on Thursday for talking tough in referring to President Barack Obama as a “tyrant,” but never following up on their repeated insistence that he should be impeached out of fear it would only push more of the electorate against them. “That’s how…

Bill Maher compares Hamas to ‘crazy woman’ who ‘you have to slap’

Real Time host Bill Maher was criticized online Thursday night for a post on Twitter comparing the Palestinian militant group Hamas to a “crazy woman” that needed to be slapped, amid the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza. “Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to…

CA woman’s family calls for attempted murder charges against officer seen beating her

The 51-year-old California homeless woman who suffered a beating at the hands of an unidentified California Highway Patrol officer filed a civil right lawsuit against both him and the department, while her family asked federal officials to charge the officer with attempted murder, KCAL-TV reported on Thursday. “This officer should…

WATCH: FL suspect for attempted murder refuses help from ‘negro’ public defender

A 51-year-old Florida man charged with attempted first-degree murder, among other offenses, refused the help of a public defender on seemingly racial grounds during his first court appearance, WKMG-TV reported on Thursday. “I said not guilty,” Thomas Thorpe told a judge in Orange County Court. “I pleaded not guilty and…

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