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Democratic Virginia lawmaker brandishes assault rifle at state capitol

Virginia state house delegate Joe Morrissey (D) raised eyebrows on Thursday when he brought an assault rifle and other weapons to an afternoon press conference at the state capitol. According to Richmond, VA’s CBS Channel 6, Morrissey was displaying an AK-47 rifle and a brace of other weapons he would…

Naked-image full-body scanners to be taken out of U.S. airports

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has announced that U.S. airports will soon discontinue their use of controversial full-body scanners which reveal nude images of passengers as they pass through the machine. According to Bloomberg News, OSI Systems, the company that makes the scanners, was unable to write a software program…

Maddow highlights re-opening of slain abortion doctor’s clinic

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the re-opening of Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, the former clinic of slain physician Dr. George Tiller. Tiller was shot and killed by an anti-abortion extremist on May 31, 2009 in the foyer of his family church.…

Colbert: Second Amendment was like a ‘Constitutional pre-nup’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dedicated an edition of his recurring segment “The Word” to the battle over guns rights and public safety. In a segment titled “United We Standoff,” Colbert mused about the fact that the U.S. Constitution has “a built-in mechanism to stop democratically…

Maher to Handler: Romney was a ‘cold, robotic tax cheat from a polygamy cult’

Tuesday night on E!, the Entertainment Network’s “Chelsea Lately,” host Chelsea Handler talked to Bill Maher of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” about his $1 million dollar donation to to the pro-Obama super PAC known as Priorities USA Action and why he supported the president against former Massachusetts Gov.…

Hermaphrodite ‘disco clams’ produce underwater light show

A species of glowing clam, which scientists call a “disco clam,” flashes on and off underwater, creating a strobe-light like effect. According to a Jan. 16 New Scientist article, it is the only bivalve organism known to create a controlled light show, and scientists are only gradually finding out how…

Man dies pooping between subway cars as other man hit by train in same station

Riders and personnel at the East 125th Street subway station in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood got a shock Tuesday afternoon when a 31-year-old man fell on the tracks and died as the northbound number 6 train was leaving the station. According to the New York Post, the man was…

Bachmann can’t find a co-sponsor for her ‘repeal Obamcare’ bill

Former Republican presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is having trouble finding a single co-sponsor to sign on to her latest bill attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” According to Think Progress, several Republican bills aimed at the ACA are encountering similar problems on…

Reagan AG Ed Meese says Obama could be impeached over guns

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese has joined the growing chorus of right-wing voices calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama if his administration takes any steps toward increasing gun control. According to Talking Points Memo, the former Reagan official said in an interview with Newsmax on Monday night…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott returned adopted dog named Reagan

A rescue dog that was adopted by Flordia Gov. Rick Scott (R) as part of his campaign was later returned to its previous owners. The Tampa Bay Times reported that the Labrador retriever was quietly surrendered by Florida’s first family when he proved to be unsuited to life in the…

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