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Texas border sheriffs slam Perry’s ‘political’ plan to deploy 1,000 troops as a waste of money

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced this week that he would send 1,000 troops to the Mexico border to help with the refugee crisis, but sheriffs in border counties are already dismissing the plan as a “political” stunt. At a press conference on Monday, Perry said that he was activating…

Right-wing professor: Raping Arab women is ‘the only thing that deters suicide bombers’

A professor and researcher for a right-wing Israeli think tank suggested in an interview earlier this month that raping Arab women was the only way to deter suicide bombers. After Palestinians allegedly abducted and killed three Israeli teens in late June, Bar-Ilan University professor Dr. Mordechai Kedar spoke with a…

NC pastor kills self in front of deputies as they try to arrest him on child sex charges

A North Carolina pastor shot himself to death over the weekend as deputies were trying to arrest him on child sex charges. According to WCOC-TV, Michael Mullis, the former pastor of Near Calvary Baptist Church in Concord, knew that he was being investigated for indecent liberties with a child before…

Baltimore man fatally shoots friend of 15 years during botched bulletproof vest ‘prank’

A Baltimore man who allegedly shot his longtime friend will be held without bail, a judge ruled on Monday. Christopher Flohr, the attorney for 30-year-old Mark Ramiro, told a court that his client had intended to shoot a friend who was wearing a bulletproof vest as a “Jackass“-style prank, according…

Warden’s offer of Christian rehab suggests Black Panther’s 35 years in solitary was political

The warden of America’s largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs. Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore has spent 35 years in what officials call closed cell restriction since being…

Creationist Ken Ham calls to end space program because aliens are going to hell anyway

Creationist Ken Ham has said that the U.S. space program is a waste of money because any alien life that scientists found would be damned to hell. “I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search…

Virginia dad leaves twin baby girls in hot car, police find him having sex 30 feet away

A Virginia man was charged with felony child endangerment and indecent exposure on Friday after police found his 1-year-old twin daughters inside his hot vehicle while he was having sex behind a friend’s duplex. Prince George police told WTVR that neighbors called on Friday to report hearing the sounds of…

Three more cases of the plague in Colorado linked to prairie dogs

At least four Colorado residents have been diagnosed with the plague in recent weeks. One man was hospitalized with pneumonic plague on July 11 after coming in contact with his infected dog, which died from the illness. Bloomberg reported that three additional cases were diagnosed last week. Two of the…

97-year-old veteran: CA retirement home booted me to homeless shelter for ukulele music

A 97-year-old California man said he was recently forced to move from his retirement home to a homeless shelter because he was playing the ukulele too much. Jim Farrell explained to KPIX that Redwood Retirement Residence in Napa took issue with his love for music. “Management continually suppressed my talents,”…

PA man on summertime snowmobile rampage crashes into cars on Main St., shoots gun at wife

A Pennsylvania man had two encounters with police in Upper Bern Township over the weekend after officers said that he crashed into cars on Main Street with a snowmobile, and then fired a revolver at his wife. According to state police responding at around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, 43-year-old Randy…

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