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Meet Ronda Rousey: The woman who shattered the UFC’s glass ceiling with an armbar

ESPN’s Nine for IX recently published a mini-documentary exploring the meteoric rise of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey — the undefeated mixed martial artist who paved the way for female fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC President Dana White said women would never fight in the octagon. Now he says that…

Rand Paul to Urban League: In America, you can be arrested for ‘waiting while black’

In an address to the Urban League convention on Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that minorities in the United States were treated unfairly by the justice system — and could even be arrested merely for “waiting while black.” “Tragically, Congress about a couple years ago passed legislation that allows…

Rep. Louie Gohmert: Israel’s invasion of Gaza means ‘it is time to bomb Iran’

Just one day after international watchdogs said Iran was complying with demands to scale back its nuclear program, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for the country to be bombed because of the conflict in Gaza. “Mr. Speaker, in Israel right now, there is a battle for peace,” he said Tuesday…

Ted Cruz bares fangs at ‘misogynist’ True Blood episode mocking him

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday attacked the HBO vampire series True Blood — calling it “misogynist and profanity-ridden” — after the show featured him on Sunday’s episode. “Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top…

Glenn Beck defends book that claims whites were the ‘worst victims’ of American slavery

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday defended a history book that has ignited controversy for its portrayal of slavery in the United States. The group Americans United for Separation of Church and State has criticized Heritage Academy, a charter school in Arizona, for using Cleon Skousen’s The 5000 Year…

Officials in CA and TN deal with the rising tide: Idiots asking about ‘chemtrails’

Officials in multiple states have faced questions over whether clouds of water vapor that form behind airline jets are part of a secret government plot to create a more reflective atmosphere. Residents of Shasta County in California questioned supervisors about the existence of so-called “chemtrails” on Tuesday, while a local…

Court: Texas can’t prohibit ‘offensive’ Confederate battle flag license plates

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that Texas could not prohibit a group that celebrates the Confederacy from having their own specialty license plates. The federal appeals panel ruled 2-1 that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” and violated the First…

GOP candidate clarifies First Amendment remarks: Muslims are fine, but not terrorists

A Republican candidate seeking to represent Georgia’s 10th U.S. House district says the First Amendment applies to some Muslims, but not “radical” ones. During a GOP debate at the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville on July 8, Mike Collins criticized Hice for claiming that Islam does not deserve First Amendment…

Walmart sorry for selling decorative Nazi ‘work makes you free’ poster

Retail giant Walmart has apologized for selling a home decoration poster of one of the Nazi’s most notorious concentration camps. The poster on Walmart’s website featured the front gate of Dachau Concentration Camp, showing the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” — or “Work will make you free.” Tens of thousands of…

NRA News commentator Dom Raso compares gun control to racist Jim Crow laws

NRA News commentator Dom Raso recently compared laws to regulate guns to laws that enforced segregation and outlawed interracial marriage. Raso, a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran, said in a video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday that gun control laws were like Jim Crow laws because owning and carrying a firearm…

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