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Orthodox Jews with herpes need to stop applying ‘direct oral suction’ to baby penises

Two New York City infants were diagnosed with herpes after undergoing a traditional Orthodox Jewish circumcision, NBC4 reports. According to the Health Department, both babies developed lesions on their genitals shortly after having the metzitzah b’peh, a practice in which the mohel — a person trained to perform the “covenant…

California relies on thousands of inmates paid dollars a day to fight raging wildfires

KQED is reporting that nearly half of the firefighters battling the Bully Fire blaze in Shasta County, California are inmates from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). The CDCR created a Conservation Camp program in order “to provide the cooperative agencies with an able-bodied, trained work force for…

WATCH: Texas open carry advocates fume after ‘skanky topless libtards’ disrupt pro-gun rally

Come and Take It Texas, a group affiliated with the open carry movement, is complaining that topless protestors are ruining their monthly walks in support of gun rights. They are being “trolled by skanky topless libtards,” one post on the group’s Facebook page reads. Another post identifies the counter-protestors as…

‘Terrorist fist jabs’ are 95 percent more sanitary than conventional handshakes, study finds

According to an article published Monday in the American Journal of Infection Control, the alternative hand gesture Fox News once dubbed “a terrorist fist jab” is significantly more hygienic than a conventional handshake. David Whitworth of Aberystwyth University in Wales studied the bacterial transfer from a number of common greetings,…

Satanists want to use Hobby Lobby decision to exempt women from anti-abortion laws

In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material. Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be…

Crazy racist Bachmann story so believable liberal websites fall for parody

Multiple news organizations in the past week were duped by a satirical news organization into publishing stories in which Minnesota Republican Representative Michele Bachmann is said to have called for the creation of “Americanization facilities” for unaccompanied immigrant children. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone,…

PA man kills 5-year-old son and shoots himself after wounding the boy’s mother at birthday party

A 5-year-old boy was shot to death by his father in Philadelphia last night, the Inquirer reports. Cion Styles was shot in the head by his father, Tyrell, who also shot the boy’s mother Shyema Washington in the face, midsection, and buttocks. After a short police chase, Tyrell Styles turned…

North Carolina GOP mayor breaks from party, marches 273 miles to DC for healthcare reform

The Republican mayor of Belhaven, North Carolina embarked on a 273-mile walk to support health care, rural hospitals, and Medicaid expansion, Blue Virginia reported. When he arrived in Woodbridge, Virginia yesterday, Mayor Adam O’Neal (R) spoke on behalf of Save Our Hospital, a group dedicated to preserving the Pungo District…

Ted Cruz blames DC gridlock on Dems days after he placed a hold on all Obama nominees

On Saturday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that blame for the current congressional gridlock should be placed squarely at the feet of Washington Democrats. “It should embarrass all of us,” he said. “It’s the result of a deliberate partisan decision. Let’s take, for example, the…

AL rape suspect’s lenient plea deal ruined when she proclaims her innocence on Facebook

The Birmingham News reported that a judge has delayed the sentencing of a former teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student after learning that the woman had professed her innocence on Facebook. Circuit Judge John B. Bush said that he learned that either Jennifer McNeill, or…

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