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TX Republican slammed for using ‘co*nass’ slur to describe young Katrina victims

A Texas state lawmaker was blasted by criticism on Wednesday for his use of an anti-Cajun slur to refer to Louisiana children who had to attend school in his state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. The progressive group Progress Texas posted footage on Tuesday…

Geraldo Rivera derails Sean Hannity’s attempt to ‘educate’ Russell Brand

Fox News host Sean Hannity couldn’t hide his surprise on Wednesday night when his response to comedian Russell Brand’s criticism met resistance from one of his own guests in Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera. “He’s a dufus, which is unfortunate. And his attack on you, unwarranted,” Rivera told Hannity. “Still, I…

Missing NC teen’s adoptive parents accused of taking federal benefits after she disappeared

A North Carolina teenage girl’s adoptive parents were indicted on Wednesday on charges of collecting federal benefits following her disappearance, which went unreported for nearly two years, the Charlotte Observer reported. Federal prosecutors accused Casey and Sandy Parsons of taking Medicaid, Social Security, food benefits and adoption assistance for their…

‘There are no wild cows’: Neil deGrasse Tyson slams ‘fear factor’ over GMOs

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson blasted critics of genetically modified foods — often referred to as GMOs — in a video recently posted online, saying they are part of a longstanding process of humans altering the planet’s biology to serve our needs, Mother Jones reported. “I’m amazed how…

Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage is to blame for single moms — and polygamy is next

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum warned over the weekend that support for same-sex marriage was to blame for the increase in single mothers, and could lead to polygamy. “What we need to do is reclaim what marriage is,” Santorum told Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly during a radio interview.…

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…

‘Palin of the South’ House candidate flees from interview over Obama birth question

A Republican congressional candidate from Louisiana reportedly fled from an interview recently when she was asked about President Barack Obama’s birthplace. After meeting with 55-year-old Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney last week, The Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman came to the conclusion that she was “the most frightening candidate I’ve…

GOP candidate Jody Hice: Christians must ‘rise up’ against hypothetical atheists in Congress

A Georgia Republican candidate for Congress warned of disastrous consequences if atheists were elected as lawmakers. Jody Hice, who has suggested that Muslims aren’t protected by the First Amendment and that Americans have a Second Amendment right to own bazookas, made the comments on atheist lawmakers during a 2003 interview…

Church deacon who blamed Satan for sex abuse may have jail time cut from 20 years to one

An Idaho church deacon who blamed Satan after he molested a 12-year-old girl in a storage closet has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, but could spend less than a year behind bars. Alexander Gonzalez Garcia, 57, was arrested last December on charges of lewd conduct with a minor.…

NRA lobbyist: Anti-gun Jews support policies that could create another Holocaust

A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association compared a Washington state campaign to require criminal background checks for gun show sales to Nazi Germany. Brian Judy, the NRA’s chief state lobbyist, launched a personal attack last week on Seattle businessman Nick Hanauer, whose family has pledged $500,000 to campaign to…

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