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Bloomberg endorses fingerprinting housing project residents for their own good

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) put forward an idea on Friday to install fingerprint scanners in the city’s Housing Authority projects. The Staten Island Advance reported that Bloomberg made the remarks during his weekly interview on WOR-AM, saying the scanners would help determine who is living in those…

Watch live: Egyptian protesters ask for witnesses — ‘we know they’re going to kill us tonight’

Massive violence erupted in the streets of Cairo on Friday as those loyal to ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police and military forces. According to a report in the Huffington Post, at least 50 people are estimated to have died in Friday’s violence. Though…

Julian Assange praises Matt Drudge as ‘news media innovator’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told a group of college students Friday morning that the “only hope” for U.S. electoral politics is Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and his brand of Libertarian politics. According to the right-wing college news site CampusReform.com, the international fugitive and accused acquaintance rapist also heaped praise…

Fox News guest: ‘No question’ that polar bears are ‘thriving’

A Fox News guest on Friday said that there was “no question” that polar bears were now “thriving” and should be taken off the endangered species list. “The polar bears are thriving as you said,” Pacific Legal Foundation President Rob Rivett told Fox News host Shannon Bream. “In fact, 50…

Texas deputy sues woman for ‘mental anguish’ after he kills her son-in-law

A Texas deputy has filed a lawsuit against a woman for past and future “mental anguish” after he was called to her house last year on a 911 call and forced to kill her son-in-law, who was allegedly behaving irrationally after using drugs. According to the Houston Chronicle, Harris County…

Seattle police distribute marijuana education via Doritos bags at annual Hempfest

Seattle police plan to mingle with the 85,000 people expected to attend this year’s Hempfest to hand out bags of Doritos with information about what is and is not legal now that Washington’s Initiative 502 has been passed. The vote legalized possession and established a statewide system of regulations for…

Colbert on fracking: Why can’t my car just run by burning the innocence of children?

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the permanent gag order placed on an entire Pennsylvania family whose health and family farm were wrecked by a nearby natural gas drilling operation. Range Resources, Inc., the company that owns the fracking well, gave the family…

John Oliver on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner: F*ck this guy!

Thursday night on The Daily Show, John Oliver “tidied things up” for Jon Stewart by following up on some of the previous stories he had covered. One such story was the continuing sexual harassment scandal involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Oliver joked that Filner looked like “the Joker” from…

Creationist radio ad: Evolution cannot be debunked with reason

You cannot convince people that evolution is false with logic, according to the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. In a 60-second radio ad released Thursday, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie. But that didn’t…

CNN highlights how marijuana prohibition harms children

“Think of the children,” is usually the rallying cry of opponents of drug legalization. But CNN on Thursday highlighted how marijuana prohibition was actually harmful to some children who were denied the potentially life-saving drug. In a segment on The Lead, CNN host Jake Tapper interviewed a man whose young…

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