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Young atheist calls out Texas Republican amid hostile town hall crowd

The audience at a town hall event held by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) on Thursday was none too responsive to a young atheist blogger’s questions for Burgess regarding atheist military chaplains. Video posted by Daniel Moran, who goes by the name The Barking Atheist online, shows that when he pushed…

Gun advocates stage ‘appreciation day’ with weapons at Newtown Starbucks

A group of gun advocates in Connecticut on Friday are planning to bring their weapons for an “appreciation day” at a Starbucks in Newtown, where 20 children were slaughtered in a school shooting just last year. Over 3,000 people have signed up to participate in a Facebook event called “Starbucks…

Scott Brown’s brother arrested with arsenal after impersonating officer and commandeering boat

The brother of former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is facing multiple charge for impersonating an officer after police in Connecticut found him with an arsenal of weapons, and witness said that he commandeered a boat. According to a statement from the Connecticut State Police on Thursday, residents reported a man…

A golden retriever puppy is spoon-fed, melts your heart

Watch as an adorable golden retriever puppy from The Pet Collective reduces a grown man to tears. The puppy, which clearly loves you, is also known to attack cameras and takes baths. Watch the video, courtesy of eyeopenertv.com, below: The complete video of the puppy eating before falling asleep can…

Maher: ‘Sad’ that the super-rich GOP takeover of NC ‘wasn’t even all that expensive’

HBO comedian Bill Maher is lamenting the fact that super-rich Republican activists were able to use the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling to “take over” the state of North Carolina and “it wasn’t even all that expensive.” On his HBO show last week, Maher pointed out that North Carolina “is…

Gohmert: ‘Radical Islamists’ taking Spanish lessons ‘because we don’t fear Hispanics’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday told a group of business leaders that he opposed comprehensive immigration reform that did not deal with “radical Islamists” who were taking Spanish lessons “because we don’t have any fear of Hispanics coming into the country.” Speaking to the Longview Chamber of Commerce in…

Obamacare supporters challenge tea party congressman at town hall

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — attended a town hall meeting held by five-term Republican congressman Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC) on Thursday. According to Think Progress, many of the pro-Obamacare attendees would not have health insurance without the program and they demanded to know…

Colbert laments that Sanjay Gupta has ‘gone over to the dank side’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert excoriated CNN’s resident health expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta for coming out in support of legal medical marijuana. Gupta, Colbert said, is a traitor in the “war on nugs” who has “gone over to the dank side.” “Nation,” he said, “America is…

John Oliver highlights the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military

Sexual assault in the military is so bad that the do-nothing Congress is actually doing something, The Daily Show host John Oliver said Thursday night. President Barack Obama has called for members of the military found guilty of rape to face severe consequences. Some judges, however, have claimed Obama’s statement…

George Takei explains why we need to learn from history and not hold the Winter Olympics in Russia

Actor and LGBT activist George Takei on Wedensday warned holding the Winter Olympics in Russia next year would provide legitimacy to the country’s persecution of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. “There are athletes that are gay or lesbian and their supporters are gay or lesbian too, and they are…

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