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Florida man saves child by punching alligator into submission

A Florida man saved his six-year-old son on Friday by punching an alligator into submission after the beast clamped onto the child’s right arm. The boy’s father, still reeling from the harrowing ordeal, told reporters he thinks it’s a “miracle” that not only does little Joey Welch still have his…

FCC chairman personally excuses Boston Red Sox player’s televised f-bomb

Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski, who announced his retirement last month, said Saturday that Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz would not receive the regulatory agency’s scrutiny over his use of the word “fucking” during an impassioned, off-the-cuff speech. “This is our fucking city and nobody’s going to dictate our…

Graduate student: Didn’t take long to find errors in prominent pro-austerity study

One of the graduate students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst who found critical errors in a famous pro-austerity economic paper explained his findings to CNN. In video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, Thomas Herndon said “it didn’t take me long to locate the error” once he obtained the data…

CNN asks torture proponent Alberto Gonzales about how to ‘keep America America’

The man who convinced President George W. Bush to reinterpret the Geneva Convention’s prohibitions on torture on Sunday declared that “we can never be safe in a society like ours” and terrorists will always want to attack America because they are “unhappy about U.S. foreign policy.” On Sunday, CNN’s Candy…

Bill Clinton heckled at GLAAD Awards for signing Defense of Marriage Act

Former President Bill Clinton was heckled on Saturday night while accepting an award for his support of LGBT rights. Clinton was presented the first Advocate for Change award at the GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles. While the former president was speaking out against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which…

Lindsey Graham blames FBI for Boston bombing: ‘The ball was dropped’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday declared that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was at fault for failing to prevent last week’s bombing in Boston. In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, host Candy Crowley noted that the FBI had interviewed deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in…

Feinstein calls out Peter King’s Islamophobia and ‘hatred’ for Muslims

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) on Sunday lashed out at New York Rep. Peter King (R) for creating “disdain and hatred” for Muslims following last week’s bombing in Boston. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked King in a Sunday interview if he agreed that “political correctness be damned, we have to…

Ex-CIA deputy director: Boston bombing ‘more like Columbine than al Qaeda’

Former CIA Deputy Director Phillip Mudd on Sunday told Fox News that Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev should be charged as a murderer because the crime looked more like the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado than an attack planned by al Qaeda. During an interview on Fox…

Peter King: Treat bomber as enemy combatant because ‘battlefield now in the U.S.’

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev should be treated as an enemy combatant and does not deserve to be informed of his Miranda rights to remain silent because the “battlefield is now in the United States.” In an interview on Sunday, Fox News host…

‘Sh-t Black’ elephant feces beer a hit in Japan

A popular new Japanese beer is putting an interesting spin on the phrase, “bottoms up.” According to the drinks trade magazine The Drinks Business, Un, Kono Kuro was an instant sellout online for the Sankt Gallen brewery, prompting it to offer the “chocolate stout” on tap at its Tokyo store…

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