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Blagojevich’s appellate attorneys call judge a ‘rubber stamp’ for prosecutors

Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) filed an appeal challenging his 14-year jail sentence on corruption charges, accusing the federal judge of never giving their client a fair shake in his original trial, WGN-TV reported on Tuesday. In the appeal (PDF), filed late Monday night, Blagojevich’s attorneys call…

Fox News warns Al-Qaeda could ‘hack your car & crash it’

Fox News on Tuesday advised viewers to revert to vehicles from the 1960s or even a “horse and buggy” because Al-Qaeda terrorists could take over the computer in their car and make it crash. In a segment titled “Al Qaeda Behind the Wheel: How Terrorists Could Crash Your Car,” cyberterrorism…

San Jose woman loses nearly 100 cats to house fire

A San Jose, California woman narrowly escaped a fire inside her home, but almost 100 cats she had rescued and cared for died in the blaze early Tuesday morning. “I don’t allow, candles, matches, no Christmas trees, anything,” Carol Miller told KGO-TV after fire officials arrived to extinguish the fire.…

Texas judge dies in courthouse of suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound

A judge in Corpus Christie was found shot to death in his courthouse chambers on Monday evening, in what some initial reports are speculating was a suicide. The body of State District Judge Tom Greenwell (R) was found in his office by a cleaning crew around 7 p.m., according to…

Robertson defends Zimmerman: Trayvon was ‘African-American’ and ‘wearing these hoods’

Televangelist Pat Robertson this week defended former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after his acquittal for murder, saying that he was right to follow the “fully-formed young African-American male” because other criminals had been seen “wearing these hoods.” On Monday’s episode of The 700 Club, Robertson complained that the media had…

Limbaugh: I can use the word ‘nigga’ now because ‘it’s not racist’

In an epically unhinged racist rant on Tuesday, conservative entertainer Rush Limbaugh said that because of Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel’s post-trial CNN interview, he will now take it upon himself to use the “n-word,” but with an ‘a’ at the end because “it’s not racist.” Limbaugh said that Trayvon…

Crew blows up oil-fired power plant in Florida

This morning in Fort Lauderdale, the theme was goodbye smokestacks and hello cleaner air as crews demolished, in spectacular manner, an oil-fired power plant built in the 1960s. The facility set to replace the massive smokestacks of the Port Everglades power plant will run on natural gas, which burns off…

Santa Clara ‘Keystone Kops’ yank support from their ‘bully’ female sheriff

Sheriff’s deputies in Santa Clara, California issued a vote of no confidence on Monday to their commanding officer in the midst of her re-election campaign. The San Jose Mercury News reported that the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA), along with the Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), refused to…

Family drove dead woman around Arizona in van with 35 animals

Police in Phoenix are investigating why the family of a woman drove her body around Arizona in a van full of animals and bugs. According to KSAZ, Phoenix Police found 12 dogs, 22 cats, 1 pigeon and cockroaches inside of a van with the body of Lola Mae Stout. The…

Lou Dobbs compares Eric Holder to ‘Jim Crow era’ officials

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Monday promoted the conspiracy theory that the Department of Justice somehow organized protests over the killing of Trayvon Martin, joining with some in right-wing media who claim Attorney General Eric Holder is a radical racist. Summarizing Holder’s comments on the Zimmerman verdict, Dobbs said…

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