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Colorado ‘birther’ radio host loses job after assaulting producer

A controversial Colorado “birther” radio host has lost his job after an in-studio brawl with a longtime associate and producer. According to Denver’s Channel 9 News, Peter Boyles was fired by KHOW in the wake of a “heated physical exchange” with producer Greg Hollenback. What sparked the fight is unknown,…

Colorado moose falls in love with moose statue, attempts gay moose sex

A Colorado moose bull isn’t hiding his feelings for a newly-installed male moose statue in the town of Grand Lake. Within a week of the statue going up, residents started noticing that the moose was spending more time in the town. “He’s not too shy,” Bob Balink explained to KUSA.…

Mississippi gov.: America is ‘so mediocre’ because ‘mom is in the workplace’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Tuesday asserted that America had become “so mediocre” after women started leaving the home to earn a living. At a Washington Post Live event on child literacy, the host asked Bryant, “How did America get to be so mediocre?” “I’m going to get in…

Oregon woman loses $500 worth of sex toys in car break-in

A thief in Sandy, Oregon made off with multiple people’s possessions in a series of car break-ins at an apartment complex. But, according to Portland’s Fox 12 News, one of the five victims had a more exotic list of items to report stolen, a cache of sex toys she said…

Glenn Beck defends tea party in bizarre ‘self-interview’

Donning a Boston Bruins hat and grey sweater in an effort to portray himself as a “hippie 1960s loser,” conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck conducted a self-interview on Monday, while also playing an Internal Revenue Service agent named “Ralph.” “Seriously, have you seen what those crazy tea party people are saying,”…

Chambliss blames military rapes on ‘the hormone level created by nature’

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Tuesday suggested that the “hormone level created by nature” was to blame for rapes in the military and that all pregnant servicewomen should be investigated to make sure their condition was the result of consensual sex. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on sexual…

Recall petition for Colorado gun-safety Democrat gets twice the signatures it needed

Pro-gun activists in Colorado have turned in twice the number of signatures necessary to trigger a recall vote for Democratic state Senate President John Morse. According to the Associated Press, Morse has angered the gun rights community by advocating some of the strictest gun laws in the country. “This shot…

Pennsylvania school crossing guard agrees to stop carrying pistol at work

A school crossing guard in Pennsylvania said this week that he would stop carrying a pistol on the job because he didn’t want to be perceived as a “monster.” Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, 52-year-old Scott Becker has taken it upon himself to bring his…

ACLU report confirms nonwhites make up most of marijuana arrests

Authorities were nearly 400 percent more likely to arrest people of color than whites for marijuana-related offenses, according to a report released Monday (PDF) by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), despite similar usage rates between 2001 and 2010. The report, compiled using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigations…

Carrboro mayor among 150 arrested protesting North Carolina legislature

Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton was one of 151 people arrested at the North Carolina Legislative Building on Monday to protest what they said was an overreach by the Republican-controlled state government. For weeks, protesters have been participating in civil disobedience as part of “Moral Mondays.” North Carolina NAACP president Rev.…

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