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North Carolinians rescue cow from frozen pool

A group of neighbors in North Carolina managed to rescue an 800-pound cow from a frozen backyard pool this week after the cow wandered from its pasture several miles away. The emergency call came in Monday afternoon in Rutherford County, when Linda Lewis discovered the cow “drowning in my pool,”…

Florida professor defends theory that Newtown shootings never happened

A communications professor from Florida Atlantic University isn’t backing down from his theory that the mass killing of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut may have never happened. Writing on his Memory Hole blog last month, Professor James Tracy asserted that it was “not unreasonable to suggest the Obama administration [had]…

New technology has touchscreens sprouting physical buttons

A new technology shown off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas enables regular touch screens to sprout actual, physical buttons. Developed by a company called Tactus, it works by manipulating a transparent fluid inside the screen and causing it to press up against a top polymer layer,…

Perino: ‘Breaking Bad’ is a conservative TV show because ‘there’s consequences’

Fox News host Dana Perino says that AMC’s Breaking Bad drama is “one of the most conservative shows on television because there’s consequences for your bad decisions.” During a Tuesday discussion about reality television shows like Oxygen’s All My Baby Mamas and TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Fox News…

Dozens injured in NYC ferry accident

At least a dozen people were hurt in New York City on Wednesday when a commuter ferry crashed while docking in lower Manhattan. There are conflicting reports as to how many people were injured in the accident. CBS News reported that between 30 and 50 people were hurt in the…

Maddow calls Hagel out for ‘Akin-esque’ views on women’s health

The Secretary of Defense’s duties now include oversight of policies impacting both women’s reproductive health and the rights of LGBT service members, two factors that make presidential nominee Chuck Hagel’s “Akin-esque” viewpoints a questionable fit for the position, Rachel Maddow said on Tuesday. “Running the Pentagon is about troop deployments…

Ron Johnson: Walmart ‘trying to grow the economy’ and doesn’t have time for gun control

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday excused Walmart’s decision to decline an invitation to the White House to discuss gun violence because “they are trying to grow the economy.” The nation’s largest seller of munitions told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that it refused to participate in…

Conan O’Brien shows what you didn’t see in Alex Jones’ crazypants CNN interview

Tuesday night on TBS’s “Conan,” host Conan O’Brien showed a snippet of the now-notorious Piers Morgan interview with gun-lover and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of InfoWars.com.  Somehow, the fact that Jones was brandishing and firing a loaded pistol for emphasis didn’t make it into most newscasts. Morgan, for his part,…

California woman arrested over toddler’s chili powder death

A 21-year-old Apple Valley, California woman was arrested Monday on charges that she used chili powder to punish a 2-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after suffering a seizure. Amanda Sorensen, the girlfriend of the child’s father, allegedly fought with her significant other “like crazy,” according to a neighbor who…

Colbert: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ investigation is long overdue

Without the movies, Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday, he never would’ve learned that slavery is bad or that Abraham Lincoln was killed by a vampire. So he welcomed the news that there was a Senate investigation coming on the depiction of torture in Kathryn Bigelow’s film Zero Dark Thirty. “We…

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