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Texas woman on arrest over phoning 911 for cigarettes: ‘It is kind of funny’

A 48-year-old Texas woman issued a public apology for calling 911 to ask for cigarettes. “I am deeply sorry for what I did. I’m embarrassed. It’s not me,” Linda White told told KXAS-TV on Tuesday, before adding, “It is kind of funny.” White said she phoned Hood County emergency dispatchers…

Angry town hall crowd heckles McCain for opposing mass deportations

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) got an earful at a town hall in Tucson on Tuesday over his support for comprehensive immigration reform. As members of the audience became more and more angry, the Arizona senator explained that the border near Yuma was largely secure and mass deportations did not make…

Sirota: Warren not interested in ‘Hillary Clinton model’ of sitting down and shutting up

Appearing with “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur on Tuesday, author David Sirota critiqued Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) recent grilling of the nation’s top financial regulators, saying it’s the first evidence we’ve seen that Warren is showing no interest in “the Hillary Clinton model” of sitting down and shutting in…

Colbert on Obama and Tiger’s golf game: Where’s the judicial oversight?

Stephen Colbert echoed his “colleagues’” complaints on Tuesday, calling out President Barack Obama’s administration for cutting the press off from his President’s Day weekend golf game with Tiger Woods. “There are a lot of holes in this story — specifically, 18 of them,” Colbert said, leaving him with plenty of…

New crazy North Korea propaganda video shows Obama and U.S. troops in flames

North Korea has released a new propaganda video showing US soldiers and President Barack Obama burning in the flames of a nuclear blast. The footage was uploaded on YouTube on Monday, two weeks after a separate video that showed New York city in flames after an apparent missile attack. Both…

Jon Stewart stupefied by crazy Russian videos: It’s a live-action Grand Theft Auto game

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart remarked that while America had its problems, at least God wasn’t hurling gigantic rocks at the country. A huge meteorite exploded above Chelyabinsk last week with the force of 30 Hiroshima nuclear bombs, injuring 1,200 people and damaging thousands…

Antitrust advocate: ‘Long-term food monopoly’ if Supreme Court favors Monsanto

Bert Foer of the American Antitrust Institute warned Tuesday of a “long-term food monopoly” if the Supreme Court sided with agricultural giant Monsanto in a patent dispute. “If I were writing the laws I would put some limitations on the types of conditions that can be placed on an initial…

Chris Matthews: GOP using ‘Cold War CIA tactics’ to bring down U.S. government

MSNBC host Chris Matthews tore into the Republican Party on his show Tuesday night, comparing their anti-government attitude to CIA-led coups during the Cold War. “If they didn’t like a government somewhere — Guatemala, Iran, the Dominican Republic, Chile — they just brought it down,” he said. “Guess what, Republicans…

Odorless ‘weed candies’ in high schools worry Oregon authorities

Small hard candy infused with marijuana has popped up in high schools in northwestern Oregon, authorities have warned. The sugary green candy is frequently shaped as a skull, Gresham police officer Rick Blake told local news station KGW. “They just sit and suck on it,” Blake added. “And, the biggest…

Columbia professor shocks students by stripping during ‘quantum mechanics’ lecture

Columbia physics professor Emlyn Hughes surprised his students on Monday morning by introducing his lecture on quantum mechanics by blaring rap music, stripping down to his underwear, putting on an all-black ensemble, playing video footage of war scenes and the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, then standing by as two…

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