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Colbert slams Eisenhower for failing to kill ‘Moon Hitler’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert said Thursday that he’s finally pinpointed the moment America started heading downhill: when President Dwight Eisenhower (R) passed on a plan to drop a nuclear bomb on the moon. A report out last Sunday detailed the preposterous-sounding, Cold War-era plan American military planners hatched to…

Jon Stewart: Fiscal cliff like firing an asteroid at ourselves

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the fiscal cliff Thursday night. The late-night comedian noted the combination of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases were created by Congress to motivate legislators. Stewart said the situation was like shooting an asteroid at the Earth to make sure we put…

Maddow rips Mississippi Republicans over abortion crack down

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Mississippi Republicans have nearly forced the only abortion clinic in the state to shut down. Lawmakers in the state forced the abortion clinic to comply with regulations that were “impossible to comply with,” according to Maddow. The abortion clinic…

Gov. Chafee tells O’Reilly after Christmas rant: Fox News people ‘too angry’

On his show Thursday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued to insist that Christianity was not a religion, despite the protestations of “crazy website people” and leftists. “These people are so stupid it is painful,” O’Reilly said. “Christianity is a philosophy. You don’t have to believe Jesus is God…

CNN’s Howard Kurtz: Tom Ricks showed Fox News is ‘thin-skinned’

Howard Kurtz, the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, said Thursday that Fox News signaled it was “thin-skinned” by abruptly ending an interview with military expert Tom Ricks. “I don’t think Tom Ricks planned anything, but he did take quite a provocative swipe at Fox News,” Kurtz explained. “The reason this…

Virginia official sorry for calling atheist group ‘terrorists’

Ken Reid of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors gave a halfhearted apology on Wednesday for referring to an atheist group as “terrorists.” “Yeah, I guess so,” Reid said when asked if he should apologize. “But I still think they’re fanatical.” Reid was upset that the group American Atheists had…

Watch: Zebra and pony run free in Staten Island

A zebra and Shetland pony stunned onlookers Wednesday morning as they trotted down a boulevard in New York’s Staten Island. Their confusion was amplified after two men in black suits carrying lassos chased down the 14-year-old pony and 4-month-old zebra. “Is this actually happening to me, am I finally losing…

Fox News analyst panics over same sex marriage licenses: ‘What will happen to heterosexual marriage?’

Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. is terrified that society as we know will change “forever” if Washington state moves forward with creating gender-neutral marriage certificates. At a hearing on Wednesday, officials with the Washington State Department of Health said that soon after the law legalizing same sex marriages…

Conan’s ‘Grover’ Norquist threatens to ‘fu*k’ Elmo if Republicans raise taxes

In a bit of political satire published online Thursday by late night talk show host Conan O’Brien, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist gets “melded” with his Muppet analogue from the PBS kids’ show “Sesame Street,” and the results are both downright creepy and absolutely hilarious. This video is from TeamCoco.com, published…

Michigan teacher suspended for playing pro-marriage equality song

A Michigan teacher says that she was trying to instill “tolerance to diversity” in her students when she played a song supporting same sex marriage last week, but instead she found herself suspended from South Lyon’s Centennial Middle School without pay. Susan Johnson told WJBK that an eighth-grade student had…

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