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District attorney admits to being 1970′s porn star

A district attorney in central New York on Friday admitted to appearing in a number of pornographic films and apologized for lying to the media, according to The Post Standard. “Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry 40 years ago in New…

Watch: Cerebral debate on the merits of drug legalization

Supporters of drug legalization on Wednesday faced their opponents in a thoughtful debate hosted by Intelligence Squared. Nick Gillespie, the editor in chief of the libertarian Reason magazine and Professor Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor, argued in favor of legalizing marijuana and other recreational drugs. Asa Hutchinson, former administrator…

Insurance company’s skydiving cats cause alarm

Some pet-owning web users reacted with shock this week to a Swedish insurance company’s new advertisement featuring cats skydiving, set to the soothing sounds of artist R. Kelly. The uproar was actually enough to get CNN’s attention. Reached by reporters, the insurance company Folksam assured the network that the cats…

Franklin Graham: Obama won because ‘we’ve turned our back on God’

Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, says that President Barack Obama’s re-election is just further evidence that “we’ve turned our back on God.” In an interview that aired Friday on the ABC Family Channel, CBN’s David Brody asked Franklin Graham where the country is going now that a…

Maddow: McCain ‘the engine driving the crazy’ on Benghazi conspiracy theories

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s recent attacks on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and declared that the former presidential candidate is grasping at relevance with this controversy and sullying whatever positive accomplishments may be left in his legacy…

More than half a million petition Macy’s to dump Donald Trump sponsorship

If you thought a lot of people were signing up in favor of Texas seceding from the U.S., they’re nothing compared to the numbers on a new petition asking retailer Macy’s to dump their sponsorship of real estate mogul Donald Trump. As of Friday morning, a total of 637,509 people…

Bryan Fischer: Singing ‘God Bless America’ prevents terrorist attacks

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Thursday asserted that the terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 were actually “the agents of God’s wrath” because they prompted “God Bless America” to be sung at Major League Baseball games and that is…

Alabama secessionist blames government for closing topless car wash

An Alabama man who started a petition calling for the White House to allow his state to peacefully secede from the Union says he’s angry that the government forced him to close his topless car wash. Disaffected Americans have created hundreds of “We the People” petitions on the White House…

S.E. Cupp wrongly tells a nun welfare increases poverty

Working off the conservative premise that food and medical assistance deprograms ambition and debases economic mobility, MSNBC’s right-wing commentator S.E. Cupp tried to tell a nun on Thursday that helping the poor leaves them worse off. That didn’t exactly fly with Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun who’s part of…

Colbert: Treat your flu with crystal meth, it’s science!

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed a study published in Medical Daily that suggests that crystal methamphetamine may fight the flu virus. The host premiered a segment called “Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA,” DFA standing for Doctorate of Fine Arts, which Colbert said…

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