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Maine police: Batman ‘copycat’ suspect planned to shoot employer

The suspect in an unusual traffic stop Sunday night in Maine seems to have been influenced by last weekend’s horrific shootings in Colorado, in the fourth arrest connected to showings of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the movie at which the shootings took place. That same evening, authorities in Los Angeles…

Evangelical radio host blames Colorado shooting on ‘the liberals’ way’

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Monday blamed the massacre that left at least 12 dead in Aurora, Colorado on “the liberals’ way” of teaching evolution in schools instead of prayer and the Ten Commandments. On his daily radio show, the American Family Associations’s…

Six-ton bus does push-ups in London

For reasons unknown, a bright red, six-ton, double-decker bus will be doing push-ups outside the Czech Olympic House in London during the Olympic games. The artist, Czech sculptor David Cerny, reportedly called his work “very ironic,” and it shows. The two-story bus is fitted with rotund buttocks and two strapping…

Colbert ‘regrets’ missing out on media’s partisan Aurora speculation

After pausing Monday night to offer his sympathy to the community of Aurora, following Friday’s multiple theater shooting, Stephen Colbert expressed regret on The Colbert Report – that he couldn’t join in on the rampant partisan speculation around media circles. “There was a ton of inaccurate information I did not…

Jon Stewart mocks conservatives trying to suppress gun control debate

On Monday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show lampooned conservatives who claimed it was too soon after the Colorado theater massacre to talk about gun control. “It is a very complex issue, obviously. An intersection of the mental health system and cultural influences, the balance between individual freedom and…

Rep. Hoyer urges action on ‘deeply disturbing’ anti-voter campaign

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on Monday urged Congress to pass the Voter Empowerment Act, legislation that would make it easier to register to vote. “We ought to be building on that progress we made in 2008 by encouraging more Americans to register to vote and cast their ballots,” he said…

NSA whistle blowers allege data being collected on every American

Three National Security Agency whistle blowers told Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer on Monday that the agency was gathering information on every person in the United States. The FISA Amendments Act (FAA) of 2008 gave the NSA broad powers to monitor international phone calls and emails, and granted legal immunity to…

Rep. Moran: Lawmakers ‘complicit’ in Colorado theater massacre

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) said Monday that legislatures across the country were afraid of imposing stricter gun regulation because of the political power of the National Rifle Association. “It is just stunning to me that my colleagues are so soft on crime and domestic terrorism that they would allow —…

Virginia Tech shooting survivor: It is beyond time to talk about gun control

The United States cannot push back a debate about gun control after the mass shooting in Colorado, according to Colin Goddard, who was shot four times during the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. “We just upped the ante for the worst mass shooting in our country’s history, and now is not…

‘Sarah Palin’ stripper coming to Tampa for Republican convention

Sarah Palin fans who are disappointed that the former vice presidential candidate won’t be speaking at the GOP convention in Tampa next month won’t be left hanging because her stripper look-alike will be entertaining hard-working Republicans at a local “gentleman’s club.” WFLA learned last week that a “dead ringer” for…

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