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Judge approves rooftop Olympic missiles for London apartment building

A High Court judge has ruled that the British army will be allowed to install high-velocity missiles on the roof of a high-rise building to provide security during the London Olympics later this month. Tenants in the Fred Wigg Tower public housing project had argued that the missile installations endangered…

Former GOP Rep.: Republicans should stop climate change ‘denial’

A former Republican congressman from South Carolina is calling on conservatives to take measures to combat climate change instead of “retreating in denial.” George Mason University announced on Tuesday that former Rep. Bob Inglis would be leading a nationwide public engagement campaign on behalf of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative’s…

Cookie Monster spoofs ubiquitous ‘Call Me Maybe’ in song about sharing

The inescapable, irresistible Carly Rae Jepsen song “Call Me Maybe” took America by storm this summer, inspiring even Jepsen, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to do their own version the song (with the help of some classroom instruments). So it’s perhaps unsurprising that the creators of “Sesame Street” and Cookie…

Ron Paul delegate: Romney Republicans changed the rules to keep me out

Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday night, Ron Paul supporter and former Massachusetts Republican Party delegate Evan Kenney explained how the party’s “elite power brokers” actually made their own rules up on the spot in order to keep him and other Paul supporters out of the Republican…

Woman dubbed ‘vodka mom’ by Nancy Grace dies after setting self on fire

A woman who was dubbed “vodka mom” by CNN Headline News Network host Nancy Grace has died after setting herself on fire in her mother’s Cottage Grove, MN back yard, according to Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate station KMSP. Toni Medrano accidentally smothered her newborn son last November after drinking a…

Obama adviser: Wealthy people want to ‘purchase the White House for Mr. Romney’

White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Tuesday explained that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had raised massive amounts of money in June because rich people were “trying to purchase the White House.” During an interview on ABC, host George Stephanopoulos asked Plouffe if President Barack Obama was on…

Maine gov. on ‘Gestapo’ Obamacare: ‘Be goddamn mad at the federal government’

Maine’s Republican governor says that anyone who is upset because he said that President Barack Obama’s health care reforms would turn the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into Nazi secret police should “be goddamn mad at the federal government.” During a weekly radio address on Saturday, Gov. Paul LePage complained that…

Florida teen loses arm in alligator attack

A 17-year-old Florida teenager has lost his right arm after being attacked by an alligator, according to Tampa’s WTSP, CBS Channel 10. Kaleb Langdale, also known as “Fred,” was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven, Florida with friends when the alligator swam at him, seized his arm and…

Maddow befuddled by snooty Romney donors: These must be leftist protesters

Noting that Romney’s donors at recent fundraiser in New York seemed more like fictional caricatures of the rich and affluent, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow wondered if the Republican presidential candidate had been “punked.” “There are only two possibilities here at this point,” she said Monday night. “Either this is brilliant…

Futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses his quest for immortality

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil recently sat down with Paul Solman of PBS to explain why he believes he has a good chance of living forever. Based on Moore’s law — a surprisingly consistent doubling in computing power every 18 to 24 months — Kurzweil predicts that by 2029 humanity…

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