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‘Ex-gay’ group accuses Maryland school superintendent of ‘hate speech’

A group that claims LGBT people can change their sexual orientation has filed a complaint against the the superintendent of the Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland over alleged sexual orientation discrimination. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) Executive Director Regina Griggs told Raw Story that School…

350-pound man calls police after all-you-can-eat restaurant cuts him off

An unusually large man in Wisconsin called the police recently after an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant decided he’d had enough fried fish and cut him off at 20 pieces. Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 350 pounds, Bill Wisth certainly looks like trouble for any buffet restaurant. Chuck’s Place in Thiensville, Wisconsin recently…

Bolton: ‘Israel should have struck’ Iran several years ago

Former United Nations’ American ambassador John Bolton continued his campaign to have the country of Iran bombed Tuesday evening, feeling that Israel should have accomplished the task several years ago. Appearing on Fox News’ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, Bolton expressed to van Susteran how Israel needed to…

Maddow blasts Fox News for accusing Obama of ‘political terrorism’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night slammed Fox News over their “hyped up” coverage of Romney campaign national finance committee co-chair Frank VanderSloot. “What they are doing this time is that they are trying to take us on a new national trip, like they’ve done before, but their new…

Journalist Jon Ralston: Ron Paul supporters ‘want to stay inside the tent’

Tuesday on PBS’ Newshour, Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun and Brian Doherty of Reason.com explained the role of Ron Paul in the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul announced on Monday that he would no longer be campaigning in states that have not yet held primary…

Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’

The Young Turks host Ana Kasparian explained Tuesday how Louisiana sheriffs had an incentive to keep the inmate population high. “None violent drug offenders end up in these prisons for very, very long sentences just because these sheriff’s departments profit from it,” she said. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is the highest…

Jane Lynch: Being gay isn’t one of my flaws

Actress Jane Lynch told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday that she was “blown away” by President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same sex marriage. Even though “nothing is going to happen” because of his support for marriage equality, she still appreciated that Obama took the risk of publicly stating his…

GOP Senate candidate ‘proud’ Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman on Tuesday defended Rush Limbaugh’s induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians. “To me it is not controversial,” she told KFNS radio. “He is a famous Missourian. He made a difference in talk radio. I know the family quite well, they are very patriotic and…

Soap maker David Bronner: Hemp ban highlights absurdity of drug war

David Bronner, the maker of organic “Magic Soap,” on Tuesday blasted the ban on industrial hemp in the United States. “In our soap, hemp oil is a super fatty ingredient,” he explained to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. “It contains an unparalleled content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are—omega-3…

Kitty-cam reveals the secret lives of cats

University of Georgia researcher Kerrie Anne Loyd is strapping video cameras to record the secret lives of outdoor cats. Atlanta’s 11 Alive interviewed owner Amy Watts of Athens about her cat Booker T’s outdoor adventures. “I knew that Booker T’s favorite place to go was down in the storm sewer,”…

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