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Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself at 4:20 on 4/20

Country singer Willie Nelson unveiled an eight-foot statue of himself in front of the Austin City Limits Sutdio in Austin, TX on Friday. Organizers of the event insisted that they hadn’t chosen the date deliberately to commemorate Nelson’s long-time advocacy of marijuana legalization, but once it was brought to their…

Flying strip propels itself by turning inside out

Perhaps the acronym UFO would be more usefully applied to “unusual flying objects” these days, since there seem to be so many of them around. A few weeks ago, Raw Story reported on a 45-foot paper airplane. Today’s craft may be no more practical, but it appears far more effective…

NYC cops excavate basement in search of boy missing since 1979

Etan Patz was six years old when he went missing on May 25, 1979. He was walking from the Manhattan apartment where he lived with his parents to his school bus stop when he disappeared and was never seen again. However, according to a CBS News report, New York City…

Zimmerman granted bail after wife claims no ‘prior violence’

A judge in Florida said on Friday that the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen was eligible to be released on bond after his parents and wife testified that prior arrests did not mean he had a history of violence. “I am sorry for the loss…

Bashir: Book of Mormon promises ‘eternal damnation’ for Romney’s lies

MSNBC host Martin Bashir on Thursday read from the Book of Mormon to make the point that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might win the White House by lying but he would be condemned to “eternal damnation.” “Mr. Romney seems to be having some trouble telling the truth,” Bashir…

Colbert accuses Tavis Smiley and Cornel West of class warfare

Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report” featured guests Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, who were promoting their book, The Rich and the Rest of Us. Conservative firebrand Colbert took exception right away with the title of the book, accusing the authors of stoking the fires of class warfare. West…

Coulter: ‘Negroes’ need more guns because of ‘Democratic KKK’

Ann Coulter says that gun control laws are inherently racist and that the solution to incidents like the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is more “negroes with guns.” On Tuesday, Coulter used Martin’s shooting to argue against gun control laws and said that every African American should arm themselves against…

Stewart: Watch Fox pundits’ reversals now that ‘Mitt happened’

It has been said with regard to candidates, Democrats fall in love, but Republicans fall in line, and on Thursday night’s “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart rolled the tape to show us this fascinating process in action. First up was former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), who in an…

Bill Donohue on Jon Stewart boycott: I’m not asking for him to be fired

Catholic League president Bill Donohue told Cenk Ugyur of The Young Turks on Thursday that he didn’t want Daily Show host Jon Stewart to be fired, he just wanted an apology. “He has apologized for all kinds of things in the past,” Donohue said. The Catholic League on Thursday launched…

Business executive decries ‘out of control’ CEO compensation

Leo Hindery, a managing partner at InterMedia Partners, said Thursday on Fox Business that executive pay had become too high in the United States and was not longer based on performance. He noted that previously it was considered appropriate for business executives to make 15 to 20 times more money…

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