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Florida man catches self on fire siphoning gasoline with a vacuum cleaner

A man in Florida caught himself on fire and exploded his garage over the weekend when he attempted to use a vacuum to siphon gasoline from a vehicle. Palm Bay police told Florida Today that Michael Mirabel was attempting to retrieve some gasoline from a disabled Volkswagen Passat in his…

Texas lawmakers cut volunteer firefighters off from $91 million in earmarked funds

Volunteer firefighters in Texas are raising questions about why they are not getting access to more than $90 million worth of earmarked funds for their departments. “The money is earmarked for us, why is it just sitting there?” Capt. Jonathan Reed from the Briar Volunteer Fire Department asked KXAS-TV. According…

New York teens busted after electric wheelchair joyride pics end up on Facebook

Two New York teens were arrested this week after investigators discovered photos of them on Facebook taking a stolen electric wheelchair for a joyride. The 14-year-olds allegedly broke into a home in Flower Hill that was still under construction, being retrofitted to accommodate the owner of the stolen Quantum 600…

Ingraham: Emergency contraception is ‘a good deal for pedophiles’ and child rapists

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration “empowers men who want to abuse women” by complying with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age. “It’s a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for people who…

Kentucky man sets himself on fire while trying to throw car firebomb

A Louisville, Kentucky man set himself on fire and plowed his car into a line of parked vehicles late Sunday night in apparent domestic dispute. According to Louisville’s WDRB Channel 41, the unnamed suspect threw a burning Molotov cocktail into his girlfriend’s car, but lit himself and the interior of…

Boehner: 9 out of 10 people in NSA briefings are lawyers to protect ‘privacy’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) joined the chorus excoriating National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in an interview with ABC News on Tuesday. “He’s a traitor,” Boehner told host George Stephanopoulos, according to a transcript released Tuesday morning. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows…

Ron Paul: Defending the NSA means embracing ‘dictatorship’

Appearing on CNN with host Piers Morgan on Monday, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has embarked on “a heroic effort” in telling the world about the U.S. government’s spying capabilities, and warned that defending this type of unilateral, unchecked power means embracing “dictatorship” moving…

Fox News asks Lou Ferrigno if ‘Hulk’ thinks NSA leaker is a traitor

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday brought on Lou Ferrigno, the body builder who played “The Incredible Hulk” in the 1970s television series, for some expert analysis on whether NSA leaker Edwards Snowden was a “hero or villain.” “He played one of the most recognizable super heroes,” Fox…

George Takei corrects gay Conan O’Brien fan: We wouldn’t have oceans if water wasn’t gay

Conan O’Brien enlisted “paddling expert and gay icon” George Takei to help him defend one of his standard bits Monday night, as Takei enlightened a gay fan on what he called the basic principles of nature. “Water works differently for straight people,” Takei said, tongue-in-cheek. “That’s because water itself is…

The Daily Show’s John Oliver: NSA phone tracking ‘just the tip of the sh*tberg’

Taking over for Jon Stewart, John Oliver’s first target of ridicule as The Daily Show’s substitute host on Monday night was the NSA’s surveillance program. “It turns out not only is the government tracking everyone’s phone calls, but that is just the tip of the shitberg,” he remarked. Along with…

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