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Jon Stewart compares China to Bank of America: They hurt us and we help them

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart was surprised to learn Tuesday night that China — not the United States — was the winner of the Iraq war. “Don’t you have to be in a war to win it?” he wondered. “China, you’ve already beaten us in synchronized drumming, bear cuteness,…

Rachel Maddow reflects on Republicans’ infatuation with nonsense

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow opined that the Republican Party was hopelessly in love with convenient nonsense. Conservatives have long searched for a “smoking gun” that would take down President Barack Obama, she said. Their latest “smoking gun” was the claim the IRS commissioner visited the…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Military rape about sexual predators, not hormones or hook-up culture

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Tuesday chided a Republican senator for suggesting rape in the military was the result of “hormone levels created by nature.” Speaking with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Gillibrand said there appeared “to be a disconnect between what this crime is and how it’s perceived” by some…

Arr! Michigan to formally recognize ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day’

The Michigan Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution to officially recognize September 19, 2013, as International Talk Like a Pirate Day. “Thank you, matey,” state Sen. Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw) said on the Senate floor. “Today we have passed speak like a pirate day.” The resolution noted that International Talk Like…

Rep. McDermott wonders why tea party groups applied for taxpayer-funded subsidies

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) on Tuesday questioned why tea party groups were seeking to be subsidized by the government. At a House hearing on IRS misconduct, McDermott acknowledged the federal tax agency had inappropriately used political criteria to locate nonprofit applications that needed extra review. “But as I listen to…

Christian TV ‘prophet’: Native Americans need to ‘repent for their ancestors’ animism’

Self-proclaimed television prophet Cindy Jacobs recently warned people with Native American heritage that they should “repent for their ancestors’ animism” because they are particularly vulnerable to evil spirits. In an episode of her web series 10 Minute Prayer School last week, Jacobs said that the Leviathan spirit described in Job…

Colorado ‘birther’ radio host loses job after assaulting producer

A controversial Colorado “birther” radio host has lost his job after an in-studio brawl with a longtime associate and producer. According to Denver’s Channel 9 News, Peter Boyles was fired by KHOW in the wake of a “heated physical exchange” with producer Greg Hollenback. What sparked the fight is unknown,…

Colorado moose falls in love with moose statue, attempts gay moose sex

A Colorado moose bull isn’t hiding his feelings for a newly-installed male moose statue in the town of Grand Lake. Within a week of the statue going up, residents started noticing that the moose was spending more time in the town. “He’s not too shy,” Bob Balink explained to KUSA.…

Mississippi gov.: America is ‘so mediocre’ because ‘mom is in the workplace’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Tuesday asserted that America had become “so mediocre” after women started leaving the home to earn a living. At a Washington Post Live event on child literacy, the host asked Bryant, “How did America get to be so mediocre?” “I’m going to get in…

Oregon woman loses $500 worth of sex toys in car break-in

A thief in Sandy, Oregon made off with multiple people’s possessions in a series of car break-ins at an apartment complex. But, according to Portland’s Fox 12 News, one of the five victims had a more exotic list of items to report stolen, a cache of sex toys she said…

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