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Climate activist tells Moyers: ‘We want Walmart to be subservient to human interests’

An activist whose two-year prison sentence is the focus of a new documentary outlined the difference between “climate justice” and environmentalism for Bill Moyers on Friday. “We don’t want Walmart to be a greener, corporate citizen,” Tim DeChristopher said on Moyers & Company. “We want Walmart to be subservient to…

Bryan Fischer: Boy Scouts are now ‘Boy Sodomizers of America’

Fundamentalist radio host Bryan Fischer lashed out at the Boy Scouts of America on Friday for its decision to accept gay members. “We might as well rename this organization,” Fischer said on his radio show. “BSA no longer stands for the Boy Scouts of America. It now stands for the…

Ex-Bush aide’s son accused of killing a man with a hatchet

The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush was charged with first-degree murder on Friday for allegedly killing a man with a hatchet. WJLA-TV reported that 20-year-old Claude Alexander Allen III was arrested after police responded to reports of a break-in early Friday morning at a Gaithersburg,…

Toronto ‘crack’ mayor fires chief of staff who told him to get help

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied smoking crack cocaine in a brief statement on Friday, one day after allegedly sacking his chief of staff for advising him to seek help, CBC-TV reported. “I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.” Ford said at a…

Rep. Steve King: ‘Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 86 Amnesty Act brought about Barack Obama’s election’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a firm opponent of immigration reform, took to the floor of the House on Thursday to explain his theory that giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship in 1986 had directly led to Barack Obama’s election in 2012 — and thus why Republicans are foolish to…

Veterinarians amazed, reporters disgusted by 4 pound hairball removed from a tiger’s stomach

Vernon Yates of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Florida loves his 18-year-old tiger, Ty. So when Ty became listless, stopped eating on his own for two weeks and lost nearly 100 pounds, he became concerned. “He’s sort of like my biggest baby,” he told Bay News 9. “This is my…

Brutal video shows London beheaders getting shot by police

U.K. newspaper The Daily Mirror has released exclusive, gripping video of the moment police gunned down the two men who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby, 25, in the south London district of Woolwich on Wednesday. Apparently, Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, had planned to murder the soldier,…

Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate: Ed Markey is ‘pond scum’

Republican Massachusetts Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez is lashing out at his opponent, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), for being “pond scum” after the Democratic candidate released an ad attacking him for criticizing President Barack Obama’s handling of the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death. “You know I’ve got four young kids,…

Gohmert: Force women to give birth to fetuses with ‘no brain activity’

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Thursday told a woman that she wrong to have an abortion after it was discovered late during her pregnancy that her fetus had no brain function. At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing to push for a 20-week abortion…

Military widow Karen Morgan makes case against Defense of Marriage Act

Thursday night on Current TV’s “Viewpoint,” host John Fugelsang welcomed Karen Morgan, widow of U.S. Army veteran Charlie Morgan, who died of breast cancer. Karen Morgan, who married Charlie in Vermont in a civil union in 2000, is being denied spousal benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the…

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