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Florida police use Taser to subdue runaway llama

An nine-hour police hunt in Florida culminated Saturday morning with officers deploying a Taser against a runaway llama, after the creature escaped its owner and went on the lam. Deputies in Leon County first got the call about “Scooter” the llama on Friday night just before midnight, according to NBC…

CNN host shoots down Issa’s claim that IRS ‘rogue’ agents were ‘ordered from Washington’

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Sunday was unable to produce evidence to back up his claim that so-called “rogue” agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were “directly being ordered from Washington” to target tea party groups. “As late as last week the administration’s still trying…

Professor: ‘Follow your dreams’ is cruel advice

With graduation season in full swing, students across the nation are being told the key to success is to “follow your dreams.” But Professor Lisa Wade of Occidental College argues the idealistic cliche has no real value to students — and verges on being harmful. “I think it is actually…

Blackburn opposes equal pay laws because women just want to be ‘recognized’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that Washington should stay out of the business of ensuring equal pay because “what women want” is just to be “recognized.” During a panel discussion on NBC about a recent Pew report that found women had become the primary source of income in…

Huffington calls out Rove as ‘the Michael Jordan of politicizing’ the White House

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington on Sunday told Karl Rove, a former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, that it was “ironic” that he was invited on ABC News to criticize the current White House for scandals at the IRS and Justice Department because he was the “Michael Jordan…

Ingraham: ‘Iraq is in flames today’ because of Clinton’s no-fly zone

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Sunday suggested the no-fly zone President Bill Clinton imposed on Iraq had left the country “in flames today.” During a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday, Ingraham disagreed with Republicans who wanted to intervene in Syria and recalled that “we thought that once we…

Priebus: Paul Ryan’s budget proves Republicans aren’t grandstanding

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said on Sunday that by passing Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget to slash the size of government and shift Medicare into a voucher system, the party had proved that it was not grandstanding or obstructing President Barack Obama. At a fundraiser in Chicago last…

Vegan hippy scientist hopes to save Africa by decoding ‘orphan crop’ genomes

Howard-Yana Shapiro, a scientist with the Mars confectionery company, will make the information free to boost harvests The future wellbeing of millions of Africans may rest in the unlikely hands of a vegan hippy scientist working for a sweet company who plans to map and then give away the genetic…

Online boor finally pays the price in ‘You’re A Troll’

Consider this new video by Stage 5 TV a long-distance dedication — to all of those people who abused YouTube’s flag function to try to get Anita Sarkeesian’s videos yanked off-line, or who go online and offer nothing but thinly-veiled (if that) digital bile. “You’re a troll, a miserable troll,”…

65-year-old man dies as Oklahoma City grapples with flooding after tornadoes

A 65-year-old man died Saturday after driving his car off of a bridge amid heavy flooding in Oklahoma City caused by the May 31 storms that washed through the region, bringing not only tornadoes but torrential rainfall. The Oklahoman reported that the victim, identified by local law enforcement as James…

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