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Existential cat Henri contemplates freedom from ‘unabashed exploitation’ in new video

For once, Henri the Existential Cat actually seems to be in a (relatively) good mood in his latest video diary. “I’ve finally freed myself from subjugation by publishing a book of my philosophical ideas,” he tells viewers, silently enjoying the fact that “for the first time,” his thoughts will be…

Rove: How can Obama close Gitmo if detainees didn’t get Miranda warnings?

Former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove is warning President Barack Obama that he might have difficulty closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay because detainees imprisoned by the previous administration were not read their Miranda rights. At a White House press conference on Tuesday, the president said that he would…

Secretive gun group uses Native Americans to push against gun safety measures

A billboard advertising campaign using a photo of Native Americans to protest gun safety laws in Colorado has brought criticism from Native American residents. KUSA-TV reported on Monday that the ad, which shows three Native American men with the message, “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of…

Robertson: ‘There isn’t anything bigoted’ about calling gay NBA player an abomination

Televangelist Pat Robertson used a portion of his Tuesday 700 Club broadcast to defend an ESPN reporter who said that NBA player Jason Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” for announcing he was openly gay. After Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated column published on Monday, ESPN…

Obama on Jason Collins: ‘I think America should be proud’

At the conclusion of his press conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for gay NBA player Jason Collins, who came out Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated. “I had a chance to talk to him yesterday,” Obama said, confirming Collins’ own account of a phone call between…

Patrol car video catches ‘super drunk’ principal escaping handcuffs

A Michigan elementary school principal charged under Novi’s “Super Drunk” city ordinance was caught on camera slipping off her handcuffs in the back of a patrol car after being arrested in the school parking lot with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .21. Deerfield Elementary Principal Kim Warren, 44, was…

Willie Nelson plays ‘Stoned Gandalf’ in Conan’s ‘Hobbit’ spoof

Singer and songwriter Willie Nelson made a surprise appearance on Monday night’s episode of “Conan” for a quick spoof of “The Hobbit,” featuring Nelson as “Stoned Gandalf” in a hilarious audition tape for the film’s upcoming sequel. “Hey, Peter Jackson!” the 80-year-old music legand began. “My name’s Willie Nelson, and…

Colbert shares Yelp prison reviews for benefit of ‘violent criminals’ in his audience

Stephen Colbert shared some stories from the review site on Yelp Monday, he said, because he was looking out for his audience. “I know that a large segment of my audience is violent criminals,” he explained, before advising viewers on how to use his show’s new phone app while leading…

17 arrested at NAACP ‘pray-in’ against North Carolina Republican agenda

Facing what they called an “avalanche” of right-wing legislation this session, 17 activists with the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NC-NAACP) gathered at the state assembly’s doors on Monday and joined hands in prayer, then refused to leave. The group, eight of…

ESPN reporter says gay NBA player Jason Collins ‘walking in open rebellion to God’

ESPN reporter Chris Broussard on Monday insisted that gay NBA player Jason Collins was not a Christian and was “walking in open rebellion to God.” After Collins announced he was gay in a column for Sports Illustrated on Monday, ESPN’s Outside The Lines asked Broussard how he felt about the…

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