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Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control

Larry Pratt, the head of the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, recently agreed with a pair of conservative Internet TV hosts who asserted that liberals didn’t mind if other liberals were killed in bombings like the one in Boston last week because “they are like the Chinese” and “they…

Actor Michael Shannon dramatizes sorority member’s rant against ‘f-cking awkward’ sisters

A sorority officer’s expletive-laced reprimand of her chapter for being “fucking awkward” and “fucking boring” was brought to life by actor Michael Shannon in a video released by Funny or Die on Monday. The email, originally sent by a University of Maryland student to her chapter of the Delta Gamma…

NBC station fires anchor whose first words on air were ‘f*cking sh*t’

A North Dakota NBC affiliate has fired its newest anchor after he started his new job by uttering the words “fucking shit” as the weekend news broadcast began. As anchor Van Tieu was introducing A.J. Clemente for his first ever KFYR-TV broadcast on Sunday, he could be heard uttering the…

Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing

After falsely painting the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as frequent visitors to a local mosque, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade called for authorities to spy on mosques, despite evidence such tactics did not help any criminal investigations. “I think that we should be able to put in listening…

Grassley flips out: ‘I didn’t say that!’ about using bombing to delay immigration reform

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday became irate and yelled at Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a Senate hearing at the suggestion that he had used last week’s Boston Marathon bombing to try and delay immigration reform. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Grassley had said that knowing…

Elvis impersonator triggers 30-hour police standoff in Iowa

A 53-year-old career Elvis impersonator from Iowa engaged police in a 30-hour standoff on Sunday after a property dispute led to the man discharging a shotgun at officers and threatening to kill himself. Michael Reed, known for playing the faux Elvis Pressley character “Micky King” for more than 30 years,…

Queen’s Brian May produces ‘Badger song’ for anti-culling campaign

Queen guitarist Brian May looked to his past on Saturday in his opposition to the English government’s plan to cull the country’s badger population, unveiling a song based on the group’s title song for the movie Flash Gordon. “It’s a kind of parody of ‘Flash,’ as you’ll see,” May said…

Atheist Richard Dawkins: ‘Indoctrination of religion’ is ‘child abuse’

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on Sunday told a British literary festival that parents who forced their children to believe that religion was a fact were guilty of “child abuse.” Speaking about his family-friendly book The Magic of Reality at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival, the University of Oxford professor warned…

Republican lawmaker defends call to torture: ‘Me, bin Laden and a baseball bat’

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) on Monday doubled down on his call to torture the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, saying that if he had the same opportunity after the attacks September 11, 2011, ‘it would have been me Osama bin Laden and a baseball bat.” In a tweet…

Police kill man and find four other people dead after suburban Seattle shoot-out

Five people were killed Sunday night in a Seattle, Washington suburb, including one man shot dead by police after allegedly reaching for a gun as they arrived on the scene. KOMO-TV reported that authorities initially found the unidentified man wounded and lying on the ground in a parking lot while…

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