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Armed protesters show up to counter Indianapolis gun control rally

A group participating in the “National Day to Demand Action” to end gun violence in Indianapolis this morning faced a counter-protest from gun rights advocates, who brought their loaded firearms with them. The group Moms Demand Action held the rally outside the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday to call for an…

Neil deGrasse Tyson channels John Lennon: All we are saying is give math a chance

Thursday on StarTalk Radio, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained what prompted him to pursue a career in astrophysics and implored others to “give math a chance.” “I was fortunate because my parents… took us around, we grew up in New York City, to all of the cultural institutions that showed adults…

Pat Robertson joins ammo conspiracy theory: Feds ‘going into battle… against us’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday became the latest conservative voice to promote the conspiracy theory that the government was buying millions of rounds of ammunition to use against the American people. For months, conservative sites like Alex Jones’ Infowars have been pushing reports like: “Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks…

Romney tells Dennis Miller: ‘It’s good to live a normal life again’

Millionaire former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that he’s relieved to be back living “a normal life” following his 2012 loss. During an interview on Wednesday, conservative radio host Dennis Miller ask the former candidate how it he was “extracting yourself from the bubble.” “The bubble is a different…

Republican official: Facebook post about ‘filthy’ homosexuals was ‘worth sharing’

A Michigan committeeman with the Republican Party says that he posted an article on Facebook about the “filthy lifestyle” of LGBT people because it was “worth sharing.” Slate’s Dave Weigel on Wednesday reported that Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema had used his Facebook page to promote an article by Dr.…

Fox News: White House canceled tours after blowing money on ‘puppets’

Fox News host Steve Doocy says that the White House may have been able to keep White House tours open during automatic budget cuts caused by so-called “sequestration” if the federal government had not wasted so much money on “puppets.” A Wednesday report at the conservative website Breitbart.com had lamented…

Catholic league attack demands Time Warner have ‘serious talk’ with Bill Maher

The president of the Catholic League has had enough of HBO’s Bill Maher mocking his religion. Earlier this week, Catholic League President Bill Donohue sent a letter asking Time Warner to have a “serious talk” with the atheist comedian. “There is no other entertainer in the nation who has repeatedly…

Zimmerman’s brother tries to justify comparing Trayvon Martin to alleged baby killer

Appearing Wednesday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live,” the brother of George Zimmerman repeatedly tried to justify comparing Trayvon Martin, the black teen Zimmerman claims he killed in self defense, to a teen recently accused of shooting a baby boy in the face. Robert Zimmerman originally made the alarming analogy…

Maddow congratulates Justice Ginsburg on ‘winning the day’ in DOMA arguments

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow recounted the back and forth verbal sparring between the justices of the Supreme Court at Wednesday’s oral arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal law that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.…

Gun-toting former Republican candidate claims ‘conspiracies’ after shoplifting twice

A former Republican candidate for Agricultural commissioner in Alabama, who once waved a rifle in a campaign ad about “thugs and criminals,” said on Thursday that he had been a victim of “conspiracies” after his second shoplifting arrest in six months. According to the blog Yellow Hammer, Dale Peterson was…

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