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Bryan Fischer: Singing ‘God Bless America’ prevents terrorist attacks

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization on Thursday asserted that the terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 were actually “the agents of God’s wrath” because they prompted “God Bless America” to be sung at Major League Baseball games and that is…

Alabama secessionist blames government for closing topless car wash

An Alabama man who started a petition calling for the White House to allow his state to peacefully secede from the Union says he’s angry that the government forced him to close his topless car wash. Disaffected Americans have created hundreds of “We the People” petitions on the White House…

S.E. Cupp wrongly tells a nun welfare increases poverty

Working off the conservative premise that food and medical assistance deprograms ambition and debases economic mobility, MSNBC’s right-wing commentator S.E. Cupp tried to tell a nun on Thursday that helping the poor leaves them worse off. That didn’t exactly fly with Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun who’s part of…

Colbert: Treat your flu with crystal meth, it’s science!

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed a study published in Medical Daily that suggests that crystal methamphetamine may fight the flu virus. The host premiered a segment called “Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA,” DFA standing for Doctorate of Fine Arts, which Colbert said…

Stewart mocks O’Reilly’s fear of loss of ‘white America’

On the Nov. 15 Daily Show, Jon Stewart criticized Mitt Romney, “retired pensioner,” and Bill O’Reilly on assertions each made in recent days. Stewart hit Romney’s recent argument that Obama won the election by offering “gifts” to young women, minorities and Latinos. “How on earth did Mitt Romney find out…

Four dead after train hits veterans float in Texas parade

Four area dead and 17 injured after a train hit a float carrying wounded veterans in a Texas parade, reported the AP. The float was driving across a railroad crossing en route to a banquet. Seven are in critical condition while the others are stable. The accident occurred around 4:40…

Hostess threatens to liquidate due to striking bakers

Hostess, maker of the cream-filled treat Twinkies, is threatening to shut its doors and liquidate the company if striking employees don’t return to work, reported Fox News. Hostess filed for bankruptcy in January after the company failed to resolve wage and health care disputes with unions. While Hostess eventually struck…

Deadline extended for state decisions on health care exchanges

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for states to decide whether to set up health care exchanges in accordance with the Affordable Care Act one month, till Dec. 14, reported The Hill. Originally, that deadline was Friday, Nov. 16. However, states that decline to create such exchanges — likely…

World War II love letters discovered on beach after Hurricane Sandy

A New York woman says her 14-year-old son was walking along a beach in Atlantic Highlands the day after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region and found 57 World War II-era love letters. The letters chronicled the love affair of Dorothy Fallon and Lynn Farnham. They spanned from 1942 until the…

Fox News captions illegal border crossings with ‘The Hispanic Vote’

A Fox News segment on Thursday that stereotyped immigrants crossing the border as “The Hispanic Vote” will probable not do much to help reverse the trend that allowed President Barack Obama to win re-election with large percentages of minority voters. During a discussion about what Republicans could do to be…

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