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Colbert says he’s contractually obligated to observe ‘Fiscal Cliffmas’

With the onset of what he called “Fiscal Cliffmas” season upon us, Stephen Colbert advised his audience on Tuesday to settle in for the long haul. “I don’t want to talk about the ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ and you don’t want to hear about it,” he conceded. “But for the next 20…

Jon Stewart: ‘Right-to-work’ like strip bars calling themselves gentlemen’s clubs

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart reviewed the controversy in Michigan over a new union busting law. Stewart observed that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder had described “right-to-work” laws as a “divisive” issue nearly a year ago, yet publicly supported the law this month. Today, Snyder…

Granholm: GOP punishing Democratic voters with ‘Orwellian’ right-to-work law

Former Michigan governor and Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday slammed Republicans after they pushed a so-called “right-to-work” law through the state legislature. “The ‘Workplace Fairness and Equity Act,’ the Orwellian name will surely give historians a big laugh,” she said. “Was the ‘free beer and ice cream’ act…

Fox News contributor ‘beat down’ at Michigan union protest

Fox News contributor and conservative comedian Steven Crowder claims he was assaulted by pro-union protesters amid a protest in Lansing, Michigan. In an interview with radio show host Dana Loesch, Crowder said the protesters “literally would have killed me where I stood if I defended myself.” He claimed the protesters…

Watch: Michigan pro-union protests escalate as former congressmen gets pepper-sprayed

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI) was pepper-sprayed by police at Michigan’s capitol building amid an escalating protest against so-called “right to work” bills passed by the legislature on Tuesday that critics say will strip public and private unions of their bargaining power. Schauer said he and other protesters gathered outside the Capitol’s…

Ikea monkey sent to live coatless in animal sanctuary

Darwin, the 5-month-old monkey who escaped from his crate and followed his owners into a Toronto Ikea store, is being sent to live at a private animal sanctuary. According to CBC News, Darwin was taken from his owners, who were fined for keeping a prohibited animal as a pet. The…

Beck dons wig to mock Costas with tasteless rant about Jerry Brown’s death

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday wore a wig and ranted about “beer culture” to mock sports broadcaster Bob Costas’ recent commentary on “gun culture” in the United States following a tragic murder/suicide involving NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher. “Our current beer drinking and car driving culture ensures that more…

Retta from ‘Parks and Recreation’ blows Conan away, Puccini-style

Monday night on “Conan O’Brian,” comic and “Parks and Recreation” cast-member Retta showed Conan how she rolls. The New Jersey-born performer explained that she is a classical music fan, which comes as a surprise to some people. Retta told O’Brian about a recent encounter at a traffic light, when she…

Michigan mounted police trample pro-union protester with horse

Michigan State Police mounted on horseback reportedly knocked down at least one pro-union demonstrator at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Video posted by the Lansing State Journal shows a man laying on the ground as several mounted police awkwardly try to move their horses through a crowd of people protesting…

Same sex couple: Conservative justices ‘have an opportunity to redeem the Republican Party’

The first same sex male couple to appear in African-American lifestyle magazine Jet’s wedding announcements had harsh words for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent defense of “moral feelings” against homosexuality during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, but said the court’s conservative justices had a chance to do right by…

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