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Indiana State Police chief advises lawmakers to legalize and tax pot

The top cop for the Indiana State Police on Tuesday advised a group of state lawmakers that marijuana be legalized and taxed. Speaking at a budget committee meeting, Superintendent Paul Whitesell noted that both Colorado and Washington had decriminalized small amounts of the drug for recreational use. “It’s here, it’s…

Colbert: Anti-tax pledge is eternal, ‘like a pact with the devil, or a gym membership’

While other conservatives are abandoning Grover Norquist, Stephen Colbert said Tuesday he would stick by the anti-tax advocate — after all, a promise is a promise. “An anti-tax pledge is eternal and unbreakable,” Colbert said. “It is like a pact with the devil, or a gym membership.” More and more…

Stewart chides ‘greedy’ Walmart workers for Black Friday protests

Jon Stewart bemoaned the Black Friday protests at Walmart stores on his show Tuesday, implying that getting a ringside seat to watching shoppers angrily threaten or outright trample one another was benefit enough for their work. “Truly, your vest runneth over,” he said on The Daily Show Tuesday in a…

Rick Warren: Same sex marriage like punching a guy in the nose

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren on Tuesday night said that same sex relationships would still be sinful even if they were natural. “It wouldn’t bother me if there was a ‘gay gene’ found,” he told CNN host Piers Morgan. “Here’s what we know about life,” Warren continued. “I have all kinds…

Alan Simpson hopes Norquist drowns in a bathtub

During a discussion on the looming fiscal cliff, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) joked that he hoped anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist drown in a bathtub. Near the end of an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Simpson said that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had trouble negotiating a budget deal…

Gay Christian Network founder: Ex-gay therapy is spiritual abuse

Justin Lee, founder of the Gay Christian Network, said Tuesday he was convinced that so-called ex-gay or reparative therapy didn’t work and was often harmful. Lee was ostracized from his church when he admitted he was gay. After his attempts to transform himself into a heterosexual man failed, he later…

Pregnant women who want a 3D model of their fetus are in luck

A company in Japan is offering a unique service to pregnant women: the ability to print out a three-dimensional model of the inside of their abdomen, fetus included. “We actually got three expectant mothers to try this out,” said Tomohiro Kinoshita of Fasotec. “They said it felt great to see…

McCain to Cavuto: ‘I thought you were the sexiest man alive’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says that China’s People’s Daily should have known that the Onion’s pick of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as the sexiest man alive was a joke because that title goes to Fox News host Neil Cavuto. Following a Fox News report on how the the satirical…

A lesson in ‘Facebook law for idiots’

This video from CollegeHumor.com is a quick public service message about the legal efficaciousness of those Facebook “Privacy Notices” that people have been cutting and pasting to their walls. To wit: There is none. Nothing. Zilch. In no way does copying and pasting a couple of paragraphs of text to…

Robertson tells Christians: Radiocarbon dating proves no dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that radiocarbon dating proves that the Earth is older than 6,000 years — and he’s telling Christians not to “cover it up.” On Tuesday’s 700 Club, a viewer wrote Robertson that her “biggest fear is to not have my children and husband next to me in…

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