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Parents of dead 2-year-old: We told kids ‘not to touch’ the unattended gun

The parents of a 2-year-old who died in Tennessee after her 5-year-old stepbrother fatally shot her with an unattended revolver say that they told their kids “not to touch the gun unless momma and daddy are around.” Almost three years after the death of Camron Wallace, the trial of parents…

Cenk Uyger loses it over Chris Christie ‘protecting his own fat ass’

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur invoked his right as a fellow “fat New Jersey American” to slam Gov. Chris Christie (R) over his decision to hold a special election to determine a successor to deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). “Chris Christie doesn’t give a damn about the people of New…

Nevada 13-year-old girl dies after accidental shooting by another teen

A teen girl died Tuesday after what is believed to have been an accidental shooting in a Las Vegas home. According to KVVU Channel 5 Las Vegas, the girl was one of three juveniles in the home at the time of the shooting, which is currently believed to have been…

Rachel Maddow reflects on Republicans’ infatuation with nonsense

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow opined that the Republican Party was hopelessly in love with convenient nonsense. Conservatives have long searched for a “smoking gun” that would take down President Barack Obama, she said. Their latest “smoking gun” was the claim the IRS commissioner visited the…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Military rape about sexual predators, not hormones or hook-up culture

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Tuesday chided a Republican senator for suggesting rape in the military was the result of “hormone levels created by nature.” Speaking with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Gillibrand said there appeared “to be a disconnect between what this crime is and how it’s perceived” by some…

Rep. McDermott wonders why tea party groups applied for taxpayer-funded subsidies

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) on Tuesday questioned why tea party groups were seeking to be subsidized by the government. At a House hearing on IRS misconduct, McDermott acknowledged the federal tax agency had inappropriately used political criteria to locate nonprofit applications that needed extra review. “But as I listen to…

Christian TV ‘prophet’: Native Americans need to ‘repent for their ancestors’ animism’

Self-proclaimed television prophet Cindy Jacobs recently warned people with Native American heritage that they should “repent for their ancestors’ animism” because they are particularly vulnerable to evil spirits. In an episode of her web series 10 Minute Prayer School last week, Jacobs said that the Leviathan spirit described in Job…

Colorado moose falls in love with moose statue, attempts gay moose sex

A Colorado moose bull isn’t hiding his feelings for a newly-installed male moose statue in the town of Grand Lake. Within a week of the statue going up, residents started noticing that the moose was spending more time in the town. “He’s not too shy,” Bob Balink explained to KUSA.…

Mississippi gov.: America is ‘so mediocre’ because ‘mom is in the workplace’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Tuesday asserted that America had become “so mediocre” after women started leaving the home to earn a living. At a Washington Post Live event on child literacy, the host asked Bryant, “How did America get to be so mediocre?” “I’m going to get in…

Glenn Beck defends tea party in bizarre ‘self-interview’

Donning a Boston Bruins hat and grey sweater in an effort to portray himself as a “hippie 1960s loser,” conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck conducted a self-interview on Monday, while also playing an Internal Revenue Service agent named “Ralph.” “Seriously, have you seen what those crazy tea party people are saying,”…

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