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Georgia vandals knock over monument to Michelle Obama’s freed slave ancestor

Police in Rex, Georgia are investigating after a monument to one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ancestors was vandalized. WSB-TV reported on Monday that a heavy stone monument to Melvinia Shields was recently pushed off its foundation block. According to Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial website, Shields was born into slavery…

Robertson: Boy Scouts being destroyed by gay ‘kids who want to do sex with each other’

Televangelist Pat Robertson is accusing LGBT people of trying to destroy “traditional marriage” and the Boy Scouts of America for “a few kids who want to do sex with each other.” The TV preacher told his viewers on Tuesday that it was “a terrible shame” that the Boy Scouts had…

Glenn Beck’s teary-eyed silent monologue: ‘My vocal chords [sic] are paralyzed’

Conservative talker and professional conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced Monday that he has temporarily lost his voice. On his web-only The Blaze TV broadcast Monday, he delivered the news over dramatic string music with the help of handwritten flash cards. “Doctors told me Friday,” he said by way of the…

Fox News guest: Trayvon would be alive ‘if he didn’t have a street attitude’

Former NYPD detective Harry Houck on Tuesday told Fox News that Florida teen Trayvon Martin was responsible for his own death because he had a “street attitude.” During a break in witness selection for the trial of accused murderer George Zimmerman, criminal defense attorney Tamara Holder explained to viewers of…

Huckabee: Portrayal of same sex couples on TV is ‘being forced’

Appearing on a radio broadcast Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) expressed shock that LGBT couples are popping up in TV commercials, saying it’s “something I guess I didn’t expect to see anytime soon” and insisting that equality is somehow “being forced” upon Americans. Huckabee was speaking to the…

Maddow: State Department personnel running amok with drugs and ‘hookers on foreign soil’

Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow detailed a series of State Department sex and drugs scandals which have been simmering for some time but because of recent leaks, may be about to blow wide open. Maddow began the segment by rehashing the Secret Service scandal…

Texas lawmakers cut volunteer firefighters off from $91 million in earmarked funds

Volunteer firefighters in Texas are raising questions about why they are not getting access to more than $90 million worth of earmarked funds for their departments. “The money is earmarked for us, why is it just sitting there?” Capt. Jonathan Reed from the Briar Volunteer Fire Department asked KXAS-TV. According…

Ingraham: Emergency contraception is ‘a good deal for pedophiles’ and child rapists

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration “empowers men who want to abuse women” by complying with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age. “It’s a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for people who…

Boehner: 9 out of 10 people in NSA briefings are lawyers to protect ‘privacy’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) joined the chorus excoriating National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in an interview with ABC News on Tuesday. “He’s a traitor,” Boehner told host George Stephanopoulos, according to a transcript released Tuesday morning. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows…

Ron Paul: Defending the NSA means embracing ‘dictatorship’

Appearing on CNN with host Piers Morgan on Monday, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has embarked on “a heroic effort” in telling the world about the U.S. government’s spying capabilities, and warned that defending this type of unilateral, unchecked power means embracing “dictatorship” moving…

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