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Ben Carson: ‘Racist’ white liberals want me on ‘the plantation’

In an interview with arch-conservative radio host Mark Levin, rising African-American conservative avatar Dr. Ben Carson said on Monday that he believes that white liberals are “the most racist people there are,” and that they are critical of him solely because they want to keep him from leaving “the plantation.”…

Rep. Amash: ‘More sensible’ to ban abortions after three days and ‘certain’ birth control

A libertarian-leaning Republican congressman from Michigan who has been billed as the “new Ron Paul” says that he would ban “abortion-causing” birth control and a woman’s right to choose abortion more than three days after conception. In an interview published on Monday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) told Reason‘s Nick Gillespie…

Limbaugh freaks out: ‘Vladimir Putin is saying things I agree with’ on LGBT rights

Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh said Monday that the tide of opinion on LGBT rights has turned so sharply that he’s getting seriously freaked out “that Vladimir Putin is saying things I agree with” these days. Limbaugh was specifically talking about Putin’s move to ban the adoption of Russian orphans…

NRA recommends ‘everything from sidearm to shotgun to AR-15′ in schools

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) National School Shield program on Tuesday announced recommendations that they said were designed to decrease violence in schools by allowing trained personnel to carry firearms like shotguns and AR-15 assault rifles on campuses. Task force chair Asa Hutchinson, who headed the Drug Enforcement Agency under…

Florida Republican committeeman arrested for child porn

Officials in Florida on Monday said that an elected Florida Republican Party committeeman had been arrested on multiple charges of possessing and transmitting child pornography. Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson confirmed to The Northwest Florida Daily News that Lane Rees, a former Walton County Commissioner, was taken into custody around…

Hannity defends homophobic guest: No ‘freedom’ for African-American conservatives

Fox News Republican talk show host Sean Hannity went on the defensive Monday night after one of his guests criticized him for elevating Dr. Ben Carson, who went on the show recently and compared being gay to having sex with animals and raping children. Reacting to the criticism, Hannity defended…

Georgia town approves mandatory gun ownership law for heads of household

The town of Nelson, Georgia, followed through on its proposal to require residents to own a gun Monday night following a unanimous vote by the city council. WGCL-TV reported that the law will apply to heads of household, with exceptions built in for the disabled, mentally ill and those objecting…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Arkansas spill shows need to move away from carbon-based economy

Monday night on MSNBC, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said the recent oil spill in Arkansas illustrated why the United States needed to adopt more eco-friendly energy sources. “It really raises the broader question and that is whether we continue to be a carbon-based economy, whether we finally recognize…

Laura Ashburn destroys sexist New York Times obituary of female rocket scientist

Daily Download editor-in-chief Laura Ashburn on Monday slammed the New York Times’ obituary of female rocket scientist Yvonne Brill. Brill was instrumental in the development of propulsion systems for satellites, but the opening line of her obituary emphasized her cooking skills rather than her stunning scientific achievements. “I have never…

Life-sized, half-naked Zombie ex-girlfriend target bleeds when shot

A target manufacturing companying is giving its customers an opportunity to take their frustrations out on a life-sized, ex-girlfriend “zombie” mannequin that actually bleeds when it’s shot. Salon on Monday pointed out that ZMB industries was advertising the half-naked zombie target with the tagline, “Be warned, hell hath no fury…

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