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Colorado lawmaker mocks poverty hearing with ‘silent protest’ by bringing fried chicken

Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine (R) reportedly brought fried chicken to a hearing on poverty as a protest after a fellow lawmaker was criticized last month for blaming the diet of African-Americans and Hispanics for racial disparities in the poverty rate. At the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force…

Christian radio host: OK to attend gay weddings if grooms told ‘they shall both be put to death’

A Christian radio host told his listeners this week that he had no problem with them attending “gay weddings” as long as same sex couples were also told that they had “committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.” In a clip posted by Right Wing Watch…

WATCH: Libertarian state senate candidate gets arrested in Philadelphia at pro-marijuana rally

A Libertarian candidate for the New Jersey Senate got himself arrested at a pro-marijuana rally in Philadelphia over the weekend. Don DeZarn, 46, was arrested for the second time in four months for marijuana possession on Saturday at the monthly SmokeDown Prohibition demonstration. After encouraging the participants of the rally…

Conservative author: Oprah and Tiger Woods are rich so all other blacks should ‘shut up’

A conservative author this week called on African-Americans to “shut up” and stop complaining about racism because the U.S. had more rich black people per capita than any country in the world. “When you look at the Trayvon Martins and these kids that just killed this Australian guy for no…

District proposes assault rifles in schools near where Antoinette Tuff talks down gunman

A Georgia school district close to one where a tragedy was narrowly avoided last month because an employee was able to convince a gunman to lay down his weapons has proposed putting assault rifles at each of its campuses. In a shocking 911 call released last month, McNair Discovery Learning…

Fox News guest: ‘That’s a teaching moment’ when hungry students don’t get school lunches

A Fox News guest on Thursday argued that hungry students would have a “teaching moment” if they were refused access in the cafeteria line to school lunches because their parents hadn’t properly filled out the right paperwork. During a segment on Fox & Friends, therapist and school counselor Thomas Kersting…

Beck ‘historian’ David Barton: Illiteracy rates higher because students lack ‘fear of the Lord’

A so-called “historian,” who conservative radio host Glenn Beck has hired to teach at his online university, recently argued that scientists needed a “fear of the Lord” to do their job, and students’ test scores would increase if schools had “a daily Bible reading.” During Tuesday’s Education a Higher Calling…

Florida man cites ‘Bush doctrine’ after pre-emptive killing of neighbors at Labor Day cookout

Lawyers for a Florida man this week cited President George W. Bush’s pre-emptive war in Iraq and the “Bush Doctrine” as a defense after their client killed two neighbors and attempted to kill a third on Labor Day. Florida Today reported on Wednesday that attorney’s for William T. Woodward had…

Tulsa school sends girl home because ‘dreadlocks’ and ‘afros’ are too distracting

A father in Oklahoma said this week that he was forced to pull his daughter out of classes after the charter school she was attending sent her home for having the wrong hairstyle. Terrance Parker told KOKI that he is a barber and he always made sure that his 7-year-old…

Rumsfeld dismisses Obama as the ‘so-called commander-in-chief’

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama’s leadership had been so lacking on the issue of Syria that he only deserved the title of “so-called commander-in-chief.” “The essence of leadership, really, is clarity and a vision, and there hasn’t been one,” Rumsfeld told the…

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