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NOAA’s updated forecast calls for busy hurricane season

NOAA’s Updated Forecast Calls for Busy Hurricane Season (via Climate Central) By Andrew Freedman Follow @afreedma Despite a quiet start to August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is still forecasting a very active Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said Thursday. The updated outlook calls for a 70 percent…  …

Texting while driving kills: Werner Herzog film

Texting while driving kills several thousand people in America every year.  Research has found that texting while driving makes it 23 times more likely that there will be an accident. Drinking and driving actually results in slightly fewer teen deaths…  …

Gun advocates stage ‘appreciation day’ with weapons at Newtown Starbucks

A group of gun advocates in Connecticut on Friday are planning to bring their weapons for an “appreciation day” at a Starbucks in Newtown, where 20 children were slaughtered in a school shooting just last year. Over 3,000 people have signed up to participate in a Facebook event called “Starbucks…

Scott Brown’s brother arrested with arsenal after impersonating officer and commandeering boat

The brother of former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is facing multiple charge for impersonating an officer after police in Connecticut found him with an arsenal of weapons, and witness said that he commandeered a boat. According to a statement from the Connecticut State Police on Thursday, residents reported a man…

A golden retriever puppy is spoon-fed, melts your heart

Watch as an adorable golden retriever puppy from The Pet Collective reduces a grown man to tears. The puppy, which clearly loves you, is also known to attack cameras and takes baths. Watch the video, courtesy of eyeopenertv.com, below: The complete video of the puppy eating before falling asleep can…

Maher: ‘Sad’ that the super-rich GOP takeover of NC ‘wasn’t even all that expensive’

HBO comedian Bill Maher is lamenting the fact that super-rich Republican activists were able to use the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling to “take over” the state of North Carolina and “it wasn’t even all that expensive.” On his HBO show last week, Maher pointed out that North Carolina “is…

Gohmert: ‘Radical Islamists’ taking Spanish lessons ‘because we don’t fear Hispanics’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday told a group of business leaders that he opposed comprehensive immigration reform that did not deal with “radical Islamists” who were taking Spanish lessons “because we don’t have any fear of Hispanics coming into the country.” Speaking to the Longview Chamber of Commerce in…

Rep. Alan Grayson on NSA spying: What if ‘Dictator Palin’ gets elected?

You might not be worried about President Barack Obama abusing the immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government, but what if someone like Sarah Palin gets elected? That is the argument Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) gave in support of his legislation to rein in the National Security Agency during a…

Van Jones rips Obama’s ‘ridiculous’ denial of domestic spying operations

Van Jones, a former White House special advisor, blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for cracking down on whistleblowers. “I love this president, everybody knows I love this president, but this is ridiculous,” he said on CNN. “First of all, we do have a domestic spying program, and what we…

Florida man kills wife and posts photo of her body on Facebook

A South Miami man uploaded a picture of his dead wife to his Facebook profile after shooting her on Thursday, according to local media reports. Derek Medina, 31, turned himself into police Thursday afternoon. He told authorities he killed his wife, Jennifer Alonso, during a domestic dispute. Police said a…

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