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Fox Business’ John Stossel: Government shutdown is ‘a good thing… shut more down!’

Libertarian Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday asserted that the partial government shutdown was a “good thing” and that lawmakers should “shut more down.” In a segment on Fox & Friends, Stossel argued that some parts of the government should stay shutdown forever. “I’m hoping the shutdown will wake…

Dawkins on Capitol Hill: ‘Ignoramus’ Christian creationists are holding America back

Secularists and skeptics Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker appeared on Capitol Hill on Monday to argue on behalf of support for science in the U.S. and a cultural move away from religious myths. The two men appeared on behalf of the Secular Coalition for America. A reporter asked Dawkins about…

Pennsylvania commissioner: If same sex couples get benefits then dogs are next

A county commissioner in Pennsylvania this week said that he opposed providing health care benefits to partners in same sex relationships because the government would also have to give money to people’s pets. Lehigh County Commissioner Tom Creighton on Wednesday explained that he was offering an amendment to strip the…

Steve King accuses Obama of ‘largest political tantrum ever’ during shutdown

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday likened President Barack Obama to a child having the “largest political tantrum ever” because he would not kill his signature health care reform law to stop the government from being shut down. “I want to see the end of Obamacare, the public has rejected…

Bryan Fischer: Closing WWII Memorial proves Obama’s soul has a ‘heart of darkness’

American Family Association (AFA) Director of Issues Analysis Bryan Fischer said on Wednesday that he had gotten a peek into President Barack Obama’s soul and discovered a “heart of darkness.” On Tuesday, lawmakers like Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had showed up at the Word War II…

Watch Ted Cruz grovel to Filipino WWII vets after his ‘Bataan Death March’ quip

Critics of Ted Cruz (R) were treated to rare video this week of the Texas senator groveling before Filipino War World II veterans who had confronted him in his office after he recently compared one of his speeches to the 1942 Bataan Death March, which is considered to be one…

Federal prison accused of piling sandbags around feces-eating inmate instead of treating him

Federal prison officials have agreed to transfer and treat an inmate who was eating his own feces after they were accused in court of placing sandbags around his cell to cover up the smell instead of giving him medical care. The Atlantic‘s Andrew Cohen reported that Justice Department lawyers showed…

Woman fends off would-be rapist with frying pan

A woman in the Boston suburbs served up some rough justice to a would-be rapist by striking him in the head with a frying pan. According to CBS News, the suspect allegedly threatened the woman with a knife after luring her to his room at an Extended Stay America hotel.…

Fox News’ Bill Hemmer mocks Obamacare over foreign languages: ‘I got an idea, how about English?’

Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Wednesday found a new reason to dislike President Barack Obama’s health care reform law: It’s offered in 150 languages. At a briefing on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had noted that call centers were prepared to answer questions about the health…

Arizona man accidentally shoots and kills girlfriend while hugging her

An Arizona woman died on Tuesday after being accidentally shot and killed by her boyfriend while the couple was hugging. Phoenix police said that the 18-year-old man was embracing his 24-year-old girlfriend at a home on Tuesday morning when the gun he was wearing in his waistband went off, according…

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