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Sexual education in schools reminds Rep. Louie Gohmert of the Soviet Union

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Monday said sexual education classes in schools reminded him of the Soviet Union because both promote the belief children don’t belong to their parents. His comments, reported by Right Wing Watch, were made during an episode of the conservative Christian radio program WallBuilders Live. “Let…

Zimmerman lawyer: ‘Trayvon Martin armed himself with the concrete sidewalk’

Defense attorney George West suggested to a jury on Monday that George Zimmerman was justified in killing Trayvon Martin because the teen “armed himself with the concrete sidewalk.” During his opening statements, West admitted that Zimmerman was armed with a handgun the day that he shot and killed Martin. “There’s…

CNBC host: ‘I’d almost arrest Glenn Greenwald’ for helping NSA leaker

CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin on Monday suggested that he would “almost arrest” Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald for assisting National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. During a Sunday interview, Greenwald had shamed NBC’s David Gregory after the Meet the Press host asked why he shouldn’t be “charged with a…

Zimmerman lawyer opens Trayvon murder trial with ‘knock-knock’ joke

Attorney George West began his defense of George Zimmerman on Monday by telling the jury a “knock-knock” joke. During his opening statement, West told the jury that the death of Trayvon Martin was a “sad case.” “Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying,” he explained. “So, let me…

Fox News host jokes about network’s strategy: ‘We’ll make something up’

Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Monday said that his network would “make something up” if there was no other news, a joke in which many critics will find more truth than humor. Following Monday’s Supreme Court decision to send an affirmative action case back to the lower court, Hemmer…

5-year-old shoots self in head after being locked alone in home

A New Orleans mother is facing murder charges after her 5-year-old daughter, who was locked their home alone, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Investigators told WWLTV that 28-year-old Laderika Smth admitted that a gun was in the home where she had left her daughter while she…

Paul Ryan: ‘I didn’t support the farm bill’ but Democrats are to blame for its defeat

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Monday admitted that he voted against the farm bill, but insisted that Democrats were to blame for the bill’s surprise failure. “I didn’t support the farm bill,” Ryan told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “The Democrats promised 40 votes and they didn’t deliver the votes that they…

Rep. Peter King calls Rand Paul’s remarks on Snowden ‘absolutely disgraceful’

Representative Peter King (R-KY) lashed out at fellow Republican Rand Paul on Sunday over National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. King said on Fox News the United States should take whatever action necessary to extradite Snowden to the United States. “I think it is important for the American people…

Greenwald shames David Gregory for asking if he should be prosecuted for helping Snowden

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald blasted NBC host David Gregory on Sunday for publicly entertaining the idea that he should be prosecuted for publishing secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his…

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson rages against the ‘super moon’

Though journalists can’t resist hyping lunar largeness, Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks the celestial event known as the super moon has been severely overblown. In video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday night, Star Talk Radio co-host Chuck Nice asked the astrophysicist why there was a “super moon” if…

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