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Rep. Coble has ‘senior moment’ while attempting to grill Holder

An 82-year-old Republican congressman from North Carolina said he had a “senior moment” while attempting to grill Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), who has been in office since 1985, began his questions to Holder by complaining about former Secretary…

Ohio nuclear plant stumped by radioactive goldfish in lemonade pitcher with reactor water

Security investigators at a nuclear power plant in Ohio say that they have not made much progress in determining who left radioactive goldfish in an underground steam tunnel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced earlier this month that it had launched an investigation after workers found two goldfish swimming in…

Homophobic Texas candidate calls reporter ‘c*nt, b*tch, coward’ in voicemail tirade

D Magazine on Tuesday published a shockingly not safe for work voicemail from Dallas City Council candidate Richard P. Sheridan who said that the publication had not done enough to inform voters that his opponent was gay. In the voicemail left over the weekend, Sheridan tells reporter Dan Koller that…

Hundreds of inmates released early in Colorado prison sentencing mess

Colorado Department of Corrections officials are contacting state judges alerting them that an audit of the state’s prison system has revealed errors in the sentencing of more than 8,000 inmates, including hundreds who were released from prison early. According to the Denver Post, judges are currently reviewing the case files…

Boehner on IRS targeting: ‘Who is going to jail over this scandal?’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday took the unexpected step of calling to imprison someone in the U.S. government after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted inappropriately scrutinizing tea party groups to determine if they had abused their tax-exempt status. “Now my question isn’t about who is going to…

Florida man won’t be charged for shooting himself while bowling

Police say that a Florida man who shot himself at a bowling alley in Jupiter will not be charged with a crime. Jupiter Police told WPBF that the man was bowling with a gun in the pocket of his shorts at Jupiter Lanes at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when…

Former NAACP chairman defends IRS targeting of ‘the Taliban wing of American politics’

Former NAACP chairman Julian Bond on Tuesday said the IRS was justified in flagging tea party groups for extra review. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party,” he told MSNBC host Thomas Roberts. “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly…

Florida mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre: Jesus endorsed me

North Miami mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre claims to have scored one of the best political endorsements of all time. The son of God allegedly supports her campaign. Campaign posters for Pierre, which can be found on her Facebook page, boast that she was endorsed by Jesus Christ. “It’s a…

South Carolina sued for removing male genitals of ‘hermaphrodite’ toddler

The adopted parents of a boy in South Carolina announced on Tuesday that they were suing the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), social workers and doctors for forcing their son, who was born with both male and female sex organs, to undergo sexual-reassignment surgery when he was 16-months-old.…

Christian radio host blames ‘leftists’ and ‘sex education’ for drug-resistant gonorrhea

Conservative Christian radio host Matt Barber on Tuesday said that liberals and “comprehensive sex education” had caused a new strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to traditional treatments. Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control warned that a strain of gonorrhea had developed a resistance to the antibiotic cephalosporin,…

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