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Karl Rove: ‘God bless President Obama’ for killing U.S. citizen al-Awlaki

Republican strategist Karl Rove ripped the media on Tuesday for attacking Bush administration officials who justified the use of torture. He also praised President Barack Obama for using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens. The former Bush adviser said on Fox News that officials like Alberto Gonzales,…

Tennessee Republican compares homosexuality to ‘shooting heroin’

The author of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay Bill” said Tuesday that homosexuality was “very dangerous” and compared it to injecting heroin. During an tense interview with TMZ, Tennessee state Sen. Stacy Campfield (R) said homosexuality was dangerous because of HIV/AIDS. “The homosexual community gets AIDS at a 50 times…

Physicist Lawrence Krauss on teaching creationism: It’s a form of child abuse

In brief video published by Big Think on Monday, physics professor Lawrence Krauss said that teaching school children incorrect facts about the age of the planet was a form of abuse. Krauss noted that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently declined to say how old the Earth was, insisting it was…

City workers tow car after painting ‘handicapped parking’ markings around it

A Tel Aviv woman says that surveillance video proves that city workers used paint to designate her car’s parking spot as being reserved for disabled before having it towed. In video posted to Facebook on Monday night, several workers are seen painting white lines around Hila Ben Baruch’s car and…

3-year-old S.C. boy killed after mistaking pink handgun for toy

A 3-year-old boy in Greenville, South Carolina was shot in the head and killed on Friday after he started playing with a pink handgun because he thought it was a toy. Police responding to the shooting at Haywood Plantation Apartments said that Tmorej Smith was found with a gunshot wound…

Border Patrol agents on trial for lewd behavior at ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ show

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents are on trial for what prosecutors described as a night of drunken sexual acts in full view of other spectators at a ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ show in San Diego. According to KFMB-TV, prosecutors alleged on Monday that witnesses saw agent Kallie Helwig’s head go down…

Southern Baptist leader: Gay ban is ‘the heart and soul of scouting’

Dr. Richard Land, who is in charge of addressing social, moral, and ethical concerns as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says that dropping the ban on gay members and LGBT leaders will be a “catastrophe” for the Boy Scouts of America because excluding homosexuals…

Texas man guns down couple over dog poop on his porch

Police say a 75-year-old man in Dallas is being charged with Capital Murder after he allegedly shot and killed two neighbors because they had dumped dog feces on his porch. According to The Dallas Morning News, Chung Kim had repeatedly complained to management at Sable Ridge Apartments that Michelle Jackson…

North Korea video shows city resembling New York under missile attack

North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack. The footage was uploaded Saturday by the North’s official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the…

Former exec. of South Carolina GOP defends mocking Trayvon Martin’s death

Former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon on Monday defended a series of provocative, racially-charged tweets he sent out during the Super Bowl. Kincannon told HuffPost Live that mocking the death of Trayvon Martin and “the poors” during Hurricane Katrina was just “high-profile trolling.” He said he didn’t understand…

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