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Ben Shapiro dismisses Jason Collins: Wearing a yarmulke on TV like coming out as gay

Breitbart.com’s editor-at-large Ben Shapiro on Thursday argued that NBA player Jason Collins was neither courageous nor heroic for coming out as gay, comparing it to wearing a yarmulke on television. CNN host Piers Morgan questioned Shapiro about a tweet in which he disparaged those who had praised the basketball player.…

Why do only ‘stupid’ aliens build flying saucers that spin? Neil deGrasse Tyson explains

Though classic sci-fi movies often depict extraterrestrial beings visiting Earth in spinning disks, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained Thursday that only stupid aliens who didn’t understand the laws of physics would build such an interstellar craft. “There are some fundamental problems with an entire rotating ship,” he told co-host Eugene…

Florida cop fired for eighth time after leaving police AR-15 with friend

The Opa-Locka Police Department in Florida on Wednesday argued before an arbitrator that one of their own officers deserved to be fired — for the sixth time — because he left his department AR-15 assault-style rifle with a friend. The department told arbitrator Jeanne Wood that Sgt. German Bosque should…

North Carolina Republicans push through anti-renewable energy bill in ‘banana republic’ vote

Democrats in North Carolina say they could have defeated a bill to repeal renewable energy subsidies on Wednesday if Republicans had not pushed it through committee without counting the votes. The state Senate Finance Committee debated the bill to end the state’s 6-year-old renewable energy program for over 40 minutes…

Police discover unexploded bomb in Austin, Texas business district

Fire investigators in Austin, Texas said Wednesday that they need the public’s help finding whoever created an unexploded bomb discovered last week in a business district on the northwest side of the city. The device was discovered behind the Springwood Business Complex on Pond Springs Road by a woman walking…

Bags of urine thrown as White Student Union clashes with May Day protesters

Workers rights demonstrators clashed with white supremacists in the so-called White Student Union during Washington, D.C. May Day protests on Wednesday. According to CNN, “bags of urine and flag poles” were thrown as skirmish broke out in Lafayette Park between the White Student Union protesters and demonstrators from the group…

Pennsylvania woman reappears 11 years after being presumed dead

A Pennsylvania woman who abruptly vanished 11 years ago turned herself in to police in Key Largo, Florida last Friday. According to CNN, Brenda Heist walked out on her family in Lititz, Pennsylvania in February of 2002 while her children were at school. Detective Sgt. John Schofield of the Lititz…

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

A Fox News guest on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary nominee, connecting him to an 18th century scientific movement that embraced reason, which she said was partially to blame for the Holocaust. Fox News host Steve Doocy asked Penny Nance, CEO of the Christian activist group Concerned Women…

Tennessee county official not sorry for image promoting violence against Muslims

A county commissioner has refused to apologize for posting an image on his Facebook page that declared Muslims were best greeted from behind a shotgun barrel. The image showed a man in a cowboy hat pointing a double-barreled shotgun at the viewer with the caption, “how to wink at a…

Man angry over Boston bombings breaks jaw of ‘f*cking Muslim’ Iraq war veteran

A 39-year-old Muslim cab driver who served in the Iraq war says that an executive from an aviation company accused him of being a jihadist and broke his jaw in what activists are calling a hate crime. Mohamed A. Salim told The Washington Post that Emerald Aviation President Ed Dahlberg…

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