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Climate change-denying English Lord crashes U.N. conference

A video released by environmental group TckTckTck captures Lord Christopher Monckton, a longtime climate-change denier and conspiracy theorist as he impersonates a delegate from Myanmar in his latest attempt to reject theories against global warming. Set in part to “Yakety Sax,” the video shows Monckton’s latest prank, at the United…

Loaded semi-automatic handgun found in case of frozen meat

A worker at a Roswell, New Mexico Albertson’s grocery store was startled to find a loaded semi-automatic pistol and 7 rounds of ammunition in a case of frozen beef ribs on Thursday. According to NBC News, the supermarket employee quickly turned the weapon over to police. Roswell Police Department spokesperson…

‘War on Christmas’ forces Christians ‘into the closet,’ say radio hosts

On the conservative Liberty Counsel radio show Faith and Freedom, hosts Mat Staver and Matt Barber discuss the fact that an elementary school in Jackson County, Fla., removed a nativity scene while allowing Santa Clause and Frosty the Snowman to remain. “What an irony at this time of year, where…

Top Obama aide takes the axe to his trademark mustache for charity

David Axelrod is a new man. Or, at least a slightly less hairy one. In the wake of President Barack Obama’s decisive electoral win over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), the president’s top political adviser didn’t have to shave off his hair lip. He did, after all, win his…

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson complains: Courts listen to non-religious minorities

Amid a segment on The O’Reilly Factor about the so-called “war on Christmas,” Fox News co-host Gretchen Carlson suggested Thursday night that the problem was caused because courts were willing to listen to complaints from religious minority groups. She explained that courts ordered religious displays at public buildings to be…

Michigan lawmaker slams Republicans in emotional labor rights speech

Michigan Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday blasted Republicans for pushing “right to work” legislation through the state legislature. The bill would prohibit unionized workplaces from requiring workers to contribute money to the union. The Michigan AFL-CIO has dubbed the legislation the “Freedom to Freeload bill” because it allows…

Prime Minister Gillard: End of the world is coming, good luck

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard weighed into the debate about whether the world will end on December 21 under the Mayan calendar in a spoof video about Korean pop and flesh-eating zombies. In a one-minute video address recorded for the youth radio station Triple J, a sombre-looking Gillard said the…

Democrats watch in awe as McConnell filibusters himself

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill. However, McConnell’s plan backfired after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called for a vote on the legislation, which would…

Florida woman with sexual arousal disorder commits suicide

A Florida woman who told her story of shame and struggle to a reporter last week committed suicide a day after her video was published. In the haunting footage, 39-year-old Gretchen Molannen explained that for 16 years she’s been unable to control her level of sexual arousal, leading to extreme…

Woman reporter’s account of Pearl Harbor attack finally published 71 years later

For 71 years, Betty McIntosh’s first-hand account of the attack on Pearl Harbor went unpublished in the archives of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. According to the Washington Post‘s “The Fold” blog, McIntosh’s editor assigned the young reporter to bring in a “women’s perspective” on the December 7, 1941 attack, but then…

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