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Rep. Grayson mocks ‘bath salts caucus’ for voting against Sandy relief

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on Monday mocked the 67 House Republicans who voted against disaster relief funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. “It’s the same 67 over and over again,” he noted on The Stephanie Miller Show. “It’s the bath salts caucus, the people that would rather eat your…

Alabama white supremacist charged for plot to blow up black and gay students

A 17-year-old student in Alabama was arrested last week for allegedly plotting to use dozens of homemade grenades to kill at least fellow six students and a teacher at Russell County High School. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor on Sunday said that Derek Shrout had been arrested after a teacher…

Harris-Perry guest: Lead exposure in children correlated to violent crime

On Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the host and her panelists discussed a recent Mother Jones article that presented evidence that lead exposure in children leads to lower I.Q.s and violent crime. “The rise of emissions from leaded gasoline between the 1940s and the 1970s may have had a significant impact…

France to use algae to create green buildings

France will soon move forward with an effort to use algae to make buildings more energy efficient and help the country meet quickly-approaching environmental goals, reported Al Jazeera English. “Jean-Louie Kindler wants to breed algae in tubes on roofs and sides of apartment and office blocks, starting with his own.…

85-year-old man arrested for hitting volunteer officer with cane

Police in Denver were apparently very determined to get their man when they arrested an octogenarian in the middle of the night at his home. The 85-year-old John Copeland is now in a Colorado jail with a $50,000 bond after using his cane to hit a volunteer police officer at…

Los Angeles cops allegedly threatened women with jail to force sex acts

Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation after four women accused them of rape, according to area media. The two officers, Luis Valenzuela and James Nichols, told reporters that they’ve only just learned about the investigation, but KTLA-TV noted on Friday that the probe has been ongoing for…

Brian Kilmeade’s attempt to play with his ‘Pocket Hose’ on air goes terribly wrong

Friday morning on “Fox and Friends,” Steve Doocy and guest host Alisyn Camerota presented co-host Brian Kilmeade with a late Christmas present, a Pocket Hose. Pocket Hose is an infomercial-style product that bills itself as “The Hose that Fits in a Pocket but Grows to a Full-Size Hose!” The company…

Gagged priest ‘playing’ with handcuffs at church gets stuck, calls 911 for help

A gagged priest at Springfield’s St. Aloysius church called 911 late last year and asked them for help because he had been “playing” with handcuffs and he got stuck. Audio of Father Tom Donovan’s Nov. 28 911 call was published by the Illinois Times on Thursday. “I’m stuck in a…

Rep. Grayson: Republicans using debt ceiling as ‘legislative terrorism’

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) blasted Republicans on Thursday night for planning to use the federal debt ceiling as leverage in the ongoing battle over government spending. He said Republicans saw the debt ceiling as “a device to extract concessions they would otherwise never be able to accomplish.” “That is why…

CNN contributor explains pagan origins of Christian holidays to Wisconsin lawmaker

On Wednesday night, CNN contributor Martin Roland informed Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman that many Christian holidays could be traced back to pagan celebrations. The Republican lawmaker recently gained national attention after issuing an anti-Kwanzaa press release (PDF). On CNN, Grothman explained that Americans shouldn’t celebrate the African American holiday…

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