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Rep. Hank Johnson compares CISPA to ’1984′

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on Thursday compared controversial cyber security legislation to George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel 1984. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would authorize Internet companies, such as Internet service providers and social networking sites, to share private online communications and other data about possible attacks…

Texas Rep. Canseco: TSA agent assaulted me

Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-TX) claims that he was assaulted by a TSA agent during a pat-down at the San Antonio International Airport. “The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” Canseco told local network KENS 5. “It…

Rupert Murdoch calls British PM’s son ‘retarded’

During a media ethics inquiry on Wednesday, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch described David Cameron’s disabled son as “retarded” while trying to praise the British Prime Minister as a family man. In the wake of a hacking scandal at News Corp.’s now-defunct News of the World, Lord Justice Brian Leveson…

37-pound cat may be America’s fattest

“Meow,” a male orange-and-white tabby cat, weighed 40 pounds when he was dropped off by his 87-year-old owner at an animal shelter in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 2-year-old cat weighs nearly four times the normal weight for an adult cat and his owner was no longer able to care…

Brazilian actor accidentally hangs himself onstage

Actor Tiago Klimeck was playing Judas in an Easter passion play when he accidentally hanged himself onstage and slipped into a coma as the play went on around him. It was during a reenactment of the suicide of Judas that Klimeck’s safety vest slipped upwards and cut off his air…

Woman allegedly hired to help boss receive kidney transplant

A mother of two from Rhode Island has filed a complaint with the New York State Human Rights Commission, alleging that her former boss hired her so that she would donate her kidney. “I knew that she needed it,” 47-year-old Debbie Stevens told CNN. “I knew that she could have…

Another ‘Heart Attack Grill’ customer falls ill

A woman fell unconscious Saturday night at a Las Vegas restaurant that prides itself on serving unhealthy food, the second such incident to have occurred this year. The woman had been eating, drinking alcohol and smoking at the Heart Attack Grill before falling onto the floor unconscious, according to Fox…

Pat Robertson: Bullying ‘terrible’ — but gay sex still an ‘abomination’

Anti-LGBT rights televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday told Christian students that bullying their gay and lesbian classmates was wrong even if they “think that these practices are an abomination.” A CBN viewer named Douglas posed this question to the TV preacher: “What would you say to a school that has…

Robert Reich blasts Bill O’Reilly over ‘communist witch hunt’

Berkeley professor Robert Reich blasted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday night after the conservative pundit accused Reich of being a communist. “It’s like being back in the 1950s,” he said. “This communist witch hunt that has suddenly been launched. The irony is that there are not even many…

Bryan Fischer: Romney’s gay spokesman a security risk

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Monday said Mitt Romney’s openly gay spokesman, Richard Grenell, was at risk of leaking sensitive information because of his allegedly promiscuous lifestyle. “Homosexuals are about short-lived relationships and frequent anonymous sexual encounters,” he said on his radio program. “This is very common…

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