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Comedian Greg Proops skewers Reagan for destroying the utopian spirit of the 1970s

Comedian Greg Proops suggested the wave of liberal inevitability survived another decade longer than Hunter S. Thompson famously lamented in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Where the gonzo journalist saw the energy sparked in mid-60s San Francisco crest and roll back in the Nixon years, Proops identified the Reagan…

Guantanamo defense lawyers tell judge they are being probed by FBI

By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Defense lawyers for five men accused of conspiring in the September 11, 2001, attacks asked a judge to halt a pretrial hearing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Monday over concerns that FBI agents are investigating them. Earlier this month, two FBI agents…

Lawsuit claims NJ high school teacher called student gangbanger, car thief during racist rants

Teacher called Sayreville HS student gangbanger, car thief during racist rants, lawsuit says (via NJ.com) SAYREVILLE – A Parlin man has filed a lawsuit against the Sayreville Board of Education, claiming a teacher made racist comments and hurled threats at him during his senior year in high school. Isaiah Roberts,…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry hires high-powered lawyer to defend him in bribery, coercion probe

Texas Governor Rick Perry has hired a high-profile Austin defense attorney to represent him in a criminal investigation into whether withholding money from a Travis County district attorney’s office broke state laws relating to bribery, coercion, or the abuse of authority. The investigation stems from an April 12, 2013 incident…

Pastor John Hagee: Tuesday’s ‘blood moon’ eclipse signals the end of the world

Pastor John Hagee is warning members of his megachurch to prepare for the end of the world because a “blood moon” eclipse on Tuesday is signaling that the End Times could be beginning. On Tuesday, most of the United States will be treated to the first of four complete lunar…

Wisconsin Republican Party to vote on secession at state convention in May

When Republicans in Wisconsin meet for their annual convention next month, one of the topics on the agenda will be whether the party supports seceding from the United States if necessary. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Wisconsin Republican Party’s Resolutions Committee voted earlier this month in favor of a…

Tea Party candidate’s ‘electile dysfunction’ ad claims Boehner has gone limp

House Speaker John Boehner’s Tea Party challenger in the Ohio Republican primary, J.D. Winteregg, released a parody advertisement today that accuses the speaker of suffering from “Electile Dysfunction.” The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC decided to back Winteregg after internal polling revealed that only 25 percent of Rep. Boehner’s constituents…

Texas taxpayers on the hook for most of ‘affluenza’ teen’s mental health treatment

A Texas juvenile court official said on Friday that Texas taxpayers will be on the hook for the bulk of the cost to send Ethan Couch, the teen afflicted with ‘affluenza,’ to a private care mental health facility, according to KWTX. Couch, who turned 17 on Friday, was sentenced to…

Tea Party rep. says ‘un-American’ cattle roundup reminds her of Tiananman Square

A Tea Party lawmaker from Arizona compared the standoff between federal authorities and a stubborn Nevada rancher to Tiananmen Square. Arizona state Rep. Kelly Townsend said she was shocked by a video that shows police using a stun gun on Ammon Bundy, one of the rancher’s sons, during an altercation…

Woman who threw shoe at Clinton thinks Colorado theater shooter is living in her head

The woman arrested last Thursday after throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reported to be the same woman who disrupted the trial of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, claiming he was innocent and a victim of a New World Order conspiracy. According to the National…

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