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‘The Partisans’ give ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ a ‘media makeover’

In a new bit of satire published to YouTube, comedian Andy Cobb takes his show “The Partisans” to one of the first “Occupy Los Angeles” protests and offers to give various activists a “media makeover.” The results are, well … Let’s just say they somehow look familiar. The video below…

Cain wants to add gospel vibe to ‘Hail to the Chief’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that if elected, he would “change the mood” of “Hail to the Chief” by adding a gospel vibe. “It’s traditional and that’s all well and good, but I happen to believe there comes a time when you need to change the mood of…

Big-name GOP candidates slow to start 2012 presidential race

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Big-name Republicans have been slow to enter the 2012 presidential race, giving lesser-known candidates a chance to break through in key early voting states like Iowa. With the first Republican debate already over and just nine months until Iowa becomes the first state to choose its…

Mubarak thugs force Anderson Cooper into hiding

CNN reporter Anderson Cooper admitted Thursday he was “a little bit scared” for his safety after being repeatedly attacked by supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Cooper and his crew were violently attacked by pro-Mubarak forces Wednesday as they tried to make their way through the streets of Cairo.…

On Daily Show, Texas Gov. Rick Perry denies he wants Texas to secede from the union

Attacks progressivism, Supreme Court Appearing on the The Daily Show Monday to promote his new book, Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential contender for the Republican nomination in 2012, denied being a secessionist and attacked the progressive movement of the 1920′s. Although the governor has not explicitly supported the secession…

Sesame Street yanks Katy Perry over bust

Sesame Street pulls Katy Perry bit with Elmo from show after complaints Katy Perry’s cleavage is fine for Russell Brand — not so for Elmo and Sesame Street. The children’s show says it won’t air a taped segment featuring the “California Gurls” singer and Elmo. The pop star — who…

Odierno: ‘Complete failure’ of Iraqi forces could bring combat troops back

US still has ‘a little bit of terrorism’ in Iraq to deal with, general says The commander of US forces in Iraq doesn’t foresee the need for the US to resume combat missions in Iraq, but he isn’t entirely ruling it out either. “We have several different contingency plans for…

GOP candidate’s ad claims he served with Jack Bauer

Chuck DeVore, a GOP senate candidate running for the nomination to unseat California Sen. Barbara Boxer this fall, was probably kidding in an ad his campaign team released this week when he claimed he trained in the Army with 24‘s Jack Bauer. But the Republican’s targeting of “Jack Bauer fans”…

After years of praise, Glenn Beck decides to label Bush a ‘progressive’

At one point in his career, right-wing pundit Glenn Beck happily declared that President George W. Bush and D.C. Comics icon Batman are just alike: both strong and unafraid to take down the bad guys, no matter where they hide. … Which is why it was a bit odd listening…

Man wearing ‘Freedom or Die’ t-shirt stopped at airport

LONDON (AFP) – London’s Gatwick Airport has apologised after a man wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Freedom or Die” was asked to turn it inside-out because it could be threatening, a spokesman said Monday. Lloyd Berks, 38, was stopped by security officers as he headed for a family skiing…

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