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Michael Moore bemoans 21st century capitalism

WASHINGTON — Michael Moore, clad in customary baseball cap, a black T-shirt, baggy trousers and white sneakers, strolled into the neo-Gothic splendor of Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall and began to preach. “We as Americans have allowed a very small group of people to be highly skilled practitioners of one of…

Colbert has trouble finding ‘hippie argle-bargle’ in ‘Occupy Wall St.’

In a segment Wednesday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert tried to crack jokes about the “moon units” protesting Wall Street, but seemed to have a little trouble finding the “mindless hippie argle-bargle” he wanted. “Today I sent a camera crew to film the fabulous furry freak show and find…

Cheney denies he was ‘sowing discord’ by pushing for Clinton 2012 bid

Former President Bill Clinton says that former Vice President Dick Cheney does not have the purest of motives in suggesting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mount a primary challenge against President Barack Obama. Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl earlier this month that a Hillary Clinton 2012 presidential bid was…

George Allen apologizes for assuming African-American reporter played sports

Former Virginia governor and former senator George Allen (R) is already getting himself into trouble during his attempt to reclaim his Senate seat. Allen apparently assumed that a tall African-American reporter from NBC 4 played sports. “For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen…

Thousands of toads killed in annual Aussie hunt

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia’s annual cane toad cull was Monday declared a success by organisers who said that more than 14,000 of the noxious pests had perished as a result. North Queensland’s “Toad Day Out” saw volunteers in Townsville, Charters Towers and Cairns collect the pests in plastic bags on…

Pair arrested in false claim against actor Gary Busey

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Call them amateur paparazzi. A picture happy couple tried unsuccessfully to catch actor Gary Busey on camera in the wrong place at the wrong time, but police arrested the pair instead. Mark Abel, 52, and Patrice Karst, 51, on Thursday flagged down officers in the celebrity-filled…

Nearly 100 bailed-out banks may collapse all the same: analysis

More collapsing banks could mean more ‘too big to fail’ banks The $700-billion bank bailout, launched in the final months of the Bush administration, was meant to save US financial institutions from a systemic collapse. But an analysis of banks’ earnings statements concludes that nearly 100 bailed-out banks are at…

Elected tea partier Allen West calls for mass censorship of US media

UPDATE: Rep.-elect Allen West said media is ‘clearly misled’ on his ‘censorship’ comment Florida’s Rep.-elect Allen West denied on his Facebook page Tuesday that he said the media should be censored for reporting on the documents released by WikiLeaks. The tea party-backed Republican claims he said the media should be…

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan invites guest to advocate violent revolution

It’s not often that you see liberals calling for violence but that is exactly what appears to have happened Monday on a left-leaning cable network. MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan drew the ire of conservatives after he asked political cartoonist Ted Rall to explain why a violent revolution is necessary. While Ratigan…

O’Reilly and Beck giggle: NAACP president ‘loves us’

O’Reilly expresses concern that “there might be trouble” at Beck/Palin rally Fox News personality Glenn Beck’s intention to hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” has aroused widespread criticism and has sparked plans for counter-rallies by Al…

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