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Tea partier: Way to change Susan Collins’ mind on immigration is to ‘shoot her’

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tea partier: Way to change Susan Collins’ mind on immigration is to ‘shoot her’ (via Raw Story )

A caller on a tea party-sponsored conference call Wednesday suggested that the way to change Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)’s mind on immigration reform would be to “shoot her.” According to Think Progress, the violent suggestion was not condemned, but met with hoots of laughter by others on the call…


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Fox News host & babbling idiot, Eric Bolling: Single female breadwinners ‘pushing towards more abortions’

Fox News host Eric Bolling: Single female breadwinners ‘pushing towards more abortions’ (via Raw Story )

Commenting on the rise of “breadwinner moms,” Fox News host Eric Bolling speculated the socioeconomic development would result in more abortions. “If you read into that study… the reason is exactly what we’ve been talking about right here, the breakdown of the American family,” he said…


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Republican congressman & festering ass pimple warns of ‘global totalitarians massed in New York City’

Republican congressman warns of ‘global totalitarians massed in New York City’ (via Raw Story )

Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) on Thursday portrayed the United Nations as a tyrannical international body intent on grabbing Americans guns. “The right to keep and bear arms is granted by God and protecting from government aggression by the Constitution,” he said in a statement. “It is…


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Daniel Ellsberg: WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning deserves to be seen as a hero

Daniel Ellsberg: WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning deserves to be seen as a hero (via Raw Story )

Former Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg praised WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning in video published Thursday. “I have a considerable identification with whistle-blowers, but Bradley above all because it is the first time in 40 years since the Pentagon Papers that someone has put out a…


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California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts tax exempt status

California Senate votes to revoke Boy Scouts tax exempt status (via Raw Story )

The Boy Scouts of America would lose tax exempt privileges in California under a bill approved Thursday by the state’s Senate. “While the Boy Scouts of America took a step in the right direction to include LGBT youth, the standing ban on LGBT adults is premised on absurd assumptions and stereotypes…


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Leading neuroscientist: Religious fundamentalism may be a ‘mental illness’ that can be ‘cured’

Leading neuroscientist: Religious fundamentalism may be a ‘mental illness’ that can be ‘cured’ (via Raw Story )

A leading neurologist at the University of Oxford said this week that recent developments meant that science may one day be able to identify religious fundamentalism as a “mental illness” and a cure it. During a talk at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on Wednesday, Kathleen Taylor was asked…


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US launches IP trade probe of Ukraine

US launches IP trade probe of Ukraine (via AFP)

The United States announced Thursday an investigation of alleged officially sanctioned intellectual property theft in Ukraine, a move which could result in trade retaliation by Washington. Acting US Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro said the "Section 301" investigation comes after Ukraine was identified…


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Historical #FAIL: John Stossel wants to cut government because ‘no one’ died of starvation before welfare

Fox Business host: Cut government because ‘no one’ died of starvation before welfare (via Raw Story )

Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday declared that government programs should be cut based on the false assertion that “no one” died of starvation in the Great Depression before the modern “welfare state.” Stossel told the hosts of Fox & Friends that he had taken his cameras out on the…


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UN expert demands freeze on robot weapons

UN expert demands freeze on robot weapons (via AFP)

The international community must impose a moratorium on robot weapons which can make their own decision to kill, a UN expert told the world body's top human rights forum Thursday, warning that they could enable war crimes to go unpunished. "Human rights requires that human beings should in one way…


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Maddow: ‘Something weird is going on’ in FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev

Maddow: ‘Something weird is going on’ in FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev (via Raw Story )

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the swirl of questions around the shooting of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two men charged with the bombing of the Boston Marathon. FBI officials have given conflicting…


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Today's Dispatch from Fantasyland: Beck Wants Records From Obama's Blackberry to Determine if He Was the Origin of Anti-Islam Video

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Utah top gun lobbyist arrested for threatening ex-wife with ‘Zombie Response Vehicle’

Utah top gun lobbyist arrested for threatening ex-wife with ‘Zombie Response Vehicle’ (via Raw Story )

One of Utah’s top gun lobbyists was arrested this week after he allegedly used a 2.5-ton Army surplus vehicle to threaten the lives of his ex-wife’s family, but his lawyer insisted that he was simply “having fun in his big boy toy.” According to a KTSU report, Utah Shooting Sports Council Chairman…


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Wall Street Insiders Desperate To Destroy Financial Reform

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Portugal workers protest austerity

Portugal workers protest austerity (via AFP)

Metro trains and businesses came to a standstill across Portugal on Thursday in a strike to protest government austerity measures aimed at slashing the deficit and meeting the terms of an international bailout. The Lisbon metro system closed late on Wednesday and will only re-open on Friday morning…


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Ex-Gay Activist Nutjob Anne Paulk: Vast Majority of Lesbians Were Sexually Abused

So now we're just making shit up apprently. In that case, it's a fact that the vast majority of people named Anne Paulk were dropped on their heads one too many times by parents who didn't love them.

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Elon Musk: Humanity has two options, become multiplanetary or go extinct

Elon Musk: Humanity has two options, become multiplanetary or go extinct (via Raw Story )

Tech entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Wednesday discussed his desire to create a self-sustaining human civilization on the planet Mars. “The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions for life as we know it. Either it’s going to become multiplanetary, or it’s going…


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Proposed Trade Deal Is NAFTA On Steroids

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Lebanese man gets 23 years for US plot

Lebanese man gets 23 years for US plot (via AFP)

A young Lebanese man caught plotting to detonate a bomb near Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field baseball stadium was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in prison, prosecutors said. Lebanese citizen Sami Samir Hassoun was a legal resident of the United States at the time of his 2010 arrest. "The thought of…


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Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele's Epic Church-State Breakup!

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Christianist & fake "historian" David Barton: Christians can’t drink Starbucks

Conservative minister: Christians can’t drink Starbucks (via Raw Story )

Evangelical Christian minister and author David Barton recently told an Alabama congregation they couldn’t drink Starbucks because the company was attacking God. “Biblically, there is no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God,” Barton said, according to Right Wing Watch. “I’…


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Glenn Beck sees media conspiracy to label him a ‘conspiracy theorist’

Glenn Beck sees media conspiracy to label him a ‘conspiracy theorist’ (via Raw Story )

Conspiracy talk radio host Glenn Beck said Tuesday that he isn’t sure why he’s been labeled a conspiracy theorist in the media, but he’s pretty sure it’s the result of a “concentrated effort” somehow coordinated by the White House. Building on his theory that CNN secretly orchestrated an…


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TEApublicans want health care individual mandate to apply to undocumented immigrants

Republicans want health care individual mandate to apply to undocumented immigrants (via Raw Story )

House Republicans are angling to inject a little bit of the Affordable Care Act into the nation’s immigration reform debate, discussing a bill that would make purchasing health insurance a condition for immigrants waiting to begin the citizenship process. While the bill has yet to be drafted and…


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