An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck off the Philippines today and a tsunami warning has been issued for the region.
Last night was the grand finale of the RNC. Woof. I hear it went perfectly!
A federal court agreed with the Obama campaign today that Ohio's anti-voter law must be suspended.
A man armed with an AK-47 and an automatic handgun killed two people and himself in a New Jersey grocery store yesterday and still this country refuses to have a serious discussion about guns.
A bill banning "ex-gay" reparative therapy for minors has been approved by California lawmakers. It's now on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
Good lord: Benedict Groeschel, friar, television host, and director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, had this to say about pedophile priests: "A lot of the cases, the youngster is the seducer."
Attention lingual nerds: Geoffrey Nunberg has written a scholarly study of "the A-word," saying its rise in culture impacted feminism, self-discovery movements and conceptions of social class. Order it here.
Speaking of assholes, this happened last night:
KILL THE "($;&(:#* LIBERAL HECKLERS!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 31, 2012
Karl Rove joked about the murder of Missouri GOP Senate candidate and all-around douchebag Todd Akin. "We should sink Todd Akin. If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts!" Yikes!
Australian scientists have successfully implanted the world's first bionic eye.
Pastor John McTernan from Defend & Proclaim the Faith (never heard of it) is blaming Hurricane Isaac on New Orleans' annual gay pride festival. Obviously.
Do not watch this very disturbing commercial.
...Feel free to discuss this stuff while barbecuing tofu hotdogs this weekend. And if you go to the beach, don't forget to wear sunscreen.