Archive for January 8th, 2013

Half a Million Rape Kits Not Examined

A few years ago, the state of Michigan shut down the Detroit Police Department crime lab because of serious problems and it was soon discovered that there were thousands of rape kits piled up there that had never been examined. Turns out this is a nationwide problem, with as many as a half a million of those kits unexamined to this day. Read more

No, Your Kid is Not Psychic

In the aftermath of every tragic event, there’s always someone who narrowly missed out on it. Think of those who didn’t go to work in the World Trade Center on 9/11 or who missed a connecting flight on a plane that crashed. And they almost always see mystical forces at work, usually thinking that God just loves them more than all the people who died. But the mother of a child at Sandy Hook elementary is now convinced that her son is psychic, which saved him from the shootings. Read more

Camp Pendleton Rejects Rock Beyond Belief 2

Justin Griffith reports on the latest twist in the ongoing battle to bring Rock Beyond Belief 2 to Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base in Southern California. Despite hosting numerous Christian music festivals over the years, the camp is refusing to allow a single atheist festival. Read more

Al Jazeera Buys Current TV; Cue the Outrage

I don’t get Current TV on my cable and I’ve never actually seen the channel, but I’m happy to hear that Al Jazeera bought the network and I hope we get it soon. The wingnuts are, of course, throwing a fit about it. Here’s Pam Geller’s unhinged reaction: Read more

Bachmann Introduces First Pointless Bill of Session

Michele Bachmann wasted no time in submitting the first pointless bill of the 113th congress, a bill to “repeal Obamacare in its entirety.” Because nearly three dozen votes to do the same thing in the last session, none of which changed anything at all, just weren’t enough.