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  shooter's facebook postings not yet analyzed

Not Much Known About Washington Navy Yard Shootings, But Guns Definitely Not To Blame

We are at the “Oh Jesus Not Again” phase of the awful news from Washington right now, and if you want accurate, up-to-the-minute reporting, we would suggest that you read an actual news website (we’re mostly going from the Washington Post liveblog). But here is what we seem to know so far, subject to the usual “things are still being confirmed and we should expect further corrections” disclaimer: 12 people are dead, including the shooter, who has been identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old man from Fort Worth, Texas. He was a civilian employee of the Navy, and may have used a stolen ID to gain access to the base. Read more on Not Much Known About Washington Navy Yard Shootings, But Guns Definitely Not To Blame…
  quitters

BREAKING! Rick Santorum Takes His Balls And Goes Home

Do you hear that? That is the sound of weeping — really, that phlegmy, breathless, hacking snot-snarfling SOBBING — throughout the land as political humorists realize the little spitty, sneery, smegmatic Torquemadita has bowed to something called “reality.” And now he is not quitting, per se (because that way you can no longer spend your campaign funds maybe?) but is “suspending” his campaign. Is Rick Perry’s campaign still suspended? Is Herman Cain’s? Did those dudes ever actually quit? Anybody wanna check on that? Read more on BREAKING! Rick Santorum Takes His Balls And Goes Home…
  be careful!

Maryland ‘Discovery Channel’ HQ Attacked By Gunmen

Well, what is this all about? So many tips! We will just post them. Be careful, people who work around the Discovery TeeVee Channel Building in Silver Spring. Remember when Newt Gingrich said we don’t need PBS anymore because now we have Discovery Channel shows about Sarah Palin and UFOs and “Ultimate Cheeseburgers” and all that? Well, he was obviously wrong. Read more on Maryland ‘Discovery Channel’ HQ Attacked By Gunmen…
  world historic events

BREAKING NEWS: Best Friends Obama and Medvedev Hang Out At The Max

After teasing you with a photo of Obama and a post about Medvedev’s Twitter account, it’s time we finally acknowledge the BIG POLITICS NEWS of the day: President Obama took Russian President Medvedev to Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington for lunch. You of course remember the top political story of last year, Obama taking Biden to the same place. (Obama must have a punch card for a free burger from there or something). After the jump: HOTT DEETS on what kind of burgers they ordered. You simply must click through! Read more on BREAKING NEWS: Best Friends Obama and Medvedev Hang Out At The Max…
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The Story That Would Never Come, It Has Come

“ST. PAUL, Minn. – Republican Norm Coleman conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota’s contested Senate race on Tuesday, ending a nearly eight-month recount and court fight over an election decided by only a few hundred votes.” [AP] Read more on The Story That Would Never Come, It Has Come…
  he's out of my life

IT’S 9/11 + HALLOWEEN × INFINITY: Human oddity Michael Jackson is dead, according to a chain of increasingly reliable media outlets starting with TMZ and ending with Raw Story the New York Times. (Just kidding, it’s only TMZ and some blogs. The LA Times says he’s in a coma … and NOW he’s officially deceased.) Michael Jackson was 50 and just acted hella weird all the time. [Every News Outlet For The Next Week] Read more on …
  train wrecks

METRO CRASH KILLS 2, 6, 9, INJURES 55 76: Red line trains smash up and stack up near the Ft. Totten Metro station, and emergency teams have reportedly just finished the “extraction.” Traffic jams, ambulances trying to get in and out, just avoid the whole area. Ugh. [WTOP/DCist] Read more on …
  was this part in 'the stand'?

Lockdown at Census Bureau … With Helicopters?!

Yikes, what is going on at the Census Bureau? Wonkette operative “Jon S.” reports, “An announcement just came over the loudspeaker saying nobody is allowed to enter or leave the U.S. Census Bureau, except security personnel. Oh noes, sinister members of congress are trying to eliminate statistical sampling methods!” And, moments later, he adds: “Rumor has it that helicopters are involved ….” WTF? Read more on Lockdown at Census Bureau … With Helicopters?!…
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Here Is Bo Obama, ‘America’s Shelter Dog’

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Look, it’s the mangy half-breed street cur Ted Kennedy dropped on the Obamas’ doorstep the other night. He has been wormed. The Obama family showed him to the press yesterday to prove that they haven’t eated him, yet. [MSNBC] Read more on Here Is Bo Obama, ‘America’s Shelter Dog’…