Monthly Archives: March 2012

Newt Gingrich: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Gollum’

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Rep. Bobby Rush Dons Hoodie in Congress, Republicans Open Fire On Him

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Pope Tapped to Play John Wayne Role in ‘Chisum’ Remake

(El Bandito and Pope Benedict point guns at each other) El Bandito: Did you bring any gold, señor? Pope Benedict: Nope. El Bandito: How about silver? Did you bring any silver? Pope Benedict: Nope. (Cocks gun) Just lead.  (The Pope

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Identity of Cheney Heart Donor Revealed: The Late Tin Man of ‘Oz’ Fame

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Titanic Expert Views First Complete Photo of Wreck’s Battered Stern: ‘Ship Not as Bad as We Thought, May Be Salvageable’

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Swallows Return to Capistrano, Stop First to Terrorize Residents of Bodega Bay

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Santorum Campaign Releases Evidence Showing the Horrors of Porn

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“Guys, if I had known ‘ides’ means ‘the 15th,’ I’d have stayed home today!”

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Romney Pokes Man in Face ‘Because I Can’

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Theologians: 360° Head Spin ‘Fairly Conclusive Proof’ Gingrich is Demonically Possessed

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Nixon Throws Hat in Ring to ‘Save the Party’

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‘That’s how high my pile of 20s is on an off day’

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Nixon Supporters Cheer on News Their Champion is Back

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Daylight Saving’s Shocker: Doomsday Clock Hands Accidentally Sprung Ahead One Hour, World Annihilated

CHICAGO – A janitor for the atomic scientists at the University of Chicago who maintain the Doomsday Clock, the timekeeper that warns of global annihilation when the clock strikes midnight, sprung the hands of the clock forward one hour Saturday night,

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Shooting at Pittsburgh Clinic: Steel City Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Decries ‘Senseless Violence’

Longs for the day when “violence was sensible”

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‘Hey there, Newt, aren’t you glad I endorsed you? . . . . Oh, I was supposed to do it BEFORE the primary? Really?’

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Super Tuesday Splits GOP, Party Turns to Old Standby to Salvage the Election

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Romney Chats It Up With Middle Class Girl: “My Granddaughter Has an Outfit Just Like That–It Cost a Lot of Money!”

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Romney Makes a Connection with Working Class Woman: “My Typical Dinner Cost a Hundred Times What This Costs!”

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In Aftermath of Killer Tornadoes, Kooks Crawl Out of the Woodwork with Stories

“The wind began to switch; the house, to pitch. And suddenly the hinges started to unhitch. Just then, the Witch, to satisfy an itch, went flying on her broomstick, thumbing for a hitch.”

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