Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Once Alive, Now Extinct

In this edition of Mental Floss, Emily Graslie reveals 21 mind-blowing, now extinct lifeforms. For instance, Quetzalcoatlus, the closest creature to dragons that ever lived. It stood as tall as a giraffe and had a wingspan of 40 feet. Check out the remaining 20 marvels of nature.

Hollywood Gets Religion

It seems when Hollywood gets religion, the box office rejoices. Recently, the top four films included two faith-based productions–Noah and God’s Not Dead.  So what exactly does this mean for Hollywood? PJTV’s “Trifecta” crew of Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Stephen Green discuss the ramifications.

Beyond the Sebelius Resignation

The comedy of errors, in which Obamacare has evolved, closed one of its most embarrasing chapters with the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The secretary’s ineptitute, including a disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act website despite spending nearly $700 million on the project, has sent strong tremors through the Democrat Party as the 2014 midterm elections loom in November. But Next News Network host Gary S. Franchi Jr. warns us all to tread lightly with President Obama’s appointment of Sylvia Burwell to replace Sebelius. Franchi says it’s important to consider Burwell’s pedigree. “While Americans are hearing a lot about the sins of Sebelius, it may be more important to focus on who’s been nominated to replace her,” he says.

LOL With Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan was perhaps the most respected Commander in Chief of the modern era. He was charismatic, stern and matter of fact. And there’s no mistaking that Reagan loved to tell a joke. In the following compilation, spanning his years in the White House, see how mesmerizing his sense of humor really was.

Feminists’ Real War on Women

Newspaper columnist Naomi Schaffer Riley tells host John Stossel that feminists and their culture of casual sex are responsible for the real war on women. Says Riley, “If feminists were really concerned about women’s happiness, they would think more seriously about the issue of trying to portray casual sex as something we should all embrace and that we all have the same interest in.” Riley and Stossel discuss the issue in this edition of Liberty Pen.

Obummer For Obama

Jodi Miller reports that more than 7 million people enrolled in Obamacare in the last six months. “Of course, President Obama was excited to share this news until he learned that most of the new enrollees are Chicago voters,” she says. Also featured in this edition of NewsBusted are Ted Cruz, U.S. unemployment, Fort Hood shooting and David Letterman.

Look Behind the Secret Door

It’s a given that the most guarded secrets give rise to the wildest rumors. A prime source of  such clandestine behavior through the centuries has emanated from secret societies, many of which still exist today. Hybrid Librarian takes a look at the world’s 10 most secretive societies.

Reverend Rat Exposed

Sharp-tongued, civil rights activist the Reverend Al Sharpton has been outed as a snitch. It seems the controversial rabble-rouser was caught red-handed by the FBI when he tried to purchase cocaine from known drug kingpins in 1980s New York. Sharpton was forced to make a decision: Become an FBI informant or get prosecuted. Join the Fox & Friends morning crew as they unravel this latest revelation.

 

 

Controversy Collars Jay Z

Jay Z’s recent appearance at a Brooklyn Nets NBA game stirred the racial and political leaves, and it didn’t even involve the rapper’s distasteful lyrics. Turns out Jay Z was draped with a 5 Percent Nation Medallion, drawing the ire of Fox News “Hannity” host Sean Hannity. The New York Post summed up what the medallion represents: “Black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian God is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.” So does this notion of black superiority, like the KKK’s belief in white supremacy, make Jay Z a racist? Mike Meyers from the New York Civil Rights Coalition and Fox News contributor David Webb join Hannity to analyze the controversy.

Breaking Hilariously Bad

The award-winning  “Breaking Bad” drama was as serious and heart-wrenching a series as any on American television, but it did have its light moments. In this edition of LOL, enjoy a compilation of Season 2 bloopers, as the usually subdued Walter White and spaced-out Jesse share some laughs. And don’t forget to rendezvous with LOL next Tuesday for another cruise through the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

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