The Government Shutdown Is Crapping All Over Adorable Animals, Too

When measuring the true dimensions of the current GOP’s monstrousness, we can’t just consider how House Republicans’ tantrum-throwing government shutdown affects the human Americans standing in line at the passport agency, staring hopelessly into a faded travel poster for Jamaica. Who cares about people, really?… » 10/05/13 1:30pm 10/05/13 1:30pm

Crap, They Found Another Case of Mad Cow Disease (But Don't Spit Out…

The USDA announced today that it found a case of mad cow disease in a poor cow in California. Yikes. It is the first case of the dreaded disease to be seen here in six years, and while it sounds scary as shit, authorities say there's no reason to be alarmed because the U.S. food supply is not in danger. So keep… » 4/24/12 10:00pm 4/24/12 10:00pm

Pink Slime Manufacturer Goes Slithering Down the Tubes

Remember pink slime? That disgusting neon tube of "beef" that it turns out was in all of our Big Macs and cafeteria burgers and other ground beef? Well, thank goodness, it's fast becoming a thing of the past. After McDonald's and other fast food places banned it from their burgers and then the USDA decided schools… » 3/26/12 9:45pm 3/26/12 9:45pm