Al Jazeera One-Ups MSNBC

The Al Jazeera America network made its long-anticipated debut in the U.S. last week. Says Jodi Miller, “It’s the perfect choice for people who hate America, but can’t stand watching MSNBC!” Miller also weighs in on WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning’s recent announcement to get a sex change and Anthony Wiener’s response, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation and the impending government shutdown in this edition of NewsBusted.

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Pushback on Syria

After coming out with fire in their eyes, condeming Syria over its use of chemical weapons and all but calling for instant retaliation, Secretary of State John Kerry, President Obama and at least one of the United States’ strongest allies have muted their drumbeat. With a strong presumption of bombing Syria soon, the Obama administration now says no decision has been made, Britain has had a change of heart and the American public wants no part of an attack. Join Doug Bandow, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, as he discusses the pushback and possible retreat.

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Mega Pizza Burger Unleashed

Chalk one up for Japan, who recently scooped the U.S. and the world by unleashing a hybrid of arguably the two best foods to ever exist–pizza and hamburgers. This delectable creation is made with six beef patties, sandwiched between two 11-inch pizzas and all the caloric dressings and condiments. Get more details from SoureFed’s Lee Newton and Ross Everett.

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Where are the Baseball Caps?

Zonation’s Alfonzo Rachel opines on the recent, senseless murders of Oklahoma baseball player Christopher Lane and 88-year-old World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton, of Spokane, Washington. Says Rachel, “I wonder if those who sport hoodies saying, ‘I am Trayvon Martin,” will now sport baseball caps and jerseys saying, ‘I’m Christopher Lane,’ or wear military green saying, ‘I am Delbert Belton.’ Because they were murdered in cold blood.” Listen in, as Rachel wonders why no one is making a huge fuss over these murders.

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The Media is Enemy No. 1

In this edition of Intellectual Froglegs titled “The Conservatives Guide to the Galaxy,” Joe Dan Gorman says, “The media has got us going in a hundred different directions at one time. We’re never really focused. We’ve got Benghazi and Fast and Furious, the $16 trillion debt, IRSgate and abortion doctors flushing babies and amnesty. Stop it! We’ve got to focus. First of all, we’ve got to understand that we’re not going to fix any of these problems–none of them–until we deal with our biggest enemy. And it’s not the government, it’s the media.” Check out Joe Dan’s solution to neutralizing the media’s misdirected leverage.

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Come to the USA

Comedian/songwriter Ray Stevens weighs in on the immigration debate with a thought-provoking melody. Stevens sings, “Don’t go hiking and enter Iran, or you may never be heard from again, sneak into China and they’ll call you a spy, and in Mexico, you might face a firing squad. And forget all about going to North Korea, that’s a great example of a bad idea, so when it comes down to it, there’s only one option you got.” The good ol’ USA, of course. Tune in to hear the rest of the song, and come back here next Tuesday on LOL for some more of  the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

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Pigskin Parody

In a blast from the past, comedian Bob Nelson performs his memorable football routine that has stood the test of time. In this version of his act, Nelson, who opened for megastar Rodney Dangerfield for eight years, introduces us to the “college football all-stars.” Join us back here on LOL next Tuesday for another stroll through the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

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