Check out this hilariously bad vintage Earth Day video!

It shouldn't be a surprise that twenty years ago, environmentalists were using the same fear-mongering that they use today. Back then, however, the liberal pandering featured many more awkward celebrity moments. Case in point: this awful Earth Day TV special from 1995, archived thanks to the folks at Happy Earth Day! 

UPDATE: Teacher fired for making kids write letters to cop killer

Mumia Abu-Jamal (left), and Marilyn Zuniga (right)

UPDATE (5/14): Orange County school board officials voted Wednesday (May 13) to terminate Marilyn Zuniga's employment as part of a larger personnel restructuring agenda. By including Zuniga's termination in a larger personnel agenda plan, the school board did not immediately reveal the firing to Zuniga's supporters, who attended the meeting where her employment was discussed.

ORIGINAL STORY: A New Jersey elementary teacher has been suspended after she had her students write "get well" letters of encouragement to a convicted cop killer. According to, Marilyn Zuniga, a third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in the city of Orange, gave her students an assignment of writing a "get well" letter to Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently serving a life sentence for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.

A number of left wing activists (including actor Ed Asner) have been campaigning for Abu-Jamal's release from prison for years, even though the case against him was considered strong. Sometime in early April, Zuniga told her students to write Abu-Jamal "get well" letters after his health deteriorated from diabetes complications. Afterward, Zuniga tweeted "Just dropped off these letters to comrade Johanna Fernandez. My 3rd graders wrote to Mumia to lift up his spirits as he is ill. #freemumia" Zuniga later deactivated her Twitter account.

Johanna Fernandez is a professor at Baruch College in New York City, where she teaches in the Departments of History and of Black and Latino Studies. She is also a member of "Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal" and "The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home," which both advocate for his innocence. Fernandez posted on her Facebook that she personally delivered the letters Zuniga gave her to Abu-Jamal.

After school officials learned of the assignment through local media, they suspended Zuniga pending an investigation. "The school's principal and district administrators vehemently deny that it had any knowledge of the assignment and preliminary inquiries find that no approval was ever sought nor were parents notified about this unauthorized activity," Orange Public Schools said in a statement. "The incident reported is in no way condoned nor does it reflect curriculum, program or activities approved by the district."

According to Rich Costello of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Abu-Jamal "shot [Faulkner] in the back, and then as the officer lay slumped against a wall helpless, he leaned over and shot him between the eyes."

Angie's List opposes religious freedom in Indiana

Angie's List, the wildly popular website featuring reviews of local businesses, recently stepped into the debate over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana by announcing they were not following through with a $40 million expansion of the company in the state, in protest of the new law. They joined several companies who planned boycotting the state of Indiana over the law, which they say allows for discrimination against gays. Supporters of the law say it merely protects many from violating the tenets of their faith.

Now, The National Organization for Marriage has started a campaign against Angie's List for their intolerance of the Christian faith. They have started a website,, to organize a protest. Organizers posted this statement on the site:
Angie's List has announced that they are halting a $40 million expansion of their facility in Indiana to protest passage of the common sense religious liberty bill. Angie's List thinks that attacking the rights of Christians and other faiths is smart business, so we're showing the business community the real effects of attacking religious liberty. Join us in dumping Angie's List!
Organizers ask that Angie's List customers leave a final review, stating they are cancelling their subscription because of the company's stand against religious freedom. They also ask that supporters sign a petition which they will deliver to Angie's List. In the first few days of the petition drive, over 1,000 signatures had been collected.

Here are the Facebook and Twitter pages of the reporter who attacked Memories Pizza

You're likely familiar with all the liberal fury directed at Memories Pizza, the Indiana pizzeria who dared to say they supported the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). You're likely not familiar, however, with the reporter who falsely characterized them as bigots. South Bend's ABC 57 reporter Alyssa Marino mischaracterized the owners of Memories Pizza, stating they would not serve gay customers, when in fact they said they would hypothetically turn down an offer to cater a gay wedding. Now, supporters of Memories Pizza are letting Marino know just how they feel, thanks to Facebook.

Alyssa Marino's Facebook page (click here to visit it) has been inundated with criticism from individuals upset over her slanted, sensationalized reporting. Marino has not responded on Facebook to the comments, and her last post is dated March 31, promoting the story, which was titled "RFRA: First business to publicly deny same-sex service." It should be noted that the owners of Memories Pizza stated they have never and would never deny serving a gay person, but if asked, would refuse to cater a gay wedding, which would be seen as an endorsement of gay marriage.

Marino did respond to the controversy through her Twitter account (@alyssa_marino). She didn't seem to be so aggressive towards the owners of Memories Pizza when responding to a tweet, stating "I just walked into their shop and asked how they feel. They've never been asked to cater a same-sex wedding." She did, however, manage to retweet someone who was heaping praise on her for being a "phenomenal, passionate and honest reporter." Obviously, the criticism is getting to her, as the desperate attempt to pat herself on the back shows.

A GoFundMe campaign raised nearly $850,000 for Memories Pizza after threats of violence caused them to temporarily close their doors.