Insane Sex Laws Inspired by Republicans
As Republican lawmakers have pushed ever more intrusive and expansive uterus-related legislation, some of their colleagues across the aisle have fired back with intentionally and equally ridiculous counterproposals. From mandatory rectal exams for guys seeking Viagra to prohibitions on sperm-stifling vasectomies, most of these male-only provisions have, unsurprisingly, flopped. But they've scored big as symbolic gestures, spotlighting the inherent sexism of laws that regulate only lady parts.Read more »
GSA scandal: Is Congress engaged in hearing overkill?
(CBS News) Congress is holding a pair of hearings today on spending by the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal procurement agency that has come under fire for a 2010 fundraiser that cost taxpayers more than $822,000. Those two hearings follow two other hearings earlier this week into the GSA scandal.Read more »
Stefan Molyneux from Freedomain Radio hits the nail on the head again. And he does it with class, common sense and comedy. Five ways your government can help Africa, pretty much by staying home.Read more »
Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers to court?”Read more »
Police Chief leaves loaded service pistol under the seat of his car in the garage. It is discovered during a search for missing riot gear. He has been reprimanded.Read more »
Jake Tapper posed this question to Carney after he began Wednesday’s press briefing with a tribute to Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik, killed earlier that day in Syria after government forces bombed the house they were staying in, as well as Anthony Shadid, a New York Times reporter who died earlier this month from an asthma attack while trying to leave Syria.Read more »
I know this cop loses his job, but you think stealing $8,000 from the evidence room would be a bigger deal. In our city hardly anyone is talking about it. What if you or I had done this?
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FULLERTON (CBS) — An Orange County Superior Court judge was removed from office Wednesday by a state oversight panel for helping friends and relatives get out of traffic tickets for minimal costs. In most of the cases, Stanford arranged to have most fees and fines waived for relatives and friends who received tickets, except for a $51 traffic school fee, in exchange for guilty pleas and referral to traffic school, according to the commission’s complaint. During a disciplinary hearing in July of last year, Stanford’s attorney, Paul S.Read more »
In Andalusia, Alabama 16 people have entered guilty pleas for various crimes and offenses.
One of those people plead guilty to "sexually abusing an intellectually disabled female family member."
The judge and prosecutor agreed on a deal whereby he will serve one year in prison for raping an intellectually disabled female relative.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi was arrested at a Neiman Marcus store after she walked out the doors with unpaid merchandise, and accused of stealing nearly $2,500 worth of clothing. The judge reduced a theft charge against her from a felony to a misdemeanor at a prosecutor’s request. (Her husband is a judge, too.) Her attorney said she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that contributed to the shoplifting incident.
"It's no longer affecting... her judgment", but her condition "can lead to some absentmindedness." Hayashi has no plans to resign from office.
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