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And Now For The Best Line Uttered By A Naked Criminal!

God bless The Smoking Gun for bringing amazing tales about the laws of justice smacking down on criminals. For example! Melissa Lee Williams, 41, of West Virginia, who was arrested for threatening two men with a knife because they declined to engage in sexual contact with her. So, the story goes that Williams showed up at her ex-husband’s place at the motor inn in which they both reside. When Danny Williams answered the door, Ms. Williams ordered him and another man to “eat my p**sy,” as she disrobed. Her ex declined, but the other man, Adam Watson, agreed and began to approach … Keep reading »

Drive ‘Em To Drink: Guy In Breathalyzer Costume Busted For DUI On Halloween

Remember how I warned you about 22 costumes that wouldn’t get you laid, and one of them was this here Breathalyzer? Well, what I forgot to mention was you also shouldn’t get wasted in this get-up and then attempt to drive home. Unfortch, 19-year-old Nebraskan Matthew Nieveen didn’t see the hilarious irony of getting arrested for a DUI on Halloween dressed like this … or maybe he did. He was pulled over and thrown in the detox slammer with a French maid and naughty border patrol agent. Wait, that’s a punishment? Sounds like the makings of an awesome porno! Well, I guess young Mr. Nieveen should just be especially glad that unlike the costume Breathalyzer, the police one isn’t in someone’s crotch. [Best Week Ever]
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Today’s Lady News: New Mexico Elects First-Ever Latina Governor

  • Susana Martinez of New Mexico was elected last night as the first Latina governor in American history. You can read about other women who won — or lost — in yesterday’s election in my story “The Ladies Of Election Day.” [MSN]
  • Voters in Colorado rejected a “fetal personhood” proposal that would have given a fetus the legal status of a person and therefore criminalized all abortions. [Washington Post]
  • A Washington anti-abortion extremist has been sentenced to home confinement for 180 days for terrorizing an abortion provider and his family. Donald Hertz will also serve five years probation for threatening Dr. Warren Hern of Colorado and Hern’s 92-year-old mother during three weeks after the murder of Kansas abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller. [Ms. Magazine]

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Baby Panda Born In Atlanta Zoo

Breaking cute thing news! A baby panda was born this morning to mama panda, Lun Lun, at Zoo Atlanta. Let me repeat that: A BABY PANDA!!!! Lun Lun, age 13, gave birth to a cell phone-sized cub inside a special “birthing den” in the zoo’s giant panda house. This is a huge deal because only 1,600 panda bears exist worldwide and, unfortunately, they do not seem to enjoy having sex. Artificial insemination is how Lun Lun’s gotten knocked up with her three cubs, including this one. Keep reading »

Facebook Makes It Easier To Stalk With “Friendship Pages”

Anyone who has perused an ex’s Facebook page for signs that he or she is moving on first knows that a lot of wasted clicking goes into hunting down and examining your beau’s rebound. Well, being a good friend, Facebook has decided to make this jealous searching a little easier with “friendship pages.” Keep reading »

Kanye West Hurt George W. Bush’s Feelings

“I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to [Hurricane] Katrina represented an all-time low. … I still feel that way. … As you read those words, I felt ‘em when I heard ‘em, felt ‘em when I wrote ‘em and I felt ‘em when I’m listening to ‘em.”

—George W. Bush says in his new book, Decision Points, that the “all-time low” of his presidency was when Kanye West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” And, err, not 9/11, or sending the first troops to Iraq, or hearing about the actual destruction in New Orleans after the hurricane. Interesting. [People] Keep reading »

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