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Quotable: John McCain And Snooki Sitting In A Tree

“I kind of think she might be too good looking to go to jail.”

— John McCain on Snooki’s recent legal woes. Snooki recently called McCain “really cute.” Ew. [via New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Meet Carnitas, The Mini Potbelly Pig Who Loves Beer And Potato Chips

This is Carnitas, a miniature potbelly pig after my own heart. He likes potato chips and beer and squeals if you bother him. I’m not sure what’s cuter: Carnitas prancing around or the reactions of the person holding the video camera. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Jennifer Aniston Glamorizes Single Motherhood, Says Bill O’Reilly

  • Do you know who is the most raging feminist ever to encourage women to leave their husbands, kill their babies and practice witchcraft? Jennifer Aniston. Comments she made about women not needing men to become parents while promoting her new movie “The Switch” (plot: she is 41, single and gets pregnant via a sperm donor) are apparently glamorizing single motherhood for the 12-year-old girls at home. This is an outrage, says Bill O’Reilly and his guest, Gretchen Carlson, who had no idea Aniston was once married to Brad Pitt. [Gawker]
  • An anti-abortion billboard alleging to depict an aborted fetus went up last week in Midland, Texas, across from a Planned Parenthood clinic. “Of course we have freedom of speech, but it’s another form of intimidation,” said a Planned Parenthood rep. [NewsWest9.com]
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, addressed an anti-gay marriage rally last weekend and said same-sex marriage will lead to “extinction” and “genocide.” [Black Voices]

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Why Are So Many Afghan Women Killing Themselves?

More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine’s cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan’s Health Minister found that more than 23,000 women and girls attempted suicide there last year — a “several-fold” increase on previous years.

Around 48 percent of Aghanistan’s 23.6 million people are women — so that means around .2 percent of the country’s female population has attempted suicide. Compare that with the U.S. — where 2005 statistics found that 6,730 women committed suicide — or .004 percent — and you’ll see how shocking that really is. (Attempted suicide statistics are unavailable but most reports say there is one death for every 12 to 25 attempts.)

Why are so many Afghan women taking their own lives? Keep reading »

10 Things You Need To Know About Steven Slater And His Jet Blue Exit

Yesterday, we viral-ly shook Steven Slater’s hand for coming up with one of the most creative ways to quit a job. This week, the Jet Blue flight attendant got so frustrated with a customer that he cussed her out over the intercom and proceeded to leave the plane via the emergency chute with a few beers in hand. This maneuver has left everyone in awe, but with varying opinions. Some see Slater as a working man’s hero, standing up for all the little guys that have to put up with people’s whining everyday; others are pinning Slater as the baby, saying that he overreacted and put people in danger. Regardless, Slater is a free man for now, having posted his $2,500 bail. [ABC]

Now that Steven is back on the streets, here is what you should know about him. Keep reading »

How Many Calories In A Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger?

The sad thing is I actually know people who would eat this: a vendor at the Wisconsin State Fair is serving up a cheeseburger between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut as a bun. You can get it with chocolate-covered bacon, too! But your coronary artery wants to know: How many calories? Keep reading »

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