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Illinois Teenager Blames DUI Crash On Not Seeing “Twilight” Film

Thousands of dedicated fans turned out over the weekend to see “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.” But for one teenage girl, the tragedy of not making it was a lot worse than choosing between Jacob or Edward.

Police in Illinois arrested an “extremely upset” 18-year-old girl on Saturday after she told authorities that she crashed her car because her boyfriend did not take her to see the new “Twilight” movie.

Cops found Olivia Christina Ornelas “extremely intoxicated” and after discovering her car, missing the front right tire and spun out in a ditch off Route 71, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Read more…

Today’s Lady News: How To Discuss Abortion Over Thanksgiving With Your Relatives

  • We all have relatives with whom we disagree on political or social issues. Mine is my dad. We, however, can spar in a friendly way about Barack Obama (him) and Fox News (me) and everyone is still pleasant at the end of the day. Not all families are so lucky, though. That’s why Planned Parenthood has created this cool list of eight easy steps for discussing reproductive rights over the holidays. It’s filled with talking points on how to engage family members in conversation about abortion, the morning-after pill, and sex ed — instead of fighting. [PlannedParenthood.org]
  • The European Union has refused to release a film called “In-Justice: The Story Of Afghan Women In Jail,” which it commissioned, because it said two of the subjects’ lives will be in danger if it does. One woman is doing 12 years in prison for being a rape victim; the other is in jail for leaving her abusive husband. [Yahoo Keep reading »

Rep. Michele Bachmann Poured Water For All The Guys At The Debate

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Michele Bachmann will totally have to deal with sexist BS on the campaign trail. Read More »
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Bachmann made an insensitive quip about ex-gay therapy. Read More »
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Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More »
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Rep. Michele Bachmann is the only female candidate gunning for the Republican nomination. So you know I’ve got something to say about her taking on what the New York Observer cheekily referred to as “the traditional woman’s role” at a GOP Thanksgiving Family Forum on Saturday night and pouring glasses of water for all her male opponents. While Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and the other male candidates sat at their roundtable, she walked from glass to glass, filling them with water.

Now, let’s put on our Women’s Studies Major Hat and ask ourselves, BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?! Keep reading »

Alyse Bradley, Wife, Sells Husband On Craigslist

November 21, 2011

The Best Of The Pepper-Spraying Cop Meme

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There is absolutely nothing funny about the incident at UC Davis late last week, in which police officers — specifically Officer John Pike — pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at close range. But there is something quite funny about the internet meme which features Pike pepper-spraying people in famous paintings and photographs. Especially since they are about as big a threat to him as the students he doused in chemical gas.

All images and accompanying text from Pepper Spraying Cop.

Police Officer Pepper Sprays Peaceful UC Davis Student Protesters

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Late last night, I got an email from a Frisky reader studying at the University of California at Davis. She was writing to bring to my attention an incident that had occurred on campus in which police officers pepper sprayed, at close range, students involved in demonstration in support of Occupy Wall Street. Having followed (and been involved in) OWS, I already knew about the incident, but was moved by the reader’s email, which was filled with anger and sadness at what had happened at her school. As you can see in the video above, the students were seated and had linked arms, a passive indicator of peaceful civil disobedience. They were then systematically sprayed in the eyes and, according to reports, into their mouths. A few were hospitalized; hours later, some were still coughing up blood. Keep reading »

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