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The Inevitable Happened: Anthony Weiner Condoms

Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s staff has the same concern as men afraid of clap: protecting their Weiners, er, wieners. The latter group can protect themselves with these distasteful but nevertheless amusing $4.95 Weiner condoms. Ten points to the perv who thought to buy the domain name for “weiner condoms.” [Weiner Condoms via Jezebel] Keep reading »

Frisky Flowchart: What Political Scandal Are You?

Are you a cheater? An Internet porn addict? An intern harrasser? There’s probably a political scandal for you! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

  • A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio]
  • “People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.’” — Depressing quote from an article about Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s rumored presidential campaigns. [Politico]
  • In other Palin news, the UK’s Margaret Thatcher is really not interested in meeting her. [The Sun UK]
  • The EU has warned Germany, Austria and the Netherlands that they have to better integrate women into their workforces. [Daily Mail UK]

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Behold, The Pipparettes!

No, “The Pipparettes” are not some baton-twirling pep squad. They are what the British press has started calling Pippa Middleton‘s three best friends. With the paparazzi trailing Pippa all over the freaking place, these three amigos are often captured in the background of shots, either walking beside or in back of the Pippster.

So who are the members of this posse? A quick rundown after the jump. Keep reading »

Spirit Airlines’ Weinergate-Inspired Sale

Oh, Spirit Airlines. The company is advertising “The Weiner Sale” with “Fares TOO HARD to Resist.” I say they should only be able to advertise this way if they offer hot dogs as snacks on flights. Have you seen other companies cashing in on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal? If so, send the ads my way. [BuzzFeed]

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“Gay Girl In Damascus” Blogger Amina Abdallah Abducted

UPDATE: A London woman, Jelena Lecic, has claimed that the “Gay Girl In Damascus” blogger has stolen her photographs to use as the public face of her blog. Lecic’s publicist said the woman knew before that a Syrian blogger had been using her pics, possibly taken from Facebook, as her identity. However, when blogger Amina Abdallah went missing recently, Lecic began seeing pictures of herself everywhere claiming they were of the missing woman. Now there is some doubt being cast on Abdallah’s actual identity. Summary: the whole thing is very weird. [MSNBC]

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A lesbian blogger in Syria, who penned a popular blog called “Gay Girl In Damascus,” was abducted, her family said. Amina Abdallah, 35, an English teacher, was a prominent voice in opposition to Syria’s leadership and had dodged other abduction attempts by suspected security agents, CNN reports. Keep reading »

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