Something is rotten in the state of Georgia: narcotics K-9 officer Ruth Hernandez was fired by the city of Thomsen, Georgia after getting pregnant.
According to WAGT-TV, Ruth Hernandez became pregnant with her second child and told her superiors that she couldn’t perform her duties until November 11 (eight months from now). Obviously if she is pregnant, it is ill-advised for her be in dangerous positions that cops can find themselves in. Fortunately, by federal law, if an employee cannot perform a duty because of a disability — which is how pregnancy is viewed by the law — the employer is supposed to try to find a similar job that he or she can do. For instance, Thomson, Georgia, was hiring for a secretary, which is a desk position, in its fire department. However, Ruth Hernandez says she was never offered the secretarial position. Nor did the city of Thomson offer her a leave. Instead, she was fired by Thomson PD, which said in a statement to WAGT, it was “unable to hold her position vacant for the length of time requested.” Her police car and her K-9 dog have been given to another officer and Ruth is now unemployed.
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It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Doesn’t Use Pot Holders,” who wrote in because her boyfriend’s sister, whom he shared an apartment with, hated her. After the jump, find out if the sister managed to wreck the relationship and how everyone is doing today. Keep reading »
Let there be no further argument! Kate Middleton may have scored herself the heir, but Prince Harry is the royal who wasn’t spared anything in the hotness department. My only qualm with this cover of GQ UK — in which Harry discusses a planned trip to the North Pole to raise awareness about, um, something — is that it’s in black and white, so we can’t view his fire-y gingerness. Shame. [Dlisted] Keep reading »
Rumor has it that Cameron Diaz is currently developing a baseball movie. And we’re not talking “Field of Dreams” here; we’re talking more along the lines of “Fever Pitch.” A source tells The Daily Express, “Cameron actually has an idea for a romantic comedy set around Major League Baseball. She’s very excited about developing her own projects and the fact this one is about a baseball player means she has good reason to spend more time with A-Rod and the Yankees. She’s even thinking that Alex could star in the movie with her.” All we can say is, “Cameron … nooooooooo!” If you need a friend to tell you it’s a bad idea, talk to Drew Barrymore—and her baseball romantic comedy was at least based on a Nick Hornby book, not to mention co-starred Jimmy Fallon, who is a much better actor that A-Rod could possibly be. Well, since she may be doing this anyway, let me suggest a plotline: big deal baseball player loses street cred when his girlfriend feeds him popcorn at a big game. And … roll. [Daily Express, Huffington Post] Keep reading »