We here at The Frisky try to avoid Ann Coulter on the theory that if you ignore it, it will go away. But every now and then she says something so ridiculous that we just can’t keep quiet about it. Recently, she’s been saying that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed on airplanes. Instead, she says they should take “flying carpets.” At the University of Ottawa on Monday night, a Muslim student stood up and challenged her on this. Ann’s response to her? “So take a camel.” The audience began to boo. The next evening, when a second appearance was scheduled, a massive number of student protesters showed up and school officials decided to cancel the event. Here’s a look back at some other insane things Ann Coulter has said. Keep reading »
Yesterday President Obama signed historic health care reform (HCR) legislation into law. But today, as part of an agreement with anti-choice Democratic politicians whose support was needed to pass HCR, the president will sign an executive order issuing limits on abortion.
After the jump, we’ll explain what this executive order means and how it came to pass.
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A Mississippi judge ruled yesterday that Itawamba Agricultural High School violated a lesbian student’s rights by forbidding her from bringing her girlfriend to prom and wearing a tuxedo. Constance McMillen, 18, came out of the closet as gay in the 8th grade and asked school officials in December and February of this school year if she could bring her 16-year-old girlfriend to the April 2 prom. Itawamba not only said same-sex dates were not allowed, but a female student could not wear a tux. When the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi took up McMillen’s cause, the school just canceled prom entirely. Keep reading »
You don’t really want to know what’s in the John Edwards sex tape, do you? Do you? Really?
Well, all right then: The Daily Beast spoke with multiple sources who’ve allegedly viewed the tape of Edwards and Rielle Hunter, and this icky, icky video that we don’t want to think about graphically depicts the former presidential candidate …. Keep reading »
It’s a story ripped from an episode of “Jersey Shore”: Utah’s House Majority Leader, Rep. Kevin Garn, admitted yesterday that in 2002 he paid a woman $150,000 to keep quiet during his Congressional campaign about a 1985 incident where they sat naked in a hot tub together. Garn, who is 55 now, was 30 at the time; the girl, Cheryl Maher, who is 40 now, was 15 at the time. Keep reading »
Another day, another high-ranking New York politician embroiled in a scandal. The latest is a House of Representatives dude, Eric Massa. On Monday, he resigned from Congress saying that he had cancer. Turns out, he resigned to avoid an investigation by the House ethics committee. Apparently, three of his staffers complained that Massa had groped them. Others said Massa used lewd language with them, and rumor had it that he’d hit on several young male staffers and interns. When these reports surfaced in the press, Massa claimed he was being set up by the House Democrats because he opposed the health care bill. But on Tuesday, he spoke to Glenn Beck and said he’d resigned for “getting too familiar with my staff.” Then he joked, “Not only did I grope [a staffer], I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe.” Keep reading »
Sarah Palin has been a busy lady in the past week. She tried her hand at stand-up on “The Today Show” on Monday, and today announced plans for a follow-up book to Going Rogue that will be a “celebration of American values and strengths.” Apparently, she is also shopping around a television show along with producer Mark Burnett, the dude behind shows like “Survivor” and “The Apprentice.” There are two different reports as to what exactly the show will be—the first source says it’s a “planet-Earth type look” at Alaska, while another (maybe jokingly) says, “it’s a sequel to ‘Commander in Chief,’” the show which made Geena Davis president. [USA Today, EW]
But perhaps Palin’s most interesting move of the week? Hitting the Oscar gifting suites, with an entourage who “were like locusts,” according to one vendor. Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, whispers started that The New York Times was about to publish an expose on New York Governor David Patterson. Given all the political sex scandals in recent years, people’s minds went to the gutter. Rumors swirled that he’d been “snuggling” with another woman in a utility closet. But the scandal the Times was charting has nothing to do with sex—instead, it has to do with Patterson trying to cover for his longtime top aide, David Johnson, who’s been accused of beating up his girlfriend on Halloween night. Sherr-una Booker claims that Johnson choked her, ripped off her clothing, and smashed her into a mirror. Keep reading »