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What Is Glitter Bombing?

Glitter bombing sounds like something Barbie might do to Ken if he took a wayward glance at Skipper. But that’s not quite it—it’s a new protest tactic being used on anti-gay rights and anti-choice presidential candidates. At a public event where regular folks are able to get close to a candidate, glitter bombers walk up innocently but then toss loads of confetti on them. Back in May, Newt Gingrich got glitter bombed at a book signing, when a protester walked up his table and doused him in pink glitter. “Feel the rainbow, Newt!” the protester yelled. “Stop the hate! Stop anti-gay politics!” Then last week, while signing his book, Courage To Stand, at a conference, two CODEPINK activists walked up to former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and glitter bombed him. “Where’s your courage to stand for gay and reproductive rights?” they asked. Keep reading »

Poll: What’s The Best Way For A Political Wife React To A Sex Scandal?

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45 Things We’ve Learned From Sex Scandals

Over the past few years working at The Frisky, I have covered an exorbitant number of sex scandals. It’s pretty clear to all of us that sex scandals are cropping up more and more frequently, for both politicians and celebrities. It’s unclear whether people are stepping out more on their marriages, or if technology (texting, Twitter, Facebook) leaves people more vulnerable to being caught, or if our 15-seconds-of-fame culture leads second and third parties to step forward and soak up the limelight more than they would have in the past. But it’s clear that something is certainly up. Insert Weiner joke here.

Oddly, through the sex scandal onslaught, I feel like we’ve learned an awful lot. After the jump, 45 lessons—both big and small—that recent sex scandals have taught us. Who knew they were so educational? Keep reading »

Anthony Weiner Has Job Offers From “Entourage,” Larry Flynt

With it clear that Weinergate wasn’t disappearing anytime soon, yesterday Anthony Weiner held a press conference yesterday to announce that he was resigning from his post in the House of Representatives. “I had hoped to be able to continue the work that my constituents elected me to do,” he said. “Unfortunately, the distraction that I myself have created has made that impossible.”

But it does not look like Anthony will be unemployed for long. Today, both Larry Flynt and the television show “Entourage” reached out to him, offering him work. Keep reading »

Quickies: Anthony Weiner Resigns & Jesse James May Have Split From Kat Von D

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner took a break from “sexting” rehab or wherever he is and resigned as a member of U.S. Congress. Thank God we don’t have to read any more “weiner/wiener” puns. [The Week]
  • Selena Gomez blames junk food for her recent hospital visit, not potent Bieber sperm. [The Superficial]
  • Oh no! Prince Hot Ginge is going back to Afghanistan, farther away from us. Prince Harry, noooooo! [ONTD]
  • Still haven’t settled on a Father’s Day gift? How about cologne that smells like BBQ? [Today]
  • Style tips for gals who sweat. A lot. (Ahem, Amelia.) [Already Pretty]

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Strippers, Guns & Booty Shaking: Behold, The Most Offensive Political Ad Ever


Strippers, guns, rap music, booty shaking, gangstas … why, it’s the most offensive, sexist, racist political ad you’ve ever seen. This NSFW commercial called “Hahn’s Homeboyz” begins to criticize Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles City Councilwoman running for a Democratic Congressional seat, for her proposal to use “taxpayer money” to hire former gang members in prison “so they could rape and kill again!” I mean, so they could teach current gang members how to quit the life. Which, uh, actually doesn’t sound like a bad idea, when you think about it.

But no matter. There’s race-baiting to be had. Keep reading »

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