“The moving target is focused on women in America.”
That was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to reporters this morning as he addressed the threat of a government shutdown over an inability by Republicans and Democrats to reach a deal on the budget. The main piece of contention? Funding for Title X, which allocates funds for family planning services, including those offered by Planned Parenthood. The issue? Even though Title X funds don’t cover them, Planned Parenthood provides abortions.
In simple, basic terms, let’s recap seven things you need to know about the threat of a governmental shutdown: Keep reading »
I think I might have found someone who tops the mom of two who robbed a bank and then went to pick up her kids a school. Meet, Sandra Bathke, the 70-year-old woman in Minnesota who robbed a bank in December by holding a hammer in her coat and pretending it was a gun. Check out the interview with her above. “I never touched the money, I never smelled the money,” she said. “[The teller] put in my bag and I said, ‘Thank you’ to her before I turned around and walked out the door. There were times when I went, ‘What am I doing?’ Didn’t dawn on me to stop.” Then Bathke laughs. Keep reading »
Researchers have discovered that a very small percentage of the population (between 1 and 3 percent) only need between four and six hours of sleep a night to function like rock stars:
“Natural ‘short sleepers,’ as they’re officially known, are night owls and early birds simultaneously. They typically turn in well after midnight, then get up just a few hours later and barrel through the day without needing to take naps or load up on caffeine. They are also energetic, outgoing, optimistic and ambitious.
I am seething with jealousy. Those extra hours to get more stuff done would change my life. While I’m not a big sleeper, if I don’t get at least seven hours, I’m a useless waste of space prone to crying fits. Just to recap … these superior humans only sleep a few hours a night, drink NO coffee, are always productive AND in a good mood. Is that even possible? If you are one of these rare unicorns, please alert me. I need to know your secrets. [WSJ] Keep reading »
posted this video of herself confronting an anti-gay
protestor outside a concert. They bicker about Gaga’s “pervert stuff” and whether or not she’s headed to hell. Fortunately, he gifted her a “get out of hell free” card. I am sure that works.
The good stuff starts about a minute in (after her gratuitous makeup application, natch). Congratulations, Mr. Bigotry, you are the one man on Earth who answers the greeting, “Hi, I’m Lady Gaga,” with a belligerent “So?!” (Audio is NSFW — use headphones!) [YouTube via Styleite] Keep reading »
I love the feminist
sentiment espoused in this “Dear Woman” video by what seems to be a spirituality-based group called Conscious Men … but can we talk about how creepy
these guys are? What’s with the music? The vacant intonation of voice? The cold stares? It’s just bizarre. But hey, thanks, men: I accept your apologies.
[YouTube via Videogum]
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