Hereby known as “unlucky bastard”
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There’s unlucky. And then there’s this poor bastard [pictured]. Tip: Don’t ever say “Getting attacked by a bear is as rare as getting hit by lightening” in front of him.
(via Fark (lost the link))
Here we go again: Illinois Family Association’s Laurie Higgins once again raising her fiery pitchfork at Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) for … well, for criticizing anti-gay bigotry, it seems. What else?
The news: an opinion piece in the New York Times asking whether it’s time to make the birth control pill available over-the-counter rather than by prescription. My reaction: … wasn’t it it already? (I keep telling you I’m a n00b.) And seeing as not, then why the hell not? With a country plagued with underage pregnancy issues, you’d think that putting a harmless, easy-to-use and critically needed birth control method within reach of anyone freely would logically be the first thing done, but apparently that’s being too optimistic.
(via Blag Hag)
Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment’s Larry O’Connor thinks he’s discovered President Obama’s secret radical agenda! … in a public address that has been broadcast and emailed across the nation (and, thanks to the Net, the world). Now that’s good paranoid “journalism”!
On the one hand, schools in Provincetown, Mass., will be allowed to hand out free condoms to any students who ask regardless of age, from elementary to high school. On the other hand, giving a kid a condom and teaching him about sex ed won’t instill in him a burning desire to stick his willy into the next girl he sees. So to hell with the prudes: Go for it. We need more contraception, and the earlier the education begins, the better.
As if they weren’t crazy enough: North Korea demands that the United States pay them $US65 trillion in compensation for all the hardships they’ve had in six decades of hostility. … No joke.
Fark says it best: “"Do you question where chickens come from when you go to Brown's Chicken or Boston Market?" asks the man selling lion meat in Chicago”
Massey Energy, the same company that owned and operated the Virginia mine that exploded back in April with 29 deaths due to lack of ventilation, is suing to overturn new regulations that would force it to, y’know, ventilate its mines properly. Some people (and companies) really do deserve a beating now and then.
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