A notable baby was the victim of a shameless thief last week in San Francisco, and city officials are warning that such crimes are almost certain to occur again. The well known infant's diaper bag had been innocently left unattended at the city's Hall of Justice when the baby's foster mother forgot to the crucial personal item while going through the security line.
The baby, known only as "Baby Nash," is famous because two police officers saved his life with CPR, and also they "drove him to the hospital themselves," which was a selfless sacrifice that saved the baby's life. Earlier, the baby's biological mother had abandoned him somewhere. [...]
"If false factual statements are unprotected, then the government can prosecute not only the man who tells tall tales of winning the congressional Medal of Honor, but also the JDater who falsely claims he's Jewish or the dentist who assures you it won't hurt a bit. Phrases such as 'I'm working late tonight, hunny,' 'I got stuck in traffic' and 'I didn't inhale' could all be made into crimes. Without the robust protections of the 1st Amendment, the white lies, exaggerations and deceptions that are an integral part of human intercourse would become targets of censorship." —Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals explains [...]
Believe it or not, if you make a viral video of a bear dancing to rap music, that does not necessarily mean that the editors of this website will automatically post it. In fact, even if you have argued with them for longer than it took to even make the video and upload it to YouTube, they still won't agree to post it. But you know what, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands and share your gift with the world. So I present to you: "Dancing Panda Bear" by David Cho.
Did you see the atrocious Vince Vaughn movie Couple's Retreat? You might have. It did pretty well at the box office for some inexplicable reason. In any event, if you didn't take some kind of PTSD memory-blocking drug to obliterate the horror of having endured that film, you may recall a scene in which Jon Favreau's character jacks it to a picture of a pretty lady on a brochure. Turns out said lady is actually a real person, and she's none too pleased about the whole thing. In fact, she's suing!
Stories like this one, about a Florida man who was freed today after spending 35 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, drive me crazy. James Bain was sentenced to life at the age of 19 after being convicted for the kidnapping and rape of a nine-year-old boy; DNA evidence proved that he was not involved. I cannot imagine what he endured in jail, how his family has suffered for the past three-and-a-half decades, or, really, any of it. Beyond the nightmarish aspects, it's the small details that really stick: "The 54-year-old said he looks forward to eating fried turkey and drinking Dr. Pepper. He said [...]
"Recent terrorist incident at Fort Hood has given this question paramount importance. This order has advocated blind obedience by the members of the military. If someone were to have common sense, brains and strength of character to challenge allegiance of Nidal Malik Hasan in court, after he made numerous anti-American and antimilitary statements, maybe 12 young boys wouldn't be 6 feet under today, maybe 12 mothers and 12 fathers wouldn't had their hearts ripped out of their chests and torn apart." -Birther Queen Bee Orly Taitz explains why the court should reconsider her recently-dismissed complaint against Barack Obama.
I was standing in the rain, waiting to cross Delancey Street, Thursday afternoon and I noticed a large puddle on the street right next to the sidewalk. I stepped back from it as far as could, all the way to the fence of the parking lot there. Must have been eight feet. Still, sure enough, a school bus drives by hugging the curb, plows through the puddle, and sends off an arcing wave of NYC street water that hits me full on, drenching me chest to toes. Pretty much summed up my day.
So I was glad to learn that the driver in the above video is [...]