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-- An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights, by Sen. Hillary Clinton -- Good for her. I wish I could say I'm surprised they're trying to pull this shit, but after eight years I'm really not.

The snide comments about Obama not saying anything yet bug the hell out of me, though. Dude, he's in a war zone right now. With his political leanings, I highly doubt he's for it, and if he comes out before he comes back and condemns it people will jump on his back immediately to tear him to shreds for not focusing on being in a freakin' war zone. He needs to make a statement eventually, yes, but come ON.

-- The New York Times has rejected an essay that Sen. John McCain wrote defending his Iraq war policy. -- Which ... I mean, I don't like the guy, but I seriously don't think this one is news. Your editor sent your submission back with things s/he wants changed? Welcome to writing! On the other hand, I did kinda giggle a little with the "Let me give you a suggestion based on what Obama wrote ..." bit, because all I can picture is McCain grumbling and kicking his desk at that.

-- Batman star Christian Bale was arrested Tuesday over allegations of assaulting his mother and sister, police and British media said. -- Wait, what?

-- The post on Not Always right is titled "It Happens More Often Than You'd Think" (although, no, actually I believe it happens a lot):

(I just started working at a computer store, so my trainer has a phone call on speaker so I can listen in.)

Lady: “You sold me a faulty piece of s*** laptop!”

Trainer: “What seems to be the problem, ma’am?”

Lady: “The f***ing thing won’t open!”

Trainer: “Have you tried turning the laptop around, and opening it from the other side?”

Lady: “Oh.” *click*

-- The 7 Most Bizarre Fast Food Industry Lawsuits

-- 7 People Who Cheated Death (Then Kicked It In The Balls)

-- The 9 Manliest Names In The World

-- The 5 Most Kick-Ass Apocalyptic Prophecies

-- 6 Questions The Last Harry Potter Book Had Better F#@king Answer -- Which is obviously an old article, but is still pretty funny. Particularly the part about Harry's morning-after. HEE.

-- 5 Sex Experts Who Made the World a Worse Place (To Do It)

Date: 2008-07-22 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anne-jumps.livejournal.com
Apparently in England you can be arrested without being charged...? I don't think you can be arrested without being charged here. I wonder if "assault" in England is defined as broadly as it is here.

And there's this at least: "The force later said in a statement that the man had been released on bail pending further inquiries and told to return on an unspecified date in September." I should think if it were a clear-cut case of harm, they'd have charged him.

Date: 2008-07-22 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabra-n.livejournal.com
I think that in the U.S. you can be arrested and held for up to 24 (or maybe 48) hours without being charged with anything, as long as there are good grounds for suspicion. Hence the giant cattle-drive arrests at the Republican Convention protests in NYC a couple of years back.

Date: 2008-07-22 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anne-jumps.livejournal.com
Oh, there's this, for what it's worth.

Date: 2008-07-22 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 12-12-12.livejournal.com
The snide comments about Obama not saying anything yet bug the hell out of me, though.

It's not Hillary who made those comments, though, right? Maybe I'm being hypersensitive, but the phrasing made me think that you were referring to her...unless she said it somewhere else, and I didn't see.

Date: 2008-07-22 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apocalypsos.livejournal.com
No, the ones other people are saying in the comments in that post.

Date: 2008-07-22 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 12-12-12.livejournal.com
Ah, OK. Got it. :D

Date: 2008-07-22 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doortje.livejournal.com
Regarding, the Bale thing.. if I'm correct under UK law you can be arrested for verbal assault. Also, according to other sources it may be some family issues fought out in the media.

still, weird to read something like that about the man he never stood out like that in the media before.


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