Topic: news

21 Things Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Could Accomplish During Her Quarantine

21 Things Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Could Accomplish During Her Quarantine

Ebola is a hot topic of conversation lately and the talk has turned to how we should handle healthcare workers returning from caring for Ebola patients in parts of Africa where the disease is rampant. Nurse Kaci Hickox has made the news recently for her refusal to comply with the quarantine after returning from Sierra Leone. She seems very determined not to let this quarantine infringe on her personal freedoms but all I could think about was what she could accomplish in 21 days stuck in her house. More »

It Keeps Getting Worse: Court Documents Reveal Mama June’s 3-Year-Old Was Present During Anna’s Molestation

It Keeps Getting Worse: Court Documents Reveal Mama June's 3-Year-Old Was Present During Anna's Molestation

If your 8-year-old child accused your boyfriend of molestation and there were court documents drawn up detailing what had happened, I’m assuming you would need to look those over as the parental guardian of the child in question, right? Is there any possible scenario in which “Mama June” Shannon has not seen the documents released this week, detailing the molestation of her daughter, Anna? More »

Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself Inside Daycare, Which Probably Means It’s Not A Safe Place For Kids

Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself Inside Daycare, Which Probably Means It's Not A Safe Place For Kids

A woman accidentally shot herself inside a home daycare in Indiana last night. It’s a 24-hour-daycare so it’s quite possible there could have been kids inside, although that has not been confirmed. So I learned two things already today: 24-hour daycares exist and it’s A-ok to keep a gun in a home daycare in the state of Indiana as long as it’s locked. More »

10 Things Your Kids Steal From You

10 Things Your Kids Steal From You

I have two younger brothers. Growing up, this meant that most of my possessions were safe because, girl stuff. However, there were still items I had to guard with my life and I can remember thinking that I could not WAIT to be an adult so I could stop worrying about people I live with snatching my stuff without permission. Little did I know, my brothers were going easy on me. Since my daughter was a toddler, I have had so much crap go missing in my house and it makes me nuts. More »

Homophobe Attacks Man For Wearing A Pink Shirt Because, AMERICA!

Homophobe Attacks Man For Wearing A Pink Shirt Because, AMERICA!

An angry homophobe was caught on video at Dallas/Fort Worth airport attacking a man who had the nerve to wear a pink shirt. This man’s crack detective work determined that this must mean the pink shirt-wearer is gay and therefore, deserved his brand of freak-show, vigilante justice. Luckily, the crowd intervened and airport police came to restrain this lunatic but not before he got a chance to tell the world exactly why he felt justified in what he did. More »

Judge Doesn’t Believe In Maternity Leave, Makes Lawyer Bring Her Infant To Court

Judge Doesn't Believe In Maternity Leave, Makes Lawyer Bring Her Infant To Court

In news guaranteed to make any sane person’s jaw drop, lawyer Stacy M. Ehrisman-Mickle was denied a continuance she requested for an immigration hearing she was scheduled to attend. The reason for the continuance? She was still on maternity leave. She asked for an additional three weeks and opposing counsel agreed but Justice J. Dan Pelletier, Sr. felt otherwise and turned down the request. More »

5 Kids Died In A Car Crash Last Weekend And Asking ‘Where Were The Parents’ Isn’t Helping Anyone

5 Kids Died In A Car Crash Last Weekend And Asking 'Where Were The Parents' Isn't Helping Anyone

Even if he had been a licensed driver, he would only be entitled to a California provisional license, which does not allow drivers on the road between 11pm and 5am or allow anyone under 20 years old in the car unless there is a licensed driver 25 or older present. So yes, there were laws broken. Unfortunately, asking “where were the parents?” and ” how did they let this happen?” isn’t going to help anyone now, but it’s still a reaction you will see everywhere when a tragedy like this happens. More »

Police Pepper Spray Black Teen In His Own Home Because Racist Neighbor Assumes He’s A Criminal

Police Pepper Spray Black Teen In His Own Home Because Racist Neighbor Assumes He's A Criminal

Just another day of racial profiling in America! This time, an 18-year-old North Carolina kid entered his own house after school and was soon met by three cops in his living room, pepper spraying him in the face. This is all thanks to people who can’t be bothered to know who their next door neighbors are, but can always remember to be suspicious of black skin. More »

There’s No Excuse For Using Jahi McMath’s Body To Push A Political Agenda

There's No Excuse For Using Jahi McMath's Body To Push A Political Agenda

Jahi McMath was declared brain dead on December 9, 2013 after complications from what has been described as a “routine” surgery. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare and a hell I would not wish on anyone. I feel for her mother and family, who are in deep, deep denial about the state of their loved one. But Jahi is dead. They are keeping a dead body functioning via medical technology — and the lawyers and PR strategists who are fighting about the outcome of this case are making me sick. More »

Pit Bull Owner Gets A 15-Year Jail Sentence For Mauling Of Woman And It’s Still Not Enough

Pit Bull Owner Gets A 15-Year Jail Sentence For Mauling Of Woman And It's Still Not Enough

The owner of four pit bulls in California has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for his conviction of second-degree murder after his dogs mauled 63-year old Pamela Devitt to death. The dogs jumped a fence and attacked this poor woman to the tune of over 150 bites and a severed arm. She died at the scene of blood loss. I’m glad this pit bull owner gets a 15-year jail sentence but for this crime, he should be serving life in prison. More »

Angelina Jolie’s Genetic Testing Inspires Others To Do The Same And Makes Us Love Her Even More

Angelina Jolie's Genetic Testing Inspires Others To Do The Same And Makes Us Love Her Even More

The fact that Angelina Jolie’s genetic testing inspires others to do the same makes her a hero in my eyes. She did not have to reveal what she went through but in doing so, she has potentially saved the lives of millions of women around the world by making the testing she underwent more mainstream to the point where the average woman would ask to have it performed. More »