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Dumb Criminals: After Missing Child's Birth, Utah Man Calls Bomb Threat Into Hospital

No it's not that state!

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth is being charged in federal court.

Michael Morlang was indicted Wednesday and faces up to 10 years if convicted, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah said in a news release.

The threat led to an evacuation and lockdown on Sept. 17 at a hospital in the small central Utah city of Richfield.

His wife and her father told investigators the day of the incident that Morlang made the bomb threat because he was angry about not being there for the birth, show court documents from state charges filed earlier this year.

The woman's father also told investigators that Morlang was upset because he heard his wife was going to have a procedure to prevent having more pregnancies.

A nurse told police she spoke with Morlang, and that he was "extremely upset that they were going forward with the birth" while he was still in Idaho.


Josh Homme Will Support Victims Of Paris Attacks Through Charity

Source: MSN

Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal -- the band playing at Le Bataclan in Paris when Nov. 13's terrorist attacks occurred -- is seeking donations through his Sweet Stuff Foundation to benefit victims. While Homme was not performing with the band at the time of the attacks, his charity will give all donations made through the end of the year to families of survivors.

"Thank you for a moment to pause. Now time to help," the organization wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

While the band remained safe, their merch manager Nick Alexander was one of 89 people killed at Le Bataclan last week.

Following the attacks, the California rockers, issued a statement sharing their horror at the event and thanking the forces who assisted in recovery. "Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion," the group said.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/josh-homme-will-support-victims-of-paris-attacks-through-his-charity/ar-BBnfpj5?ocid=spartandhp

Gwyenth Paltrow's Insane Holiday Gift Guide Includes $950 Toilet Paper and $90,000 Space Flight

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop has just released its holiday gift guide, and this year, it seemed surprisingly tame… at first.

With sections like For the Dudes and For the Entertainer, Paltrow and her team came up with a solid list of gifts. Sure there was a $US260 corset unitard, a $US1,000 silverware storage container, and $US330 crystal fireplace logs. But Paltrow also had some more practical gift ideas this year and even included a section for under $US50 gifts for offices parties.

But before you get disappointed, Paltrow knows what the public truly wants from her: laughably insane and expensive gift ideas. She delivered with her last guide for Ridiculous (and Awesome) Gifts.

From 18-karat gold dumbbells to something called a Darwin Tank for over $US1,600, keep scrolling to see what Paltrow says you should get the person who has everything — in other words, herself.


Talk about "more money than brains".

John Oliver Rips Apart The Daily Fantasy Sports Industry

Deftones Members Safe After Paris Attack

According to the L.A. Times, three members of the band and crew were attending the Eagles of Death Metal concert on Friday night, but left Bataclan 15 minutes before the terrorist attack began. Aaron Harris, who is drumming with the group, said that everything seemed normal at the show, but when he returned to his hotel after the concert, employees quickly brought him inside.

Deftones were scheduled to perform at Le Bataclan for three straight nights beginning on Saturday (Nov. 14). The members of Eagles of Death Metal escaped the terrorist attack, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 35 people inside the venue.

French President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency for the city, and France's borders have been closed. Multiple terrorist attacks occurred in Paris on Friday night, including at a soccer stadium, although the Bataclan attack has the highest death toll.


Houston Equal Ordinance Measure (AKA Trans Rights Bill) Fails

Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.

The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women, including sexual predators, to enter women's restrooms. Supporters of the law, including Mayor Annise Parker, argue that it extends an important local recourse for a range of protected classes to respond to discrimination.

Supporters released a written statement Tuesday night: "We are disappointed with today's outcome, but our work to secure nondiscrimination protections for all hard-working Houstonians will continue. No one should have to live with the specter of discrimination hanging over them. Everyone should have the freedom to work hard, earn a decent living and provide for themselves and their families."

The ordinance bans discrimination based not just on gender identity and sexual orientation, but also 13 classes already protected under federal law: sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy and genetic information, as well as family, marital or military status.


Fucking ignorant assholes. No seriously, the picture in that article explains volumes about why it failed.

Dumb Criminals: Chewbacca Arrested Campaigning For Darth Vader In Ukraine

Here's what happens when you turn to the Dark Side.

In one of the most surreal election scenes anywhere in the galaxy, "Chewbacca" was arrested in the Ukraine on Sunday while campaigning for Darth Vader.

The person dressed as the legendary Wookie was reportedly accused of violating a law that forbids campaigning on election day.

Chewbacca even appeared in court, looking just a little worse for the wear:


In the Ukraine it's apparently illegal to campaign on election day, which makes this a dumb criminal, but still this ranks about a 9.8 out of 10 on my WTF-O-Meter.

Denver Police: *ZERO* Cases Reported Of Pot Candy Distributed To Children

There's an overtly hysterical new ad campaign saying that because Denver has legalized pot, that children will be distributed pot candy as a result. The Denver Police have a different take:

DENVER (AP) – Denver-area authorities said Monday they received no reports of children accidentally eating pot-laced candies this Halloween. Police had warned parents to be on the lookout for the edibles, which can look almost identical to brand-name treats.

Denver Police and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center reported no cases of people slipping marijuana to unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.

The popularity of pot candies in the new retail market in Colorado prompted warnings this fall from police in Denver, Fort Collins and Pueblo. They urged parents to be vigilant.

Greenwood Village Police Chief John Jackson says the educational campaign helped. His department in suburban Denver received no reports of children accidentally consuming the drug or parents finding it among their candy stashes.

“It’s just another area where we have to be really vigilant from now into the foreseeable future so we don’t have a problem,” Jackson said. “Now, you’re not just looking for razor blades anymore.”

Joe Hodas, of marijuana edibles company Dixie Elixirs, said the warnings were “overblown and ridiculous.” Parents should scrutinize their kids’ Halloween candy but most people who use edibles are diligent about keeping them away from children, he said.


Wow. 10 Years And 50,000 posts.

Never thought I would see this day! I remember being a lurker way back when, practically obsessed with the Top 10 Conservative Idiots lists. Since then it's been crazy what has happened. Two and a half presidential terms, and I've seen everything from Obama's election and reelection, and lots of republican insanity in between - everything from Swiftboating to David Vitter to Anthony Weiner and now Donald Trump.

Here's to 50K more!

Back To The Future Writer: Donald Trump Was Absolutely Inspiration For Alternate Reality Biff

Back to the Future writer Bob Gale has revealed that the trilogy’s villain Biff Tannen is based on Donald Trump, putting an end to fan speculation.
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In the second film, which was celebrated this week as part of Back to the Future day, Tannen becomes a successful businessman who opens a 27-story casino and, in an oddly prescient touch, uses his money to influence US politics.

“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” Gale said to the Daily Beast. “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”


Who wore it better?

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