Monthly Archives: June 2014

Man Puts On Pants in Less Than 30 Seconds With No Hands

For someone with two hands, this might be the most useless skill on the planet. Yet, so many people can’t stop watching this video. A Chinese comedian whose YouTube name translates to “Now Not Enough” published a video online Saturday in which he puts on a pair of pants. So what’s the reason for the hubbub around the clip? He gets the trousers on without using his hands.

Erykah Badu Tries to Kiss Reporter on Live TV

In Lil’ Wayne’s 2008 song, “A Milli,” he asks, “Where is Erykah Badu at?” Well, on Friday, she was trying to steal a kiss from a reporter in New York City on live TV. WPIX TV reporter Mario Diaz was finishing a live report about actor Shia LaBeouf’s latest escapades during the 5 p.m. newscast. As he was getting ready to wrap, a woman appeared in the background of his live shot. She was wearing a tall hat and a long black jacket, which she would open on camera to reveal a colorful top. After making a few gestures to the camera, the woman moved in on Diaz and went for a kiss.

Democrats look for political silver lining in Hobby Lobby contraception ruling

Leading Democrats on Monday vehemently disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision to limit the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, but some also saw in the ruling a political opportunity to galvanize female voters, whom they view as crucial to keeping the Senate majority in November. Senate Democrats immediately pounced on the high court’s 5-4 decision, vowing a legislative fix to undo the damage to the administration’s efforts to provide preventive health care services to more women. The decision, they said, only highlighted the importance of preserving the Senate’s Democratic majority as a check on the Republican House and the increasingly powerful conservative voices on the Supreme Court appointed by Republican presidents.

U.S. justices uphold firms’ religious objections to contraception

Pro-choice demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held private companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control. In a 5-4 vote on ideological lines, the justices said that such companies can seek an exemption from the so-called birth control mandate of the law known as Obamacare. The decision, which applies only to companies owned by a small number of individuals, means employees of those companies will have to obtain certain forms of birth control from other sources. Some demonstrators chanted, "Keep your boardroom out of my bedroom" and "Separate church and state, women must decide their fate." Signs carried by demonstrators offered contrasting views: "Obamacare – religious liberty First Amendment outlawed," "I am the pro-life generation," and "Birth control not my boss's business." One man dressed up as a copy of the Bible, brandishing a sign saying, "Use me not for your bigotry." In a majority opinion by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the court said the ruling applies only to the birth control mandate and does not mean companies would necessarily succeed if they made similar claims to other insurance requirements, such as vaccinations and blood transfusions.