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Abortions for All in Missouri! Pending a 72 Hour Wait… And Other News

Missouri Abortion Wait

Need an abortion in a hurry? Don’t count on one in Missouri.

Conservative lawmakers in Missouri have increased the state’s required waiting period for getting an abortion from one day to three days – no exceptions, not even for rape or incest. The Republican-controlled legislature overrode Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay. The governor denounced the measure as “extreme and disrespectful” toward women. About half the states already have abortion waiting periods of 24 hours. Once Missouri’s new requirement takes effect, the state will be the second most-stringent behind South Dakota, where the waiting period does not count weekends or holidays. I would imagine most women have already thought long and hard about their decision by the time they get to the clinic, so I’m not sure what an extra 48 hours of soul-searching will accomplish. Maybe just some undue hardship? According to Planned Parenthood, which operates Missouri’s only licensed abortion clinic in St. Louis, its patients travel an average of nearly 100 miles for an abortion, so the extra delay could force them to either make two trips or spend additional money on hotels. ABC News

Catholic PregSpeaking of not doing things the “Catholic way”, a Detroit-area teacher says she was fired from her post at a private Catholic all-girls high school after she and her lesbian partner announced they were expecting a child through non-traditional means. After she was canned, the teacher posted on Facebook that she had been forced from her job after she become pregnant “outside the Catholic way.” The school has not publicly commented on her termination, but apparently they have a morality clause that states teachers “will not publicly engage in actions, or endorse actions or beliefs contrary to the teachings and standards of the Roman Catholic faith and morality.” So teachers of the Detroit, please stick to getting pregnant “the Catholic way”: no birth control, millions of unintended pregnancies, quick spreading STDs, pedophilia welcome, and pregnancy through rape is fine. HuffPo

Dogs Rabies ChinaGoodbye rabies, hello thousands of dog corpses! Authorities in China have killed almost 5,000 dogs after rabies was blamed for the death of five people. Four people died in June and one in July, and multiple dog bites were reported. As a result, municipal authorities in Baoshan, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, killed 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 100,000 more as part of its anti-rabies campaign. Mass dog killings are nothing new in China. The Chinese government often orders stray dogs to be culled in order to prevent outbreaks of rabies. In 2009, officials in the northern city of Hanzhong reportedly killed 37,000 in an effort to rein in the rabies. CNN

Terri-Jean BedfordA sex scandal has hit the Canadian Snooze-fest Senate! A former sex worker who is challenging Canada’s prostitution laws was kicked out of a Senate hearing after she threatened to name politicians who hire prostitutes. Terri-Jean Bedford, the stunning dominatrix who won a Supreme Court battle to overturn Canada’s prostitution laws, engaged in some disorderly conduct during the hearing. Bedford was expelled after she argued and interrupted another senator, became increasingly combative, and tried to go over her allotted time. How rude! But before the self-proclaimed “most famous dominatrix in Canada” was kicked out, she threatened to expose politicians who supposedly avail themselves of the world’s oldest profession. “If this law passes I’m going to make you guys forget about Mike Duffy, because I’ve got more information and more proof on politicians in this country than you can shake a stick at, I promise,” she said. I wonder if Rob Ford is on that list? Toronto Star

Sick FordSpeaking of Rob Ford, how’s that guy doing? Not too well apparently. The Toronto mayor was admitted to the hospital Wednesday after doctors found what they believe to be a tumour in his abdomen. “Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor,” according to a statement from Humber River Hospital on Wednesday. “The mayor has been admitted to allow for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis.” No word yet on what impact the tumour will have on his rampant alcoholism and crack-addiction, but there is already speculation on what it will do to his mayoral campaign, which (for some reason) has seen a resurgence in recent polls. If his health deteriorates, Ford may be forced to withdraw his name from the Oct. 27 mayoralty ballot… or even worse, his brother Coun. Doug Ford may be tempted to take his place. Noooooo!! CBC News

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Missouri Mayor Resigns After Anti-Semitic Comments

Anti-Semitic Dan Clevenger

The anti-Semitic mayor of Marionville, Missouri, who “kind of agreed” with the white supremacist accused of killing three people at a Jewish community center, resigned Monday night after the city council voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

Mayor Ex-Mayor Dan Clevenger beat the city council to the punch and resigned from office  following outrage over his anti-Semitic comments in support of Frazier Glenn Miller, the former Klansman who went on a Jew killing spree in Kansas City last week.

Clevenger called Miller a friend and said he “kind of agreed with him” on some issues – mainly that Jews are ruining the country. Probably not the best idea to call a racist serial killer your friend, but go on…

“He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him,” Clevenger said of the 73-year-old killer.

“Kind of agreed with him on some things but, I don’t like to express that too much.”

Keep going…

“There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us,” Clevenger told reporters last week. “We’ve got a false economy, and it’s some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there. The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that’s completely wrong. The people that run the Federal Reserve, they’re Jewish.”

And Clevenger’s views aren’t anything new. Nearly a decade ago, the Marionville mayor wrote a letter to the editor of the Aurora Advertiser.

I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings,” wrote Clevenger. “The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State’s workforce.”

“Made a few Jews rich by killin’ us off,” he continued, adding that the “Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world’s largest debtor nation.”

Well the bad news (for Clevenger) is that the residents of Marionville don’t want a raging anti-Semite for a mayor (anymore), but the good news is that he can move to the small Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios – which means Castrillo Kill Jews in English.  Clevenger has until May 25 to bask in small town Spanish anti-semitism. On May 25 the town’s 56 residents will vote on whether to change the name of the town to something a little more appropriate. But even if the vote passes, if the town is JUST NOW considering a name change, I have a feeling Dan Clevenger will fit in nicely.

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Move Over Missouri, Indiana Is The New Meth Capital of America

Meth Lab

Congratulations Missouri! You’re no longer the nation’s meth capital! Missouri’s decade long distinction of being the state with the most methamphetamine busts has come to an end.

Indiana has outranked Missouri and is now the new meth capital of America with more than 1,700 methamphetamine seizures in 2013.

Meth IncidentsIn fact Missouri’s not even in second place anymore. The Show Me state dropped to No. 3, behind both Indiana and Tennessee. In Missouri, methamphetamine busts plummeted 25 percent from 2012 to 2013. But this doesn’t necessarily mean Missouri’s love affair with meth is over. The drop in drug busts could be due to changes in enforcement, new laws and more potent meth being imported from Mexico.

“It should not be any indication that the war on meth is dwindling,” said Cpl. Chris Hoffman, who leads the Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group, a drug task force.

Meanwhile, over in Indiana, state police say they are not surprised by the numbers.

“They’re making more meth and more often,” said 1st Sgt. Niki Crawford, Commander of ISP’s Meth Suppression Section.

And the police are catching more and more of them.

But Ralph Weisheit, a professor of criminal justice/resident meth expert at Illinois State University says that despite the increase in drug busts, the core of the problem still remains: addicts need meth and will do anything to get their scabby little hands on it.

“How do you tell people to stop using something that makes them feel really good?” said Weisheit. “That’s the real challenge.”

Well, they could start by showing them a series of before and after photos. Why not start with this one?

Meth is a hell of a drug

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Man Sends Cat Poop To Companies That Didn’t Hire Him

Cat Poop

Missouri resident Jevon Brown has admitted to mailing cat poop to companies that passed on hiring him.

After being turned down for numerous jobs, Brown decided to let his prospective employers know how he felt (crappy) by sending them packages of cat poop. While Brown doesn’t necessarily sound like the ideal candidate, but he could have been worse – he could have mailed his own feces.

U.S. Postal Service inspectors tracked 20 packages of cat poop back to the unemployed 58-year-old St. Louis man. Amid the glaring evidence, Brown fessed up to the crime and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mailing injurious articles.

“This is not a victimless crime,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bodenhausen in court last Friday, adding that the packages could have harmed postal workers and anyone whose mail was adjacent to Brown’s packages. Meh. A little toxoplasmosis never hurt anyone – except maybe all those pregnant women and their unborn children…

Officials went easy on Brown because he had no prior criminal record and let him off with probation.  And despite having “cat poop delivery man” on his resume, Brown says he has undergone counseling and has recently found a job.

Via: Huffington Post

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