Alabama Official: God Told Me to Ban Saggy Pants

From The Daily Beast:

He thought about it, prayed about it, and now an Alabama councilman is close to ending one local evil that’s plagued him for years: saggy pants.

Dadeville city councilor Frank Goodman told The Daily Beast that he issued an ordinance to prohibit “busting slack” after asking God how to handle the sartorial scourge ravaging his town of 3,200. The law might also banish short shorts and skimpy dresses, following a suggestion from a city councilwoman.

“We have a lot of older people here who don’t want to see it. A lot of middle-aged people don’t want to see it either,” said Goodman, 66. “They don’t want to see anybody walking around with their pants down with underwear that is showing.

“That is something that has never struck my fancy,” he added.

Goodman said he first proposed banning saggy pants when he took office in 2008, but the legislation fell by the wayside. Still, he couldn’t take the low-riding trousers any longer. Every time he goes to the grocery store or department store, he sees it.

“Seeing the young boys with pants hanging down, having to walk wide-legged, holding their pants up to keep them from falling down—now it’s gotten real bad,” Goodman said. “It’s something I couldn’t take no more.”

So Goodman turned to the Lord for the legislative inspiration, though it’s unclear how many inches would be too short or too low for proper pants-wearing.

“I prayed and asked God to show me what I should do, and the way I should go about it,” Goodman said. “What would God do? Did God go around doing this?”

15 Girls in Saudi Arabia Killed in Fire Because Religious Police Said They Weren’t Properly Dressed to Evacuate

This is from 2002 but that doesn’t make it any less batshit insane.

Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers.

In a rare criticism of the kingdom’s powerful “mutaween” police, the Saudi media has accused them of hindering attempts to save 15 girls who died in the fire on Monday.

About 800 pupils were inside the school in the holy city of Mecca when the tragedy occurred.

15 girls died in the blaze and more than 50 others were injured
According to the al-Eqtisadiah daily, firemen confronted police after they tried to keep the girls inside because they were not wearing the headscarves and abayas (black robes) required by the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Islam

Lawyer Commercial Involving a Sex Doll

He makes Saul Goodman look like Clarence Darrow. From Above the Law:

We’ve seen all sorts of lawyer advertising throughout the years at Above the Law, but we’ve never seen something quite like this. The commercial we’ve uncovered is a far cry from the typical scene of a lawyer standing in front of a bookshelf droning on and on about how he and his firm can help accident victims or those who’ve been accused of a crime navigate the ins and outs of the legal system.

Leave it to Michael A. Fiumara of the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara to go where no lawyer has dared to go before. Just last year, Fiumara was inducted into the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and with that shiny new accolade, hes now he’s attempting to represent clients who would like nothing better than to see his briefs.

(via Dangerous Minds)

Rick Santorum Looks on the Bright Side of Rape

Santorum spews out some froth:

SANTORUM: Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation.

And We Never Heard From the Birthers Again…

Obama challengers: Doc proves president ineligible.

Obama document still doesn’t answer all questions.

Even Hawaii birth won’t make Obama eligible.

Widow of Obama ‘birth doctor’ advises Hawaii Health Dept.

Trump Adviser: Even If Long-Form Birth Certificate Is Genuine, It Doesn’t Prove Anything

Trump On Obama’s Birth Certificate: I’m ‘Honored’ — But Where Are His School Records?

IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! Long Form Birth Certificate Proves he is NOT Natural Born Citizen.

And Orly Taitz reacts to the birth certificate: