Ann Coulter: Hate Crime Victim? • The Joys Of Tickling Dog Balls


Ann Coulter says she plans to file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission regarding an email she received from the VP of the University of Ottawa asking her to weigh her words with “respect and civility in mind.”

Coulter was scheduled to speak at the university on Tuesday, but she says the message she received from Francois Houle was clearly designed to intimidate her. “I think I’m the victim of a hate crime here. Either what (Mr. Houle) did was a hate crime, or the whole commission is BS,” she said. • Foreign sex workers in Malaysia are reportedly bribing men to marry them so that they can stay in the country and continue to work as prostitutes. Women are paying up to $1,500 for a sham-husband, which the Immigration Department Director General points out is “nothing” compared to the amount they can make a month in brothels. • A study from the University of California, San Diego, found that college educated women have become increasingly caught up in the “rug rat race” in the last decade. Since the mid-1990s, moms have been spending more and more time shuttling their kids to and from activities, all with the end goal of securing admission to a desirable college. • Did you know tickling the balls of bulldog will give him a “questioning look?” There is even a video to prove it. But don’t blame us if you come out of it with a befuddled expression as well. • Although Pakistani law may be the most progressive in the Middle East on paper, women frequently suffer under legal gaps – especially women seeking divorce. There is currently no provision in the law that allows divorce for abused women, yet men are able to leave their wives with ease. • Health officials report that the number of babies delivered via c-section has reached an all-time high in the U.S. Cesarean sections now make up 32% of all live births, making it the most commonly performed surgery in most hospitals. Unfortunately, the spike “isn’t good for everybody” and reflects a growing risk of certain complications. • Yesterday, Connecticut lawmakers came together to debate a law that would lessen charges faced by teens caught sexting. The law would reduce the charges from a felony to a misdemeanor, with the provision that both parties involved are between 13 and 18 and engaged in some sort of relationship. • A new service aims to help UK parents rock out at music festivals, while keeping their kids within shouting distance. Boutique Babysitting will even go so far as to provide a “mini festival” for kids with music production, wardrobe, and stage areas. • Sarah Palin has come out in support of the creation of a third party, which she hopes will keep republicans honest: “A third party candidate can really shore-up a Republican candidate in terms of that Republican candidate having to be very strong and sharp and debate aggressively, regarding the positions that they have taken.” • Even in a recession, Americans recognize the importance of moisturizing. While sales of most beauty products have fallen, and stayed down, since the economy tanked, sales of lotions and other skin care products actually rose in the final quarter of 2009. •

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