Zimbabwe Hospital Charged Women $5 Per Scream During Childbirth

Zimbabwe's rampant corruption has penetrated virtually all levels of public services, and it's gotten so bad that delivering a baby has become unaffordable for most Zimbabwean women. One hospital has reportedly been charging $5 per scream during childbirth for "raising false alarm." False alarm for what? Birthing a… » 7/12/13 3:00pm 7/12/13 3:00pm

Zimbawe Dictator Still Saying Shitty Things About Gays, Women,…

Whose great idea was it to invite Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's sexist, homophobic, and all-around crazy 88-year-old dictator to a conference today on HIV/Aids and gender rights? Unsurprisingly, Mugabe — who banned homosexuality from his country — made many lovely and thoughtful contributions, such as how the "gay world"… » 5/24/12 6:00pm 5/24/12 6:00pm

Turns Out Diamonds Aren't Really Your Best Friend After All

A global advocacy group called Global Witness has recused itself from a coalition that aims to eliminate the flow of blood diamonds into the global marketplace, saying the safeguards that have been put in place aren't preventing tainted conflict gems from being bought by consumers. I guess diamonds are maybe more like… » 12/05/11 6:30pm 12/05/11 6:30pm

Zimbabwean Cabinet Ministers Asked To Get Circumcised For AIDS…

Citing a South African study showing that male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, the deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe is trying to get all the male ministers to get circumcised themselves as a promotion. As it happens, said deputy prime minister is a woman, and some of her colleagues are reluctant. One very… » 8/30/11 2:40pm 8/30/11 2:40pm

Zimbabwe Recruiting Government Support By Raping Opposition

In a completely unsurprising and yet still intensely nauseating development in the ongoing civil strife in Zimbabwe, members of President Mugabe's ruling party's (ZANU-PF) youth militia are kidnapping and raping young women at torture camps near Mudzi, north of the capital, Harare. The camps have resulted in an… » 7/07/08 3:45pm 7/07/08 3:45pm

22-Year-Old Arms Dealer: But They Passed That Arms Embargo Way Before I…

  • OMG remember Efraim Diveroli, the 22-year-old Andy Samberg lookalike from Miami with the $300 million defense contract to sell ancient Chinese ammunition to the Afghan insurgency via Albania? Apparently the US Ambassador was involved in covering up the scam, probably because Efraim was also Albania's leading supply…
  • » 6/23/08 6:30pm 6/23/08 6:30pm

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Just Made Some Pakistani Farmer's Life $25…

Behold 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. And note the Ashlee Simpsonesque transformation of his nose. Maybe people with the initials KLS are just vainer than most. And while the Guantanamo diet was good for the love handles, waterboarding leaves you bloated with bags under the eyes? In any case, something, it's… » 6/23/08 10:00am 6/23/08 10:00am

Bureaucracy Comes For Us All, Gitmo Or No

Moe is stuck in bureaucratic hell this morning, so who in the world am I going to call at 9:30 to help me write Crappy Hour? That's right, it's the Megan and Spencer Windy Attackerman show this morning, as we bring you more delicious detainee rights goodness, with a side of hate for Doug Feith, John Yoo, Robert Mugabe… » 6/13/08 10:30am 6/13/08 10:30am

Hillary Clinton Paid $10 Million For This Dude And Obama Got Samantha…

Never thought I'd say this but: I missed crapping out the Crappy Hour. Amateur hack punditry is an addiction, an addiction that will eventually kill us all, and let me tell you, not being able to glibly offer congratz to the Clintons for earning more than $100 million in the past seven years, or new Merrill Lynch CEO… » 4/07/08 10:00am 4/07/08 10:00am

MLK Flip-Flopper John McCain Gets Booed In Memphis

  • The McCain strategist who thought it was a brilliant idea to have him give a speech at the Lorraine Motel on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination to apologize for having voted against MLK Day should probably not keep his job. [CBS News]
  • The advance staffer who gave the world the image of an …
  • » 4/04/08 6:30pm 4/04/08 6:30pm

Rape, Abortion, & Angry Johnnys: Everything Today Is Making Us Stabby

Barack Obama Steals Away On Sexy Tropical Paradise Island Vacation!

Barack Obama sure picked the right time to go on a secret vacation with Rihanna! The blind guy is STILL MAKING NEWS. Now it's co(mg)caine. Barack Obama did cocaine in the eighties. Who cares if the blind governor did cocaine in the eighties? Barack Obama probably gave it to him, and Barack Obama didn't have blindness… » 3/25/08 10:00am 3/25/08 10:00am