* Meet Evangelical preacher Tony Alamo. In the 80’s, he kept his dead wife’s body on display for six months waiting for her to be resurrected. In the 90’s, he was arrested for tax evasion on profits from his line of Tony Alamo brand “elaborately painted denim jackets.” Now 74 years old, Alamo is accused of running a child abuse/young girls’ marriage compound in Arkansas. Alamo told CNN that “for girls having sex, ‘consent is puberty.'” What could come next for this eccentric free spirit!?
* “Wine guru” Amy Monroe writes on Serious Eats about the rise and fall of organic Chilean wine “Palin Syrah.” According to Monroe, the dry, white pepper tinged wine used to be the top seller of San Francisco’s Yield Wine Bar. “But after Sen. John McCain tagged Sarah Palin as his running mate,” Monroe writes, “sales of the wine with the conservative’s inverted name plummeted.”
* An 18-year-old woman was killed in Northeast yesterday after refusing to cook a hamburger. The victim, Tanganika Stanton, lost her life for resisting the advances of a street harasser, believed to be 19-year-old Terrence J. Jones. Stanton’s death is an extreme outcome of a situation that is a routine threat against women in this city.
*Feministe blogger Jack onwho deserves to meet Bill Clinton.
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