One Of Those Days of the Day

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One Of Those Days of the Day
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One Of Those Days of the Day: A congresswoman representing California's Central Coast was left looking rather silly after she accidentally pressed the wrong button during voting on a bill she co-sponsored -- and became the lone lawmaker to vote against it.

The legislation, which calls on Iran to release Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who is slated to be executed for apostasy, passed in the House by a vote of 417 to 1 -- with the lone holdout being Rep. Lois Capps (D-San Luis Obispo).

Upon realizing her error, Capps -- who just last week gave a stirring speech in support of Nadarkhani's release -- immediately rushed to the floor to reiterate her support for the bill and explain that she simply pressed the wrong button.

Of course, come election time, her political rivals may conveniently "forget" the part where she has a legitimate reason for voting against a man's religion freedom.

[tribune.]

Whoopsie Daisy of the Day

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Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: At the opening ceremony of a Kazakh ski festival, a blooper of Borat proportions threatened to make local officials national laughingstocks.

As guests of honor, including regional administration head Nuraly Saduakasov, placed their right hand on their breast and turned toward the flag in preparation for Kazakhstan's national anthem, the PA system suddenly began blaring Ricky Martin's

Schadenfreude of the Day

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Schadenfreude of the Day
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Schadenfreude of the Day: A German husband and wife filed a lawsuit against the TV channel RTL after their 15-year-old daughter spotted them in a report about a sex club for swingers

The couple claim they were promised their faces would be blurred, but the production company failed to follow through. The judge assigned to the case threw it out after concluding that it would be inappropriate for th

Snowball Break of the Day

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Snowball Break of the Day: A ball of neatly packed ice can do actual damage? The hell you say.

(Alt: "Hey mister! Can we have our snowball back?")

[arbroath.]

Ooooof of the Day

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Ooooof of the Day
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Ooooof of the Day: Screengrab of a still from Mitt Romney's latest web ab, "Restoring America's Greatness," released online yesterday.

[context@thinkprogress.]

Whoopsie Daisy of the Day

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Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: A pair of burglars were busted yesterday by Madison police after one of the men accidentally butt-dialed 911 while the two were chatting about their latest heist.

According to a police report, 29-year-old Jason S. Hamielec and 28-year-old Brian A. Johnson went on and on