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SaMo Police Spent $3K on Critical Mass Operations "A total of 16 officers were assigned to the [Critical Mass] ride costing the city $3,067.88, according to documents obtained by LAist in a public records request." So is that money well spent? (Incidentally, this was actually the #2 most commented post of the week...more on #1 after the jump!)

VP Candidate Palin's 17-Year-Old Daughter is Pregnant Yes, it is true: Sarah Palin said that her daughter Bristol Palin, 17, is five months pregnant. Look, it's the Right to Life in action! (Nevermind that whole "abstinence" thing Palin endorses. Ahem.) Her parents support her decision--but which one? To have sex at 17? To not use protection? To keep the baby? (Oh, wait, that wasn't a decision...)

Video of Pacifica Radio Producer Arrested at RNC There were multiple arrests during the RNC this week, although many of them did not get attention in the mainstream media. This video shows Nicole Salazar, producer of Democracy Now! as she is being arrested by officers in riot gear.