Fail of the Day: Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Terrible Parking Job Caught on Video

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Between drunk Secret Service agents and Eleanor Holmes Norton, maybe we need to give all of Washington a refresher course in how to drive.

The D.C. delegate tried and failed to park her car outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, and the mess was all captured in the video above.

“If she parks like that she should not be a member of Congress anymore,” says one of the people watching the disaster.

In addition to being completely out of alignment with the rest of the vehicles, she apparently banged into the car next to her multiple times during the half-hour long debacle. Eventually she and her aide just walk away as if it’s all NBD.

Her office later told Roll Call that there were no damages and they left a card on the windshield so they could contact them.

Not sure that warrants the “worst parking job ever” award – a quick YouTube search reveals much worse – but it’s certainly up there in the rankings.

And Mr. Piggly Wiggly is theclear winner for recent parking lot fails. That one will be tough to beat.

Controversy of the Day: Photo of Kids Climbing on Vietnam Memorial Infuriates Internet

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An artist named Matthew Munson was snapping some photos around Washington, D.C. when he happened to catch some kids using the Vietnam Women’s Memorial as a jungle gym.

He posted the image to Facebook this week, and it has since sparked a heated debate online.

“I managed to take some decent photos and even a very powerful one of two little brats climbing over war memorial right in front of a veteran,” he wrote in the post.

Munson says the vets all appeared “hurt” as they watched the debacle, and he thinks the parents are to blame for this sign of disrespect.

“Certain memorials and statues are more positive and welcoming to kids and parents expressing their freedom and good vibes, other memorials (this one) focuses on the tragedies of war and how certain groups of people played a big role in helping others recover from it,” he said. “Having children step all over a wounded warrior is not an appropriate way to express the freedom our veterans fought for, in my opinion.”

Commenters on the post are taking both sides, some are horrified and others think everyone is blowing this out of proportion.

Here are a few opinions from Facebook:

“I love the pic with the kids: Speaks volumes to what we fought and fight for.” – Pipal Tri.


“Take those damn kids to Disney Land and not to a place of remembrance.” – Jill Kin


“They are just kids, and it’s just a statue. People invest way too much into idols and memorials.” – Stephen Budzash


“The level of disrespect that ensues towards or vets both alive and dead, their memorials. is sicking… and parents allow this to happen.” – Justin Burkhardt

The statue was unveiled in 1993 and is dedicated to women who served the country during the Vietnam War, many of whom were nurses.

A California Bank Robbery Suspect Was "Told by the Virgin Mary" to Eat His Own Poop on the Witness Stand

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If there has ever been a reasonable case for a plea of insanity, maybe it's this one.

Andrew Gilbertson is charged with robbing a Bank of America in October 2013 - which is perhaps the first bullet point in an insane person. I mean come on, there are SO many easier illegal ways to get money in 2015. While taking the stand this Wednesday, he reached into his pants to grab his own personal brand for a snack, as instructed to him by the Virgin Mary herself.

Unsurprisingly, the court was called into a recess, where a mental health expert was called in to analyze Gilbertson's behavior.

Here's a video report of the full story, which thankfully does not feature any actual footage of the "One Disturbed Man, One Cup" incident:



Hat tip to Uproxx.