It’s ‘Mini-skirt Monday’

A Utah County woman has sued her former employer, claiming she was sexually harassed at work, where she at one point received a suggestive Monday-through-Friday “schedule” outlining what she should wear.

The schedule given to 44-year-old Trudy Nycole Anderson included “Mini-skirt Monday,” “Tube-top Tuesday,” “Wet T-shirt Wednesday,” “No bra Thursday” and “Bikini top Friday,” according to a civil complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court against Derek Wright, the owner of Pleasant Grove-based Lone Peak Controls and D& L Electric Control Company.

Anderson worked as an office manager starting in September 2007, and Wright was her supervisor.

The Salt Lake Tribune

My question, a rhetorical one I suppose, is why did it take her four years to sue the ass?

Uh, oh

Turlock, California, has one too many people that need a life, too.

TURLOCK, Calif. — A painted plywood cut-out of Santa with a cowboy hat and a gun on his belt is causing quite a stir in Turlock.

”I tried to get the image out of my head all day long and I could not, because Santa is made for love, bringing families together, not carrying weapons,” Monica Sliva said.

The Santa is one of many displays that line Tracy’s Christmas Tree Lot on Monte Vista Avenue.
Sliva confronted the workers at the tree lot to ask them to take the gun-toting Santa display down because she said it sends the wrong message to children.

“It portrays to the kids that it’s OK for Santa to be carrying a gun and therefore it’s OK for them to be carrying a gun,” Sliva said.

Tree lot workers said they have been using the cowboy Santa display for 20 years and have never had a compliant until Sliva asked them to take it down.

KCRA Sacramento

There’s video at the link.

This just in — new definition of asshole

In an astonishing abuse of power, Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Kratz admitted to sending sexually charged text messages to the victim of a domestic-abuse case he was prosecuting last October. According to police reports, Kratz met with the victim, Stephanie Van Groll, to interview her about charges his office was pursuing that Van Groll had been almost choked to death by her boyfriend. Minutes after the interview, Kratz began sending her texts—30 over three days—inquiring as to whether, as he put it in one message, she was “the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA … the riskier the better?”

Libby Copeland at Slate Magazine has more.

Line of the day

“If I had a gun I would shoot you.”

According to this news report, that’s what she said. So he gave her a gun. And she shot him — dead. At a weekend party in Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

Romero was upset at Carrillo because he was harassing her, prompting Romero to say “If I had a gun I would shoot you,” a probable-cause statement filed in Pima County Justice Court indicates.

Carrillo handed Romero the gun. She pointed it at Carrillo’s head and pulled the trigger, killing him, according to court records.

I’m pretty sure I don’t like the 21st century

A new “Mosquito” device at the street level of the Metro entrance at 7th & H Streets in Chinatown is emitting shrill noise at 18 KHz, a high frequency that only young people can hear.

Similar devices have been installed in Britain with the same purpose of discouraging young people from congregating outside shops. According to Councilmember Jack Evans, the founder of the Gallery Place development had the device installed on his company’s Gallery Place building.

Greater Greater Washington