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The Night Note: 9/14/09

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    HOUSE REPLIES "OUT OF ORDER" TO "YOU LIE"
    Lawmakers in the House of Representatives Tuesday voted to pass a resolution of disapproval against Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, whose "you lie" accusatory outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress about health care has split House members over the display of disrespect. Democrats largely said Wilson's outburst was egregious and should be reprimanded while Republicans argued the resolution was hypocritical and a waste of time. The final vote, 240-179, reflected the divide over the issue. (NBC Washington)

    TRASH BIN TRYST GONE WRONG
    A tender moment in a trash bin went all wrong for a couple who found themselves being held up at pocket knifepoint.  Police said two 44-year-olds had climbed into a dumpster to be alone just after 6 p.m. Saturday when two men interrupted them and demanded their belongings. Officers said the man and woman were engaged in "an intimate moment" when they were robbed of their shoes, jewelry and the man's wallet.  Police said one of the robbers was a 64-year-old man who egged his 59-year-old companion on during the robbery. (MSNBC)

    CONGRESSMAN WON'T WIZ ON CONSTITUENTS
    Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) got a pretty rough earful from an older looking man at a meeting with senior citizens in Fremont, CA, and, well, said a couple less-than-artful things. The man ended his attack on health reform by telling Stark, "Mr. Congressman, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."  Stark responded, "I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine." (Talking Points Memo)

    CAMMIE THE GATOR SLAYER
    A local cheerleader spent part of her weekend on a boat hunting of all things, alligators — and she came back with a big one.
    Cammie Colin, 16, helped catch a gator that was 10 feet, 5 inches long and weighed 353 pounds. The Pelion teen was on a boat with family and friends in a swampy area near the town of Santee and caught the reptile.  The group used a fishing pole to both lure the gator and drag him close to their boat. (USA Today)