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Friday, October 01, 2010

from americablog

this made me smile

well NOT that it was necessary of course. BUT that mr armstrong did the absolute smartest thing he could do. TAKE OUT A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

Michigan prosecutor who picketed gay student barred from campus
By Daniel Tencer
Michigan governor calls for Shirvell's firing; state AG defends him
The Michigan assistant attorney general who has been running a campaign against an openly gay student body president is facing a possible restraining order, and has been banned from entering the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
AnnArbor.com reported Thursday that Christopher Armstrong, the first openly gay student president at U of M Ann Arbor, has filed a request for a restraining order against Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell.
Since April of this year, Shirvell "has been following me around throughout U of M's campus and Ann Arbor unnecessarily, blogging about me extensively using bias and bigotry and poses a threat to my own personal safety," Armstrong said in a court document (PDF).............

just wanted to say

because your parents say you're a good person, doesn't make it so.

it is MY personal belief someone who is a 'good' person, doesn't surreptitiously videotape AND LIVE STREAM pictures of someone else having private or intimate moments. why? because they're PRIVATE AND INTIMATE

i don't know this article is sort of leaning toward sympathy for the two (alleged) to have secretly video taped AND LIVE STREAMED mr clementi. i have NO sympathy for them at all NONE. 

Before a Suicide, Hints in Online Musings

After all, the man wrote on Sept. 21, aside from some occasional bad behavior, “he’s a pretty decent roommate.”
The next night, Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman, walked onto the George Washington Bridge and jumped over the edge; the authorities said his roommate had streamed a live Internet feed of Mr. Clementi’s encounter with another man in their dormitory room.
Mr. Clementi’s body was identified on Thursday.
The messages in the forums of a pornography site, JustUsBoys.com, appear to have come from Mr. Clementi, a talented violinist from Ridgewood, N.J. The postings show a student wrestling with his rising indignation over a breach of privacy and trying to figure out how best to respond.......

this story is not the same ol' phelps shite story

no, it's a bit more. the phelps' are going to the supreme court (the joke that ARE the phelps that is). i don't know where they get the money to travel from city to city and town to town to desecrate the memory of this country's heroes. i don't know where they got the money to send one of 'em (or more) to law school. is someone supporting them? if yes, i sure would be interested in WHO

i hope they get flushed down like the shite they really are

Church's protests at military funerals a free-speech test for Supreme Court

Washington Post Staff Writer  
TOPEKA, KAN. - A filmmaker several years ago tracked Shirley Phelps-Roper and her family members as they went about praising God for killing U.S. soldiers and picketing their funerals - their way of putting the nation on notice about the Almighty's wrath. e called the documentary "The Most Hated Family in America," and Phelps-Roper had only one real regret.
"If he had just called it, 'The Most Hated Family in the World,'" she said. In the last hours of the last days, she explained, Jesus said his chosen will be "hated by all men."
Phelps-Roper, along with her father, the Rev. Fred W. Phelps, and other family members who make up Westboro Baptist Church, may yet get their wish...........

THEY are saying it's NOT true

news sources are saying it IS true. i'm tending to believe the news sources

McDonald's May End Health Care Benefits For 30,000 Workers

William Alden

UPDATE: Sept. 30, 11:57 a.m. EST -- McDonald's denies it McDonald's Senior VP Steve Russell, who is the head of human resources, calls reports that the company will drop its coverage "completely false." Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has also denied The Wall Street Journal's report, calling it "flat out wrong."
"I am sorry that they were not more accurate in their reporting," Sebelius said.
McDonald's has threatened to terminate health benefits for almost 30,000 hourly workers if the government doesn't give the corporation a pass on a provision of this year's health care legislation, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The restaurant chain's insurer has refused to meet a 2011 requirement to spend 80 to 85 percent of its revenue from premiums on actual medical care, a McDonald's official told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week...........


Thursday, September 30, 2010

you're welcome


methinks he (shirvill not cooper) doth protest toooooooooooooooo much

remember, the dude is an assistant ATTORNEY GENERAL

via a href="http://dangerousminds.net/comments/michigan_assistant_attorney_general_stalks_gay_college_president/">dangerous minds

dependable renegade asks this question............

So let me get this straight:

Delaware witchcraft dabbler Christine O'Donnell wouldn't lie to Nazis if she had Jews hiding in the attic, but she'd lie about the colleges she's "attended"?


even though gloria lookatmelookatmelookatmelookatmelookatmelookatme allread is involved in this story, i LOVE it when re-pugs get bitten on the arse

Whitman admits to employing illegal immigrant for 9 years
By Daniel Tencer

From now on, you don't know me, and I don't know you'
Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for governor of California, looked the other way for years while employing an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper, a prominent California attorney representing the housekeeper alleged Thursday.
The claim comes at an inconvenient time for Whitman, who is fighting Democrat Jerry Brown for the governorship of California and who just yesterday called for a crackdown on employers hiring illegal immigrants.
Some political observers say the housekeeper's revelation is a signal of the anger of some in the Latino community towards Republicans in the wake of Arizona's anti-immigrant law...........

i did read about a young man jumping from the george washington bridge

and dying. i thought it was tragic then and i knew none of the circumstances. now, with this story, it is far far far worse than even i could have imagined. 

when are we going to be able to accept each other for who we are? when are we going to NOT be afraid of someone because they may be a bit different than we are? 

this story is so unsettling. to the family and friends of tyler clementi, i am so very sorry for your tragic loss.

how ANYONE could videotape and live broadcast that video tape................................

the wapo article is ap so i can't print any of it. read it at the link
Tyler Clementi dies: College student was secretly filmed having sex

but there are other outlets of course

Victim of Secret Dorm Sex Tape Posts Facebook Goodbye, Jumps to His Death

A Rutgers University freshman posted a goodbye message on his Facebook page before jumping to his death after his roommate secretly filmed him during a "sexual encounter" in his dorm room and posted it live on the Internet.
Items belonging to 18-year-old Rutgers student Tyler Clementi were found by the George Washington Bridge last week, according to authorities. Clementi's freshman ID card and driver's license were in the wallet.
Clementi's post on his Facebook page, dated Sept. 22 at 8:42 p.m. read, "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry."
Clementi's body has not been recovered, but police have pulled an unidentified male body from the Hudson River just north of the bridge.
Paul Mainardi, the attorney representing the Clementi family, released a statement confirming Clementi's suicide..............


and the two students (allegedly) responsible for videotaping mr clementi MUST be charged with a hate crime. what are they currently being charged with you ask? why the simple and highly inadequate INVASION OF PRIVACY

Sept. 29) -- Two Rutgers University students have been arrested on charges they illegally streamed video of a classmate's gay sexual encounter over the Internet. The alleged victim in the case committed suicide, his family confirmed.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan, freshmen students Dharun Ravi, 18, of Plainsboro, N.J., and Molly Wei, 18, of Princeton, N.J., have been charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy for using a camera to view and transmit a live image of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi on Sept. 19. Clementi, a resident of Ridgewood, N.J., was a freshman at the university and Ravi's roommate.Ravi has also been charged with two additional counts of invasion of privacy for allegedly attempting to use the camera to view and transmit another encounter involving Clementi on Sept. 21.

Rutgers police said their probe began after they learned that a camera had been placed in a student's dorm room without his permission............. 

Tyler Clementi, shown in a Facebook photo, reportedly committed suicide after two Rutgers University students taped him having sex and broadcast live images of the encounter. The two students have been arrested and face criminal charges.

Private Moment Made Public, Then a Fatal Jump
That night, the authorities say, the Rutgers University student who sent the message used a camera in his dormitory room to stream the roommate’s intimate encounter live on the Internet.
And three days later, the roommate who had been surreptitiously broadcast — Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman and an accomplished violinist — jumped from the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River in an apparent suicide.
The Sept. 22 death, details of which the authorities disclosed on Wednesday, was the latest by a young American that followed the online posting of hurtful material. The news came on the same day that Rutgers kicked off a two-year, campuswide project to teach the importance of civility, with special attention to the use and abuse of new technology.
Those who knew Mr. Clementi — on the Rutgers campus in Piscataway, N.J., at his North Jersey high school and in a community orchestra — were anguished by the circumstances surrounding his death, describing him as an intensely devoted musician who was sweet and shy..........

Center and right, The Star-Ledger
Tyler Clementi, left, is thought to have committed suicide, days after he was secretly filmed and broadcast on the Internet. Mr. Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, center, and another classmate, Molly Wei, have been charged in the case.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010



you go jon!

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Truthiness to Power
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity

if questions weren't raised LONG before this......

i really and truly don't understand how they can get even this far. i don't

putting his 'tainted' aids aside, HE has some issues of his own damn self, no?

Paladino Has Aides With Tainted Pasts
But some of the people whom Mr. Paladino has recruited to run his campaign are plagued by brushes with the law and allegations of misconduct, an examination of public records shows.
His campaign manager failed to pay nearly $53,000 in federal taxes over the last few years, prompting the Internal Revenue Service to take action against him. An aide who frequently drives Mr. Paladino on the campaign trail served jail time in Arizona on charges of drunken driving.
Another adviser has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $1 million from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s re-election bid last year. And Mr. Paladino’s campaign chairwoman left a local government position amid claims that she had steered $1 billion in public money to a politically connected investment manager...................

John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times; Don Heupel/Associated Press; Yana Paskova for The New York Times; Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times
From left, John F. Haggerty Jr., a political strategist for Carl P. Paladino; Nancy A. Naples, Mr. Paladino's campaign chairwoman; Michael R. Caputo, his campaign manager; and Rus Thompson, a Tea Party organizer who is Mr. Paldino's driver.


read the rest....



i'm closed minded about this

there should be NO debate. NO GUNS. NO  NO NO guns. not here, not there. NOT on a college campus

Shooting revives debate over allowing guns on college campuses

By ROBERT T. GARRETT / The Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – The University of Texas shooting stoked a simmering conflict Tuesday about allowing handguns on campus – an issue that's already roiled the governor's race and sent hundreds of students marching in protest last year.
Gov. Rick Perry says he favors allowing guns at colleges, giving owners a chance to intervene. Police groups and others say that would only confuse what are potentially chaotic situations.
Perry's Democratic challenger, Bill White, says state policymakers should stand down and let individual campuses decide.
The debate unfolded on the same day that an outspoken advocate of guns on campus, University of Maryland research scientist John Lott, was to speak at the UT Law School.........

from a journey round my skull

some lovely illustrations by and a bit of information on vera bock



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

a real cat nap


i'm diggin' this


this looks like THE most awesome movie EVER made

wrongness squared

Wrong bra gets lawyer barred from visiting her client

by Jill

Also, no bra:
Attorney Brittney Horstman was not packing heat.
She was wearing an underwire bra.
And when the metal detector went off on a visit to the Miami Federal Detention Center, security guards wouldn’t let Horstman in to see her client.
The attorney reminded guards of a detention center “memo” allowing female attorneys wearing an underwire bra to enter. But the guards would not relent.
Horstman stepped into a bathroom and removed her bra. In blouse and jacket, she returned, and cleared the walk-through detector.
Again, guards refused to let her pass — now, because she was braless, which is against prison dress code guidelines.....................



a grrrl's gotta relax

hell yeah he's a genius!

he only was responsible for the BEST two things on tv;  homicide life on the street and the wire
pic from the wapo article.

'The Wire' writer David Simon among MacArthur genius grant winners

Washington Post Staff Writer  

David Simon bristled as he listened to the voice mail. A lawyer in Washington wanted to talk about a "personal matter." Expecting a lawsuit or subpoena or worse, Simon dialed her back after a lunch in Baltimore two weeks ago. "When I reached her, she said, 'Are you alone?' and I said, 'Yes,' and I was quite sure I was about to be given extremely bad news," says Simon, the writer-producer of hour-long TV dramas "Homicide," "The Wire" and "Treme." "I was wondering, was it something about any book or show I'd written? Or had I run over someone's dog and didn't know it?" .....

a good first step

perhaps animal fighting (for 'sport') videos will be next. 

it is my belief in my heart of hearts, if you can make an animal suffer, you can make a person suffer. it's only a step away.
making animals suffer for YOUR enjoyment isn't obscene. IT'S FUCKING SICK. period. end of story

Senators introduce law to ban 'crush' videos of animal cruelty
By Bill Mears, CNN
Washington (CNN) -- Three U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday to specifically ban so-called "crush videos" -- depictions of small animals being tortured to death by humans.
The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court ruling this year striking down a broader congressional law dealing with animal cruelty.
The bi-partisan Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act would criminalize the creation, sale and marketing of these specific kinds of videos. Penalties of up to seven years in prison would be possible.
The videos mostly depict women -- with their faces unseen -- stomping helpless animals such as rabbits to death with spiked-heel shoes or with their bare feet. The videos apparently satisfy a sexual fetish for those who produce and watch them, said animal rights activists who supported the new bill............

i don't watch the show

as a matter of fact, i've never even seen 1 minute of it (unless a clip appears on a news show. i believe that could have happened in the past). i know everyone is addicted to this show (and others like it). i DO NOT understand.

that said, this is good. SHE GOT BOOED

At 'Dancing,' were those boos for Mama Grizzly?

By Lisa de Moraes

Did former Alaska guv/TLC reality star/Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin get the raspberry from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" audience Monday night?
Palin was sitting in the front row Monday to watch the live broadcast, which included a performance by daughter/Teen Abstinence Advocate Bristol Palin.
Bristol had not yet performed when, about halfway through the two-hour show, "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey wowed the three judges with her jive to the tune "Shake It." Which Grey did. And then some. Dressed in one of those non-modest dresses for which "Dancing" is so well known -- in Grey's case, a gold eyelet fringe miniskirted number -- that is short on fabric and long on skin...........

pic: Adam Larkey / AP
Bristol Palin delivered another respectable dance Monday night -- this time the quickstep -- and mom Sarah was in the audience to cheer her on.

Monday, September 27, 2010

this is what i feel like today


what a sacrifice!

Teacher's Assistant, 53, Claims She Had Sex With Own Grandson, 15, to "Remove Sexual Demon" From Him - Toni Stowers-Moore



we all need our oj


dance anyone?


me getting home last night


nancy carroll

bob cesca has some amazing figures on

reagan's tax cuts, then his tax HIKES

in case you missed the re-pugnacants 'PLEDGE'

the nyt sums it up for you

The G.O.P.’s ‘Pledge’

Extravagant promises and bluster are the stuff of campaign rhetoric, but the House Republicans’ “Pledge to America” goes far beyond the norm.

Its breathless mimicry of the Declaration of Independence — the “governed do not consent,” it declares, while vowing to rein in “an arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites” — would be ludicrous, if these were not destructively polarized times.
While it promises to create jobs, control deficit spending and restore Americans’ trust in government, it is devoid of tough policy choices. This new “governing agenda” does not say how the Republicans would replace revenue that would be lost from permanently extending all of the Bush tax cuts, or how they would manage Medicare and Social Security, or even which discretionary programs would go when they slash $100 billion in spending. Their record at all of these things is dismal...........


it's not that funny, but still..................(meaninig snl shites but they can still pick a topic)