Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GOP Energy and Commerce Committee chair candidate: no need to worry about global warming; God promised no more floods

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) will seek the Energy and Commerce Committee chairmanship in the new GOP led House of Representatives. He has, in the past, maintained that we do not have to worry about climate change because God promised in the Bible not to destroy the world again after Noah’s flood.

From the YouTube video blurb:
From the March 25, 2009 hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment gives us a crazy performance by insane Rep John Shimkus, a climate change skeptic. Spouting bible verses as evidence that climate change is false, he concludes by the end of his opening statement that: "The earth will end only when God declares its time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood."
Indeed, Genesis says:
9:11 I will establish my covenant with you; neither will all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither will there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

9:12 God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations.

9:13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

9:14 It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

9:15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.

9:17 God said to Noah, “This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Thing is, there's plenty of other leeway for Global Warming to result in the destruction of the planet, without flooding.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Clueless America: 26 percent don't know we split from England

This should be shocking news. However, considering America is the country that wanted to elect a Vice-President who did not know Africa was a continent, and who could not list a series of publications she regularly read.

iSkin products for Mac, iPod, iPhone, and more26 percent of Americans do not know that the U.S. split from Great Britain when it declared its independence, according to a Marist Poll. That 74 percent do know the correct answer is small comfort.

20 percent were unsure of which country the U.S. split from. Meanwhile, the other 6 percent mentioned France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain, among others. Don't imagine it's senility, either: the youngest group was the worst, with 18-29 year olds only answering correctly 60 percent of the time.

Steele rewrites history; Obama becomes president who started war in Afghanistan

It's been said by some that the GOP likes to rewrite history, and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appears to be no different. At a GOP fundraiser in Connecticut on Thursday, Steele, while responding to a question about the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, stated that the war in Afghanistan "was a war of Obama's choosing" that America had not "actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."

Wait, what happened to this George W. Bush guy? What happened to "Operation Enduring Freedom?"

Click Here For The Wall Street JournalHere's what Steele said:
"The McChrystal incident, to me, was very comical. And I think it's a reflection of the frustration that a lot of our military leaders have with this Administration and their prosecution of the war in Afghanistan," said Steele. "Keep in mind again, federal candidates, this was a war of Obama's choosing. This is not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."
Watch a video, but note that Steele is not all that audible in the clip.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Couple tries to sell baby at Walmart; 'Save More, Live Better?'

A couple, possibly feeling they could "live better" without their baby, and with some extra cash, tried to sell their baby outside a Walmart on Tuesday. Unlike Walmart's always falling prices, they raised the price after an initial rebuff.

The incident happened on Tuesday around 7:20 PM. PDT outside a Walmart in Salinas, California, when a Patrick Alan Fousek, 38, approached two women and asked if they'd like to buy his child for $25. Samantha Tomasini, 20, was reportedly in a car nearby.

The women rebuffed Fousek, who then raised the price to $75, and shoved the child into the arms of one woman. The women then called 911.

However, the couple had left before police arrived, but based on the description provided by the women, police eventually found the couple, with baby all right, but her parents high on meth.

The defendants are charged with felony child endangerment, which carries a four-year maximum sentence, and misdemeanor charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a meth pipe.

The couple was arraigned on Friday, but both are being held in segregated, lockdown cells at the Monterey County Jail. Reportedly, Fousek was attacked by fellow inmates Thursday night after details of the incident were shown on TV. Fousek was transported to Natividad Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries, including two cracked ribs, before being returned to jail.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Woman Punched by Cop Apologizes for Provoking Incident

Many pushed Seattle police officer Ian Walsh under the bus for punching a 17-year-old teenager in the face. That was, until they carefully viewed the video (embedded below), and saw her shove him before that punch. That still-unnamed Seattle teen has now apologized to the officer in a private meeting.

Authorities say officer Walsh accepted the apology Friday. Meanwhile, the King County, WA prosecutor charged the 17-year-old girl with third-degree assault, but as a juvenile. As such, that charge is punishable by a maximum 30 days in detention.

The original incident occurred Monday. The teen interfered in a friend's jaywalking arrest. James Kelly of the Urban League of Seattle said he requested Friday's meeting to help calm the situation.

Despite the apology, which seemingly clears officer Walsh, authorities say the matter is still under investigation. The department's civilian-led Office of Professional Accountability is looking Walsh's actions.

Watch the incident below:

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cop Punches Woman, Video Goes Viral

This YouTube video, of a Seattle, WA cop punching a woman in the face has gone viral, an example of what police shouldn't do if someone's around, period. Nowadays just about everyone has a cell phone that can record video, after all.

It turns out that four women were jaywalking, and the officer had them come over. Things escalated, and he was trying to handcuff the first woman (a 19-year-old) when the second one, a 17-year-old, came over. It is clear from the video that the 17-year-old pushed the officer (as pictured above). At that point, the officer punches the 17-year-old in the face.

Get your TASER C2 Gold Package Today!In a situation where he is clearly outnumbered, it's difficult to fault the officer. At which point, one must ask, did the second woman feel it was OK to assault the officer, and why didn't the first one just cooperate?

Undoubtedly, there's going to be arguments over the incident, and also undoubtedly, there will be "race" brought into the picture. The Seattle police have responded to the incident, and issued this statement.
"You obviously have to take into context everything that occurred from the point that the officer did make contact with the individuals until the situation ended. As I said before, we have some concerns about the tactics the officer used and employed at the time. Again, we did feel what occurred did deserve a review by the Office of Professional Accountability."
Watch the video, and decide for yourself.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sixty-two foot 'Touchdown Jesus' statue goes down in flames

One of southwestern Ohio's most familiar landmarks, the "King of Kings" statue, which is a six-story tall statue of Jesus Christ first erected in 2004, has been burned to the ground. The statue, which stood with an image of Jesus with his arms outstretch, had been nicknamed "Touchdown Jesus."

$10 off $40 or more: Code BABW10 BuildABear.comThe 62-foot-tall statue, covered in fiber glass, was built by the Solid Rock Church (Monroe, OH)’s at an estimated cost of more the $250,000. In addition to the most popular nickname of "Touchdown Jesus," the statue, which has now been reduced to a pile of rubble, has other popular monickers, such as Big Butter Jesus (as seen in the photo, it is a sort of buttery color) and Drowning Jesus (as the statue's body seems to be half immersed in water).

Watch Touchdown Jesus go down in flames in this embedded video:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Taliban hangs seven-year-old boy accused of spying

The Taliban has executed a 7-year-old boy, it has been reported. The child, whom the Taliban accused of being a spy for the Afghanistan government, has reportedly been hanged, after being placed on trial and found guilty.

The boy was killed on Tuesday in Helmand province. When asked about the incident, Afghan president Hamid Karzai said the following,
"A seven-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A seven-year-old boy cannot be anything but a seven-year-old boy. And therefore, hanging or shooting to kill a seven-year-old, regardless of whatever reason one would give for it, is a crime against humanity."
While the so-called spy label has been used as a reason by the Taliban, Daoud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the provincial governor of Helmand province, gave another. He said that the killing happened days after the boy's grandfather, Abdul Woodod Alokozai, spoke out against militants in their home village.
"His grandfather is a tribal elder in the village and the village is under the control of the Taliban. His grandfather said some good things about the government and he formed a small group of people to stand against the Taliban. That's why the Taliban killed his grandson in revenge."
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Dina Lohan: Lindsay's SCRAM bracelet set off by spilled drink

Many celebrities, as well as their relatives, appear to believe that the public and law enforcement are as smart, or rather, as dumb, as they are. Witness Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina, who said:
"She was at the MTV Awards and somebody spilled a drink on her leg, which must have set off the SCRAM bracelet. She has done absolutely nothing wrong and shouldn't have to wear the bracelet in the first place. She is doing absolutely fine."
Serious PerformanceOne doesn't have to be an expert to know that a spilled drink on a SCRAM monitoring device would register significantly more alcohol that would be possible in a person's bloodstream. Does she really think we will believe that?

While one doesn't have to be an expert to figure that out, here's an expert's opinion, anyway. AJ Gigler, SCRAM’s National Sales Manager, said:
“When somebody spills something on someone’s leg or arm or even directly on the device, it’s going to show a very stark and quick peak for alcohol detection, which compared to what is humanly possible through absorption rates is going to look drastically different than that of some ingested alcohol."
The fact that Lohan remains out of jail points to both her wealth, as well as so-called celebrity entitlement. Anyone else would have been sent to prison already, and these impossibly foolish excuses (let's not forget she also missed a court appearance because her passport was stolen. Right.) be damned.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

$200,000 and celebrity entitlement: Lohan avoids jail again

Lindsay Lohan avoided jail again, by posting another $200,000 in bail money. According to People magazine, Lohan's SCRAM ankle monitor alerted authorities Sunday night while she attended an after-party for the MTV Movie Awards.

This was enough for Beverly Hills Judge Marsha Revel to issue a bench warrant late Tuesday for Lohan's arrest, claiming the 23-year-old actress was "in violation for conditions on bail." Her prior $100,000 bail was revoked because of the violation; another $200,000 in bail was paid.

It's unclear what triggered the alarm, but the obvious thought would be, seeing as how it was a party, that Lohan took one (or more) drinks. The SCRAM bracelet detects alcohol in a person's perspiration.

An additional possibility is that Lohan tried to interfere with the bracelet somehow, so she could take a drink.

Of course, Lohan denied any wrongdoing, posting the following on Twitter:
My scram wasn't set off-Its physically impossible considering I've nothing for it to go off-All of these false resports are absolutely wrong
Wearing the monitoring bracelet was part of the requirements imposed by Revel after Lohan missed a mandatory hearing on her probation related to an earlier DUI case. Her lawyer claimed her passport was stolen.

3 Months for the Price of 1Despite her claim of sobriety, Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said in a statement that the device indicated the "presence of a small amount of alcohol," which was what set off the alert.

The sheer number of times that Lohan has avoided "real" jail time (she did serve for 84 minutes at one time) has led many to point to the "celebrity entitlement" issue that seems to pervade the judicial system.

One has to wonder if the lack of jail time, which Jane Q. Public would most certainly have faced by now, will lead to eventual tragedy, either for her or someone else.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tokyo screenings of Oscar-winning dolphin slaughter film canceled

We first wrote about "The Cove" in 2008, when it was tentatively titled "The Rising." Since then the film, about the slaughter of dolphins in a secluded cove in Japan, has won an Oscar for Best Feature- Documentary. Yet showings of the film in Japan may not happen.

Unplugged, the Japan distributor, had planned showings of the film at two cinemas in Tokyo this month. Those have been canceled because of fears that planned protests might "inconvenience movie-goers," whether or not they were attending "The Cove."

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Despite all this, Unplugged is still in negotiations to show the movie at 23 venues around the country this summer. Screenings at one Osaka theater have also been called off.

At issue are planned protests by conservative activists who say the film is anti-Japanese. Takeshi Kato of Unplugged said in a faxed statement to Reuters, "'The Cove' is absolutely not an anti-Japanese film. I believe a deep and constructive debate is needed about the content of the film."

Japan's government has long defended its whale and dolphin hunts, saying such hunts are an important cultural tradition. The country continues to use the "research" loophole in anti-whaling laws to justify its whaling, for one.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

BA struggles to explain bin Laden frequent flier miles

One has to wonder if British Airways decided to screw up and thus take some of the heat off another company with the word "British" in its name, British Petroleum (BP). Nah, that makes to much sense.

Star Wars 4 GB USB Flash DriveInstead, this is likely a joke gone bad. BA is apologizing profusely after it was noted that the LHR News, the company's internal magazine for BA staff at London's Heathrow airport, had the image above in it. The photo accompanied an article touting the benefits of BA's mobile-boarding setup, which permits users of mobile devices (like bin Laden's iPhone) to print out their boarding passes on the fly.

The boarding pass reads "Bin Laden/Osama," as you can see. Worse, it appears that somehow bin Laden managed to get frequent flyer miles.

While it could just be a joke gone bad, it's also possible it's a bit of ill-natured sabotage by a disgruntled employee. After all, BA is embroiled in a nasty standoff with cabin crew that has led to strikes.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bill Maher: Sarah Palin and the GOP Unreality Bubble

It's been said, and perhaps rightly so, that nowadays there is no such thing as privacy. With Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more, there's little reason to expect that anything you say will be kept in confidence. Particularly in the realm of politics, of course.

Bill Maher's "epilogue" to his New Rules on the May 28th episode of his show was right on. While pointing a great deal at politicians, it's something that everyone should remember in this data-everywhere world. As he said, "Even when you're just at Wal-Mart in your pajamas buying condoms, someone is taking a picture of it and putting it on a website called 'People at Wal-Mart Buying Condoms in Their Pajamas.'"

Here's the full transcript, and the video is below:
Jesus once said that there was nothing hidden that would not some day be revealed, but if he was alive today, and walked on water, it would be instantly on YouTube between a skateboard accident and a turtle biting a baby's ass. And the first comment would be "fag."

High-Quality iPod/iPhone AccessoriesEven when you're just at Wal-Mart in your pajamas buying condoms, someone is taking a picture of it and putting it on a website called "People at Wal-Mart Buying Condoms in Their Pajamas." And Fergie, Fergie, Fergie -- whenever you're doing something shady in a hotel room, of course someone is filming it. Also be aware that, without makeup, you don't look anything like you do in the Black Eyed Peas.

And politically, it's even more ridiculous to think you can get away with a lie: Richard Blumenthal, running for the Senate in Connecticut, saying he was in Vietnam when he wasn't? This isn't camp, where you can tell a lie and no one will know back home. The Army keeps records!

Or John McCain saying, " I never considered myself a maverick," which of course prompted an avalanche of video, e-mails, letters and probably telegrams of McCain bragging that he was a maverick. There's video of everything, so to think you can get away with making a speech and just pulling stuff out of your ass, you'd have to be an egomaniac, a sociopath, or a world-class moron. Which brings me to Sarah Palin.

Now, last week Sarah said she knows what the Gulf states are going through now because, "I have lived and worked through that Exxon Valdez oil spill." Oh, please she 25, living in another part of the state that didn't see any oil. She "lived and worked" through Exxon Valdez the same way Christie Brinkley lived and worked through the Iranian hostage crisis. But she got away with it because she lied in the one place where it's still perfectly acceptable to lie -- inside the Republican bubble. It's where facts don't matter, because no one ever hears from that other side inconvenient called reality. 24 days into the oil spill, Fox News' Brit Hume said, "Where's the oil? You don't see it on the shore" -- like it's a hoax by pelicans to get free baths.

Within that bubble, people think they can get away with anything -- hiking the Appalachian trail? Getting your gay hooker from But they can't -- no one can anymore. If you don't believe me, text Tiger Woods and ask him.

And, speaking of hound dogs, our old friend John Edwards is looking for a plea deal this month, because he said he didn't have sex with that woman, and then they found video of him going down on her when she was six-months pregnant. Senator, there's got to be a simpler way to hide your face from the camera. Don't you have a hat?
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Man dies from uterine cancer passed on by transplant

A man has died of cancer, given to him via a transplant. For Vincent Liew, the kidney he received from a woman seemed to be a lifesaver, but it ended up being a killer.

Donor Sandy Cabrera had died of a stroke the day before Liew received her kidney. It wasn't until an autopsy found the uterine cancer, days after her death, that it was known that she carried the disease. At that time, Liew's doctors doubted it could spread to him.

Seven months later, however, Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant. His death is believed to be the only reported instance of uterine cancer apparently being transmitted by transplant, medical experts say. It is also the subject of a medical malpractice trial in which closing arguments were scheduled for Thursday.

What is unclear is why the news of Cabrera's cancer took so long to reach Liew's New York City transplant surgeon, Dr. Thomas Diflo. Liew's transplant was Feb. 25, 2002; the news did not reach Diflo until April 17, 2002.

Kimberly Liew, his widow, is suing the transplant hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, saying doctors there should have removed the kidney as soon as they learned of the donor's cancer. However, Diflo testified that he told Liew the safest route was to remove the kidney, although he did tell Liew the odds of developing the cancer were slim, as it was uterine cancer.

As such, Liew himself made the decision to keep the kidney. Tests given from May to August found no indication of cancer in the kidney. It was later that year, suffering from back pain, that Liew had Diflo remove the kidney, on Aug. 29, 2002. Once removed, it was apparent the kidney was laden with tumors; Liew died within a month.

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Two-year-old Indonesian chain-smoker: Video

The U.S. has seen smoking in decline for some time. Other countries aren't necessarily following suit. Sometimes, they seem to be encouraging their kids to smoke, too, as in the case of this two year old.

Ardi Rizal, a 2-year-old Indonesian toddler, has a 40-cigarette-a-day smoking habit. While local officials has offered to buy the family a new car if he quits, his parents are apparently afraid of his tantrums.

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His mother is Diana, 26, who said, "He's totally addicted. If he doesn't get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick." Meanwhile, his father sees nothing wrong with it. Mohammed, 30, said: "He looks pretty healthy to me. I don't see the problem."

Watch the disturbing video and sound off.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Large marijuana seizure turns into simple yard work

What had been originally pegged as "one of the largest marijuana plant seizures in the police department's history" in terms of a Texas police department, instead turned into a bad day of weeding. It turned out the weed in question was actually just that, a simple weed. Free Shipping and Free ReturnsIt all happened in Corpus Christi, TX. At about 8PM on Thursday night, a teenage bike rider discovered what he thought were marijuana plants growing in Waldron Park in Flour Bluff.

Officers ultimately spent hours tagging and removing some 400 plants from the city park. Only after testing did they discover that the plants were Horse Mint, a member of the mint family, and certainly not something you could get high on.

In effect, the police operation turned into mere yard work.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Octomom receives $5,000 to promote spaying, neutering pets

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is paying octomom Nadya Suleman $5,000 to display a sign in her La Habra front yard. The sign says, "Don't Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom. Always Spay or Neuter."

3 Months for the Price of 1As an added perk, PETA is throwing in a free month's supply of veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs for Nadya Suleman and her 14 children. Suleman became famous, first for having octuplets, and then after people found out that she had them when she had eight embryos implanted via in vitro fertilization, after already having six other children that way.

Nadya Suleman has also been offered a chance by Vivid Entertainment, one of the world's largest porn films producers. IF she agreed to make a porn film, Vivid has said they would pay off their mortgage.

However, Suleman's lawyer, Jeff Czech, indicated she had rejected that offer. He said to the AP, "No porn. Just PETA. Nadya prefers animals over men."

Uh, Jeff, read that a few times. We think it came out a little wrong.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Barack Obama assassination attempt used as geometry lesson

An Alabama geometry teacher has used his lesson plans to target Barack Obama, and it turned out to interest the Secret Service. The unnamed Corner High School teacher used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama, to teach about angles.

Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class, said, "He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president.' "

U.S. Secret Service agents, informed of the event "through the grapevine," questioned the teacher but determined no credible threat existed. 

 Superintendent Phil Hammonds said the teacher remained at work, and there were no plans for termination. However, Hammonds added,
"We are going to have a long conversation with him about what's appropriate. It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Too many Jews on Supreme Court: Buchanan

Pat Buchanan has attacked Elena Kagen, U.S. President Barack Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee, using a different tactic. He said there are too many Jews on the Supreme Court. In a column he wrote for WorldNetDaily on Friday, he said:
"If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the US population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?"
Honestly, it's unclear where Buchanan got the idea that choices for the Supreme Court have to exactly mirror the U.S. population. If that were the case, there should be 5 women on the Supreme Court, as women outnumber men in the U.S.

Or rather, there should be 4 women and a transvestite, perhaps, since the number of women in the U.S. is only slightly more than men. Additionally, it would mean that you could never have a Jew on the Supreme Court unless the nominee were only partly Jewish, based on his statement.

Karl Frisch at MediaMatters points out a couple of important things. One, that in 1977, Buchanan called Hitler "an individual of great courage, a soldier’s soldier in the Great War, a leader steeped in the history of Europe ..."

Second, he notes that this breakdown of the religious affiliation of all Supreme Court justices (ever) proves that Buchanan should be pointing at Episcopalians it he wants to complain. They have have accounted for 32.4 percent of all Supreme Court justices, but only represent 1.7 percent of the U.S. population.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Miley Cyrus lap dance video opens eyes

Do we really need to ask if Miley Cyrus has ushered herself into adulthood just a little too quickly?

TMZ found the video (below) of Miley Cyrus at the wrap party for "The Last Song." She was 16 at the time, and basically gave openly gay movie producer Adam Shankman a lap dance. Ironically, Shankman is a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance?"

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tiger Woods porn Movie to star alleged mistress, release on May 17

Considering the sheer volume of Tiger Woods' mistresses, it had to happen. No, we're not speaking about one of them making a profit off the story; that's already happened, and we're sure, more than once. No, we're speaking of a porn movie centered around the theme.

It is, quite honestly, the story that will never end.

Joslyn James, AKA Veronica Siwik-Daniels, the Tiger Woods porn star mistress who said she was twice impregnated by Woods after unprotected sex, is set to star in "The Eleventh Hole." According to the press release, it is a
"movie that will depict never-before-told intimate details of her three-year relationship with the golf champion."

Video Game Rentals DeliveredThe movie will be released by porn giant Vivid under its Vivid-Celeb imprint. That label has previously released movies featuring celebrities having sex, including Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Kim Kardashian, former Miss USA Kelli McCarty and Playboy Playmate and reality TV star Shauna Sand.

In an earlier interview, James said:
"Even at major tournaments we would manage to hook up, and in fact it wasn't unusual for us to have sex four or five times a day."
The picture above shows James at an audition for actors for the role of Tiger Woods in the film. The movie is scheduled to release on May 17th.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Seventeen-year-old Phillies fan tasered during game

It's certainly not the first time a "Taser event" has been controversial, but it's the first time police have Tasered a Phillies fan.

In this case, what makes the event contentious is the age of the miscreant. In the 8th inning, with 44,817 fans watching at Citizens Bank Park, a 17-year-old male ran around the outfield in the eighth inning. The Phillies fan was tasered when he refused to surrender to authorities.

Appearing on KYW Radio Tuesday, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsay said that "it was inappropriate for him to be out there on the field. Unless I read something to the contrary, that officer acted appropriately. I support him 100 percent."

Meanwhile, Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie Clark said the following in a statement: "This is the first time that a Taser gun has been used by Philadelphia police to apprehend a field jumper. The Police Department is investigating this matter and the Phillies are discussing with them whether in future situations this is an appropriate use of force under these circumstances. That decision will be made public."

It's expected that the Phllies fan who was tasered will be charged with criminal trespass. The police would not release his name because he was underage. While no confirmation exists that he was truly a Phillies fan, the T-shirt he was wearing seems to indicate that.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Neo-Nazi group wants May 5 to be "Report an Illegal Day"

The National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi organization, has begun circulating fliers which aim to change May 5th into "Report an Illegal Day."

The date picked is no mistake: it's Cinco de Mayo.

According to a local news report, the group's website states that the National Socialist Movement wants each member to hand out 25 fliers. A Phoenix police office told the local station they are looking into the flier.

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