Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

I guess it all depends on what the definition of “out” is. The video is at link below.

Michael Sam

Michelle Obama, along with some of the biggest names in the NFL, have also sent congratulatory messages. ‘You’re an inspiration to all of us,’ the first lady wrote to Sam on Twitter.

Footage of NFL hopeful Michael Sam dancing topless in a Missouri gay bar showing off his best moves has emerged in the week he dramatically came out to the nation ahead of the draft.

Sam, 23, was videoed at the SoCo nightclub in Columbia in October – just a few months after he had told all his Mizzou team mates he was gay and received their overwhelming support.

In the footage, Sam dances along to Michael Jackson’s Rock With You alongside a group of excited looking women, who all seem to be enjoying themselves. More via Michael Sam dances topless on video in Missouri gay bar | Mail Online.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Politico is calling it a surrender:

Less than three years ago, House Speaker John Boehner boldly demanded “trillions” in spending cuts in exchange for raising the national borrowing limit.

“Let me be as clear as I can be,” Boehner told the Economic Club of New York in May 2011. “Without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt limit increase.”

More via The GOP’s debt ceiling surrender

And the SCF is targeting Boehner over the same issue.

The Senate Conservatives Fund is calling on House Republicans to force out Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), taking aim at Boehner’s support of a clean debt-ceiling hike.

Evidently there was another woman.

Tortured actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was trapped in a love triangle before he died, law-enforcement sources exclusively told The Post.

The Oscar-winning star revealed in his personal journals that he was “caught in between” his relationship with longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell and a new woman he’d recently hooked up with, the sources said Tuesday.

via Hoffman was trapped in love triangle | Page Six.

Rowen Altenburger

There’s been a rash of these lately. This below via the Post.

A beautiful NYU student was found dead from an apparent suicide Tuesday in a swanky Bryant Park Hotel, police sources said.

Rowen Altenburger, 18, of Short Hills, NJ, was discovered about 12:45 p.m. after her mother called the hotel on West 40th Street to find out why her daughter had never checked out on Monday, police sources said.

via NYU student found dead in swanky hotel of apparent suicide | New York Post.

Meanwhile, via the Daily News: Police find 18-year-old woman dead with plastic bag over her head at swanky Midtown hotel in apparent suicide: sources.

An 18-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday in a Midtown hotel with a plastic bag over her head in what appears to be a suicide, police sources said.

Keri Gonzalez

Okay, so she’s a little beastly but, damn, it’s probably too late to add this event to the line up at Sochi. I mean, it has to be more fun to watch than Luge!

An Arizona woman jumped from the second-floor bedroom of a 15-year-old boy after his mother caught her cavorting naked with the teen last month, investigators report.

Keri Gonzalez, 34, broke her ankle when she crashed to the ground outside the residence in Marana, a town 30 miles northwest of Tucson.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Gonzalez snuck into the home after the boy’s mother fell asleep. The boy said that he and Gonzalez consumed alcohol she had brought to the home, and “had sex twice that evening” before his mother caught them in bed, deputies reported. More via Naked Woman Jumps Out Boy’s Bedroom Window | The Smoking Gun.

The Luge video linked above: Luge – The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion TV Commercial Ad

Via Geoff Holtzman, posting at Rare. Link below.

As usual, the trendy group-think narrative in Washington is that House Speaker John Boehner is singlehandedly blocking immigration reform by not committing to a vote anytime soon, but President Obama is the real antagonist on the immigration front.

It’s easy to see why Democrats and their ilk are frustrated. They thought that Boehner had finally broken through the conservative obstacle course known as the U.S. House of Representatives when he released his caucus’ principles for immigration reform at the end of January.

More Why Obama shares the blame for blocking immigration reform

Sean Trende at RCP may even agree with some of the hawkish closeted progressives – I mean, GOP reformers but he handily takes apart the arguments of people like Peter Wehner. The rest at link below.

I think the sorts of programs that reformers within the party advocate might be good ends in themselves.  I just think the case is sorely lacking that they are necessary means for achieving the broader end of winning elections.

With that background, here are the datapoints that Peter Wehner sets forth.  After each one, I’ve put forth competing data that could support a different conclusion. Again, I don’t intend this as a fisking or an attack on Wehner, who is one of the most thoughtful analysts out there. But he presents a pretty good summary of the arguments for change, which presents a unique opportunity for a summary of the responses to those arguments.

More via Will Demographics Really Destroy GOP? | RealClearPolitics.

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Complete details at link below.

1.   Mia never went to the police about the allegation of sexual abuse. Her lawyer told her on August 5, 1992, to take the seven-year-old Dylan to a pediatrician, who was bound by law to report Dylan’s story of sexual violation to law enforcement and did so on August 6.

2.   Allen had been in therapy for alleged inappropriate behavior toward Dylan with a child psychologist before the abuse allegation was presented to the authorities or made public. Mia Farrow had instructed her babysitters that Allen was never to be left alone with Dylan.

3.   Allen refused to take a polygraph administered by the Connecticut state police. Instead, he took one from someone hired by his legal team. The Connecticut state police refused to accept the test as evidence. The state attorney, Frank Maco, says that Mia was never asked to take a lie-detector test during the investigation.

Read the rest.

In pdf: The scathing 33-page decision from the presiding judge in Woody Allen’s 1992 custody suit against Mia Farrow.

A review of some pertinent facts by Tom Maguire below. What’s most shameful is that, under any normal circumstances, Woody Allen would not be allowed to publicly attack the alleged victim of his sexual abuse as he is. Shame on the New York Times, as if they needed any more these days.

… the facts she presents are not supportive of Allen.

The report mentioned below floated across the Inter-tubes recently but of course I can’t find it now:

Details via JustOneMinute: Ebbing And Flowing With Woody Allen.

A Denver woman faked her pregnancy before snatching her step-sister’s 5-day-old newborn while his parents slept in their Wisconsin home, federal prosecutors say.

It’s a bizarre twist in a kidnapping case that sent dozens of federal, state and local officers scrambling across three states to find baby Kayden Powell.

via  – NBC

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If I say anything it would be too politically incorrect and I’d get in trouble. So, I’m not going to say anything, thereby avoiding spending the afternoon fighting with a bunch of retards!!

Still and all, this is just so not okay!

Four workers at a group home allegedly encouraged a person with developmental disabilities to attack another disabled person on Long Island, prosecutors said.

As CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, prosecutors called it a disturbing abuse of their position for group home workers who were supposed to be taking care of disabled residents instead of taking advantage of them.

More via Workers Allegedly Forced Developmentally Disabled People To Fight « CBS New York.

More here.

Oh, Lord – they are going to get this guy. Such intolerance will not be tolerated!!

A restaurant in Enid is getting heat after one of its patrons posted a pretty strong message on social media about discrimination.

The restaurant and bar has been open for more than four decades and carries quite the reputation.

We want to warn you, this story does feature some graphic language.

More at GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Oklahoma restaurant owner says doesn’t want ‘f*ggot, freak’ customers |


My God. Can’t we just put these people down?

ALEXA LINBOOMHow tragic and despicable, especially given her apparent suffering.

Five-year-old Alexa Linboom drank one of her step-mother’s grape sodas after she had been told not to.

That’s when Randall and Mary Vaughn decided her punishment would be drinking huge amounts of grape soda and water.

It led to acute fluid/water intoxication, causing her brain to swell and organs to shut down, leading to her death.

The incident took place in 2012 but after an ongoing investigation, the two were charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child neglect, and aggravated child abuse this week.

Attorney General Berkeley Bell told the Times News in Kingsport, Tennessee, “they also failed to take care of the child once she was injured.”

“Our position is it was a matter of several hours after the child started exhibiting serious symptoms, after the child was screaming out in pain, went into a paralyzed state, and became unconscious.”

There were six children living in the house at the time, the others are now in foster care.

More via Also more here.

Leonard Nimoy isn’t letting a health battle stop him from enjoying his life.

The “Star Trek” actor recently revealed on Twitter that he’s been diagnosed with COPD, or chronic lung disease. (The COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)

What is COPD?

“I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!!” Nimoy, 82, tweeted. “Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you’re diagnosed with lung damage, it’s too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now.”

via Leonard Nimoy diagnosed with lung disease –

noah mccallIt’s a wonder he doesn’t appear to have taken a beating. So much for education in America today.

When police arrived to break up a raucous 3:20 AM frat house party Sunday, an upstate New York man allegedly decided that it was the opportune moment to urinate directly down onto a cop from an elevated sniper’s nest, according to investigators.

The property is home to Pi Kappa Phi, an outlaw fraternity that is not recognized by the University at Albany due to its history of hazing.

As officers sought to “quell the disturbance,” Noah McCall, 19, “urinated off the rear staircase directly onto a uniformed police officer,” police noted. McCall’s urine fell “onto the head and face” of a cop, who subsequently received treatment at a local hospital for “bodily fluid exposure,” according to an arrest report.

More via The Smoking Gun.

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That didn’t take long. My first thought upon seeing what Woody Allen did was, is that the act of a genuinely loving father? He looks more like someone trying to salvage his honors, awards and reputation than a loving father in my opinion.

“I have never wavered in describing what he did to me. I will carry the memories of surviving these experiences for the rest of my life,” Farrow said, responding via The Hollywood Reporter.

She dismissed his account as nothing more than ‘the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at me for the past 20 years.”

More via Dylan Farrow fires back against Woody Allen.

dylan farrow

Below appears to be the clearest account of the charges. She doesn’t seem to be disputing them. Her defense looks to be, I was drunk, or something. From reading the details, several students seem to be pulling for her, so to speak!

Meredith Powell

Charging documents give this account, based on detectives’ interviews with Powell and the students:

Powell got drunk one night in January and received a text message from a former student saying he was “turned on thinking about her.” She responded that “he was hot, too.” They exchanged other texts and at some point she sent him her home address; he told her he had a girlfriend.

Documents don’t indicate any physical sexual contact between Powell and that boy.

After the boy’s girlfriend grew suspicious about why he was going to Powell’s classroom every day, the boy told her about Powell. The teacher wrote the girlfriend an apology letter on Monday of this week.

The same night she was drunk, Powell allegedly exchanged inappropriate text messages with the two other boys. She later met with the second boy in her classroom, where they kissed and fondled each other, according to the charging papers.

The third boy, who was one of Powell’s students at the time, told police they also kissed and fondled each other in Powell’s classroom and that she performed oral sex on him. He said she also sent him pictures of her naked in a bathtub.

In her statement to detectives, Powell acknowledged performing oral sex on the boy and said she believes she sent him photographs showing her in the bathtub and in bed in a dark room. She also acknowledged fondling behavior with the second boy, and said her actions with both boys were wrong.

When asked by detectives what she would say to the parents of the boys, Powell allegedly said she would apologize.

The original local report : Lincoln High teacher charged with rape of students. Mail Online has more, including additional pictures of Powell, all much safer for work, than she appeared to be in January! Go figure. There has to be some psychological stuff going on. She could have just gone to a bar and found some age appropriate men if all she wanted was some casual sex.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014

They say all PR is good PR. I’m not so sure about this one. Oof!

A PR representative for Valentino issued a press release crowing over A-list actress Amy Adams carrying a bag made by the designer label while attending the funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Valentino public relations executive Upasna Khosla emailed out a press release that read, ‘We are pleased to announce Amy Adams carrying the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Duble bag from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection on Feb. 6 in New York.’

via Amy Adams furious Mail Online.

This represents everything that’s wrong with Washington.

“He calls it home,” said Jerald Miller, a retiree. “But I’ve been here since ’77, and I’ve only seen him twice.”

The 77-year-old senator went to Congress in 1981 and became a fixture: a member of the elite Alfalfa Club and the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which made him a regular on the Sunday talk shows. His wife became a real estate broker in Alexandria, Va., the suburb where the couple live, boasting of her “extensive knowledge” of the area.

via Senator Races to Renew Ties, if Not Make a Home, in Kansas –

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