Archive for May, 2012
A former high school football star whose dreams of a pro career were shattered by a rape conviction burst into tears Thursday as a judge threw out the charge that sent him to prison for more than five years. Brian Banks, now 26, pleaded no contest 10 years ago on the advice of his lawyer after a childhood friend falsely accused him of attacking her on their high school campus.
In a strange turn of events, the woman, Wanetta Gibson, friended him on Facebook when he got out of prison. During an initial meeting with him, she said she had lied; there had been no kidnap and no rape and she offered to help him clear his record, court records state. But she refused to repeat the story to prosecutors because she feared she would have to return a $1.5 million payment from a civil suit brought by her mother against Long Beach schools.
During a second meeting that was secretly videotaped, she told Banks, “`I will go through with helping you, but it’s like at the same time all that money they gave us, I mean gave me, I don’t want to have to pay it back,’” according to Freddie Parish, a defense investigator who was at the meeting. It was uncertain whether Gibson will have to return the money and unlikely she would be prosecuted for making the false accusation so long ago, when she was 15.
Doug: And to think there are so many sick, deserving people who need the organs she is wasting.
The barrage of anti-gay sermons delivered by North Carolina-based pastors to hit the blogosphere continues with yet another disturbing rant caught on tape.
The pastor, identified on YouTube as Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., condemns President Obama’s much-publicized endorsement of same-sex marriage while calling for gays and lesbians to be put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed off.
“Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there,” Worley suggests in the clip, reportedly filmed on May 13. He continues: “Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out…and you know what, in a few years, they’ll die out…do you know why? They can’t reproduce!”
The Statesville Record & Landmark, a North Carolina newspaper, greeted readers this morning with the news of a KKK rally being held in the North Iredell County area this weekend. It was the headline news in a town of 24,633. According to the flyer that they printed on the front page (mercifully blocking out the contact information) the rally is to be held in a neighboring town, with the sickly ironic name of ‘Harmony.’
The flyer, and subsequently the front page of the newspaper, promises “Free Admition (sic)” and “Free Onsite Camping.” They’ll be food and drink vendors, souvenirs and of course, a cross burning.
Perhaps unnecessarily, it also adds the proviso, “White People Only.”
Click Here to see the poster full size.
The WBC is known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against homosexuality, and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals of American servicemen and desecrating the American flag.
This is from their web site… “WBC engages in daily peaceful sidewalk demonstrations opposing the homosexual lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth.”
And if you ask them nicely… they’ll tell you how they REALLY feel!
By now, you’re probably heard the tragic story of Jeremiah Shahan – a 1 year old baby here in Las Vegas that was mauled to death – on his 1st birthday – by the family dog “Onion.”
A Clark County District Judge has determined Onion is vicious, and should be euthanized. One organization, Project Lexus, in New York, is trying to save the dog.
Richard Rosenthal is the co-founder and general counsel for Project Lexus. He joins us today from New York.
A prominent American priest in the Legionaries of Christ, a troubled Catholic order whose founder was denounced by the Vatican for sexual improprieties, has admitted having a sexual relationship with a woman and fathering her child.
Father Thomas Williams, who has appeared on CBS and NBC and was interviewed by ABC News for a 2010 report on the Legion, made the acknowledgement after an activist who had sought reform in the order contacted the Vatican with his suspicions.
Williams said “A number of years ago I had a relationship with a woman and fathered her child. I am deeply sorry for this grave transgression and have tried to make amends. . . . I am truly sorry to everyone who is hurt by this revelation, and I ask for your prayers as I seek guidance on how to make up for my errors.”
Doug: Wait! He had an affair with a woman? Promote this man to Pope!
The detective was on his back. The prostitute was above him. “I kissed her breasts and nipples, as there was no place for my face to go,” the undercover detective wrote in his report of a 2011 vice sting.
The Salt Lake City Civilian Review Board said there was some place else for his face to go. The review board also said the hands of some Salt Lake City police officers went places they shouldn’t.
Doug: She fell onto my penis! What was I supposed to do?!?
A bill banning saggy pants is dead. The Alabama Senate killed the legislation, after lawmakers voiced concerns that the law would be difficult to enforce. It was a local law, that would have applied only to Montgomery County.
The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) says he intends to bring the bill back next year. Holmes says he finds it disrespectful when people wear their pants so low, that their underwear is exposed for all to see.
Doug: Why hasn’t anyone told these low-pants-wearing assclowns that they look really stupid like this?
The 26-year-old ex-fiancée of Hugh Hefner, 86, says she gathered a few pearls of wisdom during her time as the Playboy founder’s soon-to-be wife.
Crystal Harris’ tips for dating an older man
1. Don’t try and change them – “Older men are usually set in their ways, so if you don’t like the way he is, then that’s too bad, you’re not going to change him.”
2. Be a good listener – “Hef had the most amazing stories, take it all in.”
3. Keep things fun – “Take them to new places and try to get them to eat different things, like sushi.”
Doug: How about 1) show up naked and bring beer; 2) Remove the phrase “I won’t do that” from your vocabulary; and 3) Smile and try not to gag.
Mary is a founding member of the Motown female singing group The Supremes, and she was the only artist to be a consistent member of the group in its eighteen-year existence (1959–1977).
During its lifespan the group scored 33 top 40 hits, including 12 national #1s on the Billboard pop music charts. She has published the autobiography Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme, which set a record (since surpassed) as the most successful autobiography ever written by a musical figure.
She has also had two follow-up books published, Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together, and an updated combination of the two entitled Dreamgirl & Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme.
Mary is performing at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts here in Las Vegas tonight.
President Obama became the first U.S. president to endorse same-sex marriage today, telling ABC News that it “should be legal.”
“I’ve just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC’s Good Morning America.
After years of what he had called an “evolving” view of the issues, Obama said family and friends gradually persuaded him that gay and lesbian couples should be treated the same as heterosexual ones.
An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.
Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest. A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea.
Martin purchased both items minutes before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, according to police. Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges, originally told investigators he shot Martin in self-defense.
According to an advertisement for the targets that had been posted on a popular firearms auction website, the sellers stated they “support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug.”
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — For the second time in a year, a motorist has been ticketed in South Carolina for displaying a replica of testicles on a vehicle.
A Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputy stopped a truck Sunday evening after noticing the “anatomically correct” display on the rear bumper. The incident report says the driver removed the display after being stopped but he was arrested for driving without a license. He was also given a warning ticket for having an obscene display.
Last July, a Berkeley County woman was ticketed for having a similar display on the back of her truck.
That case is to go to trial in municipal court in the town of Bonneau. That trial has been delayed three times and no new trial date has been set.
After a weekend of brutal publicity over its refusal to grant a dying Vietnam vet a $197 ticket refund because his doctor forbids him to fly, Spirit Airlines issued a simple response:
The update from company spokeswoman Misty Pinson, when asked Monday if the company had reconsidered, appears to have grounded any hope that Jerry Meekins, 76, of Clearwater, Fla., might get his money back. Meekins bought the ticket to Atlantic City last month so he could see his daughter before she had surgery of her own. But when his esophageal cancer left his immune system too ravaged for travel, all the airline offered him was another ticket.
Charlie Sheen threatened to sue New York strip club Cheetahs for millions, claiming a VIP room named in his honor — where guests eat sushi off the bodies of scantily clad women — could damage his reputation.
Topless mecca Cheetahs set up a VIP room named after the warlock last year following his infamous tiger blood-fueled TV appearances. For $250 a head, guests could eat sushi off the body of the club’s goddesses in the privacy of the “Charlie Sheen Room,” which was plastered with grinning pictures of him.