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  • Hip-Hop Car Stunt Leaves 2 Dead (HARSH TOKES)

    12/29/2006 12:33:27 PM PST · by pissant · 72 replies · 2,303+ views
    ABC ^ | 12/28/06 | Gary Burke
    MODESTO, Calif. Dec 29, 2006 (AP)— "Ghost riding the whip" a stunt in which a driver gets out of his car and dances around and on top of the slowly moving vehicle to a thumping hip-hop beat has gotten at least two people killed, led to numerous injuries and alarmed police on the West Coast and beyond. A fad among devotees of a West Coast strain of hip-hop music called "hyphy," the stunt has been celebrated in song and performed in numerous homemade videos posted on YouTube. "It did not take Einstein to look at this thing and say this...
  • Daughter Who Suprised Mom With Birthday Visit Sues Parents (injury)

    07/20/2006 5:44:20 PM PDT · by Hazcat · 44 replies · 616+ views
    AP ^ | July 13,2006 | AP
    "MADISON, Wis. -- An Illinois woman is suing her Wisconsin parents for maintaining an icy driveway that she blamed for a fall that broke her ankle two winters ago."
  • MORFORD: Which Way To The Apocalypse?

    06/09/2006 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 474+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/6 | Mark Morford
    When all the fanatical Christians disappear, will traffic finally improve? Wait, did I miss it? Did it happen three days ago, on 6-6-06, a.k.a. Tea Time with the Beast, a.k.a. the Great Day of Reckoning, a.k.a. the National Day of Slayer, all the world crashing down in a heap of hissing steam and belching smoke and balmy gusty breezes sometime around noon just after lunch but not before rush hour and hitting right around siesta? I might have been napping. Did the Apocalypse finally hit? Did the deep wish of roughly a half-billion zealous believers come to pass and were...
  • Beware teen summer-reading lists

    06/06/2006 5:57:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 2,015+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/6/06 | Rebecca Hagelin
    During the lazy, long, hot days of summer, which activity would you rather see your son or daughter engaged in – playing a video game or reading a book? A silly question, right? After all, nearly every parent will say, "Reading a book." But whether that's truly the better activity depends on what book your child is reading. And as I've told readers of this column before, plenty of books designed for today's pre-teens and teenagers undermine the traditional moral values most parents struggle to teach their children. This time of year, kids of all ages come home with...
  • Bring on 6$ a Gallon Gas

    05/10/2006 7:56:48 PM PDT · by Tzimisce · 50 replies · 2,161+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Mark Morford
    No wait, not six. To hell with that. Make it 10. Ten bucks a gallon, no matter what the going rate for a barrel of light sweet crude. That would so completely, violently, brilliantly do it. Revolutionize the country. Firebomb our pungent stasis. Change everything. Don't you agree? Here's what we could do: Give gas discounts to cab drivers (at least initially) and metro transit systems and low-income folks, those who have to drive their busted-up '78 Honda Civics to their jobs scrubbing restaurant toilets and flipping burgers and vacuuming the residual cocaine from the seat cushions of numb SUV...
  • MORFORD: Christian Virgins Are Overrated

    05/12/2006 5:59:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/6 | Mark Morford
    Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls" There are these things. These unholy events called "Purity Balls" and you should probably fall to your knees right this minute and thank a merciful and lubricious and happily polyamorous God that you do not know what they are and that you have access right this minute to vast quantities of wine to deflect their nasty karmic arrows because, you know, oh my God. But hey, free country. Purity Balls. No, not some sort of newfangled spherical chastity device to be inserted using vacuum tubes and pulleys,...
  • MORFORD: Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart?

    05/24/2006 7:44:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,087+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/6 | Mark Morford
    It's a shockingly eco-friendly plan from the world's most toxic retailer. Did hell just freeze over? Sometimes you just have to let the possibility breathe. Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime. Take Wal-Mart, the most famously offensive, town-destroying, junk-purveying, labor-abusing, sweatshop-supporting, American-job-killing, soul-numbing, seizure-inducing, hope-curdling retailer in the known...
  • Judge rules sex offender is too short for prison

    05/25/2006 2:27:48 PM PDT · by CaliPhant · 14 replies · 329+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/25/06 | Associated Press
    SIDNEY, Neb. - A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead. His crimes deserved a long sentence, District Judge Kristine Cecava said, but she worried that Richard W. Thompson, 50, would be especially imperiled by prison dangers. "You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child," she said. But, she said, "That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category." Thompson will be electronically monitored the first four months of his probation, and he...
  • When Beauty Is the Beast

    05/14/2006 10:09:50 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 44 replies · 2,532+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 15 May 2006 | Jan LaRue, Esq.
    Adult females sexually exploiting adolescent boys are malefactors -- not benefactors. "There is an alarmingly high rate of sexual abuse by females in the backgrounds of rapists, sex offenders, and sexually aggressive men," writes Frederick Mathews, Ph.D., in "The Invisible Boy: Revisioning the Victimization of Male Children and Teens." Yet the public's perception of adult females who manipulate minor boys into sexual relationships continues to be skewed by late-night comedians and news coverage that treats it as a boy's harmless rite of passage rather than a serious crime. It's most disturbing when a judge doesn't get it. On May 22,...
  • Hip-hop Mass attracts youths

    05/09/2006 7:43:03 PM PDT · by skandalon · 19 replies · 1,317+ views
    RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | May 9, 2006 | JULIAN WALKER
    The solemnity of hymns played on an organ was replaced by thumping speakers that amplified a thick bass line. Instead of a more traditional, staid sermon, listeners heard a hip-hop homily. Mixing the motifs of hip-hop music and culture with Christian doctrine is all part of the HipHopEMass service. The Rev. Timothy Holder, an Episcopal minister from New York City, created the HipHopEMass concept. He and his posse of musicians and religious rappers brought their in-your-face ministry to Richmond last night, holding a service at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1719 N. 22nd St.
  • Girl, 13, admits sex with 7 wasn't forced

    05/07/2006 3:10:21 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 13 replies · 764+ views
    www.suntimes.com via Drudge ^ | May 7, 2006 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A 13-year-old girl who told Zion police she was raped by seven boys in an apartment complex laundry room last month has recanted her original statement that she was forced to engage in the sexual activity. Authorities are only pursuing charges against the eldest boy involved, who at 17 can be prosecuted as an adult for having sexual contact with a minor, Zion Police Chief Doug Malcolm said in a statement. No other charges will be filed. The youngest boy linked to the April 19 incident in the 2600 block of Gabriel Avenue is 12. The boys were interviewed separately...
  • Student Sues School Officials Over Suspension For Having Sex (NC)

    05/07/2006 3:22:41 PM PDT · by jern · 21 replies · 613+ views
    WRAL ^ | May 6, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A high school student caught having sex with his girlfriend at her house has sued the Wake County Board of Education, saying that the school system has no authority over students' off-campus behavior and should not have suspended him. Ryan Biggar, 16, was suspended for 10 days from Middle Creek High School in Apex after he and his 17-year-old girlfriend were caught having sex at her house during school hours on April 19. Biggar and his mother Patricia Biggar filed suit last week in Wake Superior Court.
  • Be open to talking about sex

    04/26/2006 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies · 688+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | Nicole Brodeur
    It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday, and I am at the front of a room at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, explaining oral sex to a woman pretending to be my son. I stammer and pause, go back over my words and Hate This, while the woman smiles. Your turn next, sister. Talking to our kids about sex is something we over-prepared parents just aren't prepared for. I changed the diapers, packed Gatorade and soothed all sorts of hurts, emotional and physical. But preparing my 13-year-old son to be a sexual being? Explaining when and why, how and where? Sure,...
  • Episcopal Churches Turn to U2 to Pack Pews

    04/14/2006 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 15 replies · 516+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/14/06 | Ray Henry
    Episcopal Churches Turn to U2 to Pack Pews By RAY HENRY, Associated Press Writer Fri Apr 14, 9:14 AM ET PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As the electric guitar in the U2 anthem "Pride (In the Name of Love)" faded from four speakers, the Rev. Robert Brooks welcomed worshippers to Grace Episcopal Church with an unusual suggestion: He warned them to protect their hearing. "If the sound's an issue, we do have earplugs available," he said. Ushers handed out earplugs and fluorescent glow sticks for the "U2 Eucharist," a communion service punctuated by the Irish rock band's music. Episcopal parishes from California...
  • Jury FindsThree Guilty of Beating Pregnant Woman

    04/07/2006 12:48:03 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 8 replies · 639+ views
    AP ^ | April 5, 2006
    SACRAMENTO—Three people have been found guilty of beating a pregnant woman in an effort to kill the fetus her boyfriend did not want her to carry to term.
  • Tattoos, visible piercings could affect appearance-related job opportunities

    04/03/2006 8:42:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 285 replies · 6,183+ views
    UTC Echo ^ | 3/30/06 | Joey Von Haeger
    Tattoos and piercings are ways for an individual to express their personality, but most employers are looking for presentable employees. "I think that appearance is very important, [because] it lets the employer know that you know how to take care of yourself," said Eric Constantine, the manager of Athlete's House in Nashville. It can be a very difficult choice whether or not to have your ears pierced or to get a tattoo, as Lisa Stevens, a freshman, found out. "I really wanted the lifeguard job at the local pool back home," she said. "The only thing was that I also...
  • How My Husband's Boyfriend Got His Green Card

    03/20/2006 6:57:59 AM PST · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 58 replies · 2,833+ views
    www.abcnews.go.com ^ | March 20, 2006 | LARA SETRAKIAN
    Last week, Isabel* got married. Of course, her husband was there. But so was her husband's boyfriend. And her husband's boyfriend's wife. Confused yet? Isabel, an immigrant from Latin America, has been living in Miami for the last eight years. She went to school here and has started a promising career. And she has lots of friends -- jet-setting Europeans and American girls who count among the "beautiful people." When her visa ran out, one of those friends -- her very special friend David* -- agreed to marry her so that she could apply for a resident visa. For David,...
  • Adults need to draw a line for modesty

    03/13/2006 12:09:46 PM PST · by klossg · 22 replies · 743+ views
    The Weatherford Democrat ^ | February 27, 2006 10:32 am | Taylor Amerding
    "Slippage." That was by far my favorite word in the letter Andover's West Middle School Principal Denise Holmes e-mailed to parents regarding their children's attire, or lack thereof, at school. Her note was prompted by the outfits a group of girls was wearing on Valentine's Day, with skirts so short that ... well, let Ms. Holmes explain. "This one girl had the cutest pink underwear on," she said. "I shouldn't have known that." Well, no. But she's not the problem. The problem is that all the boys knew it as well. So Holmes sent out a gentle reminder. Very gentle....
  • How dare they try to copyright the N-word

    02/27/2006 10:43:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies · 7,074+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2006 | Stanley Crouch
    One of the most repulsively fascinating facts about contemporary black popular culture is how it continues to reach fresh lows. It finds new ways of leaping all fences that would bar it from falling into a bottomless pit of tastelessness. All of the insults and burdens of minstrelsy have been bested by black comedians and rappers who have made stupidity, hedonism, pimping, misogyny, pornography and violence their stock in trade. One defense of this amoral sense of life and culture is that black people didn't invent any of it, so why shouldn't they, like the white people, be able to...
  • When Rappers Keep Their Mouths Shut Tight (lack of cooperation on video set murder)

    02/20/2006 10:38:37 AM PST · by weegee · 14 replies · 683+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | ANDREW JACOBS
    A fight erupts among acquaintances, words give way to violence and a bystander is fatally shot amid a crowd of onlookers. For investigators, solving the crime would seem simple enough: question witnesses, identify the gunman and make an arrest. But in this particular case, the killing of a security guard two weeks ago outside a recording studio in Brooklyn, detectives have run into a stubborn wall of silence. Among scores of witnesses, including the rap artist Busta Rhymes and a half-dozen hip-hop celebrities who were present at the filming of a video at the studio, the lack of cooperation has...
  • Internet makes being naughty so easy

    02/18/2006 4:42:02 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 3 replies · 438+ views
    SMS News ^ | Jan 06 | SMS NEWS
    SAN FRANCISCO: The Internet turns match-fixer with long lost lovers hooking up, once again. Last spring, when 43-year-old Karen C was cheesed off with the daily grind of raising two kids, caring for her husband and placating her boss at her advertising office, she decided to take herself back to more carefree days and try to track down some long-lost friends from college. Using the website classmates.com, she soon found dozens of old buddies - including her ex-boyfriend Mark, now a successful lawyer in New York. She shot him a polite e-mail and he replied instantly. The next week they...
  • Corruption Probe Snags Mayor, Police Chief

    02/08/2006 8:07:43 AM PST · by LouAvul · 7 replies · 568+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2-8-06
    LONOKE, Ark. - The mayor was arrested in a corruption probe, the police chief is accused in a drug-making scheme, and the prosecutor says the chief's wife took prisoners from jail to have sex with them — and more arrests could be coming. It's a lot for a town of fewer than 4,300 residents to stomach in one day. "We've just got a tough time ahead of us right now," said Assistant Police Chief Sean O'Nale, who is serving as interim chief while Chief Jay Campbell is suspended with pay. The chief and his wife, the mayor and two bail...
  • 'James Bond' Director Tamahori Arrested (Hollyweird alert)

    02/03/2006 4:07:28 AM PST · by Frank T · 16 replies · 413+ views
    Home News Tribune & AP ^ | February 3, 2006
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "James Bond" director Lee Tamahori was ordered to appear in court Feb. 24 following his arrest for allegedly approaching an undercover police officer and offering to perform a sex act for money, authorities said Thursday. Tamahori's directing credits include Pierce Brosnan's 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day" and last year's "xXx: State of the Union," starring Ice Cube and Samuel L. Jackson. City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said the director was dressed in a black wig and off-the-shoulder dress when he approached an undercover police officer in Hollywood on Jan. 8 and offered to perform...
  • Teenage girls so, like, rule English

    01/08/2006 10:30:02 PM PST · by Dundee · 55 replies · 26,179+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 09, 2006 | John Harlow and Dan Box
    Teenage girls so, like, rule English THE teenage girl is the most powerful influence on the evolution of the English language around the world. According to new research, the typical 16-year-old girl -- armed with a mobile phone and a wide circle of friends -- has ensured the success of new phrases such as "muffin top" (a bulge of flesh over low-cut jeans) and "whale tail" (the appearance of a g-string above the waistband of a skirt or trousers). Sali Tagliamonte, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto, believes the strongest recent shift has been the spread of...
  • NBC Draws Fire for Book of Daniel

    12/31/2005 6:25:29 AM PST · by NYer · 88 replies · 3,110+ views
    Agape Press ^ | December 30, 2005 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - A pro-family media researcher is blasting NBC for plans to air a controversial series featuring a troubled Episcopal priest and other dysfunctional characters. The network will air The Book of Daniel on Friday evenings, starting in early January. According to published reports, the weekly show centers around an Episcopal priest named Daniel Webster who talks with a manifestation of Jesus. In addition, the Webster family reportedly includes a 23-year-old homosexual, Republican son; a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer; and an adopted son involved in an improper relationship with the bishop's daughter. Ed Vitagliano is director of...
  • Man In Critical Condition After Mob Beating

    12/27/2005 7:42:38 PM PST · by Westlander · 64 replies · 2,636+ views
    AP ^ | December 27, 2005 | The Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE -- It's the latest in a series of mob beatings in Milwaukee. This time, according to police, at least 15 young people dragged a man out of his car and kicked and punched him -- after the man honked at them to get them to move out of a street. The beating left the 50-year-old man with severe head trauma. He's hospitalized in critical condition and police said it's not clear if he'll survive. No arrests have been made. Three years ago, more than a dozen people chased a man through the streets of Milwaukee and beat him to...
  • Grinchy remark sends kids home in tears

    12/24/2005 12:18:34 PM PST · by Excellence · 54 replies · 994+ views
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 24 December 2005 | By RORY SCHULER
    Grinchy remark sends kids home in tears By RORY SCHULER Staff Writer Lebanon Daily News LICKDALE — Jamey Schaeffer stretched her mouth open wide, showing off a pair of twin gaps in her smile. With a mouthful of fingers, she said she has no interest in two front teeth for Christmas. Instead, she’d like a Barbie doll from Santa Claus — and Santa Claus only. But a substitute music teacher almost came between the 6-year-old and a Christmas Eve spent dancing cheek to cheek with sugar plums. Theresa Farrisi stood in for Schaeffer’s regular music teacher one day last week....
  • Son Accused Of Killing Dad To Hide Bad Grades

    12/17/2005 8:31:41 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 29 replies · 742+ views
    NBC ^ | 12/17/2005 | The Associated Press
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A 15-year-old boy allegedly killed his father then set their home on fire because he was afraid his father would find out he was failing some classes, prosecutors said. Ryan Watts was charged Friday with murdering his father, 50-year-old John E. Bruner, who was initially believed to have died in the fire earlier this week. He was charged as an adult. Watts was arrested Wednesday after an autopsy determined that Bruner died from multiple gunshot wounds and not from the fire, Santa Clara police said. According to court documents, Watts told police he took a .45-caliber...
  • Large Increase in Porn DVD Sales Indicates Growing Pornography Addiction

    12/17/2005 11:41:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 88 replies · 2,394+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 12/16/05 | Gudrun Schultz
    UNITED STATES, December 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A significant rise in pornographic DVD sales and rentals within the United States points to a rapidly growing addiction to pornography that is going largely unacknowledged within society.The United States’ massive porn industry has reported a marked increase in sales of DVD’s for home adult entertainment. California-based Adult Video News predicted revenue of US$12.6-billion this year for the industry. Of that number, US$4.28-billion is predicted from sales and rentals of porn DVD’s, even though the price of a porn film has dropped 20% in the last year—to less than US$50.The report offers no...
  • Man Accused Of Molesting Autistic Boy

    12/11/2005 10:17:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies · 598+ views
    WRTV TV 6 ^ | 12/12/2005 | THE INDY CHANNEL
    KOKOMO, Ind. -- A Kokomo man is accused of molesting a 12-year-old autistic boy. Police said they caught Lino Romero, 42, half-dressed in his home Saturday with the boy. Police searched for the boy for about five hours Saturday afternoon after his mother reported him missing, RTV6's Jennifer Carmack reported. Slideshow: Boy Found In Home With Partially Dressed Man According to police, the boy, who is both autistic and bipolar, left his home at about 2 p.m. Saturday with a snow blower on a mission to make some Christmas money. His mother became worried and called police. At about 6...
  • Parents wanted in baby's vodka death

    11/30/2005 7:42:32 AM PST · by ncountylee · 6 replies · 635+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/30/2005
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A national manhunt is on for the parents of a 3-month-old Fort Lauderdale, Fla., infant who died of a vodka overdose nearly two years ago. Mardala Derival, 22, and Mackenson Dantus, 25, are fugitives charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of their child, Makeisha Dantus, in February 2004. Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman, Detective Katherine Collins, said there had been numerous reasons for nearly two years to pass without charges, but the biggest hurdle was that infant deaths from alcohol poisoning are highly unusual, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Wednesday. The...
  • TV porn alert: Girls Next Door (E! channel's 'reality' show about Hefner's 3 live-in girlfriends)

    11/25/2005 10:49:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 77 replies · 5,122+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/25/05 | James L. Lambert
    The scholar who exposed fraud and exploitation in the work of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey is blowing the whistle on the E! cable channel's new "reality" show about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his three live-in girlfriends. Judith Reisman, author of "Kinsey: Crime and Consequences" and a soon-to-be-released new title, "Kinsey's Attic: How One Man's Pathology Changed the World," says "Girls Next Door" is Hollywood's latest and boldest attempt to normalize pornography in our culture. The author, who served as a consultant to the U.S. Justice Department on obscenity issues, is angry the network is investing so much time in...
  • Man Sues After Reality TV Gay 'Wife Swap'

    11/21/2005 6:20:34 PM PST · by Dane · 83 replies · 2,718+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/21/05
    An Oklahoma husband is suing the show for sending a gay man to live with him and his family as his half of the swap. He's seeking more than $10 million in damages... An ABC spokesman said the contract for the show specified that the swapped spouse "could be either male or female. "The show is meant to challenge a family's norms," the spokesman told a local Muskogee newspaper, which first reported the suit over the weekend
  • MORFORD: To The Drunk Who Smashed My Car Quite a wreck you made, didn't you?

    11/11/2005 9:31:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 983+ views
    SF GATE ^ | 11/11/05 | Miss Morford
    Yes, I know you were drunk. Must've been. Either drunk or on serious meds and/or you just didn't give much of a damn about anything anyway because you're just one of those people, one of those types who comes lurching around the city like a chunk of numbed pain in your big-ass mid-'80s burgundy car with the white top and chrome bumpers -- an old Cadillac? Monte Carlo? -- early last Sunday morning to wreak casual havoc. Is that about right? Do you remember any of it? Here is what I'm guessing: probably not. Let me tell you what happened,...
  • Mother jailed for teen party (Colorado)

    11/07/2005 9:07:53 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 27 replies · 796+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | 11/07/2005 | Julie Poppen
    A 45-year-old former high school dance team coach and school crossing guard in Colorado Springs was arrested after her daughter's 16th birthday party turned into something akin to "High School Girls Gone Wild." Marsha Ann Williams, who had been employed by Colorado Springs School District 11 as a crossing guard, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of minors in connection with a party at her home in January. Williams, who has no arrest history and was a volunteer coach at Mitchell High School, spent 12 hours in jail before posting a $1,000 bond. On Sunday,...
  • Scoutmaster Arrested In Internet Sex Sting

    11/06/2005 4:01:53 PM PST · by FreeperinRATcage · 6 replies · 490+ views
    NBC10.com ^ | Nov. 4th, 2005 | NBC10.com
    Man Thought He Was Communicating With 12-Year-Old BENSALEM, Pa. -- A local scoutmaster is in jail after undercover agents arrested him Friday in an Internet child sex sting. Prosecutors said that David Mayberry is a dangerous man. State agents arrested the 50-year-old Montgomery County man, accusing him of trying to engage in sex acts with a gay 12-year-old he met on the Internet. However, prosecutors said that Mayberry was not messaging a 12-year-old -- it was an agent with the attorney general's office. "I can't describe the specific acts he wanted to engage in. You won't hear me repeat them...
  • Conservatives in Hollywood?

    11/06/2005 9:10:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 90 replies · 2,031+ views
    Front Page Magazine & City Journal ^ | November 2, 2005 | Brian C. Anderson
    <p>It was hard to parody Hollywood’s loony limousine liberalism this summer. “I’m coming out,” trumpeted actress Jane Fonda about her plans for an anti-Iraq-war bus tour (thankfully later canceled). “I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam”—if “stand” is the right word for her 1972 lovefest with the enemy. Paramount announced that conspiracy-minded director Oliver Stone, who described the 9/11 terrorists’ “revolt” as a legitimate “fuck you, fuck your order” to culture-controlling American movie corporations (of all things), will helm Tinseltown’s first large-scale drama about the attacks. David Koepp, co-writer of Steven Spielberg’s remake of War of the Worlds, likened the movie’s ravaging aliens to the U.S. military in Iraq. And on the Huffington Post website, such celebrity lefties as Rob Reiner and Laurie David huffed daily about President Bush’s outrages against civil liberties, Mother Earth, and all that’s proper.</p>
  • Post-Modernism: Its Own Worst Enemy (Ted Byfield On The Excesses Of Quebec's Statist Culture)

    10/21/2005 10:15:41 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 817+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 10/22/05 | Ted Byfield
    There came two declarations last week, from very different and utterly unrelated sources, but containing by implication the same message – namely that the assumptions behind our new society and new lifestyles are not true and therefore do not work. The first came from Lucien Bouchard, who abandoned a federal Conservative government to become a Quebec separatist and now appears to be abandoning separatism to return to conservatism – not to the party, but the philosophy. Bouchard headed a panel of 12 Quebec economists, business leaders, politicians and journalists who issued what they described as "a wake-up call" to Quebec....
  • Parents Group Warns Against 4 Fox Shows

    10/19/2005 12:28:50 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 189 replies · 3,501+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 10/19/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Four Fox network programs, led by the comedies "The War at Home," "The Family Guy" and "American Dad," topped a parents group's annual listing of the worst prime-time shows for family viewing. The Parents Television Council rated two aspirational reality shows, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and NBC's new "Three Wishes," as the best programs for family viewing. The group's president, L. Brent Bozell, said he was alarmed that the three Fox Sunday night comedies are being marketed as family friendly. "Families should not be deceived," he said. "The top three worst shows all contain crude and raunchy dialogue with...
  • MORFORD: God Does Not Want 16 Kids

    10/19/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 2,225+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/5 | Mark Morford
    Arkansas mom gives birth to a whole freakin' baseball team. How deeply should you cringe? Who are you to judge? Who are you to say that the more than slightly creepy 39-year-old woman from Arkansas who just gave birth to her 16th child yes that's right 16 kids and try not to cringe in phantom vaginal pain when you say it, who are you to say Michelle Duggar is not more than a little unhinged and sad and lost? And furthermore, who are you to suggest that her equally troubling husband -- whose name is, of course, Jim Bob...
  • MORFORD: What God Really Told Bush

    10/12/2005 7:56:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/5 | Mark Morford
    Apparently, it wasn't just "invade Iraq and Afghanistan in my name." A special report: Scene: White House private residence, night, not long ago. President Bush present in his most favoritest guns 'n' bunnies PJs. Laura asleep, knocked out by a combination of too much Good Housekeeping and excessive hair-spray fumes. Suddenly, a burst of black smoke. A deep, resonant voice speaks: "Psst! George! God here, taking a break from supervising the well-being of eight billion troubled souls along with infinite galaxies of unimaginable vastness to speak with you directly one more time because, well, you're special, aren't you, George? Yes...
  • NYC Ed Dept. eyes charge kids bullied, 1 beaten (called "cracker" and "white boy,")

    10/10/2005 7:32:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 291 replies · 5,880+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10.10.05 | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO
    Ed Dept. eyes chargekids bullied, 1 beaten Students victims of race hate, mom sez  Lisa Brown moved from Oklahoma so that her two sons, Sloan (l.) and J.T. and her daughter Robbie could experience diversity in Brooklyn. City education officials are investigating the claims of a pair of boys from Oklahoma who moved to Brooklyn to experience diversity, and instead say they got schooled in racism and violence. Mom Lisa Brown, 33, told the Daily News she relocated her family from their small Oklahoma town so her husband, a Brooklyn native and social worker, could more easily find work...
  • Many in U.S. playing a risky game of sex

    10/10/2005 3:10:03 PM PDT · by SDGOP · 40 replies · 1,503+ views
    How risky is your sex life? MSNBC.com and Zogby International asked online readers to share some intimate details about their personal lives, and more than 56,000 adult men and women — one of the largest responses ever to a sex survey in the United States — revealed that many are playing a pretty risky game. The survey, which was released Monday, found that while a majority of the survey participants consider themselves knowledgeable about AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, many are in denial when it comes to sex with someone new. Just 39 percent of people who took the...
  • MORFORD: Love Still Rules San Francisco

    09/30/2005 7:51:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 679+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/5 | Mark Morford
    Leather, techno, sex & war: more only-in-SF juice to make you proud. Take that, uptight neocons. It was the moment when we walked by a jam-packed S.F. City Hall and realized it was open to host a VIP techno dance party, while immediately outside its gilded doors upward of 50,000 revelers wandered and shimmied and flaunted their costumes and drank nasty Red Bull cocktails in the huge Civic Center plaza for the third annual Love Parade, everyone baring flesh and shaking their groove thangs to any one of 200 world-class (well, some of them) DJs spinning their wares on over...
  • MORFORD: Kneel Before The Meteorologist

    09/28/2005 7:53:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,082+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/28/5 | Mark Morford
    At last, one scientist BushCo will definitely -- albeit resentfully -- listen to. Sometimes. So now we know. This is what it takes. This is how far the nation has to crumble and this is how many people have to die and this is how many tens of billions it has to cost and this is how far his dirt-low poll numbers have to fall before Bush will finally come out and say he agrees with one of those godforsaken gul-dang book-learned scientist types. You know the ones. Those informed and well-educated data-crunchers he normally despises like a kid hates...
  • Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Tossing Kitten To Pit Bull

    09/24/2005 11:15:49 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 87 replies · 1,763+ views
    AP ^ | 9/24/05
    Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Tossing Kitten To Pit Bull Nicholasville, KY (AP) -- A man was charged with first-degree cruelty to animals after allowing his pit bull to maul a kitten to death, police said. Roger Alan Fairchild, 24, of Nicholasville is accused of taking the kitten named Midnight on Sept. 1 and pitching it to his pit bull named Damien, police said. Fairchild was charged shortly after he threatened to order the dog to attack two officers, police said. The kitten belonged to Shanelle Crowe, 12, who lives in an apartment complex behind Fairchild's home. Shanelle did...
  • Another Bill Maher Insult - Can this be the beginning of his (second) demise? (vanity)

    09/23/2005 9:43:15 PM PDT · by cyberdasher · 34 replies · 1,155+ views
    www.hbo.com | cyberdasher
    I didn't immediately see a topic for the tonight's (9/24/2005) episode of Realtime with Bill Maher on HBO, a show I wouldn't normally watch unless I REALLY feel like getting bent out of shape. Tonight's guests included Chris Hitchens and Georgie "the Arabist" Galloway, and for once, there was some casual, uncensored leeway to have an adult debate (at least on Hitchen's part). Number of times Maher insinuated Hitchens was a drunk: 3. Number of times Maher whipped the crowd into a masturbatory frenzy over the "stupidity" of Bush: 10, maybe 11. Number of times he compared Laura Bush to...
  • Frontpage Interview with Dr. Theodore Dalrymple: Our Culture, What’s Left Of It

    09/20/2005 7:41:46 AM PDT · by Tolik · 18 replies · 1,841+ views
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 31, 2005 | Jamie Glazov Interviews Dr. Theodore Dalrymple
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dr. Theodore Dalrymple, a contributing editor to City Journal and the author of his new collection of essays Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses. FP: Dr. Theodore Dalrymple, welcome to Frontpage Magazine. It is a pleasure to have you with us. Dalrymple: Thank you very much for having invited me. FP: It's hard to know where to start Dr. Dalrymple, as your essays evoke so many profound themes. I guess we can begin with your observations on the root causes of many of our social ills. You discuss how in...
  • Theodore Dalrymple: The Veneer of Civilization. Utterly removed.

    09/16/2005 7:49:26 AM PDT · by Tolik · 51 replies · 1,954+ views
    The Manhattan Institute / National Review ^ | September 26, 2005 | Theodore Dalrymple
    The French socialist philosopher who was much ridiculed by Marx as a sentimental petit-bourgeois moralist, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, is now remembered mainly for his aphorism, so good that he repeated it many times, “Property is theft.” But in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the reverse of this celebrated but preposterous dictum has actually become true: Theft is property. Pictures of the looting that followed the devastation in New Orleans have been flashed around the world. Everyone is, or at least pretends to be, shocked and horrified, as if the breakdown of law and order couldn’t happen here, wherever here happens to...
  • That %@#% New Show Is Going to Be a Big $#%&ing Hit

    09/15/2005 1:16:33 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 69 replies · 1,680+ views
    Yahoo Finance/MarketWire ^ | 9/15/2005 | Yahoo Finance/MarketWire
    A survey of 1,230 Americans (586 men, 644 women) from all across the country was conducted to determine what elements of new television shows attracted viewers. The results were surprising. In fact, they were #@$% surprising. It seems Americans really like cursing. 43% of respondents said that "bad language" makes a show at least somewhat more appealing and exciting. Conversely only 13% said they were less likely to watch a show because of explicit verbiage. When asked which elements got respondents excited about a new show, the number one answer was Soprano's-type "edginess," chosen by 41%, followed by non-pornographic sexual...