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  • Homeless again, Johnny Bobbitt can’t get his GoFundMe money

    08/26/2018 4:25:19 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 54 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/242/18 | By Barbara Boyer
    Johnny Bobbitt, famously rescued from the streets of Philadelphia last October after word of his kindness to a stranger went viral and led to a $400,000 GoFundMe campaign, is once again homeless, drug-addicted — and panhandling for money. The couple who started the fund-raiser say that in helping Bobbitt, they've spent or given him more than half of the money donated by thousands of people around the world and they are withholding the roughly $200,000 balance. Bobbitt says he fears that the couple, Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, squandered much of the money. He worries there may be...
  • Sweden: Syrian Migrant Claims He Didn’t Know Sex With 12-Year-Old Was Illegal

    04/30/2018 10:46:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    A 17-year-old Syrian migrant was convicted of two counts of rape against a 12-year-old girl in a Swedish court this week, although he claimed he did not know that sex with a 12-year-old was illegal in the country.The 17-year-old, who has been identified as a Syrian asylum seeker by Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte, is said to have raped the 12-year-old twice on the same day last June. However, after being convicted by the Uddevalla District Court this week he was sentenced to just six months of detention in a youth care facility and a 140,000 SEK (£11,729) fine, Expressen reports....
  • Chris Matthews Apologizes For "Bill Cosby Pill" Joke

    01/14/2018 10:59:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/12/2018 | Jeremy Barr
    "Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" he said in leaked audio published by 'New York' magazine. MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews has apologized for making an inappropriate joke about Bill Cosby before an interview with then-candidate Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in January 2016. "Can I have some of the queen's waters? Precious waters?" Matthews is heard and shown saying in a clip obtained and published by New York magazine's The Cut on Friday. In the clip, Matthews then asks: "Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" (His crew looks visibly uncomfortable, and a man...
  • Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Heroin And Ecstasy In Her System Autopsy shows.

    06/19/2017 9:19:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | 06/19/17 | AP
    Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight last year, autopsy shows.https://twitter.com/AP/status/876833241860382720  
  • DPS identifies man who shot, wounded trooper near Tonopah (AZ)

    01/16/2017 8:06:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Catherine Holland
    MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the man who shot and wounded a trooper near Tonopah last week and confirmed that he was in the country illegally. Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, said during a news conference. “We showed that he attempted to cross the border on one occasion and was turned back,” Milstead said. “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer...
  • Official: Pills found at Prince's estate contained fentanyl

    08/21/2016 3:41:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 57 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 21st, 2016 | By AMY FORLITI
    MINNEAPOLIS Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said nearly two dozen pills found in one Aleve bottle were falsely labeled as "Watson 385." According to Drugs.com, that stamp is used to identify pills containing a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, but the official said at least one of the pills...
  • Tatum O’Neal On Dating Women: ‘They’re More Intelligent Than Men I’ve Met Recently’ (barf alert!)

    Actress Tatum O’Neal revealed to People magazine this week that since her relationship with John McEnroe, she has been dating mostly women. While the 51-year-old mother of three does not necessarily identify as bisexual or lesbian, she did explain the motivation behind her new preference for women. “I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth. … They’re gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I’ve met recently,” she said. O’Neal has yet to lock down a steady partner, but she told the mag she looks forward to it. The actress, who battled substance addiction for many...
  • IS IMUS CRAZY?

    04/11/2013 6:21:02 PM PDT · by chooseascreennamepat · 70 replies
    Imus In the Morning | self
    I was tuning around channels the other morning and tuned into "Imus In the Morning". He had some inane/insane comments and suddenly he went on a rant. He was defending that commie bit*h who said kids should be brought up by the "collective". He also defended the word 'collective' stating it was NOT a communist word. He called Sarah Palin a number of names, he called Rush a fat, pill popping pig plus few other nasty names. His 'sidekick' Colin McShane just sat there and agreed half heartedly (he strikes me as being terminally stupid). He ranted like a village...
  • Pregnant Pauls Valley mother dies in jail

    01/11/2013 11:41:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    kfor-tv ^ | 01/07/2013 | kfor-tv
    Her death came just hours after she went to the hospital seeking help for severe abdominal pain. “Jamie was seeking help; she was in extreme pain,” family friend Kemper Kimberlin said. Hospital staff reported Jamie wouldn’t cooperate, in too much pain to even lie down, so employees asked a Pauls Valley police officer to assist. Unfortunately, when police found two prescription pills that didn’t belong to Jamie, police took her to jail for drug possession. That’s where Jamie sat for less than two hours before being found unresponsive.
  • Bystanders come to rescue after man tosses toddler into pool

    07/10/2012 7:08:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Record (NJ) ^ | July 9, 2012 | Denisa Superville and Marlene Naanes
    Quick action by horrified guests at a Park Ridge hotel saved a 20-month-old boy who had been thrown into a pool by a man police said was high on drugs. “These good Samaritans are heroes,” Capt. Joseph Rampolla of the Park Ridge Police Department said Monday. “They would be planning a toddler’s funeral if they did not step up.” The boy, who was unconscious and turning blue when he was pulled from the water, was recovering Monday at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he is in his mother’s custody, police said. “The child is doing well,” Rampolla said. Debbi Katcher,...
  • Golfer in Chief? Obama Hits 100th Time on the Links

    06/18/2012 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 1,2012 | By Matthew Larotonda
    President Barack Obama’s love of golf hit a milestone today as he marked his 100th time on the links. His Father’s Day achievement was reached at the Beverly Country Club in his hometown, the windy city. Mark Knoller, CBS radio correspondent and chronicler of all things presidential, pointed out the quiet occasion to the traveling press. Like 15 of the 18 presidents since Theodore Roosevelt, Obama has used golf as a way to unwind outdoors, but away from the prying eyes of press and onlookers. And despite the fact that he had never golfed before taking office, his love of...
  • Ted Nugent endorses Mitt Romney (Say it ain't so, Ted)

    03/02/2012 1:54:26 PM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 259 replies
    after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him
  • In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

    02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by doyle · 96 replies
    WPIX TV ^ | 2/15/12 | Julia Jacobo
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native. "Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral. A Newark...
  • VIDEO: 10/4/11 --- Occupy Wall Street displays underlying racism / antisemitism agenda (Jerk Alert)

    10/05/2011 2:25:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 5, 2011 | YouCruising
    10/4/11 --- In this video, an androgynous guy started screaming at a Jewish man who was not part of OWS. The older Jewish man simply asked the younger confused kid what we was doing with his life, and why he can't just get done what he needs to. The andro hippie kid took it personally and started making racist comments against Jews. VIDEO
  • Man Sinks Teeth Into Police Dog

    10/08/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT · by FromLori · 12 replies
    NBC Conneticut ^ | 10/8/2010
    It's often said, if a dog bites a man it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, you've got a story. Well, here is that story. West Haven officer Scott Bloom was on patrol with his K-9, Onyx, near the Rite Aid on Elm Street early Thursday morning, when he noticed Roderick Lewis walking toward him. Lewis yelled out "I need a bag of dust," referring to Angel Dust, according to police.
  • Murder Suspect to Plead Insanity by Caffeine

    09/20/2010 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2010
    (AP) A Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife is poised to claim excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife, his lawyer has notified a court. Woody Will Smith, 33, is scheduled for trial starting Monday on a murder charge in the May 2009 death of Amanda Hornsby-Smith, 28.
  • Credit Union Customer [with CCW] Takes Down Attempted Robber

    04/30/2010 5:32:54 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 32 replies · 857+ views
    WESH Orlando ^ | April 29, 2010 | Staff
    PALM BAY, Fla. -- A local bank customer was hailed as a hero Thursday night for taking down a man who said he was down on his luck and he decided to commit a robbery. Floyd Francis gave up instantly, police said, and he was taken to the Brevard County Jail. "I drew my gun on him and put him down," Ruben Torres said. In a hand-written confession, Francis said he tried to rob the Space Coast Credit Union in Palm Bay because he needed money. He wrote, "I make music for a living, but tings not working out right...
  • FRIEND OF BIDEN'S DAUGHTER SHOPPING TAPE OF HER ALLEGEDLY DOING COCAINE

    03/28/2009 4:58:09 PM PDT · by NavVet · 263 replies · 15,771+ views
    NY Post ^ | 28 Mar 09 | Brad Hamilton
    A friend of the daughter of Vice President Joseph Biden is attempting to hawk a videotape that he claims shows Ashley Biden snorting cocaine at a house party this month in Delaware. An anonymous male "friend" of Biden took the video, said Thomas Dunlap, a lawyer representing the seller. Dunlap and another man claiming to be a lawyer showed The Post about 90 seconds of 43-minute tape, saying it was legally obtained and that Biden was aware she was being filmed. The Post refused to pay for the video.
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Our Time Will Come, Liberals"...payback is "going to be hell"

    02/11/2009 3:20:57 PM PST · by seanmerc · 270 replies · 6,769+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11 Feb 09 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: I got an e-mail. This is from Susan in Virginia Beach. "Dear Rush: You are my professor. I am indebted to you for the knowledge that you have given me. You've always told us that you would tell us when it was time to panic. I'm starting to wonder how we are going to get our country back from these revolutionaries. Is it time to panic?" No. 'Cause panic doesn't accomplish anything. But when we come back from the break, I'm going to tell you how to get the country back. I'm going to tell you how it will...
  • John Edwards' former babe inspired lusty, party-girl character in novel

    08/09/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT · by melt · 40 replies · 545+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/08 | JO PIAZZA AND JOANNA MOLLOY
    The woman behind the John Edwards scandal has a wild past of sex and drugs so legendary her escapades were chronicled by novelist Jay McInerney. Before moving to Los Angeles and beginning a career as a film producer, Rielle Hunter, 42, was known as Lisa Druck, a New York City party girl. Hunter confessed to her sordid past on her Web site Being is Free, which was deleted from the Internet last April, soon after she ended her professional relationship with former presidential candidate John Edwards.Screen image of John Edwards' paramour Rielle Hunter from her Web site which is no...