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  • US ambassador to Switzerland sparks flap over Swiss ski 'chaos'

    01/07/2015 5:29:52 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 45 replies
    The Local (Switzerland) ^ | 05 Jan 2015 10:43 GMT+01:00
    US Ambassador to Switzerland Suzi LeVine is being accused of violating diplomatic etiquette by posting critical comments about Swiss ski resorts on her Facebook page. “I’m trying to understand the chaos in the lift lines at Swiss ski resorts,” LeVine wrote after spending New Year’s Day at the Adelboden ski resort in the Bernese Oberland. She said she and her family enjoyed a great day at the resort “but I was so puzzled by the scrum heading to the lift (and the inefficiency in terms of how many people were on each lift)”. LeVine, a former Microsoft employee and Democratic...
  • My Strange Addiction:The elderly man who wears rubber suits to look like a teen girl

    01/03/2015 1:36:07 PM PST · by woofie · 106 replies
    AOL ^ | January 2, 2015 | By RYAN GORMAN
    An elderly California doctor has gained a cult following on social media for dressing in a rubber suit while pretending to be a teen girl. Robert, a 70-year-old from Newport Beach, revealed his act on TLC's "My Strange Addiction." He is part of fetish group called "maskers." The masked man goes by "Sherry" while dressed as the belle of the ball, he told the reality show. He has been wearing the rubber suits for more than a decade. The septuagenarian does not give his real name, but claims to engage in the bizarre ritual "because I think I look amazing."...
  • Bilguisa and Salimata Simpore withdraw from Women's World Cup amid claims they are men

    06/22/2011 2:41:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    dailytelegraph ^ | June 22, 2011 | Tom Smithies
    It was the controversy threatening to turn the Women's World Cup into a pantomime, a farce in which the Ugly Sisters are, allegedly, actually the Ugly Brothers. But just as the world was preparing to train its lenses on Equatorial Guinea's star siblings, Bilguisa and Salimata Simpore, who opponents have accused of being substantially more Arthur than Martha, the pair have withdrawn from their country's squad. Australia's opponents in their second game in Germany have been the target of unkind allegations by several of their opponents in the African championships that served as qualification for the World Cup. The presence...
  • Sue Nami Crowned Miss Gay Maryland 2009

    03/11/2011 9:16:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 76 replies
    Sue Nami Crowned Miss Gay Maryland 2009 By Dimitria ! Published April 29, 2009 L to R: Tatiyanna Voche (Miss Gay Maryland 2008), Sue Nami (Miss Gay Maryland 2009), Chi Chi Ray Colby (First Alternate Miss Gay Maryland 2009). (Photo: Andy Liu) After three nights and nine contestants vying for the title, Tatiyanna Voche, Miss Gay Maryland 2008, crowned Baltimore’s own Sue Nami Miss Gay Maryland 2009 on Monday, April 20. Both Sue Nami and first alternate Chi Chi Ray Colby will advance to compete in Miss Gay America. Sue Nami sat down with Dimitria to talk about how it...
  • Oregon woman arrested after failing to register with sex offender list (mug shot of the year winner)

    10/01/2010 11:50:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 159 replies · 1+ views
    thegazette.com ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Justine Scattarelli
    Fayette county officials arrested a Junction City, Oregon woman Sept. 29th , in West Union for Failure to Comply with the Iowa sex-offender registry. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a citizen, and found Tammie Sue Benson-Whitehead, 48, to be staying at 101 Jones Street, Suite B, in West Union. Benson-Whitehead is listed as a sex-offender for two counts of 2nd degree sexual abuse in 2003.
  • Middle-aged ‘hairy angel’ wipes the smile off Britain’s Got Talent judges' faces

    04/10/2009 4:52:28 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 28 replies · 3,117+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th April 2009 | Liz Thomas
    Middle-aged, dowdy, with thick eyebrows and an unfortunate gait, she couldn’t have looked less like a star. But Susan Boyle may be the surprise winner of Britain’s Got Talent after she stunned Simon Cowell with her remarkable voice. Unemployed and single, the 48-year-old has thick unkempt hair, bushy eyebrows and downy fuzz is noticeable across parts of her face. Miss Boyle told presenters Ant and Dec that she lived alone with just her cat Pebbles for company. She said: ‘I’ve never had a boyfriend. I’ve never even been kissed.’ She then stomped across the stage and began clumsily gyrating her...
  • Rachel Maddow, reluctant sex symbol

    03/01/2009 3:46:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 186 replies · 9,475+ views
    Salon ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 | Judy Berman
    Why do we -- men and women, gay and straight -- find Rachel Maddow sexy? Daphne Merkin's "Butch Fatale" about the newly minted MSNBC icon, hidden among the overpriced handbag porn and fluffy profiles of last weekend's New York Times T style magazine, is more complicated than it appears. As Merkin writes, it isn't often that mainstream culture celebrates the attractiveness of butch lesbians. Sure, we admire femmes like Portia de Rossi and Lindsay Lohan. But for the most part, lesbians who wear suits, cut their hair short or otherwise don't conform to traditional standards of beauty -- the Ellen...
  • Reno wows crowd ("My mother told me: 'Truth Is A Very Elusive target'")

    02/18/2008 6:41:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 292+ views
    The Daily Utah Chronicle ^ | 2/13/08 | Dustin Gardiner
    Former Attorney General Janet Reno said the U.S. government must be careful to avoid selectively using facts when prosecuting suspected terrorists. Reno, who served as attorney general under President Bill Clinton, said prosecutors often allow prejudices to skew their use of facts. "But what I've discovered (from being a prosecutor and attorney general) is that we get tunnel vision," Reno said. "We want the facts to be something and we wish them into being." Reno made her comments while speaking to an audience of mostly students and professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Tuesday. Her speech focused...
  • After 2 years, same-sex marriage icons split up (Bush's fault)

    07/21/2006 7:32:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 78 replies · 2,271+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 21, 2006 | Michael Levenson
    They told the world that their relationship was like any other and that's why they should be allowed to marry. Now, friends say, they are showing once again that they are just like any other couple: Two years after getting married, Julie and Hillary Goodridge, lead plaintiffs in the state's landmark gay marriage case, are splitting. Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the couple, confirmed the separation last night. She said the couple are focused now on trying to do what is best for their daughter, Annie, 10. ``Julie and Hillary Goodridge are amicably living apart," Breslauer said in a telephone...
  • Transgender person sues, alleging job harassment

    04/04/2006 7:52:50 AM PDT · by SmithL · 71 replies · 4,845+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/4/6 | Herbert A. Sample
    SAN FRANCISCO - In what may be the first legal action of its kind in California, a Cameron Park transgender person is alleging that co-workers and supervisors harassed her and tried to force her out of her job after she switched genders. In an interview Monday, Danielle Ryan described the hostile work environment that she claims developed at the South Natomas office of the international engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. A computer technology specialist, Ryan said incidents began 15 months ago, after she announced that she considered herself a woman and would start wearing women's clothing to work. Ryan, 44,...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Bikini-Wearing Hot Dog Seller's Buns Draw Fire

    09/01/2004 12:48:18 PM PDT · by harrycarey · 81 replies · 6,599+ views
    WFTV ^ | 9/1/04
    Hot Dog Seller's Buns Draw Fire POSTED: 9:04 am EDT September 1, 2004 UPDATED: 9:27 am EDT September 1, 2004 SHAPLEIGH, Maine -- The Hot Dog Lady is in trouble -- not for the franks, but perhaps her buns. Bikini-clad Katharine Schultze sells hot dogs from a cart near a popular lake in York County, Maine. Local officials say she's creating a traffic hazard and have posted no-parking signs. But Schultze notes she's been selling franks at the same spot for a decade. The Hot Dog Lady's supporters say the no-parking rule has more to do with Schultze's bikini than...