Beyond The Flag- NASCAR fans like most sports fans tend to be a pretty passionate group of people. This week NASCAR fans seem to be focusing that passion in the direction of rapper Eminem. NASCAR fans and more specifically Tony Stewart fans, have taken offense to Eminem mentioning the three-time NASCAR champion in one of his raps.
"Been known to lose it though, so if I overdo it, you drove me too it. When I step into the vocal booth like I’m supposed to do I’ma murder you on a fuckin' track like Tony Stewart." -Eminem
Hypocrisy. I know that word is like two syllables over the head of every NASCAR fan, but that's exactly what this is. How does the saying go? Don't throw stones if you have a confederate flag hanging from your house? I think that's it. If I marched down Main Street screaming 'cunt' I wouldn't be appalled if someone called me a 'jerk'. I understand protecting your own, but come on. This wouldn't even be a problem if Eminem was a country singer. The Klan members at NASCAR events are more offended by the fact that Shady aligns himself with a slightly darker coalition than they are about his word choice.
I didn't even know you could offend NASCAR fans. Wasn't aware they had a 'too soon' mentality. Like, Is it really insulting their intelligence if they don't understand the joke? A group of people that still think the Civil War is going on is mad about some words? In a song? Give me a break. Personally I would have thought Eminem was rapping too fast for them to even catch that barb anyway. Plus, don't NASCAR fans hate that psychopath Tony Stewart? Is this when hockey fans hate on Sidney Crosby and then bring up how much fun he is to watch when they are debating the credentials of the sport to non-hockey fans?
This is pretty huge win for Slim Shady. He is clearly no stranger to controversy, but NASCAR fans are a whole new level. Anyone could offend Britney Spears or Fred Durst. Much more impressive to attack a group of people that consider a shotgun a necessary part of their wardrobe. They probably strap that bad boy on before they tie their shoes. Love the selective outrage. Have no problem with a 20 year old getting run down mid-race, but can't stand to hear someone make light of it. That's their murderer. Don't you dare speak ill of him.
Question of the day: Who is a bigger sociopath, Eminem or Tony Stewart? You can easily make arguments for both.
USAToday- “You got a girlfriend?”
“Ummmm…. [long pause] No. [long pause] But kind of. I don’t even know how to explain it….it’s complicated.”
Bet Joffrey Lupol thought he was safe from questions about his relationship status when he agreed to spend his Thanksgiving in a Children's hospital. Ironically, it's the perfect place, because he undoubtedly wants to die right now. This question sucks. Easily the worst question in the entire history of spoken word. It sucks when the girl your seeing asks it. It sucks when your Grandmother asks it, and subsequently judges whether you're a lovable person or not. And it most definitely sucks when a interviewer asks it and your answer is broadcast to millions in the biggest hockey market in the universe. A hockey player being interviewed in Toronto might as well be LeBron James being interviewed in any American city.
How many times do you think his not-so-significant other has watched this video on loop? Easily critiqued every single verbal and non verbal cue throughout the entire interview. How many of her friends texted and asked what the deal was? You thought the Ferguson riots were bad? Certainly hope Joffrey is currently off the grid. Talk about an awkward scene at Thanksgiving. She went from telling her family how good of a guy her "boyfriend" was for helping out sick kids to watching him basically ignore the entirety of her existence on the internet. Instantly public enemy number one. For the sake of Joffrey, and his balls, we can only hope this video didn't reach true "viral" status until today. Has anyone ever made a worse first impression without actually being present? I am inclined to say no. He could have showed up piss drunk, shit his pants, and vomited on the father's shoes and he would be in less of a predicament than he is now.
I think it's safe to say that it's about to get a lot less complicated. We won't have to wait until the New Year for this resolution. I can smell the ultimatum coming from south of the border. He's about to catch an unwanted label faster than a gay man at a NASCAR event. Joffrey Lupol is officially very single or very wifed up. This kid has no idea the damage he caused with one innocent question on a day that should be devoted to thanks. Thanks for fucking nothing kid. Under normal circumstances this question is worthy of about two minutes of awkward conversation. This scenario may have just ruined Lupol's entire holiday season. No coming back from an "it's complicated" heard 'round the world. No doubt this blunder works it's way into every single argument the two have from here on out. He better hope he puts the seat down every single time if he wants to avoid discussing this fateful Thanksgiving day.
Way to make it weird kid. There is absolutely zero appropriate ways to respond to "every female in my entire life wants to be balls deep on your twig". I guess that's comes with the territory of being a rich and attractive professional athlete. Kind of a good problem to have. Especially in comparison to the shit storm Joffrey Lupol just created for himself.
P.S. Interesting tactic going the "it's complicated" route. That well might be dry my friend. I blame Zuckerberg. Yes. I am saying that Facebook is solely responsible for the ambiguity of relationships in 2014. 'Share' that shit.
It's no secret that I don't need a reason to crack open a cold one. However, I still find comfort in the fact that between now and April the Devils will bless me with with 60 more nights where I must drink to avoid a brain aneurism. Much like a paycheck, sometime you just need to know where you next beer is coming from. All I need to do is check the Devils schedule and it is one less thing I have to stress about. Watching this team totally sober is like locking Lindsay Lohan in a padded cell with a heroine needle and enough prescriptions to kill a horse. If my only vice that keeps me from a suicide hotline is a beer or 6 then I am doing okay for myself.
Holy shit is this team boring. Watching the Devils is like watching a bad movie. Not a movie that is so bad that you have to keep watching. A bad movie that, if you even manage to stay awake through, will have you wandering the worldwide web at the 40 minute mark. They are essentially background noise. It's like part of my soul dies game by game. The Devils are bland. They are the hockey equivalent of unseasoned baked chicken and steamed vegetables. They are the steamed white rice of professional sports, and Cory Schneider is the sole packet of soy sauce that keeps it jusssssst interesting enough to indulge. Doesn't mean you hate yourself any less after. They are the MLB network during the baseball offseason. They are PBS. They are political radio. They are the Spanish channel with an all male cast. They have nothing going for them. If Kristen Stewart were a hockey team, she would be the Devils. I don't blame Schneider for bad goals because I am impressed that he is awake after watching us try to play offense. Watching the Devils is like taking three percosets and washing them down with a scotch on the rocks. I don't even feel feelings by the end of the game. I'm just a lifeless, detached, half buzzed shell of a human by the time the clocks strikes zero. The buzzer to signify the end of the game is a sign of a better day. A reason to smile. Hearing that buzzer is a proverbial lifesaver being thrown to me in the middle of the ocean, there to drag me away from this God forsaken team.
Hey, if we are going to keep doing this defensive infusion of youth can we just go all out? What do we have to lose? I want to see all 6 defensemen under the age of 24. You need veteran leadership you say? How does one define leadership? When Salvador, Greene, and Zidlicky haven't figuratively been putting pucks in our net, they have literally been putting pucks in our net. They actually make our young defensemen, that have a microscopic amount of experience on the professional level, look like seasoned vets. Zidlicky single handedly flushed last night's game down the toilet, and then when it started to creep back up, he gave it a courtesy flush. The Devils scored like 100 goals all of last season combined and this years team makes them look like the 80's Oilers.
A metaphor for the season. Cory Schneider taking one in the dick.
Oh well, at least prohibition is still over. Scripted play number one out of the Silver Linings Playbook.
BleacherReport- The mother of Devon Still's cancer-stricken daughter has hired high-powered attorney Gloria Allred in an attempt to recoup allegedly missed child support payments from the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle.
According to Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News, Channing Smythe claims Still has not paid support in four months. Smythe, who is no longer with Still, said the ordeal has her on the brink of homelessness.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. This is an unprecedented level of spite. A level spite so deep seeded that it no knows no bounds. To put it simply,"sighhh, bitches". Does anyone really believe that Devon Still isn't paying up? This is the same guy that chose to leave training camp, as a rookie, to be closer to his daughter. A guy that was granted a practice squad contract mostly based off the Cincinnati Bengals desire to help him out with hospital bills. Sure, once placed on the practice squad he showed enough talent to stay there and even make appearances on the active roster. However, much of the reason he has a job that pays hundreds of thousands of dollars is a year is because of his daughter's health struggles. It's been very clear that her well being is priority number one.
You can totally see this proclamation coming from a place of jealousy. No one wants their ex to do better than them. Devon Still and his daughter have been all over every television in the country weekly for the entire season. Don't get me wrong, it is for all the right reasons, but they have been getting a lot of exposure. Still has basically been branded the father of year to this point, and his love for his daughter is undeniable. With that said, from a female point of view, I would imagine it's difficult for Leah's mother to gain no notoriety while the rest of her family is embraced by the entire country. That's literally all this is. A beg for attention that is disguised as an allegation. Chances are Still was like 3 hours late on his payment, and instead of reaching out to him like a rational human being, she reached out to the nearest media outlet. If you give a woman nothing to work with, she will conjure up some kind of issue. She was on pins and needles waiting for the first opportunity to paint him in a negative light. Devon's popularity has breaded a level of resentment that has overcome her.
This begs the question, how awful of a person do you have to be to attempt to drag your daughter's father's name through the mud during a time of crisis for your family? Say Still was having issues with child support, which I am inclined to believe he is not. Wouldn't it be better to handle that issue separately instead of putting a negative spin on Leah's circumstances? Your family has been everything that is great about sports for the entire first half of the season, and now you're going to turn them into a stereotype? How self centered must one be to make media attention a priority during a time like this?
High road, FTW...
Yahoo Sports- https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/tom-sestito-has-some-thoughts-on-ferguson-224246283.html
Tough to debate that folks. Facts, by definition, are indeed facts. Sure, it's a fairly liberal use of the word, but a fact is a fact none the less. Time to pack up your flaming torches and head home. Please return all goods to your nearest looted retailer. We're all sitting here reading 9,000 different points of view on social media and all we had to do was summon Tom Sestito, who probably still needs help tying his skates, to drop the hammer on this discussion. Either way, I'm glad he threw 'blue' in there too. Wouldn't want the Blue Man Group thinking they could run rampant on society without getting gunned down in the street.
Well, this is awkward. I can say with absolute certainty that people do not want to hear from professional hockey players during times of racial unrest. I'm not saying they can't have an opinion, but maybe keep it between yourself and couple friends. Friends who are almost certainly white. Sestito grew up in Upstate New York and ended up playing professional hockey. It's pretty safe to say he has as many blue friends as he has black friends. He probably thought African Americans were a myth until he was in high school. Chances are the first black person he saw was a white person in an offensive costume. I would expect him to side with the police officer. I'm sure 60% of the people he grew up with are in law enforcement. No surprise Tom decided against it. He couldn't even 'protect and serve' his own tweet, seeing as it was deleted moments later.
It's all about staying in your lane. I wouldn't want 50 Cent giving me his take on the war between Israel and Palestine just like I wouldn't want a deaf person giving me music reviews. There is a reason that everyone who follows Sestito is a hockey fan, and it's not because they are interested in his worldly views. Hell, If black people didn't hate the cold so much (or followed hockey twitter) I would say that Tommy Boy is in some real trouble. To reiterate, It's not that he can't have an opinion. It's that his opinion doesn't hold much water when he very clearly has little knowledge of the situation. That's blatantly clear when he starts stating absolute truths in a story that, like most, has 3 sides. Just because we will never hear the other 2 sides doesn't mean the last side standing, no pun intended, is fact. Although, I suppose it's easier to believe the testimony of a living white cop then a dead black teen.
I'm doing my best in this situation to avoid being a blowhard, unlike 90% of the population. I refuse to sit here and say Michael Brown is an innocent victim. Simply not true. I also refuse to say that Officer Darren Wilson acted within his rights when shooting an unarmed teenager dead. I don't know what happened on that fateful day. You don't know what happened on that fateful day. Truth is, one person is dead and one is alive when both were probably in the wrong. You can be as pro-officer as you wish, but a dozen bullets is still twelve bullets, no matter how you do the math. You can't convince me that this situation, at the very least, wasn't worthy of trial, and you certainly can't convince me that anyone's testimony can be declared "fact". So Tom, stick to dropping the mitts and let those more culturally inclined handle racial controversy. We wouldn't want you to hurt yourself thinking too much, especially since your brain probably already resembles apple sauce.
P.P.S. Not arguing either way, but this is something to think about….
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DailyDot- Amid the chaos of the rioting in Ferguson, Mo., last night, one of the more unusual events was a citizen journalist whose phone was stolen while he was livestreaming the protests. As Bassem Masri's iPhone 6 was wrenched out of his hands, and as the thief gloated and sprinted away, the iPhone continued to broadcast, treating Masri's viewers to real-time footage of the theft.
"Oh man, I am going to get sooooo many followers. Hey everybody follow me at my handle @whogivesafuck_imameaningglessschlub. I bet no one else has this insider footage. Not even the 6 million cameras and news reporters literally standing in the line of fire getting nailed with rocks and having their lives threatened. I'm going to be an internet sensation!"
And with that, a man's hopes and dreams get killed before they were born. Got the wire hanger treatment, if you will. I don't want to delve too far into the Ferguson madness. Honestly, I am pretty neutral. Although this kid wasn't exactly a choir boy, cops get away with everything. Officer fucking Krupke had like one microscopic bruise on his face after he was "attacked". However, incinerating a city is not what I would call a solution. Regardless, I am so glad this dudes phone got jacked, and it has nothing to do with the scenario in which it was stolen. We need more people like the guy that stole this phone. I might hire him to walk around with me during my daily life. Have him take the phone of the person that videotapes the ENTIRE concert. Have him punt cell phones and iPads into on coming traffic when someone gets a little selfie happy. I'll tell you one thing, if we had more men like this guy the asian foot traffic in Times Square would be at a minimum. Everyone is so God damn obsessed with social media and documenting their lives that they forget to live them. Think about how focused this dude had to be to have his phone ripped clear out of his hands during a fucking riot. How about some awareness to the world going on around you? If his first reaction wasn't "well, I deserved that" then he is delusional.
I have seen some people comment that these looters don't care about the deceased and they are just trying to take advantage of situation to steal shit. Not this guy, this guy had a purpose. He stole that phone and didn't even look at it for two minutes. If I stole a phone I would make it 10 feet before checking out if what I snagged was worth it. This guy didn't care if he snagged the first LG phone that had a camera on it, as long as he knew that guy wasn't going to be documenting it anymore. Not pimping his riot for all the followers it's worth. Not on his watch.
The thief/hero could have stopped running after like 6 seconds. When someone steals your phone during a riot you call it a loss and keep on keeping on.
P.S. The "get out of the street" followed by "FUCK YOU!" cracked me up.
Sports Illustrated- Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin mocked the NFL's media policies and player safety concerns in a skit during their press conference Tuesday.
Sherman stood beside the podium while Baldwin held a cardboard cutout of himself.
For roughly two minutes, Sherman and Baldwin satirized the NFL's media policies. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $100,000 last week for refusing to talk to the media. Lynch did address the media after Sunday's game, but gave only one-word answers.
My reaction to this is similar to my reaction on the Marshawn Lynch interview where he strictly gave one word answers. Both scenarios involve players openly mocking the NFL for a variety of reasons. Honestly, I like this. There are only two reactions the NFL can possibly have, and both of them kind of prove the player's point. The NFL can choose not to fine them, which proves how silly the media requirements are in the first place, or they can fine them and prove everything that Richard Sherman said was correct.
It is no secret that the NFL is primarily a business. An entertainment business, but a business none the less. That's why every decision is based on the bottom line. That's why Goodell and company are forcing players to wear Bose headphones when the players clearly prefer Beats By Dre. It's why every other commercial is for Campbell's Soup and Subway. If Goodell had it his way, the NFL would be filled with a bunch of personality-less player's that continual spout the company line and stay true to 'protecting the shield'. Which, business wise, makes complete sense. All the cube dwelling
9-5ers routinely speak highly of the company that pays them, and covers their medical and dental expenses. Unfortunately being a professional football player differs greatly from your average salaried job. The NFL, up until recently, never gave a rat's ass about player safety. You think that issue popped up over night? Fuck no. The emphasis on it has come about following the death of former players and a truck load of lawsuits. These player's contracts aren't guaranteed. You can tell me how important the health of the player's is, but having them play (mostly low quality) games on 4 days rest is directly contrary to that notion. Pushing for an extra two games per season inversely correlates with the safety of the players. Half these guys barely make it through a 16 game season, plus playoffs, as is.
The idea that these guys must speak with the media and constantly repeat vanilla answers is insane. Fans want to hear the controversial stuff. The stuff Roger Goodell hands out fines for. The stuff media outlets ridicule them for. I would rather hear Marshawn Lynch talk about nothing and Richard Sherman mock the NFL then have them constantly roll out snooze worthy politically correct answers. That's part of the fun of the NFL. Yeah, the game itself is great, but the personalities enhance the product ten fold. So while their personalities keep money in Goodell's pocket, they end up taking that same money out of their own. For a league that constantly judges their employees on what is acceptable and unacceptable, they certainly don't hold themselves to the same standard.
Some people may say that with million dollar contracts come a certain amount of responsibilities. Such as the requirement to engage the media, maintaining a certain wardrobe, using certain products, conducting themselves in a socially acceptable manner.However, those monster contracts are few and far between, and the stability they provide is nearly non-existent. You have to respect the players risking their money to take a stand for what they believe in, especially against a league whose success is based primarily off their hard work on the field and their personas off the field.
Doctor Fired For The Trifecta: Being Drunk And Leaving A Woman In Labor To Sleep With another Patient
EliteDaily- A New Mexico OB-GYN has been suspended by the state’s medical board for being drunk at work and leaving a woman unattended while she gave birth so he could have sex with another patient.
The New Mexico Medical Board is now debating whether to revoke the license of Dr. Christopher Driskill, 42, who was also found to have a “personal cache” of alcohol in his office.
Driskill faces 11 charges of misconduct just five months before he was supposed to become the president of the New Mexico Medical Society.
So were just going to start chastising everyone for their emotional reactions? You expect a man to keep bringing human lives into this world without falling victim to the excitement of child birth. Why do you think people always hook up at weddings? No one can just be around all that love and not want to partake in it themselves. I half expect a sequel called "Child Birth Crashers". You expect a man to keep bringing life into this world without wanting to produce some of his own? Especially with the patient down the hall that has been begging for the D since she was hospitalized with Ebola "symptoms". All day he is taking babies out, when is it his turn to put one in?
Oh wait, what's that you say? He was drunk? Well of course he was. You ever see the child birth in "Knocked Up"? I needed a bottle of booze just to forget seeing that. Shit is disgusting, and that was only the PG-13 movie version. Can't imagine looking at a scene like that all day. It's like staring Medusa right in the eyeballs, if Medusa was throwing up a slimy human mess. God forbid this guy needs to get nice and lubed up to calm the nerves. There's a lot of pressure to not fuck up the Kodack moment of the parents to be. If my future wife's doctor has to bang one out and guzzle some liquid courage to get into his comfort zone than who am I to judge? Hell, the only way he could have a clearer head is if he delivered the baby while sitting on the crapper.
Ridiculously funny that they are only "debating" revoking his doctoral license. Dude got hammered and left a pregnant women to go fuck a PATIENT. That's like the top 3 "don'ts" of being a doctor in a 5 minute span. I think just one instance of any of those is a fireable offense. My man has been leaving during work hours and giving out fraudulent prescriptions. Obviously he didn't challenge the allegations. He was basically daring them to take his license. Took them long enough.
Huffington Post- The CNN anchor was describing the scene from outside the Ferguson police station Monday night, just moments after the announcement that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Speaking with Anderson Cooper, Lemon reported hearing the sounds of gunfire and saw protesters jumping on cars.
And then he said: "Obviously, there is the smell of marijuana in the air."
"Obviously it smells like dope. Obviously there are watermelon seeds everywhere. Obviously the amount of ashy skin and nappy hair is overwhelming. Obviously there is a lot of that hippity hop rap "music" playing in the background. Obviously there are empty bottles of malt liquor littering the streets."
What you say Don?
Come on Don Lemon, be less of a herb for like two minutes. Here's a hint, when referring to any racial situation leave the word "obviously" out of it. Your job is to talk, on the air, to millions of people, daily. Be a little smarter for me one time? I am fairly certain that racial stereotypes are prohibited as a member of a news station. If it's really that obvious you either don't need to use the word obvious, or it doesn't need to be said at all.
Is it really that obvious anyway? I feel like I would be kind of over rioting if I was getting high. I barely want to be in a crowded bar if I'm a little stoned, nevermind catching shrapnel from an angry mob. They should have hot boxed the entire town. That's certainly a way to a mellow a crowd. I might loot a KFC, but I'm certainly not jumping on cop cars. If I'm lighting anything on fire it would be the rest of my roach. A little reefer is the night cap, not the 'party starter'.
Cue Don Lemon's favorite movie scene….
Vibe- 50 Cent is no stranger to promoting his many brands on Instagram, and neither is he new to taking subtle shots. Attempting to both in one post, however, drew up some criticism for the mogul/rapper. In an impromptu advertisement for his partnership with EFFEN Vodka, Fiddy threw shade at his Ciroc competitor Diddy with a post featuring his fellow mogul dancing with an overweight woman.
Upon seeing the post, commenters expressed dissent about the photo’s message, accusing 50 of “fat shaming” because the image’s caption suggests that there is something wrong with larger women. He later deleted the post, and instead opted for a more direct form of promotion.
New rule. If the person being "fat shamed" is so large that a grown man can't even fit his arms around her then she shall be deemed fat shameable. That's just how it works. I have said it before, and I will say it a thousand times, you don't motivate people to better themselves without first making them feel awful about themselves. The judgment of others is the ultimate inspiration. 50 Cent is doing us all a favor. Every single person that has had to sit next to a gigantor on an airplane. Everyone that has had to sit next a profusely sweating fat man on the subway. Everyone that has ever had to split a pizza with someone grossly obese. Sure, he could have found a more productive way to promote his vodka. He also could have let these fatties sit there and slowly develop a mean case of diabetes, but that's not who 50 Cent is. He's a philanthropist. A humanitarian.
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Can we let the person being fat shamed decide if they are being fat shamed or not? Seriously, do you think this woman gives a fuck that she is noticed for her weight. She loves every single ounce on those bones. She accepted her body a long time ago. Know how I know that? Because she's grinding on the dick of a celebrity that is half her size. It takes someone that is truly happy with themselves to display that kind of confidence. Bet you she rocks a two piece bathing suit to the beach too. Without a doubt takes the big piece of chicken. There is absolutely no shame in that woman. I'd bet a million dollars that if you asked her to describe herself in one word that she would say 'voluptuous'. I'm laughing straight to the bank with this...
So we'll go to the next best option…See ya for another disheartening effort next week… Who dat, or something like it.
And of course….
Huffington Post- A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.
Denny Peterson, a teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, was charged this week with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child, the Stockton Record reported Friday.
Before this video even gets going I already find myself siding with the teacher. A 14 year old girl laying on the ground throwing a fit like she's a toddler at Toys'R'Us is getting my respect no percent of the time. Maybe if you stood up and had a legitimate conversation with the teacher like a human being than you wouldn't be getting dragged across the tile floor like Janay Rice. Grow up for me one time.
Should the teacher have laid his hands on her? No, of course not. Simply have to be smarter than that as a teacher. I think were a bit out of bounds with a 'corporal injury to a child' charge though. Like, come on, the only thing that is hurt is this girls feelings. This is why I would never be a teacher. Fucking kids suck. Not all of them, but you put 20-25 of them in a room at any given time and you are bound to be dealing with 8-10 brats. You think this guy likes teaching kids how to swim, or whatever the fuck he was doing? If the girl just got her hair did, she should have a note. That's middle school 101. Everyone knows that if you have a note for being sick, or having a bruised leg, or being fat you can get out of gym class. If the teacher lets this note-less girl skip gym class he sets a bad precedent. Soon all the girls would be coming in claiming a fresh 'do.
Of course the goddamn prosecutor coming in hot making everything sexual. "His hands are right there in her chest area, she's trying to cover her chest from being exposed". Okay bro, you try to throw a squirming 14 year old girl in a pool and keep appropriate hand placement. If she didn't turn this whole this into a ludicrous scene then there wouldn't be a threat of physical coercion. You know how a 14 year old keeps her top on? By not rolling around on the floor like an infant. "When a woman says no, when a 14 year old says no, it means no". Get the fuck out of my face. Could you try to make this situation sound more rapey? He was throwing her in a pool, not taking her to Cosby's dressing room. I expect today's teachers to educate our students, and I'll be damned if that man wasn't going to teach that girl how to do the backstroke.
Also, with all the cases of student/teacher sex scandals, why on earth are they holding a swimming class? A misdemeanor turned 'corporal injury' charge is the least that could have gone wrong with a bunch of pubescent teens in 2 pieces. You can only play with fire for so long before you get burnt. Perhaps more appropriately, play in the water and you're bound to get your feet wet.
NJ.com- Imagine this: A man woos a woman to bed with tales of his riches, fast cars and a vacation home in Monaco. But he actually lives in his mother’s basement.
Or this: A seemingly wealthy widow convinces a younger man to sleep with her on the notion that they may marry and he’ll inherit her money. In reality, she’s broke.
In both cases, someone lied about his or her status in order to have sex with someone else.
Under a bill recently proposed by a south Jersey lawmaker, such actions would not only be considered dishonest. They could prompt charges of rape.
This is the most spiteful shit I have ever heard of. How loveless is this guy's marriage? Probably hasn't had non-anniversary sex since Y2K, and now he's trying to take it out on us. Make no mistake, this is about as close as you can get to criminalizing sex. Almost every gender based interaction includes some form of deception, especially upon first meeting. I am not saying everyone flat out lies to get sex, but they certainly stretch the truth. Now every misleading thing said over a couple drinks is worthy of a rape charge?
Listen, when you strike up a conversation with woman her first instinct is 'no'. You need that attention grabber to keep them interested. Not every guy has a "I'm a doctor" or a "I drive a Mercedez" in their back pocket. Sometimes you have to be economical with the truth to make yourself sound like a good decision. Furthermore, men aren't the only ones that do it. As the saying goes, men lie, women lie, rape allegations don't. You don't see me turning around with a court order every time I hear "I'm not crazy" or "I'm a great cook". You know why people don't make a big deal of it when they are misled into the sheets? Because everyone has exaggerated their resume at one time or another. Where do we draw the line? Must we all be put under oath before indulging in some ill conceived drunken sex?
I usually say this in jest, but it's starting to come to fruition. It's almost to the point where everything is rape now. You would literally have to divulge your social security number and converse over a polygraph machine to engage in causal sex that doesn't result in legal action. Let me get this straight, lying to get someone into bed and rape both result in sex, so now they are one and the same? That's like saying saying murder and suicide are synonymous phenomenons because they both result in death. Sure, both are morally questionable, but one is a choice. A 5-20 year sentence for lying? Didn't I read somewhere that our prisons are full? Better get the architects on the horn, we are going to need to turn New Jersey into a police state.
"Sexual assault by fraud", by definition, falls about 30 yards short of making any sense at all. Assault is dependent upon a psychically violent action. You know anyone currently serving a "verbal assault" charge? Why don't we stick to prosecuting actual tangible crimes, instead of imprisoning people based on their moral compass. Consensual is consensual, whether you're a lawyer or a janitor.
P.S. Old salt-n-pepper over here should be glad any one decided to marry her, whether they were blue collar or living out a garbage bag. Trust me lady, you would need to reconfigure the definition of rape for it to be of any danger to you.
Elite Daily- Tennessee’s Adrian Fraim is a Comcast customer who wanted to move his service to a new residence.
The Internet provider told him over the phone that it wouldn’t be a problem and that a technician would come take care of it.
None of this turned out to be true, however, and like many Comcast customers before him, Fraim was slapped with a bill for something he didn’t ask for.
The technician never showed up, and when Fraim called to ask why, he was told that Comcast doesn’t provide service to his new location, about 50 miles away.
Adriannnnnn, come on bro. Be better than this. Some of this has got to fall on your shoulders. I'm not saying that Comcast is free of fault. Far from it. Cable companies are one step below rapists and murderers. It's a miracle that every employee hasn't been locked up for extortion. This is a well known fact though. If there is a way to swindle you, a cable company will find it and milk that cash cow for all it's worth. That's why it is borderline insanity to sign a 3 year contract with a cable company. I didn't even know you could do that, but its sounds like an awful idea. That's like signing a lifetime contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It's basically selling your soul to Comcast for DVR and cheap HBO. Far too much fine print as well. A lot can happen in three years, why would anyone want to lock themselves down with a group of people as soulless as the cable company?
I wonder how long it would take me to figure out this mistake. The 4-6 hour window that the cable company gives you in the biggest sham since the electronic ab belt that claimed it could stimulate your fat belly into a 6 pack. Has a cable company ever shown up when they were supposed to? I think they just use the appointment time a suggestion. Pretty sure they have never taken a suggestion seriously in their lives. If they tell me they are showing up on Monday at 5pm, I wouldn't even be worried until Friday. Got to admire this kid's persistence to get his money back. He probably spent 100 hours 'on the phone' (waiting on hold) to clear up this mistake. I would almost rather burn $3,000 cash then wait for one of those miserable bastards to pick up my phone call. Can't say the kid didn't make out like a bandit, got his money back and now he can't even use Comcast. Whether he knows it or not, that's the ultimate win here.
People Are Actually Buying Jets/Bills Tickets, That Were Given Away For Free, On The Secondary Market
Yahoo Sports- Well, you knew this was going to happen. The NFL moved the Buffalo Bills-New York Jets game to Detroit on Monday night because of heavy snowfall in the Buffalo area, then wisely decided to give away tickets to the game for free.
The gambit paid off; the tickets sold out online in a matter of hours.And then came the scalpers. The tickets are on sale on ebay in the range of $50-$75 per ticket, though at least one sold for $100.
Who in their right mind is PAYING actual American currency to go to this game? I can't imagine a worse place to be on a Monday night. There is no way any Detroit residents will be in attendance, I don't care if the tickets are free or not. Detroit fans already got their fill of terrible quarterback play today in New England. Monday's are depressing enough as is, who wants to watch two borderline NFL franchises go head to head in a meaningless game? You would have to pay me face value to attend that game, even if I lived 6 feet away from the stadium.
Are Bills and Jets fans actually hiking out to Detroit to watch their miserable teams play? Half the people in Buffalo can't even meander their way out of there own homes, and they are going to go to America's equivalent of a 3rd world country? I think I would rather sit in my hypothetical Buffalo residence and wait for my roof to collapse on top of me than be in the doldrums of D-town. Jets fans are too busy trying to pay off the money they spent on a "Fire Idzik" billboard, Can't imagine they are going to head to Detroit on a Monday.
There is one reason the NFL gave away tickets. It's because they literally thought no one would go to the game. It's not because of inconvenience to those that had tickets, its because they thought they stood to make no money off of it. The NFL does not give one single fuck about it's consumers, unless it profits their bottom line. Looks like Roger and Co. underestimated the self destructiveness of the New York fan bases. Or they are just banking on the beer sales to fans that are trying to drowned the pain.
Chick Wears Camera To Catch People Staring At her Ass And raise Awareness For Prostate Cancer…Wait, What?
Elite Daily- Tons of people across America seem to be attaching hidden cameras to themselves to see if people on the street harass them in some way.
Now, one attractive woman has attached a camera to her behind in order to benefit the men who would inevitably check her out.
The girl, who was wearing yoga pants, was attempting to raise prostate cancer awareness by affixing the camera to her behind.
Do the people that make these videos even understand the concept of "raising awareness". Like, do they semantically understand what it even means? This isn't like ALS where 99% of America (myself included) was dumping ice water on it's head to raise awareness for a disease that no one really understood. Mostly that just resulted into a bunch of self absorbed morons wanting to fit in, but at least it raised a modicum of awareness, and more importantly, a substantial amount of money. Unlike that scenario, everyone is already aware of prostate cancer. Maybe they aren't aware of the percentage of people affected, or the severity, of it, never the less they are aware.
Let's say, like ALS, a majority of American men weren't aware of prostate cancer, would this video come even close to solving that? All this girl raises is the crotch of my pants, and she doesn't even do a good job of that. I didn't even watch the entirety of the video because of the annoying bell that goes off when every man with eyes was staring at her yoga pants enhanced ass all over New York City. It's not like the men (and women) featured know anything more about prostate cancer than they already did. It's not like anyone that watched this video is running to get checked up, unless they were going to already. Never have I ever once thought about my own ass while gazing at a finely tuned pair of cheeks in yoga pants. This would be like me strapping a dick to my nose and claiming I am raising awareness for yeast infections.
All this video does is feed the feminists. Forget about the fact that all onlookers in the video ranged from men to women of all ages. It still paints men as evil for submitting to their inherent desire to stare at asses. Can we just stop as a society? If you want to raise awareness for a serious cause then make a video about the dangers of prostate cancer. I don't want to discourage this woman from strutting those yoga pants all over the tri-state area. Just leave the camera at home next time. Hand out flyers about prostate cancer and let us enjoy your ass without having to go viral. We don't need to be provoked to get caught undressing you with our eyes.
P.S. God bless….
I know it probably won't be the coach. I'm not even sure a new coach actually accomplishes anything besides just being a new face behind the bench, and eventually becoming the new scapegoat. Fire an assistant. Fire a ticket rep, they never answer their phones anyway. Fire some ushers. Fire a fucking janitor. The only person that should be off limits from losing their job is the beer vendor. We are going to need about 600 more of them the way this season is going. We are going on two years of blowing leads in every single way possible. Just change something. Anything. How is it possible to have zero confidence in your team winning when they are up by 2 with 5 minutes left? We scored to make it 3-1 and I started to feel nauseous. A 3-1 lead with twenty minutes to go against what has proven to be a formidable Calgary team was nauseating. Can we just stop interviewing this team? What kind of fans even want to hear these guys come up with a cornucopia of excuses after another blown lead? I would rather they refuse to talk to the media. That would get me less upset.
The only silver lining that comes from yesterday is that there are no more suicidal people amongst the Devils fan base. That's because they all showered with their toasters around 1AM last night. What a gutless bunch of princesses. The saddest thing about last night is it was probably their best performance of the season up until the last 5 minutes. They actually scored goals that required skill, had a plethora of chances. Hell, even Scott Clemmensen looked slightly above handicapped. That's literally the best case scenario for the roster the Devils are currently icing. I don't want to hear "bad bounces". I don't want to hear "we need to stay out of the box". Just win a fucking game. Strap on your jock, pretend you have a dick, and close out a win for me one fucking time. Just one time.
Does Deboer make some head scratching lineup decisions sometimes? Yes. I have questioned them more times than I can even calculate. However, why is this fan base so quick to let these players off the hook? They are grown men getting paid millions. Are they not expected to take responsibility for their actions. I highly doubt Deboer told Jagr to make a blind pass to the other team for literally no fucking reason. I highly doubt he told them to passively stand around in the last 10 seconds. Not sure what he drew up in the huddle, but it's safe to say it didn't involve a man standing by himself backdoor with mere seconds left. You can question personnel decisions until you are blue in the face, but when a new person is responsible every night, his decisions become less of a factor. As a Devils fan, If I told you Jagr was 2 feet behind the empty net with the puck in the final minute you would sign up for that every single time. Now that it results in a game tying goal it was a bad personnel decision? Give me a fucking break. I'm tired of this staff prattling on about how hard this team works. It's not even remotely true. This team isn't very talented, and is they are going to play lackadaisically we are going to end up on the wrong side of close games, regardless of the man behind the bench. He is closer to losing his job then he is to keeping it, and rightfully so, but he can't make tape to tape passes for this group of mental midgets.
These Dudes That Went 'Paper Bag Dating' And Got Suckered By A Bunch Of Female Journalists Deserve Everything they got
EliteDaily- Loveflutter, the dating app that focuses on personality over looks, implemented its vision by providing each dater with a paper bag to mask his or her face and a decorating kit to express personality. Using New York Hall of Science as the venue, the founders David Standen and Daigo Smith succeeded in providing a fun and experimental atmosphere.
Female vloggers, bloggers and news correspondents flooded to the event, documenting their decorating process, dates and debagging reveals. A singles-mingle was planned to follow the speed dating, but it seemed once the journalists completed their assignments, the only hopefuls left were disappointed men.
As superficial and shallow as online dating apps can be, this 'project' is equally as stupid. Everyone is a little bit shallow. Obviously, some more than others, but no one doesn't use looks as a prerequisite when finding a potential mate. I take that back. A very small percentage do. They are what we call "ugly people". You know what ugly people do? They settle. I'm not saying life should be like Tinder where EVERYTHING is based off looks, but appearance is, and always will, a characteristic that people look for in the opposite sex.
Were in the heart of the age of online journalism, how could anyone be surprised that a majority of female participants were there for work? A self righteous concept conjured to go against societal norms is always going to draw the attention of vloggers, bloggers, and the like. Guess what, ugly men are far more desperate for sexual gratification than ugly women. They don't need to waste their time paper bagging it when they can just go to a bar and wait for a guy to have too much to drink. It's a concept as old as the world is round, it's harder for men to get laid. That is only accentuated when your appearance can only be described as "unfortunate".
What's the ultimate goal of this anyway? Like, say all the females had stayed and the post-dating mingle was actually successful. Know what happens when the bags come off? Everyone gains a whole new perspective when the guy with the great personality turns into the crooked nose freak. Everything he said when the bag was on is instantly forgotten. The funny joke he had told mere minutes earlier is but a distant memory. Man or woman, we are only human. We like to be aesthetically pleased. Unless these people plan on wearing a paper bag for the entire relationship, the chances of success are slim to none.
Plus, what are the chances that the people that attended this function had good personalities? Just because they weren't blessed with a strong jaw line doesn't mean they were automatically blessed with the gift of gab. Anyone with a good personality is self aware enough to know to play to their strengths. Letting a woman know what she is working with before she engages in conversation is much more successful then causing her inevitable disappointment when the bag comes off. At the end of the day if I order a steak off the menu I wanna know what kind of steak I am getting. Ordering a sirloin and receiving a sirloin is better than getting my hopes up for a filet mignon.
P.S. The kid they interviewed is a dick. He's a decent looking kid, clearly doesn't need to be paper bag dating. He's like the kid who is a couple pounds overweight and goes to fat camp just to feel like the skinniest kid in the room.
Damn, check out the personality on this one! Oh baby.
Embarrassing. Unwatchable. Emasculating.
Really, no amount of degrading adjectives would do justice after the laugher Rutgers was on the short end of today. One thing is for sure though, it is unacceptable, and it's the 4th time in a 12 game season that we have had to experience it. Don't get me wrong, only a brightest eyed optimist would think Rutgers was going to win today, or be a major contender in the Big Ten. From an outside perspective, 6-5 with a winnable game against Maryland could be considered overachieving with how many viewed this team at the start of the season. However, Rutgers fans have had to flounder in mediocrity far too long, and it looks like the program, as a whole, accepts it. The "bowl eligible" email I received no more than 20 minutes after the Indiana game speaks to that. The way the players and the staff were talking about getting a 6th win you would think they were already preparing for the bowl game. Shit, you would think they were preparing for the 4 team playoff. Too many pats on the back for a middle of the road Big Ten team.
Like I said before, prior to the season I would have signed up for where we are at right now. However, the way in which they are doing it is beyond discouraging. They now have taken faced four huge in-conference tests, and they have failed everyone in a resoundingly miserable fashion. I don't mind losing when we are overmatched talent wise, but I refuse to accept quitting. Make no mistake, in at least 3 of the 4 big conference games the players on the field quit. Having watched a lot of Big Ten games this year, I have watched mediocre teams hang with the best the conference has to offer. I watched an Indiana team, which got smoked by Rutgers last week, hang with Ohio State, which beat Rutgers by approximately 85 points, for the better part of 4 quarters. It is not ridiculous to expect Rutgers to be competitive with every team in this conference. These failures, either justly or unjustly, fall on the shoulders of head coach Kyle Flood and his staff.
Kyle Flood, in a lot of ways, reminds me of a mild mannered Rex Ryan. He certainly is more politically correct and no one will mistake him for a defensive genius, but he is a players coach. All these players will speak highly of him, no matter what kind of loss they are coming off of. While that may be good in some ways, it certainly isn't translating on the field. No matter how much they love the coach, they quit on him halfway throughout the first quarter today. That's why it is a mistake to keep him at the helm. There is close to a 0% chance that he is fired and it is going to result in a very similar season next year. Unlike Rex, the lack of talent on this team is a result of the head coach. That's just part of recruiting and college coaching. Put the cliches and the "just trying to go 1-0 this week" to rest, it's grown tiresome. I am a fan through and through and I turned today's game off at halftime. If they aren't going to show up, neither am I. Today's performance was reminiscent of last years game against UCF. No offense, no attempt at tackling, overall disinterest. Like it or not, that falls on the figurehead of the program, Kyle Flood. This program's commitment to mediocrity is nauseating. I like Kyle Flood, as a person, as much as the next guy. However, when you are a coach of a college football team you are in the business of winning, and someone has to pay for the continued struggles of this Rutgers team. Blowing smoke up the ass of the fan base doesn't change the numbers on the scoreboard, and the numbers today painted them as a bad football team.
CleveScene- The two had been convicted of a 1975 murder on Cleveland's near east side, along with Wiley's brother Ronnie Bridgeman (who was released on parole in 2003), based on the testimony of a 13-year-old witness. Ricky Jackson had been pinned as the trigger man.
A 2011 Scene investigation into the case, which found the child's account was a lie told as a result of police coercion and threats, also pointed out numerous other holes in the state's evidence. The story led the Ohio Innocence project to take up the case.
First of all, good for these guys. I cannot imagine what goes through one's mind while sitting behind bars for 40 years serving an unearned sentence. That's enough to make any man go insane. At what point do you just accept your fate? I feel like I would just be pleading my innocence everyday for the first five years. I'm not sure anything else would even go through my mind. I would almost be insulted that they let me out after 40 years. I would just tell them to let me stay. How could you get locked up at 20 and adapt amicably back into society at 59? That would be like waking up on the set of the Jetsons.
My main question is how much leeway do you get after serving 39 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit? The first thing I would want to do, after fucking a prostitute and easting a decent meal, would be to commit an actual crime. I'm not saying these guys should be allowed to murder someone, but they can pretty much commit any non-violent crime and go unpunished, right? Forget about misdemeanors, those would be a daily occurrence. It's like roll over minutes. You already paid for them, you got to get your 'money's worth'. Can't possibly get in trouble for anything drug and alcohol related. They are going to need all the substance abuse they can get their hands on to forget what happened behind bars. Theft is a non-issue. They shouldn't even need to carry money. Just carry a card that says "I served 39 years in prison for murder". Everything is free, no questions asked. Actually fuck it. I'm pretty sure I would just find the cops responsible. I would undoubtedly lock them up in a basement and recreate 'Saw'. Even it gets you sent back to prison, it's not like you serve any purpose in a society that has passed you by. At least you could sleep at night this time around knowing justice was served. Shit, at that point you have more friends on the inside than the outside.
I don't want to generalize because I am friends with some "law enforcement officials", but pigs are the worst people on earth. Two men had to serve 39 years (11 years more than I have even been alive) because the police coerced a 13 year old into testifying against them. How could anyone trust a 13 year old's opinion? Your testimony is moot until you pop out a pubic hair or two. Pretty sure every single thing I said at the age of 13 was a lie. Shouldn't we have a stricter policy for giving out badges? I feel like if you survive getting maced in the face and don't mind hanging around with a bunch of former high school losers you can finagle your way onto the force. There definitely isn't a morality test. If so, there are far too many cops that used a cheat sheet on that shit.
"All three had originally been on death row until 1978 when the Supreme Court shot down the death penalty and commuted all death sentences to life in prison."
Can't even catch a break. I would imagine after 3 years, and a lifetime of wrongful incarcerate ahead of you, you would gladly accept the death penalty.
P.S. In all seriousness, that's a very cool scene, and these boys are looking sharp after 39 years in prison.