Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I recorded this about an hour ago. I am still pissed at how judgemental we seem to be.
The girl just wanted to shave her head. That's all. Women do this all the time. Big fat deal.
She does not need "saving." She is not in "crisis." She is not "hitting bottom." She just wants to shave her f*cking head to look different! That's all.
What is wrong with people. Someone asked me why do I feel so paranoid that if I express something sexual I might have to deal with "serious consequences?" Take a look at the reaction to Brit's haircut and you'll see what I mean.
And yes, I have more to say!
Gabcast! polyblog #10 - Can we let the poor girl alone
Britney SPears has shaved her head. SO f'n what?
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Ladies and Gents, take a good look. No Sh*t, you are looking at the main event for Wrestlemania!
I am not kidding. Last night the taped RAW for viewing on USA this Thursday (blame or credit the Dog Show). Thanks to www.prowrestling.com, here is what happned....
“Talking about Special Appearances,” goes the King as No Chance in Hell
kicks in. J.R. says we have been anticipating this night when Donald Trump and
Vince McMahon are in ‘this vary ring’.
Vince says he appreciated the hospitality from the crowd and says his guest
at this time is the star of The Apprentice on NBC and is one of the most
powerful, richest men in all of the world and until recently, a very good friend
of Vince’s, Donald Trump. ‘Money Money Money’ loop from the TV show The
Apprentice hits and Donald Trump comes out with two escorts (Ho Train style).
The Raw banner on the bottom says Donald Trump is Chairmen of Trump
Organizations.Vince says he didn’t think he would be escorted by two divas and
Vince’s asks them to leave the ring. Vince says Donald has been a fan of WWE for
many years and makes mention that Donald has hosted Wrestlemania 4 and 5 at
Trump Plaza. Says Donald has never stood in a WWE ring or beside Vince before
and says he is probably intimidated. Vince realizes Donald doesn’t have a mic
and gets one for him.
Donald says he isn’t intimidated. Vince says he doesn’t appreciate Donald
stole ‘You’re Fired’ catchphrase and also says he doesn’t appreciate he things
the Rosie characters was lame, “She is pretty ugly’, says Donald. Vince says on
McMahon appreciation night he was giving the fans a picture of himself but
Donald had to outdo him and give the fans value by dumping money on the
audience. Vince says that was embarrassing and Donald says Vince is going to be
embarrassed as well as they are going to do it again tonight.
Vince says this audience doesn’t deserve the cash and Vince says he thought
Donald would do it again, so Vince says he had security confiscate the money
from Trump's ‘hands’. The crowd starts flipping yelling ‘You Suck’, as they
wanted the money and Donald gestures for them to continue.Vince wants to know
why Donald is in the ring and what his business idea is. Crowd breaks into the
Vince apologizes to Donald for calling him that but Donald says he thinks
the crowd is 100% right for calling Vince names. Donald says he is at Raw
because he is taller than Vince, better looking and he thinks he is stronger
than Vince.Donald says he is here to challenge Vince to a match at Wrestlemania
“You gotta be kidding me,” says Jim Ross. (and polybi wonders
why doesn'y JR just quit right now?)
Vince laughs and Donald says he is going to kick Vince’s ass. Vince
says he suffered a split pelvis in Hell in the Cell back in Toronto and Vince
says his physician says he should never compete again in the squared circle.
Vince says he appreciated the proposal and has a counter proposal. Vince says he
will find a hand picked competitor to represent Vince at Wrestlemania and Donald
should do the same, with the two of them in each others corner. Vince extends
his hand and Donald says he doesn’t like the idea. Donald says he doesn’t like
it because Vince is a rich guy but he is a richer guy, so Donald says the two
will pick representatives and Vince says wait a minute, lets raise the steaks,
for some cash.
“How much,” says the King.Vince says he can buy and sell the audience
tonight, and then admits Donald has more money. A fan yells ‘He’s Scared’, “You
are right, he is”, says Donald. Donald says he doesn’t care about the cash, and
if Vince looses, he will shave Vince’s head and if Donald losses, Donald’s head
is shaved. Vince has that look on his face.
Donald says he has heard for a long time that isn’t Vince’s hair, and then
Donald says the same thing, people say it isn’t his hair. “Sure it is, he bought
it”, says the King.Donald says he doesn’t wear a hairpiece, someday maybe but
not now. So Donald says, a hair match, loser gets their head shaved. Vince asks
if the crowd wants to see that at Wrestlemania (big pop).
Vince says the answer is no. Vince says he wont be embarrassed by
Trump, he has something up his sleeve so no. Vince begins to leave the ring,
‘You suck’ yells the crowd. Donald paces around the ring. Donald says he has
known Vince for a long time and he always thought Vince had guts, but says Vince
doesn’t have guts (Vince gives a face).
He says three weeks ago Vince had Donald Trump vs. Rosie O’Donnell and
Trump says he was angry because the wrestler who portrayed Rosie O’Donnell was
better looking that how Rosie looks in real life, and Vince doesn’t have guts,
so Donald says forget the match at Wrestlemania. “He called Mr. McMahon
gutless”, says the King. Vince says he thinks Donald has something up his
sleeve, “but the match is on” exclaims Mr. McMahon.“See you in Detroit, Vince”
says Donald. Jim Ross says two of the richest men in the world just made a deal
for Wrestlemania, and they go over that whoever’s representative prevails will
result in the loser getting their head shaved. “This deal could only happen at
Wrestlemania 23, the battle of the billionaires and their hair on April 1st”.
Dearest God, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, have you and Mr. Trump FINALLY lost your minds???
Story source: http://www.prowrestling.com/article/news/3426
Friday, February 09, 2007
By SUZETTE LABOY, Associated Press Writer 46 minutes ago
Anna Nicole Smith, the curvaceous blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale — Playboy centerfold, jeans model, bride of an octogenarian oil tycoon, reality-show subject, tragic mother — died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.
She was stricken while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was rushed to a hospital. Edwina Johnson, chief investigator for the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said the cause of death was under investigation and an autopsy would be done on Friday.
Just five months ago, Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died suddenly in the Bahamas in what was believed to be a drug-related death.
Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said a private nurse called 911 after finding Smith unresponsive in her sixth-floor room at the hotel, which is on an Indian reservation. He said Smith's bodyguard administered CPR, but she was declared dead at a hospital. Later Thursday, two sheriff's deputies carried out at least eight brown paper bags sealed with red evidence tape from Smith's hotel room.
Dr. Joshua Perper, the chief Broward County medical examiner who will perform the autopsy, said if her death was from natural causes, the findings would likely be announced quickly. He cautioned, however, that definitive results could take weeks.
"I am not a prophet, and I cannot tell you before the autopsy what I am going to find," he said.
Through the '90s and into the new century, Smith was famous for being famous, a pop-culture punchline because of her up-and-down weight, her Marilyn Monroe looks, her exaggerated curves, her little-girl voice, her ditzy-blonde persona, and her over-the-top revealing outfits.
Recently, she lost a reported 69 pounds and became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, a weight-loss supplement. On her reality show and other recent TV appearances, her speech was often slurred and she seemed out of it. Some critics said she seemed drugged-out.
"Undoubtedly it will be found at the end of the day that drugs featured in her death as they did in the death of poor Daniel," said a former attorney for Smith in the Bahamas, Michael Scott.
Another former Smith attorney, Lenard Leeds, told the celebrity gossip Web site TMZ that Smith "always had problems with her weight going up and down, and there's no question she used alcohol." Leeds said it was no secret that "she had a very troubled life" and had "so many, many problems."
Smith attorney Ron Rale told The Associated Press that he had talked to her on Tuesday or Wednesday, and she had flu symptoms and a fever and was still grieving over her son. He dismissed claims her death was related to drugs as "a bunch of nonsense."
"Poor Anna Nicole," he said. "She's been the underdog. She's been besieged ... and she's been trying her best and nobody should have to endure what she's endured."
The Texas-born Smith was a topless dancer at a strip club before she entered her photos in a search contest and made the cover of Playboy magazine in 1992. She became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993. She was also signed to a contract with Guess jeans, appearing in TV commercials, billboards and magazine ads.
In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, owner of Great Northern Oil Co. In 1992, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $550 million.
In a 2005 interview with ABC, Smith recalled meeting Marshall at what she called a "gentleman's club" in Houston. "He had no will to live and I went over to see him," she said. "He got a little twinkle in his eyes, and he asked me to dance for him. And I did."
Marshall died in 1995 at age 90, setting off a feud with Smith's former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over his estate. A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million. That was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.
The stepson died June 20 at age 67. But the family said the court fight would continue.
Smith starred in her own reality TV series, "The Anna Nicole Show," in 2002-04. Cameras followed her around as she sparred with her lawyer, hung out with her personal assistant and interior decorator, and cooed at her poodle, Sugar Pie. She also appeared in movies, performing a bit part in "The Hudsucker Proxy" in 1994.
In a statement, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said: "I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole's passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally."
Smith's son died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas, just days after she gave birth to a daughter.
An American medical examiner hired by the family, Cyril Wecht, said he died accidentally of a combination of methadone and two antidepressants. Last month, a Bahamas magistrate scheduled a formal inquiry into the death for March 27.
Meanwhile, the paternity of Smith's now 5-month-old daughter remained a matter of dispute. The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, Smith's most recent companion. Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead was waging a legal challenge, saying he was the father. An emergency hearing in the paternity case was scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles.
Lawyers were expected to discuss an emergency motion filed by Birkhead's attorney seeking DNA from Smith's body, Rale said. The reasons for the motion were not immediately clear, but an attorney for Stern, James T. Neavitt, was frustrated.
"There's no question about her being the mother," he said. "So what's the purpose of the DNA testing? Why do they need her DNA?"
Debra Opri, the attorney who filed Birkhead's paternity suit, said Birkhead "is devastated. He is inconsolable, and we are taking steps now to protect the DNA testing of the child. The child is our No. 1 priority."
The legal complications of Smith's estate could take years to unravel, an expert said. Christopher Cline of the law firm Holland and Knight, who is an estate planning specialist, said he has never seen a case "with more moving parts."
Outstanding questions include not only the paternity of her daughter, but if she died with a will and how her death will affect the lawsuit pending against the Marshall estate. It also wasn't clear where she legally lived when she died.
"It's a really large legal quagmire," Cline said.
Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children. Her parents split up when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother, a deputy sheriff.
She dropped out after 11th grade after she was expelled for fighting, and worked as a waitress and then a cook at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken restaurant in Mexia.
She married 16-year-old fry cook Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.
AP Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch in Los Angeles and Associated Press Writers Sarah Larimer in Hollywood, Fla., and Ana Cholo in Los Angeles contributed to this story.
We always seem to find a way to take care of those who do not conform. Such as it was with Anna.
She refused from day one to conform to the retristrive norms we put on others and ourselves. She was audaicous and bodacious. It was nice when she was a curiousity, but when she showed that she really meant it, it made us uncomfortable.
So we sought to destroy her. By riducle, mostly. We kept the pressure up because we felt that eventually she would conform.
They all do eventually. Jerry Lee. Mick, maybe. Courtney...but we had to drag her to the edge.
And those who don't.....well, Elvis, Marilyn, Hank Sr. Comform or die.
Now you might think it odd I mention Anna in the same breath as the aforementioned, but think. How many people you know who have decided to live thier lives without your permission to do anything. Maybe even you.
I have lost good friends like this. One possibly just recently. I tend to gravitate to those people because I am like them. As Wednesday Addams put it, "I am.....strange...and unusual."
So was Anna.
So tonight Anna is a peace. The world feigns sorrow, but truly rejoices, because we have, in essence made an example of her. The autopsy may show a medical problem, maybe suicide. But we know what drove her there. We have made her an example. Behave, or suffer the consequences.
One wonders who's next.
Or maybe you?
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
According to trial transcripts obtained by Truthout, former White House staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby testified before a grand jury in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney instructed him to divulge portions of a then-classified report to New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Libby testified that Cheney said authorization to leak a section of the report had come directly from President George W. Bush, the court transcripts state.
The document, titled the National intelligence Estimate, was officially declassified on July 18, 2003. However Libby testified before the grand jury in March 2004 that he had received instructions from Cheney on July 8, 2003, to release portions of the report to Judith Miller.
"The vice president instructed me to go talk to Judith Miller to lay things out for her," Libby said, according to court transcripts. Libby added that President Bush did not know Judith Miller, but authorized Libby to share the NIE with her. Miller did not publish a story based on the information Libby leaked to her.
Libby testified that the leak of the NIE to Miller was aimed at undermining the credibility of former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who on July 6, 2003, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times accusing the Bush administration of "twisting" pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Wilson's stinging rebuke of the administration led Libby and other White House officials to leak Wilson's wife's covert CIA status to reporters one week later.
Libby said, according to the court transcript, that the leak of the NIE on July 8, 2003, was a closely guarded secret and that only he, Vice President Dick Cheney, and President Bush were aware that some of its contents would be leaked.
Libby testified that the White House discussed on a daily basis Wilson's accusations that the administration had manipulated pre-war intelligence regarding Iraq. Those conversations included President Bush, Libby testified, according to the court transcript. Libby testified that his own handwritten notes indicate that President Bush wanted him to to speak with reporters and to rebut Wilson's charges.
"If the president tells you to talk about a document, it's declassified," Libby testified about the why he believed he was authorized to discuss what was then still a classified document.
The information that surfaced during Tuesday's court proceedings places President Bush at the center of the probe, and once again raises the question of whether Bush knew in advance the lengths to which senior White House officials would go to discredit Wilson. President Bush retained a private attorney when he was interviewed by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the leak probe three years ago, but details of the president's interview have yet to be released publicly.
Libby's testimony is backed up by a court document filed by Fitzgerald last year, in which the special prosecutor wrote that Libby had testified he was authorized by Bush and Cheney to discuss the NIE with Miller.
"Defendant testified that the Vice President advised him that the President had authorized defendant to disclose the relevant portions of the NIE," the filing further states. "Defendant testified that he brought a brief abstract of the NIE's key judgments to the meeting with Miller on July 8. Defendant understood that he was to tell Miller, among other things, that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium. Defendant testified that this July 8th meeting was the only time he recalled in his government experience when he disclosed a document to a reporter that was effectively declassified by virtue of the President's authorization that it be disclosed. Defendant testified that one of the reasons why he met with Miller at a hotel was the fact that he was sharing this information with Miller exclusively."
According to the court transcript, Libby claimed that Miller was the first journalist to receive details of the NIE. But his story does not appear to be accurate. On June 27, 2003, two weeks before Libby met with Miller, the vice president's former chief of staff met with Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, and leaked the portion of the NIE that dealt with Iraq's attempt to acquire uranium from Niger, which was first reported by this reporter in March 2006. It's unclear whether the leak of the NIE to Woodward - which took place two weeks after Cheney disclosed to Libby that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA and had suggested sending her husband to Niger to look into the uranium claims - was authorized.
The Watergate-era journalist wrote in the Washington Post in November 2005 that when he met with Libby on June 27, 2003, "Libby discussed the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, mentioned 'yellowcake,' and said there was an effort by the Iraqis to get it from Africa. It goes back to February '02. This was the time of Wilson's trip to Niger."
The perjury and obstruction of justice charges against Libby stem from when and how he discovered that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked for the CIA and whether he leaked her status to reporters. Plame's name was revealed in a syndicated column by Robert D. Novak on July 14, 2003 - eight days after her husband, Joseph Wilson, accused the administration of twisting intelligence to justify war with Iraq. Wilson and government prosecutors said the Plame leak was an act of retaliation against Wilson.
Libby maintains he first learned about Plame from Tim Russert, host of "Meet the Press." Libby's defense is that he was wrapped up with more pressing issues, such as the war in Iraq and national security, and innocently forgot that Cheney had told him about Plame on numerous occasions in June and July 2003. Libby's assertions are undercut by numerous government witnesses and journalists who testified that Libby discussed Plame's CIA status with them more than a week before he said he was told about her by Russert for the first time.
Last week, a crucial piece of evidence emerged during Libby's trial that also appeared to implicate President Bush in the CIA leak case. Yet the seemingly explosive development was absent from mainstream news coverage of the trial.
Copies of Cheney's handwritten notes, which were introduced into evidence by government prosecutors, show the vice president asserting that Libby was asked - the notes would appear to indicate - by President Bush to deal with media inquiries regarding Wilson's claims. Bush has said publicly that he did not take part in an effort to counter Wilson and that he had no prior knowledge that anyone on his staff was involved in an effort to discredit the war critic.
Cheney's handwritten notes would suggest that Libby was made a scapegoat by the White House. Libby attorney Theodore Wells said Cheney wrote "not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy that was asked to stick his head in the meat grinder because of incompetence of others": a reference to Libby being asked to deal with the media and vociferously rebut Wilson's allegations that the Bush administration knowingly "twisted" intelligence to win support for the war in Iraq.
However, when Cheney wrote the notes, he had originally written "this Pres." before crossing it out and writing "that was" asked. Thus, Cheney's notes would have read: "not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy this Pres. asked to stick his head in the meat grinder because of the incompetence of others."
Friday, February 02, 2007
I just want to point out the fact that if it were not for the YouTubers, the aforementioned shows would not be enjoying the popularity they do.
You seem to not understand what is happening. The music downloaders actually complimented recird sales. After the crackdown, the music industry STILL can find buyers for thier dreck because the downloaders and the internet folk treat people according to how they are treated. Treat me like dirt, the favor is returned.
That's something to think about when you send your lawyers in. The possibility that Comedy Central may wind up being a ghost town. You see there is one way these people could get all that stuff on YouTube. They have to become VIEWERS.