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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Doing the most harm....

Remember Jocelyn Elders? She was the Surgeon General who had the tumerity to suggest that to stop sexualy transmitted dieases, people should not only use condoms, but.....dearest God....masturbate to revive the pressure!


Well, you would think that anyone, even the Commander-in-Chimp we have now, would be careful in choosing who would be the new top doc.

Well say hello to Dr. James Holsinger.

Dr....and I guess one should use that term this lack-of-adminstration's nominee for the SG's job. And if you think telling kids to he-and-she-bop was something, get a load of this guy.

For one thing, wrote a piece for the United Methodist Church's Committee to Study Homosexuality. In it, her wrote the following (assuming this is not a forgery...)

Gay sex, he warned, can lead to "lacerations, perforations and deaths...The
anatomic and physiologic facts of alimentation and reproduction simply do not
change based on any cultural setting. In fact, the logical complementarity of
the human sexes has been so recognized in our culture that it has entered our
vocabulary in the form of naming various pipe fittings either the male fitting
or the female fitting depending upon which one interlocks within the other. When
the complementarity of the sexes is breached, injuries and diseases may occur as
noted above."

This alone would make the confirmation hearings must-see-CSPAN.

Imagine your privates compared to items found at the Home Depot!

But that's not all. If you're gay, he wants to cure you!

Dr. Holsinger and his wife were founders of Hope Springs Community Church
which, according to the church’s pastor, ministers to people who no longer wish
to be gay or lesbian. The pastor, Rev. David Calhoun, said that the church has
an "ex-gay" ministry. "We see that as an issue not of orientation but a
lifestyle," Calhoun said. "We have people who seek to walk out of that
lifestyle." So-called "ex gay" conversion therapy has been condemned by almost
every major, reputable medical organization, including the American
Psychological Association, which issued a condemnation over ten years ago.

The belief that homosexuality can be cured is a thorny one at best, considering the....mmmm, let's say...high failure rate of the "treatment." And to have this snake-oil part of American policy is pretty nausiating.

Unless you are an Armageddonist.

The Xian loonytunes who are controlling the White House, the GOP, and certain media sources have as thier goal the complete un-secularization of the USA. For them, The War in the Middle East and the War on Terror, though intrical parts of the plan, are smoke screens for the real plot: to remake America and the world in to thier own, sick, warped image that takes the true meaning of the Word of God and bastardizes it for thier own purposes.

And what is so upchuck-inducing about this, is that this crunb should be critized from piller-to-post. Yes, outside of an understandably pissed-off gay press, no none, not the MSM, not the TruthOut/AirAmerica faction, no one is giving the fact that this clown is about to hand down health decisions for millions of Americans the time of day.

Which is, of course, exactly how they want it.


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Swingers and Swappers and Pervs......OH MY!

When you think of CBS, what do you think of?

Gunsmoke? Mary Tyler Moore? Carol Burnett? M*A*S*H? Maybe CSI? Uncle Walter?

How about swingers?

Yes SWINGERS! As in wife swappers and stuff.

Well, if this bit of business from CBS ever gets on the air, that's what we are talking about. CBS has mentioned that one of the shows they have in thier bullpen is a show called Swingtown, about a strait-laced couple who moved to Chicago and meet up with a couple of spouse-swappers.

It helps that, like in most TV, there is not one fat, old, or ugly person in the bunch. Kinda like real-life swinging, eh?

Anyway, here is CBS' OFFICIAL preview. (Damn, this is a BIG screen!)

Oh, and I have not forgotten the pervs.

You know that NBC Dateline feature, "To Catch A Predator?" You know....the one where some Chester the Molester walks into a room thinking he's getting Dakota Fanning and winds up getting Stone Phillips instead (come to think of it, that's punishment enough in itself!)

Didn't it strike you as a weeeeeeeee bit unconstitutional?

Well maybe not unconstitutional, but maybe more unethical..


"Predator" Catchers Become Lawsuit Prey

(CBS/AP)“Although the reports have been subject to some controversy, audience reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.” --An NBC statement responding to a lawsuit from former "Dateline" producer Marsha Bartel, who claims she was fired for expressing ethical concerns to her superiors about the "To Catch A Predator" series. Among her complaints: That NBC "unethically pays" law enforcement officials and controversial vigilante group Perverted Justice; that the network "covers up the fact that law enforcement officials act improperly;" and that the identities of most of the Perverted Justice volunteers were kept secret from her, making it impossible to vet them. You can read the lawsuit at The Smoking Gun. And check out our take on the series from last February.

Oh....and there's more...

Sex-predator arrests in Murphy rejected
Collin County official says 'Dateline NBC' evidence isn't sufficient
12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, June 2, 2007
By TIARA M. ELLIS / The Dallas Morning News
A sex-predator sting that led to more than 20 arrests in Murphy – with one suspect committing suicide – will never make it to a courtroom.

Collin County's first assistant district attorney said Friday that his office did not accept the 23 cases. So they were never presented to a grand jury, and they are not expected to be considered again.

"We've made our final review of the cases and declined prosecution," Greg Davis said. "The bottom line with every case [that was declined] is that we don't feel the evidence is sufficient for prosecution."

Mr. Davis wouldn't explain why the cases presented to his office by the Murphy Police Department were insufficient, citing a policy against commenting on cases not prosecuted.
Last year Murphy police worked with the television show Dateline NBC and Perverted Justice, a watchdog group whose members troll the Internet posing as children to attract potential child molesters, to lure men to a house in a Murphy neighborhood.

One suspect – former Kaufman County District Attorney Louis "Bill" Conradt Jr. – did not show up at the Murphy house. But as police officers stood at the door of his Terrell home with a search warrant, he shot himself.

His sister, Patricia Conradt, could not be reached for comment Friday. Just after the November incident, she blamed his death on a rush to grab headlines. A Dateline crew was outside Mr. Conradt's house that day.

NBC spokeswoman Jenny Tartikoff said the network doesn't comment on the prosecution of cases because that is a matter for law enforcement.

Murphy Police Chief Bill Myrick and City Manager Craig Sherwood contacted Perverted Justice last summer and invited the group to their town. Mr. Sherwood said that, as far as he's concerned, the cases are not over.

"I don't think that's a final answer," said Mr. Sherwood, referring to Mr. Davis' announcement. "Any district attorney's office is going to look again if you can provide additional information that makes this a better case."

Murphy police have provided all of their investigation materials, Mr. Sherwood said, but Dateline and Perverted Justice still need to give some information to the district attorney.
Chief Myrick was out of town and could not be reached for comment.

In Texas, those who solicit sex from a child don't have to act on the solicitation in order to be arrested. The Internet chat is enough.

The men arrested in Murphy were charged with online solicitation of a minor. Depending on the circumstances of their cases, the charges could have been a second-degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison, or a third-degree felony, punishable by two to 10 years in prison.

Perverted Justice founder Xavier Von Erck said his Oregon-based site has contributed to hundreds of arrests that resulted in 194 convictions.

He said this is the first time that any cases on which his grass-roots organization has worked with law enforcement have been dropped.

That's part of the reason Mr. Von Erck is vexed by the Collin County decision.

"The claim that there is inadequate evidence is ridiculous," he said. "A majority of these individuals made confessions to the Murphy Police Department, and we have every piece of evidence under the sun regarding these individuals. [The] same evidence that is used quickly and efficiently in every single case we've done across the country."

Mr. Von Erck pointed to two other Murphy cases that went through other prosecutors as examples.

Ali Vagefi, a 62-year-old Tyler man, pleaded guilty in February to federal counts of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. He was sentenced to five years in prison for having sexually explicit online chats with a Perverted Justice employee who posed as a 14-year-old Murphy girl. He was arrested after asking to meet at a Murphy convenience store.

Mark Anthony Adameck, 33, received eight years' probation on deferred adjudication in February for online solicitation of a minor, according to Dallas County court records. The 13-year-old boy Mr. Adameck was chatting with and tried to meet was actually a Perverted Justice decoy.

These two cases were the result of a summer sting with Perverted Justice in which Dateline did not participate. There were four arrests then. Later Dateline joined Murphy police and Perverted Justice during a four-day operation that led to the arrests of 21 men.

"We handled these cases the same as we've done in California, Ohio, Georgia ... all the locations where we've done these large-scale stings, Dateline involvement or not," Mr. Von Erck said.
The men arrested in the Murphy operation ranged in age from 23 to 58 and included a middle school teacher.

Stanley Kendall of Mesquite taught at Dallas' Spence Middle School at the time of his arrest on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. He was initially placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest in November. He later resigned, school district officials said Friday. ]

The sex-predator sting deeply divided residents in Murphy, a southeastern Collin County city of about 11,000.

News that the cases would not be prosecuted renewed worries about neighborhood discord, said Murphy Mayor Bret Baldwin.

"This has been one crazy battle," Mr. Baldwin said. "The whole thing has been insane. It has really torn our community apart. I hate to open that door again to battle it out in the media."
Some residents were proud of their city for taking a pro-active stance. Others were angry that police were luring sexual predators into their neighborhood.

Responding to the criticism, Mr. Baldwin offered one solution last year by suggesting that Mr. Sherwood, the city manager, could resign.

The mayor said he is waiting to hear the details of the cases and what fell apart in the investigations before speaking his mind.

The issue could come up at Murphy's next City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Mr. Baldwin said, "I'm just hoping it doesn't polarize us again."

And the hits just keep on coming...


Also Online
Byron Harris reports
After a series of Murphy sex stings that were played on television last fall, the Collin County district attorney said the cases in all 24 arrests made were not adequate for prosecution.
While the Murphy Police Department resubmitted sex sting cases in April, the Collin County district attorney said it still will not prosecute.

Uncut video from the sex stings led to more questions about who actually ran the stings.
It might be called the final scene.

The NBC video footage for a another sting, highlighted for To Catch a Predator, was shot on a Sunday afternoon last fall in Terrell, south of Dallas. But this scene would end with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

TV crews and producers from the NBC Dateline show sat outside the house as the host stood with Terrell and Murphy police.

It was all supposed to be about justice.
Defense Attorney David Finn, a former prosecutor and judge, reviewed case documents for News 8.
"It's a prosecutor's worst nightmare," he said. "In fact, I've had this when I was a federal prosecutor. The last thing you want is the news media or reality TV shows to be involved in the prosecution of a case or the investigation of the case."

Some said they saw flaws in the procedure before the sting began.

An email revealed that the Plano Police Department wanted no part of the operation.
"The chief wants to ensure we have no one assisting, consulting or being involved in their operation with Dateline," it read.

A letter from the assistant Collin County district attorney to Murphy police said they were in the law enforcement business, not show business.

"You've got problems from beginning to end," Finn said. "This whole scenario is garbage-in-garbage-out, and here we sit with a pile of garbage."

Murphy went ahead anyway with a sting they said they worked on for two months. However, News 8 learned that Murphy's lead investigator, Snow Robertson, didn't work for Murphy until one day before the sting began. That put more pressure on the group Perverted Justice, a group which NBC pays to conduct internet chats with alleged sexual predators.

The group's methods have long been questioned.

Marsha Bartel, a former NBC producer, is suing NBC for $1 million after she was fired when she voiced concerns about To Catch a Predator's ethics.

Her lawsuit alleged that Perverted Justice chats are "trolling operations" in which chatters "sometimes beg individuals to come to the sting locations" so they can be captured on camera.
"[NBC] unethically provides local law enforcement with video equipment and video tapes" in exchange for dramatically staged arrest video, the suit said.

During the stings, Murphy police appeared to wear NBC cameras. Neither NBC nor Murphy police would comment.

"In regards to the series itself, we have been transparent about our reporting methods, including the role of law enforcement and Perverted Justice," said NBC. "...NBC News is proud of its reporting, and this lawsuit is without merit."

Before the final scene in Terrell, NBC was briefed on how they could get pictures of the man, Bill Conradt, inside the house.

Conradt, a former Kaufman County district attorney and, at the time, current assistant Rockwall County district attorney, was to be To Catch a Predator's last and most notorious Murphy target.

"These people were acting not only as police, but judge, jury and executioner," said Patricia Conradt, Bill's sister.

Perverted Justice chatters, posing as a young boy, said Conradt solicited them on the internet and then talked to an NBC decoy on the phone, which led to the sting that Sunday.

When he didn't answer the door, police decided to phone him with the number they got from NBC.

"If you have a suspect who's not responding, do you storm his house?" Mrs. Conradt said. "I don't think so."

After phone contact failed, the Terrell police's tactical team was called in to serve a search warrant. When they broke in the door they heard a single shot. Conradt shot himself in the head.
"It was about headlines," Mrs. Conradt said. "Making a splash. Making a story. Jumping to conclusions. We've got something that is really going to bring up our ratings."

As a matter of disclosure, News 8 competes against KXAS channel 5, which is partially owned by NBC.

Oh what a tangled web........

Friday, June 01, 2007

Max Hardcore Indicted/His Response

ALTADENA, Calif. — Paul F. Little, aka Max Hardcore, has been indicted on federal obscenity charges. The Justice Department charged Little with numerous counts of obscenity.
The 10-count indictment was returned against Little on May 17 and was unsealed yesterday.

The charges originate out of Florida, but Hardcore turned himself into authorities in California, WNBC in New York reported. The case is based in Florida because Little’s production company, Max World Entertainment, mailed DVDs there.

WNBC reported that in addition to the mailing of allegedly obscene material, Little also is being charged with transmitting five allegedly obscene video clips over the Internet via the company’s website. According to WNBC, federal prosecutors said they are “seeking forfeiture of the ‘obscene’ films, all money made from sales of the films and all property used in the making of the films, including [Hardcore’s] home in Altadena, Calif.”

Authorities also are seeking the forfeiture of the sites, and

The DVD titles named in the indictment are “Max Hardcore Extreme 20 – Euro Edition,” “Pure Max 19 – Euro Edition,” “Max Hardcore Golden Guzzlers 7 – Euro Edition,” “Fists of Fury 4 – Euro Edition” and “Planet Max 16 – Euro Edition.”

Investigators with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation of Little. Attorneys with the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division are prosecuting the case, with the assistance of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

Little is scheduled to be arraigned on July 12.

A call to Little's attorney Jeffrey Douglas seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Max Hardcore Releases Official Statement
By Steve Javors
Thursday, May 31, 2007
LOS ANGELES — On the heels of 10-count obscenity indictment being returned against Paul F. Little, aka Max Hardcore, Little, along with his attorney Jeffrey J. Douglas of Santa Monica, Calif. have issued an official statement to the press.
In addition to the mailing of allegedly obscene material, Little also is being charged with transmitting five allegedly obscene video clips over the Internet via the company’s website. Federal prosecutors said they are “seeking forfeiture of the ‘obscene’ films, all money made from sales of the films and all property used in the making of the films, including [Hardcore’s] home in Altadena, Calif.”

Authorities also are seeking the forfeiture of the sites, and

The DVD titles named in the indictment are “Max Hardcore Extreme 20 – Euro Edition,” “Pure Max 19 – Euro Edition,” “Max Hardcore Golden Guzzlers 7 – Euro Edition,” “Fists of Fury 4 – Euro Edition” and “Planet Max 16 – Euro Edition.”

The full text of Douglas’s and Little’s joint statement to the press is as follows:

Paul Little, who plays the fictitious character “Max Hardcore” in adult videos, is the most recent target of the Justice Department’s effort to suppress free speech. “These are five movies depicting consensual acts between adults, exclusively for consenting adults. There is nothing criminal about these movies,” said Paul Little’s attorney, Jeffrey J. Douglas.

The newly unsealed Federal indictment arising from Tampa, Florida, is one of three pending Federal indictments against commercially available materials. Recently Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez described obscenity prosecution as among the Department of Justice’s highest priorities.

“This is an absurd misallocation of Federal resources,” Douglas stated. “Everyone in America understands that if you don't want to watch, you don't have to. Why can’t the prosecutors understand that? There is real crime occurring, and a shortage of resources to fight them. Why waste our taxpayer money? How is America safer because another Hollywood filmmaker has been charged with the crime of making movies?”

Paul Little states: “They want to take away my home, my business, and my liberty for making fictional movies with consenting adults. All Americans, whether they watch adult material or not, can rely upon our vigorous defense in this case, fighting for the rights of all adults to view material they so choose.”