Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault and tried to invoke Stand Your Ground, but was denied. A judge recently ordered a new trial. Maybe she’ll be allowed to use Stand Your Ground at the new trial — unless Jackson & company manage to have it repealed before then.
The 39-foot tall screaming vagina — an exhibit undoubtedly coming soon to a “Hillary for President” rally near you:
Chhiba called “The Two Talking Yonis,” exhibit, “a screaming vagina within a space that once contained women and stifled women,” which comments “on the mythology of female power in patriarchal systems.” In addition, Chhiba hopes that the 39-foot tall vagina will encourage people to think about women’s bodies differently. “You don’t often hear men talking about their private parts and feeling disgust or shamed [as women often do] … And that alone speaks volumes of how we’ve been brought up to think about our bodies, and what I am saying here is that it’s supposed to be an empowering space.”
Hillary is expected to adopt that as her campaign’s mascot just so she always knows where Bill is.
You’ve probably heard about the “racial incident” Oprah Winfrey had to endure in Switzerland (key words in bold):
The owner of the upscale Swiss boutique where Oprah Winfrey claimed she was barred from buying a $38,000 by a ‘racist’ sales assistant today demanded to speak to the star she branded ‘over-sensitive’ and insisted her employee did ‘everything right’.
The rather fearsome-looking Trudi Goetz said she wanted to speak with the talk show billionairess ‘as soon as possible’ and also revealed her petrified member of staff will not be sacked or punished.
She said: ‘I don’t know why she talked of racism. I am sorry, but perhaps she is being a little over-sensitive here. Maybe she was somewhat offended because she was not immediately recognized in the store.’
The firestorm blew up after Oprah – who is promoting a film – gave an interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which she recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag.
Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 tom Ford Jennifer tote and said it proved that ‘racism is still an issue’.
By total coincidence, something similar happened eight years ago, and Oprah used the alleged incident to pitch her pal Don Cheadle’s movie “Crash.” Flashback to 2005:
Luxury store Hermes on Wednesday apologized to Oprah Winfrey for turning her away last week, saying that its Paris store was closed to set up for a public relations event when the talk show host stopped by.
“Hermes regrets not having been able to accommodate Ms. Winfrey and her team and to provide her with the service and care that Hermes strives to provide to each and every one of its customers worldwide,” the store said in a statement.
“Hermes apologizes for any offense taken due to such circumstances.”
Harpo Productions spokeswoman Michelle McIntyre said Winfrey “will discuss her ‘crash moment’ when her show returns from hiatus in September.”
“Crash” is a film dealing with race relations. The phrase “crash moment” refers to situations where a party feels discriminated against on the basis of skin color.
Maybe Oprah’s “problems” at high end boutiques have nothing to do with racism, but happen because clerks see her coming they know there’s a chance they might be used as pawns in her “promotion-by-racism-allegations” game and they don’t want anything to do with helping her.
The only thing that made me feel good about paying big bucks at the gas pump here in Missouri, is that I tell myself, it’s a good thing that I don’t live in California, where gas got up to over $5 dollar a gallon last year. It’s the old self inflicted psychological, “Hey, at least I don’t have cancer.” logic that seems to work every time.
It’s also a good marketing ploy: Look! Gas went down from $4.50 to $3.50! Whew!
The reason Californians pay such a hefty price is because of the higher standards from the EPA. But Obama has come out and said he wants to make us alllike California:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a gallon, depending on who is providing the estimate.
The EPA is quick to add that the change aimed at cleaning up gasoline and automobile emissions would yield billions of dollars in health benefits by 2030 by slashing smog- and soot-forming pollution.
For those of us who actually remember how bad the pollution used to be in our cities, we are deeply impressed that Obama wants to save our lungs from the invisible smog that never happens here anymore.
It’s all for our health we are told, so pony up..but hey, if you want to inhale a big whiff of Mexican Green, and fill your lungs directly with a form of pollution more destructive than your grandfather’s old Marlboros, go ahead! Since Colorado jumped on the legalization paddy, more states are considering hopping on the train to stoner highway…and you, like me, might be asking yourself…why?
(Hint: A stoned nation will accept just about anything as long as they can still afford pizza.) Not to mention, nobody can afford cigarettes anymore and taxing weed would make up lost revenue.)
This was also reported:
Former president Jimmy Carter came out this month and endorsed taxed-and-regulated weed. “I’m in favor of it,” Carter said. “I think it’s OK.”
So..it seems they are saying—Have some Acapulco Gold with some Canadian Black, but stay away from that cancer stick and gasoline, because we care about you. We don’t mind if you just stay home and get stoned. In fact… we’d appreciate it.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.
I have a theory, but I decline to specify it here.
In the interim, if the government wants to help lesbians lose weight, maybe they should instead take that $1.5 million and pay them to lead power-walking tours of the White House.
If you’re thinking about applying for a license to own and operate a snack bar on this campus, I already beat you to it:
A public university located in one of California’s prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.
The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University plans to sponsor scholarly lectures and coordinate research among 11 faculty members from fields such as economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology.
The Times-Standard of Eureka reports that one professor is studying recent campaigns to legalize marijuana, while another is investigating the environmental effects of pot cultivation.
“If anyone is going to have a marijuana institute, it really should be Humboldt State,” economist Erick Eschker, the institute’s co-chair, told the newspaper. Eschker is studying the connection between marijuana production and employment in the county.
Classes will begin next Monday, starting sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and ending whenever. Tuition includes books and a class field trip to Tommy Chong’s birth place.
I can’t even walk across a beach on a hot day barefoot without yelping in pain, but maybe I’ll do it more now that I realize it was subtly adjusting my neuro-linguistic programming, thereby allowing me to achieve my life goals. And that was just sand — imagine how walking across 2,000-degree coals can change your life… after you’re released from the burn unit, that is.
Fire officials said 21 people at an event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins suffered burns while walking across hot coals and three of the injured were treated at hospitals.
The injuries took place during the first day Thursday of a four-day event at the San Jose Convention Center hosted by Robbins called “Unleash the Power Within.” Most of those hurt had second and third degree burns, said San Jose Fire Department Capt. Reggie Williams.
Walking across hot coals on lanes measuring 10 feet long and heated to between 1,200 to 2,000 degrees provides attendees an opportunity to “understand that there is absolutely nothing you can’t overcome,” according to the motivational speaker’s website.
Organizers had an “open burn permit” and medical staff at the event, and there was also a fire inspector on the scene, Williams said.
“Once they (the medical staff) became overwhelmed, our inspector called for us,” Williams said.
Witness Jonathan Correll was not attending the event, but when he saw a large crowd gathered on a closed-off surface street near the convention center, he got off the light rail he was riding to see what was going on.
“I just heard these screams of agony,” he told The Associated Press. People were in pain. It sounded like people were being tortured.”
Correll, 25, of San Jose, said he saw three ambulances, about 10 to 15 people on the ground being treated by paramedics and some people being wheeled away on stretchers.
“It was really just chaos,” he said.
Ann Althouse asks, “Do you have what it takes to be a regional manager?”
According to Robbins, those who failed the hot coal test have to do some sole-searching.
President Obama can try all he wants, but barring unforeseen catastrophic national security issues, the economy is going to decide his fate.
Endorsing gay marriage (again) doesn’t lower the deficit; or affect jobless claims; or provide cover for all the “clean energy” ripoffs; or undo Obamacare; or halt the labor force exodus; or get rid of Obama’s $5 trillion in new debt. The distraction will be short-lived. Besides, gays buy gas and groceries too.
It’s like the Titanic is preparing to take its fatal plunge and in order to placate those who are demanding that he do something about it the Captain comes out and says “Okay, dudes can marry dudes now!”
In closing, Obama knows why the troops — specifically gay troops — are out there fighting. The reason? For him:
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
I don’t exactly think the battle cry in the US military is “Now let’s go get Obama re-elected!”