January 31. 2006
1. RANDOM STUFF New Years
2. CELEBRITY Angelina Jolie Pregnant with Brad Pitt's Child
3. CELEBRITY Kate Moss and Pete Dougherty
4. CELEBRITY Paris Hilton
5. CELEBRITY Britney Spears
6. CELEBRITY American Idol - Is Fox Cross-Promoting?
7. QUASI JOURNALISM Lloyd Grove and Roger Friedman
8. QUASI JOURNALISM Victoria Newton and her pals at the Sun lie about Kylie’s medical
9. QUASI JOURNALISM NY Post
10. QUASI JOURNALISM “Blind Items”
11. BOOKS Jumping into the Frey
12. MUSIC Ron Isley Tax Evasion Verdict
13. MUSIC Sony BMG clearly doesn’t know when to shut up
14. MUSIC Album Sales – Inflation
15. MUSIC Madonna Lawsuit
16. MUSIC Wall Street gives Warner Bros Music the thumbs down
17. MUSIC Music Therapy
18. FILM The Golden Globes
19. FILM The DaVinci Crock Part 2
20. TV NBC’s “Book of Daniel”
21. TV Michael Eisner To Get A TV Show
22. RADIO Howard Stern
23. ENTERTAINMENT Groupies
24. LEGAL FILE Tom Cruise sues
25. LEGAL FILE J-Lo/Marc Anthony & Kevin Costner Lap Top Theft
26. LEGAL FILE Foxy Brown Cuffed and Accused of not really being deaf
27. LEGAL FILE Judicial Misconduct: “Bad Judges”
28. LEGAL FILE Are Hate Speech Laws Democratic
29. INTERNET Wikipedia, what hath thou wrought
30. NATIONAL NEWS Civic Duty: Tracie Dean
31. NATIONAL NEWS Pentagon Analyst Larry Franklin sentenced to 12 years
32. NATIONAL NEWS The Miners: End Result of Corruption and Negligence
33. NATIONAL NEWS Spying Program
34. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Drug Tunnel
35. WORLD ECONOMY Debt
36. SOCIAL ISSUES Elton John Slams Jamaicans as “Hostile”
37. SOCIAL ISSUES Date Rape, GHB
38. RACE RELATIONS Nazi Restorations
39. RACE RELATIONS Can’t We All Just Get Along
40. RACE RELATIONS Is One Race Better Than Another
41. RACE RELATIONS Race and Culture - Hang Ups And Stereotypes
42. CHARITY Giving to Charity
43. SPIRITUAL Divide and Conquer
44. SPIRITUAL Ingratitude
45. SPIRITUAL Fear
46. SPIRITUAL The Brain vs. The Soul
47. SPIRITUAL Disobedience
How many of you have managed to keep your New Years resolutions thus far? And
how many of you have broken them?
And speaking of broken vows, let's move right into the next segment...
CELEBRITY Angelina Jolie Pregnant with Brad Pitt's Child
Last month I wrote about Angelina Jolie and her adoptive son (he is a
beautiful boy). This month it was announced that she is pregnant with
Brad Pitt’s child.
It seems like just yesterday Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. Now he is
reportedly engaged to Jolie, they are with child and he's become the adoptive father
of her two adopted kids.
Wow, what a situation.
It's opened Aniston up to a lot of unneeded and probably unwanted publicity.
I read a ridiculous headline today in a checkout line that tastelessly blared,
"How Jen Plans To Crash Brad's Wedding." Yea, I believe that - not!
What's great though is she, Aniston, has been graceful, throughout.
CELEBRITY Kate Moss and Pete Dougherty
When I was in England last September, so many newspapers
being read by passengers on the
trains had front pages with Kate Moss' face splash across them announcing a video featuring the model taking drugs. She was in a recording
studio with her boyfriend at the time, musician Pete Doherty, and unbeknownst
to them, they were being filmed.
It caused a big scandal, as there was this video circulating. Since then, the
Met Police have been urging Moss to come in for an interview regarding the tape,
as it is evidence of drug use and drug possession. It was reported she did so
In addition to the interview with the police, her custody rights to
her daughter have been questioned in the press and she has lost millions of
pounds in endorsement deals.
It must be difficult for her under the circumstances, as choices she made are
now affecting her in a negative way. However, she can get back on her feet.
I saw the video and in it she spoke of how strong the drugs she had taken in the
past were, with one even causing her to see the Devil.
It's safe to say that was a strong drug. She didn't seem mean in the video. She
was just talking about her problems. You felt compassion for her, as she clearly
has struggled with drugs.
As I have written on here before, I don't think most people who are addicts
want to be addicts. They try drugs and end up developing an addiction.
he Cruel Cycle of Drug Use
How drugs truly work is kind of sinister. What drugs like cocaine do is create an initial high
that the user's system craves again, not realizing that the initial high will never
truly be duplicated again. Then the addict starts taking more and more drugs in
attempting to reach that initial high that will not be reached again. But in
taking more and more drugs, some overdose. Some recover from overdoses, many
Pete Doherty Arrested for Drug Possession
"In court, district judge Stephen Dawson told Doherty: 'I'm sorry if my order
will affect your fans and people who go to your concerts.'" - The Guardian
Pete Doherty was arrested for drug possession thrice in one day.
In a way, the police did him a favor in arresting him and also
the judge in sentencing him to two weeks. This can help him. It can be two weeks
of drying out. Two weeks of sobriety and clarity. Or at worst two weeks drug
However, if Pete continues to associate with the same circle of friends, it
is going to make it doubly hard for him to beat his addiction. Heroin is not
child's play. Anyone on it must take a very serious approach if they are going
to conquer it. I think he can conquer it, so can Moss.
CELEBRITY Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton running from the law...and the Colonics
Center. Caffeine has been known to leave people wired!
Sidebar for site readers: Colonics is where they stick a
hose in your butt and shoot caffeine in there to clean you out of all you've had
The million dollar question is, did Paris have the procedure done on her brain too, judging by the
deposition excerpts posted a few paragraphs below this one.
Hilton is being sued for being a liar – twice! It seems Kaballahist Paris Hilton has a penchant for slander and libel and now it’s gotten her into legal trouble.
Zeta Graff suing Paris Hilton for defamation
and libel in making up a story that she attacked her.
She is being sued by Zeta Graf for defamation of character in lying that Graf
attacked her at a club over her relationship with Paris Lastis. Paris used her
publicist to assist her in spreading the defamatory story via the press (isn't
that how it always works). She has been formally sued for spreading "vicious
"The paper reported that Graff _ who
once dated Hilton's then-fiancee, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis _ went
"berserk" at the nightclub, tried to strangle Hilton and attempted to steal her
diamond necklace. Graff denies the report and claims Hilton said "I'm going to
destroy you" after trying to oust her from the club, according to the suit."
"Former Hilton publicist Rob Shuter
said in a deposition that Hilton asked him to help plant the story and that he
gave the paper comments attributed to himself, Hilton and anonymous sources that
were dictated by Hilton." - Associated Press
That's bad and the "I'm going to destroy you" line is
quite delusional. Really, what can Paris Hilton do. Who in their right mind
would be afraid of her.
She's got some serious issues to make
up a story like that. It screams insecurity and reeks of someone who thinks
everyone is jealous of them...when in actuality people are not. However, clearly
in Paris Hilton's mind, everyone is.
People like that always amaze me...in a
bad way. They do bad things to others, then when they are called out for it, lie
to themselves that everyone is just jealous of them, which is why they are in trouble
for their misdeeds.
The thing is, Graf's l
awyers have already gotten Hilton to
admit that she made up the defamatory story. Yes, Hilton cracked that quickly
under pressure. Her portions of the deposition transcript are now internet
fodder and punch lines, as she said some incredibly unintelligent things:
Q: So, Ms. Hilton, can you —
Paris: I'm so hungry!
Q: Ms. Hilton please. Can you tell us your friend Terry's last name?
Paris: It's like a weird Greek name. Like Douglas.
Q: Have you seen the reports in question printed anywhere else, such as in
Paris: Huh-uh. There is, like, some stuff in London, though, not in the U.K.
Whatever, I was in Europe all summer, so I wouldn't have seen anything in
London. They only speak French in Europe, and I didn't see that stuff in London
because I wasn't in America all summer.
Q: Ok ... moving on. Tell us, did you ever have a run-in with Ms. Graff at a
Paris: Huh-uh, I just said to her... like, she is old and should stay at home
with her child instead of being at nightclubs with young people. And just that —
what else did I say? Just that she is not cute at all. Plus, she threatened to
send Mexican people to come and beat the **** out of my boyfriend. And I'm
scared of Mexicans. And Voodoo.
Other Hilton quotes:
Hilton: "I just said to her... she is old and should stay at home with her child
instead of being at nightclubs with young people. And just that -- I just - what
else did I say? Just that she is not cute at all."
"He (Lastis) said that she threatened to send Mexican people to come and
beat the **** out of him."
Hilton: "He said that she was going to do
voodoo on me. And I kind of do believe in that stuff a little bit, so I was a
little bit scared about that... "
"I meet so many people. I don't even know some of my friends' names."
"I would never say stalking. I'm not a dude. Like, I think a girl can only
stalk a guy. She can't really stalk another girl."
"Whatever I write in e-mail, it doesn't mean anything. It is just words I
There maybe an explanation for all this:
Photo of Hilton reportedly smoking marijuana
omebody's beaming up!
It's a well known fact that weed kills brain cells. Then again, one must
first have brain cells, so maybe my theory about her inexplicable answers to
most questions, not just in the deposition, is wrong.
In a separate lawsuit she is accused of harassing, badmouthing and threatening the
life of promoter Brian Quintana in attempts to sabotage his business, when she
and his friend broke up. He has requested a restraining order.
Quintana told the Associated Press, "I have received numerous calls (from Hilton) threatening my life."
That is completely out of line. Is this a common
theme with people who are Kabballahist/the Kabbalah Center - harassing, defaming
and threatening the lives of people. They seem to engage in this a lot, as
several unrelated people have attested.
The evidence is so bad against Hilton at this point, the only way she can win is
to try to bribe the judges. Kidding.
Her publicist issued the standard statement:
"I can assure you that when all of the facts are revealed in this matter,
they will show that the victim is, in fact, Paris Hilton," Hilton's spokesman
said." - Associated Press
Ok, so she did it then. When I read the statement I thought, "And? Publicists
always say that." This is Paris Hilton we’re talking about - goes
around breaking up people’s relationships, making up stories about people, then
spreading it around the industry through her little gossip network of equally
vapid stars, celebrity wannabes and gossip columnists.
That's how troublesome stars work. Rather than working on whatever it is they
do for a living (porn doesn't count), they spend their time stalking, being nosy
in people's business and spreading gossip.
They won't go to credible papers with the lies. They go to truth challenged
gossip columns under the auspices that it's gossip, so who can sue. Guess again.
Paris publicly falling over drunk - now that's class
A poll conducted this month revealed people don't believe Paris' denials:
Did Paris defame Graff?
If you were Paris' 12th grade teacher, what grade would you give her?
Total Votes: 26,546
Her above mentioned conduct may have contributed to the next news item. She was
voted 2005's "Most Hated Celebrity"
Her 2006 Album
Something tells me that album is gonna harm reputations and cause trouble.
From what's been written of it thus far, it sounds like a derivative mess. It's being released by Warner Bros. and considering she is disliked by entertainers
for things she's done, they aren’t gonna have any pity on her when she goes on
stage primping, preening and pretending to be what she thinks a singer is based
on heavily imitating what’s already in the marketplace. The claws are gonna come
out and it's not gonna be pretty.
While Miami producer Scott Storch, who has had several hits with other
artists, is working on her album, I doubt he will be able to help Hilton because
of who she is and what she deliberately does. People are not amused with her
CELEBRITY Britney Spears
Boy, celebrity ain’t what it used to be. Paris Hilton…Britney Spears…need I
say more. Neither are famous for talent, both famous for taking their kit off
(hey, Britney Spears is just about naked in her music videos and on stage at this point).
The new breed of celebrity are like a bad
earthquake that L.A. isn't ready for. Has the city ever seen anything like the
current breed. Where are the Clarke Gables' and Katharine Hepburns'.
Family Values: K-Fed and Family [Pic by Todd Umbarger].
CELEBRITY American Idol - Is Fox Cross-Promoting?
Is it just me or is it every year that someone from American Idol ends up in
the slammer. Which made me wonder,
with all these America's Most Wanted rejects on American Idol, is Fox cross
That was a joke. Don't take it seriously, people.
QUASI-JOURNALISM Roger Friedman & Lloyd Grove
For those of you who don’t know who I am talking, well writing about, based
on that title “Roger Friedman & Lloyd Grove” – to answer your question, no, they are not the
guys from Brokeback Mountain (well, at least I hope not).
I’m gonna give Friedman a break in this Column (not really). I may
have written some very cutting statements about him in this Column (hard to
believe, I know) last month (and the month before and the month before, but who’s
counting) for defaming and libeling me in his column.
Last month I wrote about him continually being wrong about his guesses of
what will be future hits and shortly after he humbled himself somewhat and
admitted in his column that he doesn’t always get it right via the mea-culpa-butt-covering-in-case-he’s-wrong-again with his next guesses of future hits,
“Now, look, if I'm wrong, I'll take the Sylvia Browne psychic out: I didn’t say
it. I always meant the opposite, I just didn’t have time to tell you,” said
It marked the first time Friedman actually admitted he could be wrong. You’re
This month, I am turning my attention to another gossip columnist that defamed
and libeled me, Lloyd “Rainman” Grove. Yes, be afraid…be very afraid, Mr. Grove.
New York Daily News busybody/resident libeler Lloyd Grove
The un-esteemed Grove made the NY Press’ list of the “50 MOST LOATHSOME NEW
YORKERS.” Nice. He came in at #20. Dude, for a gossip columnist, that’s pretty
#20. Lloyd Grove - Gossip Columnist
HE CAME FROM the Washington Post as a sniveling insider notable for daring to
report that Tim Robbins threatened him with violence for reporting a simple
truth. As gossip columnist for the Daily News, Grove has been flummoxed by the
city and is reduced to covering petty internet bickering long after it's old
news. Check out his sterling reporting on Martha Stewart, hacking away several
days after the verdict to tell us that Hillary Clinton has sympathy for a
perjurer. Big scoop, Lloyd. This would usually be incompetent instead of
loathsome, but the stakes were raised once you conned the Daily News into paying
massive bucks for your groveling.
Lloyd “Screech” Grove has the most irritating read of a column in the world.
Friedman's page you can get through without annoyance at the high levels of
boredom it induces. It is the most
tediously boring read on the internet. One has to pinch oneself…not
Such stunning topics as who stole whose cab in New York. So what. I’d elbow a
85 year-old granny for a cab in New York (Kidding). But you get my
point. With all that’s going on in the world, is that the best you can come up
with for a column.
At least your fellow gossip, Roger Friedman, goes into the
unknown to get his lies, oops, I mean stories, and his writing, though often
inaccurate, slanted and sometimes flat out lies, flows (even if it flows into
Friedman was recently spotted at Neverland hiding behind a giraffe trying to
get the latest scoop on Michael Jackson –funny mental image worth a typing pause
for a chuckle-. Ok, I'm back now.
Grove’s most delusional column was spooled into other blogs by their owners where people
dissed him for his delusionalnessness (yes, that is a word - ok, no it's not) in banning Brad Pitt from his column.
Brad Pitt, banned by Lloyd Grove. What ever will Pitt
Because, as we all know, Brad Pitt needs the exposure from a poorly
circulated column. Once the influential (I can’t even write that with a straight face) Grove
bans him, what are the chances Pitt will ever be written about again?
This just in: Brad Pitt still being searched for millions of times on the
internet and written about every single day since being banned by Grove.
Looks like Pitt moved on from Grove. He just meet with Kofi Annan. Who would
you rather meet. Annan or Lloyd Grove.
Annan or Lloyd Grove. Hmmm. Yea, that's what I thought too.
Here are a few choice reactions from the
internet reading and writing public regarding Grove’s column on
Pitt. Some public feedback, if you will:
1. Well when I read the article and viewed Mr Groves picture, jealousy comes
to mind. He sounds like a ten year old who is jealous of his best friends toys.
lola December 22, 2005 at 10:15 am
2. lol. caroline I read the entire article….and yes it does mention Jen .
Many times (;
Yes, lola I thought he sounds a bit jealous too. 1Melissa December 22, 2005 at
3. Doubt Brad cares. jane December 22, 2005 at 11:17 am
4. and who the ***l is this Lloyd guy anyway? I think Paris Hilton is the
pointless celeb that the media should just abandon. Certainly not Brad, at least
he tries to make some type of difference, even if it is just to be more like his
girlfriend. Anyone that tries to do positive things for people should not be
bashed. This Lloyd guy needs to shut the **** up and go pick on someone useless
like K_Fed or Paris or someone that truly is not worth talking about. Even
people that didnt like Brad probably do not want to see his named erased from the
headlines, at least it is good conversation!! mar December 22, 2005 at 12:37 pm
5. I just actually read the article, and this guy didn’t tell us anything
interesting that we all have not talked about on this site. This guy sounds
jealous that he did not become an overnight star by being shirtless in Thelma
and Loiuse. mar December 22, 2005 at 1:02 pm
6. okay, i agree with 1Melissa- Lowdown was school boy jealousy. Since when
do GOSSIP columnists bar talking about a celebrity based on narcissism and then
list catty reasons as an explanation? …scribe26 December 22, 2005 at 2:46 pm
7. I’m no hardcore Brad fan but I call bu******. In what universe is Brad
Pitt a more annoying and overexposed celebrity than Tom ********g Cruise? I don’t
care how personally one takes his breakup and alleged new relationship, Pitt is
nowhere near as deserving of a boycott as Cruise. gina_king December 22, 2005 at
8. yea but everyone knows tom cruise is off his rocker no fun in that…
caroline December 22, 2005 at 3:24 pm
9. yeah, I don’t really think Brad deserved this one. and I know this doesn’t
really make sense, but just for kicks, I think that it should be Paris again
this year - a double ban. lisalisa December 22, 2005 at 3:28 pm
10. The reason I think this Lloyd guy should shut up is because we know he
will be talking about Brad in 2006! And I was talking about respect to the
people that post HERE on popsugar, not Lloyd. mar December 23, 2005 at 9:38 am
11. I could give 2 ****s about Lloyd. mar December 23, 2005 at 9:40 am
Other sites responded with a similar guffaw:
12. While we agree with Lowdown editor Lloyd Grove (did we really just say that?)
that Brad Pitt is a little played out these days, we can't understand why on
earth he would ban the celeb from his column, as though he has something better
to talk about. Plus, we are so sure that Brad is in tears over the fact that he
will no longer be splattered on Grove's shady pages. We do, however, speculate
that these cutting back of gorgeous male celeb coverage was tacked onto the
reasons why Hudson Morgan is fleeing the column. Now, if only we could somehow
get ourselves banned from ever being in column, again, we would be delighted.
And maybe Hud would stay. – Jossip
13. Don’t know what this guys problem is, but according to Cinematical, NY Daily
News gossip columnist Lloyd Grove is banning any future mention of Brad Pitt. –
14. It's true. Lloyd Grove has banished Brad Pitt from his column-- this year's
iteration of an annual cleansing ritual which began last year with Paris Hilton.
Unclear if this means that Hilton is now un-banned, though I guess we'll find
out pretty soon. Kind of wish he went with Judith Miller. – Fish Bowl LA
15. NY Daily News gossip columnist Lloyd Grove has put a ban on all items
relating to Mr. Angelina Jolie, himself, Brad Pitt. What the **** is he
thinking? He's got a host of reasons, and I'm going to tear them all apart:
"Brad's an okay actor, some of the time, and certainly a hunky movie star,
most of the time - but he's no Russell Crowe...Pitt's star turns range from the
bland to the ridiculous."
Um...so? First of all, Pitt admittedly doesn't have much range, but he really
doesn't need it – he's just such a good star, all he has to do is show up and
allow us to bask in his charisma. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is proof positive of that.
And Daily Dish isn't exactly Serious Thespian Daily. When a gossip column
decides it's too good to report on bad actors, there's a serious problem.
"Brad seems always to be in love ... with himself." This may or may not be
accurate – I admit, I am not a serious scholar in the field of Brad Pitt
interview arcana - but the quote Grove pulls to support it (blah blah blah "Jen
and I did it our way" blah blah), whilst admittedly dopey, doesn't exactly make
"Brad adopts the lifestyle, interests and passions of whatever woman he
happens to be bedding ... much like dog owners who morph into their pets."
Because Angelina Jolie has stupid-*** bleached blonde hair. Oh, wait - she
Grove corrects himself: "With Angelina ... he's adopted her children." Uh-huh
- and it's made the gossip season. - Cinematical
Nice to see your idiotic choice was so well
received (not). How about you ban yourself
from your column, as you keep creeping in it and you're not famous.
QUASI-JOURNALISM Victoria Newton and
her pals at the Sun lie about Kylie’s medical condition
And speaking of other half-witted quasi-journalists, Victoria “Elvira” Newton
and her pals at the Sun inexcusably lied in a report about Kylie Minogue was free of cancer and in
the all clear. Minogue’s rep stated immediately after that the story was not
Minogue's publicist has denied The Sun's reports that she's been given the
all-clear from breast cancer. The paper claims doctors told Kylie last week that
chemotherapy treatment has successfully destroyed all the cancerous cells in her
body. But her Australian publicist has told the Sydney Morning Herald: 'There's
no validity to this. It's not true.' " - Sky News
What made you do that. Have you lost your mind. You knew full well it wasn’t
My mom’s theory: after the horrible internet bashing Madonna got on several
sites, read by millions of people, for willfully ripping off Kylie whilst she is
fighting cancer, her defacto mouthpiece and publicly announced email pal,
Newton, decided to make up the
story that Kylie was free of cancer as a way of saying, see Madonna ripped off a
healthy person, not a cancer patient.
Madonna must have some serious dirt on
the Sun. But that’s what you get
for going along with a celebrity breaking the law in two countries.
QUASI-JOURNALISM NY Post/Page Six
According to the NY Press, the New York Post loses between
$15,000,000 to $20,000,000 million per
year. Here’s another item from the NY Press list of the “50 MOST LOATHSOME NEW
"#4 Rupert & Lachlan Murdoch - Media Moguls
- WHEN BRITISH TELEVISION playwright Dennis Potter learned he had terminal
cancer, he named the tumor "Rupert." A bloody, distended hemorrhoid might have
been more apt. The Aussie-born antichrist is alive and well, enjoying U.S.
citizenship and avoiding his tax obligations, while Fox News continues to offer
the world a glimpse of what American fascism would look like...
But if you're
one of the millions of people who can't think of a single good reason why Rupert
Murdoch shouldn't die a slow and painful death next week, here's one: Lachlan,
his tattooed, 32-year-old idiot-savant heir currently serving as the publisher
of the New York Post. As a newspaper reportedly losing between $15 and $20
million each year, the Post is tied with the pyramids for biggest vanity project
in history—all so that Little Lachlan can have a star-spangled tabloid in New
York. If there is a chunk of the WTC that hasn't yet fallen to Earth, let it
crash onto father and son the next time they're dining at the Carlyle."
One would think with all the hype surrounding the Post, that it was actually
making money. Go figure.
QUASI-JOURNALISM “Blind Items”
Why do certain columns love them. What happens when they get
a little too to the
point. Here, let me try!
Which sick, voyeuristic, celebrity pays private investigators to
follow around younger entertainers and shares the reports with her equally
perverse husband who is more interested in the younger subjects of the
surveillance than her?
actor paid private investigators to wiretap his own ex-wife?
Which former studio
executive is secretly gay, but married to an unsuspecting
wife? He needs to stop what he's doing
and be faithful to his wife.
Which Hollywood lawyer who loves the phrase “Shut up or we’ll shut you up,”
commissioned wiretaps of legal opponents, but is lying to the grand jury?
member celebrity paid someone to break into a rival’s home and steal items?
Which female singer/so called actress wants to be cremated to hide from the
public the things she’s done to her body?
Which celebrity pretends to be friends with a pregnant actress for publicity,
unbeknownst to the pregnant actress who thinks she is sincere in their
pretends to be gay to get more work in Hollywood when he secretly likes women?
Hollywood movie executive cheats on his wife in
their hometown of Los Angeles and on
trips to Miami? She deserves better than that.
star is jealous of her own daughter who is shaping up to be quite the hellion
Which uber publicist who lied to the public about her celebrity client, is privately mad at said celebrity client because
said publicist found out about the sick things the celebrity had done,
which implicated said publicist in an embarrassing scandal of which said
publicist said off the record about the celebrity client, “That nasty b**** knew
she did this, but got everybody involved in it" to hide her misconduct.
Which TV and
movie executive barked “just get me out of this” to someone regarding serious
Which TV and movie executive stalked a singer?
Which publicist lied to a grand jury?
Which celebrity got an STD from her
Which desperate singer/actress regularly plants items in the press that she
is in contention for roles she is not even being considered for in desperate
attempts to twist directors’ arms who’d rather soon not make the film at all
than put her in it, because she can’t act?
Blind items are no fun. They are quite
cruel actually. But it is an easy way for gossip columns to spread dirt without
getting sued. But has anyone challenged that legally. Maybe one day someone will
if it gets too specific.
BOOKS Jumping into the Frey
"A Million Little Pieces" - the memoir by
James Frey that has been exposed by the Smoking Gun site as a fraud.
"A Million Little Pieces"…of feces. The brown stuff has hit the fan. Houston we
have a problem.
The Smoking Gun web site excruciatingly exposed James Frey's best selling
memoir "A Million Little Pieces" as a million little pieces of fiction. This
caused embarrassment for the Oprah Winfrey Show, as she had endorsed said book,
making it a pick for her monthly book club. This endorsement caused said book to
sell over 3.6 million copies.
Thus far three lawsuits have been filed against Frey
and Random House due to the controversy.
As the press firestorm grew, Frey agreed to do an interview with Larry King.
The interview included a call from Oprah pledging her support.
When Oprah phoned Larry King to lend her support for the embattled writer, I
thought to myself, "I'd have thrown him under the bus." Not to be cruel to him,
but I'd have done it in a comedic way, as supporting the book at that point
would send the wrong message.
King asked: Did you know of the fabrications in James Frey's
My answer: James who? -sound of crickets-
Larry King: How do you feel now that it has been revealed that his memoir was
chocked full of lies?
My answer: I was hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Letterman paid him to do it!
Interviewer: So you didn't know it was untruthful?
My answer: Larry, he had me telling people about his funky little book, when he
knew all along that it had more lies than an indicted politician, and Larry,
that's a lot of lies.
Then Oprah invited him back on her show to talk about the book and it was so
awkward and tense because of what had transpired regarding what the Smoking Gun
Oprah looking like she wanted to drop kick James
Oprah and audience tore Frey into A Million
Little Pieces. Her audience went Jerry Springer on the fabulist.
Seriously, there were some major fibs in the book, but at the same time, I
don't want Frey to commit suicide after the press bashing he's been getting.
It's been a serious press caning. I hope he will be able to recover.
I saw excerpts of Oprah questioning Frey on her show over the lies in his
book and she was clearly upset and understandably so, as he put her reputation
on the line.
When a book is published, an outside party
such as a TV show, newspaper, magazine or web site shouldn't have to vet it for lies.
I'd like to think if something says memoir, it's true.
I think it is good that Oprah has taken the stance she has
now, as his conduct
was starting to affect her name, evidenced by news articles and editorials.
To lend her support came across in the press as supporting a lie. Many
writers questioned her original call to Larry King, but are now applauding her
for speaking out against it.
Movie deal in jeopardy
Looks like one of the companies I like least on the planet, Warner Bros, just
optioned a problem in buying the movie rights to Frey's book:
“The Hollywood Reporter said that a planned film of Frey's memoir could now
need a rehab of its own. The controversy could keep Hollywood "A" list talent
away from the project so as not to taint their careers, the paper said. Warner
Bros. is developing the project with a production company owned by actor Brad
Pitt and "ER" producer John Wells.” - Reuters
"The power of the overall reading experience" depended on the faith that "A
Million Little Pieces" was the unvarnished truth - not just "his version of the
truth" or "true to his recollections." - NY Times
Refund? What refund? said publisher Random House. Seriously, they are instructing people who wish to obtain refunds to
take it back where
bought it (well, I’m paraphrasing):
“Contrary to erroneous published reports, Random House, Inc. is not offering
a special refund on “A Million Little Pieces.” It has long been standard Random
House Inc procedure to direct consumers who want a refund on any of the tens of
thousands of books we publish back to their retail place of purchase, unless
they purchased the book directly from us in which case we refund it.” - Random
MUSIC Ron Isley Tax Evasion Verdict
The Isley Brothers - Ron Isley (right)
I was saddened to read about Ron Isley’s tax situation. He has been found
guilty of tax evasion. While the Bible
does say, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's" it’s sad to see this happen to him, especially at age
64. He faces 26 years in prison.
Here’s hoping he will be able to make full financial restitution to the
government and the sentencing judge will have mercy on him.
MUSIC Sony BMG Clearly Doesn’t Know When to
"ADD STRINGER: In another memorable quote from Sir Howard’s Thursday press
conference, he offered the following take on the XCP/MediaMax fiasco: "Clearly
the perception out there is that we shouldn't be doing too much of that copy
protection stuff." You can say that again, big guy." - Hits Daily Double
“Shouldn't be doing too much of that copy protection stuff"
- no, the
perception is that you should not be invading people’s privacy with an unlawful,
insidious little program that was destroying $1000 computers to protect a $18
CD. That was lunacy.
If I were a judge, and I’d be a great one who
acts in the best interest of justice and doesn’t take
bribes, because some judges do take bribes, I would sentence every Sony BMG
executive who had anything to do with the XCP trojan-malware-virus-program to
one year of using a computer that was messed up by said program to solely do all
their work and internet surfing.
Try getting all your work done now
with the XCP program eroding the memory, speed, safety and integrity of your
computers, hackers sending viruses to said computer and unlawfully going in and
out of your computer whenever they feel like to steal then destroy data, read
any medical records you have on your computer (doctor's appointments,
prescriptions ect.), view pictures of your new born relatives that another
relative emailed you to show you how adorable your new nephews are, read all
your emails, commit identity theft charging up your credit cards/debit cards ect...
Side bar: is Sony BMG jinxed and it's rubbing off on its affiliates.
Random House (See James Frey scandal above) is owned by Sony BMG parent company Bertelsmann AG.
In other news, it appears Sony BMG is
following the entertainment industry tradition of willfully stealing copyrighted
works then abusing the court system:
Jury selection is set to begin in a copyright infringement suit filed against
Lil' Flip, his former label Suckafree Records, Columbia Records and Sony Music
BMG. According to Granville's attorney, Scott Hemingway, Sony Music has ignored
three separate court orders to turn over evidence pursuant to the case, and
further alleges the companies in question of forging documents and altering
financial records related to the suit. Magistrate Judge Stacy of the Southern District Court of Texas has fined Sony
Music BMG and the other defendants $12,000 for violation of these orders.
"Sony is leading the charge in filing lawsuits against anyone it suspects is
infringing its copyrights," said Hemingway, "but when the shoe is on the other
foot, they have done everything they can to deny and delay justice for Mr.
In a separate action filed in September of 2004, NamCo America sued the same
set of defendants for copyright infringement over the rapper's hit song, "Game
Over." In the suit, NamCo accused Flip of using sounds from the games "Pac-Man"
and "Ms. Pac-Man" on the song and it's remix. The case was eventually settled
for undisclosed amount. - Baller Status web site
MUSIC Album Sales – Inflation
Sales in the music industry (and film
really fallen. In years past, the top five biggest sellers of 2005
would have easily approached or surpassed diamond certification in sales
(10,000,000 copies sold).
Inflation standards apply to calculate where this year's successes truly lay.
The New York Times stated last year's
unbelievably abysmal sales, "Drop reverses the previous year's slight uptick in
The Associated Press wrote, "U.S. album sales hit a nine year low in 2005."
Hits Daily Double stated, "Music Biz Laments Worst Year Ever."
In the same article
Steve Bartels, Island Records president said,
"It was arguably the worst in the
music business's history."
Rolling Stone labeled it, "The Worst
MUSIC Madonna Lawsuit
Madonna photo from Gaultier show
bloggers have renamed "Nanny McPhee"
[Pic courtesy of the Drudge Report]. "SADONNA - Is the Queen of Pop's quest
for eternal youth taking its toll? The 47-year-old's skin was stretched across
razor-sharp cheekbones and her chin was puckered as she turned up for a Gaultier
fashion show. A fellow guest said: 'It was a bit of a shock to see her looking
so ropey.' " - The Mirror, U.K.
As was expected and predicted
by me based on the pattern of corruption I've witnessed in
many entertainment industry cases (and what I have been saying since the day I
filed the case back in September of 2005, as not expecting anything from the
Court system based on what I have witnessed in other entertainment industry
cases that reek of corruption), the case I filed was questionably closed by Judge
Marcia Cooke, who ruled "pop culture icons" could not have done the "sensational
accusations" leveled against them (because as you all know, celebrities never
break the law. Um, see list of dozens of celebrities who have broken the law
listed further in this column).
I immediately filed an
appeal. This case isn't going away just like that. It's going to be a long legal
ride for the Defendants, as listed below.
List of a few celebrities
who have broken the law according to Crime Library:
Pee Wee Herman, Pat
O’Brien, Marv Albert, Pete Rose, Mike Tyson, Mystikal, Suge Knight, Fatty
Arbuckle, Eric Aude, Sandra Will Caradine, Christian Brando, Spade Cooley,
Robert Durst, Steven Roye, Phil Spector, Oscar Wilde, Glen Campbell, Enrico
Caruso, Robert Clary, Hogan's Hero LeBeau, Robert Downey Jr, John du Pont, Jane
Fonda, Gary Glitter, Steve Howe, L. Ron Hubbard, Rick James, Don King, Rush
Limbaugh, Michael Lookinland, Bess Myerson, Dana Plato, Sid Vicious and Wendy O.
United States Court of
I have filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals
regarding the inappropriate closure of the case on such a shoddy legal premise
that gives judges everywhere a bad name (a judge's personal opinion of
celebrity, and a dubious opinion at that, is not more important than the
Constitution, the law and physical evidence showing guilt).
If the appeal is not successful, I will send the case to the Supreme Court. If the case is not
remedied there, then the case goes international. This is the beginning of a
very long legal and social ride for the miscreant Defendants.
contacted a local Congressman assigned to my zip code of residence requesting to
appear before Congress to testify and present a report
of cases regarding widespread copyright and
privacy abuses in the entertainment industry
, as this whole incident and
many others like it occurring in the entertainment industry on a regular basis
reek of corruption
This kind of corruption should not be tolerated in any
civilized society, as it is barbaric, thievery, harassment and invasion of
privacy - all crimes.
Funny enough, two days after I filed the appeal which mentioned the Belgium
Court ruling against her for copyright infringement, plagiarism and willful
intellectual property theft, among other things, Warner Bros also filed an appeal in
Belgium. It's too late, the whole world believes she stole that man's song. It
didn't help that she lied and said she'd never heard of the man, then a pic was
discovered showing her and the songwriter together.
Judge Marcia Cooke's
Not only did her ruling contain legal errors, sarcasm and a deficient legal
premise for what she questionably did, she only had the case for less than two
days, and for reasons known to her and the Devil, quickly tossed it out. There
is no way she could have possibly reviewed it and all the evidence submitted, in
under two days and managed her other cases, like Jose Padilla, who a law
professor wrote some not so great things about her regarding and posted it on
the internet (Either way, if he is truly a terrorist, he must be brought to
Ms. Cooke has been on the
bench for a year, and it shows, the newest judge in Miami, and also went to
Madonna's alma mater. She owes the public more than cursory reads of serious
cases with far reaching legal and social effects. Closing the case will not make
it go away, only intensify it.
My dad was in disbelief and
asked how she "autocratically" threw out a case with so much evidence based on
her opinion that "pop culture icons" could not have broken the law, and that's
what her ruling boiled down to. Not the evidence pointing to the Defendants'
unquestionable guilt, which she clearly has no use for, but her opinion of "pop
culture icons," which is a disgrace.
Since when is a judge's
opinion of celebrities more important than the Constitution, the law and actual
physical and digital evidence showing guilt.
But it is the same strain
and pattern of corruption prevalent in many entertainment industry cases,
especially the ones with Warner Bros as Defendants.
Sophia Stewart, who sued over the theft of her copyrighted script
that was unlawfully used to make the Matrix film by Warner Bros and the
Wachowski Bros (By the way "V for Vendetta" looks like it stinks), echoed
similar sentiments after her case was unbelievably closed by a judge - even
though it was reported the FBI found evidence that her script was present on the
set of the Matrix film and used to make the film.
The FBI finds all that evidence, and for reasons known to that
judge, she closed the case anyway. If FBI evidence isn't good enough,
what is? What kind of vote of confidence is that in the FBI from the judicial
With some of these judges, Jesus himself could come down here
and testify that he saw them do it, and the judge would say, "You're just
a carpenter, what do you know." That is the kind of arrogance,
haughtiness and self-regard some judges are exercising today to the detriment of
the judicial system and the watching world.
After her case was
inexplicably closed after all that evidence,
Sophia Stewart stated,
"It seems there are corrupt parties not only in
Hell-y-wood, but in the judicial system."
Yes, I agree. There clearly
is corruption in the judicial system, which is doing nothing for the public's
confidence in said system, evidenced by postings all over the internet in
articles, editorials, web blogs and message board postings.
Judges are not as regarded
as they once were. Confidence in the judicial system is at an all time low.
Basic searches of the internet from a variety of public sources will reveal
this. There are now many web sites detailing and questioning judicial
corruption, with many seeking to stop it.
That's the great thing about the internet, it can't be suppressed, You can find
the truth and how others truly feel.
Judges are supposed to
render decisions enforcing the Constitution and the law, not enforcing their
personal opinions, personal beliefs and philosophies. The bench cannot afford
such personal indulgencies at the expense of justice. That's disgraceful.
On a side note, somebody please explain to me, why is it Warner Bros keeps
winning and or getting court cases against them tossed, where there are clear violations of the law
that even a child can see. That alone
deserves it's own investigation and hearing.
Judge Marcia Cooke did not take any of the evidence into account
which indisputably showed:
1. The Defendants regular
habit of visiting my web site that was being viewed by millions, as recorded by
software used by thousands of webmasters all over the world - even detailing
their IP addresses and server info.
2. Madonna made a sick
habit of quoting items from this Column, the Diary page and my bio, word for
word, in her public interviews, attributing them to herself, all after I wrote,
published and copyrighted said writings on this site. According to one legal
expert, "That inextricably tied her to your web site."
3. A pic of Madonna
appeared in a Cafe Direct promo, of her as a black woman, but rather than it
looking like Madonna as a black woman, or the Black coffee trader the blend was
supposed to be of, it came out looking more like my mom in an old pic - and
considering my mom looks nothing like Madonna or the coffee trader whose
image was allegedly blended with Madonna's to produce the composite - how did
4. Madonna and co. have
criminally accessed my already copyrighted songs, scripts, music video
treatments, photo treatments and book manuscripts, using several of them, all
years after they were copyrighted by me (I used other means to secure dates of
authorship as well).
5. I have experienced the
same wiretapping, harassment, property break ins and stalking many in Hollywood
testified happened to them at the hands of Madonna's lawyer's private
investigator and the Kabbalah cult.
6. Madonna crazily began
wearing unique costumes from my unreleased copyrighted works, which she had made
to duplicate what was in my private copyrights that she gained criminal access
7. Every single song on
"Confessions on a Dance Floor" contains lyrics, music and or both from songs I
already copyrighted years before, some of these songs I haven't even released
yet, but she criminally got her hands on copies of it and criminally used them
in willful violation of domestic and international law.
8. My business c
housing my copyrighted works recorded the evidence that they were being hacked
on a daily basis.
9. I was the victim of
identity theft that originated with the Warner Bros owned AOL - my former
internet service provider. AOL allowed a hacker illegal access to my Visa Debit
card given to them to pay for my monthly internet access, and said hacker
charged over $2200 to it.
Any judge that does not take the evidence into
account, favoring her questionable opinion over it, should not be on the bench. A judge
acting as a defacto character witness using her
personal opinion of "pop culture icons" AND NOT THE EVIDENCE violates the
Judicial Cannons. A judge's opinion of celebrities should never rank over physical evidence irrefutably
showing someone committed crimes. That gives the appearance of corruption and
gives the Court a bad name.
My question is, why don't
they want this case heard. There is
evidence linking several of the Defendants to willful breaches of civil and
criminal U.S. and U.N. laws. If the Defendants are so innocent, what's everybody
so afraid of.
Innocent people don't run from the law.
The bottom line is, someone doesn't want this case tried in court. The
whole thing is starting to look like a grand cover-up, which does not speak well
of the people involved.
Judge Marcia Cooke referred to my lawsuit as an “amusing read.” I'm glad she finds U.N. violations
"amusing." My family and I have been living under U.S. and U.N. human rights
violations thanks to that depraved woman and her cohorts who are hell bent on
criminally using my copyrighted catalog of works with thousands of songs and
dozens of scripts in it, that do not and will never belong to them, and that smug,
disgraceful judge referred to it as
“an amusing read.”
If she and her family had to live under the
invasive, harassing conditions my
family and I have, maybe she wouldn't find it so
What concerns me most is she also presides over criminal cases, therefore I
can't help but wonder who is she letting go that is guilty and who is she
putting in jail without carefully weighing the evidence. The kind of autocratic,
un-Constitutional conduct I witnessed firsthand has me further questioning the
integrity of the judicial system in that something like this could transpire.
She has shown that she has no respect for or use for evidence in cases and
her ruling was fraught with legal errors.
Another disturbing fact, the magistrate judge over the case since the day it
was filed, William Turnoff, was formally accused
by a litigant
in a court document, of throwing out a South Florida case against the
devilish Michael Eisner for stealing, and that it was inappropriate because he, the judge, was given
shares by Eisner.
But it is the same rubbish happening in entertainment industry
cases. I wrote of the 100 cases I reviewed that bore that same pattern. Cases amazingly get tossed out of court
or bear strange verdicts when Warner Bros and or Disney are the
"Warner Bros is a big company with connections"
About a year ago, a lawyer from a well
known Miami law firm said to me regarding this
case, “Don’t be so cocky you’ll win in Court. Warner Bros is a big company with
Pardon me for thinking if you are
severely wronged and have proof of misconduct being committed against you, you
are supposed to win in court.
While the Constitution guarantees you certain rights, apparently a Federal
judge who swore before God to uphold the Constitution and the law can un-Constitutionally strip you of those
Constitutional rights based on said judge's opinion,
personal beliefs and philosophies - and not the Constitution or the law.
The Constitution is a great document to
base any civil society upon - but it only works when people actually follow it.
Regarding the lawsuit, no one is undefeatable. Media giants have their
David’s too. The God I believe in never lost a fight…and He’s not about to start
The good news - the boycott is working. Rolling Stone called last year in
music "the worst year ever" and sales analysts are now saying this year looks
like it will be worse, after the "up tuck" in 2004.
Excerpts of the appeal I filed:
THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL
THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO: CIV 05-22618 COOKE/TURNOFF
NOTICE OF APPEAL
1. Notice is hereby given that AISHA GOODISON in
the above named case hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for
the Federal Circuit of THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA from the FINAL ORDER OF
DISMISSAL AND DISMISSAL OF ALL PENDING MOTIONS AS MOOT entered in this action on
December 21, 2005.
2. The Plaintiff is the exclusive owner of numerous
Copyrights that were granted by the Library of Congress, years before the
Defendants’ willful and criminal infringement thereof. Exercising her
Constitutional rights, the Plaintiff filed suit in Federal Court, pro se, to
stop the willful infringements of her Copyrighted works by the Defendants, who
have a long, sordid history of the very same misconduct the Plaintiff has sued
3. However, Judge Marcia Cooke single-handedly,
autocratically, summarily and unconstitutionally tossed her lawsuit out of
Court, based on her opinion of the probability and likelihood that famous “pop
culture icons” and “the companies who bring their entertainment to the masses”
Defendants could commit the “sensational accusations” leveled against them in
said Complaint, making no reference to the irrefutable digital and physical
evidence the Court was presented with of the Defendants’ willful misconduct.
This was a miscarriage of justice with the Judge acting for the “pop culture
icons” and “the companies who bring their entertainment to the masses” as a
defacto character witness and defender.
4. Judge Marcia Cooke made several claims and
allegations against the Plaintiff in her hasty ruling in a case she had for two
days before tossing it out and failing to cite examples of said claims and
allegations against the Plaintiff.
The Plaintiff “Failed To Present A Case For Relief”
5. The Plaintiff did not fail to present a claim
for relief when she cited “Copyright Infringement” as the main basis for her
case. Copyright Infringement is a violation of Federal Law. The Plaintiff filed
suit in a Federal Court with the proper subject matter jurisdiction and venue.
The Defendants are constantly sued around the world for copyright infringement
and have been pronounced guilty by other Judges. There is a long list of
misconduct in the same vein by the Defendants in similar cases, where they have
been found guilty and liable.
6. Judge Cooke has not cited one law or case that
states the Plaintiff; the owner of many U.S. Federally assigned copyrights, is
not entitled to relief in Federal Court, which has undeniable jurisdiction over
this case, that is for Federal Copyright Infringement
8. The Copyright Office has accepted Copyright fees
from the Plaintiff over the last 15 years and granted her Copyrights and the
exclusive rights that accompany them i.e. Copyright protection of her works and
the ability to bring suit in Federal Court in the event said Copyrights are
9. Sadly, her Copyrights have been infringed, yet
she is being denied her Federal and Constitutional right to file suit to stop
the willful infringements and recoup the money lost due to the Defendants
willful, criminal misconduct, based on the Judge’s opinion of the likelihood
famous, influential Defendants committed the malfeasance they are accused of and
not based on the Constitution, the Law or the physical and digital evidence
submitted to the Court.
10. This is unconstitutional and an act of treason
against the U.S. Constitution and Federal law. No citizen is above and or
greater than the Constitution of the United States.
11. Judge Marcia Cooke via her ruling has
unconstitutionally stripped the Plaintiff of her Constitutional rights. One
cannot summarily tear up the Constitution in favor of one’s personal opinion
that “pop culture icons” and “the companies who bring their entertainment to the
masses” absolutely, positively could not have committed the crimes an unknown
immigrant U.S. citizen writer/singer is formally accusing them of – especially
when they have been found guilty of this very same misconduct by other judges.
“50 Plus Page Morass Of A Complaint”
12. The Plaintiff was instructed by Judge Marcia
Cooke’s colleague, Judge Cecilia Altonaga, the first presiding Judge in this
case that was recused for a gross conflict of interest that was not disclosed to
the Plaintiff, who had to find out about said conflict of interest on the
internet, that she was to submit an amended Complaint of 60 double spaced pages,
which she compiled with two business days later.
13. However, Judge Marcia Cooke stated in her FINAL
ORDER OF DISMISSAL that the Plaintiff was instructed to submit a 50 page double
spaced amended Complaint and instead, in her estimation, turned in a “50 Plus
Page Morass Of A Complaint.”
14. REQUEST: For Court record, the Plaintiff
demands an explanation of how these two conflicting requests can be achieved in
a double spaced “50” or “60” page Complaint against a main Defendant, Madonna,
who unlawfully engaged roughly 100 people in assisting her in knowingly and
willfully breaking Federal and international law at the Plaintiff’s expense, as
she has been sued for doing to others on almost a yearly basis for the last
15. The average Madonna CD will take 70 or more
people to produce and market. The Plaintiff naming 100 Defendants who knowingly
participated in civil and criminal violations of Federal and international law,
is not a frivolous nor is it far fetched that that many people broke the law in
knowingly assisting Madonna in misconduct. She has been sued for and or publicly
accused of this very misconduct numerous times before for EVERY SINGLE ALBUM OF
16. Her credibility is gone, with the public and
critics now publicly turning against her in droves for her many notable thefts
of other artists Copyrighted works. She has become synonymous with this
misconduct, which is easily verified. She is regularly publicly referred to as a
fraud and a hack for this misconduct she has willfully utilized against numerous
members of the entertainment community, further embarrassing herself in creating
publicly written about, international incidents where she has willfully stolen
from foreign artists and been caught red-handed.
Judge’s Assertions Made Without Citation of Alleged
17. Judge Marcia Cooke referred to the Plaintiff’s
Complaint as a “Supermarket tabloid recounting” and “sensational allegations”
against “pop culture icons” and “the companies who bring their entertainment to
the masses” but did not cite examples of her, Judge Cooke’s, allegations found
in the Plaintiff’s complaint. The law does not afford anyone, not even a Federal
Judge, the luxury of making an allegation without citing proof of said
accusation. That stretches the limits of judicial immunity and is as harmful to
the service of justice as one who is careless with a sword.
18. The Plaintiff’s allegations are factual with
credible evidence and Court submitted exhibits to back them up. None of it is
slanderous, libelous or “tabloid” in nature. Judge Cooke made this broad
allegation and did not cite one example thereof in the Plaintiff’s Complaint.
19. The Plaintiff has not asked the Court to take
her word for it. She has presented credible, irrefutable evidence that is not
being addressed. How can such a mountain of credible digital and physical
evidence, coupled with the Defendants long history of this very misconduct cited
in numerous other cases, be ignored.
20. The Court has not addressed the very serious
issue of copyright infringement in this case.
1. The Plaintiff submitted a fact-based case with technological and physical
evidence to support her claim of Copyright infringement, among other counts.
2. The Plaintiff submitted side-by-side digital
analytical evidence to show that the Defendants listed in the case have visited
her web site that they willfully stole from, on many occasions, as evidenced by
the web site statistics program used by thousands of webmasters around the
world. The Plaintiff also sufficiently established access through other means.
3. The Defendants further violated her copyrights
“Right of Attribution” on many occasions in repeating publicly, verbatim,
copyrighted items from her web site – all after she copyrighted them. They are
inextricably linked to her publicly viewed web site and that fact can never be
erased, as records of it have been indelibly saved to discs.
4. These are not mere allegations subject to one’s
interpretation thereof based on prejudices, star struck views on “pop culture
icons,” “the companies who bring their entertainment to the masses” or
preconceived notions. The law and justice do not afford such luxuries.
5. The “pop culture icons” in question have a very
sordid history of breaking civil and criminal law and have been guilty for these
misdeeds in other cases.
6. The Defendant Madonna has shown a great
propensity for this type of misconduct, yet it is not being taken into account.
The “pop culture icon” was:
7. Sued over 10 times for copyright infringement,
in the latest case having been found “guilty” of copyright infringement and
8. Sued 3 times for invasion of privacy and civil
rights violations by unrelated people via unrelated incidences.
9. Has displayed a willful, publicly viewed
propensity for being cruel to children.
10. Has displayed willful propensity for choking
innocent citizens, among them a child whose family sued.
Case Dismissed On Judge’s Prejudicial Opinion Of
“Pop Culture Icons” and Not The Evidence
21. Many “pop culture icons” have been accused of
and been found guilty of crimes that willfully broke the law.
22. The Judge may not want to believe that famous
people she fawningly referred to as “pop culture icons” and “the companies who
bring their entertainment to the masses” could commit the malfeasance listed in
the pages of the Complaint, but the fact of the matter is they have and numerous
credible people witnessed it. People who are ready and willing to testify in
Court under oath. The Court was also presented with concrete evidence of civil
and criminal misconduct and Judge Cooke refuses to make reference to that.
23. These companies that “bring entertainment to
the masses” have been found guilty of Copyright Infringement and other crimes
against the US Constitution, Federal Law, US citizens and international citizens
in other cases (USA v. Warner Bros, Acquaviva v. Madonna).
24. Being a “company that brings their
entertainment to the masses” should not exempt one from the legal consequences
that come from willfully breaking the law.
25. This would trample on the U.S. Constitution,
Federal Law, Civil Rights Laws and equality in placing favor on a “company that
brings their entertainment to the masses” as opposed to the hard working
immigrant US citizen whose rights were horribly violated in a manner which the
U.S. Constitution, U.S. Federal Law and the United Nations condemns.
26. The U.S. Constitution deems all equal with the
right to fair, impartial, unprejudiced access to the Court system, therefore
utilizing such a basis to throw out a valid Copyright infringement case is
27. Judge Marcia Cooke stated in her Ruling, “These
allegations are nothing more than sensational accusations that bear no
relationship to each other or the parties accused.”
28. However, the Judge has made no reference to the
digital and physical evidence she has been presented with that ties all the
Defendants to each other.
29. The Judge has made no reference to the fact
that the alleged “sensational accusations that bear no relationship to each
other or the parties accused,” were committed by “pop culture icon” Madonna and
her publicly established music industry partners and business affiliates, who do
bear “relationship to each other” and “the parties accused.”
30. The Court was presented with exhibits to
support this, that showed the clear, irrefutable business ties among the
Defendants, yet Judge Cooke made this statement that contradicts public,
Defendant announced press releases, IRS, Division of Corporations and S.E.C.
records attesting to the Defendants irrefutable business ties.
Case Dismissed On Judge’s Opinion of the “pop
culture icon” Defendants and Not Experts in each field
31. Judge Marcia Cooke via her Ruling
autocratically became, Judge, Jury, Musicologist, expert music transcriber and
analyst, expert music witness, expert computer scientist, expert computer
security technician and expert surveillance security technician in briefly
analyzing and summarily tossing out a case in two days that requires testimony
of a musicologist, expert music transcriber and analyst, expert music witness,
expert computer scientist, expert computer security technician and expert
surveillance security technicians.
32. The Plaintiff was under the impression that the
purpose of a Complaint was to list the wrongs committed that violate U.S. Law
and it was up to a Jury to decide the truth not a star struck judge referring to
“pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment to the
33. A case is not supposed to be subject to a
judge’s personal belief of guilt or innocence based on “pop culture icons” and
“companies that bring their entertainment to the masses” or the judge’s
opinionized probability of a Complaint being true or not.
34. That is commonly known as prejudice – something
a judge should never be. A case is supposed to be based on the facts, evidence
and testimony. Not a judge’s prejudiced opinion of the likelihood famous people
broke the law. The law was never based on such stargazing reasoning. History has
shown many famous people have broken the law. Therefore, how can one equate fame
with innocence, when so many celebrities have been arrested, tried and jailed
for numerous crimes against innocent members of the public whose constitutional
rights were violated by said celebrities?
35. The Plaintiff demanded a jury trial for the
case to be tried by a Jury not a Judge fawning over “pop culture icons” and
“companies that bring their entertainment to the masses,” one of whom, Madonna,
choked a child, 10 year old Keith Sorrentino of Long Island, and additionally
choked the son of “pop culture icon” Dick Clark.
36. Judge Marcia Cooke has tossed out a Federal
Copyright Infringement case based on her opinion of “pop culture icons” and
“companies that bring their entertainment to the masses” when the Court system
reflects said “pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment
to the masses” have been found guilty in other cases of the same allegations the
Plaintiff has made against them.
37. “To provide the Court with some legal bases for
their claims, the Plaintiffs also refer to a series of statutes that have
allegedly been violated. Some of these statutes are known to the Court and
others remain to be conceived of, passed by the legislative branch of
government, and sign into law by the President of the United States.” – Marcia
Cooke stated regarding Aisha v. Madonna.
38. The Plaintiff is unsure of whether or not the
Judge was being sarcastic in her ruling, as each of the Complaint’s cited “Laws
Violated In Which The Plaintiffs Are Entitled To Relief” are established laws
that other American Citizens have filed suit under as their basis for relief.
39. Once again, Judge Cooke failed to cite which of
the laws the Plaintiff made reference to, “remain to be conceived of, passed by
the legislative branch of government, and sign into law by the President of the
40. The Plaintiff sued under established U.S. laws
and U.N. laws the United States is sworn to uphold as a member of the United
Nations. Other litigants have sued citing these laws, therefore why is the
Plaintiff openly being discriminated against in being told she is not entitled
to relief for the Defendants’ violation of the following laws:
1. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101
2. The Lanham Act 15 U.S.C. 1051
3. The Business and Professions Code of Sections 17500 to 17535
4. Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act
5. Title 18 section 1341 of the U.S. Code (Mail Fraud)
6. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
7. Violations of The U.S. Constitution: The Fourth Amendment
8. Multiple willful violations of RICO statues
9. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
10. Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001
11. Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1030.
12. Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2510
13. The No Electronic Theft Act (NET)
14. 17 U.S.C. _ 506 (a)(2) and 18 U.S.C. _2319(c)(3)
15. Multiple violations of The Universal Copyright Act of 1952
16. Multiple violations of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
17. Multiple violations of The Berne Treaties of 1967, which the U.S. joined in
1989 and swore to uphold.
18. The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR 1948), which the U.S. joined
and swore to uphold.
19. The United Nations Guidelines/Computerized Personal Data Files, which the
U.S. joined and swore to uphold.
20. The European Convention on Human Rights
21. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
22. The inter-American declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (Art V),
which the U.S. joined and swore to uphold.
23. The Inter-American Convention on Human Rights (Art 11), which the U.S.
joined and swore to uphold.
24. The United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child, which the U.S.
joined and swore to uphold.
41. It was the Plaintiff’s understanding that as a
U.S. citizen it is her right to have her case heard, not a privilege based on
the determination of a star struck judge. Why is the Plaintiff being deprived of
her Constitutional rights.
42. “Not one sentence contained therein
demonstrates that the Plaintiffs have been injured and are entitled to some
relief.” – Marcia Cooke stated regarding Aisha v. Madonna.
43. The Plaintiff alleged the Defendants willfully
infringed millions of dollars of copyrighted works belonging to the Plaintiff,
who copyrighted these works years before the Defendants infringed them. The
Plaintiff additionally listed the items infringed and their corresponding
Copyright registration numbers, as has been done in other accepted Federal
Copyright infringement cases. How is that, “Not one sentence contained therein
demonstrates that the Plaintiffs have been injured and are entitled to some
44. This is a Federal court. How is stating a claim
for Copyright infringement, a willful violation of Federal law, in a Federal
court, not grounds for relief.
The Plaintiff’s Companies Are Not Corporations
45. “It is a well settled principle of law that a
corporation cannot appear pro se and must be represented by counsel.” – Marcia
Cooke stated regarding Aisha v. Madonna.
46. The Plaintiff’s businesses Judge Marcia Cooke
referred to are not “corporations.” “Sonustar” is a sole proprietorship and
“Aisha Kamilah Music (ASCAP)” is solely an ASCAP name title granted for the
Plaintiff’s music publishing rights, as they collect royalties for it on a sole
proprietorship type basis with all taxes to be paid through the Plaintiff’s
designated social security number. There are no corporate or corporation styled
47.The Plaintiff understood the word “corporation”
to mean a business incorporated bearing the “inc” or “incorporated” title
signifiers. Aisha Kamilah Music (ASCAP) and Sonustar are not “corporations.”
Sonustar is a “sole proprietorship” which the State of Florida does not
recognize as a “Corporation.”
48. Judge Altonaga’s first admonishment stated
“corporations” needed to be represented by licensed legal counsel. It did not
state sole proprietorships.
49. The Plaintiff was not being disobedient, but
following Florida Law and the Descriptions assigned by the State governing local
50. The IRS also defines a sole proprietorship as,
“An unincorporated business that is owned by one individual. It is the simplest
form of business organization to start and maintain. The business has no
existence apart from you, the owner. Its liabilities are your personal
liabilities. You undertake the risks of the business for all assets owned,
whether used in the business or personally owned”
Page Two of “ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR
TIME EXTENSION IN SERVING DEFENDANTS” missing
51. The Plaintiff was sent a copy of the ORDER
DENYING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR TIME EXTENSION IN SERVING DEFENDANTS one page
short. Page 1 states “Page 1 of 2” but no page 2 was included in the mailing
sent to the Plaintiff.
Case Entered Into Court System Incorrectly
52. It has come to the Plaintiff’s attention that
there is an error in how the lawsuit Aisha vs. Madonna has been entered into the
Court’s computers. It is listed under “Madoona” with two o’s instead of
“Madonna” with one “o.”
53. The Plaintiff did not file the case with the
spelling error of “Madoona” with two o’s instead of “Madonna” with one “o” - see
54. People searching for the case by the name
“Madonna” will not be able to find it. Though the lawsuit is on the internet on
the Plaintiff’s web site and republished and linked on numerous other
international web sites, for search purposes, public record, court reference and
archiving, this error should be corrected.
United Nations Treaties
58. The Court is sworn to uphold and enforce the
law. To do anything less is treason to the Citizens of the United States and the
59. The Plaintiff brought a valid Federal Copyright
infringement case that should not be subject to anyone’s prejudices, opinions or
preconceived notions. It is subject to the Law and the Constitution.
60. To dismiss the Plaintiff’s case that has
willful violations of numerous U.S. Federal laws and U.N. treaties will place
the Court in willful violation of the U.S. Constitution and U.N. Treaties and
the United States in willful violation of U.N. treaties.
61. The Plaintiff is entitled to have her valid
case heard, as she has met the criteria for having her case heard. To deprive
her of this right is a willful violation of the U.S. Constitution and U.N. laws.
62. The law is the law. It is not subject, captive
or servant to anyone’s prejudices, view on celebrities, “pop culture icons” or
any other personal interpretations thereof. The Defendants have willfully
violated several Federal laws and it is the Court’s duty to hear the case.
Justice Is Blind
64. If one were to use such a basis and premise for
deciding a legal case as was done here, should that not swing the odds in the
other direction in that there is a long, established case history of this
misconduct by the Defendants.
65. The Plaintiff has loved this country since she
was a child. She has defended it to verbal enemies and sought to make it better.
The Plaintiff understands that the Judge may feel prejudice against her for
requesting the recusal of her colleague, Cecilia Altonaga, but to commit treason
against the United States Constitution, U.S. law and U.S. citizens in throwing
out a valid Copyright Infringement case with irrefutable digital evidence is
unconstitutional and un-American.
Eyes Of The World Are Watching This Case
66. The eyes of the world are on this case. It is
being referenced worldwide. What will it say of the U.S. Judicial System to the
watching world that a Copyright Infringement and Invasion of Privacy case with
so much credible, digital, irrefutable evidence that scores of people watched
unfold via the internet right before their very eyes was willfully tossed out of
court by a U.S. Federal Judge whose ruling contained sarcasm, legal errors,
clear favoritism to the Defendants who she fawningly referred to as “pop culture
icons” and “companies that bring entertainment to the masses.” It will reinforce
every negative world media stereotype of America.
67. And what message does that send to the American
public who are also watching this case – many of whom have had their Copyrights
willfully violated by these very same Defendants in their quest for ill-gotten
wealth and have made reference to the case Aisha v. Madonna in citing problems
they themselves are experiencing.
68. The message it will send is if your rights are
violated by “pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment to
the masses” you have no Constitutional rights and your case will summarily be
tossed out of court by a Judge, within a couple days of receiving it (Assigned
the case on the 16th of December, delivered to said judge on the 19th of
December and dismissed by the 21st of December, just in time for Christmas), as
the “pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment to the
masses” could not have possibly done what they have been accused of by a nobody.
And “Pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment to the
masses” desire to criminally gain ill gotten revenue in violation of SEC laws
trumps your Constitutional right as a U.S. citizen and member of the human race,
assigned rights by the United Nations.
69. That is not the America the Plaintiff knows. In
the America the Plaintiff knows, people have rights. The Constitution and U.S.
Federal Law are enforced. People are not arbitrarily deprived of their
Constitutional right to have their cases heard by a jury of their peers. People
are patriotic and kind. The government is impartial in its pursuit of justice.
The famous and the unknown are treated with equality, dignity and respect in
Court. People are not verbally abused by a Judge presiding over a case the law
forbids them to preside over based on a gross conflict of interest that violates
the Federal “Judge’s Cannon of Ethics.” People do not have their credible cases
summarily tossed out by a Judge prejudicially influenced by the “pop culture
icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment to the masses” Defendants,
evidenced by her written statements – who ironically have been found guilty in
other cases of the very crimes the Plaintiff has formally accused them of - not
just nationally, but internationally. That is not the America the Plaintiff
knows. That is a judicial autocracy, which the Constitution forbids and
condemns, as America is a democracy, not a Judge autocracized dictatorship.
Unconstitutionality of Judge Cooke’s Decision
70. Judge Cooke failed to show the
Constitutionality of her ruling in summarily dismissing a jury trial demanded
Federal Copyright Infringement case, very similar in layout, style and format to
other Copyright Infringement cases accepted by other Federal Courts around the
country, that also contains digital and physical evidence to support said
Complaint. Why is it other Plaintiffs have submitted similar cases with similar
charges to other Federal Courts and they weren’t dismissed; yet the Plaintiff’s
case has been dismissed?
71. The plaintiff stated her claim in numbered
paragraphs. The Plaintiff stated the US laws violated. The Plaintiff stated
subject matter and personal jurisdiction. The Plaintiff stated which laws the
defendants have broken. The Plaintiff stated her prayer for relief
72. In essence, the Judge’s ruling is saying based
on her opinion and not the Law, the Plaintiff is not entitled to relief in
Federal court, for the Defendants willfully violating her
Federally assigned Copyrights.
73. The Plaintiff has clearly stated her BACKGROUND, SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION
AND VENUE, LAWS VIOLATED IN WHICH THE PLAINTIFF IS ENTITLED TO RELIEF, CAUSE OF
ACTION, PRECEDENT FOR INVASION OF PRIVACY VIA HACKING SET BY DEFENDANTS,
PLAINTIFF’S COPYRIGHTS WILLFULLY VIOLATED (COPYRIGHT OFFICE REGISTRATION
NUMBERS, INJUNCTION, FORTHCOMING INFRINGING WORKS, COUNTS and PRAYER FOR RELIEF
as other accepted Federal cases did – yet it has been tossed on Judge Cooke’s
prejudicial opinion of “pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their
entertainment to the masses.”
74. Why have the Plaintiff’s Constitutional rights been torn up and tossed away
by Judge Cooke in a ruling containing legal errors and unsubstantiated
allegations against the Plaintiff that the Judge refused to cite examples of
that are allegedly contained in the Plaintiff’s Complaint.
75. The entire ruling is Judge Cooke’s opinion and view of “pop culture icons”
and “companies that bring their entertainment to the masses” and not based in
the Constitution or Federal Law.
76. No where in the Constitution or in Federal Law does it grant a judge the
right to summarily toss out a case with Federal Copyright Infringement
violations based on her clearly prejudicial opinion against a nobody Plaintiff
in favor of “pop culture icons” and “companies that bring their entertainment to
the masses” who have been found guilty in other cases of the very things the
Plaintiff has formally accused them of.
77. Judge Marcia Cooke committed substantial errors and her orders must be
reversed, as it violated the Plaintiff’s Constitutional rights and is
dishonoring the Plaintiff’s Federally assigned copyrights and U.N. assigned
Dated: January 4, 2006
Judge Cecilia Altonaga
Judge Cecilia Altonaga was the first judge who was assigned my lawsuit. After the
first hearing with her presiding, I lost all confidence in the
judicial system, due to unprovoked verbal abuse, slander, her interrogating me
like I was the accused, her trying to send a Copyright case to State court, when
it is an establish principle that the Court she works for, has undeniable
Federal jurisdiction over Copyright cases, and her presiding over a case, my
case, the Judicial Cannons forbade her to (and it is my belief that she knew of
the conflict of interest. In this case, if I knew, she should have).
Apparently I am not the only one questioning her poor judgment
and inability to discern the truth. Days later an article appeared in the New
York Sun on
December 23, 2005, where attorneys and a New York Law Professor questioned her decisions
in another case that tossed out the rights of many litigants.
Judge Cecilia Altonaga granted the approval despite objections from several
law firms and a prominent New York law professor, all of whom argued that the
deal was unfair and may have been the product of collusion between the company
and plaintiffs' attorneys.
The deal would end at least 10 class action lawsuits American Express was
facing over its handling of foreign currency transactions.
The move to settle all the claims before Judge Altonaga drew the ire of
attorneys involved in some of the suits. The objecting lawyers said the New York
firm that cut the deal with American Express, Garwin, Bronzaft, Gerstein &
Fisher, was focused on the 1% to 2% service fee to cardholders - or "members,"
as American Express calls them - and knew little about the other allegations.
The lawyers attacking the deal, who also have a financial interest in keeping
their own cases alive, hired a law professor, Samuel Isaacharoff, to weigh in
against the settlement. Mr. Isaacharoff, who recently decamped to New York
University from Columbia, called the negotiations that led to the deal
most striking and disturbing feature of the present proposed settlement is that
the release reaches claims that were never pleaded in the underlying action and
were negotiated away without any effort to assess their value," the
professor wrote in a declaration filed with the court. He expressed concern that
the company might be seeking "to buy peace by cutting a deal with the weakest
potential class counsel, there by offering a windfall to lawyers who had no
leverage in the case, other than the willingness to settle cheap."
Judge Altonaga, who was appointed to the bench by President Bush in 2003,
said one factor in her decision to accept the settlement was that the claims
asserted in all the lawsuits were "weak" and that the company's defenses
"present a significant hurdle to any potential recovery."
One of the attorneys who asked Judge Altonaga to reject the deal, David
Stellings, said he plans to file an appeal. That is likely to delay any
distribution of the settlement fund for a year or more.
In an interview yesterday, Mr. Isaacharoff said he disagreed with Judge
Altonaga's decision. He said he continues to believe the entire array of
foreign-transaction cases against American Express may have been worth a lot
more than $75 million, a figure he described as the product of "a gestalt
A law professor
said that. There was an article I read and cited in my motion
to recuse her as the original judge over my case. The last lines had to do with
her possibly becoming a Supreme Court justice one day.
It is my literal prayer to God above that she never
becomes a Supreme Court Justice as she is now, after what I witnessed from her firsthand in the
court room i.e., unprovoked verbal abuse, arrogance,
glaring and slander. No court room in the world can withstand such conduct
and accommodate justice at the same time.
Copyright Infringer/Plagiarist Katherine Fugate A/K/A,
“Valentine’s Day” – a planned
Warner Bros film criminally ripped off by a Defendant in my lawsuit, Katherine Fugate, another
Madonna and Warner Bros affiliate, in which she is illegally and willfully using
a Valentine’s Day film I wrote and copyrighted years before, even with the
word “Valentine’s Day” in the title.
She only dropped the last 3 words off
the title of my film and is criminally using the same plot, characters and items
listed in my already copyrighted script that she gained criminal access to. She is already a Defendant in the case
with clear ties to Madonna and Warner Bros and continues to criminally
use more of my already copyrighted work without permission.
Your parents must be so proud that they bore a thieving, fraud
like you that criminally rips off an indie writer and pathetically takes credit
publicly for something she didn’t write. Your family must be so proud.
What I found amazing at the court
hearing two months ago is that Madonna has insurance for lawsuits. She should
have been rendered uninsurable long ago, as she willfully and continually steals
copyrighted works deliberately. There have been so many cases against her for
this, and triple the number of public allegations of theft as well.
She deliberately steals music, film and photo items
from foreign artists and brings them back to America thinking none will be the
wiser. Ever heard of the internet. All the news people try to hide gets
distilled onto it for millions, sometimes billions to read.
Jerry Bruckheimer, another Defendant in
the case, works infringe copyrights, not just mine, and he's been sued for it already
with "Pirates of the Caribbean." His works are highly derivative knock offs of
existing copyrighted works. CSI:Miami is the new Miami Vice. He is working on a
legal drama that sounds like a knock off of L.A.
His next movie project, the Prince of
Persia, is a rip off of "The Mummy"
9th century medieval Persia, about a young adventurous prince who uncovers a
dangerous artifact in a remote mountain kingdom and with the help of an enemy
princess, must stop a despot from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy all
If you've seen "The Mummy" or its sequel,
you'll recognize that as the plot.
Bruckheimer tries so hard to be hip that it
unintentionally becomes funny. His published alleged iPod list reveals this.
Yes, Jerry, we know....you're hip, you're
with it, you're cool, you're down...you're 60 years old and
becoming a cliché of the aging Hollywood producer trying his best to be down with kids he
clearly isn't in touch with, with a side order of the song "Pretty fly for a white guy." It's almost as bad as your partner Madonna dressing like a 21 year
old and trying so hard to be hip. It is very undignified. People should age
gracefully and with dignity.
It's because of such conduct, coupled
with thieving that fans of the band Goldfrapp have renamed the thieving Madonna "Oldfrapp" for ripping off
the band, whose lead singer is much younger than she.
Pellicano Wiretap Case
Anthony Pellicano and Bert Fields -
Some people think something is bugging Madonna's lawyer, Bert Fields (get it,
bugging - wiretap case). Field's has also represented Bruckheimer's company/his
partner. Many believe a blind item in the New York Post which
stated, "Which hard-nosed power lawyer is quaking in his hand-stitched loafers
about a looming indictment that could land him behind bars for years" refers to
- Aisha having a thinking moment - "hand-stitched loafers?" - you think he got
them at Payless?
Fields is in his 70's and at his age he doesn't want to star in Brokeback
Bert Fields - employed Anthony Pellicano many times
Fields is once again mentioned in the Anthony Pellicano
wiretap case that produced two arrests this month.
Sandra Carradine, actor Keith Carradine's ex-wife, admitted she paid Pellicano to tap
her ex-husband's phone during litigation. Officer Craig Stevens, of the Beverly
Hills Police, admitted he gave Pellicano unlawful access to
"law enforcement databases" i.e. people's private records. They both face several
years in prison. Additionally, experts have said expect more indictments shortly,
the movie theatre analogy was quite funny:
"It's like a rollout in the movie business," said former Pellicano defense
lawyer Victor Sherman, comparing the Carradine and Stevens charges to the way
some movies are premiered. "You know, they start small in 10 theaters, then
later they'll go wide in 1,000."
Said lawyer Peter Knecht, who represents Sandra Carradine: "It's going to hit
the fan soon."
Prominent entertainment lawyer Bert Fields is one of the names that has been
linked to the investigation. Actor Garry Shandling acknowledged to The New York
Times in 2003 that FBI agents informed him some of his telephone conversations
had been recorded. In the late 1990s, Shandling was in a court battle with his
former manager, Brad Grey, who is now president of Paramount Motion Pictures
Group. Fields was Grey's lawyer.
said Pellicano taped the telephone conversation that ultimately implicated
Carradine. "He was like Richard Nixon; he forgot he was taping himself, too," Knecht
said. - Sign On San Diego
According to Reuters, "Music biz blues: hot
new releases burn out, Tue Jan 3, 2006 2:33 AM ET "Confessions on a Dance
Floor," Madonna's much-trumpeted return to dance music, hit No. 1 in November
behind a 350,000-unit debut stanza. But immediate freefall ensued: The album
fell 39% in its second week and 49% in its third. "
A funny article I saw in the Miami Times the other day made me laugh. The
title that provoked the laughter was, "This used to be Madonna's playground, but it's time for her to get off the
swing." It was written by Jean Carey and chronicled Madonna's desperate,
derivative attempts at trying to stay relevant, ripping off younger stars and urging her to retire.
Madonna Copying "Pimp My Ride"
"MADONNA is such a fan of the popular MTV series Pimp My Ride that she plans
to copy the car makeover concept for her new music video. - Electric New Paper,
There's that word copy again. That's all she seems to do. Copy things in
existence. So much for innovation.
Another Funny Article Excerpt
1984: Madonna shocks the world by writhing on the
floor in "Like a Virgin."
2006: Madonna shocks no one by doing a strange jig in "Hung Up." - Seattle Post
Bloggers On Different Sites Read By Millions Slam Madonna's Aged Attempts
At Selling Sex
One referred to Madonna's contrived poses in Elle Magazine as "granny porn":
Granny porn. Raye87 January 11, 2006 at 3:52 am
1. I just can’t stand her, her poses are like ewww. She should stop trying to be
everywhere. JessGer January 11, 2006 at 2:32 am
2. the middle pic on the second row had some serious amount of airbrushing…..it
doesn’t even look real….. BusyBee January 11, 2006 at 2:56 am
3. ug, i cant stand her anymore and she used to be one of my favorites…
self-indulgent and self-righteous. no wonder her and gwynnie are bff. she
SERIOUSLY needs a tall glass of shut the **** up. scary. justlikehoney January 11,
2006 at 6:20 am
4. Madonna looks worse after her pilates class than when she woke up. [PopSugar]
5. Madge always looks like c***, IMO. let it go, granny! justlikehoney January
14, 2006 at 9:43 am
6. love madonna, but she could add some weight. her face can look like
Bettlejuice (and that’s not good) Posted by letinian on 01/19 at 11:15 AM
7. It sounds like Guy wouldn't like it if Madge gained weight. Remember she's older
than him, so she probably feels like she HAS to overdo it to hold on to him. The
Younger man-older woman relationship has to start showing its warts when the
woman starts pushing 50 & the man knows he can still pull 20 year olds. Did
anyone see her documentary when he ditched her to go to a pub? Posted by Amena11
on 01/19 at 11:36 AM
8. too skinny and too fugly.. Posted by dirtydirt on 01/19 at 11:59 AM
9. As my cousin
said, she needs let it go and give it up. She’s not cool anymore. Posted by Vita
on 01/19 at 12:04 PM
10. She makes me ashamed to be a Homo Sapien. Posted by Ol Reg on 01/19 at 01:06 PM
11. 2 words..... Sally O’Malley!!!!!!!! I’m 50! 50 Years Old!! 5-0!! FIFTY!!! Posted
by *****-a-licious on 01/19 at 01:42 PM
12. I can’t stand Madonna. She is no longer relevant in today’s society. Give it up
Madonna. Just give it up. Even your gay male audience is getting tired of you
and your self righteous ****. Posted by robibuni on 01/19 at 01:55 PM
13. has anyone notice that madonna favors more and more, betty davis? someone should
post a look alike photo comparison. Posted by wildflower on 01/19 at 02:38 PM
14. Madonna, RETIRE already!!! Posted by PinkHeart on 01/19 at 05:19 PM
1. Does this woman look for the most hideous things to put on her body on purpose?
Posted by noneyabusiness on 01/20 at 11:21 AM
2. that is the ugliest head accessory i have ever seen. it looked like someone with
no arms crocheted it. Posted by esophagusto on 01/20 at 12:02 PM
3. An international icon and an over-the-hill hooker look a lot alike these days.
Posted by Ol Reg on 01/20 at 12:33 PM
4. i <3 green its the bestest and how long has she had that coat? Posted by
britsdoitbest on 01/20 at 01:00 PM
no...just, no Posted by letinian on 01/20 at 01:19 PM
6. The Chinese believe wearing a green hat means you’re being cheated on by your
significant other. I’m not kidding - I read this somewhere, so it has to be
true. Posted by meeeow on 01/20 at 02:08 PM
7. She needs to slide that cap down about 6 inches!! ~PARFAIT!!! Posted by
*****-a-licious on 01/20 at 02:09 PM
8. YEAH the hat I made in kindergarten for my role as the sparkling green wood elf
has made it big!!!I knew it’d be famous someday!! Posted by me again on 01/20 at
9. Is it St. Patty’s Day already? Posted by Missbrowneyes on 01/20 at 04:14 PM
10. Desperate for paparazzo attention I tell ya Posted by nicole1298 on 01/20 at
05:02 PM -Hollywood Rag
11. Madonna is also familiar
with the act of fugging.
12. why does she always leave that gucci sticker on her glasses? wildfire January
19, 2006 at 3:34 pm
13. Why is she still famous? She is old and looks ridiculous in her outfits and
esp in her latest video. I personally don’t care to watch her rolling around
anymore. EWWWWWWWWW. MadonNO! AlisunMarCo January 19, 2006 at 4:17 pm
14. ick. the way she dresses now, what with the track suits 24/7 and the heavy
shapeless coats and sneakers, she has as much sex appeal as a wet dish rag.
remember when madonna was cool and relevant? yep, neither do i. justlikehoney
January 19, 2006 at 5:23 pm
15. I’m at a loss. lola_k January 19, 2006 at 7:00 pm
16. Madonna is so ******** passe its not even funny...the ***** needs to give it
luvmelongtime | 01.19.06 - 5:34 pm | #
17. did she buy that from a street vendor
(no offense to street vendors!)
KatieScarlett | 01.19.06 - 5:34 pm | #
18. Oh, Madgie, just stay in your English manor! You are becoming a cartoon!
la mexicana | 01.19.06 - 5:35 pm | #
19. Yeah, I'm pretty sure Bianca Jagger once wore that hat back in the day.
LA | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 5:35 pm | #
20. It's hard to tell if that's THE ugliest hat... it's overshadowed by the
scout | 01.19.06 - 5:37 pm | #
21. Ugly hat, ugly clothes, ugly girl!
BabyFriend | 01.19.06 - 5:38 pm | #
22. There was a point in her career where she could have chosen to age gracefully
and continue creating decent music. I used to respect her, she sold out and she
***** now. It's sad to watch someone trying so desperately to remain relevant.
So Sad | 01.19.06 - 5:42 pm | #
23. Is there a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow because she looks like a
GG's Avatar | 01.19.06 - 5:52 pm | #
24. Is Madge even relevant anymore?
heartsflowers | 01.19.06 - 5:54 pm | #
25. madonna's ok. and that hat's not the ugliest thing in the world. but all that
green, and something about her face...she reminds me of jim carrey in How The
Grinch Stole Christmas.
meep | 01.19.06 - 5:56 pm | #
26. Who can still do what at her age? Run around in a purple leotard? The real
question is, who SHOULD be doing that at her age? Answer: NO ONE.
anonymous | 01.19.06 - 5:59 pm | #
27. she thinks she's 22
Jason | 01.19.06 - 6:03 pm | #
28. looks like a leftover from the st. patricks day parade!
Anonymous | 01.19.06 - 6:07 pm | #
29. btw, what old man did she steal her scarf from?
Anonymous | 01.19.06 - 6:18 pm | #
30. She looks ridiculous; she is sooooo past expiring that I can smell her from
Patsy | 01.19.06 - 6:20 pm | #
31. Please don't let the Disco look come back too!
MKFan | 01.19.06 - 6:24 pm | #
32. Madge is hideous and is channeling Bette Davis in her late 40's YIKES!
Ophelia | 01.19.06 - 7:05 pm | #
33. I wonder if she beat up an Irish Rastafarian for that hat. Or traded some
ganja for it. No, she probably bought it and it cost more than my Volvo.
2pinkballoons | 01.19.06 - 7:17 pm | #
34. Looks like something my 3 year old would wear for dress up.
Anonymous | 01.19.06 - 7:23 pm | #
35. Dollar store hats rock!
MsAstro | 01.19.06 - 7:27 pm | #
36. Madonna is so over, without the Look At Me hat no one would recognize her.
ladybug | 01.19.06 - 7:38 pm | #
37. I love the hat, it keeps me from looking at her
M | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 8:40 pm | #
38. Wait wait, did I miss St. Paddy's day? …Oh...phew, it's still January...
Bonnie Blue | 01.19.06 - 8:47 pm | #
39. I got to thinking, and this ***** is only two years older than my mom.
Comparatively speaking, Madonna is aging horribly. I'm thinking all of the shiny
things, sequins and leotards are to distract from the trainwreck that is her
face. marty | 01.19.06 - 8:52 pm | #
40. Christmas is over.. What is that an ornament on her head???? She has gone to
SOFTNESS1 | 01.19.06 - 9:02 pm | #
41. The Gucci glasses are so Madge jumping the shark? I guess that's what ya
gotta do when yet another album tanks and your effort to reinvent yourself for
the umteenth time, tanks as well.
Spanking In LA | 01.19.06 - 10:55 pm | #
42. Weird, why does she never bother to remove the stickers? It just makes her
look like a brand whore.
Fug. | 01.20.06 - 1:02 am | #
43. Madge is a complete and utter label whore.
marmar | 01.20.06 - 1:25 am | #
On her appearance that sparked health
1. Go Madge GO!! Work yourself to death!! Then what good would your royalties
from Desperately Seeking Susan do you? HUH? I ask you THAT Question
***** del fuelgo | 01.19.06 - 12:06 pm | #
2. One can only hope....********* | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 12:06 pm | #
3. Thank GOD! Maybe she'll put the *****
*** and the unitards away for good.
Princess Sophia | 01.19.06 - 12:07 pm | #
4. Princess, I wonder when Madge does kick from working to death, will she be
buried in her ***** *** pink leotard?
Lo | 01.19.06 - 12:09 pm | #
5. I am sure she would have aged gracefully but She looks
so hard and rough. Could be what England is doing to her. She needs to stick
around and teach Lola how to grow up and be a *****. Cause we will need to
stories in 10 years of her bad behaviour to keep us occupied. ***** del fuelgo | 01.19.06 - 12:11 pm | #
6. yeah...i think she's still got a little fat on her inner thighs...she should
go jogging...on a windy road in the middle of the night during a storm...roller**** | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 12:12 pm | #
7. I might be in the minority on this one but I've always thought she had a
weird body. Toned yes, but no hips and weirdly shaped muscular legs.
Ophelia | 01.19.06 - 12:12 pm | #
8. Don't forget, she was rough to begin with. Now she's fighting hard to look
young, and it doesn't suit her.
********* | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 12:12 pm | #
9. wow. all that exercising and she still finds the time to make wine and keep
lourdes from harry potter. madge is a multi-tasking machine.
she should force britney to work out with her.
meep | 01.19.06 - 12:13 pm | #
10. Exactly. Her face looks gaunt and ... alienish now. Her cheeks are all sunk
in. ****h needs a snickers.
Kara | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 12:14 pm | #
11. She's a businesswoman, not a singer. Her image is the only thing she has. It
is good to see it consume her after spending 20+ years having it foisted upon
Warren | 01.19.06 - 12:15 pm | #
12. I am also not digging her feathered hair. And
*** with all the purple lately.
I know it is supposed to make you look younger but ******. She is going to go
all Michael Jackson on us, and start plastic surgering everything to stay young.
Never thought she was pretty, but she had character. Now she just needs to eat a
hoho. Cause what is life if you cant have a hoho every now and then? ********** | 01.19.06 - 12:16 pm | #
13. she looks like any one of the zillion trannyfans that emulate her.
Fmouie | 01.19.06 - 12:16 pm | #
14. This story isn't true! I look flawless!
M | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 12:16 pm | #
15. Lo - I honestly don't think she would want anything else but to be buried in
a neon pink, camel-rific unitard complete with her sequined capelet.
WOOOO, Madge, do your kids proud. Shake them flaps!
Princess Sophia | 01.19.06 - 12:17 pm | #
16. Isn't this better than a coke and cigarette diet?
GG's Avatar | 01.19.06 - 12:21 pm | #
17. calgon, take her away.
tim | 01.19.06 - 12:22 pm | #
18. I can only wish that she would work herself to death.
heartsflowers | 01.19.06 - 12:23 pm | #
19. "Death on the Dancefloor" Yes! Yes! Put her out of our misery.
witcyn | 01.19.06 - 12:27 pm | #
20. i don't understand how these stars are so "busy" when they can find time to
work out for 3 hours a day?
hotterthanyou | 01.19.06 - 12:30 pm | #
21. she looks like bettlejuice..the movie, and as much as i love madonna she is
letinstar | 01.19.06 - 12:39 pm | #
22. Can we say Anorexia?
M | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 12:43 pm | #
23. Madge, you used to be cool. Ray of Light was the end for you. Do yourself a
favor and hide away in your English manor and don't come back. You would have
made yourself a legend if you had pulled a Garbo and not tried to force-feed
your "reinventions" to us year after year. Just go away!!!
la mexicana | 01.19.06 - 12:48 pm | #
24. Oh yeah, and leave the leotards for Ali Hohan... You are embarrassing Lola!!!
la mexicana | 01.19.06 - 12:49 pm | #
25. She's pretty ****** hideous.
Kats | 01.19.06 - 12:53 pm | #
26. Fat thighs. Height challenged and is like 5' or 4'11. I'd be embarrassed at
50 to wear that ****t, but she doesn't know the word "humble". Madge you need to
work on those fat thighs. They're hideous and you know it. | 01.19.06 - 1:03 pm | #
27. she'd look better with some flesh on her face.
and where was that picture taken, a finished suburban basement in NJ?
sarah m | 01.19.06 - 1:20 pm | #
28. She looks like there's not an ounce of estrogen flowing through her body. She
probably gets testosterone injections. EAT SOMETHING ALREADY!!!
scout | 01.19.06 - 1:23 pm | #
29. LOL sarah m. This pic reminds me of being 11 years old and playing in the
basement at my friend's house, dancing to Captain and Tennille and ABBA 45's,
trying to act all grown-up and sexy.
Poor crazy old dried-up Madge.
paula | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 1:31 pm | #
30. I agree with MK. If she would devote 3 hours a day to writing lyrics or
coming up with decent concepts for her music videos she could actually be an
innovative artist, instead of just calling herself one. I'll take the plump 80's
Madonna over this hollow machine anyday.
Anonymous | 01.19.06 - 1:54 pm | #
31. Oh I'm so worried about her...NOT!!! She and
*hitney should find a happy medium from opposite sides of the
StoneyBaloney | 01.19.06 - 1:54 pm | #
32. she is a narcissist she derives supply by being in top shape. it is not good
to be like tha when you have a daughter. mark my word laurdes will have a major
truthbetold | 01.19.06 - 2:14 pm | #
33. This whole "retro-disco" look she's pushing to promote
"Confessions..."-feathered hair, purple leotards, disco balls-is TIRED. It's
like when she played out that cowgirl image promoting "Music" a few years ago.
It's almost like she doesn't trust her music to sell itself anymore, that it
needs some kind of gimmick to garner attention...
Jake | 01.19.06 - 2:42 pm | #
34. madonna dead. works for me.
juicy | 01.19.06 - 3:06 pm | #
35. She's Desperately Seeking to Hold Onto Hubbie!
Anonymous | 01.19.06 - 3:48 pm | #
36. Poor thing is killing herself to look good for her fans.
Imagine if the rest of these bulimic crack whores would do the same. Or DO
ANYTHING for that matter.
Overdonna | 01.19.06 - 4:42 pm | #
37. Madonna is my age. And I think her birthday is the same week as mine, even.
(Mine is August 19).
If I spent the same amount of time as she does exercising, I bet I could look
that skinny, but I don't want to and neither should she, even with what she does
for a living. She needs to start embracing her age a bit, she's pathetically
trying to pretend she's still in her 20's. I'm not saying dress dowdy, but dress
with some CLASS, lady!
She's also WAYYYYYY too skinny. Her face looks haggard.
Billie | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 5:06 pm | #
38. She's at that age where every woman must question... My body or my face? Looks like she has chosen and the results are not impressive!
The Breakdown | Homepage | 01.19.06 - 5:33 pm | #
39. She's pathetic. Trying to keep up with these young girls. It's not working.
She's old and all the exercise in the world is not going to change that.
Heemi | 01.19.06 - 6:34 pm | #
40. Does she ever wear anything other than a ******* leotard. What an ego!
LOLA | 01.19.06 - 8:49 pm | #
41. madonna seriously cannot accept the fact that she is getting up there in age.
popgurl81 | 01.19.06 - 10:39 pm | #
42. Lol. Yes Madonna, slow down on your exercise, and learn to write proper
Fug. | 01.20.06 - 1:22 am | #
43. I remember seeing Tina Turner when she made her come back. In the Private
Dancer videos, and all of the interviews, and photos of Tina (who was 50 at the
time??) She looked wonderful.
She had the body, but her face was still fresh, and attractive. She was never
haggard, or harsh looking. I don't know if it's just genes or what, but Madge's
facial features have not aged well.
Cammie | 01.20.06 - 1:36 am | #
On the subject of
dining with Brad Pitt:
43. Brad is hot.
What i don't get is why do you think he having dinner with Madge, when the rumor
is that Brad wants to do another movie with Guy Ritchie. I love Brad but Snatch2
puleese.crybaby | 01.25.06 - 3:52 pm | #
44. Agreed crybaby - Brad was having dinner with guy. His
*****bag wife just
45. verytime she looked away Guy was probably mouthing "Save me - the ***** is
nuts - we have to get out of here" to Brad
boomhaeur | 01.25.06 - 5:23 pm | # - just jared
MUSIC Wall Street gives Warner Bros Music the thumbs down
"Street jeers diskery's
good news, Stock gloom rains on Warner Music parade: “Standard & Poor Equity
research wasn't impressed and came out with a "Strong Sell" recommendation. It
suggested the company's stock should trade at $15 instead of its current price
of $19, implying Warner Music is overvalued by more than 25%. With an
investigation looming into digital download pricing and music sales generally
soft, the country's only stand-alone public music company faces a long and
winding road." - Forbes
Not being vindictive, but I agree with the S&P. There isn’t any real growth
there. Just firing, reshuffling, stealing, law breaking and bean counting.
They aren’t building anything. Vapidity
and temporary results are the order of the day.
Also, it’s not a good idea investing in a company that participates in illegal activity. The paper also reported:
"Thomas H. Lee Partners, Bain Capital and
Providence Equity Partners, along with Edgar Bronfman, Jr., contributed $1.25
billion of equity to buy Warner Music Group from Time Warner. (Research) Two
months later, Warner Music paid its new owners $200 million from the proceeds of
a financing, then made three subsequent dividend payments through May of this
year that netted the investors an additional $1.23 billion. A Thomas H. Lee
spokesman told the paper that some of those payments came out of cash flow
rather than debt". – CNN
Bronfman's Big Bonus:
THE BONUS TWO-STEP Shareholders of the Warner Music Group, the newly public
company run by Edgar Bronfman Jr., may be surprised to learn that Mr. Bronfman
received $6.25 million in bonuses last year when his annual bonus was explicitly
capped at $6 million. The lesson in Warner Music's first proxy statement is that
there is more than one way to reward a chief executive.
performance last year, Mr. Bronfman received $1 million in salary and a bonus of
$5 million. But Mr. Bronfman, who owns $65 million worth of the company's stock
and is the managing partner of an investment group that owns shares worth $285
million, also received the second half of a $2.5 million "restructuring plan
bonus." What is a restructuring plan bonus? That was not covered in the proxy. - New York Times
In other Warner Bros news, they are
being sued by Donald Trump for $5 billion dollars, for a libelous book they
published about him. Here's hoping Trump gets a decent judge.
MUSIC Music Therapy
Research has shown that music therapy is very good for the mind and health. It
decreases stress levels. It is also very relaxing. It is thought to increase the
intelligence of unborn babies, when classical music is played to them in the
Ever heard a song that just lifts your
spirits and makes you feel good. It turns out, it can be medically helpful as
FILM The Golden Globes
There was a serious Christian backlash after the
Golden Globes. True to form,
Hollywood promoted its gay agenda. One critic made a poignant observation
regarding what happened:
"Once again, the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more
important than profit. None of the three movies - Capote, Transamerica or
Brokeback Mountain - is a box office hit. Brokeback Mountain has barely topped
$US25million ($33million) in ticket sales. If America isn't watching these
films, why are they winning the awards?" - " Janice Crouse, of Concerned Women
Well said. If people aren’t watching it, why are they winning awards. Then
again, the Golden Globes awarded Madonna a Golden Globe
for acting (Aisha suppressing laughter).
Who are their benefactors is the question and how much influence on voting do
An article in The Australian pointed out: “The criticism from the American
heartland carried more weight than usual this year because Hollywood suffered
the biggest decline in attendance in two decades last year.”
"Oscar pundits are now questioning whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences will also reward Brokeback Mountain, potentially souring
Hollywood’s relationship with the American ticketbuying public even further.
Religious groups also pointed to the alleged political agenda of winners
including George Clooney, who won for his supporting role in Syriana, a film
about the ethical pitfalls of the oil business; and Mary Louise Parker, who was
rewarded for her performance in Weeds, a television comedy about a suburban
mother turned marijuana dealer
Much of the anger was directed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
(HFPA), the group of 92 journalists from non-American publications who hand out
the Golden Globe Awards. The Times, along with many other large overseas
publications, is not represented at the HFPA.
Right-wing radio talk show hosts also took pot shots at the Globes yesterday.
Stephen Bennett, of Straight Talk Radio, said: “When Hollywood is pumping out
anti-family movies with sexually explicit, twisted and perverse themes that
glorify homosexuality, transsexuality and every other kind of sexual immorality
— then awarding itself for doing so — Middle America better take note.
“Last night Hollywood exposed its own corrupt agenda. [It] is no doubt out on
a mission to homosexualise America.” - The Times, UK.
FILM “Brokeback Backlash”
World Daily referred to
Brokeback as "The rape of the Marlborough Man."
A story of two male married ranchers named Jack and Ennis (Leave it to a gay
film to have the lead character's name rhyme with the word for the male organ)
who secretly want to be with each other. Actually, based on reviews I've read,
one kept pursuing and stalking the other.
Critic Gene Shalit called that character "a sexual predator," and
that he was. Shalit then became the subject of bashing from a gay group.
If a married man hunted down a married woman over and over again as was
described between the gay characters in Brokeback, he would have been called a
stalker as well. However, a gay group pulled the gay card and attacked Shalit.
"Critics from the Christian hetero-defensive right include The U.S. Catholic
Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting, which reversed the Catholic News
Service rating, from L for appropriate for "limited adult audiences" to O for
"morally offensive." Television personalities Bill O'Reilly and Cal Thomas on
Fox News criticized the movie as pro-homosexual propaganda, as did the Concerned
Women for America lobby group.
David Kupelian, on the right-wing website
Worldnetdaily (wnd.com) asserted that the movie represented nothing less than
"the rape of the Marlboro man," as well as an attack on 3,000 years of
Judeo-Christian values. Christian talk-show host Stephen Bennett, author of the
upcoming book I Was Gay, also attacks the movie as a "moral all-time low" for
Hollywood". - The Globe and Mail
I wasn’t up in arms about the film. I just viewed it as something I did not
agree with and that it was not for me, so I did not and will not pay to go see
it. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to see a film with men making out with each
other or doing anything else of that nature with each other. For most straight
people, it produces an involuntary gag reaction. I’m not trying to be funny.
Literally, for a lot of straight people, it creates an unpleasant, involuntary
physical gag and cringe.
I am not hateful towards nor am I afraid of gay
people. I do not discriminate against gay people or anyone else for that matter.
However, as a Christian who believes what the Bible says and does her best to
adhere to its principles, why should I be forced to love and embrace
homosexuality by Hollywood and other pro-gay organizations. I am not gay. Never
have been. Never will be. I have that right and to try to force society to
embrace and love something that goes against their natural tendencies lest they
be blacklisted in Hollywood
, libeled and labeled as hateful is
It’s a legal liability as well. Well, you know, unless you pay to bribe the
judge to get out of the lawsuit. But the libel and defamation will still cost
you money in having to pay to bribe a judge.
FILM The Da Vinci Crock Part 2
I found the above listed
web site when I was reading the Our Daily Bread web site. The site disputes many
of the fictional claims in the Davinci Code book and film.
This week I also saw a
National Geographic documentary about the Last Supper, which revealed the fact
that Davinci's painting was in very accurate. The paintings were dissected
historically and archaeologically for inaccuracy.
contained Jesus and His disciples drinking wine out of gold chalices, which was
historically and archaeologically incorrect. The standard at the time for their
class was stone cups, meaning cups hewn out of stone that could not become
ceremonially unclean as coming from the earth, via an unclean animal or rodent
crawling on in (i.e. lizards, which were considered unclean animals, as written
in the Bible).
Davinci's painting depicted
an opulent room, but archeological discoveries and historical customs and class
structure at the time revealed that Jesus lived modestly in a humble earthly
Moreover, according to the
documentary, for the poor, whom Jesus was among, the Last Supper, which was a
Passover dinner, would have been held on the rooftop, covered by pom pom leaves.
Davinci's painting inaccurately shows it indoors in an opulent stone room.
TV NBC’s “Book of Daniel”
NBC's sacrilegious "Book of Daniel" appropriately bombed
and was dropped from the schedule. Several NBC affiliates refused to air it as
well after a flood of complaints from viewers.
I don’t get NBC. It has been doing very
badly, but to dig itself out of a ratings hole, they thought the appropriate
answer was to offend the single biggest religious group in the country and the
Once again, Hollywood making over Christianity in its image. God doesn’t like
makeovers of that sort. He prefers spiritual ones that adhere to His principles
of becoming a better person.
What if I were to cast gay characters in a film as straight. Hollywood would
scream (and swish) that it is an inaccurate, defamatory portrayal of them.
NBC affiliates in Terre Haute, Indiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; Beaumont, Texas;
and Meridian, Mississippi, have refused to air the series premiere Friday night,
citing viewer complaints.
"We certainly understand that Christians have difficulties in life, even
ministers," Ed Vitagliano, a spokesman for the American Family Association, told
the Los Angeles Times after watching the pilot Tuesday night at the NBC
affiliate in Memphis. "But this was not a realistic portrayal of a minister's
life. This was so far beyond the pale, it was almost a comic strip version."
Vitagliano said the group was offended that the show's creator, Jack Kenny, is
gay, as are two of the show's characters.
"We look at that and say, 'If they wanted to try to alienate conservative
Christians, they're making every effort to do so,' " he said.
According to Vitagliano, more than 500,000 people have used the American Family
Association's Website to email NBC and its affiliates demanding that the show be
yanked since the group began its protest.
- E Online
TV Michael Eisner To Get A TV Show
"Keys to the Kingdom: How Michael Eisner Lost his Grip,"
a very revealing book.
Did they not learn from the Charlie Rose episode about this man’s
great lack of interviewing skills and rapport. He was terrible. Stoic, segmented
and full of self-regard.
CNBC is giving him a show titled
"Conversations With Michael Eisner." Yes, and Eisner puts the con in the word
Side bar: His grown son's name is Breck. You know, like the shampoo.
RADIO Howard Stern: Shock Value with
Shock value. It wears off after a while.
It becomes shock value with no values. That’s what Howard Stern has built his little
empire on. However, he wouldn’t want anyone to treat his daughters that way.
I was never one that would harp on men turning women into sex objects,
but it's become so bad now. I can’t believe how badly he degrades women. Makes
you almost ashamed to be one.
There were media reports that Sirius sales went up since he signed up with
them and he has his audience, however, XM still has more subscribers.
But the stuff that’s being put out there is really – degrading. To swim in that level of depravity every day
- what does that do to the
mind…and his audience. It can’t be good.
There’s entertainment…and then there’s just garbage. He was banned from
Clear Channel for indecency for a reason. It just went too far.
So many groupies are writing tell all books
these days. These books are negative and
unnecessary. Exposing people's sexual exploits and many times degrading them in
the process shows a great lack of class.
But then again, in the world today, many have devalued sex in such a way that
it isn't really sacred anymore. For some it's about their hormones and for others it's
LEGAL FILE Tom Cruise sues
Tom Cruise sued to have an episode of
the repugnant cartoon South Park pulled that implied the actor was gay and
needed to come out the closet.
Bert Fields managed to have the episode
pulled in the UK. Not in America. Fields is slipping.
However, clips of the episode relating
to Cruise are all over the internet on blog sites, message boards and fan sites.
The episode was titled "Trapped in the Closet."
LEGAL FILE J-Lo/Marc Anthony & Kevin Costner Lap Top Theft
Both Marc Anthony and actor Kevin Costner had their laptops stolen and the
contents held for ransom. Data theft crimes are on the rise. Criminals see computer data, the contents
of computers and laptops, as financially valuable.
This type of cyber crime needs to stop. It's flat out illegal and extortion.
In both cases, the police were able to
make prompt arrests and return the laptops.
LEGAL FILE Foxy Brown Cuffed and Accused of not really being deaf
Rapper Foxy Brown was berated by Judge Melissa Jackson, who stated she
had showed disrespect to the court.
I'm amazed at this story for several reasons. How the situation escalated into what it did is really
The judge accused Foxy Brown of not really being deaf - when all medical
reports publicly discussed by doctors indicate she is deaf! The worst
part in my opinion is when the judge shouted at an officer to hit her when she
resisted being handcuffed due to the bangles on her hand getting in the way.
"While she was being handcuffed, Ms Marchand shouted at a court officer and,
Judge Jackson said, hit her." - BBC
How is it appropriate for a judge to yell to an officer to hit an appellant,
make it worse, a deaf appellant. That is abusive and words no judge should ever
shout from the bench. It's unjustifiable.
I don't like what I am witnessing from
several judges who have the attitude that they can say and do whatever they want
to irrespective of the law, the Constitution and human rights. It's very
"As Judge Jackson set a date of 23 January for Ms Marchand, 25, to return, she
said to the rapper's lawyer Joseph Fleming: "Counsel, she has gum in her mouth."
Mr. Fleming denied his client was chewing gum, and told the judge the rapper
could not hear her. She has been diagnosed with sudden hearing loss. Ms Marchand
opened her mouth and wagged her tongue as if to show her mouth was empty. Judge
Jackson ordered the rapper to be handcuffed to the defendants' bench."
LEGAL Judicial Misconduct: “Bad Judges”
There are some really great judges out there.
God bless them. You are needed. They make admirable decisions
that reflect the law, truth and justice. I met a very nice civil court judge
last year and the man was the picture of gentility. He was kind and respectful to
all. He was fair and thoughtful. The world could use more judges like him.
But then there are some really disgraceful
judges out there, who wantonly violate the Judicial Cannons, the Constitution
and the Law, are abusive, take
bribes and corrupt justice.
The web site “Bad Judges and What to do about them” writes of shocking
misconduct by judges. From judges masturbating while presiding over cases in
full court rooms to others sexually harassing litigants. To judges prejudicially
presiding over cases where they have a significant number of stocks in the
companies that are appellants to judges flat out taking bribes.
In Miami, Judge Jon Gordon ruled against a 14 year old girl in favor of
billion dollar company Carnival Cruise Lines, when their doctor misdiagnosed
her, when she truly had a life threatening medical emergency.
If the girl's parents hadn't went with
their gut feeling that something seriously truly wrong with their child, unlike
what the doctor was saying, immediately disembarked and took her in for a second
opinion, the child would have died on the cruise.
However, Gordon amazingly
ruled against the child stating the cruise line is not liable for their doctor,
a member of staff they hired, which was absurd, and threw out the case. Gordon's ruling astounded many, to the point that it made
The Appeals Court overturned his ruling on appeal.
Beware of any judge who has a track record of ruling in favor of the
million/billion dollar corporation over the individual citizen.
Beware of any judge bald-faced and arrogant enough to verbally abuse and or
slander litigants in court, openly show favoritism to one side in a case or
render rulings in open violation of the law and the Constitution. That's a judge that doesn't care
about the law or the reputation of the court, opting to indulge their personal
prejudices, philosophies, ego and sometimes, sadly, bank account.
Beware of activist judges trying to
legislate and enforce their own laws from the bench. The Constitution and the
law forbids it and rightfully so, as that is not a judge, but a dictator.
The Constitution is a great document. It was subtlety crafted to point out
the fact that no man is above the law…neither is his or her's interpretation thereof.
Television and the movies can be misleading. Basically,
judges are required to conduct themselves in a dignified, impartial manner.
Judges would do well to remember this. When you sit on the bench, you are representing your country,
your family and your community. To do less than
what the law ascribes based on your own philosophies, personal beliefs and
prejudices, is betraying your country and
committing an act of treason.
Judicial immunity was created with the
goal of giving judges the freedom to impartially conduct cases without fear of
legal retaliation. It has its purpose. However, some judges have used it as cart
blanche excuse to say and do whatever they feel like on the bench, the law be
Federal judges are appointed for life,
which sadly, coupled with judicial immunity, is the reason that some, not all, behave so
badly on the bench. Too much job security and too little accountability.
Abuses of position and privilege
It is a right as an American to have your day in court. It is a privilege as
an American for one to serve as a judge. The keyword being “serve,” as it is a
job serving the public. But sometimes, some judges believe this fact is the other way
around and that they are to be distinguished as gods.
However, I would like to
remind any judge who is verbally abusive…even the real GOD has manners. And the
real GOD would do justice with impartiality.
The Bible says, "Woe to unjust judges
and legislators," says the Lord, "so that there is no justice for the poor, the
widows, and orphans (Isaiah 10:1-2).
Taking an oath in God's name is a
serious thing. God help you, you better uphold it, as He chastises violations
thereof. The word "woe" in Bible Text/Hebrew means "disfavor" "evil" and or
Judges would do well to remember that
God is watching them. All the way back to Bible times, He emphatically spoke of
His offense at judges who corrupted justice.
Inappropriate judicial conduct is very damaging to the
legal system, as it undermines the public’s faith in the judicial system and
government, when they observe with their own eyes their rights are
not being upheld or honored.
Impeachment of Judges
It can be and should be done when
appropriate. It should be a subject of interest to you as a
member of the public, as many will need to access the judicial system at some
point or another.
While being overly litigious is not good, there are times when people’s
rights are violated and they opt to seek the justice system for a lawful
For instance, say you meet in a car accident and need to sue an influential
corporation; you will want an honest, virtuous, impartial judge.
Say you are discriminated against at work
you will want an honest, virtuous, impartial judge.
Say you are sexually harassed at work
you will want an honest, virtuous, impartial judge.
Say you are robbed or defrauded of your
; you will want an honest, virtuous, impartial judge.
Not one who will take bribes under the table or be prejudiced against you for
being a private citizen, while embarrassingly kissing the butt of wealthy wrong
The Terri Schiavo Case
In my humble opinion, the
Terri Schiavo Case is one of the worst cases I have ever read about. It was
presided over by Judge George Greer who many want impeached. There's a campaign
to do just that. Click the following link to sign the campaign and read the
sheer number of laws and judicial cannons Judge Greer violated.
He made the judicial system look merciless and corrupt
to the entire world, who openly questioned in various domestic and international publications how
something like that was allowed to happen.
Many around the world began to publicly question the integrity of the justice system
after his decisions that lead her to starve to death.
There are domestic judicial oversight committees and the United Nations has
special sections referring to judicial misconduct all around the world in hopes
of eradicating this problem.
There are also grassroots campaigns such as J.A.I.L. (http://www.jail4judges.org/)
aimed at cleaning up the judicial system with respect to judges.
It is my prayer to God, that by His
grace, this will be a year of change and improvement in the
judicial system, where the unjust are replaced by God’s grace, with people who
will preside over cases impartially and with integrity.
At a time when public confidence in the judicial system is at an all time low, j
corruption and misconduct need to be addressed.
LEGAL FILE Pentagon Analyst Larry Franklin Sentenced to 12 years
Pentagon Analyst Larry Franklin
Pentagon Analyst and colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve was sentenced to
12 years and 6 months for leaking classified information to an ally.
12 years? I thought it was excessive for what he did. Yes, what he did was
wrong in that it was a breach in rules, but 12 years and six months is too much.
He served his country for over 25 years and the information he leaked
was to an ally and did not harm the country, so why so much time in prison.
(Franklin) contended that the information was already known to the Israelis and that
he obtained far more information than he gave away.”
“Judge T. S. Ellis III said at the hearing that he believed Mr. Franklin was
motivated by a desire to help the United States, not to damage it.” - Associated
Wow, and he still got 12 years and 6 months.
After years of service, in an attempt to help the situation in the
Middle East, he passed on information to an ally, Israel, and received 12 years. There are people convicted of manslaughter who got lesser sentences.
This man could end up hating his own
country over this. I’m not saying he is going to become a
domestic terrorist, but think about it…Timothy McVeigh served his country well
for years in the army. He received a medal for bravery. But it was reported, after the disappointment of not
passing the grueling test to become a Green Beret, which was his longtime
dream, he inappropriately and inexplicably turned on his country and in a horrible
What he did was utterly wrong, but what triggered
was far less than what’s happened to Franklin for passing secrets to an ally. I
know the government has to maintain order and discourage such conduct, as
passing classified info is very wrong, but under the circumstances, his sentence
is way too high.
I’d have given Colonel Franklin 2 years – 1 year in jail and 1 year on
monitored house arrest – and let him keep his pension, with the proviso that he could not work for
the government again or hold office.
One has to be careful of how they treat people in such situations. If a man is
left to rot in prison for a long time for trying to help, not harm his country,
in a situation where he broke a rule, but no one was hurt, he will grow
embittered and hateful towards his country that he once served and tried to
LEGAL FILE Are Hate Speech Laws Democratic
Are hate speech laws in several
countries democratic and fair or do they bar free speech. A person should be able to say whatever they want, so long as it is not a
threat of violence or to incite violence. If it is libel, the libeled can sue.
But lines are being blurred and dangerously so, by pro-gay groups that don’t
want a negative word said about homosexuality. In some cases it is being reduced
to some reasoning: he or she said they don't like me or my lifestyle, so it's
hate speech, a hate crime and I wanna sue. That's dangerous territory. That's
not the true purpose of hate speech laws.
INTERNET Wikipedia, what hath thou wrought
I used to really enjoy the web site
Wikipedia, but now vandals posing as contributors who defame public
figures in inserting baseless opinions as fact have overrun it. It is also overrun by Muslim extremists
defaming Christian and Jewish figures in an encyclopedia of all places, which is
supposed to be neutral. I have witnessed this
anti-Semitic and anti-Christian slant
in numerous Wikipedia articles.
The site, who lets anyone with a
computer edit, has people who oddly feel some strange
sense of power in writing inaccurate, defamatory articles with no proof or basis
in reality, about people and removing their accomplishments, as though it some
how negates it in real life.
The vandalism is so bad at Wikipedia, that they even had to lock the
front-page titled “Wikipedia” because someone or someones kept vandalizing it.
That’s the point where you have to stop and ask yourself, “What am I doing and
what needs to be improved here.”
It's an exercise in futility. The inmates taking over the asylum. Tabloids r’ us
time. Wikipedia is fast becoming unreliable and defamatory thanks to an
unregulated handful of people.
The people with good linguistic and
literary skills and no agenda are leaving the site in
droves, as it is not worth the harassment and nuisance of writing something, only
for a zealot or defamer to delete it minutes later on a daily basis. That's just
If I wrote about the founder some of the things regularly featured on Wikipedia he
would sue me. Therefore, he needs to do more to regulate his own project.
Opening a site to the public and letting them edit it,
has its merits, but does not exempt you
from the legal consequences of defamation and libel - worldwide. There are
precedents where authors, writers, doctors and members of the public have sued
web sites for libel and defamation over lesser transgressions on internet sites,
even as simple as message boards and won. You need to do more to police it.
NATIONAL NEWS Civic Duty: Tracie Dean
Tracie Dean [Pic courtesy of News 11 Alive]
By God's grace, thanks to the efforts of a courageous, intuitive Georgia
woman, Tracie Dean, and a fearless Alabama police officer, Brian Davis, two children
were rescued from the clutches of a sex offender. Both Dean and Davis deserve
medals for what they did.
That is the definition of civic duty. Them caring
about their fellow man, coupled with persistence, saved two innocent children
from further sexual abuse. God bless you both for your efforts.
[Photos courtesy of News 11 Alive]
“It’s just awful to think of someone raping a 3-year-old,” Dean said.
“She came over to me and said ‘Hi.’ I said ‘Hi.’ She wandered off,” Dean
said. The girl walked away with the older man. “It just didn't feel right. There was tension between the two of them. He
wasn't nice to her. Not a warm person at all,” Dean said.
She took down the Washington state license tag number on their vehicle and
called 911 after she left the service station. A dispatcher told her the two
checked out okay, but Dean said when she got home to Decatur she didn't give up
her inquiry into the strange pair.
For about four days, Dean searched missing children’s databases on the
Internet, missing children’s organizations, ‘America’s Most Wanted’, and various
law enforcement agencies that didn’t seem interested in her concern.
She then drove the nearly 300 miles back to the convenience store in Alabama
to look at the store’s surveillance tape. A local Sheriff’s deputy happened to
walk into the store at the time and agreed to look into the matter.
Dean said she learned that the 3-year-old she’d said “Hi” to wasn’t missing,
but still desperately needed help. Clues led the deputy to a mobile home in
Alabama, where the horror story of extensive child abuse at the hand of a
convicted sex offender, police said, began to disturbingly unfold.
Police arrested Wiley for repeatedly raping the 3-year-old and sodomizing her
older brother. Officers also arrested Cavender, charging her with two counts of
Investigators say Glenna Faye Cavender and Wiley were drifters who traveled
around America selling souvenirs at stock car races, and that Wiley was
suspected of molesting an estimated 40 other children in several other states."
- Alive News at 11
NATIONAL NEWS The Miners: End Result of Corruption and Negligence
My condolences to the families and friends of the miners who died in West
Virginia. It was a senseless, preventable tragedy and someone needs to be held
accountable for it. Those precious lives are gone because of cutting corners and
exerting influence. No amount of money can ever compensate for that.
What's worse is a whole town feels that
a price was put on their loved ones' safety and ultimately their lives, by an
unscrupulous business man described as a corporate raider. The mine had
numerous safety violation citations that, based on news reports, were not
On Sunday, both the National Mining Association and the United Mine Workers
of America said they, too, will press for change.
"This is a time for all of us who share responsibility for mining safety to
come together and look for ways to make mining safer," said Carol Raulston,
spokeswoman for the National Mining Association in Washington, D.C. "We have
made dramatic improvements over the last 15 years, but there's more to be done."
Mine workers president Cecil Roberts said Congress and state legislatures
must take steps to ensure existing regulations are strictly enforced.
"We must also develop new initiatives that will give every miner a vastly
improved chance to walk out of a mine after an accident, alive and well and safe
in the arms of their loved ones," he said.
The UMW also supports requiring oxygen caches throughout mines, as Peabody
Energy and Consol Energy Inc. do at some of their larger mines.
"It's always been our position if it takes you eight hours to walk out of a
mine, then there ought to be eight hours of oxygen for you to do that," Smith
"We need Congress to look at this. We need state legislatures to look at
this," he said. "But we need action." - The Associated Press
NATIONAL NEWS Spying Program
I have been reading many web sites for feedback and looked at many polls and it is
clear Americans on the whole are not comfortable with the NSA domestic spying program.
The public, now more than ever, are paranoid and are repeating the well known phrase
"Big brother is watching you."
While I understand the government is in a precarious situation with
terrorists obsessively plotting crimes against the country, America is a country
built on checks and balances. Americans treasure that.
I know desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures, but the peace of
mind of the country is very important as well.
Even a cursory search of internet articles, blogs, message board postings and
professional journalists op-eds, reveals there needs to be checks and balances to the
program i.e. warrants, even after the fact, for the peace of mind of the country.
Warrants after the wiretaps are placed is a good idea. A private, guarded record
of these specific wiretaps available to the other branches of government. Everyone needs to work together or the
situation is going to deteriorate more and more, which is counter-productive.
The other branches of government have voiced their disapproval. They clearly feel
left in the dark. They resent it and are rallying against it, but everyone needs
to work together and be kept up to speed.
There is a lack of harmony among the branches of government concerning this
program in that there are members of the public and Democrats and Republicans in
office against it in its current state. But people seem willing to work with the
program, provided it is altered to include wiretap warrants, even after the
Information regarding the existence of the program was leaked by the New York
Times, meaning someone inside the program had to have leaked it to said paper,
further jeopardizing its covertness.
The program clearly has some kinks that can
and should be worked out. An article in the
New York Times
"Spy Agency Data After Sept. 11 Led F.B.I. to Dead Ends" -
January 17, 2006 NY Times: after the Sept. 11 attacks, the National
Security Agency began sending a steady stream of telephone numbers, e-mail
addresses and names to the F.B.I. in search of terrorists. The stream soon
became a flood, requiring hundreds of agents to check out thousands of tips a
month. But virtually all of them, current and former officials say, led to dead
ends or innocent Americans." - NY Times
FBI Director- Robert Mueller was mentioned in the
Mueller, known in intelligence circles by his code name:
Macaroni Man. Get it, Mueller's Macaroni. I knew I'd seen his name somewhere
before. Just kidding. He'll probably investigate me back to the time I was 2 for that joke.
"As the bureau was running down those leads, its director, Robert S. Mueller
III, raised concerns about the legal rationale for the eavesdropping program,
which did not seek court warrants, one government official said. Mr. Mueller
asked senior administration officials about "whether the program had a proper
legal foundation," but ultimately deferred to Justice Department legal opinions,
the official said."
- January 17, 2006 NY Times
There needs to be cohesion on this issue for the sake of the
American people who are clearly concerned based on statements many have made.
This is not to say anything against the
President or the government, but the public genuinely seem worried about the
program. At the end of the day, in any country, the people are who are most important
- not just their safety, but their peace of mind as well.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS Drug Tunnel
This story was just astounding. Drug dealers built a 5 foot wide, 6 foot
high, 2400 foot long tunnel with a pulley system that runs from Mexico to
California, and used it to transport illegal immigrants and drugs. The discovery
was made by the Mexican government and they should be applauded for standing up
to such corruption, especially in the face of potentially terrible retaliation
from local kingpins who sometimes terrorize officials.
WORLD ECONOMY Debt
Is the world going bankrupt. I read that
there is a surge in bankruptcy rates in several major countries. I think it is
due to credit, as it's not that people all over the world aren't earning
anything, because they are. However, too much credit, above one's income, which
can accumulate after a couple years, can and has spelled financial disaster for
many. Less buying on credit is the answer.
WORLD NEWS Iran
Flock of Seagulls
When I hear the word Iran, ironically I think of that 80's song “I Ran” by
A Flock of Seagulls.
Iran Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
His name just made my Microsoft spellchecker go crazy.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollah reenacting scenes from Brokeback
Mountain. I'm just kidding.
But I digress,
the Prime Minsiter of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has
been saying and doing some very disturbing things. In particular, his nuclear
ambitions that have alarmed many in the world community.
It’s amazing that three countries want to refer the matter to the UN, yet
Iran isn’t afraid. That sends a very bad signal – of defiance. "We are not worried about our nuclear case to be sent to the Security
Council," Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National
Security Council, told state television. - Reuters
Why are you not afraid. What could possibly give Iran’s leaders such
confidence under very bad circumstances. Makes you wonder.
Is it that they do not regard the U.N. or are that confident in what they hope
the leveraged end result of their conduct will be.
On the one hand the Iranian Prime Minister claims, “We would like
to send the message to those who claim Iran is searching for nuclear weapons
that there is no such policy and this [policy] is illegal and against our
But what about all these suicide bombings the world reads about every week in
the papers. What about the London bombings, September 11th, the bombing in Spain. These are against
your religion, but they were carried out by people claiming to be Muslims nonetheless. You’re not giving
the world much
to work based on the track current track record.
Religiously engrained – how can one argue with someone so set in their ways,
believing their deeds to be the will of God. God never willed the Jews
non-existent. They have survived serious adversity and grown stronger than ever.
Here’s what I don’t like about his
statements. He said they are not making nuclear weapons, then in
the next breath he calls for Israel to be “wiped off the map.” It has a certain
look to it.
That is a vile, inhumane wish, sir. No one should wish to see any country of
this world we inhabit wiped off the map. We are all citizens of this world that
the living God Almighty, gave the right to dwell in His world.
This world does not belong to you or I. And it greatly
upsets me that anyone
would wish to wipe any country off the face of this earth.
The Jews have a right to live and dwell in Israel. It is a God given right.
Each man has the right to dwell in his own country. That is a legal universal
right as well. The Jews have the right to legally move about this earth, just
like everyone else, to any country that grants them admittance. They’ve got just as much right to live as you do.
The world recognizes you as a nation,
therefore you should recognize all the countries of the world as individual
nations as well.
World Peace v. World Love
World peace will not be achieved in
modern times so long as elected officials harbor
views of wiping another country off the planet. Such a desire says it all.
God in His wisdom made this world and it wasn’t for anyone to wipe any nation
off the face of His earth.
While I may not agree with the popular view of every country on the planet, I
do not wish ill on any country, neither do I want any nation wiped off the
Feeling this way, it makes me concerned that anyone could get to the
point that they wish another nation into oblivion. Those are intense feelings of
hatred that are dangerous not only to said nation, but the world aka nuclear
Not to mention, all it takes is for one
country's leader to lose his patience and launch an attack, then another
country's leader to l
ose his patience and launch an attack, then
another country's leader to lose his
patience and launch an attack, then the world as we known it will cease to
I ask you, what good is your ideologies
of hate if you are dead and don't live to see the end result for anytime.
If you do not like someone, leave them
alone. Let them live their lives and you live yours. World peace doesn't have to
be world love in its inception. It can be the understanding that we agree to
disagree and acknowledge each others right as nations to be left alone.
It is my hope that one day all people
will love each other, but it will clearly take God to accomplish that.
Dealing With Nuclear Weapons: World Safety
A scenic picture of
Iranian capital Tehran
"Iran's nuclear program began when the Shah purchased a research reactor from
the U.S. in 1959. The Shah had big plans for a network of 23 power reactors, but
the U.S. did not consider this a danger, because he was an ally, and he did not
ask for technologies to enrich or reprocess spent nuclear fuel." - USA Today
Nuclear science is not rocket science. What about the side effects
on the citizens of Iran. They are important too. What if there is a bad nuclear accident. It is going to affect
them first and poison the waters. That caliber of pollution is not pretty.
The bad thing with these unsafe nuclear programs is it creates weather
disturbances in the world. It can produce Tsunamis, horrible earthquakes and
terrible storms. The earth isn’t built to withstand that type of
trial and error experimentation.
SOCIAL ISSUES Elton John Slams Jamaicans as “Hostile”
Elton looking Brokebackish
(get it, looking glasses and he is openly gay)
The Queen of Pop, Elton John, slammed Jamaicans as hostile.
Why I never…-Aisha unplugs her Russell Crowe phone and throws it at Elton-.
Just kidding. Don’t get your feathers in a twist. Seriously, I read he likes
A recent editorial in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper rebuffed Elton John for
stating to a press outlet that Jamaicans are hostile towards homosexuals. He
also slammed the Taiwanese.
You know, I saw a clip of "
Tiaras" and I can't fathom how Elton
could have the audacity to call anyone hostile with a straight face, pardon the
pun. I gotta say, David Furnish seems like a sweet man - cause only a sweet man
could take that kind of galeforce tantrum.
For the record, I do not condone or support violence against gay people. I
think people should be able to live their lives in safety, whether straight or
gay, wherever they live in the world.
However, you cannot force people to love your lifestyle.
I do not agree with the gay lifestyle, as I am a Christian, and it doesn't
appeal to me (especially with men that look like Michael Ealy
but I digress...what was I talking about again? Oh yea, Michael Ealy. No, I was
talking about Elton
While I agree that there have been cases of violence against gays in Jamaica,
not more than any other country. In fact the statistics show there is less
violence against gays in Jamaica than several other countries.
So why single out Jamaica, when statistics in America, England, Germany,
Africa, Latvia, Croatia, Ecuador and Honduras, among several other countries, show there are more cases of
violence against gays in many other countries.
It is clear it is a worldwide problem. Singling out one country isn't gonna
solve anything - just lose you support among the people who didn't have an
opinion on homosexuality either way, as now you are slandering them due to
their nationality, for the actions of a few. That is not right.
What if a Jamaican said all gays are like
the gay man the Met Police arrested with over one million images of child porn
and abuse on his computer, or like Edward Stokes (arrested for molesting over
200 teens), child molesters. John would
be furious. Therefore, how is his statement about Jamaica fair.
Isn’t that stereotyping…the very thing gay
people hate when it is done to them.
Me personally, I have never been hostile towards any gay person.
I've never liked the world homophobic
either. Makes it sound like one is fearful or
afraid. I am not afraid of gay people. I am not afraid of any human. I do not
The gay lifestyle is a choice and not
everyone is going to applaud it. Just like there are things gays don't applaud
either - Christianity.
The fact of the matter is, Christianity is the largest religion in the world
and it forbids homosexuality. Judaism is another religion, with millions of
members, that forbids homosexuality. Islam is another religion, with millions of
members, that forbids homosexuality. The world is largely comprised of religions
that for thousands of years has forbidden homosexuality.
While I do not agree with violence against gay people, as a Christian it is
my right to peacefully adhere to my faith in not practicing or promoting homosexuality, just
like billions of other people on the planet who believe the same. It is my right
not to promote or go see a gay movie, as it goes against my natural nature and
it is not something I wish to watch. Myself and others have that right.
Being gay is a choice. If it is what you chose, it is your right. You do not
however, have the right to force other people to embrace the gay lifestyle,
practice or promote it.
That is an infringement of others rights that would put you in unlawful
The entertainment industry, with access
to the media, is not even one percent of the world, but it thinks it is the
spokesperson and owner of the world.
Reciting lines into a camera does not
qualify one as God. Nor does singing lines into a microphone. At the end of the
day we all have our rights and individuality.
I am a peaceful person. I’ve never even owned a rock…well, that’s not true
there are loads of rocks in my garden, but I’ve never thrown them at people.
That was a joke.
But seriously, I have never physically started a fight with anyone in my
life. I have never assaulted anyone. I have never owned a gun or any type
firearm. I have never owned explosives, grenades, bomb making materials ect.
That’s not my shtick.
However, I am not going to destroy other people’s rights to own a gun or
legal things of that nature. Just like I’m not going to destroy anyone’s right
to practice their faith.
The problem in society sometimes is the inability of people to agree to
disagree and coexists peacefully.
To slander a whole sovereign nation of millions of people as “hostile” is
positively foul, uncivil and defamatory – but I can’t say I didn’t expect it
from Elton, who often lets his temper get the best of him.
You have the right to believe what you believe, but what you stated on the
BBC, in characterizing all Jamaicans as “hostile” qualifies as slander and “hate
speech,” the latter something European laws strictly forbid.
It’s not just Jamaicans who have taken issue with gay marriage and the
disgraceful attempt to try to phase out the world “marriage.”
Me for one, I like the word marriage.
Girls love to say they hope to get married one day.
Little girls and adolescent females do not want to be talking about and dreaming
about their “civil union day” or “getting civil unioned” one day.
But this is where this is going because
some activist gay people are offended at the word
marriage. We cannot do away with the word marriage nor its concept so as not to
offend people. That’s ridiculous.
Accept, acknowledge and realize a “marriage” and a “civil union” are two
completely different things that will never be equated with each other.
The wonderful institution of marriage must not be destroyed via political
Next thing you are gonna hear is someone trying to pass a law to outlaw the
word “marriage” as hate speech:
OFF THEIR WEDS
- Word 'marriage' removed so gays aren't offended.
THE word "marriage" is being taken off register office signs - in case it
offends gay couples entering into a civil partnership. Councils are following guidelines which also suggest altering couples'
stationery from "Your Wedding" to "Your Ceremony".
Wolverhampton Register Office's two marriage rooms have been renamed ceremony
rooms while the Crown Marriage Suite in Stourbridge is now the Crown Suite after
recommendations from the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services.
Pastor Paul Chamberlain from nearby Kingswinford blasted: "Political
correctness is rearing its ugly head."
Elton John and David Furnish became one of the first couples to have a civil
partnership last month. - mirror.co.uk
Others have spoke of their views that
marriage is between and man and a woman.
Pope John Paul II
stated civil unions, "Cannot be applied to unions between persons of the same sex without creating
a false understanding of the nature of marriage. "The institution of marriage necessarily entails the
complementarity of husbands and wives who participate in God's creative activity
through the raising of children. Spouses thereby ensure the survival of society and culture, and rightly
deserve specific and categorical legal recognition by the State. Any attempts to change the meaning of the word 'spouse' contradict right
reason: legal guarantees, analogous to those granted to marriage, cannot be
applied to unions between persons of the same sex without creating a false
understanding of the nature of marriage."
The new Pontiff has
retained and reiterated this position as well.
Hillary Clinton, a liberal, even stated, "Marriage, has
got historic, religious, and moral content that goes back to the beginning of
time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been: between a man and
Orthodox Jewish community in Lakewood New Jersey opposed a new stadium that
developers wanted built on their land in their community with leaders stating:
"We don't want to have Elton John over here," Yehuda Shain, a former township
committee candidate, said, quoting the sentiments of others he'd spoken to. "We
don't want our kids to go there. We don't want our adults to go there. We should
not support it."- Asbury Park Press
The article further stated: “While the numbers may work, could the project advance if the Orthodox
community — the largest ethnic group in Lakewood — wouldn't go to the arena?
Orthodox support was needed because the township land on which the arena
would have been built is under contract to the for-profit Beth Medrash Govoha,
the downtown rabbinical college that has transformed Lakewood into one of the
country's largest Orthodox communities.”
- Asbury Park Press
Therefore how is Elton going to single out Jamaicans when many people around
the world from a broad cross section of social and political views do not agree with
gay marriage. Even many people within Britain.
I’m not trying to hurt gay people and I certainly would never physically attack you. I
wouldn’t discriminate against you. I have no hatred in my heart towards you. But
you can’t ask people to throw their religion/beliefs out the window to champion
SOCIAL ISSUES Date Rape, GHB
Pics courtesy of
Roofies AKA GHB. I'm sure
many of you have heard of them. Many a woman have been raped thanks to GHB.
That's a cruel thing to do to a woman.
Project GHB defines it as,
"Made From: gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium
Hydroxide - basically it is degreasing solvent or floor stripper mixed with
It's something that can be
easily slipped into a drink. It is colorless and odorless, but can damage the
body. It leaves the woman incapacitated and men have taken advantage of women
sexually in that situation. It's a very cowardly thing to do.
Women, be careful of who
you trust and where you leave your drink. Don't let anyone back you into a
corner or get you into a situation where things can go terribly wrong in this
RACE RELATIONS Nazi Reparations
Maria Altmann, true heir of Nazi looted art
A judge in Vienna ruled that art stolen by Nazis should be returned to their
Maria Altmann, a California Jewish woman and heir. You go girl!
VIENNA, Austria - Austria is legally obligated to return five paintings by
Gustav Klimt to the heir of a Jewish family, an arbitration court suggested in a
ruling made public Monday, indirectly backing the family's claims that the
pictures were stolen by the Nazis. -
While the ruling was not binding, lawyers for both the family and the
government have said they would abide by it to end a seven-year legal struggle
over who owns the paintings, estimated to be worth at least $150 million.
Aside from its returning valuable art objects, Austria also has returned
properties in government possession that were looted by the Nazis.
The country also began paying compensation to Nazi victims from a $210
million fund endowed by contributions from the federal government, the city of
Vienna and Austrian industries.
The fund was created in 2001 to compensate those stripped of businesses,
property, bank accounts and insurance policies under the Third Reich.
Austria was among the most fervent supporters of Adolf Hitler. But
recognition of the need for restitution was delayed because for decades history
books depicted the country as Nazi Germany's first victim, through annexation in
Vienna was home to a vibrant Jewish community of some 200,000 before World
War II. Today, it numbers about 7,000.
I applaud Austria for its efforts. Apology and restoration are big steps towards
RACE RELATIONS Can’t We All Just Get Along
Many jokingly refer to Rodney King's now famous statement "Can't we all
just get along," after the racially motivated beating he received, but there is a
lot of truth in that simple declaration.
Countries are threatening other countries, white supremacists in America,
Germany, England and other parts of Europe are gearing up for what they feel will be future race wars
and terrorists are terrorizing the free world who aren't Muslim.
Why can't we just live in peace. I know
it's a naive thing to say, but really, if you try, it's not that difficult.
RACE RELATIONS Is One Race Better Than Another
Is one race better than another? I don’t think so. Never have. I think people
have their preferences, but I don’t think one race has got it over any other.
At the end of the day we are all human. We all bleed. We all have feelings.
Believe it or not, we have a lot in common.
RACE RELATIONS Race and Culture - Hang Ups and Stereotypes
Skin Color – We all have different skin colors. In this world you will find
just about every shade of skin.Yet some have the weird view that they don't want
to touch others of a different skin color like it's gonna rub off.
Some black people take the stand of racially offend, before you are racially
offended, as sort of a protective mechanism. As much as you may get to racists doing this, you will also hurt
non-racist non-black people who could potentially be a really good friend to
Hair Texture – Much like skin color, there are also lots of hair textures. Some people have hang ups about this. I’ve heard people deride Caucasoid hair
and I have heard others deride Negro hair.
Now I’m not gonna write the slurs I’ve heard both white people and black
people use, but all of it is unnecessary.
God made varying textures of hair.
Therefore, no one should
disparage anyone’s hair texture. It’s very unkind.
Cultural Lingo – Different races
and cultures have lingo unique to each. Once again, I have heard black people
making fun of lingo they deem white and white people making fun of lingo they
All of you, black and white, are wrong
and closed minded. I'm open minded - I make fun of every race including my own
Cultural Food – I have heard people of different cultures and different races
deride each other’s food. Once again, not appropriate and culturally offensive.
Cultural Holidays and Traditions – Cultural holidays and traditions sometimes
don’t share race, sometimes they share geographic boundaries. Still, we must
understand that different holidays hold significance for different people, even
if we ourselves don't celebrate it.
“They’re Just Different” - How many
times have you heard that phrase. I think it's a cop out. An excuse.
Ever heard someone try to excuse their prejudices against other races by
saying that phrase. Can’t really tell you how another race is so
different, but to stay in their little racially safe and self-approved bubble,
they say that.
While, we are different in some ways, we’re not all that different
that any of us should scorn or be scorned for that. We need
to appreciate our differences. Not scorn each other with them.
Walking around with a chip on your should is very burdensome and taxing. Who
needs it. You’ll have a better life without said prejudices. You won’t walk around with all these hang-ups and
feelings of resentment for those you don't want to understand.
“(Fill in the blank) race is the best looking”
How many times has that claim been made
by different races. I don’t think any one race is better looking than the other. I think beauty
is in the eye of the beholder.
When someone is in love with someone, that person is the best looking person
in the world to them.
When you think the worst of people – all black people are this (fill in the
blank) or all white people are that (fill in the blank), you are lumping
together scores of people you don't know and painting them with the same brush
It seems like the races are always
competing with each other – and it gets
annoying to read that stuff after a while. Who’s the best. Who’s the smartest.
Who’s achieved the most. Oh, who cares. Let it go already.
I think if we aim to learn more about each other and appreciate
each other more, these differences would not be a problem or cause for fear.
Try to rid yourself of all the negativity. Try to make a genuine effort to understand people more. To learn more about
people. And most of all, use kindness and consideration when approaching matters of race and culture.
Giving to Charity
Giving to charity is great. Some undervalue its benefits. Not only does it make you feel good, it's
your own little way of helping others. Things you yourself may not be able to
get out there and do, the
effort of donations from yourself and others, can help bring
SPIRITUAL Divide and Conquer
Cults are notorious for using the
concept of divide and conquer. The Kabbalah cult specializes in it. There are
many stories surfacing from people who were fleeced by the cult estranging them from family, friends and the people they date.
Isolation is a key part of brainwashing.
It is the act of isolating a person from
the world, sanity, voices of reason in the form of sensible people who see
through what is being done to their loved one. That combined with food and sleep
deprivation can create dangerous results i.e. brainwashing.
A member of the U.S. Army drawn in by
the cult told of how they convinced him his girlfriend was
Satan and to leave her, which he did. Others told of being estranged from their spouses at the behest of the
How could it possibly be a good thing that any organization drives wedges
between spouses and family members.
"If a man returns bad for good, trouble will not leave his house."
A simple, but powerful statement. It was
God's way of saying if someone does something kind for you, don't repay their
kindness with evil, as He is watching.
There is nothing to fear but fear itself (and the boogie monster – don’t
forget the boogie monster.) Just kidding.
Franklin D. Roosevelt said that. Clearly
he'd never been audited. Just kidding.
I get what he was saying, but people who have seen “Swept Away’ would
disagree with Mr. Roosevelt. Scaryyy! No disrespect intended to Mr. Roosevelt (but disrespect intended to “Swept
Fear can be terrible. Ever seen someone try to get over a phobia like flying.
Ever seen someone truly terrified. It’s so sad. The adrenalin is in overdrive. People run faster, talk faster, scream louder,
you name it. All byproducts of fear.
If fear can be conquered in a person's
life, a lot can be achieved. Even if it's conquering the basic fear of failure.
Fear of getting older. Fear of tomorrow.
You can't live your life with that kind
of stress. Make an effort to think positively and have faith, not fear.
SPIRITUAL The Brain vs. The Soul
I’ve read stories of scientists preserving the brains of men like Einstein
for scientific research. A few years ago, I read an article on Einstein that compared his brain to those of others.
Who the person is, is harnessed in the soul, not the brain
and the soul cannot
be harnessed by man. Only by God. The soul is spiritual and the sole property of God.
The soul, not the brain, contains the will to live, the will to create,
spirit of excellence and the drive to accomplish and achieve greatness.
Sometimes people do such great, unexplainable things that it can only be
attributed to God. The blessings God puts in the soul of a man cannot be
harvested or harnessed. It is via the grace and will of God, not the ingenuity
You have children in this world, prodigies,
You’ve seen the little brats, oops I
mean children on TV. At age 3 playing the piano like adult virtuosos (No, I’m not
jealous, really) or the others who
exhibit a strong gift for science and mathematics at an early age. Those are
gifts from God that He places in the soul. The spirit of a man.
The dictionary defines the word Disobedience as the “Refusal or failure to
obey.” Disobedience is a subject the Bible went over many times. Disobedience
was defined as defying God and or deliberately not doing what one knows is
right. It is an alternate course other than what you know to be the right one.
God reveals through the Bible that He
has a plan and purpose for everyone. He also allows us to participate via free
will - the ability to make our own choices.
However, when you do what you know is
wrong and reject the path of virtue, you are in essence rejecting God’s choice.
When you reject God's plan, there's only
one other plan - the Devil’s i.e.
misery, heartache and devastation.
Sadly, this can spill over into the
lives of the people around you via the questionable choices you made. Today,
choose to get back on the right path.