March 31, 2006

Volume 47 

1. BOYCOTT “AMERICAN DREAMZ”
2. CELEBRITY Phil Spector's Hair Raising Experience
3. CELEBRITY Tom Cruise
4. CELEBRITY Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
5. CELEBRITY Paris Hilton  
6. CELEBRITY Pete Doherty Arrested Again
7. CELEBRITY Michael Douglas’ Dig @ Pitt Jolie
8. CELEBRITY Photog Who Harassed Actress And Her Kids Found Dead
9. MODELING Valerie Campbell
10. AWARD SHOWS The Oscars
11. BAD JOURNALISM Lloyd Grove
12. BAD JOURNALISM Roger Friedman
13. SPORTS The Winter Olympics - Sasha Cohen
14. MUSIC Music Executive Wiretapping
15. MUSIC Madonna Lawsuit
16. MUSIC Warner “we steal” Music
17. FILM Superman’s Super Cost
18. ENTERTAINMENT Industry Declines
19. RADIO Stern Sued
20. LEGAL FILE Blackberry Settlement
21. LEGAL FILE The Pellicano Indictments
22. LEGAL FILE Landmark Music Piracy Arrest
23. LEGAL FILE Da Vinci Crock Pt 4
24. LEGAL FILE Judicial Conduct
25. FINANCIAL Warren Buffett
27. CHARITY “Heart Of The Congo”
28. RACE RELATIONS Emmett Till
29. SOCIAL ISSUES Gay Children’s Book
30. SCIENCE Solar Flare
31. HEALTH Sleeping Pills
32. LOCAL NEWS FPL 
33. NATIONAL NEWS Immigration Protests
34. INTERNATIONAL Slobodan Milosevic Dead 
35. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Jamaica
36. INTERNATIONAL – Saddam Trial  
37. CULTS Scientology and Kabbalah Cult: Domestic Terrorist Organizations 
38. SPIRITUAL Accomplice to Evil

BOYCOTT “AMERICAN DREAMZ”

Boycott the rip off movie “American Dreamz” being released next month. It is a criminal rip off of a script I copyrighted years ago, that’s apart of this lawsuit I filed.

Madonna/Warner affiliate, Paul Weitz (Sitcom "Off Center" and forthcoming movie "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (2007)") has criminally used one of my already copyrighted scripts titled "Presidential Dreams" (script copyright 2002 and site registration www.presidentialdreams.com April 2002) to make his criminally infringing "American Dreamz" (copyright 2005, 3 years after my script and web site registration) for Universal Pictures and have been added to the lawsuit. I read a scene by scene synopsis of the film a couple weeks ago, written by a critic who saw it and immediately noticed the blaring infringements.

My 2002 copyrighted script “Presidential Dreams” is a patriotic comedy/drama about the American presidency, a singer and the Middle East, among other things – all unique and distinct in one script, among other items they willfully stole. Defendants Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz’s 2005 illegally copyrighted rip off script “American Dreamz” is an unpatriotic comedy/drama about the American presidency, a singer and the Middle East – all once unique to my previously copyrighted works until the Weitz brothers criminally ripped it off.

CELEBRITY Phil Spector's Hair Raising Experience

Well, looks like somebody got an Afro pick for Christmas. Phil Spector in court [Pic courtesy of the AP]

Now, I know musicians can be eccentric sometimes, but what’s up with Phil Spector’s hair. Is it apart of his insanity plea (wait, he plead not guilty, didn’t he) or has Don King become his stylist.

CELEBRITY Tom Cruise

Pic courtesy of the Tom Cruise Is Nuts web site

Katie Holmes – birthing methods prescribed by scientology, pardon the pun, as prescribing is forbidden in said cult, demand silence during birth and no drugs/pain medication.

Oh dear sweet Katie. What have they done to you.

I am reminded of a quote from my favorite show as a child, The Golden Girls, where Blanche’s daughter came by to visit from Atlanta, and announced her intention of delivering (no, not pizza, her unborn baby) at a Miami birthing center, that emphasized natural child birth with no painkillers.

Blanche, an experienced mother, then said to her naïve, pregnant daughter, “I know I told you where babies come from, but did I mention where they come out!”

Funny sonogram courtesy of the Tom Cruise is Nuts web site

So Katie, I’d like to reiterate that - I know I told you where babies come from, but did I mention where they come out!

Ok, so I wasn’t the one who told you, but you should have known!

I wish some man I was married to told me some rubbish like that. I would tell him: You’ve got two choices. Either:

a.) Get me the epidural

-or-

b.) You’re gonna become a victim of domestic violence. Prepare to fight. You’re gonna have a mighty hard time explaining at work how you got those bumps, bruises and black eyes, and when asked by your co-workers, having to respond, I got into a fight with my wife and my wife won. It’s your choice, buddy. Choose wisely!

Just kidding! (Well, I hope – women in labor aren’t exactly known for being calm). 

Crazy Cruise At It Again

Tom Cruise was jumping on people’s furniture again. Will he never learn. His publicist, remembering what happened last time Cruise did this, was seen weeping in the corner in despair (joking):

“Tom Cruise furniture-hopping once again …the guest of honor at Yahoo's quarterly ‘Influential Speakers’ event Tuesday…bantering with chief executive Terry Semel…

After an impromptu arm-wrestling match with Semel, Cruise jestingly recreated his ‘Oprah’ sofa-hopping episode, this time on a chair, to trumpet his joy about his fiancée and their soon-to-arrive offspring.

Then he brought the very pregnant Holmes onto the stage, where he beamed and patted her round belly. And, yes, he then sealed the interlude with a kiss. TV's ‘Inside Edition’ broadcast the happy event Thursday night.” - Yahoo

 Is it just me or does he try too hard to make people believe him.

Scientology To Buy Neverland?

At first when I saw that pic, I thought it said “the tan land,” but after I read the headline, I realized it said “Thetan Land.” A “Thetan” being an alien. Yes, more Scientology mumbo jumbo the cult invented, as it has no basis in reality and is pure science fiction that they somehow believe as a religion.

Boy, L. Ron Hubbard was really messing with these people’s heads. He wrote down any old thing that came to mind and they believed it, hook line and sinker.

L Ron Hubbard

I can just picture him, sitting down on the couch in his perpetual pajamas, with his long, neglected, unkempt hair and long, uncut fingernails, looking like something out of Lord Of The Rings, guzzling the anti-psychotic medication that was found in his system at the time of his death, even though he forced his Scientology cult followers not to take any medicine of any kind whatsoever, even if it would help save their lives, writing all his delusions and psychotic ideas down on paper:

“Hmmm, I need a tan. The tan…I know, combine the two and call it a thetan!”

And they follow this man. Unbelievable!

CELEBRITY Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Yes, another month of Britney Spears and co. news in the press. And once again, the news isn’t flattering.

Would it kill her to buy a bra:

 Kevin Federline corn-rowed and um, smoking:

 

An internet poster commented on a recent picture of Spears’ baby and wrote (I'm not gonna lie, I laughed hysterically when I read the following):

“Sean Preston has been inhaling too much of his daddy's fumes, that poor baby always looks high. estellegetty 2006-03-04 11:10 pm”:

  

Britney Spears's son was heard singing "Because I Got High" by Afroman (just kidding, that poor baby)

Upon hearing the news that Spears may have been pregnant again, Comedian Jay Leno said:

"Two babies is going to make it trickier than ever for her to drive the car. She may have to strap one kid to the roof rack"

Britney And Kevin Captions

Britney: "I thought the baby was with you"
Kevin: "I thought the baby was with you":

Britney: "Wow, look at little Sean do that summersault off the balcony. Do you think it's safe?"
Kevin: "Huh? Did you say something?":

Britney and Kevin: "Do you think they can see us":

Britney: "Like, totally, for sure, we're gonna pose for y'all, but, like, be totally natural, you know":

Britney: "Are you sure my forehead doesn't look like E.T.?"
Kevin: "Be quiet Britney, I have a wedgie.":

Sugababe Tells On K-Fed 

More on Britney Spears’ husband Kevin Federline…

Last month, he was seen and photographed by the press, inappropriately holding a French actress:

This month, a British singer, Keisha Buchanan came forward and said Federline has a wandering eye:

“Buchanan is quoted as saying, "Kevin gave me a 'look' and Britney just grabbed his arm and pulled him in close to her."

“Buchanan is very similar in looks to Federline's ex-love, Shar Jackson.” - Post Chronicle

K-Fed Is K-Black

Kevin Federline has clearly been influenced by black culture. His ex-girlfriend is black. Both his kids with her are half black. He wears cornrows and speaks Ebonix (Dude is blacker than J.J. on Good Times).

While he can rap, too many things he raps about leaves him open for jokes, and his record will never be taken seriously based on the fact that he became famous from marrying Britney Spears, after having been her back up dancer and leaving his girlfriend while she was pregnant with his second child.

That wasn’t going to K-fly with the public.

K-Fed’s Planned August 2006 Album

Kevin Federline put out a press release announcing his forthcoming album. Normal so far. But K-Fed expects great things of the record in terms of public reaction. Now, I’m not a pessimist, but…

K-Fed deduced that after all the disses he’s received so far that it can’t get any worse:

“Sure, there'll be initial shock and awe," he said. "But they've already said so much . . . about me, it can't get worse."

Dude, trust me, I read the internet everyday…it can get worse.

They are yearning for your album like Osama is yearning for a dialysis machine, but in your case, for unhealthy reasons – they want to tear you up.

Side bar: Is there anywhere to plug in a dialysis machine in a cave? Just asking.

In response to K-Fed’s press release which stated, “The inspiration and meaning behind the title ... is self explanatory, (because) my album is sure to set the dance floors across the world on fire!"

The IDLYITW blog wrote:

"If by that he means the people on the dance floor are going to storm the DJ booth and set fire to the DJ, then he's probably right.”

Jinxed Britney Spears Steps On Hypodermic Needle

My recommendation last month was BUY A CAR SEAT; this month it’s BUY SOME SHOES. Stop being such a hobo, Britney.

What makes this story worse is people thought she was pregnant. Pregnant woman stepping on a hypodermic needle, not a good thing.

What’s next? Slip, fall and her nose lands on some coke. 

“HIV Scare for Britney: Britney Spears Steps on Hypodermic Needle Barefoot. Britney Spears, preggers or not, now has something more to worry about.  The former pop tart has reportedly stepped on a carelessly discarded hypodermic needle barefoot in a parking lot in Hawaii. A report from the UK claims the needle broke the skin and was sticking out of her foot.” – National Ledger

Boy those Kabbalah strings/bracelets to allegedly ward off evil and trouble sure aren’t working, are they.

Could it be in life that when people do wicked things to others (you know, like the Kabbalah cult does regularly) or make careless, self-centered choices, pay attention Britney, as this is you - when people do stupid things, stupid things happen that can ruin their life i.e. walking around barefoot stepping on hypodermic needles and using your child as an airbag.

“Brit's hospital trip - Poor old Britney Spears has had a hard time of it lately, but things are getting no better - she has been rushed to hospital in Hawaii.

According to reports, Brit cut her foot on a hypodermic needle when she jumped out of her car barefoot to pop into the shops.

The new mum was apparently deeply shaken by the incident with all sorts of visions going through her mind about where the needle came from…

Maybe the singer will think about joining the rest of us humans by wearing shoes when she goes out and about.” – ITV London

Britney Spears Reportedly Losing Her Hair

In last month’s Column I awarded Britney the “Most Obvious Hair Extensions” Award. Last month I also wrote about stress causing hair loss under the Health section of the Column.

This month several papers and magazines reported that Britney Spears is allegedly losing her hair due to stress, while Us Weekly dissed her hair extensions:

Britney looks so much older in that pic. Stress has aged her 10 years.

“Britney Spears is so stressed about her pop comeback her hair is allegedly falling out.” – Life Style Extra

Let’s not forget the constant hair bleaching. Oh, the hair bleaching. Yea, you keep following Madonna bleaching and dying your hair every five minutes, instead of at normal intervals, and see where it gets you:

I guess someone didn’t read my hair care article on the site regarding over bleaching and hair dying (some people who visit the site from “major labels,” are too busy stealing/committing copyright infringement, to read little things like that).

Both Madonna and Spears have receding hairlines. They look like E.T. with those foreheads.

And it’s thanks to the constant bleaching, hair dying and hair color changing.

CELEBRITY Paris Hilton  

Paris Hilton’s Restraining Order Terms

Paris Hilton restrained from the man she threatened, but not from the Plastic Surgery center

Paris Hilton was recently slapped with a restraining order after harassing and threatening the life of a Los Angele party promoter. The terms of the restraining order have now been revealed:

"I have no problem being in the same room with her if she can demonstrate that she knows how to behave like a young lady." 

Quintana testified last month that his relationship with Hilton turned nasty after she overheard him informing her beau, Stavros Niarchos, that she might have a sexually transmitted disease.

"I wanted him to be aware of it--that she had herpes. To make sure he didn't catch anything. He informed me that he was [aware]," Quintana said. He said Hilton interrupted his conversation with Niarchos and became "furious."

"She said, 'This is between the three of us; if this gets out you're a f---ing dead man,'" Quintana said. He claimed that after the exchange, he began receiving suspicious phone calls and started to believe his life was in "imminent danger."

Quintana further alleged Hilton "has a drug and alcohol problem, some rather shady associates and is known for erratic behavior." - Los Angeles' City News Service

The line, "I wanted him to be aware of it--that she had herpes” probably sent scores of men (uh, and women) rushing to the clinic in a panic. The clinic was probably booked solid that day…for weeks.

If Paris insists on sleeping with half the population, maybe the Center For Disease Control should adopt some sort of advisory warning, similar to what the National Weather Center does to inform of impending storms. 

Paris Theron…I Don’t Think So

“Hilton Issues Warning To Theron: "My acting coach told me I have a similar style of acting to her so we may end up vying for the same parts. Somehow, we don't think Theron is too concerned with the threat."  

You see boys and girls, this is why you shouldn’t do drugs. It will cause you to say things like this.

You know Charlize Theron cried when she read that. No, not for fear of competition, but for fear that the general public may think her acting is like Paris Hilton’s.

Note to Charlize Theron: Not to worry dear. That was the crack talking.

Note to Paris Hitlon’s acting coach: you would make a fortune selling insurance. How did you do that. You’re clearly quite an actor yourself. A veritable little thespian you are.

This just in, Paris Hilton was named “Worst Supporting Actress” at the Golden Raspberry Awards this month. Charlize Theron my butt.

Paris Hilton Slammed By Vanity Fair Editor

“Socialite Paris Hilton was banned from Vanity Fair's annual post-Oscar party on Sunday night, after being blacklisted by the magazine's editor Graydon Carter. Carter says, ‘Paris who? She will never attend one of the parties I host.’ Hilton's former friend Nicole Richie was allowed in and partied with another of the heiress' rivals Mischa Barton.” – Yahoo

Then when she did get into an Oscar Party, Elton John’s Charity Party to raise funds for A.I.D.S. charities, she reportedly didn’t donate, which allegedly left Elton fuming. Well, there’s one she won’t be able to sleep her way out of.

Speaking of socialite…is a socialite a real job. Can you write that off in your taxes.

Paris Hilton Slammed By Josh Harnett

Paris Hilton was slammed by actor Josh Harnett:

“What scares me with pop culture is that people are starting to think that's the way they should be.

"Looking at my younger brother and sister and their friends, seeing my little sister's friends looking, like, to Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, I just don't think that's anything to strive for.

"I don't think those girls are too happy. And it's like the culture is so focused on a more self-oriented, kind of luck-based mentality. It's just like: ‘Get what's good for you.’" – Ireland On Line

Ok, I think that pretty much hit the nail on the head.

Paris Slammed By Singer Cisco Adler

"Has Paris nothing better to do than party and row with people? At least Misch has a job. She's a respected actress, what's Hilton got going for her?" - Cisco Adler

Paris’ 2006 Album

I’m waiting to hear that album, especially with Warner Bros releasing it. Maybe I’ll do a track-by-track review for the Column if the record is what I think it is based on rumors going around Miami about the content. Someone I know quite well told me something about that record. 

Paranoid Paris

“Paranoia caused Paris Hilton to finish with Stavros Niarchos…Stavros was with a Greek friend, and Paris was freaking out because she couldn’t understand what they were saying. She thought they were laughing at her.” - Femaletastic

Ok then. Well, at least she’s not smoking crack.

Speaking of crack…

CELEBRITY Pete Doherty Arrested Again

I wrote about singer Pete Doherty two months ago in this Column. Fast forward 2 months and he has been arrested again, on March 7, 2006, on seven counts of drug possession.

He was also arrested in March for being involved in the theft of a car.

Two months ago when I wrote about it, the judge had sentenced him to two weeks in jail, but shortly after his lawyer struck a deal for him to do community service, thus escaping jail time. Weeks after, he was arrested again for drug possession.

He’d have been better off in jail like the judge originally sentenced him to. He needs some time to really dry out or he is gonna end up overdosing. That would be sad.

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone at a drug house, sadly Doherty was seen using a variety of drugs:

“He spent hours taking crack, heroin and ecstasy, according to reports in New York. He does all of this casually, and openly, except for the shooting up, which he performs near the kitchenette, with his back to us,” writes Rolling Stone scribe Mark Binelli.

“He offers me heroin and ecstasy but not crack. I decline. The more drugs Doherty does, the more he seems to relax. He never becomes incoherent, though occasionally he seems confused.” – Ireland On Line

His drug habit has really consumed him and serious intervention is needed.

New Charges and Pleadings

“Doherty, the former boyfriend of Kate Moss, was accused of seven charges of possessing heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis when he was stopped by police in east London on two occasions in December and January. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Pete faced a judge again on charges, who “warned Doherty: "All options remain open as far as sentence is concerned, including committal to the crown court for sentence." – The Guardian

Kicked Reporter

Pic courtesy of the AP

“He appeared to kick a BBC Radio One reporter in the arm, sending a microphone flying through the air. He then ran down the street pursued by a group of reporters before climbing into his Jaguar and nearly colliding with a car as he drove away at high speed.” - The Guardian  

CELEBRITY Michael Douglas’ Dig @ Pitt Jolie

Michael, who according to Paris Hilton has a “weird Greek name like Douglas” made a statement about Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie in a real did-he-just-say-that moment:  

“I don't know about Brad Pitt, leaving that beautiful woman (Aniston) to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last?” – Michael Douglas

CELEBRITY Photog Who Harassed Actress And Her Kids Found Dead

Reese Witherspoon, who has officially set the record as the highest paying actress, earning $29,000,000 dollars for her next film, had been stalked and harassed by a photog, Todd Wallace, who cornered her and her children at an amusement park, shouted obscenities at them and struck one of her children’s little friends, was recently found dead in his apartment. An apparent suicide:

“A paparazzo who was charged with battery and child endangerment after attempting to get a photo of Reese Witherspoon and her children at a Disney theme park has been found dead.

When the group declined to be photographed, Wallace became enraged, shoving one child and hitting another with his camera in an attempt to get shots of the star.

Two theme park employees attempted to restrain the irate photographer, and he reportedly struck them, while cursing at Witherspoon and causing some of the children to burst into tears.” - Hollywood

MODELING Valerie Campbell

Can you believe that Naomi Campbell’s mother, Valerie, is 61 years old. She looks much younger than that:

AWARD SHOWS The Oscars

Best Quote: “Three Six Mafia 1 Oscar, Martin Scorsese 0” – Jon Stewart

That was hilarious and strangely profound at the same time. Tell the truth, many white Old School Hollywood people in the front looked terrified when gangsta rap group Three Six Mafia won.

I thought it was hilarious. Why? cause in last month’s Column I made two pimp jokes and it turned out the proceeding month would be the month of the pimp, as the song they won with is called “It’s Hard Out There For A Pimp.” The title of the song became the talk of many a TV show and punch line.

Black people and Kevin Federline (who may technically be a Negro) we’ve got to give up the pimping. The pimping must cease, people.

Crash Crashed Brokeback’s Party

Many publicly predicted Brokeback would sweep the Oscars, but truthfully, it was a film swept up in hype.

Turns out Brokeback got Brokebacked. It lost the best picture Oscar, which is considered the best. The film “Crash” won:

“LOS ANGELES - The ensemble drama "Crash" pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Academy Awards history, winning best picture Sunday over the cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain," which had been the front-runner.” – Associated Press

The writer of the story, which the screenplay was based on, the manly Annie Proulx, blew a gasket when she found out they lost. Well, aren’t you a gracious loser.

Girlfriend cussed everybody off that had anything to do with Brokeback getting shafted. 

Annie Proulx

“The people connected with Brokeback Mountain, including me, hoped that, having been nominated for eight Academy awards, it would get Best Picture as it had at the funny, lively Independent Spirit awards the day before.

(If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit choices.) We should have known conservative heffalump academy voters would have rather different ideas of what was stirring contemporary culture.” – Annie Proulx in The Guardian

It was not “stirring contemporary culture.” Search the net, it was the butt of countless jokes. It was stirring the doo doo.

“And rumor has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of Trash - excuse me - Crash a few weeks before the ballot deadline.” – Annie Proulx in The Guardian

While I agree that Lion’s Gate is trash (wait, that wasn’t what she said was it – I still think so though) to call a film about racism “Trash” sends a nasty message to black people.

It also sends the foul message that you deem gay issues more important than racism issues.

It also lends the impression that gay people in Hollywood will kick, cuss, scratch, scream, degrade and insult when they don’t get their way.

Further racially offensive statements:

“Next year we can look to the awards for controversial themes on the punishment of adulterers with a branding iron in the shape of the letter A, runaway slaves, and the debate over free silver.” - Annie Proulx in The Guardian

As a black person, that was just plain offensive. It’s one thing to get mad because your sodomy film lost, but must you deride black people as well.

“There came an atrocious act from Hustle and Flow, Three 6 Mafia's violent rendition of "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp", a favorite with the audience who knew what it knew and liked. This was a big winner, a bushel of the magic gold-coated gelded godlings going to the rap group.” – Annie Proulx in The Guardian

Girl, if I didn’t know better I’d say you don’t like black people.

“'Brokeback' writer accuses Academy of discrimination.” - Times of India

Let me get this straight. The Academy discriminated in letting a mostly black film win?

On a more hilarious note, this writer just completely dissed everything about the Oscar show. Here are a few excerpts:

“The only good part of this horrid spectacle was that "Brokeback Mounting," the much-lauded memorial to gay cowboys and amorous sheep, received only three Oscars...and only one of those mattered.

This was good, as most of the skinny actors in the crowd couldn't afford to lose yet another lunch.

The transsexual epic "Trans-America" was pretty much shut out as well. A question here; is Felicity Huffman, the star of that alleged movie, a man or a woman or both? I can't tell.

Pitiful...just pitiful. Embarrassing as this is, the 78th Annual Academy Awards Oscars was viewed by over one billion people around the globe. And we wonder why the rest of the planet views America as a pack of idiots.” - Ron Marr, Axcess News U.S.


“With 6,188 voting members of the Academy, if 20% of them abstained from voting that would remove 1,238 votes from the mix and leave just 4,950 to determine the outcome. In a race where every vote typically counts, that alone could dramatically alter the results.” – Gulf News

Wait a minute. You mean the Academy Awards are decided by only 6,188 voters. Ok, more people voted for William Hung on American Idol. The Academy needs more voters, as that is too few.

GLADD To Mad!

Gay people in Hollywood went from Gladd to mad! They rigged the awards and it still came out wrong.

Just kidding (hey, even I laughed at that one).

Brokeback The Butt Of Jokes

“There's been a fair amount of talk about Brokeback being a breakthrough, but that's nonsense. A check of Brokeback parodies on Google should convince anyone with half a brain that the American pop culture is intent on passing this passionate, well-meant, and well-made movie like a kidney stone. And how does the American pop culture pass what it cannot stand? Easy. It laughs that s--- right out of its system.” - EW

LOL!

“Brokeback” director Ang Lee, who won the directing prize, said he hadn’t a clue why the film didn’t take the best-picture award. “They didn’t vote for it,” he said. “I don’t know. You asked me one question, and I don’t know the answer.”

But his brother had an opinion. Lee Kang, speaking in Tapei, suggested American bias was involved. “When the locals are voting, they will have this, whether you call it nationalism or something else,” he said.” -MSNBC

No, in all sincerity, it was the gay thing. It had nothing to do with nationalism or patriotism. After all, Ang Lee won Best Director. That movie looked gayer than Liberace in a women’s shoe store.

Crash Landing

Most of the top films pushed, not watched by the public, but pushed by Hollywood, as there is a difference, were gay films (Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Transamerica and The Constant Gardener).  These films got most of the nominations and awards – meanwhile I don’t know anyone who has seen any of those films, Christian or Non-Christian, black or white.

Hollywood truly took its We-Know-What-Art-Is-And-You-The-Audience-Don’t too far.

In the press gay writers trying to build a buzz for the nominated gay films called it a cultural phenomenon. And in ways they are right -it is – as the punch line to many a joke (on morning TV, late night TV, in schools, universities, malls and caves in the Middle East ect).

Then Hollywood got mad and started asking people to stop making Brokeback Mountain jokes. More Hollywood spin:

“What some insiders are saying privately is that many Academy members felt so threatened by "Brokeback's" gay cowboy romance they couldn't bring themselves to view it even on DVD.” – Hollywood Reporter

Straight people don’t like watching dudes kiss each other. It has nothing to do with “feeling so threatened.” Once again, for straight people, it creates an involuntary gag to watch men kissing each other and doing other things of that nature.

It is something within straight people that literally creates a feeling of unpleasantness, as it goes against our nature.

Each person has the right to vote for whatever film they like. Me personally, I hadn’t seen any of the best picture nominees. Crash did sound interesting based on it confronting racism which would appeal to me, you know, with me being a negro and all, but it looked violent and I don’t like Lion’s Gate, so I hadn’t seen it either.

Oscar Host

It was announced the next day that ratings for the telecast were down 10 percent. Well, I don’t think it was because of Jon Stewart.

While he and I don’t see eye to eye politically (or literally, dude is like 4 inches taller than me), he was funny.

- Aisha laughing again at the Three 6 Mafia/ Martin Scorsese joke-.

I think some people didn’t watch the show, because from a distance everything looked, well, gay.

Most of the hype in the press was for gay movies that managed to snag loads of nominations (hmm I wonder how that happened) and it looked like that was all there was to the show – gay films.

It is not that people were being homophobic as gay activists love to claim, many people just don’t watch gay movies. It’s just not their cup of tea. I am one of them, as I don’t want to watch dudes kissing each other:

“ABC is in for a "Crash" landing in the Oscar ratings. The Academy Awards were down 10 percent from last year's ceremony, based on preliminary Nielsen Media Research ratings from the nation's 55 biggest markets. If the full national ratings follow suit later Monday, this year's ceremony will likely be the second least-watched Oscars telecast behind 2003, when "Chicago" won best picture.” - Forbes

Hollywood seems to finally notice that most people think tinseltown have morals straight out of the pit of hell, as only Satan could come up with some of the stuff that goes on in Hollywood. Glad they finally noticed, as it has gotten to a critical point.

Wanna know how many new movies I saw last year…1.

I was not very taken with what was being released in the theatres. Granted, I bought quite a lot of DVDs (however, most of them were not released last year, but prior to). Most of the films released last year just weren’t that compelling.

Hollywood pushed its gay agenda so much that it turned off the rest of the country. The world is not gay, as much as Hollywood would like it to be. There are many, many straight people in the world too. Where did the straight movies go on the ballots.

The industry is not rewarding excellence. It rewards homosexualizing that benefits its executives and stars alternative lifestyles. It rewards political bashing that benefits its liberal views.

"All right, so I'm not winning director," the first-time winner joked, adding that an Oscar always would be synonymous with his name from then on, including in his obituary. ‘Oscar winner George Clooney, sexiest man alive 1997, Batman, died today in a freak accident.’

We are a little bit out-of-touch in Hollywood. I think that's probably a good thing. We are the ones who talked about AIDS when it was only being whispered … We talked about civil rights … This group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the back of theatres…I'm proud to be part of this Academy, proud to be part of this community, proud to be 'out of touch." - George Clooney

But Hollywood is still robbing black people. I am proof of that, so I really don’t buy that. This isn’t a personal attack on Clooney, but rather on Hollywood.

I am still “in the back of the theatre” and robbed of millions in intellectual property I authored that was criminally stolen by your friend you reportedly dined with after winning the Oscar, miscreant Madonna and her mischievous partners/pals in Hollywood.

My works were authored by the Grace of God, and stolen by the hands of devils - your colleagues.

And there are others out there just like me who have been mugged by your disgraceful institution of thieves, miscreants and crooks A/K/A Hollywood, that you claim have done so much for blacks. I can and will testify otherwise.

Myself, my family and the government in my homeland are left bewildered at the misconduct that has transpired at my expense and that of my family, as their civil rights have been violated right along with mine via invasion of privacy, in Madonna and co’s, greed, immoral quest to criminally steal and use my copyrighted catalog of over 5,000 songs, dozens of film scripts and synopsises and over a dozen book manuscripts.

Please, tell me, how is this conduct from your colleagues helping black people, as from where we’re standing, it certainly looks the opposite.

Wasn’t Slavery Abolished?

Please tell me, how this thoroughly illegal, criminal misconduct that one can only equate with SLAVERY, in stealing and using millions of dollars in intellectual property of 20 years of my labor, labor which you clearly deem is free and to be criminally exploited, terrorizing, harassing and invading my family’s privacy and our home, physically attacking me, and disgracefully corrupting the U.S. Judicial System in the eyes of the watching world and governments thereof, was pro-black people and an acceptable enterprise.

Note to Hollywood: Lincoln, a Republican, outlawed slavery in 1865.

Yet in 2006 Hollywood is still observing and utilizing slavery.

Hollywood, do read the following and let it sink into your devious minds:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. - The Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIII - Slavery Abolished. Ratified December 6, 1865.

Ladies and Gentlemen, against my will, I am the equivalent of a modern day slave, and it is solely because of Madonna and co and her cronies in Hollywood, who she criminally sold my work to in exchange for money and acting advancement.

Under the above cited law, you are no longer allowed to financially and or physically abuse black people – it wasn’t enough to just criminally steal millions in copyrighted works from me, I was also choked on the way to court last year by a thuggish man regurgitating things at me I’d previously, privately said over the phone – only to find out one month after I filed my lawsuit that this was done to many people who were outspoken enemies of Madonna’s lawyer, Bert Fields, and his celebrity clients.

See October 19, 2005 excerpt from the New York Times in the last Sound Off Column, which details how this perverse habit of spewing people’s private, but amazingly wiretapped, telephone conversations back at them verbatim was used as a sick form of harassment and intimidation.

Hollywood And The IRS (Internal Revenue Service)

You know what’s ironic. When these stolen, copyright infringing projects flop (the movies American Dreamz, Material Girls and Valentine’s Day) and some have already (Confessions On A Dance Floor, Can I Live), they are going to be sending in personal and corporate tax returns to the IRS to write off massive losses from their criminal conduct, which means the government will end up footing the bill. 

“Too Liberal”

"A lot of people say this town is too liberal, out of touch with mainstream America ... a modern day, beachfront Sodom and Gomorrah, a moral black hole where innocence is obliterated in an endless orgy of sexual gratification and greed ... I just thought you should know a lot of people are saying that." - Jon Stewart

So long as they know many in and out of the country think Hollywood is full of heathen swine, because somehow I don’t think they realized that.

Hollywood has covered all the crime bases – heterophobes, murders, thieves, burglars, hackers, wiretappers, extortionists, xenophobes, sexual harassers, racists, bigots, sexists, child molesters, pedophiles, fraudsters, morality haters ect…and that’s just the celebrities.

But at least you’re thorough. I’ll give you that much.

Liberalism

Hollywood loves to tout liberalism. They did it at the Oscars.

After hearing this, once again, during the Oscar telecast, I took a look at the list of Defendants in my case, and they are all liberal. Is this what liberalism breeds:

Liberally stealing federally and internationally protected copyrighted works valued at millions that doesn’t belong to you and making millions off it in criminal profit in violation of U.S. and U.N. law.

Liberally corrupting the judicial system in front of the watching world, to cover your tracks and suppress your willful civil and criminal violations of domestic and international law from being heard in court a court of law.

Liberally harassing, threatening and stalking innocent people as a means to discourage them to keep silent and not file suit against you for your criminal misconduct.

Liberally invading people’s human and civil rights in clear, open violation of United Nations laws.

Liberally and perversely wiretapping innocent people in clear, open violation of United Nations laws.

Liberally trying to bankrupt innocent people and their families, who you deem enemies and rivals.

Liberally harassing, terrorizing and breaking into the homes of innocent people who publicly speak out against you and go to the authorities.

Liberally blacklisting while robbing innocent writers you seek to hold down, so you can criminally take what they have for your own companies.

Wow, who knew liberalism had so much in common with communism. Look it up, if you think I’m kidding.

And is there any wonder why I voted conservative in the last election.

Hollywood Is Always Quick To Point The Finger

Hollywood is always quick to point the figure at other people, but is never willing to turn that finger around on itself.

Why not make movies on how you corrupt the judiciary/judicial system on a regular basis to get your criminal copyright infringement cases tossed, out of court, so you can go back to making millions and billions in criminal profit, in violation of U.S. and United Nations laws at innocent, hard working people’s expense, which now numbers in the thousands, as you have done this criminal act, that many times to that many people.

Why not make movies on your sick celebrity cults like the Kabbalah cult and Scientology cult that have broken into many people’s homes, fleeced innocent people out of millions of dollars, wiretapped innocent members of the public and caused the deaths of many innocent people.

Why not make movies on how Hollywood discriminates against Christians in ways that are unlawful.

Why not make movies on how Hollywood regularly steals billions in copyrights then has the gall to lecture the rest of the world on politicians who steal from the people, when Hollywood has turned it into an art form, complete with bribing officials. That’s ladling it on pretty thick (and hypocritically), don’t you think.

Why not make movies on how you turn innocent kids from small towns into STD ridden sex objects and full-blown addicts.

Why not make movies on how male perverts/execs in Hollywood casting couch those same young hopefuls, some opting for both young men and women young enough to be their kids.

The people in Sodom and Gomorrah will get into heaven before the current lot in Hollywood will and for those of you that don’t know the background on that historic story, the people from Sodom and Gomorrah aren’t getting into heaven.

Therefore, Hollywood needs to change its ways or they won’t have a chance in hell - literally.

Memo From The World To Hollywood: You Stink

“Hollywood values out of touch, poll says. MSNBC.com/Zogby survey shows readers think quality of movies in decline.

Movie fans believe Hollywood's values are not in line with the rest of America and that the quality of movies has diminished in recent years, according to the results of an MSNBC.com/Zogby International poll.” - MSNBC

I have been saying that on here for two years. Hollywood is living in its own sick little bubble. Now the fruits of it are showing with big sales declines in not only film, but music as well, as they have now gone too far.

I don’t know about you, but why buy something you can get for free in the toilet. And that’s what a lot of these projects coming out of Hollywood are…doo-doo.

BAD JOURNALISM Lloyd Grove

Apparently the L in Lloyd stands for liar and loser:

“I always give Aretha Franklin R.E.S.P.E.C.T., so here's her response to Tuesday's item about a Washington dinner at which she allegedly tampered with the seating chart to flirt with Terrence Howard:

"I did not tamper with anything. … He was not embarrassed by my statement ['He sure is fine'], as 40 million women are saying the same thing...He is intelligent enough to have been flattered, and that was visible to all. Furthermore, for your tacky and trite little column...I'm not 63!" To quote another diva, I heard it through the grapevine.

Stop lying. You are that diva. You quoted yourself. 

Basically, you made up a story that Aretha Franklin did something she didn’t. Please acknowledge that. That you are a liar. You stated it as fact to your readers the day before – when it was a lie you’d made up.

Why don’t you just quit, already. As this stuff doesn’t come across as amusing, it looks pathetic on your part inventing stories. Your credibility is gone. Not that a gossip columnist would have credibility to begin with… 

BAD JOURNALISM Roger Friedman

Roger, Roger, Roger. You did it again. I never have to search to find something to write about concerning your bad journalism, it pops up prominently in newsreels:

“Attorney Thomas Mesereau has released a statement disputing recent reports about his departure as legal counsel for Michael Jackson.

Fox 411’s Roger Friedman wrote that Mesereau and his partner Susan Yu, who successfully defended Jackson against child molestation charges last June, have resigned as the singer’s attorneys because they haven’t been paid by the pop star.

Without naming Friedman, Mesereau fired back in a statement yesterday (Feb. 23) saying he is “very disturbed by the false, erroneous, and self-serving reports” regarding his employment for Jackson, which he maintains was always supposed to be temporary.” – Eurweb.com

So, you basically got it wrong again…and got publicly outed for it as well. 

Roger was in turn slammed by the public and called a liar who fabricates stories. Some public feedback from said site:

1. If Mijac were to die I guess Roger Friedman would be out of a job *smirk* - beboyz

2. I'm so glad Mesereau released that statement. It's getting sickening how the media is constantly going after this man by spreading these malicious rumors and trying to bring him down. He left the US to find some peace and yet they still harass him. - Winn30344

3. Roger Friedman FABRICATES ALL of his stories. Roger Friedman should stop all the lies he writes about Michael Jackson. Roger Friedman should be FIRED, because he is a LIAR ,and he cannot be TRUSTED. Keep in mind ALL of Roger Friedman stories are ALL fabricated. – eddie

4. MsMo I hope your information is accurate cause in civil court you have to answer questions that are not always allowed in criminal court which would cause Friedman and all the ones like him to come up with supporting documents, corroborating witnesses and some more s*** to back up all the stories he's caused to be in print! Go get'em MiJac. - McNasty

5. Guess what y’all? Michael Jackson has filed suit against every member of the media who has slandered and/or defamed him, all at the same time!!! HaHA!!! I wonder who is gonna be left to report that story??? Just kidding, but that would be a really good story ;-) On a positive note and what mainstream won’t tell you: In the UK, Michael is the first artist to release music in dual disc format and his Visionary Video Singles of his “old” music is outselling other folk’s new stuff. “Don’t stop till you get enough”, which is nearly 30 years old, is in the top ten on their music charts. – MsMo

Roger Flip Flopping Once More

On Thursday, February 09, 2006 he claimed Michael Jackson was financially cut off from Prince Abullah of Bahrain:

“Jacko Kicked Out, Cut Off by Arab Prince. Jackson has been cut off and kicked out by Prince Abdullah, son of the King of Bahrain. He is no longer, I repeat, not doing it anymore — not funding Jackson, his kids and nanny in an extended stay in Bahrain.” Roger Friedman, Fox News 

Then he flip flopped again trying to cover his erroneous reporting, as after Roger made that bold declaration on February 9, 2006, Jackson was in Abdullah’s company once again. To cover his butt he then wrote a month later on March 13, 2006:

“While he shuttles around the world on Prince Abdullah's dime, the Neverland staff will be 12 weeks (without pay).” - Roger Friedman, Fox news

Which is it. First you said Prince Abdullah cut him off, now you say he’s living on Prince Abdullah’s dime.

Do try to keep your lies straight, as people are watching and your credibility at this point is non-existent.

Roger Flip Flopping Again

On February 23, 2006 he said Michael had snuck back into America once. On March 9, 2006 he said Michael was back home “after a nine month self-imposed exile” which would make a liar out of Roger once again as on February 23, 2006, he claimed Michael snuck back into America, just 3 months prior, which would have cut into the so called “9 month self-imposed exile.” 

Roger, once again, you’re not doing a very good job keeping track of your lies and are openly disproving and contradicting yourself. Here are the quotes fro m your column to prove it: 

February 23, 2006Interestingly, Jackson’s signature appears on the form changing attorneys, dated Feb. 21, 2003, which is odd since he’s been abroad since a one-day appearance in the U.S. on Nov. 23, 2005. Otherwise, Mesereau would only have seen Jackson in person at his own deposition in London last September at the Dorchester Hotel.  

March 9, 2006Attention creditors and the state of California: Even as his Neverland ranch has been shut down today by authorities, Michael Jackson is back home in Encino after a nine month self-imposed exile.

On March 13, 2006, he said Michael had been sneaking in and out of America undetected, “My sources remain steadfast in their resolve that Jackson had snuck in and out of Los Angeles last week. He did it last November without being detected.” – Roger Friedman, Fox News

Roger Being Nosy In Michael’s Finances

Roger counting and guessing Michael’s money under such circumstances, knowing the lies he’s written about him, is in very poor taste.

“That comes to $475,000, which Jackson does not have.” – Roger Friedman, Fox News

How would you know what he has and doesn’t have. You are sounding like a stalker. Are you feloniously scanning the man’s bank accounts or something.

Dubious Sources

“When I called The Hunting Lodge while Jackson was there, I spoke to someone else who was eating at a nearby table and had spoken with him. I asked if they had mentioned the Neverland situation to him. ‘Michael is here and he's happy. He doesn't want to get into bad things going on at home. That part of his life is over,’ this person replied.” -Roger Friedman, Fox News

So, you called Bahrain to spy on the man. Can you say stalker.

Roger Interviews Paris

Roger did a beautiful butt kissing piece on Paris Hilton, who is signed to his favorite label to kiss up to, Warner Bros. His article ingratiated so much that he got slammed on other sites for it:

1. “She is blonde on blonde, dazzling, Marilyn Monroe reincarnated”

Roger Friedman needs to be b**** slapped. HARD. asininehopes 2006-03-09 10:09 pm UTC (link) 

2. UGH, whatever. This is just another reason to hate Fox News. pillcake 2006-03-09 10:09 pm UTC (link) 

3. lol fox news, just another reason to roll my eyes at you. courtoownsall 2006-03-09 11:13 pm UTC (link) 

4. Ok, how much did the Hiltons pay this writer to portray Paris in a more flattering light? healthypanda 2006-03-10 12:26 am UTC (link) 

5. The passenger-side back door slides open, and a long leg, finished with a white high heel shoe, reaches down to the ground.

Y'all forgot about the running sores. hardly_angelic 2006-03-09 08:44 pm UTC (link) 

6. I have nothing bad to say about Paris Hilton at all. We are underestimating this kid. did perez write this ****? what an *** kiss. bleh. ahowar03 2006-03-09 08:44 pm UTC (link) 

7. Wow, Fox News likes her? amyannosu 2006-03-09 08:45 pm UTC (link) 

8. Career? What career? Being a drunken, snobby, boyfriend stealing, herpes giver? sonjablue 2006-03-09 08:45 pm UTC (link) 

9. As long as her ****** remains closed, we'll all be safe. servermonkey 2006-03-09 08:47 pm UTC (link) 

10. why must she inflict this pain on us? a cd? Aargh. imatreekb 2006-03-09 08:48 pm UTC (link)   

11. “I have nothing bad to say about Paris Hilton at all. We are underestimating this kid.” It's ok...all of here at ONTD have you covered as far as having something bad to say. We won't let you down. :) steph313 2006-03-09 08:48 pm UTC (link) 

12. She has not-so-nice things to say about her ex-pal Nicole Richie. They’re probably printable, but hey — this isn’t the Star. Psh. That's possibly the only thing that would've made this article interesting. ilikesidewalks 2006-03-09 08:48 pm UTC (link)   

13. i am in shock at dr dre working with her. but lollerz at her keeping screwed on the album, a+ bertie_dav 2006-03-09 08:49 pm UTC (link) 

14. I think he kind of lost most credibility when he produced ~Rich Gurl~ for Gwen Stefani :/ rusk 2006-03-09 09:02 pm UTC (link)   

15. i forgot about gwen, good point bertie_dav 2006-03-09 09:22 pm UTC (link) 

16. hahaa, I love your icon. ol3ander 2006-03-09 10:40 pm UTC (link) 

17. let's never, ever compare Paris Hilton to Marilyn Monroe again. and, I'm not even a big fan of Marilyn Monroe. thelastpauline 2006-03-09 08:52 pm UTC (link) 

18. Please stop these Monroe comparisons. kwong521 2006-03-09 08:52 pm UTC (link) 

19. I don't know much about Marilyn (so correct me if I'm way off base) but wasn't she pretty much the vapid h* of her time? She was way better looking than Paris, obviously, but they seem fairly similar otherwise. The only difference is nowadays it's more acceptable to let your *** hang out in public 24/7. Marilyn probably only seemed classier because she conformed to the standards of the 50-60's. styropor 2006-03-09 09:00 pm UTC (link) 

20. Hmm I wouldn't necessarily call Marilyn "vapid". She definitely slept around. But I think that might be the only thing the 2 have in common. Marilyn had a horrible childhood. She grew up poor & was sexually abused when she was really young. (Maybe that's why she was skanky as time progressed) But she worked hard to become a movie star and some of her films are enjoyable. (You do have to keep in mind the time-frame the movies were made) If you read some of the stuff she had written she is actually more intelligent than you would first think. blondekarma 2006-03-09 09:12 pm UTC (link) 

21. I don't know much about Marilyn, nor am I really a fan. However, going by the transcript of the psychiatrist tapes, she wasn't dumb at all. She referred to "Marilyn Monroe" as a separate entity, so I think it was all an image. bogie_bacall 2006-03-09 09:17 pm UTC (link) 

22. Every actress, even now was/is a h*. It's how they get the jobs. After they get star billing they don't do that sort of thing.And back in the 50s Marilyn was not considered classy. m_x_l 2006-03-09 11:13 pm UTC (link)   

23. As Paris said in this article, it's all a put on. Marylin Monroe wasn't even Marylin Monroe- her real name was Norma Jean (i think). Her whole persona was an act, she was playing the part of the blond bombshell right down to her name. sarcastic_twit 2006-03-09 11:32 pm UTC (link) 

24. WHY DRE? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? & I just lost all respect for Jadakiss... not that I had a lot for him in the first place. gun_music 2006-03-09 08:56 pm UTC (link) 

25. this article deserves an eyeroll. fluffyrainbows 2006-03-09 08:58 pm UTC (link) 

26. Wt* is that reporter smoking? kittymilkshake 2006-03-09 09:02 pm UTC (link) 

27. yeah right. how much did she pay so fox news could make her look *intelligent*. what a load of ***p. mx_girl 2006-03-09 09:02 pm UTC (link) 

28. is this article some sort of joke? youtoldalie 2006-03-09 09:06 pm UTC (link) 

29. Maybe they're right, the CD might be good. i go nuts when "Screwed" comes on at the clubs. thatshot 2006-03-09 09:11 pm UTC (link) 

30. only fox news would say something like that. summerofmandie 2006-03-09 09:12 pm UTC (link)   

31. Promising career indeed. Shame about the herpes. wholedamnturkey 2006-03-09 09:12 pm UTC (link) 

32. I am looking forward to the album, I wanna see if she actually has an ounce of talent, but I like 'Screwed' - it's fun. moi_electrique 2006-03-09 09:14 pm UTC (link) 

33. Stars Are Blind Well, at least she's honest. radiokink 2006-03-09 09:19 pm UTC (link

34. well duh its pretty obvious that she's turning on that stupid baby voice. her regular voice is way better and less annoying though... bikinikilledme 2006-03-09 09:25 pm UTC (link) 

35. Everyone, stop sucking up to Paris. She is not comparable to Marilyn...since the character (that's right) of Marilyn Monroe was the archetypal blonde, and an artificial character. Any intelligent and honest study of Norma Jean's life shows this. As much as Paris likes to claim she's a "classy broad" and that this is all her Lisa Douglas act, she is as see-through as some of the outfits she wears. kittentaboo 2006-03-09 09:47 pm UTC (link)   

36. let's give everyone a record deal! bounded_woman 2006-03-09 10:00 pm UTC (link) 

37. LOL imhomedawgest 2006-03-09 10:12 pm UTC (link)  

38. I'm kind of impressed that they didn't use any "U"s or "Wit"s in the titles. Minor victory for basic english! cupkate 2006-03-09 10:05 pm UTC (link)   

39. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=cognizant. pillcake 2006-03-09 10:13 pm UTC (link)   

40. This almost infuriates me. Comparing Hilton to Monroe? No. No no no no no. Nothing alike! m_x_l 2006-03-09 11:17 pm UTC (link) 

41. They did NOT just compare Paris Hilton to Marilyn Monroe. glamburglar 2006-03-09 11:28 pm UTC (link)   

42. Monroe and Hilton are alike everyone thinks they are stupid blondes who **** everyone and party and dress slutty. I can totally picture Marilyn saying "thats hot!" all breathy. Just because Marilyn is dead and an icon doesnt mean she wasnt the biggest slut in her day. Playboy? The "Happy Birthday Mr. President" song and dress??? and the ludes and liquor anyone??? androganus 2006-03-10 12:23 am UTC (link)  - Oh No They Didn't

Roger Gets Nosy In Whitney’s Business

Roger Friedman jumped on the Enquirer bandwagon, regarding an inappropriate story printed about Whitney Houston this month in said paper. By the way, if they wanted to help her, they wouldn't be trying to embarrass her like this.

She has a drug problem. Many people do. However, this is not how you help them. This is how you set someone up to be the butt of countless jokes for years to come. This is how you take someone's dignity over deeds done in the privacy of their home.

This is not shaming someone into changing, someone might I add who didn't do anything to you, but rather helped your family, based on your own admissions. It is invasion of privacy (what are you doing taking pictures of her bathroom without permission - and I can't fathom she said, "Hey, take these pics and put them in the tabloids").

I'm not justifying what Whitney or anyone else who does drugs do, but I just don't see how humiliating someone like that is helping them. People just don't have any privacy anymore.

Remember the Fourth Amendment. Remember U.N. laws that say people have a right to privacy in their own homes. Why are you violating that.

Then here comes Roger crassly printing her finances on the Fox News site in an unhelpful way - and to top it off, called a local lawyer to further extract gossip for his pathetic column. Why don't you just take it a step further and start listening in on her phone conversations and just post it in your column.

Yes Roger, we know you want to convince us you have connections and are in the know, but you end up trying too hard and coming across as a degrading meddler.

Once again, his column was strewn with deliberately misleading information and it was lacking important details that were left out.

His application of the Amazon chart was misleading, much like his embarrassing application of the non-final Hits Daily Double Chart proved to be weeks ago, as he chucked on the Amazon ranking with her actual record sales. Amazon only represents their sales ranking. That’s not the total number sold. It is what it says, a sales ranking.

This is the second time in weeks he has misapplied public information to his embarrassment and a public figure’s detriment.

Note to Roger: Learn to read instructions.

He had the nerve to compare Whitney to the untalented lip-syncer Madonna. At least Whitney can sing (have them sing one after another and the truth of just how bad Madonna is will hit you like one of Madonna’s Botox needles).

And as you alluded to, her battle with substance abuse does not negate her from being the greatest singer of her generation - regardless of what you think or wish. None of the women from her generation, especially Madonna, out sang her on any record.

If you want to go by that premise to disqualify mainstream musicians from their place in history, you'd have to disqualify Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones and Elvis - who all at one time or another engaged in drug use. I'd love to see you write some rubbish like that and kill any credibility you could ever hope to earn as a so called entertainment writer, to compensate for all the credibility you've already lost via erroneous stories, failed predictions, misapplication of facts and plagiarism.

And since you brought up their finances, at least Whitney isn’t a criminal ripping off hard working people’s copyrights and publishing rights every single year of her career, that you so touted.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Houston has investments in other arenas that you failed to mention, such as television and film. She has film credits where she starred and others where she produced.

She does have money coming in, unlike what you stated in your column, as any deals of that nature such as the ones she engaged in for film and TV produce continued revenue for years. And at least it’s honest money unlike your friend Madonna, who would steal the white off rice if she could and tell the public it was her idea.

Those Whitney projects still bring in royalties via DVD, cable and television rights.

And she has a back catalog of CDs that people are still buying – yes, she gets a cut of that Roger “he thinks he’s Alan Dershowitz” Friedman.

It may not be obscene sums of money, but it is money.

While you were snooping for gossip from the attorney, why didn’t you ask him for some free legal advice as in, where do artists get ALL their money.

Even better, be a thorough stalker and ask about Whitney in detail like you do about Michael all the time. You are worse than the paparazzi. They just want a picture (albeit, sometimes they kill people and shove small children to get it) you go snooping into people’s finances. You aren’t the IRS. What do you really think you're doing.

And while we’re on the subject of money. Has Madonna or Warner ever given you money to perform any services for them, Roger? You will be asked that question in the future. So prepare what you think is the best legal response to that. And do, unlike your column, see to it that your comments are truthful, as perjury is a dangerous thing.

SPORTS The Winter Olympics - Sasha Cohen

To the Brits: Am I the only one who thought Ali G was in the Olympics when they announced a skater named "Sasha Cohen." I thought to myself, "Self, what are the Olympics coming to?" Just kidding.

I used to think Cambridge was a school high on academics, but since I read Ali G went there, now I just think they're high.

That was a joke, as the actor behind the character went to the esteemed school. No disrespect intended to Cambridge.  

P.S. why does he speak with such a perfect Jamaican accent when in character. To a Jamaican it's quite stunning how much he got it right. Which Brixtonite taught him how to do that, as he is a Jewish man from Hampstead.

MUSIC Music Executive Wiretapping

According to Hits Daily Double, there are individuals in the entertainment industry still engaging in illegal wiretapping and throwing it in victims' faces:

WIRED FOR SOUND: The Anthony Pellicano case has absolutely captivated Hollywood and is shaping up to become one of the biggest Tinseltown exposes in history. It all stems from numerous phone conversations that celebrity sleuth Pellicano taped with a who's who of Hollywood movers and shakers. Interestingly, the fact that the taping of phone calls is illegal hasn't stopped one very high-level music executive from continuing to tape calls and to use them as part of his intimidation act. (2/22p) – Hits Daily Double

MUSIC Madonna Lawsuit

Speaking of music industry people paying to tape people's calls and trying to use it to intimidate them...it's time for the update on the Madonna lawsuit. And the harassment continues...which is why my Sounding Off continues on the matter.

Break-ins Continue

In last month's Column, I wrote about the break-ins we've experienced since this whole Madonna mess started, in what is usually one of Miami's safest neighborhoods. Three days after I posted the last Column, another break-in happened once again.

That made the 4th time that we know of since Madonna started stealing from my catalog of already copyrighted works and the harassment and invasion of privacy began. I mention this because the people harassed by that small Hollywood set affiliated with Bert Fields all complained of break-ins to their homes and or offices (not to mention the Kabbalah cult's established court documented record of breaking an entry and property theft). The latest break-in occurred on March 3, 2006. I ended up having to call the police.

The local police detectives told my mother and I that they don't dust for fingerprints, as they don't have the resources to do so (a municipality of Miami containing 10,000 residents in a town that splintered off from the City of Miami). However, he said they'd shine a flashlight at the back of the house when they go around to do their shifts.

Then two weeks later, on March 18, 2006, an article was published in the Los Angeles Times about a harassment technique that was utilized by Madonna's lawyer's private investigator, where he jammed a knife in the lock of a business man's office to send him a message to shut up about something he didn't want made public. He also glued other locks shut at the man's office as a threat.

"Last year, Abramson said, federal prosecutors played her and her client a recorded conversation in which Pellicano urged Kalta not to fire another attorney in order to hire Abramson. "He said I was not a lawyer he could trust," Abramson said.

Kalta, however, hired Abramson, who brought in another private investigator.

After that, Abramson said, Kalta found the locks in his office glued shut. One of the doors had a knife jammed into a keyhole." - L.A. Times March 18, 2006

So, it's safe to deduce that there is a Hollywood harassment playbook on how to threaten and harass innocent people, as all these unrelated people are complaining of the same forms of harassment. So many incidents and people affiliated with that Pellicano case has shown this pattern of corruption for all the world to see.   

The first time they broke into my home studio. The second time they broke in and tampered with the electrical in the house. The third time they broke in and stole something out of my draw in my room related to my work and this most recent time, the fourth time (that we know of, anyway), someone broke in through the back, removed the core of the backdoor lock with something they used to pry it out that left a dent and a mark (a brand new door and lock, might I add, that the insurance company paid to replace) and placed the core of the lock on the ground in the door frame. I open the backdoor and there is the core of the brass lock, right at the edge of the door, staring up at me.

Another sick twist. A woman called my home about a week and a half ago and identified herself as someone from my local police department. I thought it was a customer service call asking about the detectives, as she asked me about “the detectives” conduct, who “came out to your property,” regarding the recent “attempted burglary.” I told her, “They were nice” and then she said “thank you” and that was it.

When I mentioned this to the Sergeant today in a follow up call I made to see how the investigation was going, he, Mr. Ramos, told me they don't do that and there is no woman in their department. He said it was probably apart of the harassment.

That's sick. How did they get my unlisted number. How did they know about the attempted burglary - if they weren't in on the harassment and the break-ins, that even though it's been reported to the FBI, still continues to this day.  

That's Hollywood for you...

And Hollywood wonders why the rest of the country (and world) thinks it's out of touch, with the morals of a sewer rat. 

Tom Cruise Tape Surfaces In Wiretapping Indictments

There's another interesting point I wrote about on the lawsuit page back in September of 2005 when I filed my lawsuit.

Madonna and Tom Cruise have the same lawyer, Bert Fields. I mentioned that Tom Cruise, another celebrity cult member leader, who has since been revealed as someone who has lost his ever loving mind, was quietly alleged to have tapped his ex-wife's phone. I read about this tip on the www.lukeford.net web site, which is like a blog as well. Luke, ironically like me, and anyone who publicly writes anything unflattering against certain famous industry turds and their affiliates (South Park, watch your back) have been harassed for speaking out about things involving these same crazy celebrities, their unfashionable cults and their affiliates. Ford reported:

1/13/05 - The day after I publish the above story (fewer than twelve hours later) and leave town for six days to Las Vegas, three men in plain clothes come to the house where I live. They flash LAPD badges to my landlady. They say they see my car. They want to speak to me. They reveal various information about me. She says I am not home. They want access to my place. She says no. They leave. I suspect they were fake credentials and probably people wanting to intimidate and harass me. ( http://www.lukeford.net/profiles/profiles/anthony_pellicano.htm ).

"Confessions On A Dance Floor" Continues It's Free Fall Flop

Confessions from the discount bin is more like it. Thanks to your efforts, Confessions has flopped. Her second flop in a row in her 20 year plus career, that was once successful (albeit she ripped off many people for 20 years to get those hits).

Ironically both flops contain works she ripped off from my copyrighted music, much of it on the internet years prior to her ripping it off.

“Madonna: Too old, too white and too English”

“Madonna: Too old, too white and too English. With a country estate in Wiltshire, a love for shooting and even a taste for Timothy Taylor's real ale, Madonna has become the epitome of the English lady of the manor." - The Telegraph 

“Madonna: Too old, too white and too English.” Well, that’s one out of three to young mainstream audiences  – that is, in that she is older (but I don’t deem musicians too old, however, she has thoroughly made a fool of herself trying to be a 21  year-old when she is almost 50 and she is not a musician, as she can’t sing well).  

Madonna is not English, as she doesn’t have a drop of English blood in her, nor was she raised there, nor has she lived there for any significant amount of time that would constitute being “English” (some immigrate from elsewhere and live most of their lives in Britain and are therefore British under that premise). And she is Italian, which in many countries is not referred to as Anglo-Saxon.  

By the way, people who love Britain don’t insult British people, falsely labeling them “lazy” and Britain’s hospitals “Old and Victorian” as she likes “efficiency.” 

However, Madonna trying to comprehend her failure, again, has come up with the nonsensical, non-reality based explanation that her album bombed because she is, “Too old, too white and too English” 

You keep telling yourself that…

For proof: 

The Music Industry Holding The White Man Down?  

Jessica Simpson is an Anglo-Saxon American and sold 3 million copies of her latest CD. But then again, she isn’t fit for psychiatric review like Madonna is. 

James Blunt is Anglo-Saxon and English and is doing well in America. He hit number one and is getting loads of airplay. He is popular right now.  

Coldplay are Anglo-Saxon Brits and they’ve sold a truckload of records in America (and around the world) and received massive airplay. 

Ageism…No 

As for her whining about her age being the reason America has tuned her out, white artists like the vocally gifted Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow have been enjoying sturdy sales over the last year – but then again – they can actually sing. They've been relying on their voices. Madonna doesn't have that to fall back on.  

Is It The Rappers Fault Or Payola Deal With NY AG? 

Then Madonna and co blamed it on rap music in the article stating, “American radio is only interested in R n B and rap these days." That is not true. Pop, rap, country and R&B have gotten airplay and sales.

Have you stopped to think that maybe since Warner signed the order with the New York Attorney General to stop using payola, a criminal violation of the law, to get records played a lot, your records among them, it has diminish your once inflated radio airplay. Your records stink. Get over it, already.    

“Sorry” Flops In America

"Madonna's Latest Single Fails To Catch On In The States - March 1, 2006 3:48 p.m. EST New York, NY (AHN) – Despite dominating the charts virtually all over Europe, Madonna’s second single off her successful “Confessions on a Dance Floor” has failed to make any significant impact stateside...the pop icon has failed to make an impact on her home turf. '- All Headline News Staff Reporter

Public Reaction

As internet posters have written on numerous sites, Madonna needs to “accept the fact that her glory days are over” as she has declined into an excruciating level of self-embarrassment in ripping off younger artists and pretending she is 21, when she isn’t. 

She should have quite 5 years ago. Then her legacy wouldn’t be in tatters now and would not suffer the continuing deterioration and indignity it is and will continue to experience.  

All this derivative, stolen music she is putting out that has audiences saying they don’t need music that she ripped off from others, such as “the likes of Kylie Minogue” as they already bought Kylie’s music, isn’t helping.

Her gross lack of originality, which has been publicized now more than ever in the mainstream in the last year thanks to multiple copyright infringement lawsuits, coupled with her sick behavior that has audiences across the board and all over the internet calling her “lunatic,” “nuts,” “insane” and “crazy” among other things, is to blame for her drastic sales declines.

In a related, but humorous story:

Madonna Publicly Claims Relation To Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles

This story was indeed the funniest, most desperate news of the month. Madonna made the crass public announcement that she believes, she is related to Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles, and that she wants to get together with her to have tests done to confirm it. Apparently, someone has told her that they were related over 400 years ago.

That genealogist is more of a salesman than Paris Hilton’s acting coach who told her she and Charlize Theron have similar acting styles and will be, “Vying for the same parts.”    

“Madonna surprised Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall when she phoned to tell the British royal they are distantly related.

The 47-year-old Hung Up hitmaker, who has also discovered blood-links with Canadian singer Celine Dion, is urging her ‘relations’ to join her and genealogist William Addams Reitweisner in their quest to trace their entire family tree.

Reitwiesner explains: “Camilla and Madonna are both descended from Zacharie Cloutier, who lived from 1617 to 1708, and Camilla and Celine descend from Jean Guyon, who lived from 1619 to 1694.

“Both Jean and Zacharie died in Chateau-Richer, Quebec. Because of their unusual French-Canadian ancestry, they are all blood relations.” - Breaking News

There is something very dubious (and hilarious) about that story. It was reported in another article that Celine was “mortified” to find out she is possibly related to Madonna. What does Madonna do, sit around all day and find a way to connect herself to more famous people than she at this point in time for more publicity.  That explains why she has no time to write and keeps stealing songs (I doubt that she ever could - writing one line of a song doesn't count). 

Said genealogist went back 400 years in history in a desperate reach to link Madonna with Duchess Bowles. Ok, first off, if you go back that far, you may as well say you're related to Adam and Eve. Although, I think Madonna is more related to the snake in the garden. 

Madonna is reaching so desperately to say she is British when she is not. At least on my genealogy page that has been on this site for a year and a half, I didn’t claim any craziness like that. And at least I have English blood in me from both sides of the paternal side of my family, one was even a British sailor (my mother likes to call him "the pirate" to tick me off). His  name was George.

Is Madonna Related To The Mafia

Is Madonna related to the mafia…literally:

“Los Angeles Times writer Anita Busch has been looking into the federal indictment of reputed Mafia captain Anthony (Sonny) Ciccone on charges of extortion and threatening to kill actor Steven Seagal.” - Los Angeles Times 7/12/02

Her real name is said to be Louise Ciccone. Based on Madonna’s  lack of respect and observance of civil and criminal law, both domestic and international, her willingness to steal from and harm innocent people, I think her roots truly trace back to the mafia (no disrespect intended to Italians, as all Italians are not Mafiosos. The Mafia aren’t even 1% of the Italian population worldwide).

Had the genealogist made the announcement that Madonna’s roots trace back to the mafia, no one would have disbelieved that, as she continually rips people off and was publicly written about twice for choking two people, one of them a kid. 

Not to mention, Madonna shares the same uncommon last name of Ciccone as the above mentioned.

As most genealogists know, when it’s an uncommon name, shared between two people, they are most likely related. How did the genealogist who traced Madonna back to Camilla, 400 hundred years ago, miss such a current link with a man of the same uncommon name today.

“Steven Seagal, 50, had a partner named Julius Nasso, who prosecutors claim was a Gambino crime family associate. They had caught Nasso on tape agreeing to force Seagal to pay $150,000 to the crime family for every film Seagal made. This agreement, valued at some $3 million, was to be executed by Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone who tried to extort the money from Seagal at a restaurant.” – Crime Library 

Another similarity between the two – illegally trying to get a cut out of movies they have no entitlement or rights to. Genealogists would call that a family trait. 

Madonna is clearly ashamed of her Italian, non Anglo-Saxon roots. However, the general public has always referred to her as Italian. There’s nothing wrong with being Italian. She barely traced her Italian ancestry back a week, but went back over 400 years in Canadian and French history to try to claim relation to Camilla Parker Bowles.   

A universal chuckle was heard all around the internet when Madonna and said genealogist made the vulgar, socially inappropriate announcement regarding Duchess Bowles. A few internet excerpts:

1. Madonna and Camilla Parker-Bowles are related? – Popsugar

2. Obsessed with genealogy = self-importance, and in her case insecurity to prove she's not descended from Sicilian peasant fisherman, that's why. And if you go back far enough, anyone with European roots is eventually connected. Who cares? Bar | Homepage | 03.14.06 - 2:21 pm | #

3. She's probably related to the King of Queens. pricolatino | 03.14.06 - 3:23 pm | #

4. She’s just trying to make us all think that her fake British accent is authentic even though we all know she is from Michigan. | 03.14.06 - 3:16 pm | #

5. Esther Kaballawhore becomes evermore bizarre: you know Camilla and Charles had a really good chuckle at this. MizRo | 03.14.06 - 2:45 pm | #

6. Hmm, lets do the math... I figure 5 generations per 100 years x 400 years = 20 generations. So she's at most, what, Camilla's cousin 20 times removed? Damn, Charles is probably more related to Camilla than Madonna is. anon-anon | 03.15.06 - 2:53 am | #

7. Only a classless t*** would call up a member of the [related by marriage to the] RF (and my favorite one, to boot) and say that they're related. Now she'll probably put some fabricated coat of arms on her next album. so*******loverly | Homepage | 03.14.06 - 1:52 pm | #

8. Madonna is SO DESPERATE to buy/cheat/lie her way in to upper crust British society! Seriously! She comes over here, starts wearing tweed, riding horses, talking in a stupid accent and she thinks she’s lady muck! YOUR HUSBAND IS A MOCKNEY T***. Go away. Sorry, but my Mum, the Queen, hates her. 4Queen&Country | 03.15.06 - 4:33 am | #

9. Madonna is far from British. She has forgotten about her roots in MICHIGAN! libgirl | 03.14.06 - 1:47 pm | #

10. Yeah, mines gone to. REPEAT:Whopdee do. Just because 300 years ago you were related to future royalty that does not make you hot ****. If that logic follow, I'm the Chancellor of Germany. Lose the accent, and quit forcing our eyes to your crotch! Jess | 03.14.06 - 1:53 pm | #

11. "She needs to spend more time on her singing lessons than finding this kind of **** out." LOL TROOOE STORIE! Fug. | 03.15.06 - 9:02 am | #

12. "Tally hoes" Hey, that should be the new term for any celebrity who tries to "go British" what should we call those (like Jolie and Pitt and Depp) who "go European?" Anonymous | 03.15.06 - 10:41 am | #

13. What, her Italian roots are no good anymore? Why doesn't she trace her father's roots? Not fancy enough? Libressa | 03.15.06 - 1:31 am | #

14. Quote: "I had no idea she had Brit blood - I thought she was 100% guido."

She doesn't have "Brit blood"; Camilla and Madonna are both related to Zacharie Cloutier. Cloutier is a French name. Anonymous | 03.15.06 - 2:06 am | #

15. That story is a lie. Madonna looking for publicity. Anonymous | 03.14.06 - 9:07 pm | #

16. I'm a genealogist, and I can tell you that, if you go backwards more than about six generations (or less than 200 years), it's pretty much worthless to say that you're "related to someone" because at least 10,000 people are also related to you (and to that other person), so it dilutes it. Or, to put it in layman's terms: BIG ******* DEAL. BTW, I'm the "missing link" between Zsa Zsa Gabor and Dolly Parton, as I'm distantly related to both. WHEEEE!!!! Phimphy | 03.14.06 - 7:03 pm | #

17. Did Madonna just look in the white pages to get Camilla's number or something? I can't imagine people just giving out the number of the UK's future queen. GrappleHooks | 03.14.06 - 4:03 pm |

18. I hope Madonna stops the genealogy ***p really soon....I'd hate to discover that I was related to her. EdwardVIII | 03.14.06 - 3:38 pm | #

19. Madonna's roots are actually dark brown. M | Homepage | 03.14.06 - 2:56 pm | #

20. You can trace Madonna's roots to the Walgreens at the corner... aisle 12. pricolatino | 03.14.06 - 2:37 pm | #

21. Mummy told me that Papa Carlos is descended from "Queen Isabella of Spain" which she said makes me a Princess but Papa Guy said Papa Carlos is descended from "Tony Montana of Cuba" which I don't really understand but it made Mummy mad enough to use the "F" word...Lourdes Ciccone | Homepage | 03.14.06 - 2:32 pm | #

22. Madonna needs to chill. She's a world famous pop star and there's no need to attach herself to other rich and powerful people. At times, I think Vadge suffers from a wee inferiority complex. GrappleHooks | 03.14.06 - 2:17 pm | #

23. i so totally hate this old hag. skinny fat | 03.14.06 - 2:18 pm | #

24. this is just another attempt by Vadge to become British...and boy is she aspiring high...related to Her Grace Camilla and by proxy the English Royal Family...not of two cents would they ever claim her! nia | 03.14.06 - 2:07 pm | #

25. As I have said before, she is determined to find a way to become Lady Madonna. Loozer | 03.14.06 - 1:54 pm | #

26. I HATE when she tries to talk all British...Eddie Munster | 03.14.06 - 1:44 pm | #

27. Why is Vadge so fascinated with her family history?! - Dlisted

From another site:

Madonna says that she and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are related through distant lineage…

Madonna apparently phoned The Duchess to inform her of this oh-so-exciting bit of throwaway trivia. Can you imagine that phone call? Ahhh dahlings, you don’t have to imagine! With my sooper seekrit agent ways, I managed to score a transcript:

Madonna: “Hey Camilla! It’s Madonna.”

Camilla: “Excuse me?”

Madonna: “You know, Madonna. The Artist.”

Camilla: “. . . I don’t . . . know anyone . . . by that name . . . ”

Madonna: “M-A-D-O-N-N-A. The Singer. The Actress. I called to tell you that we’re related - I mean, we’re practically sisters!”

Camilla: “Who the b**** ******* ***l is this???” Click. – Agent Bedhead Blog

Diana got the better deal, being related to Barbara Cartland –beautifulatrocities

Madonna Fabricating Controversy

“Madonna maintains youth cred by making obscene gestures in her since-edited music video for Sorry. Alas, flashing all the victory meat in the world can hide disco crow’s feet.” - Gawker

“I guess it was too vulgar for general audiences,” says a source. “Besides, it is a rather unseemly gesture for a mother of two who, when she’s not making obscene gestures, is singing the praises of Kabbalah and writing inspirational children’s books.” - msnbc

“And the British press is concerned for their adopted pop-granny” - Gawker

“Wannabe-cockney public schoolboy Guy Ritchie and his scary-faced wife Madonna” – Heckler Spray

Crazyyy

It was reported Madonna bought a house in Israel at the spot she and the Kabbalah cult believe Jesus will return.

Can you imagine Jesus returning and seeing Madonna in that purple leotard, throwing birdies at people (among them kids who watch MTV).

Can you imagine Jesus returning and seeing Madonna ripping off a cancer patient (Kylie), ripping off a Christian who dedicated her work to Him (me) and reading about her penchant for choking innocent people, which she has passed on to her daughter (read below).

Jesus demands change (in unethical behavior), not perverse, evil, invasive behavior.

"Old shack will give Madonna front-row seat for arrival of her Messiah. MADONNA is trying to buy a house overlooking the Sea of Galilee at the place where followers of her Kabbalist faith expect the Messiah to reappear to herald world peace.

Representatives of the 47-year-old US singer have been cold calling home-owners in the picturesque mountain retreat of Rosh Pina and offering to pay any price to secure a property on her behalf. The star — who was raised an Italian Catholic..."  – The Times UK

Madonna’s Daughter Opts For Choking As Well

Madonna's daughter tries to choke little boy, her brother, in public, as her mother was sued for doing a few years ago. Hmm wonder where she learned that from (talk about an evil streak):

Madonna is mortified when she realizes the cameras are snapping pics of the attempted choking, while her son laughs and points at the cameras (LOL, he's funny). She was gonna choke that boy. So much for discipline and not letting them watch TV as it's a bad influence (clearly as are you):

Public Feedback:

1. Lola looks like she is choking Rocco in that last pic. anon2 | 03.15.06 - 1:06 pm | #

2. Lourdes looks like she's about to choke a *****. Black Girl SuperStar | 03.15.06 - 1:06 pm | #

3. Rocco is adorable. I guess Lourdes is freaking out because Rocco is pointing....she is going to be one screwed up b**** when she grows up....paranoid about the cameras and she's only what 8, 9?  CRAZYCAJUN | 03.15.06 - 1:12 pm | #

4. Little Rocco is as sweet as sugar. Look how he's not jaded yet, loving the camera. Poor Lourdy, she's already over it or, maybe she's jealous of her little brother and trying to choke the **** out of him for working it better??? Madonna needs to get over herself. She is no longer provocative, interesting, or stimulating. Just Boring. nonymous | 03.15.06 - 3:24 pm | #

5. i cannot wait for the tell all book the kids will write about what it's like to live with a lunatic.....letinstar | 03.15.06 - 9:15 pm | #

 The story was carried on another blog site that concluded the same as well:

1. Madonna's daughter tries to choke her lil brother - webmaster

2. T4p...yeah she was trying to ring his neck....- Mrs. B Carter- 03-15-2006

3. He is a cutie!~purplegal~- 03-15-2006

4. Her son should be thankful his daddy is not ugly...Dangerously Fulfilled- 03-15-2006

5. That capture is to cute, the kids playing. Yes Lordus was going to ring his neck :lol: :lol: . The little boy is the one who spotted the papparazzi, and he sure is a scene steeler. Look how he is just smitten with the attention of camera. Rahjae'- 03-15-2006

Madonna Has Already Messed Up Her Daughter's Head

“Madonna's Britney kiss explained - Madonna has revealed how she explained her infamous kiss with Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards to her daughter, Lourdes. Ananova.com reports that Madonna told gay magazine Out how her nine-year-old became "obsessed" with gay issues after the MTV stunt and asked her: "Mom, you know that they say you are gay?"

She then said she explained her stage snog to Lourdes by saying that it wasn't sexual at all, telling her: "I am the mommy pop star and she is the baby pop star. I am kissing her to pass my energy on to her." - iAfrica.com

“Now Lourdes is gonna be really confused when she grows up!” – Entertainmentwise

"The pop diva, considered by some to be an icon in the gay community, tells the magazine her 9-year-old daughter likes to guess who is gay: "Oh, and the other thing she likes to do when we go out, she says, 'Mom, do you want me to point out who the gay men are?' And I say, 'OK, but I think I already know."' – LA Daily News

Ok, that's normal (not!). Feedback From The Public: (Hollywood Rag)

1. Momma Madonna’s got a lot of splainin’ to do eventually. - Posted by Therealnunya  on  03/06  at  01:59 PM

2. Yep the hypocrisy is gonna bite her in the ***. - Posted by me again  on  03/06  at  02:04 PM

3. That is the trouble with always be risque and pushing the envelope, especially when you have kids. Your family is going to get the backlash! - Posted by hdouthitt  on  03/06  at  02:09 PM

4. she’s so stupid and damned hypocrite. she reminds me of Eminem. for years when people asked Em how did he think Haley would react to hearing his songs about wanting to kill her mother and stuff her body in a car trunk or throw her off a bridge he always said, “She’s too young to understand” like she was gonna be 5 years old forever or something  from his recent songs it appears he realizes the stupid **** he’s done is now having a negative impact on his daughter and he feels badly about it.

5. Madonna is completely ******** if she thinks Lourdes is not going to figure out her mother was the BIGGEST SINGLE SLUT ON THE ENTIRE PLANET FOR OVER 15 YEARS. if nothing else Lolo’s little school friends are gonna show her copies of “Sex” and some of the skanky interviews her mom has given and make her cry with taunts of “your mom kisses girls” or “your mommy has the clap”

madonna finally understands what many people were b******* about for years...that her slut act cant be construed as either empowering (which was her position) or horribly tasteless, slutty, and embarrassing! if it was sooooo empowering, why is she trying to dress it up and sanitize it for her daughter? HUH?  - Posted by Gambitgirl  on  03/06  at  02:33 PM

6. I agree she is a ******** hypocrite!  I hate that.  That good old glass house concept comes into play here. - Posted by marydoll512  on  03/06  at  02:34 PM

7. I love Madonna, but have lost a tremendous amount of respect for her after The Kiss and after hearing about how she mentors Britney. Madonna should know better! - Posted by janicedickinson  on  03/06  at  02:35 PM

8. Oh wow, Gambitgirl, I forgot about “Sex”. There will definitely be some uncomfortable conversations in the Richie/Ciccone household. “your mommy has the clap” !!! Something so sad shouldn’t make me laugh. But it does. Posted by Therealnunya  on  03/06  at  02:37 PM

9. I don’t buy the Madonna’s daughters statement since Madonna has said over and over that she doesn't allow her kids to watch t.v. Guess she needed some attention and that’s all she could come up with. - Posted by pache  on  03/06  at  03:15 PM

10. Lourdes, if you ever trace your family tree, don’t be surprised if you find out you are your own half-sister.

From oh no they didn’t:

11. Brangelina should adopt Lourdes and Rocco, those kids need saving! hollsk 2006-03-06 06:31 pm UTC (link) 

12. Lourdes will be a **** one day. And Rocco will **********. gaelicbutterfly 2006-03-06 08:30 pm UTC (link)   

13. "Darling, mama's career is pretty much washed up so I needed to whore myself out like that so people felt I was still sexy and current!" havesomecocoa 2006-03-06 08:33 pm UTC (link) 

14. "I am the mommy pop star and she is the baby pop star and I am kissing her to pass my energy on to her." Because that makes a lot of sense? _vidunder 2006-03-06 06:32 pm UTC (link)   

15. lol at "vadge". vellise8   2006-03-06 06:33 pm UTC (link) 

16. i despise madonna now. degrassi4life 2006-03-06 06:35 pm UTC (link) 

17. Just wait until the kid is old enough to find her Sex book or her Truth or Dare moviething. Try explaining the dog, the ************* the bottle, etc. She'll be in rehab by 16 goldigurl 2006-03-06 06:39 pm UTC (link) 

17. Lourdes will be knocked up at 15 once she reads Madonna's sex book. radiokink 2006-03-06 06:43 pm UTC (link) 

18. madonna shut up! liquid_******** 2006-03-06 06:44 pm UTC (link)   

19. lol it seems like they never mention Xtina when it comes to this kiss! It's kind of good for her, though, that everyone forgot she was a part of it. 2006-03-06 06:47 pm UTC (link)  genoworld

20. This happened a billion years ago, why are we still talking about it? strangelittlex 2006-03-06 06:47 pm UTC (link)   

21. Lol, that is dumb. Plus I thought Lourdes and Rocco weren’t allowed to watch tv? cdsdralion 2006-03-06 06:49 pm UTC (link)   

22. That is why she won't let them watch TV. She doesn't want them to learn what a whore their Mom is.

How is she gonna explain the "Sex" book someday?

What kind of energy was she passing on there??

Madge is such a ****. _girllyzilla 2006-03-06 06:57 pm UTC (link) 

23. so it's better that Lourdes thinks mama is an incestuous pedophile than a lesbian? Is that what she's saying? wendykh 2006-03-06 07:19 pm UTC (link) 

24. $100 says Lourdes becomes a lesbian! ladybella 2006-03-06 07:24 pm UTC (link) 

25. Ew, that sounds kinda incest like. shanny_w 2006-03-06 07:37 pm UTC (link) 

26. Surely that's the tip of the iceberg. Madge has got a ton of explaining to do in the years to come. And everyone forgets Xtina was even there. All the pics the next day in the papers were of Britney. wrenscott 2006-03-06 07:44 pm UTC (link) 

27. lol... didn't the kiss involve tongues? Couldn't she just have been honest, it's not like mommy Madonna is the straightest woman on earth. kyssen 2006-03-06 07:45 pm UTC (link)   

28. Wait till she gets to all the Erotica and sex videos her mummy has done. lol. That kiss is nothing. carboni 2006-03-06 08:30 pm UTC (link) 

29. Thank you for keeping it real! Hope you dont get too much **** for it though =\ You know how those Madonna fans are.

30. Ugh. ******* Madonna. tinysplinter 2006-03-06 08:44 pm UTC (link) 

31. Out of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson (who were the icons of the 80's - 90's) the only one who played his cards right was Prince. chingaa 2006-03-06 09:06 pm UTC (link)    

32. That child is what, 8 years old? I think she's the same age as mine. And mine would look at me like I'd lost my mind for spouting that kind of baby talk ******** at her. afropuffgirl 2006-03-06 10:14 pm UTC (link)   

Mandonna

1. Someone should tell Madonna she's a bit too manly to pull of a pink dress. – Egotastic

2. Reading the headline I thought she was trying to “transfer her energy” to another pop tart. I’d be scared to breathe the same air as that slimy c***. Posted by Ol Reg  on  03/06  at  04:32 PM

3. I’m just glad i didn’t see her crotch again. hopefully she wont wear out this pink dress like the purple outfit she wore. Posted by britneyisyucky  on  03/06  at  04:34 PM

4. on the magazine cover-WOW she looks terrible the person that did the airbrush was having a bad day. Posted by britneyisyucky  on  03/06  at  04:36 PM

5. It looks like they deliberately distorted her face on that cover.  Why? I thought the gays loved Madge. Posted by meeeow  on  03/06  at  04:42 PM

6. That hairstyle is sooooooooooo bad. Posted by sassha  on  03/06  at  04:45 PM

7. i am so surprised that no one yet has brought up the fact.... THAT SHE LOOKS LIKE A ALIEN on that magazine cover! Posted by lin_z  on  03/06  at  04:50 PM

8. She looks 1/2 pimp 1/2 greyhound (the dog, not the bus) on the mag cover.  How’d she ever let that go to print???? Posted by Smack-it  on  03/06  at  04:51 PM

9.She looks like a greyhound dog on the magazine cover 03/06  at  05:14 PM

10. I think that she looks awful these days! She looks awful with her clothes choice lately, and that mag cover is horrendous! My goodness, if I had ga-zillions in the bank, then, I want to look way better than that! Not nice, not nice… Posted by Ayrshire  on  03/06  at  05:49 PM

11. Just brown bag her face.  It’s all good. Posted by jaye  on  03/06  at  06:10 PM

12. Why did they let an intern do the photoshop job on the cover?  I looks like they were trying to make her eyes bigger, ****** up, and said “eh, good enough.” Posted by teelc  on  03/06  at  06:25 PM

13. she does look like a alien....I can’t stand her!!! Posted by Aivlis  on  03/06  at  06:29 PM

ONTD:

1. Madonna looks like Voldemort. spacetiger 2006-03-07 06:44 am UTC (link) 

2. Madonna is a MAN. ellephants 2006-03-07 02:33 am UTC (link) 

3. Did they purposely manipulate Madonna's head? pangea_tongue 2006-03-07 02:27 am UTC (link) 

4. and her tooth!!!!!! Snaggle tooth. bubs 2006-03-07 12:11 pm UTC (link) 

5. They told her, "Hey Madonna, spit out that Chicklet before we start the shoot" and she started to, and they snapped a shot and realized "oh we're out of film. Oh well. That'll have to do"or...not - pangea_tongue 2006-03-07 05:36 pm UTC (link) 

6. Am I alone in thinking that it looks like they lopped off the top half of Madonna's head for that cover!? xquisitextreme_ 2006-03-07 02:36 am UTC (link) 

7. Madonna looks frightening. weebles_fall 2006-03-07 02:39 am UTC (link)

8. madonna looks scary. redpearls 2006-03-07 02:42 am UTC (link) 

9. Madonna does look like an alien on the cover. likeadoll 2006-03-07 02:43 am UTC (link) 

10. wt* @ madonnas face. chirpingd0nkay 2006-03-07 02:48 am UTC (link) 

11. Madonna's face on the cover? LOL lovedhurtlost 2006-03-07 02:49 am UTC (link) 

12. What is UP with Madonna's teeth on that cover? Did she p*** off the Picture Editor?  door 2006-03-07 02:56 am UTC (link) 

13. I think Madonna looking "a bit" like an alien, is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Poor Madge.  nefirian 2006-03-07 03:09 am UTC (link) 

14. madonna is getting annoying - brokenenough 2006-03-07 03:20 am UTC (link)

15. i'm starting to feel bad for Madonna now :/ crankbot 2006-03-07 03:21 am UTC (link) 

16. madonna is lookin' alienish again  sheylea 2006-03-07 03:23 am UTC (link) 

17. What is wrong with Madonna's face? She looks like a deer. the_velmakelly 2006-03-07 03:54 am UTC (link) 

18. that cover picture of madonna will haunt me in my sleep! she looks creepy. jas26 2006-03-07 04:20 am UTC (link) 

19. A bit like an alien? Madonna wt*! labyrinthes 2006-03-07 04:27 am UTC (link) 

20. Madonna seriously looks like an alien. phyxsius 2006-03-07 05:14 am UTC (link) 

From Popsugar:

21. No. Wait a min. Is it just me or does everyone see something very wrong, strange in that cover picture? At first I thought it was a photoshop rendition meant to be distorted.

22. Madonna is over the hill and she knows it. All her current looks, behavior, self-consciousness, over-trying is also pointing to the sad fact that she’s over. Writing books did not work, and poor Madonna is lost.

23. Just retire and go do stuff for other people’s well being, Mad!

24. Soon you will be a grandmother, you need to start practicing thinking of others more than yourself.

25. I agree with you, fab-girl. She looks like the gecko from the geico commercials in that picture. - mrs_smith March 7, 2006 at 4:13 pm

26. Oh no, please don’t compare her to the gecko/Geico cutie! I love him! I have all the commercials on VHS. You are offending him and me with that comparison! Let’s think of something else, ok? 

How about a praying mantis? - Fab-girl March 7, 2006 at 4:27 pm

27. ROFLM*O! The Geico Gecko! - sohoopla March 7, 2006 at 4:37 pm

28. I think I saw something like that on the Sci Fi channel last week. They were doing a bad Roswell recreation. - colormesticky March 7, 2006 at 5:18 pm

29. she looks one of those aliens people are always writing about. The big head, huge eyes, point chin, small mouth, long neck. It’s FRIGHTENING!!! - salzajan March 7, 2006 at 6:47 pm

30. That cover is very odd! - Skye March 7, 2006 at 7:33 pm

Plastic Surgery

(Posts from oh no they didn’t):

1. PS she just looks really ******* freaky up close now. Woah. Never enlarging a picture of her again. lisbonlovesjacq 2006-02-28 01:19 am UTC (link) 

2. Doesn't she get a lot of botox too? elizabethtown 2006-02-28 01:05 am

3. Botox baby! appeals 2006-02-28 01:06 am UTC (link) 

4. botox. didn't you see the hollywood music video? 2006-02-28 01:06 am UTC (link)  moisturizer

5. Well, I think she looks much better now (according to the picture above). But yeah... face lift ^^2006-02-28 01:06 am UTC (link)  x__flipbeats

6. and an eyelid lift. or eyetuck. whatever it's called. nt. - redleigh86, 2006-02-28 04:30 am UTC

7. She most def did. 2006-02-28 01:06 am UTC (link)  purplerains

8. I'm have to agree with you. Facelift and cheek implants and perhaps some botox. 2006-02-28 01:06 am UTC (link)  annie0

9. Gah she looks like wax 2006-02-28 01:07 am UTC (link) hibiscus_rose

10. She is so ugly. 2006-02-28 01:07 am UTC (link) trelanka

11. i don't care for madonna but if she did get surgery at least she got a good surgeon. she looks nice and refreshed 2006-02-28 01:08 am UTC (link)  blonnie

12. If by nice and refreshed you mean like an ALIEN, - synthetique, 2006-02-28 04:54 am UTC

13. Her face is hard now. bogie_bacall 2006-02-28 01:17 am UTC (link) 

14. Yeah I definitely gotta say it looks like she's had some stuff done.. and I'm usually one of the plastic surgery nay sayers :X lisbonlovesjacq 2006-02-28 01:18 am UTC (link) 

 15. Has she had plastic surgery? Does a bear ***t in the woods? digitallion 2006-02-28 01:23 am UTC (link) 

16. dunno if face lift / botox play at part... but just from those two pix, it could just be better lighting and makeup. eurotrashd 2006-02-28 01:24 am UTC (link) 

17. Does the earth revolve around the sun? ellinorianne 2006-02-28 01:24 am UTC (link) 

18. no shes hd work 2006-02-28 01:28 am UTC (link)  chung_____chung

19. sometimes i think to myself "how did she get famous? and why is she still famous." then i remember, she knew how/who/what to ***k, and she's famous for being famous (stupid, infamous) foreverbeingnow 2006-02-28 01:31 am UTC (link) 

20. She's had something done for sure. chiller 2006-02-28 01:32 am UTC (link) 

21. That's a pretty dumb question. She couldn't be the egotistical, vain, self-important bore that she is and not have had surgery. missus_b 2006-02-28 01:34 am UTC (link) 

22. Her chin looks fake too. Gross. Her whole face looks a little more plasticy. minielky 2006-02-28 01:35 am UTC (link) 

23. my source says shes an alien. just_a_few_more 2006-02-28 01:36 am UTC (link) 

24. didn't we all know she used to get work done in the past?? i mean, she's not in her 30's anymore... the woman is gonna reach her 50's~~ i say let her, she's not a baby... miumiu49 2006-02-28 01:38 am UTC (link) 

25. LOL I can't believe this is even a question. arianocturne 2006-02-28 01:39 am UTC (link) 

26. I think the real news would be who hasn't had anything done. 2006-02-28 01:41 am UTC (link) 

27. looks like it. _phyxsius 2006-02-28 01:44 am UTC (link) 

28. I'm going to go with a straight up, 'duh'? angel_face_262 2006-02-28 01:45 am UTC (link) 

29. Facelift, ya, probably a lot of botox too. Cheek implants--no. scattywah 2006-02-28 01:48 am UTC (link) 

30. I mean if shes so obsessed with staying in shape like the young pop stars why would surgery be so far off. starvingyou 2006-02-28 02:06 am UTC (link) 

31. Ok so she did...but why hasn't the bitch gotten her teeth fixed? bellamuneca 2006-02-28 02:10 am UTC (link) 

32. With all that money she wastes on botox, she should spend some on her nasty *** teeth. And dont even try to tell me "her teeth's her thang" - I dun care cuz it's NOT attractive. york_charlotte 2006-02-28 02:11 am UTC (link) 

33. i love how her teeths look closer one day and the other day they are just ~*~*far*~*~ surfhus 2006-02-28 02:16 am UTC (link) 

34. now i can sleep at night... I've been speculating shes had cheek implants for a while now... theblackqueen 2006-02-28 02:20 am UTC (link) 

35. madonna, youre not 20 anymore. grow up and accept it. havewantneed 2006-02-28 02:47 am UTC (link) 

36. I pretty much noticed that she started looking creepy. ***** went back 30 years! ranata 2006-02-28 02:55 am UTC (link)   

37. YES! thank you, finaly someone else has noticed this! i thought i was going crazy! Xspngbobsb****x 2006-02-28 03:58 am UTC (link) 

38. lol@ everyone who said she didnt. havesomecocoa 2006-02-28 04:12 am UTC (link) 

39. lose that ridiculous hairdo. That couldn't flatter anyone. helen_mucus 2006-02-28 05:41 am UTC (link) 

40. i see cheek implants...and definite botox.. ms_lulu 2006-02-28 06:08 am UTC (link) 

Madonna Britney’s Contemporary?

“The more Madonna tries to yoga off all her body fat and dress like she's in her 20s, the more she ends up looking like a cartoon character. I know Madonna is and always will be an icon, but come on: That face is beginning to look crazy.

As for the getup: The boots-leggings are more Posh Spice territory than Madge's, and that top is more Duff, Lohan, or Clarkson than Aging Queen of Pop Who, Although She's Still Got It, Really Needs To Stop Kidding Herself And Cease Pretending It's Not Creepy That She Is Trying To Pass As Britney's Contemporary -- Although We Are Grateful She Changed Out Of The Tights She Wore On-Stage, As We Are Very Weary Of Her Crotch Right About Now.” – GFY

Prodigy Diss Madonna

"I'm really tired of journalists asking that question. [Madonna's] music wasn't what we were listening to. I wasn't into it then, and I see no reason to be into it now."

Morrissey Slams Madonna

“He admitted:” I am constantly hearing very young groups, which are happy to cite The Smiths or to cite me as being inspiring. It's a great honour, because in music you can sell 60 million albums but you actually don't inspire anybody.

There are many artists who are enormous but they don't inspire anybody. Madonna is the perfect example. She hasn't changed the life of anybody and she doesn't seem to have respect from credible artists. So I'm very happy to have respect from credible artists.

I'm never on MTV. But I have respect and that's priceless. Madonna doesn't seem to have respect from credible artists. I do” – The Daily Record

Madonna Behind The Times...Again

"Queen of pop Madonna will be incorporating a new dance into her forthcoming world tour. Madge will be krumping things up as she takes her new album ‘Confessions on a Dancefloor’ on the road. It started as an underground dance and now Madonna wants to make it her own.” – Entertainmentwise

“Making it her own.” How pathetic. Look how long krumping has been around. It went through the mainstream before Madonna jumped on the bandwagon. She is so late in claiming this trend, that internet users devoted topics on message boards laughing at her lateness.

Madonna’s Fall From Grace 

 

"With all due respect Madonna, you're not really "Madonna" anymore. Whenever we see you dance now, it's not sexy like it used to be and you can't get away with everything you do or say anymore. I mean, you're still entertaining and all, but most of us are watching while hoping you don't break a hip. Oh, and just a thought - emasculating your husband may not be the best plan when trying to save a marriage. You would have an easier time trying to trap a grizzly bear with a butterfly net." – IDLYITW

1. more work has happened on her than on a construction site. By Dickter 90210, on March 15, 2006 12:13 PM 

2. Her latest record negated what little respect i had for her and that was only garnered by the huge percentage of time she was naked. By sam991, on March 15, 2006 6:26 PM 

3. GONZO sez it best. 12-pinter on a *good* night. Fuggin' slag-hag. BTW...just cuz she sez she hasn't had *work* done...don't believe it. Breast lift, botox, human growth hormones, veneers on the teeth, et al. Believe it. By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 10:47 PM

4. She's always been fugly, I don't care what anyone says. The gap in her teeth, the nasty eyebrows, the way to far apart eyes - always been there, always been gross. Being in shape is fine, but she looks like a dude. Enough is enough already. And that hair, give it up - Farrah hair is over and yours is so limp and disgusting it's embarrassing to Farrah herself. By Anonymous, on March 16, 2006 10:52 AM 

5. she scares me....March 15, 2006 12:04 PM 

6. she be ugly and built like a man...hate her By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:08 PM 

7. wow, 3 evenings at home per night..that's kinda strict, considering its a physical impossibility. By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:11 PM 

8. When did Madonna have the sex change? By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:26 PM 

9. That hairstyle is cool only if you are guest-starring on That 70s Show By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:28 PM 

10. She looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nasty! By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:28 PM 

11. I'm actually suprised that they've been married as long as they have. Poor Guy. By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:30 PM 

12. That's a man! By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:32 PM 

13. go back to your kabbalah cult and leave us alone...we don't want to see you or your man arms and *** By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:39 PM 

14. she's definitely had some work done. By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 12:55 PM 

15. By 2 cents, on March 15, 2006 1:14 PM  re: what 2 cents said... p l a s t i c s u r g e r y By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 1:47 PM 

16. those arms are gross. And the way she's standing in the photos, with her arms out and legs apart, looks like she's a man! WE GET IT MADONNA--YOU WORK OUT!! By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 3:12 PM 

17. her teeth are BROWN By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 3:33 PM 

18. madonna is such a stupid ugly whore... guy should pimp slap her. what kind of man will put up with having his wife lay down rules like that?! 11 p.m.?! no way By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 3:45 PM 

19. ewwww look at her arms...  disgusting. she's always been ugly. and yes she does look better being in shape, but she's taken it too far with arms like that. nasty!! By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 3:47 PM 

20. It looks like she's had the gap in her teeth filled in. By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 3:48 PM 

21. LOL Gonzo! What is up with the 80's leotard she wears in every new video and performance! Does she have one for everyday of the week? By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 5:07 PM 

22. He'll have the last laugh and final victory, as she races to old and fuggy, grouchy and rude and he's still a happy, handsome young man; when she dares him to obey her comands or get out…By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 5:33 PM 

23. ARRRRGH! Enough of this hag and her BS. Lady, you are d-listed. Stop, Stop, Stop thinking you are 24 years old. Divorce Richie, Merry Sharon Stone and live your sorry life in seclusion. By Anonymous, on March 15, 2006 5:54 PM 

24. You can see the scar from her **** job on that closeup. By Anonymous, on March 16, 2006 5:47 AM 

25. She just wants him home to look after the kids so she can go on tour. By Anonymous, on March 16, 2006 7:43 AM 

Journos Point Out Again Madonna Killed Husband’s Promising Career

For the umpteenth time it has been said that Madonna killed Guy Ritchie’s career. She selfishly stole a film, Swept Away, cut the person out the picture that pitched it to her, then got her husband to direct her non-acting, which marked the end of his film career:

“Ritchie was touted as the British Tarantino -- a label that came too soon and perhaps incorrectly since the only films he has made since -- and since he married Madonna -- were the abysmal Swept Away and unreleased Revolver.” - Jam! Showbiz, Canada

MUSIC Warner “we steal” Music

Edgar Bronfman waving to 50,000 former employees in the unemployment line

“March 15, 2006 -- Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s Warner Music is putting it to its critics - including Time Warner boss Dick Parsons. Parsons, who engineered the sale of Warner in late 2004 to a private-equity group headed by Bronfman, backtracked yesterday from his disaparaging comments about Warner Music in this week's New Yorker.

In the article, an autopsy of corporate raider Carl Icahn's failed bid to take over Time Warner, Parsons bashed Warner Music for deep cost cuts, saying, "They're living off their catalog." He was responding to criticism from Icahn for selling the music unit. The backtracking was prompted by complaints voiced directly from Bronfman to Parsons.” NY Post

Aww the little girls are fighting. I'm not impressed with either of them, as they both know serious misconduct is going on within Warner Bros and Warner Music and have looked the other way. Real men don't do that. Dishonorable ones do.

Note to the post – You spelled “disparaging” wrong. Not that I can talk about type-o’s, but I just thought I'd mention it since your entertainment writers/gossipers think they're the Times with a pocket dictionary.

Edgar Where Art Thou

Edgar Bronfman: "hmm whom shall I fire today!"

Ok, he didn't say that. I made up the caption - but sadly it is true. This man set records for firings within the entertainment industry. Looks like somebody took "The Apprentice" a little too literally. At least when Trump fires people on TV, the economy doesn't take a hit like when Bronfman fires 50,000 music industry professionals to show a so called profit for his shaky investment group. Ain't that grand.

Edgar figures these are tough times and we all have to economize -cough- by firing people. Speaking of economizing, wasn't there an article about him renovating his multi-million dollar New York mansion, where his neighbor publicly accused him of criminal negligence. And his huge bonus he took in 2005, that rang in in the millions, exceeding what he said he would take according to documents in an article - couldn't that have paid some of the truckload of people he deliberately fired to show his idea of a profit.

The other day I saw an excerpt about a book on Edgar Bronfman jr. I'm going to write about it now.

The readers of this site know me – I would never hit below the belt…seems Bronfman jr, who's had a penchant for losing money for some time now, let his family down and lost much of their fortune his immigrant grandfather based on a “shady Prohibition-era operation” he started. How emasculating.

Edgar Bronfman Jr. (left) and Edgar Bronfman Sr. (right) [Pic courtesy of Slate]

While his dad apparently does work for charity based on what's been written, little Edgar sits on his butt all day and fires people, cheating his way to a so called corporate profit. Not a company to invest in - because when they do get around to doing any actual work, it's work they've procured via criminal copyright infringement. 

And to make matters worse, Edgar jr ran off and married a Negro, reportedly much to his dad’s disapproval. Thanksgiving must have been fun at the Bronfman house. She is an actress and they are now divorced. He is now married to what the Post referred to as a socialite (is a "socialite" a real job - for further reference see Paris Hilton). 

Edgar "Son, Why Can't You Marry A White Girl" Bronfman Sr

“Edgar Jr. never wound up poor like his Russian Jewish immigrant grandfather, who had turned a shady Prohibition-era operation supplying bootleggers into one of the world's great fortunes. Instead, as veteran business journalist Rod McQueen reports in The Icarus Factor, Edgar Jr. became reviled as a man-child who squandered his family's capital.

Basing his fast-moving account on interviews with 150 of Bronfman's friends and associates, McQueen tells the story of the Seagram heir's speedy rise to the top of the family business and his stunning crack-up as he blundered his way to failure.

Between 2000 and 2002, the value of the Bronfman family holdings in Seagram--swapped for shares in French media giant Vivendi SA--plummeted from US$8.2 billion to $2.2 billion. One journalist calls Edgar Jr. "one of the great lightweights who's ever played with this much money. The story includes farce and incredible paternal and family indulgence. Everybody I know who moves in those circles makes fun of him." – Amazon Review

"The inside story. . . . McQueen traces the greatest gene pool catastrophe, ever, with good humour and absolute authority."—Peter C. Newman

"McQueen opens up the cadaver of the house of Seagram. . . . A compelling read."—The Globe and Mail

"A nuanced portrait of Edgar Bronfman Jr. as a sensitive but unexceptional person haunted by a responsibility to his family he was unable to uphold."—The Gazette (Montreal)

FILM Superman’s Super Cost

Warner Bros is dipping into its purse filled with ill-gotten criminal revenues they gained from stealing people’s copyrights they infringed, to make the new Superman film at a reported cost of $180 million dollars.

“But Routh will attempt just that as Superman swoops into theaters June 30 with more than just a $180 million budget on its shoulders.” – USA Today

Just $180 million? Like that’s a little. Does Superman have a crack problem in this movie why it costs so much?

V For Vendetta

Remember two Columns ago I said it looks like that movie stinks. Well apparently audiences agreed. It came in at number one the first week, with take of about $25,000,000, which is average, then plummeted. Bare in mind said film cost over $65,000,000 to make with another $30,000,000 to market/advertise ect...Their ticket sales and then pretty much sliced in half for the theater owners to get their cut for showing the film.

The film slammed the U.S. and British governments.

It seems the Wachowski’s have trouble churning out a hit when they don’t have copyrighted works to steal, as they did with the Matrix.

Speaking of the Wachowski’s, remember last September where I wrote about Larry Wachowski undergoing a sex change – looks like it’s complete…completely scary. What were you thinking. God made you a man.

Jerry Bruckheimer

Film and TV producer reproducer, as all he does is reproduce other people’s stuff and a few times now without permission, Jerry Bruckheimer is busy recycling more of other people’s stuff for his latest shows. Call this next one “LA Law” rehashed:

“AMERICAN CRIME (FOX) - Rebecca Mader (Grace on "Love Monkey") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about the world of high-powered Los Angeles lawyers and how they go about freeing their clients, most of whom are either very rich or involved in high-profile cases. She'll play one of the unspecified leads in the project, which David McNally is directing from a script by creator Tyler Bensinger. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman also serve as executive producers on the project, which comes from Warner Bros. Television.” - Futon Critic 

Prince of Persia

Jerry Bruckheimer/Prince Of Persia blend [Courtesy of the playfuls web site]

Prince Of Persia is one of the names of Satan in the Bible. And the name of Bruckheimer's next film. Call it an homage to Bruckheimer's mentor - Satan. How fitting. Now Jerry's working on bringing said video game of the same name to the big screen.

“Previously on "Prince of Persia - The Movie": Jerry Bruckheimer agrees to become the producer of the PoP movie. Ubisoft is happy about it. Uwe Boll is very sad, 'cause nobody asked him to be the director. Oh happy day! And now, get ready for a new episode - "The Screenwriter After Tomorrow".

I do believe Bruckheimer's sign is the Snail (according to the Chinese zodiac). Let's face it, the guy moves really slow. It's been over a month since he agreed to oversee the production and he only managed to come up with a screenwriter. The Prince of Persia scribe will be Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who's sole screenwriting credit is the 2004 eco-disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow", a movie only good enough to inspire a South Park episode. We still don't have a release date for the project, no cast and no director. No matter, there's always next month.” - Playfuls Web Site

The Recently Departed CEO Of Universal Worked For Bruckheimer

“Stacey Snider Leaving Universal - She trained in the mailroom at Triad Artists Agency, honed her story skills first from producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, then Peter Guber, and rose in the ranks to president of production at TriStar as a protegee of Guber, then the chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Snider joined Universal as co-president of production (with Marc Platt) in 1996 and was promoted to head of production in 1998, eventually taking on the chairman post in 1999.” – Local News Leader

Disney Sued...Again

Disney has ripped off and is exploiting the Hell's Angels. Boy, between Eisner and the new guy Iger he appointed after his ousting, Disney has turned the once beloved mouse Mickey into a rat and a corporate villain. Someone start a free Mickey Campaign. They are gonna run that company into the ground:

"Hells Angels Sue Disney Over Rubbish-Sounding Film - Hells Angels are a fearsome bunch, driving around on their big bikes, mullets flapping in the wind and Rock You Like A Hurricane by The Scorpions ringing in their ears. Don't you ever cross the Hells Angels...

This is a lesson that Walt Disney seems to have unwittingly learnt. Because Hells Angels is suing Disney for pinching their logo and trademarked name in a film that hasn't even been made yet" - Heckler Spray

Michael Eisner

Eisner didn't have faith in the fish:

"There are stories of Disney CEO, Michael Eisner, and his early belief that "that fish movie" (Pixar's Finding Nemo) would be a flop. And he was supposedly confident that this failure would give him leverage in renegotiating the partnership deal between his studio and Pixar. But of course, Finding Nemo went on to earn over $800 million world wide to the befuddlement of the artistically inept Michael Eisner. - Blogcritics

Some think Eisner is overrated (well, most people do):

“Why are Melburnians paying $2400 to hear former Disney chief Michael Eisner - the inspiration for Lord Farquaard in Shrek - speak about leadership? Peter Wilmoth reports.

For someone who has lived through 21 years of Hollywood sniping, falling out with best friends, shareholder revolts, attacks from the moral majority and public spats with studio partners at Pixar and Miramax, as well as Walt Disney's nephew, Roy, former Disney chief Michael Eisner is sounding remarkably relaxed.

Besides, he's got his $US630 million and is proud to have left Disney "with a legacy intact of excellence, attention to detail, responsibility to customers and our employees … I left it in a financial position that nobody could have imagined.”  - The Age

Books have chronicled how he has left Disney with a bad name among writers, directors, producers and executives. While others have flat out said he was overpaid and wasted the company's money. He has  abused and defrauded many in the entertainment industry who literally despise him.

So, keep lying to yourself that you "left a legacy of excellence." You have forever destroyed the Disney name in the entertainment industry due to your horrible treatment of industry members and crooked business deals. That’s something your inflated remuneration can never buy back - your name.

Disney Diss

Michael Eisner [Pic courtesy of Slate]

“First of all, it bothers me to see parents carrying their sleeping tyke to and fro. If they can't stay awake, what's the point of being there? They're just taking up space, giving me one less chance to soar on the Dumbo ride. All children incapable of standing on their own should be ushered out of Disney - much like Michael Eisner was.” – The East Carolinian

Eisner Missed (no)

Michael Eisner and Michael Ovitz pre-enemy days [Photo credit: USA Today]

Sounds like Disney misses Eisner…ok, no not really. They have erased all evidence of him as though he never existed:

 “Fame is fleeting. I'd always heard that cliche but never quite understood what it meant. Until these past five days in LA.

 I mean, who would ever have thought that you could actually attend a Walt Disney Company annual shareholder meeting and never once hear the name "Michael Eisner" ?

 Don't get me wrong, folks. Michael's name did finally come up when Friday's meeting at Anaheim's Arrowhead Pond was thrown open to questions from the floor. And a few disgruntled shareholders got in a couple of half-hearted jabs at Disney's former CEO. 

But from the stage, during the formal presentation portion of this year's annual meeting ... Eisner's name was never once mentioned. 

More importantly, Michael's image was carefully cropped out of the corporation's 2005 highlight reel. the man was nowhere to be seen in those film montages. 

To be honest, it was kind of eerie. As if Michael's 20+ year reign at the Mouse House had never actually occurred.” - Jill Hill Media 

Eisner's New Show

"Unlike any other interview program on television, Conversations with Michael Eisner re-creates the experience of being at a power lunch with the giants of their industries," said Josh Howard, CNBC's vice president of long form and special programming.” – TV web site  

“The experience of being at a power lunch with the giants of their industries?” - Yea, but he got the boot for being a shady, under-performing, greedy louse. What sound advice could he possibly give. He's not exactly one of the great financial minds of our time either.

Eisner’s Legacy 

Eisner's legacy is that of an employee that got paid way too much and is a case study in how to get rid of bad CEO’s. This is how his name is commonly used in books, newspaper articles, op-eds and corporate discussions. He has now become the corporate model of a bad CEO:

“Hevesi and other Disney shareholders say that Michael Eisner, Disney's former chairman and chief executive, used his dual role to get a huge severance package for Michael Ovitz, whom he hired and then fired as his No. 2. Disney has since amended its guidelines to make separating the posts the norm.” - Seattle Post Intelligencer 

"Firms Weigh New Rules To Boot Unwanted Directors. But Walt Disney Co.'s boardroom battles in 2004 - which led directors to strip CEO Michael Eisner of his chairmanship and led to his subsequent corner-office exit - show how the landscape might be changing more than some expected. When Eisner came up for board re-election in 2004, 45 percent of votes cast were withheld. Since that rebuke, Disney has required that directors get the majority of votes.”  – Hartford Courant

Missy Misappropriation 

Missy keeps getting caught jacking stuff:

Domestic Violence Charity Slaps Adidas With Missy Elliot Lawsuit - US domestic violence charity Break The Cycle launched a $10 million lawsuit on Thursday, accusing Adidas-Salomon AG of illegally using its name and logo on a sportswear range designed by Missy Elliot. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court, New York City, alleges the clothing giant used the charity's trademarks on more than 40 items in Elliot's "Respect ME" line without proper authorization. 

The court papers claim the rapper - who was once a spokesperson for Break The Cycle - launched her collection in 2004 with an understanding that a percentage of its profits going to the non-profit organization, reports AllHipHop.com.

The Respect ME range had to be withdrawn from sale in Denmark last year, after the country's monarch Queen Margrethe II threatened to launch legal action over similarities between Elliot's logo and her royal monogram." - World Entertainment News Network 

ENTERTAINMENT Industry Declines

Several national newspapers have been reporting record setting declines in the music and film industries. Most have no explanation for it, guessing what the cause of it could be. Most are hoping for a turn around.

However, that's not gonna happen if the industry continues doing the foul stuff that it's been doing.

RADIO Stern Sued

CBS has sued Howard Stern for breach of contract. This case is quite the spectacle to observe:

"CBS Radio on Tuesday sued ribald U.S. radio host Howard Stern and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (SIRI.O: Quote, Profile, Research), claiming breach of contract and fraud related to Stern's move to Sirius earlier this year. The suit, seeking compensatory and punitive damages of hundreds of millions of dollars.

The suit says Stern profited from promoting Sirius during his CBS Radio broadcasts. It specifically seeks to claim from Stern and his agent more than 34 million shares of Sirius stock valued at about $220 million they received because the company exceeded by the end of 2005 certain subscriber targets set in his contract.

He said he asked Moonves why he did not pull him off the air. 'Les said, 'I knew I could sue you later,'" Stern said." -  Reuters

LEGAL FILE Blackberry Settlement

A follow up to last month’s Column, where I joked about Bill Gates being on Blackberry’s heels with his newly announced competing product that contains more features. Blackberry settled the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against it that threatened to shutdown its service.

It’s amazing what a financially astute multi-billionaire closing in on a competitor will do for litigation (LOL).

LEGAL FILE The Pellicano Indictments

My lawsuit and lawsuit page are turning out to be quite foresightful (um, that's not a word, but considering that I've used most of the words in the dictionary in this Column, I'm allowed to make up a word every now and again - kidding).

I mentioned Cruise on the lawsuit page in September of 2005 as a client credibly believable as having engaged in wiretapping (Scientology have been busted for this stuff) and now his name is in it as of this month.

Papers are reporting this month that the FBI questioned him this month, as the just made public news of an evidence file from items seized from Anthony Pellicano's FBI raided office in 2003 contained a wiretapped call between Cruise and his ex-wife Kidman. Ah, following in the Scientology tradition of wiretapping.

There was an article alleging that Nicole would taunt Tom over the phone during her calls that she believed he was listening in on (pervert). She later got a surveillance expert to help her counter the invasion of privacy.

It's a great idea. Taunt a wiretapper. Casually mention all their shortcomings and what people really think of them during your calls they listen in on. Give them devastating news they were unaware of.

I mentioned Pellicano in the lawsuit and he’s been indicted since. My lawsuit mentioned Eisner and now his name, along with Ovitz, his former chief cohort at Disney, has come up in the Pellicano case involving wiretapping.

In my lawsuit that's on appeal, I sued Bert Fields, Madonna's lawyer, as I believe he's had a hand in all this madness and craziness done to myself and other industry members for years now. As of this month, two other industry members have sued Bert Fields as well - and one with FBI evidence to support his wrongfully dismissed case (boy, these judges are something else). Too many people have been harmed as a result of he and his clients' misconduct.

I mentioned Charles Fleming, whose book I found helpful and excerpted last year. Last month he did a story in the L.A. Times and finally spoke in detail about how he was targeted by Pellicano for exercising his right to free speech and freedom of the press in writing about Bert Field's celebrity clients.

You know what amazes me the most. These people get the chance, that so few get, to make music and films for the mainstream and this is what they do with the opportunity. They use it as a way to terrorize, harass and violate the civil and human rights of innocent people. There is no excuse under the sun that will ever begin to remotely explain their conduct.

People like them don’t deserve to be in Hollywood or on people’s televisions or on their radios.

The industry is gonna take a continued beating - this year and next year and the next year ect. until it changes, due to that same set hell-bent on breaking the law and violating people’s rights. You have ruined Hollywood and the system needs to flush you out for its own survival.

Hollywood, as an industry town wasn’t exactly Mayberry, but still, it had some good things about it – and even that I struggle to find now. That set have managed to ruin it, turning it into a full-fledged civil rights violating, international law breaking, criminal enterprise.

The wonderful element of filmmaking and music is now gone thanks to this Hollywood set fit for the loony bin. They are so drunk on what they think is power, that they literally believe they can trample on the rights of scores of people.

What's worse is, these weren't crimes of necessity. They were crimes of arrogance and domestic terrorism against innocent citizens. That's sick. 

You really think it amuses God to see people behave that way and treat innocent people that way.  

I watched the opening segment of the Oscars that showed clips of some of the great movies over the last 100 years and I thought, "wow, yea, that’s what the industry is supposed to be about." That little opening segment made me smile. But then back to reality - that's not what the industry is about now. It has become about crime and wickedness that has nothing to do with films or music.

With all the foul things going on in the industry now, I had forgotten. The public has forgotten. The criminals in the case have forgotten, as they thought it appropriate to do this.

This loony bin of stars and their reps that have broken more laws than members of the mafia, have committed financial theft, civil rights violations, aggravated assault, harassment, grand theft larceny and commissioned terroristic threats against innocent people and for what? So they can rip them off or deprive them of their rights to free speech. Hmm and they love to talk about the rappers breaking the law. 

Damning Confession About Pellicano

This statement by a man who hired Pellicano says it all about him and the people who hired him:

"I hired Mr. Pellicano because he told me he could listen in" to the young woman's phone calls, a shaken George Kalta, 37, told U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer, as he entered his guilty plea. "That was the only reason I hired Mr. Pellicano."

But criminal defense attorney Leslie Abramson, representing Kalta, said outside court on Friday that Pellicano bragged to her client about listening in on other people's conversations and about having connections within law enforcement. The connections included "a contact" in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and a police officer who he said could get him a district attorney's memo for $5,000.

"He bragged about how he did this [wiretapping] for other clients," Abramson said. "He said that is why people pay him so much."

Abramson said Pellicano also boasted of his celebrity clients, including Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson." - L.A. Times

Ripple Effect

The Pellicano indictments continue their ripple effect. But, typical of Hollywood when busted in wrongdoing, people deny the existence of the people they’ve harmed or any ties thereof.

Brad Grey, producer of the Sopranos, and former head of Brillstein and Grey, played dumb recently that he really didn’t know Pellicano, who is accused of wiretapping people on his behalf. However, L.A. Weekly destroyed that denial via a piece they did about their close ties. Mr. Grey was working on a TV show about Pellicano. 

“The Sopranos was making its long-awaited return and he’s the show’s executive producer. But the bad news for Brad was that his own Tony Soprano, in this case Anthony Pellicano, was haunting him. By the next morning, Pellicano, at least in the form of a New York Times Page One exclusive, would show up on his doorstep — to remind Grey that there’s always a price to pay for dealing with any devil.

The story is the third in a series of big New York Times news breaks — first about Mike Ovitz, then about Bert Fields — and gets into Grey’s alleged ties to Pellicano.

In the article, Grey issued a statement through a spokesperson that he was only “casually acquainted” with thug-for-hire Anthony Pellicano and had “no relationship” with him until the private detective was signed up by Grey’s attorney, super-lawyer Fields, to help in the Garry Shandling lawsuit against Grey. Really, amnesia in this town is becoming an epidemic now that the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles has heated up its wiretapping, blackmail and intimidation investigation of Pellicano by handing out the first indictments, which have so far spared the Hollywood hoi polloi (that is, until billionaire Kirk Kerkorian’s lawyer Terry N. Christensen was charged).

Representatives for Ovitz, too, previously said that the ex-Hollywood powermeister’s only dealings with Pellicano were through the law firm, Gorry Meyer & Rudd, that represented Ovitz and his now defunct Artists Management, and it was they who elected to hire Pellicano, not Ovitz. (According to that account, Mike had declined to choose from among a list of investigators the firm recommended to him.)

Yeah, sure, nobody knew anybody.

But I’ve learned that, a few years ago, when Grey was still the head of Brillstein-Grey, his successful talent management and production company, he and the William Morris Agency pitched HBO about doing an original series with the working title Hollywood Dick based on Pellicano’s life and work. Sources tell me that the show included Pellicano as a consultant.

Oh, and then there’s the fact that Bernie Brillstein, Grey’s longtime partner, confirmed to me that the location of the old Brillstein Co., the forerunner to Grey’s firm (and where Grey was mentored from 1986 until 1991, when he became a 50-50 name partner) was just two doors down the hallway from Pellicano’s office in the same 9200 Sunset Boulevard building. Brillstein later took over Pellicano’s space in an expansion.

As for Ovitz, one mogul recalled to me that back in the 1990s Pellicano approached him and said, “Mike Ovitz has asked me to do some work for him.” The mogul said to Pellicano, “Be careful, Ovitz is a scumbag.” Later, the mogul ran into Pellicano, who remembered that conversation and said, “You were right. Ovitz is a scumbag.” Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black.

Maybe Grey’s and Ovitz’s reps should revise their disclaimers.” – LA Weekly

Brad Grey [Pic courtesy of Stewart Ramson]

This is what gets these Hollywood executives and certain celebrities in trouble. Their arrogance in talking too much and trying to intimidate enemies by repeating the contents of their personal phone conversations, now later revealed to have been illegally wiretapped. It is what is incriminating not just Pellicano and Fields, but their clients as well.

Had they not been so stupid and arrogant in trying to scare enemies by blabbing that they were listening into their personal calls – none would have been the wiser (well, most).

Now there are several people telling the same story, who don’t know each other, that the contents of their telephone calls were being thrown in their faces verbatim by stupid Hollywood types that felt it was the smart thing to do. It wasn’t.

In my eyes, and that of many others, Tom, Madonna and Ovitz to name a few, will forever be guilty of unlawfully listening into innocent people’s telephone conversations. Their inability to shut their traps and self-incriminating braggadocio proved it. Can you say, stupid.

LEGAL FILE Landmark Music Piracy Arrest

“Hillsboro man first to be convicted of online music conspiracy in federal court. Tuesday, Feb. 28, a Hillsboro man became one of the first people convicted in a major U.S. Department of Justice initiative to crack down on online music piracy.

Aaron O. Jones, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement for his role in the pre-release of music by a group called Apocalypse Crew or APC. Along with three others, Derek A. Borchardt, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., Matthew B. Howard, 24, Longmont, Colo., and George S. Hayes, 31, of Danville, Va., Jones faces up to five years of imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.” – Oregon Live

LEGAL FILE Da Vinci Crock

The Da Vinci Code lawsuit in England got a lot of press attention this month. It's the second one against him on two continents for stealing other people's works. However, his celebrity of sorts served him well in the first case tried in New York and dismissed, but is now on appeal. The appeal is posted on this site:  http://www.davincilegacy.com/Infringement/

It has become crystal clear based on things Dan Brown has said that he slapped other people's works together during his so called "research to make his book the Da Vinci Code. Since when is research deliberately taking other people's copyrighted works and recopyrighting it. That's fraud.  

"Last week, when Leigh complained Brown had given him and his co-authors insufficient credit for their research, Smith reminded him The Holy Blood was mentioned in the novel. One character's name is also an anagram of "Baigent" and "Leigh."

That, replied Leigh, was not enough. But by then the case seemed to have boiled down to the simple matter of a thank you.

"If Mr. Brown had acknowledged Holy Blood, Holy Grail at the opening of his book ... I question whether in fact we would be here," Leigh said. Reuters

In a written statement handed to the court Monday, Rayner James said Brown copied from "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" but acknowledged he may have done so "unwittingly because of the research materials supplied by Blythe Brown."

"His evidence should be approached with deep suspicion," the lawyer said.

"He had almost no recollection of matters that related to timing. He would struggle to recall a year, was rarely able to recall a month. His general attitude in cross-examination was uncooperative," Rayner James said, referring to Brown's three days of testimony last week." -AP 

"Dan Brown's paperback copy of the 1982 book The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, which he is alleged to have plundered for the plot of The Da Vinci Code, was so well-thumbed that a judge was left wondering yesterday if the author was certain that he only read it late in the writing of the blockbuster novel.

Pointing to the "essential reading" recommendation, the judge turned to Mr Brown and stated: "Are you asking me to believe that you did not read it?" - The Telegraph 

LEGAL FILE Judicial Conduct

Judicial Misconduct Gave China Leverage

The Judicial system has become so corrupt that it gave China leverage to sling shots at the U.S. this month regarding civil rights and human rights violations. China actually mentioned the judicial corruption in the U.S. as:

“There exist serious infringements upon personal rights and freedoms by law enforcement and judicial organs in the United States."

You know you’ve messed up royally when you give China ammo to throw at the U.S. And who could argue back on that charge under the circumstances. I’m appalled at some of the cases I’ve been reading in how blatantly corrupt some judges are.

I'm appalled at how I've been treated. So far, justice is nowhere to be found in the judicial system for myself and other writers who have been criminally defrauded and abused. And it's not just one judge we're talking about here. It is many. I have lost all respect for the U.S. judicial system and it's going to take a whole lot to restore that if ever. 

I witnessed firsthand sweeping corruption from the court system via judges that would disgust anyone with any sense of fairness and equity.

Where I once thought there was equity in the judicial system (regarding judges) I now have the impression that the judicial system is based on who has the most money (um, don’t call me naïve and say you already knew that).

I will never think of the judicial system the same way again.

What trips me out is that these judges think no one notices. To employ the old Jamaican phrase, school children in China know - literally! (Meaning people that far away). Federal governments all over the world notice these things and sadly it gives everyone a bad name in the domestic system.

I encountered arrogant, self-worshipping, ill-mannered, patronizing, ill-informed, smart aleck, law ignoring, evidence ignoring, Constitution violating, oath of office breaking judges that will earn a place in world history for their conduct.

The Job Of A Judge

If you knew you could do anything and not lose your pay – how would you behave is the apparent credo among some judges, made evident via their conduct.

Clearly the job to have is to be a judge. Why? Because you can insolently verbally abuse people you feel can’t answer you back lest you throw them in jail for contempt, make up and enforce your own laws from the bench (your own self-contained judge, jury and executioner - "Who needs Congress" is certain judges' credo), instruct bailiffs to handcuff and physically hit people who appear before you based on your imagined fancies of non-existent gum chewing in your grandiose presence (Foxy Brown), slander and defame litigants, revoke people’s property rights, civil rights and human rights in mocking violation of United States and United Nations laws and treaties, regularly render rulings in the best interest of your bank account and stock options, say and do anything you want to on the job, as ignorant, nonsensical and immoral as it may be and never lose your pay. 

I bring up United Nations laws, as several judges have thrown U.S. law out the window as a mere afterthought/a violable guideline, as they know they cannot be sued for the stupidity and recklessness they purvey on the bench = judicial immunity.

Who needs established laws when you have judges who regularly make up and enforce their own.

Some judges make up and enforce their own laws on a case by case basis. I dare you to try to follow some of these judges based on their cases and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Their made up law in week one, does not hold true in week two for litigants they have decided against and is thereby replaced with another made up law they’ve tailor made just for you to justify their rubbish rulings that are not based in law, logic or humanity.

A president can be impeached quicker than a judge. Look at Clinton. Look at what some are asking for in regards to Bush.

However, a judge could smoke crack in the courtroom with a 40 ounce in the other hand and stay in office far longer than a president – that’s if said judge is ever removed. A web site reported that judges caught red handed committing felonies during Operation Greylord are still on the bench.

The Job To Have

I repeat, clearly the job to have is to be a judge. Based on how dozens of judges have behaved, you can behave anyway you want to and not lose your pay. Had I known this before, I’d have become a lawyer and then a judge. Then behaved anyway I pleased.

However, there is one hitch. I’m not like that. I actually have respect for God. I actually have respect for people’s rights. I actually believe in fairness. I actually believe in justice for the downtrodden. I actually believe in reaping and sowing, as the Bible calls it. And I am of the belief and understanding that one day I will have to stand before an impartial, just God and make a representation of what is my life, for which He will hold me accountable.      

And there is no way in hell (literally) anyone could ever explain to Him why they put their corrupt hand on His Bible and swore out an oath of office that they deliberately violated. They can only hope to gain His forgiveness in this life for what is a very serious sin. 

Some judges think they are judges, but there is a Judge that puts all judges to shame. His name is God.

Civility

If a country, any country, loses its civility, in essence, it will have lost its name. If a country fails to honor its own laws, civil rights and human rights, the world will cease to respect it.

Politicians, judges and the government need to be vigilant and watchful in their conduct, as America’s name is changing in the world, and coming to mean something else – something the American people do not want. At the end of the day, it is a government for the people by the people – and the will of the people is what should be the order of the day.

America does not want to come across as rights violators. That’s not a good image to have. No country needs that.  

One cannot break the law to uphold it. It then becomes an oxymoron of sorts.

The word civility is a very important one.

If we do things that are inhumane and dehumanizing, depriving people of their rights, what’s the difference between the good people and the criminals – none. The good people will cease to be good.

The reaction to crime is just as important as the crime and how you address the crime will be the judge of your character to many. 

The law is your word and if you cease to honor that when you feel like, your honor is at stake, as you have not honored your word. 

Selective Justice

There can’t be one set of laws for the rich and one set of laws for the poor. That will be noted and never respected on the world stage.

Everyone needs to be judged by the same measuring stick or the law and the judiciary will never be taken seriously again.

Over the last several years, some strange, unjust rulings have been rendered, that judging by the internet, has greatly eroded the public’s confidence in the judiciary. 

Judicial Legacy

When one is on the bench, one should take care to mind one’s actions. When you preside, the world is watching, whether you realize it or not. Governments read newspapers to see what’s going on in other countries. Many have taken to reading the internet as well.

Judges hiding behind invented technicalities not rooted in the law to excuse criminal misconduct of the wealthy or the famous, will disgrace them and their country to the watching world.

A judge should not live in a little, invented bubble world, population 1, where they are judge, jury and executioner. It will end up being the only place you are respected, as you are its only resident.

You can’t sit on the bench and say I’m gonna do what I want, and disgrace your post in the process, as it will forever be remembered against you and the judicial system.

That’s the thing about the law, you can bribe a judge, but you can’t bribe public opinion via a bad legacy. It lives on forever.

And at the end of the day, if you’ve disgraced yourself, your family and the judiciary by being a bad judge – what have you accomplished and what will be your legacy in the world.

As I always say, a man’s legacy lives much longer than he does.

How will history record you? As a fine, upstanding citizen, or a corrupt figure who took the law into their own hands, and threw said law into the garbage, in favor of enforcing one's own corrupt mechanisms that deprived people of their rights.

Not a good way to be thought of, or later, remembered.

The Judge Who Sought To Punish Bill Gates For Being Rich

Judge Penfield Jackson

Being rich is not a crime. It is not a punishable offense. However, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson sought to teach Bill Gates a lesson for becoming too rich and an overnight success. 

He showed open prejudice against Gates and his attorneys, openly laughing, ridiculing and insulting them in court. This is conduct the Federal Judicial Cannons forbid, but then again, some judges aren’t following the law or the Constitution anyway, so why would they bother following that…

The Appeals Court ruled that Judge Jackson’s, “Rampant disregard for the judiciary’s ethical obligations that the public witnessed in this case undoubtedly jeopardizes ‘public confidence in the integrity’ of the District Court proceedings.”

Yea, pretty much, considering the whole world watched it.

But some judges don't care and some don't know that the world is watching (via the internet - just because it's not on CNN doesn't mean people don't know) and they are absolutely disgracing the judiciary and eroding public confidence in them.

You should Google what some are saying about judges and corruption. Across the board it is astonishing.

Another thing I’ve noticed, some judges feel high profile cases signal their time to show off at the expense of the judicial system’s name and litigants rights and dignity, as though it is time for their close up. Judges are not celebrities – it is not time for your close up.

“The unanimous decision cited Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's conduct as the reason for vacating his final judgment and remanding the case back to the lower court for reassignment to a different judge.

We vacate the judgment on remedies, because the trial judge engaged in impermissible ex parte contacts by holding secret interviews with members of the media and made numerous offensive comments about Microsoft officials in public statements outside of the courtroom, giving rise to an appearance of partiality," the court said.

Jackson's actions, the court said, "would give a reasonable, informed observer cause to question his impartiality in ordering the company split in two." - CNN

Yea, laughing at, mocking, insulting, chastising and inappropriately deriding litigants you clearly are against for personal reasons will make the Court look partial and unjust. “In Microsoft's appeal last February, it focused in large part on Jackson, whose ruling the company said was "motivated by a desire to punish" the company.”

This judge tried to break up a man’s company based on his belief that Gates got too rich too fast. That’s not written in the law anywhere as legal grounds to violate someone’s property rights.

He referred to Gates in the New Yorker as, "Characterizing Gates' and his company's 'crime' as hubris, the Judge stated that '[I]f I were able to propose a remedy of my devising, I'd require Mr. Gates to write a book report' on Napoleon Bonaparte, '[B]ecause I think [Gates] has a Napoleonic concept of himself and his company, an arrogance that derives from power and unalloyed success, with no leavening hard experience, no reverses.'" - CNN

One can conclude from the judge’s inappropriate statements, that it’s not about the law or the evidence, but his envious opinion of the litigant’s success and assets that were gained without anything really horrible happening to him.

That should scare anyone, that a judge presiding over a case can so insert their personal opinion, prejudice and malice into the proceedings and proceed to violate a person’s rights. Just astonishing.

Judge Cecelia Altonaga Dismissed Flight Attendants Lawsuit

Judge Altonaga is the first judge who had my case. You know, the one who unprovoked verbally abused me in court – and presided over the case, though the federal Judicial Cannons forbade her to, as one of her kids in her household has stock in one of the Defendants' companies and her husband, George Mencio Jr, is a partner in a law firm that makes a fortune in legal fees from the Defendants – but she did it anyway.

Hmm I wonder why she verbally abused me, unprovoked, and ignored motions to block the release of works clearly shown by evidence exhibits to be stolen from me and 20 years of my labor in my copyrights worth millions that the Defendants ended up releasing as CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT VIOLATING PROJECTS that are in CRIMINAL VIOLATION OF UNITED NATIONS AND U.S. LAWS to allow those infringing works to slip through and make millions for those criminals (the Defendants in my case) who put food on her table via her husband's law firm and her child's stock options. 

And the Defendants wonder why I write the blunt things I do on this web site.  

In the flight attendants case, it sounds like they breached contract. But Judge Altonaga has dismissed their case. From the Associated Press:

“Flight attendants' suit against Spirit dismissed

MIAMI -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by flight attendants for Spirit Airlines Inc. who accused the carrier of violating their contract by ending its contributions to their 401(k) retirement plans.

The Association of Flight Attendants had filed a complaint in Miami federal court in January after the Miramar-based company stopped matching contributions.

The lawsuit's dismissal by U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga was filed March 16.

The union had contended that its contract guarantees that the company "shall match" up to 5 percent of a flight attendant's salary each month.” – The AP

I read another article that stated Judge Altonaga ruled the venue was wrong. That’s odd that a law firm managed to get the venue wrong in a case like that. Even I got the venue right. And considering Judge Altonaga told me maybe I’d "want to try STATE COURT" for my Copyright case when case law mandates that COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT is a federal crime that Federal Courts have jurisdiction over and other copyright cases have been tried in said venue in the same building, I have to wonder. 

But as I have not researched this case, I shall withhold my opinion. That's called being fair. You should try it sometime.

Justice Scalia Sounds Off And Angers Many

Headlines along the lines of Justice Scalia voicing his opinion that detainees have no rights, has caused a furor and worldwide windstorm of criticism of the U.S. justice system.

It is understandable that Justice Scalia is angry, as he's had the sad and trying experience of having a child serving in the army shot at by enemies during war. Therefore, I'm not dissing him, as I can see what is driving this (though I have dissed other judges, but you all know why - scroll up to my lawsuit section). He is an angry father, but we must remember the fairness of the process of justice.

The Geneva Convention states everyone has rights. We are no better than the enemy if we flinch in what is right and fair in the pursuit of justice. This goes for every country.

We must afford each person a proper trial. If we act as they do, disregarding people's rights and putting them to death, as they have done in acts of murder and terrorism, we are essentially no better than they are.

If a proper trial successfully proves that a person is guilty of a crime (terrorism or otherwise) then the appropriate punishment should be handed down.

I am a firm believer that if someone commits a crime, a skilled litigator and investigative team who are thorough and diligent will put together a solid, winnable case (I dunno, maybe I watched too much Matlock as a kid).

You have to show equity in the pursuit of justice or it will cause people, both domestically and internationally, to question one's country's integrity (and once again, that goes for every country) as was done below in the following article excerpts:

"Justices' interpretations and the Constitution - March, 25 2006 - It seems to me the old saying, "being beaten within an inch of your life" takes on a whole new meaning under Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's interpretation of prosecuting domestic violence offenders.

Beaten nearly to death and you've got to face your accuser in court, testify against him and maybe even go home to sleep in the same bed with him. Die from being abused and the state has a much easier time prosecuting it; the accused gets tried with whatever evidence is available (911 recordings, blood spatter, the whole nine yards). From the state's point of view, the victim is better off dead. Is that what the founding fathers intended? – The L.A. Times


"US high court judge said to slam detainee rights. US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the idea that Guantanamo detainees have rights" - Reuters UK


WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the idea that Guantanamo detainees have constitutional rights and called European concerns over the issue hypocritical, Newsweek magazine reported on Sunday....

"War is war, and it has never been the case that when you captured a combatant you have to give them a jury trial in your civil courts," Scalia said in the talk at the University of Freiburg, according to Newsweek. "Give me a break."

Court officials were not immediately available for comment.

Ethics experts said the impression that Scalia had already made up his mind before the hearing should mean that he will voluntarily drop out of the proceedings. However, Newsweek said he did not refer specifically to this week's case.

"He should remove himself when there is a reasonable doubt of his impartiality," said Father Robert Drinan, a professor of law at Georgetown University and long-standing human rights campaigner, who teaches judicial ethics.

"It should logically be a reason for his recusal but I don't think he'll do it ... he's so stubborn" said Drinan.

'IT'S CRAZY' - "If he was captured by my army on a battlefield, that is where he belongs. I had a son on that battlefield and they were shooting at my son, and I'm not about to give this man who was captured in a war a full jury trial. I mean it's crazy," he said. Scalia's son Matthew served with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Newsweek said it had reviewed a recording of the talk. It said Scalia added that he was "astounded" at "hypocritical" reaction in Europe to the Guantanamo prison.

Chief Justice John Roberts has recused himself from the hearing because he ruled on the case while he was on a federal appeals court. Scalia has previously recused himself from a case -- one involving the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag -- after making public remarks on it.

"A judge has to have an open mind; when he hears the articles and reacts to briefs. If he's made up his mind on a particular issue, he shouldn't be sitting (in)," said Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

"Here he has publicly said that this is what my position is, before the arguments ... It's really stacking the deck," Ratner said. CCR has argued for Guantanamo prisoner rights." - Reuters US


US judge says Guantanamo inmates have 'no rights' - A US Supreme Court judge has ridiculed legal claims by detainees of Guantanamo Bay as "crazy" in a tape recording of a lecture obtained by the American magazine Newsweek.

The comments attributed to Judge Antonin Scalia were published a day before the Supreme Court begins hearing a challenge to the legality of special military tribunals for suspects held at the US prison camp in Cuba.

The case, brought by Osama bin Laden's driver, is the greatest challenge yet to President Bush’s powers to detain and try terrorist suspects.

"War is war, and it has never been the case that when you captured a combatant you have to give them a jury trial in your civil courts," Judge Scalia said, during a talk on March 8 at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland, according to Newsweek.

"Foreigners, in foreign countries, have no rights under the American Constitution... Nobody has ever thought otherwise."

Judge Scalia said that if a foreign combatant was captured by the US army on a battlefield, as prison camp was where he belonged.

"I had a son on that battlefield and they were shooting at my son, and I’m not about to give this man who was captured in a war a full jury trial. I mean it’s crazy." The conservative judge’s son, Matthew, fought in the Iraq war.

Judge Scalia also said he was "astounded" at the hypocritical reaction to the Guantanamo camp in Europe.

Some legal experts said that the comments could be a reason for Judge Scalia to withdraw from hearing the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan - who was Bin Laden’s driver from 1996 to 2001 - in which he is arguing that the US administration does not have the constitutional right to order special military trials.

The case may also examine the extent to which the Geneva Conventions protect Guantanamo detainees.

Last summer the Supreme Court, whose decisions must be followed by the US Government, dealt a defeat to President Bush when it ruled, 6-3, that Guantanamo prisoners could challenge their incarceration as “enemy combatants” in US courts.

Foreign governments, including Downing Street, have criticised the tribunals as fundamentally unfair because the prisoners have no rights under the Geneva Conventions and limited rights as defendants. - The Times UK 


“Somebody call Jim Badami  

Just joking with that headline. Though Badami's Judicial Discipline agency can mount investigations of Arkansas judges if they, for example, talk about racism at the University of Arkansas, it doesn't have any jurisdiction over U.S. Supreme Court judges who make pointed comments about cases pending before them. Too bad somebody can't do something. From the Wall Street Journal today: - Arkansas Times

Comments and Responses:

Does this qualify him as an "activist judge?" He should resign.       Posted : bye bye I wish 3/27/2006   

So, Scalia has a problem with Breyer's familiarity with International law, yet when it comes to decision time, it's OK to take the matter personally?

Spoken like a true strict constructionist...      Posted : TMD 3/27/2006   

FINANCIAL Warren Buffett

One of the brighter financial minds of our time, Warren Buffett, has come under fire for not naming his successor. Buffett is CEO of one of the most successful companies in the world.

Age can’t always be the determining factor. They did that with Clive Davis at Arista and it backfired terribly. He went on to gain more success and reacquire leadership of his company he was forced out of due to his age, in addition to managing the new company he started. Therefore, if a CEO’s faculties are all there, age should never be a factor. If the brain is working well, leave them alone.  

Otherwise, you run the risk of replacing them with a young, but not so bright executive. I’d take an old genius over a young dummy any day. No disrespect intended to dummies. After all, dummies are people too.

“March 6 (Bloomberg) -- Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffett answered calls for a succession plan, telling investors the company's board picked a replacement and will ask him to resign should he begin to ``decay.''

Buffett, who has run Berkshire since 1965, didn't name the person and indicated he didn't expect to be replaced anytime soon. Analysts have criticized the billionaire investor for not discussing his succession.'' - Bloomberg

Buffet also stated many CEOs are overpaid. I think so –cough- Michael Eisner was.

If pimps owned corporations this wouldn’t happen. A pimp would pimp slap a CEO and say I don’t pay you to sit here and look pretty. Pimps get results. Just kidding.

“NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett says many companies spend far too much money on unworthy chief executive officers.

In his annual letter to shareholders of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRKa.N: Quote, Profile, Research) (BRKb.N: Quote, Profile, Research) insurance and investment company, Buffett said on Saturday that investors pay the price when companies lavish stock options on unworthy CEOs, or ratchet pay higher because they believe rivals are doing the same.

"The deck is stacked against investors when it comes to the CEO's pay," Buffett said. "Outlandish 'goodies' are showered upon CEOs simply because of a corporate version of the argument we all used when children: 'But, Mom, all the other kids have one.'"

Buffett, worth $40 billion according to Forbes magazine, has long taken a $100,000 annual salary to run Berkshire, which last year posted net income of $8.53 billion on revenue of $81.66 billion.” - Reuters

CHARITY “Heart Of The Congo”

A few months ago I saw Tom Weidlinger’s award winning “Heart of the Congo.” It is a wonderful documentary. It illustrated the human capacity for love and charity. It also further dispels the notion that one person can’t make a difference.

The official web site synopsis is:

“In the heart of the Congo, at the end of a war, a handful of aid workers help refugees who have lost everything. They mobilize villagers to dig wells for clean water, train health workers, and nurse children with acute malnutrition back to health. They are confronted with threats of violence from roving militias, systemic corruption, and a legacy of colonial dependency. And there are times when it is very clear that these workers exist apart from those they aim to help, benefiting from services and luxuries of the modern world that are beyond the reach of the rural Congolese.”

The doco circles around aid workers who gave their time and labor in assisting to build up economically challenged areas of the Congo region. Yes, one person can make a difference. 

The most fascinating of all was, Mariona, a white female aid worker. She did not scorn the black, poverty ravaged children. She was kind to them and embraced them as though they were her own. She really appears to be someone who believes in what she does. You have to admire people like that. Her partner David was thrilled with his charity contributions as well.

It was an excellent film. Worthy projects such as these should be the recipients of better funding and awards.

Yet amazingly, films like these sometimes struggle to be made, due to lack of funding.

In the documentary, they got a well working to provide the village with clean drinking water. Something so simple most of us take for granted was a triumph for them.

No matter who you are in any country you've lived for a long time with modern conveniences such as clean, running tap water, we tend to take things like that for granted. This film reminded me of that. We come to expect as basics what others consider luxuries.

We all have our problems, but we still have much to be thankful to God for.

RACE RELATIONS Emmett Till

This is what racial hatred does:

1955 funeral photo of a brutally, beaten 14 year old Emmett Till

In 1955 in Mississippi, 14 year old Emmett Till was brutally tortured and murdered for flirting with a 21 year old white store clerk/owner. His body was found two days later.

Carolyn Bryant, store clerk/owner who 14 year old Emmett Till was killed over. Mrs. Bryant is alive today.  

“It was obvious that the body had been severely beaten. One eye was hanging out of its socket and the left side of the head was horribly smashed. The tongue was grotesquely swollen and some teeth were apparently knocked out of the jaw.

Decomposition was in an advanced state. A large fan, which weighed nearly 80 pounds, was attached to the victim's neck by a length of barbed wire. There was a single bullet hole in the skull above the right ear.

The effects of being in the water for nearly 72 hours had bloated the corpse in a horrible way. There was a ring on the middle finger of his left hand. It had the initials "L.T." plainly inscribed on its face.” – Crime Library

The authorities shipped his mother his badly beaten body by train from Mississippi, where he was violently killed in a racially motivated murder while on vacation, to his more racially tolerant hometown of Chicago.

“When Mamie first laid eyes on the mutilated body, she fainted. "Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation," she later said to the press, "and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs to tell you this sickening sight is your son, lynched?"

"Oh God! Oh God! My only boy!" Mrs. Mamie Bradley wailed as five men lifted a soiled paper wrapped bundle from a huge, brown wooden mid-Victorian box at the Illinois Central Station in Chicago Friday and put it into a waiting hearse."

The body was interred at A.A. Ranier Funeral Parlor on the South Side for four long days. The coffin was intentionally left open, a decision made by Mamie Till who was determined that the world should see that was done to her son. It was a decision that had a profound effect, not only on the many thousands who viewed the mangled corpse, but on the civil rights movement in America as well.

"Approximately 250,000 persons viewed and passed by the bier of little Emmett Till," wrote The Defender, "All were shocked, some horrified and appalled. Many prayed, scores fainted and practically all, men, women and children wept." The grotesque appearance of the body, made worse by the waters of the Tallahatchie River, was difficult to look at and those who did would never forget the sight. "As thousands passed the bier at Roberts Temple church," another newspaper wrote, "stern men gritted their teeth and turned tear-filled faces away from the ghastly sight, while women screamed as they viewed the torn and twisted features of the harmless boy." – Crime Library

The Court Case – Corruption At Its Finest

14 year old Emmett Till

Amazingly, in 1955's racially segregated Mississippi, no one was convicted for the boy's murder. Rather than face up to the atrocities committed and the severe human rights violations that had transpired, select officials and some citizens in Mississippi at the time, decided they were going to protect their own – even if it meant looking the other way to vile, criminal misconduct committed against a young black boy.

Even if it meant setting murderers free to roam among the decent - which is exactly what they did:

“As soon as the proceedings began, Milam and Bryant became quiet and appeared nervous. They were represented by five Mississippi attorneys, all who worked free of charge. Former F.B.I. agent and local district attorney, Robert Smith was appointed as special prosecutor by Governor Hugh White. He was assisted by veteran Mississippi prosecutor Gerald Chatham.”

Opposing Lawyers Contrasting Statements:

Prosecution: “When it was time for the prosecution to sum up the case, District Attorney Robert Smith invoked the principles of justice. Only so long as we preserve the rights of everyone, black and white, we can keep our way of life," he told the jury. "Emmett Till down here in Mississippi was a citizen of the United States; he was entitled to his life and liberty."

Defense: "Defense Attorney J.W. Kellum appealed to Southern traditions in his summation. "I want you to tell me where," he said, "under God's shining sun, is the land of the free and the home of the brave if you don't turn these boys loose; your forefathers will absolutely turn over in their graves." 

The Verdict 

Amazingly the verdict was not guilty. A documentary released last year, "The Murder of Emmett Till," exposed the errors committed in the case by the authorities and the prejudicial basis that let the murderers go free.

The killers and their attorney. J.W. Milam (left), Attorney Carton and Roy Bryant (right) 

“Not guilty!. Sheriff H. C. Strider, star witness for the defense, announced to reporters, "Well, I hope the Chicago niggers and the N.A.A.C.P. are satisfied!" - Crime Library

Public Outcry

In Europe, there was universal condemnation of the verdict:

 "Having just come back fresh from Africa, Europe and England," said Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. on October 11, 1955, "I can objectively report that the lynch murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi was, in the eyes of Europe, a lynching of the Statue of Liberty."

A Paris newspaper said, "Never was there a more abominable travesty of the truth." In Germany a nation only a decade removed from its own especially noxious form of widespread lynching -- one editorial said "the life of a Negro in Mississippi is not worth a whistle." - Crime Library

Till’s Death Sparked The Civil Rights Movement

Days after the pictures of his badly beaten body were published, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up for a white passenger:

“In their September 15 issue, Jet magazine published an unedited photo of Till's face as he lay in his coffin. It had a devastating impact upon black America. For the first time, the public saw the terrifying reality of racial killing.

Soon, other publications followed Jet magazine's lead and also published the shocking photograph of Till lying in his coffin. "The whole state of Mississippi is going to pay for this thing," Mamie Till told reporters, "he was a good boy. I know he didn't do anything to deserve that."

Roy Wilkins of the New York chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. announced that "the state of Mississippi has decided to maintain white supremacy by murdering children." - Crime Library

 

 The late great Rosa Parks  

The Boycott 

“Roy Bryant and his wife returned to their grocery store and tried to resume a normal life. But they found that their black customers refused to do business with them any longer. The store was forced to close. 

Bryant also discovered that his white friends were very reluctant to give him any assistance whatsoever. Ostracized by his own community and with no job prospects, the Bryants later moved to Texas. They were divorced in 1979. Half-brother J.W. Milam turned to farming after the Till murder. But local blacks refused to work for him and his crops eventually failed. Milam also moved to Texas for a time and labored in construction until he died from cancer in December 1981.”- Crime Library

The Movie 

The life of Emmett Till and sadly, subsequently his terrible death, sparked change in a nation and improved the rights of all black people living in America. It is nonetheless sad that a child had to suffer so horribly 's to bring about this change.

The movie also made an impact, as the FBI reopened the case a year ago, under charges made in the film that errors were made by FBI agents in the 1950's. However, upon concluding their investigation this month, the FBI stated due to the statue of limitations on a civil rights case, the FBI has declined to press charges, turning it over to the Mississippi state attorney.

"FBI said Thursday that no federal charges will be filed in the grisly 1955 killing of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a case that helped galvanize the civil rights movement.

After a reopened investigation that included the exhumation of Till's body for an autopsy last June, FBI agent John G. Raucci said in a statement that the five-year statute of limitations on federal civil rights violations had expired."

Till's mother recently passed away, right before the release of the documentary:

“Just two weeks before the premier of the program, The Murder of Emmett Till, she died in Chicago of heart failure. She was 81.” - Crime Library

Confessions

“In January 1956, they sold their story to Look magazine for $4,000. Writer William Bradford Huie interviewed Milam and Bryant who discussed the murder in all its gory detail. On January 24, 1956, under the headline The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi, Look published their confession.” 

They admitted taking Till out of Preacher Wright's home on the night of August 28. They said they wanted "to just whip himand scare some common sense into him." Moses Wright tried to reason with Milam and Bryant. "He didn't know what he was doing," he pleaded, "Don't take him!" When the Wright family protested further, Milam said, "You niggers go back to sleep!" They took Till from the house and drove 75 miles around county roads, searching for an appropriate place to beat the boy. They finally took him to Milam's home where a tool shed afforded the most privacy. 

There, Milam and Bryant pistol-whipped Till unmercifully. They fractured his skull and inflicted terrible injuries to his eye and nose. But Emmett never cried out, according to Milam. "We were never able to scare him," he told the reporter from Look, "They had just filled him so full of that poison that he was hopeless." Till's resistance infuriated the men even more. 

"I'm no bully," Milam said, "I never hurt a nigger in my life. I like niggers. In their place. I know how to work'em. But I just decided it was time a few people were put on notice." They tossed the semi-conscious boy into the back of their pick-up truck and drove over to an industrial area. In the trash at a nearby factory, they found a large electric fan. They threw it onto the truck and headed back out into the delta until they reached the Tallahatchie River near Swan Lake. 

"As long as I live and can do anything about it," Milam told the reporter, "niggers are gonna stay in their place. Niggers ain't gonna vote where I live! If they did, they'd control the government." The men took Till out of the truck and made him carry the 75 pound fan over to the shores of the river. Bryant and Milam told Till to take all his clothes off until he stood before them naked. "And when a nigger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman," Milam said to Huie during the interview, "he's tired of living!" 

"I just made up my mind," Milam said, "Chicago boy, I said, I'm tired of 'em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. G*ddamn you, I'm gonna make an example of you, just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand." As Till stood next to the fan overlooking the Tallahatchie, Milam asked him, "You still had a white woman?" Till answered, "Yeah." Milam lifted up his .45 caliber automatic handgun and shot the boy point blank in the head above his right ear. The two men then barb-wired the fan to Till's neck and dumped him into the river. After the publication of this extraordinary confession in January 1956, there was another wave of disgust and outrage directed at the court in Sumner, Mississippi. - Crime Library

Fast Forward 55 Years

14 year old Martin Anderson died at boot camp

Fast forward 55 years, a 14 year old black boy dies under suspicious circumstances at a juvenile boot camp where the footage shows him being beaten.

The medical examiner attributed his death to Sickle Cell. A typical Negro disorder. Just add insult to injury, why don’t you. Immediately other medical professionals spoke out and slammed his autopsy report as erroneous.

A woman also came forward and slammed said medical examiner as negligent, after he described her daughter in an autopsy report as having a penis and several organs removed, which her mother said was completely untrue.

Since being exhumed, the young man's cause of death is being blamed on suffocation - not Sickle Cell Anemia.

14 year old Martin Anderson's mother Gina Jones

"Martin didn't even have a chance," said the boy's mother, Gina Jones. "They picked on him so much, 'til they murdered my baby." - CNN

She has a right to be angry, as the whole thing was preventable. The case needs to be properly handled for the sake of justice.

Things have changed, but clearly not enough that history keeps repeating itself in variations.

Law Enforcement

“The FBI's Raucci said the bureau would have no further comment on what is now a state case.

Till's family said it had not expected any federal charges, so the news did not come as a disappointment.

"It's up to Mrs. Chiles now and the state of Mississippi that's been given a rare chance to redeem themselves," said Till's cousin Simeon Wright, who was with the teen the night of the murder. "They claim that they have changed. We're going to see. We're going to stand back and watch what happens."

In recent years, law enforcement authorities have been trying to complete unfinished business from the civil rights era.

In 1994, Mississippi won the conviction of Byron de la Beckwith for the 1963 sniper killing of NAACP leader Medgar Evers.

In Alabama, Bobby Frank Cherry was convicted in 2002 of killing four black girls in the bombing of a Birmingham church in 1963. In 2001, Thomas Blanton was convicted.

And Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman, was convicted last June of manslaughter in the killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964.” – Yahoo 

SOCIAL ISSUES Gay Children’s Book

A gay children's book has caused quite a stir at a public library in Missouri. I don't think it's a good idea exposing children to homosexuality. Some gay adults can’t even deal with it and are suicidal – therefore, why exposed children to that and confuse them.

Parents have a right to be upset that this children's book is readily available on the shelves of the public library to their unsuspecting kids.

Let them be children. Don’t foist anything upon them.

“Parents Complain About Book's Undertones - SAVANNAH, Mo. -- A children's book about two male penguins that raise a baby penguin has been moved to the nonfiction section of two public library branches after parents complained it had homosexual undertones.

The illustrated book, "And Tango Makes Three," is based on a true story of two male penguins, named Roy and Silo, who adopted an abandoned egg at New York City's Central Park Zoo in the late 1990s.

Barbara Read, the Rolling Hills' director, said experts report that adoptions aren't unusual in the penguin world. However, moving the book to the nonfiction section would decrease the chance that it would "blindside" readers, she said.” - The Associated Press

SCIENCE Solar Flares

Solar Flares. Pic of the Sun courtesy of NASA

Scientists have predicted solar flares will cause massive electronic disruptions:

“Huge solar storms could zap Earth, scientists warn. Next sunspot cycle may disrupt power, communications.

An 11-year epoch of increasingly severe solar storms that could fry power grids, disrupt cell-phone calls, knock satellites back to Earth, endanger astronauts in space, and force commercial airliners to change their routes to protect their radio communications and to avoid deadly solar radiation could begin as soon as this fall, scientists announced Monday.

When the solar cycle reaches its peak in 2012, it will hurl at Earth mammoth solar storms with intense radiation and clouds of high-speed subatomic particles millions of miles across, the scientists said.

A storm of that magnitude could short-circuit a world increasingly dependent on giant utilities and satellite communications networks. Such a storm in 1989 caused power grids to collapse, causing a five-hour blackout in Quebec.

Monday's forecast was announced by scientists from agencies including NASA and the National Science Foundation, based on research centered at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado.

There is disagreement on exactly when the new cycle will begin -- one key researcher predicted the cycle will start in late 2007 or early 2008, and another said it could begin either late this year or in early 2007. But they did agree that the most severe storms won't begin popping on the solar surface for several years, but when they do, they'll be huge.

The solar storms in the past have knocked out huge power grids and screwed up global electronics and data communications, but "the next sunspot cycle will be 30 to 50 percent stronger than the last one," the scientists said in Monday's statement.

Reaching that 50 percent threshold would make it the most intense solar cycle since the late 1950s and the second worst since the early 1700s, Peter Gilman, one of the researchers, said in a phone interview. ” - San Francisco Chronicle

HEALTH Sleeping Pills

A follow up to last month's Column where I wrote about avoiding sleeping pills due to an article I’d read stating their increased usage. This month two articles uncovered bad side effects of one of the most prescribed sleeping pills, Ambien. The side effects are startling and scary: 

“CHICAGO (Reuters) - Strange behavior by insomniacs taking prescription drugs, ranging from binge eating to having sex while asleep, have raised safety questions about anti-insomnia medications like Sanofi-Aventis' Ambien.” - Yahoo

“Some people who use the popular sleeping pill Ambien sure seem to be having bizarre experiences these days. In the state of Washington, Ambien was judged a factor in 78 impaired-driver arrests last year, up from 56 the year before.

An earlier article by Ms. Saul cited the case of a lawyer who said that in his first month of taking Ambien, he had torn a towel rack out of the wall during the night but had no memory of it the next morning.

Other users say they have walked in their sleep, had conversations, fallen and injured themselves, driven somewhere and back, and even dented a car without recalling it the next day. They were typically informed by others.”

High Seratonin levels produce a greater level of sleep." New York Times 

LOCAL NEWS FPL 

FPL, Florida Power & Light, make South Floridians so mad! So mad in fact, that there was a hue protest against them on TV recently.

When your light bill is almost as much as your mortgage or rent, that’s just nonsense. Prior to the increase in fuel, many customers were being charged exorbitant sums for their electric bills, anyway.

FPL also advertised and sold insurance policies to customers to replace damaged electronic appliances, however, the catch a lot of South Floridians have found after they buy the policy is that they don't replace the damaged items up front.

You have to come up with the money to do that. You have to pay to replace them, and then they MAY give you the money back as one representative told me.

Many have found out the hard way that the policies are really of no use to them, as FPL will not give you the money to buy the new appliance. They give you an unfair amount of what they think your appliance is worth after the time of ownership.

If they give you $2 to go buy a new stove, what good is that to you.

A shady experience I found was we registered for the FPL Surge Protection program. It's a mechanism they were supposed to affix to the meter. When we started having electrical problems with the house, we called FPL and they never sent anyone out. We'd paid $9.95 a month, for 18 months - only to find out they didn't attach it to the meter and didn't give us the service.

We paid in total $179.10. When we complained do you know how much they refunded us, 4 month's money = $39.80.

Customer service? I think not.   

NATIONAL NEWS Immigration Protests

Immigration demonstrators march in Los Angeles to protest proposed illegal immigration legislation. [Caption and pic by Yahoo].

This week a few million people protested proposed immigration legislation that would criminalize an estimated 11 million illegal aliens living in America. Among the protesters were many American born leaders and members of churches who offer free services to illegal immigrants.

I do not think making illegal immigrants felons is a very civil thing to do. While I agree that the nation's borders need to be shored up and immigration done in an orderly manner, these 11 million people came here seeking a better life. They didn't kill anyone.

I think the borders should be secured and the illegal immigrants should be granted amnesty.

A study estimated that in 2005 illegal immigrants spent $36,000,000,000 in America. That's 36 billion dollars. That's almost as much money as Bill Gates has got ($55 billion) spent in one year. They're not deadbeats.

The American deficit is high. Army recruitment is low. Getting rid of 11 million people over the next few years isn't gonna help that (that coupled with the high abortion rate in the country)- guest worker program or not, as their roots will eventually lie elsewhere and that's who will make the big tax money and whose businesses will get a boost, plain and simple. Population decrease is not a good idea.

The land mass of the country can accommodate the people who are here, therefore they can be granted amnesty.

It is also estimated that 4/5ths of the illegal immigrants in America are Hispanic, who are projected to be the majority by the year 5050. The current Hispanic population both legal and illegal is very large as well, and I can't fathom they could feel good about certain things that have been said recently. 

Not to mention, we must count the American born people who have intermarried with legal and illegal aliens (without a licenses in some cases), who are now related to them via marriage or by dating (produced children together).

Legal and illegal immigrants are wives and husbands to American born people as well.

They are the mothers of American born men's children. They are the fathers of American born women's children.

Therefore, insensitive speech in this area will touch more than 11 million people (illegal immigrants), as illustrated above.

I know some, not all, think illegal immigrants sit around and watch Jerry Springer all day, but that just isn't true. Many illegal immigrants work very hard - many of them doing undesirable jobs for very little pay. Jobs that aid the U.S. economy, U.S. businesses and families.

The guest worker programs that send them back after five years ect, is not a good or compassionate idea in my opinion, as it is going to break up families.

That's not the American way. At least not what I believe the forefathers envisioned, based on what I have read in the Constitution and other writings, and the spirit of all those documents.

Many of the illegal immigrants have given birth to children in America. Those children are American citizens. In sending the parents back, they have the option of:

a.) leaving their child in a land where they were born and have what they view as a chance at a better life

 - or -

b.) take their child with them back to the situation from which they fled searching for a better life.

That's a horrible decision to have to make. No one should have to make that choice.

The members of Congress need to think about that long and hard. How would you feel if someone split up your family.

If someone said in 5 years you will be forced to live on the East Coast and your child on the West Coast and you will seldom see them. You will miss many major developments in their life. That's not a good thing and it is avoidable. 

Some may argue, well there are immigrants here illegally which is something the illegal immigrants undertook. While they did take a chance coming here, the fact of the matter is that is the current situation, but it needs to be addressed in a humane manner.

Shore up the borders and give the illegal immigrants here amnesty. That is the humane answer. Then immigration can proceed at a more orderly rate.

Breaking up families a few years down the road is not humane or compassionate.

God loves them just as much as He loves you, and He isn't in the business of splitting up families.

INTERNATIONAL Slobodan Milosevic Dead 

Slobodan Milosevic kicked the bucket this month. He was 65. I wrote about him twice in the Column over the last 2 months. I didn't agree with what he'd done in committing genocide. 

Some Bosnians are upset that Slobodan died without being convicted in court of the genocidal crimes he committed:

“The death of Slobodan Milosevic has put a smile on many Bosnian faces, but I am sad. Not because the man, whose actions earned him the title 'the butcher of Belgrade', has my sympathy, but because he has not lived to be punished in a court of law.” – Nerma Jelacic, The Guardian UK

Milosevic seemed defiant and unrepentant to the end. Not a good thing. He didn’t show any form of repentance. The punishment he’s receiving in death, as an unrepentant mass murderer facing a just God, is far worst than any punishment he could have received in life from the court. 

People misunderstand God. While He is merciful to the repentant (meaning the reformed sinner who shows remorse and changes his or hers wicked ways - He will forgive) but to the unrepentant, continual wrongdoer who refuses to change, He is their undoing.

When you die without God’s forgiveness, whatever you were in this life will not matter. All the wealth, influence and so called power will come to naught and You will be face to face with the Creator of this world, God, who can’t be bribed, tricked or fooled.  

As the Bible illustrates, He will go over every deed of your life, even the things you thought hidden, and reward you accordingly. A smart person would seek His forgiveness here on earth and change their unethical ways.   

Let Slobodan be an example to you. The Bible says all have sinned, however, the greater crime is sinning, not changing your ways and asking God for forgiveness while you are here on this Earth.

The Bible mentions no such place as purgatory. It mentions heaven and hell. What you do in this life will determine where you go in the next one. Therefore, you should seek to obtain God's forgiveness in this life.

God says in the Bible He will never refuse any person that comes to Him, "Whoever comes to me I will never drive away." - John 6:37. Therefore, no matter how horrible it is what you have done, you can find redemption in God.

Too many people think they are invincible and have their entire lives before them, when the fact of the matter is many people don’t. People of all ages die everyday. No one is too special for death. 

Dying without God’s forgiveness and grace that He grants to anyone who truly changes, asks for forgiveness and shows remorse for their misdeeds, is a fate so horrible one cannot truly sum it up in words.  

So, regarding the man’s statements in the Guardian, Slobodan would have been better off in a jail cell than in hell as an unrepentant, unremorseful sinner. 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS Jamaica

Portia-Simpson Miller was elected Prime Minister of Jamaica. She is Jamaica's first female Prime Minister. My dad was invited to the inauguration and he went.

My dad is a friend of the former Prime Minister, PJ Patterson. I don't have a bad word to say about him, as he has been a friend to my dad for many years, and during his terms in office, Jamaica experienced growth in the areas of tourism, exporting agriculture and building supplies such a zinc, aluminum and bauxite. He also solicited assistance from the British government in helping the Jamaican police with the science of forensic data, which I think is good.  

It is my heartfelt wish that the island continues its growth under Mrs. Simpson-Miller's Prime Ministership. Everyone needs to work together and put their differences aside. Work together to build a better Jamaica (and a winning bobsled team - just kidding, they did just fine).

Crime – Jamaica could benefit from a crime sweep. It worked for the Bahamas, it can work for Jamaica. Through Parliament earmark funds to invest in surveillance equipment, the best witness against crime. No human witnesses needed to testify. Public surveillance equipment is needed. There are various types that reputable companies can implement, on the ground and in the air.

In Trinidad, another fellow Caribbean island, they have “Two high-tech police blimps (that) now hover over the capital, monitoring the streets for crime.”

Toughen legislation, making it harder for repeat offenders and severe offenders to get released to go back to the community and wreak havoc over and over again.

Crimes against gays - This must stop. To those who do this, it is uncivil, knock it off. While I do not agree with the gay lifestyle as I am a Christian, I don't hate or dislike gay people and no one deserves to be physically harmed for being gay. Every human being has a right to live without the fear of physical retaliation for their personal, legal choices.

Name Change - Lastly, maybe we should change our name. You know, to something like the National International United Republic Federation States of Jamaica. Sounds like we could kick someone’s butt with a name like that.

I'm totally kidding. The name Jamaica is fine. 

The reasons for which countries change their names is a category Jamaica does not fall under.

I understand why those who do change their names do it though. They want change after war torn pasts, genocide and oppression. A fresh start. 

Commonwealth Games

Asafa Powell [Pic courtesy of William West]

Congrats to Asafa Powell, Sheri-Ann Brooks, Peta Dowdie, Daniele Browning and Sherone Simpson on their success at the Commonwealth Games. Jamaica now has the record for the fastest man and the fastest woman. 

Sheri-Ann Brooks [Pic courtesy of Peter Parks]

"Jamaica's total medals, after day 10 of competition, placed the country at eighth in the standings with 10 gold, four silver and eight bronze." - The Jamaica Gleaner

INTERNATIONAL – Saddam Trial  

This month a judge told Saddam to put a sock in it when he veered off topic into a political diatribe and call to arms.

When Saddam wouldn't listen to the judge and kept running his mouth anyway, the judge switched his mic off.

Saddam was then forced to lip-sync. Get the joke?

"The judge told Saddam: “Don’t make a political speech. Now you are a defendant. This is your destiny and your role [as president] is over.” - The Guardian UK

"I am the head of state," Saddam replied. 

"You used to be a head of state. You are a defendant now," Abdel-Rahman barked at Saddam. 

As Saddam continued reading from a prepared text, the judge repeatedly turned off his microphone to prevent his words from being heard and told him to address the charges against him. But Saddam ignored the judge and continued reading from his text. 

"You are being tried in a criminal case. Stop your political speech," Abdel-Rahman said angrily." - Yahoo 

CULTS Scientology and Kabbalah Cult – Domestic Terrorist Organizations 

Speaking of Saddam, did you know that Tom Cruise beat him in a Stuff Magazine poll of who Americans would least like to go on a camping trip with. Tom won by a whopping 41%, while Saddam came in with 39% of the votes.    

Hays Quits TV Show South Park For Slamming His Cult 

In last month’s Column I wrote about the TV show "South Park" implying Tom Cruise is gayer than Liberace and how his lawyer Bert “Wiretap Suspect” Fields wanted to sue on behalf of Cruise. This month, things have taken an ugly turn – against Scientology, who clearly felt the ball was in their court with the legal threat. 

This month, Isaac Hayes quit the show and was slammed by the show's producers for doing so in their retort that attacked Scientology. They said Hayes didn't mind when the show made fun of Christians, Mormons, Muslims and other religions, but only took offense when it mocked Scientology, which in my opinion isn't a religion at all.

In an act of revenge, South Park mercilessly lampooned the Cult of Scientology, oops excuse me, I mean the Church of Scientology by killing off Hayes’ character in a brutal way.

"Soul singer Isaac Hayes has parted ways with the Comedy Central series "South Park," citing the series' "inappropriate ridicule of religious communities."…requesting a release from his contract because he "is disappointed with what he perceives as a growing insensitivity toward personal spiritual beliefs." – Hollywood Reporter 

Stone and Parker, the show’s creators, now fear retaliation, as they said in a publicized interview, Scientology is known for messing with people.  

They aren’t kidding. They have legitimate reasons to be concerned, as Scientology and Kabbalah have shown they have no respect for the law and people’s human rights. They sickly and perversely believe they have a right to commit criminal acts against innocent people who speak out against them. They should be imprisoned for their laundry list of criminal misconduct that continues to this day.  

The only difference now is the whole world has been made privy to their misconduct, as it is in the mainstream, therefore the public will point the finger at them if there is any foul play towards their outspoken critics. Try selling any products after that.   

Scientology, like the Kabbalah cult, are domestic terrorists. They engage in criminal/illegal telephone wiretapping, gain illegal access to people’s bank records, commission home burglaries, harassment, assaults, and financial try to ruin their deemed enemies. 

They should be institutionalized or imprisoned when they do these things. These people refuse to be reformed.     

Two weeks ago I read an article in Rolling Stone about the Scientology Cult. While it didn’t reveal a lot of stuff I didn’t already know, as I have read many people's complaints about them - quite a bit of it was very embarrassing on Scientology.

It was a major step for a mainstream magazine in speaking out against a media suppressing celebrity cult. The brown stuff hit the fan from Janet Reitman’s article that wasn’t complimentary at all.  

She said, and I quote, that when she started working on the article:  

“I was just a couple weeks into reporting this piece when the church of Scientology got wind of the fact that I was doing it. They had known I was going to be working on this piece for quite a while and Tom Cruise did call our offices and talk to the editor of the magazine.  

And that was followed several weeks later by a visit to our office in New York by his sister, who at the time was his publicist and who is a high ranking scientologist and also a very senior official of the church who spent several hours having a meeting with our editor and inquiring all about my journalist credibility and about what exactly we we're doing, who our sources were, who we were speaking to.  

They were quite upset that I had taken it upon myself to speak to people who had left the church. They like to control everything that goes on when it comes to the reporting of any story about them.” 

To show you how obsessive and invasive they are, a journo can’t write an article without a visit from a cult member leaning on them about what they are going to write. 

You know, dictators in oppressive, lawless countries do that. They get wind of news that someone has started writing a story about them and they send someone around to badger and harass the journo. Scientology should think about that. As should the temper tantrum throwing, desperate Madonna, who reportedly goes to great lengths to kill negative stories about her. 

However, what these idiotic celebrity cults forget is, you can’t suppress the internet.  

You can put out truckloads of PR stories by the week, but at the end of the day, if the public is saying you’re lunatics who they are fed up with – the PR stories are to no avail.

Scientology and Kabbalah have imploded and well they should have - and amazingly thanks to their two crazy celebrity spokespeople, Madonna and Tom Cruise.

People are put off by them – not in a fearful way, but in a way where they are openly calling them and their celebrity cult members words like “crazy,” “nuts,” “insane,” “mental” and “lunatic.”

This is new territory for both celebrities, but well deserved for the disgusting misdeeds of their cults when the cameras off.

SPIRITUAL Accomplice to Evil

Looking the other way. People sometimes do that when it doesn't corner them. Other times it's to preserve their job. And sadly, sometimes it's when a person takes a bribe.

Either way, it is all wrong in the eyes of God. And on different levels, the bribe being the more grievous of sins in this category of wrong doing. God dislikes acts such as these and chastises individuals who do these things to others, accordingly.

People ought to be very careful in life of the situations they wrongfully place others in with their misdeeds, or due to their deliberate acts of looking the other way to misconduct that places others in undue situations, as they too will have to go thorough those situations when God brings it back around to them. God says in the Bible:

"If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry will not be heard." - Proverbs 21:13

"Happy are those who are concerned for the poor; the Lord will help them when they are in trouble." - Psalms 41:1

"Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Defend the rights of the poor and needy." - Proverbs 31:8-9 

   

 

 


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