Ginni Thomas, the wife of Clarence Thomas drunk dials Anita Hill….another reason we need GOOGLE to save us like they did with email protection…
October 22, 2010
Drunk dialing is a pop-culture term denoting an instance in which an intoxicated individual places phone calls that he or she would not likely place if sober. The term often refers to a lonely individual calling former or current love interests.I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone. I get drunk, and I drive my wife away with breath like mustard gas and roses. And then, speaking gravely and elegantly into the telephone, I ask the telephone operators to connect me with this friend or that one, from whom I have not heard in years.
“Drunk texting” is a related phenomenon, and potentially yet more embarrassing for the sender as, once the message is sent, it cannot be retrieved; the message will most likely be misspelled (due to being drunk), and it might be reviewed and shared among many.
Normally, when you think of drunk dialing, it’s usually made by someone looking to get some late night friction going with a partner. If you went to college, chances are you either made one, or received one from someone. Once you leave college, or even you didn’t go to college, there is a time where you get serious and put away the immediate gratification of youth. Someone forgot to tell Virginia Thomas that it’s not ladylike to get perked at 7:30 in the morning. (Unless she was drunk all night…which could happen…)
“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas.”Anita Hill got a wakeup call—both literally and figuratively—at 7:31am on a recent Saturday morning. Hill, who testified almost 20 years ago that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, got the surprise phone call from Thomas’ wife.
“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” started the message. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”
Virginia (Ginni) Thomas was referring to Hill’s 1991 Senate confirmation hearing testimony in which she claimed that her former boss, Clarence Thomas, made inappropriate sexual comments to her at work.
“So give it some thought,” Thomas continued. “And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. Okay, have a good day.”
We need this for the Telephone…STAT!
Google’s Mail Goggles Prevents Drunk Emailing
Google released a useful new Gmail feature yesterday in its labs, which could help prevent the intoxicated from sending embarrassing late-night emails they might regret in the morning. When activated, the program will force a user to solve a series of math problems before allowing any message to be sent.They are not terribly difficult, but do serve as an extra line of defense in what can be a very dangerous habit. The service is set by default to kick in only on weekend nights, but you can change the settings to apply whenever.
As for drunk dialing and texting, you’re still on your own.
Now, is Ginni so blind to the fact that this is a woman who strongly believes that she was harassed? What does she have to apologize for? Being attractive to her now husbands wandering eye? We were not there on that day, nearly twenty years ago. But, it is hard to believe that Anita just made this up. Furthering her cause, a former girlfriend of Clarence has ended her silence. Heather Horn at the Atlantic Wire explains
The Washington Post reports today that Lillian McEwan, with whom Thomas was in a relationship at the time, is now, finally, supporting Hill’s story. Apparently she didn’t see fit to say anything during the hearings, but now admits Thomas often told her about women at work, and on at least one occasion asked one of these women her bra size. Thus, as the Post’s Michael Fletcher puts it, “Hill’s allegations that Thomas had pressed her for dates and made lurid sexual references rang familiar.”
This is just like the Coke Zero commercial
The Washington Post gets involved in unraveling the mystery
Lillian McEwen dated Clarence Thomas in the ’80s — and she tells our colleague Michael Fletcher the stories Hill told about him rang true: He checked out female colleagues, once asked a woman her bra size, was “obsessed” with porn and eager to talk about it. The retired administrative law judge was okay with that and shows no rancor towards him, but — full disclosure — she’s a Democrat who doesn’t like his rulings or his sense of victimhood in the Hill matter. And yes, ahem — she’s shopping a memoir that details their “freewheeling sex life.”
At least she discloses her potential bias. Timing is interesting, but it’s not like she told Ginni to make this phone call. You would think that people in the spotlight would understand the need for discretion in their lines of work. Why not have a flunky make the call if you really needed the apology? Did you think that hearing your voice was going to make her agree with you?
Google…we should already have time machines, but until then, what about drunk dial for ANDROID?
July 12, 2010
I was one of millions who went or hosted a World Cup party. To be perfectly clear, I was rooting for the Orange Crush to win the game. Now, that the game is over, why should you care who won the cup?
1) Riots. Winning teams usually have riots in the winning city. Here in Oakland, we were too busy licking our wounds from the Oscar Grant trial than really worrying about the final score. (I was in SF at a friends house for a party/BBQ.)
2) Where is the next World Cup?
In 2014, the World Cup will be in Brazil…this might be the first World Cup for me to try and see live.
Everything is better with a little money on the contests…
World Cup 2014
- Brazil 4/1
- Argentina 6/1
- Spain 6/1
- Germany 8/1
- Netherlands 9/1
- England 12/1
- Italy 12/1
- France 20/1
- Portugal 20/1
- Chile 33/1
- Uruguay 33/1
- Ghana 40/1
- U.S.A 66/1
- Mexico 66/1
- Paraguay 66/1
- Russia 66/1
- Colombia 66/1
- Denmark 66/1
- Ecuador 66/1
- Croatia 66/1
- Ivory Coast 80/1
- Greece 100/1
- Nigeria 100/1
- Czech Republic 100/1
- Rep.Of Ireland 200/1
- Scotland 500/1
We have some time until the next party. Where will you be for the next World Cup?
June 19, 2010
Manute is a dude that understood that you have to give something back, when you are blessed with good fortunes. This dude died broke, because the millions he made in the NBA he gave in order to make his homeland better. RIP Manute…I won’t forget your moonball that you used to throw up with the Warriors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An associate of former NBA player Manute Bol says Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition known as Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome.
Sudan Sunrise executive director Tom Prichard said in an e-mail that the 7-foot-7 Bol died Saturday morning at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
The 47-year-old Bol played 10 seasons in the NBA and later worked closely with Sudan Sunrise, a humanitarian group based in Lenexa, Kan., that promotes reconciliation in Sudan. Bol played professionally with Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia and Miami.
Selected in the second round of the 1985 draft by the Washington Bullets, Bol was a shot-blocking force in the NBA despite his slight build. In his rookie season in Washington, he averaged a league-leading five blocks per game and ranks 14th in NBA history with 2,086 blocks.
For his career, Bol averaged 2.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.
Bol was hospitalized in mid-May during a stopover in Washington after returning to the United States from Sudan. At the time of Bol’s hospitalization, Pritchard said it was believed the medication he took in Africa for his kidney problems resulted in the disease.
Prichard said Saturday that Sudan “and the world have lost a hero.”
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Who would have thunk it? I thought the political fights would keep them together…
Al and Tipper Gore to separate after 40 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.
According to an e-mail circulated among the couple’s friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”
Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further.
Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. He has since campaigned worldwide to draw attention to climate change, which in 2007 led to a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Tipper Gore is known for her advocacy on mental health issues.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
They went through a lot and losing the election didn’t help. Maybe Al needed less time with the earth’s problems and more with his personal issues might have solved the problem. But, maybe they just drifted apart after 40 years. Either way, they will both be fine…
Why is this a story? Until I see some Carrie Prejean sex tapes, this is a non story
New Miss USA Once Won Pole Dancing Contest
Dearborn Arabs Delighted With Miss USA, While Overseas Other Muslims Scold
By TAHMAN BRADLEY, SHEILA MARIKAR and LAMA HASAN
DEARBORN, Mich. May 17, 2010—
The triumphant walk for the new Miss USA took her straight into controversy as a Muslim woman who flaunts her beauty, and who once flaunted it so well she won a stripper contest.
Rima Fakih, 24, won the title as the country’s most beautiful woman Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Shortly after the release of pictures showing Fakih cradling a dozen roses across her strapless white dress while balancing a shimmering tiara on her head, came photos of Fakih in red short shorts, a tiny tank top and towering stilettos while balancing against a pole.
Fakih won the “Stripper 101” contest which was sponsored by a Detroit radio show Mojo in the Morning in 2007.
Spike, the co-host of Mojo, said news of the pole dancing drew the attention of Miss USA’s parent organization, The Miss Universe pageant.
“The Miss Universe representatives called earlier today,” Spike told ABCNews.com. “They wanted to see if we have more photos or information.”
“They couldn’t tell us what their intentions were and we didn’t want to give them anything that might cause her to relinquish her crown,” he said.
Spike called the inquiry “ridiculous” because “she’s wearing more clothes in the photos on our site than she was in those photos for the pageant.”
He said the contest was run by actual strippers, but the contestants did not strip. “They’re not naked. They’re encouraged to wear comfortable clothes,” Spike said.
Fakih won some jewelry from the show’s sponsors and a take home stripper pole.
It was the latest controversy for the Miss USA pageant. In 2009, the pageant’s winner was overshadowed by the comments of runner-up Carrie Prejean opposing gay marriage. She was later stripped of her title as Miss USA runner-up and as Miss California because of a sexually explicit videotape in which she appeared alone.
If you don’t get it, Carrie has a sex-tape where she pleasures herself. That is something that can get you stripped of your crown.
It’s not clear yet if Fakih’s earlier triumph will taint her Miss USA crown, but in Michigan people were beaming over her selection. The broadest smiles were on the many faces of Arab immigrants in Dearborn.
The fact that we are talking about Carrie Prejean in this situation is wrong. She wasn’t a winner to begin with and she was talking sideways about gay marriage. That is why she got caught up. If anything, we should be comparing her to Vanessa Williams.
This girl from Detroit is fine. As long as there are not anymore skeletons in the closet. Even if she does, look at what she was able to accomplish.
May 13, 2010
I read this article the other night from our old friends at confluence. Only thing that shocked me about it was, get this, it’s a damn good piece. I never in a million years would have imagined they [confluicians] gave a fuck about black people. Let alone knew enough to talk about BP’s total destruction of the south east. Their new repping of Laura Bush and opposition to a third female member of the supreme court doesn’t really shock me though. You can take the poll tax off the stripper….but you can’t take the stripper off the poll.
And why hasn’t this video been commented on recently. Seem’s pretty appropriate no? BP making the place a little better.
BP’s gonna pull that commercial from the rotation, and Jason will put that in the fridge.
Oh and I voted “other” Blake Lively, what!
April 19, 2010
The people finally get one right. Megan Fox and her alien looking face is not on the top any more. She never deserved to be there in the first place. Discuss.
Mad Men’ pinup Christina Hendricks landed the cover of May’s Esquire, even though she looks more like Julianne Moore than her Joan Holloway character.
Inside the married starlet offers her advice to men, saying, ‘No man should be on Facebook. It’s an invasion of everyone’s privacy. I really cannot stand it.’
She landed the cover by winning “Best-Looking Woman In America,” with over 30% of the 10,000 women surveyed picking her over Megan Fox and model Adriana Lima.
People, please…Adriana Lima is not American, but is hot enough, I can understand why you are willing to let that one go.
Plus, she hates facebook. You know you had me at that….
Visit by the Grim Reaper: Jack Herer, noted Weed Activist dies…Roll one up for the Godfather of HEMP ACTIVISM
April 16, 2010
(SALEM, Ore.) – The sad news has been confirmed. Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes and renowned around the world for hemp activism, has died at 11:17 a.m. today, in Eugene, Oregon.
Pre internet, The Emperor Wears No Clothes was the ish. If you wanted to run a legalization argument and didn’t have this book, you were doing yourself a disservice. The number of rounds won because of this book had to be close to triple digits. We ran it as an affirmative and we argued it as a counterplan on the negative.
Jack Herer suffered a heart attack last September just after speaking on stage at the Portland HempStalk festival. The last seven months have proven to be a huge challenge to the man, with several health issues making his recovery complicated.
Jack Herer’s health has been poor lately, this last week there have been reports of the severity, and an outpouring of prayers on his behalf.
“It’s shocking news, even after these last seven, trying months,” said Paul Stanford, THCF Executive Director.
“Jack Herer has been a good friend and associate of mine for over 30 years. I was there when he had the heart attack at our Hempstalk festival and I know he wouldn’t appreciate the quality of life he’s endured these last months. Still he will be greatly missed. I honor his memory.”
“No other single person has done more to educate people all across the world about industrial hemp and marijuana as Jack Herer. His book is translated into a dozen different languages, it’s a bestseller in Germany,” added Stanford.
“The Hempstalk stage will forever be the Jack Herer Memorial stage. And, a Memorial is planned to be built where he fell that day,” Stanford said.
“His legacy will continue to inspire and encourage for generations to come.”
His wiki page does a very good job in examining who the man was
A former Goldwater Republican, Herer was a pro-cannabis (aka, marijuana) and hemp activist. He wrote two books, the aforementioned The Emperor Wears No Clothes and Grass. There has also been a documentary made about his life called, The Emperor of Hemp. He believed that the cannabis sativa plant should be decriminalized because it has been shown to be a renewable source of fuel, food, and medicine, and can be grown in virtually any part of the world, and that the U.S. government deliberately hides the proof of this. He devoted his life to the support of cannabis, hemp and marijuana.
A specific strain of cannabis has been named after Jack Herer in honor of his work. This strain has won several awards, including the 7th High Times Cannabis Cup. Jack Herer was also introduced to the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the 16th Cannabis Cup in recognition of his first book.
In July 2000, Herer suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke, resulting in difficulties speaking and moving the right side of his body. Herer mostly recovered, and claimed in May 2004 that treatment with the amanita muscaria, a psychoactive mushroom was the “secret”.
On September 12, 2009 Herer suffered another heart attack while backstage at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon. He spent nearly a month in critical condition in a Portland hospital, including several days in a medically induced coma. He was discharged to another facility on October 13, 2009. He is “waking up and gazing appropriately when someone is talking… but he is not really communicating in any way.” He died aged 70 on April 15, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon, from complications related to the September 2009 heart attack.[8
So, if you lean that way, go out and roll one up and thank Jack, because in a lot of states, you have the freedom to…
Daryl Gates, former LAPD Police Chief during the LA Riots meets his maker…say hello to Hitler for me…
April 16, 2010
Some people will attempt to spin this as another law and order guy who gave his life for the city of LA died. I don’t play that. This was a person who helped increase the animosity of race relations in LA. The riot is your responsibility. Your cavalier attitude to the Rodney King beatings were the lynchpin of the riots.
LOS ANGELES – Daryl F. Gates, the polarizing former police chief whose 14-year tenure ended amid widespread criticism over his department’s response to the city’s deadly 1992 riots, died Friday after a short bout with cancer. He was 83.
Gates died at his Newport Beach home with his family at his side, according to a police statement.
Gates’ brother said in February the former chief had bladder cancer that had spread to a bone near his hip.
A tart-tongued career cop with a short fuse and a penchant for making controversial statements, Gates was a flashpoint for controversy long before the riots that broke out after four white police officers were acquitted of most charges in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.
“He was a man of deep convictions,” said former Police Chief William Bratton, who left the department last year. “He was very happy to stand up for them, whether you liked them or not. And he enjoyed being in the middle of the bull’s-eye. He thrived on it.”
So this dude was happy to stand in the eye of the storm and laugh at the things that happened with Rodney King and then take the time to blame the victim. If we know one thing, King did not ask to get beaten, nor did he do anything to deserve it.
Although often at odds with civil rights activists, the mayor and other political figures, Gates was well-liked by rank-and-file police officers. He was responsible for numerous police successes that came to be overlooked when he was forced into early retirement after the riots.
Gates was a “one-in-a-million human being,” current Police Chief Charlie Beck said. “He inspired others to succeed and, in doing so, changed the landscape of law enforcement around the world.”
I would agree with that assessment. He showed other municipalities that it was okay to bring down the hammer on human rights and civil rights of your citizens. If they were minorities, then take out your frustrations and play a game of baseball….remember, that is what the cops said…
He was credited with developing the policing plan that brought off the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with not so much as a traffic jam. He also created the department’s popular Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., program for youth.
As a member of the police department’s command staff in 1972, he formed Los Angeles’ first Special Weapons and Tactics Team or SWAT. He also shut down one of the department’s intelligence units in 1983 after learning officers were spying on the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations.
“He was a man of courage and character who had a deep commitment to the rule of law, with a deep pride of the LAPD,” said Paul Weber, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the police officers union. “Chief Gates was a cop’s cop.”
Some of the positive things are dwarfed by the racist things that he said and exhibited during his reign.
As early as 1982, Gates came under fire for saying more blacks died than whites during the use of carotid chokeholds because “the veins or arteries do not open up as fast as they do on normal people.”
Forensic experts said there was no such difference between races and a black community leader said the only reason blacks died more frequently was because the chokehold was used on them more often.
Gates later apologized.
But, he told his followers it’s okay because I had my fingers crossed.
In 1991, when a policewoman was killed in the line of duty, Gates labeled her accused assailant as “an El Salvadoran drunk who doesn’t belong here.” He once told a congressional committee that drug users should be shot.
Gates’ police career began to unravel with the 1991 beating of King, which was videotaped by a man in a nearby apartment after King was pulled over for speeding. Audiotapes of the officers making racist remarks about the incident were released and the videotape of the prolonged beating televised.
Gates criticized the officers’ actions but dismissed them as an aberration. Critics said they represented a pattern of abuse directed at minorities allowed to flourish under Gates’ watch.
Under pressure to resign, Gates announced his retirement in the months following the beating. He was just two months short of leaving when the officers were acquitted on April 29, 1992, a verdict that triggered one of the worst outbreaks of civil unrest in Los Angeles history.
Four days of rioting throughout the sprawling city left 55 people dead, more than 2,000 injured and property damage totaling $1 billion. Entire blocks of the city were reduced to cinders by fires.
Gates came under intense criticism from the mayor, fire chief and others who said officers were slow to respond. Then-Mayor Tom Bradley said Gates had “brought Los Angeles to the brink of disaster just to satisfy his own ego.”
Gates shrugged off the criticism, calling his department’s response to the riots “beautiful” and blaming underlings for what errors he did acknowledge. An investigative panel later faulted him for failing to properly prepare the department for such trouble.
Gates’ place in history is still being debated.
Not with people who can see the truth of all colors. He was willing to watch it burn because it was in the area that he didn’t live. This was just shameful. It’s like Do the Right Thing. This was the thing that Pino couldn’t get and what Gates didn’t get either.
“He’s not a politician and the politicians got him,” City Councilman Dennis Zine, a former LAPD motorcycle cop during Gates’ tenure. “They blamed him for use of excessive force, then blamed him when he held back in the riots.”
Gates cemented the LAPD’s standing as the “most respected law enforcement in the United States” with a rigid adherence to classic law-and-order policing, Beck said.
But Bratton said though Gates cared deeply for policing and made significant contributions, he left a department that “had sort of lost its way, and for the next 10 years LA suffered as a result of that.”
After retiring, Gates worked briefly as a radio talk-show host and later as a consultant for various companies.
He also wrote the memoir “Chief: My Life in the LAPD.”
Years after his retirement, he was still responding to his critics.
“There were two beatings. There was one of Rodney King, and then there was the beating of the Los Angeles Police Department. And that one lasted a whole year,” he told The Associated Press in 2002.
He called the rioters “hoodlums” and said they were out to loot and steal with little concern for King. He called King “a no-good S.O.B. parolee who has never been able to find himself ever since.”
A month before he retired, Gates led his last Los Angeles Police Academy graduation ceremony. The crowd cheered him and a band played “Swinging Gates,” a song written in his honor.
Gates’ 43-year career with the LAPD began in 1949, not long after a two-year stint with the Navy during World War II.
A Glendale native and University of Southern California graduate, he was mentored by legendary Chief William Parker. He became chief in 1978.
Gates’ personal life, like his career, was sometimes tumultuous. His marriage ended in divorce and his son struggled with drug abuse, suffering an overdose during the 1992 riots.
In addition to his brother, a retired LAPD captain, Gates is survived by two children.
Look at his comments. I think that they speak for themselves…
April 12, 2010
This is a warning to all the people I know. Large breasts can KILL!
Mum’s giant chest suffocated boyfriend during sex
By Douglas Wight, 04/04/2010
BUSTY Claire Smedley’s boyfriend nearly DIED when she suffocated him with her enormous boobs during sex.
The mum-of-three, who has 40LL breasts, panicked when she lifted them up to find her lover Steven had stopped breathing.
Claire, 27, boasts the second biggest bust in Britain* with her boobs weighing over a stone EACH.
Today in an exclusive video interview she tells how Steven usually loved being smothered by them.
I think that the kids today call that motorboating…but lets see.
“This time, he started flailing around a bit, but I assumed it was because he was so excited, so I kept going,” she said.
“A few minutes later I noticed he’d stopped moving.” By then, sales assistant Steven, also 27, was still and appeared to not be breathing.
Claire said: “I was panicking and just about to call 999 when thankfully he started to come round. He was really woozy, like he was in a trance. Then he sort of coughed and sat up. I was so relieved.”
Startled Steven – who did not want to be photographed – added: “I did think my time had come.
In case you were wondering, that is not me. I would have been photographed and I would have had a shirt made, like I survived 40LL, or something to that effect.
“I tried to slap her on her arm to get her to stop and get off me but I think she misread the signals.
“The next thing I knew she was sitting over me asking if I was all right. I must have blacked out. It was pretty hair-raising.”
Lucky Steven survived his ordeal, but the pair’s relationship did not and they split three months ago.
Claire, from Blackpool, said: “After that he went off sex.”
Wow. First, how do you “go off sex?” I know I “go off sex” when my girlfriend cuts me off, but that is why I try not to find myself in those types of situations.
Second, That is almost like saying seeing something gay can turn you gay. Anyone with a clue knows that isn’t something that you choose, it chooses you. It is biological and while it may have been a near death experience, there is no way that would turn me off sex. In fact, it would insure that I tried to get more. Maybe next time he motorboats, he needs one of these.
She is now single and is planning a career in modelling to turn her giant boobs into genuine assets.
She added: “People think they’re public property. Even in a supermarket people come up asking if they can touch them.
“But if they can earn me a few pounds maybe some good will come out of them.”
*40M Donna Jones, 26, of Milton Keynes, has Britain’s biggest bust.
So, she is going to turn to porn? I wouldn’t get mad at her, that is just using what you have…Vodpod videos no longer available.