April 19, 2012
There is really not a reason that I can grip on. Pay what you owe.
This Daily News story is not a story about prostitution. Okay, this is a story about prostitution, but not the reasons that you think. I am pro-choice. If a woman (or a man) wants to sell a commodity (their body) to a buyer (john, or trick) at an agreed upon price, that is just capitalism. I know that people will use the child sex slave scandals as a reason to disagree with prostitution, but incorrect usage is not a reason to deny…in theory consenting males and females should be able to enter into an agreement.
Sex is one of the biggest weapons anyone can utilize. How many of you have done something to get into the sheets? How many of us have done something like faked interest in something as an entry to starting a relationship? Yes, some relationships, that are strong, are built on an initial lie. Even for the people of ChristianMingle.com, who just happen to bombard the ESPN airwaves with their commercials.
Really, pay what you owe…
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – The Daily News published the first photos of the Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent set off the agency’s worst sex scandal.
Dania Suarez, the 24-year-old single mom of a 9-year-old son, has gone into hiding as the scandal mushrooms, according to neighbors.
A friend stopped by late Wednesday to pick up her dog, a pug named Valentino, they said.
Suarez, originally from the island of San Andres, is a quiet tenant who rents a small apartment in a hacienda-style home for about $600 a month, neighbors said.
They often saw her go out late and come home at dawn, dangling her high heels in her hand.
“She never told us what she did for a living but it was obvious,” said Maria Quintero, 31, who lives on the first floor of the three story white building.
“She was home all day and left late at night looking very nice,” Quintero said.
So, they knew what she did, but it was not a problem for them. All seemingly agreed that she was a good mother, which must be hard, if you are having a kid at fifteen.
“I asked her if she worked, she said no. I asked her if her boyfriend helped her, she said no. Then it hit me.”
Another neighbor, Maria Estela Cubides, 45, said Suarez seemed to have a glamorous life out on the town, but kept to herself at home.
“She always left late at night. She traveled a lot, to fancy destinations,” Cubides said. “She never brought guys home. She kept to herself. I’m surprised she did all that noise to get her money. She’s not that kind of person.”
Another neighbor, Dona Betty, said Suarez told people she was a dancer.
“She showed up early in the morning, with her heels on her hands,” she said. “We suspected, but she keeps to herself. She is a good mother.”
Here is where the problem lies. Prostitution is legal in Columbia, it is a business transaction. PAY WHAT YOU OWE!
Prostitution is legal in Colombia, and escorts, hookers and streetwalkers crowd the streets of the tourist districts.
Suarez has said she was a “high class” escort who made $800 – 1.4 million pesos – a night to dress well and provide sparkling company as well as have sex.
The average Colombian household earns $287 a month.
Eleven Secret Service agents and nine military servicemen are under investigation for hiring 20 or 21 hookers in Cartagena last week when they were supposed to be preparing for President Obama’s April 13 arrival at a regional summit.
Suarez was one of the girls brought back to the posh Hotel Caribe to party with the G-men on the night of April 11.
According to the story Suarez has told friends and the press, the still-unnamed agent kicked her out of his room the next morning with only $28 in cab fare.
She caused a ruckus in the hallway, demanding her full payment, while the agent remained locked in the locked hotel room and wouldn’t come out.
Dude, just pay her. Just pay her and we never hear about this, you get to keep your job and you don’t hurt the president. She did her part, met her terms in the contract. Being too drunk is not an excuse. This is also the reason to get the money first, because of fools like this.
Soon Cartagena cops got involved and while the payment dispute was ultimately settled by a whip-round among some of the other Secret Service agents, word reached the US Embassy.The men were ordered home, put on leave and stripped of their security clearances.
Three Secret Service agents, including two supervisors, were ousted Wednesday.
CBS News named two of the three Thursday: Greg Stokes, a supervisor who handled the bomb sniffing dogs, was fired. He is fighting to keep his job, exercising his option to appeal the firing.
More were on the verge of being canned.“Several more people will be pushed out either today or tomorrow,” Rep. Peter King (D-NY) said Thursday.
Two secret service agents have been given polygraphs and more are expected, two sources said.
ABC News reported that the men had booked a party space at the hotel expecting a bash for about 30 people.
“That allegation is coming from the media, but it is being checked out,” King said.
White House officials have said the president’s security was not compromised but investigators are looking into whether the agents left sensitive papers in their rooms where the hookers could have had access to them.
In addition, people on scene said the unnamed agent was still roaring drunk the next morning, when he got into the dispute with Suarez, and that could have affected his job performance.
October 6, 2010
Owners of Brett Farve rejoice!
(I am one of those owners who had to bench him, even though I was able to steal him in the 9th round of a ten team draft)
Traffic Cops, be afraid, be very afraid in the Twin Cities! remember “straight cash homie” is going to a city near you!
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss was arrested Tuesday after being accused of bumping a police traffic officer with his car.
The officer tried to stop Moss from making an illegal turn, and Moss used his car to slowly push the officer along the street, police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said.
Barrington said an assault charge was being considered.
The officer was not seriously hurt, WCCO-TV reported
Where is Ludacris when you need him?
Maybe we should extend an Amber warning to all the skeezers and skanks and scallywags (all better known as hoes, and like method man and redman, I mean it in a good way)
The Vikings sent a third-round pick to the Patriots in return for Moss, who becomes a key weapon for Minnesota QB Brett Favre.
The teams had not yet confirmed the trade. But Vikings S Madieu Williams said on Twitter that the deal was “official.”
Moss returns to the team where he spent the first seven years of his career. Moss caught 574 passes for 9,142 yards and 90 TDs from 1998-2004 in Minnesota.
It leaves the Patriots and QB Tom Brady without the stretch-the-field wideout who set an NFL single-season record of 23 receiving TDs in 2007.
From the Patriots position, they were on the come-up. First, they got more for the guy then what they paid for. When he was dealt from the blogs favorite team, the RAIDERS, they only got a 4th round pick, because they were happy to get rid of his contract and his dour attitude. (We still miss what could have been here in Oakland Randy) It is rare in the NFL that assets acquire more value later in their careers. Second, they did not have to give him an expensive contract extension.
Moss did not get a contract extension from the Vikings as part of the deal, NFL Network reported.
ESPN reported that Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke by phone to inform Moss of the trade on Wednesday morning. The network described their conversation as cordial.
For Favre, the trade gives him a serious receiving threat that he has long lobbied to acquire and that he has lacked this season with Sidney Rice injured. Favre, with the Packers in 2007, pushed the team to acquire Moss but lost out to the Patriots.
This is exactly what Father Time, I mean Favre needs to get the offense on a roll. Soon, they will get Sidney Rice back and that offense will be firing on all cylinders. You will have AP (not our boy tophatal, but Adrian Peterson) Headache (not the AND1 baller, but Percy Harvin) Moss, and Rice. Plus, you have Shank Em at TE, so weapons are everywhere.
The receiver will return to New England on Oct. 31, when the Vikings visit Foxborough to the play Patriots (a game that occurs only once every eight years). Fox was already scheduled to broadcast that game nationally at 4:15 p.m. ET.
Moss’ final game in a New England uniform on Monday turned out to be his only in more than three years in which he did not catch a pass. The Herald reported that Moss had asked the Patriots to trade him after Week 1, when he had an outburst about his contract following a win against Cincinnati. Moss later apologized and said he and coach Belichick had cleared the air.
Moss, whose deal expires after the season, said after Week 1 that he wanted to stay with Patriots but added he thought this would be his final year in New England.
Moss is set to appear on Monday Night Football for the second straight week when the Vikings travel to play the New York Jets next week. He’ll likely be matched up again with Jets CBDarrelle Revis, who hasn’t played since tweaking his hamstring on a TD pass he allowed to Moss in Week 2.
Moss will be just second player to appear on MNF back to back. Keith Browner played for the San Francisco 49ers against the New York Giants on Oct. 5, 1987, then played for the Los Angeles Raiders against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 12 (viaESPN and Elias Sports Bureau).
Since the Vikings have already had their bye and the Patriots’ is Sunday, Moss could become the sixth player to play in 17 games if he plays in the rest of the Vikings’ contests.
This is another bonus to fantasy players who got jobbed this week by his unusual lack of effectiveness. It is the functional equivalent of the “do-over” in backyard sports. I guarantee that Favre will target him early and often…he is sure to be a “hit”!
Say it aint so!
But it probably is. Everyone deserves a fair trial, but damn L.T. You should have enough money to stay out of trouble, unless you are not right in the head.
The USA Today details the charge.
NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape in New York, according to a report from WCBS-TV in New York City.The former New York Giants linebacker was taken into custody early this morning by the Town of Ramapo police after being accused of raping someone in the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, north of New York City, WCBS said.
Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel told the AP that Taylor, 51, hadn’t been formally charged. He said charges will be filed when the police investigation is completed.
The Journal Newssays the alleged victim is a 15-year-old girl who was beaten. The Journal News also says it has learned Taylor will be charged with third-degree rape, which involves intercourse with a minor.
The station said a new conference is expected later today, where police will give more details.
Taylor’s troubled past includes repeated drug problems. He tested positive for cocaine in 1987 and in 1988 was suspended by the NFL for 30 days when he failed another test.
In an autobiography, Taylor admitted resuming heavy cocaine usage when he retired. He entered drug rehab twice in 1995, but later was arrested two times in three years for allegedly attempting to buy cocaine from undercover officers
In a November 2003 interview with 60 Minutes, Taylor said he spent thousands of dollars a day on narcotics at the peak of his drug abuse.
A 10-time Pro Bowler, Taylor was the NFL’s MVP in 1986 and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, 1982 and 1986.
— Tom Weir
February 22, 2010
it had me laughing out loud….even though it’s wrong…
February 10, 2010
Some people have a strong will to live. I think that I am one of those. The spectre of death looms as soon as we are born. The crew here had some laughs at the recent series of Top Chef. One of the contestants had to make a meal that represented a vice.
Gail Simmons, one of the judges on Top Chef, blogged about the challenge.
Then there was Ron. His touching story of refugee survival – while not really a vice, per se – paired so sincerely with the Jerk Bass, Collard Greens & Haitian Hash. We could not help but appreciate his use of bright island flavors, ever symbolic of hope and a fresh start. But it was Kevin’s ingenious riff on procrastination that took our breath away. His delicate, slow-cooked Artic Char combined with the quick Salsa Verde of Turnips was as good as or better than any restaurant dish I have eaten. It was thoughtful and concise – and his skill in its preparation was totally apparent.
My man Ron killed us with laughter when he said that his vice was survival. I was feeling him when he said that. If anything, I try to overload on life and living. Ron’s website tells part of the story.
After twenty-seven days of traveling, covering over seven hundred nautical miles on a boat from Haiti, Ron Duprat used his survival skills and began creating different dishes, learned from his Haitian grandmother the journey to America. Duprat’s passion for cooking was originated as a means of channeling the passion that he possessed and a way out of poverty.
When I heard about the destruction in Haiti, all jokes stopped. But, among the wreck and devastation, was a ray of sunlight.
Haiti: man trapped for 27 days ‘survived on fruit and water’
A rice vendor may have lived under the rubble of a flea market for 27 days with little more than water and possibly fruit, a doctor has said, in what would be a dramatic tale of survival four weeks after Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
Published: 7:30AM GMT 10 Feb 2010
The man’s account could not be independently confirmed, however, and the doctor conceded medical workers were skeptical at first, but he said they began to believe the man when he regained consciousness and told his story.
The man said he had just finished selling rice for the day at a downtown flea market when quake struck on Jan. 12. He said he didn’t suffer any major injuries and was trapped on his side in an area where food and drink vendors were selling their goods.
“Based on that (his story), we believe him,” said Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera, a physician at the University of Miami Medishare field hospital where hundreds of patients have been treated since the quake.
Doctors said two men first took the vendor – identified as Evans Monsigrace – to a Salvation Army medical center in Port-au-Prince on Monday and he was then taken to the University of Miami hospital because of his critical condition. The men who brought him also said he had been trapped under the debris since the disaster.
The patient was suffering from severe dehydration and malnutrition, but health care workers expressed skepticism about his story when some of his lab work came back relatively normal, Dr Jayaweera said. Then the man regained consciousness and was lucid enough to recount a tale that seems plausible, the doctor said.
Still, doctors at the field hospital or at a Salvation Army medical centre had no way to confirm the story.
The last confirmed survivor found in Haiti was a 16-year-old girl removed from rubble by a French rescue team 15 days after the quake. Doctors said at the time that disaster survivors may be able to sustain themselves with a water supply and without medical attention for up to two weeks.
Nery Ynclan, a University of Miami media officer in Haiti, said the rice vendor was in stable condition and being treated for dehydration and malnutrition.
“Someone could not survive 28 days without water,” Mr Ynclan said of the frail 28-year-old man whose legs are rail thin. “You can go nine weeks without food.”
Dr Jayaweera said the man originally claimed that he had not had any water or food. The man, however, had a normal kidney function with heart palpitations, suggesting he drank at least had some water but not enough to avoid getting dehydrated, the doctor said.
“He came in delirious, asking to die,” Ynclan said, noting Creole translators were at the field hospital.
“He’s still out of it. He answers basic questions,” she said, adding he was nibbling on chocolate and probably would be at the field hospital for a week.
The man’s mother, who was at the field hospital, told workers that people clearing rubble from downtown discovered him and alerted his brothers.
Ron, my vice is survival too. I’m trying to live as long as possible.
We are not getting off on the right foot for 2010. Teddy Pendergass dies at age 59 yesterday. On the way home from practice, I knew something was up when I heard a constant stream of his music on Sirius satellite. Teddy was some of my go-to music for when I was rounding third and coming home with a female.
Close the Door
Come go with me… The Video is bootsy in the beginning, but you can see the soul in the man after the first 15 seconds
Words really can’t express the feelings when I think about the loss of culture that recently has befallen us. Teddy is in that same discussion as Marvin Gaye
Issac Hayes, MJ of course, Barry White and Luther Vandross. That is a category that some of the new R&B New Jack Swing dudes will never have. This is not an attempt to knock their hustle or their music, but the songs of today do not seem to have the staying power that the past generation has. There are some new dudes that I like and have been in my playlist, like Case and Missing You. Chances are, you have no idea who this guy is, since after his first CD, he faded away some
Glenn Lewis Don’t you Forget it
Carl Thomas I Wish
This was my rotation of the 90’s. But they didn’t have the same staying power like the above group that I grew up with.
People will remember Teddy for the accident that paralyzed him, since he had a transvestite in the car with him. But, I will only remember you for the music that could transform a setting and take me to a place that was pure ecstasy, and it was a drug-free one.
R.I.P. Teddy and one day hopefully I will get to see you and the others perform again
December 29, 2009
Last night while attempting to watch some college football (Texas A&M getting routed by Georgia) followed by some NFL (The Vikings letting the end of their regular season deteriorate game by game) I was bombarded by ESPN updates about Texas Tech football and the recent suspension of head coach Mike Leach. Let me begin my discussion of this topic by reiterating the sentiment put forth in the title of this post: I don’t care about Mike Leach or Texas Tech football. I suppose it’s a big deal that a coach would lock a concussed player in an equipment closet for 3 hours, but I’m not sure that I needed to be informed of that fact 5-10 times over the course of a few hours. Do I think the story deserved at least a mention? Sure. Would I have been more than happy to watch/listen to the same update 7 times if it were about Texas head coach Mack Brown? Absolutely. But the fact that it happened at a school that has been fighting to stay in the top 5 of a conference that lacks much depth in football (yeah, I said it. The SEC and PAC 10 are way deeper than the Big 12 – certainly a discussion for another time) means it hardly garners much interest here. My guess is that this type of incident happens much more frequently (and with grosser violation of proper health and safety measures) at programs across the country. The fact that caught my attention in this story is that the player involved is the son of an ESPN football analyst. Coincidence? Sometimes getting the story out there is all about who you know…
December 17, 2009
LISTEN TO FIFTY…
I know your wife wants a divorce. That is the word on the street, according to the media. If it is true, you should grant it to her. You will be better off in the end. Alex Rodriguez is all the proof you need. Here is a guy who was caught up in the BALCO scandal, admitted to being a juicer and had an affair while he was married with little kids.
He was able to overcome this. First, his team did some winning. Winning in your field will always win back the fans. Second, get in front of the story. You are going to have to do Oprah or Barbara Walters, like I told you here earlier.
Third, be a good father. Visit your kids. Wherever in the world they are, you have the money to get there. If that means you play less golf, then that is what it means. The sponsors will be behind you, and your kids should be your first priority in your life.
Do those things and you can have all the tail you can chase. No one will care and in some eyes, it will only raise your stature. Look at Hef.
this is what he kicked to the curb…
so, it really doesn’t matter. As long as you play your brand of golf, you will be fine. It may not find you love, but you have your kids and golf for a long, long time.
You might be saying to yourself, I am not Hef. You are right, no one is. You you can capture the essence. Look at AROD. He went to Madonna, for some age and experience and then moved on to Kate Hudson.
You can finally go to Jessica Simpson as you rebound, since that is what the gossip rags are reporting. If you did, I would not be mad at you. She may not be smart, but she is good looking…
The words of Fifty should be rolling in your head, while you are kicking it on your yacht…
December 15, 2009
no, I am not talking about your basketball poll, I am talking real life. Oral (man he must have been ridden hard about his first name) Roberts has gone to the Big Church. He was 91. You can play in a pool right here. Get ready for 2010.
NewsChannel 8 has learned that evangelist Oral Roberts has died.
Roberts died Tuesday, a day after he was hospitalized following a fall at his California home. He was 91 years old.
“Oral Roberts was the greatest man of God I’ve ever known,” said Oral’s son, Richard Roberts. “A modern-day apostle of the healing ministry, an author, educator, evangelist, prophet, and innovator, he was the only man of his generation to build a worldwide ministry, an accredited university, and a medical school.”
Roberts founded Oral Roberts University in 1963 and served as the school’s president until 1993. Funeral arrangements are pending.
America, Tiger Woods is like your friend who is a stiff, but is still your friend. Please forgive him like your would your buddy
December 14, 2009
This weekend was a long weekend for me. Obligations kept me busy the whole weekend, from a basketball game, to a debate tournament. The crew was at the tournament and as he does, Ronin was chatting up the ladies. Our buddy, Wes, who is a mess, salted Ronin’s game. When I sat down and broke it to Wes about what he did, I began to realize it wasn’t his fault. Wes was just a horrible wingman, thus counting on him for wingman game would not be wise.
I can’t be mad at someone for not doing something that I should know that they are bad at. If you know you have a shoot first point guard, why get upset if he isn’t passing as much as you would like?
This is what America fails to realize about Tiger Woods. We can’t be mad AT Tiger, because Tiger is a stiff. You can condemn his actions, but it’s bigger than him. To fully understand, what is going on, a definition is in order.
stiff (plural stiffs)
- An average person, usually male, of no particular distinction, skill, or education, often a working stiff or lucky stiff.
- A Working Stiff’s Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can’t Remember was published in 2003.
- A person who is deceived, as a mark or pigeon in a swindle.
- She convinced the stiff to go to her hotel room, where her henchman was waiting to rob him.
- (slang) A cadaver, a dead person.
- (US) A person who leaves (especially a restaurant) without paying the bill.
In understanding women, Tiger meets definition one and two. When Tiger was working on his game growing up, he never got a chance to work out the kinks in his mating/macking/sexual game. The reason why is is great at golf is that he had to ignore other urges and needs. His sexual game is simple, rote. This is not to say that Tiger never got laid, but never got to enjoy the rockstar experience. It is not his fault that he has been handled most of his life. His handlers did a great job (that would include his parents, who by definition are handlers, but this refers to outside that family tree handling) almost too great in crafting the image. People love to tear other people down, but one thing that is great about the human spirit is that we allow people to make mistakes. Marion Barry did this and STILL got re-elected to public office.
He didn’t have this movie to guide him (How to Be a Player) The mistakes that he made in the whole scenario was very reminiscent of High School game. The silly voice mails are the first clue about his underdeveloped game.
The fact that he was texted is just a modern day note writing that any guy would not get caught up in, since that is the smoking gun. (Guys and gals, remember, that text messages do not disappear in the great beyond. They are easily accessible. At least if you are cheating, cover your tracks. Get rid of text messages and don’t send anything in them, since they can be read and saved by the other side. One rookie manuever is that people forget to clear the sent emails in their side, they only remember to get rid of the ones that they receive.)
But, there is a ray of light during this moment of darkness. There is a manual for getting through this and continuing to make the money. Going on Oprah to win back the women. A lot of guys were never mad at you in the first place. they may have questioned you cheating on your smoking hot wife, but they were not mad, in the classic sense. In fact, some men immediately put themselves in your situation and re-created your mistakes, in order to play out the scenario and figure out how not to make the mistakes you made.
But, going on Oprah is the key to winning back women who hate you right now. The Mayo Clinic defines forgiveness.
What is forgiveness?
Generally, forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge. The act that hurt or offended you may always remain a part of your life, but forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, positive parts of your life. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you deny the other person’s responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn’t minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life.
The demographics of the Oprah show are the groups you need to win back. You need to find a way that they can forgive you, without minimizing the act. We all make terrible life decisions. The black women vote is key. Right now, you are polling low with them because of the affair (some of them are not mad at you for this. They are the ones making excuses for you like, Elin wasn’t taking care of business at home and Tiger, I would make it work for you) Memo to Tiger…be careful. These are the types of women that you are sleeping with now. Back to the point at hand, the women you are polling poorly with. One thing to remember is that Black women can be really racist, with the emphasis on really racist. There are women who are not mad that you had an affair, but are mad only because it was with a white women. Oprah can help with that, because Oprah is a healer. This is the time to say, “Whoops, I got caught up!” You will need to show your emotional side on the show, and you might even need to cry a little bit, to show contrition. But, don’t worry, because most guys will never hear about it, much less see it. So, don’t be self conscious. At worst, we will say, “Wait til you get to the car to cry…”
(Don’t let Deebo see you slipping….you won’t have to go to the car to cry)
Oprah as the Great Emancipator can bring together white women as well. They read Oprah, and value her input and opinion. It’s the reason stars agree to do her show after bad press, like Tom Cruise.
Tiger, you can do it. Let Oprah help…Harpo, reach out to a man who needs a helping hand…