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April 13, 2009

Phil Spector Guilty of Murder

Phil Spector Found Guilty of Murder - NYTimes.com
LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector, the rock music impresario behind such hits such as “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “Be My Baby,” was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of an actress at his mansion in 2003, after a night of drinking. Mr. Spector, 69, faces a possible 25 years to life in prison. The jury reached its decision after deliberating whether one of the recording industry’s best-known producers shot the woman in a fit of anger or, as his lawyers argued, merely witnessed the woman’s suicide.

Chinese worker blows himself up over unpaid wages

Chinese worker blows himself up over unpaid wage claim - Telegraph

Han Wushun, a migrant worker from Sichuan Province, said he was owed the money after working for a road and bridge construction company in the western province of Xinjiang for three months in 2007.

Two other office workers were injured when the man detonated explosives he was carrying in a black satchel after entering an office building in Urumqi the regional capital of Xinjiang, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua.

. . .

The report said that Mr Han had sued the Xinjiang Beixin Road and Bridge Construction Company last July but had lost his case after management said he had been paid out his contract in full.

Suicide bombing are extremely rare in China, however there was a spate of incidents in the late 1990s when millions of workers were laid off in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.

Sunday school teacher found with 8-year-old girl's body in suitcase

Melissa Huckaby arrested after Sandra Cantu's body is found in suitcase - Times Online

A Sunday school teacher in California is being held after the body of one of her eight-year-old students was found in a suitcase dumped in a pond.

Melissa Huckaby, 28, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder when detectives became suspicious about inconsistencies in her story. It was later discovered that the suitcase from the pond belonged to her.

It is thought that the victim, Sandra Cantu, was friends with Ms Huckaby’s five-year-old daughter, and was on her way to a “play date” when she disappeared.

April 12, 2009

An anti-Obama meeting and a call for book burning

Ain't no party like a Glenn Beck party

Is this where we are as a country? Are peopling meeting in Applebee's to discuss burning college science textbooks and talking about how the new digital converters on our TVs are really brainwashing devices?

April 10, 2009

Anti-Gay bigots behind "The Gathering Storm" launch hilariously named new movement

NOM Latest News - National Organization for Marriage

In what they undoubtedly expect is their hate-filled version of the Million Man March, the NOM (Nom Nom) folks have launched the "2 Million for Marriage" (2M4M) initiative.

Sources assure me that 2M4M means something quite different. Namely, two men seeking a third for a threesome.

APRIL 8, 2009 -- In just a few minutes, NOM President Maggie Gallagher and I will hold a press conference in Trenton, NJ, announcing an ambitious new nationwide "2 Million for Marriage" (2M4M) initiative.

Over the next two years, we will be organizing two million marriage activists from every state in the nation to form an online army of marriage activists willing to stand up for marriage on a moment's notice, sending emails and making phone calls to legislators whenever marriage is threatened.

McSweeney's Guide to Understanding Twitter

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Truly Groundbreaking Marketing Research: Understanding Twitter.

Twitter seems to be, first and foremost, an online haven where teenagers making drugs can telegraph secret code words to arrange gang fights and orgies. It also functions as a vehicle for teasing peers until they commit suicide. In order to become a "follower" on Twitter, teens first must flash their high-beam headlights at an oncoming motorist on the highway. Then, if that motorist flashes his or her high-beam headlights back in reply, the teen must kill the motorist in order to be initiated into "following" the online gang. The catch is that one can only use 140 sentences to plan a total of 140 events—that is, any combination of orgies, gang fights, suicides, and highway killings totaling 140 planned situations or activities.

Makeup artists working in television and film also like to use Twitter to keep in touch with each other and with current productions.

Twitter is electric/computerized and available at all times, except when sexual misconduct and murder are "over capacity." During these times, teen drug makers see a picture of a dead whale alerting them to bad energy. . . .