Monday, August 31, 2009

"Sex Tape Shocker : Can The Marriage Survive"

The "Grey's Anatomy" star and his wife struggle with another public scandel.Everyone was shocked when a home video of Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart, nakely cavorting with former "Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Penich "was naked on line--but no one was more shocked than Rebecca.She's embarrassed to say he least ,a close friend says, and she wishes it had not happened. In a 12- minute video, former 90210 star Rebecca films husband Eric and Kari Ann, who is now allegedly a Hollywood madam,lying naked in bed together and announces, I need to lay down, I am really high. Later in the video,Eric films the women naked in a hot tub together, where Rebecca seems to be out of it and jokes, I'm not a huge advocate of drugs, while smoking a cigarette.According to an ansider,this may not have been their first threesome. They have a unique and conventional relationship. They don't have an open marriage, but they've romp with women.Still friends are now concerned how the couple will get through this.
Controversy has followed Rebecca.In 2001, Rebecca pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter after she struck and killed a 9-year-old boy while driving , allegedly as she talked on a cell phone. A friend of rebecca said , that after the tragedy, the actress "really headed south emotionally". Then in June of this year, a photo of Rebecca nude in a bathtub while using what appeared to be a crack pipe was printed in a tabloid.Her friends says, that since that since the release of the unsavory pictrre- thaken in 2003, the year before she married Eric--the actress has been left in an " emotionally fragile" state. Rebecca was grief-stricken about it. The embrassing photo was taken during some of her darker days, says the friend, and it has been reported that she entered rehab shortly thereafter. Rebecca has made incredible strides in her life since then.
After the incident, Eric, has tried to help his wife nurse her wounds, but it has added more etress to the coyple's marriage, which was already suffering as a result of their repeated failed efforts to conceive a child. The friend says. Rebecca and Eric have been working hard to fix their relationship, so the scandalous new video came at a particularly tough time. Even though she did this with her husband, it is not something she is okay with. She is truly sobar and wants to have a family. The friend once said, Eric,36, and his wife Rebecca, 38, appeared to be living a glamorous life together in Hollywood desipte struggles with her very troubled past.
My take on this: To you Eric , I say bull-shit, you are trying to help Rebecca, you knew Rebecca was a mess when you married her, Eric knows any publicityis better than none and the more notorious it is the better. Anything to keep you in the limelight...huh Eric...Rebecca, hon, in one of your sober moments, you better make a run for it as if the devil was on your heels.
Stay tuned: to be continued.

Jaycee 's Continuing Drama

Carl Probyn,Jaycee's step-father.

Jaycee Dugard reunited with her mother, sister and another relative Thursday. They are at an undisclosed San Francisco Bay area hotel, and Dugard's stepfather Carl Probyn said Dugard is doing well under the circumstances.
"She looks very young, she looks very healthy," Probyn said on "The Early Show" on CBS. That is surprising but very good news. That being so, one hopes the children are also in good health.They were born in that squalid place without medical assistance and have never been to a doctor. I wonder what Gerrido would have done if one of those births had developed complications.

The neighbour who called authorities three years ago told police there were people living outside on Gerrido's property and also that Garrido was psychotic and had a sexual addiction. Rupf said the deputy who visited the home did not know Garrido was a registered sex offender, even though the Sheriff's Department had the information. The deputy issued a warning to Gerrido that it was against the law to have people living outside on the property but did not even walk around the back to investigate. Sloppy police work,no?

Garrido's father, Manuel Garrido, told The Associated Press Friday that his son is "absolutely out of his mind." He said Garrido fell in with a bad crowd when he was younger and started taking LSD.
The elder Garrido said the drugs changed him from a good boy, whom everybody loved, to a crazy person. (I think it takes more than LSD to develop a serial rapist, kidnapper and possible murderer.) Come to the party Manuel and take some licks for producing a monster.
Speaking by phone from his house in Brentwood, Manuel Garrido said he hasn't seen his son in years and has never been to the house where the encampment allegedly was set up. He said his ex-wife, Phillip Garrido's mother, has dementia and is not well. She also lived in the Antioch house with her monster son and his monster wife.Was she completely unaware of what went on in her own backyard? Maybe she assisted with the births.Who really knows?

And as for those two little girls , how many people believe that he's never laid a hand on either of them? One of them is fifteen. Her mother gave birth to her when she was fourteen. Remember this is a man with no principles or morals. He lives by no one's rules but his own. According to the police he may also be a serial killer of prostitutes. He thinks he deserves a break because, according to him, he has completely turned his life around. What do you think?

It's Very Fly

We went with some out of town friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast, and we sat in the enclosed patio section beside the house. We happened to notice a couple of zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious!
Ms Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area!
This morning I checked this out on Google. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!

Sue says:
Many people swear that a zip-lock bag filled half-way with water and attached over entry-ways will repel flies. No one yet knows how or why it works, but there is speculation that it has something to do with the way the moving water refracts light.

Ann Says: October 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm
I tried the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer with full living quarters. The flies were very bad this weekend while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. Not sure why it works but it does!!!!!!!

Danielle Martin Says:
September 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm
Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight but significant passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say, that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some sort of other insect nest and are threatened by this.

Maggie Says: June 7th, 2009 at 11:40 am
I swear by the plastic bag of water trick I have them on side porch ( our house entry) and all around the basement door. We saw these in Northeast Mo at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water. My research found that each of the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are basically prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city girl chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, and he don't hang around for long.....Well....don't knock it till you try it.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

" Lime Chicken--Avocado Salad "

. .......Prep Time: 20 minutes*......Cook Time: 16 Mintue *..
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 ( 4--oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 ripe avocado, pitted peeled and sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes or quartered cherry tomatoes
1 cup peeled,seeded and chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped basil
1] In small bowl,whisk together lime juice,olive oil, honey, salt to taste ans cayenne pepper. Pour half of mixture over chicken in resealable plastic bag, saving the remaining mixture for later use. Seal bag with chicken,place in refrigerator 1 hour.
2] Coat cold grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium. Remove chicken from resealable bag, discarding marinade and bag. Place chicken pieces on grill,and cook 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until tender an d no longer pink.(170*F) Chop into pieces.
3] Combine chicken pieces, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and basil in large bowl. Toss gently with reserved lime mixture and serve immedately.
Serves 6 :
You can also use any leftover meats you have on hand. I use beef , pork and seafoods, whatever you have on hand, I have found they all work well for a lite dinner. So good eating til next time.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Now We Are Complete "

What A happy Ending To A Heartwarming Story
Sisters Cassie and Candace Eloph had spent years trying to find their long lost older brother. their mom had placed him for adoption right after he was born,and his sisters never had a chance to meet him.
They scourced the Internet for contact information , but it had been 32 years since he'd been adopted,and they had no real clue to his where abouts.
We looked for him because we knew how bad our mother felt about giving him up,Candace told the Enquirer. But as the years passed , we thought we'd never find him. They'd all but given up hope, when they found him in an unlikely place. He was living right across the street. It's just incredible, says Candace.
James Wheat was given up for adoption by his 16-year-old mother JoEllen Cottrelll, after he was born at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana in 1977.
It was more her mother's decision, and she went along with whatever her mom said, says Cassie. Jamie is of mixed race. I think that's why her mom was so adamant that she had to give him up.
JoEllen moved away from Louisiana , got married and had three daughters: Candace,29, Cassie, 27, and Nikki, 30. Jamie grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana after being adopred by Ted and Ann Wheat. Jamie told the Enquirer ,I have two great parents, But I was always curious about who my real mother was.I tried to find her when I was 14. The adoption agency sent me all these forms to fill out, but they said they'd only put me in touch with her if she agreed to meet me.I never filled in the forms because I was afraid she might not want to hear from me.
Two years ago, Candace and Cassie moved into a duplex in Shreveport--directly across the street from Ted and Ann Wheat's home. It wasn't long before Candace ,Cassie and Jamie became friends. Then one night in May , Jamie mentioned his birthday in passing, Jan.27,1977. Hmm,we had a brother who was born on that date, but he was adopted,Cassie recalls telling him. Jamie then told the women he had been adopted and where he'd been born--and that his birth mother had red hair, freckles and her maiden name was Henderson.
Candace and I looked at each other and gasped, says Cassie. WE said , Jamie ,this is unbelievable, you're our brother ! Our mom has red hair and freckles , and her maiden name was Henderson. We started hugging and crying. We'd finally found him. We immediately called our mom and told her. She burst into tears and kept screaming , Oh my God !"
That evening , JoEllen got in her car and drove 12 hours through the night from her home in Kansas City, Mo. to Shreveport. When she got there , she and Jamie fell into each other's arms. We was both bawling, says Jamie. I made it a point to tell her that I was "OK" with her giving me up for adoption, I was just glad I finally found her.
My take on this: What a wonderful ending to a beautiful story...they live here in my hometown, I will try to get an interview from the siblings to see will they tell us a little about themselves in their own bet Jeannie and I will be riding on cloud nine...stay tuned.


The silent generation are people born before 1946.
The baby boomers were born between 1946 and1959.
Generation X are people born between 1960 and 1979.
Generation Y are people born between 1980 and now
Why do we call the last one 'Y'?
I had no idea but a cartoonist explains it eloquently below.

Learn somethin new every day.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Gerrido Denies All

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A man and his wife have denied abducting California woman Jaycee Lee Dugard when she was a child and holding her in their home for 18 years. Phillip Garrido, 58, and his spouse Nancy, 54, denied 28 charges when they appeared briefly in court in Placerville, El Dorado County.
Ms Dugard was bundled into a car in the county in 1991 on her way to school.

Police are also searching the Garrido home in Antioch for clues to several prostitute murders in the 1990s. Several bodies in the unsolved murders were dumped near an industrial park where Mr Garrido worked.

No pictures have been released of Ms Dugard as she looks today. Ms Dugard and two children she bore in captivity in Antioch, 200 miles (320km) away from where she was abducted, were freed this week. They are staying at a motel near San Francisco after being reunited with Ms Dugard's mother.

Phillip Garrido, 58, a convicted rapist and kidnapper, is suspected of fathering Ms Dugard's children while he kept her in his backyard. He and his wife Nancy, 54, are accused of abducting her in the town of South Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She was forced into a car as her stepfather Carl Probyn looked on. Mr Probyn tried in vain to give chase on a bicycle.
Police have admitted that they missed an opportunity to uncover what was happening at Mr Garrido's home in November 2006, when a neighbour alerted them to suspicious behaviour there.
Sheriff Warren E Rupf: "We missed an opportunity to bring earlier closure"
"The caller said Garrido was psychotic and had a sexual addiction," Sheriff Warren Rupf told reporters. But the investigating police officer only spoke to Mr Garrido and did not enter his property to carry out a search.

"I'm first in line to offer organisational criticism and to offer my apologies to the victims and accept responsibility for having missed an earlier opportunity," said Sheriff Rupf.
Fred Kollar, undersheriff in El Dorado County, described finding a makeshift compound in the backyard consisting of sheds, tents and outbuildings. The true identity of the backyard's inhabitants only emerged after Mr Garrido was called in along with his "family" for a parole office hearing on Wednesday.

Suspicions had been aroused when Mr Garrido, who has a printing business, was seen acting suspiciously towards the children as he tried to enter the University of California, Berkeley, campus to hand out religious literature. Diane Doty, a neighbour, has said she often heard children playing in the backyard.
"I asked my husband, 'Why is he [Garrido] living in tents?'" she said on Thursday.
"And he said, 'Maybe that is how they like to live.'"

The alleged abductor has himself told a US TV channel that his story was "heart-warming".
"It's a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning, but I turned my life completely around," Mr Garrido told KCRA television from El Dorado County jail.
Court records show that Mr Garrido was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 25-year-old woman in South Lake Tahoe in 1976.

Mr Garrido is also apparently delusional. He doesn't seem to understand that he has comitted a heinous crime.He obviously has no remorse. He thinks his story is "heart warming."

Below are some readers reactions to this story:

Unless Dugard was kept under lock and key for the entire 18 years of her captivity, over the next few days, certainly there will be an abundance of pieces about Stockholm syndrome and wondering why she didn't ask for help before... If Dugard's captors gave her any freedom, locals will start piping up about how she went to the grocery store or to the park, suggesting that she could have fled at any time.
Torie Bosch, blogging at DoubleX,
speculates about the reasons why Jaycee Dugard did not escape.

Over the last 18 years I have often thought about what happened to Jaycee. Every time there was a news report about the discovery of bones in California, I would follow up to see if it was the remains of Jaycee. It never was. Over 18 years my mind wandered back to me sitting in Jaycee's bedroom with Terry, how neat and tidy it was, ready for her return. I hadn't thought about Jaycee in a while, until today.
Anthony Batson, formerly a producer for America's Most Wanted,
remembers the day he interviewed Jaycee Dugard's parents.

Though the investigation is now ongoing, perhaps more details will emerge [about Nancy Garrido's] role in this 18-year saga. Was it fear that kept Nancy silent? Or does this just go to show how some women can overlook the monster in their husbands?
YourTango's Julie Leung
turns the spotlight on Phillip Garrido's wife.

The fact that various acquaintances thought Garrido was crazy and actually saw Dugard and her daughters reveals how willing we sometimes are to ignore the strange behavior of others, and how this willingness can sometimes allow criminals to operate with impunity for years.
Jezebel's Anna N.

" Oh Brad What A Waste "

Why is Brad drinking so much? Friends says Brad is trying to escape troubles at home. Brad Pitt had flown to New York to attend the premiere of the movie he co-produced, "The Time Traveler's Wife", but he obviously had other priorities on his mind, when shortly after arriving at his hotel, he arranged to meet a friend at the bar. Away from Angelina Jolie and their six children. Brad was looking to have some fun and blow off steam, explains one of the actors pals. Hours later , guests at the premiere saw a sight thats become all to familiar these days---Brad visibly tipsy,he slurred his words and was wobby, says a eyewitness at the August 12th event.
At the after party held at Manhattan's Rouge Tomate restaurant, Brad was the life of the party, shares an insider, who saw Brad toss back several cocktails. "It's very shocking to see an A-Lister actor that drunk." A pal points out ,Brad has never been a teetotaler.The 45-year -old seems to be drinking more than ever lately.
Recently Brad said , "I'm just a drunk."He was only joking , many are saying it's no laughing matter.
" Brad's drinking is becoming a worry", reveals one of his close friends,
" everyone is talking about it."
Brad made a spectacle of himself at the after party for the Berlin premiere of "Inglorious Bastards" getting so drunk that he had to be escorted home.Though he seem to be in control at the L.A. premiere of his film, his pals says that was only because Angelina was with him. There are two Brads, the pal explains.There is the Brad who is responsible father of his six kids, and there is the other Brad, who's a frat boy looking to have fun.
Brad's drinking is making for even more tenison between him and his partner. "The Brad that Angelina fell in love with isn't the Brad he is now," says the pal, who adds that Angelina is so turned off by Brads drinking that she almost finds it offensive. A light social drinker, Angelina worries that Brad's drinking is taking him away from the family. A pal says Angelina recently gave all the liguor in their L.A. house away, to send Brad a message. It isn't a message he's ready to hear--especially considering their frequent fights,according to a source. Angelina refused to go to the premiere of "The Time Traveler's Wife because Brad had initially bought it as a vehicle for himself and his then wife Jennifer Aniston. Jen called to wish him luck and Angelina went through the roof.
Brad admits he was a stoner..Brad's drinking may have gotton worse in recent months, but he claims he's given up another vice--[marijuana]A big smoker in his younger days, Brad says he's glad he quit because, "I was turning into a damn doughnut, really."
He told talk show host Bill Maher he stopped because he's a dad now." You want to be alert, and my eyes used to be glazed over when I did pot."
But Quentin Tarantino tells a different story, revealing that the "coolest"thing Brad did when they met in France was pull out a brick of hashish and give him a piece of it.
My take on this: A word to the wise...I am wishing the best for Angelina/Brad, because of the children. Angie , everyone knows you are a homewrecker, and you deserve what you get, but for the sake of the kids , I hope you make it. Once they have tasted the forbidden fruit, there is no stopping them, you may have to get your babies and run like the devil was on your tail.You can take a mule to water , but you can't make him a drunk....been there ,did that, next time get a man of your own. Jen may have been glad you took the drunk off her hands. But hey, thats just me. Stay tuned: the saga continues.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Missing for 18 years

Jaycee Lee Dugard - An age enhanced photo - placing her at about age twenty
Jaycee Lee Dugard - as she was at eleven years - around the time of her kidnap

A US woman found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her alleged kidnapper, police say. Jaycee Lee Dugard and the children, aged 11 and 15, were kept in a "hidden backyard within a backyard". Alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58, and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, are being held in custody in California.

DNA tests are being done to establish Ms Dugard's identity, but meanwhile she has been reunited with her mother. Ms Dugard disappeared in 1991, aged 11, from outside her Lake Tahoe home, apparently taken by two people.

Phillip Garrido allegedly fathered two children with Ms Dugard. El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said she had lived with the couple, isolated from view at a property in Antioch near San Francisco since the kidnapping. "The tents and outbuildings in the backyard were placed in a strategic arrangement to inhibit outside viewing and to isolate the victims from outside contact."
The three spent "most of their lives" there, he said, adding that they had never been to school or seen a doctor.

Their identities were revealed after Mr Garrido was spotted by police at the University of California Berkeley campus with the two young children. He raised suspicions because as a registered sex offender he was not allowed to be with young children. Phillip Garrido has a conviction for rape and was paroled in
1999, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was called in by his parole officer for questioning, and brought the two children and a young woman he called Allissa with him. During questioning he revealed that Allissa was actually Ms Dugard. She also confirmed her identity to police.

There have been few clues as to Jaycee Lee's whereabouts in 18 years . At the Antioch property, there was also a vehicle hidden in the backyard which matched the vehicle originally described at the time of the abduction, Mr Kollar said.
"It's a pretty spectacular story just to find someone like that. Someone we assumed was dead," said Bill Clark, a senior prosecutor in El Dorado County.
Jimmie Lee, a local police spokesman, said Mr Garrido was also being held for investigation of rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration.

As news spread of Ms Dugard's apparent re-appearance, her stepfather Carl Probyn told ABC News that her family was now convinced she was coming back to them.
"I had personally given up hope," he said, saying that he just wanted to find the people responsible. Mr Probyn was watching on 10 June 1991, as the young girl was apparently taken away by two unidentified people. The incident occurred as she was walking from her home to a school bus stop in the southern Lake Tahoe town of Meyers.

Her stepfather - who initially came under suspicion after her disappearance and is now estranged from Ms Dugard's mother - has described how a stranger drove up and grabbed Ms Dugard, bundling her into a grey car even as she tried to resist by kicking and screaming. Mr Probyn believed a man and woman were in the vehicle. Despite several false reports of sightings in the intervening years, Ms Dugard was never seen again.

"She sounds like she's okay",said Probyn.
"She had a conversation with my wife and she remembers things. I hope she's been well treated this entire 18 years."
"To have this happen, where we get her back alive, where she remembers things from the past, and to have people in custody is a triple win," he told the Sacramento Bee newspaper.

I have heard of a half a dozen cases like this, where a young girl (usually pre-adolescent) is kidnapped and kept imprisoned as a sex slave for years. I think the most recent one ocurred in Austria. However in that case I believe the abductor was the victim's own father. I think the situation is more prevelant than we think. You can't protect your children every moment of their lives without restricting , even imprisoning them yourself, but how do we stop these predators?

I think one of the keys here is that if your child is not with you then he/she should be in the company of others and make sure they are people you can trust.These predators home in on kids who are left alone even for a moment.
Children are a gift.We are entrusted with their care and well being. You can't be too cautious.

"Sarah Palin's Shattered Marriage"

Political cover girl Sarah Palin is hiding a bombshell secret behind her shocking resignation as Alaska's governor--her marriage has collapsed and she and hubby Todd are divorcing reveal sources.In a world exclusive, insiders tell Globe the sexy Repulican's 21-year marriage to her high school sweetheart is in tatters over cheating charges, lies, jealousy and her soarng political ambitions. One source said Sarah is finished with Todd ,44, and decided to end the marriage,insists, "Gryphen" of the "Immoral Minority Internet "blog.Sarah removed her ring a couple of weeks ago in a fit of anger and tossed it into a lake. Now the ring sleeps with the fishes.

Meanwhile , the 45-year-old former beauty queen --[Sarah was runner-up in the 1984 Miss Alaska pagent] is trying to keep a lid on her marital split for finanical and political reasons, sources say. The couple has made a pact to publicly hide their divorce .Darling of the most conservative elements of the Republican Party, she's in line for big money deals with books, talk shows and speaking appearances. She's raked in a whopping $ 11 million advance for one book she is currently writing , and is also a top contender to run for the President in 2012. Another Web site ,, claims "multiple sources in Sarah's hometown of "Wasilla" and the state capitol of "Anchorage" have confirmed the split.

According to the a story about Sarah's alleged affair with "Brad Hanson" in 1996 is behind the recent collaspe of her marriage and har decision to quit her governor's job.At the time Todd was away working in the oil fields, while Hanson was a city councilman in the nearby town of Palmer and Sarah was in Wasilla. Jim Burdett, a former Hanson family member says, Todd found out abut the affair and was so mad he broke up their partnership at a snow-mobile dealership. While Palin and Hanson have strongly denied the affair,the explosive story led to the deterioration of the Palins marriage and the stress from the scandal led to her resignation as governor of Alaska, says blogger Gyrphen.

Another source say's all of Alaska is abuzz about Sarah and Todd.
Sarah has overpowered Todd--and he can't keep up with her anymore. Todd was great as a high school boyfriend and then as a husband while she was a small town mayor and even governor. But now Sarah turned into a superstar with huge political ambitions--and she's leaving him in her dust.Still the source says , that it is unlikely the Palins will divorce anytime soon and they have cut a secert deal "to avoid wrecking her political ambitions. A divorce can be political suicide, says the source. They'll probably stay married through 2012 when Sarah's political future will be sealed, one way or the other.

As if Sarah didn't have enough to worry about ! Levi Johnston,19. the hunky hockey-playing ex of her daughter Bristol, is looking to get into showbiz--and he's planning on spilling the beans about the "Palin" clan . "Levi's working on a tell all" , his sister Mercede says. "He knows all the family's deep, dark secerts, and Sarah is pertrified about how badly some of his revelations could hurt her political career. She's already tried to put it out there that my family exaggerates and lies, because she is so scared of what he might say, but Sarah is a hypocrite, and she brought it on herself." Levi will also be featured in an upcoming issue of "Vanity Fair".

My take on this crap: There were rumors about an ethics investigation--in which an independent investigator found that Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal fees. And still hanging over her head,even more stress as she comes to grips with her failing marriage. Sarah take some advice in the spirit that it is will have to grow up and learn how to manage your family, let the ones more suited run the country. Stay tuned: to be continued.

Post Script to my partner's conclusion: This is a living example of how Sarah may have handled the affairs of the country. Should we count ourselves lucky that she never had the opportunity??
....Your friend...Jeannie.

Time Gap in Jackson Death Could Be Key to Case

A key point of contention has emerged in the case investigators are piecing together about the death of Michael Jackson: Exactly when did Dr. Conrad Murray realize that his patient had stopped breathing?
There are currently two accounts of that moment on June 25, and about an hour separates them.
According to police documents, Murray told detectives he put Jackson to sleep with drugs just minutes before he found the singer not breathing around 11 a.m., then let nearly 90 minutes go by — much of that time on his cell phone — before an ambulance was called. But Murray's lawyer says the doctor didn't discover a stricken Jackson until around noon.

Investigators have ruled Jackson's death a homicide, based on tests showing he was killed by the combination of the anesthetic propofol with at least two sedatives.The homicide designation does not necessarily mean a crime was committed, though it's a helpful starting point should prosecutors choose to seek criminal charges. Police have said Murray is the target of an investigation into manslaughter, defined as a homicide without malice or premeditation.

Murray told police he spent the morning of June 25 administering various sedatives to Jackson in an attempt to get him to sleep, according to an affidavit for a search warrant served last month on Murray's clinic in Houston. Unsuccessful in inducing rest, the doctor ultimately gave in to the singer's demands for a dose of propofol around 10:40 a.m. By 11 a.m., after a short trip to the bathroom, Murray said he saw Jackson was not breathing and began trying to revive him, both with a "rescue" drug and by performing CPR, according to the documents. An ambulance was not called until 12:21 p.m. and Murray spent much of the intervening time making non-emergency cell phone calls, police say.

That timeline is flawed, said Murray's attorney, Edward Chernoff, who was present when investigators spent three hours interviewing the doctor June 27. Chernoff said Murray never told police he found Jackson not breathing at 11 a.m. — instead, it was more like noon.
"Their theory is he came back and Jackson wasn't breathing. That's not what Dr. Murray told them," Chernoff said Tuesday. "They are confusing the time Michael Jackson went to sleep with the time he stopped breathing."

Even if Murray found Jackson around noon, he still waited too long to call an ambulance, said one medical expert, adding that anyone — including doctors — should make calling an ambulance their first priority.
"In a situation like that, time is life," said Dr. Douglas Zipes, an Indiana University heart specialist and past president of the American College of Cardiology. "It's got to be immediate or you are going to lose the individual."

Phone records show Murray spent 47 minutes between 11:18 and 12:05 making three personal calls. One of the calls was to one of Murray's offices, Chernoff said, adding that the doctor never told investigators about the calls because he wasn't asked about them.
At 12:13 p.m., Murray made a four-second call to Jackson's personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, pleading for help, Williams' attorney Carl Douglas said. Within two minutes, Williams called Alberto Alvarez, Jackson's bodyguard, with a similar plea.

Douglas, who also represents Alvarez, said the bodyguard hurried to the top floor of Jackson's rented mansion, a private sanctum where staff were not normally allowed, and assisted a confused-looking Murray as he frantically tried to revive Jackson. It was Alvarez that placed the 911 call at 12:21 p.m.
It seems the bodyguard had more presence of mind than the doctor. If the doctor was making personal phone calls instead of calling an ambulance, it sounds like he was trying to prepare an alibi or tidy up a few incriminating details. He should have been trying to revive his patient while waiting for an ambulance.It might have made the difference between life and death.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Weird Fashion Shows

John Galliano's amazing designs for men.See anything you like???

I notice there is a lot of dirt involved with the man's fashions.

And for the ladies: a very weird lineup of fall fashion,but who am I to judge?
Do you like any of it?

Weird and Wonderful Shoes