Thursday, November 29, 2007

The hooker with a heart of gold

Prostitute auctions sex for charity

A Chilean prostitute has auctioned 27 hours of sex to raise money for the country's largest charity during an annual fund-raising campaign.

Maria Carolina became an overnight celebrity in the conservative Roman Catholic country, making news headlines and appearing on talk shows since she made her
unusual donation to the televised charity event, which runs for 27 hours starting on Friday evening.

"I've already auctioned off the 27 hours of love," Maria Carolina told Reuters on Wednesday, saying she had raised about $4,000. "One of my clients already paid. It seemed like a good deed to him."

Adult prostitution is legal in Chile. Chile's two-day Teleton fundraiser is endorsed by television stars and aims to raise funds for poor, disabled children.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

No babies in England

I haven't blogged for a while, so here are two Daily Mail Horror stories:

#1 The environmentalist wackos who'd abort or not have their own children for the planet. Save the planet, kill yourself, I always say.

Meet the women who won't have babies - because they're not eco friendly

Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would
know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers - and a voice calling her Mummy.

But the very thought makes her shudder with horror.

Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief she was helping to save the planet.

#2 The nanny state tries to take newborn babies away from mothers who've recovered from mental problems

I've fled the country to stop social workers taking my baby

Seven years ago Fran had an eating and selfharming disorder and spent 13
months in a psychiatric hospital followed by nine successful months of

Now 22, and with her emotional troubles behind her,
Fran is outraged that she should be judged a risk to herself
and her child despite a fistful of medical reports that dispute

...Fran says she was told by social services that she was in danger of
suffering from Munchausen's by Proxy, a controversial and unproven
in which a parent – usually the mother – invents an illness
in her child to draw attention to herself.

Apart from Dr Ward Platt's letter, there has been no other
presented to Fran suggesting that she was at such risk.

...Dr Ward Platt also recommended that Fran be assessed by professionals. Social services drew up their "birth plan" without doing any of these assessments. In October, Fran was told the plan would mean that Molly would be immediately removed into care, minutes after she was born. Fran was also told she could not be trusted to breast-feed her,

...But perhaps most worrying of all is the fact that Fran's case, while
undoubtedly extreme, is also indicative of a disturbing trend.
Two thousand babies less than a year old were taken from their parents last year
by social services – three times the number of ten years ago.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Not a jar of dirt

Possible Scattering Of Human Remains On Disney Rides Reported

Disneyland workers were recently forced to close the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction after a ride security camera caught a woman apparently dumping human remains, in what may be a growing trend.

Workers at the Anaheim theme park spotted the woman sprinkling an unidentified substance into the water on the "Pirates" ride. Anaheim police were notified of the incident.

...They said it started at the Haunted Mansion, but now the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride is growing in popularity.

Al Lutz, who runs, told KABC that it is not unusual for people to scatter a loved one's remains at the happiest place on earth.

I also very much enjoy this remix of "Jar of Dirt"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WaPo apologizes for truth

WashPost Critic Apologizes for E-Mail

Tim Page wrote to Barry's aide last week after receiving a press release about the former mayor's views on the financially troubled Greater Southeast Community Hospital.

"Must we hear about it every time this crack addict
attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new—and typically half-witted—political grandstanding?" the e-mail said. "I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think of anything the useless Marion Barry could do that would interest me in the slightest, up to and including overdose."

...In an e-mail to Barry's aide, Andre Johnson, Page said he was sorry for his "rude" response. "I am deeply ashamed for what I did and I know how hateful my words could be."

...Barry said he was "outraged" at the e-mail, "particularly coming from a reporter at a reputable newspaper like The Washington Post, not a rag." He said Page "ought to be fired, and The Washington Post ought to run an editorial

I don't get it; why'd he apologize?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Daily Mail - Adoption horror story

I've noticed the UK's Daily Mail has a lot of stories about people confessing and explaining horrible things they've done, like women who've had 10 abortions or a man who cheated on his dying wife, so now I'm going to draw attention to these shocking stories and comment on them.

I didn't like my adopted daughter so I gave her back
This single mother thought it would be nice to adopt a 7 year old girl who was sent to Britain by her parents to live with her uncle who abandoned her. Her expectations of a little girl who had been rejected by her family are unbelievably unreasonable and naive:

"I simply couldn't reach her. I suppose I did get frustrated by it. I would say to her sometimes: 'Do you want me to be your mummy?', and she would reply: 'No, I've already got one.'
[Well, does she expect this 7 year old girl to understand that her parents abandoned her and now she has to find a new mommy? Does she expect this girl to forget about her own mother and immediately take to her?]

..."Once when she had done something or other I had asked her not to, she just gave me this look as if to say: 'What are you going to do about it?' I thought to myself: 'You just don't care, do you?'
"It was not the incidents in themselves that bothered me, more the underlying emotional gap."
[Clearly this little girl has abandonment issues and was testing her adoptive mother. And what is this "emotional gap" that this woman expects to fill with a troubled child?]

...Around this time, Zahina wrote a letter to her mother in Tanzania, asking when she was coming to fetch her. Eventually she received a card, but there was no reply to her questions.
"The penny dropped, and she realised her mother wasn't coming to get her," says Julie. "She had no other option but me. At that point she actually started making more effort, but it was too late by then.
[How horrible that this woman didn't understand that the little girl was holding out hope her parents would come get her and instead gave up on the child for not adapting as quickly or as emotionally as she had hoped. Of course a 7 year old would think her mother was coming back and give her current caretaker problems.]

..."When I did tell Zahina [she was sending her back] she was incredibly upset, she just sobbed and sobbed. It was hard to take. She said she'd tried so hard, and got nothing back, and I told her I knew what she meant because that was exactly how I had felt.
[I seriously doubt a 7 year old expressed the feeling that she tried hard and got nothing back. And shame on this woman for expecting something back so soon from a traumatized little girl!]

..."Zahina and I had different expectations. I hadn't expected to replicate
the relationship I had with my daughter but I had expected a certain emotional
"That was not Zahina's expectation of our relationship.
"But Zahina and I went on a journey together and I hope she learnt something about the nature of parenting and family relationships. While she was with me she came
to terms with a lot of her past."
[Her expectations of this 7 year old girl were and still are unrealistic. I doubt the little girl even understood what was happening and that she was being adopted or even what that meant.]

This woman is horrible and completely unfit to adopt! She should have had more patience and realized #1 that this girl was ONLY 7 years old, #2 she had been abandoned by her mother who is still alive, and #3 she needed stability and unconditional love and attention. That poor child will be messed up and have abandonment issues for life because of her!

And that's the Daily Mail horror story of the day!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Big dog, little dog

Despite their radical difference in size, these two dogs have something in common - Gibson the Great Dane and Boo Boo the toy Chihuahua are both world record holders.

Measuring a whopping 107cm, gentle giant Gibson was named tallest dog back in 2004. Joining him in the hall of fame for 2007 is tiny Boo Boo who only measures 10.16cm tall and is smaller than Gibson's head.

It looks like the big dog is going to eat the little one!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time

Russia's "chessboard killer": Punishment too harsh
Russia's "chessboard killer" has appealed his life sentence, saying he thinks spending the rest of his life in jail is too strong a punishment for murdering 48 people, his lawyer said on Friday.

...But his lawyer said the serial killer thinks the punishment does not fit the crime and should be cut to 25 years.

"Pichushkin thinks the sentence is too harsh," said his lawyer Alexander Karyagin, adding that an appeal had been lodged with Moscow city court.

"When I met with my client, I explained to him that the appeal would probably be refused, but he insisted that it should be filed."

"It's my job," Karyagin told Reuters by telephone on Friday.

I agree, that sentence IS unreasonable for 48 murders - he should get the death penalty!

What a swell guy!

Fans catch treat at Varitek home

This Halloween, Jason Varitek gave trick-or-treaters something infinitely more valuable than a king-sized Snickers bar. The Red Sox captain sat in a lawn chair at the top on his driveway and handed out autographs, signing baseballs, hats, shirts, pillow cases stuffed with candy, and a green alien glove from a youngster's costume.

Gotta love 'Tek!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pantless Judge Now Jobless

Man in $54M Pants Lawsuit Loses Job

An administrative law judge who sued a D.C. dry cleaner for $54 million has lost his job.

Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson had a seven-page letter delivered to him Tuesday. The letter described the reasons a D.C. panel voted against reappointing him to the bench.

...The panel reached a decision based on Pearson's work and temperament as a judge and the $54 million lawsuit.

Pearson was appointed in 2005 to an initial two-year term, which expired in May. He requested to be appointed for a 10-year term.

Good riddance!

Past blog posts: Update on Pant-less judge
The Judge has No Clothes