Monday, October 31, 2011

TSA to fire worker who left a note about a vibrator

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:11 PM

A Transportation Security Administration worker probably thought it was a joke when he or she wrote the words, "Get your freak on, girl" and left it in the bag of a passenger traveling through Newark Airport. Big problems.

1. The passenger was a lawyer and a feminist blogger named Jill Filipovic.
2. Filpovic has a Twitter account and a camera (or a smart phone), and took a picture for the world to see.
3. It was a total invasion of privacy.

That worker now has been fired.

The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire a New Jersey baggage screener who left a note that said "Get your freak on girl" in a suitcase containing a sex toy.

TSA spokeswoman Kawika Riley said Friday that the agency personally apologized to the passenger. She says the handwritten note was "highly inappropriate."

It's bad enough that TSA does pat-downs and full body scans, but this is way out of pocket.

The bigger question is, will TSA give Filipovic a gift certificate to North Carolina's Adam & Eve so that she can replace her vibrator?

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Top(less) 5

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Here are the five best events to get you hot and bothered with or without a date going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area this weekend— as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

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•Friday: Ghostbusters Halloween Party at The Breakfast Club

• Saturday: Bloody Sexy Afterhours Party at The Men's Club

• Sunday: Fang Bangers Ball II at Uptown Cabaret

• Monday: Manic Monday at Dilworth Billiards

• Tuesday: Fantasy Night at The Gold Club

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chivalry is dead

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:13 PM

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Once upon a time in the South, men held doors for ladies. These days, men actually expect women to open and hold a door for them.

Now, let me say that I'm far from an old fashioned girl; after all I'm waiting for a politician's sex tape to be leaked.

But like most women, I want my independence and a flash of old time chivalry. That's the 21st Century woman for you.

No one expects a man to lay his jacket on a mud puddle to be walked on [have you seen the cost of dry cleaning these days?], but coming to a complete stop and waiting for a woman to open the door for you is what P. Diddy calls "bitchassness."

There aren't too many things that I agree with Diddy on, but this would have to be one.

Now ladies, we're actually the reason chivalry died. You can trace the death back to two Destiny's Child songs: "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Independent Women."

While we were flaunting our new-found girl power, we confused the simple minds of men. Did we want them to be ATMs? Were we really that strong to live without them?

And then we had some feminists who said men who hold doors for women are sexist.

Men who open doors for women are guilty of 'benevolent sexism' according to a new study by feminist psychologists.

Helping the ladies choose the right computer as well as carrying their shopping are also signs of 'unseen' sexism in society, according to the report.

Nail. In. The. Coffin.

So the next time a guy holds the door for you, say thank you. And if his hands aren't full, Sally says you are under NO obligation to open and hold the door for him!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Movement on the John Edwards case, still no leaked sex tape

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:03 PM

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If you've been following the John Edwards case with us, then you know I'm interested in nothing more than a leak of the sex tape. All of the ethical issues surrounding pretty boy John are pretty much to be expected in this era of political sexcapdes.

Here's what's going on now:

Lawyers for ex-U.S. Sen. John Edwards say the case against him should be dropped because politics influenced the Republican attorney general who indicted him.

At a federal court hearing Wednesday, Politico reported, Edwards' lawyers were expected to argue politics so influenced former Republican U.S. Attorney George Holding in his decision to indict Edwards, a Democrat, that the case should be thrown out.

Holding indicted Edwards, the former North Carolina senator, in June on charges of campaign finance law violations, then announced weeks later he was resigning and running for Congress as a Republican.

Sex and politics make strange bedfellows and the crux of this case is really that Edwards nearly fooled the world into thinking that he was a good husband and family man. Is it political? I'm sure it is partly, but this is America and sex is so dirty here.

Edwards, 58, faces charges he violated campaign finance laws for using funds from his unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign from two wealthy supporters to conceal his pregnant mistress from the public. Prosecutors say the donations exceeded legal limits and amounted to campaign contributions because they were intended to keep the affair secret to preserve his presidential bid.

The payments went toward living, medical and other expenses for videographer Reille Hunter, with whom Edwards had an extramarital affair and a child.

His lawyers say he wanted to hide the affair and Hunter's pregnancy from his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, and that hundreds of thousands of dollars from his wealthy friends went to others, not him, and were gifts.

I'm willing to stand on a shaky limb and say if Edwards had used this money to finance his family's home, he wouldn't have been charged. But the fact that he cheated on his beloved wife, Elizabeth, with Hunter — who some say is the basis for the character Allison Poole in Story of My Life by Jay McInerney—plays a role in this investigation. It's naive to think otherwise.

So, when will the Kim Kardashian-esque leak happen? We continue to wait.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Woman escapes would be teen rapist

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:54 AM

A Gastonia teen was pulled into a bathroom, nearly raped and threatened to be cut. The alleged perpetrator, a 16 year old boy.

Police said Damitri Ojujuan Mitchell, 16, of Hudson Landings Drive, went into the women’s bathroom on Monday night at the school on South New Hope Road, according to the Gaston Gazette.

Police said it is there where Mitchell grabbed a 17-year-old student and assaulted her.

“Damitir grabbed her and put one hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming and tried to unbutton her blue jeans with the other hand,” said Gaston County Police student resource officer J.R. Hamrick in a warrant released in the case.

The warrant states that Damitri told the female not to scream or he would cut her. After screaming and kicking at Damitri, the woman was able to get away and report the incident to police.

Mitchell was arrested and charged with one felony count of second-degree sexual offense, one felony count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of communicating threats.

He was jailed at the Gaston County jail, with bail set at $250,000.


Earlier this year, Hope Circle [A children's advocacy group] Director, Laurie McClure, spoke to the Gaston Gazette about sex crimes involving teens.
Teenagers are being negatively influenced by activities they engage in daily.

“Exposure to violence in video games and Internet pornography has decreased the sensitivity level,” said McClure. “It makes it so that these teenagers with their hormones running amuck, they’re able to get past reservations that they would’ve had in the past about assaulting someone.”

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sex offenders and Halloween

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Next Monday, little ghost, goblins and black cats will be going door to door looking for treats. Every year, Halloween forces us to think about who our neighbors really are.

Last Halloween, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office went door to door, reminding the 648 registered sex offenders that they aren't able to pass out treats.


The purpose of the program is to verify 648 sex offenders' addresses and contact information. But for the first time, they're not doing it on Halloween.

"One of the reasons we do this is to raise awareness," said Captain Kristjan Rahe, of the Sheriff's Office. "Everyone knows we go out every Halloween, so what better way to surprise people than to come out a day early?"

Eyewitness News rode along with Deputy Prince Newsome, who had a stack of about 40 sex offenders to check up on, including many with offenses against children, like Jermaine Dixon, who is legally prohibited from giving out candy during trick or treating.

"It bothers me, but I understand where they're coming from," Dixon said.

Newsome pointed out that because Halloween is on Sunday, many families won't want to go trick-or-treating because of church, and because it's a school night. Our crews noticed many children celebrating the holiday on Saturday night.

"Parents should always be standing on the sidewalk if their children participate in Halloween," Newsome said.

Many sex offenders said that after getting a knock on the door every year, they'd rather not participate, even if they legally can.

"I just sit back and look at TV, and wait for the day to go by," said registered sex offender William Norman.

Some people wonder if this is a violations of civil liberties of the sex offenders.

In 2008, the ACLU took on a law in Missouri that banned sex offenders from passing out candy on Halloween. And the group won a slight victory:

A federal judge has ruled that parts of Missouri's new law restricting registered sex offenders' actions on Halloween night are unenforceable, saying the law lacked clarity and could cause confusion for sex offenders and those charged with enforcing

The law, signed by Gov. Matt Blunt in June, requires that sex offenders avoid all Halloween-related contact with children from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. It requires them to remain inside their homes with the outside lights off and to post a sign saying they have no candy.

A violation is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.

After hearing arguments in a case brought by four sex offenders, U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson on Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of some parts of the law.

But in Maryland, Sex offenders must post a sign on their doors alerting parents and trick-or-treaters about their crime.


"By making a commitment to refrain from participating in Halloween activities, you will enable the children and parents in your neighborhood to enjoy the holiday without undue anxiety," said the letter signed by Patrick McGee, Director of the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation. "In addition, you will also protect yourself from misunderstandings and the allegations that may arise from them."

At the end of the day, parents have the ultimate responsibility to keep their kids safe on Halloween — not just from sex offenders but all of the dangers on Charlotte streets on Halloween.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

South Carolina catches hell, but umm, it's deserved. Man arrested for having sex in a museum

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Ah, Charleston. Cobblestone roads, great seafood, an ocean breeze and the place you shouldn't go to have sex in a museum.
Especially when you're already and infamous South Carolinian anyway. But that's just what 29-year-old Michael L. Miller did.
According to the Associated Press, Miller, who pleaded guilty three years ago to giving then South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel cocaine, was caught having sex in a Charleston museum.
Public sex is a thrill for most people, but they really don't trespass to do it.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that 29-year-old Michael L. Miller and a 22-year-old woman were arrested around 3 a.m. Oct. 14 at The Charleston Museum.

Police say the couple told them they met at a nearby bar and went inside the museum after noticing an unlocked door.

Miller told the newspaper in an email Thursday, "What can I say, I get around."

Prosecutors say Miller has completed his probation from his 10-month sentence for providing cocaine to Ravenel, so he won't face additional penalties in that case.

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Weekend Top(less) 5

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Here are the five best events to get you hot and bothered with or without a date going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area this weekend— as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

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•Friday: Halloween Party at The Estate. . .Costume optional

•Saturday: Twin Peeks Charity Ride . . .Benefits Relay for Life

•Sunday: SIN Sunday at Uptown Cabaret . . .World Famous amateur contest

•Monday: Monday Night Football at The Men's Club. . . Free admission with your team colors

•Tuesday: $2 Tuesday at Club Onyx. . .$2 Dances, $2 Wells and Domestics

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy the bedroom: Company makes 'occupy' condoms

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Occupy Wall Street has, rather ironically, provided quite the opportunity for those in the emblazoned merchandise business. There are over 2,000 Occupy Wall Street products listed on eBay at the time of this writing.

But this one just might take the cake.

Yes, you’re seeing that right, folks, it is an Occupy condom.

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They claim they are 99 percent effective — get it? — and have added a clever slogan: “WE WON’T BE SCREWED! WE WILL COME FIRST!”

The company making these condoms, Condomania, is selling them at a discounted price of $11.99 for a 30-pack. They are also giving them away for free to protesters.

Apparently that includes not only Occupy Wall Street protesters, but also demonstrators located in other cities.

Hear that, Occupy Charlotte? From what I’ve seen, the donation table is looking pretty well stocked, but how are you guys on rubbers?

Condomania provides the following additional details on their website:

Occupy Condoms! Why? Whether or not you agree with the "demands" of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is sweeping the U.S., one thing is for sure; lots of people out there are tired of feeling screwed. Occupy Condoms say it all in a neat little package while affording young protestors the protection they need to stay safe in the passionate frenzy that is social protest.

Occupy Condoms are sold at a 70 percent discount to demonstrate our support for social change and the virtuous pursuit of equality for all. Mostly, we didn't think it cool to be capitalizing quite so blatantly on a protest movement that itself is concerned about unscrupulous profiteering. So, we'll just hope for some good buzz and a small amount of unscrupulous profits.

Contact Condomania to request free Occupy Condoms for the Occupy Movement in your city!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Sex tapes and the age of Twitter

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:03 PM

There was a trending topic on Twitter Sunday night, #AmberCole.
My first thought was did J. Cole and Amber Rose, the stripper ex of Kanye West, get together? The answer is no and what that topic was about is beyond disturbing.
Amber Cole is a 14-year-old girl who is allegedly on the back steps of her school performing oral sex on a classmate.

It was filmed and it went viral. By the way, if this girl is 14, that is child porn and someone needs to go to jail — for real.
And you won't find that video here!

She doesn’t know she’s being taped and there is a second boy who can be seen laughing in the distance. The girl’s name became a Twitter trending topic, as people of all ages make jokes about her and called her every awful name under the sun. She allegedly then created a Twitter page to defend herself, while also capitalizing off her new-found ”fame” (the account now has over 16k followers) by attempting to chat up celebrities such as Bow Wow and Evelyn Lozada- a very 14-year-old thing to do.

When did this behavior become cool?

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