Barnes & Noble Issues Apology for Obama/Monkey Book Display

A Barnes & Noble spokesperson claims a customer placed a book about monkeys in a window where Barack Obama books were on display.

Yeah, sure. Blame it on the customers. It makes you wonder how long it took Barnes & Noble employees to figure out why people were outside snapping pictures of their window display.

Barnes & Noble would like to publicly apologize for what happened in our Coral Gables, Florida store. We believe that a customer played a cruel joke and placed an inappropriate title in the front window of our store, where we were featuring books written by or about President Obama. We want to assure our customers that the book placed by someone other than our booksellers was never intended to be included in our display and was removed as soon as we became aware of the situation. We are looking into it and are taking the steps necessary so that it does not happen again. From time to time customers will move titles from one area of the store to another. In this particular case, we do not condone whatever message may have been intended with the placement of this title in our Presidential display. It certainly was not part of our merchandising and we regret that we didn’t see the placement of this title immediately. [LINK]




 

Taliban Beheads Man As ‘Gift’ To Obama

I wonder why we don’t read about these atrocities in the mainstream media?

Taliban militants beheaded an Afghan in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region after accusing him of spying for the United States, local police said today

The 35-year-old man was kidnapped one week ago and his body found today in Razmak some 65km south of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, an official said.

“He was slaughtered overnight. His headless body was put on the roadside,” police official Munir Khan said.

A note found on the body of the man, identified as Shafiq Gul, said he was “spying for the US”.

“Whoever spies for the US will face the same fate. This is a gift to (US President Barack) Obama,” the note said. [LINK via GP]


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Man Arrested For Mailing HIV-Infected Blood To Obama

From Fox News:

A man from President Obama’s hometown of Chicago has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them.

In the weeks leading up to Obama’s inauguration, Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian refugee in his late 20’s, sent an envelope addressed to “Barack Obama” to offices of the Illinois government in Springfield, Ill., according to court documents. The envelope contained a series of unusual items, including a letter with reddish stains and an admission ticket for Obama’s election-night celebration in Chicago’s Grant Park. Court documents said Hussein, who takes drugs to treat a mental illness, later told FBI agents he is “very sick with HIV” and cut his fingers with a razor so he could bleed on the letter.

Hazmat teams were called in after the envelope was opened, and offices of the Illinois Department on Aging and the Department of Revenue were locked down for nearly two hours, locking 300 staffers in their offices, court documents said. READ MORE…




 

Nurses Fired For Taking Cell Phone Pics of Patient

Two Wisconsin nurses have been terminated from their jobs for taking cell phone pictures of a patient’s X-ray. [LINK]

The x-ray showed a sex toy lodged in the rectum of a male patient.

Photos of the x-rays were then posted on a Facebook page belonging to one of the nurses. The nurse denies posting the photos on her page and has since deleted the FB page.

The patient was not identified on the Facebook page, yet the case has been forwarded to the FBI for investigation into possible HIPAA violations.

Many gay men (and heterosexual men) derive great pleasure from inserting a variety of unusual objects into their rectums. Problems occur when the fragile blood filled tissue inside the rectum begins to swell or the bowel is punctured and bleeds profusely.

A perforated bowel can lead to a life-threatening emergency.

Medical personnel often joke about these cases in private. It’s their way of coping with a sometimes stressful occupation.




 

Mayor Resigns Over Watermelon Email Flap

What is this country coming to when people can’t send amusing emails to friends without losing their livelihoods?

We posted this same watermelon photo back in November [LINK], and no one was offended. Some people can’t take a joke. Everything isn’t about racism.

The mayor of a small Southern California city says he will resign after being criticized for sharing an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title “No Easter egg hunt this year.”

Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose issued a statement Thursday saying he is sorry and will step down as mayor at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Grose came under fire for sending the picture to what he called “a small group of friends.” One of the recipients, a local businesswoman and city volunteer, publicly scolded the mayor for his actions.

Grose says he accepts that the e-mail was in poor taste and has affected his ability to lead the city. Grose said he didn’t mean to offend anyone and claimed he was unaware of the racial stereotype linking black people with eating watermelons. [LINK]




 

Reality Bites for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Child Star

Little Azharuddin Mohammed rose swiftly from the slums of India to the bright lights of Hollywood after starring in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire.”

But no sooner did he return to the slums than reality was slapping him in the face.

His own father slapped and kicked the child as horrified fans looked on.

The ten-year-old boy who was tired from yesterday’s long-haul flight from Los Angeles and had wanted to be left alone refused his father’s request to leave the shack and face curious onlookers.

Just days ago as one of the movie’s child stars he’d walked the Oscars red carpet in glamorous clothes but now back in the slums he was being kicked and slapped around the face.

The ugly scenes lasted no more than 30 seconds despite the child’s mother, who is blind in one eye, begging Ismail, 45, to stop the physical punishment.

Yelping as he tried to evade the flailing hands and feet he cowered in the corner of the ramshackle tent, that serves as the family home.

At one point Azharuddin grabbed his face in pain and finally ran off to cry after Ismail, who is infected with TB, was pulled off by neighbours. READ MORE…




 

FanMAIL: Mike Vick

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Mike Vick is expected to be released from prison on July 20 and placed on home confinement. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison on federal dog fighting charges in August 2007.

Vick was scheduled to be released to a halfway house, but luckily for him there was no room. So he will be heading home to Virginia instead. This is great news for Vick’s hard core fans who held vigil for him on a website created by fans.

Loyal reader Pria wrote:

Hey Auntie love your site come to it everrrrry day! I am a big Mike Vick fan so big that I write his ass all the time (I want him to be my baby daddy) and one day I finally got a letter back from him. I almost shit my pants! He said he was doing fine and he was working out and eating good so he could hopefully return to the NFL and some other things. But he told me about a website that some of his fans had put together isupport7.com so you know I went to the site instantly to see what it is about! I must say so it is a great support site it has all kinds of pictures of him with his kids and I guess Girlfriend (bitch) LOL I’m hating. And him fishing and a whole bunch of other pictures of him, and he writes back a lot of fans they talk about that to. Just wanted to tell you about this so you can let other Mike Vick lovers know. Much love




 

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