Is this still America, the land of the free?
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The Westview Shopping Center is across the street from the El Farouq Mosque in a Houston neighborhood. Some worshippers have been known to park in the shopping center’s lot while attending services at the mosque, but it seems like the shopping center could’ve handled the situation a little more delicately. Several “No Muslim Parking” signs were posted on Westview’s property, leaving worshippers feeling unnerved and upset. “I feel sorry for the person who wrote it,” Ahmed Hassan said. “Obviously he has a lot of hate.” None of Westview’s management or staff would take credit (or blame) for the signs. Shopping center owner Steve Kwon says he plans to remove the offensive signs — and any cars he says shouldn’t be parked in his lot.
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This Riley Cooper story has gone from laughable to ludicrous. The 25-year-old Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was drunk when he used a racial slur at a country music concert. Cooper spazzed out at a black security guard who wouldn’t let him backstage to meet Kenny Chesney. “I’ll fight every nigger in here,” Cooper said.
Normally when a redneck drops the n-word in a room full of rednecks, no one raises an eyebrow. But a concertgoer captured Riley’s tirade on a cell phone and uploaded it to YouTube.
The response from the professional football league was swift. Cooper was fined an undisclosed sum of money, and he was forced to apologize more than once.
But that wasn’t enough. In a tweet posted today, the Eagles front office announced that Cooper will be suspended from “all team activities” so he can “seek counseling.”
Unlike disgraced chef Paula Deen, a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was caught using the n-word on video. Riley Cooper, who heretofore was unknown outside of Philadelphia, was upset that a black security guard wouldn’t let him backstage at a Kenny Chesney concert.
A concertgoer who witnessed the 25-year-old Riley’s public meltdown sent this email to Deadspin.com:
Riley was going fucking nuts because he wasn’t allowed backstage. He didn’t have passes like some of the other players and was SO pissed that the stadium people wouldn’t let him back just because he was Riley Cooper.
He had had been drinking since 11 AM (Kenny didn’t go on until 8).
Feel free to use the attached pic of his car.
An 11-year-old Yemeni girl ran away from home to escape an arranged marriage to an older man.
Nada al-Ahdal was saved from an arranged marriage only after her uncle intervened. In a video posted on YouTube, Nada says: “Go ahead and marry me off – I’ll kill myself.” While we shudder to think what our lives would be like to be married at 11, it is tradition in other cultures.
Rae Dawn Chong will not be invited as a guest on Oprah’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ any time soon. The ‘Color Purple‘ star badmouthed Oprah in a scandalous radio interview with Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour.
Stopping short of calling Oprah a narcissist, Chong said, “The thing that’s really great about Oprah, that you can’t take away from her, is that she is a great brown noser. If you were in a room with her, she will pick the most powerful person and she will become best friends with them.”
Finally, President Obama is doing something right. According to a report published today on The Sacramento Bee website, female prisoners were sterilized to prevent them from having babies who will probably grow up to be gangbangers. 150 inmates were sterilized between 2006 and 2010, but many more tubal ligation procedures were performed in the 1990s. Doctors under contract with the California penal system were paid $147 for each procedure. The doctors reportedly targeted female inmates who had multiple children and were deemed most likely to be repeat offenders.
When it rains it pours. Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has been dropped by Target and Novo Nordisk following her admission that she uttered racial slurs in the past. The Food Network declined to renew Deen’s contract on Friday. And on Wednesday, Wal-Mart announced it was dropping Deen as a sponsor. Deen’s other sponsors, online shopping giant QVC and Smithfrield Foods are awaiting the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen’s brother, Bubba Hiers.
Deen, 66, could lose $17 million in endorsement revenue as a result of the controversy.