What do Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Scorcese, Debra Winger, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and Monica Bellucci all have in common besides being part of the professional entertainment industry? They are all a part of a growing circle of the entertainment industry out to protect Roman Polanski from facing justice for his crime of child rape. Hollywood, as usual, seems to think that their “entertainment circle jerks ” are above the law. They are aghast that he has been arrested and now faces extradition to the USA for his crime. I have read the summary and the minutes, posted on The Smoking Gun, from the Polanski grand jury so I cannot tell whether the Hollywood elitists are just clueless or just do not care that a teenage minor was drugged with alcohol and quaaludes and then raped by a middle aged man. The world will be watching to see if the rich and infamous Polanski will pay for his crime or if fat cat lawyers and political pressure from the Hollyweirdo community will manage to keep justice at bay. In my personal estimation the man should face the maximum prison time available for his crime plus one year added to the sentence for every year that has evaded justice. By then he should be way past one hundred years old and even the help of Viagra if he felt the urge to molest any other young girls. And to the Hollywood community seeking to hide Polanski from punishment I offer up a heartfelt one finger salute.
Perhaps most telling of Polanski’s attitude about the whole affair is from a Polanski quote from an LA Times article included in the Ed Driscoll link above:
“If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… f—ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f— young girls. Juries want to f— young girls. Everyone wants to f— young girls!”
A Peter Popham article in the UK Independent reports that the wife of newly elected Japanese Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, claims she was abducted by aliens about twenty years ago. It seems that his wife, Miyuki Hatoyama, was taken to Venus following the abduction. Must have been a dismal visit as my understanding is that Venus is not the ideal vacationing spot for humans from the planet Earth. I was disappointed with the article in that the reporter either failed his investigative journalism or simply neglected to report the whole story. To be fair, the CNN article on the same subject was even less informative. Nowhere in either article did I read which alien species abducted her. Was it the Greys? Was it the Reptoids? Maybe it was some energy type being? Or was it a yet unannounced intergalactic non-humanoid species? Was she probed or maybe harvested for her eggs? Did she get one of those electronic tags implanted inside her like Scully in the X-Files? What role did the UN have in her abduction? Was there some UN conpiracy to hide her abduction? Was Bill Clinton involved in any part of brokering her release? Did Bill Clinton have sex with her or the aliens after securing her release? Does Hillary know that Bill had sex with her and the aliens? Did she at least get flying miles and/or credits usable at hotels and motels across the known universe? Hey – Inquiring minds wanna know! It did manage to report she also knew Tom Cruise in a previous life. I wonder if he jumped on a couch for her. Once again the reporter failed to give all the facts. Still it has to make the Obamas jealous to know that the US was one-upped by Japan because now Japan probably has the inside edge and will become the leading force in the race for Intergalactic Diplomatic Exchanges. Shucky Darn.
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A short time ago some of us in the local blogging community was discussing a situation involving Congressman Philobluster Hare and his media dog and pony show when a local company, Seaford Clothing, was on the verge of being closed due to financial problems. I believed then as I do now, that Hare figured there was no real way to keep the company from closing. Still he put on a veritable media circus promising to be the Superhero that saved the company by forcing the “evil” banking system to bend to Hare’s omnipotence and will. So then Hare could claim to rescue the crippled company and thus saving all its workers from the fate of unemployment. The media was reporting during that time that Hare was insinuating that he was going to save the current jobs, plus he had also negotiated an expansion of jobs and workers for the local factory. It was a nice fairy tale. But the fairy tale ended on a sour note, as the company was not saved; and the jobs were lost as the mighty Casey/Hare struck out!
As I was reading a 08/31/09 Christina Salter article on QCOnline concerning the Seaford workers, I asked myself – did Philobluster do more than just strike out? According to the article the workers of Seaford and a sister plant down in Georgia have filed a lawsuit against their former employers – claiming they are owed sixty days back-pay and benefits that they are allocated under federal bankruptcy laws – since the shop was closed without proper legal notice. It sounds as if they might have a case. On the other hand the article also stated that –“If a “faltering company” is trying to stay open, and giving notice of a closing could ruin an opportunity to gain new capital or business, the employer is exempt. There is also an exemption for business circumstances that were not “reasonably foreseeable” at the time notice would have been due. In these cases, employers must prove they qualify for an exemption, and must still provide as much advance notice as possible.” That is probably the weak link in the lawsuit for the workers. So now I have to wonder; did Phil Hare’s phony portrayal of Superman, as he preened and bragged for the cameras of his super job saving powers- give the dying company credibility and legal protection to avoid paying the wages and benefits normally due do the workers under law? Has Phil Hares brazen desire to pander for Union votes cost these workers the needed money and benefits they might have been entitled to? It would be a shame if Phil Hare’s ego and political pandering cost these workers money they were due! And if it does affect their final payouts- was Phil just incompetent, uncaring or maybe both? I am worried for the workers sake; that Philobluster didn’t simply strike out, but actually perpetrated a golden sombrero.
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