National Journal editor Josh Kraushaar tweeted that tickets for this Thursday’s Redskins game fell to an amazing low of $10 a piece on the secondary market at Stub Hub. This is a primetime game on Thanksgiving and those prices are at near give-away levels.
Good grief: lower bowl tickets for Thursday night’s Redskins game are going for less than 10 dollars on StubHub.
CBS CHARLIE ROSE, 75, FIRED: 13 WOMEN ACCUSED ROSE OF GROPING THEIR BREASTS AND GENITALS, WALK AROUND NAKED AND MAKE LEWD TELEPHONE CALLS
- Rose would grope their breasts, buttocks and genitals without their consent, make lewd telephone calls, and walk around naked in their presence without warning.
- Total number of accusers to 13
( Daily Mail ) Charlie Rose has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances towards eight women who either worked for him at the time or were potential employees in a blistering new expose published by The Washington Post.
Among the claims being made by the women are that Rose would grope their breasts, buttocks and genitals without their consent, make lewd telephone calls, and walk around naked in their presence without warning.
The women who have come forward with these claims about Rose, 75, were all between the ages of 21 and 37 at the time of the alleged misconduct and working for the legendary television host.
Two former employees said that the young female assistants and producers Rose would constantly surround himself with were known as ‘Charlie’s Angels.’
In a lengthy statement in response to the expose, Rose did not deny all of the allegations being made by the women but said that he did not believe all of his accusers were ‘accurate’ in heir description of his offenses.
‘It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed,’ stated Rose.
‘I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.’
The backlash was swift for Rose, with PBS and Bloomberg announcing they would no longer air his eponymous talk show within an hour of the Post publishing their story on Monday and CBS suspending the host.
CBS also ran a segment on the allegations just three minutes into the CBS Evening News broadcast on Monday.
Following the publication of The Post article, two additional women came forward in an interview with The New York Times, and Business Insider published an interview with three more former interns. This brings the total number of accusers to 13.
Read more: Charlie Rose canned: CBS suspends host and his eponymous talk show is taken off the air after THIRTEEN women allege he groped their breasts and genitals, walked around nude and made lewd calls
BOOM! TWITTER FACES LAWSUIT FROM RIGHT-WING TRUE PUNDIT, SERVED THEM 14-PAGE CEASE AND DESIST DEMAND THAT SETS STAGE FOR LITIGATION
Conservative website True Pundit sent left-wing Twitter a 14-page comprehensive Cease & Desist demand that sets the stage for litigation. True Pundit says twitter is violating various state and federal laws and engaged in acts that arise from a willful intent to silence the site ( and others ) for their conservative political views.
THOMAS PAINE OF TRUE PUNDIT TWEETS BELOW:
17 Nov 2017:
Our lawyers in San Francisco served Twitter Jack & Counsel today with a Cease & Desist for many legal infractions … Much more on that to come later. We’ll give them a chance to digest/respond.
7:12 PM – 19 Nov 2017:
We punched Twitter back for interfering with Thomas Paine and True Pundit group w/ a 14-page comprehensive Cease & Desist demand that sets the stage for litigation. We will publish the FULL letter in few days, but here is a nice sample. Heavyweight lawyers:
The entire legal answer our lawyers amassed is a real legal work of art. NO FIRST AMENDMENT claim(s) because that is how Twitter escapes liability. Very fired up to fight back. We won’t be pushed around.
- Adam Wheeler, who now goes as Ja Du, considers himself to be from the Philippines and drives around in a Tuk Tuk – a vehicle used for public transit in the country
- ‘Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,’
( Daily Mail ) A Florida man who was born white is now claiming that he is actually ‘transracial’ and Filipino.
Adam Wheeler, who now goes as Ja Du, considers himself to be from the Philippines and drives around in a Tuk Tuk in Tampa – a vehicle used for public transit in the country.
‘Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,’ he said to WTSP.
‘I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.’
‘Ja Du’ has embraced most aspects of the adopted culture that he is attempting to adopt as his own.
‘My family knows about my transsexuality but they don’t know anything about this,’ said Ja Du who did not elaborate.
Ja Du has even created a Facebook page and community for other people who believe that they are not the race that they have lived with.
NASTY DALLAS PROSECUTOR JODY WARNER FIRED AFTER BELITTLING AND HITTING AN UBER DRIVER: ‘”Who are they going to believe? I’m a district attorney”
( Daily Mail ) An Uber driver was driving a Dallas prosecutor home from a bar when he claims the woman got angry at him for getting lost, physically and verbally attacked him, and then accused him of kidnapping her.
Shaun Platt, 26, recorded a portion of his interaction with Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner, who can be hurling expletives at the driver, repeatedly calling him ‘an idiot,’ and demanding that he take her home, despite his pleas that she get out of the car.
The District Attorney’s Office sent a statement to DailyMail.com Monday evening announcing Warner’s termination.
‘After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have decided to terminate Ms. Warner,’ District Attorney Faith Johnson stated. ‘Although criminal charges have not been filed, her behavior is contrary to this office’s core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated.
‘As public servants, we represent the people of Dallas County and are examples of justice, professionalism, and ethical behavior both inside and outside of the courtroom. I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff.’
Speaking to the Dallas Morning News, Platt said it all started when he picked up Warner, 32, at Capitol Pub in Old East Dallas on Friday night.
The Uber driver said Warner appeared inebriated and angry, and things only got worse after the passenger told him to follow a route that was different from the GPS directions, which caused him to get lost.
‘I said, “Should I make a left up here?” and she refused to answer me,’ Platt said. ‘She said, “You can follow the [expletive] GPS” and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home.’
According to Platt, Warner continued name-calling and berating him. She also slapped him on the shoulder, which prompted the driver to pull over on the side of the road and ask the passenger to exit the vehicle.
Platt said he wanted to call police right away but decided to give Warner a chance to leave on her own, as she continued saying she was a DA.
Fed up with his customer’s antics, Platt ended the ride on the Uber app. He says Warner threatened him that he was ‘never going to work again and told him she ‘knows people.’
‘”Who are they going to believe? I’m a district attorney,”‘ the ride-sharing driver quoted Warner as warning him.
Platt eventually called 911 to summon police and turned on the recording device.
Read more: ‘I’m assistant district attorney so shut f**k up’: Prosecutor is FIRED after Uber driver records her hitting him, calling him ‘a legitimate retard’ and accusing him of kidnap on drunken ride home
RISKY! Army lifts ban on recruits with record of self-mutilation, substance abuse and other mental health issues
- Accepting recruits with those mental health conditions in their past carries risks, according to Elspeth Ritchie, a psychiatrist who retired from the Army as a colonel in 2010 and is an expert on waivers for military service.
- While bipolar disorder can be kept under control with medication, self-mutilation — where people slashing their skin with sharp instruments — may signal deeper mental health issues, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association.
WASHINGTON – People with a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse can now seek waivers to join the Army under an unannounced policy enacted in August, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY.
The decision to open Army recruiting to those with mental health conditions comes as the service faces the challenging goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers through September 2018. To meet last year’s goal of 69,000, the Army accepted more recruits who fared poorly on aptitude tests, increased the number of waivers granted for marijuana use and offered hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses.
Expanding the waivers for mental health is possible in part because the Army now has access to more medical information about each potential recruit, Lt. Col. Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman, said in a statement. The Army issued the ban on waivers in 2009 amid an epidemic of suicides among troops.
( Fox News ) An Alabama jury on Wednesday awarded $7.5 million to a man who sued Walmart after he said he broke his hip buying watermelson at a store.
Henry Walker, who was 59 at the time, claimed that on June 25, 2015, his foot became trapped in a pallet beneath a stack of watermelons while reaching for one.
Walmart has maintained that the display was not dangerous, and that any negligence was Walker’s fault.
“We are disappointed in the verdict,” a Walmart spokesman said. “We appreciate the jury’s service, however we believe that the damages awarded were excessive in light of the facts in this case. We plan to appeal.”
Walmart continues to uses the same displays for watermelon despite the incident.