Anywhooo, I want to start with uncompromising positions and how they can have sad and unintended consequences: My man Kassim Osgood is a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he decided to run a route right into the bedroom of a 19 year old cheerleader. Problem was, of course, that girlfriend had a jealous ex boyfriend. And we all know how exes can get at times.
"Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kassim Osgood had to leap out a second-floor window late Monday to escape a gun-wielding man who had attacked him and a 19-year-old Roar cheerleader he was visiting in a home on Fort Caroline Road.
By the time it was over, police said the armed intruder had traded gunfire with the woman after sticking a gun to her head, saying, “What did that football player say to his girlfriend, 'It’s a good day to die,' ” misquoting ex-Florida Gator Chris Rainey’s recent text message to a former girlfriend.
Osgood, a former Pro Bowl special teams player in his first season with the Jaguars, had some minor bruises from his escape and being pistol-whipped, the Sheriff’s Office report said. He declined to comment Wednesday. "
Kassim, you better be glad girlfriend lived on the second floor and that she was packing. WTF? A shootout with her ex after he put a gun to her head? Gotta love those females in the Ville. [Story]
A similar story with a young man being caught in I guess what was to him a compromising position didn't end so well. He committed suicide after his roommate posted streaming videos on the web of him having sexual relations with another man.
"Fellow students Dharun Ravi, who was Clementi’s room-mate, and Molly Wei, have been charged with invasion of privacy and could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
They are accused of placing a camera in the room and streaming the images straight on to the internet.
In a message posted on microblogging website Twitter on Sep 19 Ravi allegedly said: “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”
Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, said his group considers Clementi’s death a hate crime.
He said: “We are heartbroken over the tragic loss of a young man who, by all accounts, was brilliant, talented and kind.
“And we are sickened that anyone in our society, such as the students allegedly responsible for making the surreptitious video, might consider destroying others’ lives as a sport.” [Story]
Hmmm, lots of layers to this story. But my man's roomie was one sick dude. Obviously he (the victim) was hiding his sexuality and his roomie knew that, which is why he thought his prank was cool. Dharun and Molly must not live in the real world. I wonder how they thought their little stunt was going to turn out? It doesn't' matter now. The problem for them is that a jury will probably ultimately decide whether their actions were foreseeable or not, and that could mean a long stint in the "pokey" for both of them. I know one thing; there is a certain pastor down in peach country who is praying that....never mind.
Here is another reason we shouldn't be just sperm donors. There are truly some sick folks out there. I swear you all make me want to rethink my stance on the death penalty sometimes.
Finally, it looks like the republican candidate for governor up in Zoo Yawk is doing his best to audition for the Sopranos play that's sure to come to Broadway:
"Republican New York governor candidate Carl Paladino has launched an astonishing attack on a reporter after he questioned him about claims against his rival Andrew Cuomo.
Mr Paladino reacted angrily to a question from New York Post state editor Fred Dicker and the two had to be held apart after a furious exchange.
Mr Dicker had asked whether he had evidence for accusations levelled at Mr Cuomo..
But the Republican then launched his attack on the reporter, shouting 'I'll take you out, buddy!' He referred to the newspaper's coverage of the daughter he fathered 10 years ago outside of wedlock before making the threat. 'I want to know why you sent your goons after my daughter, Fred. 'You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy!' [Story]