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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Name that party! (trophy wife edition)
So you’re the attractive young wife of a much older high-profile politician, you’re reportedly injured during a fracas with a younger ex-boyfriend in the wee hours of the morning and you also happen to be an elected official who’s now entering rehab. Stuff like this is tabloid manna from heaven. Well, it would be if the parties involved were Republicans. The fact they’re prominent Democrats in the Bay Area?

Nah, not worth mentioning.
Just days after a mysterious incident in which she was reportedly attacked at a Newark motel by an ex-boyfriend, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer said Tuesday that she has enrolled in a program to be treated for chemical dependency.

Lockyer, 40, the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said in a statement that she entered a “wellness and recovery center” last week for treatment of the unspecified chemical dependency and “my injuries from the assault.”

She also said she was being treated for “chronic pain from a past debilitating car accident,” without giving specifics.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/14/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [740 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For the ultimate in both privacy and security, I recommend the 'Jackson Wing' at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2012 2:46 Comments || Top||

#2  On the subject of trophy wives, this is a little bit off topic butt....

Posted by: junkiron || 08/14/2012 7:25 Comments || Top||

#3  But...but...but...Michelle's a Style Icon! The MSM says so!
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 08/14/2012 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  You know, I'm no fan of Michelle Obama. But really, guys, you're reduced to making fun of her basic physical structure? The woman's by no means fat or out of shape - what you see there is the bones she got in the genetic lottery.

The more I see this sort of thing the less I am impressed by the commentary. Go after her poisonous ideology, not her bone structure.
Posted by: lotp || 08/14/2012 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  I doubt people would care about her weight if a) we weren't continually being told how stylish she is, or b) if she weren't such a scold about other peoples' diets (to give but one recent example).
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/14/2012 10:19 Comments || Top||

#6  I may be a fat bastard but I don't go around lecturing olympians about their egg mcmuffins.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/14/2012 10:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm with Rita Monceaux on this one.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2012 10:39 Comments || Top||

#8  I agree with lotp. I don't care much for her one way or another. But I do think comments about her physical attributes are out of line.
Posted by: Penguin || 08/14/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Left Coast Liberal Wives Gone Wild? New television realty show series?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/14/2012 10:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Rita saying our First Lady is acting Second Class?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/14/2012 10:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Well, another perspective is that the Euros are still into that power and class game with trophy wife and the alpha males thingy. I believe Jackie was the last fashion maven to be in the White House and Nancy the only cinema personality [which by today's low standards would qualify as a 'Star']. Of course the unknown factor is the stable of trophies Bill accumulated, off line so to speak.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/14/2012 11:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Agree with lotp, but she does have a huge ass.
Posted by: bman || 08/14/2012 11:12 Comments || Top||

#13  There's also that giant bow in the back of michelle's blouse that makes her look even less fashionable than she already is.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/14/2012 11:23 Comments || Top||

#14  The more I see this sort of thing the less I am impressed by the commentary. Go after her poisonous ideology, not her bone structure.

I don't think that BIG caboose she's hauling around has anything to do with "bone structure"!
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 08/14/2012 11:35 Comments || Top||

#15  I'll stop laughing at her physically big butt when she stops lecturing us on our health and how we are horrible people that can't be trusted with our own bodies.

Fuck the man nanny!
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 11:44 Comments || Top||

#16  FLOTUS made herself fair game. After what her fellow travelers did to Sarah Palin I have no sympathy for her. None whatever.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 08/14/2012 12:07 Comments || Top||

#17  Less than none whatever. Far less than none whatever.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 08/14/2012 12:43 Comments || Top||

#18  Sir Mix-a-Lot gets it (I like big butts and I can not lie; You other brothers can't deny)

But I can't say that about hers, because it's attached to her head (Zappa gets it too - What's the ugliest part of your body?)
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/14/2012 12:52 Comments || Top||

#19  well they do say that you can get away with being fat or stupid or a bitch, but you can't get away with all three.....
Posted by: Clans Dingle3278 || 08/14/2012 13:56 Comments || Top||

#20  Where and when did she study nutrition?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 08/14/2012 17:06 Comments || Top||

#21  Isn't the original story posted by AL 6 months old? Or has something new happened?
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/14/2012 17:15 Comments || Top||

#22  I agree with lotp. She didn't try to create an image of Fashion Queen, the MSM did. Leave her alone about her looks. It's her ideology that should be the focus.
I'm not a great beauty or star.
There are others more lovely bay far.
My face? I don't mind it.
It's the people in front that I jar.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/14/2012 18:59 Comments || Top||

#23  While every time I see a photo of her or hear her voice I can taste a little vomit comming up, I do have to agree with LOTP. While the DEMs love to ridicule others for looks and beliefs, the right has traditionally taken the high ground. We should always take the high ground, talk issues, not underware size, and get these socialist, marxist leaders in our government out of office!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/14/2012 20:19 Comments || Top||

#24  That nice little girl busts her ass all her short life, counting steps and nutrition down to the pat, medals at the Olympics, and gets talked down to for trying a breakfast sandwich, perhaps for the first time in four years, but Mrs. Don't You Know You Didn't Think of Me can stop the world for pie and milkshake fries?

She needs to be called out for being a bully, stick to food channel judging, and just enjoy the warm apple cider while watching the help tend her garden.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/14/2012 20:49 Comments || Top||

#25  sorry Deacon and LOTP. I do not subscribe that this women's appearance is out of bounds. Her arrogance, critique of others diets, attempts to be the national Bloomberg on foods and constant use of boob-belts while being touted as our symbol of all that is healthy and holy makes her fair game. She should have done something better fit for her....like "how to get paid really well for a no-show job", or "why I gave up my law license 101".
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2012 21:13 Comments || Top||

#26  Love "dem" Sz.12 silver flats Moochele is sporting, her big old misshapen butt and "dem" gangly arms 'bout long as "dem" FLOTUS legs. Prolly just didn't want to make them Cracker 'Ho's feel inadequate or insecure in the midst of Chi-Town royalty...
Posted by: canalzone || 08/14/2012 22:09 Comments || Top||

#27  One more for lotp, fwiw. Been working out for 26 years 5 days a week and all I have to show for it is man boobies and a new hip.
Posted by: Perfesser || 08/14/2012 22:11 Comments || Top||

#28  No regrets...

Additionally,however; there is something to be said about going sleeveless.
Posted by: canalzone || 08/14/2012 22:35 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama's 2nd-Term Plans For Your Paycheck Exposed
Posted by: Dale || 08/14/2012 06:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is WND so salt...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/14/2012 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The rain has stopped and I just caught a strong whiff of Bush nostalgia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2012 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  I can see this being teh 0ne's wet dream for setting up the US as a communist state... but even the dhimocrat donks in the senate wouldn't allow this.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Yet another "victim of the economy".
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/14/2012 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Dear leader has a lot of plans for us in his second term. His plans involve a loss of our basic freedoms. The guy is a demagogue and dangerous.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/14/2012 10:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Dear leader has a lot of plans for us in his second term. His plans have already caused involve a loss of our basic freedoms.

Fixed it for ya
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 11:06 Comments || Top||

#7  How much would a "community organizer" make under this plan?
Posted by: Iblis || 08/14/2012 13:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Whatever it says, it will be much worse. Nowhere to go but down.
Posted by: newc || 08/14/2012 15:45 Comments || Top||

#9  >How much would a "community organizer" make under this plan?

I think the rule goes that everyone pretends to work and the government pretends to pay them.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/14/2012 18:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Everything he couldn't do and still get re-elected?

I used to say that even if Romney is exactly like Obama, except with better hair, he will at least have to behave himself for re-election.

Now there is something different. Obama picked Sheriff Joe of the Red Rider Train Show to make himself look competent. Ryan as a pick also makes Romney look competent, but in a very obvious and different way.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/14/2012 21:23 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
New Black Panthers to RNC: Our 'Feet Will Be On Your Motherf***ing Necks'
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 21:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [347 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ah yes. The hope and change president that would bring us all together and eliminate racism.

Just remember you racist fucktards... we are armed and will shoot to kill if you attack us.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 21:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, they promise some excitement.

I bet I'm a heck of a lot faster and more accurate when it comes to combat shooting than they are, so if they want to start assaulting me or any other innocent in my view, I guess we'll find out. I'm kinda looking forward to getting it over with. Then maybe we can go back to an America where everyone is AMERICAN and we drop the hyphens.

Orion
Posted by: Orion || 08/14/2012 21:30 Comments || Top||

#3  aim 6" below the black beret
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2012 21:31 Comments || Top||

#4  that will get the boot off your neck
Posted by: Frank G || 08/14/2012 21:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Bring it.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/14/2012 23:25 Comments || Top||

#6  ...I noticed that even during the most expansive urban rioting, those doing the dirty work seem to avoid going into neighborhoods outside of their normal habitats. They posture a lot, but seem to go for the easy targets immediately in or on the edges of their 'territory'. Note well at 1:12.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/14/2012 23:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Famous last words.
Posted by: Lumpy Forkbeard7681 || 08/14/2012 23:38 Comments || Top||


Obama wrongly accuses Bush (and Paul Ryan) of causing the Great Recession
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 18:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In case you missed it because it was buried, as usual by the usual suspects, the MSM.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/14/2012 18:27 Comments || Top||

#2  The problem was caused by the housing, education, and healthcare bubbles brought on by politicians of all stripes trying to push the economy in unnatural directions, and it has been exacerbated by those same politicians having denial about what it will take to fix it. Of course, most of the politicians were put there by voters who are the product of an overly liberal and politically correct education.
Posted by: gorb || 08/14/2012 20:16 Comments || Top||


Obama buys beer at tent, costs owner $25,000
President Barack Obama's impact on what is arguably the Iowa State Fair's most storied watering hole has become a morning-after mini-debate over the breakfast bacon ­ thanks to a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley, as well as fairgrounds chatter.

Obama's fair stop Monday evening required shutdown of the popular Bud Tent, the heart of fairgrounds nightlife at the intersection of E. 33rd Street and Grand Avenue. Fairgoers eager to greet the president were ushered inside, screened and scanned by the Secret Service and penned in by yellow caution tape. The entire production required at least two hours, and the president's sleek black coach bus pulled away from the Bud Tent by 8:30 p.m.

There are "two sides to this story," said Mike Cunningham II, the third generation owner of the 65-year-old Bud Tent.

On one hand, Cunningham, 39, appreciated the historical significance of Obama's visit: His great-grandfather, Lloyd Cunningham, was secretary of the fair board from 1942 to 1962 and was on hand to greet then-President Dwight Eisenhower when Ike visited the centennial fair in 1954 with Iowa's own President Herbert Hoover in tow. (That was the first of four visits by sitting presidents, followed by Gerald Ford in 1975, George W. Bush in 2002 and Obama on Monday.)

On the other hand, the small business owner side of Cunningham fumes that the president "put a damper on what I'm trying to do here." His Bud Tent was shut down at the most lucrative time of day, with a popular rock cover band, Hairball, about to perform at the Susan B. Knapp Amphitheater next door ­ with legions of thirsty fans.

"I was in a position to make a campaign donation against my will," said Cunningham, a Republican.

Cunningham played the gracious host during the president's visit ­ -- smiled, posed for photos, raised a beer with Obama, gifted him a "Save Water; Drink Beer" T-shirt.

A tweet from Grassley Monday evening, in the senator's trademark abbreviated social media lingo, was one of the first signs of disgruntlement: "How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite."

Cunningham said that the more accurate figure for what he likely lost in sales Monday night is $25,000. He appreciated that fellow fair vendor Barksdale allowed him to set up a Bud beer station near the amphitheater stage and recoup some dollars from those Hairball fans.

To be clear, Obama did fork over cash to buy his own beer as he also offered to buy a round for 10 or so fairgoers in the vicinity.

Other vendors along the Grand Concourse seemed to enjoy business as usual.

Gary Kirke, owner of the nearby Jalapeño Pete's said the presidential visit had no effect on his sales.

The Bud Tent owner added that he hasn't yet replied to a phone message from Obama's staff asking him to respond publicly to Grassley's tweet.
"I wouldn't have voted for (Obama) before," Cunningham said. "I won't again."
At least the owner was polite, but there isn't one thing Obama touches that doesn't cost the taxpayers money.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/14/2012 15:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is it legal for POTUS to commandeer a Bud Tent?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 08/14/2012 17:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I mean, it's the first question that comes to my mind but the reporter didn't even ask.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 08/14/2012 17:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Is it legal for POTUS to commandeer a Bud Tent?

No. Not even in wartime. See Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952).
Posted by: RandomJD || 08/14/2012 17:26 Comments || Top||

#4  "Oh, Bud Tent, I get it now, sure I'll have a glass."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/14/2012 20:43 Comments || Top||



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