Sunday, July 27, 2014

ESPN analyst slams National Football League over Ray Rice suspension

Olbermann blasts league for light suspension




BRISTOL, Conn. — It didn't take long for Keith Olbermann to come out swinging against the nation's top spectator sport for its two-game suspension of Ray Rice for abusing is ex-significant other.

"The National Football League's concern for Janay Palmer-Rice is slightly less than the concern for her that Ray Rice showed on that tape," said Mr. Olbermann.  He added that the NFL has the gall to slap Mr. Rice on the wrist, while simultaneously selling a bright pink women's T-shirt with his number on the front in October for breast cancer awareness month.

Mr. Olbermann calls this out as a symptom of the sexist culture of professional sports.  Incidents like this make "another generation of athletes and fans begin to view the women in sports as just a little less human than then men."

And it is not just the NFL.  Last autumn, we told readers about Travis Kvapil's arrest for abusing his wife prior to the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  While BK Racing did not extend their contract with him, NASCAR has yet to suspend him for domestic violence, only said that they were "disappointed" in his behavior.

Cosmopolitan

About the woman who did a sex spreadsheet (and getting divorced)



EAST LANSING, Mich. — If you, like me, was outraged at the sex spreadsheet this stupid man did, then get ready for your blood to really broil over: this spreadsheet is even worse.

What's more: this despicable spreadsheet was done by a woman who felt oh-so-entitled to men.

This spreadsheet had only two columns (presumably, because the woman didn't know her days).  Guyism had to go through the trouble of editing out all personal information so this poor man who exercised his right to say no won't get barraged with sexist insults from women across the globe.

This spreadsheet had one more “No” than the original.  The third column was mostly filled with the husband’s reasons he did not want to have sex that day, like “He’s throwing up ”, “(Detroit) Tigers lost” and “Magic Wand”.

Not surprisingly, women defended this reprehensible behavior from the Michigan Spreadsheet Wife.  "She's frustrated!" whined her defenders.  "She's desperate."  Nope, nope, nope and a whole lotta nope.  Regardless of how one feels, it is totally unacceptable spring something extremely shitty on another person over email or text, especially to his friends from Michigan State, and especially-especially to further dig in your heels by filing for divorce.

As Jessie Wakeman said in her piece about the Spreadsheet Guy on Monday, July 21, spreadsheets are never a good idea – not even if you are proceeding with divorce.

I'll never defend people who pull this shit.  And to be honest, the man is much better off without her.  In fact, he is deserving of a woman who will respect his boundaries (yes, men have boundaries too, ladies).

Guyism

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fox Sports strips ads from all Entercom stations – including Anderson's WROQ – after Boston host's sexist tirade on Erin Andrews

News Corp also forbids Fox Sports analysts from appearing on WEEI, as station finally suspends host (for one week)




BOSTON — More sexism against Erin Andrews on July 16 was more than enough for Fox and NESN to do what CBS and ESPN did not have the guts to do.

The latest round of sexism against Ms. Andrews was committed by WEEI and NESN radio host Kirk Minihane, a staunch Red Sox/Curt Schilling fan that had nothing better to do but whine about how one of the best women in media today covered a routine interview.

That has now cost all Entercom radio stations, including WROQ in Anderson, ads from Fox Sports.

A letter from Fox Sports president Eric Shanks to David Field — who is the president and CEO of Entercom Communications Corp., which owns WEEI — reveals that Ms. Andrews's employers have heard enough.

“The comments made by Mr. Minihane were boorish and sexist,” wrote Mr. Shanks. “Further, the “apology” made by Mr. Minihane was juvenile and insincere. To make matters worse, the “apology” was posted under a banner (allegedly approved by your Boston VP and Market Manager, Phil Zachary) hailing “The Triumphant Return of Kirk Minihane.””

I had hoped by this time we might hear a sincere apology from WEEI, or perhaps someone from your office might have reached out to Fox (which through our film and television businesses is a significant advertiser on Entercom stations),” continued Mr. Shanks. “However, none of that has been forthcoming, and needless to say we are disappointed.”

Flashback: 1994 Brickyard 400



From 1911-1941, and then again from 1946-1993, Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an open-wheel-only speedway.

Then, just like a school announcing they were going co-educational, the speedway announced that they would be allowing stock cars to race at the famed speedway.

The first stock car race at the track took place shortly after 11:00 on August 6, 1994.

This is the closing laps of that race.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 25, 2014

WFXG: Williston man died of smoke inhalation from fire that ripped through home

WFD and BCCO continue investigation of fire



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We now know the cause of a man's death in a house fire in Williston.

The Barnwell County Coroner's Office said that the man died of smoke inhalation, which is classified as carbon monoxide poisoning.  He was found in his bedroom at his home on JOHN ST.  That street runs nearly parallel to LAKE DR, a tertiary route in Williston.

We are withholding the name of the fire victim until foul play is ruled out.  This is the first fire fatality in a while for Barnwell County.

WFXG Fox 54

THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR Orangeburg County UNTIL 18:45

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN Calhoun County IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL Orangeburg County IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF Orangeburg AND Brookdale...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 609 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 64 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR Brookdale...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

* IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS, CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE'S NUMBER ONE KILLERS. REMEMBER, IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

REPORT LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS OR FLOODING TO YOUR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE...OR USE WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSCOLUMBIA AND EMAIL CAEWX@NOAA.GOV TO RELAY SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS.

Muscogee County woman receives scholarship, internship from Hewlett-Packard

Woman is one of only eleven nationwide to get award




COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Muscogee County woman has become one of only eleven women nationwide to get a scholarship and internship from Hewlett-Packard.

Trang Nguyen graduated from the city's namesake school, Columbus High School, and is currently a graduate student at Columbus State University. Her scholarship is to study internet security, a job market with very high turnover rates – in fact, a 40 percent vacancy rate, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute.

With so few internet security professionals, and in light of recent breaches to internet security at major companies such as Facebook, Target and Neiman Marcus, the industry is in need of more skilled applicants, both male and female – but especially female.

To help close this gap, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the quarter of a million dollar grant to the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS). Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to intern at HP.

WTVM 9

Get to know: The difference between permissive and protective


When talking about laws, you have to be able to cut through spin and find out the truth.  That is especially true when talking about some of the laws (such as breastfeeding).

So, without further ado, this post will give you the definitions and I will use examples below the fold.

More bullshittery from southern DMVs



Here is some straight up bullshit that will make you mad: the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles denied Whitney Calk a specialty plate because the idiots in government perceive the message, "ILVTOFU", vulgar.  The woman was expressing her love of tofu, which happens to be the favorite food of vegans and martial artists alike! [WJBF-DT News Channel 6]

Two men have been arrested and charged with murdering a North Carolina cancer researcher. [WJBF-DT News Channel 6]

A Williston man was killed in a fire on Thursday. [WFXG Fox 54]

Just when you think Keith Olbermann was done with intersecting social justice to something, he proves you wrong.  Case in point: unleashing on ex-Tampa head coach Tony Dungy for his homophobic comments. [YouTube]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

University of Texas wideouts arrested for rape



And sports rape culture strikes again.  Texas Longhorns wideouts Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were charged with raping a woman.  Mr. Sanders also faces a charge of "unlawful surveillance" for photographing the rape victim.  On Monday morning, the players met the victim and they all went to bed.  She told the players to stop when they attempted to have sex with her.  Mr. Sanders got into the bed anyways and began forcibly penetrating the victim repeatedly as the victim repeatedly told him and Mr. Meander to stop.  Mr. Sanders then forcibly penetrated her butt.  Later, Mr. Meander joined Mr. Sanders in forcibly penetrating the victim in her vagina and mouth.  The victim asked Mr. Meander why he was raping her and he did not respond.  The victim saw a light from one of the players' mobile device that was being used to either photograph or videotape her, a la Steubenville style.  The affidavit is a horrifying and terrible read of rape culture gone out of control at Austin.  Former USC defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, now the Longhorns head coach, swiftly suspended the duo indefinitely. [Yahoo! Sports]

Ohio State has fired its band director, Jonathan Waters, for sexually harassing co-eds. [WLTX News 19]

Ray Rice, who assaulted his wife, was suspended for two games by the NFL today.  Many people condemned Roger Goddell for not stiffening the suspension.  Meanwhile, NASCAR has yet to suspend Travis Kvapil for abusing his wife last fall before the Charlotte Chase race. [WLTX News 19]

At least 50% of girls in Tri-State region have at least one HPV vaccine

S.C. sees 19% increase in vaccinations despite legislative resistance




BARNWELL — Good news: more girls in this Tri-State region are getting human papillomavirus vaccines.

Campaigns in South Carolina to get girls to get the vaccines for HPV went on, even as the state government cut the funding for pro-vaccination groups for political reasons.

The result?  The state placed at the top of four nationally amongst states that are giving girls this life-saving vaccine.  The other three states? Michigan, New Hampshire and New Mexico.

South Carolina saw a 19% increase in vaccinations, bringing the total percentage of girls with at least one dose of the vaccine to 60.4% in the state.  Some believed that the increase would have been higher had conservative lawmakers in Columbia not killed a bill that would have allowed for the vaccine to be offered.

Nikki Haley vetoed a similar measure in 2012 shortly after her stint on The View.

That proposal must now start anew in 2015 with a new state legislature and (very likely) a new governor (unless conservative groups get away with tax-exempt fraud and election fraud like they did in 2010 - GOP can't win elections unless Crossroads GPS and other groups get away with election fraud).

Red is the New Orange at Greenville County Jail


GREENVILLE — Orange jumpsuits have become a fashion statement, thanks to the show Orange is the New Black.

So naturally, that means that jails are using other colors for their prison garb.

Some are going back to the cartoon-era black and white jumpsuits, while other jails are getting really creative.

The Greenville County Jail is an example of the latter.

Ramona Gilmore, the woman who stabbed her husband to death on Saturday, is photographed in a red jumpsuit at the aforementioned jail.

What colors will they come up with next?

[Fox Carolina]
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