Quick Note on the Media

I just read this story about a Houston man arrested for a shooting that occurred at the Texas Capitol building today. Most of the information on the arrest from one Jill Magid. Here’s that part of the story.

Jill Magid, visiting from New York, said she was inside the building on the first floor when people started rushing to the south entrance, prompted by the reaction of two troopers. Magid said a man next to her said he heard four or five pops.

When Magid got outside, she saw about 25 officers surrounding a man lying on the ground on his side in a fetal position as officers held him down. He was not resisting arrest. She said she heard one of the troopers say there might be another person on the building’s third floor.

What I want to know is why the writer, R.G. Ratcliffe, says “He was not resisting arrest.” (more…)

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Baseball Needs to Rid Itself of Jose Offerman

Professional baseball in America effectively banned Jose Offerman after he charged the mound with a baseball bat and attacked Matt Beech and hit the Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans in the head. Nathans was concussed and never really returned to professional baseball and Beech suffered a broken finger. He was prosecuted and in it’s wisdom “The Court determined that his actions on August 14, 2007 were of an aberrant nature. The Court also found that Offerman is not likely to offend again in the future.” (ya that quote is straight from wikipedia. Sue me.)

Well on January 16, 2010 he offended again.Jose Offerman punching Daniel Rayburn (more…)

Son of Bonds Assaults Sun Bonds

Well, he at least was arrested on suspicion of assault. Assault with a deadly weapon at that. To clear up what I’m saying, The son of Barry Bonds allegedly assaulted his mother Sun Bonds. Reportedly he threw a door knob at her. I guess the door knob was the deadly weapon? Nikolai Bonds, 19, also was charged with vandalism because he broke some pictures and vases during his tantrum. Sounds like ‘roid rage to me! (more…)

Fore! get About Facts

The TMZ story alleging that Elin Nordegren was attacking husband, Tiger Woods apparently is more convincing to some people than the citation for careless driving. While it does stand to reason that he could have been attacked while driving carelessly, you’d think that if that was the case they would have let him off the hook for driving carelessly. But whether or not that happened, I think it’s now obvious that it won’t go down as the official story. (more…)

Elizabeth Lambert Should Never Play Soccer Again

That’s a longwinded title I suppose. But that’s really the main thing I’m trying to say and I want to make sure that point isn’t missed. If you haven’t seen her actions against BYU then watch this quick clip.

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This is news?

Manny Ramirez shoved a team traveling secretary to the ground in June and there was virtually no news about it and no response from fans. On Saturday, after hitting his 607th homerun, Ken Griffey Jr. made a throat slash gesture towards Jeff Brantley who was tucked safely away in his booth. Granted this was an on-field gesture and it was inappropriate but how does it get more attention than the Ramirez story? One reason is because Griffey has such a clean slate. But isn’t that sort of backwards? Shouldn’t we be able to forgive and forget easier since he has such a clean record? I think it’s more funny than anything else. No one was hurt. Sure he probably embarrassed himself but that’s at his own expense. I’m sure the Red Sox traveling secretary felt pretty humiliated when he got pushed to the ground by Manny. Manny’s actions held a level (albeit a small one) of actual physical violence. Griffey’s gesture could be perceived as a threat but… honestly? I see it as more of a “go to hell, Brantley” than any sort of threat. So while I do not approve of him doing it, I just don’t see why it’s such a big deal.