Just when you thought the Sarah Palin impersonators had finally crawled back into the woodwork, one Florida strip club is trotting out arguably the worst of the lot (sorry, Tina Fey).
Why? To entice Republican National Convention attendees into their clubs, of course!
Tampa Bay Online explains that one strip club has hired a woman Twitter users believe to be Lisa Ann, the “actress” in a pornographic film called “Nailin’ Palin.”
The New York Daily News summarizes:
With high-rolling Republicans flooding into Tampa Bay, Fla., this August for the party’s convention, local strip club owners hope many of them spill into their champagne rooms.
The Tampa Bay area boasts more than 40 clubs. Some expect their business to more than quadruple during the massive, four-day Republican National Convention, WFLA-TV reported.
To get a leg up on the competition, some are adding special attractions to help entice GOP bigs.
So while top Republicans work the conventioneers during the day, a Sarah Palin doppelganger will be working the same crowd at night. A strip club called Thee DollHouse, which got a $1 million facelift in advance of the big event, has hired a look-alike – sporting glasses and her trademark updo – to entertain hard-working Republicans after-hours.
Tampa Bay was the setting for the Channing Tatum strip flick, “Magic Mike,” but no word on whether a “Magic Mitt” will be entertaining Republican ladies at any of the male clubs.
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The horror of the Jerry Sandusky crimes committed against young boys is almost too much to believe. But Sandusky is off to prison where he will experience a living hell for however much longer he lives. Joe Paterno’s legacy is now one of shame and disgust.
But, the recent NCAA sanctions levied upon Penn State are punishing the wrong people. The Administrative people in the Penn State management chain are the guilty ones and they will be prosecuted and sued and vilified for the rest of their lives.
The Penn State fans did not participate in this cover up;
The current Penn State coach did not participate in the cover up;
The current Penn State football players did not have anything to do with the cover up;
The men and women who are on the “small” intercollegiate sports (e.g., swimming, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, and countless other sports) and who depend upon Penn State football revenues for their program’s survival did not participate in the cover up.
It seems like the NCAA wanted to “hang a scalp” to show their power and disgust. So they went in a scalped everyone, instead of taking an intelligent approach to penalizing the guilty.
This sounds like government run amuck.
A federal appeals court affirmed the last provision of a long disputed informed consent law today, ruling that the state of South Dakota is allowed to require abortionists to inform women seeking to terminate the lives of their unborn they would be at “increased risk” for suicide.
“Today’s decision of the en banc Court of the United States Court of Appeals (8th Circuit) is a fabulous victory for the women of the state of South Dakota. The court ruled that the women will now be given additional important information before they consent to an abortion: that the abortion places a woman at increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide,” said Harold J. Cassidy, an attorney.
He represents Leslee Unruh, president of the Alpha Center of Sioux Falls, and Stacy Wollman, president of Care Net of Rapid City. They were allowed in intervene in the case filed by Planned Parenthood against the state’s new law.
“This victory represents the fourth separate decision of the 8th Circuit reversing the district court in this one case, two decisions issued by en banc courts four years apart – a rare occurrence that underscores the importance of the issues presented by the case,” said Cassidy.
“As a result of this case upholding all eight major provisions of South Dakota’s Abortion Informed Consent Statute, pregnant mothers will now be informed: (1) that ‘an abortion terminates the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being;’ (2) that the mother’s ‘relationship with that second human being enjoys protection under the Constitution of the United States and the laws of South Dakota;’ (3) ‘that relationship and all rights attached to it will be terminated;’ and (4) the abortion places the mother ‘at increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide,’” he said.
The court’s opinion said even Planned Parenthood’s own testimony documented a link between abortion and suicide.
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A Southern Baptist church called Impact Miami could soon be evicted from its meeting place at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools because of its position on homosexuality, which the school board describes as “contrary…to the basic principles of humanity.”
The church reportedly pays roughly $1,500 a month to use the high school facility on Sundays, and both its congregants and pastor feel they are being unfairly punished.
“I never thought I would be penalized for teaching on Christian marriage and sexual ethics from the Bible – the very bible that presidents swear on,” Pastor Hakimian said.
He added that, “as taxpayers we have the right to assemble in public spaces.”
But the school‘s representatives feel the church’s teachings have crossed a line.
After President Obama announced his position on gay marriage had “evolved,” the pastor gave sermons that, according to Fox News’s Todd Starnes, had titles like, “Gays and Sex Addicts Can Change and Should Change,” and, “Pedophiles Use the Same Argument as Homosexuals and the Weed Smoking Community.”
“I have asked for immediate legal review to seek the termination of the contract that is involved,” the school’s head Alberto Carvalho told Local10.com. “I am making this decision not on the basis of policy or politics but as a rejection of prejudice and intolerance.”
Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter commented: “We’re living in a day and time when people are calling wrong right and they’re calling right wrong … Any time a man of God stands up for the Words of God, I think we should expect opposition – simply because of the fact that God’s ways are not man’s ways.”
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James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant.
WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money.
Holmes is expected to be formally charged next Monday. He is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and he could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations. Holmes has been assigned a public defender.
Weeks before, Holmes quit a 35-student Ph.D. program in neuroscience for reasons that aren’t clear. He had earlier taken an intense oral exam that marks the end of the first year but University of Colorado Denver officials would not say if he passed, citing privacy concerns.
At a news conference, university officials refused to answer questions about Holmes. “To the best of our knowledge at this point, we think we did everything that we should have done,” Donald Elliman, the university chancellor.
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