Saturday, December 29, 2007
John White was a hardworking father, pressed into protecting his family and home by an angry, white lynch mob who showed up at his doorstep bent on vengeance regarding a hoax that one of their own friends set up against Mr. White's son Aaron. Lynch mob leader Daniel Cicciaro was killed when Mr. White's gun off (accidentally according to Mr. White) after he went outside to confront the angry teens who used racial epithets in calling out White's son. And for this "crime" (instead of self-defense) Mr. White was recently convicted of manslaughter while the teens who started this whole mess, trespassed on White's home and threatened him and his family, were never charged with anything.
Pending an appeal (which in part, depends on the fact that two jurors were pressured by the judge in the case to come up with a verdict), Mr. White faces 5 to 15 years for the 2nd-degree manslaughter conviction. And my question is: if the roles had been reversed and was about a white man who shot a black teenager who was part of an angry mob that showed up on his doorsteps, would he have been convicted of any crime? Much less received support from all the NRA-loving, right-to-bear-arms gun nuts who consistently advocate for their gun rights supposedly protected by the 2nd Amendment?
Other's Blogging: DarkStar Spouts Off, Human Voices, Stephanie's Journal, Let's Talk Honestly
Friday, December 28, 2007
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Another Hollywood marriage is ending -- but this one was no flash in the pan.
Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn are divorcing, according to their representative, Mara Buxbaum. People magazine first reported the split Thursday night.
The actors began dating after they met making the 1990 movie "State of Grace." They married in 1996, and have two children, Dylan Frances, 16, and Hopper Jack, 14.
Previously, Penn was married to Madonna for four years, while Wright was married to actor Dane Witherspoon for two years.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
By the way, any word yet on whether or not Paris has fulfilled her promise to do more charity work and visit Rwanda following her release from jail back in June? Probably not.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. hotel heiress Paris Hilton's potential inheritance dramatically diminished after her grandfather Barron Hilton announced plans on Wednesday to donate 97 percent of his $2.3 billion (1.16 billion pounds) fortune to charity.
That wealth includes $1.2 billion Barron Hilton stands to earn from both the recent sale of Hilton Hotels Corp. -- started by his father Conrad in 1919 when he bought a small hotel in Cisco, Texas -- and pending sale of the world's biggest casino company, Harrah's Entertainment Inc.
That money will be placed in a charitable trust that will eventually benefit the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, raising its total value to about $4.5 billion, the foundation said in a statement.
Barron Hilton, chairman of the foundation, intends "to contribute 97 percent of his entire net worth, estimated today at $2.3 billion, including the created trusts, at whatever value it is at the time of his passing," the foundation said.
Paris Hilton was not immediately available for comment on her grandfather's plans for his fortune.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Condoleezza Rice Rejects Mike Huckabee Criticism On U.S. Foreign Policy
ABC's "World News" Uses Scare Tactics To Push Socialized Medicine
The Unbelievable Tenacity Of George W. Bush
Illegal Immigrants Leaving Arizona
Hundreds Of Scientists Reject Global Warming
Liberal High School Teacher Draws Protests Over Anti-Christian Comments
Atheists Erect "Tree Of Knowledge" Besides Christmas Tree