Michael D. Duvall, CA Assemblyman Caught on Open Mic Offering Lewd Details of Affair with Lobbyist

An open microphone is the biggest enemy of politicians. Well, at least Michael D. Duvall, Orange County’s 72nd Assembly District Republican representative. This should be a career ender for this idiot. During a public hearing held by the Rules Committee, Duvall vividly described lewd details about his trysts with a female lobbyist whose clients had business before another committee on which
 Duvall sits.
 He was captured in the middle of recounting portions of an affair.

“She wears little eye-patch underwear,” said Duvall, who is married with two children. “So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And
 so, we had made love Wednesday–a lot! And so she’ll, she’s all, ‘I am going 
up and down the stairs, and you’re dripping out of me!’ So messy!””So, I am getting into spanking her. Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, ‘I know you like spanking me.’ I said, ‘Yeah! Because you’re such a bad girl!'”

“And so her birthday was Monday,” he said at the Wednesday, July 8 committee hearing. “I was 54 on June 14, so for a month, she was 19 years younger than 
me. I said, ‘Now, you’re getting old. I am going to have to trade you in.’ And she goes, ‘[I’m] 36.’ She is 18 years younger than me. And so I keep
 teasing her, and she goes, ‘I know you French men. You divide your age by 
two and add seven, and if you’re older than that, you dump us.'” Source: OC Weekly

So much for practicing safe sex and I guess faithfulness to one’s spouse isn’t important to this scumbag either. According to voter-registration records reviewed by the Weekly, veteran Sacramento-based lobbyist Heidi DeJong Barsuglia turned 36 years old on Monday, July 6. Duvall is the vice chairman of 
the Assembly’s powerful Committee on Utilities & Commerce. Apparently their relationship was well-known to many, perhaps except his wife.

In April–two months after Duvall became vice chairman of the Utilities & 
Commerce committee–privately owned California utility giant Sempra Energy hired Barsuglia as one of its top lobbyists, according to Secretary of State
 Here’s my question to Ms. Barsuglia, if you are in fact the clean-up woman for Mr. Duvall, don’t have you any respect for yourself, much less his children? You can’t possibly want to be outed as the other woman, the homewrecker? His behavior is despicable and he should be forced out of office. Well, at least he didn’t abandon his job and go overseas like South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Seriously, there should be an investigation in whether a crime was committed in his relationship with Sempra via his jump-off.

Photo credit: OC Weekly

Eleven ACORN Workers Accused of Faking Voter Registration Cards in Miami-Dade

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also known as ACORN, is back in the news again and the right wing will break Usain Bolt’s record trying to cover this latest development. Eleven people who were hired by the organization before the presidential elections to register potential voters in Miami-Dade county are being sought for falsifying hundreds of voter registration cards. Warrants have been issued for the 11 who worked for the local chapter. Authorities said by early Wednesday morning, six were in custody.

ACORN came under fire during last year’s presidential campaign when Republicans and other conservative groups accused the national organization of committing fraud in its aggressive voter registration efforts in various cities and counties nationwide, including Florida. But ACORN officials said they had alerted authorities about the alleged illegal activity among some canvassers in Miami-Dade after finding “numerous discrepancies” on voter cards collected from the Homestead area.

The arrests are “further evidence we’ve been policing our own folks and report people attempting to commit voter registration fraud,” said ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring. “This was really some individuals who were trying to defraud their employer.” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle praised ACORN. She said “We’ve been very aggressive about a lot of these cases.””But we would not have known about these workers unless ACORN brought it to us. “It’s really minor, ineffectual attempts to justify getting paid an hourly basis. It could not have impacted the voting process whatsoever. Nonetheless, we cannot turn a blind eye to this,” Rundle added. Source: Miami Herald

The right wing media and so-called pundits will run with this and tie it to President Obama in some way. It’s important to note that the state attorney praised ACORN for bringing this to their attention. Of course, this major detail will be lost in the coverage by the right. Don’t get me wrong, what these 11 people have been accused of is unconscionable, but this clearly has nothing to do with the president, but that fact will be lost on people like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin.

Capt. Connie Rhodes Files Lawsuit to Fight Deployment to Afghanistan, Disputes the Legitimacy of Barack Obama’s Presidency


Judge Clay Land has thrown out Capt. Rhodes’ case. He also put attorney Orly Taitz, who represents Rhodes and is a leader in the national “birther” movement, on notice by stating that she could face sanctions if she ever files a similar “frivolous” lawsuit in his court.

“(Rhodes) has presented no credible evidence and has made no reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve as president of the United States,” Land states in his order. “Instead, she uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric, such as her claims that the president is ‘an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter.'” Source: Huffington Post

Capt. Connie Rhodes has filed a complaint to fight deployment to Afghanistan on the grounds that President Obama isn’t a natural born American citizen. What’s funny is that the same nutjob lawyer Orly Taitz — a national figure in the ridiculous “birther” movement — is representing her. The complaint, which was filed last Friday in the Columbus division of U.S. District Court, is similar to the July 8 suit filed by Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, who sought conscientious objector status and a temporary injunction. Judge Clay Land, who heard Cook’s case in July and tossed it out, will hear Rhodes’ case.

Judge Land said the judicial branch shouldn’t inject itself into “political disputes” and shouldn’t get involved in hypothetical debates that haven’t yet become actual legal disputes. Here’s my two cents, if you don’t want to go back to Afghanistan because you are scared shi*less, then just say so. Don’t hide behind this ridiculous “birther” movement. President Obama has been in office for nine months and this woman has just decided his presidency is a farce? Right. Who’s the bigger fool?

“Plaintiff … submits and charges that the current de facto president is an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, an unqualified imposter …” the complaint states. “(She) submits that she cannot lawfully act under his authority, but that she is being forced to do so without any opportunity or remedial avenue whatsoever.”

Rhodes seeks to stop U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the commander of Fort Benning and others from giving any order to her or others until Obama’s legitimacy is established, the complaint states. She also seeks conscientious objector status based on her doubts of Obama’s constitutional qualifications. A hearing on Rhodes’ complaint hasn’t been scheduled. Source: Ledger-Enquirer

Sorry, but whether Capt. Rhodes wants to accept the President Obama as her commander-in-chief or not, she signed up to serve her country and now her country is telling her it’s time to deploy to Afghanistan. I am sure this frivolous lawsuit will get tossed out.

Andreas Hale, Hip-Hop Editor at BET.com Leaves With Note Dissing Company

Drama at BET. Andreas Hale, a hip-hop editor at BET.com has left and publicly dissed the company in a letter that was circulated via e-mail on Tuesday. In it, Andreas Hale said that “everything that you thought was wrong with BET is true. I have been really critical of BET on many levels for a long time. It is a real shame that everything about BET’s model is just plain wrong and it perpetuates the negative stereotypes African Americans have been confronted with for eons.

“As someone who has been critical of BET for many years, it surprised many that I would leave my post at HipHopDX last year to take a position at BET,” Hale wrote. “But it was an opportunity I absolutely had to take. I could no longer be critical of this company without accepting the opportunity to change it when given. Although I was hired to bring about change, I was systematically shut down. I wasn’t hired to make noise, I was hired to be silenced.”

“We have all always thought the worst, but to actually see it in action is another thing in its entirety,” he continued. “The unprofessionalism, the tom foolery, the favors, the misappropriation of resources, the bad ideas that reinforce negative stereotypes, the emasculation of men, the meetings that break down in full fledged cursing battles, the unpaid overtime, the tears from employees scared for their underpaid and overworked positions and ultimately the unwillingness to change are all harsh realities that I’ve witnessed firsthand,” Hale wrote.

“Alas, I have been removed from my position after infiltrating the system and the timing was perfect. I wasn’t let go because the site’s numbers were down. Not because I didn’t work hard. Simply because of a personality clash with an individual whose proverbial ass I didn’t kiss enough. Again, not about the work you do but about the relationships you keep and the sides you take.” Source: Journal-isms

After watching the BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson and coming away in disgust, I vowed never to turn to that channel on my television again. BET is in a great position to effect positive change on many young black men and women, but instead, Viacom Inc. doesn’t seem to care one iota about the image it is portraying.

Shock Jock Howard Stern Calls Opposition to President Obama’s School Speech ‘Racist’

I didn’t want to pull the race card, but when someone like shock-jock Howard Stern does so. I am sure he ticked off a lot of Republicans when he labeled those who opposed President Barack Obama’s back-to-school speech as racists. Stern stated that the only reason that the Obama school speech has set off a new wave of socialist finger-pointing stems from the fact that President Obama is half black, and that racism has distorted the objectivity of those who are against the Obama school speech.

Howard Stern is no stranger to claims of racism himself. For example he drew such accusations over his roasting of former New York City’s Mayor David Dinkens. To his credit, Howard Stern, who enjoys complete freedom of speech on satellite radio, the one word that Howard Stern still won’t permit to be said on air is “the N-word.”

I have long felt that had this president not been black, we would not be seeing so much opposition to many things he is trying to accomplish. It is as though he is being placed under a microscope and his every move he makes is being criticized, not matter how trivial. People like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Lou Dobbs and so many others are fanning the flames of hatred in this country.

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