Fox News, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and Juliet Huddy Sued by NY Business Owner Aviva Nash

NY Drum Cafe owner Aviva Nash sues Fox News Bill O'Reilly Greta Van Susteren

Fox News, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and Juliet Huddy Sued by NY Business Owner Aviva Nash

Fox News, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and reporter Juliet Huddy are being sued for defamation of character and infliction of emotional distress by Aviva Nash, who runs New York City-based Drum Cafe, alleging the Fox News personalities accused her of being a con artist who steals from U.S. taxpayers.

According to the lawsuit, the alleged defamation came July 19 on On the Record With Greta Van Susteren and July 24 on The O’Reilly Factor.

That week, Fox News banged the drums over a reportthat the inspector general for the General Services Administration was probing the agency’s $270,000 awards ceremony held in 2010, which included an expense of $21,000 for 4,000 drumsticks for attendees.

As the Fox News hosts spoke about the GSA report, drumming was shown. In Nash’s lawsuit, she provides a transcript of each show and identifies the video clip as featuring her Drum Cafe. Neither O’Reilly and Van Susteren mentioned Nash explicitly by name, and it’s unclear from the complaint whether the clip being played was meant to suggest that Nash’s business provided the drums to the GSA or whether it was just stock footage. Source: Hollywood Reporter

Here’s the video that sparked the lawsuit:

Allyson Felix Wins 200M, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Takes Silver, Carmelita Jeter Gets Bronze

Allyson Felix wins gold medal in 200m London Olympics

Allyson Felix Wins 200M, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Takes Silver, Carmelita Jeter Gets Bronze (NBC Olympics)

Congrats to Allyson Felix of the U.S. for winning the 200m race, with Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce snagging the silver and Carmelita Jeter third. Veronica Campbell-Brown failed to medal in what would have been her third Olympic appearance in the 200m race, taking fourth place. Jamaica-born Sanya Richards-Ross came in fifth. Allyson Felix has always been a graceful athlete and I am very happy she won.

Here are the official results:

1. USA  Allyson Felix  21.88

2. JAM Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 22.09 PB

3. USA Carmelita Jeter 22.14

4. JAM Veronica Campbell-Brown 22.38

5. USA Sanya Richards-Ross 22.39

6. CIV Ahoure Murielle 22.57

7. FRA Soumare Myriam 22.63

8. TRI Semoy Hackett 22.87

Harry Belafonte Says Mitt Romney Presidency Would Mean ‘End of Civilization’

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte Says Mitt Romney Presidency Would Mean ‘End of Civilization’ (Photo credit: lloyd89)

Harry Belafonte on a Mitt Romney presidency:  ” Only if I would like to see the end of civilization. No, absolutely not, Mitt Romney is not my cup of tea at all.” Yeah, that’s a tad bit crazy, since he was also very critical of President Obama. You just can’t win with the “Day Oh, Day Oh” man!

Belafonte also told the Hollywood Reporter that he is disappointed in Jay-Z and Beyonce, saying they turned their backs on social responsibility. He also said he thinks the biggest enemy we face is unbridled capitalism and the  “the concentration of money in the hands of a very small group is the most dangerous thing that has ever happened to civilization. ”

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Romney Campaign’s Andrea Saul Says Joe Soptic’s Wife Would Have Been Covered Under Romneycare

Mitt Romney as Foghorn Leghorn

Mitt Romney Campaign’s Foghorn Leghorn Moment: Andrea Saul cites MA Universal Healthcare While Slamming Obamacare

Mitt Romney’s prospects for the presidency just got a little dimmer with the admission of a campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul in response to a pro-Obama attack ad which blames the presumptive nominee for the death of a laid-off steelworker’s wife:  If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. Um, isn’t this the same candidate who says he wants to repeal Romneycare’s big sister Obamacare? Duh, same thing right? SMH. Mitt Romney reminds me a lot of Foghorn Leghorn, always a loudmouth even as he gets his ass kicked.

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.  Source

I am with Eric Erickson from Red State:

Funny reaction on Twitter:

The Priorities USA Action ad, features Joe Soptic, who was laid off from a plant owned by Bain Capital, discussing his wife’s illness and eventual death. He said his family lost health insurance after he lost his job. Saul went on to say the ad was “despicable.” But, please tell me, how do you praise Romneycare and slam Obamacare? Mitt Romney and his team have an uncanny skill of shooting themselves in the foot with every attack from the Obama campaign. This is the man you want to put in the White House? This comes as Ron Haskins, GOP welfare reform architect, blasts Romney’s current ad accusing President Obama of “gutting welfare reform.”

Joe Soptic featured in super PAC video:

Muslim Man, Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi, Beaten to Death Over His Beard in Ventersdorp South Africa

SHOCK:  Muslim man, Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi, was beaten to death by two white men in Ventersdorp, South Africa, because of his beard. According to the Mail & Guardian, Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi was with his father’s friend Anser Mahmood when he was attacked at a Chicken Licken outlet .

“Two white people … they called him [Osama] bin Laden in Afrikaans because of his beard … and then they called us kaffirs,” Mahmood said on Wednesday. “[Fayaaz] understood Afrikaans and was arguing with them.”

All four were thrown out of the fast food shop, and the fight continued outside. “I asked why they were troubling him and he punched me,” Mahmood (33) said. “I don’t know what he hit me with. I was unconscious.”

Mahmood was mostly hit in the face. Kazi was beaten over the head. Mahmood said he did not know what object was used to attack Kazi as he was lying on his side. Kazi was transferred from one hospital to another before dying at a medical facility in Potchefstroom from brain damage. His funeral was held on Tuesday. Source

Don’t quite know what to make of this, but if this man was killed because of his beard, it’s a reprehensible act that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Anita Baker New Album ‘Only Forever’ Hits Stores in October, Covers Tyrese ‘Lately’ in New Single

anita baker only forever album in october

Anita Baker New Album ‘Only Forever’ Hits Stores in October, Covers Tyrese ‘Lately’ in New Single

Anita Baker, one of the baddest singers of all time, is back with a new album that’s set to drop in two months. A new single from the album, “Lately,” is available now for your listening pleasure. It’s a remake of Tyrese 1999 hit song “Lately” done in Anita Baker’s unmistakably smooth style.

I wasn’t so thrilled with her last album, but I am looking forward to this one.  The album, “Only Forever,” will feature 10 tracks and will hit the stores October 23. Anita Baker gave us classics like “Sweet Love,” “Caught Up in the Rapture of Love,” “Giving You the Best that I Got,” and my personal favorite, “Body and Soul.”

Serena Williams Slammed for Glamorizing Gang Culture with ‘Crip Dance’ After Gold Medal Win

Serena Williams crip dance at olympics

Serena Williams Slammed for Glamorizing Gang Culture with ‘Crip Dance’ After Gold Medal Win

Olympic gold medalist Serena Williams criticized for glamorizing gang culture with her “crip dance” after beating Maria Sharapova in last Saturday’s tennis match final. Williams performed an impromptu rendition of the hip-hop dance that was made famous in the 1970’s by Los Angeles gang The Crips, which is known for ruthless murders, drug dealing and affiliation with the Mafia.

Serena has been called classless, ghetto, immature and many other names I don’t care to mention. It’s funny that the media, specifically Fox News, seems to be going after black athletes and not whites. Black gymnast Gabby Douglas was criticized for not being patriotic enough.

Fox News Jason Whitlock (who happens to be black) writes:

What Serena did was akin to cracking a tasteless, X-rated joke inside a church. It wasn’t quite as bad but it was in the same ballpark of the idiot sportswriter who decided to channel Andrew Dice Clay on Twitter the night Jeremy Lin channeled Allen Iverson.

Serena deserved to be criticized and she should’ve immediately apologized. Wimbledon isn’t the place to break out a dance popularized by California Crip gang members. She knows it. That’s why she got embarrassed when asked by reporters to reveal the name of the dance.

Crip Walking inside an NBA arena that is routinely filled with the sounds of edited versions of popular gangsta rap songs is different from Crip Walking at Wimbledon. That fact has nothing to do with race. It has to do with tradition and atmosphere. Wimbledon is a sports church, falsely prim, proper and respectful.

Another Fox Sports personality  Reid Forgrave added:

‘And there was Serena – the tennis legend, the winner of 14 individual Grand Slams, the best player of her generation, the American girl being crowned at the All-England Club as the queen of tennis – Crip-Walking all over the most lily-white place in the world.

Serena Williams had this to say:

Williams insisted she hadn’t meant anything by the dance – that she was just so overjoyed after thrashing rival Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 to take home gold in the women’s final that her body almost did it of its own accord.

Serena Williams has had outbursts before, much like John McEnroe and others, but you don’t see them being harangued like Williams and Douglas. Um, Serena Williams’ so-called ‘crip dance’ was last Saturday, why are we still discussing this on Wednesday? What’s done is done and no, she owes no-one an apology. She was never in a gang and isn’t associated with a gang, so what’s the problem?

Right Wing Evangelical Bryan Fischer: We Need Underground Railroad to Deliver Children from Same Sex Homes

Right wing evangelical and American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is spewing his usual venom on Twitter. This time he tweeted, “Why we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households.” I think Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth would have bitch-slapped him for this ridiculous assertion. Some black slaves, who were treated like second-class citizens found their way to freedom via the Underground Railroad, so no, I don’t think committing a crime is akin to the experiences of blacks in this country. Think Progress has an interesting take on Bryan Fischer’s comments.

GLAAD has responded to Bryan Fischer’s despicable comments about kidnapping children of gay and lesbian couples:

Then, looking past just the brutally ahistorical component, consider the other part. Even though he began walking back his words a little bit once bloggers started bringing attention to his heinous suggestion, what Bryan is encouraging here is undeniable. The suggestion, in a word: kidnapping. That is not an overstatement. He is saying that we have a need in this country for a network of pathways and safe houses that would “rescue” kids from enivronments that he considers unsavory. The fact that he said this publicly is almost too chilling to even consider.

Maxwell Grant, AKA Ranking Trevor, Jamaican Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dies in Motorcycle Accident at Age 60

Rap reggae pioneer Ranking Trevor dies

Maxwell Grant, AKA Ranking Trevor, Jamaican Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dies in Motorcycle Accident at Age 60

Ranking Trevor, a rap reggae pioneer in the 1970s, died in a traffic accident in Jamaica, when he was knocked off his motorcycle, his brother Robert Grant said.

Ranking Trevor, whose real name is Maxwell Grant, was one of the leading “toasters” in Jamaica during the 1970s, recording mainly for the Channel One studio. Toasting is a form of Jamaican rapping that is credited with inspiring hip-hop, the AP reports.

Ranking Trevor is best known for his songs, “Caveman Skank” and “Three Piece Chicken and Chips,” which climbed the charts in England, where he lived more than 20 years. He returned to Jamaica after his career declined in the 1980s. He is survived by his mother, siblings and 15 children.


Misty Cook, Ex-Girlfriend of Sikh Temple Shooter Wade Michael Page, Arrested for Gun Possession

Misty Cook ex girlfriend of sikh temple shooter wade michael page

Misty Cook, Ex-Girlfriend of Sikh Temple Shooter Wade Michael Page, Arrested for Gun Possession

Misty Cook, the ex-girlfriend of Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page, also a white supremacist, was arrested Tuesday when authorities found a gun in her Milwaukee home. She has a felony conviction for fleeing a traffic officer in 2002, which prohibits her from owning a firearm, ABC reports.

Investigators are struggling to put together the pieces of Wade Michael Page’s life, including trying to ascertain what role the couple’s recent break-up may have caused in the Sikh temple shooting massacre that left six people dead, including priest Parkash Singh.