Anthony Weiner Admits To Engaging In More Sex Chats, Lewd Texts And Behavior

Just go away, Anthony, please. This country’s seen enough embarrassment after the definition of ‘sex,’ the guy in Florida with the pages, the congressman in the late 70’s or early 80’s censored for porking pages (Underage kids..how did he avoid jail time?) and the list of things from Bush, Obama, Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe. 

Just go! 

 

 

from Latinos Post

 

 

Disgraced Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner predicted that more news would emerge regarding his infamous sexting scandal back in 2011—and today, it did.

Weiner, who is currently running in the New York City mayoral campaign, resigned from Congress in 2011 after confessing he sent sexually explicit photos to multiple women via Twitter, reports NBC. The married politican iniatially denied the reports and aruged that his account was hacked. He later came clean, admitting to having “inappropriate” online relationships with several women and stepped down from his position that June.

 

On Tuesday, he responded to a report of newly-discovered explicit online messages to a woman, in a statement obtained by CBSNews.com. The young woman told The Dirty that the exchange continued after Weiner resigned in August 2012.

“While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong,” Weiner said in the statement. “This behavior is behind me.”

He had acknowledged early in his mayoral campaign that more lewd “texts and photos” could come out during his candidacy. However, he said that he and his wife are “moving forward” from the scandal.

“As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress,” Weiner said. “I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused.”

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‘Ender’s Game’ Movie News Update: Film Cast, Crew Attack Author’s Anti-Gay Stance

from Latinos Post

 

The forthcoming “Ender’s Game” movie is one of the most anticipated of the year, but it is slowly also becoming one of the most controversial.

The original source material’s author, Orson Scott Card, has been vocal about his disdain for gay marriage, spurring a great deal of gay rights activistvism against the film. The reaction forced the hand of the film’s participants, all of which spoke out against Card’s behavior.

 

“I’m a little distressed by his point of view on gay marriage,” said film director Gavin Hood. “However, the book is not about that issue. So I hope people can still appreciate the book because I think he wrote a great book, and the themes and ideas in the book, I think, are universal and timeless and applicable, and I hope the book will still be appreciated as a great work of art, even though I don’t agree with the author. I optioned the book, not an author, and I love what the author said in that book.”

“I think it’s slightly bitterly ironic that those themes that are present in the book are not carried through on his particular view on gay marriage,” he added, considering that the idea of equality is a major theme in the novel.

Harrison Ford, who stars in the film, also had a few choice words for Card.

“None of Mr. Card’s concerns regarding the issue of gay marriage are part of the thematics of this film… I think his views outside of those that we deal with in this film are not an issue for me to deal with, have really no opinion on that issue…. I am aware of his statements admitting that the question of gay marriage is a battle that he lost. He admits that he lost it,” Ford told fans at Comic-Con. “I think we all know that we’ve all won, that humanity has won, and I think that’s the end of the story.”

“Ender’s Game” is slated for a Nov. 1, 2013 release date. It stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin

Cop Fired for Speaking Out Against Ticket and Arrest Quotas

from  reason.com

Auburn, Alabama is home to sprawling plains, Auburn University, and a troubling police force. After the arrival of a new police chief in 2010, the department entered an era of ticket quotas and worse.

“When I first heard about the quotas I was appalled,” says former Auburn police officer Justin Hanners, who claims he and other cops were given directives to hassle, ticket, or arrest specific numbers of residents per shift. “I got into law enforcement to serve and protect, not be a bully.”

Hanners blew the whistle on the department’s tactics and was eventually fired for refusing to comply and keep quiet. He says that each officer was required to make 100 contacts each month, which included tickets, arrests, field interviews, and warnings. This equates to 72,000 contacts a year in a 50,000 person town. His claims are backed up by audio recordings of his superiors he made. The Auburn police department declined requests to be interviewed for this story.

“There are not that many speeders, there are not that many people running red lights to get those numbers, so what [the police] do is they lower their standards,” says Hanners. That led to the department encouraging officers to arrest people that Hanners “didn’t feel like had broken the law.”

Former Reason staffer Radley Balko, now an investigative reporter for the Huffington Post and author of the new book, Rise of the Warrior Cop, says that this isn’t just a nuisance, it infringes on public safety.

“You have a policy that encourages police to create petty crimes and ignore serious crimes, and that’s clearly the opposite of what we want our police to be doing,” says Balko.

Hanners repeatedly voiced his concerns through his chain of command, and the department responded that these requirements are necessary for increasing productivity.

Yet Hanners firmly believes that the quotas are entirely revenue driven.

“I had no intention of dropping it,” says Hanners, “This is a problem in more places than Auburn, and I think once the people know that they can hold their public officials accountable, it’ll change.”

The police chief singled out by Hanners retired this July, citing medical reasons.

About 7 minutes.

Written and produced by Tracy Oppenheimer. Camera by Alex Manning.

Music by The Jowe Head Band, “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writing

 Vonnegut’s rules for Creative Writing 101:

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

JK Rowling tells story of alter ego Robert Galbraith

per the UK Daily Guardian:

 

JK Rowling

Pottering no more … JK Rowling has revealed more about her pseudonymous detective novel. Photograph: Ian West/PA

JK Rowling chose her alter ego of Robert Galbraith by conflating the name of her political hero Robert F Kennedy and her childhood fantasy name “Ella Galbraith”, the Harry Potter writer has explained on her alternative persona’s official author website.

 

The author, who was outed last week as the writer of detective novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, also confirmed that she has “just finished the sequel” – the first of a projected series featuring sleuth Cormoran Strike – which is to be published in 2014.

 

Amid the FAQs on the official Robert Galbraith author website, Rowling declared “I successfully channelled my inner bloke!” when editor David Shelley, who first read the novel without knowing who its true author was, said, “I never would have thought a woman wrote that.”

 

The Cuckoo’s Calling, shot to No 1 in the hardback fiction charts last week, selling 17,662 copies after Rowling was revealed to be its author, charting above Dan Brown’s Inferno at number two, and Second Honeymoon by James Patterson at number three. In the overall UK book charts, it reached third place, behind paperbacks of John Grisham’s The Racketeer at No 1, and Rowling’s previous adult novel The Casual Vacancy, which also climbed rapidly following the news, at number two.

 

Writing on the Galbraith website, Rowling reaffirmed the line that the pseudonymous story “was not a leak or marketing ploy by me, my publisher or agent, both of whom have been completely supportive of my desire to fly under the radar. If sales were what mattered to me most, I would have written under my own name from the start, and with the greatest fanfare.”

 

The decision to choose a male pseudonym was driven by a desire to “take my writing persona as far away as possible from me”, Rowling said. By choosing as her hero a military man working in national security – taking a lead from former SAS solider and bestselling author Andy McNab – she created an “excuse not to make personal appearances or to provide a photograph”.

 

“When I was a child, I really wanted to be called Ella Galbraith, I’ve no idea why. The name had a fascination for me. I actually considered calling myself LA Galbraith for the Strike series, but for fairly obvious reasons decided that initials were a bad idea,” Rowling said.

“I know a number of soldiers and I’m close to two people in particular who were incredibly generous as I researched my hero’s background,” Rowling wrote. Her military contacts also helped to construct a fake CV for Robert Galbraith. “One of these friends is from the Special Investigations Bureau. So while Strike himself is entirely fictional, his career and the experiences he’s had are based on factual accounts of real soldiers.”

 

Rowling also reveals that lead character’s first name “was a gift from his flaky groupie of a mother, is unusual and a recurring irritation to him as people normally get it wrong; we sense that he would much rather be called Bob.”

 

The character of Strike’s assistant, Robin, a temporary secretary, grew “largely out of my own experiences as a temp, long ago in London where I could always make rent between jobs because I could type 100 words a minute due to writing fiction in my spare time.”

 

The book’s title is taken from A Dirge, the mournful poem by Christina Rossetti which is a lament for one who died too young.

 

Rowling was “yearning to go back to the beginning of a writing career in this new genre, to work without hype or expectation and to receive totally unvarnished feedback. It was a fantastic experience and I only wish it could have gone on a little longer,” she said. Most of the Harry Potter books are “whodunits at heart”, she added, saying that she “loves detective fiction”.

 

Its London setting was chosen above Scotland, where Rowling lives, because “you could write about London all your life and not exhaust the plots, settings or history,” she said.

 

Rowling’s identity as the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling was leaked last week by a friend of one of her lawyers. At that point, the book had sold 8,500 English-language copies across all formats (hardback, eBook, library and audiobook), and received two offers from television production companies.

 

“The situation was becoming increasingly complicated,” Rowling admitted, “largely because Robert was doing rather better than we had expected … but we all still hoped to keep the secret a little longer. Robert’s success during his first three months as a published writer (discounting sales made after I was found out) actually compares favourably with JK Rowling’s success over the equivalent period of her career.”