My Articles for Saturday, June 16, 2007

“Cyndie Lauper: The True Colors Tour “

Music videos.

[tags: Cyndie Lauper, True Colors Tour, True Colors, celebrities, music, music videos, YouTube]

“Progress at the Pentagon: From Gay Bomb to Guy Bomb”

[tags: Pentagon, military, Iraq war, war plans, gay bomb, gay, cartoon]

Despite all of the inconsequential public preoccupations with the pitiful weepings of a rich blonde-on-blonde celebrity sitting in a Los Angeles jail, people in Darfur continue to be murdered. There is no picture available that sufficiently captures the banality of this evil paradox. Darfur video included.

[tags: Paris Hilton, jail, celebrities, Darfur, genocide, video, YouTube]

Durham County Prosecutor Mike Nifong was found guilty today by the North Carolina State Bar for a battery of ethics violations in the Duke Lacrosse case. The penalty phase of trial began Saturday afternoon. Nifong’s punishment could range from a written reprimand to disbarment. Durham County Prosecutor Mike Nifong was found guilty today by the North Carolina State Bar for a battery of ethics violations in the Duke Lacrosse case. The penalty phase of trial began Saturday afternoon. Nifong’s punishment could range from a written reprimand to disbarment. He had already announced on Friday resignation from his position as Durham County Prosecutor.

With that, the long saga of what was once known as the Duke Lacrosse rape scandal is over. Nifong’s conviction is widely seen as justice for the three players who were indicted in spring 2006 on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual offense.

[tags: Mike Nifong, Nifong guilty, Reade Seligman, Duke Lacrosse, Duke rape case, racial issues]

According to SI.Com, the web site for Sports Illustrated, the top 10 best uniforms in college football are: 1. The University of Texas, 2. The University of Michigan, 3. Auburn University, 4. Yale University, 5. The University of Notre Dame, 6. Wofford College, 7. Ohio State University, 8. Georgia Southern University, 9. Southern Cal and 10. Georgia.

Photographs and a photo slideshow of the fashionable football studly ones are included. Yummy!!

[tags: colleges, universities, sports, college sports, college football, Sports Illustrated, Top 10 football uniforms, fashion, football fashion]

“Photo of the Day: City Hall, New York City”

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC.

[tags: Photo of the Day, City Hall New York City, New York City, NYC, photography]

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Mike Nifong Found Guilty of Six Ethics Violations by N. C. State Bar

Durham County Prosecutor Mike Nifong was found guilty today by the North Carolina State Bar for a battery of ethics violations in the Duke Lacrosse case.  The penalty phase of trial began Saturday afternoon.  Nifong’s punishment could range from a written reprimand to disbarment. He had already announced on Friday resignation from his position as Durham County Prosecutor.

With that, the long saga of what was once known as the Duke Lacrosse rape scandal is over.  Nifong’s conviction was widely anticipated as justice for the three players who were indicted in spring 2006 on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual offense.

In April, the three were cleared of all those charges and declared innocent by the Attorney Aeneral of North Carolina.  All three exonerated Duke Lacrosse players, Reade Seligmann, David Evans and Collin Finnerty, were in the courtroom Saturday with their families.  They listened intently as the decisions were read but showed little emotion.

The bar’s three-member disciplinary panel unanimously found Nifong guilty of fraud, dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation, of making false statements of material fact before a judge, of making false statements of material fact before bar investigators and of lying about withholding exculpatory DNA evidence.

UPDATE:

Saturday afternoon’s penalty phase of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Disciplinary Committee ethics investigation concluded with the decision that Mike Nifong will be disbarred for his disastrous prosecution of three Duke University Lacrosse players falsely accused of rape.  Mr. Nifong, who had surprised his lawyers on Friday by announcing plans to resign from his position as the Durham County District Attorney, had already also offered to have his license revoked and waive the right to appeal after the panel ruled earlier on Saturday that he had been dishonest or deceitful toward a judge and defense lawyers over DNA results.

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My Articles for Friday, June 15, 2007

Reade Seligmann testified how he was sure that the DNA tests would clear his name. He broke into tears during his testimony, while he described finding out that he had been indicted and thinking about how he was going to manage breaking that terrible news to his mother. Immediately following the conclusion of Seligmann’s testimony, Nifong voluntarily resigned as the Durham County Prosecutor.

The full video is included.

[tags: Duke Lacrosse players, Duke rape case, Reade Seligmann, Nifong, Nifong ethics trial, Nifong resigns, video]

“Mike Gravel for President: Or Maybe Just Take a Fireside Nap….”

Humorous presidential campaign ad for Mike Gravel. Video is included. Nice for fireside chats, or maybe naps!!

[tags: blogs, Mike Gravel, presidential campaign ads, television, humor, video]

“Steven Colbert: On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

“The only thing worse than an al Qaeda attack would be a gay man stopping that,” quipped discharged gay military linguist Stephen Benjamin to Steven Colbert. And that pretty much sums up the core of the stupendously ignorant Republican position on gay people, as stated in the official military personnel policy regarding the Iraq war on terror.

Photographs and Comedy Central video included.

[tags: Steven Colbert, gay, gay pride, military policy, television, video]

“Michael Moore’s “Sicko:”

Michael Moore does it again!! His new documentary motion picture “Sicko” was the smash hit of The 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Photographs and video are included.

[tags: celebrities, news, celebrity news, Michael Moore, Sicko, movies, video, photography]

Paul Potts, the mobil-phone salesman from South Wales, once again roused the audience members and stunned judges of the talent show “Britain’s Got Talent “with his rendition of another opera classic.

Later, it was announced that he is the winner of this round, moving on to become a finalist in the competition that is searching for an act that will perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance. In addition, the winner will receive a prize of $250,000. That’s a lot of cell-phones!!

Photographs and two videos are included. Enjoy this!!

[tags: Paul Potts, Simon Cowell, celebrities, music, music video, video, YouTube]

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Duke Lacrosse Player Reade Seligmann Testifies at Prosecutor Nifong’s Ethics Trial

Reade Seligmann’s Full Testimony: Prosecutor Nifong’s Ethics Trial

Reade Seligmann’s Full Testimony at Prosecutor Nifong’s Ethics Trial

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Reade Seligmann testified how he was sure that the DNA tests would clear his name.  He broke into tears during his testimony, while he described finding out that he had been indicted and thinking about how he was going to manage breaking that terrible news to his mother.  Mr. Seligmann, 21, gave emotionally moving testimony about the anguish of having to face false charges that interrupted a year of his education and could have sent him to prison for 30 years.

Mr. Seligmann choked up and repeatedly wiped back tears as he described hearing the news of his indictment and telling his parents.  “My dad just fell to the floor, and I just sat on the ground,” Mr. Seligmann said.  “And I said, ‘My life is over.”

Mr. Seligmann recounted how last winter, Mr. Nifong refused to meet with his lawyer who had evidence that he was not even at the party when the assault supposedly occurred.  He said that Mr. Nifong had said he was not interested in such “fiction” and that the district attorney had “smirked” on another occasion when the evidence was offered.

Mr. Seligmann described how people in familiar restaurants, as well as on the Duke University campus, turned against him after the charges were filed.  Mr. Seligmann said people in a restaurant that he used to eat in every day, and who he considered to be his friends, put up a “Wanted” poster showing the entire Duke lacrosse team.

The feeling on campus was as lonely as you can imagine,” he said.

Immediately following the conclusion of Seligmann’s testimony, Nifong voluntarily resigned from his position as the Durham County Prosecutor.  The North Carolina State Bar has charged Nifong with withholding critical DNA test results from defense attorneys, lying to the court and Bar investigators and making misleading and inflammatory comments about the players.  If the Bar’s three-member Disciplinary Hearing Commission decides that he violated ethics rules, he could be disbarred.

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