Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Roving Reporter : Woman turns 107 years old never tired of pork

To live 107 years: Pork, a little snuff and no husband.
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Esther Wilkins of Richmond spent most of her 107 years on the family farm in Enfield, NC, where they grew cotton, tobacco, hogs and just about anything else. 

She never drank or smoked or got married. "I never had time to sit down and talk to pick out me a man," she said during her birthday gala at Elliott's Restaurant on N. Laburnum Avenue, where many of her nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren had gathered.

Her only bad habit was the occasional dip of snuff, if you don't count pork. It's her favorite. She says she has never tired of it. When fish or chicken gets old, pork always hits the spot. Pigs feet, lips, the nose, all good by her if it's cooked right, she says.

She has a taste for food because she spent her entire life cooking it for her vast family. She was one of 12 children, and the one who stayed in the kitchen unless she ventured out to Sunday school or to help someone in the area who was sick and needed a gentle touch, explained her 98-year-old sister, Revizer Robertson.

Then she cooked for her many nieces and nephews, and then their children – and on it went. A long life of serving others, her sister said.

Esther Wilkins says she never sassed her parents and always respected adults – the Biblical requirement for long life. She sees her many years as a gift.

Check out that smile in the photos. Still young, this woman of faith, hope and service.

The Roving Reporter               G.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bill Cosby's accusers: 35 women speak out in powerful cover story

For the first time since accusations of rape were made against Bill Cosby, 35 of the reported 46 women total who allege that the 78-year-old comedian sexually assaulted them have united together to tell their stories.
New York Magazine photographed and interviewed each woman separately and notes that each of "their stories have remarkable similarities."

Amanda Demme / New York Magazine
To highlight this point, each woman -- from models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson to former locksmith Margie Shapiro and massage therapist Rebecca Lynn Neal -- was photographed seated in similar black and white pose.
An empty chair was also left on the cover to represent those women unable to tell their story, which subsequently sparked a Twitter hashtag around that discussion.
Amanda Demme / New York Magazine
Among the 35 women featured, is Barbara Bowman, who was introduced to Cosby by her agent when she was 17 in 1985. Over the next two years, she regularly met with Cosby, who she says drugged and raped her repeatedly.
"I felt like a prisoner; I felt I was kidnapped and hiding in plain sight," she tells the magazine. "I could have walked down any street of Manhattan at any time and said, 'I'm being raped and drugged by Bill Cosby,' but who the hell would have believed me? Nobody, nobody."
Amanda Demme / New York Magazine
Victoria Valentino also shares her story of how she met Cosby in 1969 shortly after her 6-year-old son had died. Cobsy offered to cheer her up with dinner, during which she says he offered her and her friend a pill to make them feel better. He then allegedly brought the two women back to his apartment.
"He sat down and unzipped his fly and had me give him oral sex. He stood up, turned me over, did me doggy style, and walked out," she says. "Just as he got to the door, I was going, 'How do we get out of here, how do we get home?' He said, 'Call a cab.'"
Amanda Demme / New York Magazine
Jewel Allsion says she was introduced to Cosby through her modeling agent and a dinner was arranged for the two to meet. She accepted a glass of wine, which she says "had a horrible taste."
"I started not feeling well. He helped me up by my underarms with both hands. He walked me into the next room, where there was a mirror on the wall, and he told me to look at myself," she tells the magazine. "And then he took my right hand, and he put it behind my back. I remember seeing semen on the floor. And I felt some liquid on my hand. That was when I knew something sexual was going on."

Cosby has never been charged with a crime and maintains his innocence. In a 2005 deposition from a sexual assault case, which was made public earlier this month, Cosby admitted under oath to obtaining Quaaludes to give to "young women" that he "wanted to have sex with."

In the same deposition, which took place over four days before the lawsuit was eventually settled in 2006, he had this to say of consent: "I think that I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them."

Following the recently released deposition, Cosby's lawyers said the comedian "admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970's."

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late music legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on July 26, surrounded by her family, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was 22.

On Jan. 31, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub, and was then taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where she was put on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She was later placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.
Nearly two months later, she was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center.

"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," Pat Houston told ET in a statement that day. "We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."
Born March 4, 1993, in Livingston, New Jersey, Bobbi Kristina was thrust into the spotlight at an early age, but the love her mother had for her was obvious early on.
"She brings me a lot of joy," Houston told ETback in 1993. "She brings both Bobby and I a lot of joy. It's a different thing when you become a mother. It changes your whole perspective on life. You really don't live for you anymore. You're living for your children."

Between her father's string of hit songs and her mother being one of the best-selling artists of all time, as well as her parents' tumultuous relationship, as a child Bobbi Kristina became a target of tabloid scrutiny.
Then 10 years old, she was featured on the controversial 2005 Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown, which famously depicted the family's darker days.
After years of controversy surrounding her parents, including accusations of domestic violence and drug abuse, Bobbi Kristina's parents eventually separated in 2006. When the divorce was finalized in 2007, Houston was awarded custody of her daughter.
On Feb. 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in a bathtub in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite.

Bobbi Kristina had been very close to her mother, often appearing with her at movie premieres, and even accompanying her on tour. She would frequently speak to press about her mother's love and support, and Houston's death reportedly hit her very hard.
Bobbi Kristina was in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton when she was informed of her mother's death. According to reports at the time, Bobbi Kristina suffered a hysterical breakdown and had to be sedated and hospitalized. She was soon discharged after being treated for severe stress and anxiety.
Only 18 years old when her mother died, Bobbi Kristina became the sole inheritor of Houston's estate. The inheritance was estimated at nearly $115 million.
"I still feel her everywhere," Brown said on the 2012 reality show The Houstons': On Our Own. "She's still around me and that's what keeps me comfortable, is knowing that my best friend, my everything, is still with me."

Bobbi Kristina's bond with her late mother was reminiscent of the close relationship Houston shared with her own mom, Cissy Houston. "That's a little bit of what my mother and I had," Bobbi Kristina acknowledged on The Houstons. "That's the bond that we share and we did share. We still share that bond no matter what -- even after death."
Bobbi Kristina even had deep aspirations of following in her mother's footsteps. On Jan. 29, Bobbi Kristina promised a bright future ahead, tweeting, "Let's start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!"
Following her mother's untimely death, Bobbi Kristina sought comfort in Nick Gordon, a childhood friend who grew up with her under the same roof.

The two began a romantic relationship, becoming engaged in October 2012, just eight months after Houston's passing. The couple claimed to have tied the knot on Jan. 9, 2014, though family representatives later said the marriage was not official. Shortly after Bobbi Kristina's hospitalization, Gordon appeared on Dr. Phil and subsequently checked into rehab after the emotional interview and left after nearly seven weeks on April 28. Following Bobbi Kristina's transition into hospice care, her court-appointed conservator filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon.

The discovery of Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub came just days before the third anniversary of her mother's passing. A source close to the situation told ET that Bobbi Kristina suffered from an apparent drug overdose, the circumstances of which were eerily similar to those of her mother's passing. Houston's death was ruled an accident as a result of drowning, but the medical examiner also stated that cocaine and drug-related heart disease contributed to her demise.

RIP   Bobbi Kristina       Our deepest condolence to the family 

The  PICs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Roving Reporter : Analysis: Grand 16 shooting won’t change a thing

Mason Matthews, 10, leaves a card at a makeshift memorial for shooting victim Jillian Johnson on Friday at Red Arrow Workshop in River Ranch in Lafayette. 

Don't expect anything to change.
Three people are dead and nine are injured after the Grand 16 Theatre shootings in Lafayette. The deadly attack drew international media attention, condolences from politicians across the state and shook the heart of Cajun Country.
It was a drop in Louisiana's bloody bucket.
"Nothing at all will change. It never does," said Jon Landrieu, a political observer, journalist and chair of LSU's  Manship School of Mass Communication. "We cry and hug and shrug and move on. It's the American way."

Media and candidates' supporters across the state received emails from gubernatorial candidates starting early Friday morning expressing support and offering prayers for Lafayette. Not one mentioned gun violence in the state — nor a thought on curbing it.

"There will be time to have discussion on that but I've chosen, at this time, to devote my thinking to the families," said Scott Angelle, a Breaux Bridge native running for the seat Gov. Bobby Jindal will vacate next year.

He offered no insight into when will be the appropriate time to talk about gun violence — only later. Angelle described himself as a pro-gun candidate. His 19-year-old daughter was at the Grand 16 Theatre to see a movie at 1 p.m. Thursday, just hours before 59-year-old John Russel Houser set about his grizzly work.

John Bel Edwards, the only Democrat running for governor, also is a "pro-gun" candidate with an A rating from the National Rifle Association. Louisiana has a problem and "we need to talk about it," but he said that problem is how the state cares for people with flawed mental health.

He summed up it up with an old adage: "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."
In 2013, people killed 446 people in Louisiana with with guns, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. By body count, that placed Louisiana 7th in the nation. In terms of murders per 100,000 residents — 9.6 — the Bayou State was 1st.
"By the time you add it up, we have a mass killing every month in this state," Mann said. "We need to stand back and look at our problem holistically."
'Anything but the hardware'

On June 17, it's believed 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He has not been tried, but he walked out when nine others didn't, including the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who also was a state senator.
Roof and his actions overnight became associated with the Confederate battle flag he was seen posing with on social media. Now those and other symbols of the Old South are coming down across the country.
Though that debate still rages, no gun control measures have been seriously discussed in the wake of the South Carolina killings.

After four unarmed marines and a Navy sailor were gunned down at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Alicia Fuller noticed a rush of servicemen buying firearms. It lasted a couple of days, she said.
Fuller is the office manager at DavTac Custom Arms and Ammo, a seller of new and used firearms in Bossier City. She works there with owner Lee Daville, a south Louisiana native.
"It depends on the severity of it and the publicity and the political side of it. The more they politicize it the more people come in here to buy guns," Daville said.

When 20 first graders and six educators were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, the gun debate roared. National lawmakers proposed policy, but former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder summed up the result in a televised interview in February.
"The gun lobby simply won," Holder told MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry.

And according to one researcher who grew up in Newtown, Violence Policy Center executive director Josh Sugarmann, that's just how it goes.
"There is a pattern that all too often takes place after a shooting like this, especially in places like Louisiana," Sugarmann said.
Lawmakers start by delaying the conversation, Sugarmann said , first by setting aside the immediate aftermath as a time to grieve, not play politics, and they make that period last as long as it can. Then, once the dialogue can be put off no longer, he said the conversation becomes about mental health, immigration, criminality, race — anything but guns.
"There is a tendency in the wake of these killings to talk about anything but the hardware used to commit the shooting," Sugarmann  said.

The official word on Houser is still out.
Early reports point to mental illness, racist and white supremacist ideology and an Alabama address. Police are reporting only that the weapon was a semi-automatic handgun with two 10-round clips.
Two qualities are common in nearly all mass shootings — semi-automatic functionality and high-capacity magazines. Those features, popular for commercial sale since the 1980s, "created an unfortunately predictable change," Sugarmann said.
"Firepower emboldens people to commit these acts," he said.
Wrong, said Louisiana Shooting Association president Dan Zelenka.
"With drunk driving, did we talk about the cars? No. We talked about the people behind the wheel. We talked about the criminals. It's not about the hardware," Zelenka said. "A criminal will do criminal stuff."

The world is made better by trained citizens lawfully in possession of firearms, Zelenka  said. Those citizens in deadly situations involving rogue shooters "maybe won't prevent them, but can shorten the duration of a shooter being able to shoot unmolested."
"I'm not even sure there's something you can do about someone like that unless you identify them beforehand," Zelenka said. "Freedom can cause problems, but the alternative is worse."
"The weakest gun laws in the nation"
Zelenka  has a challenge for gun policy reform advocates: go ahead and figure out a way to stop tragedies like Grand 16.
"I can't think of a new Louisiana law that would prevent that," Zelenka  said. "If you look at shooters involved in these incidents, few could legally purchase a gun. They can't purchase. They can't possess, but lo and behold they have them."

Some solutions to gun violence, are misguided, Angelle  said. It's not smart policy to take guns away from law-abiding citizens.
"Criminals will always have access to guns," he said.
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence staff attorney Ari Freilich  doesn't have all the facts on Grand 16 yet.
"But what I can say is we know this tragedy occurred in the state with the weakest gun laws in the nation," Freilich  said.
According to the law center's research, Louisiana does not:

•   Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between private, unlicensed parties
•   Prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50-caliber rifles or large capacity ammunition magazines
•   Require firearm dealers to obtain a state license
•   Require firearm owners to obtain a license or register their firearms
•   Limit the number of firearms that may be purchased at one time
•   Impose a waiting period on firearm purchases
•   Regulate unsafe handguns ("junk guns" or "Saturday night specials")
•   Significantly regulate ammunition sales
•   Allow local governments to regulate firearms
•   Give law enforcement discretion to deny a concealed handgun permit

Until 2014, the state hadn't reported a single mental health record to the FBI's background check database of dangerous, prohibited individuals, Freilich  said. Even now, he said, Louisiana is submitting fewer records than other similarly-sized states.

Background checks have stopped 2.1 million people prohibited from possessing firearms — criminals, domestic abusers, the mentally ill and others — from purchasing weapons, he said.

"It speaks to a lack of commitment, courage and common sense to preventing the next tragic shooting," Freilich  said. "Eventually, Louisianians will have to ask themselves if that's the kind of state they want to live in."
Many already have.

Speedy Mercer is secretary treasurer for Louisiana Open Carry Awareness League. He knows the debate is coming to Louisiana and he knows on which side he stands.
In response to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Mercer commented each point would be either likely be a violation of Second Amendment rights or a useless, knee-jerk regulation.
"There will be pushback. We'll be right in the middle of it," he said.

Fuller has a concealed carry permit and carries all the time.
"As long as I'm following the rules, I'm going to carry," she said. "I'm going to protect my friends, my family, and my life. It's my right."
Gubernatorial candidate Edwards said he could get behind laws that improve reporting requirements for mental health patients, and maybe the rest of the state legislature could as well.
"We should discuss it, and I hope we do. I just hope we don't rush to judgment before we have a chance to deliberate," he said.
All together, weak and non-existent gun control in Louisiana comes down to state citizens and the people they elect.
"Politicians are so afraid of the National Rifle Association they don't dare step over that line. Maybe only the oil industry is better at buying legislators," Mann said. "I'm not opposed to prayer. I was praying for Lafayette last night. But if your only solution is looking for divine intervention you probably need to find another line of work."

— Alexandria Burris contributed to this article
Gun-related homicides in 2013
Louisiana: 446 (9.64 per 100,000)
Alabama: 317 (6.56 per 100,000)
District of Columbia: 61 (9.44 per 100,000)
Florida: 816 (4.17 per 100,000)
Michigan: 493 (4.98 per 100,000)
Texas: 912 (3.45 per 100,000)
New York: 380 (1.93 per 100,000)

California: 1,312 (3.42 per 100,000)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Roving Reporter :Trump running as an Independent could spell doom for the GOP

 While he surges in the polls, some within the Republican establishment have begun wishing Donald Trump would leave the race.

Trump responded with a threat that could spell huge trouble for the GOP: a third-party run. 

"So many people want me to, if I don't win ... I'll have to see how I'm being treated by the Republicans," he said in an interview with The Hill. 

For now, he's decidedly running as a Republican, and he's even admitted an Independent run could be bad for the party. 

"The best way of defeating the Democrats, and probably Hillary – I think it's going to be Hillary – is to run as a Republican. If I do the third-party thing it would be, I think, very bad for the Republicans," Trump said. 
But the Republican party has not fully embraced the brash White House hopeful, even if some of the voters have.

The head of the RNC reportedly asked Trump to tone down his controversial rhetoric after his critical comments of immigrants and Mexicans specifically.

After Trump's comments about John McCain, the GOP said in a statement, "There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably."

"I think that candor, I think voters are really hungry for, and outside of Washington I think there's a section of the Republican Party that that really resonates with," said The Hill reporter Kevin Cirilli.

That's part of why an Independent run from Trump could create such a problem, as his appeal with Republican voters could pull some from voting for the GOP candidate in a three-way race. Businessman Ross Perot's candidacy is largely considered to have been a significant factor in why Bill Clinton beat incumbent George H.W. Bush in 1992.

Mr. Humble  , a few words if you please : 

Trump is one sandwich away from assisted living, are you people joking.
This isn't as critical as made out to be. Trump is exactly what the GOP needed to get off their butt. Liberals are not swing voters. Unions are not swing voters. Illegal aliens are not swing voters. Not every democrat is a liberal. Many democrats are chomping at the bit to get America back on track.

Trump is only trying to get the GOP to quit being middle of the roaders and revert to being Republicans. He has no real intention of going through with this race (it would cost him too much money annually) and, honestly, who would want those headaches. But he's stirring up enough interest that people are starting to listen and agree with him so maybe it will cause trouble for Hillary!

Trump is hot right now but he needs to tone it down and show some humility. People are getting tired of his bragging about how rich he is and how great he is and how no one can do anything better than he can. A little of him goes a long way and that may be his undoing.

Trump is going to bail out before any debate. He knows damn well he has no clue about foreign policy, or strategic military interests. He know nothing about health care or the budget process, mandatory spending versus discretionary or appropriations, omnibus, supplemental spending etc etc etc. He will tuck tail and run when he is asked routine questions like the names of world leaders. But the hillbillies want this jerk to be President lmao. He's an ass Goobers. Figure it out.
If anyone thinks that they are going to vote for someone with all good and no bad, then that person is living in fantasy land or illusion-ville. On election day, people are going to be weighed - the good and the bad will be put on a scale. May the best candidate win!
What I will say about Trump is "in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is King"and that is why he is ahead in the polls.
I need him to continue ....For my own entertainment purposes...Got to give him this, He doesn't give a frogs fat ass what anyone thinks 

The Roving Reporter                G.

Friday, July 24, 2015

10 Robin Williams Quotes That Will Make You Miss Him Even More

The late actor and comedian would have turned 64 today. 

Not quite a full year after his death, it’s still tough to think that the legendary Robin Williams is gone. The very idea that the man who made us all smile by emerging from magical lamps, by slapping on grandma makeup to spend time with his kids, by drawing emotional courage out of a troubled inner-city genius… the idea that he’s no longer with us is still painful to grapple with.
Williams is particularly on the mind today (July 21) because if he was still with us, he would be celebrating his 64th birthday. But even though he’s gone, his legacy endures, and never fails to put a smile on our faces.
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.”
“We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” 
“Phenomenal. Cosmic. POWERS!” 
“Iiiiiiitty-bitty-living space!”
“Oh no…”  “…the game thinks I rolled.” 
“Life is fleeting…” 
“And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.” 
“I’m made of wax, Larry…” “…what are YOU made of?” 
“There’s no reality…” “…it’s just an illusion!” 

“It was a run-by-fruiting!” 

“You’re not perfect, sport…” 
“To be my own master…” 
“Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world!” 
“All you have to do is think one happy thought…” “…and you’ll fly like me.” 

Three dead in Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting , Including Gunman

Law enforcement personnel stand near a police line at The Grand Theatre following a deadly shooting in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
Lafayette Police Department and Louisiana State Police units block an entrance road following a shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, delivers a statement following a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre inLafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before shooting himself, officials said.

The gunman, a 58-year-old "lone white male," fired his weapon "numerous times" before shooting himself at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, city Police Chief Jim Craft told a news conference.
Craft said police know the gunman's identity but are not releasing it. He said the shooter's body was still inside the theater and that a coroner was on the scene. Earlier in the evening, 

Acadian Ambulance Vice President Clay Henry had told The Associated Press that the shooter was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
Craft said those who were injured had injuries ranged from non-life-threatening to critical.
There were about 100 people in the theater at the time of the shooting, Sgt. Brooks David of the Louisiana State Police told CNN.

The shooting happened about 20 minutes into a 7 p.m. showing of the movie "Trainwreck," The Louisiana Advertiser quoted theatergoer Katie Domingue as saying.
"We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker," Domingue told the newspaper. Domingue said she saw "an older white man" standing up and shooting down into the theater, but not in her direction.
"He wasn't saying anything. I didn't hear anybody screaming either," Domingue said.
Domingue told the newspaper she heard about six shots before she and her fiance ran to the nearest exist, leaving behind her shoes and purse.

The Louisiana shooting occurred three years after James Holmes entered a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver and opened fire during the premier of a Batman film, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others.
A jury last week quickly convicted Holmes on 165 counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges, rejecting defense arguments that he was insane and suffering delusions that drove him to the July 20, 2012, attack. The trial entered a new phase this week as the same jurors decide whether Holmes should die for his crimes.

The jury decided unanimously Thursday that the Colorado attack was cruel enough to justify the death penalty. But jurors must first hear the defense's arguments for a life term before deciding whether Holmes, 27, will be sentenced to death. The sentencing phase could last up to a month.
Holmes appeared in his first court appearance wide-eyed with shocking orange hair.

Prosecutors said Holmes planned and carried out the massacre to assuage the pain of his failures in graduate school and in romance. Defense lawyers said schizophrenia had been growing inside Holmes' mind for years and eventually overwhelmed him, creating a delusion that he could improve his self-worth by killing others and absorbing their value.

Lafayette is about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Cosby detailed his womanizing, secrecy efforts a decade ago

    Under oath in a hotel (AP) -- away from the TV cameras and the soapbox where he did his public moralizing - Bill Cosby sketched a very different image of America's Dad: a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes, claimed to be adept at reading their unspoken desires and tried to use his wealth to keep "Mrs. Cosby" in the dark.
    The portrait comes from Cosby's own words in a transcript of a 2005-06 deposition taken in Philadelphia. It is the only publicly available testimony he has given in response to accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women over four decades. Cosby has denied the allegations, calling the sexual contact consensual.
    In his testimony, the comedian told of how he tried to gain women's trust and make them comfortable by talking about their families, their education and their career aspirations.
He seemed casual about his affairs, describing his relationship with one woman this way: "We had sex and we had dinners and sex and rendezvous."
Asked how it ended, he said: "Stopped calling for rendezvous."
Why? "Just moving on."
     There's no clear-cut evidence in the documents that he committed a sex crime, but his testimony adds to the unsavory details that have all but wrecked his nice-guy reputation as TV's Dr. Cliff Huxtable and made a mockery of his preaching about decency and personal responsibility.
    The full transcript, obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday, is from a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee who accused the comedian of drugging and molesting her. Earlier this month, a judge unsealed small excerpts from the transcript as a result of a lawsuit from the AP.
The New York Times was the first to obtain the entire transcript, after learning it was publicly available through a court reporting service.
    In the deposition, Cosby said that on one occasion, he reached into Temple employee Andrea Constand's pants and fondled her, taking her silence as a green light.
"I don't hear her say anything. And I don't feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped," he said.
He said she then groped him in return. Later that night, he said, he tried to have more sexual contact with her, but she said no, and "I pull back."
    He said that he avoided intercourse with her, suggesting he was afraid she would become too attached to him. Intercourse, he said, "is something that I feel the woman will succumb to more of a romance and more of a feeling, not love, but it's deeper than a playful situation."
    He said Constand was not upset when she left that night, and he assured his questioner: "I think I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them."
Cosby's lawyers and representatives did not respond Sunday to email and telephone calls.
    Patrick O'Connor, the lawyer representing Cosby in the deposition, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the transcript offers only a one-sided account since Constand's deposition remains sealed. He said he believed the release of the transcript violated the terms of the 2006 settlement in her case.
    The 78-year-old comic has never been charged with a crime. In most cases, the statute of limitations has run out, though at least one case, from 2008, is still under investigation in Los Angeles.
During the four days of questioning, Cosby and his lawyer often clashed with Constand's attorney, with Cosby himself debating his questioner over the definitions of words.
    Constand has accused Cosby of drugging her with something powerful and molesting her on a different occasion. Cosby, however, testified that he gave her three half-pills of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl, telling her: "I have three friends for you to make you relax." He denied assaulting her.
"I think Andrea is a liar, and I know she's a liar because I was there," he said under oath.
    Cosby testified that in the 1970s, he received about seven prescriptions for quaaludes from a Los  Angeles  doctor who has since died. He acknowledged he obtained them with the intention of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.
He denied giving women the powerful sedatives without their knowledge. He said he used quaaludes "the same as a person would say, `Have a drink.'"
Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troianai, asked Cosby about his wife's knowledge of his affairs.
    He said his wife, Camille, to whom he has been married since 1964, learned about the Constand case and others in which he was accused of wrongdoing. But he said he hid cases from her, funneling money to one woman through accounts that "Mrs. Cosby" would not see.
     Bruce Castor, the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor who declined to bring charges in the Constand case a decade ago, told the AP earlier this month that if he is elected again he will review the unsealed court documents to see if Cosby committed perjury.
The AP generally does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they agree to have their names published, as Constand has done.

Hey everyone ---Witchy is in the house ... 
   I hope this disgusting pile of crap gets what he deserves. Just looking at his ugly face makes me want to vomit. What do you think of your old pal now Whoopi? All of you people that literally trashed women saying they were after his money? Shame on you. There are women like that but how would you feel if you were drugged and raped by some pervert like Cosby? Hard telling what this maniac did to them while they were passed out. Burn in HELL Cosby.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     Okay, so here we have yet another male who can't control his penis. This is news? Hardly. And you men want to tell women what to do with their bodies? Thank goodness this sexual renegade used a condom. When you fellas manage to rein in what's between your legs you might have some credibility running your mouths about being anti-abortion. No penis, no sperm, no pregnancy, no abortion! Get it? In the meantime, put a sock in it and a raincoat on it.
    What was there about this man that these women would even want to be in the same room ALONE with him? He's so repulsive, and he may have fans for his shows, but other than that, (and his money) who'd wanna be with him? These accusations aren't destroying his legacy. Even if he never goes to court. HIS LEGACY IS ALREADY DESTROYED. The women who are still supporting him are idiots and ignorant morons. Whoopi (whatever) is a HUGE disappointment to me. Her comments "get over it" are shocking. I'd like to visit with her after he drugged and raped her !!!!!!! She can't "understand it" well neither can anyone else. He's sick a serial rapist and a sexual addict, and probably a lousy lover.

But hey , that's just me and the way I roll ...NUFF SEZ    HeHe

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Roving Reporter :Boomshell Report Says Bill Cosby is a Serial Philanderer

    Bill Cosby revealed himself to be a serial philanderer who wooed women with the promise of mentor-ship and career advice, according to the newly-revealed full deposition from a 2005 civil lawsuit.
    The deposition was the same in which he also admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to young women who he pursued for sex. 
    The New York Times first reported details from the 1,000-page transcript of the deposition, which the paper said it had obtained through a court reporting service where it was publicly available.
    Earlier this month, a federal judge unsealed a 62-page memorandum of law in the case, which Cosby and his accuser, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, settled in 2006 for an undisclosed sum.
    The Times report presents a damning picture of the entertainer who admitted to sexual liaisons with many women, some as young as 19. "I think I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them," he said in the deposition.
In the case of a model named Beth Ferrier, whom he met in the 1980s, Cosby recalled asking about her professional life and her recently deceased father. "Did you ask her those questions because you wanted to have sexual contact with her?" asked Constand's attorney, Dolores Troiani.
"Yes," Cosby replied.
The entertainer described his romantic pursuit of Constand, whom he met in the early 2000s at his alma mater, Temple University, in this way: "Inviting her to my house, talking to her about personal situations dealing with her life, growth, education."
    Though he said he offered Constand advice about her interest in pursuing sports broadcasting and described himself as a "mentor" to her, he also invited her to dine alone in his Philadelphia home and pursued a sexual relationship with her over the course of several years.
    Cosby said that sexual intercourse "is something that I feel the woman will succumb to more of a romance and more of a feeling, not love, but it's deeper than a playful situation." In the case of Constand, he said the two were "playing sex, we're playing, petting, we're playing."
    It was during one such encounter that Constand said the entertainer drugged her and then molested her -- prompting her lawsuit. In his deposition, Cosby said he gave her one and a half tablets of Benadryl before they had sexual contact. Her lawyer argued that he had given her a more potent drug.
Elsewhere in the deposition, Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women in his efforts to have sex with them. "What was happening at that time was that that was -- Quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with and there were times when I wanted to have them just in case," he said.
    But Cosby noted that he never took the sedatives himself because they made him too sleepy.
"Why didn't you ever take the Quaaludes?" Constand's lawyer asked.
"Because I used them," he replied.
"For what?" she asked.
"The same as a person say would have a drink," he said.
At several places in the deposition, Cosby described efforts he made to keep the knowledge of his extramarital pursuits from Camille, his wife since 1964.
    He admitted that he made a payment to another woman, Therese Serignese, who also claimed that Cosby drugged her and had sex with her during a 1976 encounter in Las Vegas when she was 19 and he was around 39 or 40.
    He also testified that his William Morris agent at the time, the late Tom Illus, sent Serignese $5,000 and that he reimbursed Illus from his personal account as opposed to his business account in order to disguise the payment from his wife.

Representatives for Cosby and Constand have not yet responded to calls for comment.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Roving Reporter : Pitbull Slams Donald Trump, Warns: “Watch Out For El Chapo” (VIDEO

Pitbull has issued a warning to Donald Trump: “Watch out for El Chapo.” The Cuban-American performer made the comment during his acceptance speech at the Premios Juventud Awards on Thursday. 

Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Trump has been under fire for comments he’s made about the Latino population, specifically saying last month that Mexican immigrants are mostly “rapists” and “criminals.” Though he’s been widely condemned for the remarks, he hasn’t backed away from the stance. Among those who have slammed Trump, though, is the alleged son of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, who escaped a federal prison in Mexico last Saturday.

As Gossip Cop confirmed, Trump’s camp contacted the FBI after a tweet purportedly sent by El Chapo’s son read in translation, “Keep f*cking around and I’m gonna make you swallow your b*tch words you f*cking whitey milksh*tter.” A Trump staffer exclusively told Gossip Cop that they were taking the threat seriously, noting, “This is no joke.” Now, just a few days later, Pitbull addressed the situation live on Unvision, the same network that dropped the mogul’s Miss USA pageant.

After thanking his fans for his award, Pitbull very seriously told the crowd in Spanish, “I’m not a politician. I’m a musician, but most of all I’m Latino. I support our people. I want to tell Marco Rubio, step it up! Jeb Bush, step it up! Hillary Clinton, step it up! Because Donald Trump can’t be president. For all of the Latinos out there, keep your heads up, and Trump, watch out for El Chapo, papo.”

And in an interview for “America With Jorge Ramos,” Pitbull further commented on his feelings towards Trump, saying, “Donald Trump doesn’t become Donald Trump by being ignorant. He may have a big ego — we’ve all known that for years. What I think is that he found a button [illegal immigration] that he likes, and he sees that he got people mad and hot and he’s gonna keep pushing it.” Watch Pitbull’s warning to Donald Trump and his interview below, and tell us what you think.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

One thing bugs Barbara Eden on 50-year 'Jeannie' anniversary

Barbara Eden joined NBC Thursday morning for the 50th anniversary of "I Dream of Jeannie."

But the iconic show made one mistake in Eden's eyes: Major Nelson marrying Jeannie.

"She wasn't human. ... She thought she was and he knew she wasn't. ... It just ruined the show. ... I think it broke credibility," she explained.

Eden also talked about the famous pink outfit, explaining how NBC executives wouldn't let her show her belly button.

"They became very strict about the navel ... very strict about the pantaloons. They had to be very shadowed so you couldn't see my legs," she said.

Eden says she was perfectly fine with being remembered as Jeannie, despite having a long career both before and after her time on the show.

She says that Jeannie is "easy to live with" and she loves "going to Europe and have people come up to [her] because the show's still on."

Barbara Eden seen at backstage at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015 presented by Macy's during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
Actress Barbara Eden poses with a sugar maple sapling as it was about to be hoisted to the top of the new 50-story Americana Hotel in a traditional “Topping Out” ceremony in New York, May 8, 1962. The sugar maple is the official tree of New York State. Steadying the hoist is Claudius C. Phillippe, Vice President of Loew’s Hotels Inc. when finished, the structure in mid-town Manhattan will be the world’s tallest hotel and tallest concrete building. (AP Photo)

Actress Barbara Eden, starring in NBC new TV series €œI Dream of Jeannie pokes fun at a camel she is supposed to ride in the show outside Lancaster in California, May 28, 1965, but Barbara had to have a double ride the camel for her. Miss Eden, the wife of Michael Ansara is expecting a visit from the stork. (AP Photo
Barbara Eden, star of NBC television network on Saturday I Dream of Jeannie€ series, has at least one true-blue fan, her son Matthew, June 21, 1966. Barbara is married to actor Michael Ansara, and Matt is their first offspring. (AP Photo)
Michael Ansara is shown at home with wife Barbara Eden and their son Matthew, 9 months old, in Studio City, Calif., May 6, 1966. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 1969 file photo, Michael Ansara and Barbara Eden were among several Hollywood couples at the Inaugural Ball in the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, in Washington. A longtime friend and spokesman for Ansara says the actor died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his home in California after a long illness. He was 91. (AP Photo)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Roving Reporter :Whoopi Goldberg changes stance on Bill Cosby: All information 'points to guilt'

 Whoopi Goldberg has been steadfast in her defense of Bill Cosby as "innocent until proven guilty" in terms of all of the rape allegations against him. On Tuesday (July 14), she invited legal analyst Dan Abrams on to The View to help her understand the legal side of rape cases, since she has been "taking a lot of heat" for her defense of Cosby.

Goldberg changed her opinion on Cosby in the course of her conversation with Abrams, who explained that there is a statute of limitations on rape, therefore Cosby's alleged victims can't take him to court since it has been too long since the alleged assault occurred.

"I always thought that rape cases were open-ended," said Goldberg, adding that it is a shock to her to hear otherwise. "You're saying that all that is left to these women is the court of public opinion."

After Abrams confirmed this, Goldberg said, "What we have learned is there's no recourse for these women except what they're doing."

She then went on to change her stance on Cosby. "If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that's out there kind of points to guilt."
"I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court," she said, to explain the reason she was so adamant about not proclaiming him guilty in the past.
"You've got a serial rapist, he's been on the streets for 30 years," said Goldberg. "I have to say I thought that, 'Yeah, here's all the information, take his ass to jail. I find out from you that that's not possible. So I can't say anymore 'innocent until proven guilty,' I can't say that anymore, because there's no way to prove it."

The Roving Reporter           G.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Roving Reporter : A Christian convert, Jindal aims to convert America next---WTF!

                                  Governor Bobby Jindal
              These two ladies says it all ,do you not think so ?
On paper, Bobby Jindal has the tools to be a serious contender in the 2016 election. He's a minority, and a Republican. He has the potential to appeal to Indian-Americans who typically vote Democrat, and still garner votes from the GOP base. But the once the rising star is tied for last in the polls in a crowded Republican field. It seems that Jindal is fighting an uphill battle as he tries to convince Americans to make him their next president, but he's personally familiar with unlikely conversions.

 I announced I'm running for President. Today I’m asking for your support. You in?
Today Jindal is a proud Christian, who calls himself an "evangelical Catholic," but he didn't begin life in the church. Before he was a Rhodes Scholar and a Brown University graduate at 20, he was the child of Hindu, Indian immigrants, born in Baton Rouge just a few months after his parents arrived. As a child, Jindal requested to go by "Bobby" instead of his given name "Piyush" -- and as a teenager, he also began studying the Bible.

Jindal's story of conversion is almost unheard of. Few Hindus leave their religion, and fewer leave for Catholicism. According to a Pew study, 80 percent of Americans raised as Hindus identify as Hindus in adulthood -- the highest retention rate of any major religion. In fact, in out of the more than 35,000 Americans who participated in that particular survey, none converted from Hinduism to Catholicism.

That's not Jindal's only unique quality. He's also the first Indian-American to become a governor. But as an evangelical Catholic he's in good company, as a whopping 45 percent of Americans call themselves "evangelical" or "Catholic," according to another Pew study.

Jindal often talks about his adopted faith, but he has gone out of his way to avoid acknowledging his old one -- and his status as a minority. He rejects the idea of what he calls "hyphenated Americans," like "Indian-American" and "African-Americans."

He has shown in Louisiana that being a South Asian former Hindu is no barrier to support among conservative white Republicans, but he doesn't poll as well with other racial minorities. Some experts worry that may hurt his chances in the general election.
"The Indian-American community may be dispensable, but I don't think he can really write off all minorities. He can't write off blacks and Hispanics," Shikha Dalmia, a senior analyst at Reason Foundation said. "[His behavior] signals to minorities that what it takes to be a part of the GOP is giving up who you are."

Mr. Humble if you please :

There's something about a presidential candidate in a country built on the principal of church and state separation apparently seeking to convert large numbers of the population to a specific religion that seems troubling to

Jindal has a right to worship or believe in whatever he wants; I will defend that. But, I object to him wanting to force his beliefs on me! He appears to be too extreme in his beliefs and in his policies to govern. Personally, I do not think he has a chance at winning. Thank God! the religious right is just as bad as radical  Muslims . Both want to force people to believe the way they believe. Both are in for a shock when they learn that God is a woman  (smiling) .

From my standpoint, he doesn't have a chance. He hasn't even solved any problems in Louisiana, how is he going to solve any national problems? It will make him a millionaire, but a valid candidate, no way.

Church and state must remain separate so that the laws of our great land support equality for all people. 

Here you see another candidate with a personal agenda for the 2 percent of wealth that supports the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer and the middle class becoming extinct and pushed down to the poor. 
Glad we the people of this great nation have a choice it is called a VOTE. I have a hard time supporting some one that trashed President Obama because of race and ethnic back ground and now thinks we should support a Hindu converted Christian coached by the Duck Dynasty followers. Nah, I don't believe so save your tax payer's money.

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