Outspoken Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin says a Durham police detective accused him of “being card-carrying member of al-Qaeda” over Twitter, after the ombudsman took sharp arm at police actions in the shooting death of Toronto teen Sammy Yatim.
On Thursday, not long before Marin was going to announce an investigation into the province’s direction to police on
de-escalating conflict situations, an anonymous Twitter account named “Joe Mayo” tweeted at the ombudsman’s account: “[Marin] is card member of Al Qaida.”
In all caps, the same account also tweeted that Marin was “a complete douche bag!”
“Why don’t you stick your big French nose up your ass instead of business where it doesn’t belong,” the tweet added.
Marin responded, saying that “Joe Mayo” was actually Durham police detective Dennis Scott ….., who earns our “Asshole of the Day Week” award!
VANCOUVER – Activist and actor George Takei, (the gay blade himself) best known as helmsman Lt. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, is boldly going where tens of thousands have gone before, denouncing Russia’s anti-gay laws, calling instead for the 2014 Games to move to Vancouver from Sochi.
He’s the latest celebrity to weigh in on the Olympic controversy, endorsing a petition at Change.org that had garnered more than 55,000 supporters by Wednesday afternoon.
(Let the Gay Games Begin!)
MEANWHILE……………….., A transgendered style correspondent who says BET made him tone down his feminine look on the network’s pre-awards show last month has filed a lawsuit against the network’s parent company for discrimination, wrongful termination and emotional distress.
B. Scott is seeking $2.5 million in damages from BET parent company Viacom after he said he was told to change his outfit at last month’s BET Awards to a more conservative suit, tie his long hair back in a ponytail and not wear heels. The fashion personality said that even after he changed, he was replaced by another correspondent.
(Well it’s no wonder kids, you know what they say about a woman scorned!!!!!!)
Kateri and Jay Schwandt of Rockford, Mich., welcomed their 12th baby into the family last week. A brood of now — count ‘em — 12 boys.
Tucker Ray Schwandt was born on Aug. 4 — the newest sibling among the other boys ranging in age up to 21 years old.
Tucker’s 11 older brothers rushed into their mother’s room at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., to greet their newest brother.
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r imagined I’d be sitting here with my 12th child,” Jay Schwandt, said.
The proud parents told the station they had been hoping for a girl, but this time, like the past 11 times, it was not to be.
(Jay told the Naked News staff that they are going to keep trying ………………., until they get a GIRL!)
Sun News lost the bid to have its TV news channel put on basic cable, so it could compete with the likes of CBC, CTV, Global. CNN and BNN.
It seems the main sin of Sun News Network is that the are ‘right wing’ in an industry that favours the ‘left wing’!
(The guys at the CBC and Toronto Star must be laughing their asses off!)
City of Bones costars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower have split after a year of dating: IF ANYONE GIVES A SHIT! (Or even knows who they are!)
New York City’s transit authority says a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens on Wednesday.
Photos on the blog Gothamist depict the shark on the subway. It appears to be about 4 feet long, has a cigarette in its mouth with a fare card and Red Bull can nearby.
The conductor asked passengers to leave the car and closed it off. The train continued to the end of the line, and then a supervisor placed the shark in a garbage bag and put it in the trash.
Police think it was trying to get back to Long Island Sound, but got mugged on the way, which goes to show that not even sharks are safe on the NYC subway!
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Dead birds are dropping from the sky in Winnipeg!
About 40 common grackles were found dead under a trio of trees on King Street between Jarvis and Dufferin avenues in Winnipeg’s North End Wednesday afternoon; another 20 or so were found on the roof of the building — many lifeless with only a few still twitching, unable to take flight or move around.
Residents are now waiting to see if locusts, or frogs, are next!



Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 89.

Pellegrini suffered a stroke Monday at her Glendale home and died Wednesday at a Phoenix-area hospital, said Ted Bulthaup, a Woodbridge, Ill., resident who owns a Chicago theatre where Pellegrini and other Munchkins have made special appearances. Bulthaup said he learned of Pellegrini’s death from her relatives.

With her death, only two of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie are still alive.

(The surviving Munchkins are Jerry Maren, 93, who lives in Los Angeles, and Ruth Duccini, 95, who lives in Phoenix.)