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Don't you hate it when you're watching a movie and then something that could have been this really nice subtly poignant moment of allegory is blown to shit because the director decides that you're not smart enough to figure it out on your own and pushes the symbolism to the point where it's impossible not to realize that you're witnessing "art" or some shit like that. I get it, Antononi, he's mourning his lost youth. I'm not an idiot.
What's even more annoying is when it happens in real life…
The sixth Summit of the Americas that concluded yesterday in the Caribbean city of Cartagena was supposed to focus on trade in the Western Hemisphere. Instead, 11 U.S. Secret Service agents became the center of attention after they were sent home for allegations of misconduct involving a prostitute…
The incident came to light when a Cartagena prostitute refused to leave the hotel room occupied by a Secret Service agent until she was paid, said U.S. Representative Peter King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee.
The 11 agents, part of an advance security team that arrived before Obama, had brought women to their hotel blocks away from where the president stayed this weekend, said King. All have since been placed on administrative leave.
Okay, so, U.S. agents go down to South America for a trade summit and end up hiring a hooker and then refusing to pay her for her services afterward. Really, U.S. Secret Service? That was the best bit of dénouement you could come up with?
President Obama said that there's currently an investigation going on into the agents' actions, which he expects to be "thorough" and "rigorous." Good! Because this is simply unacceptable! Hopefully, these agents won't just be let off with the customary slap on the wrist and will face some actual punishment for behavior. Like maybe some firings.
And definitely some drama writing refresher courses.
Tags: Colombia, Prostitution, Secret Service, Sex
John Edwards continues to retroactively solidify his place in history as the worst, most reckless presidential candidate of his generation…
A call girl working for alleged "Millionaire Madam" Anna Gristina told investigators she was paid to have sex with former U.S. Sen. John Edwards when he was in New York raising money for his failed presidential bid, DNAinfo has learned…
According to "On The Inside" sources, Edwards allegedly hooked up with one of Gristina’s high-end hookers in 2007 when the dashing pol from North Carolina brought his then high-flying presidential campaign to the Big Apple.
"Hmmmm… That was a good day of national campaigning for the most important job on the planet in front of three-thousand television cameras. Time to relax with a little illegally-bought extra-marital sex with a person who will certainly never recognize my face." – John Edwards, five years ago, in effect
"Most of the women don’t have any idea about the identities of the men they sleep with," a source explained. "How would they know a money man from Wall Street or the face of a lawyer or banker who shows up? But the face of the national politician?" the source rhetorically asked. "She knew."
"Oh, that's right! People have eyes!" – John Edwards, now, probably
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by Ilya Gerner
Indiana State Republican Rep. Phil Hinkle is just your run-of-the-mill family values conservative. Earlier this year he voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Several years ago, he co-sponsored the measure that created Indiana's "In God We Trust" license plates. And now he's standing firm against those who would force him to resign over his very own "Buy American" campaign…
State Rep. Phil Hinkle admitted Tuesday that he paid a young man $80 to have a good time. But Hinkle insisted he isn't gay and doesn't know why he did it.
He said that he understands why he's being stripped of his committee chairmanships and that he won't seek re-election. But he said he will not resign, despite Speaker Brian Bosma's call Tuesday to do so.
And he said he did nothing illegal with — or to —the young man and that he himself was the victim of a crime. But he said he would not file a police report.
The foiled sexytime encounter began in time-honored fashion after Hinkle sent a series of emails responding to a Craiglist advertisement posted in the "m4m" section, asking an 18-year male prostitute for "a couple hours of your time tonight" and offering him $80 up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 "for a really good time." Which sounds cheap, but Indiana's unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, and what have you done to create jobs lately? Alas for Hinkle, his young companion ended the tryst when he found out his client was a state lawmaker.
Because recession or no recession, people still have standards.
Tags: Indiana, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Prostitution, Republicans, Sex, State Legislature