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Michelle
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posted 25 June 2007 04:23 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The last one was closed for length. Sorry to do this, but I just read this article and howled over it.

quote:
After serving nearly three weeks, authorities say Paris Hilton will be released from prison tomorrow and the American TV networks are already –

I can't write this with a straight face. I just can't. So screw our policy manual! To justify today's dubious topic, this dubious dispatch clearly needs to be dubiously embellished.

Let's start again.

After serving three decades in a maximum-security prison, surrounded by some of the world's most dangerous predators, Paris Hilton was released in the summer of 2037.

Mobbed by supporters, the 56-year-old philanthropist staggered into the iodized sunlight, recited a prayer in Latin and vowed to find the real killer of O.J. Simpson.

"The last 30 years have been an ordeal for me and my family," Hilton told newsgathering robots. "But I am thrilled that Larry King has asked me to appear on his program Wednesday night to discuss my experience in jail, what I have learned, how I have grown and anything else he wants to talk about."

King, the 103-year-old suborbital anchor with CNNMSNBCFOX, landed the interview on Saturday after several organizations failed to reach a deal with representatives from the Hilton Corporation.


Oh, and this is pretty funny too:

quote:
Doing time

Five things Paris Hilton probably won't say during her first post-prison TV interview with CNN's Larry King on Wednesday:

1. "I only made that connection after reading Nietzsche."

2. "Larry, it was a simple choice: beg for my life or use the shiv."

3. "To be honest, it wasn't much different than with a male."

4. "The mashed potatoes actually reminded me of Spago."

5. "I'd love to go back!"


[ 25 June 2007: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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josh
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posted 25 June 2007 04:52 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
snore
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Michelle
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posted 25 June 2007 06:29 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
josh, could you roll over? Your snoring woke me up.

Read the article. It's funny!


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Makwa
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posted 25 June 2007 06:48 AM      Profile for Makwa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two words. Tee. And hee.
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Michelle
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posted 25 June 2007 06:52 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Poop!
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trippie
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posted 25 June 2007 10:00 PM      Profile for trippie        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
you're all gonna love this one...


quote:
Paris is quoted by E! News as saying: "I'm lucky enough that when I leave prison I have a home to go to and a family that loves me. A lot of girls in here don't have that option. They go back to the streets.

"I want to help build a transitional home so that when inmates leave here they have somewhere to go. These women just keep coming back because they have no home to go to."

Paris, 26, says her facility would offer former prisoners somewhere to stay while they look for jobs and try to find their families.

She explained: "It will be a place for them to go get food, clothes and get them up on their feet, especially the mothers. It's just a really bad cycle. If we stop it now, we can make our community a better place."


hope she stays to her word...

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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 28 June 2007 07:14 AM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
She bought a Bible from the jail commissary and read it daily, she said. Asked to name her favorite passage, she smiled and looked away.

"I don't have a favorite," she said.


But, I like totally read it. Really.


Paris reformed


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Stargazer
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posted 28 June 2007 09:13 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder if her transition house will be open to the "bitches in Compton"? Paris doesn't like poor people.

Larry King is a shameless ass. He actually bumped Michael Moore for Paris Hilton. There is something seriously wrong with that.


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Michelle
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posted 28 June 2007 10:31 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's my favorite Bible passage. But I couldn't quote it upon request either:

quote:
Matthew 23
Seven Woes
1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2"The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5"Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.'

8"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. 9And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10Nor are you to be called 'teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ.[b] 11The greatest among you will be your servant. 12For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

13"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.[c]

15"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.

16"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' 17You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.' 19You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.

23"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!

33"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.

37"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 38Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'[d]"


I love that rant. Too bad more conservative Christians don't heed it.


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Polly Brandybuck
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posted 28 June 2007 10:35 AM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Never trust someone with a wide phylacterie.


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Briguy
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posted 29 June 2007 10:30 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We'll always have Paris, unfortunately

Now that's a rant (courtesy of my good friend Flash).

quote:
Intelligent people need to resist this manipulation. We must refuse to accept that someone is worthwhile and popular because we’re told they are by self-serving media. All around the world, there are noble individuals struggling with all their hearts to cure the sick, feed the hungry, make the next scientific discovery that will benefit mankind…And yet our attention is focused, no, directed, to the centre ring to watch an underfed super-rich idiot smile for the cameras and spout platitudes that are completely meaningless and display a lifestyle that is quite honestly harmful to all of us in the long run. To elevate a fleshdroid of this caliber, to hold her up as a paragon of desire both in terms of sexual attractiveness and idealized lifestyle, is irresponsible and ultimately damaging to the self-image, self-esteem and future aspirations of the young.

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trippie
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posted 03 July 2007 09:57 AM      Profile for trippie        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Brush lets Libby out of jail saying the his sentence was to harsh....

Looks like the WSWS analysis of the situation is correct..

Paris Hilton is a diversion and a pressure release valve.. While the real criminals go free...


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