The police eventually arrested Rinnels the following day and charged him with one count of misdemeanor animal abuse.
“This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal,” Adams recalled Tuesday. “Then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘F-bomb,’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.” Adams said the man told him it was “inappropriate,” and soon began to push him after Adams gave him a terse response. The father said he tried to usher his kids away from the man. “When I turned back around, I got sucker-punched right here,” Adams said, pointing to his left eye, which still was bruised. From there, Adams said he was punched in the face and kicked in the knee multiple times during the struggle in which the dad ultimately defended himself, forcing the man out of the restroom. “I just slammed him on the ground and just held him until associates from Walmart could get there,” Adams said.The other man was charged with disorderly conduct. The city attorney is reviewing the case and may end up charging him with assault.
The Dog of Doom.I was right. 26 months ago, I was right.
I kneel before it... Hot Dog, now Anubis, the Jackal, the God of Death...
In recent months, Steve Rogers' body had been drained of the Super-Soldier Serum, leaving him old and weak. Now, he's back in action, young, and fit... and on the last page of today's issue, it's revealed that he's working with Hydra.Fans don't believe it. I don't believe it. Husband Mark didn't believe it when I told him about it earlier today. Red Skull is currently telepathic and could easily have messed with Cap's brain, but Marvel Comics says otherwise:
Through flashbacks, it's implied that Cap has been working with Hydra since he was a child and they helped protect his mother.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How long has this been in development? What inspired you to rethink such an iconic character in this way?...So there you go. Steve Rogers -- the man who fought Nazis since World War II as Captain America -- is now revealed after 75 years to be a Nazi and Hydra agent. I don't buy it at all.
WRITER NICK SPENCER: Rick Remender, who was the previous writer on Captain America, had been building towards this story of Hydra having infiltrated various institutions of government and various super teams. I thought that sounded like too big of a story. I drilled it down and thought, what if there’s just one very valuable Hydra plant? What if they’re looking for 100 people, but there’s just one? So I started asking, who’s the worst person it could possibly be? It was really obvious straight away that there’s nobody who could do more damage and nobody that could be a more valuable Hydra plant than Steve Rogers. That was really the genesis. It sprang pretty organically from story ideas that were already on the table.
Issue 1 lays the groundwork for the reveal with flashbacks to Steve’s childhood and his first contact with an operative of Hydra. Does this mean it’s been this way his whole life?...
SPENCER: Issue 2 will lay a lot of our cards on the table in terms of what the new status quo is, but the one thing we can say unequivocally is: This is not a clone, not an imposter, not mind control, not someone else acting through Steve. This really is Steve Rogers, Captain America himself....
What kind of relationship will Cap have with this new generation of Hydra?
SPENCER: It’s a big part of our story, what Steve’s beliefs are about what Hydra should be, where it should go, what it should focus on. To me, I always get really fascinated by this kind of thing. Any World War II history buff can talk your ear off about the internal power struggles of the Nazi Party. There were some fun parallels to play with here. There’s also a little bit of The Man in the High Castle here. It’s a difficult challenge to get people invested in Hydra characters because their ideology is so repugnant, but what The Man in the High Castle did so well was get you to pull for the lesser of the evils. You might be seeing some similar things here.
Anti-transgender fliers claiming to be from a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed in at least one Dothan neighborhood.The flier reads:
"It is a free speech issue. There is no threat put in there, no call to arms. It looks like they are asking for donations and putting out a political agenda instead of a hate-based one," Dothan Police Capt. Will Benny said...
Police were notified of three fliers placed in an east Dothan neighborhood of about 75 houses...
Benny called the neighborhood in question quiet and "certainly not a hotbed for Klan activity..."
Dothan police said the dissemination of the fliers isn't necessarily illegal, but a resident could file a complaint for littering.
Tate High School in Iowa City was evacuated after receiving a phone call about a bomb threat, Iowa City Police Sgt. Chris Akers and school staff confirmed...My son isn't a student at Tate High School. But I usually receive email and phone alerts from the school when big things happen. Like a bomb threat that evacuated one of the district's high schools.
A phone call of a bomb threat came to Tate Monday morning, Kristin Pedersen, the district's coordinator of community affairs, said via email. Iowa City police were notified, and students were sent home as the department assessed the threat, Pedersen said. The police department could not provide specific details. An email was sent to Tate parents at 12:30 p.m., Pedersen said.
D.C. police have charged a security guard at a Giant grocery store with simple assault after a transgender woman said the guard forced her out of the women's restroom.The security guard has been charged with assault.
Ebony Belcher, 32, said she went to the Giant in northeast D.C. with a friend to pick up a delivery from the Western Union. While at the Giant, she asked a store employee to point her to the restroom and passed a female security officer standing in the hallway. The officer came into the restroom and told her to get out, according to Belcher. "She opened the door and came in and started calling me derogatory names," Belcher said. She said the officer put her hand on her shoulder and arm, grabbed her and pushed her out of the store.
Belcher said the guard told her, "You guys cannot keep coming in here and using our women's restroom. They did not pass the law yet." She said she called police and reported the incident after she left the store. According to a police report, officers arrested the guard at the Giant after the confrontation.
For decades now, we have found ourselves caught up in a culture war; US VERSUS THEM. The good news: there is no them. Our culture war has been a civil war: US VERSUS US. This it the untold story of religion and the LGBT community. Thankfully, there is a path toward peace...You can read about the book here or here. You can watch the official trailer here. And you can order the book here.
“I get it. The short hair. The baseball cap. I was wearing a plain blue T-shirt. She saw me from the back,” Toms said. But “... at the sake of sounding blunt, I’m not a flat-chested person. I have got something going on up here.”Toms did not report the incident to Walmart's management. She didn't know exactly where the woman was and didn't know what they could do to remedy the situation in the first place.
They're two different species. One is an Oryx and one is a Kudu. That makes it unlikely they're biologically related.It seems like there's another likely gay character in "Zootopia" named Clawhauser. He's a police dispatcher and "is portrayed as camp and effeminate."
Leaders in the Jewish community are understandably upset by what they call a clear disrespect of their beliefs. "Jesus saves" is a phrase that, in many cases, wouldn't offend most people, but it becomes offensive when the phrase is spray painted on a Jewish Synagogue.Police also found a purple crossed spray-painted on the back of a nearby stop sign.
"It is interesting. People are upset. They are very upset. At the same time, as Jews, we know it could have been so much worse. They could have painted swastikas on our building; they didn't," said Sons of Jacob Synagogue Leader Erin Maidan.
Although not vicious, Police say the graffiti does classify as a hate crime.
Board member Chuck Hughes was in favor of the sprays on campuses, saying that in his mind, they were purely defensive. He also referenced HB2, saying that the sprays might be useful.Hughs quickly backtracked, claiming that he was thinking that female students would use their mace on misbehaving cis-gendered teen boys and "perverts:"
“Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in,” he said.
“The LGBT issue has never been a problem to my knowledge,” Hughes said. “People have a different sexual identity, they go about their business. You don’t even know that a transgender is in your bathroom. They’re not there to create havoc. But perverts are.”The RSS board has indicated that they have listened to negative public feedback about this policy change and will re-think it. Basically, they realized that there will be major liability issues if they allow students to run around campus carrying mace and pepper spray.
Hughes said he was not homophobic and that the LGBT community had rights to be protected. “They’re not the ones to look out for,” he said. “My statement was misinterpreted and when I hear other people talking about it, I can see how it was misinterpreted.”
He said he could see teenage boys pretending that their gender identity was female to enter bathrooms “as a joke.”
Pat Robertson: I don't know what he did. You won't tell me. Did he kill somebody? Was it homosexual? Did he cause an abortion? What did he do that was so terrible? Whatever it is, God forgives! God'll forgive him. And you need to forgive him. It looks like something from way in the past. Why would you rip your family up on account of something that took place 20 years ago? That doesn't make any sense at all. So the thing it is, you say, "Look, God forgave you and I'll forgive you. Let's get on with our life!"Notice that homosexual offenses line up in the same category as murder and abortion for Pat Robertson. Because it's so wicked. I mean, check out this recent transcript where he went on a rant against LGBT people in our society:
Terry Meeuwsen: Because it would rip up her children's lives.
Pat Robertson: It would be insane! I mean, why would you bring up something that took place years and year and year ago? It's done!
The truth is, from what we understand in history, there hasn’t been one nation in the history of the world that has openly embraced homosexual lifestyle and begun to practice the homosexual lifestyle that has endured. Every one of them has gone down. Every single one of them. Once rampant homosexuality takes place, then people don’t take care of their children, they aren’t concerned about the next generation, they’re concerned about physical pleasure and the activities surrounding this lifestyle, they aren’t planning for the future and the country goes to pot.You read that correctly. Gay people don't take care of our kids. We go out of our way to adopt them or create them via IVF treatment or whatever and then we ignore them so that we can focus on the carnal pleasures of work or chores and paying the bills and walking the dogs, etc. It's horrible!
Right now it it’s kind of in the balance, it’s kind of interesting, but the fact that the European Union and the U.S. is trying to impose this lifestyle on a little country like Georgia that wants to stay orthodox is incredible.
You look at the Book of Revelation and it says, ‘Mystery Mother of Harlots, you have made the world drunk with the wine of your fornication.’ And you say, who is that ‘mystery woman?’ Well, more and more, this great nation of ours, the U.S. of A, is becoming — to take on that role. I don’t know if we intend to but that’s what’s happening. We’re making the nations drunk with the wine of our fornication and God brings judgment on a country that does that.
The Oxford City Council today voted 3-2 to rescind its controversial public restroom ordinance, a little more than a week after it was passed. Council members Charlotte Hubbard, Phil Gardner and Mike Henderson voted to rescind the ordinance, while Council President Steven Waits and Councilman Chris Spurlin voted to keep it. The council was able to reconsider the ordinance, Hubbard said, because it had not yet been signed by Mayor Leon Smith, who is ill.Keep in mind that city counselors are already talking about passing a new ordinance that's even more anti-trans, according to this article.
An Ivy League professor says his flight was delayed when a fellow passenger mistook his scribbling on a math problem as a sign he might be a terrorist. American Airlines confirms that a woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania economics professor Guido Menzio.I will give this woman some credit. At least she chose to transfer to a different plane instead of forcing Menzio to leave the flight.
He was flying from Philadelphia to Syracuse on Thursday to give a talk at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He was working on a differential equation, but said he was told the woman thought he might be a terrorist because of what he was writing.
Casey Norton, a spokesman for the air carrier, said the women’s allegations about Menzio were deemed not credible.
HELP US FIND CECILIA'S ABUSER! Last night our Animal Control Officer responded to an after hours emergency call to the city brush dump. When he arrived, he found a plastic tote box, taped shut on all sides with a couple of small holes poked in the sides. Inside the tote was this sweet girl, who we named Cecilia. It was clear that poor Cecilia had been in the tote for a while, as she was sitting in about 1/2 inch of her own urine and feces that had accumulated in the tote. Cecilia was filthy, and terrified. Fortunately, a good samaritan noticed the tote at the dump, investigated, and contacted the police department, who then contacted us. Considering that Cecelia was left at the brush dump, and the tote she was in was so tightly taped shut, it's very clear that whoever dumped her intended for her to die in that tote. They didn't even give her a chance. It's very hard to come up with the right words to describe how saddened and angry we are that somebody here in our own community could be so blatantly cruel towards a living creature. Whoever did this should be ashamed of themselves. What this person did was a crime, and should be held accountable. We did get one clue as to who may have done this to Cecilia: the tape that was used to tape the tote shut is called StegoTape, and is used in construction to seal gaps and prevent water from penetrating a given surface. While this clue doesn't do much to help us figure out who did this on it's own, it does narrow down the suspect pool a little bit and we are hoping that someone out there might have some additional pieces to the puzzle to help bring this cruel individual to justice. If you think you have information that might help us please let us know!!!They are asking for assitsnace to find the person who left Cecilia to die. People can contact the Oskaloosa Police Department at 641-672-2557 or the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter at 641-673-3991.
“There were a few people who wanted to be elector, and we each got a minute to speak,” Schuler said during a break from class Monday. “I spoke from the heart. I mentioned that I was trans and that it is only because people are committed to the democratic process that I can exist openly in this country.”For the record, he appears to be a Sanders
An elector is different than national delegates, who were also selected at all four of Iowa's Democratic district conventions. A delegate attends the nominating convention and casts a vote to determine the party’s nominee. As an elector, Schuler will cast a vote in the Electoral College to determine the president.
The Democratic Party has had transgender delegates previously. "In 2012, we had a record number of transgender delegates (14)," (DNC spokesman TJ) Helmstetter said in a statement.
"We are committed as a party to welcoming transgender Americans at all levels of participation," he said.
Paramount and CBS, represented by attorneys at Loeb & Loeb, are now demanding an injunction as well as damages for direct, contributory and vicarious copyright infringement. Although the plaintiffs have allowed ample cosplaying over the years and even permitted other derivatives like amateur Star Trek shows to circulate, the lawsuit illustrates that there is a place where no man has gone before, where the entertainment studios are not willing to let be occupied: crowdfunded, professional-quality films that use copyrighted "elements" like Vulcans and Klingons, Federation starships, phasers and stuff like the "look and feel of the planet, the characters’ costumes, their pointy ears and their distinctive hairstyle."claiming copyright ownership of the Klingon language:
Paramount and CBS listed many, but what drew most attention was claimed entitlement to the Klingon language. The defendant then reached back to a 19th century Supreme Court opinion for the proposition that Klingon is not copyrightable as a useful system.Axanar's creators are pushing back:
On April 11, that drew an entertaining response from the flummoxed plaintiffs.
"This argument is absurd since a language is only useful if it can be used to communicate with people, and there are no Klingons with whom to communicate," stated a plaintiffs' brief authored by David Grossman at Loeb & Loeb. "The Klingon language is wholly fictitious, original and copyrightable, and Defendants' incorporation of that language in their works will be part of the Court's eventual substantial similarity analysis. Defendants' use of the Klingon language in their works is simply further evidence of their infringement of Plaintiffs' characters, since speaking this fictitious language is an aspect of their characters."
Before U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner gets a chance to rule on a motion to dismiss, he's now being asked permission to review a friend-of-the-court brief from the Language Creation Society.
The brief, authored by Marc Randazza, begins by noting that the Klingon language was invented in 1984 by Marc Okrand for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.The article notes that 250,000 copies of a Klingon dictionary have been sold, there are Klingon language certification programs, and there are English-to-Klingon translation programs. There was even a couple who wrote their wedding vows in the Klingon language!
"Before that, when actors played Klingons in Star Trek television programs or movies, they simply uttered guttural sounds or spoke in English (Federation Standard)," writes Randazza. "Given that Paramount Pictures commissioned the creation of some of the language, it is understandable that Paramount might feel some sense of ownership over the creation. But, feeling ownership and having ownership are not the same thing. The language has taken on a life of its own. Thousands of people began studying it, building upon it, and using it to communicate among themselves."