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"Miley Cyrus is an elaborate ruse employed by Obama to distract the US"

Miley Cyrus is an elaborate ruse employed by Obama to distract the US from important issues, says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis

It’s not often we get a baggy-panted nostalgic trip back to 90s with a Korn theme tune and a Miley Cyrus conspiracy theory.

So imagine our joy when we stumbled across frontman Jonathan Davis’ latest musings on "what’s really going" on behind the scenes at the White House.

The nu metal singer accused Barack Obama of using the Bangerz star as a media puppet to distract the nation from important political issues in the US.

Speaking on The Alex Jones Show, Davis suggested that the President manipulates the media in order to refocus civilian attentions on more trivial matters. Like twerking and really high-cut briefs.

"It seems really sad that everybody's so asleep and oblivious to the fact that the country uses the media to capture people's attention or take away from the fact that what's going on with our country," he said.


Cleaner throws out 'rubbish' Sala Murat artwork

A cleaner has mistakenly thrown away contemporary artworks meant to be part of an exhibition in southern Italy.

Works made out of newspaper and cardboard, and cookie pieces scattered across the floor as part of Sala Murat's display were thrown out.

Lorenzo Roca, from cleaning firm Chiarissima, said the unnamed cleaner was "just doing her job".

He added his firm's insurance would cover the value of the art, estimated to be around 10,000 euros (£8,200).

According to local press, security noticed a number of items were missing when the venue, in the province of Bari, opened on Wednesday morning.

It later emerged the cleaner had handed them over to refuse collectors, thinking it was rubbish left behind by workers who set up the Mediating Landscape exhibition.

"It's clear the cleaning person did not realise she had thrown away two works and their value. But this is all about the artists who have been able to better interpret the meaning of contemporary art, which is to interact with the environment.

"In any case, the insurance will cover the damages caused."


I was surprised to see this is not an isolated occurrence in art galleries...

Your "Boston Sports Fan" news of the day:

Walpole student calls teacher 'Communist' for not letting him watch USA hockey

Some items on Twitter are just too tempting to resist.

This was one.

There are likely some schools in the Bay State where calling your teacher a "Communist" might earn you "Student of the Week" honors, a box of GMO/gluten-free cookies and a life-time pass from dodgeball.

Walpole High School isn't one of them.

One student at Walpole High School apparently got himself whistled for a 60-minute major in detention for calling his teacher a "Communist" - apparently three times - after she wouldn't let him watch the Team USA-Slovakia game that aired starting at 7:30 last Thursday.

The brother of the detained student tells Barstool Sports via email:

My little brother goes to Walpole High School and on Thursday asked to watch the USA vs. Slovakia game during Spanish class. When his teacher said no he called her a communist. She gave him a detention for it. Attached is a picture of the detention slip she gave him.


America's war against Douglas Aircraft continues...



One year later, Pistorius mourns for girlfriend he killed in Valentine's Day shooting

Oscar Pistorius, the celebrated athlete who became a murder suspect, said Friday that he is consumed by grief on the first anniversary of the day that he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home.

The rare statement by the double-amputee runner came ahead of the March 3 start of his trial for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, shot in her boyfriend's bathroom in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day.

"No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva," said Pistorius, who told a court last year that he mistook Steenkamp for a dangerous nighttime intruder. Prosecutors allege the track star, who is out on bail, intentionally killed her after an argument.

"The pain and sadness -- especially for Reeva's parents, family and friends consumes me with sorrow," Pistorius said. "The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day, I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

The statement from Pistorius, 27, was unusual because his uncle, Arnold, has normally been quoted in statements from his camp, which has sought to shield the runner from intense media and public interest in a case that transfixed many people around the world.


That statement has all kinds of "creepy" over it....

New Poll Finds Most NFL Players Still Not Ready To Date Gay Teammate

NEW YORK—Providing further evidence of the hesitancy in professional sports to accept homosexual athletes as equals, a new poll published Thursday revealed that more than 97 percent of NFL players are still not ready to date a gay teammate. “Throughout the league there’s a lot of archaic attitudes toward homosexuality, and I’m just not sure NFL players are comfortable enough to enter a monogamous relationship with a gay teammate,” said an anonymous player who felt that a steady dating situation with a homosexual teammate wouldn’t be worth the distractions in the locker room. “I think most players would be open to a one-night stand with a gay teammate, but I really can’t see them tolerating a long-term homosexual relationship.” The poll also revealed that 50 percent of active players would prefer not to know the sexual orientation of a teammate they were fucking.


7-1? Do NOT fuck around with the United States of Goddamned America!

The rest of the so-called competitors have been warned...

From Shani Davis to Lolo Jones: Which black stars will shine at Sochi Olympics?

he 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, featuring elite snow sports athletes from all over the globe taking center stage for the next three weeks. Of those athletes, very few are black, and even fewer are African-Americans.

Black athletes have never been a dominant presence in the Winter Olympics, and Sochi will be no different. But with Lindsay Vonn’s injury, and Shaun White drawing more headlines for pulling out of events than competing in them, the amount of recognizable American stars to root for has taken a substantial hit.

That leaves the door open for some of the few, talented, African-American Olympians to gain some fame if they compete well. Let’s breakdown the athletes who have the opportunity to become superstars in Sochi.

Shani Davis

Davis might be the one African-American who already is a household name, especially in Olympic circles. The 31-year-old speed skater already holds four medals. He’s in the history books, as he became the first black athlete to win a gold medal at a winter event, winning one at the Turin games in 2006.

Davis grew up in Chicago and became a prodigious roller skater before he was old enough to go to school. He switched to ice skating after his mother began working for an attorney who had a competitive speed-skating son. He dominated as a youth, climbed the ranks, and quickly became one of America’s top skaters. He has the movie-worthy story of using sport as an escape:

“I loved that it took me out of the South Side of Chicago,” Davis . “It broadened my horizons.”

He’s earned the much-deserved crossover success. He holds sponsorships from McDonald’s and Ralph Lauren. He’s beloved in the skating world. He’s viewed as a role model, and how an Olympian is supposed to carry himself.

The reason we should all watch Davis this Olympics is so we can say we saw history. Another gold medal would make him the first U.S. Olympian to win gold in three straight Olympics (an achievable feat, as Davis has dominated in the recent World Cup skating events).

Davis is the current face of the Olympics for Americans. That feat in itself is almost as impressive as Davis’ speed skating career.

The U.S. bobsled team

The women’s bobsled team features six athletes and five of them are African-American. For the first time in women’s bobsled history, the teams will feature black women in the front, piloting. Elana Meyers is the most accomplished bobsledder, having won a bronze medal in the Vancouver games in 2010. Jazmine Fenlator – a track-and-field star in college – has experience, having been a pilot for three seasons.

Three black women will serve as brakemen. Aja Evans – another college track star – has been a bobsledder for just two years, but has already earned the honor of USA Bobsled’s Rookie of the Year. Fellow brakeman Lauryn Williams possesses the most Olympic pedigree, having won a gold medal already, as a sprinter in the 4 x100 relay in the 2012 London Games.

All four women make up a talented, interesting team, and could end up representing multiple medals for the U.S. if they compete well. Their fifth member has the opportunity to be the dominant story of the Olympics though…


Unemployment and Violence in the African American Community

The University of Chicago recently released a study that revealed the fact that 92 percent of African American youth between the ages of 16 and 19 are currently unemployed in the state of Illinois; this information should serve as a wake-up call for the nation. However, when the information and data was presented to the public, it only appeared like another headline without any follow up in sight.

These numbers are real, and people should understand why the violence is so high in the African American community. As a matter of fact, more than 75 percent of the over 400 homicides in Chicago occurred in the African American community in 2013. This is bad all across the board. Additionally, some academic professionals do their best to avoid taking on the issue of poverty and a direct link to violence, suggesting that people should just change the way they think, or change their behavior with no resources. At least people with resources can schedule a visit to a counselor or psychiatrist, but the many unemployed youth do not have the resources to help them change their behavior.

How can we really expect the African American community to be free from violence when thousands of African American youth are trying to survive from day-to-day in their environment without any resources? There is no excuse for 92 percent of African American youth being unemployed when you have all of the so-called leaders talking good talk about bringing jobs to the community or to their city. This should be recognized as a state of emergency due to the fact that these young men and women need help right now. There is no way to help everybody, but 92 percent is way too high for any community. When there was high unemployment in the Italian and Irish communities, you had high levels of violence. We, as a people, cannot continue down the path of ignoring this lack of resource problem in the African American community.

One of the best ways to address this problem would be scheduling meetings with major corporations and small businesses in Illinois and speak with the business owners about hiring some of the young people and providing the businesses with incentives for hiring the young men and women. Do not get me wrong, here because we have to think about the Hispanic, Caucasian and Asian communities as well. The community at large should step up and rally around this issue immediately to show the young people that somebody cares about their well being. It's hard growing up in a distressed community without any resources, and this is one of the main reasons why some young men try their hand in the drug business. Once a young man or woman gets caught up in the drug game, then they are then turned over to the jail system.


Larry Doby may not be household name, but should be

When we think of the integration of baseball, the name that comes to mind for most is that of Jackie Robinson. And while Robinson’s accomplishments in breaking baseball’s color barrier should never be marginalized, there’s another legend that perhaps deserves more credit for how he changed the game.

On July 5, 1947, 11 weeks after Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League, pinch-hitting for Cleveland Indians pitcher Bryan Stephens in the seventh inning of a game against the White Sox at Chicago’s Comiskey Park.

Doby would go on to play 13 seasons and make seven All-Star teams. He won a World Series in 1948 and finished second to Yogi Berra in MVP voting in 1954, as the Indians won 111 regular-season games and clinched the AL pennant. Most importantly, he helped advance the game with class that most couldn’t muster in the face of all of the venom he encountered as he traveled with the Indians through the Rust Belt.

“I think in a lot of ways, he had it in much rougher fashion (than Robinson),” said Mike Veeck, whose father, Indians owner Bill Veeck, purchased Doby’s contract from the Newark Eagles of the Negro League.

“He had a high school education, and he wasn’t prepped for any of this; he was kind of dropped in the middle. I think the thing that people really identify with Larry is the tremendous sense of dignity about being No. 2. We all related to being No. 2, but we really can’t relate to being Jackie Robinson.”

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