Soon to be a crime: being rude

Via Vox and WorldNet Daily:  A story about a woman who was visited by Secret Service agents for being “rude” Obama volunteer…

Jessica Hughes of Lufkin, Texas, former Marine, mother of three, answered her cell phone in the car, coming home from the emergency room. Her 9-year-old had suffered a mild concussion, but was OK.

The caller was a female Obama volunteer who asked if Jessica would support Obama for president.

Jessica replied, “No, I don’t support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time.” Then Jessica hung up.

The next day, a man and a woman in suits showed up at the door of her home, identifying themselves as members of the Secret Service.

The Secret Service agents stated that the Obama campaign had complained of a death threat. They had quoted Jessica as saying, “I will never support Obama, and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor.”

Jessica’s husband had heard Jessica’s side of the original phone call and verified the actual quote. To which the female agent replied, “Oh? Well why would she (the Obama volunteer) make that up?” (emphasis mine)

Jessica replied that the Obama volunteer was probably unhappy about what Jessica had said about her candidate. The female agent then said “That’s right, you were rude!”

While her comments were likely spoken in a terse manner and are over the top, they are not the same as “Obama will wind up on the hospital floor.”

If they are law enforcement officers, I believe they are required  to show their badge/IDs when asked.  She did that.  They didn’t.  Hrm….

*adjusts her tin foil hat*

It wasn’t a surprise…

that Kim Kardashian was voted off Dancing with the Stars. Despite really trying (I do believe Kim really tried and worked hard), when you make the mambo and rumba look dull and lifeless, you aren’t going to last long.  After so many seasons of the show, regular viewers know what the dances are supposed to look like, even if they don’t get the technique…

like NO HEEL LEADS IN LATIN DANCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAH!!!  Except for paso.  Heel leads are ok, there.  Don’t ask why.  No one could tell me.

Kudos to Cloris for doing a proper, age appropriate paso doble.  I know you know that Corky Ballas is Mark’s father.  What you may not know is that Corky and Shirley Ballas are one of the reason’s why we have latin dance as it is today.  They changed the look (from nasty unitards that were way too Ziggy Stardust to shirt/pants, shorter less fluffy skirts to show leg action), technique (infusing alot of traditions from the folk roots), and style.  Almost all of the pros on DWTS were trained by him at one point.

Alot of this credit can be given to 14 time Latin champions Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather, who were just champions just prior to the Ballas’s.

And… Corky’s dad invented the weed eater… creativity abounds in that family.