Straight Off the Team

Okay we knew this day was coming didn’t we? I know I was expecting it any day now and here it is. A young woman is kicked off her baskegball team and loses her scholarship because shes………STRAIGHT!!! That’s right, straight is the new gay.  How long before this kind of discrimination is commonplace?  Anyway, here is the story.

brooke-heike Brooke Heike is a 20 year old sophmore at Central Michigan University. She was a top performing basketball player in high school and took that skill to Central Michigan University (CMU) where she received a scholarship. However, now the sophmore’s scholarship is in jeopardy because the girls’ basketball coach has decided she has a problem with Brooke being straight or as she put it too girly girl.  Such behavior is not new for Sue Guvara, the coach, who was fired from her previous job for similar behavior. (Why do they even bother asking for previous employment on job applications if they don’t bother to even check them out.)

So Brooke is suing. Because of Coach Guvara’s attitude Brooke was forced to hire her own personal trainer. And even after all that she was told her scholarship was being pulled. Not for any academic reasons, not because she had broken the law and was in some kind of trouble but simply because the coach wanted it that way.  The whole incident is appalling and I hope Brooke makes the college pay.  These institutions have to stand accountable. Whether it is calling someone a fascist “b*****d”  or allowing this kind of blatant sexual discrimination to take place, they have to know that the American people are not going to sit by and allow them to do whatever they want. They are there to teach students, not to hit on them.

Bernard Madoff Faces 150 Years In Prison

The former NASDAQ chairman, Bernard Madoff will plead guilty to  ll counts of securities fraud, perjury and other crimes.  He will not be accepting a plea agreement.

Madoff has been under house arrest in his $7 million Manhattan penthouse since he was arrested in early December after authorities said he confessed to his family that he had carried out a $50 billion fraud. [How sweet is that? I live in a hovel without windows but even so do you think if I stole a pack of Marlboros I would be allowed to hang out at my place under “house arrest?” I don’t think so.]

In court documents filed Tuesday, prosecutors raised the size of the fraud to $64.8 billion, an amount recounted in apparently false statements from November 2008.

Madoff Scandal

Madoff was behind of the largest money laundering scandals ever seen.  Yet why he is not sitting in a jail cell is beyond me.  In fact,  “The judge will decide Thursday whether to accept the plea and, if so, whether Madoff should remain free pending sentencing in several months.” Are you kidding me? There should be no doubt that he should hard time and I don’t mean some minimum security prison with swimming pools and tennis courts, I mean hard time with a 300 lb,  6’5″ cellmate named Tiny whose favorite pasttimes are smoking, working out in the yard and sodomizing the new inmates.

After I wrote the above statement, I found out that he had indeed been carted off to prison. I have to say, it is good seeing justice being served in this case.  Now we just have to find the money so that the ones he stole it from can receive restitution.  Maybe this will give a clear message to the richer people of this country who think they can do whatever they want because they are above the law.  And trust me, I don’t begrudge the rich their wealth, just their arrogance.