Will It Ever Stop For UNC?

Looks like things for UNC could get worse in the months to come.  But then again, this will probably just get swept under the rug like the Lance Thomas jewelry deal over in Durham.

CHAPEL THRILL – Matt Kupec, a star quarterback for UNC Chapel Hill who later returned to become its chief fundraiser, resigned Sunday after an internal investigation showed he and another university fundraiser appear to have taken personal trips together at the university’s expense, Chancellor Holden Thorp said Monday.
Thorp said Kupec, the vice chancellor for university advancement, offered his resignation Sunday night after Thorp told Kupec a review of his travel with Tami Hansbrough, who is also the divorced mother of former UNC star basketball player Tyler Hansbrough, showed trips that did not appear to be university related. Thorp said those trips appear to have included destinations where her other son, Ben Hansbrough, then a star basketball player at Notre Dame, was playing, but Thorp did not say how many.
“Last night I told Matt what I had been finding and I was going to have to do a thorough investigation of his travel, and he offered his resignation,” Thorp said, adding he accepted it.
“It was difficult because Matt has been such a great person for the university and has raised billions of dollars for us,” Thorp added, “but I had to share with him what we had been finding and it didn’t look good and that it’s likely that this sort of personally driven travel was unacceptable, and we are going to need to do a pretty thorough investigation of it.”
The personnel changes and internal investigation involving the mother of one of UNC’s most popular basketball players come amid a yearlong academic fraud investigation that also has ties to athletics. But Thorp said he did not see the fundraising controversy as being an athletics concern.
Thorp said Tami Hansbrough, a major gifts officer who earns $95,000 annually, has been placed on administrative leave as that investigation continues. Kupec declined to be interviewed Monday night but released a statement confirming the resignation. He did not provide details but thanked the university for his time there. Hansbrough could not be reached.
The personnel changes give another twist to Hansbrough’s unusual work history at UNC Chapel Hill. She was originally hired on Dec. 8, 2008, as a fundraiser for the foundation that serves UNC’s dental school.
At the time, her son Tyler, a senior, was beginning his final season on the basketball team, a season that would bring the university a national championship. Tyler Hansbrough was named an All-America and now plays in the NBA.
Thorp confirmed that a dental foundation audit later found that during that championship run, Tami Hansbrough had been traveling to cities in which Tyler Hansbrough was playing basketball. But Thorp said those foundation-paid trips were legitimate because she was raising money for the university, and UNC fans traveling to those games would have been good candidates to make donations.
Thorp said the university’s compliance office reviewed information about the travel for compliance with NCAA regulations.
The audit led to the exit of Hansbrough’s boss at the foundation, Brad Bodager, Thorp confirmed. Attempts to reach Bodager over the past few weeks have been unsuccessful.
In mid-2010, Kupec sought to hire a fundraiser. By then, Kupec was in a relationship with Hansbrough, Thorp said, and Thorp had heard that she might be interested in the job. When Thorp learned that she would be reporting to Kupec in the new job, Thorp told Kupec he could not hire her because it would violate the university’s nepotism policy since they were in a relationship.
The position disappeared and was never filled. A short time later, another fundraising position surfaced, only this time it reported to Winston Crisp, who is the vice chancellor for student affairs. Thorp said he had supported the position being created.
After what Thorp said was a proper job search with multiple candidates, Crisp hired Hansbrough for the job. But Hansbrough traveled regularly with Kupec, who separated from his wife in October 2009. The marriage ended two years later, Orange County records show.
The divorce papers indicate that Kupec had committed “marital misconduct” according to North Carolina law.
Kupec first joined the university as a fundraiser in 1992 and became the vice chancellor for university advancement in 1995. He made a $349,800 annual salary.
Tami Hansbrough is divorced from Tyler and Ben Hansbrough’s father.
Thorp said he began hearing concerns regarding Kupec’s and Hansbrough’s travel weeks ago and initiated an investigation.
The (Raleigh) News & Observer sought to obtain a copy of the dental foundation audit and related expense records four weeks ago, but the foundation’s new director, Paul Gardner, said they were not public record because the foundation is a nonprofit and not a public agency. He forwarded The N&O’s request to UNC’s legal department, which so far has not provided information.
Past and current members of the dental foundation either said they knew nothing about the audit or declined to comment. But one board member, Dr. Bettie McKaig, a Raleigh dentist, said Hansbrough had been a good fundraiser for the foundation.
Last week, The N&O contacted Thorp and asked him about the audit, Kupec’s relationship with Hansbrough and how she got hired. Thorp said he could not talk about the matter then, but called The N&O early Monday evening and confirmed several details.
Kupec said in his statement that “I have been privileged to have worked with incredibly talented faculty, students, administrators and staff. I have worked with gifted Chancellors. But most of all, I have been fortunate to work with a score of passionate alumni and friends who love this University and who have paved the way through their generosity to make Carolina a true gem.
“I will miss you all but in my heart I will always be a part of the Carolina family.”
Kupec said he was proud to have led to led two major fundraising campaigns – the $440 million Bicentennial Campaign for Carolina and the $2.38 billion raised during the Carolina First Campaign. Overall, he said, he raised $4 billion for the university.
Kupec played quarterback for Carolina from 1976 through 1979 and set or broke 19 passing records, according to his university biography.

Will Lance Thomas Cost Duke Its 2010 National Championship?

DOOKIEVILLE – We may be on the midst of another NCAA investigation in the triangle.  This dumbass over in Durham could possibly cost Duke, and Coach K, not only vacated wins, but the National Championship in 2010 as well. 

Lawsuit: Duke player purchased $100,000 in jewelry A starter on Duke’s 2010 national championship team purchased nearly $100,000 in custom jewelry that season from a New York firm that caters to professional athletes and is now suing him for failing to pay the balance of what he owes.

Lance Thomas purchased five pieces of diamond jewelry at a cost of $97,800 on Dec. 21, 2009, in the middle of his senior season, according the lawsuit. Documents included with the suit indicate he made a $30,000 down payment and received $67,800 in credit from the firm, the balance that remains unpaid.

Ok ok, so you wanted some dope jewelry and shit.  I get it.  But this is what you buy?

A black diamond necklace, a diamond-encrusted wiz-atch, a pair of diamond stud earings, a diamond cross and a black diamond pendant in the shape of Jesus’ head. 

Dude, we know you don’t have the money, that’s why you haven’t paid it back.  Better start working on that J son.   

Thomas started 39 games at forward during the 2009-2010 season, including the Blue Devils’ 61-59 victory over Butler in the championship game. He wasn’t drafted by an NBA team but played last season for the New Orleans Hornets.

The Associated Press recently obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which was filed in January but hasn’t been publicly disclosed. It was filed in Austin, Texas, because Thomas was playing for the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League at the time.

A Duke spokesman said the university knows about the lawsuit and is looking into it.

“We have been made aware of a lawsuit filed by a jeweler against former men’s basketball player Lance Thomas and we are currently looking into the matter,” said Jon Jackson, the school’s associate athletic director for media relations.

NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the organization also is aware of the matter and is in communication with Duke.

NCAA rules regarding amateurism prohibit athletes from receiving benefits that aren’t available to all students. Speaking generally, Osburn said “the test” for such a violation is whether “the general student body, or someone similarly situated, would be able to get the same benefit or treatment.”

Thomas, 24, is from Scotch Plains, N.J., and played at prep power St. Benedict’s, according to his biography on the Duke website. The site said his mother is a manager at a Ford plant in New Jersey.

John Spencer, an agent who has represented Thomas, said he wasn’t aware of the jewelry purchase. He referred all comment on the lawsuit to an Austin attorney who is representing Thomas in the matter. The attorney didn’t return phone messages from the AP.

Rafaello & Co., which also does business as A+A Diamonds Ltd., promotes itself as a “deluxe” jeweler whose customers include New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and actors Jamie Foxx and Don Cheadle.

Damn Lance, get a little ahead of yourself there buddy?  Really?  One hundred thousand dollars worth of jewelry and you didn’t even get fucking drafted.  What a douche bag. 

Mike Bowers, the firm’s attorney, said Thomas purchased a black diamond necklace, a diamond-encrusted watch, a pair of diamond studs, a diamond cross and a black diamond pendant in the shape of Jesus’ head. According to the purchase order, signed by Thomas, the player agreed to pay a deposit of at least 25 percent of the purchase price and the remainder in 15 days.

Bowers said he was unaware of how Thomas made the required down payment.

Bowers said he’s seen no evidence that anyone other than Thomas was involved in the transaction and he doesn’t know why the Duke player was extended credit for most of the purchase.

“It was a clean, clear-cut transaction between Mr. Thomas and my client, and I don’t see anything that warrants me asking anything beyond that,” Bowers said. “Speaking hypothetically, if he came in on a bicycle with tattered jeans, I doubt seriously he would have been sold jewelry, but I’m not drawing conclusions. The terms here are clear.”

Rafaello & Co. filed a similar lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant last year, claiming he hadn’t paid $240,000 for jewelry he purchased between January and May 2010. The purchases detailed in that suit, which has since been settled, occurred after Bryant announced he was leaving Oklahoma State and was entering the 2010 NFL draft.

Cleveland Browns Going With Gangnam Style Offense In Season Opener

CLEVELANDFollowing a preseason that saw their inept offense make few, if any, strides, Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said his team will try out a new “Gangnam Style” offense in their season opener on Sunday.

 “I heard one of the interns in the front office talking about it,” said Shurmur. “I said: ‘What’s this Gangnam Style thing?’ And he said it’s all the rage. So I figured why not? We’ll go Gangnam Style. You always have to push the envelope and it can’t be worse than the pro style offense that we’re currently running.”

Shurmur asked the intern down to the practice field to put in the Gangnam Style offense.

“Alright, kid, show us what it is,” said Shurmur.

“Wait, you’re serious? Oh,” said the intern. “Well, I mean, if you’re translating it to football, I guess it would be a lot of unorthodox movement and formations. And up-tempo. I don’t know. It’s a South Korean music vi-.”

But Shurmur cut him off. “Amazing. I’ve been in football a long time and I know a genius when I see one. And what you just said is smarter than anything that ever came out of Mike Martz’s mouth.”

Browns players say they are excited about the Gangnam Style offense.

“I think that video is hilarious,” said running back Trent Richardson. “If people are going to laugh at us regardless, we may as well have some fun with it. Gangnam Style offense it is.”

But quarterback Brandon Weeden isn’t so sure.

“Gangnam Style? What is that? Is that the thing the other players were watching on the YouTube?” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t really get it. I just don’t feel like I fit in here. I don’t really get the terminology of the offense or even what other teammates are saying. And their music is so loud.”

Your Bentley Have A Dead Battery? Call This Guy.

FORBESThe owner of a 2005 Bentley Continental was unable to start his car after not driving it for several months. But with an alternative battery he managed to get it started and parked it in his driveway. He figured that the fastest way to charge the battery would be to keep the engine running at a high rpm. To do this he put a brick on the gas pedal, which would rev the engine up to its redline limits. He left it like that to take a shower. When he returned 20 minutes later, the overheated engine had seized and oil was spewing. The car was totaled, all while sitting in the driveway.

Read about some other rich people fuck ups at the link below. 

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/1010/focus-rich-people-stupid-things-chartis-insurance-steven-bertoni.html

Hello, My Name Is Gregory-And I’m A Child Molester

CAFEMOM – So imagine your 11-year-old daughter has stomach pains. You and your boyfriend decide to take her to the hospital. After some tests, the cause of the stomach pain is revealed: Your 11-year-old daughter doesn’t have the flu nor food poisoning. Nope. She’s pregnant. So, just as you’re trying to adjust to this astounding news, your 42-year-old boyfriend asks for the keys to the car so he can run an errand. And he never returns. This story gets much, much, much worse before it’s over.  

Straight dipped out on the quickness did you Gregory?  You fucking idiot. 

When it turns out your 11-year-old daughter is pregnant and your middle-aged boyfriend suddenly disappears, it doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together. But then the boyfriend saves you the trouble by calling you and apologizing for knocking up your 11-year-old kid.

What a fucking dumbass.

And it gets worse. The man, Gregory Johns, then robs a couple at knife-point. There, he reportedly leaves a note also apologizing to the 11-year-old girl for sexually assaulting her.

Classy Gregory, I am sure she will forgive you.  Sike. 

And it gets worse. Then the guy breaks into the home of an elderly woman, and allegedly gags her and ties her up for 12 hours. He also calls his girlfriend and tells her that the cops will have to kill him before he goes back to jail. Oh yes, did I mention? He’d been in jail 10 times already — on charges ranging from aggravated assault to armed robbery.

You ever been to prison?  Yeah man, like 10 times or something. 

Eventually, the dude holes up in a hotel in Florida, where the cops find him. He reportedly comes out of the bathroom with a knife in hand, threatens the police, and they fatally shoot him.

While we’re all pondering why this mother let her 11-year-old girl around her criminal boyfriend (because this is no doubt what everyone will focus on), let’s consider some other facts: We now reportedly have an 11-year-old girl impregnated by her mother’s dead middle-aged boyfriend. Who is going to say this is a blessing

I hope the mother does what is right for this little girl for a change and that does not include forcing her to have her dead criminal boyfriend’s baby.

What would you do as a mother in this situation?

 

Why Don’t I Change The Sign to Fuck You?

 

MSNBCParents: School asked to change deaf son’s name sign

Hunter Spanjer’s parents say officials at his Nebraska school asked them to change the sign for Hunter’s name, saying it looked too “gun-like,” but the school is denying they ever made the request.

You know what, you just can’t win.  If being deaf wasn’t enough, some jackass at a local Nebraska school has the urge to stand up and actually suggest something like this.  I can’t imagine bringing up a deaf child.  I have smoked weed with deaf people before, but I would say in no way does that prepare me for raising a deaf child.  The guy did teach me to spell blunt in sign language and I still remember it to this day over 10 years later. 

Hey Nebraska, here’s your sign.

 

Tar Heels Drum Phoenix, Nothing To Write Home About

Will North Carolina be able to compete in the post season this year?  The answer is no.  But the Heels were impressive in their first game under new coach Larry Fedora.  Tarheel fans have a new fast paced offense, and had limited mistakes in the season opener.  Despite not being eligible for the post season, this could still be a good year for UNC. 

KEEPINGITHEEL The North Carolina Tar Heels absolutely killed Elon Phoenix in the opener.  The game went perfect for Larry Fedora in his UNC head coaching debut.  You can’t ask for much more than a 62-0 start to your tenure in a new place and that’s just what Fedora got.  His team was well prepared, focused and despite learning new systems on both sides of the ball, looked pretty efficient.

The praise has poured in for the Heels who were 29th in the AP this week and could conceivably enter the Top 25 with a win this weekend against Wake Forest.  Running back Giovanni Bernard who put up over 200 all purpose yards while scoring three touchdowns in three different ways (rushing, receiving, punt return) and suddenly he’s on the Hornung Honor Roll for the Paul Hornung Award. He also being mentioned as a potential outside Heisman candidate and people are actually serious now.

The defense looked good, the offense looked almost great at times and the special teams set records, not bad at all. Just don’t get over excited Tar Heel Nation. Yes that was a great game, yes UNC looks like they can win a decent amount of games. Yes I can forsee this team doing even better in 2013 with the help of a very good recruiting class Fedora has put together.

But then again, it was Elon folks and UNC didn’t exactly take the foot off the gas in this game at all.  I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, at least I hope not.  This team could very well be good, but don’t start day dreaming about a top 20 or better finish this year because it’s not going to happen.

They didn’t take their foot off the gas but took their quarterback and starting running back out for the second half.  If that isn’t taking the foot off the gas I don’t know what is.  But still, it was an inferrior opponent. 

The changes in schemes on both sides of the ball will take some work, growing pains will happen.  Gio Bernard is probably going to be a big time NFL player one day and will have more games like he had at Elon.  Just don’t expect 14 different players to catch passes and the Heels 4-2-5 defense to look like the San Francisco 49ers D all year.

No matter what the biggest thing this team needs is to grow together and they need the fan bases support.  The Tar Pit was great on Saturday, but empty seats remained.  A new era is upon us and Tar Heel football has a real chance of turning things around.  Just don’t expect it to be done overnight, and don’t think your fan support isn’t needed, because the program may need it now more than ever.

Tarheel fans don’t show up though.  UNC just does not have the fan support for football games like NC State and other in state rival ECU.  Sure, for a more formidable opponent more fans will show.  The tailgating at UNC is almost non existent.  Unfortunately I do not see that changing, ever.  Hopefully more fans will begin to come out and show support for a program that has been thru a lot the past few years that is talked about so much, I see no need to mention it in detail.  Good to see the boys out there playing their hearts out knowing they will not be able to compete in the post season this year. 

The Tarheels will travel to Winston Salem on Saturday to take on the Demon Deacons from Wake Forest.  Wake Forest struggled to beat Liberty at home last weekend.  They pulled out a close game late, winning 20-17. 

 

Where Will Your Ashes Rest? A Bowling Ball Urn?

KDKA – A Pittsburgh-area bowling fanatic has gotten a Utah company to fashion a bowling ball urn for his ashes.

Forty-eight-year-old Tony Guarino tells KDKA-TV (http://cbsloc.al/MzZc1u ) that his wife Stacy called Storm Products Inc. of Brigham City, Utah, when he began wondering if the bowling ball company could make such a container.

Nothing better than a bowling ball urn for your ashes made by a cult in Utah, you know who I am talking about. 

Company official Mike Stewart (who has never had a drink in his life) says Storm was “honored” by the request and has since delivered the ball.

Guarino, of Wilkins Township, is an avid bowler whose only perfect, 300 game was bowled using a Storm ball.

Stacy Guarino says the ball urn won’t be used for bowling it will go into her husband’s bowling bag along with a ball his father used.

I have compiled 10 sports related urn ideas below.  Add yours in the comment section below. 

1.  #88 Mountain Dew Chevy NASCAR Urn

2.  Taylor Made R11 Urn

3.  Jerry Sandusky Bobble Head Urn

4.  Nancy Kerrigan Plaster Knee Mold Urn

5.  Bocce Ball Urn

6.  Nalgene Bottle Urn

7.  Apollo Ohno Speed Skate Urn

8.  Jose Canseco Syringe Urn

9.  Horace Grant Rec Specs Urn

10.  Metta World Peace’s 9 MM Urn

Local Cross Country Team Gets Beat Off To

FloriDUH It’s a good thing these students were runners.

Bradenton cops responded to a call from a high school cross-country running coach who reported a man sitting inside a Ford Taurus at G.T. Bray Park had exposed himself while masturbating to her students, who were training at the park, according to an arrest report from the Bradenton Police Department.

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Police later visited the owner of the Taurus, Eric Eugene Weber, who they had tracked through the license plate number which the coach had given them.

At the police station, Weber reportedly admitted to the cops that he had been at the park, where he had downed a few Coors Light beers and smoked some pot, while sitting inside his car with the engine, radio and AC running — and with the car’s door open.

Ok, stop reading here for a second.  There was no evidence that you drank beer, let alone smoked pot.  Why Eric?  Why in the fuck would you admit that you fucking idiot.  If that is not stupid enough, read this next paragraph. 

He also allegedly ‘fessed up to cops that he wore shorts — which were pulled down as he masturbated with his eyes closed, believing he was all alone and wouldn’t be seen or disturbed by anyone, the arrest report stated.  At that point, he told cops that he had heard voices, opened his eyes, then saw the girls running past his car so he decided to split and go home, where he showered and took a nap, the affidavit stated.

What a cliffhanger, did he bust that nut or no?

Let’s get this straight.  Eric decided it was a good idea to go to a park in his car, smoke dope, drink a few beers and rub one out to the local women’s cross country team.  Oh yeah, with the doors wide open.  Just another fucking Tuesday right? 

I was dissappointed more in the fact that he was drinking Coors Light, from his mug shot, I pegged Eric to be a Bud man.

No Love For Strippers in Tampa This Week

Sun-Sentinel The hype had been building for months.

Just how much partying would the GOP do while in Tampa for the RNC?

 

The Daily Beast called Tampa the Seedy Host to Republican Coming-Out Party

The strip clubs in Tampa got creative to appeal to the GOP conventioneers: Tampa strip club to feature a Sarah Palin look-alike during RNC

But would the GOP conventioneers rain money on a Tampa’s strippers?

No joking, Tampa strippers “make it rain” money by encouraging patrons to appreciate their moves by slipping their credit cards into ATM-like machines that make the sound of thunder and cause money to rain down on them from the ceiling, CNN reported.

So far looks like the only rain the strippers are seeing is from one blowhard dude name “Isaac.”

Who the fuck is Isaac?  I gotta meet this guy. 

The RNC could be a bust for the strippers.

By early Sunday morning many strippers wondered if conservatives were being too conservative, reports the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg.

A stripper named Jill told the Tampa Bay Times “When you come to Tampa, everyone knows the Mons Venus is the No. 1 strip club. So where is everyone? What is everyone doing? Are they sleeping? Republicans have money.”

I don’t feel sorry for these sluts one bit, but the real question is what stripper ever thought that Jill was a good choice for a stage name?  I think if we asked Chris Carter of ESPN about this, his response would be, “C’mon Man!”

The Rebel Flag is Officially Too Offensive for America

THE CLICKER – The 1969 Dodge Charger from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” known to the world as the General Lee, prominently features the Confederate flag on its roof in the popular 1970s-1980s TV show. Some reports now say the flag will be removed from certain toy versions of the car, and at least one former “Dukes” cast member tells TODAY he’s furious.

Tom Wopat and John Schneider flew around the hills of Hazzard County in the General Lee on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Now the car’s Confederate flag has become an issue.

Exactly what products might be altered isn’t clear. As reported by ScreenCrush, a poster to HobbyTalk.com’s message board wrote there that he was told by a sales rep for the Tomy toy company that “starting January 1, 2013 all Dukes of Hazzard General Lee vehicles will not be allowed to be produced with the Confederate flag on the top of the vehicle. This directive has been passed onto us from the licensor Warner Brothers.”

When contacted for comment by TODAY, a Warner Bros. Consumer Products spokesperson would say only, “Creative changes have not been made to the look of the collectible, die-cast version of the General Lee vehicle featured in the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV series.”

No clarification was offered on whether products other than die-cast versions of the car would be altered.

Although the report still hasn’t been confirmed,  HobbyTalk readers had no trouble believing it. Wrote one, “Not surprising. They have been removing the image from the model boxes for years. I have one that was a giveaway from the Kansas City Royals that has the Royals logo on the trunk and no roof flag.”

Another wrote, “Was at a Hobby Lobby today. In the model kit section was a 1/25th scale General Lee … without the Confederate flag on the roof!!! It looked strange, to say the least! It’s like the Batmobile without the bat logo.”

But another reader took a different stance. “I am from the West and yes to me the Confederate flag does not (represent) anything positive,” he wrote. “We don’t see Germans flying around the swastika flags (because) it’s their history.”

And yet another wrote that rather than produce a General Lee without the flag, he believed that toymakers would just stop making reproductions of the car. “Warner Bros. will no longer endorse the license for anything that has the Confederate flag on it,” he wrote. “Therefore, if you are a die-cast manufacturer, your license will not be approved if your sample has a Confederate flag on it, (such as the General Lee, Hazzard County Patrol cars, Cooter’s tow truck and so on) if the sample is produced without a flag then it will be issued, but no one is going to do a General Lee with just the 01s and General Lee lettering, it would look silly.”

That same writer noted that with an earlier version of the General Lee, “Warner Bros. requested the flag not be seen when it was on a store shelf. A removable, body-colored cling was attached to the roof of the car to cover the flag until purchase. I knew when this happened that things would be changing soon.”

Although the report still hasn’t been fully confirmed, the mere idea that the General Lee could be altered has angered “Dukes of Hazzard” star Ben Jones. Jones played the General Lee’s mechanic, Cooter Davenport, on “Dukes of Hazzard” and later served two terms in Congress as a Democrat from Georgia. He now owns Cooter’s Place, a chain of “Dukes of Hazzard” museums located in Gatlinburg and Nashville, Tenn.

After hearing the report, Jones released a letter of disapproval to the press on Wednesday, criticizing what he feels is a “narrow-minded, elitist” move on the part of the television studio.

“More than 33 years since the show premiered on CBS-TV on Friday nights, Warner Bros. has issued a new and terribly insulting attack on the South, a region and a culture which Hollywood has trashed for decades,” Jones wrote. “Some unnamed genius at the company feels that the flag is ‘offensive to some’ and therefore it has no business on a classic TV comedy about a bunch of good ol’ boys and girls in the Southern mountains. This is a new level of “P.C.” idiocy. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of being insulted by morons.”

Jones tells TODAY that the decision could hurt the “Dukes of Hazzard” brand by misrepresenting the nature of the flag to young people who watch the show.

“It will make kids unhappy and confused,” he says. “To me, they’re destroying innocence. They’re not responding to people who watch the show, they’re responding to those who don’t follow it. It’s insulting to my culture and my work.”

He adds, “The flag is a part of the almost perfect design of that car, which has been voted the most popular car in the history of film and television. That’s not going to go away. It’s an idiotic decision.”

Jones stresses that he was an avid supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, participating in countless demonstrations in the South in the 1960s. He says he believes in a deep respect for all people, but believes that to assume the Confederate flag merely represents slavery is to overlook history.

“I have a good feel for where people’s heads are on this thing and I don’t understand why it’s happening,” Jones told TODAY. “When “The Dukes of Hazzard” was a big show, it was this positive thing about the car and the culture and the kids, and that went on for years. It is a permanent part of Americana.”

I think only one thing needs to be said here:

Just the good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm, beats all you ever saw been in trouble with the law since the day they were born.

Straigtnin’ the curves, flattenin’ the hills, someday the mountain might get em but the law never will.

To listen to the full song by Waylon Jennings listen to the video below.  And if that don’t get you fired up, then I’ll see you in hell.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGLZto0xmQU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Are United Continental Employees Homophobes? You be the judge.

OVERHEADBINA gay couple is accusing United Continental of “extreme and outrageous” conduct over an alleged incident involving a sex toy taped to their luggage, which the men say caused them severe emotional trauma.

Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger of Norfolk, Va., are seeking damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and negligence in a lawsuit filed against the airline on Friday in the District Court of Harris County, Texas.

“It still brings butterflies to my stomach,” Borger, 35, told NBC News when recalling the episode.
I don’t know about you, but it brings butterflies to my stomach to think about what this toy actually looked like.

United countered that it has conducted a thorough investigation and determined that there is no support for the allegations, spokeswoman Christen David said in a statement.

“United does not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” David said. “We will vigorously defend ourselves and our employees.”

The incident allegedly happened on May 21, 2011, as Bridgeman and Borger were returning from a vacation in Costa Rica. The men — who have been together for almost nine years — were flying back to Norfolk on Continental with a 90-minute layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. (Continental merged with United in 2010.)

Once they landed in Houston, the men collected their checked bags, went through customs, rechecked their luggage and boarded their flight to Virginia without incident.

But when they arrived in Norfolk and went to the baggage claim area, the couple discovered a sex toy had been taken from one of their bags, covered in a “greasy foul-smelling substance” and “taped prominently” to the top of the bag, according to the lawsuit.

Hmm, what are the odds the greasy foul smelling substance was Borger’s diarrhea?

Borger was the one to first spot the luggage.

And Borger got a boner immediately.

“I knew exactly what it was when I saw it,” he told NBC News. “I was absolutely and utterly shocked and embarrassed and humiliated and I didn’t even know what to do at the time.”

Everyone was staring at my erect penis, although hidden somewhat via my tight citizen jeans, it was still embarrassing.

Onlookers began laughing when they saw the bag, causing the men severe emotional trauma, according to the lawsuit.

Bridgeman speculated an airline employee went through the bag — which was closed with a simple zipper — found the sex toy, saw that it belonged to a man and decided to humiliate the owner.

“I absolutely, fervently believe that this was intentional,” Bridgeman, 34, told NBC News. “It was very sick and it was very wrong and it was just maliciously taped to the top and targeted because we’re gay.”

You’re god damn right it was intentional Bridgeman, you dumbass.  If I had to investigate what was constantly vibrating in someones luggage, and rubber gloves or not, had to touch it, you’re gonna fucking pay for that shit son.  No pun intended.

Why someone opened the bag in the first place is not clear, said Harry Scarborough, the couple’s attorney. He didn’t know whether the bag was X-rayed at the airport in Houston, but if it was, the sex toy would have been visible, he added.

The airline’s employees had a duty to prevent the bag from being put on display “in such an extremely offensive condition,” according to the lawsuit.

Bridgeman and Borger said they reported the incident to United Continental after the flight, but weren’t satisfied with the response.

The airline countered that it offered the men a gesture of goodwill, which they declined, spokeswoman Christen David said.

Scarborough said the offer didn’t begin to address what his clients had been through. He declined to estimate how much money the couple is seeking from the airline, but the lawsuit is requesting mental anguish damages, attorney fees and expenses and other compensation.

The couple doesn’t travel much anymore because of the psychological impact of the incident, Scarborough said.

Well, glad to know I pretty much have no chance of sitting next to Bridgeman or Borger on my next flight to Costa Rica.  Here is a recent photo of the two taken during an interview.