What's in a name? Apparently, a surefire way to get a western Michigan man in hot water with a judge. During a defendant's virtual arraignment at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in 3B District Court in Centreville, Judge Jeffrey Middleton asked him his name after reading the name tag for the Zoom account he used to log into the hearing: "Buttf-----3000."
CNN)Caitlyn Jenner is attempting to defy ideological definition as she runs to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom in California's all-but-certain recall election, telling CNN's Dana Bash that she didn't vote for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election -- and, in fact, didn't bother to vote at all. "I didn't even vote," Jenner told Bash in a wide-ranging interview at her home in Malibu. "Out here in California, it's like, why vote for a Republican president? It's just not going to work. I mean, it's overwhelming." read more
Outside of the circles of his most dedicated fans, the arrival of a Van Morrison album in the 21st century has not been a news event. That trend stopped last week, however, when Morrison, 75, released "Latest Record Project, Vol. 1," a 28-track double album that includes eyebrow-raising song titles such as "Where Have All the Rebels Gone," "Why Are You on Facebook?" and "Stop Bitching, Do Something." This album is now very much news: Variety published a list of "The 10 Craziest Lyrics" from the record, while the Jerusalem Post rounded up all of the claims of anti-Semitism implied in his song called "They Own the Media" and other lyrics scattered throughout. read more
"When billionaire casino mogul and top GOP donor Steve Wynn was accused of a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct in the midst of the #MeToo movement, elected officials across the country quickly distanced themselves from him. The news broke in January 2018, and some Republicans immediately called on their colleagues to return donations from Wynn, who was accused of pressuring employees to perform sex acts. Within months, Wynn started to donate again, and by 2020, he was once again a major GOP donor, giving millions of dollars to conservative super PACs, President Trump's reelection campaign, candidates and state Republican parties across the nation."
A 70-year-old man from Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to casting an illegal ballot for former President Donald Trump during the 2020 election and was sentenced to five years of probation on Friday. read more