It's strange enough that there exists a city in Georgia where the preferred mode of transportation is golf cart. And I swear I've seen young children driving them. Which seems dangerous. Now there's a new dangerous and upsetting thing to worry about in Peachtree City: a serial flasher tooling around (pun intended) on a golf cart and showing his wiener to women.
According to police, the flasher has struck a total of four times (at least that've been reported), once on Monday and three times so far today (says 11 Alive News). And it's only, like, one in the afternoon. So, he's making a real hobby of it.
The details ...
The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20's, with short hair, average height and thin to average build.
The four-passenger golf cart was described as dark in color with a white top.
I imagine this situation will culminate in a dramatic golf cart race.
Page Six reports that former dog fighter Michael Vick's people have been "sniffing around" (cleverrrrr) for an invite to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC in February ...
Making a play for the front row at New York Fashion Week: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. A source tells us that a publicist for the NFL star “is asking around for Fashion Week invites.” It sounds like Vick is keen to develop links with the fashion world by following in the footsteps of Amar’e Stoudemire, who sat front row at Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2011 and later inked a deal to design a fashion line with Rachel Roy. But we’re told Vick, who isn’t known for his sartorial sense, hasn’t quite been besieged with invites to sit with Anna Wintour and company. One Fashion Week insider told us [they're] “curious who will have him.”
I quick Google image search indicates that Michael Vick is no Amar'e Stoudemire, that's for sure. Still, athletes and fashion do occasionally together like dog fur and a cheap, department store coats.
Shopping at Northwest Georgia Walmart stores is becoming unsafe. If you don't impale yourself on a syringe that some sociopath hid in the pocket of a pair of sweatpants, then some other sociopath is going to whip his dick out while you're browsing the latest in synthetic leather footwear.
Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to a shopper at a Walmart in Dalton.
Investigators released a surveillance photo of the suspect as he entered the store on Shugart Road last Thursday evening.
A woman told police she was in the shoe department when a man got her attention and exposed himself. The man then walked away and met another woman, who he left with after making a purchase, police said.
I've been flashed before. Whilst driving. On Christmas Eve, no less. It's uncomfortable. But the question in this situation is: Which is worse? Being the lady who got penised in the shoe aisle ... or being the lady who's with the guy who penises people in the shoe aisle?
Answer: The latter, obviously. The flashee will eventually shed the residual mental images of that penis. The flasher's ladyfriend, on the other hand, is currently oblivious to the fact that when the man with whom she spends time — her husband, her boyfriend, her brother? — slinks off to, I don't know, go look at Tasmanian Devil mud flaps, he's actually exposing his mud flap to unsuspecting women. Worse, she's probably going to find out when someone informs her that her picture is posted on a regional news outlet's website.
And, by the way, if you're ever traveling on I-475 and notice a black Toyota 4Runner with a UGA front plate pacing you, DON'T LOOK OVER.
Midtown Patch reported in May that a guy had been arrested for waggling his wiener around in the middle of Peachtree Street near the Loews Atlanta Hotel.
Midtown Blue, the neighborhood's community-supported security patrol, caught it all on tape. Just a few days ago, someone called "IronSkyFlorida" posted it to Youtube.
First sign of the streaker is at about 52 seconds, as the camera's panning and then's all like, "Whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?"
Alright, alright, we've all had a laugh at this (maybe-mentally-ill) guy's expense. Back to work.
All of those people who see a Muslim woman in a hijab and immediately think "my, what an oppressed and voiceless woman" need to take a closer look at Kulsoom Abdullah. The Atlanta resident and Georgia Tech grad last Friday became the first woman to compete in the U.S.A. National Weightlifting Championships while wearing clothing that fully covers her legs, arms and head.
Since late last year, Abdullah had urged the International Weightlifting Federation to change its dress requirements that prohibited her from competing while wearing modest attire required by her faith. (The IWF requires that judges be able to see an athlete's knees and elbows.)
Abdullah partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations to change the rule. A successful appeal before the U.S. Olympic Committee helped pave the way for a change to the dress requirement. In late June the weightlifting organization agreed to allow lifters to wear a "unitard" that covers the arms and legs. Soon after, Abdullah began training for the July 15 competition.
Abdullah finished fifth out of six competitors in her weight class. But she acknowledged that changing the rules meant more to her than anything she will actually achieve at the championship.
"I think that was the biggest thing for me," she said. "So even if I don't do my best or my personal records, I think that was the big thing for me. The accomplishment was to get started competing."
In a Friday post about Braves pitcher Derek Lowe's DUI, we mentioned really briefly that pitching coach Roger McDowell was also in trouble for acting like a dick, spouting gay slurs and making crude gestures at a group of fans (and, inadvertently, a bunch of families) at an away game in San Francisco.
One of the families at the game that day — represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred — is asking for an apology after they witnessed McDowell make a sexy gesture with a baseball bat (among other things). Their two young daughters had to watch an enraged adult man make his fingers into a circle, and thrust a bat in and out of said finger circle. So, what does Allred do to remedy the situation? She makes their dad help her reenact the gesture — for a really, unecessarily long time.
Seriously, watch the video here. Slow, awkward, Allred bat thrusting.
Oh, and apparently, McDowell has been
placed on administrative leave suspended for two weeks.
An all-Republican committee of state lawmakers tasked with examining Georgia's already stringent immigration laws said Wednesday that they'll consider a laundry list of new measures — including legislation similar to the controversial bill passed earlier this year in Arizona. Via the AJC:
A state legislative panel studying whether Georgia should adopt an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration has received a long list of proposals to consider, including authorizing all local and state law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.
Also on the list is a proposed requirement for all businesses to use the federal E-Verify database to ensure their employees are in the country legally. Other proposals include creating new criminals offense for people who stop vehicles to hire and pick up day laborers; conceal, harbor, or shield illegal immigrants; or encourage illegal immigrants to move here.
While some of the possible measures are probably outside the state's authority, rest assured that they'll launch some trial balloons when the General Assembly convenes in January. (State Rep. Tom Rice, R-Norcross, apparently couldn't wait and filed one of his proposals today — a bill aimed at banning illegal immigrants from Georgia's 35 public colleges and universities.)
Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, asked the committee today to consider the potential impact such measures might have on Georgia's reputation or economy. He also suggested the committee look at creative legislation proposed in other states — including a "state visa" program — and reminded them that "Georgia is not Arizona."
Because the General Assembly could use some fresh ideas about the issue, we've published the executive director's testimony before the committee after the jump.
As a practicing heathen, I'm not a big fan of professional clergy folk — especially those of the gold chain-wearing, evangelical Christian, mega-church variety. But there's a video online now by "Bishop" Jim Swilley, founder and senior pastor of something called Church in the Now out in Conyers, and I gotta say it's pretty powerful, even moving.
For those in the local indie rock community, the Bishop's name may ring a bell. He's also the father of Black Lips bassist and lead singer Jared Swilley. Last year, as a favor to his son, he officiated at the funeral for scenester/musician B Jay "Bobby Ugangi" Womack.
If you are a rocker, you may have heard a rumor that Jared Swilley's dad recently came out as gay. Well, it's a rumor no more. Bishop Swilley has, indeed, come out rather publicly. The video above is simply a recording of a recent church service — I believe it was Oct. 20 — in which he discusses at length his own lifelong struggles with his homosexuality; the church-sanctioned intolerance that drives some young gay people to suicide; the myth of gay recruitment; and even "don't-ask, don't-tell."
I don't think you guys would believe how long we've had these things in the works if I told you, but as it happens with major road projects, foreclosures, and website redesigns, sometimes the Ts and the Is don't get crossed or dotted until much after the fact.
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