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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2014, 09:43:15 am »
My guess is that it was because it was on CNN and they don't want to risk getting sued without their consent. They can still report it has news as long as it's blurred. Each news outlet makes their own call as to what they want to risk.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2014, 10:22:39 am »
Yea, I can see that.

Too me, that Anderson piece was more of a commentary or opinion piece. Not exactly news reporting.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2014, 06:04:43 am »
DOUCHE, douche, doooooooooooouche, asshat

'Napping guy' at baseball game files $10 million lawsuit against ESPN because he was mocked on live TV



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The television cameras at baseball games often catch fans in semi-embarrassing moments, and good sports announcers are adept at poking gentle fun at spectators when the action on the diamond slows down.

But one Yankees fan who was filmed as he slept soundly through an April 13 game between the Yankees and the Red Sox has sued Major League Baseball, the Yankees and ESPN, saying the announcers’ commentary and the images of him asleep have damaged his reputation.

The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in the Bronx last week, seems to be a case of life imitating art, recalling the “Seinfeld” episode in which George Costanza’s reputation is destroyed and his girlfriend breaks up with him after a television camera catches him gluttonously digging into an ice cream sundae at the United States Open.

The fan, Andrew R. Rector, claimed in his suit that ESPN’s announcers, Dan Shulman and John Kruk, “unleashed an avalanche of disparaging words” about him, suggesting he was overweight and stupid. He also claims Major League Baseball was responsible for “vituperative utterances” about Mr. Rector on its website after the clip of him sleeping was posted the next day.

According to a video clip on Major League Baseball’s website, Mr. Shulman said that “this guy’s oblivious” and Mr. Kruk opined that “this is not the place you come to sleep.” They also marveled that he had fallen asleep in the fourth inning and might have slept through a home run by the Yankees’ Carlos Beltran a few minutes earlier. “We’ve got to see how long this guy’s out for,” Mr. Shulman said.

Mr. Rector maintains the announcers used words like “fatty” and “stupid” to describe him, but neither Mr. Shulman nor Mr. Kruk uttered such insults in the clip. It is unclear whether they commented later in the game on Mr. Rector’s lengthy nap.

What is clear is that Mr. Rector became the target of some online ridicule. Unkind comments from viewers of the clip appeared on YouTube and M.L.B.’s site. Angela Sun, writing for a Yahoo sports blog, poked fun at Mr. Rector for being less than thrilled by the age-old rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees. (The Yankees won, by the way, 3-2.) Twitter users also had their fun, inserting Mr. Rector’s picture in various situations, including one that featured him as “Sleeping Beauty.”

Mr. Rector has demanded $10 million in damages for defamation and mental anguish, according to the lawsuit, which was reported by Courthouse News Service.

Mike Soltys, a spokesman for ESPN, declined to comment on the lawsuit, calling it “frivolous.” The Yankees also declined to comment. Patrick Courtney, the spokesman for Major League Baseball, did not return calls from a reporter.

The complaint was written in highly idiosyncratic and often ungrammatical English by Valentine A. Okwara
, a lawyer from Jamaica, Queens, who was admitted to the bar in New York in 2013 and has a degree from the University of Buckingham in England, according to the Office of Court Administration.

Mr. Rector’s mother, Hana Rector, said her son was out of the country. She said Mr. Rector had missed work because of the public scorn he had experienced.

“It was not a pleasant situation,” Ms. Rector said. “He was very unhappy. Everyone made fun of him everywhere he went.”

Percentage this guy gets any money = 0
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2014, 06:36:20 am »
Hey, he's a New Yorker. Of course he is going to sue.  ;D
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2014, 07:14:18 am »
Still say, there should be a law. If you lose, you pay.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2014, 08:28:26 pm »
Rick Scott - Watch a master class on political doublespeak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbgnieG9Z4g

What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuck! I debated where to post this. What the F*ck thread? Politics thread? Glorious Fail thread? In the end, he's a douche. Congrats Rick Scott, you've been selected to the exclusive Douche of the Day club!

Dipsh*t!
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2014, 05:42:48 am »
and the sad thing is we are going to see a crap ton more of this as the elections come into view.

I think I'm pretty good at spotting stuff like the double speak, unfortunately, I think a lot of people saw this and thought... nothing.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2014, 09:30:48 am »
Listen, let's just give The Bieb's carte blanch on being an honorary douche with regards to anything he does. OK.

Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

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Justin Bieber's lawyers and Florida prosecutors said Wednesday they need more time to work out a possible plea deal on charges that the pop star drove under the influence and resisted arrest.

Assistant State Attorney David Gilbert and Bieber attorney Mark Shapiro asked for an additional three weeks. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield reset the matter for Aug. 5.

Gilbert said at a brief hearing the two sides would inform Altfield on that date how the plea negotiations are progressing "and set a trial date, if necessary." He gave no other details, and Shapiro also would not get into specifics. Bieber did not attend the hearing.

"It's pretty much status quo," Shapiro said.

Bieber was arrested early Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street race between Bieber's rented Lamborghini and a Ferrari driven by a friend, R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Neither was charged with drag racing.

Alcohol breath tests found Bieber's level below Florida's 0.02 limit for underage drivers but urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system. Bieber was also charged with resisting arrest and driving on an expired license. Sharieff is also charged with DUI.

Earlier this month, Bieber resolved another criminal case by pleading no contest to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's house in Los Angeles. In that case, Bieber agreed to pay more than $80,000 in damages and meet a number of other conditions.


Bieber is also charged in Toronto with assaulting a limo driver in late December. His lawyers have said he is not guilty in that case.

Back in Miami, Bieber is being sued by a photographer who says he was roughed up while snapping pictures of the singer outside a recording studio.

The Canadian-born Bieber shot to stardom at age 15, after initially gaining notice through YouTube videos. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his 2010 full-length album debut "My World 2.0," but his popularity has begun to wane.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2014, 09:21:45 am »
Kanye West Douche of the Day

Kanye West Compares Being A Celebrity To The Civil Rights Movement




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Kanye West is running his mouth off again, this time in a new cover story for the August issue of GQ magazine.

The rapper talked a lot about dealing with being a celebrity and dealing with the paparazzi; more specifically comparing life in the spotlight to facing the same kinds of discrimination that African-Americans faced during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Yeah, he went there.

Kanye also explained that he's not the predator when it comes to the paparazzi, he's simply out to protect wife Kim Kardashian and their daughter, North, from those getting too close for comfort.

Thus, he called himself a "blowfish," but came off as more of a blowhard.

"Yeah. I'm a blowfish," he explains. "I'm not a shark, I'm a blowfish... I wasn't coming out of my house going to a paparazzi's house to attack them. I'm defending my family in front of my own house."

Kanye added that he just wants to defend his name, especially from the haters.

"I'm defending my name as someone's screaming something negative at me," he says. "That's a blowfish.

"People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people."

West also compared being a celebrity and dealing with fame to the injustices suffered by blacks during the civil rights movement, revealing that the speech he gave during his wedding to Kardashian was centered on the need for a change in the way celebrities are treated by the press and the photographers.

"What I talked about [the speech] was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name," he explained.

"I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim," he adds. "And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life."

On a lighter note, Kanye also says that everyone needs to have some "Kim K skills" to get through life. No, seriously.

"One of the reasons why I think that me and Kim are very powerful together isn't just the concept of celebrity or this mega rap star and this mega-beautiful pop star," Kanye said. "It's something I explain to my girl: She is who she is. I am who I am. We have advisers and friends and everything, but those people are who they are and we are who we are.

"And what I had to learn from Kim is how to take more of her advice and less of other people's advice. There's a lot of Kim K skills that were added. In order to win at life, you need some Kim K skills, period."

We're not sure if Kanye is referring to Kim's sex tape when he speaks of "Kim K skills," but if that's the case, then no one should have a problem winning at life.

Check out Kanye's full interview in the August issue of GQ magazine and at GQ.com.

What? Holy Crap dude...
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2014, 09:47:20 am »
Gawd, I can't stand this guy. The self appointed martyrdom in EVERYTHING he says and does is ridiculous. His life is so "challenging" with all the money, mansions, cars,  p o r n s t a r  wife he has. Sucks to be him.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2014, 10:34:22 am »
This guy is supposed to be funny.  :o

I find him about as humorous as Jay Leno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbLiOExJTVw
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014, 01:18:06 pm »
My first thought was this "guy" Jenn sure looks an awful lot like Fred Armisen. The clip wasn't funny, but not really seeing anything that would make him a douche though.
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2014, 09:15:23 am »
Maybe your right. It just bugs me who kid themselves as to being comedians, when they clearly are not.
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Re: Douche of the Day Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2014, 09:18:03 am »
Bülent Arınç, Turkish Prime Minister



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Turkish women are posting laughing selfies on social media in defiance of one of the country’s top government officials who said that women scolded women for laughing out loud in public.

Vice Prime Minster Bülent Arinç, a conservative politician, complained on Monday that Turkey's society is in moral decline, and complained that women who don't control their laughs in public were part of the country's problem.

“A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should now what is decent and what is not decent. She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times,” Arinc said, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

He suggested that by not laughing in public a woman "will protect her chasteness.”

Arinc's statement has stirred up a social media uproar, followed by Turkish women posting their laughing selfies on Twitter along with the hashtag #direnkahkaha, which means resist laughter.

And now he just goes even further with his thoughts...

Turkish Deputy PM Turns Ire From Laughing Women to Pole-Dancing


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The Turkish deputy prime minister, who was ridiculed when he told women not to laugh in public, has walked into a second social media storm - this time for lashing out at women who "can't wait to climb poles when they see one." Bülent Arınç was attempting Wednesday to explain his comments, but appeared to make matters worse by suggesting women could not resist pole-dancing while on holiday with their extramarital lovers. His original remark about laughter, on Monday, prompted thousands of women to post defiant, smiling selfies.
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