This Week in the News

Thank God it’s Friday!!!! This has been such a long week, and I am so glad it’s a long weekend.  No surprise, so much has happened this week.  I could comment on so much, but for the sake of time , I’ll just pick 3 or 4.

First, my condolences to the family of Sen. Robert Byrd.  The longest-serving Senator passed this Monday at age 92.  His burial will be Tuesday after a ceremony in Arlington, VA. 

This is just tragic.  Two brothers, Danny and Thomas Arnold, were arrested for molesting and impregnating a 10 year old girl…yep, unfortunately you didn’t read incorrectly.  Apparently this abuse has been going on for years, and thanks to an investigation by the Department of Family and Children Services, these men were arrested.  But that’s not the end of this sick story.  During the investigation, it was discovered that the two men were also having an incestous relationship with their 28 year-old aunt, Lisa Arnold.  This whole story is just REALLY disturbing.   Thankfully all 3 adults have been arrested, but I feel so bad for this little girl.  I believe her pregnancy was terminated, but it will take a long time for her to get over this, if she ever does.  There are some sick people in this world.  I just pray for this little girl and her family, and hope she seeks the solace she needs and can go back to being a child.  (Click here to read the story.)

Taking a page out of Jeremy London’s book, if you don’t want your family to talk about you in public, just file a restraining order against them.  That’s right, to stop his family from commenting on his recent abduction, Jeremy London filed a restraining order against his mother Deborah Nielson and his twin brother Jason.  It’s so sad when family members don’t get along, but it’s another thing when the law gets involved.  Hopefully, Jeremy will get the “alleged” help he needs and the family can recover from this turmoil, especially since Jeremy is requesting his mom and bro cover his attorney fees…

I must have been living under a rock in 2006, because I had NO idea that former VP Al Gore was under investigation for sexual assault.  Or this was kept very hush hush…In any event, Portland, OR authorities have reopened a case against Mr. Gore where a massage therapist alleges that he groped her in 2006.  When the allegations were first made, the therapist’s attorney set up interviews with authorities, but each one was cancelled by the lawyer.  Last January, police were able to sit down with the plaintiff, and based on the interview, decided to reopen the case.  I truly hope that this isn’t something that has any validity to it.  This would be just awful for Mr. Gore, especially as he proceeds with his divorce.  I’m not a conspiracy theorist or anything, but how coincidental is it that just last month the Gores decided to divorce, and now this comes up?  Could Tipper have known this was going to come out in the media and wanted to begin distancing herself from her husband??? Things that make you go, “Hmmmm…”

Apparently, DC Public School Chancellor Michelle Rhee is a fan of DC Mayor Adrian Fenty…so much so that Rhee stated if Fenty is not re-elected this Fall, she may not stay on as Chancellor. Saying that DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray does not support education reform like the current mayor, and if he is elected, Gray may not be able to make the difficult decisions that need to be made.  Well, tell us how you really feel Chancellor Rhee.  While some people are happy with the changes that Rhee has made since she has been in office, she is said not to have that many supporters east of the Anacostia River, where students seem to be suffering.   This election gets more interesting by the day.

So I know today’s news seems a little dreary, but this is all I got.  I know you guys have some more, especially happy news-someone got married, someone won the lotto, someone got a promotion…something!   Please share!  Enjoy your holiday weekend!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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