Would you get into a fight over your favorite sci-fi franchise? 23-year-old Jerome Dewayne Whyte did, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department.Official reports obtained by KOKH say he and another man debated a very important question on July 1. Which was better: Star Wars or Star Trek? This grew pretty heated, and the alleged victim told cops he got frustrated. Before returning to his room, he claimed to have told Whyte, “You’re just a trick.”This did not end the conversation. Whyte allegedly came after him, and shoved him to the ground. The victim told police he got back up, and said “You wanna replay that?” before Whyte shoved him again.Cue escalation. The accused man allegedly choked the other person to nigh-unconsciousness. This only stopped when the alleged victim pulled out a pocket knife. The attacker apparently released the hold, and cut himself when reaching for the blade, a report said.Whyte was … [Read more...] about Star Wars or Star Trek?: Fight Broke Out over Which Is Better, Police Say
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Why is Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom like Leave It to Beaver? Or, for those too young to recall the popular family television show of the 1950s and 1960s, move ahead at warp speed another decade or so, and ponder this question: Why is Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll like Star Trek?For inquiring minds that want to know, the answers to these and other questions comparing television sitcoms to law firms well known in the nation’s capital are provided in a Capital Comment Blog recap of a July article in Washingtonian magazine.(Hint: the Skadden comparison involves two feuding brothers who grow up to work in opposing political arenas, one defending “a Democratic president who bears some striking similarities to Eddie Haskell.” And the Star Wars scenario concerns a law partnership whose ambition, apparently, is “to go where no law firm has ever gone before.”) … [Read more...] about Quick! Which Sitcom Does This Law Firm Most Closely Resemble?
0 Have your say Veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart has joined a campaign to demand another referendum on the final Brexit deal. Speaking at a rally in Camden, Sir Patrick, 78, told a crowd of over 1,200 people that he “will not stand idly by” whilst Britain’s “future is at stake”.Opening the London launch of People’s Vote - a new grassroots movement campaigning for a referendum on the final deal - Sir Patrick said Brexit will mean he will show his new Blue passport “with less pride”.The actor, famous for productions including Star Trek and X-Men, even said his fictional character Charles Xavier would have supported the Remain campaign.He said: “It is not Charles Xavier standing here in front of you - although I can assure you that if he was, he would have voted Remain. And why? Because unity, common cause, wellbeing of society and debate were paramount to belief of this fictional character.“Since the 2016 referendum, … [Read more...] about Veteran Yorkshire actor lends voice to demands for another referendum
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics said on Thursday that Senator Robert Menendez violated congressional rules by "knowingly and repeatedly" accepting impermissible gifts over a six-year period and must repay their fair market value.Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, was indicted several years ago on criminal corruption charges related to the gifts that he received from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who was convicted of Medicare fraud earlier this year.Menendez's trial ended with a hung jury late last year and Justice Department prosecutors subsequently asked the judge to dismiss the charges against him.Despite the court outcome, the Ethics Committee, made up of three Republican senators and three Democratic senators, found that he violated Senate rules."The Committee has found that over a six-year period you knowingly and repeatedly accepted gifts of significant value from Dr. Melgen," the committee wrote in a letter to Menendez … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate Ethics Committee admonishes Democratic senator for improper gifts
Her first novel, "Rules of Engagement," about an intelligence operative who is tasked with infiltrating a terrorist group but unexpectedly falls in love with her brooding, seductive male partner, was published in 2001 and written during her third year at Yale Law School. According her biography on the website of publisher Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins, Abrams is "a lawyer by day and a writer during every waking hour." Abrams, who served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, is attempting to make history by becoming the nation's first black female governor and Georgia's first woman governor. She won about three-quarters of the vote in the Democratic primary on Tuesday against Stacey Evans, a former state representative. According to her Avon biography, Abrams "is also an obsessive consumer of political biographies, every genre of fiction, good television, and film and movies (which are different). She is still mourning the passing of Buffy and the end of the … [Read more...] about Plot twist: Stacey Abrams, trailblazing Georgia politician…and romance novelist?