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Louisiana Lockdown – What is Angola Prison doing on Animal Planet TV?

Good ol' boys probably think it's mighty funny parading Angola's black prisoners across the teevee, at the whim of an all-white Reality TV corrections officer caste. Inmates are portrayed like the channel's animal kingdom predators, dangerous and unpredictable, but what misconduct is feared, the program doesn't dare tell. For being menacing recidivists, Angola's felons lead the life of choirboys apparently, no mention of the sexual slavery reported in a notorious memoir. What's the HIV transmission rate in Angola? No one's talking about racism. Was "Angola" named for its African population? We've already learned "The Farm" is an immense rural labor camp with a famous gladiatorial rodeo. Hopefully "Louisiana Lockdown" will disclose the reality side of its genre. Until then, the watchdog group most familiar with the mistreatment of Angola's inmates is the humane society.

Balloon boy, Osama Hunter, now… Crocodile Sitting…

From the "boy trapped in runaway balloon" but actually with full knowledge of his parents hiding in the garage, to Faulkner taking his Gweat Big Scawy Wifle to Pakistan 'cause on account of he was gonna shoot him a Rag-Head, wouldn't matter which one because even the U.S. Government doesn't have a real picture of him, he wuz jes' gonna pop a cap in some Sand-nigger... and now, Man bitten while attempting to sit on a crocodile... Some people will do anything to try to force their 15 minutes. According to the story, the 36 year old Australian man was ejected from a pub for "being too drunk" SAYYYYY WHUT? Somebody tossed from an AUSSIE bar for being drunk? It's a sure sign of the Impending Apocalypse. 18694

Behind the screen with Sea Shepherd

You have to wonder where nonviolence would get activists on the high seas. Whales can be grateful the Sea Shepherd Society heros don't opt to sacrifice the whales to save them. Captain Paul Watson is visiting Colorado College tomorrow to elaborate, but I have no illusion he's at liberty to detail his provocative strategies. First off, he can't spoil the upcoming TV season of Whale Wars and second, doesn't playing for the media really turn on illusion? 14135

Falcon Heene is going to be a star

The Heene family takes the high road, pleading guilty to false reporting, to the surprise I'm sure of the poor-parazzi planting their tent stakes for a courtroom circus feeding frenzy. For his parents stepping up to tell the truth, Balloon Boy is going to emerge a hero, even at school. Who can fault the Heenes for taking the predatory media for a ride? They entertained, they became the butt of jokes, but they harmed no one and exposed the television media's thinning credibility. The media is showing its vindictiveness, by explaining that the guilty plea was made to avoid Mrs. Heene's deportation, but parents know this decision was about the kids, and I predict the Heene family's star will rise. The media may never forgive them, but it's too competitive to pass on this enterprising bunch. 11385

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