Jamesb101.com

commentary on Politics and a little bit of everything else

Charlie Sheen is a mess….Most people love it…..

I’ve seen quite a few celebrities ‘burn out’ in plain view….I really hope this man isn’t another one…..

I’m no one to judge another….

But this guy seems to have no limits in what he can afford to do….

He tested negative for drugs so thats good….

But he needs to slow down…

Really….

Charlie Sheen in an interview with Andrea Canning of ABC. He has tried to use the media to rehabilitate his image.

(Reuters)

Mr. Sheen took a drug test on Saturday and allowed the results — negative — to be revealed on Monday on “Good Morning America” on ABC. He also assured the “Today” show on NBCthat he had cured himself of substance abuse. “I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind,” is how he put it.

But a urine sample and a blood test can’t trace what troubles Mr. Sheen at the moment: he is addicted to explaining himself on the air.

His dependence is not unique. Troubled politicians and celebrities often turn to television and radio to retune their images radically — it’s a One Step program to persuade themselves of their own powers of persuasion. And self-delusion has no borders. The embattled Libyan leader, Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi, is turning out to be the Charlie Sheen of Middle Eastern dictators — he couldn’t resist a chance to tellChristiane Amanpour that there have been no anti-government demonstrations in Tripoli. “They love me,” he said of his people in an interview scheduled for this week on ABC.

Mr. Sheen’s grandiose rants on the nation’s two leading morning talk shows — and via live stream on the gossip Web site TMZ — were more unmoored than most, but he showed all the usual symptoms of an insulated star with an unreasoned belief in his own invulnerability. (“20/20” is showing the full interview on ABC on Tuesday.)

Asked if he was bipolar, Mr. Sheen said he was “bi-winning.”

More…

Charlie Sheen and Bree Olson

[Charlie Sheen and Bree Olson]

First Charlie Sheen surpassed Moammar Khadafy in nuttiness. Then he soared past 300,000 followers on Twitter.

Sheen started a Twitter feed this afternoon and within a couple of hours had crossed the 100,000 mark, before even posting anything.

In a second post, he wrote, “Just got invited to do the Nancy Grace show… I’d rather go on a long road trip with Chuck Lorre in a ’75 Pacer….”

His short Twitter bio describes him as an “Unemployed Winner….”

Sheen has repeatedly used the term ‘winning’ to describe how things are going for him in recent days.

 

When he did make his first tweet — just before 7 p.m. eastern time — it simply said, “Winning! Choose your vice.”

The photo he linked to from the post showed him with one of his girlfriends, Bree Olson. She holds a Naked fruit shake and he holds chocolate milk…..

More….

March 2, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Health, Media, Men, Updates, Women | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The United States sends the FBI, DEA, and ATFE to help find out who shot the American consulate official and her husband….

The couple's one-year-old daughter,

[ The couple’s one-year-old daughter, now orphaned, is cradled by a policewoman in the wake of the shootings which killed her parents ]
Dozens of officials from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other U.S. agencies joined an investigation Monday into the killings of three people tied to the U.S. Consulate in the Mexican city of Juarez, scrambling to determine whether the slayings marked an escalation in the region’s drug war or were simply cases of mistaken identity, officials said.

Lesley Enriquez, 35, who worked in the consulate’s citizens services section, was believed to be the first American consulate employee to have been killed in apparent Mexican drug violence since 1985, when DEA agent Enrique Camarena was tortured and murdered.

Enriquez and her American husband were gunned down near the Santa Fe bridge into the United States about 2 p.m. Saturday, as their infant daughter cried in the back seat, unharmed but terrified. About the same time, assailants in a different part of the city killed the husband of a Mexican who works at the consulate.

That victim, identified in Mexican media as Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, 37, had been at the same children’s birthday party as Enriquez and her husband, Arthur Redelfs. The American couple and the Mexican victim had been traveling in white vehicles.

FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons in El Paso, across the border from Juarez, said investigators had not determined the motive for the shootings.

But, she said, “at this point we don’t have any indication the victims were targeted because of their employment at the consulate.”

In a sign of how seriously the Mexican government regards the case, Attorney General Arturo Chávez Chávez traveled to Juarez on Monday to oversee the investigation, according to El Diario, a newspaper in the city. Mexican President Felipe Calderón and President Obamaexpressed indignation at the murders.

U.S. agencies, including the FBI, DEA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are assisting Mexican authorities by providing intelligence and interviewing witnesses in the United States, Simmons said.

A Mexican official familiar with the cases said there were two main lines of investigation: whether the shootings were “a direct message to the U.S.” or whether they were instances of mistaken identity. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the probe is continuing.

More…….

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boxing…..Pacquiao punches out an easy win over Clottey…….

Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Joshua Clottey during their WBO boxing welterweight title fight in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.

[ Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Joshua Clottey during their WBO boxing welterweight title fight in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday ]

With the biggest fight crowd in the U.S. in 17 years cheering him on at Cowboys Stadium, Pacquiao dominated a strangely passive Joshua Clottey from the opening bell Saturday night to retain his welterweight title and cement his status as the best pound-for pound fighter in the world.

The fight wasn’t close, and it was never in doubt. It was so one-sided that those in the cheap seats among the crowd of 50,994 could tell without even looking at the giant video screens over the ring that Pacquiao was in total command.

One ringside judge gave Pacquiao every round, while the two others gave him all but one. The Associated Press scored it a shutout for the Filipino sensation.

It wasn’t as flashy as his knockout of Ricky Hatton or as savage as the beating he gave Oscar De La Hoya, but there was no doubt Pacquiao was in command the entire way against a fighter who kept his gloves up high in front of his face and chose to engage him only in spurts.

Clottey’s strategy worked to keep him upright, but he was never competitive in the biggest fight of his career.

“He’s a very tough opponent,” Pacquiao said. “He was looking for a big shot.”

Ok folks that yesterdays story….

Todays story is this…….Will  ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao ever fight Maywither?

The real story could go like this…..

Will Pacman agree  to Olympic style drug testing?

Saturdays fight was supposed to be Pacquiao vs Mayweather…..but Pacman refused to take a drug test after Mayweather accused him of taking a certain ‘drug’?…..

Then there is this..

……the Pacman went from 109 pounds to 145 pounds  just eating White Rice, Chicken Adobo, and Tinola (fish soup)?????


March 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Health, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Sports, Updates | , , , , | 7 Comments

Jose Reyes gets a visit from the FBI……….

Federal agents spoke with Mets' Jose Reyes regarding his association with Dr. Anthony Galea.

Updated Feb 28, 2010 2:16 PM ET
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP)

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes said Sunday he met with federal investigators last week about a Canadian doctor accused of selling an unapproved drug known as Actovegin.

Dr. Anthony Galea, who also has treated golfer Tiger Woods and several other professional athletes, is facing four drug-related charges in his country. Galea’s assistant also has been charged in the U.S. for having HGH and another drug while crossing the border in September.

SI.com reported Saturday night that federal officials have told several athletes to expect grand jury subpoenas in the case. The Web site cited three anonymous sources familiar with the investigation.

The New York Times reported in December, citing anonymous sources, that the FBI opened an investigation into Galea based in part on medical records found on his computer relating to several professional athletes.

Reyes said he met with investigators for about 45 minutes at the Mets’ spring facility after they contacted him Thursday morning. One of his agents, Chris Leible, also was present.

“They just asked me basically how I met the guy and stuff like that and what he put in my body,” Reyes said. “I explained to them what he (was) doing. … I don’t worry about anything because I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Galea is known for a blood-spinning technique – platelet-rich plasma therapy – that is designed to help athletes recover from injuries. Reyes, who missed much of last season with right leg problems, said he spent five days in Toronto in September and was treated by Galea three times.

Reyes said investigators asked him if he used HGH.

“They asked me if he injected me with that. I say ‘No,”’ Reyes said. “What we do there, basically, he took my blood out, put it in some machines, spin it out and put it back in my leg. So I explained to them that.”

Reyes said he felt better for a while after the treatment but his leg still didn’t respond when he tried to push it. The shortstop had surgery in October to clean up some scar tissue remaining from a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee.

The Daily News of New York was the first to report Reyes had met with investigators.

This heads-up from TPL……

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Health, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

The U.S. has a war much closer to home……..

Mexico………

Nuff said……

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Media, Military, Politics | , | 2 Comments

Arrests at the United States southern Border drop by 23%…drug seizures rise…….

Because of stronger enforcement, and the weaker economy, lessening the need for labor …the Homeland Security Department reports that border apprehensions have dropped to 556,041 from 723,825 in the last 12 months from Sept 30th……the US Border Patrol has expanded it agents from roughly 11,000 to 20,000, making it the second largest uniformed law enforcement agency in the U.S. behind the New York City Police Department ( 31,000 )…..

Drug seizures have increased though…..with port finds up 53% on cocaine, 13% on marijuana…on land the marijuana finds are up 37% and cocaine is up 15% from last year…..

People try to ship drugs over and under water, in the air and in vehicles and by foot…..

 

November 9, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Government, Law, Military, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , | 2 Comments