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Does SNL Parody Offend Christians Yes Or No ?

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For anyone who worries that “Saturday Night Live” doesn’t take enough risks, we will kindly point you in the direction of “Djesus Uncrossed,” which puts Jesus Christ in a Tarantino-directed, ultra-violent revenge flick akin to “Django Unchained.”

The “SNL” parody is sure to offend many Christians, who may be put off by “SNL” depicting the Son of God as opting to not sit at the right hand of the Father after rising from the dead, and instead kicking the asses of those who crucified him.

The story departs from the Bible’s take of the Resurrection after Jesus — er, Djesus (played here by “Django” co-star Christoph Waltz) — leaves the cave where his body lies, and instead of ascending to heaven, he goes off to kill as many Romans as possible.

“He’s risen from the dead, and he’s preaching anything but forgiveness,” the narrator states, with images of Jesus killing Roman soldiers in the background.

The trailer also gives nods to other Tarantino movies, with Brad Pitt (Taran Killam) in “Inglourious Basterds” mode playing St. Peter, with Christ’s Apostles as the Basterds themselves. Ving Rhames (Kenan Thompson) plays Pontius Pilate as Marcellus Wallace of “Pulp Fiction,” and Samuel L. Jackson (Jay Pharoah) fills out the cast as Judas Iscariot.

Between this sketch and “Lincoln,” with Louis C.K. as a sad-sack version of the 16th president, “SNL” has been on a roll when it comes to historical martyrs inserted in modern entertainment parodies.

 

Your Daily Leake With Keith Bradford On WHISNews21

dailyleake01WHISNews21 brings you another short story from the Likileakes Files. These files are suppose to be Top Secret but as you all know by now Frans Maritz secretly leakes them to us for our attention and information. The topics discussed here are not supposed to be for the general public and that is why they are leaked to you our WHISNews21 visitors we think you deserve to know the truth, all we ask is that you do not tell anyone where you heard the information you will read about below. 

This Likileake discussed some new technology once only seen in the original . . . . . . . . . . show

cellwatchCell phone wrist watch: Have you seen the new cell phone wrist watch?  It has voice activation which means you can simply say call Frans or call Cathy and it will automatically dial their number that you have stored into the wrist watch cell phone.  When you receive a call there is no need to hold it up against your ear because the built in speaker phone is high fidelity and you can talk back and forth without stopping what you are doing at the time.  It also has an International GPS system that allows you to simply say things like, “Find nearest coffee shop, or Find nearest gas station.”  In a matter of seconds your answer will be told to you by a computer voice.  This voice can be a male or female by choosing gender under your preference menu.  This cell phone which is also a watch automatically changes to the local time wherever you are.  You don’t even have to look at your wrist to see what time it is because when you ask what time it is, the correct local time, day and year are answered for you in a very clear and easy to understand voice.  Isn’t this the same wrist watch we once saw in the Dick Tracy comics?  Well there I go again showing my age.  Most of you listening to this don’t know who Dick Tracy was.

If you are an Independent Artist and would want your songs featured on one of “Keith Bradford’s Likileakes Radio Shows” you are most welcome to contact him at kmarecords@aol.com This show is broadcast worldwide on various internet radio shows and you could be the featured artist on one of those special shows.

Mindy McCready Another Tradgedy For Country

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Several news outlets, including FOX and E! News, are reporting that Mindy McCready has committed suicide. The country singer’s best friend confirmed to NBC reporter Andrea Canning that she shot and killed herself Sunday (Feb. 17).

This news comes more than a week after the 37-year-old was released from a treatment facility for alcohol abuse. She had also undergone a mental health evaluation after family members questioned her ability to care for her two sons, 6-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zayne. The late singer-songwriter was 10 days into her 21 day outpatient treatment, following the Jan. 13 death of her boyfriend, and Zayne’s father, David Wilson.

“She was released because they think she is mentally stable enough, and she was tested for drugs and alcohol and everything came up fine,” a source told E! News after Mindy’s Feb. 7 release. “One of the reasons they released her is she didn’t have any symptoms of what an alcoholic would have. There were no signs she had a problem to the doctor.”

In January, the singer appeared on the “Today” show to address suspicion that she had been involved in Wilson’s death, after officials began further investigation to determine whether the music producer had committed suicide. NBC’s Andrea Canning asked the mother of two point blank if she killed her “soulmate.” “Oh, my God, no. Oh, my God, no,” she answered. “He was my life. We were each others’ life.”‘

Rumors had circulated that the pair had fought over Wilson having an affair. Mindy confirmed an argument the night of his death, but said the accusation of infidelity was “absolutely, totally untrue.”

While it is still unclear whether Wilson’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted or not, when questioned Mindy wasn’t able to answer whether she believed he had taken his own life or been murdered.

Mindy’s children are presumably still in the custody of the Department of Human Services in Arkansas, where they were reportedly placed upon her involuntary commitment earlier this month.

Our thought and prayers are with Zander, Zayne and all of Mindy’s family and friends.

 

More Information just received by Marty Martel for WHISNews21 readers

Mindy McCready, a country singer better known recently for her ongoing personal troubles than for her string of late-’90s hits, died Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in her Arkansas home, the Cleburne County sheriff said.

Sheriff Marty Moss said his office received a call to the McCready home around 3:30 p.m. local time in Heber Springs, Ark., west of Memphis and north of Little Rock.

“Ms. McCready is deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Moss told USA TODAY.

In a statement, he said officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 p.m. and found McCready’s body on the front porch. The case is under investigation but self-inflicted gunshot is the preliminary finding; McCready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy. Moss said her family has been notified of her death.

Earlier Sunday night, Dateline NBC correspondent Andrea Canning tweeted, “Just got a call from Mindy McCready’s best friend that she shot and killed herself this evening. My heart breaks for her two boys.” Nashville television reporter Stacy McCloud tweeted that four sources, including a member of McCready’s family, had confirmed the singer’s suicide and that a statement from the family was in the works.

As the news spread, members of the country music community began tweeting their reactions, including Carrie Underwood, who wrote, “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready …so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them.”

“Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready,” Chely Wright tweeted. “I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory.”

McCready’s country hits hits included her 1996 debut single, Ten Thousand Angels, and the chart-topping Guys Do It All the Time. She released her last album, I’m Still Here, in 2010.

Canning interviewed McCready for Dateline after the singer’s boyfriend, record producer David Wilson, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound last month.

“I just started screaming, calling 911” after Wilson shot himself, McCready told Canning. “I laid down next to him. I just pleaded with him not to die.”

McCready entered rehab shortly after Wilson’s death.

The couple’s son, Zayne, was born last April. McCready also had a 6-year-old son, Zander, from a previous relationship.

McCready moved to Nashville from Florida when she was 18, handing out copies of her karaoke recordings. She signed to RCA Records within a year. In 1996, USA TODAY gave first album Ten Thousand Angels a three-star review, writing “McCready’s voice is both genuine and pretty.”

As she prepared for her first tour, she told USA TODAY, “I have no stage experience. I’m scared to death. I sing so good in the shower, and then I get out onstage and I’m, like, quivering and fixing to cry.”

In 1997, she became engaged to Dean Cain, star of the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, though the couple broke up in 1998. She also claimed to have had a long-term affair with Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens that began when she was 15.

Over the last decade, McCready made more headlines for her run-ins with the law than for her music, with arrests for buying painkillers with a fake prescription, identity theft, battery and violating probation.

McCready had attempted suicide at least three times. She was hospitalized in July and September 2006 following drug overdoses and then again in December 2008 after she cut her wrists. In 2010, she appeared on the TV reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

Brian Mansfield and William M. Welch, USA TODAY11:07p.m. EST February 17, 2013

Petes Weekly: Biggest Business Problem You Face?

What is the biggest business problem you face?

 

After writing this weekly for the past 13 years I am very overdue in asking you for an opinion.

After talking to SA business owners in situ for the past two weeks I know just one thing: We small business owners face some interesting issues.

I would value your opinion on what the biggest issue is that you face in your business. And if you have an anecdote or story, I would appreciate that as well.

Simply REPLY to this email and share your thoughts, if you have the time.

I understand if you do not have time. (Although a one liner is also good.) Your reply will be confidential.

(A gentle reminder that today is the day we gents tell the women of our dreams that she is in our thoughts every waking moment as well. Gifts used to be optional. Failing which we can expect some challenges that make our business issues look like a walk in the park.)

All the best

Peter Carruthers

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