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Bishop, 63, Justifying Marriage To 19-Year-Old Congregant Stirs Debate

Footage of a 63-year-old Bishop attempting to defend his marriage to a 19-year-old congregant has gone viral two years after the couple first made headlines in their home state of Iowa.

In the footage shared by several platforms, Bishop Dwight Reed, 63, is seen standing in the pulpit while addressing anyone who attended church that morning with the intention of starting some mess over his wife, Jordan Goodlett, who was 19 when she wed the church leader, as per The Des Moines Register.

“And I wish some of ya’ll would mess with my wife, Jordan. Talking about, ‘what you gonna do if you see her?’ Well, you will see me on the news!” Reed proclaimed. “You better walk by and say ‘praise the lord!’ that’s what you better do, because that’s my wife! And she grown! She didn’t need nobody to sign no paper work for her. If this was out in the streets, ya’ll would be saying she made a come-up, but you a hypocrite.”

He went on to quote scripture praising the value of marriage while insisting he and his wife have no problem with their actions

“And we sleeping good at night! Ain’t nobody up all night worried about these crooks.” Check out the clip below.

...wants to sign her:

Sunny Hostin laments Caitlin Clark's popularity is part of White, and 'pretty' privilege
Former ESPN host Jemele Hill also recently suggested that Clark's popularity was due to her race and sexuality

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin argued that "White privilege" and "pretty privilege" played a role in Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark's popularity during the ABC talk show on Wednesday.

"I do think that there is a thing called pretty privilege. There is a thing called White privilege. There is a thing called tall privilege, and we have to acknowledge that, and so part of it is about race, because if you think about the Brittney Griners of the world, why did she have to go to play in Russia? Because they wouldn’t pay her," Hostin said, referring to the WNBA.

The co-hosts of "The View" were discussing former ESPN host Jemele Hill's argument that Clark owed much of her popularity to her race and sexuality. Hostin said earlier in the discussion she had no issue with Clark bringing the WNBA some much-needed attention.

"Now, Caitlin Clark is bringing this money, these sponsorships, we hope, into the league and other players will benefit from it. But I do think that she is more relatable to more people because she’s White, because she’s attractive, and unfortunately, there still is that stigma against the LGBTQ+ community. Seventy percent of the WNBA is Black. A third of the players are in the LGBTQ+ community and we have to do something about that stigma in this country. I think people have a problem with basketball playing women that are lesbians. Who cares? They are great athletes," she said.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said she'd become a fan of the WNBA because Clark was "so fun to watch," adding that it had nothing to do with her skin color. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg argued that Hostin and herself have been trying to bring attention to the WNBA for years.

"These women are oftentimes equal if not better, sometimes, than the folks you’re watching," she added.

"Sometimes better than the guys!" Hostin added.

Clark rose to national prominence, particularly over the last two seasons, while playing at the University of Iowa. The all-time leading scorer in Division I NCAA women's basketball history, she led Iowa to consecutive appearances in the national championship game before getting drafted first overall this year by the Fever.

Goldberg pushed back on Hill's remarks and said Clark was getting attention because she was an excellent player.

"To have her reduced that way bothered me a lot because this is her record," Goldberg said, pointing to her note card. "Unless you can show me who’s got a better record than this, this is why she’s getting the attention she’s getting, because she’s a damn good player and doesn’t matter whether she’s straight or gay, ain’t nobody crying when she’s making those balls."

Hill, in a comment to the Los Angeles Times, also called out brands like Nike for not sponsoring more diverse players. Clark signed a $28 million deal with the brand after she graduated from the University of Iowa.

"Black women are often erased from the picture," Hill said. "There’s plenty of room to highlight and celebrate Caitlin Clark’s popularity while also discussing ways in which to not erase Black women from a league that they have built and continue to build."

design like so and some even go down to park in the basement:

After weeks of racist threats, a Black dog walker’s home was set on fire in San Francisco

On May 21, on the heels of receiving racist packages and death threats, his family home burned down. The entire community was stunned, and many are questioning why he didn't have police protection around his home, given the disturbing nature and seriousness of the harassment leading up to the fire.


‘You can never break the casino’: NBA legend Charles Barkley reflects on losing $25 million in Las Vegas

NBA legend Charles Barkley knew exactly what it took to win on the basketball court.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history, the Hall of Famer landed an MVP award, two Olympic gold medals and made 11 NBA All-Star appearances during his 16-season career.

While “Sir Charles” may have felt lucky and masterful on the court, his good fortune and discipline didn't always extend to the gambling tables of Las Vegas.

On a recent episode of the "Club Shay Shay" podcast, hosted by former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe, Barkley spoke about his former gambling problem, which saw him lose $25 million and the respect of his closest friends.

“I had to change my mentality because you can never break the casino, [but] they can break your a--,” he said, reflecting on losing some of his NBA fortune to high-stakes betting. While gambling may be enticing, there are other ways to build your wealth, where the odds of success are more in your favor.

A high-risk habit
Barkley is not shy about his “love” for gambling. He told Sharpe he used to go to Las Vegas and play $25,000 a hand, determined to win $1 million dollars in a single night.

“There’s probably been seven times that I won a million dollars,” he said. “But there’s probably been 25 times I’ve lost a million."

He went on to explain some of the feelings he experienced. He said, “I got such elation [by winning], but then when I would lose a million, I was so depressed … No matter how good it feels winning, when you lose, it just f—-ing sucks.”

When his habit got “out of hand,” Barkley quit gambling and his friends challenged him. He recalled them asking why he wouldn’t quit when he had won a significant amount and why he always had to chase the $1 million mark.

“Gambling is really just peaks and valleys,” he told Sharpe. “You’re so excited when you’ve got all that money laying in front of you, but [on the flip side, when you lose] like you’re depressed for a week … and then you’ve got to send a bill to your financial people and they yell at you.”

The most money Barkley ever won in one go was $5 million. But the financial risks he took over the years to achieve that gambling goal may have overshadowed his success. Here are three ways to build your wealth without relying on the luck of the draw.

Get a grip on your finances
Building wealth is easier when you have a strong financial foundation. This means: getting your debt under control and setting a budget.

You need to understand what your debt profile looks like and where higher interest rates — perhaps on your credit card or your car loan — might be weighing you down and outpacing the money you’d make saving and investing any excess income.


Cate Blanchett slammed for describing herself as 'middle class' despite massive reported net worth
Blanchett made the comments during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival

"I'm White. I'm privileged. I'm middle class. And I think, you know, one can be accused of having a bit of a White savior complex. But to be perfectly honest, my interaction with refugees in the film — in the field," she said, correcting herself, "and also in resettled environments, has totally changed my perspective on the world. And I'm utterly grateful for that. And I think if you do have a platform, I want to be in dialogue with these people. I've met some extraordinary people with extraordinary creative talents and amazing perspectives."

But the court of public opinion eviscerated Blanchett on social media, suggesting she was "out of touch" for labeling herself middle class.

"Middle class, eh, just another middle class multi-millionaire movie star hyper celebrity ? Get a grip, Cate," one person wrote on X.

"Cate Blanchett thinks she’s ‘middle class’ compared to who? Jeff Bezos? Rich people are so out of touch," another seethed.

"She’s far from middle class. And her ‘privilege’ comes from her wealth. What a fool," a user quipped.

"I beg your pardon. Middle class? Cate is worth $95 million. Is that considered middle class now?" another asked.


Jenna Bush Hager Admits ‘I Should Have Dated More’ Before Getting Serious with Now-Husband in Her Early 20s
The 'Today' co-host says she was a "serial monogamist" before meeting Henry Hager when she was 22

Jenna Bush Hager is getting candid about one big regret from her pre-marriage life.

On the Thursday, May 23, episode of Today with Hoda and Jenna, Bush Hager, 42, opened up about how she got into a serious relationship with her now-husband Henry Chase Hager, 46, at a young age.

The TV personality and former first daughter recalled being 26 years old when they wed in 2008 at her family's lakeside ranch in Texas — and she was even younger when they met, first getting acquainted around her 23rd birthday.

Marriage & Family Life / Asian girl says CHA-CHING!!!
« on: May 24, 2024, 12:01:47 PM »
Nicole Shanahan walked away with more than $1B after divorcing Google co-founder Sergey Brin: report
Nicole Shanahan, the vice presidential candidate picked by independent hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr, walked away with more than $1 billion following her divorce from ex-husband and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, according to a report. Shanahan, the 38-year-old California native who worked as a lawyer in Silicon Valley before entering politics, finalized her divorce from Brin last year. Her split from Brin was reportedly triggered by an alleged affair she had with his longtime friend, tech mogul Elon Musk. During their five-year marriage, Shanahan attended parties with other tech executives in Silicon Valley where she consumed recreational drugs including cocaine, ketamine and psychedelic mushrooms, according to The New York Times.

Idiot MAGA Congressman Makes George Santos Look Like a Genius

Trump stooge and Republican Representative Andy Ogles has been caught in a major ethics scandal of his own making.

According to 11 amendments that he filed to his campaign finance reports on Wednesday, Ogles didn’t actually loan his campaign $320,000, as he previously claimed. That begs the question: Where did the money come from?

In November, the Tennessee congressman was found to have some irregularities in his campaign reports, thanks to an investigation by a Nashville TV station, NewsChannel 5. Among them was a $320,000 loan to his campaign from himself, even though his personal finance reports didn’t show a place where such a loan could have originated—not even a personal bank account.

In his amendments, Ogles says that his campaign loan was actually $20,000 instead of $320,000, a sizable oversight, and raises the question of what explains the inconsistencie s. Former Representative George Santos is currently facing criminal charges for inflating campaign fundraising numbers—after also reporting he loaned himself a sizable amount of money. Santos was later found to have spent campaign dollars on casino trips, Botox treatments, and OnlyFans payments. Is Ogles hiding something like Santos?

It’s not an outlandish question, as the two have one glaring similarity: making up parts of their past. Ogles claimed to have studied policy and economics at Middle Tennessee State University and calls himself an economist, but only has one community college economics course under his belt, which he barely passed. He later claimed on a 2009 résumé to have a degree in international relations, but NewsChannel 5 found that his major was actually liberal studies—a hilarious degree for a Republican politician.

Although Ogles’s lies aren’t nearly as outrageous as Santos’s whoppers, he also has another possible financial crime on his résumé: $25,000 raised supposedly to build a garden in memory of his stillborn child. Except that the garden was never built, and Ogles refuses to say what happened with the money. With a history of lies piling up in his short congressional career, perhaps a criminal investigation of Ogles is necessary.

...protest involvement  ???:

UPenn student left ‘homeless’ after being suspended for pro-Palestinian encampment is daughter of wealthy Filipino family

Eliana Atienza, 19 — who told the Philadelphia Inquirer she had nobody to turn to for help in the US after she was kicked off campus in early May — is the daughter of Kim Atienza, a prominent media personality in the Philippines who is partial to showing off his extravagant lifestyle online.

Ryanair passenger rips wheels off suitcase to avoid 'rip-off' charges

Airline passenger avoids 'rip-off' $76 luggage fee with easy hack

He was wheely mad. An alarmed airline passenger slapped with a surprise fee for a piece of barely-oversized luggage was able to save a bundle — and beat the system — by breaking the coasters off of his roller suitcase, much to the amusement of fellow travelers.

..mental health now  ???:

Brazilian ‘Baby Reindeer’ accused of stalking doctor and sending him 1,300 emails after he ‘saved her life’

A Brazilian woman arrested earlier this month is accused of displaying stalker behavior similar to that portrayed in the Netflix show “Baby Reindeer” over a doctor who she said “saved her life.” Kawara Welch, 23, allegedly called the doctor 500 times, and sent him 1,300 emails in one day.

American Airlines claimed a child was at fault for being secretly recorded in a restroom. It’s now changing its response

American Airlines is changing direction after saying that a young girl was negligent after being recorded by a flight attendant in the lavatory. In the filing on May 21 the airline claimed that one of the plaintiffs, a 9-year-old girl, was recorded in the bathroom through her “own fault and negligence.”

General Discussion / Can't criticize Biden = Not credible?
« on: May 23, 2024, 11:53:14 AM »
Maher tells Behar 'You lose all credibility' after she admits hesitancy to criticize Biden

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