“Lt. Paul Boulware of the Anderson Police Department said the department wasn’t aware of the fight until Wednesday, when the department’s victim’s advocate received two anonymous e-mails urging police to look into the incident. “We assigned an officer to it this afternoon,” Boulware said. The investigation into the possible domestic violence has been forwarded to the department’s criminal investigation unit. He said the incident is a unique case because it was taped and aired on national television. “It’s a new way of receiving information. It’s like a 911 call through reality TV.” It appears that the department never received a report of the incident from the MTV film crew on scene. “We have not had any information about it until e-mails were sent to the victim advocate,” Boulware said. In some cases, Boulware said, those who witness a crime but fail to report it to police can face criminal charges. “It depends on what kind of crime it is.” —Anderson ‘Teen Mom’ being investigated for assault » Breaking News » The Herald Bulletin
“This a severe domestic violence situation, and there would have probably been an arrest made at the time of the incident if this had been violence by a man against a woman. Because the gender was reversed, nothing came of it. Police in Anderson, Indiana, where Gary and Amber live, have launched an investigation about the incident after people sent them emails about the show. Both Amber and Gary were in Tennessee filming for MTV when they tried to contact them, so it’s still unclear what action the police plan to take, or if MTV will be in any way be held responsible for witnessing but not reporting a crime. MTV has pulled the episode from it’s website.” —Anderson, Indiana police are invegistating Teen Mom Amber Portwood’s domestic violence against Gary Shirley
“Though that episode, which was shown on Wednesday night, bore the portentous title of “The Kiss,” what made it so remarkable was how incidental the meeting of Mitchell and Cam’s lips was to the story. Had this been, say, an episode of “All in the Family,” the kiss would have arrived in the middle of the show, bookended by 20 minutes of debate between Archie and Meathead. On “Modern Family,” it was just one moment in a larger narrative about how the inability of Mitchell’s curmudgeonly father, Jay (Ed O’Neill), to show his affection to his children may have rubbed off on them, and how much a kiss can mean, regardless of who’s sharing it. When Cam and Mitchell had their moment, it was a blink-and-you-missed-it peck in the corner of the screen, unassuming and unobtrusive, as some people genuinely prefer their intimacy to be.” —
I missed the kiss in my initial viewing of the episode.
“…regardless of how the 2010 elections go, there’s zero chance of Republicans winning a veto-proof two-thirds majority. Hence, repealing Obamacare can’t happen; it’s a meaningless promise. Furthermore, regardless of what you hear from Fox News and talk-radio blowhards, universal health insurance hasn’t “failed everywhere it’s been tried”; quite the opposite: No country that’s ever adopted it (basically every other advanced democracy in the world) has ever repealed it.” —Don’t be fooled by the GOP’s sick healthcare rhetoric - Republican Party - Salon.com
“It’s often possible to spot introverts by their conversational style. They’re the ones doing the listening. Extraverts are more likely to pepper people with questions. Introverts like to think before responding—many prefer to think out what they want to say in advance—and seek facts before expressing opinions. Extraverts are comfortable thinking as they speak. Introverts prefer slow-paced interactions that allow room for thought. Brainstorming does not work for them. Email does.” —
What am I doing right now? Oh, you know, just nodding my head in agreement through this entire article.