Sunday, February 3, 2013

And Totally Screwed, Too,...

Life In The Fast Lane - surely makes you lose your mind:
HARTFORD — An attorney Friday compared the Women’s Gifting Table to Yale’s secret societies, while also taking aim at the government’s use of a grand jury to “force” people to talk during its investigation of the table.

Norm Pattis highlighted “sisterhood” and “empowerment” aspects of the table guidelines during the second day of a trial focusing on two leaders of the alleged pyramid scheme, as he and attorney Jonathan J. Einhorn continued pushing the “good faith” intent defense for their clients. 

Both have said the defendants, Guilford residents Donna Bello and Jill Platt, cannot be found guilty of defrauding the IRS and gifting table members if they felt they filled out tax returns correctly and truly believed monetary exchanges between members were tax-free gifts, not investments. 

“It’s not a crime to be misunderstood,” said Pattis, who represents Bello, and said table rules had a “Shirley McClain sensibility.”

Everything, all the time - Life In The Fast Lane, yeah:
Another side of Shirley MacLaine has emerged in a new book. 
Her daughter Sachi Parker says  that during a bizarre episode in the 1970s, Shirley was all for her losing her virginity. 
In a shocking memoir released this weekend in America, Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom, Sachi says that the 78-year-old actress took little interest in her life until she was 17. 
Then, she and her boyfriend, Brad, were invited to the star’s California beachfront flat where she claims  she met Shirley’s sex therapist friends, Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen. 
Sachi says Phyllis told her mother: ‘It would be a fabulous opportunity for Sachi, to have her first introduction to sex with all of us here as a support group. We could talk about it afterwards and validate her feelings.’ 
As Sachi flushed with embarrassment, she says her mother declared:  ‘I think it’s a wonderful idea. We’re all here to help you, sweetheart.’ 
Now 56, Sachi says that helpless to oppose the three ‘powerful’ adults, she ‘felt like Mia Farrow surrounded by the satanists in Rosemary’s Baby’ and they watched as she and Brad left for the bedroom.

Though I live for moments like this, we've been down this road too many times before. Let me guess:

Shirley denies everything, so no one will press further, Goodnight.

It's the NewAge:

Get used to it,...

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