Old Email from New Police Chief Includes the Word “Nigger” and Prompts Outrage…and Support from the Town’s Black Mayor

Police Chief Thomas Burke being sworn in, just over a week ago...and a few months after his "N word" email.
Police Chief Thomas Burke being sworn in, just over a week ago…and a few months after his “N word” email.

*Farrell Police Chief Thomas Burke hasn’t even started his job yet — he’s due to do that in January — but his email from a few months ago has sparked an uproar.

Back in April, when Burke was serving as director of safety and security at a local steel mill, he sent an email to about 20 of his friends and colleagues, soliciting funds for a local book drive. He wrote: “Good morning. Please click and review. Even a $1.00 will be greatly appreciated. Them Sharon niggers gotta learn to read.”

Sharon and Farrell are sister cities, both of which are just outside Pittsburg. According to the 2000 Census, Farrell’s black population sits at about 47 percent.

Burke had actually served as the chief of police in neighboring Sharon until his retirement in 2007, so he knows, presumably, a Sharon nigger when he sees one.

Now, it seems, Burke is humble and apologetic. Racists whose behavior comes to light before they’ve even started their high paying jobs usually are. Continue reading

Girls Want to Join the Boys Scouts of America


*A group of girls in Santa Rosa, California have found the Girl Scouts of America to be lacking in providing the types of experiences they’d like to have. Instead of working to change the group’s curriculum, they’ve opted to petition the Boy Scouts to let them in.

“I want to be a Boy Scout,” said Allie Westover, 13. She made the statement to a panel of male representatives as she dropped off her scout application, as did her sister, Skyler, and three friends, Ella Jacobs, Daphne Mortenson and Taylor Alcozer.

They’ve named themselves the Unicorns and want to formally join the Boy Scouts of America, a organization that has positioned themselves as a male-only club since 1910.  None of the girls want to be boys — they just want to learn and play like them.

“Because we’re girls we can’t participate with boys?” said Ella, 10. “When we get into the real world, we’re going to have to work with other people who are, like, not just girls.”

Ella makes a compelling case. But she and her friends face an uphill battle. For one thing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination by sex, exempts the Boy Scouts and allows them to exclude girl members.

Many have preceded the Unicorns in petitioning the Boy Scouts to admit girls, going back to the 1970s. All prior efforts have failed. “The conflict about admitting girls goes back even further than the conflict over admitting gays,” said Richard Ellis, a professor of politics at Willamette University and the author of the book “Judging the Boy Scouts of America.”

I’m on the fence on this one. Continue reading

Yikes! Woman Nearly Burned House Down Trying Something She Saw on Facebook

toaster burning, life hack

*It’s so easy to get caught up in the whole social media thing. You forget that everything people might suggest you try, even if it happened to work for them, can be a FAIL for you. And I can think of no better proof of this than to use the experience of a 66-year-old British woman named Suzanne Dale who simply wanted to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich and nearly burned her house down in the process.

Ms. Dale, please know that I am not judging you, girl. I see that this could have easily been me…or any of us for that matter.

Dale saw a post on Facebook that suggested a new way of making a grilled cheese sandwich. Gone were the days of simply putting some butter in that hot frying pan and placing your ready-made, boring-looking, two pieces of cheese inside two slices of bread in it. Buh-bye to smashing that sandwich down and flipping it over with a spatula until its flat and toasty.

No. When you know “better,” you do better, right?

Or so she thought… Continue reading

Yuck Factor: You Can’t Even Begin to Guess What This Woman Used to Make Sourdough Bread


*Just file this under: Don’t hate the player hate the game. With ME being the player, as writer, – and the game being this less than pleasant story ‘K? You’ve seen those memes warning you about eating the potluck dish that came from “Sally’s” house, yes? Here’s one reason why they might actually be on to something. One feminist blogger has got social media in a viral dialogue for doing just about the nastiest thing imaginable with food. The blogger who calls herself Stavvers claims she baked sourdough bread using the discharge from her vaginal yeast infection.

Yeah, you go on and take a minute right here.

She revealed that lil’ ditty in her post, “I’m making sourdough with my vaginal yeast.“

What I want to know is, why do some people think shit like this is cute?

No really. I want to know.

Anyway, this chick said she thought of the idea when she woke up one morning and felt the familiar symptoms associated with the discharge.

In what she must have been scraping off and saving up for weeks (’cause baby if you got that much from one sitting, you are long overdue for a checkup), Stavvers claims she scooped the Candida yeast off her dildo and used it to bake sourdough bread. Continue reading

Woman Admits She Was ‘Angry at Life’ When She Stabbed Stranger in Store to Death, Today She Was Sentenced to ‘Life’…WTF?

Woman gets life for murder of stranger in store

*Whew. My nerves are already on overdrive with this one. Where does mental illness end and downright evil begin? What is the dividing line when someone who admits to being “angry at life” think its OK to take someone else’s?

That is what some bitch named Conner MacCalister did. Call me what you will, but I think that’s pretty eff’d up.

When I get mad I don’t answer the phone for a few hours. I get mad and I stay in my room. I get mad and I might ‘take it out’ on someone by saying something inappropriate. But I will be damned if I go out in public with the intention of killing someone…just because I’m mad.

Are you kidding me? Who in the hell does that?

Some bitch named Connie MacCalister.

And the sentence of life in prison seems too good for her. But then again, so would a death sentence. Continue reading

Important Advice: What (And What Not) To Do If You Find Yourself in a Terrorist Attack Situation


**Good morning. I’m going start your day off with a ‘Sidebar.’ Generally, EURThisNthat will have some unbelievable, or heartbreaking news story up at the crack of dawn. Or something sensational. And there is plenty out there, believe me. But not today. You see that headline? Unfortunately, its not one of fiction. It’s very real. And if you are someone who still thinks it doesn’t apply to you, I have one question to ask you as my new BFF:

Our world has gotten a lot smaller over the past two weeks. Remember when people used to refer to six-degrees-of-separation? Well even that has changed.

Now its more like three.

Our world started getting smaller in 2001. Specifically on September 11. I recall it vividly because I had just returned from New York City the day before al-Qaeda terrorists carried out a series of four attacks that left thousands of people dead and changed the lives of families and friends forever.

Now, with the recent attacks on Paris, and other assaults, the UK National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (Nactso) has issued guidance on what we should and should not do if we find ourselves caught up in a terrorist attack. Continue reading

Two Women Plead Guilty to Hiding Cocaine in Their Va-Jay-Jay! Guess Who They’re Eating Turkey With?

Women with drugs in vagina

* Andree Willy, 43 and Chermisa Wheeler, 38, plead guilty to drug trafficking charges in a Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Monday so its safe to assume they won’t be spending Thanksgiving at home.

The women were caught after acting “suspiciously” as they boarded a plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Wednesday, and the authorities found cocaine in their private parts.

Eww man

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White Man Calls 911 on Black Woman He Thinks is a Burglar – But It’s Her House! Now to Convince the 19 Cops Who Showed Up!


*”I’m heartbroken that no matter how many times a story like this is told, it will happen again.” This very real quote was given by Fay Wells, who is yet another American citizen who has suffered a great indignity because of her black skin.  Wells recently found herself surrounded by 19 police officers, with guns drawn and aimed at her, while they DEMANDED that she come out of the apartment her Caucasian neighbor says was being burglarized.


The neighbor had called the cops and claimed that he saw the apartment being burglarized. Wells would later mention that this man now avoids eye contact with her.

Wells told her own story in The Washington Post. It all seemed to start out so innocently. Rushing to get to a soccer game, she had accidentally locked herself out of her Santa Monica, California apartment. But she wasn’t going to sweat it right then, as she knew that same issue would be there when she got back so she went to the game. Continue reading

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