Stone snubs Senate document request, invoking Fifth Amendment

His lawyer came up with the lamest spin ever. Allegedly, Stone is invoking his right against self-incrimination even though he has done nothing wrong, so you must not assume he would incriminate himself if he answered the questions. Why, he’s as pure as the driven snow! “”Mr. Stone’s invocation of his Fifth Amendment privilege must be understood by all to be the assertion of a Constitutional right by an innocent citizen who denounces secrecy.”

I’m not sure what the right to avoid secrecy has to do with the 5th, but that’s his defense and he’s sticking to it.

So what defense does he use if they offer him an open, public hearing, which I suppose they eventually will? I dunno. I’ll bet it will still be the fifth, but his lawyer will come up with some OTHER bullshit argument about how avoiding self-incrimination actually means he’s innocent.

I hate to say it, but I agree with Roger Stone on one thing. This might be an all-time first. I don’t see any reason why his testimony has to be in a closed door session. If there’s no national security issue, then shine the public light on his testimony.

A display from The Satanic Temple-Chicago has been placed in the Statehouse rotunda, joining the Nativity scene to mark the Christmas season and the Menorah to mark Hanukkah.”

I’m not sure I see the point of this. The Christian and Jewish items are posted because this is a sacred season for them. So is this also a sacred time for Satan? You’d think it would be smarter to let the God people have December and then Satan could have January all his own. You would take down the Satan tree just in time for Black History Month.

Actually, I guess Satan would have October, and then the Prince of Darkness could use all the Halloween stuff for his iconography. But does Satan have any carols? No. C’mon get on the stick, satanists. You have a lot of catching up to do. I’ll start you off: I Saw Mommy Kissing Satan. (And I won’t tell you where her mouth was.)

Happy Birthday, Marisa with

A .gif from Untamed Heart, way back in 1993.

A .gif from The Wrestler. This finished #2 among our top nude scenes of 2008.

And two .gifs from Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (1, 2) This finished #2 among our top nude scenes of 2007.

Although Marisa has never finished first in our annual polls, she is one of only two women to finish among the top two for two consecutive years! (Anna Paquin beat out Tomei for first place in 2008, then finished second to Eva Amurri in 2009.)

She still looks pretty great.

She’s naked, and it is Leelee. The mystery is in the amazing re-appearing nipple.

This LeeLee nude, from Adam Kimmel, is usually seen as part of a large collage.

HOWEVER

The official public version of this collage is slightly different. This is what it looked like when it appeared in Vogue Hommes International Fall/Winter 2009. I’m not saying the above versions, showing the nipple, are fake. I’m just pointing out the facts. I don’t know the explanation.

SIDEBAR: as you may know, Leelee has gone all super-slim these days.