Adam Lanza was a Vegan
RUSH: Salon.com has the story: "Adam Lanza was a Vegan -- He didn't want to hurt animals," ladies and gentlemen. "It was a shared love of live music that sparked a close friendship between Russ Hanoman and Nancy Lanza more than five years ago. Now, in light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook and recent reports suggesting she was a paranoid survivalist, Hanoman is speaking publicly about the woman he knew.
"As he told PIX 11, 'She was a wonderful, beautiful, elegant woman who loved life, and most importantly she loved her son, Adam.' Another small detail emerged in the course of the interview, this time about Adam Lanza. Lanza was vegan, according to Hanoman, because he 'didn't want to hurt animals.'" I'm sure that Adam Lanza had seen plenty of and heard plenty of animal rights talk.
He'd probably seen Animal Planet TV shows. He'd probably (I don't think there's any doubt that he had) come across numerous things about animal rights. Why else be a vegan at age 13? Was he worried about his health? Come on. He clearly thought it was cruelty to animals. I'm just throwing a little thing in there. No big deal about it, folks, just a little fact. I wanted to toss that in there.
Petraeus Mistress Won't Face Cyberstalking Charges
RUSH: The Associated Press is reporting that Paula Broadwell, the mistress of General Petraeus, will not be charged with cyberstalking, for harassing Jill Kelley, the consul and the socialite, whatever, in Tampa.
Unjust Military Discriminates Against Lesbian Wife
RUSH: I have a bunch of items here in the stack that reflect our wonderful culture, where we're headed and where we are. Some of it from across the pond, some of it here in this country. From the UK Daily Mail. Actually it's at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, so it's a story about America. "The same-sex wife of a ranking Army officer stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, claims that she has been repeatedly denied membership in a club for military spouses only because she is lesbian." That's not fair.
"Ashley Broadway married her partner of 15 years, Lt Colonel Heather Mack, in November after the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy banning openly gay service members from the military. The newlyweds have a two-year-old son, and Mack is now eight months pregnant with the couple's second child." The father? Who knows? Who cares? "Broadway said that in response to her application to become a member of the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses, she was told that she cannot be admitted into the club because she lacks a military spouse ID card.
"'I was really hurt by the denial,' Broadway tearfully told NBC. 'Living for years under "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell," I couldn’t be a part of the military family. After "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell," I thought, wow, I can finally be part of something, finally give back to the military community in ways other than just writing a check. So it was a blow. A real blow.'" It was? Guess it was a blow. She says, "Here, I thought things were progressing. I was knocked back down."
Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House
RUSH: So another example of an unjust, immoral, and unkind military and country. "Lesbian Wife Banned From the Spouses Club at Fort Bragg." And there's this: "Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House -- US Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief. The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in the Grand Foyer of the White House at the end of a holiday tour.
"It’s believed to be the first time two gay men have gotten engaged inside the White House, and a first for an active-duty member of the US military. A transgender man proposed to his partner in the East Room earlier this year," but never two gay men. Another record set. Wow! I mean, it's remarkable.
Woman's Sex Romp Exposes Workers' Comp Fraud
RUSH: San Mateo, California. "A sex romp in a public park has helped prosecutors convict a California woman of faking an ankle injury to collect workers’ compensation payments. San Mateo County prosecutors say 29-year-old Modupe Adunni Martin reported the injury while working as a Sequoia Union High School District janitor in 2009. Martin claimed she couldn’t walk and needed crutches.
"District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says investigators caught Martin on videotape throwing her crutches into a car and running in high heels at a public park. She then performed oral sex at the park on a boyfriend. Doctors concluded she couldn’t have done so with an injured ankle. Martin pleaded no contest to fraud and was sentenced on Thursday to nine months in jail. She was also ordered to pay more than $79,000 in restitution."
What don't you understand? What's hard to understand about this? That's exactly what they said. She could do what she did to the boyfriend with an injured ankle. The ankle wasn't part of the sex romp. She lied about the injured ankle. She didn't injure the ankle when she was a janitor. She's faking walking on crutches to get disability payments. They caught her throwing the crutches away and then meeting the boyfriend in a loving act of togetherness in the car. They caught all this on camera, and concluded that her sex romp revealed the workmen's comp fraud.
What is hard to understand? You have a woman who faked a... she didn't break the ankle. Snerdley, you know, you're getting caught up here on the guttural aspects of this. Snerdley is asking -- and maybe some of you are, too -- let me address this. What would a broken ankle have to do with having sex, particularly in certain techniques, methods, and so forth, right? But that's not the point. She's not in trouble for having sex in public with a boyfriend in the car. You can do that all day, any day, everywhere, San Mateo, doesn't matter. In fact, you'll be applauded for it. But if you defraud the government and tell 'em you broke your ankle as a janitor and get disability payments and they catch you ditching the crutches while you jump the boyfriend, you're in trouble. It's not that's the broken ankle prevents sex acts. I mean, they're happy she has sex. That's not the problem. She lied about a broken ankle.
Australian Woman Gets workers' Comp for Sex-Related Injury During Business Trip
RUSH: In other sex news, this is Australia. "An Australian court has ruled that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip is eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The Full Bench of the Federal Court ruled Dec. 13 in favor of the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and rejecting the appeal of the federal government's insurer, ending a five-year legal battle."
Here's what happened. "The woman was hospitalized after being injured in 2007 during sex with a male friend while staying in a motel in the town of Nowra, 100 miles south of her hometown of Sydney. During the sex, a glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed and landed on her face," breaking her ankle. No, I just threw that in. No, what happened was, the glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed during sex, landed on her face, injuring her nose and her mouth.
"She later suffered depression and was unable to continue working for the government," nor was she able to have sex because she had a perpetual fear that the chandelier was gonna land on her face. "Her claim for workers' compensation for her physical and psychological injuries was initially approved by government insurer Comcare, then rejected after further investigation.
"That ruling was overturned in the Federal Court in 2012, when Judge John Nicholas rejected the tribunal's findings that the sex had to be condoned by the government if she were to qualify for compensation. 'If the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room, she would be entitled to compensation even though it could not be said that her employer induced her to engage in such activity.'" But because she was injured having sex, she's not entitled, because that wasn't part of the job. The boyfriend's activities here are not described.
Well, we don't know that anybody was hanging from the chandelier. We don't know. He's not even mentioned. In fact, we don't even know that it was. Male friend. Yep. Right there it is. All it says, "During the sex a glass fitting was torn from its mount above the bed and landed on her face." And it doesn't say "injuring his back." The chandelier fell and injured her nose and mouth. Yes, and now she has a psychological fear of a chandelier falling on her when she's having sex and she wants to be paid for it.
Chavez and Putin Announce Joint AK-47 Factory in Venezuela
RUSH: Get this, folks. Obama's buddy, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela -- and he is Obama's buddy, make no mistake about it -- Hugo Chavez and Vladimir Putin have just announced that they are going to build two factories in Venezuela manufacturing AK-47s. That will make Venezuela the only country outside of Russia where AK-47s are made. AK-47s will now be available in our hemisphere. You know, Venezuela, if you look at a map, it's not that far away. People think South America, they think South Pole, they think Brazil, they think actresses and models. But Venezuela, I mean, it is close. It's not that far away at all. Our good buddy Hugo Chavez and Vladimir Putin and a new AK-47 factory.