Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why Am I Not Surprised?

OK, you think it's easy being an unpaid blogger? True, the dress code is flexible...very flexible, as are the hours, and really there's no boss or office politics to speak of. But, try watching the USA vs Algeria while composing a little story, and by story, I mean a paragraph, maybe two. Still, we got robbed again on another off-sides goal, which is made all the more infuriating by the fact that I don't understand the rules of soccer. Grr!
And yet, here comes the Whore Monger to bail me out with a story only he could provide. Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross report for ABC News that Sen. David Vitter has a longtime staffer who pleaded guilty in 2008 to attacking his then girlfriend with a knife. Bad, but not Vitter bad yet. The aide, Brent Furer, has been assigned by the senator to oversee women's issues. There, Vitter bad...and all wrapped up with a bow. There's more, like the fact that Furer still has an open DUI warrant in Baton Rouge, and has had repeated brushes with the law since the 1990's.
The attack on Furer's girlfriend was particularly brutal and the victim required medical attention. Here are some details of the attack taken from the police report and included in the ABC Story:
After drinking at a restaurant, the two returned to Furer's Capitol Hill apartment, the report says. Furer "would not let her leave." He "pulled on her coat, which caused it to rip," then "pulled out a knife and stabbed [her] in the hand," the police report says. Furer became angry when he found phone numbers for other men in her blackberry. He smashed her phone when she tried to call 911, the records say, and he shoved her to the floor when she tried to leave, then held his hand over her mouth and threw her on a bed. Furer "uttered the words to her, 'Do you want to get serious.'" Then, the arrest warrant states, Furer "grabbed an unknown object and held it under her neck. The suspect asked the complainant, 'Do you want to die?' The complainant replies and she stated, 'No, I don't want to die.'" After a 90 minute standoff, Furer made her promise not to call police, and then allowed her to leave. She fled to a friend's house, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A slash on her chin took eight stitches to close, the police report says.

The story goes on to report that Furer is a former Marine and veteran of the first Gulf War and takes medication for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. If this is true, perhaps Vitter could help the man get the help he needs rather than giving him a tax payer subsided staff position.

Read the full story here.


  1. Yep, this is Vitter Bad - but, it's also Vitter Smart! How better to appear less despicable than to place oneself next to a bigger idiot? And a mean one, at that. Whore-Monger doesn't look so bad compared to Psycho-Stabber. Score! another public relations triumph for the Monger.

  2. (Sorry, DM. Some of your stories unleash the whirlwind)

    To Mssrs. Mosk & Ross: Since we are left to form our own conclusions as to what actually was the 'unknown object held under her neck' and to extrapolate for ourselves just what happened during those 90 minutes of standing off (an excruciating length of time to just do nothing. Try it!) I'd have to guess that Psycho-Stabber held a poisonous snake under the fair damsel's neck, setting the stage for a murder/suicide. After said 90 minutes (of post-release contract negotiations? mulling over 'wanna get serious' offer? or, just stumped by 'do you wanna die' query?), the snake finally lost interest and fell asleep. Score! another herpeto/human calamity averted.

    AND, why did our damsel get 8 stitches under her chin (snake bite?) but no treatment for her stabbed hand?

  3. Unleash the whirlwind? Is that similar to "taste the rainbow" of Skittles lore? Still, you must know that neither of us actually know Mssrs. Mosk and Ross right? They don't work here, and prolly won't be checking in. And that snake thing...that only happened in your brain. So, deep breath in aaannnnddd release. Now, don't you feel better? I can totally see how we're related.

  4. Snakes in the Brain - in theaters everywhere June 25th