Having thrown down the towel in Swedish class, new Stockholmer Paul Davies picked up a brush and razor to build His Swedish Career on trendy Swedish men’s new-found love of a full beard. …
To literally translate a proverb is a silly thing to do. But when some Swedish proverbs translate to such ridiculous things as “getting your beard stuck in the letterbox”, we realized we simply had to gather more. Here are the top ten. …
Major Nidal Hasan was charged with 13 counts of
premeditated murder within a month of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting
and arraigned in 2011. A trial was set for last year but has faced
multiple delays, including when Hasan refused to shave his beard as
required by military rules. Now the rules are prohibiting his plea
from being accepted.
From the Washington Times:
The Fort Hood soldier charged with 13 counts of
premeditated murder in the 2009 military post rampage cannot plead
guilty, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The Associated Press reports that ;Maj. Nidal Hasan’s attorneys
said he wanted to plead guilty. He’s barred, however, by Army
rules. Military judges can’t take guilty pleas from defendants who
face the death penalty, AP says. So attorneys tried to get the
judge to accept a guilty plea for 13 counts of unpremeditated
murder — to no avail, AP reports.
No word on whether his attempted guilty plea might affect his
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting case entered a not guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes on Tuesday after the former graduate student’s defense team said he was not ready to enter one.If Holmes is convicted, he could be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge William Sylvester said Holmes, 25, can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses.Such a change could be the only way Holmes could avoid life in prison or execution.Prosecutors, for their part, have not said yet whether they will pursue the death penalty, announcing Tuesday that they will make their decision known on April 1.The judge set Aug. 5 for the start of the trial. Prosecutors and defense attorneys declined comment.As he has done in past hearings, Holmes sat silently through Tuesday’s proceedings. He wore a red jail jumpsuit and sported a thick, bushy beard and unkempt dark brown hair.When he walked into the courtroom, he looked at his parents, James and Arlene Holmes. They sat silently at the front of the room and left without comment after the hearing.Continue Reading… …
This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the biggest and most important annual American conservative movement event, will feature a speech by Mr. Mitt Romney, a.k.a. “the Future of the Republican Party.” This will be Romney’s first public speaking appearance since he lost the 2012 presidential election despite leading in all unskewed polls. Maybe he will be fat and have a beard? Or maybe he will just look the same, as he has since 1971.
As Elspeth Reeve points out, Mitt Romney was said to have “little interest in helping the Republican Party rebuild and re-brand itself” as recently as last December. And speaking at CPAC is a great way of really emphasizing how uninterested Mitt Romney is in helping the Republican party re-brand itself. “I, a stiff rich twit, still represent this party,” Romney will probably say. “Sorry.”
“Top Chef” Season 11 is a-go at Bravo. The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning cooking competition show will begin casting for Season 11 on Monday, Feb. 11.
A location for Season 11 has yet to be revealed. “Top Chef” Season 10, set in Seattle, currently airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on Bravo. This season features Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson and Wolfgang Puck.
Casting call info is below. No premiere date for the new season has been announced.