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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only justice that stood between the right wing’s 47-year pro-slavery agenda, dies

Washington, DC — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice that stood on the side of freedom and liberty and against tyranny and the enslavement of pregnant people, has passed away.

She was 87.

One of her final words, from her death bed were as follows:

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) released a statement, vowing to stop any confirmation of a new Supreme Court nominee until at least January 20, 2021.

We will update this post as needed.

The Times and Democrat

BREAKING NEWS: NBA on TNT reporter Craig Sager dies

Atlanta, Ga. — Craig Sager, the longtime NBA analyst for both TNT and TBS, died today.

Mr. Sager died today from leukemia. It is the same illness top NASCAR car owner Rick Hendrick has had since 1996.

Mr. Sager worked for 17 years as the sideline reporter for TBS, and then TNT when the national coverage switched there in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

All 30 NBA teams will be requiring everyone to stand and observe a moment of silence in Mr. Sager’s memory.

“I — along with the entire NBA family — am deeply saddened by the passing of Craig Sager,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a statement. “Craig was as vital to the NBA as the players and coaches. A true original and an essential voice on Turner Sports’ NBA coverage for 26 seasons, Craig chronicled some of the most memorable moments in league history and was a ubiquitous presence with his splashy suits and equally colorful personality. Craig earned widespread respect for his insightful reporting and inspired so many most recently with his courage. Our hearts go out to his wife, Stacy; his children, Kacy, Craig Jr., Krista, Riley and Ryan; and his friends and colleagues.”

The players association released a statement Thursday afternoon.

“Craig Sager was a one-of-a-kind reporter who embodied the spirit of the game of basketball in a truly colorful fashion. Through his work, he was able to connect players, coaches and fans to the game we all love.  The passion and fight he displayed during his battle with cancer is an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sager family at this extremely difficult time.”

Mr. Sager was 65 years old, barely a senior citizen.

USA Today

Forever 27: Brazzers, Fetish star Alexis Grace (1989-2016) found dead


Tampa, Fla. — One of the nation’s most popular sex workers and fetish models has tragically died.

Alexis Grace, 27, was found dead by her fiancé, Jon Weld, when he left to take his car to a shop for regular maintenance.  Hillsborough County EMTs were called to their residence.

Ms. Grace had been dealing with asthma attacks and other respiratory conditions and had a trying time breathing normally recently.

“She was trying to keep it under control,” a bereaved Mr. Weld told AVN.  He told the adult industry media outlet that it was probable that Ms. Grace had a final asthma attack.

A few weeks ago, Ms. Grace was on the other end of Interstate 275 at the Fetish Con on the other side of the Bay in Saint Petersburg.  It was there she announced she was increasing her workload again.  She had plans to visit other places in the continental US for fetish sessions, including Columbia; Charleston; Savannah and Augusta, Ga.

“Everyone’s in complete shock and devastated right now.  She was just at Fetish Con as lively as can be getting ready to make her comeback,” said Mr. Weld.  “She shot at Fetish Con; she was talking to producers.”

She was still actively doing fetish clips but she was only doing our site and her site.  She was planning on going to AVN this year and talking with a few agents out there.”

The last time Ms. Grace shot for mainstream pornography producers was in early 2015.  The couple co-produced Bratty Babes Own You, one of the many stores on the popular site  Bratty Babes Own You sold videos of pantyhose, smelly feet fetishes, foot domination, even cock-and-ball torture and ballbusting among other fetishes.

In addition to clips4sale, Ms. Grace performed for Brazzers, Bang Bros, Reality Kings, Hustler, Evil Angel, Lethal Hardcore, Amateur Allure, FM Concepts and Wicked Pictures.

The couple were engaged to be married in early 2018.  They lived together ever since Ms. Grace moved from her birth place of Los Angeles County to Tampa.

Mr. Weld continued, “She was a really kind-hearted person. She loved normal stuff outside the business. She was a great person, a loving person, a giving person. She loved her dog. We planned on moving to Los Angeles next year. If a homeless person was on the sidewalk she’d give him 20 dollars out of her pocket. That’s the kind of person she was.”

She loved her fans and loved her work. She was a perfectionist who always wanted to look her best and perform her best. She cared about every person she ever worked with. Her colleagues loved her. I loved her. She was a caring, beautiful person inside and out who was never disrespectful to anyone.”

And she was at a really good spot in her life right now.”

Ms. Grace leaves behind a slew of people: from her aforementioned fiancé to maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents to the millions of fans in the continent who grieve her death.

Dan Miller

Image from AVN

BREAKING: Williston man found dead.

WILLISTON — A Williston man missing since February 24 has been found.  But, it is not the ending anyone was hoping for.

Darius Brown, 23, was found dead near LAKE DR on Monday morning.  Police discovered the body near a pond off the street.

Mr. Brown was a 2006 graduate of Williston-Elko High School.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.  Police have one woman in custody for obstructing the investigation.  Williston Police Chief Roger Kaney say that more arrests in this case are possible.

An autopsy will be given later this week.

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