WWE Legend Dusty “The American Dream” Rhodes dead at 69

WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, who was also known as “The American Dream,” died Thursday, WWE said. He was 69. A cause of death has not been revealed.

His family did not immediately issue a statement, but the WWE wrote a tribute to the wrestler, whose real name was Virgil Runnels. “Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended,” the message read. “WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.”

Emergency personnel were called to Rhodes’ home in Orlando, Florida Wednesday morning after he fell, source told TMZ. He was rushed to the hospital, where he ultimately died.

Rhodes, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, leaves behind four children.

WWE stars like Triple H and Ric Flair mourned the wrestler on Twitter. Triple H called Rhodes his “mentor” and Flair said “The American Dream” sent “much love” to his family. Their messages were quickly shared hundreds of times by their thousands of followers. Some of their posts have been shared below:

Saddened to hear the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Legend, teacher, mentor, friend…Love you Dream #BookinAintEasyKid





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Ric Flair® 

@RicFlairNatrBoy

My mentor @WWEDustyRhodes. Much love to your family and more respect than can ever be measured. Love you Dream.

11:51 AM – 11 Jun 2015

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The Iron SheikVerified account@the_ironsheik

RIP MY BROTHER DUSTY RHODES. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOREVER #RIPDUSTY

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Gene Okerlund@TheGeneOkerlund

I am absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of my long time friend Dusty Rhodes. One of the best ever. GO

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Mick Foley

@realmickfoley

My children just called with the news that @WWEDustyRhodes had passed away. I’m crushed. He was a one-of-a-kind talent with an amazing mind.

11:37 AM – 11 Jun 2015

 

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Tamina Snuka 

@TaminaSnuka

The news of #DustyRhodes
I’m still in shock. My love goes out to Him and his family. He truly is one of the GREATEST

11:29 AM – 11 Jun 2015

 

Hulk Hogan

@HulkHogan

Overwhelmed by the passing of Dusty,the man that hooked me on wrestling without him I would never have been interested,RIP only love. HH

3:31 PM – 11 Jun 2015

 

OH MY GOD!!!! GIRLS WITH A KOOL-AID STAND? OH THE INHUMANITY

A lemonade stand operated by two young girls received national attention after police asked for a permit. Wednesday, police released the video of their encounter with the girls’ mother. 

In the video, released by the Overton Police Department, the first question to the girls’ mother was in reference to a permit. And for some reason the Chief of police was personally involved in this. You think he does not have better things to do?

You see in the video the city’s code enforcement officer drive up to the location of the girls’ stand, get out, and ask for their mother. Once the officer identifies the mother, she asks about the permit. Both women are off-camera.

“You get a permit with the city to serve this?” the officer asks.

“I didn’t know I had to,” the mother replies.

“Yes ma’am,” the officer says.

“Really?” the mother asks, “for a lemonade stand? I had no clue.”

“Yes ma’am,” the officer replies.

A moment later the mothers says, “I knew we had to for garage sales and stuff like that, but I didn’t know little kids had to for a lemonade stand.”

The officer replies, “We just have to enforce it.”

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After the exchange, police tell us a friend of the family went to Overton City Hall to obtain a permit. The $150 fee for the city’s Peddler’s Permit was waived, but staff members informed the friend that they would need to contact the health department.

Under state law, an inspection must be conducted and a permit must be issued in order to sell anything that must be temperature-regulated to prevent bacterial growth, including lemonade.

A couple of young girls are getting a lesson in the lunacy in Guvment these days, All they wanted was a little spending money and were willing to earn it instead of just begging someone for it.

Sadly this seems to be the way our Guvment wants to keep people from becoming self-sufficient and they keep control. Or they want a piece of their action.

And seriously arent there bigger problems in Texas like drug runners crossing the border, People bringing diseases across the border, Gang members coming into the country, Terrorists?

It also amazes me how fast the police can make videos available when it concerns the actions of the public, When it concerns the actions of the police those videos are not released for months or years if ever.

This is a Fucking joke

Defendant in Modesto fatal crash mentally unfit to face charges

A psychologist has determined that a Modesto man accused of murder in a fatal crash is not mentally fit to face charges. His case remains suspended as the court decides what happens next.

Rigoberto Ramirez Aleman, 32, appeared in court briefly Wednesday morning. He is charged with murder in the death of John Bixby, 38, of San Mateo.

Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Rick Distaso a few months ago suspended Aleman’s case after the defendant’s mental competency came into question. Forensic psychologist Phil Trompetter has evaluated Aleman’s mental health and determined the defendant is not competent. The psychologist has submitted his report to the court.

Deputy Public Defender Greg Spiering on Wednesday gave the prosecutor additional information about Aleman’s past that might be relevant to the issue of the defendant’s mental competency. Deputy District Attorney Anthony Colacito told the judge he needed a few days to review the information before deciding whether he’ll argue against the psychologist’s report.

It’s up to the court to decide whether to send Aleman to a state mental health facility to restore his competency or proceed with his criminal case. Judge Distaso said he wants to make a decision on this case soon because keeping a man who might need mental health treatment at the county jail is not good for anyone involved.

The judge scheduled the defendant and the attorneys to return to court Friday to determine what happens with the case.

The fatal crash occurred about 2:10 p.m. Oct. 19 at 12th and L streets in downtown Modesto. Aleman was driving a Chevrolet Malibu when he ran a stop sign and crashed with an Audi driven by Bixby, according to Modesto police.

Bixby was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. Aleman suffered moderate injuries and was hospitalized before he was released and formally charged with the fatal crash. He has remained at the Stanislaus County Jail ever since.

Authorities have said Aleman showed signs of driving under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred. Prosecutors have charged Aleman with murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, along with misdemeanor driving without a valid license.

Court records indicate Aleman was charged with DUI, driving with a suspended or a revoked license and child endangerment, as well as drug possession in two separate incidents that occurred a few weeks before the fatal crash. Judge Linda McFadden handled those cases.

Four days before the crash, Aleman pleaded no-contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs, child endangerment and drug possession. The driving with a suspended or a revoked license charge was dropped.

Aleman was sentenced to 90 days in jail and formal felony probation for the conviction. He had already been in custody when he entered the no-contest plea Oct. 15, and he had about a month left to serve in his jail sentence. The judge ordered Aleman to return to his jail cell to complete his sentence.

It appears Aleman was released early from jail before the fatal crash occurred. Stanislaus County sheriff’s officials were looking into when and why Aleman was released from the jail, but they had not responded to Inquiries.

I think the public has a right to know why he was released early too. We are becoming more and more endangered by some of these people. And why wasn’t his mental capacity questioned in the earlier cases? They waited until someone was killed before they took this man’s conditions serious? It seems public safety is not taken into consideration in these releases anymore.

Jerry Seinfeld helped convince Hugh Jackman to quit playing Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has spent more than a decade as the primary face of the “X-Men” franchise, but that time is coming to an end.

And while the actor has previously blamed his inability to eat another egg white omelet as a part of his decision to leave Wolverine behind, apparently legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld also had a hand in helping Jackman decide his future. How? By expressing the importance of leaving on a high note.


The Australian actor was a guest on a national TV show this week, and it was while discussing his reasoning for ending his Wolverine run that he namedropped Seinfeld as having a part to play in his decision. Said Jackman:

“I was having a chat with him about a year ago at his birthday, and he was talking about why he finished the end of the series and how it was riding high. And he said he just always had this feeling, a belief that you never know when either your energy or the audience’s energy is going to dip over into, ‘Please go!’ He said you should finish on a high note.”

What Jackman is referencing is the fact that the television series ” Seinfeld” ended after nine seasons, despite the fact that the ratings were still soaring and the fact that it was one of the most popular shows around. The “X-Men” star saw parallels between this and where the comic book movie franchise currently is, and made a decision. He explained:

“I’ve been doing it for 17 years, I love it; I think the movies are getting better. And all of a sudden, as he was talking, I went, ‘This is it.'”

You may think that this would prove to be a sad moment for the actor, but instead he revealed that he has more energy going into his final Wolverine performance – which will be in director James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” sequel – than any other movie he’s done in the series. Said Jackman,

“It’s the greatest feeling. I’m more excited about this movie than ever before, and I just know in my gut it’s the right thing, and hopefully in five years I’m not coming back here and going, ‘Why did I do that?'”

When you consider the entire breadth of Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine, this strategy really does make a whole lot of sense.

During the ” X-Men: The Last Stand“/”X-Men Origins: Wolverine“years, had the actor decided to leave the part behind it would have been a rather terrible way to exit. Of course, in the last few years the franchise has bounced back in an incredibly huge way, and last year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was one of the best received titles we’ve seen yet.

Hopefully this positive streak will continue through until March 3, 2017 when the next ” Wolverine” movie comes out, and Jackman will get the high-note departure he desires.


DAWGS life is good again!!!!

Pizza Hut confirms hot dog-stuffed crust pizza is coming to America

 

The rumors are true! We now have official confirmation that Pizza Hut is bringing hot dog-stuffed crust pizza to the great U.S. of A.

Courtesy Pizza Hut

It’s about time. After many years of gazing longingly across the pond while citizens of the United Kingdom enjoyed this decidedly American-inspired delicacy, we will finally have our chance to taste this unholy union of two culinary powerhouses.

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So what took so long? Pizza Hut just wanted to make sure that the dish was fit for American customers. According to a company spokesperson, “We wanted to do it in a way that was true to the way that an American would interact with two of their favorite foods. We haven’t done it this way anywhere else around the world and we think we really nailed it. Especially with the mustard on the side [instead of a mustard drizzle].”

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The mustard isn’t the only thing they changed. Unlike its predecessors, which were surrounded by one continuous, hot dog-filled crust, the American version will be surrounded by 28 individual hot dog bites, making this a truly customizable experience.

A single topping Hot Dog Bites Pizza will be available at all U.S. Pizza Hut locations beginning on June 18 for $11.99.

Retro of the Day: Heart

Barracuda” is a song by the American rock band Heart. It was released as the first single from the band’s second album Little Queen (1977).

 


The song is an aggressive hard rock number notable for a galloping guitar riff and its use of natural harmonics.[1]

Upon its release “Barracuda” became Heart’s second top-20 hit in the U.S., peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] The song has become the band’s signature song and is a staple on American classic rock radio playlists.

In 2009, it was named the 34th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.