tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN August 17, 2011 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT
>> john, thanks. good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking news. we have learned the outlines of president obama's plan to boost jobs. the president is talking jobs everywhere he goes on a three-day swing between minnesota, iowa and illinois. this evening in illinois he hinted at new plans paid for by deficit reduction. >> when folks tell you we have a choice between jobs now or dealing with our debt crisis, they're wrong. they're wrong. we can't afford to do just one or the other. we have to do both. >> last night wolf blitzer asked the president why wait until september. just 26% of americans now approve of how mr. obama is handling the economy. 26%. that's down 11 points from the last time. jessica yellin has inside details of the president's new jobs plan, david gergen is here to analyze it and former george
w. bush's press secretary ari fleischer is here. >> after labor day he'll reveal a jobs proposal that will have specifics in the way his critics have been calling for. according to my sources it will be actual legislation. that's real detail. i'm told the package will be new initiatives and not a rehash of the policies we've been hearing him promoting recently like patent reform or infrastructure bank. my sources say there will be proposals in three main categories. targeted tax cuts. another big one for the white house is new infrastructure investment and then long-term help for the unemployed. i should point out this is all being worked out right now. it will continue to be hashed out over the president's vacation. the president is meeting with his top economic advisers tomorrow. i'm told it will come up there. republican leaders issued warning shots saying this package should not include any new spending. the president says it will. sounds like we should brace for a fight.
>> so, david gergen, last night on the program you raised concerns about the timing of all this. if the president is waiting until september, that means new legislation won't be for a while. it sounds like he's maybe proposing legislation in september. >> sounds like he is proposing legislation in september and we should welcome the fact that he has new job proposals and he's going to put on the table his deficit reduction proposals. people have been saying where's his plans on deficits and he hasn't done that. now he's going to do that. he deserves credit for doing both those things. it's also true if you wait until september to put forward your jobs proposals and then you basically say i'm going to go back on the road with my bus and promote this all over the country, there's sort of an expectation implied in that they're not going to pass this. and this is really about show. i'm going to put proposals out there. maybe i'll get them but probably not and then i'll use it as a hammer. >> that's what this is about? >> they're trying to have it both ways. >> is the fact that the
information is leaking out now, clearly it's not an accident that someone is telling this to jessica. >> it sure ain't no accident. what would you want to do before you went on vacation with people hurting the way they are. putting it out that there will be action. the truth is most americans would like to see him have right now have people at the white house saying, okay, republicans, here are my proposals. what are your proposals? let's see if we can't make a marriage of the two and get going now. why wait, wait, wait. >> ari, what about that? what do you think of the white house strategy? does it put pressure on republicans in congress to release a jobs plan of their own? >> specifics are vitally important. presidents always do best when they lead the most. even if you don't like what they're saying, presidents get credit for leadership if they take the initiative. nobody heard specifics. the republicans will say
president was vague. medicare needs to be on the table. this needs to be on the table without specificity. he could have been going around the country trying to convince people he had the right policies to make america better and to create jobs. instead, he really created a political tour for himself where he looks like mitt romney or governor perry or any other candidate out on the hustings. he's hurt himself in the last few days. we'll see specifics in the september. it comes down to devil in the details. >> would it have been better to do this in early august before this bus tour? >> the republicans say with some justi justification what about do it last year or two years ago? it's late. i think he deserves credit for recognizing we do need something on jobs. we'll have to wait and see. i think ari is right about that.
i very seriously believe that people want action more than words. he needs credit for doing something in substantive terms but it has a lot of political overtones. it's really covered with politics. it sounds like he's not really seriously expected congress to act. what he is doing is looking for a way to beat republicans over the head. >> jessica, what do you think is behind the timing here? >> there are a couple of things. the president's advisers from my reporting think there's no real point in rolling out legislation right now when congress is away. calling them back for a fight isn't going to serve anyone's interest. it will be gridlock. don't do it when they're away and when summer distractions drown out big news. do it when the focus is on washington in september. it does have the political benefit, anderson, of putting him on the road in the fall with real voters and real people when i should point out that congress is likely to be back in washington locked in partisan fights not only is that super committee coming back to town to talk about the deficit reduction
that david was mentioning but keep in mind congress has not yet passed the next budget and there's now talk in washington that there could be another government shutdown fight brewing in the fall. this gets the president out of town and away from those kinds of fights. >> the very point is that everything jessica says is terrifically helpful and reported exactly right but the whole conversation was about the politics about it and not about creating jobs. >> that's what matters. >> yes. >> in the end. we have to leave it there. david, ari fleischer, jessica, thank you very much. i'll be tweeting tonight. up next, the war of words over jobs between president obama and texas governor rick perry. governor perry says he creates them and president obama destroys them. operation forces in libya getting closer to tripoli and possibly to victory. we'll talk live with our people on the ground and with opposition just outside of the capital. >> a stunning revelation in the deadly collapse at the indiana state fair.
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the battle is now joined between president obama and governor perry. it began when perry suggested that the government would prefer someone like him who has worn the uniform. >> mr. perry just got in the presidential race and i think that everybody who runs for president probably takes a little bit of time before they start realizing this isn't like running for governor or senator or congress. you have to be more careful about what you say. i'll cut him some slack. he's only been at it for a few days now. >> today in new hampshire governor perry counterpunched. >> the president said i need to watch what i say. i just want to respond back, if i may. mr. president, actions speak louder than words. my action as governor are helping create jobs in this country. the president's actions are
killing jobs in this country. it's time to get america working again. >> that's point number one of a three-point critique from governor perry that he's a job creator and president obama is a job destroyer. keeping them honest is not quite true. all three points stretched the facts. here's point two. the private sector creates jobs. the public sector doesn't. that's what he says. listen. >> mr. president, you have tried now for 2 1/2 years of government creating jobs. and it's time to let the private sector get back to work. that's the real way to create jobs in america. >> okay. that's point two. point three, part of his economic success stems from how carefully he spends taxpayer dollars. listen. >> one of the things that we did in texas over the decade was we had some guiding principles. number one, don't spend all the
money. >> keeping them honest. all three points glide over a number of inconvenient facts. one of governor perry's claims that texas has created half of the nation's new jobs during the recovery, that's absolutely true. according to the bureau of labor statistics, texas created about 262,000 jobs between the summer of 2009 and now. that's out of 524,000 jobs nationwide. but that hardly makes president obama as governor perry claims a job destroyer. in texas, the population growth in the form of migration into the state has been so massive it's creating huge demand for goods and services and that means jobs. health care jobs up more than twice the federal rate. private education up nearly three-fold. clearly texas is creating jobs but in large part due to people migrating there and not necessarily because of rick perry's polil policy. governor perry is benefiting
from certain advantages unique to texas. when you look at the type of jobs created, and this is really interesting, look at this. u.s. news and world report crunched numbers going back to 2008 through the end of last year. federal government jobs in texas were up 7%. state government jobs, government jobs, up 8.4%. local government jobs up 6.1%. private sector jobs, down .5%. so governor perry's second point that the private sector creates jobs and the public sector doesn't, that simply doesn't hold up. it's not true. not in texas. as for point three, spending discipline. texas had a $6.6 billion shortfall in the last budget back in 2009. instead of using the state's rainy day fund to close th that gap, the legislature took $6.4 billion in federal stimulus money. federal stimulus money. in fact, the very same day he
requested it he posted an anti-government item on his blog. the headline help us turn the tide in washington and stop these irresponsible bailouts. the irony this we're with federal money running out, governor perry had to balance his budget without stimulus money. spoke earlier with donna brazile and a republican strategist alex castiano. >> it's true that texas has led the nation in creating jobs since the recession but many are in the public sector and funded by federal stimulus money. when he crittized president obama's performance, isn't he critical here? >> that's a difference between playing in the minor leagues and big league ball in a presidential race. you have to think two or three moves down the road. i think on some of the big government issues, governor perry will have a lot to explain. his ben bernanke comment will come back to bite him because it
turns out as a governor he wrote a letter to bernanke asking for that t.a.r.p. program. what you say has to match up with what you do at the presidential level . >> governor perry isn't alone though. >> in the case of texas governor perry used the money to basically fill that gap with the budget shortfall and it allowed him not to tap too deeply into the rainy day fund. also at a time when other governors were cutting back and furloughing their employees, this governor kept many private sect sector employees on the payroll. >> washington did take it from all states. you can't blame governors, democrat or republican, from trying to get their money back. >> i want to play what you reference comments he made about the fed chairman, bernanke. i want to play that for our viewers in case he didn't see
it. >> if this guy prints more money between now and the election, i don't know what you all would do to him in iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in texas. i mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in american history is almost treasonis in my opinion. >> you know, on one hand he demonstrates strength and right now people feel their president has lost control of washington and is on all sides of everything. but a president is someone who's got his finger on that nuclear button. you want someone in that chair in the oval office that's solid and steady and you can count on and when you shoot from the lip, that doesn't convey that. what does it do? it scares suburban voters and
swing voters. one thing republicans want is a candidate who can beat barack obama in the fall. texas is a big state. they are allowed to have big oil and big business and big colorful language but if perry develops a pattern of this, again it's something that will hurt him in the fall and that will hurt him in the primary. >> donna, do you think the white house sees perry as the most potent candidate right now? >> the white house shouldn't take any candidate for grant right now including michele bachmann and mitt romney. that said, i thought he made a very big mistake in the first 72 hours of his introduction into the country. texans may know him. louisianans know him quite well and people in arkansas. many don't know rick perry. don't know his record or background. they don't know that he's a former democrat. what voters are looking for
especially on the republican side is someone who could beat president obama. what the country is looking for is someone who could lead the country at a difficult time to help grow the economy and i tell you, when they heard rick perry the other day, they probably said we'll take a pass on him. >> that's the worst thing i heard that rick perry was a former democrat. only thing worse is being a current democrat. oh, my. >> he only left because he couldn't stand the water. >> we'll leave it there. thank you. >> former delaware senate candidate christine o'donnell is on "piers morgan tonight." what happened? what did you do, piers? >> it was a bit extraordinary. i thought i was being my normal self-. she declared i was being rude and walked out. i was asking you questions based on your own public statements and what you've written in your own book.
it's hardly rude to ask you that surely. >> don't you think as a host if i say this is what i want to talk about, that's what we should address? >> not really, no. you're a politician. >> okay. i'm being pulled away. we turned down another interview for this. >> where are you going? you're leaving? >> well, i was supposed to be speaking at the republican women's club at 6:00 and i chose to be a little late for that, not to be, you know, not to endure a rude talk show host but to talk about my book and to talk about the issues that i address in my book. have you read the book? >> yes. these issues are in your book. that's the point. you do talk about them. >> okay. all right. are we off? are we done? >> he's still there. >> i'm still here. >> he says he still wants to talk to you. >> well -- >> it would appear that the interview has just been ended.
>> it's interesting how politicians these days particularly on this newer crop of politicians don't like -- they feel like they should only be asked about what they want to talk about, what they have their talking points about and they don't even want to talk about their past statements. >> i found it very strange moment. i don't think anyone who watches the interview would deduce i was being rude. a little bit cheeky maybe but not rude. >> you are a cheeky monkey but it's fair game to ask about past statements that people have made particularly someone's position on same-sex marriage, that's in the news. that's not like you are pulling it out of a hat. >> not completely. i found it odd that she would use that particular moment to leave because i think on reflection when she looks back at this, it looks like she has something to hide and in other words her view may be so extreme or contentious that it would cause her political damage. that was the only thing i could
deduce from it. a rather bizarre encounter. >> i found it interesting she had some person to stand in front of the camera like that would help or the cameras would magically stop or something. >> somebody who looked fairly gigantic. it's like a huge black shadow arrived covering the camera. we couldn't see what was happening other than her saying you're being very rude and that was that. >> if you can't face tough questions and statements about what you said in the past, that seems like you're not ready for prime time. piers, i look forward to the interview. >> an early candidate for the ridiculous? >> perhaps. i'll look at the full interview at 9:00 p.m. eastern. piers, thanks. we have a ridiculous tonight that every time i've been practicing it, i break up giggling. i hope i don't mess it up. up next on "360," the battle to control libya. rebels appear to moving closer to tripoli. moammar gadhafi is fighting back. we have reporters on the ground
and with the opposition. also ahead, i'm calling it ungodly discipline. parents who believe the bible tells them to physically discipline their kids. we're not talking spankings. it led to a girl's death. we'll talk how many pastors encourage parents to do that and whether that information is being misinterpreted and misused by some abusive parents. we'll be right back. m sean. i sl 10 months ago. cyclists are a crazy bunch. when you're out there trying to push to your limits, you have some pain and it can be really vicious. i really like advil because it takes care of it all. neck, shoulder pain and definitely with cycling, lower back pain. i switched to advil and i've stuck with it. it works when i need it to. [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria
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there are reports the capital of libya, tripoli, might be about to fall and moammar gadhafi along with it. the end might and i repeat might be near for moammar gadhafi. rebels have made strategic gains and are on the cusp of having the city surrounded. let's take a look at the map. tripoli in gadhafi's hands as is the area in red. the rebels, opposition forces, whatever you want to call them,
now control regionses to the ea east, south and west of tripoli. nato says they are making advances in the city of zlitan east of tripoli and rebels say they control parts of the key city of zawiya. gadhafi is not giving up easily. a rebel commander says gadhafi's forces are staging fierce resistance in the eastern part of the city and reports of gadhafi snipers shooting from the rooftops and heavy shelling. a spokesman says the key supply route is secure. sara, you talked to people today. what's the latest from there? >> certainly the families are quite scared because they were mentioning that there was heavy shelling early in the morning that had continued throughout the day.
they were scared for their families. they were scared for the safety of their children. we did see car loads literally of families leaving because they were just afraid. they were afraid, number one, for being hit by anything but also afraid of the reaction of gadhafi forces knowing that the rebels are now inside that city and trying to push them out. it gives you some sense of the fact that rebels are not in full control of that city. we also talked to a colonel who said they are not in control of the city. they are in control of part of the city. the southern most part but that gadhafi troops are on the eastern most part and shelling into the city and there are snipers, some of those snipers near hospitals and people are scared and understand why people are leaving. >> early on there was a huge problem with opposition forces with lack of training and discipline and firing into the air and them just going toward the front line and retreating quickly. have they become a lot more disciplined and a lot more
organized? >> it's fair to say that they have become quite a bit more disciplined although today we saw people shooting in the air randomly celebrating in some way or trying to get morale up by do that kind of things which commanders we talked to early on in the beginning really of this conflict who said we're trying to stop that. it's a waste of ammunition. it still persists. it does seem that they have become much more coordinated but this is really important to mention. almost every single significant gain that the rebels have made have been made only because they have nato's help and the same is going on with the areas in and around zawya. they have had air strikes over the last 72 hours that have been help. that's the case in benghazi and quite a few other cities. without that help there's questions as to whether or not these rebels can become strong enough to actually hold these cities and push forward towards
tripoli where gadhafi has the most firepower and has the most support. >> matthew, in tripoli if the opposition forces were able to take full control of zawya, would that mean for the gadhafi regime? >> it would be a devastating setback. it's the main supply route to the west. people in tripoli, the capital, would have to go there for fuel supplies and there's also an oil refinery, one of two controlled by the gadhafi regime at the moment. it would have a big impact if that's lost to rebels. it would be a huge loss. i think more than anything else, it would be the enormous psychological impact inside the capital that apeople in this ciy would be cutoff and that would put enormous pressure on the people here and the idea they
couldn't escape when things got tough so that's the real importance of this battle right now. >> matthew, libyan government official its have routinely made up ridiculous and absurd stories and told lies, how are they characterizing the current situation? >> well, if they are concerned about being encircled by the rebels, they are not talking about it publicly. they are being defiant. defiant speeches from the leader himself, colonel gadhafi, urging factions of people who gather in the main square in central tripoli every night urging them to be ready and to take up arms and to prepare to defend the capital tripoli. certainly the belief here is that the government will know very well that the circumstances which they are now confronting and i expect that behind closed doors they are very worried about it indeed.
>> matthew chance, appreciate it. sara sidner, stay safe. a french actor urinating on an aircraft. first, the "360 bulletin." >> united nations are moving people out of syria. a top u.n. official was concerned about the crackdown by security forces in the city of latakya. a fair spokesman tells wish, that the crowd should have been told the severe weather storm warning was issued for the fairgrounds area. for the second time since sunday, hackers have struck a san francisco bay area transit website and published personal information about 102 transit
officers. a group known as unanimous claims responsibility on twitter. it's the latest controversy surrounding the bay area rapid transit system. officers shot and killed a homeless man last month. look at this. scary scene in queens, new york. a driver was pulling a salt truck into a repair bay in a depot when it flashed through a second floor wall and dangled over a group of parked cars. six hours later, cranes pulled the truck back into the building. thankfully the driver is said to be fine but as you can imagine, anderson, really shaken up. >> was the driver stuck in there the whole time? >> six whole hours. >> we have a delight from an unlikely source. one ms. ann hathaway raps her troubles away.
take a look. >> it's in the style of lil' wayne. i'm the paparazzi, i don't play no yatzi i pop my cameras up your crotch. i tell people what i see. don't call me skuzy making money. hell, no, i'm not needy. don't act so hotsy i know you're from jersey. scream all you want won't make me stop. i know you like to feel my pop. >> wow. >> oh my. >> she committed to it. i like that. >> as cool kids would say, she's ferosh. >> who says that? >> you don't know cool kids. >> clearly not. >> are you going to bust a lyric
sometime soon? >> that what the cool kids say also? >> yes. i could see you doing some vanilla ice. >> are you mocking me? >> no. does it sound like i'm mocking you? >> yeah, kind of. vanilla ice. doesn't he have a reality show now? >> he does. >> bye-bye. more of our "360" investigation. it's interesting. parents who believe the bible tells them they should physically discipline their kid. we're not talking about slapping in an open hand. we're talking about using belts and rods. we'll hear one woman talk about how she and her siblings were beaten by her father and how a number of pastors talk about using punishment that cause pain. are some parents hearing this and misinterpreting that to justify their own bad parenting? we'll talk about that ahead and developments in the case of the american woman missing in aruba. police have learned new things about her traveling companion.
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in crime and punishment in a special "360" we call ungodly discipline, we look at fundamentalists that believe the bible calls on parents to discipline their children in a way that causes real pain using a switch to a stick to a belt. the basis of our investigation was the death of a 7-year-old girl whose parents pleaded guilty to killing her. according to california authorities, the couple said they beat their kids regularly because god wanted them to. among the items found in their home was a book called "to train up a child" which confirmed their belief. gary tuchman visited the author of the book. >> rubbing the spaghetti all over your head, you shouldn't have done that at 7 years of
age. >> okay. that hurts. i'm 50. >> are there any marks on you? >> no. you would hit a 5 year old like that? >> sure. >> many preachers agree with the minister. one example is the leader of the fair haven baptist church in indiana. this is part of a sermon he gave last month. >> this evening i would like to preach on spanking according to the bible. now, this is not a new subject here at fairhaven baptist church. >> he then talked about the proper way to administer discipline. >> what is a rod? i don't think it's a ball bat. i don't think it's a club or whatever the parent can grab at the moment. the rod and scriptures never carefully define but it's obviously some kind of a stick or a switch and this is it.
it's designed to give a sharp, unpleasant pain. if that isn't the result of your spanking, then you're failing. a sharp, unpleasant pain. >> fairhaven is part of the network of independent fundamentalist baptist churches and it raises questions if people are using the bible to justify their own bad parenting or justifying things. you say you and your siblings were beaten. what was your upbringing like? you underwent what i think was called biblical chastisement. what did that actually mean? >> there are a large network of churches but they believe in
something called breaking the will of a child. so my father was an ifb pastor. currently is an ifb pastor and practiced this form of discipline that is advocated in the book "to train up a child." the beating sessions could last for 15 minutes to several hours at a time. basically these pastors believe that a child needs to have no will of their own. they will continue to administer discipline until a child is completely docile in a way that they show no negative emotion. that's the goal in the discipline session. >> all these pastors say, look, we're not calling for abuse of a child. we're not calling for -- this can be misused by bad parents out there who act out in anger and are irresponsible but that's not what they're calling for. >> that's right. even in the segment in the past two nights michael pearl said that he does not advocate anyone
spanking a child in anger or being out of control. that's what's really difficult to explain to outside ifb because ifb pastors are not advocating losing control and beating a child to death. these pastors are advocating a very systematic form of punishment that outside of their community would be referred to as abuse but inside it's caught spiritual spanking. they say you shouldn't lose your temper and be out of control. we think of parents who lost control completely and then it ended in the death of a child. but these parents are making a conscious decision to beat a child for several hours at a time because it's something that's embedded within their belief system. >> you run a website called freedom from abuse.net where you try to bring together people who say they were victims of abuse at the hands of their parents who believe they were following
biblical rulings. but i mean plenty of parents believe in some form of corporal punishment. >> you think of corporal punishment in our country, most people would say or i think majority of people at this point in time would say at a time or two i swatted by 2 or 3-year-old on the butt when they ran out into the street. that's not what's promoted within this group. this is a systematic form of brainwashing of these children to again to break them completely of a will. we were to be completely submissive. you can imagine a 3 or 4 year old being spanked, the parent is laying the child down. they are spanking them. and if you're a 3 year old, you're going to squirm during a spanking session like and that's a revelation to them that the child is exerting their will and that will needs to be broken so the parents continue to spank. in lydia's case, i believe they
interpreted any kind of bodily movement of lydia as a willful spirit that they needed to break and so that's why the session lasted as long as we've heard of seven hours. >> i guess, i mean, there's clearly abuse and in the lydia case i don't think anybody in this church would say that was acceptable and they would all say that's horrific. it seems like -- is it fair to be casting ex-purgss against an entire church organization opposed to just bad individuals who clearly abused a child. >> i think that that's where the history of the ifb has come into light now. abc 20/20 did an investigation where they took a year to do a piece on this culture. and the findings were yes, this is what's being taught from the pulpits of these ifb pastors. >> we called the church for a
response and talked to the pastor and did not get a response but we look forward to continuing that discussion. i appreciate your time tonight. thank you very much. up next, new twist in the case of an american woman who vanished while vacationing in aruba including new blood evidence and an insurance policy taken out on her before the trip and ridiculous coming up. [ man ] natural gas vehicles are used somewhere...
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new developments in the disappearance of robyn gardner. an american missing in aruba where she was vacationing with gary guaiordano. a bloody hand print was found on a stone where the couple had been snorkeling. marty, what details do you know about a bloody hand print on a stone where they were allegedly snorkeling. >> reporter: this is coming to
us from a couple of different sources. when i talked to investigators directly about them finding blood evidence at the scene there, they said only that they couldn't confirm it. they couldn't deny it. they called it interesting which of course would be a lot more than interesting. it could be absolutely key to their investigation. sources we talked to close to that investigation say it was blood on the rocks or blood on stones and some said it was actually a bloody hand print. the reason this all works out is they need to know if it was human, is it robyn gardner's blood or someone unrelated. if he's telling a story that she's lost at sea in a snorkeling accident, that's not bloody. that would be a significant find for authorities but they have a lot to run down on that yet. >> what about the stories or allegations that he took out a travel insurance policy for robyn gardner? >> reporter: yeah, again that is huge. if in fact it turns out. again, when i talked to
authorities about the insurance plan, they said yes, indeed. they knew that gary giordano had taken out insurance for himself and robyn gardner. they said he told us. this was information that came to light in the very first interrogation that they did of gary giordano. it was in the first statement he made. apparently he admitted he took out insurance. he called it and it's what authorities call it. travelers insurance. if you got sick or ill while traveling on a vacation you would be transported back to the united states. the real question is there an accidental death benefit and who would benefit as a result of that? the authorities don't talk about the amount and they don't talk about who would benefit. we talked to other people who again are close to this investigation and say that gary giordano told authorities that it wasn't he that was going to benefit but the money if robyn were to die would go to her mother. >> is he in custody now or what's his situation? >> reporter: he is in custody.
prior to the first -- i believe it was 12 days that he was in custody, he was actually held at a police station. he's now because his stay will be extended in detention for 16 more days, he's been moved to the correctional institute of aruba. he's in prison. you might not believe this but his life actually got better. he has more space and gets to talk to people. something he couldn't do at a police station. >> martin, appreciate the update. other stories about another aruban disappearance. >> joran van der sloot, the former prime suspect in natalee holloway's disappearance could be freed by december if prosecutors don't file their case by then. the family of stephany flores who was found dead in van der sloot's hotel room is urging prosecutors to act soon. police in florida say they headed off a columbine-style
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time now for the ridiculist. tonight we are adding an academy award nominee and public urinateor. last night on a flight, he reportedly peed on the floor. the flight attendant told him he would have to wait to use the bathroom until takeoff. when i first heard this story this morning, i thought there was no way it was real. the airline confirmed it beyond any shadow of skepticism. i mean they vaguely tweeted about it. "as you may have seen on the news, we're busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning. question would like to remind all passengers that all our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities." the airline was busy putting the pee back in pr, some passengers couldn't hold it anymore and started spilling their versions of the incident to the press.
this probably won't come as a shock but several passengers say that he was visibly drunk. i think there's another explanation. as a celebrity he's not accustomed to being told he can't do things he wants to do when he wants to do them. things like going to the bathroom. he's probably used to being pampered. i would go as far as to say he depends on it. put a graphic in case you didn't get the reference. depends on it. sad when you think about it. this guy has been in hundreds of movies. we'll be he remembered for that? probably not. will he be remembered for "green card?" probably not. this incident will probably go down as his number one role. there's a bright side. will you stop laughing. distracting. now that we know he doesn't have any stage fright when it comes to public urination, maybe he can get together with his fellow
castmates and they have a pissing contest. like a pee off. the movie was about that. so after he took his solo flight to urination, the plane had to turn around and go back to the gate and some unlucky cleaning crew had to deal with the tinkle. he hasn't commented on this incident. i know you got it. all right. sorry.
sorry. this has never actually happened to me. you see this on youtube and you don't think it will actually happen to you. all right. sorry. all right. he hasn't commented on the incident but if i know the european celebrity spin machine and i think i do, there will probably be some excuse like he was doing research for a movie role. as we speak i bet somewhere in paris they are talking about the miss adventures of an overgrown drunk. they say he wasn't drunk and tried to pee in a bottle. i'm not sure that version holds water. chin up. this incident was in all of the paper but nothing but yellow journalism and soon it will be flush from our memories. go with the flow on the riduculist. that does it for us. thanks