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Dec 13 2012

Separated at Birth?

Have convicted hate crime hoaxer Charlie Rogers and Michael Jackson’s old heartthrob Macaulay Culkin ever been seen together?

charlie rogers  Macaulay Culkin

Degeneracy must take the same toll on your appearance, whether it corrodes you through Tinseltown or through homosexual identity politics.

On a tip from Born in 76.

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  • Gunny G

    What the hell is wrong with the Left. They name their boys Rachel and they name their girls Charlie.

  • AZRon

    I’m not up on current meme idiocy. Is that Suze Orman and Rainbucket Needledick Hasbeen?

    I hereby approve of them getting a same-sex, extra-generational marriage.

    Kumbaya with a #4 rice celebration.

  • IslandLifer

    Looks like a couple of woodpeckers

  • Bob Roberts

    A partial list of exposed homosexual hate-crime hoaxers: •Charlie Rogers •Joseph Baken • Alexandra Pennell • Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin • Quinn Matney • Aubriana Banks • Sarah Marshak • Tawana Brawley • Crystal Gail Mangum • Kerri Dunn • Leah Miller • Ahmad Saad Nasim? • Matthew Shepard • Quinn Matney •

    Each of the above cases was presented as an example of a hate crime against gays. I include Matthew Shepard because hoaxers used his case after he died as a fake example of a gay hate crime when in fact it was about drugs and money and his sexual orientation didn’t play except for the fact if he wasn’t propositioning a potentially murderous guy he knew was a dangerous, unstable troublemaker for gay sex at the same time he were coming off a meth binge and looking for someone to rob he would probably be alive today.

    Some background on the case starting with the two who admitted to attacking him:

    Henderson was born to a teenage alcoholic and raised without a father. He says he saw his mother being beaten up by a series of boyfriends, some of whom also assaulted Henderson.

    McKinney’s childhood, too, was less than picture-perfect. His father, a long-haul trucker, was rarely home and eventually divorced McKinney’s mother, a nurse who later died as a result of a botched surgery. McKinney received a malpractice settlement of nearly $100,000 after his mother’s death. He says he spent most of that money on things like cars and drugs.

    McKinney admits that by the time he was 18 he had a serious methamphetamine habit.

    Shepard had troubles of his own. His mother, Judy Shepard, says her son’s problems had started three years earlier during a high school trip to Morocco, where he was beaten and raped.

    Tom O’Connor, known as “Doc,” who ran a limousine service and sometimes drove Shepard [where, why, in exchange for what?}, said just days before Shepard’s death, Matt told him he was HIV-positive and was considering suicide.

    By the fall of 1998, McKinney had blown through his inheritance and was now the parent of a new baby with his girlfriend, Kristen Price.

    “I think he was really torn because it is the desperation of getting your fix or taking care of your family,” Price said. In the days leading up to the attack on Shepard, she said, McKinney was using methamphetamine every day.

    Ryan Bopp, who was one of McKinney’s friends and drug associates at the time, states, “Aaron and I had been awake for about a week or so prior to this whole thing happening . We were on a hard-core [methamphetamine] bender that week.”

    Bopp also admits that a week before the murder he was so desperate for methamphetamine, that he traded McKinney a .357-Magnum pistol in exchange for one gram of methamphetamine. McKinney would later use that weapon to beat Shepard.

    McKinney told Vargas he set out the night of Oct. 6, 1998, to rob a drug dealer of $10,000 worth of methamphetamine. But after several attempts, McKinney was not able to carry out his plan.

    Henderson said he thought if he could keep McKinney drinking, he’d forget the robbery plan.

    Shepard was sitting at the bar, McKinney recalls. “He said he was too drunk to go home. And then he asked me if I’d give him a ride. So I thought, yeah, sure, what the hell,” according to McKinney.

    All three got in the front seat of McKinney’s pickup, and Henderson took the wheel. McKinney told police that at some point Shepard reached over and grabbed his leg. In response, McKinney said, he hit him with his pistol.

    When pressed by Vargas as to why he continued beating Shepard, McKinney said, “Sometimes when you have that kind of rage going through you, there’s no stopping it. I’ve attacked my best friends coming off of meth binges.”

    McKinney says he directed Henderson to drive the truck to a secluded spot on the outskirts of Laramie so they could leave Shepard and have time to get away. They stopped at a wooden buck fence and took Shepard from the truck.

    On McKinney’s instructions, Henderson got a rope from the truck and tied Shepard to a fence post. Henderson claims at some point he tried, but failed, to stop McKinney from beating Shepard further.

    In a statement to the court, Henderson said McKinney struck him across the face with the gun when he tried to stop the continued beating of Shepard.

    Henderson retreated to the truck, leaving McKinney alone with Shepard at the fence. McKinney fears these last blows he dealt Shepard at the fence were the fatal blows.

    McKinney took Shepard’s wallet and his shoes, got back in the truck and told Henderson to drive to town. He says his plan was to burglarize Shepard’s apartment. But when they parked the truck they encountered two young men who police say were vandalizing cars. Hostile words led to a fight and for the second time that night, McKinney went on the attack.

    One of the men was struck so hard his skull was fractured. The injured man’s friend retaliated, slamming McKinney in the head with a small bat. Everyone fled, just before a police car happened on the scene.

    Sgt. Flint Waters gave chase and grabbed Henderson. Then he discovered some key evidence that would later be used to link Henderson and McKinney to the attack on Shepard.

    “I looked in the back of the truck and laying in the back of the truck was a large-frame revolver. The thing was huge, like an 8-inch barrel that had blood all over it. And there was some rope and a coat in the truck; there was I believe a shoe sitting in the front. … Seeing that the gun covered in blood, I assumed that there was a lot more going on than what we’d stumbled onto so far,” he said.

    And here is how the fraud started:

    Just hours after Shepard’s battered body was discovered, and before anyone knew who had beaten him, Shepard’s friends Walt Boulden and Alex Trout began spreading the word that Shepard was openly gay and that they were concerned the attack may have been a gay-bashing.

    Prosecutor Rerucha recalls that Shepard’s friends also contacted his office. “They were calling the County Attorney’s office, they were calling the media and indicating Matthew Shepard is gay and we don’t want the fact that he is gay to go unnoticed.”

    Helping fuel the gay hate crime theory were statements made to police and the media by Kristen Price, McKinney’s girlfriend. (Price was charged with felony accessory after-the-fact to first-degree murder. She later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor interference with police officers.)

    Price now says that at the time of the crime she thought things would go easier for McKinney if his violence were seen as a panic reaction to an unwanted gay sexual advance.

    But today, Price tells Vargas the initial statements she made were not true and tells Vargas that McKinney’s motive was money and drugs. “I don’t think it was a hate crime at all. I never did,” she said.

    Former Laramie Police Detective Ben Fritzen, one of the lead investigators in the case, also believed robbery was the primary motive. “Matthew Shepard’s sexual preference or sexual orientation certainly wasn’t the motive in the homicide,” he said.

    “If it wasn’t Shepard, they would have found another easy target. What it came down to really is drugs and money and two punks that were out looking for it,” Fritzen said.

    Asked directly whether he targeted and attacked Shepard because he was gay, McKinney told Vargas, “No. I did not. … I would say it wasn’t a hate crime. All I wanted to do was beat him up and rob him.”

    But if the attackers were just trying to rob someone to get a drug fix, why did they beat Shepard so savagely?

    Rerucha attributes McKinney’s rage and his savage beating of Shepard to his drug abuse. “The methamphetamine just fueled to this point where there was no control. It was a horrible, horrible, horrible murder. It was a murder that was once again driven by drugs,” Rerucha said.

    Dr. Rick Rawson, a professor at UCLA who has studied the link between methamphetamine and violence, explains that the drug can trigger episodes of violent behavior.

    “In the first weeks after you’ve stopped using it, the kinds of triggers that can set off an episode are completely unpredictable. It can be: you say a word with the wrong inflection, you touch someone on the shoulder. It’s completely unpredictable as to what will set somebody off” Rawson said.

    “If Aaron McKinney had not become involved with methamphetamine, Matthew Shepard would be alive today,” Rerucha said.

    Indeed, while McKinney is still hiding something, perhaps that he was actually intimately involved with Shepard, it was no secret that they had some association :

    And there’s more to this than some are admitting:

    Bopp said he had seen Shepard and McKinney together at parties. “Aaron was selling [drugs] and him and Matt would go off to the side and they’d come back. And Matt would be doing some meth then,” he said.

    Though they frequented the same party scene, McKinney maintains he had never met Shepard before the night of the crime and wonders why people might say he had. “I’ve never met him. … Maybe they seen us somewhere in the same spot or something. I don’t know,” McKinney said.

    A bartender familiar with the local drug scene, who asked to be identified only as “Jean,” says she was friendly with Shepard. She also says McKinney and Shepard knew each other.

    When she learned of the beating, she said, she recalls thinking, “It’s either money or dope, yeah. He’d be the perfect target especially because Aaron knew him.”

    Another Laramie resident, Elaine Baker, says she also saw McKinney and Shepard together in a social situation. Several weeks before the murder, she spent a night on the town in Doc O’Connor’s limousine with a group that included both McKinney and Shepard.

    “In the back of the limo, there was me, Stephanie, Doc, Aaron, Matthew Shepard,” she said.

    O’Connor had known Aaron McKinney for years. In flush times, McKinney partied in O’Connor’s limos, and, in fact, McKinney and his girlfriend lived for a while in an apartment on O’Connor’s property.

    O’Connor says he never heard McKinney express any anti-gay attitudes. In his interview with Vargas, O’Connor reveals his belief that McKinney is bisexual. “I know of an instance where he had a three-way, two guys and one gal,” he said. “Because he did it with me.”

    O’Connor added, “I know he’s bisexual. There ain’t no doubt in my mind. He is bisexual.”

    McKinney’s former girlfriend Price says she now believes that as well. “He was always into trying to talk me into having a three-way with one of his guy friends,” she said.

    Displaying a strong aversion to homosexual sex was a tactic McKinney tried at his trial. His lawyers developed a so-called “gay panic defense,” claiming homosexual abuse McKinney suffered as a child caused him to overreact to a sexual advance by Shepard and triggered the violent attack.

    Hoping a Wyoming jury would be sympathetic to gay panic did not pay off. McKinney was found guilty and wound up with two life sentences.

  • Full Tilt

    As a smoker I appreciate the reference. Yes, I know smoking is not good for me. And consequently I am fine with keeping my smoking away from others who don’t like it to “smoking areas” and away from children, etc. But within the past five years or so I have seen the reasonable, “sit in the smoking section” turn into the unreasonable “No. No anywhere.” WTF? You get more carcinagens from a bus ride than sitting in a “heavy” second had smoke area. Thanks for taking one of the few things that gives me a brief few minutes break from my stressful job and life and turining it into a crime, jackasses. A lot of things aren’t good for you.

    You shouldn’t have too much sun. So going outside should be restricted and taxed. You shouldn’t have too little sun. So staying inside should be restricted and taxed. If you have too much water you can get dilutional hyponatremia, so drinking water should be restricted and taxed. WTF? Land of the free died a generation ago. I’d complain about more but I’d probably give moonbats ideas.

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