Kerry Dougherty Makes Fat Jokes

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Virginian-Pilot columnist Kerry Dougherty (who has thus far proven to be a reliable (if not always accurate) defender of the Chesapeake Police Department) today outdoes herself, cracking jokes fat jokes because Ryan Frederick has gained 60 pounds while isolated in jail for the past year:

What’s cooking at the Chesapeake city jail?

Spectators couldn’t help but wonder about that last week as they gawked at Ryan Frederick during his capital murder trial.

I mean, how often does an inmate pack on about 60 pounds behind bars?

Comparing photos of the skinny soft-drink delivery guy who was arrested a year ago to the chipmunk-cheeked defendant in the too-small suit was a lot like looking at before-and-after photos from a Jenny Craig ad.

Ha! A dead cop, crappy police work, prosecutorial misconduct, and a likely innocent man putting on weight because he’s been confined to a small jail cell for more than a year while waiting to see if he’ll be spending the rest of his life in prison–that’s comedy gold!

There is apparently a point behind Dougherty’s fat jokes, though it’s a pretty ridiculous one.

On Thursday, prosecutors tried to focus attention on Frederick’s weight, hinting that the beefy 29-year-old might have kept thin in the past by abusing drugs that cause weight loss. The prosecution posed hypothetical questions to an expert witness about whether cessation of methamphetamines or cocaine might result in rapid weight gain.

You know what else could cause weight gain? Spending 23 hours per day in 9 by 12 foot cell–for more than a year.

Dougherty’s next sentence assumes her readers are absolute idiots:

He said his overeating is stress-related, yet conceded that stress on the night of the shooting caused him to vomit several times.

Yes, that’s quite the contradiction, Ms. Dougherty. Clearly, Frederick isn’t lying about gaining weight. And as we saw and heard in yesterday’s videos, he isn’t lying about vomiting during his police interrogations on the night of the raid. So I guess Dougherty’s implication here is that Frederick is lying about why he gained wait–that he wasn’t stressed about spending the rest of life in prison or remorse for ending Shivers’ life. Rather, he was just feasting on vending machine food in celebration and satisfaction at his kill. Oh, and he can’t help but himself now that his appetite is no longer suppressed by all the cocaine and/or meth he was taking (an accusation for which there is zero evidence, other than the preposterous link to Frederick’s weight gain).

I hate to waste words explaining the obvious, but Dougherty apparently requires it. We react differently to different stressors. It’s not at all difficult to see how the immediate stress and adrenalin rush that would come with having just having your home raided and realizing you’d just killed a cop might cause one to vomit while, later, the stress and monotony of wasting away in a jail cell for a year while awaiting your fate might cause one to seek comfort in food that tastes good.

I actually hadn’t read about this line of questioning from the prosecution in the trial coverage, but it’s typically galling and outrageous.

“You’re not exactly wasting away from regret and remorse now, are you?” snapped prosecutor James Willett, who then flashed an image of skinny Frederick in an orange jumpsuit on a screen. With the thin Frederick towering over the chubby one, Willett told Frederick to rise, open his jacket and turn sideways.

It’s not enough that they’re trying to railroad the guy, they have to embarrass and insult him, too.

I guess if there’s an upside to this insanity, it’s that if the law-and-order crowd has nothing left but fat jokes, they must be starting to realize just how shabby the state’s case against Frederick really is.

Here’s hoping the jury does, too.

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61 Responses to “Kerry Dougherty Makes Fat Jokes”

  1. #1 |  claude | 

    Oh good. Thanks for posting this one. This woman is about as ridiculous as the prosecutors. Plus her “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” hair style is way over the top.

  2. #2 |  SJE | 

    Disgraceful.

    If I was confined to a small cell, under a real threat of the death penalty, and only eating crappy prison food, I would probably put on weight too.

    The only evidence they have for drug use by Frederick is marijuana. Marijuana is well known as an appetite STIMULANT: why isnt RF thinner since giving up the demon weed.

    Furthermore, there is this BS conflation of all illegal drugs. A lot of people smoke marijuana. The majority of those never touch the illegal stimulants: they are different sociologically and, besides, could probably mess with the marijuana high (although that is just a guess)

  3. #3 |  claude | 

    “The only evidence they have for drug use by Frederick is marijuana. Marijuana is well known as an appetite STIMULANT”

    Pot can also turn a person into a 14 time olympic medalist in swimming.

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/150832/14-times-Olympic-gold-medal-winner-Michael-Phelps-caught-with-bong-cannabis-pipe.html

  4. #4 |  Cynical In CA | 

    The jury has been seated in this case.

    I presume the judge has given instructions to the the jury to abstain from reading any media coverage of the trial.

    Dougherty’s words should, therefore, have no influence on the verdict.

    Sometimes the only winning strategy is to ignore pandering cretins like Dougherty, as there is no such thing as bad publicity.

  5. #5 |  Mike | 

    I love the testimony that his weight gain could result from no longer taking meth. By that standard, it could also result from cheesecake gnomes sneaking into his cells and stuffing cake down his throat while he sleeps! Was any meth found? Did he admit to using meth?

    I mean, as long we’re going to engage in wild speculation, let’s say that his weight is a result of secretly being Hitler brought back from the dead by martians.

  6. #6 |  Mike | 

    The more I think about it, the more this wild suggestion of meth use pisses me off. This is basically the prosecution throwing in an accusation of criminal behavior through the back door with zero supporting evidence. Disgusting.

  7. #7 |  Marty | 

    I’ve corresponded with Kerry Dougherty about a couple other articles she’s polluted us with.

    What a hammer-headed bitch she is. I can’t imagine being married to this tramp- she has no sense of empathy or compassion. She spends her time looking for a way she put her sarcastic spin on what she sees as bad behavior by dumb people.

  8. #8 |  Cynical In CA | 

    From the article:

    “Jail spokesman Sgt. David Rosado said inmates aren’t given complimentary pastries, but they are allowed to buy them from the canteen. Each inmate may spend up to $60 a week. That’s a lot of jelly doughnuts.”

    It has been said often that there is a blurry line between the law enforcement officer and the criminal, that often a LEO must resort to criminal tactics and get inside the criminal mind to fight crime, but extending this to doughnuts is one of the most hilarious examples of absurd irony!

    Ich bin ein berliner!

    [yeah, I know, I know]

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/cs/historical/a/jfk_berliner.htm

  9. #9 |  Cynical In CA | 

    #5 — Godwin rears his ugly head …

  10. #10 |  claude | 

    “What a hammer-headed bitch she is. I can’t imagine being married to this tramp- ”

    Shes married to a judge.

  11. #11 |  firstlanding | 

    Kerry’s column this morning is deeply arrogant.

    Last February, in her column “Killer or Hero,” she excoriated the Hampton Roads citizenry for basing their opinions on conjecture — and essentially for even discussing the trial without the facts — only to turn around and base today’s column on the prosecution’s perhaps desperate attempt at convicting a human being of Capitol Murder… based on his honey-bun waistline?

    Where is the relevance, where are the experts, where are the facts that reasonably link Ryan Fredericks’s weight gain to what happened on the evening of January 17, 2008? She didn’t report those.

    Instead, we have honey-bun innuendo. Instead, she calls Ryan Frederick a “stoner.”

    I’ve seen KD at cocktail parties drinking wine. Would this make it moral for me to call her, from the lofty perch of my thrice-weekly 500-word newspaper column, a “wino?”

    We all should be talking about this case — with or without all the facts. It’s deeply relevant to what it means to live in a democracy.

    In the meantime, let’s show the kid a little compassion, let’s refrain from calling him names in our newspaper columns. He’s a human being like the rest of us. And he’s presumed innocent… at least by those of us willing to base our opinions on facts and not honey-bun innuendo.

  12. #12 |  T. Reed | 

    Her “writing” is to writing what prison food is to food. She is vile.

  13. #13 |  Mike | 

    “Godwin rears his ugly head …”

    Yes, I was being ironi.. oh, never mind.

  14. #14 |  whetherman | 

    Since the jury has already been tainted by the lying jailhouse snitch, (an issue ripe for winning an appeal), maybe the prosecutor figures he has nothing less to lose and better be able to get a conviction by ANY MEANS POSSIBLE. If he can’t get the guilty verdict through lying, how’s he gonna manage to get it the next time around when he’s forced to play by the rules?

    He put weight on, therefore he knew it was a cop. He smoked a joint, therefore he knew the cops were at his door. He cried and vomited, therefore he is guilty. Dammit, he’s guilty because the state says so. Now do what you are paid to do and convict this man, before he kills again! Maybe the next time it will be someone you love who is simple going about his day breaking down his front door.

    And remember, the terrorist hate us because of our freedom.

  15. #15 |  CC | 

    (((What a hammer-headed bitch she is. I can’t imagine being married to this tramp))

    Do we have to go there?

    I don’t like her either, but come on, I really don’t think speculating on her as a marriage partner is necessary.

  16. #16 |  Cynical In CA | 

    So was I, Mike.

  17. #17 |  CC | 

    More to the point, as far as I’m concerned, Frederick sounds like he was pretty sloppy as far as his pot was concerned. I mean there were lots of signs that he was using where the police could easily find them.

    I would think you would have to be a pretty regular user of meth or cocaine for it to affect your weight. It seems highly illogical to me that he would leave signs of pot use lying around all over the place, yet clean up after his meth and cocaine meticulously enough to hide it completely.

    CC

  18. #18 |  Stephen | 

    Bah, the prosecution is just force feeding him like one of those “Foie gras” ducks to have something else bad to say about him.

  19. #19 |  Brock | 

    Is Brocolletti actually attending the trial? Maybe he could recall Shivers’ wife so she can comment on Fredrick’s weight, too.

  20. #20 |  TomMil | 

    I hope (and am fairly certain) the meth-cole testimony only came in over an objection. It should have never come in at all. “Evidence” like this is so vastly more prejudicial than probative, I can’t think of a good faith argument in it’s favor. Also, there seems to have been absolutely no foundation for it. Am I right that they offered absolutely no other evidence of meth or coke use? This is mere speculation dressed up as an expert opinion. It would never fly past most of the Judges I’ve seen (even the most prosecutorially oriented). I got to wonder about this Judge and the entire system in VA if she is not afraid of being reversed on appeal.

  21. #21 |  Bill | 

    As I also posted (also “waiting approval”), I don’t know why you’re being so hard on her. What she had to say much more helpful and reality-based than the testimony of Steven Wright and Skeeter, and the crack investigative work of Roberts and Winkelspecht.

  22. #22 |  TomMil | 

    That’s “meth-coke” I need a freakin’ editor.

  23. #23 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    What about severe depression, Ms. Dougherty? Being confined and accused of a capital crime can tend to put you into a pretty dark mood. That dark mood can then cause you to lose interest in life, and just sit around and think about your mortality. Weight gain is not suprising. Suicide, or at least suicidal ideations, could also come into play.

    It is horrid reporting on criminal justice like this that feeds the drug war/tough on crime cult. Thanks for being part of the problem, Kerry. Absolutley disgusting!

  24. #24 |  livingpre911still | 

    I’ve had friends with kids in jail and each put on lots of weight because all they feed them is cheap, high carb food…

  25. #25 |  Don Tabor | 

    I think, in not objecting to this line of testimony by Prosecutor Willet, Broccoletti was following Napoleon’s advice to never interrupt your enemy while he was destroying himself.

  26. #26 |  TomMil | 

    Don, I hear you, but you have to consider the possiblity that a juror will accept that RF was high on meth and was therefore a “crazed drug addict” when the shooting took place. The participants on this blog and most rational people would not think this way but Ms. Daugherty provides us with an proof that not everyone thinks rationally. This is a capitol case. The possible downside of letting something like this in so far outwieghs the possible upside it doesn’t seem worth the risk.

  27. #27 |  John Wilburn | 

    I posted this comment, in response to Ms. Dougherty’s article about Mr. Frederick’s weight gain;

    “Ms. Dougherty –

    It never ceases to amaze me that you have a job. As usual, confirmation of your bias and ignorance increases with your every keystroke. Have you troubled to research the side effects of Xanax, the anti-anxiety prescription drug that Mr. Frederick takes, under the direction of a licensed physician?

    Agitation, changes (increase) in appetite, WEIGHT GAIN, nausea and vomiting, hyperactivity, nervousness, and restlessness, to name a few…

    It’s conceivable that the “expert” who prescribed this medication, is the real culprit…

    One other thing – when Mr. Willett asked Professor Cooke about cessation of coke and meth use (btw – those substances were NOT specified), his response was that weight LOSS was more likely, short term, and return to pre-use weight was more likely, long term. I know, because I was there, taking notes – you weren’t…

    I hear that 7-11 is hiring…”

    My comment was, as usual, appended with, “This comment is awaiting staff approval,” and if they allow it at all, it will be sometime tomorrow, when it will be ancient history, and no one will see it.

    (I may have tinkled in (the editor) Mr. Schecker’s Maypo, a time or two…)

  28. #28 |  Mike H | 

    Helmut – you’re right. Atypical Depression (actually quite common among depressives) has a few key symptoms, one of which is compulsive eating and weight gain.

    We also know that Ryan was a smoker. What happens to people who quit (or are forced to quit) smoking? It’s no secret – they eat to compensate.

    I don’t think this snivelling hack will have to worry about winning any investigative journalism awards in the future. Our local paper has a couple of crime-beat “reporters” like her. They basically just sit and type up police reports and print them without rebuttal or critical analysis like obedient little press secretaries.

  29. #29 |  Kid Handsome | 

    Ryan was a drink delivery person. If I’m correct, that’s pretty physical labor. You have to load up the dolly’s and pull cases of drinks off a truck and haul them inside to your customer. You do that several times a day and you get a pretty good workout.

    That may not make you a world champion fighter or anything, but it sure as heck will keep you in shape. I’m a pretty big guy and, though I’m in pretty decent shape, I bet that I’d lose a few pounds if that were my job – and I don’t sit in a small cell all day.

    I guess we should be mad that he doesn’t spend 3 hours a day running in place, doing crunches and hammering out push-ups. [sarcasm/] Pretty clearly, that’s a sign he’s guilty. [/sarcasm] Somewhere Michael Bloomberg is reading Dougherty’s column and anticipating the awesome wet-dream he’s going to have when he manages to use this article to pass a new nanny-state law in the big city.

  30. #30 |  John Wilburn | 

    The only mention of meth and coke, was when Professor Cooke (Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Physiology expert), stated that opiates, amphetamines and cocaine cause an intense high -marijuana causes mild euphoria, also that coke has a strong reinforcing effect (i.e. it’s addictive) but no withdrawal; marijuana has neither effect. He was simply making comparisons in terms of the effects of the various drugs; there was no suggestion by anyone that Mr. Frederick was using coke or meth.

    Mr. Frederick also has a prescription (then and now) for Xanax – which, along with marijuana, is an anti-anxiety drug. Mr. Willett was making an issue of the effect on the body of taking both at the same time, which Prof. Cooke said would be greater than the sum of the two (1+1 =>2).

    Then, Mr. Willett suggested that getting off the drugs was causing the weight gain. That’s when Prof. Cooke said that getting off the drugs would most likely cause weight loss over the short term, and the person would most likely return to the weight they were at before they started using drugs, over the long term.

    Kerry Dougherty is making shit up, about Mr. Frederick taking coke and meth – she’s probably still pissed about getting stomped by the commentors, for an anti-Ryan Frederick article she wrote several months ago…

    Bitch…

  31. #31 |  Bernard | 

    Over and above the obvious disgrace that this article is it’s at least equally alarming how long he has spent in jail pending trial. Even if he’s acquitted it will be impossible to effectively explain a year in jail to a potential employer of any substance and so being falsely accused essentially means his life is a train wreck regardless of the outcome.

  32. #32 |  Mike T | 

    The night that he was attacked, it was stress caused by a genuine fear of violence. The stress that he is facing now is a different type of stress which is depression. Different stress has a different impact on your body.

  33. #33 |  Leslie Jones | 

    I work in the pharmaceutical field and feel I have something to add to this discussion. Due to privacy regulations, we do not know what exactly Mr. Frederick might be taking under a physicians direction. I have personally seen atypical antipsychotic/antidepresant medications cause a significant increase in weight as well as an increase in the incidence of Type II Diabetes with long term use. So please, Ms. Dougherty, do not be ” flippant ” about the weight gain…..especially the examples of his lack of regular exercise and consumption of ” honeybuns “, possibly medication induced increase in his weight. He has not yet been declared guilty..I await tomorrows concluding summaries by the prosecuter and defense and the start of jury deliberation. I wish Ryan well.

  34. #34 |  John Wilburn | 

    Leslie (#32)

    You’re right, of course, about the privacy regulations, but in this particular instance, Mr. Frederick was very clear in his testimony, that he was taking Xanax, by prescription, and that it had the effect of slowing his metabolism, causing the weight gain…

  35. #35 |  Omar | 

    Ryan Frederick hasn’t been convicted of anything, so why is this bitch laughing in the face of a year of difficult punishment? It is really that much of a stretch to let him have a “luxury” like a honeybun while he’s waiting for and having his trial?

    It’d be a little different if he had already been convicted…to weigh out his punishment for a crime – but she wants him to start his punishment before anyone anywhere has been convicted of anything.

    Give him cable and a daily foot bath for all I care. If he’s convicted, that “luxury” garbage holds a little more water. Until then, he’s still innocent until proven guilty, and we should bend over backwards to make him comfortable since he’s not supposed to be punished yet.

  36. #36 |  ktc2 | 

    Cheesecake gnomes? Holy shit! Why didn’t I think of that?!

    Look doc, I’m following your diet it’s those fucking Cheesecake Gnomes!

  37. #37 |  Robin | 

    It’s sad that we feel the need to dignify this business about weight gain with any sort of analysis. Because I guess there are brain dead people out there, potentially jurors, for whom the mere mention of a drug like meth evokes strong prejudice that can easily be directed anywhere. Surely he wasn’t high on meth when he was arrested. They tested him, right? So what relevance could this possibly have?

  38. #38 |  Travis | 

    I don’t really care what a journalist choses to write about, but that the prosecution brought this up to try to prove that he is both guilty and a user of hard drugs is appalling and I hope this is brought up in appeal (assuming he’s found guilty). Especially since there is no evidence.

  39. #39 |  Jerri Lynn Ward | 

    “If he’s convicted, that “luxury” garbage holds a little more water. Until then, he’s still innocent until proven guilty, and we should bend over backwards to make him comfortable since he’s not supposed to be punished yet.”

    If he is convicted, rather than believing it’s therefore okay to withhold honeybuns from him, I will be completely convinced that our justice system has become a creature of Satan and has totally succumbed to the maxim that might makes right. Instead of accepting the verdict as a proper and valid decision, I will desire to break him out of jail. Then I will chicken out.

  40. #40 |  Greg C | 

    If Ryan Frederick is convicted I will probably vomit my guts out and then end up gaining weight as well. That’s how I deal with fucked up shit in the world. Hell, these bitches are already making me want to throw up.

  41. #41 |  FirstLanding | 

    There’s a thing called The Twinkie Defense (see Wikidpedia) and now to go with it we have The Honeybun Prosecution.

    Ebert will go down in history if it works.

  42. #42 |  Jennifer | 

    My second comment finally got posted after being held for a few hours:

    Kerry, if you resign your position at the Pilot and get a job doing public relations for the police department, you can write the exact same columns, you’ll probably make more money, AND you will be a credit rather than a disgrace to your chosen profession. Thomas Jefferson said a press but no government is better than a government but no press; he didn’t say that because he liked the idea of “journalists” serving as cheerleaders for corrupt people in positions of power. Journalists should defend the innocent, not make fat jokes about them.

    On the bright side, the fact that the prosecution has to resort to making fat jokes suggests that even THEY know, deep down, that this is a dog of a case.

  43. #43 |  Marty | 

    Claude-

    I forgot about her husband being a judge- thanks!

    #15 | CC –

    I’ve had correspondence with KD and was stunned at how condescending and smug she was. I remember thinking how I’d hate to be married to someone who treats a stranger the way she treated me. There was no polite disagreement, only sarcasm. She refuses to even acknowledge other viewpoints and justifies it by saying, “I’m a columnist, I don’t have to have all the facts. It’s a COLUMN- my opinion.’

    I stand by my earlier statements. Kerry Dougherty is a muck-raking piece of shit.

  44. #44 |  paranoiastrksdp | 

    http://feedback.hamptonroads.com/nps/feedback/

    Let them know what you think about Kerry Dougherty.

  45. #45 |  InBoulder | 

    This is absolutely appalling. I hope that the jury can see through all of this and that they make the right decision.

  46. #46 |  tjbbpgobIII | 

    Jailhouse food= starch and carbs, starch and carbs. Someone from the Warsaw Gettho would gain weight in an
    American jail.

  47. #47 |  KBCraig | 

    #29 Kid Handsome wrote:

    Ryan was a drink delivery person. If I’m correct, that’s pretty physical labor. You have to load up the dolly’s and pull cases of drinks off a truck and haul them inside to your customer. You do that several times a day and you get a pretty good workout.

    I did that job for about 18 months, c.1990-91.

    Every day I left the plant at 6 a.m. with 8,000 to 20,000 pounds of soft drinks on my truck, and returned anywhere from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with zero. I picked up and set down every single case at least three times before it was on the shelf.

    I was fresh out of the Army and in great shape, and I lost weight on that job. When’s the last time Kerry Dougherty lifted 60,000 pounds a day?

    Kerry Dougherty: rhymes with “runt”.

  48. #48 |  Omar | 

    @#39 Jerri Lynn Ward

    “If he is convicted, rather than believing it’s therefore okay to withhold honeybuns from him, I will be completely convinced that our justice system has become a creature of Satan and has totally succumbed to the maxim that might makes right.”

    Total agreement. I was just pointing out the absurdity of pursing punishment before conviction. It just amazes me that we are having to have the “prison should be punishment” argument before any punishment has been assigned. That argument has nothing to do with RF’s particular case. Kerry “Jenkum” Dougherty’s argument just seems symptomatic of a general disdain for anyone who appears to run afoul of the law, regardless of the findings of the actual trial. It’s as if she’s saying “punish first, ask questions later, then punish again.”

    @#44 paranoiastrksdp

    Thanks for the link. I let them know how I felt. I also sent kerry.dougherty@cox.net a personal love letter.

  49. #49 |  Firstlanding | 

    We should all mail Honeybuns to KD at her home or work.

  50. #50 |  CC | 

    Marty-

    (((I stand by my earlier statements. Kerry Dougherty is a muck-raking piece of shit.)))

    No problem with you saying that.

    Dick Armey just said the same “Wouldn’t want to be married to HER” thing about a woman who bested him in an argument about a week ago.

    To me it seems like a lame and desperate thing to say in an argument with a woman, and she is so obviously wrong here that lameness and desperation aren’t called for.

    But judging by the negative rating I got, most people don’t have that reaction to the phrase, so I suppose you should take what I’m saying with a grain of salt…

    CC

  51. #51 |  John Wilburn | 

    Whatever the verdict, I don’t believe Mr. Broccoletti will be finished with these assholes (CPD, prosecutors, CI’s etc.). The way he went after the jailhouse snitches (and seemed to be enjoying it) indicated to me (sixth sense, if you will) that he isn’t happy with the way his client has been treated, and he wants blood…

    Anyone who believes that Mr. Broccoletti is not a truly gifted and brilliant attorney would change his view, if he were there, watching…

    Dr. Tabor was right in his conclusion that, like Napoleon, Mr. Broccoletti isn’t going to interfere with an enemy, who’s destroying himself…

    Mr. Willett, in his two cross-examinations of Mr. Frederick, coupled with his opening arguments (“stoned out of his mind,” etc.), destroyed the prosecutions case…

  52. #52 |  Marty | 

    #50 | CC-

    ‘To me it seems like a lame and desperate thing to say in an argument with a woman, and she is so obviously wrong here that lameness and desperation aren’t called for.’

    You’ve got a great point. Normally, I have a decent filter to keep the venom in check, but in her case I didn’t have it engaged.

    I still feel sorry for anyone personally involved with this woman!

  53. #53 |  Marty | 

    great post, John Wilburn! I hope your spidey-sense is on the money…

  54. #54 |  Omar | 

    Is it just me, or Little Miss Sunshine take down her nasty screed from her “blog” and “articles” pages?

    The direct link on this page to the article works – but I don’t see anything on the Pilot or her pages linking to the article.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but maybe she has a little shame. Or maybe there is too much negative publicity.

    http://hamptonroads.com/blogs/kerry-dougherty
    http://hamptonroads.com/2007/10/kerry-dougherty

  55. #55 |  David | 

    If Frederick had lost weight in jail, I’m sure they’d be spinning that as evidence of guilt, too. It’s always damned if you, damned if you don’t with these authoritarian bootlicks.

  56. #56 |  InFrequently Asked Questions | 

    Kerry Dougherty Is Beneath Contempt…

    Really? Kerry? Fat jokes? I’ll come back later to your despicable column from the weekend.

    Right now, I’d like to turn your attention back to 26 February, 2008, when you lectured the blogosphere to wait until we heard the facts. By “facts”, you mu…

  57. #57 |  Rick Caldwell | 

    @ Omar #58

    No, it’s under Opinion

    http://hamptonroads.com/category/pilotonline.com/opinion

  58. #58 |  Rick Caldwell | 

    I meant # 54

  59. #59 |  Omar | 

    Oh, my bad. She’s still a bitch.

  60. #60 |  Rick Caldwell | 

    Oh, that much is objectively true, Omar. Her authoritarian statist tendencies are also targeted at pit bulls on a recurring basis

  61. #61 |  Justthisguy | 

    Dang, Radley! You deleted my comment, after it displayed for a little while. You could have just deleted the deliberately obnoxious part, and left the rest. Actually, I think all blog comments should be left up. If I show my ass, well, let that be a lesson to me, not to do that again.

    I don’t think I showed my ass on that one, just spoke from the heart about bullies and the women who go supine for them.

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