Remember what fights were like when we were children? They went something like this:
“You did it!”
“No you did it!”
“No, you did it!”
And then, some sort of physical contact would occur, and the perpetrator of said contact would run to the nearest adult and claim that the other kid did something wrong so that they wouldn’t get in trouble.
Anyway, that’s what Hubert Blackman’s lawsuit reminds me of.
Here’s the deal: Blackman, a New York City native, goes to Vegas for vacation. He decides to call a place with the name of “Las Vegas …
I wouldn’t describe myself as pro-prostitution, but I’m definitely not against prostitution, either (especially considering how the industry is treated in our country), just that I acknowledge that it fits into a realm of jobs that can be fulfilling and also be awful (now that I think of it, like most jobs are). I also feel, like many others, that there’s a need to legalize careers in fields relating to sex or drugs that are probably not, considering history, going anywhere. Like any job, prostitution is fraught with risks and rewards, but it’s the sex that makes it more complicated, as we’re all just obsessed with it. Despite all of these feelings about prostitution theoretically, I could not get past the deep sadness depicted in this article about an elementary school that is “surrounded by prostitutes.”
At West Farms elementary school in the Bronx in New York City:
In one of the most memorable falls from grace in recent years, Eliot Spitzer went from being the governor of New York to a guy cheating on his wife with hookers. Spitzer’s frolics with Ashley Dupre (aka “Kristin”) turned the once-respected politician into a laughingstock.
Hollywood shit, no?
Well, evidently somebody thinks so … Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has chronicled Spitzer’s, uh, formerly secret life in his new documentary Client Nine: The Rise & Fall of Eliot Spitzer.