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October 02, 2002

High School Satanism Club now forming
San Mateo County Times | Submitted by: mistermagnet
The two founders of the San Mateo High School Satanism club say, "Satanism helps people to express themselves." They have a goal: "to divide church from state completely." The club boasts 35 members. Self-expression, politics, goalsetting and teamwork. What's not to love? Principal sends out memo saying the club can stay as long as they're not sacrificing goats. The Christian Club is most upset.

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Charges dropped on child-fed-to-neighbors case
Wire Services | Submitted by: horselover, Alaska Freegold
Followup on a story reported in 2000: "Prosecutors said Tuesday they will drop murder and kidnapping charges against a man accused of butchering a child and feeding him to neighbors because the alleged victim's mother believes the boy is alive... Searches of Bar-Jonah's house nearly three years ago turned up lists of children's names, including Zachary, and encrypted letters in which Bar-Jonah wrote about such dishes as 'little boy stew', 'little boy pot pies' and 'lunch is served on the patio with roasted child.'" First article is more current, second one has a photo of Bar-Jonah.

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Candidate attacks pickup truck with pipe
Monterey Herald | Submitted by: anonymous
Monterey City Council candidate India Weeks was arrested Friday after she vandalized a truck belonging to her neighbor's handyman, Monterey police said... Weeks said Monday that she had acted impulsively on Friday. "I don't believe that violence is ever the solution. My actions were purely instinctual and... I'm disappointed in myself."

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Wal-Mart skulduggery, part umpteen
Straight Goods | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
A company guidebook obtained by union organizers states that "Wal-Mart is opposed to unionization. You, as a manager, are expected to support the company's position... This may mean walking a tightrope between legitimate campaigning and improper conduct." Speaking of improper conduct, radio host Jim Hightower reports that "the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has had to file more suits against the Bentonville billionaires club for cases of disability discrimination than any other corporation. A top EEOC lawyer told Business Week, 'I have never seen this kind of blatant disregard for the law.'" The company is also facing class action suits for gender discrimination, unpaid overtime and heavy-handed tactics against union sympathizers.

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Thin blue line in Indonesia now thinner
Sydney Morning Herald | Submitted by: anonymous
Indonesian Police arrest ecstasy selling soldier, so his buddies free him with the aid of assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, leaving 4 dead and taking a tonne of hashish with them as they withdrew from the police station. WTF were the pigs doing with a TONNE of hash?

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No more Goody Two Shoes
Guardian | Submitted by: Drole Noel
"Stuart Goddard, better known as the flamboyant 1980s pop idol Adam Ant, was placed under supervision for a year today for threatening drinkers in a pub with an imitation pistol."

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Peruvian human sacrifice of 200 on beach
Wire Services | Submitted by: Oska the Magnificent
This is the article to accompany the Daily Rotten posted yesterday showing a photo of two bodies dug up on the beach in Peru: "In the biggest find of human sacrifices in South America to date, archeologists have uncovered the remains of 200 fishermen savagely stabbed on a beach in central Peru 650 years ago. "This is the first time that human sacrifices on this scale have been documented."

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Art imitates art: Giant nose missing
BBC | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"A statue of a giant nose in St Petersburg, inspired by Gogol's story of a man's pursuit of his escaped nose, has also vanished. Police in Russia's second city are hunting the thieves responsible for the removal of the 100kg marble piece. It was erected eight years ago to honour Nikolai Gogol for his popular but surreal 19th Century short story. In it a civil servant's nose detaches itself and he has to pursue it all over the city as it conducts a bizarre walkabout."

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Naked man said he was doing as God asked
Wichita Eagle | Submitted by: dbag
"A 26 year old man caught walking down Seneca Avenue early Tuesday with his pants around his ankles tried to convince officers he was doing God's work... The man was arrested on suspicion of public nudity."

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Free drinks for flashers
The Scotsman | Submitted by: anonymous
"The footage, which has been shown to the Evening News, shows young people exposing their breasts and buttocks... "They could wake up next day feeling humiliated. They could lose the respect of their friends." Conservative city councillor Daphne Sleigh also expressed concern about the flashing exploits. She said: "It is a sad state of affairs when people are so desperate for a drink that they are willing to expose themselves."

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Nix foreign lesbianism, rules Namibia
Tiscali World Online | Submitted by: Swaar_ou
"The president of the southern African country of Namibia has ordered the state broadcaster to immediately stop showing all foreign television programmes, because they contain lesbianism and other depravity... The Bold and the Beautiful was dropped and the science fiction miniseries Dune was replaced by a programme on the recent ruling party congress."

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More than half fail high school exit exam
San Francisco Chronicle | Submitted by: wingnut
"Slightly more than half the state's 10th-graders failed the newly required "exit exam" and will have to try again if they hope to earn a diploma in 2004... Attorney Sid Wolinsky of Disability Rights Inc. in Oakland is suing the state on behalf of disabled students who will be unfairly denied diplomas." Not 'have been' but 'will be'.

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Drunk driver smacks officer on crosswalk
WKMG-TV 6 Orlando | Submitted by: Rio
Video shows a Knoxville, Tenn., police patrol sergeant being hit by a car that ran a red light. "Police officials released the video of two cruiser cameras that recorded Sgt. Lisa Green beginning to cross the street and then getting struck by a white Corsica. The 18-year old driver, Vickie Renee Johnson, told officers at the scene that she'd been drinking at a nearby bar." With video.

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Streisand fooled with fake Shakespeare
CNN | Submitted by: Zipdi
"Despite repeated applause for her rendition of a supposed cautionary speech from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" last weekend, Barbra Streisand woke up Tuesday to find that she as well as the audience had been Bard-boozled, Variety reports. The words were nowhere to be found in Shakespeare."

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Hermit dad shot at kids, hid them in a cave
Independent Online | Submitted by: Patricia Graeme
"A man who lives like a hermit on a farm allegedly used his children for target practice, a court has been told... Explaining the sjambok marks on the boys, the father said they often fought. He did not know what to do about it anymore, so he gave them each a sjambok and told them to hit each other under his supervision."

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Eugenics in reverse
New York Post | Submitted by: Marla Jones
"A severely retarded 20 year old New Jersey man says he should never have been born, and he's getting a $2.4 million settlement in his "wrongful life" claim against negligent doctors... Later genetic testing revealed he had been born with a rare chromosomal disorder, only six cases of which are documented in medical literature."

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Sleazy Rider
Press and Journal | Submitted by: anonymous
A boring article except for the one quote, "While stopped at the traffic lights at Seaforth Road, a male cyclist approached her and fondled her bottom."

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Endangered food
Fox News | Submitted by: D. Rango
Save the breads and cheeses: "The group ,Slow Food USA, has compiled a list, called the Ark, of a few hundred foods from around the world that are in danger of becoming 'extinct' for a variety of reasons... Ironically, Slow Food encourages the items on their endangered list be eaten, not preserved."

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Woman kills man during bondage
Lafayette Journal-Courier | Submitted by: Bourbon St, Hoosierwood
A Lafayette, Ind., exotic dancer (Showgirls) kills her tied-up lover in bed with 39 stabs from a "dagger-like knife" (Basic Instinct) and is now on trial (Jagged Edge): "A former exotic dancer who worked as a body piercer stabbed her boyfriend 39 times during an act of bondage sex. Anastazia M. Schmid killed Tony W. Heathcote during a psychotic episode when he asked her to pretend to be a little girl."

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Mule gives birth
BBC | Submitted by: Boat6float
"Since 1527, (when records began on the issue) there have only been a total of 60 reported cases of mules giving birth... 'The occurrence is so historically rare that the Romans had a saying Cum mula peperit, meaning 'when a mule foals', the equivalent of our 'once in a very blue moon,' explained Dr Gigi Kay."

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Major newspapers ignore their own findings
FAIR | Submitted by: Crazy Quagga
"'As recently as Sunday, Iraqi officials called the inspectors spies and accused them of deliberately prolonging their work,' the Washington Post's Baghdad correspondent wrote recently in a story casting doubt on the Iraqi regime's intentions of cooperating (9/8/02). Readers would have no way of knowing that the Post's Barton Gellman exhaustively detailed the facts of the spying in a series of 1999 articles."

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