A Nashville courtroom brings us baby-momma, Jaleesa Martin, represented by Stan Greenburg (Harley’s faux attorney), seeking a last name change for her 7 month old baby, Messiah. What started as a simple paternity and name change suit has turned into a cluster f**k after Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew stuck her pasty white nose in a little too deep, ordering a first name change for the baby as well.
Ballew, who serves the 4th Judicial District of Tennessee, ordered the boy’s name to be changed from Messiah DeShawn Martin to Martin DeShawn McCullough.
“It (the name Messiah) could put him at odds with a lot of people and at this point he has had no choice in what his name is,” Ballew said about her decision last week to replace Messiah with his mother’s surname.
“The word Messiah is a title and it’s a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ,” Ballew said.
The boy’s mother plans to appeal the order and will continue to call him Messiah.
“The judge’s decision was an unnecessary breach of a parents’ right to name their child what they please,” ACLU-Tennessee executive director Hedy Weinberg said, going on to call it “pretty outrageous,” especially when it wasn’t the issue being presented.
“In this instance, the judge is imposing her religious beliefs on a family who came before her rightfully so to handle a dispute and they focused on that dispute,” she said. “But the dispute in no way focused on the first name of the child.”
Norman Smith, who is chairman of the legislative body for Cocke County, said while he thought naming a child Messiah showed “a lack of respect for Christian people,” added that Martin has “the right to name her baby whatever she wants.”
Your well-coiffed scribe wonders if Smith knows how many Hispanics name their son’s “Jesus” in honor of Christ?
“It (the name Messiah) could put him at odds with a lot of people and at this point he has had no choice in what his name is.”
So she changes it to “Martin?”
When this 7 month old little bugger grows up and is loitering on the corner of 13th and MLK with his four best homies, Sha Nay Nay, Bon Qui Qui, Shabooty and Grapedrankisa, Martin’s going to get his ass whooped!
Scarred for life by a white, right wing, Christian Judge.
She might as well have named the boy Sue.
Alec Baldwin gets MSNBC Show
Bombastic, out of control liberal Alec Baldwin - who suffers from terminal oral diarrhea – is on the verge of getting his own talk show in MSNBC’s primetime lineup..
An anonymous source described as “a senior source in the cable news industry with knowledge of MSNBC’s programming,” said the “30 Rock” star’s as-yet-untitled show is a done deal and would air Friday nights in the 10 p.m. eastern time slot. Since the show would air on Friday’s primetime lineup, Baldwin’s entrance to the network presumably wouldn’t unseat any of its weeknight anchors.
I’ve seen Baldwin guest host once before and to say he’s as captivating on air as a piece of milk toast is an insult to milk toast. But let’s look at it from this angle.
Baldwin’s most recent outburst came after his wife was accused of tweeting during the funeral service for James Gandolfini. Baldwin’s twitter account gets placed in gear before his brain is engaged, going off on a hostile rant, in which he repeatedly threatened to “fuck someone up, because he is a man of urbane wit and sophistication.”
He went on to refer to the reporter, who he apparently knew was gay, as a “toxic little queen,” then suggested he might enjoy having Baldwin’s foot up his ass.
The only thing better was Baldwin’s 2007 voice mail message left for his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland. When she didn’t answer he proceeded to tell her “You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don’t have the brains or the decency of a human being.”