Gulf Oil Spill Oversight: Porn! Meth! LSU Tickets!

Why has the Federal Government completely fallen flat in its attempt to cap the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill? And how could such a thing happen in the first place? Mark Schleifstein of the NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE gives us plenty of clues, reporting this week on the findings of internal investigation of the Minerals Management Service released this week.

Gulf Oil Spill Oversight: Porn! Meth! LSU Tickets!

The MMS is the Federal agency that controls oversight of all U.S. natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico and accounts for $14 billion per year in revenues from Federal offshore mineral leases.

The MMS, which is part of the Department of Interior, was found to have employees “accepting gifts from oil companies” that included private jet travel, hunting and fishing trips, Christmas parties and “even free tickets to see Louisiana State University beat the University of Miami in the 2005 Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

Numerous MMS workers were also cited for downloading and emailing porn on U.S. government computers while on the job and “illicit” drug use.

Mathew Daly of the ASSOCIATED PRESS:

In at least one case, an inspector for the Minerals Management Service admitted using crystal methamphetamine and said he might have been under the influence of the drug the next day at work, according to the report by the acting inspector general of the Interior Department.

The report adds to the climate of frustration and criticism facing the Obama administration in the monthlong oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, although it covers actions before the spill. Millions of gallons of oil are gushing into the Gulf, endangering wildlife and the livelihoods of fishermen, as scrutiny intensifies on a lax regulatory climate.

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Sprinter’s Workouts Outdraw The Florida Marlins?

The amazing thing about Belgian bodybuilding champ Sarah De Herdt — besides the fact that she has pulled off the rare track & field-slash-bodybuilder-slash-porn star trifecta — is that she publicizes her workouts, and evidently attracts quite a crowd. In fact, the next one is expected to draw in excess of 20,000 people.

Sarah Deherdt

I had heard of De Herdt the bodybuilder, but had no idea that she was also a successful sprinter, and in her spare time enjoyed filming porn. The folks over at DON CHAVEZ.COM got hold of some pictures and, well, let’s just say that you don’t want to view them while you’re at work. Unless you work on a pirate ship.

More photos following the jump.

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Former Porn Star Plays Musical Defense For Coach

The hapless coach of the French national soccer team, in danger of being run out of the country for his team’s poor play, is now suddenly popular, all because a former porno actress has written a hit song about him. So typical.

Raymond Domenech, Catherine Ringer

Sample lyric of the song Je Kiffe Raymond (I Fancy Raymond): “If he attacked my penalty areas, I would be without defenders,” sings Catherine Ringer, who became famous in France as a member of Les Rita Mitsouko, an art-rock group. And of course lots and lots of ’70s porn. Which I felt compelled to research, because that’s the kind of investigative reporter I am. Read more…

Gay Porn vs. WNBA? Not Funny, As It Turns Out

Fox Sports Cubed

You laughed at its jabs at office drudgery, you chortled at its sassy comparisons of  women’s basketball and porn. Ah, it was a great 14 hours. But as is the case with so many new shows, FOXSPORTS.COM’s new webcast, “Cubed,” has been taken down and replaced with a toned down and retooled version, owing to certain complaints (Sample: Brick flies through Fox studio window). Read more…

Flyers Are At It Again, This Time With A Porn Star

Remember when we caught the Flyers crashing at a Temple University frat party? Well, our fun-loving boys are back at it, and moving up in the world of partying. They’ve gone from hanging out with bar skanks and frat rats to scoring some personal time with one of the world’s biggest porn stars, Gina Lynn.

Gina Lynn and Mike Richards

(Taking a page from certain rum ads, Gina might soon have a little captain in her.)

From what I can tell, this evening consisted of one adult film actress, four professional athletes,, and an empty apartment. Not a scenario unfamiliar to most adult film actresses, I would surmise. But it looks wholesome, from the background — someone ordered pizza!

The pics get slightly less wholesome, after the jump.

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Visanthe Shiancoe Invited To The Bubble Butt BBQ

Overall, things haven’t been going that great for the Minnesota Vikings in the last few weeks.  While they’re still in first place in the NFC North over the Chicago Bears, they have the possible suspensions of The Williams Wall looming over their heads, and now they have to put their playoff hopes in the incompetent hands of Tarvaris Jackson thanks to Gus Frerotte’s broken back.  Still, despite all the troubles facing the rest of his team, things are going pretty well for tight end/flasher Visanthe Shiancoe.

Ever since Visanthe unsheathed his sword on Fox’s postgame coverage last Sunday, he’s received quite a bit of attention.  Where as before Sunday he was just a tight end with a weird name nobody could pronounce, now he’s a tight end with a weird name nobody can pronounce who has showed his penis to the world.  The world noticed that penis too. Well, at least the porn world noticed.

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