Daily archives: June 3rd, 2010

Philadelphia Freedom: Phillies Fan Who Intentionally Vomited on Child Pleads Guilty

Chicago Blackhawks fans in Philadelphia for the Stanley Cup Finals might want to wear rain ponchos if they’re lucky enough to get anywhere near the Wachovia Center. Why? A 21-year-old New Jersey man pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on a man and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands during a Philadelphia Phillies game.


Here’s the scoop (sorry about that):

A New Jersey man is facing charges after police say he intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl and her father in the stands during a Phillies game.

Matthew Clemmens, 21, of Cherry Hill, N.J., was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from his behavior at Wednesday night’s Phillies-Nationals game. Police say Clemmens made himself vomit on an off-duty police captain and his daughter after a companion was kicked out for unruly behavior.

The plea:

Matthew Clemmens of Cherry Hill, N.J., pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from the incident at a Phillies-Nationals game on April 14.

Police say Clemmens stuck his fingers down his throat and vomited on Easton police Captain Michael Vangelo and his daughter after Clemmens’ companion was ejected from the park.

And the dude:


Enough said.

Go Hawks!

Poll: Growing Number of Americans Oppose Repealing Health Insurance Reform Law

A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll asks a random sample of 855 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone May 6-9, 2010, whether any parts of the health insurance reform law should be repealed. Results show that a plurality of Americans said they would prefer Republicans to leave the new healthcare law alone and not repeal any parts of it.

As you may know, many Republicans have vowed to repeal President Obama’s health-care-reform law. Which part, if any, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THEM GET RID OF?

Requiring all Americans to buy health insurance 30% 45% 13% 32%
Stopping insurance companies from denying coverage 8 6 6 11
Letting children stay
insured until age 26
8 10 8 7
Expanding prescription
coverage for seniors
2 3 1 1
None; I’d keep them all 42 18 68 38

Tip of the hat to The Wonk Room at Think Progress for this.

BBC: Catholic Bishop Stabbed to Death in Turkey

From the BBC:

A Roman Catholic bishop has been stabbed to death in southern Turkey, state-run media report.

Luigi Padovese, 63, was attacked in the garden of his summer house in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, according to Anatolia news agency.

Police have arrested Bishop Padovese’s driver, a man identified only as Murat A. He was suffering from psychological problems, the provincial governor said.

There has been a series of attacks on Christians in Turkey in recent years.

No doubt there will be wild speculation as to motive besides "psychological problems." We’ll be careful here.