Friday, July 17, 2015

Well-groomed Carrier

for reasons that are robust and manifold
i just can't get josh carrier off my mind
even though he's not at all my type
and it goes without saying -- he wouldn't be into me
leave it to me to point out the obvious
originally posted april 2012

I don't know about y'all, but I think this fool is HELLA guilty.  I was curious enough to search out pictures of Carrier's parents, and came across just the creepiest of photographs.  I know, I know, the resemblance is to be expected...but both of them have the strangest of smiles...then I read this story about Carrier's father, and I just had to post the pictures for your contemplation.                                                                                                                                                

Dr. Delos Carrier
Mr. Hyde?

Father, a doctor, says he advised Carrier to look for diseases


Attorneys for Joshua Carrier on Friday began their defense by calling the former officer’s father — a NASA-affiliated physician who testified that he warned his son to look for dangerous diseases while checking student wrestlers.
Among Dr. Delos Carrier’s other claims were that he himself was responsible for giving his son the impression he was an EMT — a statement that brought a swift objection by the prosecution, which a judge sustained.
Jurors were instructed to disregard the comment because it violated court rules against repeating statements made out of court.
The EMT issue is significant because prosecutors allege Carrier falsely portrayed himself as a licensed first-aid provider to get close to children.
Defense attorneys have countered that Carrier had all the required training.
Before his testimony on the topic was cut short, Dr. Carrier said he told his son he could consider himself an EMT after completing coursework at Pikes Peak Community College in the early 2000s, just as Dr. Carrier said he considered himself a doctor upon receiving his medical degree. Dr. Carrier is a physician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., and frequently travels to Colorado Springs, where his wife, Carrier’s mother, lives. They have two other grown children.
He also testified that Carrier called him for guidance in 2010 after he was given the responsibility of performing skin checks on student wrestlers at Mann Middle School, where he was a volunteer.
The father told the jury that he warned his son to be on the lookout for ringworm, herpes simplex and particularly MRSA, a bacterial infection tied to deaths and hospitalizations among wrestlers.
Dr. Carrier said he told his son the bacteria develops in “warm, moist areas” and that full skin checks were required to spot it. Prosecutors have argued that Carrier had no legitimate cause to examine children’s genitals.
Under cross-examination by prosecutor Amy Fitch, Dr. Carrier acknowledged that he wasn’t licensed to practice medicine until he completed a background check and other licensing requirements. He also testified that he never instructed his son to touch students’ genitals, or to strip naked.
Much of the doctor’s testimony was focused on rebutting the suggestion Carrier shares personality traits with child molesters based on a profile that a prosecution witness detailed for jurors on Wednesday.
In disputing that his son was angry, antisocial or self-absorbed, the doctor boasted of Carrier’s long history of helping others, especially children.
He helped out with student athletics as a boy and later served as an instructor at Pathways, a counseling program founded by Dr. Phil McGraw, the celebrity doctor perhaps best known for his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Carrier’s boyhood interest in medicine led him to enroll in pre-medicine at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, but he dropped out because of difficulties with chemistry, Dr. Carrier said.
After Dr. Carrier’s testimony about his son’s lifelong care for children, Fitch pressed him with a series of questions attacking his neutrality as an observer.
“Would you agree with me that someone who truly cares for children doesn’t look at child pornography?” she asked.
The doctor’s response: “I do not.”
Dr. Carrier offered similar denials when Fitch asked about other sexually graphic material from Carrier’s personal laptop, including amateur tales describing sex between adults and young boys, as well as a series of videos of Mann students stripping in Carrier’s high school office.
The defense has argued that Carrier videotaped the children to protect himself from false allegations.
Dr. Carrier also testified about Carrier’s relationships with women, mentioning two that lasted a few years each.
The defense case continues Monday with three expert witnesses who will testify about aspects of child memory, proper forensic interview protocols, and studies on whether viewing pornography can be linked to sex crimes.
Carrier, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting 22 children in the 2010-2011 school year – all during disputed checks related to wrestling, first-aid duties and drugs. He will decide next week whether to testify.
Testimony resumes at 8:30 a.m. Monday.


  1. Skin checks are carried out at regular interval of times. In case of any bleeding or itching that an employee suffers the doctor is immediately called.
    skin checks

  2. Yeah. Ok. Then am I to presume that you allow your child's coach to jostle his johnson on camera in search of an itch? If checking a child's genitals is part and parcel of wrestling, you can be sure my kids will NEVER participate in that sport; no wonder it's been removed from Olympic competition.