Ex-Husband of Barbara Bush Bashing Prof Speaks Out: ‘She Destroyed Many Lives’

When Orie Cipollaro was 25 years old, he sat down next to a pair of beautiful young ladies in a bar near Sarah Lawrence College.

“They were not  getting enough attention, so they started to make out with one another,” he says. “At 25 years old, joining in was definitely in my wheelhouse. Here started my relationship with the infamous Randa Jarrar.”

Jarrar, an English professor at California State University-Fresno, made headlines last week when, just an hour after former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at age 92, she tweeted, “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. Fuck outta here with your nice words.”


After receiving a backlash, Jarrar, who identifies as an “Arab American Muslim American woman” doubled down on her tirade, tweeting, “PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.” She also said she was glad “George W. Bush is probably really sad right now.”

She then went on to brag that she makes over $100,000 a year and “will never be fired,” because of her tenured professor status. She is presently on leave from Fresno and the school announced they would be investigating the situation.

Following the scuff up, the left rushed to defend Jarrar. The feminist author and professor pounced on her critics, fashioning herself a prêt-à-porter victim of various supremacies, -ogynies and -phobias.

Cipollaro reached out to DANGEROUS to tell a different story, one of a spoiled-little-rich-girl he came to see as ungrateful, deceitful, and vindictive who’d ruined many lives of those around her.

Cipollaro, who provided a birth certificate for their son and a copy of their marriage license,  says Jarrar grew up in one of the richest communities in America: Greenwich, Connecticut, in a house on a famed estate. Her parents were of Egyptian and Palestinian origin and fled Kuwait to come to the U.S., where Jarrar was born.

After they met, an affair ensued and Cipollaro, now an electrician and tour manager, describes being roped into an intoxicating world of bisexual sex and threesomes with the future professor.

“I was a a happy-go-lucky guy with a motorcycle and a red Camaro back then,” Cipollaro recalls. “Only downside was Randa was trying to get me to join in bisexual relationships with other men with her, which was just not my bag.”

Then, one night in a diner, she had to come clean about some things. Sometime back, her wealthy father found marijuana and birth control in her jeans and kicked her out of the house. Since then, unbeknownst to Cipollaro, she hadn’t been taking her birth control. She confessed she was pregnant. Also, she’d been lying about her age: she was only 17 when they met.

“So basically the millionaire parents kick her out of the house and I’m 26 years old and stuck with an 18-year-old wife and a brand new baby boy,” Cipollaro says.

“My parents and myself took her in. I sold my Camaro and my motorcycle, married her, gave her a wedding, and took her on a honeymoon. Stupid blue collar white people from Yonkers, we should all be shot! If it was not for myself and my family she would have been put on the street, her mother dropped her off in front of my parents’ house with green garbage bags full of her clothes,” he says.

“We pretty much raised her. We made sure she got through her final years at Sarah Lawrence College anyway we could. This was not easy having her as a wife and her militant lesbian girlfriends coming to my apartment screaming in my face on a daily basis. Seriously not cool.”

The militant lesbians soon became too much. Cipollaro says he packed a duffle bag, handed over keys to the apartment, the car, and his checkbook, and moved one block away into a friend’s basement.  Two weeks after that, he says, Jarrar moved back to Greenwich to live with her millionaire parents, then hired an expensive attorney to take away Cipollaro’s parental rights to their son.

Luckily, Cipollaro fought back and his rights weren’t taken away, only now he had to pay child support for the next 18 years. After graduating the expensive liberal arts college, Jarrar then took their child and moved to Texas. Following that, she bounced off to Michigan and would continue dragging the child from state to state for nearly two decades while she continued her very elongated education.

“Somewhere in between that she married some pasty-faced red-headed dude that worked in a comic book store. Yes, this creeped me out, however I had no control,” he says.

Jarrar began writing books. In many of them she bashed Cipollaro and his family who had taken her in and supported her while she finished her studies. Cipollaro was adopted, from a working class family in Yonkers, N.Y., and his father was a World War II vet, all which seemed like fair game for mockery in Jarrar’s writing.

After her first book was released, Cipollaro says Jarrar sent their teenage son back to Yonkers to be raised by him.

“He was a complete mess. I blame myself for letting her get away with so much bullshit. I fucked up and failed as a father. She absolutely killed this kid I just thought because she was so freaking smart that she would be able to do better than me. I doubted myself and I have paid the price,” he says. “This is a story of a tragedy.”

Jarrar still claims to be a Muslim, but Cipollaro doesn’t see that. In fact, he says she has a jihad on her in many Muslim nations because of her writings. Cipollaro successfully got his son’s passport revoked out of fear Jarrar would travel with him to a country where his life would be in danger.

“She doesn’t have any religion. She eats pork. She sleeps with men and women, all of them Christian and Jews. She uses the fact that she is from Muslim heritage in order to shield herself from critics.”

“This person has been given every advantage this country has to offer and she spits on it everyday,” he says.





New app could help N.B. doctors take the guesswork out of diagnosing dementia

MONCTON, N.B. – A professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Moncton says a computer application she developed could help doctors better predict the risk of dementia — and take some of the pressure off New Brunswick’s medical system.

Sarah Pakzad has spent the last seven years researching and working on the Neurocognitive Frailty Index, which would help healthcare professionals guide patients through tests that would assess risk factors for dementia.

She said all too often, patients who are at a low risk for dementia are put on a waiting list to see a specialist, clogging up resources and taking time away from patients who are at a higher risk.

“It’s going to help family physicians and nurse practitioners to help distinguish the patients who are at risk, or high risk, of developing dementia, in comparison with those who have a low risk but have similar symptoms,” said Pakzad.

She said memory problems can be a symptom of mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, so it’s difficult to gauge whether or not someone is at risk for dementia based on that symptom alone.

The index draws information from a database of over 25,000 patients over the age of 50 and would produce a percentage probability of the patient developing dementia.

Pakzad said the index is more than 90 per cent accurate.

“This is the first time we have an index that’s reliable, useful, and easy to work with,” she said.

Pakzad hopes to finish the app’s design within the next year.

In her research, she surveyed 800 family physicians in New Brunswick about how they deal with patients who may have dementia.

Many doctors told her they’re ill-equipped to diagnose dementia and don’t know what to do when people complain about memory and cognitive issues.

She said this creates frustration for patients, some of whom may have spent hours in a waiting room.

“Often they are hearing, ‘No, no, that’s okay, when you’re getting old, it’s just normal to have memory problems,’” she said, adding “No, that’s not okay.”

Bruno Battistini, CEO and scientific director of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, which provided much of the funding for the project, said this is a big gap in the province’s health-care system.

“Medical doctors don’t have, necessarily, the training … to do what we call cognitive assessments,” he said. “This is a more specialized thing done by a geriatrician.”

He said the issue lies in the fact that there’s only one geriatrician per 100,000 people in New Brunswick.

Battistini hopes the app will help unclog waiting lists for people in search of a specialist by ruling out those who are at a low risk of dementia.

New Brunswick Medical Society CEO Anthony Knight said supports for patients with dementia exist in New Brunswick, but the system is struggling to keep up with the demand.

“It’s a growing trend, the diagnosis of dementia, among seniors and other individuals. Our nursing home system is strained, for sure, to manage the complexities associated with dementia care,” he said.

It will still be a while before the application will be available for doctors to use, but Pakzad said she’s looking forward to seeing what healthcare professionals think.



Binge drinking rising at ‘worrisome’ rate in Canada, University of Calgary study finds

Some 20 per cent of Canadians are binge drinking — a trend that has been increasing in all age groups, but especially among young people, a study has found.

“I think it’s extraordinarily high,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Andrew Bulloch of the University of Calgary, said Wednesday.

“It’s worrisome because binge drinking is associated with traffic crashes, sexual violence, homicide and accidents in general,” Bulloch added.

From 1996 to 2013, the number of women binge drinking increased from seven to 14 per cent, and men from 21 to 26 per cent.

When it comes to young adults — aged 18 to 24 — the percentage of binge drinkers skyrockets to almost 40 per cent.

“I think it’s a cultural thing, I think it has to do with happy hour, and with acceptability of drinking a lot in a short period of time,” Bulloch told The Homestretch.

Also, alcohol is becoming more affordable, more available, and especially more effectively advertised, he added.


The study defined binge drinking as having five or more drinks at one sitting at least once a month for a year — a consistent measure used in epidemiological studies since the 1960s.

Binge drinking is different from alcohol dependence, which is more of a daily occurrence.

“But we think that binge drinking is a bad sign and can lead down the road to alcohol dependence,” Bulloch said.

He also noted that it puts a burden on the healthcare system, and is associated with depression and suicide.

“People that are depressed tend to self-medicate, both with cigarettes and also alcohol. But what’s a little more surprising is that people that drink heavily are more likely to get depressed, so the relationship is actually reciprocal,” Bulloch said.

The Canadian results mirror studies in the U.S. and U.K.

National guidelines for Canada suggest that men should not drink more than 20 drinks a week, and women 15.

Bulloch says the government should take steps to curb alcohol advertising, including casual signage outside pubs that say, “Happy Hour begins at 3 o’clock.”

Researchers were able to study the data based on a series of cross-sectional national health surveys carried out by Statistics Canada about every two years over the 17-year period.

The study was published in the October edition of CMAJ Open.