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Archive for 26 March 2008
An Ohio jury has convicted a former Wisconsin man of a Dayton-area man’s death, 36 years ago.
Montgomery County jurors on Wednesday deliberated about two hours before convicting 63-year-old Robert Sosnoskie of second-degree murder in the death of Perry Smith in June 1971. Prosecutors say Sosnoskie bludgeoned Smith to death in his home near Dayton. Smith was 76-years-old at the time.
Montgomery Judge A.J. Wagner immediately sentenced Sosnoskie to 15 years to life in prison.
Sosnoskie was a traveling salesman at the time of the murders. Police say they matched 17 fingerprints from Smith’s Harrison Township home to Sosnoskie.
He was arrested in Tiffany, Wis., last year after police matched those fingerprints using a computer database.
Hillary is being “swiftboated”!
She claimed that she came under sniper fire when she visited in Bosnia in 1996, but was contradicted by videotape showing her sauntering off the plane and stopping on the tarmac to listen to a little girl read her a poem.
Similarly, John Kerry’s claim to heroism in Vietnam was contradicted by 264 Swift Boat Veterans who served with him. His claim to having been on a secret mission to Cambodia for President Nixon on Christmas 1968 was contradicted not only by all of his commanders — who said he would have been court-martialed if he had gone anywhere near Cambodia — but also the simple fact that Nixon wasn’t president on Christmas 1968.
In Hillary’s defense, she probably deserves a Purple Heart about as much as Kerry did for his service in Vietnam.
Also, unlike Kerry, Hillary acknowledged her error, telling the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “I was sleep-deprived, and I misspoke.” (What if she’s sleep-deprived when she gets that call on the red phone at 3 a.m., imagines a Russian nuclear attack and responds with mutual assured destruction? Oops. “It proves I’m human.”)
Let’s face it….he who must not be middle named’s pastor is a major crackpot. His knowledge of history is sorely lacking.
Jamila was married off when she was seven years old. Subjected to brutal beatings for nine years by her husband, she approached her father-in-law for help. For this “shame,” a family member shot her in the leg.
During a rare visit to her parental home, she sought a divorce. A jirga, or assembly of local elders who act as informal dispute-resolution mechanisms in the absence of a formal justice system in many parts of Afghanistan, rejected her plea and sent her back to her marital home.
Jamila, whose real name and location cannot be revealed for her own safety, was punished once again, this time by her father-in-law, who beat her, cut off one nostril, shaved her head and tied her with a rope before throwing her outside the house.
This type of stuff has been going on for years in Muslims dominated countries, and the Useless Numnuts just now are noticing?
“Violence against women exists in every continent, every country and every culture, and Afghanistan makes no exception, but the problem here in Afghanistan is that most of the cases remain unreported due to the severe restrictions women face in seeking justice,” he told Al Jazeera.
True, violence against women does exist in every country and culture, however most CIVILIZED countries will at least make the effort to bring justice to the perpetrator, not the victim.
“When the women or girls seek recourse from the government, they are further molested by the government representatives” and “most of the time women who report incidents of violence to the police end up in prison themselves”.
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Punish the one who has been violated, abuse, maimed, etc. Uh huh.
The lack of representation of women in decision-making positions (only one cabinet minister is a woman and there are no vocal women in leadership positions), reinforces stereotypes that limit a woman’s role to the household.
Women’s rights advocates say this also engenders hostility to women who participate in civil society and public life.
Wasn’t the intend of our bombing the crap out of Afghanistan, other than attempting to get bin Pigladen, to free them from the oppression of the Taliban types? Seems to me, they haven’t made a whole lot of progress. I realize it’s “culture” thing, but seriously, what CIVILIZED culture condones such treatment of women, or anyone for that matter.
The strong shame associated with a woman leaving her home, even if as a victim of abuse, makes reintegrating into society and family nearly impossible.
If she returns home, the victim may be killed. If she does not return home, it is likely she will face more violence as a result of being an ‘unattached woman’.
Currently, Afghanistan has only short-stay provisions for emergency cases, most of which do not allow women to keep their children.
And where do the children go? Do they stay with the violent spouse? Not real smart, if you ask me. I wonder how many children have been killed as retribution. Is there a study on that?
A recent editorial in the government-owned Kabul Times offered a stark reminder of the widespread acceptance of violence against women in Afghanistan. The editorial, which ran four days after International Women’s Day on March 8, was titled “A few reasons for violence against women.”
“We always condemn men who beat their wives or sisters â€¦ but overlook what some women do to invoke men’s ire. To begin with, there are numerous obstinate, groggy, nagging, quarrelsome, stingy and arguing women in this country who disturb the peace in their families. When they get charged they go on and on till they provoke their husbands to beat them black and blue.”
The apparent justification of violence against women was written by Abdul Haq, the English-language newspaper’s editor-in-chief. The acting editor, S. Ghiassi, told Al Jazeera that Haq could not comment on the issue because he was ill and hospitalised.
Ill? Wasn’t he unconscious and unable to speak? I’d have to say he, and the piece of trash who wrote the opinion, are flat out sick SOBs.
A Unifem study, based on a primary database of violence covering 21 districts over a year-and-a-half during which 1,011 cases were registered, found that most of the cases of violence were a result of forced marriages.
The report also stated that the incidence of forced marriages is as high as 70 to 80 per cent, while 57 per cent of marriages are estimated to be before the legal age of 16.
The widespread prevalence of child marriage compelled Hamid Karzai, the nation’s president, to publicly address this issue on International Women’s Day, calling on religious elders to end this practice and the social custom of giving away girls as a means of settling disputes and debts.
Until this “culture” figures out that women are people, not commodities, nothing is going to change. Little girls will be abused, and murdered, women will die in childbirth, and no woman in Afghanistan will ever be able to be free.
If the Useless Numnuts really want to DO something, perhaps they should make an effort to “re-educate” the male dominated countries.
Cross posted at Reject the UN
Ok, wasn’t it bad enough that John McFeingold adjusted my good mood this morning with his speech? I was outside, potting some flowers, was trying to get some level ground to stand on, kicked a pile of dirt, and what comes scurrying out?
Crawling up my pant leg, getting into my shoe! I saw none before I kicked that pile. They were hiding! Waiting to pounce! I love the south, but it would be a lot more pleasant if there weren’t any of those evil Solenopsis invading my joyous domain!
Following Right Wing News‘ lead, here are just some of my favorite t-shirtsÂ Â There are many more, but y’all wouldn’t want to wade through ALL of ‘em, right?
Ya gotta click on to enlarge….at the site.Â I couldn’t get the enlarged view to download.Â But seriously….ya gotta read ‘em!Â Heh!
Gotta love Cafe Press!
Listening to John McCain’s speech, several things came to mind.Â My first thought….if I vote for him, I’ll not only have to hold my nose, but close my eyes.Â I don’t know if I can do that.Â A good chunk of what I have heard so far was “let’s suck up to those who do not like us, just like the EU does”.Â Perhaps I’m missing something.Â Maybe I’m hearing him wrong?Â All I know is the same thing I knew before…..I can NOT actively support that man.Â Close Gitmo?Â Where is he going to put them?Â His back yard comes to mind.Â No “torture”?Â When the next attack happens, and it will, I’ll be sure to remind him that he had the opportunity to get information, but was too much a pussy.Â I don’t support permanent damage, but I sure do support the FEAR of permanent damage, or death!
All I can state is what I observe.Â That man is a Dhimmi with a Pubbie letter behind his name.Â I hope I’ll be able to change my mind, but I kind of doubt that is going to happen.
The Republicans had an opportunity to choose a TRUE conservative, but failed to do so.Â They just followed the main stream media’s push for McCain.
This morning I was sitting here sipping my coffee, looked up and there he was……
I’m quite happy to let wild turkeys cross the yard.Â They don’t seem to be interested in my freshly planted flowers, or crapping on the back deck and front porch.Â However, if that changes…..we’ll be having a nice turkey dinner.
Come to think of it, we haven’t even seen the peacocks over at the neighbors place lately.Â Hmmm….Â Wonder if he decided to make a meal out of them?Â
At a forum at SMU, he mocked criticism of Democratic infighting, boosted Democratic Senate candidate Rick Noriega and said Mr. Cornyn “doesn’t represent Texas, he represents the status quo.”
But Cornyn campaign spokesman Kevin McLaughlin said “nothing says status quo more than dragging out a Clinton-era political hack to lob haymakers at Republicans.”
The same tired old attacks. I’ve noticed that when folks can’t legitimately defend their candidate or their actions, they attack the opposition. Unfortunately, the sheeple don’t seem to notice there is no substance!
Heavy fighting continued for a second day Wednesday in two of Iraq’s largest cities, as Iraqi ground forces and helicopters mounted a huge operation to break the grip of the Shiite militias controlling Basra, and Iraqi forces clashed with militias in Baghdad. The fighting threatened to destabilize a long-term truce that had helped reduce the level of violence in the five-year-old Iraq war.
After two days of fighting, I’d say that “truce” was toast!
Sen. Charlie Borders, R- Russell, chairman of the Senate budget committee, said in an interview after the rally that the Senate version is an improvement over the one initially offered by Beshear.
“I consider it a pretty good budget for human services,” he said, noting the Senate version has no new taxes. “We have to operate within the revenue we have. We did not raise any taxes.”
But advocates at yesterday’s noon rally in the Capitol Rotunda said the Senate version won’t be enough to help the many Kentuckians who depend on such state services as public mental-health agencies.
One of these days, I’d really love to see how states come up with a budget. They always seem to cut needed services, yet never eliminate duplicate agencies, and Heaven forbid they should ever cut their salaries and benefits. THAT would be the first place to start when they want to make cuts!
Rinks, 54, was first elected in 1990 and represents Hardin, McNairy and the southern half of Decatur counties in the House of Representatives. As a senior House Democratic leader for the past 12 years, Rinks has played a key role in the development of much of the major legislation of the past 18 years.
His decision means another wide-open election for a West Tennessee legislative seat that could swing either Democratic or Republican. Neither party has publicly identified potential candidates for the seat, and the qualifying deadline is April 3.
The Pubbie party sure better come up with someone good. Otherwise, I’ll still be living in a Dhimmi district! sigh…. Rinks seemed like a nice enough guy, but…..seeming and being, when it comes to social issues, are definitely two different things.
Investigators with the state attorney general’s office are hoping to build a case against several employees of Sanctuary Hospice House, according to several people who said they were questioned about the deaths of family members.
Sources close to the investigation say a grand jury has been hearing testimony related to the deaths this week. Court officials confirmed a grand jury is currently hearing cases. The attorney general’s office declined to confirm an investigation.
We pass by this place every time we go to Texas, through Tupelo, it is absolutely beautiful. To think there might be those inside, hastening death, just breaks my heart!
Shattered windows and bomb scares are growing threats for recruiters working to find young men and women to join the U.S. military, according to a new report that claims attacks on military recruiting stations are on the rise.
The report, issued by a not-for-profit group that supports members of the military, calls the incidents â€” including the spray-painting of graffiti â€” “attacks,” and claims there have been more than 50 since March 2003.
“The peace protesters are not peaceful,” said Catherine Moy, executive director of Move America Forward, which released the report. “They are violent. They are causing havoc in an illegal manner on recruiting offices across the United States.”
There has never been anything peaceful about those “peace protesters”. Destruction, and even wishing death on our brave soldiers is much like the terrorist they are fighting. Shameful! There’s a special place in Hell for them!
Even as conservatives continue to paint Barack Obama as being surrounded by anti-Israel advisers, a new poll shows the Illinois senator and Hillary Rodham Clinton in a neck-and-neck battle for Jewish support.
I can’t, for the life of me, understand why anyone with a Jewish heritage, would support either one of those…..people. ESPECIALLY he who shall not be middle named! I don’t know about you, but the church I attend is Bible based. I can’t ever imagine my pastor ranting on about Israel, and American, like his did/does. Maybe those Jews are really anti Israel?
Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who can’t wait for the motorcycle museum to open in July can sign up now for membership, securing “founding member” status and taking the road to a number of museum perks.
It’s a motorcycle, for the love of pete. Granted, it’s a nice motorcycle, but JUST a motorcycle. Shrine?
Jackson police on Tuesday identified remains found Monday night near Pinson as those of Cole, according to a joint press release from the Jackson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Police have charged Fredrick Lamont Moore, Cole’s estranged boyfriend and the father of two of her children, with first-degree murder.
My prayers are with the family, especially her four children.
Two employees with the group Students for Life of America secretly videotaped a conversation they had with Tiller after the event. Executive director Kristan Hawkins, who conducted the interview with the abortionist, says when she questioned Tiller about his views on infanticide, he stated that he was not even aware of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. [Editor's note: The videotaped interview is available at the group's website.]
“He said that he has done abortions up until the day before delivery — so that’s 36 weeks, 35 weeks [in the womb],” says Hawkins. “He also said [if] you have 15 or 16 [abortions] and one slips out with a heartbeat, that’s not a viable fetus.” And the pro-life activist claims Tiller stated that if a baby is born alive during an abortion, “that’s just sloppy medicine, that’s just sloppy technique.”
This excrement should be run out of town on a rail…first tarred and feathered! It doesn’t surprise me that a huge union like the NEA thinks he’s just peachy. They all make me sick!Â Any teacher with an ounce of decency should renounce the union, and withdraw like those sited in the article have done.
Al Qaeda is still trying to spin Iraq into civil war, but whereas in 2005-2006 al Qaeda was succeeding, today al Qaeda is being shredded.
An Iraqi officer near Sinjar told me that recently a group of perhaps twenty â€œjihadists,â€ many of them foreign, descended on a Nineveh village. The Iraqi officer said the terrorists killed some adults and two babies. One baby they murdered was 15 days old.
Until recently, such terror attacks inside Iraq could have coerced the village into sheltering Al Qaeda. Yet this time, the â€œjihadistsâ€ got an unexpected reception. Local men grabbed their rifles and poured fire on the demons, slaughtering them. Nineteen terrorists were destroyed. Times have changed for al Qaeda here. Too many Iraqis have decided they are not going to take it anymore. Al Qaeda in Iraq is still fighting, and they are tough and wily, but al Qaeda Central seems to realize there are easier targets elsewhere, perhaps in Europe, where many people demonstrate weakness in the face of terror.
Y’all might have noticed that this site has been loading slower than snail snot lately.Â Yep, I’m aware, and we’re working to fix the problem.Â Don’t give up on us!Â Silent E Speaks is on the same host, so he’s tearing out his hair too.Â Â We will get it fixed, even if we have to move the whole kit n kaboodle to a different host!
Honestly, I can’t blame the host for my posting later than normal, though.Â It’s that dadburn new drug!Â I kind of prefer to wake up at least by 7, but I’ve been rolling out of bed, and stumbling around more like 8:30 lately.Â Probably cuz getting to sleep has been interesting.Â I keep thinking of things I need to do, and if it’s already 11 pm, I should just blow it off, and go to bed.Â Nope!Â Not me!Â sigh….
The cats are not happy!
29Â For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;