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Archive for 25 June 2008
Josh is FAMOUS!!! I just saw his video response to the Moron.org ad on Bill O’Reilly!
Good advice! Because if you DO open that box, you’re going to find things. Things like OLD pictures! Some of which will make ya feel like crap!
Was I ever that young, that skinny, that boobless……that TALL? sigh….
Then of course, you find a treasure….like blackmail shots! Heh!
Ok, I’ll relent….here’s one that’s REALLY old. But I’m not tellin’ ya which one is me.
I actually remember the name of 3 of the girls. Well, two for sure. I’m iffy on the other one.
When brat and I moved to California, way back when, we stopped at the Grand Canyon. And if I hear ONE word about a “big hole”, I will come over there and SMACK you!
Kind of looks like a toes up alien insect to me.
Here’s the scoop.
…..from The Jawa Report!
On Wednesday, June 18, a district court in the German state of Hesse sentenced Jurgen and Rosemary Dudek each to three months in prison simply because they homeschool their seven children.
HSLDA condemns this court ruling in the strongest possible terms. Good parents who love and care for their children should never be sentenced to prison for doing what is best for their children. Germany is a Western nation and should know better.
HSLDA will be helping the Dudeks with their appeals, but German courts have so far consistently ruled against homeschoolers.
How do you even comment on such flagrant disregard for parental rights? All I can think of is the Nazis taking control of the children during the Third Reich.
H/T: Thirsty Jon
So, if there are any lawyers out there, I’d like to know if the way the prosecutors went about this, what are the chances that the charges could be dropped? Let’s put it this way….may the excrement burn in hell! Obviously, I do NOT want there to be anyway they could get away with this murder! I don’t know why they call it “fast”. The murder was in December of 2006.
Grand jury cuts to chase
Rarely used indictment method, recently used in Toste murder case, a fast way to file charges
The grand jury indictment of five men in one of Sonoma County’s highest-profile slayings is just the seventh such prosecution in the past 15 years, and not all have succeeded.
The method has been described as an easy way to get criminal charges filed — a New York judge famously remarked in 1985 that “even a modestly competent district attorney can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.”
But prosecutors say the process — held in secret — cuts through much of the time-consuming logistical wrangling that can bog down a complicated, multi-defendant gang case. It also can encourage confidential witnesses to testify without fear of being identified in open court.
After hearing evidence for about three weeks this spring, 19 members of a specially empaneled criminal grand jury voted June 5 to indict five men in the Dec. 3, 2006, shooting death of Matthew Allen Toste, 32, in a downtown Santa Rosa parking garage.
Charged with murder, gang allegations and other crimes are: Joseph Kenneth Lopez Jr., 19, his father Joseph Kenneth Lopez, Sr., 39, his cousin Raul Lopez-Granados, 20, Paul Whiterock, 28, and Nicholas Mejia, 30, all of Santa Rosa.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.
In a 5-4 vote, the court said the Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Cruel and unusual? Are they freakin’ kidding? Wanna know MY idea of cruel and unusual punishment? Having a spineless Justice sitting on the bench! Now THAT is cruel!
“The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.
You tell that to the child who’s life is totally destroyed! You worthless piece of sh*t!
Patrick Kennedy, 43, was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Louisiana. He is one of two people in the United States, both in Louisiana, who have been condemned to death for a rape that was not also accompanied by a killing.
Not only do I believe the death penalty is more than appropriate, I also believe they should take it a bit farther. How about lying on a fire ant bed for a few hours? Or maybe dangling over very hungry alligators?
“The harm that is caused to the victims and to society at large by the worst child rapists is grave,” Alito wrote. “It is the judgment of the Louisiana lawmakers and those in an increasing number of other states that these harms justify the death penalty.”
The state decided it was an appropriate punishment. Why has the federal government taken all the power of the states away?
But Kennedy said the absence of any executions for rape and the small number of states that allow it demonstrate “there is a national consensus against capital punishment for the crime of child rape.”
How about you shove that “consensus” up your candy ass, eh? What garbage like this clown calls a consensus is usually nothing more than fellow pink pantied, spineless weasels.
Still, Kennedy concluded that in cases of crimes against individuals — as opposed to treason, for example — “the death penalty should not be expanded to instances where the victim’s life was not taken.”
The victim’s life WAS taken! This child will never have a normal life, or anything close to a normal life. Why then, is the guilty one rewarded? Yeah, I’d say having 3 squares and a roof is a reward for such vermin. All at the taxpayer’s expense.
The Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the sentence, saying that “short of first-degree murder, we can think of no other non-homicide crime more deserving” of the death penalty. State Chief Justice Pascal Calogero noted in dissent that the U.S. high court already had made clear that capital punishment could not be imposed without the death of the victim, except possibly for espionage or treason.
(I don’t see anyone at the NY Slimes lined up against the wall to be shot!) I guess it’s just okie dokie for lowest of the low to get a pass.
Is it possible to impeach a sitting Supreme Court Justice for blantant stupidity and total disregard for innocent victims?
From Dry Bones:
I may be a “cranky” ol’ broad, but I have too many questions about B. Hussein to feel comfortable with him even running for POTUS. Who’s pulling his strings? How did he manage to rise from obscurity to vying for the head of state in such a short period of time? What exactly has he done that makes so many drool over him? Why, for the love of all that’s holy, do American Jews vote Democrat (aka appeaser)?
While reading through this, I not only recognized folks I have known through the years, but also folks I’m acquainted with in the present. Not friends, mind you, just people I have come across in various venues. “Liberalism is a mental disorder” comes to mind as well.
Fear is a powerful motivator. Hate groups use this emotion to build their ranks, typified by an inferiority complex to self-justify their goals of global domination. Meanwhile, the very same emotions used to grow hate groups and control their members are self-defeating, as it eventually becomes their downfall.
Take for example the rise of Nazi Germany. After World War I, the German people were looking for a scapegoat in order to blame their own troubles on outside forces, real or imaginary. Hitler used the fears of the populous to advance his hate-filled and murderous agenda, not by claiming the German people are independently good, but rather by claiming others must inherently be inferior. Thus, they silently accepted an inferiority complex, and publicly declared they are better strictly because others are worse, a common theme found among hate groups.
Senior members of the Labor and Kadima parties reached a last-minute agreement early Wednesday morning to scuttle a Knesset vote to dissolve the parliament and hold early elections.
The agreement, which came at the conclusion of a marathon negotiation between secretary-general of the Labor Party Eitan Cabel and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tzachi Hanegbi (Kadima), calls for the Kadima Party to begin a process to hold primaries to replace party chief Ehud Olmert by September 25. In return, Labor agreed to oppose the no-confidence motion scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and any other bill to disband the Knesset in the immediate future.
The Labor-Kadima agreement does not specify when Olmert will actually step down from office, under the assumption that the primaries will produce another paty leader.
Personal opinion: That guy has done quite a bit of damage to Irsael. He’s shown a weakness that I have never associated with the Israelis, Democrats, yeah, but Israelis?
Violence-wracked Zimbabwe needs United Nations peacekeepers to help prepare the way for new elections, the country’s opposition leader said in a call from his haven at the Dutch Embassy.
“We need a force to protect the people,” Morgan Tsvangirai wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday in London’s The Guardian newspaper.
And what are the Useless Numnuts gonna do? Rape? Extort? Just business as usual.
The Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential nominees are calling for the end of President Mugabe’s 28 years of rule in Zimbabwe if he moves forward, as expected, with a runoff election after driving his opposition out of the contest amid a wave of state-sponsored violence.
They are just now noticing? Where have they been? Oh yeah….too busy sucking up to the folks to notice people being slaughtered.
Iran’s parliament speaker has threatened that the West may face “a done deal” if it provokes Iran, a hint that Tehran could build nuclear weapons if attacked.
The speaker, Ali Larijani, who was once Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, says the West should take seriously a recent warning by Mohamed ElBaradei, the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief. ElBaradei said in an interview last week that a military strike on Iran could turn the Mideast into a “ball of fire” and push Iran to develop a weapon.
Iran’s lapdog is being quoted by his masters. Isn’t that interesting. Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
State officials barred reporters and the public from town hall meetings with state employees about Tennessee’s voluntary buyout plan.
State Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz told radio station WPLN-FM that he was protecting the privacy of state workers by closing the meetings. Goetz is Gov. Phil Bredesen’s chief cabinet officer.
Open government seems to be a no-no. I question the wisdom of not allowing the public to know how their money is being spent. After all, it IS the “people” who will be footing the bill of Bredesen’s buyout plans. If they are “state workers”, then their “privacy” is a matter of public record. At least, it SHOULD be.
Cattlemen and other food industry representatives joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Washington Tuesday, all of them pressing the Bush administration to revise current food-to-fuel mandates.
With a world food crisis going on, anyone who is still supporting the absurd mandating of food based fuel is, IMHO, just as those pulling the trigger in a drive by that hits a 2 year old. Too extreme? Too bad! Consequences of stupidity!
The militant group Hamas said it remains committed to a cease-fire with Israel, but will not act as Israel’s “police force” in confronting militants who breach the truce.
In other words, Hamas is giving free reign to anyone who wants to wreak havoc on the Israelis. Just tells me they admit they don’t have any control. They should be “policing” themselves, the Palestinians, and all groups who murder in the name of their god.
After almost a year of reports about the investigation, the indictments, the upcoming trial, now prosecutors admit they could not prove their case against Joseph Lee and Edmund Ford, Sr.
From the beginning, both claimed their innocence. The feds accused Lee, former president of MLGW, of giving Ford preferential treatment on his utility bills in exchange for his influence as a city councilman. Ford had accumulated thousands of dollars in unpaid MLGW bills.
This was the first story I heard about the goings on in my new home state. After all I heard and read about it, I find it hard to believe the feds dropped the charges.
A federal jury on Tuesday night convicted former Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee of extortion and bribery in repeated shakedowns of inner-city store owners, using his power to demand cash and other goods.
Excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor. I honestly thought there would be an acquittal. Why? Well, not because he wasn’t guilty, but because, well, it’s Milwaukee. Sad commentary on a city, isn’t it.
The CEO of a company that operates a Western Kentucky plastics plant where an employee opened fire after an argument says a sixth person has died.
Atlantis Plastics CEO Bud Philbrook says the killings are just a “total shock.”
Philbrook says the employee began arguing with a supervisor around midnight, then shot the supervisor before opening fire in a break room. Police say the shooter ended the rampage by killing himself.
This is how people resolve their differences? What ever happened to a poke in the nose? Prayers with the families.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.