An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 3 July 2008
Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who is named in an arrest warrant for a sex offender violation.
Erin Griffith, 37, is thought to be homeless and is known to frequent the downtown area, according to Metro police. He was convicted in 2004 of child solicitation of a 6-year-old.
He has been arrested eight times since March on charges including public intoxication, disorderly conduct, trespassing and pedestrian soliciting, police said.
Anybody who has seen Griffith or knows where he is should contact the police department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540.
Now, I’m real glad the police are looking for this POS, but what is the thing that really stands out about this story?
How ’bout the fact that he’d been ARRESTED EIGHT FREAKIN’ TIMES IN THE LAST 4 MONTHS! Now, I’d really like to know why the guy was let go after the first arrest if he’s on parole, or probation? Better yet, why the hell is this garbage walking around free if he was convicted on a charge involving a child?
I observed something today that seriously annoys me. I thought I would share it with ya…..whether ya like it or not.
When I stopped for gas, I pulled in behind a couple of women in a Mercedes who were also getting gas. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but most places you have to prepay these days, so obviously the driver had stuck her credit card in and was filling her car, while her friend went inside.
Now, here’s where I get annoyed. There were cars waiting to get gas because this place was about 7 to 10 cents cheaper than the places close by. What does the woman do? She looks at the cars waiting, and walks into the store. Hmmm….
I finished pumping my gas, and had to back up to get out. The car waiting behind me had to back up so I could back up to get out. I went and parked in a parking place so I could go into the store to get something to drink. The Mercedes woman was just milling around, taking her time, looking at this, that and the other. Well, I realize she was waiting for her friend who was otherwise occupied, but was it necessary for her to just leave her car sitting there next to the pump, where no one else would be able to use it?
Now, the reason I bring this up is because it’s just an example of how self centered people have become in recent years. I’ve noticed such behavior in a lot of areas of general life. Young people shoving in front of older people to get in line to check out at the grocery store or getting a door closed in your face because the person who just walked through is oblivious to anyone around them. Well, you get the picture.
What I’d like to know is just when did it happen? When did we become so disgustingly self centered? What happened to please, thank you, after you, let me get that door for you?
Courtesy of Texas Fred via email:
I have decided I’m not going to walk out the door to go anywhere farther than Wal Mart! Well, at least for a while.
I find this a very unusual and uncharacteristic investigation,” Paul Biedrzycki, director of disease control and environmental health for the Milwaukee Health Department, said Wednesday. “(The government) usually nails it in three to four weeks at the latest.”
The nationwide outbreak, now encompassing 36 states, began April 10. Illnesses have been reported as recently as June 20.
I find it kind of odd they haven’t been able to trace all this back to a particular source. I guess it’s a good thing I’m not all that fond of tomatoes.
Britain’s Press Association reported that the students had been tied up and tortured, suffering up to 250 injuries — facts the police could not confirm.
“The extent of the injuries are horrific,” Duthie told a news conference. “Everyone working on this case, including myself, have been deeply shocked by what we’ve seen. I have never seen injuries like this throughout my career.”
I can’t imagine that it could be just one person involved. This is just sick! Prayers with the families.
Payrolls fell by 62,000, close to economists’ median forecast, after a 62,000 drop in May that was greater than initially reported, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The jobless rate remained at 5.5 percent after jumping in May by the most in two decades.
Job losses, along with record gasoline prices and tumbling home values, make it more likely consumer spending will falter once the lift from federal tax rebates fades. A weakening labor market may also prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off their first interest-rate increase since 2006.
It seriously sucks to lose a job. But it can also be an opportunity to learn something new. I keep hearing that 6% is considered “full employment”, so staying at 5.5% could be considered a good thing in the big picture, if you aren’t one of those who is losing your job.
TVA wants to increase the power output of each of the three nuclear reactors at its Browns Ferry plant by 15 percent, a move that could raise questions about safety.
Getting 15 percent more electricity is a big increase compared with most other such undertakings at nuclear plants around the country. Some plants have been damaged by increased vibrations, but no radioactive materials escaped, officials have said.
Well, here’s a novel concept…..start building a few new reactors! Criminy! What does it take to get through to people? If they are worried about vibrations with increased output, you’d think the idea had occurred to the head honchos.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain tweaked his campaign Wednesday by elevating aide Steve Schmidt to oversee day-to-day operations, in a move to give his presidential bid the stability and direction that many in his party feared were lacking.
He might want to try shaking up the voters. Let’s face it, he’s not real big in the personality department. And just what the hell was he doing campaigning in Mexico? He’s got some serious baggage when it comes to his stand on dealing with the invasion from the south, he might want to spend more time doing some serious soul searching and open his freakin’ ears.
The theory of intelligent design holds that the origin of the universe and humans is best explained by an unknown “intelligent cause” rather than through evolutionary processes such as natural selection and random mutation. Critics – and at least one federal judge – contend that intelligent design is nothing more than creationism and has no business being taught in science classes.
Well, something, or Someone, must have gotten the whole process started. This irrational fear of teaching such an idea just boggles the mind. Although, I don’t think she should have been fired over an email, that what I gather, was expressing an opinion.
According to Kukush, Dwayat’s family was “hurting and aching” over their son’s action and condemns the killing of innocents. He insisted that Dwayat had not been sent by any organization. “Minutes before the attack he was eating with a group of coworkers and did not show any signs that anything was about to happen. But then he went amok.”
No, I’d say he was a terrorist. Did he plow into a bus full of Muslims?
Members of various activist groups from around the country, under the umbrella of the Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC), gathered at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest capital punishment as well as Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain’s support for the death penalty.
Some activists said the death penalty should not be imposed against terrorist Osama bin Laden or, in retrospect, against dictator Adolf Hitler.
Are they freakin’ kidding?????
As state police announced the grim news Wednesday evening, they said Jacques will face federal kidnapping charges.
Jacques, 42, has been in custody since Sunday on charges of aggravated sexual assault against a different underage girl. He has pleaded not guilty.
This piece of garbage was one of Vermont’s success stories. (insert extreme sarcasm here, with a great deal of disgust)
Iraqi Kurdish leaders voiced dissatisfaction and concern over a new report by an U.N. official who has called for a phased solution to the Kirkuk issue where Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs are to run the province through a power sharing arrangement.
The Iraqi leaders met in Salahaddin near Erbil to discuss a report prepared by Steffan de Mistura who has offered a solution to the Kirkuk dispute as the United Nations has taken an initiative to delay a referendum demanded by the Kurds for the future of Kirkuk.
I can’t say as I blame the Kurds for their dissatisfaction.
Deputies say 39-year-old Jennifer R. Davis, a teacher at the kindergarten to fifth-grade Lewis Vincent Elementary School in Denham Springs, reportedly posed as juvenile girl and engaged in MySpace.com communications with the 14-year-old boy during the past several months.
Jason Ard, sheriff’s office chief of operations, said Davis’ alleged stalking involved a prior relationship between the boy and a 14-year-old girl.
Ard said detectives have not found evidence of any improper relationship between any adult and a child in the case.
I am constantly astounded by the emotional immaturity of some of the so called educators these days.
2 Corinthians 4:1-4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.