An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 29 August 2008
H/T: Miss Coma via Twitter
Yup….seems pretty clear to me!
Swiped from Texas Fred’s!
Thank you Judge Antolini!!
A Sonoma County judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss charges against five men accused in the Matthew Toste murder case.
Defense attorneys contended that the five defendants were not properly arraigned on charges in the high-profile slaying case of Toste, who was shot in a downtown Santa Rosa parking garage in December 2006.
The suspects are Joseph Kenneth Lopez Jr., 19; his father, Joseph Kenneth Lopez Sr., 39; a cousin, Raul Lopez-Granados, 20; Paul Whiterock, 28; and Nicholas Mejia, 30.
They were indicted in early June following a secret grand jury proceeding that bypassed the normal charging process and the resulting public preliminary hearing stage.
On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Lawrence “Gary” Antolini rejected defense arguments that the men were given only a truncated summary of charges in early June and did not receive a true copy of the indictment in its entirety until July. Names of several key witnesses also were withheld in the charging documents.
If ever I wanted to see anyone fry, it’s these five!
I’ve been going through a lot of pictures I’ve taken over the years, and found this one of Matthew from the mid 80s. I hope his mom won’t mind me posting it here. I want people to know this was a young man, a dad, a friend, with many people who loved him, and miss him something fierce. The world was better off for him being in it. The world won’t miss the human excrement that took his life!
Proudly swiped from Rob Tornoe.
I know a large number of michellemalkin.com readers have shared my deep-seated reservations about John McCain. Those reservations — especially regarding border security, the environment, campaign finance, and his Soros flirtations — remain. And you know I will not hesitate to pound on them. But the Palin VP choice appears to be a huge step forward for movement conservatism. She is the real deal.
Today’s poll question: Are you on board with McCain/Palin?
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Hell, yes! Writing my first check to the GOP in ages.
Actually, I’m not sending a dime to the GOP. I’m sending it directly to the campaign itself! But that’s the closest I could get.
The Ick in law has reminded me I failed to point college football fans in his directions, to share in the picks for the opening weekend of college football.
Well after a summer of wishing and asking “is it football time yet”, the answer is finally YES! As promised I have put together 15 college games, from some pretty slim picking for the first week. I also had no choice but to include some really.. umm as we like to call them *Layup Picks*. Trust me you will know what Im talking about when you see some of these games.. As the Full Bug Says.. Let the “Football Pick’em Extravaganza” begin!!! My picks are indicated by the (X) next to the team or picture.
So, all you NCAA fans, go, share in the joy of FOOTBALL!
A group that hopes to make English the official language of Nashville filed suit against the city Thursday in an effort to put the issue up for a vote this fall.
Nashville English First sponsor and Metro Councilman Eric Crafton acted two days after the Davidson County Election Commission refused to put the referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot, despite the pro-English group’s collection of enough county voters’ signatures to do so.
Once again, the pro illegals in local government tries its best to thwart the ‘will of the people’!
City attorneys have said the Nov. 4 election will fall three days short of a two-year gap required between petition-driven referendums on proposals to change the Metro Charter. The last such referendum was held Nov. 7, 2006.
But Jim Roberts, an attorney for Nashville English First and Crafton, said Metro attorneys read the law in a way that was rigged to keep voters from deciding the issue.
“Rigging” is exactly what they are doing, in favor of a small portion of the population who can’t be bothered to learn the language!
“They don’t want the voters of Davidson County to vote on this referendum,” Roberts told reporters after filing the lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court. “The only way they could prevent that was to stop it before it started.”
I would suggest the folks of Nashville start making phone calls, send letters, and emails to their so called representatives. Let them know that you feel their actions are contrary to what you want in representation of your elected officials.
The proposed charter amendment would require that all Metro meetings, communications and publications be conducted or published in English, with no exceptions for health or safety. Critics have acknowledged that they’ll do what’s necessary to keep the measure from becoming law, including challenging supporters’ ability to put it up for a countywide vote.
The forces against such a measure just baffles. Why shouldn’t all government business be conducted in ENGLISH? That’s the language we speak in this country! If they are concerned about health and safety, they might want to have a chat with those who push for a bilingual education, and ask them what could be more safe than having the people who live and work in the US speak the language?
The lawsuit also says Metro allowed two charter amendment referendums within a two-year period in the 1990s and is ignoring a clear precedent. Referendums were held Nov. 5, 1996, and Nov. 3, 1998.
But every charter amendment proposal in 1996 was submitted by the Metro Council, not by voter petition, Elections Administrator Ray Barrett confirmed. The charter says the council can’t put charter referendums on the ballot more than twice in a four-year term, but it makes no reference to the time between those two submissions.
What this says to me is that the council doesn’t give a flying flip about the people’s wishes, only their own, as a governing body. Yep…..tells me a WHOLE lot about those folks up there in Nashville! Kind of makes me wonder if they are taking campaign donations from anti English/American groups.
Embarking on the final leg of his historic presidential run, Barack Obama on Thursday invoked the promise of Martin Luther King in a pledge to end “the broken politics in Washington and the failed presidency of George W. Bush.”
Before nearly 90,000 flag-waving supporters in an open-air NFL stadium, Obama accepted his party’s nomination in a quest to become the nation’s first African-American president — 45 years to the day after King delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
I can hear Dr. King crying from Heaven at the thought that his dream has been pre-empted and turned into something it was never meant to be.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
“As he tried to campaign for his wife, I think in the heat of the campaign, he made some verbal mistakes,” Mr. Carter said in an interview Wednesday night just minutes before Mr. Clinton took the podium at the Democratic National Convention. “I made plenty of them when I was running for president, too. So I don’t blame him for it, but I think in some of his remarks, he has hurt his wife’s candidacy.”
Mr. Carter praised the Clinton administration’s domestic policies. But when asked whether Mr. Clinton had been a divisive figure, he agreed though stressed he believed it was unintentional.
Contrary to what Mr. Carter things, he is not relevant…..to anyone! The man is a major fruitcake! Although, he might be right in this case. Billy boy’s mouth does tend to run away from him.
“If John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament and judgment to serve as the next commander in chief, that’s a debate I’m willing to have,” Mr. Obama said last night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination before a crowd of 75,000 in the highly unusual venue of an outdoor football stadium.
Mr. Obama invoked one of the hallmarks of his campaign, his opposition to the war in Iraq, as he painted Mr. McCain as a key supporter of the strategy that put America’s military focus on Baghdad while Al Qaeda regrouped in Afghanistan.
On national security, I see McCain chewing up B. Hussein, and spitting him out.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm could wind up almost anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico, but the currently projected track would carry it to Louisiana — perhaps as a major hurricane — by Tuesday.
The hurricane center said the storm was centered near Jamaica’s western coast on Friday morning and it was moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph). Gustav’s maximum sustained winds were near 65 mph (100 kph) with higher gusts.
Forecasters said it could strengthen back into a hurricane before slamming into Grand Cayman on Friday and into the western tip of Cuba Saturday.
Hey, maybe it’ll turn right and head out into the Atlantic? One can only hope. If it does head into the Gulf, perhaps it’ll fizzle out?
Witnesses said Jones, who was off duty, was involved in arguments at the club and threatened the lives of several people, shooting one in the buttocks when he tried to leave. They said he was planning to shoot another customer when Munsey intervened. As they struggled on the ground, witnesses said, Munsey was shot and killed.
First-degree murder carries punishment of life in prison or death, but aggravating circumstances must be shown for the death penalty to be imposed.
I hope they fry this SOB. He had supposedly served ‘the people’, yet turns into a murderous thug.
Giovanni Jackson, spokesman for the San Francisco-based grassroots group The World Can’t Wait, told CNSNews.com that Obama would not remove all troops from Iraq, would increase the troop presence in Afghanistan and has a record of supporting U.S. military aggression around the world.
“Obama claims to be an anti-war candidate when he really is just a new face on the war of terror that Bush has locked into place,” Jackson said. “He’s pledged pre-emptive war on Iran and on Pakistan. He’s not an anti-war candidate. He’s pledged 14,000 more troops to the war in Afghanistan … and wants to keep 80,000 troops in Iraq.”
I guess this bozo isn’t aware that is actually a WAR going on, world wide? Makes ya wonder what they’ve been smoking in their psychedelically painted caves.
The sources described the victory as a “coup,” pointing out that the newly-elected members were far more radical than those who were ousted from the council.
“The Shura Council of Hamas is now dominated by warlords, thugs and militiamen,” one source said. “The new members are not as educated as their predecessors.
Another source described the vote as a “turning point” in the history of the Islamist organization. “From now on, the armed wing of Hamas is expected to play a bigger role in the decision-making process, he said. “The political leadership of Hamas has definitely been weakened.”
Given the fact that Schalit is being held by members of Izzadin Kassam, some of whom are now represented in the Shura Council, Hamas is unlikely to soften its position in the talks on a prisoner exchange agreement.
Let that poor man go home! This is absurd! If these thugs want some sort of legitimacy (although I don’t see them as such), they could send him home, in GOOD health, mental AND physical. May the Good Lord be with this young man, and his family.
The hunters from Ittoqqortoormiit must return to their whale hunting ground and clean up the whale remains left behind after their recent hunt. An information campaign will also be launched to make the hunting regulations clear.
The conclusion came following a number of meetings between Ittoqqortoormiit Council and the Department for Fishing and Trapping this week, which brought an end to the saga of the 48 dead narwhals found by tourists after a hunt.
The case garnered much attention from Greenland and abroad when the whalers broke the cardinal rule of hunting – to use the entire animal after it has been captured.
I thought whaling had been outlawed? I guess it’s still done in some areas, but I gotta tell ya, the picture of the mess these folks left is down right disgusting.
Prosecutors allege that when the child started to cry, Barrios paused his video game, went into the bedroom and shook the baby and hit him in the head.
Barrios left the baby comatose on the bed and spent the next five to 10 minutes finishing his game, authorities said.
When Barrios went back into the bedroom, the baby was blue and he called 911.
Police said the baby wasn’t breathing when firefighters arrived at the apartment and the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A video game? A freakin’ game????????? I pray there is a special place in hell for excrement like this!
In a sign of the spreading violence in Mexico, 12 decapitated bodies were found late Thursday near the colonial city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, officials said.
The bodies bore signs of torture and some were unclothed. Yucatan state officials said a 12th decapitated body was found later about 120 miles south of Merida, a city that is often used as a tourist gateway to the famed Maya ruins at Chichen Itza.
Warring drug gangs have routinely decapitated rivals during the last two years as they battle for coveted routes for smuggling drugs into the United States.
Such a beautiful area, rich in history, to be trashed by the garbage who have taken over, is beyond comprehension. Yet, it is a growing problem all over Mexico, that is leaking over our border. Isn’t it about time we did something about this?
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
A senior campaign official in the John McCain campaign confirmed to FOX News on Friday that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will name Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Palin emerged earlier in the day as the hot name in the VP sweepstakes after reports circulated that two short-listers — Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty — were out of the running.
Adding fuel to the Palin candidacy was a report that a charter aircraft from Anchorage owned by a McCain supporter had arrived at a small airport outside Dayton, Ohio, where McCain has scheduled a noon ET rally to announce his choice.
FOX News reports the jet flew to Flagstaff, Ariz., on Thursday before heading for and landing in Middletown, Ohio. The airport manager
McCain campaign staff prepping the Dayton event told FOX News that all indications are that Palin would be the VP choice.
I might be able to get excited about this young lady! She just might give McCain’s campaign the energy it REALLY needs!
What happened to the noon time announcement? Can’t anyone stick with a plan anymore. Jeeeez!
O/T: Why does Fox News have a picture of Mitt Romney attached to this story instead of one of Gov. Palin?