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Archive for 5 September 2008
Proudly swiped from ARRA!
Hi honey! I came across this link I thought you might like to watch of Wayne Jerrolds since ya did some pickin’ and grinnin’ with him not all that long ago. I would have embedded it, but there wasn’t any code.
Yep, gotta do it again. Give a little news from the weekly rag, aka The Courier. Now, what annoys me most about this paper is the fact that this little paper is 75% advertisements, and if you’re lucky a max of 20% actual news. The other 5% is dedicated to ‘garage sales’. sigh…. And of course, it’s not online, so as I’ve said before, you’re going to have to take my word for it.
Here are the ‘front page’ headlines:
Warrants issued for buys of sinus drugs
Purchasing excessive amounts of meth making material violates Meth Free law
Fewer than 15 warrants remained to be served Tuesday as the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department continued a roundup of residents suspected of violating the Meth Free Tennessee Act of 2005.
Most of the warrants are not for the production, possession or sale of methamphetamine, but for a lesser known offense involving the purchase of nonprescription medical products that can be used to make the illegal drug. One actual working meth lab was reporedly found.
The article goes on to name those who have been arrested, which I won’t include here. Now, here’s the issue I have with this law. I do buy a lot of sinus medication. I USE a lot of sinus medication. I take Zyrtec nightly, and recently, a whole lot of Tylenol sinus stuff. Why? Well, I have allergies! DUH! I also have major sinus headaches caused by weather changes. Which, around here, is frequently. Are the cops going to come bang on my door, and bust me for having sinus problems?
Yes, I know there are those who do buy excessive amounts of sinus stuff, but what about those of us who actually have serious problems? I find it insulting that the majority of people are punished for the criminal minority.
Non-swimmer falls out of boat, drowns
The body of a man who drowned in the Tennessee was recovered Saturday around 10 a.m. a short distance downstream of the Harrison-McGarity Bridge at Savannah.
Roy Atkins, of (local address), also known as “Cool Ray”, somehow fell out of a 14-foot aluminum boat as he wated for fishing buddy Eric Alexander to back the trailer down the boat ramp at Wayne Jerrolds Riverside park, said Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin.
He said Atkins, 42, was not wearing a life jacket and family members said he did not know how to swim.
“All Eric saw when he was backing the trailer into the river was the boat going in circles,” the chief said.
Hardin County Sheriff Sammy Daidson said it appears Atkins was standing and pulling the cord to start the motor when he fell in, and then was struck by the circling boat as he tried to reach it.
I go over this bridge on a regular basis. Looking down into the river, I can’t imagine anyone NOT wearing a life jacket out there, even a strong swimmer! My prayers are with the family, of course.
Qualls won’t get lower murder case bond
Second judge cites nature of the crime, violent past in leaving bond at $500,000
A second judge has now refused to reduce the $500,000 bond set for Ken Qualls, a Savannah merchant facing a possible life sentence for allegedly killing an employee.
Charged with first degree murder but not yet indicted by a grand jur, Qualls, 52, has been held at the hardin County Jail since the july 22 incident.
Charles Garrard, 2, was shot in the head while seated in Quall’ pickup truck parked outside his Water Street business, Savannah Furniture Exchange.
Last Thursday, Circuit Court Judge Donald parrish of Carroll County declined to reduce the bond.
He cited considering the nature of the offense, potential long sentence, a prior record including assault and possession of a weapon, and a 1991 incident in which Qualls fatally shot one man and wounded another, but was acquitted by a Hardin County jury.
This guy shoots and kills another person, right across the street from the county jail, has a previous murder charge, and he’s requesting a lower bond? Pfft! I don’t think so! I also saw moving trucks in front of his business yesterday, so I am guessing he’s out of business? Not sure.
Widow sues for $6 million
The wife and estate of shooting victim Charles Garrard have filed a $6 million wrongful death suit against his alleged murderer, Savannah merchant Ken Qualls.
The suit filed Aug. 25 in Hardin County Cicuit Court, claims that Qualls “intentionally with malice and forethought, shot in the head and fatally wounded” Garrard on July 22 without cause or justification.
Well, this might explain the moving trucks in front of the business.
Garrard’s widow, Leighann Garrard, also seeks damages for loss of companionship.
I thought this kind of law was for the ‘other woman’ type situations. I guess I was wrong. I feel really bad for the family of the victim, Garrard, but isn’t it kind of quick to file lawsuits?
DA file motion to disqualify attorney
District Attorney Gen. Hansel McCadams has filed a motion to remove Savannah attorney Curt Hopper as counsel for Ken Qualls in the criminal case against him.
According to McCadams, Hopper found himself representing both Qualls on the first degree murder charge, and Valerie Madon, a witness to the July 22 shooting, on an unrelated criminal matter. Madon is described as Qualls “emplyee and part-time paramour.”
Uh yeah. There’s a big DUH! HUGE conflict!
There ya go! That’s what is on the front page on our weekly paper. I’m not going to name the dead folks they’ve got listed. There is also notice of the County Fair that ends tomorrow. There is a notice about the Darrel Worley River Run, no date, but I think it’s this weekend. Unfortunately, I can’t go to either one.
Courtesy of niece in law, Renee’ via brother in law, Tom.
My ick in law…..Ick, sent me a present.
You may, or may not, know…..I spent some time in Thailand in my younger years. I also collect elephants (and cats, and armadillos, and Celtic Crosses, and……). Or, as they are better called….dust catchers. So, I guess he decided I needed to add this to my ever growing collection.
Ain’t it purdy!! Obviously, I am not going to use it for it’s intended purpose. Hey, I don’t drink, why would I? And NO, the Mr will NOT sneak it in his back pocket! Nope, this will go into our new curio cabinet (if it ever arrives), right by the front door, in a place of ‘honor’!
Thank you, Ick! I do love it!
From the great mind of Delta Bravo Sierra:
A controversial referendum on making English the official language of Nashville isn’t eligible for the Nov. 4 election ballot, a Davidson County chancellor ruled Thursday.
But the Metro councilman who’s championing the issue said he will appeal the decision today, then get to work on a new petition drive geared toward a later election.
Pray tell, why is it a ‘controversial referendum’? Is it controversial because they want the official language of the government of Nashville, Tennessee, a town in the United State of America, where English is spoken? Is that what is controversial? HEY, Tennessean, your bias is showing!
“We did not lose today, because we’re not giving up,” Councilman Eric Crafton said.
Heavens to Betsy, I should hope they wouldn’t give up. Personally, I’d like to see this kind of ‘referendum’ on every ballot in the US.
But Gregg Ramos, an attorney who opposes the measure, said the ruling was a victory for Crafton’s critics.
“All we asked for is that the law be upheld, and that’s what was done today,” Ramos said.
Does Senor Ramos speak Spanish at home? Or is he a full fledged American, and not a Hispanic-American, aka a hyphenated American.
Crafton wants Metro voters to amend the city’s charter to require the government to do its business only in English.
And the problem with this is?????? We ARE an English speaking country, whether the Ramos’ all around the nation like it or not!
There would be no exceptions for health or safety, though Crafton says city officials could make exceptions later.
If you live here, work here, and are a citizen, don’t you think it would be a good idea to speak the language? Granted, there will be emergencies with visitors who aren’t fluent in English, and for those, an exception could be made. Otherwise….learn the freakin’ language!
But Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman agreed with the election commission, saying the charter language is “clear and plain.”
Ah ha! The meat of the matter. Chancellor Bonnyman is a Bredesen appointee. You know, the Dhimmicrat governor we’re stuck with for the moment. The same one who is turning nannyism in Tennessee into an art form.
Roberts also argued that the charter uses the word “submitted” to refer to the date a petition is delivered to the Metro clerk, not the date of the referendum. But Bonnyman said that language also is clear.
“Whenever ‘submitted’ appears, it’s in relation to submitting a subject to the voters,” the chancellor said.
So, she’s interpreting the law to suit her cronies? Big shocker.
The councilman said he could ask for a special election sooner than that and lay the cost “at Metro legal’s feet, but we’re more responsible than that.”
But Ramos said Crafton was being irresponsible with taxpayers’ dollars anyway by pursuing his legal case for the sake of a charter change that would face serious, possibly insurmountable legal challenges.
Excuse me, but I don’t mind my tax dollars being spent on something as important as having OUR language put on the ballot in Nashville. I’m hopeful, when such a law passes, it will be picked up by other cities in the state, and that in the end, the state itself will have such a referendum on the ballot.
Ramos noted that Bonnyman dismissed Nashville English First from the case on the grounds that it did not have legal standing because it wasn’t a legally recognized entity.
“From this point forward, it’s unambiguous that Eric Crafton is driving this train,” Ramos said. “He’s being inconsistent with his claims of fiscal conservatism.”
There’s right, and there’s wrong. You, Mr Ramos, are wrong. It is important! And fiscal conseratism would be well served if all the pamplets and forms were printed in only ONE language. What a money saver that would be for the taxpayers of Tennessee!
A huge H/T to Connie for sending me the link via email!
Democrats’ reintroduction of militant Michelle Obama in Denver was supposed to show her softer side. But it only highlighted a radical part of her resume: Public Allies.
Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls his Orwellian program, “Universal Voluntary Public Service.”
Big Brother had nothing on the Obamas. They plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they’ll be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of “social change.”
Not one ‘toon about B. Hussein this morning. Perhaps I’ll find a few later, but for now…. Sometimes, I wonder what the cartoon world is really thinking. Here are just a few I ‘toons I found, all with one topic…..Sarah Palin.
Some were positive, some were downright insulting, mostly to women. These are just a sampling. They all seem to have one theme though. Minimizing McCain. Yes, he wasn’t the best speech giver of the bunch, but the content of his speech was quite impressive. If he can win me over, then he should be able to win over almost every other skeptic. Yes, I still have reservations when it comes to border security, but hopefully, WE the People will be able to get through to him. Besides, the leftist media is terrified of this ticket, and that all good! Heh.
John McCain formally claimed the Republican presidential nomination and leadership of his increasingly unified party Thursday night, telling them that they must “get back to basics” and declaring that the scars he earned in war and in Congress make him better-equipped than Democrat Barack Obama to silence “partisan rancor.”
Pfft! If he wants to end rancor, he better find a way to get rid of the likes of Queen Moonbat and Runnin’ Reid. That’s when I saw the REAL rancor start! Two of the dumbest people the Dhimmis could have put in ‘charge’.
In an exclusive CNN interview, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov acknowledged the conflict may have isolated Moscow from the international community. But he said Russia would be ready to work with any U.S. administration on strategic issues like non-proliferation, counter-terrorism, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Cheney met Thursday with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Tbilisi and afterward criticized Russian military actions as an invasion of sovereign territory and “an illegitimate unilateral attempt” to change Georgia’s borders by force.
The Bear has just been biding it’s time. Waiting to come out of hibernation. I think that long Russian winter has made it rabid. The former KGB guy still has KGB mentality. Don’t think that’s going to change until they change President, and PM.
The Palestinians hurled stones at IDF troops and border policemen deployed in area, prompting the security forces to take crowd control measures. No casualties were reported.
Simultaneously, there were two disturbances near the security fence, near Ramallah. Some 150 Palestinians gathered for the routine anti-fence protest in Ni’lin, in which, as usual, security forces were pelted with stones, and a similar but smaller demonstration was held in Bi’lin.
Excuse me? I thought Ramadan was all about prayers and fasting. I wasn’t aware that rock throwing and rioting was part of a religious holiday. Hmmm….. Gotta rethink that whole ‘religion of pieces, er, peace’ business again.
Percussion grenades, tear gas and nearly 400 arrests marked the final anti-war march during the Republican National Convention. More than 800 arrests were reported during a week of sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent dissent.
Anti-war protesters rallied Thursday at the state Capitol and then planned to march to Xcel Energy Center, where Sen. John McCain was due to accept the GOP presidential nomination. But their permit had expired, and police—in riot gear and using horses, snow plows and dump trucks—blocked their way.
For hours, police let the protesters amble from one blocked intersection to another. But then the arrests began in earnest. At least 19 journalists, including two reporters from The Associated Press, were among those held by police.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Just like the “peace” protesters of the 60s, these yahoos will always turn things ugly. Ya know, most of them don’t even have a clue, yet they follow the old guard into the fray, just cuz is ‘sounds like fun’. These are the types of people who are working to destroy our country from within. Communists, socialist, anarchists, etc. Following blindly behind posters of Che Guevera, a murderous thug if ever there was one.
Italy’s Interior Minister, Roberto Maroni, plans to request a substantial increase in troops to patrol the country’s major cities, boosting the 3,000 soldiers deployed last month to help police combat crime and improve security.
“The results have been extremely interesting. The soldiers and members of the Italian security forces have done a great job together,” Maroni (photo) told the Rome-based daily Il Messaggero.
“Our evaluation of the joint patrols is extremely positive, and the high level of satisfaction shown in public opinion polls indicates that people feel safer,” Maroni stated.
Perhaps they should expand their guns laws to include ‘carry’. Being able to defend your home is one thing, and it’s a good thing. But when you encounter thugs on the streets, that weapon you have locked away at home doesn’t do ya a whole lot of good.
“I was going to go out and vote for him, but I was never going to go to the phones and call for him, because I didn’t think he was a winnable candidate,” said Mahoney, a 22-year-old Rhodes College student. “Now I will.”
That level of excitement about Palin’s choice was obvious Thursday night as more than 75 people gathered at the Shelby County Republican Party headquarters at Park and Ridgeway in East Memphis for a party to watch McCain accept the GOP’s presidential nomination.
I know the feeling! I think a LOT of us out here in flyover country were having problems with McCain, even though we were resigned to voting for him. Now, with the Palin pick, and honestly, with his speech last night, I feel a WHOLE lot better about pulling the lever for the McCain/PALIN ticket.
US Vice-President Dick Cheney has said Ukraine has the right to live without fear of invasion, adding that the US stands by its bid for Nato membership.
Mr Cheney met both the prime minister and president in Kiev, the last stop of a tour aimed at underlining support for US allies in the former Soviet Union.
Every country should be able to live without fear of their ‘neighbors’ invading them, and killing their citizens. It would be in Eastern Europe’s best interest if the US has a STRONG leadership, and not a whiny school kid. IMHO of course.
California schools, required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act to lift more students over a higher academic hurdle this year, instead stumbled and slipped back, as nearly 1,400 fewer schools met test-score targets.
Y’all just might want to take a good look at the teacher’s unions and that tenure business. Getting rid of good teachers and keeping the ones that seriously suck is NOT going to help the students at all!
The waters in the Caribbean and around Latin America for a long time have provided a path for illicit drugs to flow into the United States, but the U.S. Navy has increased its patrols in the region now looking for something else… Hezbollah terrorists, according to a report from World Net Daily..
The Navy, in trolling for mini-submarines sometimes used to transport drugs, has discovered that some of them apparently are being operated by Hezbollah.
The mini-subs are small semi-submersibles, made of fiberglass and capable of carrying up to four people plus a payload. They are popular with drug smugglers, and now the U.S. is concerned elements of Hezbollah have begun using them for drug-running or smuggling weapons.
Hellooooo???? KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK!! Anybody up there in D.C. awake? Are y’all all too busy running to keep your lucrative positions to give a flying flip what is happening out here in the REAL world?!? Get your sorry asses back to work, and secure our border, our ports, our shores! Asshats!
A 43-year-old man is in Weakley County Jail, accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s department.
Junior Thomas Jenkins has been arraigned on a $250,000 bond. He is charged with rape of a juvenile, said Chief Correctional Officer Dennis Ellis.
Jenkins was arrested Monday by Investigator Randall McGowan at his Kimery Levee Road home, according to a Weakley County Sheriff’s Department press release.
Guilty of raping a child? SWIFT EXECUTION! These namby pamby morons who believe such animals can be ‘rehabilitated’ just are dealing with facts, or a full deck for that matter!
Oscar award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, who wrote several New Age books, told reporters at AARP’s 50th anniversary convention on Thursday it was “ridiculous” to think that women who voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) would vote for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), now that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is on the GOP ticket as vice president.
“I think the idea of nominating her to commandeer some of the disenfranchised Hillary voters just because she wears a skirt is ridiculous,” MacLaine said, adding that critics who say she should stay at home with her infant son, who has Down syndrome, and her teenage daughter, who is pregnant, might be right.
I think Miss Shirley should have stuck to what she was really good at……acting. As a political pundit, she seriously sucks, just like most of the Hollyweird types. AARP? That socialist bunch could care less about us old folks.
16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.