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Archive for 28 April 2009
Are you FREAKING kidding me? Tell me your head won’t split open when you read this…
Lawmakers in one of California’s largest counties have secretly approved awarding an illegal immigrant child molester more than $4 million because he was beaten by fellow inmates while in custody.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors made the decision in a closed-door session, according to an local newspaper that made the settlement public this week. The lawsuit had been filed by an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was jailed after molesting a 6-year-old girl at a park.
The illegal alien, 24-year-old Fernando Ramirez, eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of battery. While incarcerated at the county’s central jail, Ramirez was severely beaten by other inmates and his attorney says deputies in charge were elsewhere during the attack.
Ramirez suffered brain damage and is unable to walk unassisted, according to his attorney, who says his client has also been left with the intellect of a 4-year-old child. That’s two years younger than the girl he molested.
The back door settlement, never the less paid with tax dollars, is the county’s largest ever for an in-custody incident involving sheriffs. All five Orange County Board of Supervisors refuse to comment on the deal even though constituents certainly have the right to know since it’s their money. The illegal alien’s family will get $3.75 million and $900,000 will go to medical liens rendered while in custody.
Let me get this straight. This monster is in the country illegally. Check. He molests a 6 YEAR OLD GIRL. Check. He goes to prison, where he gets three squares a day on the taxpayers dime. Check. He gets beat up, as most child molesters are wont to do in prison, as they are lower than pond scum in the prison totem pole. Check. And he is awarded $4 MILLION Dollars??? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. (Sorry Chad, had to do it again)
I’m sorry, but this piece of garbage doesn’t deserve a freakin’ dime. He did the crime, he must do the time. People get hurt and/or killed every day in prison. Guess what? That’s just life in prison. If you don’t like it, don’t commit crimes. If he wouldn’t have come into this country illegally, he wouldn’t be in this position. What the F**K is wrong with this country? And now the taxpayers of the bankrupt state of California are going to pay $4 million to this POS who molested a 6 year old??
I have NO sympathy for this POS. None. Nothing. Nada. Soooo – how much do you think the family of his victim is going to get? Hmmmm? Out of respect for my lovely host on this blog, I will cease now, lest I get even more pi$$ed off, if that’s possible. My eyes are already shooting blood.
Courtesy of Ken the cop.
Veteran GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania intends to switch political parties and run in the Democratic primary in 2010, FOX News has confirmed.
“I deeply regret that I will be disappointing many friends and supporters,” Specter said in prepared remarks to be delivered at a news conference on Tuesday.
“I can understand their disappointment,” he continued. “I am also disappointed that so many in the party I have worked for for more than four decades do not want me to be their candidate. It is very painful on both sides.”
And we are suppose to be surprised by this “switch”? Just because a politician has a particular letter behind his/her name, does NOT mean they support the ideals of that party. Specter has proved this time and again. He evidently figured he couldn’t win re-election as a Republican, and the Dhimmis spend LOTS of money to get their candidates elected (yes, you can read that as BUYING), so why not? It’s not like he was actually working FOR the people, y’know.
Like someone said on Twitter….if we could only get rid of the rest of the RINOs, perhaps we can get the Republican Party back. Then, it’ll be a Party I can once again, support.
What’s a kid gotta do to get an “F” these days?
At a growing number of middle schools and high schools across the country, students no longer receive failing marks when they fail. Instead, they get an “H” — for “held” — on their report cards, and they’re given a chance to rectify their poor performance without tanking the entire semester.
Educators in schools from Costa Mesa, Calif., to Maynard, Mass., are also employing a policy known in school hallways as ZAP — or “Zeros Aren’t Permitted” — which gives students an opportunity to finish the homework they neglected to do on time.
While administrators and teachers say the policies provide hope for underperforming students, critics say that lowering or altering education standards is not the answer. They point to case studies in Grand Rapids, Mich., where public high schools are using the “H” grading system this year and, according to reports, only 16 percent of first-semester “H” grades became passing grades in the second semester.
HINT: In real life, there are no ‘do-overs’!
I’m sure everyone FEELS good making this part of education, but it accomplishes little when it comes to preparing the kids for the cold, hard realities of the ‘grown up’ world. If a kid knows you don’t expect him/her to do the best possible, that’s exactly what you are going to get. Is it really so surprising US schools have fallen so far behind other countries in education? This a trend that really MUST be reversed! Expect the best, in whatever your child does. It’s ok to fail, once, even twice. If a kid still doesn’t do the work required, then I’d look to the parents, and the teachers, for the short comings.