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More On Matt

12 February 2010, 9:56 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Crime, Friends & Family, Pond Scum.

When I made this post on Wednesday, I failed to do a little more reading, and I really should have, because I missed a couple of really important articles that were connected, and now I’m even angrier than I’ve been since I found out about Matt’s murder, if that’s possible.

Defense case: Toste slaying was justified

A lawyer for a Santa Rosa man on trial for the slaying of Matthew Toste in a downtown parking garage more than three years ago conceded Wednesday his client did the shooting, but insisted it wasn’t murder.

Rather, defendant Joseph Lopez Jr. thought Toste had shot his father during a scuffle between the two in which Toste knocked the father to the ground, said George Boisseau, the younger Lopez’s lawyer.

WHAT????? What a total load of male bovine excrement! I realize that lawyer’s are suppose to give their clients the best defense possible, but this is so much garbage, I can’t even imagine even a bottom feeder with a law degree trying to pull off such a tactic.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Spencer Brady said Toste, a 32-year-old construction worker, his date, a female cousin and her husband had just parked their car and were walking through the garage to a nearby nightclub when they were confronted by a group of at least six men.

The men, later identified as members of the Norteño criminal street gang, made catcalls and whistled and touched one of the women on the buttocks, Brady said.

When Toste objected, the men surrounded him and began taunting him. “They were saying, ‘Hey whiteboy. What are you going to do?’” Brady told jurors.

Not only was this MURDER, but it was also a racially motivated MURDER!

Juror intimidation charged in Toste murder case

The uncle of a Santa Rosa man on trial for murder pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of felony juror intimidation.

George Lopez, 36, the uncle of Joseph Lopez Jr. — charged in the 2006 slaying of Matthew Toste — is free on $60,000 bail for the incident that prosecutors said happened Feb.1.

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Lopez is the brother of former co-defendant Joseph Lopez Sr. and the uncle of Lopez Jr. His criminal history in Sonoma County includes a conviction for felony assault in 1997 and a felony drug conviction from 1999. He has been sentenced to prison twice.

On Thursday, Lopez requested a public defender. He told the judge he was unemployed and had no money. Chouteau asked him how he raised bail and he said: “I don’t know. Somebody bailed me out.”

Bail or bond?  Since the judge is under a gag order, obviously, only the parties involved know the details, but I’m not real sure why bail was set.  This is obviously not an upstanding citizen of the community.  Even if bond was posted, $6,000 is quite a chunk of change for someone with no job.  And not knowing who posted it?  Give me a freakin’ break!  I pray the jury will be safe, and the scum that tore a hole in Sally’s family will pay dearly!

Addition provided by Sally:

Witnesses unable to say who killed Toste

This does not bode well.

HAD To Be Swiped!

12 February 2010, 12:40 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Swiped from Bear Creek Ledger.

This SERIOUSLY Pisses Me Off!

12 February 2010, 11:45 am. Comments Off. Filed under Crime, Critters, Feckless Weasels, Pond Scum, Tennessee.

From our local paper:

Livestock is being shot for cheap thrills

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a string of livestock shootings.  According to reports, Ronnie Johnson of xxxx County Home Road told officers somebody had shot two of his horses during the night of Jan.29.

Johnson said he believed the first horse, a Belgian mare, died from a gun shot wound to the chest and said the second, a spotted Belgian colt, suffered a similar injury to the neck.

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J.P. Crotts of xxxx County Home Road reported his pregnant Black Angus cow shot earlier the same morning.  At the scene, officers spoke with Kenny Talley of xx Covery Chapel Road and Eddie Milan of xx Covery Chapel Road who both said they noticed one of Crott’s cattle down as they drove by the previous night.

Then on Jan.31, T.F. Rich of xxx Moore Road also reported two of his donkeys shot after he said a neighbor saw a pckup truck pull up at 3:30am earlier the same day and fire twice.

According to Rich, officer and the owners of the slain animals found .30-06 casings at each of the three shootings.

While Rich says Crotts’ cow suffered a gunshot wound between the eyes, both of his donkey died from shots to the neck.

What kind of garbage goes around, shooting animals, just for the ‘fun of it’????  For many people around here, these animals are their livelihood!  I honestly pray they find the scum buckets, and shove them UNDER the jail!

If anyone has any information about these slime balls, I really hope you’ll do the right thing, and contact the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department! 731-925-3377

Don’t Tell Me….

12 February 2010, 11:01 am. 20 Comments. Filed under Weather.

…..this was caused by ‘global warming’ too!

Record snowstorm leaves 170,000 without power in Dallas area

The storm that hit the region Thursday dropped 12.5 inches of snow at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the 24 hours that ended at 4 a.m. That broke the previous 24-hour record of 12.1 inches, set on Jan. 15-16, 1964.

Uh huh. Got it!

Lame Stream Media Still Confused

12 February 2010, 10:28 am. 4 Comments. Filed under Congress, Opinion, Politics, The ONE.

Obama’s Disapproval Jumps, Couric Instead Stresses: ‘Most Think His Priority is Serving the People’

In a new CBS News/New York Times poll, President Barack Obama’s disapproval level jumped five points, to 45 percent since the last survey in mid-January, with approval now at just 46 percent, but Thursday’s CBS Evening News skipped that bad news for Obama and instead highlighted some better news for the President.

Though 80 percent said “members of Congress more interested in serving special interest groups” than the American people, “the President gets better marks on that score,” Katie Couric touted, as “most think his priority is serving the people.” Reporter Nancy Cordes relayed how “only 29 percent think the GOP is trying to work with the President, while 62 percent think Mr. Obama is reaching across the aisle.”

Either those 80% are just flat out ignorant, and the MSM isn’t doing it’s job, or, we live in a nation full of dolts, and the MSM isn’t doing it’s job.  “Obama serving the people”?

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Hmmmm…. Let’s see, GOP locked out of any negotiations concerning some big ticket bills? Well, I’d say, sure….Obumbler is definitely ‘reaching across the aisle”, wouldn’t you?  I mean, after all, he’s decided, finally, to let C-Span broadcast his dog and pony show!  /snark

Here’s the kicker:

CORDES: But for more than half the country, the Tea Party movement remains a relative mystery.

CORDES TO WOMAN IN BOOK STORE: How about you? I’m sorry, can you tell me what you know about the tea party.

WOMAN: I know that it’s a right-wing kind of conservative movement right now.

MAN: I know that Sarah Palin is associated with the Tea Party, but other than that.

ANOTHER WOMAN: Um, from what I’ve seen, they look pretty angry.

Damn skippy we’re angry! And these people should be too! IF the media had been doing it’s job, they would be. But what can you expect from a bunch of left wing Obama suck ups?  I wonder if they are aware of how many people who attend the Tea Parties are actually Democrats?  NOT the lefty/progressive variety, but REAL Democrats.   And they aren’t all white either, contrary to what they’ve been told!

I would like to inform these types, but they seem to be of the mindset that anything that comes from the alphabets is gospel. Pretty pathetic that so many have been so brainwashed, they are incapable of doing a bit of investigating on their own.  I’d highly recommend they read the U.S. Constitution, and if that confuses them, how about The 5000 Year Leap!

President ME! The Musical

12 February 2010, 9:51 am. Comments Off. Filed under Politics, The ONE, video.

H/T Mark

The Day The Music Died

12 February 2010, 9:20 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Obama’s Progressive Regime Attacks Local Radio
A Proposed Tax That Could Kill Local Radio, As We Know It.

by J. D. Longstreet

“For more than 80 years, radio and the recording industry have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship: free play for free promotion. And it works. It’s a relationship that has sustained businesses on both sides.

In fact, radio’s free promotion of artists translates to as much as $2.4 billion annually in music sales for record labels and artists. And this doesn’t even include the enormous revenues they receive from concerts and merchandising.

But the labels–like many businesses–are struggling in this economy. They have failed to adapt to the digital age, and find their business model is broken. And now they want to impose a fee called a performance tax on local radio stations to subsidize their losses.

A performance tax would threaten the local radio stations that communities depend on. It would financially hamstring stations, stifle new artists and harm the listening public who rely on free local radio.” … National Association of Broadcasters (You may read the entire story HERE.)

Read on…