Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bartender!! More water please!!

I bet he decided to retire!

Quickly too.


Moonshine still discovered in Mass. water plant
Associated Press

GROTON, Mass. (AP) — A more intoxicating drink than water was apparently being produced at a Massachusetts town's water treatment plant.

A town official in Groton (GRAH'-tuhn) says a water department employee set up a still and was making moonshine on town property.

Town Manager Mark Haddad tells The Sun of Lowell that "distilling apparatus" was discovered earlier this month inside the Baddacook Water Treatment Plant. The employee was placed on paid administrative leave and later decided to retire.

Four Counts of Murder

An example of the felony-murder rule at work.

Since she was evading the police at the time of the accident she was committing Felony Murder a 1st degree felony when they were killed rather than Intoxication Manslaughter which is a 2nd degree felony.

The punishment range is 5 to 99 years or life rather than 2 to 20 years.


Sobbing, woman pleads guilty to four murders
Woman fleeing cops struck minivan, killing four members of same family.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Pausing to catch her breath between sobs, Valeri Andrews said to a judge four times Tuesday that she was guilty of murder.

The pleas — for which Andrews, 40, will receive four concurrent sentences of up to 55 years each — represented three generations of the Perez family, whose minivan was struck by Andrews' vehicle last year as she fled police.

State District Judge Melisa Skinner is to determine her sentence in January. As part of the plea agreement, Andrews has agreed to a minimum of 40 years in prison for each count. She also agreed that her Chrysler PT Cruiser was a deadly weapon, meaning she will have to serve at least half of the longest sentence before applying for parole.

Who's the Putz now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

putz definition

  1. n.
    the penis. (Usually objectionable.) :  He held his hands over his putz and ran for the bedroom.
  2. n.
    a stupid or obnoxious male; a stupid person. (Usually objectionable.) :  What a stupid putz! 
Takes one to know one.


Aggies' athletics CFO admits to calling A&M Prez 'putz'
By Brent Zwerneman - Express-News


COLLEGE STATION — At 9:03 p.m. on Oct. 1, a person dubbed “UtayAg” on the popular Texas A&M fan website TexAgs opined, “I have to admit that the stupidity on this board always brings me back to the point that I know I'm not the dumbest (expletive) out there.”

His fellow posters beg to differ. Jeff Toole, A&M athletics' chief financial officer and senior associate athletic director, admitted on Tuesday that he has disparaged A&M president R. Bowen Loftin on TexAgs — dubbing
Loftin a “putz” and a “hopelessly underqualified puppet” — under the alias of UtayAg.

“I was posting what I thought was an anonymous opinion,” Toole said Tuesday.

Golddigger's marriage annuled

She walks away $10,000 richer for it.

So did her attorney.


Controversial marriage annulled
By John MacCormack - Express News

With a judge's signature, the short and conflicted marriage of Jewell Hall, 87, and Marjorie Messer, 58, came to a quick end Tuesday, on the brink of what had promised to be a dramatic annulment trial.

For a payment of $10,000, Messer agreed not to fight the annulment.

She also agreed to drop her claims to Hall's assets and that all the legal documents signed by Hall after the March marriage, including a new will, power of attorney and designation of beneficiary, were null and void.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All your embassies are belong to us!!

If Margaret Thatcher were the P.M. she'd have kicked their collective asses for doing this.

Civilized countries don't do this.  But then whoever said Iran was civilized?

And they may have nuclear weapons soon?  Wonderful.



Iranian protesters storm UK compound in Tehran

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian protesters stormed two British Embassy compounds in Tehran Tuesday, smashing windows, hurling petrol bombs and burning the British flag during a rally to protest against sanctions imposed by Britain, live Iranian television showed.

The attacks followed the rapid approval by Iran's Guardian Council of a parliamentary bill compelling the government to expel the British ambassador in retaliation for the sanctions, and warnings from a lawmaker that angry Iranians could storm the British embassy as they did to the U.S. mission in 1979.

Several dozen protesters broke away from a crowd of a few hundred protesters outside the main embassy compound in downtown Tehran, scaled the embassy gates and went inside. Iranian security forces appeared to do little to stop them.

The rest of the story:

That's my story and I'm sticking to it no matter how stupid it sounds....so there!

She had a change of heart after she first decided to steal the money and had taken it with her?

**snort**  Bahahahahahaha  **snort**

Good one.


S.A. parking attendant admits to cash dump
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A former parking attendant at a downtown San Antonio garage was ordered Monday to pay back the city more than $2,000 after admitting she took the cash with her on a bathroom break and left it there.

Petra Marie Gutierrez, 30, was also ordered by state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner to serve two years of deferred adjudication probation for the state jail felony theft charge.

Gutierrez was collecting cash from motorists at the city's Crockett Street garage in June 2007 in advance of a parade to commemorate the Spurs' sweep of the NBA finals. After collecting $2,252, she asked to take a bathroom break and never returned, her supervisors told police.

An A for effort and an F for the execution and follow-thru

How'd he get away from the officer?

Also he must have watched Wesley Snipes in U.S. Marshals too many times.

You don't get to jump off bridges and come out fine.


Suspect jumps off bridge
Man is in critical condition after leaping to escape police.
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he jumped off an Interstate 35 bridge over Salado Creek and fell at least 25 feet while fleeing San Antonio police Monday afternoon.

Johnathan Gomez, 20, was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center with a broken back and head injuries, a police spokeswoman said.

An officer had arrested Gomez on a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance at a gas station around 1 p.m. in the 1700 block of North New Braunfels Avenue and had handcuffed him, but Gomez was able to run and cross the interstate access road, said SAPD Sgt. Jay Vinson.

Scam alert!

The folks running this scam are pure dirtbags aren't they?

I mean to prey on Grandparents of all things.

But, I guess, they've must have been successful in the past.

Don't fall victim to this.


Scam targets grandparents
By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung


NEW BRAUNFELS — A retired dentist in New Braunfels received a harrowing call Monday morning from a person pretending to be his granddaughter in loads of trouble after a car crash in Las Vegas.

The grandfather later learned he was only being targeted by a scam, and his granddaughter was safe at a Texas college, as she should have been. Local police said the scam is not new, and residents should take precautions when receiving such calls.

The rest of the story:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Trying to protect

I understand the State's concerns but it seems like its a bit of overreach to me.

Of course I do not know all of the facts in this matter.


Ohio puts 200-pound third-grader in foster care
Associated Press -

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.

The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/t68M7D ) that the Cleveland 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for such diseases as diabetes and hypertension.

The case is the first state officials can recall of a child being put in foster care strictly for a weight-related issue.

The rest of the story:

She had a crush on him

Philadelphia - The city of brotherly love.


Police: Woman fatally hits boyfriend with car
6ABC.com

Police say a man was struck and killed by his girlfriend after a heated argument in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.

At approximately 1:52 a.m., police received a call concerning the incident at Morris and Ringgold streets.

Upon arrival, officers observed the male victim, identified as 28-year-old Tyrone Taylor, lying against the wall with a woman standing next him.

The rest of the story:

Man, he really sucks!

Really?

The Governor's office complained to her high school?

Wow.  He really does suck doesn't he?


Emma Sulivan, high school student, refuses to apologize to Gov. after tweet
By Nina Mandell - NY Daily News


A  high schooler who found herself in hot water after writing a negative tweet about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback told the Associated Press on Sunday that she won't be apologizing.
 
Emma Sullivan, a high school senior, tweeted "Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person" after listening to the Republican governor speak.

She did not actually make any comments to him - but after his office received word of the tweet, they alerted Sullivan's high school. She was quickly summoned to the principal, who told her she must write a letter of apology - which is due on Monday.

Teen gunned down

Apparently the thoughts are this may have been a drug deal gone bad and a 17 year old has lost his life.

How very sad for him and his family and friends.


Teen fatally shot on city's North Side
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death on the North Side Sunday just before midnight after what police suspect was "a bad drug deal."

A call for a shooting in progress came out around 11:45 p.m. in the 6000 block of Donely Place, said Det. Lowell Hull of the San Antonio Police Department's criminal investigations division.

"We don't know who was selling and who was buying, but it looks like it was a bad drug deal," said Hull, adding that he does not remember a similar situation happening in the neighborhood.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Give him what he wants

Go on Governor.

Make his day; rescind the reprieve.


Death Row inmate Gary Haugen now criticizes Governor for giving him a reprieve
Associated Press -

A condemned inmate who was scheduled to be executed next month is now slamming Gov. John Kitzhaber for giving him a reprieve, saying the governor didn't have the guts to carry out the execution.

Two-time murderer Gary Haugen had voluntarily given up his legal challenges, saying he wants to be executed in protest of a criminal justice system he views as broken. But Kitzhaber on Tuesday said he won't allow anyone to be executed while he is in office, calling Oregon's death penalty scheme "compromised and inequitable."

But in a telephone interview with the Statesman Journal on Friday, Haugen mocked Kitzhaber.

"I feel he's a paper cowboy," he said. "He couldn't pull the trigger."

Speaking of iconic cartoon characters

Gumby dood it.

He pled guilty to burglary!

If Gumby violates his probation he will get to really be in the Pokey.  (*nudge, nudge**wink, wink*)


Man dressed as Gumby pleads guilty to Burglary
Associated press -

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man accused of trying to rob a San Diego 7-Eleven while dressed as Gumby has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary.

A lawyer for 19-year-old Jacob Kiss entered the plea Wednesday. Kiss' accomplice, 20-year-old Jason Giramma, also pleaded to the same charge. Both men were placed on three years of probation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/rUcmV2 ) reported that the men will be allowed to withdraw their pleas if they comply with the probation terms.

Police say the men entered the convenience store on Sept. 5. A clerk says the Gumby character claimed to have a gun but in a television interview, Kiss says the clerk misunderstood him. Kiss and Giramma turned themselves into police days later and the Gumby suit was seized.

The attempted stickup was captured on videotape.




Burl Ives must be turning over in his grave

What has the world come to?

Say it ain't so Frosty!!


'Frosty the Snowman' arrested at Maryland parade
Associated press-

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Who says "Frosty the Snowman" has to be jolly?

A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He's accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog.

Sgt. John A. Dolgos tells The Star Democrat of Easton that 52-year-old Kevin Michael Walsh became agitated when a dog-handling officer tried to escort him away from the crowd.

Walsh told The Associated Press that he has dressed as Frosty in the parade for at least 10 years. He says he was wrongfully arrested. He says an officer hassled him after he remarked about the police dog's presence. He says he became agitated only after getting arrested.

Walsh was released on his own recognizance.

Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice shame on you

Pretty ingenious scam.

With the news full of stories about EPA regulations and increasing scrutiny its easy to see that folks would believe it.

The scammers are looking at up to 20 years each.


3 face prison time in special toilet paper scam
Associated Press -

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a dirty scam.

Federal prosecutors in Florida say at least three people working for a septic tank company duped customers into buying about $1 million in unnecessary products — in some cases enough toilet paper to last more than 70 years.

More than a dozen customers were told they needed special toilet paper to avoid ruining their septic tanks because the federal government changed regulations on toilet paper. The federal government does not regulate septic tank products.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Has she been watching Sweeney Todd?

Yum.  Was he curried too?


Pakistani woman suspected of killing, cooking husband
By Reza Sayah - CNN

Islamabad (CNN) -- A Pakistani woman is being held on suspicion of killing her husband, cutting him up and trying to cook the pieces, Karachi police said Friday.

Zainab Bibi, 32, was arrested in connection with the murder Tuesday of her husband Ahmad Abbas, police said.

Her 22-year-old nephew, Zaheer Ahmed, is accused of helping Bibi stab Abbas to death and carve his body into small pieces.

The rest of the story:

The road to Bali is fraught with peril

Buying drugs in another country?

Never a good idea.


Too young for jail? Tourist, 14, gets 2 months for buying drugs in Bali 
Under Indonesia's tough narcotics laws, Australian boy could have received a 12-year sentence


An Australian teen was sentenced to two months in detention Friday for buying drugs while vacationing with family on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

Presiding Judge Amzer Simanjuntak told the packed Denpasar district court that — when taking into account time already served — the 14-year-old would be freed in just over a week and immediately deported.

"It's better to give a jail sentence, but the shortest possible, which would enable him to be given back to his parents sooner," Simanjuntak said, according to a report in the Herald Sun newspaper.

The rest of the story:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Good for her, bad for him

Boy he sure picked on the wrong woman to snatch a purse from.


Police:  WA woman, 59, chases down purse snatcher
Associated Press -

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old woman chased down a purse snatcher who was fleeing on a bicycle in Longview, Wash., pulled him to the ground and grabbed back her purse.

Two witnesses detained the man until officers arrived.

According to court documents filed this week, the purse snatch took place in a Safeway parking lot last Friday. The woman chased the bicyclist about 15 feet.

 




Hey Mister!! Your suitcase!

Okay. Besides the obvious, "who walks around with a suitcase with a million bucks in it?" 

Is the next question. 

Who the hell leaves a suitcase with a million bucks in it behind when they leave a restaurant?


Man in Australian $1M suitcase mystery
Associated Press -

SYDNEY (AP) — A man questioned by Australian police about an abandoned suitcase stuffed with nearly 1 million Australian dollars ($970,000) has been charged with assault and dealing in the proceeds of the crime.

New South Wales police announced the charges Friday, but they haven't said where they think the money came from.

Workers at a Sydney eatery say the suitcase was left there Tuesday by a nervous-looking man, and they were initially worried it might contain a bomb.

Overacheiver?

Q (cue) them up and pile it on him.


Man, accused of raping teen, charged in murder
By Vianna Davila - Express-News

A man already in jail for allegedly raping a teenage girl and trafficking her for sex has been charged in the murder of a man at a Northeast Side motel last month.

On Wednesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Kwaku “Q” Agyin, 20, in the Oct. 2 shooting death of Marcus Anderson, 35, at the Skyline Motel in the 1400 block of Austin Highway.

He was held at the Bexar County Jail on a $150,000 bond for the murder charge.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

No Pat you can have some too

Seriously?

Really??


Robertson:  is mac 'n' cheese "a black thing?"
Associated Press- 

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has been set straight on Thanksgiving comfort food.

"The 700 Club" founder showed a clip of Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday. Robertson's host, Kristi Watts, asked what dish the former secretary of state had to have on Thanksgiving. Rice replied macaroni and cheese.

Watts reacted enthusiastically, adding "Sister, that is my dish..."
 



Turkeys stealing turkeys

And by pushing him down it becomes a robbery.

It also sounds to me like it was an inside job..


Boxes of turkey stolen from delivery truck
By Michelle Mondo - Express-news


San Antonio police were searching for at least two men who stole several boxes of hickory smoked turkey breast as it was being unloaded from a delivery truck.

The robbery victim was unloading a Sygma delivery truck at a Schlotzsky's Deli in the 11800 block of Blanco Road when just after 3 a.m. as he was walking out of the deli, he noticed two men near the trailer taking boxes of turkey. He confronted them but was suddenly pushed down from behind and fell to the ground, according to a police report.

The men grabbed the boxes of turkey and drove off in a blue, extended cab Ford F-150.

Cold-Case arrest

In from the cold?

If it was him, let Justice be served.


Murder suspect arrested in 14-year-old case
Affidavit: Baseball cap DNA matches suspect
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

Jeremiah Barefield was just 17 years old when more than a decade ago he and another man allegedly fired shots into an East Side bar striking Kimberly Coleman, an innocent bystander unfortunate enough to be between the men and their intended target, San Antonio police said.

Coleman, 31, died at the hospital on Oct. 30, 1997, three days after gunfire erupted at the 402 Lounge on South New Braunfels.

Tuesday night, police arrested Barefield at a West Side home and charged him with Coleman's slaying. He was booked into the Bexar County jail on one count of murder, his bail set at $250,000, according to jail records.

No waiting

Even a good cop can fall victim to drugs and easy money.

Its sad to see but perhaps it will serve as an object lesson to others.


Ex-Bexar deputy pleads guilty in large mortgage fraud case
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A former Bexar County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for a small role he had in a $50 million mortgage-fraud case.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery allowed George Autobee to be released on bond for the holidays after accepting his guilty plea. Autobee, 48, admitted being a straw buyer in a scheme allegedly led by a Dallas man accused of bilking lenders out of $50 million.

Autobee, responding to the judge's questions, acknowledged having problems in jail since he was sent there a year ago following a drug conviction.
 
 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

No Clogging Zone

**Ahem!**

Consider this a public service announcement.


Many about to take the plunger
Holiday tops for clogged disposals, busy plumber.
By Tracy Idell Hamilton - Express-News

It's tempting, for sure.

You've just finished peeling a mound of potatoes, and now you're left with a pile of peels.

It would be so easy to just jam them down the drain. After all, that's what the garbage disposal is for, right?
Wrong.

Fruit and vegetable peels, poultry skin and bones, grease: These are the enemy of the freely flowing drain, and the very things that make the day after Thanksgiving the busiest day of the year for the nation's plumbers.

Let's perform a thugectomy

You'd excise a cancerous tumor, right?

Well, let's prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt on all of his charges, stack them, and be done with him.

Remove him from society.

Sounds like the community wins to me.


Home invasion suspect already wanted on sexual assault
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

A man arrested for allegedly taking part in a violent home invasion early Tuesday was already wanted on a charge of aggravated sexual assault, records show.

Steven Noel Quintana, 21, was one of three men suspected of breaking into a home in the 4300 block of Katrina Lane. A man and woman, both in their early 20s, said that just after 1 a.m. three men kicked in the door, used duct tape to bind their hands then held guns to their heads, according to a police report. One suspect yelled to the woman, “Where is all the stuff (expletive)?” according to a police report.

The woman begged the men to not hurt the children in the home, which prompted a reply of “She's (expletive) lucky 'cause we aren't here for the kids,” the report said. The ages of the children or how many were in the home weren't available.

Time to reflect?

Suspended with pay.

I guess that takes some of the sting out of it.


Judge who beat child suspended
Express-News -

The Texas Supreme Court has suspended a judge whose beating of his then-teenage daughter in 2004 was viewed millions of times on the Internet.

According to an order signed Tuesday, Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams is suspended immediately with pay pending the outcome of the inquiry started by the State Commission on Judicial Ethics this month.

The order makes clear that Adams agreed to the commission’s recommended temporary suspension but does not admit wrongdoing.

Unwise life choices

We all make choices in our lives.

Everyday we get to make choices.  Choices which may, and often do, have long and potentially far-reaching consequences.  Some are wise choices.  Continue in school, go to college, learn a trade, become a productive member of society.

Some are unwise choices.  Commit crimes, have a felony conviction, commit additional crimes, and the like.

This is very simple.

He chose unwisely.



Shell shop shooter gets 50 years 
By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung 

NEW BRAUNFELS — The gunman in the armed robbery and shooting at a local gas station/convenience store in August accepted a deal Tuesday guaranteeing the 20-year-old will spend at least a quarter of a century behind bars, a prosecutor said.

Jon Scott Young of New Braunfels pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and unlawful use of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Sammy McCrary, Comal County chief felony prosecutor. District Judge Jack Robison sentenced Young to 50 years in the state penitentiary.

The rest of the story:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gruene Turkey Trot!!

Hey!  Come and join us for the Annual Gruene Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in beautiful downtown Gruene, Texas!

Proceeds goes to Comal Cops for Kids and you get to have a good time and won't feel so guilty later at Thanksgiving Dinner!

Everyone wins!

Jon S. Corzine: Man of Financial Destruction

No wonder New Jersey was in such a bad way when Chris Christie took over as Governor.

Look what a mess Corzine has made at MF Global.



MF Global Trustee says shortfall could exceed $1.2 Billion
By Michael J. De La Merced and Ben Protess - NY Times

The amount of customer money missing from the collapsed trading firm MF Global may be more than $1.2 billion — double previous estimates — the trustee dismantling the firm’s brokerage unit said on Monday.

But the surprise finding, which caught regulators off guard, may be overstated, according to a person briefed on the investigation. Some regulators say they believe that the trustee double-counted $220 million that had been transferred between units of MF Global, this person said.

Still, the much higher number highlights the disarray of MF Global’s records and raises significantly the hurdle for tens of thousands of customers seeking to get their money back. The trustee’s estimate represents a significant portion of customer funds held by MF Global.

The rest of the story:

Getting to be all too common-place an ocurrence

The Mexican Drug War just keeps on going and going and going.


3 police officers found dead in Mexico border city
By Oscar Villaba - Associated Press

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — Assailants kidnapped and killed three police officers in the Mexican border city of Acuna, authorities said Monday.

Acuna Public Safety Department said in a statement that the three were on patrol in the same unit when gunmen kidnapped them early Monday.

The officer's bodies were found an hour later in a residential area of Acuna, which is across the border from Del Rio, Texas. They had been shot and their hands were handcuffed, the police department said.

No one wins here

Her life is ruined and the family oif the victim is left bereft.

I hope the hell that someone sues the pants off of the Chili's which continued to serve the Defendant booze until she was nearly 4 times the legal limit.

It sounds like the victim's family could use the funds as the widower has MS and two boys to try to raise himself.

God.  Sometimes this shit just makes me so angry.


Honors student gets 15 years for DWI death
Car on wrong side hit music teacher's vehicle head-on
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A Sam Houston State University honors student who authorities said left a San Antonio Chili's restaurant two years ago with a blood-alcohol level of nearly four times the legal limit was ordered Monday to serve 15 years in prison.

Bethany Leigh Denman, 25, made an open no-contest plea in September on an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of piano teacher Amy Meron, whose vehicle was hit head-on in February 2010 as Denman drove on the wrong side of Vance Jackson Road.

The somewhat rare open plea meant state District Judge Sid Harle had the full range of punishment — from probation up to 20 years in prison — at his disposal during Monday's hearing.

Have you seen me?

Its like the ads on the sides of milk cartons.

If you see him call the New Braunfels Police Department at 830-221-410.

Thank you.  BTW his name is John Riffe; he however may not thank you.



Car chase suspect escapes up I-35
By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung 

NEW BRAUNFELS — Police are looking for a New Braunfels man suspected of leading officers on a car chase into Hays County and being involved in a burglary, a police spokesman said Monday.

John Brant Riffe, 36, escaped capture Friday night and remains on the loose, said Capt. John McDonald of the Braunfels Police Department. He said Riffe drove a car at speeds around 100 miles per hour to avoid arrest.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Its all about the O

As if he'd even think of doing this.

He's much too arrogant and egotistical to do it even though in the long run it would benefit the country.

But then he's never put country first has he?


Democratic Pollsters:  Obama should abandon run for second term
By Michael Catalini - National Journal

President Obama should abandon his run for a second term and turn over the reins of the Democratic Party to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, two one-time Democratic pollsters wrote in Monday's Wall Street Journal, which appeared online Sunday.

Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen argued that just as Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson decided not
to pursue additional runs though they could have, Obama should do the same.

“He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments. He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,”Caddell and Schoen wrote.

The rest of the story:

POS on the loose

Oh really?

I think its folks like the actor in this case that are part of the reason California is in so much debt and has problems.

You big brave protester, throwing bottles into women's faces.

You're nothing more than a POS.


Man throws aluminum water bottle at UC Berkley student's face
By Stephanie Baer - The Daily Californian

A man allegedly threw an aluminum water bottle at a UC Berkeley student Thursday evening on campus, causing minor injuries to the victim’s face.

At about 5:09 p.m., the female student was approached by a man at “the northeast exterior of the Haas Pavilion,” according to a UCPD crime alert. The man asked the student if she was going to the protest on Sproul Plaza, and when the victim answered “no,” the suspect yelled at her.

“People like you are the reason that California is in debt,” he said, according to the crime alert.

The rest of the story:

Why is this woman smiling?

She's charged with Capital Murder and could be looking at the death penalty.

So why, exactly is she smiling?


Woman confesses to fatal stabbing
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

San Antonio police Sunday night arrested a woman in a capital murder case in the West Side earlier this month.

Sandra Rivera, 32, “confessed to killing the complainant,” Armando Alvarez, by stabbing him in the 400 block of Pace Street, San Antonio police Sgt. David Pruitt said. She was charged with one count of capital murder-other felony and bond was set at $750,000.

Dead and covered in blood, Alvarez, 40, was discovered Nov. 3 when a woman saw his body behind her home. An incident report states blood was splattered around Alvarez, and police said another neighbor reported hearing a commotion and what sounded like someone gasping for air around 2 a.m. on Nov. 2.

We're not supposed to be playing catch and release

It seems to me to happen a wee bit too often.

At least this one got caught before he comitted any additional criminal acts.

At least that we know of as yet.


Jail inmate mistakenly released, officials say
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

A 33-year-old inmate is back in Bexar County Jail after he was mistakenly released and re-arrested over the weekend, a spokesman said.

Rene Palomo was arrested in March on charges of burglary of a vehicle and robbery, according to Bexar County records officials. On Friday, he appeared in court and was sentenced to six years in prison on the burglary charge. The robbery charge was reportedly dropped.

Palomo was returned to Bexar County Jail, said sheriff's office spokesman Detective Louis Antu, but was released on Friday evening.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chunkin' pumpkin

Well at least they turned themselves in.

That might count for something.


4 teens come forward in pumpkin attack
CBS-Pittsburgh

OAKMONT (KDKA) — Four teenagers have turned themselves in after pelting a man with a pumpkin.
The attack happened on Pennsylvania Avenue in Oakmont.

Rose and Daniel Wagner were out for a stroll when Daniel, 64, was hit and suffered a concussion.

A surveillance camera at a nearby school recorded a white SUV driving away from the scene.

The rest of the story:

Dude gone wild

Six attacks?!!

In one day?!!

Start looking at all heavy Viagra users in the local area.


NYPD: Sex fiend on the loose in Bronx; 6 attacks in 1 day
Suspect Allegedly Went Wild In Baychester, Soundview Sections Of Bronx 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect in the Bronx is accused of an unthinkable series of sex crimes — assaulting six women on the same day between 6 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The incidents all happened on Thursday when the suspect, described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years old and about 5-foot-11 with a thin build allegedly terrorized women in the Baychester and Soundview sections of the borough.

While there were no injuries reported in any of the incidents, police described the suspect as approaching women from behind in all, but one of the encounters.

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He's now at Camp Gotchalongtime

That didn't take him long to get his probation revoked.


Probation violations land former camp counselor nine-year term
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

KERRVILLE — The former Camp LaJunta counselor accused of sexually abusing a boy there in 2009 was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for violating the terms of probation granted in May.

Matthew S. Bovee, 22, was initially charged with indecency and aggravated sexual assault of a child, but as jurors deliberated at his trial he struck a plea deal and pled guilty to injury of a child in exchange for a sentence of 10 years probation.

The boy, now 11, had testified that Bovee fondled him as he emerged from a shower at the camp in Hunt.

Aggravated check writing

We're also looking forward to you having your day in Court.


Kerrville man accused of forging checks
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

A Kerrville man stands accused of abusing his authority as a social club board's president by forging three checks on the nonprofit center's account with a face value of $920.

Todd Hardee, 50, resigned his position of 10 months on the Doyle School Community Center board in September amid questions about its finances, which remain under investigation by Kerrville police.

The teacher's aide in Kerrville schools was indicted on three forgery charges Monday, jailed Wednesday, and released on $3,000 bail Thursday.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

More death and destruction on the Highways and Byways of Texas

Ho hum.

Another day, more people dead and a another DWI driver goes to prison.

Its all getting rather humdrum, isn't it?

When will folks wise up?



Ex-con gets 30 years in fatal DWI wreck 
His brother and a friend died in high-speed crash on U.S. 281.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio man who killed his brother and a friend while driving drunk along U.S. 281 at speeds estimated as high as 116 mph was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison.

Salvador Castrejon Jr., 31, agreed to the term as part of a plea agreement reached earlier this week.
Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony generally punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But

Castrejon's punishment range was elevated to up to life in prison because of 2004 aggravated robbery conviction that resulted in a prison stint.

Apocalypse Now?

I didn't receive a packet and now I am saddened that I was left out.

Former judges have feelings too you know.


Jeffs sends book of doom to area judges
By harvey Rice - Houston Chronicle

GALVESTON — What District Judge Susan Criss thought was a law book in her mail this week turned out to be a thick paperback containing the apocalyptic prophesies of imprisoned cult leader Warren Jeffs.

The “revelations” predict instability in the United States and a withering of its power, tidal waves on the East Coast and Seattle, earthquakes in Arizona and Utah and melting fire in Idaho.

“I looked at this and thought, either they sent this to every judge or I got some bad stuff coming my way,” said Criss, whose court is in Galveston County.

The end of a strange tale

Still a very strange story.


Courthouse cavorters set to go home
By Michele Mondo - Express-News

Two French brothers jailed since being caught last month cavorting in the Bexar County Courthouse corridors after hours in sombreros and carrying a judge's gavel should be out of jail in time to fly home on their original Dec. 8 return airline ticket.

The district attorney's office and the lawyers for Mehdi Ajjaid, 21, and Hichan Ajjaid, 25, worked out a deal that allows the men to plead guilty to the state jail felony of burglary of a building with intent to commit theft but only receive a Class A misdemeanor sentence.

The brothers' Alamo City antics made international headlines following their arrests in the early hours of Oct. 19, after worries of a possible terrorist attack gave way to head-shaking over what a night of downtown partying could lead to.

Found guilty

From the article:

"Nancy Knowles, who provided police with the taped recording, said McCrary and Tharp have made her “life hell.”

“I’ve been enduring this for more than two years,” Knowles yelled. “When are y’all going to stop?”

How about when you go to prison for the tampering and endangering charges?


Mom guilty in neglect case
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung


NEW BRAUNFELS — A Comal County jury Wednesday convicted a New Braunfels woman of tampering with a witness and endangering a child.

During testimony earlier in the day, Nancy Knowles broke down into tears on the stand and yelled at a Comal County prosecutor.


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Bitch! We want Ice Cream!!

What's their excuse?

The Biotch wouldn't pay for ice cream?

Throw the book at 'em!

Police: 2 Georgia Caregivers Waterboard 89-Year-Old Woman 
CBS-Atlanta

JONESBORO, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – Police charge two caregivers at a Jonesboro facility with waterboarding an 89-year-old woman.

Clayton County police said Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed held down Anna Foley after an argument that started over ice cream.

They’re said to have allegedly held down Foley in a locked shower room, flooding her face with the hand-hold shower nozzle in 2008.

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Trimming the fat

Well, I sure know it ain't any of my card numbers.

I can't afford to eat at any of those places.


NYC waiters held over alleged $1 million credit card scam 
Staff from some of the city's top steakhouses among those arrested, NBC reports
By
NBCNewYork.com

More than two dozen current and former waiters and their associates from some of the city's top steakhouses have been arrested in an alleged identity theft ring, accused of stealing credit card numbers from wealthy customers, authorities said Friday. 

The Manhattan district attorney, police and the U.S. Secret Service announced the arrests Friday involving a 28-person ring that operated at top metro-area restaurants like Smith & Wollensky, Capital Grille and Wolfgang Steak, as well as Morton’s in Stamford, Conn. and the Bicycle Club in New Jersey.

The story was first reported Thursday by NBC New York.

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Be careful out there!

Jeeze Louise!

Another reason not to go to Ohio?

Just kidding.


Sheriff: Men were lured to Noble County by Craigslist ad
By Josh Jarman - The Columbus Dispatch

CALDWELL, Ohio — He lay in the woods for seven hours, with an elbow shattered by an assailant’s bullet.
Lost, covered in his own blood and unsure if the men who hunted him were still nearby, a man from South Carolina hid in the forested hills outside Caldwell until after dark on Nov. 6. Deciding it was safe, he then made a painful 2-mile journey to the nearest farmhouse to call for help.
Investigators say he was the lucky one.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

GEe whiz!

Gee.  GE.

Forget Wall Street, someone occupy General Electric.


GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes on $14 Billion in Profits 
By John McCormack - The Weekly Standard -

General Electric, one of the largest corporations in America, filed a whopping 57,000-page federal tax return earlier this year but didn't pay taxes on $14 billion in profits. The return, which was filed electronically, would have been 19 feet high if printed out and stacked.


The fact that GE paid no taxes in 2010 was widely reported earlier this year, but the size of its tax return first came to light when House budget committee chairman Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) made the case for corporate tax reform at a recent townhall meeting. "GE was able to utilize all of these various loopholes, all of these various deductions--it's legal," Ryan said. Nine billion dollars of GE's profits came overseas, outside the jurisdiction of U.S. tax law. GE wasn't taxed on $5 billion in U.S. profits because it utilized numerous deductions and tax credits, including tax breaks for investments in low-income housing, green energy, research and development, as well as depreciation of property.

"I asked the GE tax officer, 'How long was your tax form?'" Ryan said. "He said, 'Well, we file electronically, we don't measure in pages.'" Ryan asked for an estimate, which came back at a stunning 57,000 pages. When Ryan relayed the story at the townhall meeting in Janesville, there were audible gasps from the crowd.

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