Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Death Guitar

Extremely brutal and extremely sad.

Mega church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church

By Peter Rugg - Daily Mail Online

A North Texas congregation is reeling after an attacker rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor, and beat him to death with an electric guitar.

Police told reporters they didn't know why the unidentified suspect attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome MIssionary Baptist Church.

In a harrowing 911 call an unidentified church secretary said that some staff tried to fight him off but that  Kirk was in desperate need of an ambulance.

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Catching but not releasing some big fish

Good luck getting the $41.9 million in laundered funds paid.

Good job of removing them from the rest of the "civilized world" however.

2 get prison in Laredo-based drug running case
Associated Press -

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Two men convicted of drug conspiracy in a nearly $42 million South Texas trafficking ring have been sentenced to prison.

A federal judge in Laredo on Tuesday ordered nearly 34 years in prison for Jose Isabel Tobias of Laredo. Investigators say Tobias was an organizer of the Laredo-based ring.

William Vallejo, who's an American but was living in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, was sentenced to seven years in prison. Both men must also repay $41.9 million in laundered funds.

The rest of the story:

Murder trial continues in New Braunfels

Testimony in the trial continues today.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances the State should rest their case by noon.  It will then be up to the Defense to present their case or not, as the Defendant has the right not to testify, or to anything if he believes the State has not proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Vicente Saenz testifies about events that led to his brother Diego’s death during Suarez murder trial

NEW BRAUNFELS — Vicente Saenz on Tuesday testified that a confrontation nearly eight years ago led to his brother Diego being stabbed to death in New Braunfels.

The altercation started because he yelled at someone to drive slower in an apartment complex, Saenz testified.

The testimony was given during the murder and assault trial of Leeroy Suarez, 29, of New Braunfels. Suarez is on trial for a first-degree felony count of murder and the second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly attacking the brothers between the night of Nov. 19, 2004, and early morning Nov. 20, 2004.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A prescription for fraud

This should happen more often.

There also should be better safeguards built in as well.

I am sure that the $441,000 restitution owed by one of them will never be fully reimbursed.

Texas pharmacist gets prison for fraud conspiracy
Associated Press -

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas pharmacist and a drug store worker have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to defraud Medicaid.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Sara Elicia Garza of Mission was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. A judge in McAllen ordered 18 months in prison for 39-year-old Valerie Jean Flores of Mission.

Both pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.

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Too bad, so sad, buh-bye!

Now see?

I probably would have given him the seven consecutive life sentences.

If for no other reason but a warning to others to not "Do this shit!"

Hey you!! Capiche?

Teen girl's pimp handed life term
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio man convicted last month of pimping a 15-year-old runaway from Houston and luring her new boyfriend to his death was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

In addition to the maximum sentence for murder, prosecutors had asked that Kwaku Agyin, 21, receive seven consecutive life sentences for three counts of child sex trafficking, three counts of compelling prostitution and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. But one life sentence was enough, state District Judge Lori Valenzuela decided.

She sentenced Agyin to four 25-year sentences and three 20-year sentences for the other felony offenses. All but two of the sentences will be served concurrently, she ruled.

The rest of the story:

You can run but you cannot hide

He was indicted back in December 2004 and fled to Mexico.

After several years of searching and then locating him by the US Marshall's Service; I helped pave the way to bring him back to stand trial, along with the New Braunfels Police Department, the U.S. Marshall's Service and the US Department of Justice, by preparing the extradition paperwork.  It was a great team effort.

The trial testimony will begin today.  Go Sharky and Jenny! (a/k/a the trial team)

Testimony to begin in Suarez murder trial today

NEW BRAUNFELS — Jury selection began Monday and testimony is expected Tuesday in the murder trial of Leeroy Suarez, accused of stabbing a pair of New Braunfels brothers nearly eight years ago.

Suarez is on trial for one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and the second-degree-felony crime of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Both sides in the case got together at 9 a.m. at the Comal County Courthouse and began trying to settle on a panel to weigh the facts of the case. By 5 p.m., attorneys were done haggling over the 14 slots for jurors and alternates.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Losing it?

Golly if President Obama's lost Madonna fans in Los Angeles who does he have left?

Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans.

The Material Girl asked during Saturday night's performance: "Who's registered to vote?" She added: "I
don't care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama." Drawing boos in touting Obama over

Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: "Seriously, I don't care who you vote for ... Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote."

Madonna is often outspoken. Some Colorado fans, mindful of a mass shooting there, complained she used a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman in a recent concert act in Denver. A Madonna concert in Paris in July drew ire when a video showed a swastika on a politician's forehead.

Many Questions

No one has called missing persons?

She appears to have been married?

No. 1 suspect is probably going to be her husband.

You think?

Woman's body found in San Antonio River
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

San Antonio police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the San Antonio River Sunday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m., a woman and her two children visiting a park along the Mission Reach of the river spotted the body near the 1700 block of Southeast Military Drive, according to Det. Ricky Lopez.

It took San Antonio firefighters about two hours to retrieve the woman's body, which was near the shore and close to Espada Dam.

The rest of the story:

Start rebuilding by getting rid of Tony Romo

He's a never was and a never will be.

Then get rid of Dez Bryant.

Anyone else who doesn't take the game seriously and mugs, grins, and jives their ways through the game.

Then start rebuilding.

I'm over the Cowboys.

Hello Texans!!

Cowboys displease, tease fans only to fail
By Tom Osborn - Express-News

ARLINGTON — At first, they struggled, especially their quarterback. But by late afternoon, they had transformed themselves into never-say-die warriors.

Ultimately, though, the Dallas Cowboys reverted back to what they've been for so long during the Tony Romo era: the NFL's top tease.

And when it was over Sunday, with his team trying to pick up the pieces after a gut-wrenching 29-24 loss to the NFC East-leading New York Giants, team owner Jerry Jones put it all in perspective.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Cosmic balancing of the books?

Don't piss HIM off.

Or is this just balancing the books?

It is ironic though.  Isn't it?

(I hope I don't get struck down for this . . . . . seriously)

Deeply Religious Newburgh Man Crushed By Falling Crucifix, Loses Leg

Pizza Parlor Worker Prayed Before Statue, Prior To Wife Being Cured Of Cancer

CBS New York -

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – David Jimenez believed his devotion to a crucifix was responsible for his wife being cured of cancer. Well, the crucifix fell on him, crushing one of his legs.

And as CBS 2’s John Slattery reported Friday, the leg had to be amputated.

Jimenez sees tragic irony in losing his leg to a crucifix he had prayed to. The crucifix had been outside the Church of St. Patrick in Newburgh. For months, the 45-year-old pizza worker would stop and pray at the crucifix, that his wife would be cured of ovarian cancer.

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Blue on Blue incident

How stupid is this?

You don't like the fact that someone has Romney signs in their yard so you key the vehicles at the house only one one of them belongs to the family's daughter and her husband who are staying there, are both unemployed and who support President Obama.

Vandal keys 'Obama' into 2 cars in Alta Loma
By CBS Los Angeles -

ALTA LOMA (CBS) — A case of campaign vandalism is under investigation Friday in Alta Loma.

Someone keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence that had Mitt Romney campaign signs.
CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Rob Schmitt spoke to Ken Slown, owner of one of the keyed vehicles.

Slown actually supports President Obama!

He explained to Schmitt that he and his wife — both currently unemployed — are staying with her parents and it’s her parents who support Romney.

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Just a tasty reminder.

Wurstfest begins Friday and lasts 10 days!

I will be working at the Comal County Republican Women's Fried Pickle booth on Tuesday night, election eve.

Go vote and come get some fried pickles after!

Rotary Club serving up sixth year of potato pancakes

NEW BRAUNFELS — When New Braunfels Rotary Club members first considered heading up the extremely popular potato pancake booth at Wurstfest, long-time Rotary Club member and food caterer Kathy Meurin told them, “You don’t want to work that hard.”

Meurin knew the tremendous amount of work that goes into preparing the kartoffel puffers.

“It takes 12 of us to work the booth during a normal shift,” Meurin said. “It takes 15 to 16 to work the booth when it gets really busy.”

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ease it on over here

Sounds like a royal mess.

Lawyer being sued over Boerne easement case
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

San Antonio lawyer Todd Prins is being sued over his handling of an ongoing property dispute in Boerne in which a $1.7 million judgment and arrest warrants were issued against his clients.

Prins denies the claims of malpractice, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices and breach of fiduciary duty made in the suit, filed in Bexar County.

“There were just many, many mistakes made,” said attorney Roger Bresnahan, hired by former clients of Prins

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Well Doc, I have these stabbing pains in my back

Just one question mijo.

Why'd you stop?

Should've just let it go man.

Road rage stabbing sends man to hospital
By Michelle Casady - Express-News

Road rage led to a South Side stabbing that sent a man to the hospital Friday night.

Police said just before 9 p.m. a man in his 30s called for help from the 5800 block of Kim Valley, saying he'd been stabbed.

The victim told police he and his girlfriend were cut off while driving in the area of Southwest Military Drive and Old Pearsall Road. Both parties got out of their vehicles near Ray Ellison Boulevard and Five Palms Drive, and police said that's where the man was stabbed in the back.

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Also called the "Pickle Parkway" after former Cogressman "Jake" Pickle

Hmm?  Not pickled pig-feet parkway?

I just might pass on driving it this morning.  The only swine I want to encounter this morning on my trip to Denton is the Canadian Bacon in my Egg McMuffin.

Not on the hoof.

Wild hogs make impression on driver, car
By Vianna Davilla - Express-news

Victor Espana probably won't forget his first drive on the Texas 130 toll road, but not because of its much-talked-about 85-mph speed limit.

He's more likely to remember the two feral hogs he slammed into with his mom's Chrysler 300 as he sped along the road in the middle of the night.

The collision, which didn't injure Espana but left the two hogs DOA, means his first trip on the country's fastest road might be his last.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Are you just plain stupid?


Don't answer that!

You have the right to remain silent, anything that you say may be used against you in a court of law.  You have the right to an attorney, if you cannot afford to hire an attorney one will be provided to you.............

Now, WTF were you thinking when you did this?

Man arrested after light shined at helicopter
By Michelle Casady - Express-News

A man was arrested Wednesday night after San Antonio police said he shined a laser at a department helicopter that was assisting in a search for a missing child.

David Chavez, 42, could face a federal charge in the offense.

Police said they were engaged in the search when Chavez shined a laser at Eagle, a department helicopter. The pilot directed officers to the 4800 block of Castle Guard, where Chavez was arrested.

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Agg Manslaughter trial in NJ because of alcohol

It doesn't happen only to "unknown non-famous" people in San Antonio.

Witnesses: Actress 'manic' after fatal NJ crash
Associated Press -

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Witnesses to the aftermath of a fatal auto accident involving a former "Melrose Place" actress say she was babbling and wasn't aware someone had died.

An emergency medical technician and an ER nurse testified Thursday at the aggravated manslaughter trial of Amy Locane-Bovenizer.

The prosecution and the defense agree Locane-Bovenizer was drunk on the night of the 2010 crash. But the defense claims the actress was distracted by another driver who was chasing her. Sixty-year-old Helene Seeman died in the crash.

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I am sick and tired of this

Another wrong-way driver on a San Antonio highway.

Another death of an innocent driver, hit by the wrong-way driver and alcohol is believed to be the reason.

If so, another intoxication manslaughter case will slowly make its way through the system and a cleaned-up drunk driver will say it will never happen again, she didn't mean to, and she prays to God every night for the man whose life she took; so will you please give me probation?


Man killed in wrong-way crash
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

A man was killed early Friday when his car was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver on Texas 151.

Police said the crash happened around 3:45 a.m. when a woman driving east in the westbound lanes collided with an oncoming car near Callaghan Road.

Both drivers, the only people in their vehicles, were taken by helicopter to University Hospital.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Who's the Bullshitter Mr. President?

Way to stay classy Mr. President.

Since you're acting like a schoolyard punk my reply is "it takes one to know one"

Nyaah Nyaah!

He's a Bullshitter!
From Rolling Stone -

“Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Douglas Brinkley:

“We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. …

[S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. …

‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”’”

Hill Country Wisdom

What a great town!

I have to stop there and get BBQ.

Yes, I realize the sign might be a bit much.

Controversial political sign at Leakey church
By Roy Bragg - Express-News

LEAKEY — When Ray Miller posted a marquee that read “Vote for the Mormon, Not the Muslim/The Capitalist, Not the Communist,” the local pastor added more fuel to the firestorm of political rhetoric burning from sea to shining sea.

National media outlets ran with the story. Online pundits pounced. And the Internal Revenue Service was asked to investigate whether the sign violates nonprofit laws.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a formal complaint to the IRS, saying it had received more than two dozen emails criticizing the church for endorsing a candidate when federal and state nonprofit laws prohibit it.

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Like father like son?

All in a day's work.

Good job PD

Shots fired lead to father and son arrests

NEW BRAUNFELS — New Braunfels Police Department officers arrested a father and his son Tuesday while police investigated a shots-fired call in the city, a department spokesman said.

The son took officers on a vehicle chase but was caught, which apparently upset his dad, who threw a large rock and damaged a police cruiser, NBPD Capt. John McDonald said.

Police arrested Joseph Johnson III, 28, of New Braunfels, on charges of evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle. Joseph Johnson Jr., 51, of New Braunfels, faces one charge of criminal mischief between $50 and $500, McDonald said.

The rest of the story:

85 MPH Baby!!

I'm heading up to see my daughter who's attending the University of North Texas in Denton.

Sounds like a perfect opportunity to try SH 1340 out!

Toll Hwy. 130 forges new path from Guadalupe County to Austin

By Bob Thaxton Seguin Gazette
GUADALUPE COUNTY — Gov. Rick Perry, with the assistance of Seguin Mayor Betty Ann Matthies, handled the giant scissors to snip the ribbon officially opening the southern segments of Texas Hwy. 130 in a ceremony Wednesday morning west of Lockhart.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on a northbound entrance ramp from Hwy. 142 to Hwy. 130.

After the ceremony, crews began removing barrels and barricades blocking access to the southern 41 miles of the toll road, and the southern segments from Mustang Ridge to Seguin were open by mid-afternoon Wednesday. Tolls will not be charged on Segments 5 and 6 during a free trial period lasting through Nov. 10.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Flash! Superman becomes a blogger!!

Well really its Clark Kent who leaves the Daily Planet apparently.

Will the Man of Steel be the new Man o' Law?

Is Superman the next Drudge?  Clark Kent quits newspaper in latest edition
By Perry Chiaramonte - Fox News

Even Clark Kent can see through the writing on the wall when it comes to the newspaper industry.

In the next issue of DC comics’ “Superman,” due out on Wednesday, the superhero’s alter ego will eschew being a mild-mannered reporter, presumably to become a snarky blogger, when he quits his post at the Daily Planet.

“This is really what happens when a 27-year-old guy is behind a desk and he has to take instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren’t really his own,” Superman writer Scott Lobdell said to USA Today

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A clean mouth?

This all sounds very strange.

Where did the eating a bar of soap come into play?

Woman rams vehicle, fires shot outside Bethesda Naval medical
Associated Press

BETHESDA, Md. - A Virginia woman is in custody after police say she rammed her car into a vehicle outside the entrance of Bethesda Naval medical and fired a shot.

Police say an officer at the hospital shot at the woman's car after the collision Tuesday morning but did not strike her. The officer was injured, apparently when he used a baton to strike the woman's car.

Montgomery County Police spokesman Paul Starks identifies the woman as Angela Akosua Cobbold from Manassas. Starks says she is being treated and charges are pending.

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That didn't go so well for him

You just yourself a whole bunch more time in federal prison, I think.

Along with probably a perjury charge added to boot!

Motion to take back plea backfires
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A federal judge gave a financial planner convicted of mortgage fraud five months to come up with some restitution to save himself from spending most of his 33-month sentence in prison.

But with a month left before Bruce Irving Redfield was to report, he instead asked Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery on Tuesday to throw out his guilty plea to wire fraud, a charge that can carry up to 30 years in prison.

By the end of the hearing, Redfield wound up likely facing five more years in prison because he admitted lying. And he no longer will be able to spend Thanksgiving with his family — Biery revoked his bond and ordered him into jail immediately.

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No one to blame but themselves

The system has long been rife with favoritism, poor lawyering and outright flim-flammery.

The County, the judges and the defense bar has no one to blame but themselves for the steps which are coming to try and correct the indigent defense system for Bexar County.

Woe it will be for many, many attorneys who will no longer be able to suck off the county's teat.

Changes in defending indigents move closer
 By Nolan Hicks - Express-News

The two-year march toward replacing Bexar County's system for assigning attorneys to indigent defendants took another step Tuesday, as the Commissioners Court signed off on beginning negotiations with a local law firm to take over much of the process for the county's criminal courts.

But that move to begin the talks came with a twist. There will be a third party at the table for the negotiations: the judges who run those courts.

“I think the judges have to be at the table if we are going to move forward on this issue and get a three-way look at it,” County Judge Nelson Wolff said. “There's no sense in us moving forward on something that no judge is going to want to use.”

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hey Mom! Did you see me in that movie?


Folks; stop it!

Before you take the photos or movies ask yourself one simple question.

Would I want my parents to see this?

Study: Vast majority of homemade porn, private photos end up online

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The vast majority of homemade pornography and private images on personal computers ends up on public websites called “parasites.”

Eighty-eight percent of homemade pornography, including videos and still images, finds its way onto porn sites, often without the owners’ knowledge, a new study from Britain’s Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has found.

The study analyzed more than 12,000 sexually explicit images uploaded by young people and found that the great majority of images had been stolen and published to what the organization calls, “parasite” websites.

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To the New Dark Ages


Earthquake predictions and a triumph of scientific illiteracy in an Italian court

An Italian court sentenced scientists to jail time for not having a functioning crystal ball ahead of the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila. The arguments of science and reason fell on deaf ears.

The Christian Science Monitor -

Today, a court in the central Italian city of L'Aquila, 380 years after that miscarriage of justice, sentenced six scientists and a government bureaucrat to six years in jail on manslaughter charges for their failure to predict a 2009 earthquake that left more than 300 people dead.

This headline isn't the sort of thing that's generally expected from Italy anymore. The church quietly abandoned its objections to heliocentrism in the early years of the 18th century, and by the early 19th, had fully accepted the scientific facts.

But according to the BBC, a modern Italian secular institution is now the one struggling to grapple with science. The seven convicted men stood accused of "inexact, incomplete, and contradictory" information about the risks posed by tremors in the weeks ahead of the April 6, 2009, earthquake that caused so much destruction.

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My two cents worth

Two Weeks to go to Election Day!

I believe Romney won last night's debate.

Obama looked at times, petulant, peeved, annoyed and small.  In other words not Presidential.  Romney looked Presidential.

All Romney had to do last night was not look like a crazy neocon hawk.

He did not.

I also believe he did a fine job tying foreign policy to the US economy as well.

The net result of all of the Summer's outpouring of Romney demonization, RDS (Romney Derangement Syndrome) and the 110 million spent on ads backfired bigtime.

The people saw the real Romney and they were re-assured he had no horns and wasn't the devil they were told he was.

Two weeks to go.

UPDATE:  Hours after their third debate Obama finally realizes he needs a plan to show to the American people what he expects to do in the next four years (If we were stupid enough to re-elect him)

Bwah hah hah

Monday, October 22, 2012

Keeping it in the family

Maybe she was baby-sitting him and she didn't want to leave him by himself?

Deputies: Teen brings 6-year-old brother along to rob Walmart -

BRADENTON, FL. - A teenage girl has been arrested after bringing her 6-year-old brother along while she tried to rob a Walmart store.

It happened around 3pm at the Walmart on 53rd Avenue East in Bradenton.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Saul Gutierrez and the 14-year-old girl went into the Wal-Mart and loaded a shopping cart with $698.79 worth of merchandise. The girl also brought along her 6-year-old brother, whom she was caring for.

Gutierrez and the 14-year-old were stopped after exiting the store with the merchandise without paying.

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Man; how time flies!

Now if only the gun stolen from my car 6 years ago would turn up.

Man gets watch back 53 years after theft
Associated Press -

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — A man in upstate New York finally has his wristwatch back, 53 years after it was stolen.

Ed Grigor says he had long ago forgotten about the 23-jewel wristwatch stolen when he was in the Navy.

Then last month the Binghamton-area man got a call from a Las Vegas couple. They were able to track down Grigor because his name was engraved on the back of the watch.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Don't get your cell phone stolen

Always be aware of your surroundings folks.

Thefts of cell phones rise rapidly nationwide
By Terry Collins - Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns.

Nearly half of all robberies in San Francisco this year are cell phone-related, police say, and most occur on bustling transit lines.

One thief recently snatched a smartphone while sitting right behind his unsuspecting victim and darted out the rear of a bus in mere seconds.

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Quid Pro Quo?

Vote and get pot!

Pot Prizes May Have Lured More Eagle Rock Residents To Vote
CBS Los Angeles -

EAGLE ROCK ( — Fliers offering $40 worth of free medical-grade marijuana were reportedly passed out in Eagle Rock to try and draw residents to vote in the local election.

Was the free pot an incentive to get a larger turnout? Politics ranked “high” on resident’s list of priorities. Nearly 10 times as many voters – 792 residents – turned out to the polls during the recent Neighborhood Council elections than last year.

“It’s a little weird that people can’t come out and vote on their own. I see that as a problem, as a social symptom,” Eagle Rock resident Joerael Elliott said.

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Foreign money being donated to Obama Campaign?

Remember this apparently also occurred in the 2008 campaign but went nowhere.  No one in the media pursued it.

Why do we have the laws prohibiting these donations and why does President Obama get to flagrantly violate them with seeming impunity?

The Romney campaign has safeguards in place to try to avoid these issues while the Obama campaign does not.

EXCLUSIVE: Obama campaign accepts foreign Web donation - and may be hiding more
by Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein - NY Post

The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.

Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.

Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.

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50 days of drunk!

Strange headline and stranger goings on.

Ukranian man remains held in Delta flight disturbance -

A judge has ordered a Ukrainian man accused of disrupting a Delta Air Lines flight to remain in custody, after prosecutors argued that he's a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Testimony during a detention hearing Friday alleged that 46-year-old Anatoliy N. Baranovich twice attempted to bribe officers to release him and was found with 19 passports.

Baranovich is accused of damaging and disabling an aircraft and interfering with a crew aboard the Boston-to-Salt Lake City flight on Monday.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Save the Hamster!!

Ok then!  The hamster is safe!!

Hamster placed in police protective custody following DUI stop
CBS Seattle -

BEAVERTON, Ore. (CBS Seattle) - Local authorities placed a hamster into protective custody after its owner, an intoxicated driver, was arrested.

Early Tuesday morning, three officers with the Beaverton Police pulled over 27-year-old Nicole Huey after suspecting her of driving while intoxicated, according to Oregon Live.

During the 12:30 a.m. stop, officers reportedly observed the hamster – whose name is not known – placed in her lap.

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Terrorists "kill" Big Tex!!

Obviously a crass Terrorist Attack!!

Must be someone from Oklahoma or something.

Big Tex catches fire

From the Star-Telegram

Images from those on the ground at the State Fair of Texas, where Big Tex, who turned 60 this year, caught fire Friday morning.
  1. First things first, the big guy will be back, says Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings:
    Dallas is about Big Things and #BigTex was symbolic of that. We will rebuild Big Tex bigger and better for the 21st Century. MR

    The rest of the tweets and photos:

Mas Stupido!

What a Maroon!

Cops: Man nabbed after returning to scene of crime
By Ana Ley - Express-News

A robbery suspect was recognized by two employees at a convenience store who said he'd pulled a gun on them less than a month ago.

Michael Munoz, 25, was even wearing the same shirt and shoes he wore the day of the Sep. 27 robbery at a Valero store in the 1000 block of Castroville Road, police said.

Employees said a woman, a regular at the store, tried to distract them as he reached for cigarette packs and lighters in the incident last month. When an employee noticed what was happening, Munoz displayed a gun and walked out, police said.

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She may more days off from work now


Next time just call in sick.

Woman accused of faking abduction  to get day off
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Police say a woman has admitted faking her own kidnapping because she wanted a day off work and a little attention.

Officers found Sheila Bailey Eubank, 48, bound with rope in her vehicle in a field near Ray Ellison Boulevard and Brook Valley on Oct. 10.

She told officers a man jumped into her vehicle at a Security Service Federal Credit Union ATM near Loop 1604 and Bandera Road.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few

Now this is way cool!

Myanmar find could flood vintage Spitfire market
By Aye Aye Win - Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As many as 140 World War II Spitfire fighter planes — three to four times the number of airworthy models known to exist — are believed to be buried in near-pristine condition in Myanmar. A British-Myanmar partnership says it will begin digging them up by the end of the month.

The go-ahead for excavation came earlier this week when the Myanmar government signed an agreement with British aviation enthusiast David J. Cundall and his local partner. Cundall, a farmer and businessman, earlier this year announced he had located 20 of the planes, best known for helping the Royal Air Force win mastery of the skies during the Battle of Britain.

On Thursday, however, a retired Myanmar geology professor who has assisted in the recovery operation since 1999 said there are about 140 Spitfires buried in various places around the Southeast Asian country, which until 1948 was a British colony called Burma. He did not explain the discrepancy in estimates.

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Mini Fast and Furious?

Oh Hell he was only trying to compete against the Federal Program of gun-running.

Don't laugh I bet "Fast and Furious" comes up during the trial by the Defense.

S.A. man accused of getting guns for Zetas
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A Mexican national arrested this month on a state charge of possessing heroin found at his South Side home now has been charged in federal court over 19 assault rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition authorities say were destined for the Zetas cartel.

Julio Cesar Campos, 36, made his first federal court appearance Wednesday on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was detained pending a bail hearing Oct. 30.

A tip from a confidential informant led San Antonio police to his home in the 300 block of Stonewall Street in search of firearms.

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Good News .... Bad News

Finally, the Appeals Court upheld the trial judge's Order that Hasan be shaved and agreed that he can be forcibly shaved.

I would humbly suggest Sweeney Todd be the Barber.

The bad news?

The court martial is still on hold because it is being appealed up the line so to speak.

Court:  Fort Hood suspect can be forcibly shaved
By Angela K. Brown - Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court ruled Thursday that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his beard forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.

The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the military trial judge's decision to order Maj. Nidal Hasan to appear in court clean shaven or be forcibly shaved, according to a release from Fort Hood. The opinion came on the heels of last week's hearing at Fort Belvoir in Virginia in which the court heard arguments from both sides.

Hasan, who did not attend the hearing, has said he grew a beard because his Muslim faith requires it, despite the Army's ban on beards. A few exceptions have been made for religious reasons.

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Schoebels is Not a take-out restaurant

I guess the most embarrassing thing about all this is that the restaurant is just down the street from the New Braunfels PD headquarters.

Those are some pretty brazen burglars.

However we're patient too and they'll turn up in the system and we will try them.

Safe, money taken from eatery

By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 

NEW BRAUNFELS — Someone broke into a New Braunfels restaurant and stole a safe that was recovered by police Wednesday morning only a few hours after the theft was reported, a city police spokesman said.

Dispatchers took the initial call about 7 a.m. Wednesday. A pest control company employee sent to Schobels Restaurant, 1515 Kuehler Ave., noticed an unlocked door and a cash register that had been toppled to the ground, said Lt. John Wells of the New Braunfels Police Department.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Can I haz more pleaz?

Apparently she liked their food so much she wanted to go back and get some more.

Police: Woman used 911 to praise jail food
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PALM BAY, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a woman is facing charges after allegedly calling 911 multiple times to thank the sheriff for a bologna sandwich served in jail.

Palm Bay police said Christine Brown, 51, called the emergency number six times Saturday to thank Sheriff Jack Parker for a bologna sandwich she enjoyed during her recent incarceration at the Brevard County Jail Complex, Florida Today reported Tuesday.

Police said dispatchers asked Brown if she had an emergency and each time she talked only about the bologna sandwich. They said an officer arrived at her home while she was still on the line with a dispatcher.

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Also a 5 cent tax on every bullet sold

Hell; why not?

They'll make a fortune.

More Taxes For Cigarettes, Bullets And Gambling In County Budget

CBS Chicago -

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County could soon get a little more expensive for smokers.

But they aren’t the only ones who will be shelling out more cash if Board President Toni Preckwinkle gets her way.

Preckwinkle’s proposed $3 billion budget will include a $1 a pack tax hike in cigarettes as a way to help close a $268 million budget deficit.

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The Apocalypse is near!


Hacked Construction Sign: Zombie Attack Prepare!

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Drivers probably got a laugh out of an electronic message board that was hacked in Pleasant Grove, Utah - warning drivers to prepare for a zombie attack.

Also in Highland City, another electronic message board near Lone Peak High School displayed a similar message, stating "Zombie Infested School".

Excuse me Sir, but its time for you to exit the stage

Okay, let's see he apparently killed someone else previously.

He has just been convicted for killing two more and causing his Baby Momma to miscarry.

Do you want to house and feed him for the rest of his life or give this son of a bitch the needle?

Case made for execution of double killer
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

By the time James Davis Morrison committed a triple shooting — killing two and causing the lone survivor, his girlfriend, to have a miscarriage — he already had one other person's death on his resume, prosecutors insinuated Wednesday as the punishment phase for his capital murder trial continued.

A jury Friday convicted Morrison, 34, for the April 2009 double killing of Krystle Moten, 23, and her mother, Laura Moten, 46, in the parking lot of a Northeast Side apartment complex.

He faces only two possible outcomes: life in prison without parole or death by injection.

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