Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stupidness

Are they so high that they are this stupid?


Man offers to show officer he's not carrying drugs; bag of cocaine falls out of his pocket

FORT WALTON BEACH - A man who pulled out his pants pockets to show a Fort Walton Beach Police officer he wasn't carrying drugs didn't count on a plastic bag of cocaine falling to the ground.

On July 15 an officer was called to the Rancho Alegre bar on Hollywood Boulevard by employees who had escorted a suspected drug dealer off the premises.  The man, Herminio Hurtado-Resendiz, 24, of Destin, told the officer he wasn't selling drugs and voluntarily pulled out his pants pockets.

The police officer spotted a small plastic bag fall out of Resendiz's right-front pocket and land on the ground. The bag was full of a white, powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

A not Starbucks

Welcome to San Antonio.


Mexico chain chooses S.A. for cafe, U.S.headquarters
By David Hendricks - Express-News

A large Mexican café chain, Café Punta del Cielo, has selected San Antonio for its first U.S. franchise, its U.S. headquarters and its jumping-off point for U.S. expansion.

The city has made recruiting more Mexican companies, especially eateries, a goal.

Café Punta del Cielo opened its café two weeks ago downtown near the River Walk at 140 E. Houston St.

The rest of the story:

Color me a wee bit skeptical

Really?

Or is it another power grab?

Besides I am more concerned about DWI drivers and wrong-way drivers.

Threat of IEDs growing at home
By Stewart Powell - Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON — Improvised explosive devices, like those that have killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, pose a growing threat across Texas and the United States, leading to calls for urgent cooperation between U.S. military experts and civilian law enforcement officers.

Army Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, director of the Pentagon's so-called Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, alerted Congress in classified testimony this month to the mounting IED threat at home.

He also highlighted the challenges his team faces trying to train stateside law enforcement agencies to detect, disarm and defeat the devices.

The rest of the story:

Bad day for the driver and others

The news this morning said a wrong-way driver traveling south in the north-bound lanes of I-35 struck a car with a family of five in in it.

Two Good Samaritans ran out from a near-by business to help when a car slammed into the wrong way driver's vehicle killing the driver and the two Good Samaritans.

The family of five were reportedly not injured.


I-35 northbound lanes closed
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News

The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Schwab Road have been closed because of a reported triple-fatal wreck.

Traffic is being diverted onto the access road. As the morning drive hour has progressed, congestion in the area has grown.

An Express-News team is en route to the scene.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hot time in the old jail cell tonight

Do I think we need air conditioning in the prisons?

Yes, but only to a certain degree (no pun intended).

I believe there should be some areas that should be available to those who are really suffering from the heat or if its medically necessary.


Is heat a death sentence for some inmates?
NY Times -

HOUSTON — Last summer's record-breaking heat wave had a grim impact on Texas, playing a role in the deaths of roughly 150 people. Many of them were found in their homes or apartments, but a few were discovered somewhere else — in their prison cells.

Ten inmates of the state prison system died of heat-related causes last summer in a 26-day period in July and August, a death toll that has alarmed prisoner rights advocates who believe the lack of air conditioning in most state prisons puts inmates' lives at risk.

The 10 inmates were housed in areas that lacked air conditioning, and several had collapsed or lost consciousness while they were in their cells. All of them were found to have died of hyperthermia, a condition that occurs when body temperature rises above 105 degrees, according to autopsy reports and the state's prison agency.

The rest of the story:

Bar shooting

Well what else would you expect going to a bar named the XX Bar?

Sweetness and Light?

Unicorns and Glitter?


Suspect sought in bar shooting on North Side
By Michelle Cassady - Express-News

Police on Saturday were still looking for the shooter of a man outside a North Side bar overnight. The victim was hospitalized with several gunshot wounds.

Officer Matt Porter, spokesman for the Police Department, said about 2 a.m. officers went to the XX Bar, where witnesses told them a fight that started between two men in the bar had spilled into the parking lot and ended in gunfire.

Police found Adrian Franks, 24, in the parking lot with gunshot wounds to his abdomen, legs and arms. He was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition, upgraded to serious but stable by Saturday afternoon.

The rest of the story:

Drove while drunk and killed someone

Before you feel too badly for her think about the dead victim who was only out riding his motorcycle and never stood a chance.




Canyon Lake woman pleads guilty to Intoxication Manslaughter
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung



NEW BRAUNFELS — Many months after she crashed her car into a motorcyclist and killed him, a Canyon Lake woman has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve five years in jail.

Diana Lynne Hamby, 49, admitted she was driving drunk when she killed Anthony Cortez, 57, in a crash Dec. 4, 2010, in the 9900 block of Farm-to-Market Road 2673, according to court documents filed in her second-degree felony case.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 'castle doctrine' at work for you

The kid is lucky to be alive.


Teen shot after entering man's East Side home
By Michelle Cassady - Express-News

A 15-year-old boy who took a shotgun blast to the abdomen after breaking into a man's East Side home was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Friday night, authorities said.

Bexar County Sheriff's Department Sgt. James Hancock said the boy who was shot and another teen were entering a mobile home in the Regency Village park off Montgomery Drive through an open back door.

The homeowner saw a boy in his home, grabbed a shotgun and fired once, striking him in the abdomen. He and the other boy ran away, and deputies caught the injured boy a few blocks away in the park.

The rest of the story:

Investigation is ongoing

From the article it sounds like some investigation work is warranted, if for nothing else but to sure that this was 'righteous' shooting by the officer.

If not then other steps will need to be taken.


Questions swirl after officer kills gunman
By Vianna Davila, Vincent T. Davis and Michelle Casady - Express-News

A San Antonio undercover police officer, responding to a personal request for help from a female friend, shot and killed the woman's ex-boyfriend who had fired on them early Friday, wounding her, police said.

The officer, Michael Garza, 33, a 10-year veteran who has been involved in several on-duty shootings, was unhurt. An investigation is pending.

The suspect, Alfredo Hector Aragon, 35, died just after 3 a.m. in front of his Northwest Side home after Garza pursued him in an unmarked police truck with Aragon's ex-girlfriend, Abigail Jean Hernandez, in the passenger seat.

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Paying the Piper

I believe I predicted prison time yesterday because I suspected a compromised verdict on the lesser included offense of manslaughter.

Nine years isn't that long in the scheme of her life and Mr. Wolford is dead.


Teen mom gets 9 years for killing boyfriend
By Lindsay Kastner - Express-News


Jurors handed down a sentence of nine years in prison Friday for Tiffany James, the young mother who fatally stabbed her baby's father with a kitchen knife.

James, 20, was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday, avoiding a murder conviction and the potential for life in prison. She must serve at least half of her sentence before she is eligible for parole. She could have received up to 20 years.

By all accounts a promising student and dedicated mother, James had her life ahead of her on the afternoon of Nov. 20, 2009 when she killed Antwan Wolford, her live-in boyfriend.


The rest of the story:

Welcome to the World little one

I am sorry this happened.

Hopefully the thieves will be caught soon.


Thief steals SUV while owners are having first baby
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung



NEW BRAUNFELS — Talk about labor pains.

A New Braunfels couple were at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels to deliver their first child Wednesday when someone stole their sport utility vehicle, the husband said. Inside the SUV was some of the important stuff new parents need to get along.


In the stolen vehicle was the car seat in which they planned to strap their new bundle of joy for a safe first ride home. Also in the car were the mother’s purse, wallet and identifying information.

The new dad, reached by telephone Friday, said he’s upset about the thief who ruined what should have been nothing but a joyous experience, and he asked that the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung not publish the family’s names for fear of identity theft.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The most unkindest cut of all

Wow, there might be some anger issues here, eh?


Woman stabs man in crotch
By Ana Ley - Express-News

A woman beat a man before stabbing him in the crotch this afternoon on the West Side, police said.

Officers are at the scene, an auto parts and repair business on Marbach Road.

The man didn't appear to have been critically injured, police said, and there wasn't any immediate word on what charges the woman might face.

Were they checked by the TSA?

Great.

Good background checking.


3 Olympic security staff arrested in Newcastle
Associated Press -

LONDON (AP) — British officials say three people due to work as Olympic venue security staff in Newcastle have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offenses.

Newcastle City Council earlier this week replaced G4S — the company providing security at its Olympic stadium — with local firms amid concerns over the company's staffing shortfalls.

Council press officer Nigel Whitefield confirmed Friday that three people who had been hired to work at Newcastle stadium were arrested by police working with U.K. border agents.

The rest of the story:

Guilty of Manslaughter

The 'Battered Woman syndrome' defense may have helped in reducing this from murder to manslaughter.

We will see what the jury does at sentencing.

My prediction?  Prison time instead of probation because the jury may have compromised on the guilty verdict; i.e. we'll agree to manslaughter but no probation.


Young mom, 20, is found guilty of manslaughter
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Defense attorneys said she was a “hero” who represented battered women everywhere, while prosecutors said she was a murderer. But after nearly nine hours of deliberation Thursday, jurors chose neither label for Tiffany James, instead finding the teen-mom murder defendant guilty of manslaughter.

James, who was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs shortly after the verdict was read, now faces up to 20 years in prison instead of up to life for the November 2009 stabbing death of boyfriend Antwan Wolford, 18, at the East Side apartment they shared with her mother.

Jurors will return to 399th state District Court this morning as the punishment phase of her trial begins. Because of the lesser conviction, she is eligible to ask the 10-woman, two-man jury for probation.


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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Died in the saddle

Never, NEVER have more than one wife at a time.

That poor, poor man.  Rest in Peace.



Five 'jealous' wives rape Nigerian man to death
The Indian Express -

In an extraordinary case of jealousy, a Nigerian man - husband of six - was allegedly raped to death by his five spouses as he was paying too much attention to his sixth wife in east-central Benue state.

Uroko Onoja, a wealthy businessman, was having sex with his youngest wife when the other five women attacked him with knives and sticks, demanding that he have sex with all of them at once.

Onoja, who resisted their attack, was overpowered by the women who ordered that the sex march begin with the youngest wife and to continue in that order to the top, Nigeria's Daily reported.

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The Revenge of the Bears

The Bears have finally expunged their long-held shame stemming from the infamous Goldilocks and the Three Bears incident of Medieval times.

They have restored their sense of honor and their porridge is now just right!


Bears trash home in upstate NY's Bearsville
Associated Press -

BEARSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The upstate New York hamlet of Bearsville is living up to its name.

The Times-Herald Record of Middletown reports that a mother bear and her cubs trashed a family's home in Bearsville several times earlier this month.

The Knowles family arrived at their home on July 13 to find that their kitchen had been ransacked by bears. They later went out for dinner, and upon returning they found the house trashed all over again.

The rest of the story:

A voice of reason

Thank you General Abbott for your calm, reasoned and measured response to those who try to stop voter ID so voting and election fraud can continue.


Voter ID does not suppress votes
Greg Abbott for the Express-News

Some partisans use blustery rhetoric against Texas' voter ID law. But when viewed under a courtroom microscope — under oath — personal beliefs and opinions give way to the proven facts about voter ID: Voter fraud is real, voter ID doesn't suppress votes, and the U.S. Supreme Court has already approved voter ID as a legal, nondiscriminatory response to voter fraud.

As Texas' attorney general, I've prosecuted voter fraud across the state, including people who voted using dead people's names; a candidate who unlawfully registered ineligible foreign nationals to vote; a man who voted twice on Election Day; an election worker who attempted to vote for someone else with the same last name; and a person who used someone else's registration card to vote. In addition to the many cases my office has prosecuted, other county, state and federal authorities have handled countless voter fraud investigations.

The recent voter ID trial revealed even more disturbing voter fraud. Texas has more than 50,000 dead people registered to vote. Even worse, at least 239 dead people voted in the May election — 213 of them in person. State Sen. Tommy Williams testified that ballots have been cast for his long-deceased grandfather. A person even attempted to vote for an inmate.

State Reps. Jose Aliseda and Aaron Peña testified that South Texas is plagued with voter fraud. Rep. Aliseda also testified that non-citizens voted in Bee County elections. In the past year, hundreds of people who claimed they were non-citizens had to be removed from the voter rolls.

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Send him back to Allah already

Really Judge?

Let him keep his beard it shows him for what he really is a radical Muslim Jihadist who murdered 13 individuals and wounded dozens more.

Let the jury see him for what he is and let's get this farce over with and bring him to justice.


Judge: Ft. Hood suspect could be forcibly shaved
Associated Press -

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be forcibly shaved if he doesn't remove his beard himself, a judge said Wednesday.

Maj. Nidal Hasan appeared in court Wednesday sporting a beard as he did during a court appearance last month. The beard violates Army regulations, but Hasan said it is an expression of his Muslim faith.

The judge, Col. Gregory Gross, held Hasan in contempt of court for keeping the beard and fined him $1,000. Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said Gross gave Hasan the choice to shave on his own or be forcibly shaved sometime before his court-martial begins Aug. 20.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm melting!! Melting!!


These undated handout images provided by NASA shows the extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8, left, and July 12, right. Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. In just a few days, the melting had dramatically accelerated and an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12. In the image, the areas classified as “probable melt” (light pink) correspond to those sites where at least one satellite detected surface melting. The areas classified as “melt” (dark pink) correspond to sites where two or three satellites detected surface melting. Nearly every part of the massive Greenland ice sheet suddenly and strangely melted a bit this month in a freak event that concerned scientists had never witnessed before. NASA says three different satellites saw what it calls unprecedented melting from July 8 to July 12. Most of the thick ice remains, but what was unusual was the widespread area where some melting occurred. (AP Photo/Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, SSAI/NASA GSFC, and Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory Photo: AP / AP

The rest of the story: Maybe you should look at a correlation between this and the massive solar flare from the sun at around the same time?

Just a suggestion to look at that possibility while you continue on with President Obama's directive that NASA continue its Muslim outreach program.

Or it could be from all of the hot air from his campaign .

NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in Greenland
Associated Press-

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all of Greenland's massive ice sheet suddenly started melting a bit this month, a freak event that surprised scientists.

Even Greenland's coldest and highest place, Summit station, showed melting. Ice core records show that last happened in 1889 and occurs about once every 150 years.

Three satellites show what NASA calls unprecedented melting of the ice sheet that blankets the island, starting on July 8 and lasting four days. Most of the thick ice remains. While some ice usually melts during the summer, what was unusual was that the melting happened in a flash and over a widespread area.
 
The rest of the story:

News Flash! The Judson School Board find their cojones

I'm shocked, shocked!!

That finally a school board stood up and acted in the interest of their constituents in censoring a school board president and removing her from her position as president of the school board.

Keep up the good work Judson ISD School Board!


Board President censured, deposed
By Lindsay Kastner - Express-News

Two weeks after her indictment on charges of violating the state's election law was made public, Judson Independent School District trustee June Adair was censured and stripped of her position as board president.

Trustees voted 4-3 to censure Adair during a special meeting Tuesday night, with Jose Macias, Arnoldo Salinas and Adair casting the dissenting votes. Censure is the most severe reprimand that Texas school board members can give fellow trustees.

Adair was indicted in late June after a lengthy investigation by the Bexar County District Attorney's office. She could receive a total of $6,000 in fines and up to 18 months in jail if convicted of the two charges, a Class A and Class B misdemeanor.

The rest of the story:

BOLO

That Judge Tessa Herr let the now-convicted child sex abuser go home after the jury found him guilty and he was facing 25-99 years or life in prison was not only stupid and irresponsible but was also absolutely reprehensible.

It is also incomprehensible that Catherine Babbit didn't ask that he be taken into custody.

Oh well, lock your doors and hide your children.


Rapist gets life - but he's missing
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

It took jurors less than 15 minutes Tuesday to decide that Anselmo Rodriguez should serve life in prison without parole for the repeated rapes of two young girls, including a 5-year-old who developed genital warts.

Now authorities just have to find him.

As his sentencing hearing began Tuesday with an empty chair at the defense table, jurors in 186th state District Court were told Rodriguez, 31, cut off his GPS ankle monitor the night before and hadn't been seen since.

A jury deliberated about 30 minutes before finding him guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child, which carries a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison, at about 4:45 p.m. Monday.



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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kim Upload

Oops, someone doesn't like the "War on the Internet".

But I have to admit, with all the crap going on are we really going to extradite him from New Zeland for alleged copyright theft?


Megaupload boss raps Obama in musical protest
MyFoxDC.com -

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has launched an online song attacking US President Barack Obama and urging supporters not to vote for the US leader, who he accuses of trampling on Internet freedom.

In a song titled "Mr President" released on YouTube, the self-styled cyber freedom fighter, who allegedly masterminded a massive online piracy business, compares himself to US civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King.

Dotcom, free on bail in New Zealand awaiting a US attempt to extradite him for alleged copyright theft, raps "don't vote for those who would take us back in time".

The rest of the story:

Remedial help needed

I think this was the right punishment given the probation violation and that he didn't drive and self-reported the violation.

Convict who killed brother in DWI wreck back in court
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A drunken driver who received probation four years ago for killing his brother in a one-car wreck was back in court Monday after reporting himself for having consumed alcohol.

With the admitted probation violation, state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner could have ordered Joseph Delgado, 46, serve his eight-year sentence in prison. She instead ordered him to serve four months in a lockdown treatment facility — a resolution suggested by the probation department and lawyers on both sides.

“Just thank God ... that you had the sense not to drive,” the judge said, adding that he would be in prison now if he hadn't. “As much as it may have been a bad decision, it could have been worse.”

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Disgrace to the uniform

Pretty disgraceful behavior.


Reasons for firings by DPS revealed
By James Pinkerton - Houston Chronicle

One Texas Department of Public Safety trooper forced a kiss on a stopped driver. Another used his uniform to get a girlfriend released from jail. There was the trooper who took an inspection sticker off his patrol vehicle and stuck it on his personal car.

These were among a handful of offenses that DPS cited for firing 37 employees since 2010 including patrolmen, investigators and analysts for everything from drunken driving to drug possession to watching porn online while on the job, according to recently obtained agency records.

Even a Texas Ranger, one of the most prestigious and highly vetted law enforcement positions in the state, was forced to turn in his badge last year after authorities arrested him on allegations of domestic violence, DPS records show. The charge was brought against ranger Juan E. Lozano, who was stationed in McAllen when he was fired in January 2011. He could not be reached for comment.

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Or get 'em at 3 a.m. too!

Here's what I don't understand.

If you steal the iPads etc. doesn't Apple know where they are when presumably they get hooked up to Internet the 1st time to be set-up?

My iTunes knows the serial numbers etc. of my pad and phone.



Police: Men stole 18 iPads from Walmart
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung



NEW BRAUNFELS — Police arrested two Houston men early Monday for allegedly stealing 18 iPads at Walmart in New Braunfels, a New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said.

The two men arrested are John Timothy Cotton Jr., 23, and Jadreon Marquis Robinson, 19, NBPD Capt. John McDonald said. He said police charged both with theft of property between $1,500 and $20,000 and took them to Comal County Jail.

Monday, July 23, 2012

No, no Invisible plane NOT invisible clothes

We're not in the Matrix.

You can't fly unless you're in a plane.

Sorry; even Wonder Woman flies in an invisible plane.


Naked woman says she wanted to fly, cops say
Associated Press -


RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Rapid City police arrested a naked woman who officers say may have been high on synthetic drugs after she called 911 from a rooftop to say she wanted to fly.

Police spokeswoman Tarah Heupel tells the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/Pjfvyk ) that dispatch received a call early Wednesday morning from a woman who had climbed atop a building that houses a computer business.

Heupel says the woman said she wanted to try to fly but was afraid.

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The guy was apparently freaky

Why am I not surprised?


Trip wires, Batman items found in theater shooting suspect's home




The apartment of the suspect in the Colorado theater rampage was decorated with Batman items and crisscrossed with waist-high trip wires attached to more than 30 improvised grenades strewn across the living room floor, a law enforcement official close to the case said Sunday.

Nearby were 10 gallons of gasoline “to enhance the thermal effect.” The suspect, James Holmes, 24, is accused of opening fire at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie,"The Dark Knight Rises." Twelve people were killed in the attack; 58 were injured.

Investigators who served search warrants Saturday at Holmes' 850-square-foot, third-floor apartment in a rundown section of Aurora “found a Batman poster on a wall, a Batman mask and other Batman paraphernalia,” according to the official, who has not been identified because of the sensitivity of the case.

The rest of the story:

The restaurant was closed

Maybe they were looking for the beef?


Three held after trying to break into restaurant
By Theresa Clift - E xpress-News

Three men were arrested early Sunday after allegedly trying to break into a restaurant on the Southwest Side and fleeing police.

An alarm summoned officers to Furr's Fresh Buffet, 7863 South Interstate 35, around 2 a.m., police said.

As they arrived, a green truck sped away. Officers tried to pull the truck over, but a chase ensued on Loop 410.

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Where's the Beef?

Apparently stolen and in this vehicle.

Good job Greg!

Sack of meat found in car after chase
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News


San Antonio police detained a driver and arrested his passenger after their vehicle — which was found to have a large amount of meat inside — crashed into a stop sign southeast of downtown.

Sgt. Greg Brooks said around 3 p.m. Sunday, police tried to pull over a speeding black BMW on U.S. 281 near Josephine Street. The driver refused to stop, and the passenger reportedly threw a small baggie of marijuana out of the window as the men drove away from police, Brooks said.

Officers followed, and the BMW reached speeds of 120 mph before Brooks terminated the chase near Interstate 10 and Pine Street. Moments later, police were told a black BMW crashed and two men inside it ran away, Brooks said. An officer in an unmarked car nearby spotted the men at East Drexel and Piedmont avenues and detained them; meanwhile, police recovered the baggie and found several unmarked packages of meat inside the car.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kneeleth down and believeth ...... not

Absolutely brilliant satire.


You Didn't Build That

From Iowahawk blog- 

Readings from the Book of Barack

1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.
And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.
Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day.
Then Govt said, “Let the regulations and the guidlines under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the Bureaus appear”; and it was so. 10 And Govt called the Bureaus demigovts, and the gathering together of them He called AFSCME. And Govt saw that it was good.
11 Then Govt said, “Let there be police, and firefighters, and teachers according to their kind, for they will create more jobs”; and it was so. 12 And then Govt bade the void bring forth crime, and arson, and stupidity, that each would yield seed to bring forth more police, and firefighters, and teachers, and jobs. And Govt saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 On the fourth day Govt said, “Let Us make the economy in Our image, according to Our likeness; let it have dominion over the cars of the road, over the appliances of the supercenters, and over the pet groomers of the strip malls, over all the clickthroughs of Amazon and over every creepy thing of the Dollar Stores.” 15 So Govt created the economy in His own image; services and wholesale and retail He created them. 16 Then Govt blessed them, and Govt said to them, “Be fruitful and use the multiplier effect; fill the land with jobs; thou have dominion over thy realm, within limits, as long and thou remember to get thy permits and tithe thy taxes, for they are good. Hope to see you at the fundraiser.”
17 And on the fifth day Govt made an official Govt holiday, and headed off for a 3-day golf weekend at Camp David. But first Govt said to the economy, "you are free to eat from any tree in the garden, except the tree of Knowledge. There is a serpent in that thing, and thy health care does not cover it."
18 So when Govt was on vay-cay the economy set about the garden, plowing its fields and generating revenue for the glory of Govt. They obeyed the regulations and were not ashamed.
19 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the balanced, publicly-funded birds the Lord Govt had made to sing news to the economy. The serpent was on the AM band. He said to the retail sector, “Did Govt really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’? ”
20 "Only yours, serpent," said the retail sector.
21 “Don't be a wuss,” the serpent said to the retail sector. 22 “For Govt knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will wise to Govt's scam.”
23 When she saw that the fruit was pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, and also free to download, she took some and ate it. She emailed a copy to her wholesaler, and he ate it; and then the wholesaler to the manufacturer, and he to the servicer. 24 Then the eyes of all of them were opened, and they realized they were being taxed naked; so they outsourced fig leaves to make coverings for themselves.
25 Then the economy heard the sound of the Lord Govt returning from vay-cay with the demigovts Osha and Tarp and Irs. It was the cool of the day, and they were hiding their profits from the Lord Govt among the trees of the garden. 26 But the Lord Govt called to the manufacturer, “Where are you?”
26 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid, so I sought a tax shelter.”
27 And Govt said, “Who told you that your profits were yours? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? ”
28 The man said, “The retailer made me —she has a thing for serpents.”
29 Then the Lord Govt said to the retailer, “What is this you have done?”
30 And she said to the Lord Govt, “Don't take that tone with me, fat boy. And why should I give you my profits?”
31 The Lord Govt was in wrath, and said, “For I am the Lord Govt, creator of Eden! 32 I gave unto you the roads and bridges, and schools and cops, brought unto you of gentle showers of Tarp and Stimulus and rivers of Subsidy, I am the purifier of the waters, cleanser of the air, without which you and your profits would not exist. Thus all that thou have created is created by Us. Thus ye shall render unto Govt what is Govt's, and this is the Word of your Lord.”
33 At these words, Solydra and Gm and Seiu and all the Cronyans and Laborites dropped to their knees in trembling fear and supplicated themselves before the Lord, presenting Him golden gifts of contributions.
34 Then the retailer said to Govt, “And who created you?”
35 In righteous anger did the Lord Govt again rise up and said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Tri-Delts and the Dekes, I am and have always been! I am the great cosmic turtle on which you and the entire economy rest.”
36 "And on whom do you rest, turtle?" said the retailer in blasheme.
37 "Do not mock me with your knowledge trickery, harlot!" said the Lord Govt. "I am turtles all the way down."
38 So the Lord Govt said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust 
    all the days of your life.
39 And I will keep you from tenure
    and grants and the airwaves,
    and condemn you to the bowels of internet."
40 Then the Lord Govt turned the retailer and the manufacturer and the wholesaler and all the servicers, and said,
“I will make your taxes and regulations very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to profit. 
You shall be afflicted with plagues of audits,
    the coming of Osha, and the trials of Irs.
By the sweat of thy brow you will earn thy living
    until you return it to Me.
You will suffer the droughts of subsidy and stimulus,
    and will thirst forever. You're welcome." 
41 And so the Lord Govt banished the economy from paradise, and bade them go outsource to the Far East of Eden. And as the chastened economy slouched out of of Babylon He said unto them,
40 "How do you like them apples?"

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Penn State now to forever called "State Penn"?

I would expect the end of the football program at a minimum.

I don't see how the NCAA would demand or expect anything less as a result of the investigation into the sex scandal and cover-up.


NCAA Source:  "Unprecedented penalties against Penn State"
CBS News -

(CBS News) CBS News has learned that the NCAA will announce what a high-ranking association source called "unprecedented" penalties against both the Penn State University football team and the school.

"I've never seen anything like it," the source told correspondent Armen Keteyian.

NCAA President Mark Emmert will make the announcement Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the organization's headquarters in Indianapolis.

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Statue of disgraced coach taken down

You may disagree with me.

But to turn a blind eye to the sexual abuse of many young boys in order to protect your football program is, IMHO, disgraceful.


Joe Paterno statue taken down
By Don Van Natta, Jr. - ESPN .com

The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library.

Shortly before dawn in State College, Pa., a work crew installed chain-link fences to barricade access to Porter Road outside Beaver Stadium and covered the fence with a blue tarp.

The work crew then removed the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue by forklift and placed it into the lower level of the stadium. Erickson released his highly sensitive decision to the public at 7 a.m. ET Sunday.

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Bad Mom, bad

This is taking over-protective mother to a whole new level.


Police:  Pa. mom changed her kids grades
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NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman allegedly changed her children's grades after logging into a school computer system using passwords obtained when she worked for the district.

Investigators say Catherine Venusto used the Northwestern Lehigh School District superintendent's password to change the grades. She was arraigned Wednesday on a half-dozen felony counts and released on bail.

Officials say Venusto changed a failing grade to a medical exception for he daughter in 2010, when she was still a district secretary. The New Tripoli woman is also accused of bumping one of her son's grades from 98 to 99 percent in February.

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Have it your way......with feet

Why the hell would they do this?


Lettuce photo gets 3 Burger King workers fired
Associated Press -

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Burger King says three workers were fired after a photo posted online appeared to show an employee stepping on lettuce in bins at a northeast Ohio restaurant.

The hamburger chain's statements to Ohio news outlets didn't directly confirm reports that the picture was taken at a restaurant in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights.

Burger King Corp. says the franchisee that runs the independently operated restaurant quickly investigated the matter, and three employees were terminated.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nice work if you can get it

Hey Feds!!  Pleas charge him with income tax evasion; please.


Panhandler arrested, claims to have made $60,000 last year 
KOCO.com -

OKLAHOMA CITY -A man arrested on suspicion of panhandling in Oklahoma City told officers there was no point in getting a job, because he made "$60,000" last year.

According to the police report, an officer spotted Shane Warren Speegle, 45, panhandling near Interstate 40 and Macarthur Boulevard earlier this month.

When the officer approached Speegle and told him it was illegal to panhandle without a permit, Speegle asked if he could get a permit that day and implied the $200 fee was not a bad price.

According to the report, the officer asked Speegle why he didn't just get a job and Speegle replied, "I'm lazy, and I made $60,000 doing this last year. Why would I go get a job?"

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He's swung his last bat and he struck out

Lucky he was able to get "only" 20 years on his plea when his co-defendant had gotten 57 years from a jury.


Deadly assault with bat nets 20 years, despite false confession claim
By Craig Kapitan - Express-news


A homeless San Antonio man who has spent the past five years in jail awaiting trial in the baseball bat bludgeoning death of a West Side business owner was sentence Friday to 20 years in prison, despite a last-minute claim that he gave a false confession.

The prison term was the maximum state District Judge Ron Rangel could assess for Matthew Scott Gravlin, 23, whose murder charge was reduced to aggravated assault last month by prosecutors in exchange for his no-contest plea.

Accomplice Christopher Rosales was convicted of murder by a jury in 2009 and ordered to serve 57 years.

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I hope they're not advertising speed as well....lol

Oh well, easy come easy go.


Windcrest man guilty in drug trafficking
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

A Windcrest man has pleaded guilty for his role in a marijuana-trafficking ring and gave up his interest in two homes that are among the hamlet's largest and most expensive.

James Mason Blackmon, 52, entered the guilty plea Thursday in Austin to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder money, his lawyer, Chris Gober, confirmed Friday.

Under a plea deal, he agreed to be sentenced later to 100 months in federal prison.

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Horrific inexplicable tragedy

Rest in Peace Jessica Ghawi and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Brent Lowak, our thoughts and prayers are with you, the other victims and your families and loved ones.


S.A. woman killed in rampage
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Jessica Ghawi had avoided mayhem at a Toronto mall only to be one of a dozen movie-goers in a Denver suburb to be killed Friday as a gunman terrorized the opening of the latest Batman movie. In a chilling blog post, the former San Antonian wrote that she credited a “feeling” for saving her life during the mall shooting.

“An odd feeling which led me to go outside and unknowingly out of harm’s way,” Ghawi wrote just three days after the June 2 shooting at the Eaton Centre Mall food court that left two people dead.

“It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around how a weird feeling saved me from being in the middle of a deadly shooting,”

Her receipt from the food court was stamped 6:20 p.m. The first shots were heard at 6:23.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Breaking news

Obviously this a breaking story and the media will spend days trying to suss this all out.

Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 12 Dead; James Holmes Held as Suspect
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A lone gunman dressed in riot gear burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" and methodically began shooting patrons, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50.

The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after police began receiving dozens of 911 calls at 12:39 a.m. MT. Police said the man appeared to have acted alone.

Witnesses in the movie theater said Holmes crashed into the auditorium through an emergency exit about 30 minutes into the film, set off a smoke bomb, and began shooting. Holmes stalked the aisles of the theater, shooting people at random, as panicked movie-watchers in the packed auditorium tried to escape, witnesses said.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot tortillas on sale this morning

Glad no one was hurt.



Fire breaks out at tortilla factory 
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News

Fire erupted overnight at a Northwest Side tortilla factory, KSAT reported on its 5 a.m. newscast.

Firefighters were called about 10:30 p.m. to the Adelita Tamales and Tortilla Factory in the 1100 block of Fresno Drive, the station said.

They were able to contain the damage to the back end of the building, KSAT said. No injuries were reported in the blaze, and officials were trying to determine the extent of the damage.

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In this situation being in first place is a dubious honor

Congratulations on being the first in Texas.


Texas executes its 1st inmate using single drug
By Michael Graczyk - Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of carjacking and fatally shooting a stockbroker was put to death Wednesday, becoming the first prisoner in the nation's most active capital punishment state to be executed under a procedure using one lethal drug instead of three.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials announced last week they were modifying the three-drug injection method used since 1982 because the state's supply of one of the drugs — the muscle relaxant pancuronium bromide — has expired. Yokamon Hearn, 33, was executed using a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital, which had been part of the three-drug mixture since last year.

Ohio, Arizona, Idaho and Washington have already adopted a single-drug procedure, and this week Georgia said it would do so, too.

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Guilt phase of the trial to begin this morning

The punishment phase of the trial begins this morning.


Bonnette found guilty of child rape
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung



NEW BRAUNFELS — The defense got its turn Wednesday morning and tried to save Michael D. Bonnette from conviction in his Comal County jury trial for allegedly molesting a girl, then about 8 years old, several years ago in New Braunfels.

It did no good. The jury found Bonnette 31, of Texas City, guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14 years old. Sammy McCrary, Comal County chief felony prosecutor, said in his opening statement Tuesday that Bonnette committed the crime on or about April 30, 2006.


Bonnette’s attorney, Will Holgate of Austin, called his client’s friends and family to the stand Wednesday. Bonnette’s half-brother and half-sister testified that their brother is a registered sex offender, but that he had been wrongly adjudicated as a teen.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Step away from that computer!

Well call me crazy then.


Study:  People who are constantly online can develop mental disorders
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CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — Get off that computer. A new study finds that constantly being online can affect your mental health.

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg  recently studied more than 4,100 Swedish men and women between the ages of 20 and 24 for a year and found that a majority of them who constantly use a computer and mobile phones can develop stress, sleeping disorders and depression.

Sara Thomee, lead author of the study, said there was a “central link” between computers and mental disorders.

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Spider crushed

Well that didn't end too well for  Spider.

Two life sentences and 50 years for human trafficking and 40 years for aggravated kidnapping to boot.

Spider has left the house!


'Spider' handed life term, no parole
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Alleged East Side crack den proprietor Bobby “Spider” Moreno followed his brother to prison Tuesday as a jury ordered him to serve life without parole for his part in the abduction, rape and prostitution of a 13-year-old customer five years ago.

Jurors deliberated about 2½ hours before finding Moreno guilty of human trafficking, super aggravated sexual assault of a child, compelling prostitution and aggravated kidnapping.

A punishment phase lasting less than 10 minutes followed in which prosecutors documented three prior felony convictions for drugs and burglary and multiple misdemeanor convictions for family violence.

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Another baby sacrificed at the altar of his parent's stupidy

Hello??

Don't do this please.

How many more babies have to die because of their parent's sheer stupidity?



Texas baby left in hot car dies 
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News

A 2-month-old whose mother left him in a hot car in Brazoria County has died, KHOU-TV is reporting.

The family was celebrating another child’s baptism on Sunday, and the mother left twice to run errands, taking the baby with her, the Houston station says. The second time she returned, she left the little boy inside the car in the 90-degree-plus heat.

The baby died less than 24 hours later, KHOU says.

“Right now, we’re basically trying to determine whether or not the mother was negligent by leaving her child in the car,” Brian Harper, an investigator for the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, told the station.

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This won't help his Dad

I guess it all runs in the family.


Brazen home invasion
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

The son of an accused money launderer on the Zetas cartel hit list was arrested Tuesday following a standoff with San Antonio police, after allegedly breaking into a Stone Oak home to assault his father's girlfriend.

The brazen incident in one of the city's affluent neighborhoods indicates a spillover of drug-cartel violence in Mexico making its way to San Antonio, a destination that authorities say has become a favorite of money launderers for the cartels.

Police said Antonio Peña Jr., 27, and two other men with him forced their way into a home in the gated Champions Ridge subdivision because they believed the woman was responsible for Peña's father, Antonio Peña Arguelles, 56, landing in jail.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Give this man the keys to the city

This is a hero.

Pure and simple, the world is a better place because of people like him.


WATCH: Hero catches girl after window freefall
Neighbor saves girl, 7, from 3-floor fall
 By IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON and REBECCA HARSHBARGER- NY Post

A 7-year-old Brooklyn girl is miraculously alive and well today after plummeting three stories — thanks to a heroic neighbor who raced into action and broke her fall.

Cops said little Keyla McCree pushed out one of the accordion pieces that was holding a brand- new air conditioner in a bedroom window of her Coney Island apartment and squeezed through the tiny opening before she fell off.

“She’s fine,” said the autistic girl’s mom, Shaleema McCree.

“Not a scratch on her. The man caught her, thank God.

“It’s a miracle.”

Dramatic cellphone video of Steven St. Bernard’s dramatic rescue shows a shoe-string catch that would make the Giants’ Victor Cruz proud.

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Shut up and go away

Don't need to hear more lies and BS thank you.

BTW I believe "Backwards" would be a more appropriate campaign slogan for your campaign.


Obama visiting donors in S.A. today
By John W. Gonzales - Express-News

It might be more about making money than making news, but President Barack Obama returns to San Antonio today for the first time in more than four years, with two scheduled campaign stops open only to contributors.

Obama is slated to address South Texas campaign donors at the Convention Center around 1 p.m. and join a small gathering of big-dollar backers at the Dominion home of attorney Mikal Watts.

Obama supporters estimate a turnout of about 1,000 at the Convention Center event and predict a local record for Democratic presidential campaign fundraising. Last month, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney set a local GOP record by hauling in $3.5 million for a luncheon address.

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Traffic ticket death penalty

Why you running from the Po-Po?

Now you is dead.

Permanently.

Good-Bye.



High-speed I-10 chase ends in death 
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News

A driver was killed early today during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 10, KSAT-TV reported on its 5 a.m. newscast.

Officers were running a radar unit from the I-10 access road at West Avenue when a Mustang came roaring past eastbound on the interstate at more than 100 mph, the station said.

Two patrol cars gave pursuit, and just as they turned on their flashing lights, the driver in the Mustang attempted to make a quick exit at Frio Street, KSAT said. The first patrol car was too close to the exit to make the turn, and by the the time the second squad car arrived at the exit, the Mustang had slammed into a retaining wall.

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