Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Unsweet Big Apple

Can the Mayor do this?

I'm not sure he can.

Here He Goes Again: Bloomberg Set To Ban All Sugary Drinks Over 16 Ounces 
Mayor Plans To Say Goodbye To Slurpees, Big Gulps In Effort To Fight Obesity 
CBSNew York -

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Every single menu in New York City could soon be getting a major overhaul if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way.

The man behind calorie counts is set to announce a new public health initiative to battle obesity, taking aim at super-sized sugary drinks.

In other words, it may soon be time to say goodbye to those Big Gulps, those Slurpees or even Venti at Starbucks, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.

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Go Spurs Go!

I would like to see the Spurs win this evening and continue the streak.

The Thunder are good and its on their court.

We will see.

Go Spurs Go!

Spurs Nation: Brooms should remain in closets - for now

Column by Mike Monroe - in NBA Playoffs

OKLAHOMA CITY — People I trust swear Spurs fans were brandishing brooms on Houston Street in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday’s Game 2 victory over the Thunder.

Has there been a 3-0 sweep in a seven-game series?

San Antonians seem to think it’s possible.

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Corruption corrupts

A sad way for someone's life to turn.

Former DA investigator sentenced in state judge corruption scheme
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — A former investigator for the Cameron County district attorney's office was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for his role in a justice-for-sale scheme involving convicted former District Judge Abel Corral Limas.

Jaime Munivez, of San Benito, read from a statement at the sentencing and apologized for pain and embarrassment his actions caused. “I realize that this mistake has forever changed my life and the life of my family,” he said.

Munivez pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to two counts of extortion, admitting he used his access in the district attorney's office to obtain and sell fraudulent court documents for José Manuel “Meme” Longoria, convicted as Limas' middleman. He also admitted to providing information on a murder case in exchange for a $274 bicycle.

Children aren't pinatas

No comment.

Its an ongoing trial in New Braunfels.

Ex-cop on trial for disciplining son with stick
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS — The allowable limits of parental punishment are at issue in the trial of a former police officer who faces a felony charge for striking his son's head with a stick.

Michael B. Cochran, who served 15 years with New Braunfels police before his arrest last year, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of injury to a child with serious bodily injury.
Saying few facts are in dispute, defense attorney Scot Courtney told jurors in his opening statement,

“Indeed, Michael Cochran inflicted bodily harm on his child, in the form of discipline.”

Multiple-shot suicide attempt?

Police haven't ruled out suicide but classify the shooting as suspicious?

Shot multiple times? 


Woman fatally shot in New Braunfels hotel
A woman who was found shot multiple times at a New Braunfels hotel has died at a San Antonio hospital, KGNB Radio is reporting.

The 51-year-old woman was discovered about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when police were called to the Hampton Inn in the 500 block of Texas 46, the station says. She apparently had been shot with a large-caliber handgun that was found at the scene.

She was airlifted to University Hospital, where she died about 9:30 p.m., the station says.

The rest of the story:  (Links to original article)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Smart Power?

For a supposedly smart "off-the-charts" President he sure is stupid at times.

It was the Germans who ran the camps in Poland like Auchwitz, where my mother was a "guest" of the Nazis.

See?  The sign at the entrance to the camp is in German, not Polish, or "Austrian" (As President Obama once said the German-speaking Austrians spoke).

Polish Premier Demands U.S. Response to Obama Death Camp Remark
Poland demanded a “strong and clear response” from the U.S. after President Barack Obama’s mention of a “Polish death camp” while honoring a Pole who told the world about the Holocaust.

“We can’t accept such words in Poland, even if they are spoken by a leader of an allied country,” Prime Minister Donald Tusk told journalists in Warsaw today. “Saying Polish concentration camps is as if there was no German responsibility, no Hitler.”

Since, 2004 Poland has sought clarifications from several news outlets for the use of a phrase “Polish concentration camps” that were run by the Nazis during the country’s occupation in the World War II, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website. The government has convinced publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle to stop using the phrase.

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The future is nearly here

Nanobots to clean out your systems.

Directly attacking cancer cells and the like.

Tool-wielding robots crawl in bodies for surgery
By Kevin Begos - Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations.

It's not science fiction. Scientists and doctors are using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs. The snakebots carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps, and even more advanced sensors are in the works. For now, they're powered by tethers that humans control. But experts say the day is coming when some robots will roam the body on their own.

"It won't be very long before we have robots that are nanobots, meaning they will actually be inside the body without tethers," said Dr. Michael Argenziano, the Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Flee the Zombie fleas!!

As if the guy eating the dude's face in Miami wasn't enough.

Now apparently we have zombie fleas!

Fleas eat skin from woman’s nose
A woman whose house became infested with fleas because of her abundance of cats and dogs has been hospitalized with the skin gone from half her nose, KENS-TV is reporting.

Neighbors on Big Geronimo Road in far Northwest Bexar County tried calling authorities and Animal Control Services on several occasions, the station says. Animal control wouldn’t go to the house without a warrant.

Last week, sheriff’s deputies visited the woman and she was transported to the hospital, KENS reports. They had a warrant and were accompanied by Animal Control Services to seize the woman’s animals.

The rest of the story:   (links to original story)

Sexual shenanigans

It is things like this that concern me.

My daughter left yesterday for Basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. in the U.S. Army.

Hopefully the instructors there are much better disciplined than the bunch of bad apples at Lackland.

2 more Lackland Instructors face sex charges
By Sig Christenson - Express-News

The Air Force said today that it has charged two more Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland instructors with having sex with trainees.

So far, four military training instructors, or MTIs, have been charged with improper relationships with trainees at the base, home of Air Force basic training.

One, Staff Sgt. Luis A. Walker, is accused of having sexual contact with 10 women in basic and technical training.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Free the slave

Man its shit like this that will get the Germans to invade them!


German girl locked up for years by Bosnian couple: Police
Yahoo News -

A German girl has been rescued by Bosnian police after allegedly being held captive by a couple for eight years during which she was forced to eat pig feed and pull a horse-cart.

A neighbour who raised the alarm told AFP he witnessed the couple treating the girl, now 19, like an animal.

Milenko and Slavojka Marinkovic were arrested at their home in a village in the northwestern Tuzla region after police received the tip-off from neighbour Sead Makalic earlier this month.

Mo' Motor city Madness!

Technically this is just north of Detroit but to me the whole area is FUBAR'd.

Pregnant Warren woman abducted, shot, and set on fire
By Mitch Hotts - The Macomb Daily

Warren police had one man in custody Saturday and were searching for a second suspect in connection with the abduction of a 22-year-old pregnant woman who was shot, set on fire and left to die.

The man in custody is a 22-year-old Warren resident who is the victim’s former boyfriend and father of her child, according to Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green. He said the woman, who is due to give birth in three weeks, is hospitalized but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

“Although we’re told he saw her being abducted, the ex-boyfriend didn’t help her, he never called 911, he said he went to bed and went to sleep,” Green said. “So we have one in custody and obviously we’re still looking for a second man.”

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Taco Hell!

Soon to be renamed Taco Pendejo!

Man Drives Pick-Up into Taco Bell Over Missing Taco 
ABC News Dayton -

HUBER HEIGHTS -- An angry customer slams his pick-up into a Taco Bell, all over a missing taco.

It happened early Tuesday morning on Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights. Police say a couple went through the drive-thru to order food. When the man noticed he was missing a $0.99 taco, he came back to the window, screeching his tires and yelling at the employees.

The Taco Bell employees made him another taco. He snatched it out of their hands, came around the restaurant, and hit the front entrance.

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Hey! Thatsa whole lotta shaking going on! Capiche?

I believe people tend to forget that Italy can have big earthquakes and they have volcanoes too!

Just ask the former residents of Pompeii.

Be safe Ms. Sandra!

10 reported dead in Italy 5.8 magnitude quake
By Colleen Barry - Associated Press

MILAN (AP) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people in the same region still struggling to recover from another fatal tremor on May 20.

Premier Mario Monti pledged in a hastily called news conference that the government will do "all that it must and all that is possible in the briefest period to guarantee the resumption of normal life in this area that is so special, so important and so productive for Italy."

The quake, which struck just after 9:00 a.m. local time (0700 GMT), was centered 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the city of Bologna, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was just miles from where a 6.0 temblor killed seven people earlier this month. The quake was felt from Piedmont in northwestern Italy to Venice in the northeast, and as far north as Austria.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fingered by the cops

Don't be so rude.

Mystery Biker Caught - Gave Speed Cameras The Finger -

The 17-year-old repeat offender drove at more than 100 kph through the southern German city's Richard Strauss Tunnel - often sticking his middle finger up towards the speed cameras.

His speed was so excessive that each race through the tunnel would earn him a months ban from the road - if only the police could catch him. But his souped-up bike had no plate, leaving the police unable to trace him.

The police finally snagged the rude teenager on the 26th time since mid-March. The teenager was hit with a fine, penalty points and a driving ban for each offense.

The dude was potted

Perhaps he ordered ...*ahem* ...Pot Roast?

Man tries to pay for dinner with a bag of pot
Buffalo -

NIAGARA FALLS—A man ordered a take-out dinner from a Niagara Falls Boulevard diner early Saturday and tried to pay for it with a bag of marijuana, police said.

The incident occurred shortly after 2a.m. at the Denny’s restaurant, police said. The man ordered $9.91 worth of food and offered a cashier $1 and the pot in exchange for the meal.

When the cashier refused the deal, the man tried to sell the pot to other customers in the restaurant, police said, before fleeing into a nearby wooded area when the cashier called police.

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Memorial Day

A Solemn Day.

A Day to honor those who died in the service of our country and to those who served.

Fathers, brothers, sisters and mothers.

All.  Brave and not forgotten.

We salute you.

Acting Crazy

Oh well.

This was not a good idea on his part.  Hope he recovers fully so folks can figure out why he did this.

Man acts ‘crazy,’ invades home, gets shot
A man who suddenly started “acting crazy” forced his way into a home and was shot by the homeowner, KSAT-TV is reporting.

The man had been talking to a relative and a friend at the Madera apartment complex in the 8000 block of Hausman Road about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when he suddenly got up and ran to the property next door, the station says.

“He was in conversation with his partners over here,” police Sgt. Steven Lovelady told KSAT. “All of a sudden, he stood up and started acting crazy and took off running.”

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Is the glass ceiling lifting there too?


Who would've thought that the Mexican Drug Cartels were this progressive?

Equal Opportunity Employers!

Women on the rise in Mexican drug cartels

The high mortality rate in Mexico's drug war has seen women progress quickly in the shadowy underworld of the cartels and they are increasingly taking on key management roles, a new book says.

"Female Bosses of Narco-Traffic," by Arturo Santamaria, a researcher at the Autonomous University of the State of Sinaloa, traces the ascent of women in drug trafficking organizations.

"The narco-traffickers will become stronger as a result of this," wrote Santamaria. "They will be more difficult to fight because the women appear to be acting smarter."

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I'm shocked...Shocked!


Who could have predicted this?

Iran has enough uranium for 5 bombs: Expert
Reuters -

(Reuters) - Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further, a U.S. security institute said.

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a think-tank which tracks Iran's nuclear program closely, based the analysis on data in the latest report by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which was issued on Friday.

Progress in Iran's nuclear activities is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine how long it could take Tehran to build atomic bombs, if it decided to do so. Iran denies any plan to and says its aims are entirely peaceful.

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Crazy for the bacon



Bacon lover in Piggly Wiggly rampage
Busted shoplifter spit on, punched, pepper-sprayed Georgia workers
The Smoking Gun -

Meet Lonneshia Shafaye Appling. The Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee the supermarket Wednesday afternoon, according to cops.

Appling, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, allegedly hid items worth $88.27 in a canvas bag. She “attempted to check out, only putting one item on the counter,” according to a worker quoted in an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.

When a Piggly Wiggly employee--who had been tipped to the pilfering by a shopper--asked Appling about the concealed items, she tried to exit the store. After worker Jonathan Orr tried to stop Appling, she “pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face.”

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Chewing on the victim's face?

Is this the start of the Zombie Attacks?

Naked man killed by Police near MacArthur Causeway was ‘eating’ face off victim

Read more here:


One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp, police said.

The bloodshed began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard on the ramp, which is along NE 13th Street, just south of The Miami Herald building. Witnesses said a woman saw the two men fighting and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.

The officer, who has not been identified, approached and saw that the naked man was actually chewing the other man’s head, according to witnesses. The officer ordered the naked man to back away, and when he continued the assault, the officer shot him. The attacker continued to eat the man, despite being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Forward! says the Hypocrite-in-Chief

Of course not.

President Obama won't be returning his donations from Bain Capital
By Hunter Walker - Politicker

Though the Obama campaign has repeatedly attacked Mitt Romney for his career at Bain Capital, President Obama still accepted $7,500 in campaign contributions from two Bain executives. His campaign press secretary, Ben LaBolt told The Politicker the president has no intention of giving the money back.

“No one aside from Mitt Romney is running for President highlighting their tenure as a corporate buyout specialist as one of job creation, when in fact, his goal was profit maximization,” said Mr. LaBolt.  ”The President has support from business leaders across industries who have seen him pull the economy back from the brink of another depression, manufacturing and the auto industry revived, and support his agenda to build an economy that lasts where America outinnovates and outeducates the rest of the world and economic security for the middle class is restored.”

On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden defended the attacks on Mr. Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. Though he insisted he wasn’t “criticizing private equity firms,” Mr. Biden said there were many examples of Mr. Romney and his Bain colleagues causing tremendous harm.

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Chooming High

Fair is fair.

You go back to 1965 on Romney and high school you should also get to see what the O was doing in high school too.

Obama and his pot-smoking 'Choom Gang'
By Jonathan Karl - ABC News

Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn’t inhale.

In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.”

He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.

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Breck Boy is apparently irresistible

You've got to be kidding me.

Is the juror brain-dead?

Female juror flirts with John Edwards
ABC News -

Here’s a riddle:   What comes in group of four and is the color of French’s Mustard?

After a week of deliberations, the four alternate jurors have become the prime distraction for the assembled press corps and spectators in the courtroom.

Today, the judge cleared the court room to discuss what was described as a juror issue.  When court resumed, the judge did not indicate what the problem was.

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Stop the madness

The names change but the situations are the same.

Boyfriend beats girlfriend's kids, Mom says nada.

Toddler hurt; mother, boyfriend charged
By Ana Ley - Express-News

A mother and her boyfriend have been charged after the woman's 2-year-old girl was rushed to Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital with serious injuries.

Officers were dispatched to the hospital early May 18 after hospital staffers said the girl showed up with internal bleeding, rib fractures and bruises to her abdomen, pelvis and forearms.

Police detained and questioned the child's mother, Crystal Marie Apreciado, 20, who initially said she didn't know how the girl was hurt. But Apreciado eventually told police her boyfriend of two years, Jimmy Turner, injured the girl.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Born to work for the TSA

You gotta be freaking kidding me!!

I guess however he was imminently qualified to be touching your 'junk' and now is paid to do so.

I-Team: Priest removed from Ministry due to sex abuse allegations now works at PHL
By Ben Simmoneau -CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.

The security checkpoint between Terminals D and E is a busy place where thousands of people – including lots of kids – pass through every day. But you might not believe who the I-Team observed working as a TSA supervisor at that checkpoint this week: Thomas Harkins.

Until 2002, Harkins was a Catholic priest working at churches across South Jersey. But the Diocese of Camden removed him from ministry because it found he sexually abused two young girls. Now, in a new lawsuit, a third woman is claiming she also is one of Harkins’ victims.

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The naughty teacher

Former teacher/porn star to attempt to get her job back. 

 Don't laugh, she might win.

It is California after all.

Teacher with porn past joked about student sex
Stacie Halas to challenge firing by school board
The Smoking Gun -
The California teacher fired last month after her former career as a porn actress was discovered by pupils and school administrators once spoke openly about her work as an educator in behind-the-scenes footage included in one of her X-rated films.

In announcing Halas’s firing, school administrators spoke of their concern about disruptions that could result from her return to the classroom.

Stacie Halas, 31, worked as a science teacher at a public school in Oxnard, where the local school board voted unanimously to can her after learning that she had starred in an array of hardcore porn films (some of which were discovered online by her students at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School, where Halas began working in 2009).

The Return of the Dark Side

He apparently needed the money to build a new Death Star.

Gunman Wearing Darth Vader Mask Robs Ohio Bank, Amusingly Makes Getaway On BMX Bike
The Smoking Gun -

A man wearing a Darth Vader mask yesterday robbed a Toledo, Ohio bank, according to the FBI.

As seen in the above surveillance photo from a Huntington Bank branch, the suspect wielded a handgun. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash (which he presumably stashed in that backpack).

The suspect fled the scene, of course, on a BMX bike.

Hall Pass handed out by Jury

Another highway death apparently no big deal to the Bexar County Jury who gave the teacher a "Hall Pass" on the Intoxication Manslaughter.

Party on Dude!

Teacher gets probation in DWI manslaughter
By Craig Kapitan

Jurors ordered probation Thursday for a teacher who killed another motorist four years ago after getting behind the wheel at twice the legal limit for alcohol and driving an estimated 95 mph on Interstate 10.

Attorneys for Jose Castaneda, who was working at O'Connor High School at the time and now teaches in Del Rio, said during closing arguments that he would do society more good in the classroom than in prison.

Prosecutors had sought prison time for the intoxication manslaughter charge, which Castaneda, 34, pleaded guilty to at the outset of the trial. He could have faced up to 20 years in prison.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Can Ban suit banned in Austin

On it goes.

'Can Ban' in place as legal fight persists
By Kolten Parker - Express-News

AUSTIN — The “can ban” in place for the Comal and Guadalupe rivers remains adrift in legal waters, sent back to a Comal County court on Wednesday, where riverside businesses hope to sink the ordinance.

Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins removed two state agencies from a lawsuit filed against New Braunfels by a coalition of businesses over the law banning disposable containers on the rivers — popular tubing routes.

Jenkins dismissed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas General Land Office from the suit. This kept the ban in place and transferred the case back to a district court in Comal County. The case was originally moved to Travis County because a state agency was named as a defendant.

Insurance fraud - It hurts us all

I am happy to see this position created in the Bexar County DA's Office.

Hopefully this will enable the State to start cracking down on insurance fraud, which costs all of us money.

DA's office to focus on insurance fraud with new position
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Bexar County is now the third metropolitan area in Texas with a Texas Department of Insurance-funded prosecutor solely devoted to “rooting out and convicting individuals committing insurance fraud,” District Attorney Susan Reed announced Wednesday during a press conference with insurance industry representatives.

The position, as well as an accompanying investigator job, will cost the state agency roughly $175,000 per year.

The overall goal, said Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman, is to eventually save taxpayers money on their own insurance bills by putting a large-enough dent in such crimes.

Oh, he went "above and beyond" allright

More teacher/student sex shenanigans.

San Marcos teacher accused in sex case
By Robert Kolerik - Express-News

A physical education teacher at Travis Elementary in San Marcos has resigned in the face of allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old, KVUE-TV is reporting.

Physical education teacher Steven De Leon is alleged to have had the relationship last summer with the middle school student in Martindale, which is south of San Marcos, the Austin station says.

De Leon, who resigned Tuesday, is a 16-year veteran who received an Excellence Recognition in 2009 for going “above and beyond to help community schoolchildren,” KVUE notes.

The rest of the story:   (link to original story)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Intoxication Manslaughter plea

A modern-day tragedy.

One young life taken and one potentially ruined by drinking too much and driving.

Ex-O'Connor teacher pleads guilty in fatal DWI
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A former O'Connor High School math teacher who killed a woman in a drunken driving wreck four years ago after celebrating a possible promotion to head baseball coach began his intoxication manslaughter trial Tuesday by pleading guilty and asking a jury for probation.

Jose Castaneda, 34, a first-year teacher who previously played baseball in the minor leagues system for the New York Mets, was put on leave from Northside Independent School District immediately after informing administrators about the early morning May 10, 2008, arrest.

Since then, he has been hired to teach at Del Rio High, in his hometown.

Tentacles everywhere

The reach of the Mexican Cartels is only exceeded by the violence of their methods.

Accused cartel front man has business in S.A.
By Guillermo Contreras and Jason Buch - Express-News

Federal prosecutors charged a Mexican businessman with San Antonio ties with money laundering Tuesday and accused him of being a front for corrupt officials from the border state of Tamaulipas.

In a related civil filing, prosecutors said Tomás Yarrington Ruvalcaba, the former governor of that border state, took millions from drug cartels and ran his own extortion and bribery schemes.

An indictment in Brownsville charges Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez, 55, with taking millions from the Matamoros-based Gulf Cartel and its one-time enforcers, the Zetas.

First shots fired?

Is this the start of retaliation against Catholics for filing suit over the contraception mandate in Obamacare?

Which is NOT an issue of contraception but an abridgment of religious freedom.

Time will tell.

Jesus statue decapitated on South Side
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News

Vandals have damaged a statue of Jesus at a South Side Catholic center, WOAI-TV is reporting.

A worker at the Catholic Center for Charismatic Renewal in the 1700 block of South Flores Street told the station that someone knocked the head off the statue Sunday night. The head was left on the ground behind the statue.

Apparently, the cover from a San Antonio Water System utility hole was used to bash the statue, WOAI adds.

The rest of the story:  (links to original article)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So a horse walks into a bar and the bartender looks at him and says "Why the long face?"


When I first saw this headline I thought it was the start of a bad joke.

Except DWI is not a joke.

Man arrested for OWI with Zebra, Parrot in front seat of truck
By Katie Wiedemann - KCRG-TV

DUBUQUE, Iowa - A Cascade man was arrested outside of a Dubuque bar on Sunday night with a pet zebra and a macaw parrot in the front seat of his truck.

Officers charged Jerald Reiter, 55, with OWI. Police reports say officers stopped him in the parking lot of the Dog House Lounge as he drove away in his truck. According to police, field sobriety tests showed Reiter had a blood alcohol level of .14. The legal limit in Iowa is .08.

Reiter tells that he and his girlfriend, Vickey Teters, see the animals like their kids and often take them for rides. On Sunday night, they say they took the zebra and the macaw to the bar because it often lets people bring their animals inside.

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In 3...2...1...

Lawsuits to follow I am sure.

Restaurant Mistakenly Serves Daiquiris To Pair Of Four-Year-Old Patrons. Predictable Results Follow. 
The Smoking Gun -

A pair of four-year-old boys were accidentally served daiquiris containing alcohol in a restaurant mishap that landed one child in a Florida hospital, police report.

According to a Clearwater Police Department report, the boys were eating lunch with their mothers last Sunday (Mother’s Day) when “two virgin strawberry daiquiri’s were ordered for their table.”

However, a waitress at Frenchy’s South Beach Café “incorrectly entered the order and two daiquiri’s containing alcohol were made and served to the table,” reported cops.

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Fight club

They broke the 1st and 2d rules of Fight Club.

Middle school kids in trouble over fight video
By Robert Kolarik - Express-News
The parents of several students at Rudder Middle School were called after a fight video was posted on Facebook, KABB-TV is reporting.

In the video, a child is struck repeatedly by another juvenile and has her head hit against concrete.

“It was horrible. What is behind that?” one parent whose child goes to the Northside ISD school and asked to remain anonymous told the station.

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I guess the steaks were a bit over-cooked?

North Side steakhouse catches fire
By Roger Kolarik - Express-News

Fire erupted early today at a Texas Land and Cattle steakhouse on the North Side, WOAI-TV is reporting.

Firefighters were summoned to the restaurant at Loop 410 and McCullough Avenue about 3:30 a.m., the station says. They found the fire at an outside wall, near a cigarette-butt canister and a dumpster.

Although the flames were quickly contained and no one was injured, the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, WOAI says.

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Reindicted and set for new trial.

Kennedy retrial tops indictments
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — The monthly Comal County grand jury list of indictments was released Monday, and one of the highlights is a case more than seven years old.

In 2006, Michael Patrick Kennedy, 55, of Bulverde, pleaded guilty to a March 3, 2005 shooting in which he allegedly fired 30 to 50 rounds at Schertz police officer Richard Kunz during a traffic stop on Interstate 35. Kunz returned fire and shot Kennedy three times.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Give me a S, give me a T, give me a U, give me an A, give me an I and a D! Whats that spell? STUPID!! YAY!!


What is it with teachers, mentors, and coaches recently?

Valley cheer coach arrested in sex assault of child
A Harlingen cheer coach has been arrested on a child of aggravated sexual assault of a child, KGBT-TV is reporting.

Andrew Gonzales, co-owner and coach of Elite Cheer Force, a cheer and tumbling school, was jailed Sunday evening, the Harlingen station says.

Gonzales was to be arraigned this morning, KGBT adds.

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Saved us the trouble

Well, this will save us a bunch of money in trial costs and appellate costs etc.

I guess thanks are in order?

Murder suspect found dead in cell
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

Capital murder suspect Corey Hiller committed suicide at Bexar County Jail in a medical infirmary unit early today, officials said.

Sources said Hiller, 36, was found hanging from a bedsheet around 4:20 a.m.

Hiller was accused of fatally stabbing of Rhonda Hammonds, 39, and Casey Sweetwood, 48, on April 19. Hiller also was accused of severely injuring Hammonds' son Curtis Hammonds, who recently celebrated his 11th birthday while still recovering from multiple stab wounds at University Hospital.

Wanted: Special Prosecutor

Well it seems like they will be getting a special prosecutor after all to handle this.

Special prosecutor sought in Seguin sex-assault case
by John MacCormack - Express-News

Controversy over a sexual assault case in Seguin led the district attorney there Monday to ask a judge to appoint someone from outside her office to handle the matter.

“We received the case late Friday afternoon (from police) and have filed for a special prosecutor today,” Guadalupe County District Attorney Heather McMinn wrote in an email Monday.

Rhonda Gonzales, 39, said her landlord, Roger Sanchez, forced her to perform a sexual act on April 17. In a secretly recorded audio tape of the encounter, she is heard repeatedly saying no and “stop it” to someone named Roger.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Can you read this?

Over 50% flunk??

Are they going to lower the pass rate on this as well?

I weep for the future.

Half of Florida high school students flunk reading test
Reuters -

MIAMI (Reuters) - Nearly half of Florida high school students failed the reading portion of the state's new toughened standardized test, education officials said on Friday.

Results this year from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test showed 52 percent of freshman students and 50 percent of sophomores scored at their grade levels.

Students in the 10th grade must pass the exam in order to eventually graduate but can retake it if they fail.

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Doc, I have a stabbing pain in my chest

Talk about lucky.

Go out and buy some lottery tickets, Man!

Man's defibrillator stops knife during attack
Associated Press -

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man's implanted heart defibrillator may have saved his life in an unexpected way — by stopping a knife.

San Diego police say the 57-year-old got into an argument with an acquaintance early Thursday near some elevators at the trolley station for the Fashion Valley shopping mall.

Police say the acquaintance pulled a folding knife and stabbed the man in the chest. The knife hit the man's defibrillator, a device that shocks the heart if it gets dangerously out of rhythm.

Cilck it or Ticket in the Hill Country

Same goes on starting Monday in new Braunfels and Comal as well.

Buckle Up!  Be Safe!

'Click it or Ticket' campaign to begin Monday
By Peter McCrady Staff Writer - Daily Times
The Kerrville Police Department is gearing up, along with many other law enforcement departments, for the Click It or Ticket campaign that begins Monday and runs until June 3.

“We want to make sure that people are safe while operating a motor vehicle in the event of a crash,” said community services officer Paul Gonzales, adding that wearing a seat belt while driving is the law. “The overall reason is to prevent serious injury or death when in a crash.”

A long wait for justice

Thirty one years later.....

Accused 'disgusted with himself' over later attack
By Tony Blais - Edmonton Sun -

An alleged killer rapist accused of stabbing an Edmonton female cabby 17 times in a deadly 1981 “frenzy” attack was convicted of a similar crime three years later.

Robert James Fletcher, 52, is currently being tried on charges of first-degree murder and rape stemming from the Dec. 3, 1981, sex-slaying of Gerdina Kruidbos, 33.

However, according to a police interview of Fletcher after his 2010 arrest which was shown in court Friday, he was given 16 years in prison on an attempted murder conviction for a 1984 stabbing attack on a 16-year-old prostitute.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stabbing in Dallas

I'm hoping it was just random and not a hate crime.

Man accused of stabbing random Dallas shopper
By Johnathan Betx -

DALLAS – A Dallas man remains in jail after police say he randomly stabbed a shopper inside a Target store.

Police say Antowann Davis, 30, walked into the Target on Marsh Lane around 9:15 p.m. Thursday and took a butcher knife out of its packaging in the kitchen department.

Martha Jones, 29, said she was browsing inside the store when Davis walked past her and shoved the knife into her lower back.

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Murder plot in the parish

Father, what were you thinking?

Ex-Texas priest gets 60 years in murder scheme
Associated Press -

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas jury has sentenced a former Roman Catholic priest to 60 years in prison for plotting the death of a man who accused him of sexual abuse.

Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for 53-year-old John M. Fiala during Friday's closing arguments.

Defense attorney Rex Gunter said anything more than 15 years would be a "travesty."

Murder in Converse

Another misogynist murder.

Bitch thinks she'll divorce me? 

I'll just kill her.

Converse husband arrested for murder
By Hollie L. O'Connor - Express-News

A man suspected of killing his estranged wife was arrested yesterday.

Robert Joiner, 43, is being held for murder on a $250,000 bond.

Joiner asked a neighbor to call 911 around 1 a.m. Saturday, saying that his wife had shot herself in the head, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police found Elizabeth Joiner, 44, bleeding but alive at a home on the 100 block of Meadow Drive in Converse and rushed her to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where she later died, the affidavit shows.