Sunday, December 21, 2014

Award For The Dumbest Nevada Politician

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Typical Democrat.
From the Las Vegas Sun:
Assemblyman Harvey Munford, D-Las Vegas, has proposed a bill-draft for the 2015 Legislature that would ban the Bishop Gorman football program for the state-championship playoffs.
Bishop Gorman was recently named the No. 1 team in the nation by the MaxPreps Top 25 football rankings. The Gaels, who have been featured on national ESPN network telecasts, defeated Reed High of Sparks, 70-28, for Nevada's large-school state championship recently.
It capped a 14-0 season for the Gaels, who won their sixth consecutive state football title.
Munford contends that Gorman has the ability to grant scholarships and recruit athletes from across the Las Vegas Valley while the schools they compete against are usually confined to athletes who live within that school's district boundaries.The current system gives Gorman unfair advantages, Munford said.
Of course, Munford is a Democrat.
There are numerous problems in Nevada including a budget that is not balanced, Nevada is still in a foreclosure crisis, crime is a problem etc.
And Munford thinks this issue should be addressed by legislators?
It is kind of scary when legislators get involved with high school athletics.
Maybe if there were better football coaches, including Munford, in Clark County and Nevada, maybe Bishop Gorman can get some better competition.
Further, Gorman plays public schools from California, Arizona and other states and these schools give Gorman all the competition they can handle.
So, to Assemblyman Munford, why don't you get off your lazy butt and make your football team better, so they can compete against Gorman.
And if this is one of most pressing issue for Nevada, in your opinion, then maybe you ought to resign so someone with some real intelligence can serve the people instead of you.

Obama Shows Once Again His Hatred Of Cops

President Obama hates police officers and on Saturday night, he again shows his hatred.
This is the statement by Obama about the NYPD murders that was issued over 7 hours after the murders took place:
I unconditionally condemn today’s murder of two police officers in New York City. Two brave men won’t be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification. The officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day - and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day. Tonight, I ask people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal - prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen.
So, why didn't Obama name the 2 officers in his statement?  The press and the Officer Down Memorial Page had already named the 2 victims.  The officers name was released at least 2 1/2 hours before Obama's statement.
And the president's statement still has not been posted on the White House web site.
And it took Obama over 7 hours to issue a statement?  What was he doing, playing golf again and he could not be bothered?
And what does Obama mean "patient dialogue"?
Obama says we should respect police officers- then maybe he ought to look in the mirror and look at someone who doesn't respect the cops.
Here are the entries of the two officers on the Officer Down Memorial Page:
Once again Obama shows what little class he has towards police officers

Saturday, December 20, 2014


From Fox News:
Two NYPD officers were killed Saturday in Brooklyn as they sat in their squad car by a gunman who reportedly threatened to shoot police hours earlier on Instagram.
The gunman, a 28-year-old with a criminal record who police believe may have been acting in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, killed himself moments later in a subway station. The incident left the nation's largest police department stunned, and is sure to further inflame tensions between police and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who police had already said was unwelcome at police funerals because of his perceived support for anti-police protesters.
“The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a high-ranking police official told the New York Daily News
"They were, quite simply, assassinated," NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a press conference late Saturday.
The officers were shot in the head at point-blank range by the suspect, who then fled to a nearby subway station before turning the gun on himself.
Both officers were rushed to a nearby hospital, where both were pronounced dead, police said. 
The New York Post reports that investigators believed the shooting may have been motivated by the deaths of Garner and Brown, two African-American killed in police confrontations in New York and Ferguson, Mo.
“I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today,” a person believed to be Brinsley wrote in an Instagram post that referenced both Brown and Garner posted just three hours before the officers were shot, the New York Post reported. Bratton confirmed that authorities were looking into some "very anti-police" Instagram posts.
The shooting comes at a time when police in New York and nationwide have been criticized by some over the circumstances surrounding the death of Garner, who was stopped by police for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Amateur video captured an officer wrapping his arm around Garner's neck in what some have described as a chokehold and wrestling him to the ground. Garner was heard saying, "I can't breathe" and later died.
Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton and liberal mayor of NYC-Bill
DeBlasio having been fanning the flames of racism have been dumping on the cops and so they have to shoulder much of the blame for these killings.
Those 5 hate police officers and now they encouraged a thug to kill the cops.
Jackson, Sharpton, Obama, Holder and de Blasio ought to hang their heads in shame.

No Kidding

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Karla May
From the LVRJ: A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he “manipulated” the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses obviously lied to the grand jury.
State Rep. Karla May is pushing for a state investigation, saying she believes McCulloch helped sway the grand jury into the decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed.
McCulloch, who convened the grand jury in August, was interviewed Friday by KTRS Radio in St. Louis. It was his first interview since he announced the grand jury decision on Nov. 24.
“Clearly some were not telling the truth,” McCulloch said.
He made reference to one woman who claimed to have seen the shooting. McCulloch said she “clearly wasn’t present. She recounted a story right out of the newspaper” that backed up Wilson’s version of events, he said. 
Many St. Louis-area residents believe — and there is at least some evidence to suggest — that Mr. McCulloch manipulated the grand jury process from the beginning to ensure that Officer Wilson would not be indicted,” May wrote.
She said in an interview that McCulloch should have removed himself from the case at the outset.
“I don’t believe he followed proper procedures when he presented evidence to the grand jury,” May said. “To me, he was working for the defendant in this case and not the victim.”
Critics had called for McCulloch to either step aside or for Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor, citing concerns about whether McCulloch could fairly oversee the case. McCulloch’s father was a police officer killed in the line of duty by a black assailant in the 1960s.
Gee, what a shock that Karla May is Black and a Democrat.
So, instead of attacking the thug who caused Michael Brown's death- Michael Brown, she goes after the DA.
This ugly politician (ugly as in her lack of morality, her lack of ethics and her lack of intelligence) has decided that the DA is the problem and that Michael Brown (who robbed a small store, assaulted it's owner, was high on pot, fought with the police and then fought with the police again, after he was shot) is not at fault for his own death.
Just more evidence that Black Democrat politicians have more no morals, no intelligence and support criminals like Michael Brown.
And when was the last time Karla May ripped on Blacks for Black on Black crime?
According to her web site: never.
What a moron.
What a racist.
What a shame.


From the LVRJ: This definitely wasn’t in the flight plan.
About 50 dignitaries gathered in the desert for a demonstration flight of Sensurion Aerospace’s flagship Magpie unmanned aerial vehicle collectively gasped as it crashed seconds after a company executive launched the 5-foot aircraft.
The Magpie, which had flown successfully about two hours earlier, was hand-launched, but sputtered and plunged to the desert floor Friday in a graded clearing near the Copper Mountain Sempra Solar plant about 20 miles southwest of Boulder City.
Company officials said the vehicle was undamaged, but they opted not to fly it again until they could review control systems and figure out the problem. One executive said it probably was an electrical controller malfunction.
So much for Nevada’s first UAV commercial test flight demonstration.
But Gov. Brian Sandoval, who joined a group of state and federal dignitaries in a ceremony prior to the planned demonstration flight, wasn’t fazed.
If you are going to invite the governor and other important people including the press, who are not too bright, you better get things right.
And these goofs didn't get it right.
And for those who don't have a good excuse, and if you were on a reality cooking or job show, you would hear the words "You're fired".
But since this is government work, they probably got a promotion and a raise.

So Sorry

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My friends who gave me some advice
Sorry about not doing a lot of posts this week.
4 out the past 5 days had me going to work at 7:00 AM and working my 2 jobs without a break in between jobs.  Then I would get home between 12:30-1:00 AM and not going to bed until around 2:00.
Those 19 hour days are not too good for some as old as I am.  My friend, Barney Rubble says I should take it easy and I will be able to slow down next week as I don't have to teach for the next 2+weeks.
And it doesn't help that my back is killing me, especially my lower back.  My lower right back feels swollen and my entire lower back is sore to the touch.  My other friend, Fredrick Flintstone says I should go and get some additional medicine and maybe go to a chiropractor.
So, being old and sore, tired and being bossed around by some old cartoon characters is not how I wanted to start my Christmas vacation.

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Lot Of Bad News Today, So Here Is Another BBC Animal Funny

Pawn Stars Endorsed This BBQ Restaurant

This tonight on Pawn Stars, they endorsed the Rolling Smoke BBQ Restaurant.
The restaurant is located on Highland Dr. in Las Vegas and here is their web site:
For $25, it's all you can eat from anything on their menu.
Next time I am in Vegas, guess where I am going to pig out?

Are They Going To Repo Caesars?

Wow, if you are going to do something, might as well do it big.
From the Las Vegas Sun:
Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Monday missed a $225 million interest payment it owes some of its creditors, giving the company 30 days to pay it or default.
The missed deadline didn't come as a surprise. Analysts and those watching the company's financial situation had predicted the likelihood Caesars wouldn't pay.
Alex Bumazhny with Fitch Ratings said days before that it was likely the company would miss it since it's a payment to the operating division's junior creditors. The company's decision was predicated on how much time it wanted to buy to keep negotiating a deal with its first-in-line creditors to restructure finances ahead of a potentially messy bankruptcy filing, he said.
$225,000,000 is a huge payment to miss, and that's just the interest.  Can't imagine how much the principal+interest payment would be.
My guess is that Caesars will file for bankruptcy and get rid of the union contracts and a lot of their debt.

Does CCSD Have No Shame? None Whatsoever

From the LVRJ:
The day before the first anniversary of Hailee Lamberth’s suicide, the family of the 13-year-old who is suing the Clark County School District over the bullying she experienced was shocked by a court filing that equated Hailee’s act with “murder.”
“Of course, as a practical matter, a decedent cannot be criminally punished, but this does not render the act of killing any less wrongful,” reads the motion to dismiss filed Thursday by the district’s attorneys in the wrongful death lawsuit.
Hailee’s death is her fault regardless of what might have motivated it, the motion said, contending suicide is “analogous to, if not included within, the crime of murder.
“Hailee’s voluntary suicide is the superseding cause of her death and it therefore cuts off all liability for the nonfeasance alleged against the defendants (of Clark County School District)” the motion claims.
Hailee’s own suicide note, however, points the finger at Henderson’s White Middle School and her bully: “Please tell my school that I killed myself, so that the next time (name withheld) wants to call somebody (expletives), maybe they won’t.”
Hailee’s father, Jason Lamberth, had expected the district’s motion to dismiss, but not on the anniversary of her death and not with an argument laying the blame on her.
“We’re dealing with a lot of emotions this month, let alone that week. That’s one of the reasons we were wary of filing a lawsuit, to relive the grief. And then they do something like this,” said Lamberth. “The 10th (of December) was Hailee’s birthday and the 12th was when she died, and I get this motion on the 11th.”
The family filed the lawsuit now in federal court in October, accusing the district of failing to inform them that Hailee was being bullied. ...
In addition to the district’s claim that it can’t be held liable in a student suicide, the motion contends the defendants — Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, School Board members, the school principal and other staff — have no constitutional duty to “protect Hailee from the alleged bullies.”
State law, however, prohibits bullying in public schools and requires those same schools to “provide a safe and respectful learning environment.” District policy says exactly that and adds another adjective: “secure.”
The district’s motion also downplays bullying, characterizing it as a rite of passage for young students “learning how to interact appropriately with their peers.”
“It is thus understandable that, in the school setting, students often engage in insults, banter, teasing, shoving, pushing, and gender-specific conduct that is upsetting to the students subjected to it,” states the motion to dismiss.
As a former teacher, I am not shocked by CCSD's response.  They refuse to accept responsibility for bad things happening at their schools.
As stated in the past on this blog, I have witnessed abuse and neglect by CCSD staff and nothing ever happened to the bad staff members.
At the school worked at, I saw a teacher(s) neglect students by refusing to feed severely physically and mentally disabled students meals, allowed a severely mentally disabled youth to leave campus and almost get hit by a car when the student crossed a very busy street with no supervision, staff refusing to change a student's diaper even though the student was soaking wet.  CCSD also employed a teacher's aide who was convicted and served time for domestic abuse and saw a staff member continually verbally abuse a mentally challenged student who was gay.
But then, what do expect when an assistant principal was screwing the principal?
So, I am not surprised that CCSD would come up with this kind of garbage brief and motion.
Hopefully, the family will not settle out of court and bring this to trial to expose CCSD for their failure as a school district and they will be well compensated by CCSD for their loss, even though no money will ever replace their daughter.

Well, No Kidding

From Arizona Central:
When Rumain Brisbon, an unarmed Black man, was killed Dec. 2 by a White Phoenix police officer, his death brought a local focus to the national debate on race and policing, with protesters demanding justice for a death they say follows a pattern of excessive use of force.
While Brisbon was not the first unarmed suspect to be shot by a Valley officer in recent years, records show that the vast majority of those on the receiving end of police gunfire were carrying a weapon themselves.
Of the 33 Maricopa County officer-involved-shooting cases tracked by The Arizona Republic in 2014, 28 instances, or 85 percent, involved an armed suspect or suspects, according to an analysis of police reports, official statements and court records. Two cases involved unarmed suspects, and in three instances it is unknown or unclear from initial reports whether the suspect or suspects were carrying a weapon.
In 2013, at least 42 cases out of 52, or 81 percent, involved suspects who were considered armed. In 10 cases, it is unknown or unclear whether the suspects had weapons.
Data maintained by prosecutors tells a similar story. Of the 160 officer-involved shootings reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office from 2011 through 2014, 144, or 90 percent, involved a suspect or suspects with a weapon. The office's numbers and percentages may differ slightly from The Republic's analysis because prosecutors may have received additional information or take on federal cases or cases in other jurisdictions, just as some Maricopa County cases may be investigated by other jurisdictions.
If you listen and read the reports from the liberal press, the racist Brothers of Barack, Eric, Jesse and Al, most of the victim's families and the tools and fools that march and riot, you would think that White cops are just looking for an excuse to kill a Black man or anyone else, for that matter.
But the reality is that most of the thugs were armed and most, if not all of the others, put the cops and other's lives and well being in danger... just like thug Michael Brown and 40 time arrested Eric Garner.
But 99.99% of cops would rather not shoot another person if they could avoid it.
Yes, accidents happen and very, very, very rarely, do you have a cop who shoots a person for the hell of it.
But you wouldn't know it if you listen to the media, the Racist Brothers and the fools and tools protesting and rioting.

Arizona Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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So much for ending the war in Afghanistan- we still have soldiers being killed there.
From Arizona Central:
A Mesa resident was one of two soldiers killed during a military operation in Afghanistan on Friday, Dec. 12, according to the Department of Defense.
Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, 22, died when the vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device, according to the DOD news release.
Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, 37, of New York, also died during the attack, which occurred in the Parwan province.
Both soldiers belonged to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Martin is remembered by family and friends as having a "bigger than life" personality and as an inspiration to all who knew him.
Julie Martin, Wyatt's mother, told 12 News her son loved his job and saw it as an opportunity to give back to the community.
He enjoyed the military's structure and taking a leadership role, she said.
"It's what he wanted to do" Martin said. "He always felt good about what he did and I felt good about who he was and how he represented us, his country and the military."
Wyatt, the youngest of three, loved fishing and hunting, and wanted to work in the Game and Fish Department, his father, Brian Martin, told 12 News.
Friends nicknamed him Paul Bunyan in high school because of his adventurous attitude and love of the outdoors, his mother said.
RIP Specialist Martin and Sgt. Morris and thank you for your service and your ultimate service for our country.
I do wonder, though, what they were doing at the time of their incident.

Update: Killing In Chicago:

This is sickening.
From the Chicago Sun Times:
Under a dark viaduct in Englewood, four muggers stood in front of 15-year-old identical twins Demario and Demacio Bailey.
As they patted down Demacio for valuables Saturday afternoon, Demario shouted, “Get off my brother, he doesn’t have anything!”
One of the muggers turned his attention to Demario’s coat: a navy blue Columbia winter jacket.
But Demario refused to give it up. His mother, a single parent who waitresses at a South Side restaurant, recently spent hundreds of dollars on her sons’ coats, according to their aunt and godmother, Sharron Lee.
So the mugger shot Demario, killing him, Lee said.
When his body was taken away, Demario’s mother wailed and shouted, “I want my baby back!”
Sunday afternoon, police said they’d caught one of the men who tore the inseparable brothers apart.
Carlos Johnson, 17, of the 6100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive was charged as an adult with murder, robbery and attempted robbery. Johnson, who was also charged with another robbery that occurred shortly before Demario was killed, was ordered held without bail Monday in Cook County court. Prosecutors said at the bond hearing that they did not believe at this time he was the shooter in the murder
Apparently, the cops caught the other thugs.
The death penalty isn't good enough for these thugs.

Black Lives Matter...Except In ObamaVille

From the Chicago Sun Times:
A 15-year-old boy shot dead during a robbery attempt was among three people killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend.
The boy, later identified as Demario Bailey of the 7500 block of South Wabash, was walking with his twin brother in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street about 12:40 p.m. Saturday when four people walked up and demanded his jacket, according to the boy’s family, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
On Sunday, Carlos Johnson, 17, was charged with fatally shooting Bailey in the chest, officials said. Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said. 
Johnson, of the 6100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive was charged as an adult with murder, robbery and attempted robbery, police said. Johnson, who was also charged with another robbery that occurred shortly before Demario was killed, is due to appear in court Monday.
On Friday evening, a man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
About 7 p.m., 28-year-old Rolando Leon was inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Springfield when at least one person walked up and fired shots, authorities said.
He was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:23 p.m., authorities said. Leon lived in the 1200 block of North Springfield.
A child was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but was not injured, police said.
About two hours before that, a man was shot to death in a drive-by attack in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Tyrece L. Stornes, 27, was outside his home in the 10400 block of South State about 5 p.m. when someone fired shots at him from a passing vehicle, authorities said.
He was shot in the chest and side and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
So when will the fools and tools of the Racist Brothers of Eric, Barack, Jesse and Al speak out the violence in Obamaville/Chicago?
Of course, other than close friends and family members, no one will say squat.
Black lives matter:
They only matter when there are TV cameras around so the fools and tools and the Racist Brothers can get some TV time.

RIP Fuzzy Thurston

From the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune:
Fuzzy Thurston, a key player on Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers championship teams of the 1960s, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 15 days shy of his 81st birthday.
His family announced the death on Sunday afternoon via Twitter, prompting an outpouring of sympathy messages from Packers fans.
"My favorite memory of Fuzzy was when he was in Eau Claire signing autographs for a fundraiser; he was wearing a Super Bowl ring, and I was in awe," recalled Packers fan Jason Christopherson of Osseo. "Fuzzy must have noticed. He looked up at me, smiled, took the ring off, and handed it to me to look at. Still the only time I have ever held one.
"He was just a special human being who loved interacting with his fans."
The 6-foot-1, 247-pound Thurston, whose given name was Frederick, teamed with fellow guard Jerry Kramer to clear the way for running backs Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor as part of the famed Green Bay power sweep. He played in 112 games for the Packers, retiring after the 1967 season. He played on five NFL championship teams under Lombardi and was a first-team All-Pro in 1961.
"I got to know Fuzzy over the years and I met him at, I believe, the '06 Fan Fest and he was great," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. "He was a Packer legend and that's rough. We lost a great one."
Baltimore Colts coach Weeb Ewbank reluctantly traded Thurston to the Packers for journeyman linebacker Marv Matuszak in 1959. The Colts were set at guard with Alex Sandusky and Art Spinney, and Ewbank couldn't wait for Thurston, a rising star, John Unitas Jr. said in his book "Johnny U and Me: The Man Behind The Golden Arm."
I remember Fuzzy, watching him on TV and seeing him play in Milwaukee.  He also owned/invested several restaurants, The Left Guard.
Another great Packer is now playing football in heaven.

Muslim Terrorists Take Hostages In Australia

From Fox News: Five people have escaped from a cafe in central Sydney where an armed gunman had taken several people hostage Monday and forced two people to hold up a black flag bearing Islamic slogans written in Arabic in the store's window.
Three men were seen running from a fire exit of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe approximately six hours after the hostage situation began at 9:45 a.m. local time (5:45 p.m. ET Sunday). Shortly afterward, two women, one after another, sprinted from the cafe and into the arms of heavily armed police. Both were wearing aprons with the Lindt chocolate logo, indicating they were cafe employees. One of the men who escaped also appeared to be an employee.
New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner for Specialist Operations Catherine Burn said that police negotiators had made contact with the unidentified gunman, though it was not clear how the hostages escaped. Burn also said that fewer than 30 people were held inside the cafe, though she did not give a precise number. 
Estimates of the number of people held in the cafe have varied wildly. Chris Kenny, an associate editor and columnist for The Australian newspaper, left the cafe moments before the gunman entered. He estimated that there were approximately a dozen customers when he was inside, and between three and four staff. However, Lindt Australia CEO Steve Loane said later that there were between 40 and 50 customers and employees inside the store.
The supposed religion of peace, islam, strikes again, showing once again, you cannot trust muslims.
Obama and Holder says we should not profile potential criminals by religion.
Which religion is committing most of the terrorism now days?

Be Aware Of Scam

Today, I got a letter from a RM Williams of Irving, Texas.
The letter promises 2 free airline tickets, a hotel voucher from Marriott Hyatt or Hilton and a auto rental voucher, all courtesy of Mr. Williams and
Of course, this a scam:  In a down economy with rising gas prices, many can’t afford to take vacations that involve air travel. For that reason, many people were pleasantly surprised when they received a letter from their national airline company offering two free flights worth almost $1300. Brand names used by the scammers are US Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, or Qantas.
The letter states that the company tried to contact the reader many times without success. They then advise the reader to call a toll-free number to claim their flight vouchers. When the reader calls the number a high-pressured salesperson advises the reader of the necessity of attending a presentation about the company in order to claim the flight vouchers.
So, if you get an unsolicited letter from a one RM Williams of Irving TX., and promises a bunch of free things, it's a scam.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Those Funny People At The BBC

Quite funny:

Life Imitates O Brother, Where art Thou

From the NY Daily News: Two accused killers and an armed robbery suspect attacked a jailer, then escaped from a prison in rural Alabama, authorities said.
The FBI and the U.S. Marshal's Service are part of the search team, along with tracking dogs and Choctaw County Sheriff's deputies.
"I've got three bad inmates - two capital murders and one armed robber - who are on foot. They took off from the jail," said Choctaw County Sheriff Tom Abate, the news website reported.
Demarcus Woodard, 23, Gemayel Culbert, 32, and Jestin Terrell Gordon, 23, broke out of jail about 2 a.m., the Choctaw Sun-Advocate said. Culbert and Woodard are wanted for murder.
All three were in the same cell, when one of them began shouting that his cell mate was sick. When the jailer walked into the cell to investigate, the three men overpowered him and took the jail keys and his cell phone, the paper reported.
Hunting dogs tracked the trio a local highway about a quarter of mile away. The men may have been picked up by an accomplice, authorities said.
And of course, "O Brother, Where Art Thou: In 1937, Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro), and Delmar O'Donnell (Tim Blake Nelson) escape from a chain gang at Parchman Farm and set out to retrieve the $1,200,000 in treasure that Everett claims to have stolen from an armored car and buried before his incarceration. They have four days to find it before the valley in which it is hidden will be flooded to create Arkabutla Lake as part of a new hydroelectric project. Early in their escape, while still chained together, they try to jump onto a moving train, but are dragged off when Pete trips. They then encounter a blind man (Lee Weaver) traveling on a handcar. They hitch a ride, and he tells their futures. They "seek a great fortune" and they will "find a fortune, though it will not be the one they seek." They will also see many wonders on their journey, including a "cow on the roof of a cotton house.",_Where_Art_Thou%3F#Plot_summary
Demarcus Woodard, left, Germayel Culbert and Justin Terrell Gordon escaped from a Choctaw County, Ala., jail early Saturday after assaulting the jailer.
Current Escapees
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O Brother, Where Art Thou Escapees

Saturday, December 13, 2014

When Will The Liberals March For This Boy?

Today, in Washington D.C., the fools and tools of racism were protesting the police killing of thugs who caused their own deaths.
I wonder how many of these of these fools and tools will protest the murder of this innocent young man in Obamaville (Chicago)
Demario Bailey
From the Chicago Sun Times:
“Some guys came upon him and tried to rob him of his jacket,” said Demario’s aunt, Michelle Fitzpatrick. “Our nephew wouldn’t give up his coat, and they shot him in the chest.” 
The shooting happened at 12:40 p.m. in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street. Seven minutes later, Demario was pronounced dead under a viaduct there.
Later, when his body was taken away, his mother wailed and shouted, “I want my baby back!”
The police said they were questioning at least two people in connection with the shooting.
Demario was a sophomore at Johnson College Prep charter school, 6350 S. Stewart.
That’s where he and his brother were headed Saturday, walking the remaining half mile or so from the CTA bus they’d taken to get there.
Though Demario wasn’t on the school basketball team like this brother, he “was basically a part of the team, was always there supporting us,”  said Ceddrick Hunter, the school’s basketballcoach. “He was the unathletic one. They were twins, always together. He was a good kid, all-around good kid, always respectful.
“There was not an ounce of gang stuff with either one of them,” Hunter said. “He just wanted to be there for his brother, wanted to walk with him to practice to keep him safe.”
Word of the shooting quickly reached the school. Another boy ran the whole way there with the heartbreaking news.
Demario got good grades and didn’t get into trouble, according to Robin Callahan, an assistant junior varsity basketball coach, who said he and his twin are known around school as the “Bailey boys,” hard to tell apart because they’re identical.
Their mother, very protective of her sons, usually drove them most places, according to their aunt. But the boys were getting older and wanted more independence, Fitzpatrick said. On Saturday, she finally let them take the bus to practice.
“She let them go and now …,” Fitzpatrick said, her words trailing off, tears rolling down her cheeks
So, when will the racist brothers of Barack, Eric, Jesse and Al march and give support to Demario's family?
Will Al or Jesse give the sermon at Demario's funeral?
When will Barack and Jesse send the FBI and other federal cops into the South side of Chicago and crack down on all the thugs that reside there?
I cannot imagine the pain that this good family is going through and some thugs took this poor kid's life and that is horrible.
And yet, White and Black liberals could not care less.


From Juan Williams and Fox News:
White liberal hypocrisy on race is so delightful for conservatives.
White conservatives are always on defense against charges of hating President Obama because he is black; suppressing minority voters and indifference to the difficulty minorities have living everyday with the legacy of slavery and a culture filled with stereotypes of black inferiority.
(as an aside, I am never on the defensive about me not liking Obama.  I am confident in my views and if someone says I am racist, they are just freaking idiots)
This week white conservatives can take a break, step out of the dock and make way for white liberals.
Hacked emails from Hollywood’s white, liberal elite show them belittling the president by assuming his taste in movies is confined to racial stereotypes fitting just another black guy.
“Should I ask him if he likes’ DJANGO?’” asked Amy Pascal, a Sony Pictures’ co-chair. Scott Rudin, a movie producer, responds: “Or ‘The Butler’… or ‘Ride-Along. ‘ I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”
Where to begin unpacking that powder keg of race and class bigotry?
Pascal is one of Hollywood’s most powerful people and certainly at the top of the movie industry’s list of most influential women. She must have a penetrating intellect and tremendous business savvy.
So how is it possible for her to think that a 53-year-old, Harvard trained constitutional lawyer who is now president of the United States, is to be solely defined by his race?
She assumes that he is sure to share the working-class, juvenile delight of Hart’s racial slapstick. And it does not make much sense in her racial construct but she also thinks the president must also be interested in movies about the weighty topics of slavery and the civil rights movement.
Chris Rock, the comedian and actor, recently said Hollywood is a “white industry… it just is.” He added they don’t hire black men.
I imagine they do hire some black people. But those black people have to color inside the lines of what white liberals think is the right kind of black person. Black conservatives have no chance in that world....
I know from personal experience at National Public Radio that white liberals can be very intolerant if they suspect they are dealing with a black person who is not afraid from depart from liberal orthodoxy. In my case I was fired and afterwards described as a bigot in need of a psychiatric care....
But for the moment, let’s take a long look at white liberals revealing themselves so nakedly,  condescending to even the president of the United States because he’s black.
I have always maintained the most racist people are White and Black liberals. 
Liberals believe that no Black person should be conservative.
Liberals believe that keeping a Black on welfare is compassionate.
Liberals believe that Blacks deserve poor schools.
Liberals believe that criminals should be released into the Black community and they will tend to terrorize other Blacks.
Liberals believe that tax money earmarked for poverty causes is better spent paying bureaucrats instead of giving the money to the poor.
Illegal immigrants, the liberals current love, are going to hurt Blacks by denying the Blacks jobs and benefits.
Liberals would rather complain about a handful of cases, where a cop shoots the Black man, 99% of the time, justified, but the liberal is completely silent when there is Black on Black crime, and especially when completely innocent young Black children and babies are killed by murderous thugs.
Are all liberals racist?
Of course not.
Are Black and White liberal leaders racist?

I Bet It Was A Liberal Hoax

Three cardboard cutouts of black people were reportedly found hanged in effigy from nooses on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday morning.
The incident follows a week of protests on the streets of Berkeley, California, to denounce the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men in St. Louis and New York.
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I am willing to bet that these are hoaxes, mostly likely done by liberals to draw sympathy to their cause.
There have been many, many cases of where liberals have claimed racism, rape, assault etc,.and it turns out that these allegations are hoaxes.  We just had 2 cases where liberal writers have accused a fraternity and a man of sexual assault but later it turned  out that these claims were false.
And since Berkley is probably about 99% liberal, chances are that some liberals were able to walk around with the mannequins without anybody saying anything and then hang them up.
I think within 10 days, this incident will be shown to be a hoax.

Another Las Vegas Spoiled Brat

Las Vegans: Kurt and Kyle Busch- jerks
Bryce Harper: The new Las Vegas Brat.
From ESPN: Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that club was "disappointed" that outfielder Bryce Harper did not show up Saturday at the NatsFest fan festival.
In a statement emailed by one of his agent's employees, Harper said: "I have attended NatsFest each year and always enjoy my experience with the fans, but was unable to attend this year's event due to matters out of my control. I look forward to next year's NatsFest."
The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance on Harper's behalf over whether he should be able to void the 2015 terms in the final season of a $9.9 million, five-year contract he signed when drafted. An arbitrator hearing could happen Tuesday if the case isn't settled.
Harper is represented by Scott Boras.
"We're disappointed he's not here, but he chose not to be here because of the grievance," Rizzo said.
Yo, moron, going to the event was something you could control, you just chose not to control it.
Harper still hasn't learned to grow up.  This event was for the fans and it was a fairly cheap event to go to, so you had fans who may not have afforded to go to many Nationals games and Harper blows them off.
Grow up Bryce, you overpaid millionaire baseball player.

5-1 This Marriage Will Fail

This might be a sign of things to come: From the Las Vegas Sun:
A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.
The man clambered to safety and no one was injured.
According to the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper, the girlfriend said "yes" anyway. After speaking with police, the pair traveled to Paris to celebrate.
Then the crane fell again during attempts to right it with a larger crane, bashing in the rest of the neighbors' roof. The town's mayor is on the spot after the building was declared unsafe. Six apartments were evacuated.
So much for the surprise.

Friday, December 12, 2014

How Sad

It's always difficult to bury a child, but if you are a firefighter/police officer and you are called to a car wreck that involves your daughter or son, that has to be heart breaking.
From On November 14, 1996, the day Paul Chuilli Jr. was born, his proud father began his career as a firefighter in Bridgewater.
Exactly 18 years and 26 days later on Wednesday morning, Paul Chuilli Sr. was part of a three-man crew on Engine 1 that rushed to a single-car crash on a winding West Bridgewater road.
There, trapped inside the crumpled remains of a Chevrolet twisted up against a tree at the edge of a manicured lawn, Bridgewater firefighter Paul Chuilli came upon the body of his youngest son.
"It's every firefighter's worst nightmare," said Joe Cairns. "You answer the bell and when you get there, you find it's your own flesh and blood. Believe me, there's nothing worse."
Joe Cairns was not speaking merely as a captain of the Bridgewater Fire Department, but as the uncle of the boy who starred on the football and basketball teams at West Bridgewater High School, a thoughtful kid who also took the time to make just about everyone his friend.
"They needed the Jaws of Life to get Paul out of that car," Joe Cairns said, suppressing his own tears, "and his Dad was there, doing what good ... no, great firefighters do. Paul did his job in the most horrible of circumstances. I can't imagine anything more difficult than answering a call like that, and finding it's your son."
RIP to the son and prayers to the family and friends.

North Korea Spends Millions Hacking But Starve It's People

From the Daily Telegraph: The Hollywood studio that made the James Bond and Spider-Man films has abandoned film shoots after hackers paralysed its computer network, and leaked four films and thousands of documents.
Agencies filming for Sony Pictures have cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments, according to The Times.
The attack by Guardians of Peace, a hacking collective suspected of having links with North Korea, has taken most of Sony Pictures’ computers offline. North Korea has been linked to the hack because Sony’s forthcoming film The Interview involves a CIA plot to kill Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader.
Joseph Demarest, the assistant director of the FBI’s cyber-division, told a US Senate hearing that methods used by the hackers would have breached the defences of nine out of ten companies.
Security researchers said that the attack would cost Sony Pictures £64 million to put right.
It's interesting that North Korea is spending probably millions of dollars hacking and training hackers but yet, let many of their citizens starve.
But then, when you have a leader that is an ego maniac and thinks of himself as a god, well, what do you expect?
But then, us Americans are used to a certain leader who is an ego maniac and thinks of himself as a god.
As an aside, it's kind of funny that the Hollywood liberals are being exposed as a bunch of hypocrites and idiots.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

No, Just An Incompetent Jackass Dictator

From Fox News: 
President Obama, on the heels of announcing his executive actions on immigration, teased Republicans about the immigration debate -- saying some of them think he's an "illegal immigrant." 
The president made the wisecrack at a town hall meeting in Nashville on Tuesday. Discussing the immigration debate, he urged Republicans to work with him. 
“Now, does that mean everybody is going to listen to me on the other side? Not necessarily. They’re pretty sure I’m an illegal immigrant,” he said. The crowd laughed, but just to be sure, Obama added: "That was a joke."
There is a lot of things I think Obama is- narcissist, hateful, spiteful, incompetent, a dictator, anti-American, anti-constitutional, racist, two faced, liar, coward, a pretender, a Bill Cosby imitator but a pretty good father and a few more choice 4 letter words.
But not an illegal immigrant.

So, How Did My 2014 Predictions Turn Out?

Here are the results of my pictures for 2014, made on January 2014 and after a couple of beers:
1.  Seattle will win the Super Bowl  Yep, beat the Denver Broncos
2.  Oklahoma City thunder will win the NBA Championship No 
3.  The L.A Dodgers will win the World Series. No. San Fran won
4.  The Las Vegas wranglers will stay in Las Vegas Not sure- they are in limbo but still in Vegas
5.  The Las Vegas 51's will stay in Las Vegas Yes, they are still here
6.  No government financed arena or stadium will be approved.  Yes, close but still far away
7.  Tiger Woods will win 4 or fewer tournaments.  True- injuries did him in.
8.  Tiger Woods will not win a major in 2014  True, the drought continues
9.  Jimmie Johnson will not repeat as NASCAR Sprint Car championship.  True- Kevin Harvick won.
10.  Matt Kenseth will be in the top 3 in NASCAR. Close but no
11.  Tony Stewart will not make the Sprint Cup Chase.  True
12.  Danica Patrick will not win a race, will place in the top ten 3 or fewer times. Exactly- 3 top ten finishes and no wins
13.  Danica Patrick will not be in the top 20 in Sprint Car Cup points. Yes- finished 28
14.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not win a race in 2014. Really wrong- he won 3 races
15.  Justin Bieber will be arrested at 1 more time in 2014 Yes, at least 2 times
16.  A current or former star player of Saturday Night Live will die in 2014. Yes- Jan Hooks in October
17.  A former president will pass on in 2014. Nope
16.  A liberal member of the U.S. Supreme Court will resign or leave the Supreme Court. Nope
17.  Scott Walker will easily win re-election in Wisconsin, by at least 3%. Yes!!
18.  200 or fewer traffic deaths will occur in Nevada. Sadly, no- at about 264 right now.
19.  Metro Police will get a tax increase in the sales tax in 2014. Nope
20.  At least 1 member of Nevada's House of Representatives will be defeated in the 2014 elections. Yes, Stephen Horsford bit the dust
21.  The GOP will keep the House of Representatives in the 2014 elections.
22.  The GOP will take over the U.S. Senate. Yes
23.  John Boehner will still be Speaker of the House at the end of 2014. Sadly, yes
24.  The Supreme Court will rule against ObamaCare at least 1 time in 2014. No, but it will be close next year.
25.  ObamaCare will still be in operation and funded at the end of the year. Sadly, the GOP just fully funded it this week.
26.  ObamaCare will make an attempt to bail out insurance companies and that effort will succeed. yes and no they tried but have not yet succeeded
27.  Articles of Impeachment will be introduced in the House in 2014. Darn it, no
28.  The over/under for the highest temperature in Las Vegas will be 114 and I will be within 2 degrees of that.  112 this year on several occasions- True
29.  Las Vegas will have above average rainfall for 2014. I think it is correct
30.  Eric Snowden will remain in Russia for all of 2014, unless he takes a vacation. True
31.  Eric Holder will announce his retirement sometime in 2014.  true
32.  The stock market (Dow) will be at 16,000 or less at the end of 2014. Nope, around 17,500 today
33.  The UNLV football team will win at least 6 games in 2014.  Hahahah. Nope, just 2
34.  The Marquette Warriors, Wisconsin Badgers and UNLV will make the NCAA tournament and 2 of the three schools will the round of 16. Marquette and UNLV did not qualify for the NCAA tourney but Wisconsin made the final 4. Wrong, though
35.  There will be no fatal terrorist attacks against athletes or spectators at the 2014 Winter Olympics, inside the Olympic Compound in Sochi Russia. Thankfully true
36.  The Unemployment rate will be below 7% in the United States, but it will mostly because more people are leaving the work force. Very true
37.  The unemployment rate in Las Vegas/Clark County will be 7.5% and I will be within 1.5% points of either side of 7.5%. In October, it was 6.8%- true
38.  2 Blogs I read regularly will cease to be written. Jill 6 pack and Badger Blogger are no longer around- true
39.  The Las Vegas Badger will have at least 2,000,000 page views by the end of 2014. Yes!!
40.  President Obama's poll numbers for 2014 will drop to 35% or below for positive poll numbers and 58% for negative numbers.  Close but not quite
41.  President Obama will not visit Las Vegas in 2014, despite having a girl friend here.  It was going really well until he spent the weekend boinking his mistress  few weeks ago. False
42.  President Obama and Michelle Obama will have at least 1 major vacation apart from each other.  Many- true
43.  Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy for president in 2014. Not yet
44.  At least 2 major GOP candidates will announce their candidacy for president. not yet
45.  Alex Rodriquez will not play baseball in 2014- his court case will fail.  True
46.  My team, the Milwaukee Brewers, will win 78 games give or take 5 games in 2014.  They won... 78
47. My team, the Green Bay Packers will win 11 games, give or take 2 games.  For the season, that will be true
48.  Fox News will still be the number 1 rated cable TV news station.  Of course they are- true
49.  Chris Christies and former Gov. of Virginia Bob McDonnell will not be convicted of any crimes in 2014. 1 out of 2 Christie no, McDonnell yes
50.  Pawn Stars will lose 1 major character in 2014. close to the Old Man as he rarely is seen in shows now, but no.
51.  Duck Dynasty will announce they will stop filming in 2014. Nope- still going strong
52.  My team, the Milwaukee Bucks will less than 40 games and not make the playoffs in 2014. Sadly, true
53.  There will be no immigration reform that will pass in Congress.  True
54.  The USAF Thunderbirds will perform for an entire season. true
55.  Phil Mickleson will not win a major this year.  True
56.  The Las Vegas Sun will still continue to operate, despite what Brian Greenspun says.  Sadly, yes
57.  Matt ward will not be editor of the Pahrump Valley Times by the end of 2014.  Ding Dong the wicked editor is gone
58.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will declare the gay marriage ban in the Nevada constitution unconstitutional but will delay the ruling pending appeal. Technically yes- I think the Supreme Court allowed it
59.  Brian Sandoval will win re-election easily, by at least 5% points. More like 50%
60.  Steve Sisolak will not run for governor of Nevada. true- he thought about it
61.  There will be cold (within 3 degrees of freezing) and snow at the Super Bowl It was kind of nice for New Jersey
62.  Wal-Mart will stop offering health insurance to part time employees, starting with new hires.  Sadly, yes
63.  At least 2 oil wells, including those used for fracking will be begun in Nevada. Surprisingly, yes:
64.  Wendy Davis will not win the Texas race for governor.  Hahaha true and she lost big time
65.  Nevada Democrats will continue to hold the Assembly and Senate in Nevada. Gladly, I was wrong on both, as the GOP took both houses.

So, my record for the year is 43-12 and 1 tie (the Wranglers)  That's a 64% correct rate, which, if I may say, is pretty darn considering that many of these predictions were made at least 6 months in advance and things were not known or had uncertain futures and some correct calls were totally out of the blue, like Holder's resignation and Stephen Horsford losing.
That's certainly better than these so called experts who populate the TV and radio.

Bad Day For Badger Football Fans

First, super star running back Melvin Gordon leaves to go to the pros.
A few hours later, the coach, Gary Anderson decided to go coach out in Oregon.
My choice for head coach: Darrell Bevell, former QB star for the Badgers and an accomplished assistant coach at the college and pro level.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Another Reason Why Not Give Money To Panhandlers

A San Diego woman is outraged after witnessing a pregnant woman and young boy begging for money in a shopping center, then getting to into a late model Mercedes Benz and driving off.
Melissa Smith made sure to capture evidence of the alleged con artist in action, hoping that photos will help others recognize the woman and steer clear.
 "Smith said she saw the pregnant panhandler and the boy, who might have been the woman's son, at Eastlake Village Center every weekend for two months. She said the woman's husband or boyfriend would join them on the weekends," details KGTV.
 According to Smith, the woman often holds a cardboard sign that reads "please help" on the front. Smith claims that "lots of people" give the family money. But she never thought much about the panhandlers until she spotted something strange while pumping gas.
 "I noticed they grabbed their little boy and they got into a Mercedes Benz," Smith said, according to KGTV. "I thought, 'Wow, a Mercedes Benz. It's not even used -- it's not old. It's a new Benz.'"
 Once Smith was on the road, she noticed the pricey vehicle in front of her, and discovered something even more disturbing -- the family's laughter.
 "Here they are counting money, laughing and their little boy is not in a car seat or seat belt. He's all the way in the front seat with them."
 That's when she took more photos -- including shots of the license plate -- and followed the family to another shopping plaza where the alleged scam continued. The pregnant woman eventually noticed her and, according to Smith, started yelling at her to stop.
 "Next thing I know, she picked up this big boulder," Smith said, "I don't know if pregnant people can do that. She puts it over her head and starts coming at me with this rock."
 Smith gave the evidence, including the license plate number, to police -- the tag came back registered to a woman living in an apartment which reportedly costs $2,400 monthly. KGTV attempted to locate the family, only to discover they may have recently moved.
Here in Kingman, there is a couple, man and woman, who try to scam people.  They go to places that are close to the Interstate 40 and look like they are hitchhiking across the country but in reality they just taking people's money and live here in Kingman.  I've seen them at least 5 times in the last month at various locations, mostly on Hwy 66 and I-40 and Beal St and I-40.
There was also a story about panhandling in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Sun and the paper said panhandlers make around $25 an hour, sometimes a lot more.
So, no, I am not going to give money to scammers who panhandle because in reality, they make more money than I do and that sucks.