Monday, September 22, 2014

Cry Baby

From Philly.com:
Cary Williams is tired and says he isn't the only one. The Eagles cornerback isn't tired from the games. He's tired from the daily grind of practice and the pace coach Chip Kelly demands when the team is preparing.
Williams made his assertion that the coaching staff didn't look out for the well-being of the players on an afternoon when the Eagles pulled out another crazy win to improve to 3-0, and an afternoon in which the highlight play of the day for Washington came as former Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson beat Williams on a deep post route for an 81-yard touchdown.
"A lot of guys had no legs. A lot of guys are in a dogfight before the game even started," Williams said. "We've got to start taking care of our guys throughout the week in order for us to be more productive and have more energy on Sunday."  http://www.philly.com/
If Williams doesn't like it, then quit and go to work at a Wal-Mart.  actually, if he is complaining about the practices, he couldn't cut it at Wal-Mart, where the employees do more physical work than this crybaby.
I can see all the old time players like a Butkus, Nitchke, Ditka, Seau and so many others who just want to dope slap this guy because of his attitude.
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My guess is he won't be with the Eagles and NFL next year.

Throw Him Out Of High School

From the Detroit Free Press: Jayru Campbell -- the Detroit Cass Tech star quarterback accused of assaulting his girlfriend last week and arraigned on a probation violation this morning for an earlier assault case -- now is being investigated in connection with an alleged assault in the Wayne County Jail.
According to sources familiar with the incident, Campbell and other inmates at the jail allegedly assaulted a fellow inmate.
Wayne County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dennis Niemiec said: "I can confirm that an allegation of an assault in the Wayne County Jail is being investigated."
Because he is 17, Campbell is housed in the youthful offender unit with other 17-year-old males, according to the sheriff's office. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2014/09/16/jayru-campbell-probation-violation/15709441/
Well, we can't have this.  This young man needs to not only be kicked off the high school football team, he needs to be kicked out of high school.
But the DA does have a sense of humor: According to the prosecutor's office, it's alleged that Campbell was at Cass Tech on Friday "when he assaulted his girlfriend in front of other students over a dispute over a phone. Campbell was intercepted and placed in custody at the scene."
But I do have a question:
How does he get his football helmet on with all that hair:

He could be the Black Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons.

What, They Didn't Riot?

From the Detroit Free Press:
About 20 people, openly armed with rifles and handguns, marched along Mound Road in Detroit Sunday to show support for a man who says he was unlawfully arrested because city police officers are against open-carry laws.
Detroiter Elijah Woody, 24, said he was open carrying a pistol while walking on Hague near Beaubien on Sept. 13 when he stopped to talk with friends around 7 p.m. Police pulled up a short time later.
Woody said he was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a felony, and detained five days. He said his gun, a .40-caliber Glock 40, was in plain sight in a holster on his right hip when he was taken into custody.
A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29.
"I was understandably disturbed about the arrest," said James Baker, 22, of the gun-rights group Hell's Saints, and the organizer of the march. "We support Elijah in fighting his unlawful arrest, and hope to bring awareness to the fact that it occurred."  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/09/21/gun-rights-advocates-march-detroit-protest-arrest/16023029/
I don't know much about whether the guy arrested was breaking the law.
But it is nice to see a protest where there is no civil disobedience by closing down roads and businesses, rioting or saying the same old chants that the hippies used in the 1960's.

She Really Is A Great Salesperson


Even in death Rivers still shows she is a great salesperson.

Let's Throw Him Out Of The NFL

From the San Fran Chronicle:
Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined $11,025 this week for a using a racial slur in the fourth quarter of a Week 2 loss to the Bears, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported.
Kaepernick, who is appealing the fine, has maintained he didn’t say anything to Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston after he threw an interception. However, footage from KPIX makes it clear Kaepernick said something. Kaepernick was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for using “inappropriate language.” According to Glazer, “refs” said Kaepernick used the n-word.
Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he received clarification from the NFL, but declined to share the explanation of why Kaepernick was flagged.
“I don’t have a stance because I don’t know,” Harbaugh said. “I didn’t hear it. Colin’s always been truthful 100 percent of the time.”  http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2014/09/21/report-kaepernick-was-fined-for-using-racial-slur/
Oh my.  We need to kick Kaepernick out of the league because he must be a racist for using the word "nigger".
The NFL cannot have possible racists in the league.
So what if he hasn't been charged with a hate crime or has had his appeal heard.
The NFL just cannot have possible racists in the league, otherwise the racists brothers Jesse and Al will hold protests and maybe hold a riot or two as well.
And the other racist brothers, Barack and Eric, will demand investigations and send 40 FBI agents to the stadium and start talking to the players about what happened.
Personally, I think Kaepernick's tattoos are more offensive/ugly than anything he supposedly said.
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Too Funny

From the NY Daily News: The PR team being brought in to teach Missouri cops how to handle the media apparently needs a little sensitivity training themselves.
Weeks of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the intense media scrutiny that came with it made an impact in at least one tangible way. The St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy plans to offer an October continuing education session called "Officer-involved shooting - You can win with the media."
But with bullet points such as "Meet the 900-pound Gorilla" and "Feeding the Animals," you have to wonder just how media-friendly this workshop — headed by Rick Rosenthal, President of RAR Communications, Inc. — will actually be.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ferguson-police-pr-lesson-article-1.1947980
Well, I do admit the titles are a little insensitive... to the 900 pound gorilla and all the other animals of the universe.
While there a few good reporters out there, those who want to write accurate news stories without bias.
But those reporters are very few.
Very few, indeed.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More ObamaVille Violence

From the Chicago Sun Times:
Two people were killed and at least 29 others — including a 12-year-old boy — were wounded in weekend shootings across the city since Friday night.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
About 6:50 p.m., Davontae Harrison, 21, was driving in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand when someone opened fire and shot him in the chest, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He kept driving until either he or someone else in the car flagged down police in the 3300 block of West Chicago.
Harrison, of the 600 block of North Troy, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.
A 16-year-old boy was shot to death early Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Officers responding to a call of a person shot found the 16-year-old lying in an alley in the 4000 block of West Jackson with gunshot wounds to the left leg and the left side of his chest about 4:15 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/eight-wounded-in-citywide-shootings-friday-night/
So, when will the racist Barack, Eric, Jesse and Al come and protest these killings?
When will condemn the violence, condemn the gangs and condemn the thugs?
Probably when pigs fly.
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(Eric, Al and Jesse flying.  Barack will
join them after his golf game.)

More Evidence Of Obama's Incompetence

From Fox News: Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Sunday that he believes the Islamic State terror group was able to flourish in part because the U.S. entered the conflict in Syria too late, saying the Obama administration should have armed the country’s moderate rebels earlier.
Panetta, who served in the Obama administration from July 2011 to February 2013, said in an interview on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that he was in support of arming the moderate Syrian rebels in 2012, along with several other members of the administration.
“I think that would've helped,” Panetta said. “And I think in part, we pay the price for not doing that in what we see happening with ISIS.”
According to CBS News, Panetta writes in his new book “Worthy Fights” that he, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the director of the CIA and the joint chiefs chairman all urged Obama to arm the rebels at a 2012 meeting.
“The real key was how can we develop a leadership group among the opposition that would be able to take control,” Panetta said. “And my view was to have leverage to do that; we would have to provide the weapons and the training in order for them to really be willing to work with us in that effort.”
However, Obama decided against it...
Panetta also discussed the war in Iraq; saying that when the U.S. withdrew from the country in 2011 he was not confident pulling out was the right decision.
“I really thought that it was important for us to maintain a presence in Iraq,” he said. “The decision was that we ought to at least try to maintain 8,000 to 10,000 U.S. troops there, plus keeping some of our intelligence personnel in place, to be able to continue the momentum in the right direction. And frankly, having those troops there I think would've given us greater leverage on (former Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki) to try to force him to do the right thing as well.”
Panetta said he believes the Islamic State is a real threat to America, and will take a “long time” to destroy.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/22/panetta-says-us-paying-price-for-not-arming-syrian-rebels/
Of course Panetta is a Democrat and was in Obama's cabinet, so ripping Obama is kind of surprising.
Except when you think about this:
Panetta is a huge Clinton loyalist.  With Hillary probably running to be President Bitch, Panetta is ripping Obama to make Hillary look better and to distance between Clinton and Obama.
But no matter how you put it, this makes Obama look foolish and incompetent and our 40 country allies coalition who Obama refuses to say they are, will take notice and trust Obama even less.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yes, Of Course It's A Double Standard

From the San Fran Chronicle: Richland, Wash., native Hope Solo extended a record shutout streak as the starting goalkeeper of the U.S. women’s national soccer team with a 4-0 victory over Mexico on Thursday night.
But the fact that the 33-year-old is even allowed to play for the squad is raising some questions about equality in the wake of recent developments in the sports climate.
Solo, much like NFL players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Jonathan Dwyer, is facing charges stemming from a domestic dispute. But unlike her football counterparts, Solo has been allowed to play for the national team — and participated in the entire season for the Seattle Reign F.C. of the National Women’s Soccer League — while awaiting trial.
All three NFL stars won’t be suiting up any time soon. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the league earlier this month after a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancée in the face. Hardy was placed on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list as he appeals a domestic violence conviction from earlier this year. And Dwyer was placed on the non-football injury/illness list after he was arrested for domestic assault earlier this week.
Solo, a University of Washington alumna and wife of former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, is accused of allegedly punching her half-sister and 17-year-old nephew during a “drunken assault” in Kirkland in June, leading to charges on two counts of fourth-degree assault. While Solo apologized via Facebook for her actions, she also sought to have the charges against her dismissed, insisting that she was a victim in the situation. Her next court date is set for Nov. 4.  http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/09/20/does-hope-solo-case-exhibit-double-standard-in-domestic-violence-cases/#6489101=0
Nike still uses her as an endorser but they drop Adrian Peterson, who is only charged.
And where is the NOW, the freaky women of America, on Solo?
The outcry about the NFL is not about child o domestic abuse but a bunch of freaks who hate football.
Yes, domestic/child violence is wrong but the freaks only are going after the NFL.  Why not the NBA, MLB or Hope Solo?  Why not go after doctors, teachers, lawyers and other professionals? 
Because they won't get the publicity and that's all these freaks want.

Why ALS Ice Bucket Challenges Are Stupid

From Fox News: A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.
Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith says 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the department on Aug. 21. He and 22-year-old firefighter Simon Quinn were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS.
Two other firefighters were injured, but were released from the hospital.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/20/kentucky-fire-captain-injured-in-ice-bucket-challenge-dies/?intcmp=latestnews
I've never liked the bucket challenges- it's a fad and done by people who many have no idea what ALS is.  They see other people do it and so they have to copy them.  Some do it to get publicity and to post their videos to You Tube, Twitter and other sites to show people what a great person they are, and yet they most have no idea what ALS is.
Yes, I know what ALS is and when I was a CNA working in hospitals and nursing homes, so I know what it is and the damages that occur.  And I do hope they find a cure.
But ice water bucket challenges are stupid and dangerous.

When Will They March For This Murdered 9 Year Old?

From the Chicago Sun Times:
A gangbanger on parole for a gun charge shot a 9-year-old boy as he searched for rival gang members, then fled and told his friends he “shot a shorty,” prosecutors said Saturday.
Derrick Allmon, 19, of the 7400 block of South Shore Drive, was denied bail Saturday, along with three others charged with him: Jabari Williams, 22, of the 1900 block of North Sycamore Street, Hanover Park; Michael Baker, 19, of the 8100 block of South Wentworth Avenue; and Paris Denard, 19, of the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue.
All are charged with murder in the Aug. 20 shooting death of 9-year-old Antonio Smith in the 1200 block of East 71st Street.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Friday that Allmon shot the boy because he thought he was warning the rival gang members Allmon was after.
He said Allmon shot the boy after Antonio said a single word: “Hey.”
So, when will the racists Al, Jesse, Barack and Eric step up and demand the end of violence in ObamaVille/Chicago?
When will they condemn Black on Black violence or do they just get mad when cops kill a thug?
When will they condemn this killing of an innocent child?
Don't hold your breath waiting for these racists to act.

Yeah, Let's Waste More Money

More and more, I think the Obama's are going to divorce or have a loveless marriage like the Clintons.
From Fox News: A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier....
The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m., only minutes after Obama and his daughters, along with a guest of one of the girls, left the White House aboard Marine One on their way to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where Obama and his family were to spend the weekend. First lady Michelle Obama had traveled separately to Camp David and was not at home.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/20/white-house-fence-jumper-sparks-evacuation/
Ok, why did she have to travel separately to Camp David?
And what about the extra carbon footprints this incident has caused?

Say It Ain't So? PBR Sold To Russians

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From jsonline:
The global brewing business continued to resemble a shaken-up beer keg on Friday, as news of Pabst Brewing Co.'s sale to a Russian-based company made its way through Milwaukee, the city where Pabst's roots were first planted 170 years ago.
The Pabst news marked a dizzying week in which reports surfaced that Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world's largest brewery, is talking to banks about financing a $122 billion purchase of No. 2 brewer SABMiller, which operates two breweries and administrative offices in Milwaukee through its MillerCoors joint venture.
Then, news broke late Thursday that Pabst Brewing is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. Oasis is partnering with TSG, an investment firm, to buy Pabst. TSG Consumer Partners will take a minority stake in Pabst.
Oasis describes itself as a "leading independent brewer in Russia with growing soft drink operations." The company was founded in 2008. It has facilities in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine.
While Pabst and Milwaukee are synonymous, the company has been based in Los Angeles since 2010.
Pabst was founded in Milwaukee in 1844 by Jacob Best and later sold to beer tycoon Paul Kalmanovitz. The company was later left in a charitable foundation after Kalmanovitz's death until a judge declared that it had to be sold. C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. bought Pabst in 2010 for $250 million.
The MillerCoors brewery in Milwaukee, part of SABMiller, brews Pabst among other brands under contracthttp://www.jsonline.com/business/pabst-brewing-co-sold-to-oasis-beverages-b99354905z1-275711791.html
Seriously, what do Russians know about Brewing beer?  Making vodka, yes, beer, nyet.

Stupid Republicans

From Newsmax: House Republicans are considering a plan on selecting future speakers in an effort to avoid the embarrassing vote surrounding John Boehner's re-election last year.
"There's a real concern that there's between 30 and 40 people that would vote against the speaker on the House floor, so they're trying to change the conference rules to make sure that doesn't happen," a GOP member familiar with the proposal told The National Journal on Friday.
Under the plan, any Republican who votes on the House floor against the nominee for House speaker that is chosen by most of the GOP members during their private leadership elections would be stripped of their committee assignments for that Congress.
The floor vote for House speaker takes place in January, the National Journal reports, and the leadership elections occur in November.
At the start of the current House session in January 2013, a dozen Republicans voted against Boehner's re-election. He wasn't ousted, but it infuriated the Ohio GOPer's allies — saying that no dissention had occurred during the conference elections.
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com
http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/speaker-rules-republicans-john-boehner/2014/09/19/id/595835/#ixzz3Dq3fFNCI
Why would the GOP House leadership be opposed to open elections?  We see the lack of transparency with Democrats so why would Republicans try to imitate those clowns?
Republicans should be better than that.

Yes, He Should Play

From the Kingman Miner: The irony of their son's situation as a private-school student being denied an opportunity to participate in sports at a public school wasn't lost on Alfred and Rhonda Mayo.
"If I didn't have to work a full-time job, I would have taken him out of school years ago and home-schooled him," said Rhonda. "And from what I learned at your school board meeting, at least if he was being home-schooled, he could play football at your public schools. Well, isn't this the same logic? It sounds like a double standard."
The Kingman couple was commenting on recent discussion by the Kingman Unified School District Governing Board, which is considering the issue and will vote at the next meeting. The Mayos addressed the board earlier this month with a request for their 15-year-old son, Zack Mayo, to be allowed to play football at Kingman Middle School.
Zack, an eighth-grader at Emmanuel Christian Academy, participated in the sport at KMS as a student there last year and had begun practicing for this year's season when he was told he was no longer eligible to play. The board does not have a policy in place for students from private schools who want to participate in sports and extra-curricular activities at public schools.
By Arizona law, the district must allow any student in an accredited home-school program to participate at no cost. Also, the board follows the advice of the Arizona Interscholastic Association, which recommended about three years ago that any student in an accredited online school be allowed to participate for a cost of $200.
At the same board meeting, KUSD Superintendent Roger Jacks also brought up the issue, although he didn't know the Mayos would be attending. Jacks said he contacted the district's attorneys in Flagstaff before the meeting and was advised that if the board wants to allow private-school students to participate, it should table the issue until the next meeting so the law firm could provide a legal opinion.
"One of the questions I've heard is why does our policy allow students from online schools to participate and not those from private schools," said Jacks. "That's a good question and we need to address it. But if our lawyers have concerns, we also need to get their advice before we proceed. I know this is inconvenient for the family whose son wants to play, but it's what we have to do."
During the discussion, board President Charles Lucero said he would be "strongly against" allowing private-school students to participate because they could be taking the place of district students who didn't make the teams. But board members Jeri Brock and Debbie Francis said they didn't think the influx of students would be that great and they couldn't see denying those who have no chance to participate at their own schools.
  http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=797&ArticleID=63001

This is a no brainer- the kid should play and it is a shame that it has gone this far.
The family, through their home or rent, pay school taxes for schools and they apparently are willing to pay the money to play.
As far as kids from Kingman High and John Williams high schools getting cut so a private school kid can play, well, then maybe they weren't good enough to make the team in the first place. 
And after watching the Kingman H.S. football play this past weekend, well, they need all the help they can get.  Heck, many members of the marching band were bigger than the football players and the band played better.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hmm, Tony Stewart Hit Another Man With His Car

My son found this on You Tube and it shows Tony Stewart, after winning a race, driving to the winner's circle and at the 1:10 mark, he hits a pedestrian with his car on the way.
So, the incident in New York where he killed another driver is not the first time Stewart has hit a person at the track.

Umm, This Won't Work

From the Kingman Daily Miner:
Richard Russler claims a corner along a Flagstaff street, hoping the steady stream of motorists will net him $40 a day for a hotel room and maybe some food.
He turned to panhandling after his vehicle was totaled during a trip from Kansas to California, and he became stranded in Flagstaff, Russler said. He's been threatened with assault, heard stories of panhandlers raking in money for drugs and alcohol, and talked with police about his own motives.
"I've got legitimate needs, and the officers know it," he said.
Ever since a federal judge in Arizona ruled that a law criminalizing panhandling in public places is unconstitutional, Flagstaff police say the mountain city has been saturated with people turning to begging as their main source of income.
Authorities are hoping a new program announced this week will help people with genuine needs and push out panhandlers who rely on charity to pay for substance-abuse problems.
The program, known as "Better Bucks," is modeled after others across the country and encourages people to give panhandlers vouchers for local goods and services and discourages them from handing out cash, police said.
A book of five $1 vouchers, which sells for $6, isn't valid for alcohol or tobacco purchases.
"At least we know what the money is being spent on," Vicki Burton, director of the Shadows Foundation, said Tuesday. "Your hope is that it falls into the hands of somebody who needs it."
The book of vouchers also includes a list of social services and a bus pass. A handful of local businesses, including a grocery store and convenience marts, have signed on as participants so far. Only one book can be used per transaction and no change is given. 
  http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=797&ArticleID=62986&TM=81483.51
So, what would you do? 
Option 1 Give a beggar $5 (or less)?
Or Option 2
Buy a voucher for $6 that gives out $5 and you have to make an effort to actually go out and buy the voucher and then give the voucher to said beggar?
I don't give money to beggars because they usually make more money than me.
But if I did, I'm doing Option 1.
It was a liberal judge who caused the problem and liberals who came up with pathetic solution.


 

Hey, I'm A 1%er

Actually, I am more like a .16%.
According to Internetlivestats.com, there are about 1,061,613,000 web sites in the world today, at this moment.  http://www.internetlivestats.com/
According to Alexa, my blog ranks about 1,650,000 worldwide: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com
Still not bragging, though, because I will be roughed up by Occupy(name your city) if I did brag.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What Difference Does It Make?

Seriously, Democrats, is Hillary the best you got?
From Fox News:
Allegations that Hillary Clinton allies may have tried to shield the former secretary of State in the wake of the Benghazi terror attack are coming to the forefront ahead of the first public hearing of the special congressional committee probing the attack and its aftermath.
Speaking with Fox News, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the select committee, on Tuesday made clear he eventually plans to call former acting CIA director Mike Morell to testify – alleging the former boss “intentionally scrubbed” the so-called talking points that were the basis for the administration’s flawed public narrative about the attack.
Gowdy made clear he would question Morell on why he allegedly removed information damaging to Clinton’s State Department. (Morell now works for Clinton’s former spokesman, Philippe Reines.)
Gowdy also responded to new and separate allegations from a former State Department official that Clinton confidants hid politically damaging files from the supposedly independent board probing the attack. Gowdy called the allegations “incredibly serious,” but stressed that they are only allegations at this stage.
It is unclear how deeply the hearing on Wednesday might delve into the actions of any of these officials. The topic for the hearing, set for 10 a.m. ET, is the implementation of the recommendations from the independent board, known as the Accountability Review Board.
Among those set to testify are Greg Starr, the department's assistant secretary for Diplomatic Security, and Mark Sullivan and Todd Keil, members of the Independent Panel on Best Practices, created to review the accountability board's efforts.Morell is not part of Wednesday’s hearing.
But the hearing, following weeks of private interviews and investigation, marks the first public airing of the committee’s work.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/16/incredibly-serious-cover-up-claims-in-spotlight-ahead-benghazi-hearing/
Another democrat canal, but according to the main stream media, there's nothing to see here.
And, what difference does it make if Hillary is involved in another scandal.  after  all, she is a Clinton, a democrat and supposedly, a woman, so to liberals, she can do no wrong.

And They Thought Bundy Was Nuts

From the Havre Daily News:
A Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap Indian Reservation law enforcement for five-and-a-half hours Saturday, 12 miles west of Hays.
The incident did not occur on tribal lands, but tribal officers maintained that the game warden, Dirk Paulsen, was trespassing. He was threatened to be cited for criminal trespassing and the impounding of his state vehicle.
Mike Volesky, the deputy director of FWP, told the Billings Gazette that tribal officers blocked the warden’s truck from moving while they had a heated conversation and a tow truck was called to take the FWP vehicle away.
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office was called onto the scene as well, some of the incident could have been captured by the deputy’s patrol vehicle.
Blaine County Sheriff Glenn Huestis said he felt, since the event involved a state officer, it would be best if it was turned over to the Montana Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation.
Paulsen was patrolling the area around 8 a.m. Saturday when he was stopped by the tribal police.
The officers cited a resolution the tribe made in October that denies passage of state Fish, Wildlife and Parks to cross reservation lands unless authorized due to “ongoing actions by the Fish and Game Officers of the State of Montana to ignore the status of Reservation lands and hunting rights in treaty areas and to target enrolled members of the Tribes with focused enforcement activities,” the resolution reads.  http://www.havredailynews.com/story/2014/09/16/local/fwp-game-warden-detained-5-12-hours/500239.html
Seems like this may be a case of kidnapping.
Say what you will about the Bundy clan, they never kidnapped a BLM agent.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sorry For Your Loss, But...Karma, Baby

From Madison.com:
The death of an inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls has been ruled a homicide, law enforcement officials announced Monday.
Kent Davidson, the 37-year-old inmate whose body was found in his cell last week, died from strangulation and asphyxia, according to his death certificate filed Monday. His injuries were inflicted with a bed sheet.
An investigation is ongoing into Davidson's death, the Attorney General's office said Monday, but no suspects have been publicly identified.
Davidson was injured late on Sept. 7 and died early on Sept. 8, according to his death certificate.
Davidson had a cell mate who was deemed a "low moderate" risk, according to the Department of Corrections. Davidson was assessed as a "moderate" risk.
Davidson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in April in the death of his girlfriend, 26-year-out Crystal Schulz, who was shot in the head on March 11, 2013.
Her body was found three days later in a shed at her mother's rural Chamberlain residence, and Davidson was arrested hours later after a standoff with police.
Pamela Davidson, Kent Davidson's mother who lives in Jamestown, North Dakota, said she's now lost both of her children. Her younger son, Travis, was killed in a car crash six years ago this month.
She said she hadn't spoken to Davidson in about three years and said the hardest part is she wasn't able to say goodbye. His body was cremated in Sioux Falls before it was sent to North Dakota.
In addition to murder charges, Davidson also was serving a five-year sentence for forgery out of Tripp County and a five-year sentence for second-degree escape out of Minnehaha County.
"You know, to me, he don't deserve whatever happened," she said. "He still deserves our respect. He's still God's son."
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/state-and-regional/death-of-state-penitentiary-inmate-ruled-homicide/article_afc859aa-0696-5ece-837b-37fce3f9bc61.html#ixzz3DSNj4GsT
I love how the extremely liberal Madison Capitol Times tries to evoke sympathy for the killer instead of the victim.
And no, he doesn't deserve our respect.  Respect for what?  He is a murderer, thug and coward.  And yes, he deserves what he got.
And to this murderer's mom, she may not have been able to say good bye, but neither did the victim's friends and family members.

Smart Electric Meters Not Safe?

From the Reno Gazette Journal:
Almost two years after he issued a report finding "no systemic fire problem" associated with NV Energy's installation of smart meters on homes across the state, Nevada Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill said new information has come to light that warrants further investigation into whether the meters are safe.
Mulvihill acknowledged that the data he relied on to determine that NV Energy's smart meters did not pose a fire threat was incomplete, but said his findings were valid at the time.
Now, with Reno and Sparks fire departments reporting a spate of recent blazes associated with the meters, Mulvihill said it's time to reassess the situation.
"As of January 2013, there was no evidence a meter caused a fire," Mulvihill said. "Since then, four incidents have been documented. Time has passed and additional information is now available.
"It certainly is worth further investigation."...
Although Mulvihill has information on four fires, Reno and Sparks fire chiefs say their jurisdictions have handled a total of nine blazes associated with the meters since 2012.
NV Energy steadfastly maintains that its smart meters — manufactured by North Carolina-based Sensus — have been found to cause no structure fires.
Fire investigations generally include two components: the origin of the fire, or where it started; and the ignition source, or cause of the fire.
In the Reno and Sparks cases, the smart meter has been determined to be the origin of the fire, but the actual ignition source or cause could not be determined, largely because the meter itself is consumed.
"The information they provided to us is that the origin is within the meter itself," Mulvihill said. "We don't know why it started in the meter at this point in time."...
Most recently, 61-year-old Michelle Sherman died after sustaining fatal burns in a July 27 fire at her Rhinestone Circle townhome that Reno investigators say started at the smart meter. The cause itself remains "undetermined."
http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/15/state-fire-marshal-smart-meters-warrant-investigation/15698635/
So, not only are the meters intrusive for privacy, they also be dangerous as well.

When Will We Have A Discussion About Police Murders

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So far this year, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, there have been 35 police officers killed by gunfire and 8 more officers caused by assault and vehicle assaults, meaning there have been 43 officers murdered in 2014.  http://www.odmp.org/search/year
In the past 2 months, there have been 13 officers murdered.
As an aside, there have been 7 K-9 dogs who were murdered in 2014 as well.
Obama, Holder and their ilk want to cry about a couple of punks who were killed by cops but say nothing about the cops who have been killed protecting their communities.
Shameful, isn't it?

So, That Is What The Bridge Is For

For those who drive on Hwy 93, between Las Vegas and Kingman/Phoenix, there is a bridge about 13 miles inside of Arizona that appears to be a bridge to nowhere.
There are no roads connecting the bridge- it's just there.
Then, when we were driving to Las Vegas this evening, we saw about 12 Big Horn Sheep run across the bridge and then run up the hill.
So, there is a multi-million dollar bridge that is used exclusively by Big Horn Sheep.
It does make you wonder how they learned about the bridge since there are no other bridges between Kingman and the Hoover Dam and why do they use as opposed to jumping over the fences and cross the highway at any point, in the mountain areas between Hoover Dam and past Willow Beach.
So, next time you see that bridge, it is for the Big Horn Sheep to cross.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Prayers Please

Tomorrow, my wife is undergoing surgery to amputate a toe because of a bone infection on her toe, and hopefully, it will only be a toe and not the foot.
She has had previous problems with anesthesia, in fact has coded on previous surgeries, so this will not be an easy surgery.
And my wife has learned a valuable lesson- take care of your diabetes or it will catch up to you.  If you have diabetes or know someone who does,  please keep it under control.
I am going to have to travel from Kingman, AZ to Las Vegas several times this week, a 200 mile round trip, so time will be limited.
It will be a stressful week at the house, so if blogging is a little light, that will be the reason.
Update: The surgery went quite well.

Another Stupid Editorial From The Las Vegas Sun

You got to hand it to the editorial writers at the Las Vegas Sun.  They try and try and try to make sense and the harder they try, the more they make fools of themselves.  Sunday's editorial focuses on gun violence.
From the Sun: The accidental death of a firearms instructor who was showing a 9-year-old girl how to fire an Uzi was tragic. And sadly, it unleashed many of the same old arguments over guns.
We’d like to see an open and honest discussion on firearms in the United States based in facts, versus the closed-minded shouting that dominates the debate now. Many gun control advocates seem to think that limiting all but a few guns is the solution, and on the other side, there are gun advocates who say the nation needs more guns.
We don’t believe the answer will be found when positions are so polarized. Take away all the nation’s guns? Seriously? Arm everyone? Even children?
The nation needs to find common ground, and people need to cut through the hyperbole and misrepresentations.  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/sep/14/its-time-honest-discussion-about-guns-america/
First, we have had discussions about guns and gun violence for years and years.  The Sun editorial writers don't like how the discussions have turned out so they want to try and have another discussion, like the results would be any different.
And this, from my comments on the editorial:
Where is most of the gun violence?In the inner cities and ghettos of America.
And when was the last time you saw Obama, Holder, Jackson, Sharpton, ministers etc go to inner cities to condemn the violence?
Ask Steven Horsford when was the last time he really spoke out about gun violence in the inner city of Las Vegas, how about Harry Reid, Dina Titus, Mark Amodei, Joe Heck and Dean Heller.  How about Carolyn Goodman, the Clark County Commissioners and the City of Las Vegas city council?
How about the ministers of Vegas?  Where are they?  The business owners? 
The Las Vegas Sun- when did they last do an editorial about Black on black crime or on gang violence?
When these people decide to actually care about gun violence, maybe I will listen, but they don't care, so they can just shut up.
I am not a gun fanatic.  I don't own guns and when I have shot a gun/shotgun/rifle I am a terrible shot, so I don't have a pony in this argument.
But I have seen, from news articles, that guns do save lives when they are used for self protection.
For the big guns, like Uzi's and other large guns, who am I to say that someone should not be able to possess guns?
But I do know that the liberals who want to restrict gun rights won't do anything about gun violence in the inner cities, and they do absolutely nothing about black on black crime. 
Why is that?

Elections Have Consequences

President Obama has now put more Democrats Federal Court of Appeals and now there are more Democrats than Republicans on these courts.
From the NY Times: Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy.
For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/us/politics/building-legacy-obama-reshapes-appellate-bench.html?src=twr&_r=0
There are some conservatives out there that are hand wringing about this but I'm not one of those.
Elections have consequences.  For 2 elections uin a row, we have elected Obama and that is one of the perks of the job- he earned the right to appoint judges.
And the Republicans could have knocked out more than a few bad nominees, but they didn't.
So, if there is blame for the democrats having more judges on the Appeals Court, there is only one party to blame and that is the Republicans.
And the next president probably will be able to appoint at least 2 liberal Supreme Court judges.
And if they lose in 2016, then there are going to be more Democrat judges and the GOP will be to blame.

I Thought ObamaCare Was Supposed To Take Care Of This?

For a third time since ObamaCare went into effect, a member of the family had to go to the emergency room for emergency care (asthma, juvenile kidney stone pain etc.)
Each time we went, the emergency rooms were packed, especially today, at noon and on a Sunday.
I have also talked to emergency room workers in different cities and different hospitals and they all say they have not noticed a decrease in emergency room traffic, in fact, in some cases, the ER is seeing more patients.
Now, this is anecdotal evidence, but I have not seen any data saying emergency room traffic is down.
And looking at fire department statistics from fire department web sites I have visited, probably about 200 in the past 3 months, from the data that is relevant, ambulance runs are up, sometimes significantly.
We were told that ObamaCare would reduce the number of emergency room visits because more people would have insurance and they would visit urgent care or their own doctor.
I guess not.
Another failure, from my eyes, of ObamaCare.

Karma

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From Philly.com: A man was killed early Saturday morning in Valley Forge National Historical Park, police said, electrocuted while apparently trying to steal copper wiring.
The Norristown man, 41, whose identity was not released pending family notification, was shocked around 4 a.m. at the Kennedy Supplee Mansion, 1700 South Trooper Road, inside the park in Upper Merion Township. Officers responding to a 911 call from the victim's friend found the unconscious victim partially inside a 4,100-volt electrical junction box on the front lawn, Upper Merion Township Police said in a news release.
After PECO shut off electricity to the box, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had apparently been trying to steal copper wiring, police said. The man's friend, the 911 caller, was cooperating with police and the investigation was ongoing Saturday afternoon, police said. 
http://www.philly.com/
Last words" "Gee, that wire won't hurt me". Then Zap.

ObamaVille Retirees Have To Go ObamaCare

Sadly, this is not surprising.
From the Chicago Sun Times: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will  be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare.
For the city, the Year One savings was $25 million. For retirees, that translated into an increase in monthly health insurance premiums in the 20 percent and 30 percent-range.On Friday, city retirees and their dependents got hit again — only this time, even harder. The city notified them of a 30-percent to 40-percent increase that will cost most of the retirees between another $300 to $400 a month.
The increase stunned Clinton Krislov, an attorney representing retirees in a marathon legal battle against the city and not only because health care costs appear to be “flattening,” as he put it.
What’s even more surprising is the fact that Emanuel is forging full-speed ahead with his phase-out of the 55 percent city subsidy, in spite of a July court ruling that could tip the scales against the city.  http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-socks-city-retirees-40-percent-health-insurance-hike/fri-09122014-700pm
Obviously, Emmanuel wants more people on ObamaCare as he is a huge supporter of it and he will break the Chicago's promise to their retirees of providing the healthcare.
And Obama and his ilk said that people can keep their insurance and their doctors.
Tell that to the Chicago retirees.