Friday, April 18, 2014

Senile Reid Is Very Worried

The Cliven Bundy/senile/Coward/Liar Reid conection has gotten very wrried about his reputationa nd his freedom that he has brought in the State of Nevada's most liberal newspaper and the #1 liberal media writer in the state, Karoun Demirjian, who by the way, left the Sun several months ago on bad terms.
From the liberal media lap bitch, Demirjian: The theory: The Senate majority leader masterminded the takeover of Bundy’s cattle in Gold Butte to clear land for a solar facility that Chinese company ENN hoped to build in Southern Nevada. That thought appears to have originated at the blog Godfather Politics and was picked up by writers in more mainstream conservative media outlets, such as NewsMax and the Washington Times. The story also suggested that Reid had his former aide, Neil Kornze, do his dirty work as the week-old Bureau of Land Management director.
Well, lap bitch, Demirjian, then goes and talks about past projects involving the Chinese, Reid and the BLM.
But the lap bitch doesn't discuss the BLM documents that surfaced this past weekend where the BLM/Reid and the Chinese have plans for Bundy's ranch, on Bundy's private land.
So, Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid, who, if he were a dog, he would be put down, is running scared like a little child who is afraid of a ghost and is starting to call out his liberal friends to bail him out.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Senile Harry Reid Is The Real Domestic Terrorist

Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid (who is not me senator) shows once again that he is a senile old fool, and that if he were a dog, he would be put down.
From the LVRJ: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “… I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
The BLM shut down its weeklong roundup of Bundy’s cattle Saturday after an armed confrontation with dozens of militia members who had traveled to Southern Nevada from across the country and from neighboring states.
Bundy has not paid federal grazing fees for 20 years and owes about $1 million to the government.
Reid, the Senate majority leader who is in Las Vegas during Congress’ Easter recess, is known for not pulling punches. The senator said he talked last week with federal, state and local officials about Bundy as well as the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, which has not backed Bundy’s personal battle but has expressed concerns about access to public land.
The senator said he spoke with Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI leaders and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Reid said he understands there’s a task force being set up to deal with Bundy, and Gillespie is involved as well.
“It is an issue that we cannot let go, just walk away from,” Reid said.
Reid accused Bundy backers of bringing their children to protest the BLM so that federal authorities might harm them, which would prompt negative headlines around the world and hurt the government’s case against the rancher.
“There were hundreds — hundreds of people from around the country — that came there,” Reid said. “They had sniper rifles on the freeway. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons.”
According to Reid, some protesters said they had “children and women lined up because if anyone got hurt we wanted to make sure they got hurt first, because we want the federal government hurting women and children. … What if others tried the same thing?”
No shots were fired during the confrontation.
Reid didn’t have kind words for Bundy either, calling him a lawbreaker.
“Clive Bundy does not recognize the United States,” Reid said. “He says that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t pay his fees. And he doesn’t follow the law. He continues to thumb his nose at authority.”
First, how does Reid know he doesn't pay his taxes, presumably federal taxes?  Reid threw out that accusation against Mitt Romney and that turned out to be false.  If Reid knows about Bundy's tax status, he found out illegally.
And let's take a look at Senile/Coward/Liar Reid.
He's had taxpayer funded jobs forever but is a multi-millionaire living in a Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C.. How did he get so rich legally when he didn't make that much money?
If it weren't for Democrat Eric Holder, Reid would have been prosecuted for accepting illegal campaign contributions from a campaign onation bundler who was convicted late last year of illegal donations to Reid.
Reid and Obama have violated law when closing down Yucca Mountain.
Reid has personally killed 10,000's of jobs in Nevada.
Reid has allowed Obama to make illegal changes to ObamaCare.
Reid is on such an ego trip that he needs two SUV's filled with senate police officers to protect his boney ass from people who want to protect him, for god knows why.  Trust me, the world and the United States would be a better place if Reid were not in the Senate and not involved with Nevada in anyway.
The real domestic terrorist is Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid.  He is done so much damage in conjunction with Obama.  We have lost hundreds of thousands of  jobs, because of Obama/Reid.  Millions have lost their health insurance because of Obama/Reid.  We havemore peopledependent on government- on welare, social security, on other government welfare programs, thanks to the terrorists Reid and Obama.

Now we Know Why Lerner Pleaded The 5th

From Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.
The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ  to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities. The exchange includes the following:
I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s –saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs.
I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS…
I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?...
Lerner, who headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, refused to testify at a May 2013 hearing before Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) House Oversight Committee, demanding immunity concerning her role in the targeting scandal. Lerner retired from the IRS with full benefits on September 23 after an internal investigation found she was guilty of “neglect of duties” and was going to call for her ouster, according to news reports. On April 9, 2014, the Ways and Means Committee referred Lois Lerner to the DOJ for criminal prosecution. On April 10, 2014, the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress.
“These new emails show that the day before she broke the news of the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner was talking to a top Obama Justice Department official about whether the DOJ could prosecute the very same organizations that the IRS had already improperly targeted,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The IRS emails show Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is now implicated and conflicted in the IRS scandal.  No wonder we had to sue in federal court to get these documents.”
It's time for a special prosecutor to investigate these crimes.
But then again, before Obama leaves office he will give Lerner, Holder, himself and everyone else involved in Obama scandals (hundreds, thousands?) pardons, so it be may all for nothing.

Obama & Family Continue To Steal Taxpayer Money With Their Travels

From Judicial Watch: When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations there are two primary challenges.  First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. And second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn....
Most recently, when reviewing the Obama family travel log, Judicial Watch recently obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that President Obama’s June 2013 trip to Belfast, Ireland, including a Dublin sightseeing side trip by Michelle Obama, her daughters, and her entourage, cost the taxpayers $7,921,638.66. (Per usual, and owing to the enormous public interest in Michelle Obama’s luxury travel, our discovery earned quite a bit of press coverage.)
Here’s the breakdown from the two agencies.
  • According to the Department of Air Force documents, the flights to, from, and around Ireland for the June 17 – 19, 2013 trip totaled 33.6 hours at $228,288 an hour, which comes to a flight expense alone of $7,670,476.80  (These records came in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information lawsuit filed on January 13, 2014.)
  • According to the DHS documents, the total cost for “security and/or other services” for the Dublin side-trip by Michelle Obama and her entourage was $251,161.86, including $55,004.85 at the Shelbourne Hotel and $70,855.44 at the Westbury Hotel. Vehicle rental charges were $114,721. (These records also came in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information lawsuit filed on January 13, 2014.)
Now I can hear the White House’s defense. This was a business trip. It’s all about diplomatic relations, etc., etc.  And while this might at times be true for the president, it is certainly not true for the other members of the First Family.
For example, after accompanying the president to a meeting with Northern Ireland youth on the morning of June 17, the First Lady, her daughters, and her entourage departed on their own, apparently aboard Air Force Two, for a sightseeing side-trip to Dublin. Though the White House claimed the trip was for diplomatic purposes, reported that the itinerary showed, “She and her daughters will visit the Trinity College library to explore President Obama’s Irish family roots, attend a performance by the world-famous Riverdance troupe, and visit the Wicklow Mountains national forest.”
Yes, someday we will all hail Michelle Obama’s grand diplomatic accomplishments during her “Riverdance Summit of 2013.”
And purpose of the trip aside, is it really necessary for the First Lady to drop $3,300 per night on her hotel suite for any reason at all when taxpayers are picking up the tab?
Because that’s exactly what her Dublin suite cost per The Washington Times: “First lady Michelle Obama is sparing no expense on her trip to Ireland, staying at a $3,300-per-night hotel suite in Dublin. Irish press reports Monday said Mrs. Obama and her entourage have booked 30 rooms in the five-star Shelbourne hotel. The first lady is said to be staying in the Princess Grace Suite …. ”  According to the hotel’s website, the Grace Kelly Suite features two guest bedrooms, a living room, and a dining area, and measures 1,530 square feet. More space for riverdancing, I suppose.
And the Obama entourage? Well they followed the First Lady’s lead and spared no expense either.
The Secret Service documents obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that members of the Obama entourage also rented rooms at Dublin’s Westbury Hotel. The hotel’s website describes the “glamorous, iconic 5 star” Westbury as, “a great social hub and Dublin’s ultimate city address.” The Daily Mail estimated the cost of Michelle Obama’s the two-day trip to Ireland, in addition to flight and security costs obtained by Judicial Watch, at around $5 million
No, the Bush family did not travel like this.
The Obama's are abusing the presidency and it's perks and it is costing taxpayers $10,000,000's and the cost is rising.
The Obama's think they are kings and queens and probably princesses, entitled to everything they want and demand.

Pawn stars Reveiw: March 6, 2014 Episode 2

Yeah, I know I am very late about this but I have quite busy with work..and also a little bored with the show.
Having said that, I am going to try and be caught up by the weekend of missed shows.
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The first episode on March 6, the first guy brought in a diamond tiara supposedly worn by Ida McKinley, who was married to William McKinley:
The guy wanted $75,000.  Rick said it had about $7000 in diamonds and gold.  Time for an expert, Greg.  He said that the diamonds and the tiara was in excellent condition.  He said the piece would go for $75,000 retail.  Rick offered $35,000.  The guy refused to come down from $75,000.  Rick offered $43,000 but there was no sale.
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The next guy had a Felix the Cat sparkler toy.
The storyline was Rick getting a box that no one knew was in it and it pissed them of.  Rick offered $100 to the person who could get guess what was in the box.  In the end, in the box was Ida McKinley's tiara which Rick bought for $43,000.
The  next guy brought in a 1889 Giffard Gas Pistol:
The toy is only about 6 inches tall.  The guy wanted $150 and Chumlee offered $50 and then $75 and that was the deal.,-air-and-spring-guns/paul-giffard-single-shot-co2-rifle.aspx
The guy wanted $7500. Time for an expert, Craig.  He was surprised that he saw one of the these guns.  He said the gun was in almost perfect shape and that it was worth $3000.  Rick offered $2000 and then $2200 and finally $2500 and that was the sale price.
Here is the seller's reaction to being on Pawn Stars: Well, I got my 15 minutes of fame and it was a very fun experience. The taping took about 3 1/2 hours this morning. I did the show with Rick Harrison and his son Cory. After the taping, Mimi and I met personally with Rick for a photo opp and also received 2 free T-shirts and a Key Chain. The others went out to lunch Other than the show, they're not too personable. They tend to shy away from the public. However, the filming staff were outstanding people.
They brought in a "so-called" expert to evaluate the pistol, and he said that the gun is very rare, but only worth about $3k. Rick's son, Cory, then stepped in and gave me an ultimatum, $2,500 or nothing. After a quick thought, I gave in and took there offer. Hope I didn't give it away.
The show should air within the next 4 months. They will give me a heads-up a week before airing. Pawn Stars is a very big hit, #1 World Wide, except for the U.S. It also spun off two other shows - American Restoration and Counting Cars. — at Pawn Stars Las Vegas.  They filmed this part in October.
hanks for stopping by, being that it is late and everything.

2 Words You Won't Usually Fin In The Same Sentence

Hip-hop and violin are two words you don't usually think would be in the same sentence.
From the Havre Daily News: Hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti performed his signature mix of hip-hop and popular songs Tuesday for Havre with his classically influenced style of violin playing.
Vietti has been bridging the gap between hip-hop and double-stops since 2006, he said.
His show Tuesday night was a huge success, Student Activities Director Denise Brewer said. Around 100 people showed up to watch him play.
"He was fabulous - absolutely fabulous," Brewer said. "He interacted so well with the audience."
Vietti had preschool-age children up on the stage dancing and college students dancing to Michael Jackson songs, Brewer said.
This is the last show of this kind to come to Montana State University-Northern this year.
"It's a good way to end the year," Brewer said.
Vietti studied 10 years under virtuoso Mischa Lefkowitz of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra after receiving a scholarship for his violin playing when he was seven.
Vietti is known as a hip-hop violinist, but he also plays many other styles of music at his shows, like gospel, bluegrass and jazz.
Funny, he doesn't look like a hip-hop artist either, but if he brings the hip-crowd into more classical music, he woud have accomplished something big.


From the Salt Lake Tribune: In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
It’s been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it’s coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains.
"It’s sort of like going and finding the Titanic or something that’s just very elusive, nothing that we ever thought would happen," said Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains, a magazine that covers the railroad industry.
 "Something that’s so large and powerful and magnificent, we didn’t think any of them would ever come back," he said.
 The American Locomotive Co. in Schenectady, N.Y., built 25 of the monsters to Union Pacific’s specifications between 1941 and 1944, and they became legendary. They were the largest steam locomotives ever to work the rugged terrain of the American West, and by most standards the largest anywhere in the world, said Gordon McCulloh, a meticulous historian of Union Pacific steam power.
 Even the name is legendary. An unknown worker scrawled "Big Boy" on the front of one of the engines when it was under construction....
Big Boys are 132 feet long, including the tender, which carried coal and water. They weigh 1.2 million pounds with a full load of fuel. They are essentially two engines under one boiler, with two sets of eight drive wheels, each set powered by two enormous cylinders nearly 2 feet across.
 Big Boys are so big that the front set of drive wheels has to pivot separately from the back set to get around curves.
It's cool that the Union Pacific is going to restore the train and run it for special occasions.
But look for the Obama administration, Harry Reid and the EPA to make sure this project doesn't see the light of day because of all the pollution it will cause because the train is coal powered.

Another Reason Why People Hate Government

From the New York Daily News: The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.
Robert Rizzo apologized during sentencing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, telling Judge Kathleen Kennedy he breached the public’s confidence.
“It is a good thing to hear that he is sorry, and I’ll take him at his word that he is sorry,” Kennedy said before addressing Rizzo directly. “But it doesn’t change the fact that, Mr. Rizzo, you did some very, very bad things for a very long time.”
The judge pointedly dismissed suggestions that she might sentence him to as few as five years, and she referred to the famous quote, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
“That is the theme of what happened in Bell,” Kennedy said. “There were no checks and balances to control Mr. Rizzo and those that were in power in the city.”
She said Rizzo and the other officials “gradually just chiseled away at any controls that anyone else would be able to assert.”...
Spertus has indicated that Spaccia, as the official who drew up illegal employment contracts that gave Rizzo his salary and benefits and herself $564,000, played perhaps an equal role in the scam. Most of the City Council members were also making about $100,000 a year for meeting about once a month. They face terms ranging from probation to four years in prison when they are sentenced later this year.
“Nobody wanted to upset the apple cart because they were being paid so well,” the judge said during Rizzo’s sentencing.
Residents were so angry when the corruption was exposed that they held a recall election and tossed the officials from office.
An audit by the state controller’s office found Bell illegally raised property taxes, business license fees, sewage fees and trash collection fees; illegally diverted gas taxes and other state and federal funds; and issued $50 million in voter-approved municipal bonds for a public park that was never built.
A good portion of that money, auditors found, went into the salaries and pensions of the top officials.
Read more:
Whether it is local, state or Federal government, the government is out of control in many, many, many cases.

I Knew I Should Have Taken A Left Turn At Albuquerque

From the San Fran Chronicle: Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.
The Merced Sun-Star ( ) reported Tuesday that the ranch hands quickly got in touch with wildlife officials after discovering the confused animal last month at Mape's Ranch near Modesto.
A Marine Mammal Center volunteer eventually coaxed the lost sea lion into a cage, where it promptly fell asleep.
The newspaper reports the 36-pound sea lion, nicknamed Hoppie, is recovering at the center. Hoppie is undergoing treatment for sores and getting some nourishment in hopes of returning him to the wild.
Officials aren't sure why the sea lion left the river or hopped such a long way on the ground.
Meanwhile, the BLM decided that they were going to take over the ranch because there now an endangered specie, the ground sea lion.  And then Harry Reid tried to take over the ranch and turn it into a solar

Another Reason To Hate Big Government

From the Chicago Tribune:
In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end to disciplinary fines is under consideration in the state General Assembly.
The bills, which would limit out-of-school suspensions to no more than three days for infractions that do not threaten the safety or disrupt the education of other students, have the support of a group of student activists in Chicago who gathered for a rally downtown on Wednesday.
“We’re not asking for no discipline; we’re asking for common sense discipline,” Mariama Bangura, 16, a junior at Roosevelt High School in Albany Park, said at a news conference at Chicago Public Schools headquarters.
CPS and some of its privately run charter schools have come under scrutiny for strict discipline policies of the sort that some education advocates say create a “school to prison pipeline” by pushing kids out of school for minor violations.
Charter schools especially have drawn fire after state and district data was released showing those schools have far higher expulsion and suspension rates than district run-schools.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools, which has been criticized for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines associated with discipline, said Friday they would be dropping the $5 fine issued against students facing detention.,0,2981363.story
The punishment of students should be determined at the local level, not at the State and certainly not at the Federal level.
I don't agree with fines for student misbehavior but the parents sign an agreement before they enter the school because these are charter schools and the students and parents are subject to their rules.
Just another reason why to hate big government.

Tragedy In South Korea Continues

From the Korea Herald: The search and rescue efforts for the passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol resumed early Thursday with 9 dead and 287 people still unaccounted for.
As the search continues, the authorities deployed 171 ships, 29 aircraft and scores of divers from 6 a.m. Thursday.
The rescuers are also considering injecting oxygen into the capsized ship to supply air to those who may be trapped inside.
Although rescuers worked through the night, little progress was made in locating the missing. As of 10:16 a.m., the death toll stood at nine, while the number of people rescued inched up to 179 from about 160 the day before.
Of the nine, five are students of Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, and two are teachers who were accompanying the students on their school trip to Jejudo Island. The eighth is 22-year-old Park Ji-young, a member of the ship’s crew. The recently identified man was found to be 29-year-old Kim Ki-woong. Of the 475 people on board, 329 were Danwon High School students and teachers.
The ferry, operated by Chonghaejin Marine Co., began to sink at about 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday about 20 kilometers off the coast of Jindo Island, South Jeolla Province. The ferry was heading to Jejudo Island from Incheon.
The area where the ship sank is said to be rocky, and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries revealed that the ferry began to drift in an unexpected direction from 8:52 a.m.
Although a massive rescue mission involving the Armed Forces, Coast Guard and civilian vessels was launched almost immediately with the government setting up a central command, efforts have been hampered by strong currents and murky underwater conditions.
Little is known about the cause of the accident, but survivors report that there was a loud noise before the ferry began to sink, fueling speculations that it may have hit a reef.
In addition, there are speculations that the Sewol may have deviated from the usual route in order to make up for lost time. Due to heavy fog in Incheon late Tuesday evening, the ferry’s departure was delayed.
Can you imagine 300 students from a single high school killed on a single night?
Being a person who questions a lot of things, I hope North Korea had nothing to do with this sinking but I think there is a slight possibility that they might have done something to this ship to cause it to sink.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly In Milwaukee Sports

The Good:
The Milwaukee Brewers, at least early in the baseball season, have the best record in baseball with an 11-4 record.  Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs are pretty much out of the running , again, for a chance at the World Series as they are 6 1/2 games behind he Brewers and in last place in their division with a 4-10 record.
The Bad:  The Milwaukee Bucks were sold by Herb Kohl to a couple of New York business managers and they promise not to move the team from Milwaukee.  Well maybe not in the next year or so, but the Bucks probably will be out of Milwaukee fairly soon, especially if a new arena is not built for the Bucks and other area teams.
Te Ugly: The Milwaukee Bucks finished the basketball season with the worst record int he NBA and that takes some doing considering the Philly 76's had a losing streak of about 100 (or 26 inreality).  The Bucks had a record of 15-67 and a winning percentage of 18.3%.  That's just pathetic.
Note to Herb Kohl: You sell when your team is doing good, not when they are in the gutter and losing to teams like the Little Sisters of the Poor JV team.
But Kohl had everything handed to him in life, so he probably never knew that.

Tragedy In Calgary, Canada

From the Calgary Herald: Suspect Matthew de Grood’s state of mind will come under greater scrutiny as the investigation progresses into the killing of five people at a Calgary house party.
De Grood, 22, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in connection with Tuesday’s killing spree, the worst mass slaying in Calgary’s history.
Sheriffs transferred de Grood to the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre, where his lawyer met with him in person for the first time on Wednesday.
"He is, I think, overwhelmed by what is going on, very distraught, very apprehensive about what is coming in the future," criminal defence lawyer Allan Fay said.
A justice of the peace ordered de Grood held at the secure psychiatric facility for observation pending an appearance in provincial court next Tuesday.
"Any time you’ve got a case like this, you’ve got to be putting your mind to your client’s state of mind," Fay said.
Speaking to reporters in Edmonton on Wednesday, the head of the province’s prosecution service, Greg Lepp, said it’s likely de Grood will be subjected to a more thorough psychiatric assessment as the court case moves forward.
Lepp said the case has been assigned to Crown prosecutors from Edmonton because de Grood is the son of a senior Calgary police officer, Insp. Doug de Grood.
The measure is standard practice designed to address any perceived conflict of interest when a Calgary police officer is accused of a criminal offence.
Alberta Justice decided to do so as well in this case.
"We would do the same thing if it were the son or daughter or a relative of a prosecutor or judge or a well-known defence lawyer, things of that sort," said Lepp, the assistant deputy minister.
"Not that there would be a conflict, but just so the public has absolute confidence that there’s no personal stake in this whatsoever."
De Grood is accused of fatally stabbing Lawrence Hong, Josh Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura during a party celebrating the University of Calgary’s last day of classes.
There were about 20 people still inside the party at 11 Butler Cres. N.W. when the killings happened.
Police officers responding to a 911 call from the house arrested de Grood a short distance away.
While family members, friends and the public wonder how and why the crime happened, investigators remain consumed by the same questions.
Police Chief Rick Hanson said police are combing through de Grood’s belongings and retracing his online activity for clues about his state of mind.
"We are looking through all of his computers, all of his cellphones, his electronic devices, anything that is relevant. We will go anywhere we need to investigate and gather evidence," he said.
Police have learned de Grood arrived at the party sometime after his shift Monday at a northwest grocery store, still wearing his smock.
"He arrived and then just visited with people."
So far, investigators haven’t been able to uncover any outward sign of trouble before the stabbings happened sometime after 1 a.m. Tuesday. But Hanson said detectives are continuing to interview and re-interview the 20 or so people who were at the party.
This is truly a tragedy in a quiet, but large city in Canada.
But, on a different but related subject, people question why police officers shoot thugs with knives.  These 5 people had no chance to escape, indicating that this thug acted so quickly there was nothing they could do to prevent them from being stabbed. 
When cops shoot a thug with a knife, they know the thug can act very quickly and from a good distance away- 30 feet or so.  So, they shoot to protect themselves and others.

Great Moments In CCSD Education

From the LVRJ: The state’s exhaustive investigation into a Las Vegas elementary school’s booming test scores has found that adults erased students’ incorrect answers and filled in the correct response.
“I have no doubt that… student answer sheets were altered by one or more adults in the system,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga on Wednesday, ending a multi-agency investigation in which he personally interviewed staff at Kelly Elementary School, near Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards.
However, the investigation has “not yielded the identity of the individual or group of individuals who changed the answers in 2012,” something that was complicated by a lack of security around the completed tests and other factors at the school.
Altered answers, however, are just the beginning of what the Nevada Department of Education and state attorney general’s office discovered in a two-year probe of the school. The state report criticizes the principal and assistant principal for lying, intimidating staff and breaking state laws regarding testing security.
The state also scolds the Clark County School District for “unsatisfactorily” investigating Kelly in 2012 and not following state laws for investigating such test score irregularities. The district reported “no concerns” of testing irregularities after an associate superintendent asked Kelly’s principal just two questions
Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky reacted quickly on Wednesday, suspending with pay Principal Patricia Harris and Assistant Principal Steve Niemeier, confirmed district spokeswoman Melinda Malone. Skorkowsky also suspended Andre Denson, a high-ranking district official. Within the district, the suspensions are referred to as “assigned to home.”
Skorkowsky promoted Denson to the superintendent’s cabinet created in August 2013, making Denson chief educational opportunity officer. Skorkowsky demoted Denson two weeks ago for inappropriately influencing a hire, according to school sources, and Denson is now suspended in connection with the Kelly testing situation. Denson was the associate superintendent who cleared Kelly of cheating suspicions in 2012.
As a teacher, every year, 2 times a year, every teacher at our school is mandated to attend inservices about proficiency/CRT testing and we are made well aware that if you, as a teacher, helps a student cheat or even makes a mistake that allows a kid to cheat, not only will we be fired, we could also be arrested and prosecuted because it is against the law to help a kid to cheat.
Funny that the administration at the school was suspended and no teachers were.  It certainly is a possibility that teachers helped the kids cheat, just as it is a possibility that the principals cheated as well.
And if you think this is the only cheating going on in CCSD or other malfeasance, you would be be sadly disappointed.

Another Reason Why People Hate Government

No, this is the Fed's but this case should anger everyone and this shows why you cannot trust government, no matter what level of government it is.
From Fox News: Breckenridge, Colo. - A contentious eminent domain case in which a local government sought to take private backcountry land for open space has been settled, with the landowners agreeing to a $115,000 sale.
"To me, what just came out of it is, you can't win, you can't fight the government," landowner Ceil Barrie said Wednesday.
She and her husband, Andy, owned ten acres of land perched at 11,000 feet elevation in Breckenridge. The property, with breathtaking views, was a private patch of land surrounded by White River National Forest. 
An old, uninhabited day-use cabin, an outhouse and a shuttered gold mine sit on it.
The Barries’ legal troubles began when they worked to access their personal paradise with a utility vehicle.  They traveled on an old mining road dating back to the 1880s and said the county did not even know about the road until they made them aware of it. 
The county asked to buy the land, but the Barries did not want to part with their piece of "Colorado heaven."
So Summit County condemned it, filed for eminent domain and petitioned for immediate possession. 
Summit County, which refused interviews, said in a statement Wednesday it acquired the property for $115,000 in a voluntary settlement, following court-ordered mediation.  Ceil Barrie told Fox News the monetary figure just covered the couple’s legal bills and some of the land's value. 
She said they had every intention of taking the case to court, but the fight got to be too expensive. "The cabin was condemned on the grounds of plumbing and electricity when it doesn't even have plumbing or electricity,” she said.  “All those things added up in my mind... this is ridiculous, we can never win and our money is not unlimited. I have two kids in college this year."
The Barries said  the slim odds laid out by a mediation judge also influenced them to settle.
"The judge, who was the mediator, basically told us, 'You're fighting Summit County, in the Summit County Courthouse with a Summit County jury and a Summit County judge that has to be re-elected by Summit County voters in November, you're not going to win'," said Ceil Barrie.
According to the county's statement, the deal "...will halt... repeated motorized travel in this region, which includes biologically sensitive public lands designated as non-motorized... The purchase will also put an end to the various commercial activities..." 
The landowners said they never went off road and never had plans to build on the property.
Considering that 60% of Summit County voted for Obama shows you that this is also a liberal area of Denver and another reason why you cannot trust liberals to run a government agency. 
Seriously, what government agency could a liberal run without destroying it?
None that I can think of.

The Answer Is, Alex: 86,429,000.

The question is, how many people are employed in the private sector.
Out of the United States population of 313,900,000.
Thats 3.63 people who are supported one way or another for every private sector employee.
That's not sustainable.
But that's the Obama economy.
More people on social services and government employees, courtsey of Obama.
And here are the numbers, courtsey of CNS:
In the last quarter of 2011, according to the Census Bureau, approximately 82,457,000 people lived in households where one or more people were on Medicaid. 49,073,000 lived in households were someone got food stamps. 23,228,000 lived in households where one or more got WIC. 20,223,000 lived in households where one or more got SSI. 13,433,000 lived in public or government-subsidized housing.
Of course, it stands to reason that some people lived in households that received more than one welfare benefit at a time. To account for this, the Census Bureau published a neat composite statistic: There were 108,592,000 people in the fourth quarter of 2011 who lived in a household that included people on "one or more means-tested program."
Those 108,592,000 outnumbered the 86,429,000 full-time private-sector workers who inhabited the United States in 2012 by almost 1.3 to 1.
This brings us to the first category of benefit receivers. There were 49,901,000 people receiving Social Security in the fourth quarter of 2011, and 46,440,000 receiving Medicare. There were also 5,098,000 getting unemployment compensation.
And there were also, 3,178,000 veterans receiving benefits and 34,000 veterans getting educational assistance.
All told, including both the welfare recipients and the non-welfare beneficiaries, there were 151,014,000 who "received benefits from one or more programs" in the fourth quarter of 2011. Subtract the 3,212,000 veterans, who served their country in the most profound way possible, and that leaves 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers.
Once again, this shows how much Obama, liberals, RINOs (Republican In Name Only) and Democrats are helping to destroy this country.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Are We Really Surprised This Guy Is In Jail?

Let's face it, other than crime, what else is this clown looking guy cut out to do in life?  Ok, maybe a tattoo artist.
Who would hire him?
And if you want to view this guy's mug shot and others in Sheriff Joe's jail in Maricopa, AZ County jail, here is the web site:
You can also vote for the mug shot of the day and you don't need voter ID to vote.

Fed's Really Piling On This Lady

Apparently, the Feds are quite embarrassed by letting a person throw a shoe at the Hildebeast that they re-arrested the lady to bring her to Las Vegas.
From the LVRJ:
The woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speaking engagement in Las Vegas last week has been arrested in Phoenix on federal charges.
The U.S. Secret Service filed a criminal complaint against Alison Michelle Ernst in Las Vegas on Sunday charging her with with two misdemeanor counts — trespassing on a restricted building or grounds and violence against a person in a restricted building or grounds.
Natalie Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office, said Ernst was arrested Monday night in Phoenix, where she lives.
According to court records, Ernst appeared briefly Tuesday afternoon before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix and was ordered to remain in custody and transported to Las Vegas by U.S. marshals to face the misdemeanor charges.
Ernst, 36, signed a document asserting her Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights to remain silent and not to talk to federal agents outside the presence of her court-appointed lawyer.
She was originally charged by Las Vegas police with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and later released.
This shows the stupidity of the Secret Service and the Attorney General's office.  Why didn't they keep her in Las Vegas instead of allowing her to leave Vegas and return home to Phoenix?
Further, she is charged with 2 fictitious minor misdemeanors, so why isn't she granted bail?
These are trumped up Federal charges.  She should be tried in State court because the "victim" is a private citizen and the building is, for all intents and purposes, is a public building and certainly not a Federal building.
I think the Secret Service is embarrassed that this lady was able to get a shoe thrown at Clinton because it certainly could have been worse.  And because the SS was embarrassed, they are taking their wrath against this woman.

Tragedy In South Korea

From Fox News: South Korean officials said Wednesday that nearly 300 people were still missing several hours after a passenger ferry sank off that country's southern coast, leaving at least two dead and seven injured. 
A government official had said earlier Wednesday that around 100 people were unaccounted for, but the number was later revised upward due to a tallying error. 
The ferry was carrying 477 people, most of them high school students, and was bound for the island of Jeju when it sent a distress call at around 9 a.m. local time Wednesday as it began leaning to one side, according to South Korea's Ministry of Security and Public Administration.  
The government said about 95 percent of the ship was submerged.
Two coast guard officers told the Associated Press that a 27-year-old woman named Park Ji-yeong and another unidentified person had died. Both spoke on condition of anonymity citing department rules. 
Media photos showed wet students, some without shoes, some wrapped in blankets, tended to by emergency workers. One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN from a gym on a nearby island that he and other students jumped into the ocean wearing life jackets and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.
"As the ferry was shaking and tilting, we all tripped and bumped into each another," Lim said, adding that some people were bleeding. Once he jumped, the ocean "was so cold. ... I was hurrying, thinking that I wanted to live."
Sad irony: The Titanic sank 102 years ago, on April 15, 1912.

Gross, Yes But It Seems To Be A Bit Extreme

From My San Antonio: Remember not to relieve yourself on the Alamo.
That was the lesson a judge tried Monday to impart on El Paso resident Daniel Athens, who was ordered to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for having urinated on the Texas shrine
Athens, 23, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief of a public monument or place of human burial in February in exchange for a deal that capped his possible punishment at 18 months. The crime usually is punishable by up to two years' incarceration.
State District Judge Ray Olivarri sentenced Athens to the maximum allowed under the agreement. Time must be served day-for-day in a state jail facility, meaning there's no chance of early release on parole.
Athens was also ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution — the cost of repairing the damage done to the fa├žade of the 250-year-old building.
Athens started urinating on the front of the mission — to the left of the front door — at about 9:25 p.m. on a Saturday in April 2012 when he was tackled by an Alamo Ranger, according to court records.
Authorities initially charged Athens with public intoxication and public urination, both Class C misdemeanor offenses.
District Attorney Susan Reed announced the plea agreement for the enhanced charge in February with a press release titled, “Don't Whizz On the Alamo.”
Ozzy Osbourne famously urinated on the Alamo Cenotaph in 1982, later bragging about it at a concert down the street in HemisFair Arena.
18 months for peeing on a building?
But I guess this is Texas and they do things bigger, including sentencing people who go pee-pee.

The Blm Didn't Get Bundy But The IRS Might

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From Moonbattery:
Good guys won the Showdown at the Bundy Ranch, but the Obama Regime’s war of obliteration against cattle ranchers will continue.
There are countless ways the teaming insects comprising the federal bureaucracy can eat away at what they don’t like — and if it has anything to do with traditional America, they don’t like it. Sending armies of heavily armed goons to intimidate ranchers and rustle their cattle didn’t work out so well, because patriots refused to back down. That’s why our rulers prefer more insidious means of advancing their agenda.
A favorite, especially now that the IRS has become explicitly politicized and weaponized, is punitive taxation:
Senate Republicans warn that President Obama’s new focus on agricultural methane emissions could mean a tax on livestock emissions — including cow flatulence.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune and fellow GOP senators sent a letter to Obama administration officials urging them not to regulate livestock emissions as part of the president’s crusade against global warming.
Anyone who believes that cows breaking wind make it be too hot out belongs in a rubber room. The actual crusade, or rather jihad, is against the cattle industry.
Just remember, it was the IRS that got Al Capone.
And it may turn out that the IRS will get Cliven Bundy and his ranch and not the BLM.
But I suspect Cliven will take on the IRS as well as he took on the BLM and their jackbooted thugs.

The NCAA Starting To Come Out Of Caveman Days

This should have been common sense.
From ESPN: The NCAA's legislative council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes.
The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed "starving" because he couldn't afford food.
The proposal would allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes, including walk-ons. The measure still must be approved by the board of directors, which meets April 24.
"I think the end result is right where it needs to be," committee chairwoman and America East assistant commissioner Mary Mulvenna said in a statement released by the governing body.
The proposal has been debated for months, but Napier's comments following last week's national championship game brought attention to the topic. Napier was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament, leading Connecticut to its fourth men's title.
Schools have been allowed to provide three meals per day or a stipend for those meals to scholarship athletes. The new rule would allow walk-ons to receive the same allowances and would allow schools to provide more meals and snacks, too.
Previously, the NCAA had a bylaw allowing schools to offer bagels, fruits and nuts to athletes. But according to an interpretation, spreads like cream cheese were prohibited, according to a February report by the Los Angeles Times. The NCAA eliminated that interpretation last year.
I doubt Napier went to bed hungry because I am sure he could have found a way to get a meal or snack.  He does go to school and probably has eaten at a school cafeteria, so he knows the concept of bringing food home from the cafeteria.  And he could not affford a Big Mac?  They are selling 2 for $4.44 right now.
But this rule change is common sense but why it took months to talk about it is beyond me.  Athletes, no matter what sport, have different diet needs, especially if they need a high calorie diet.
Of course, gymnasts and wrestlers are different as they need to control their weight by sharing a corn flake with 3 of their teammates.

When Liberals Confronted, They Run Away

This pretty funny.
From the LVRJ and Norm Clarke:
Actor George Clooney stormed out of a business meeting with Las Vegas hotel developer Steve Wynn during a heated exchange over President Barack Obama, sources said Sunday.
The blowup took place last week, when Clooney was in town to promote Casamigos tequila with partners Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman during the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers convention.
Sources said Clooney took exception when Wynn continued to slam Obama. Clooney walked away.
The incident possibly could complicate a business relationship between Clooney, his partners and Wynn. The launch of Casamigos was hosted in January 2013 at Andrea’s, a just-opened restaurant Wynn named after his wife.
Wynn has been a frequent critic of Obama.
In the battle of brains, I would take Steve Wynn any day of the week and 2 times on Sunday.
All of Clooney's life, much of it was handed down to him, all he had to do was memorize some lines and look good and people paid him good money to do that.
Steve Wynn has bought and built casinos, employed 10,000's of people, has started other businesses besides casinos and has been a a very generous contributor to causes in the Las Vegas area.
George Clooney wears make up and his knowledge of politics compares to what a head of cabbage knows about politics.
And when Clooney is shown to be a lesser talent in his knowledge of politics compared, he does what most other liberals do: they run away with their tail tucked between their legs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Global Warming,What Global Warming

In the lower 48 United States, there are about 25 States with a cold weather warning/advisory.

There are several areas of the country that may get up 6-12 inches of snow.
(note, the map does change ovder time, so tomorrow, the map will change)

Where Does He Go To Get His Reputation Back?

From the Chicago Sun Times: A Chicago Catholic priest, who had been accused of sexually abusing a minor nearly 20 years ago, is being reinstated to active ministry after a Cook County Sheriff’s office investigation found the allegation was unfounded, the Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday.
The Rev. Michael W. O’Connell will resume his role on Thursday as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Chicago, the archdiocese said in a statement.
At a news conference at Holy Name Cathedral, O’Connell said he is “grateful that due process brings us to true justice. . . . I look forward to being back with my people.”
He added, “I trusted that justice would be done, that the process would work and that the truth would come out . . . I think one always has moments of concern, but I knew the truth and I knew that the Lord stood with me.”
At the request of Cardinal Francis George, O’Connell agreed to step aside from his parish on Dec. 4, 2013 while Archdiocese of Chicago officials investigated whether O’Connell engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor while assigned to Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park.
The single allegation was received by the Archdiocesan’s Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review and reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County State’s Attorney, the archdiocese said. The archdiocese also cooperated with the Cook County sheriff, who conducted an independent investigation.
The sheriff’s office “thoroughly investigated the allegation” while working with the State’s Attorney’s Office, and was unable to support any charges, Eleni Demertzis, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said in an email statement.
People know of the priests that have bee accussed and convicted of childabuse and they should be harshly in the criminal justice system.
But there have been numerous priests who have been falsely accused because of either mistaken identity or worse,someone looking for a big payday from the Catholic Church.
And so, where does Father Michael W. O’Connell go to get his reputation back? 
Can he sue the supposed victim of slander?  Doubtful.
What a shame.

Say It Ain't So, Hank

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From the New York Daily News: It is 2014, we have twice elected a black president, and Jackie Robinson is an American icon, celebrated annually on April 15. And yet: Hank Aaron is receiving hate mail, which reminds us that black people are still held to a different standard, when it comes to expressing strong opinions on race.
“Hank Aaron is a black man,” Frank Robinson told me on Tuesday, after helping to light the Empire State Building in Dodger blue to honor the 67th anniversary of another Robinson’s debut. “He only spoke his mind. I have seen and heard other people in this country say worse things, and they don’t get hate mail. It shows you we still have a ways to go.”
Robinson — a Hall of Fame player, the first African-American manager and MLB’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Development — did not list those “worse things,” but here are a few: Tea Party rallies where people hoist signs showing a Hitler mustache on President Obama, activists sending around emails portraying the president as a monkey, Braves fans calling Aaron the N-word, repeating what the home run king endured 40 years ago.
When Aaron offers an opinion, he becomes the target of threats. “Sure, this country has a black president,” the newspaper quoted him last week as saying. “But when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated.
“We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country.
“The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
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Oh, Hank, you just bit the hand that fed you.
When you played for the Braves and chasing Babe Ruth, I was rooting for you.
When you came back to play for the Milwaukee Brewers, I cheered you at every opportuntiy I could.
I even got to see your last home run at Milwaukee County Stadium in person.
Now, you are calling me a member of the KKK (even though I don't wear starch shirts or a neck tie)
You complain about how Obama has been treated but you never raised your voice about how George W. Bush was treated by your buddies, the liberals.
Hopefully, Mr. Aaron, you were misquoted or maybe had a bit much to drink.
But if they were said, I will always respect your baseball skills, just not your political skills.

This Is So Wrong In So Many Ways

From the New York Daily News: A mailman found a 66-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man naked and dead in a Brooklyn apartment’s bathtub — with the water still running and an empty gallon of vodka nearby, police sources and witnesses said.
Alicia Wieczorkiewicz and Jacek Crockiewitz were facing each other in the bath in Greenpoint when they were found about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, the sources said.
The postal worker had been making a special delivery to the Nassau Ave. dwelling, said Izzy Doumah, 21, who manages a deli across the street.
“The delivery guy came out shouting, ‘Call the cops! Call the cops! They’re dead in the bathtub,’” Doumah said.
“They were both butt naked in the tub.”
The deli worker said Wieczorkiewicz and Crockiewitz were not married and that Crockiewitz’s wife showed up at the home later.
“She was crying. She was real upset,” Doumah said. “She was mad.”
Doumah said Wieczorkiewicz played scratch-off lottery games, liked to drink and lived alone.
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It's probably good that Crockiewitz died because he would have been killed if just he survived and then had to explain to his wife what happened.
And the picture of the two butt naked is not a pretty picture to think of.  Poor cops and medical examiners.

Senile Harry Reid: First Class Hypocrite

You gotta give it to Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid: He is the gift that keeps on giving to us bloggers.
From Fox News and Reid's reaction to the stand of on the Bundy Ranch over the weekend:
But Heller's Senate colleague, Senate Majority Leader Reid, D-Nev., told Reno-based KRNV: "It's not over. We can't have, in America, people that violate the law and just walk away from it. So it's not over."
Umm, Senile/Coward/Liar Harry: do you have the same opinion of illegal immigrants who violate the law and just walk away from it?
Does he have the same opinion of ATF agents who violated gun running laws and just walked away from it?
Does he have the same feeling about Lois Lerner who violated the U.S. House of Representatives rules about testifying before their committees and just walks away from it?
Does he have the same opinion of President Obama who illegally changed ObamaCare by granting exemptions and extended time limits and just walked from it?
Does he have the same opinion on the Obama administration picking and choosing which laws to enforce and which ones they don't and walk away from it?
Does he have the same feeling about Obama when he carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval and walked away from it?
Does he have the same opinion of Obama by breaking bankruptcy laws when Chrysler went bankrupt when he favored unsecured creditors, like the unions over secured creditors, like pension plans and then Obama just walked away?
And the list can go on and on and on.  If you want to see a comprehensive list of all of Obama's lawbreaking and broken promises:

Some People Don't Get It

People who support immigration rights/amnesty just don't get it.
Fromt he Chicago Tribune:
The estate of a woman who committed suicide in McHenry County Jail in 2005 has settled its lawsuit for at least $1 million with Centegra Health System and one of its employees on claims they provided inadequate medical care, lawyers in the case said.
Centegra and the employee, which provided health care at the jail, did not admit fault in the matter, saying they wanted to avoid further litigation. The woman's family said they hope the case prevents future deaths of people kept behind bars for immigration offenses....
Belbachir's cousin, Rachid Belbachir, is president of the Maghreb Association of North America in Chicago, which helps northwest African immigrants.
He said the settlement "finally" brings justice to Belbachir's death and hoped it would help prevent similar tragedies.
"The main thing is to treat someone who is incarcerated for immigration different than someone incarcerated for a crime," he said. "Most came because they … think they'll have a better life. Deal with them in a humane manner.",0,7714518.story
Yo, idiot.. this woman did commit a crime- she was in the United States illegally and even tried to get into England illegally.
Before 1 penny is given to her family, money ought to be taken out for jailing, any medical care, any government services she recieved and a fine for being in the United States illegally.
But those who favor illegal immigrations have to realize that they support criminals, plain and simple.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Lunar Eclipse Is Going On Now

Right now, at 11:30 Las Vegas time, the lunar exclipse is almost half way through.
It's quite beautiful with the moon hanging over Black Mountain.

The Fed's are Making A Federal Case Of Shoe Thrower

This is overkill and another attempt to take over State rights.
From the LVRJ: Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint over the weekend against the woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton while she was speaking on stage at a metal recycling conference at Mandalay Bay.
Alison Michelle Ernst was charged with two misdemeanor counts — trespassing on a restricted building or grounds and violence against a person in a restricted building or grounds, according to a copy of the complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service.
Agents were seeking to arrest Ernst and there was no word Monday on when she would be in federal court to enter a plea to the charges.
Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, was charged by Las Vegas police on Friday with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and later released.
She is alleged to have hurled the black and orange Puma cleat at the former U.S. secretary of state from 60 feet away last Thursday. The shoe missed Clinton, and she made light of the interruption during her speech.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday he likely will drop the local case against Ernst now that she faces federal charges....
At the Mandalay Bay last week, Clinton, a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2016, gracefully acknowledged the interruption by making jokes.
The Mandalay Casino is a public building where people can come and go as they please, dependent on the Casino's rules.  It is not a federal building and should not be be designated a federal building because a private citizen is speaking there.  Since she was trespassed previously, she did not commit a trespassing penalty.  And even if she trespassed, it's not a federal crime.
And violence against a restricted person?  Yes, a State charge is appropriate, not a federal charge especially since the person involved is a private citizen.
This is not a federal crime but a state crime and that is where she should be prosecuted.
Just another case where the Feds are taking away state's rights.

What the Feds/BLM Could Have Done Differently

From Infowars: Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox News to denounce the federal government’s operation against Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, asserting that BLM agents should have been arrested for seizing his property and that the case represents a “line in the sand” for Americans who have had enough of big government tyranny.
Napolitano said the feds were forced to back down because they had suffered a public relations nightmare, pointing out that Bundy lost his case in a federal court but that the case should have been tried in a state court.
“The federal judiciary should not be deciding what land the federal government owns,” said Napolitano, adding that the feds should have placed a lien against Bundy’s property to collect grazing fees and not conducted a raid backed up by armed agents to seize his private property.
“The government’s option is to take the amount of money he owes them and docket it, that is file the lien on his property….the federal government could have done that, instead they wanted this show of force,” said Napolitano, adding, “They swooped in….with assault rifles aimed and ready and stole this guy’s property, they stole his cattle, they didn’t have the right to do that, that’s theft and they should have been arrested by state officials”.
Napolitano also chastised the BLM’s ludicrous creation of a ‘First Amendment Area’ outside of which free speech was banned. Protesters completely ignored the zone and it was quickly torn down by BLM officials after being widely derided in the media.
“They established something utterly repellant in America, a First Amendment Zone….the square was three miles away from where these events were going – this is the federal government emasculating the First Amendment rights of the protesters,” said the judge.
My friend Jamie has been asking why this was such a big deal.
The Feds could have done other things.
They could filed liens against Bundy's property.
Thy could have filed garnishment papers on any of the cows he sold to collect the money he was owed.
Why did they destroy Bundy's water lines and troughs other than to be mean and ugly?
And the excuse they are trying to save the desert tortoise is just plain BS.  The cows and turtle have been living together for 180 years.  The desert turtle has more to fear from coyotes who will eat them than a cow doesn't bother them.
The BLM has been along that they want their money.
But the problem with those who support the government on this issue are thinking logically on an illogical problem.

Harry Reid Imitates Animal House

Too funny.
From News 4 Reno: Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."
Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said.
Apparently, Reid has been channeling Bluto:

Note to Harry: Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Well, at least Harry isn't fat.