Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Judge Said What??

From the Kingman Miner: A Mohave County prosecutor established a key connection Friday between a defendant's sex-related felony in California, his sex offender registration in Mohave County and a charge of kidnapping a woman last year.
The connection allowed Superior Court Judge Steven Conn to rule Craig A. Gollihar, 52, of Kingman, ineligible for parole - and then the judge sentenced him to five years in prison.
Gollihar attempted to tie up a desk clerk he lured to his motel room in Kingman in December 2013 before she broke free during a struggle and escaped. Gollihar was charged with felony kidnapping and felony attempted sexual assault after the incident.
At a jury trial in August, Gollihar was convicted of kidnapping, but jurors couldn't decide on the other charge and it was dismissed....

"We went through a convoluted process today of the state proving you had a prior felony," said Conn. "If they had failed and you had convinced me you didn't have one, I still wouldn't have given you probation. Whether you lured the victim in and were too drunk to understand what you were doing, you knew enough to make the comment that she was pretty. This lady was working as a motel desk clerk, not in a topless bar where that behavior is expected.  http://kdminer.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=63134&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=797
Well, I haven't been to a topless bar in quite awhile, but I am pretty sure if a drunk guy at the boobie shop lured in a dancer into an empty room, tried to rape her by putting his paws over her mouth and the only reason she escaped is she fought him off, I'm pretty sure Mr. Bouncer would take a dim view of the drunk man's action and beat the living crap out of him.
So, why would the judge think this kind of behavior is expected? 
Past experience?

Does Someone Really Want Obama dead?

You really have to wonder if there is someone out in Federal Government land who wants President Obama dead.
from Fox News:
President Obama shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed security contractor who has three felony convictions relating to assault and battery, in the latest report of a serious violation of Secret Service security protocols.
Multiple sources confirmed to Fox News the incident, which took place in an elevator during Obama's Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident was first reported by The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner.
According to the sources, the man involved in the elevator incident was working as a security officer at the CDC. Secret Service agents grew suspicious of him when he refused to stop taking a video of the president on his phone, and pulled the man aside for questioning.
A supervisor fired the contractor on the spot and the man turned over his gun. This surprised the agents, who had not realized the man was armed.
The Secret Service then ran a criminal check on the man, and discovered his criminal history.
I'm sure that when the Secret Service cops ran the criminal record, they probably had a and "Aww sh*t, this isn't going to look good" moment

Monday, September 29, 2014

And He's A Professional Athlete?

From ESPN: Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria finally explained how he sprained his left ankle, and the story is almost too unbelievable to be true.
Fauria said he missed two steps while chasing after his 3-month-old Pomeranian/Husky mix, Lil' Rufio, at his apartment on Wednesday night. While bracing for a fall, he put his 265-pound frame on his left foot and sprained his ankle.
"He was about to pee and I was like, 'Come here you little ... nugget,'" Fauria said Monday at his locker with a boot on his left foot and crutches by his side. "And I was chasing him downstairs. I wasn't running but I was chasing him downstairs and I just misstepped and I reached with my left foot and I just didn't end up well."
For his part, Lil' Rufio, who has his own Instagram account, apparently later barked out to his ailing owner: "I dunno Dad, I just don't get why you get to potty inside and I don't."
Fauria soon followed up with another Instagram photo and message to his puppy, saying: "Can I get a massage in peace bro?"  http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11614521/joseph-fauria-detroit-lions-says-injured-ankle-chasing-puppy
For some reason, professional athletes always seem to come up with the weirdest injuries.
And this is one of the strangest.

Yeah, Let's Kill The President

Apparently, the Secret service and members of the White House apparently think it is ok to have the President killed.
From the Washington Post: The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.
An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds — often through the alarm boxes posted around the property — they must immediately lock the front door.
After barreling past the guard immediately inside the door, Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, dashed past the stairway leading a half-flight up to the first family’s living quarters. He then ran into the 80-foot-long East Room, an ornate space often used for receptions or presidential addresses.
Gonzalez was tackled by a counterassault agent at the far southern end of the East Room. The intruder reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn with artwork and antique furniture, according to three people familiar with the incident.
Secret Service officials had earlier said he was quickly detained at the main entry. Agency spokesman Edwin Donovan said the office is not commenting during the ongoing investigation of the incident.
Breaches of the White House fence have become more common, but most jumpers are tackled by Secret Service officers guarding the complex before they get even a third of the way across the lawn. Gonzalez is the first person known to have jumped the fence and made it inside the executive mansion....
Chaffetz said he plans to ask Pierson how an alarm meant to alert officers to intruders could be silenced or turned down. The congressman said two people inside the agency told him that boxes were silenced because the White House usher staff, whose office is near the front door, complained that they were noisy. A Secret Service official told The Post that the usher’s office was concerned the boxes were frequently malfunctioning and unnecessarily sounding off.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-fence-jumper-made-it-far-deeper-into-building-than-previously-known/2014/09/29/02efd53e-47ea-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html
Once the guy entered the White House, he should have been shot.
The fact that the guy entered White House and got pretty far inside shows that the Secret service and White House staff don't take threats seriously.  What would have happened if the guy was a terrorist and had a bomb vest on him?  How many people could he have killed and how much damage could he caused?
All I know is that there a bunch of terrorists who are dope slapping themselves thinking they could have done all these years and no one would have stopped them from blowing up the White House.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Note To Terrorists: If You Want To Really Screw Up Air Travel...

From the Chicago Sun Times:
While flight delays are expected to continue through the week at Chicago’s two airports, the arson-damaged Aurora radar facility that disrupted thousands of travelers should be fully restored by Oct. 11, federal aviation officials said Sunday.
The fire, allegedly set by a contract employee who then tried to tried to commit suicide, destroyed 23 of the facility’s 29 computer racks, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday after he was briefed on the situation by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
Workers are toiling around the clock to restore communications and radar equipment, while the computer network is being completely replaced in a separate part of the facility, the FAA said in a statement.
“In the meantime, they’ve set up some alternative communication lines with other Midwestern cities to restore the normal capacity,” Durbin said.
The Aurora facility controls air traffic for flights traveling at 5,000 feet or higher over the Midwest. It’s critical to air travel all over the country because of its central location.
Air traffic controllers are creating plans that are “evolving and improving by the hour” to compensate for the redirected flights, National Air Traffic Controllers Association spokeswoman Trish Gilbert said in an emailed statement Sunday.  http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/ohare-midway-still-reeling-after-arson-at-faa-radar-center-in-aurora/
One little fire pretty much took out airline traffic in the Midwest and will continue to cause problems for a bout 3 weeks more.
Maybe it's time to upgrade and create back ups to prevent problems like this?

Just Another Weekend In ObamaVille

From the Chicago Sun Times: Three men were killed and at least 33 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 2 p.m. Friday.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 6:15 a.m. Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Jose Rios, 23, was walking with another person about 6:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when a dark-colored van pulled up and someone got out of the passenger side and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Rios, of the 4300 block of South Paulina, was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:59 a.m., authorities said.
Police said the shooting was gang-related.  http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/crime/2-killed-12-wounded-in-south-side-shootings-since-friday-afternoon/
And yet, the racist brothers of Eric, Barack, Jesse and Al continue to say nothing.

I Watched The Crossover Of The Simpsons/Family Guy

I had great hopes for the crossover of the Simpsons/Family Guy this evening.
I've seen better Family Guys and I've seen better Simpsons.
And this was a pretty lame show considering the potential and hype.
Hopefully, they don't do it again.

Guess What: The Bears Still Suck

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I am a life long Green Bay Packer and I just love it when the Packers beat the Chicago Bears.
Once again, the Packers beat the Bears, 38-17.  In reality, the game was a lot closer than that.  The Bears fell apart from the last play in 1st half, when they didn't get a touchdown or field goal when the receiver got tackled on the 1 inch line.
Then after a couple of Chicago interceptions, Aaron Rogers put the game away with some more touchdowns and field goals.
The offenses for both teams were so good and defenses were so bad that there no punts in the game.
The only people who had worse games than the Bears and those who bet on them, were the referees, who had a terrible game, where they made some horrible calls for both teams.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Is News?

From the LVRJ: Uh oh. Sarah Palin flubbed on television and it almost broke Twitter.
The former Alaska governor, who ran for the vice presidency in 2008 alongside U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), spoke at the Values Voter Summit on Friday and made a pretty significant gaffe, mediaite.com reports.
Palin’s address aimed to expose prejudice in politics. Instead, she made herself the target of another issue — factual error.
“They scream racism just to end debate. Well, don’t retreat. You reload with truth — which I know is an endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue anyway, truth.”  http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/palin-s-gaffe-put-white-house-1400-pennsylvania-avenue
It's pretty clear that the writer of this article is a pathetic liberal who has an agenda.
But I have not seen this same "writer" write a story and how Obama mispronounced "Corpsman":

Or Joe Biden asking a man in a wheelchair to stand up:

Or Hillary fake grilling a steak in Iowa?
So what if Palin gets she address of the White House wrong?
What difference does it make?

If You Can't Beat Them, Jail Them

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The saying used to be: "If you can't beat them, join them".
Now, the new mantra for the cowardly Democrats is: "If you can't beat them, jail them".
From Fox News:
The anonymous source who helped exposed the Milwaukee District Attorney's secret probes on GOP Gov. Scott Walker and his political supporters is purportedly a former employee and self-proclaimed friend of the prosecutor upset over the prosecutor's "hyper-partisan" bias, according to several published accounts.
The source in the so-called "John Doe" probes that have loomed over Wisconsin politics for roughly four years has been identified as Michael Lutz -- who after retiring as a police officer was an unpaid employee in Democratic District Attorney John Chisholm's office and later opened a law practice.
Chisholm revealed in a 2011 conversation that he started the investigation because he wanted to "stop" Walker's successes in reducing a budget shortfall by scaling back collective-bargaining agreements for state employees. And Walker's efforts made Chisholm's wife, a teachers-union boss, weepy, Lutz told a reporter hired by the conservative group America Media Institute, which first published a story Sept. 19.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel political columnist Dan Bice told FoxNews.com on Wednesday that he also spoke to Lutz, who did not deny he was the key source named in the institute’s story.
"When I heard he was the source, I was interested in his story," said Bice, adding Lutz has been a long-time tipster in the Wisconsin political scene.
The John Doe probe is in fact the second of two related to Walker.
The first started in 2010 and focused on Walker aides and associates when he was Milwaukee County executive.
That probe has been closed, but the work was in large part the starting point for the second, ongoing probe that started in 2012.
The new probe largely centers on the type of political activity being done by the conservative groups and whether that work required them to follow state laws that bar coordination with candidates, requires disclosure of political donations and places limits on what can be collected.
The secret probes purportedly included armed law-enforcement officials conducting pre-dawn searches on the investigation targets.
Under Wisconsin law, third-party political groups are allowed to work together on campaign activity and engage in issue advocacy, but they are barred from coordinating that work with actual candidates....
A source told FoxNew.com on Thursday that the investigations have at least achieved their goal of putting a chilling effect of political speech, calling the effort “pure genius.”
He also confirmed that Lutz was the source for the story, which now appears to be part of a counter effort to discredit Chisholm and thwart a potential 2016 re-election effort....
A state judge overseeing the probe also effectively stopped it in January when he issued a ruling quashing requested subpoenas, saying he did not believe anything illegal had transpired. That ruling is under appeal.
The 7th Circuit said that state courts are the proper venue to resolve legal issues with the case.
In February, Wisconsin Club for Growth and Director Eric O'Keefe filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to halt the latest investigation, which is called a John Doe probe because it is being done in secret.
They argued it was a violation of their First Amendment rights and an attempt to criminalize political speech.
No one has been charged in the latest probe and prosecutors have said Walker is not a target.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/27/source-secret-probe-on-wisconsin-conservative-groups-tied-to-walker-sparked-by/
The political left hates, just hates Scott Walker, to the point that they have will do anything to make him look bad.
They hate Walker so bad that if Walker helped an old lady cross a busy street, they would spin the story so bad that they would say that Walker caused the traffic to be so busy on purpose that he wanted the Old Lady to be hit by the traffic because he hates old ladies so much.
A case in point is the blog, Cognitive Dissidence, run by a guy named Capper and now is run primarily by a guy named Jeff Simpson.  Capper used to be a nice guy and I don't think Simpson was ever nice.  These guys hate Walker so much that have all but called for the assassination of Walker. though, who knows, might actually quietly cheer it.
This started with Tom Delay back in 2005, with a hyper partisan democrat DA filing charges in Texas.  Then they have gone after Walker, Rick Perry Chris Christie and many others they perceive as a threat for president in 2016 and have gone after them criminally.
But the democrats, under Obama, have made it an art form by going after someone they don't like criminally, through the IRS, through the media and other illegal means.  The democrats don't care if they ruin a person's life financially, ruin the person's and their family's reputation, ruin a person's life spiritually or ruin them in other ways.
You would think these liberals have conscious, have some morals, some ethics, have a soul but they really don't.
And it is shameful.  The liberals can't beat Scott Walker, Christie, Perry and others with ideas and politically, they have to resort to make them look bad criminally, even if they did nothing wrong.
Hopefully, karma will bite these liberals in the ass and give them rabies or worse, but karma may not come in this world, but it will come.

Drought, What Drought?

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The media hasn't mentioned yet, but Lake Mead has risen in the past few weeks and will continue to rise with all the rain Clark County in Nevada and Mohave County in Arizona has received.
When I drove by Lake Mead by Boulder City last week, some rocks that were uncovered by the drought are now covered again.
With the rain this weekend, the level of the lake will continue to rise.  Even with al the rain, there is still a water shortage, but not like it was before last Summer.
Since last summer, Vegas has gotten a lot of rain, especially in the mountains.  In Northern Arizona, people I have talked to, they say this is most rain they have ever seen.
The mountains in Vegas and Kingman are now green with green brush.
The valleys on the way from Kingman to Vegas are green and looks like Wisconsin pastures at times.
Yes, part's of the West has received a lot of rain and yes, it has elevated the water levels at Lake Mead, and no, the media is not reporting this.
It doesn't fit the media's agenda, which is, drought sells more papers.

Hell Freezes Over... Almost

From the Houston Chronicle:
Willie Nelson, outlaw country singer and Texas' most famous pot smoker, has swapped out smoking joints for something that doesn't hurt his lungs quite as much.
Nelson reportedly told Uncut, a British music magazine, that he uses a vaporizer to toke up because joints are more harmful for his lungs and singing voice, according to WTVA.
The singer told Uncut magazine, "I enjoy smoking. But I use a vaporizer these days; they're better for your voice and lungs. There's no smoke and heat on it. Even though marijuana smoke is not as bad as cigarette smoke, any time you put any kind of smoke in your lungs it takes a toll of some kind."
Nelson has lately been spreading his pot knowledge, giving New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd advice on how she should consume marijuana for a column.
"I needed a marijuana Mr. Miyagi, and who better than Nelson, who has a second-degree black belt in taekwondo and a first-degree black belt in helping NORML push for pot legalization?" she wrote.  http://www.chron.com/news/local/article/Willie-Nelson-I-don-t-smoke-joints-anymore-5782830.php
Well, at least, his tour bus won't smell so bad of pot.
And for my favorite Nelson song:

Well, at least Nelson still has longer hair than Sheryl Crow.

Mayor Of New York Kills Groundhog

Staten Island Chuck, the groundhog died a week after being dropped by Mayor de Blasio on Groundhog Day 2014.
How liberal is the press?  They hid for several months that the very liberal mayor of New York dropped a groundhog from over 6ft high on groundhogs day and a couple of days later, the groundhog went to groundhog heaven due to massive internal injuries.
Just another case that liberalism kills.
The Mayor then had the groundhog over for lunch:

Keep Her Away From Bill

From the Chicago Sun Times: Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents. The couple’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Charlotte.
Chelsea Clinton announced the baby’s birth on Twitter early Saturday, saying she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are “full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.”
Clinton spokesman Kamyl Bazbaz said the child was born on Friday but did not immediately provide additional details. The couple lives in New York City.
The baby arrives as Hillary Clinton deliberates on whether to seek the White House in 2016, a decision that could put her on a path to becoming the nation’s first female president. Clinton is the leading Democratic contender to succeed President Barack Obama, her former 2008 campaign rival, and has said she expects to make a decision around the beginning of next year.  http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/politics/chelsea-clinton-delivers-baby-girl/
Now, this baby will be treated as a princess.
But this situation reminds me of that Billy Bob is a lot like Quagmire on Family Guy:

More Incompetence From Las Vegas Weather Service

Without a doubt, the so called weather people in Las Vegas are the most incompetent meteorologists in the country.
Today, in Kingman, there were two major storms that blew in.  Both storms had 60+ mph winds, hail, heavy rain and lots of lightening... in other words a severe thunderstorm.  These storms lasted from 15-30 minutes.
Were any warnings issued?
Apparently, the so called meteorologists in Las Vegas were either sleeping or just plain incompetent.
My guess is the latter.
Seriously, why even have a weather office in Vegas if the only people staffing it are so incompetent?

Another Muslim Terrorist Attack In U.S.

From Fox News: FBI officials are investigating a beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center after co-workers said the suspect tried to convert them to Islam after his own recent conversion.
The suspect, Alton Nolen, 30, was recently fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore prior to Thursday’s attack. Moore Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told KFOR that Nolen drove to the front of the business and struck a vehicle before walking inside. He then attacked Colleen Hufford, 54, stabbing her several times before severing her head. He also stabbed another woman, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, at the plant.
Lewis said Mark Vaughan, the company’s chief operating officer and a reserve county deputy, shot Nolen as he was stabbing Johnson, who remains hospitalized in stable condition Friday.
“He’s a hero in this situation,” Lewis told the station. “It could have gotten a lot worse.”
Nolen was apparently attacking employees at random, authorities said. The motive for the attack is unclear, but FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they were assisting the Moore Police Department in investigating Nolen's background and whether his recent conversion to Islam was somehow linked to the crime.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/27/woman-beheaded-at-oklahoma-food-distribution-center-police-say/
Make no mistake, this is a muslim terrorist attack by a lone wolf.  The fed's and cops want this to be a work place violence incident, just like the Fort Hood shootings, but it's not.  This is a terrorist attack, plain and simple.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hypocrite LVRJ

If you are a female and you are a victim of an embarrassing crime, your name generally is not mentioned in the newspaper, especially the LVRJ.
If you have a male who is a victim of an embarrassing crime, the LVRJ apparently thinks it is proper to name the victim.
From the LVRJ:
She was done with Las Vegas, about to catch the next bus for home, when the pimp targeted her.
He was friendly and charming. She was young and impressionable, barely an adult. She decided another day in Sin City couldn’t hurt.
They were driving back to the bus station the next day when he revealed his true intentions.
The pimp promised a life of luxury — they’d “get to the top together,” he said. The woman had never worked as a prostitute. But she had almost nothing to her name.
She wanted to believe him.
On June 30, four months after being conned into a life of prostitution in Las Vegas, the woman was left for dead near University Medical Center, a pawn in the city’s sex trafficking industry who was discarded when he had no more use for her.
She wasn’t even taken to the emergency room. The pimp left her in the Wendy’s parking lot across from the hospital, tossing her away like fast-food trash.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/police-woman-s-vegas-dream-smashed-sex-industry-torture
And then there is this from the LVRJ:
A 26-year-old woman must stand trial on grand larceny charges that she stole a $35,000 Rolex Presidential watch from a man during a naked $300 massage.
After a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Diana Sullivan decided that prosecutors had enough evidence to take their case against Christina Lafave to a jury.
Lafave faces two felony counts, grand larceny and possession of stolen property. If convicted, Lafave faces one to 20 years in prison. She remains free on her own recognizance in the case.
The first witness called was Lafave’s accuser, 67-year-old ***********of California. He described staying at Wynn Las Vegas in January and meeting Lafave late one night at the resort’s B Bar.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/woman-accused-stealing-watch-during-massage-headed-trial
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So, why was the victim named in the case involving a male victim and not when the victim was a female?
Yeah, there is no good answer, because the guy's name is not newsworthy.
They just wanted to go out and embarrass the guy.

Holder Resigns: Only 1 Question Remains

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Today the racist/disgraced Attorney General of the U.S.., Eric Holder, has decided to resign rather than deal with all the scandals he has been involved in.
There really is only question that remains:
What is the over/under date when President Obama issues Holder a blanket pardon for all the crimes Holder has committed?
I will put the date of the pardon as January 1, 2017
Just a few days before Obama pardons himself and Michelle.

I Don't have A Problem With This*

From USA Today:
A small number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will have an opportunity to join the military for the first time in decades under a new Department of Defense policy unveiled Thursday.
The new rules will expand an existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training.
For the first time, the program — known as Military Accessions in the National Interest, or MAVNI — will be open to immigrants without a proper visa if they came to the U.S. with their parents before age 16. More specifically, they must be approved under a 2012 Obama administration policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA.
The Pentagon program is capped at 1,500 recruits per year. Officials say it's unclear how many of those might be unlawful DACA status immigrants as opposed to others who are also eligible for military service under MAVNI, including those with legal, nonpermanent visas such as students or tourists....
But Pentagon officials don't know how many of those immigrants have actually learned their ancestral language to the proficiency required by the military.
"We're just not sure how many within that existing population of DACA would have the linguistic skills to qualify," said one defense official familiar with the policy change. "These are kids who entered the country at a fairly young age and have basically grown up in the United States, so the limit of their language talents would probably be the language that they received at home."  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/25/policy-to-allow-undocumented-immigrants-in-military/16225135/
The military may get fewer than 100 illegals for the job and none would be those who speak Spanish or other common language.  they will be under the control of the military, who don't put up with crap, unless they ordered to by politicians and these jobs are desperately needed.
* The only caveat I would have is that the individuals who are picked need to be seeking citizenship by the time they are picked and they need to renounce their citizenship to their former home country when they get U.S. citizenship.

Union Thugs

From Firehouse.com: IRONWORKERS member James Walsh "felt like an outsider" in the union, according to his plea memorandum. After struggling with drugs and alcohol in his youth and then going through rehab, he didn't socialize after work with union guys chugging beers.
And he had no family ties in the union, which helped other members get steady jobs.
So Walsh "chose a different route to make a name for himself in the Ironworkers Local 401," Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Livermore wrote in the court document. On his days off, he drove around Philly looking for job sites where Ironworkers weren't employed.
Knowing that members who committed crimes on behalf of the union -- referred to as "nightwork" -- got the best jobs, Walsh let it be known to its then-longtime head, Joseph Dougherty, and four business agents "that he was willing to perform whatever crimes were necessary," Livermore wrote.
Those crimes landed Walsh in federal court yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson. Walsh, 49, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and five arson-related counts. He faces a mandatory-minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. Co-defendant Greg Sullivan, 49, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and to extortion....
Walsh's story, according to the government's plea memorandum, showed the extremes that an Ironworkers member went through to get noticed.
"Walsh aspired to be a legend in the union -- to commit acts which other ironworkers only talk about doing," Livermore wrote, adding that another member called Walsh the union's "big-time hit man."
Walsh first took part in "nightwork" in summer 2012 when he protested the new Goldtex apartments being built on 12th Street near Wood. He slashed and punctured tires of nonunion vehicles and assaulted nonunion workers.
In December 2012, he cut the metal infrastructure and anchor bolts of a new Quaker meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill with the hot flame of an acetylene torch.
He also participated in a July 2013 arson of a warehouse on Grays Avenue in Southwest Philly and an October 2013 attempted arson in Malvern. Sullivan yesterday admitted his more minor roles in those two cases.
Once, when Walsh and Sullivan had talked "about a legendary ironworker known to tear down buildings constructed by nonunion ironworkers, Sullivan suggested to Walsh that Walsh filled the vacancy left by this legendary ironworker and took his 'spot,' " Walsh's plea memo says. "Walsh replied, 'I know I did, dude. I think about that all the f---ing time.' "  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11701502/ironworkers-hit-man-admits-to-five-arsons
While most union members are hard working, though misguided, if they chose to belong to a union.  However, most union leaders are nothing but thugs who steal members dues so they could leave the good life while doing nothing to help their members.
And then you have the lowest of the thugs who put people in danger with their tactics.  Not only did the union thugs not condemn the thug tactics, they encouraged the guy to commit the thug tactics.
All these union thugs need to go to jail for a long, long time.
Just another reason why unions should be outlawed.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

$50 And Time served?

Sooner or later, something like this was going to happen.
From the LVRJ:
A woman considered to be one of the top 50 offenders with the Metropolitan Police Department’s vice unit was indicted by a Clark County grand jury Wednesday on a felony larceny charge.
Camelia Terry, 31, who has at least 263 encounters with law enforcement in Las Vegas, including 122 arrests, and 29-year-old Sophia Hall each face one count of felony larceny and one gross misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit larceny.
Prosecutor Nick Portz said that about 4 a.m. June 6, Terry, a known prostitute, accosted a tourist who had a bloody nose and was leaving the Aria, crossing the pedestrian bridge over the Strip. As Hall approached, Terry grabbed the man’s genitals, reached into his pocket and pulled out about $2,000 in cash that he had won at the casino, according to Portz.
The man gave chase as the women tried to flee, and they were arrested that same day, Portz said.
Terry has failed to appear for court more than 50 times, according to Portz, and she is among what’s known as Vice Enforcement Top Offenders.
Court records indicate that as far back as 2004 Terry has been charged with misdemeanors and felonies including soliciting prostitution, loitering for prostitution, theft, burglary, battery, larceny and trespassing.
Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti issued a $75,000 arrest warrant for Terry, along with a $22,000 arrest warrant for Hall.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/vegas-prostitute-250-plus-run-ins-law-indicted
This reminds me of Night Court when Judge Harry stone sentences the ladies of the evening to $50 and time served.

Some People Should Not Be Parents

From the Houston Chronicle:
A mother who’s being called Autumn Lily Speaker on Reddit was supposedly outraged when her daughter’s second-grade teacher refused to serve students a tray of vagina cookies.
Reddit user JPStudly is friend’s with the teacher and shared her first-person account.
Studly writes, “This is a friend’s story and she isn’t a Redditor but I begged her to let me post it from the perspective that she told the story in.”
The story goes that teacher often invites parents to bring treats for her class on Fridays if the students have behaved well that week.
Autumn (this isn’t her real name but the teacher says it’s close) volunteered and showed up to class with a pan full of treats and said with a smile, “I decided you can use these to teach the kids about the woman’s vagina today.”
The teacher was completely baffled and at a loss for words. “I slowly peel the aluminum foil off the pan to behold a plethora of sugar cookie and frosting vaginas,” the teacher shared. “Not just any old vagina, but ALL KINDS OF VAGINAS.
“There were small, puffy, white, brown, shaved, bald, and even a fire crotch with beef curtains. Perplexed I give the parent the most professional look I can muster and quietly reply ‘I’m sorry Autumn, but I can’t give these to my students. This just isn’t appropriate.’”
Autumn, who Reddit users are calling a radical feminist, lost her top. The mother started screaming in front of the class and telling the teacher that she should be proud of her vagina and that she’s settling for a “woman’s role” in life.
“Finally after what seemed like an eternity, she storms out of the class leaving her vagina cookies on my desk,” the teacher said. “I scramble to collect my thoughts and take control of the situation before my second graders develop vaginal PTSD. My only thought is to scrape off the vagina frosting and hand out the plain sugar cookies to my students.”  http://blog.chron.com/momhouston/2014/09/mom-irate-when-2nd-grade-teacher-refuses-vagina-cookies/
This story is so outrageous that it just doesn't sound credible.
But if this story is true, the parent should never have become a parent, because after all, meth does terrible things to the mind and it seems like this parent is on meth, crack, pot and booze.

9/11 Still Killing

From the NY Daily News: In a heartbreaking reminder that the Sept. 11 attacks are still claiming lives, three retired FDNY firefighters died on the same day from cancer contracted at Ground Zero.
Retired Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff and retired firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died on Monday after suffering the ravages of 9/11-related illnesses.
Making the news even more poignant is the fact that Leaver and Bischoff grew up together in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and were lifelong best friends.
“I felt at least Robert and Howie went off to heaven together,” Leaver’s widow, Rosaria, told the Daily News.
FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the triple loss “a painful reminder that, 13 years later, we continue to pay a terrible price for the Department’s heroic efforts on September 11th.”
The deaths raise the tragic toll to 92 firefighters who have succumbed to illnesses stemming from sifting through the rubble of the toppled towers in the desperate search to recover bodies.
The FDNY lost 343 firefighters on the day Al Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked planes into the twin lower Manhattan skyscrapers. A total of 2,753 people were killed in the attack.  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/3-retired-fdny-members-die-sept-11th-related-cancers-hours-article-1.1951902
Sadly, the muslim terrorists still keep on killing, 13 years after New York City was attacked.

Bad Lawsuit

From Firehouse.com:
An FDNY firefighter has filed suit against a homeowner after he allegedly was injured in a basement fire.
Firefighter Andrew Cannon's suit claims he suffered a shoulder injury while at the Staten Island home three years ago, according to NBCNewYork.
The fire started in the basement when a paint can was placed too close to a furnace, the station reported.
Lawsuits against homeowners by firefighters aren't that rare in the New York, New Jersey area either.
“It only takes one injury to destroy a firefighter’s career,” Attorney Peter Gleason told reporters. “Firefighters have to reasonably be able to protect themselves."
Years ago, homeowners were protected from such suits by something called the “Firefighters Rule,” which said firefighters assume a risk when they report to a fire, and cannot sue afterward. But that rule was abolished in the 1960s, when several Bronx landlords were charged with burning down their buildings to collect the insurance money, the investigative team wrote. 
"Firefighters were getting severely injured and in many cases dying,” Gleason said. “It was decided that there needed to be more avenues for retribution.”  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11700580/staten-island-homeowner-sued-by-fdny-ff-for-alleged-injury
It would be one thing if the owner set the fire on purpose or tried to hurt the firefighter on purpose.
But there was no malice intended by the owner when the fire started and it appears to be an accident.
The firefighter chose his profession and knew there are risks when they go to a fire scene.
There is already a remedy for the firefighter- workman's compensation and disability payments.
This lawsuit needs to fail so that firefighters will not be able to sue if they get hurt on a fire scene. 
If the law suit succeeds, every time a firefighter stubs their toe, they might end up suing property owners and this will cause homeowners/renters insurance to skyrocket.
Just a bad lawsuit.

President Jackass

So, while American pilots are flying missions in the Middle East, military personnel are still Afghanistan and 3000 troops are going to Africa to fight the Ebola disease, Obama shows his disdain for those in the military by giving a half assed salute effort while holding a cup of coffee.
It's only a matter of time before Obama salutes with his middle finger.
What an asshole.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Now, That's A Great Day

From ESPN: Two parlay wagers potentially worth $57,000 each were in play during the Monday Night game between the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.
One needed the Bears; the other the Jets. And, this time, Rex won.
A sports bettor from Kingman, Arizona, who asked to be identified only as Rex, won $57,935 off of a $5 bet when the Bears beat coach Rex Ryan and the Jets, 27-19, on Monday night.
The Rex from Arizona collected his cash prize Tuesday afternoon at the William Hill sports book at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. A regular player at the book, Rex correctly picked the straight-up winner of all 15 Sunday and Monday NFL games on one of his 16 contest entries.
Rex was one of two bettors out of 3,986 entries this week in the William Hill Pro Progressive Football Parlay Card to correctly pick the straight-up winner (no point spreads) of all 14 Sunday games. The other card was entered at the Silverado Casino in Fernley, Nevada, and was relying on the Jets.
According to William Hill spokesperson Michael Grodsky, Rex hedged his wager for an undisclosed amount by betting on the Jets to win straight-up Monday at the Edgewater sports book.  http://espn.go.com/espn/chalk/story/_/id/11578272/arizona-man-wins-57k-5-bet-thanks-bears-win
Wow, 15-0 for the weekend and wins $57,000+ on a $5 bet.
Of course, after taxes, he will end up with about $25.
There will be some partying tonight on his remaining winnings.

Martinez Out As Reno School Chief

The embarrassing episode of Pedro Martinez, now former superintendent of Washoe County Public Schools, apparently is over when the school board bought out Martinez's contract.
From the Reno Gazette Journal: Pedro Martinez's two years as the superintendent of the Washoe County School District started to come to a close Tuesday after the school board voted pay him up to about $500,000 in a settlement that includes him ending his wrongful termination lawsuit against the board.
The amount of the settlement will depend on when Martinez finally leaves the district, which will happen by Dec. 22 and not until six weeks have passed since Tuesday's vote.
The settlement includes the salary and benefits the district owes Martinez for the 15 months remaining on his job contract, plus $80,000 for his attorney's fees.
Barbara Clark, the school board's president, said the settlement, which is a mutal agreement, was the right decision because fighting Martinez's wrongful termination lawsuit in the courts would have been much more costly.
The board voted 5-to-2 in favor of the settlement, with trustees Lisa Ruggerio and Estella Gutierrez voting against the agreement.
After the vote, Martinez said he is saddened at the thought of leaving the school district and its 63,000 students.
He said he doesn't know what he will do after he leaves the superintendent's job.  http://www.rgj.com/story/news/education/2014/09/23/judge-recommends-buying-washoe-schools-superintendent/16086817/
Martinez should never have ben hired in the first place.  He never taught, doesn't have any kind of education license and doesn't have the experience to work in education.  further, he was hired because he is Hispanic and no other reason.
So, what was the real reason he was fired?  It wasn't because he was not a CPA, the stated reason why he was first fired.  The truth is that a couple months earlier, he fired the long time school police chief, who also was quite popular.  And again, he wasn't qualified to be a teacher or custodian or superintendent of a school district.
And Mr. Martinez doesn't know where he will end up?
How about back in CCSD?  They will find or create a position for him.

Monday, September 22, 2014

When On TV, Don't Do A Sharron Stone

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From Mediaite:
Viewers of the 2014 Miss America pageant got more than they bargained for Sunday night when cameras caught Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson opening her legs a bit too widely and accidentally showing the world way too much of herself as host Chris Harrison previewed the evening wear phase of the competition.
“Here, the judges are looking through the beautiful gowns — not literally — that would be wrong,” Harrison said, making his version of a lewd joke as something much more scandalous was happening over his shoulder. “The judges will be looking at the personal style and flair of each of these contestants.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Miss Nebraska did not take home the winning tiara. That honor went to Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, who wowed the judges with her unique take on the “cups” routine from the movie Pitch Perfecthttp://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-miss-nebraska-accidentally-flashes-viewers-during-miss-america-pageant/
In elementary school, for the kids in kindergarten and first grade, they have a saying "Criss Cross Applesauce" which means cross your legs when sitting down.
Miss Nebraska obviously forgot this lesson.
But Hugh Hefner, I hear, called her up and invited her to the Playboy Mansion to see her cups in action.