WTF? Where has this story been? I usually keep up with gossip or trash stories in the media…I did keep up with that woman in Italy and her trial of sex, drugs and rock and roll….and then it was that Anthony chick and her kids death……but where has this story been? This looks like perfect story for the media to latch onto…….
It is the weekend and since politics is making me nauseous…..I will post a couple of stories that have little to do with the pathetic election……
(Newser) – A female robber pulled a gun on a man while they were having sex in a moving car driven by the victim, police say. The action, not surprisingly, triggered a crash. The slightly battered 26-year-old Florida woman, Amanda Jean Linscott, fled the scene after the car hit a palm tree and sailed through the air to tear up two yards in a Charlotte County town, reports ABC News. Linscott was finally busted yesterday, more than a week after the incident. She sports a black eye in her mug shot from a punch in the face from her victim during a skirmish in the vehicle, presumably after the sex, say police.
I guess if you must be robbed this would be more preferable to a good pistol whipping…..right?
Trying to be true to my word….I am avoiding watching the DNC live and will give my take later…..
This is a post on the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and NO matter what side you come down on there are things that happen that makes one sick…….and this is one of those times……
An Israeli soldier who was indicted two years ago in the fatal shooting of two Gaza Strip women during the 22-day military offensive Operation Cast Lead has agreed to a plea bargain in which he will serve 45 days in jail for illegal use of a weapon, Israeli Army Radio reported Sunday.
The soldier, who was not identified, could have faced up to 20 years in prison on the manslaughter charge.
His case was one of a handful of criminal prosecutions — and one of the most serious — to arise from Israel’s conduct during the 2008-2009 offensive against Hamas-controlled Gaza, an operation aimed at stopping militants from firing rockets into southern Israel.
The incident was among those mentioned in the United Nations’ Goldstone Report, which accused Israel of deliberately targeting civilians during the conflict.
Majda Abu Hajaj, 35, and her mother, Raya Salama Abu Hajaj, 64, were killed as they fled fighting with a group of civilians carrying a white flag, witnesses at the time reported.
There is a story that in the 50′s a native American woman was raped and killed and the two men that were arrested were charged with public drunk and……get this….LITTERING!
We all know just how pissed off most people are over the realization that for decades they have been the tools used by the greedy to acquire massive wealth…..and we know that almost a third of the country is now considered near poverty or below poverty……
Based on the new measure, of the 51 million “near poor,” more than 50 percent were pushed down from higher income levels: more than eight million by taxes, six million by medical expenses, and four million by work expenses like child care and transportation, according to the Times.
In another revelation, using the new measure the percentage of seniors who are either poor or near poor rose from 22 to 34 percent, which is slightly less that the share among children, 39 percent. High medical costs are likely to account for the increase for seniors.
Now the banks were using taxpayer money and such as a casino for their secretive financial dealings and in doing so they alone crashed the economy and since these, at least some of them, were using questionable tactics you would think that the DoJ would be hot on the heels of those people that were acting in a shady way…..right?
Going after criminal cases targeting fraud has come down to what’s easier to prosecute for the Obama administration.While Americans of all stripes have clamored for justice in the wake of the financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice has chosen to not pursue jail time for banking executives whose decisions wreaked havoc on the financial industry and the economy. The reason: Building cases against bankers is just too hard to do and carries too much risk of failure in the courtroom.Instead, the Justice Department has allowed the Securities and Exchange Commission to pursue civil cases directed at banks that can yield large financial penalties, but no criminal prosecutions.With bank fraud out of reach, federal prosecutors have reached for lower-hanging fruit—namely, food stamp cheaters.The lousy economy has resulted in a surge of Americans on food stamps and a corresponding increase in those fraudulently using the assistance, according to administration officials. More than 46 million people are receiving about $75.3 billion in help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka food stamps). Of this amount, more than $750 million may be spent fraudulently, says Obama’s people.Seven hundred and fifty million dollars is nothing to sneeze at. But compared to the total expenditure for food stamps, the amount of potential fraud going on amounts to only 1%.–Noel BrinkerhoffWhy No Financial Crisis Prosecutions? Ex-Justice Official Says It’s Just too Hard (by Marian Wang, ProPublica)An Ex-FBI Official Explains Lack of Convictions Tied to Financial Crisis (by Joe Palazzolo, Wall Street Journal)
Obama Administration Targeting Food Stamp Fraud as Program Reaches Record Highs (by Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post)
This is just sick! Fat Cats lounging around on a yacht or the place in the Hamptons with NO worry of prosecution………yeah, let’s worry about a family that gets $100 too much in food stamps and let the real criminals live in the lap of luxury with their ill gotten gains…..sounds like justice to me (that is sarcasm in case you missed it)……
If you like writing letters to the editor or congresspeople then by all means write and bitch….bitch so much they cannot ignore you….we need to take back the government from the bastards that are playing it like their personal game of Monopoly!
Get involved! Make some noise!
I am sure that this will get some people’s dander up….but keep in mind that I am NOT making a call on guilt or innocence…….
I was not gonna post anymore on the Anthony trial but since the media has turned this into a three ring circus….I feel I must!
We Americans are proud of our country especially because of our rights and freedoms, at least that is what we are told to be proud of daily, but (there seems to to always a but) there are times that I have a hard time understanding the thinking…..Americans are an emotional people, and at times act in a contrary way than what the Constitution and such say…….
By now everyone with hearing knows that Casey Anthony was been found not guilty of murder….my most appreciative thing about the trial was listening to Nancy Grace self destruct and her head explode at the verdict, that aside….I do not post too often on gossipy crap but this time I will make an exception……
People are all over the media saying what a travesty of justice has been done……of course these are all personal opinions….but look at from a legal point of view and leave the media induced emotionalism behind……the prosecution did not prove its case beyond a shadow of doubt…..is that not what our laws say…..innocent until proven guilty? The prosecution did not prove its case on her guilt. That should be enough for the citizens, but instead the media has turned this into a circus for the sake of ratings…..I am not voicing my opinion on whether she is guilty or not, my opinion is just that MINE, I am however saying that because were are a nation of laws and procedures and after a trial of her peers she was found to be not guilty and that should be enough for the people….the system worked the way it was designed to work…..
All the hysteria and emotions that have been poured out by the people is disgusting…….there have even been death threats and physical harm threats against the people on the jury because they did NOT find this person guilty……they did not act the way that the media wanted and so now we have every nut job being trotte3d out to a mic so we can hear what the media wants us to hear….this is unacceptable….if these dirt bags want to harm someone then go after the prosecution, because they did not make their case…..but leave the people on the jury alone…..
And why do all these people think Anthony is guilty? Basically, because the media made the case against her few of the hysterical people were in the courtroom to hear the evidence so they are talking smack brought on by the media……
Like I said earlier, I am NOT making a judgment on the verdict or the guilt of the person…I am speaking from a purely analytical point of view…..my biggest bitch is that the media has the power to convict a person even before a trial and then has the power to question the verdict to the point that Americans go bat shit crazy and will possibly break the law…if so, where does that serve the public’s best interests?
Back in the early days of the 21st century, the speaker of the House Tom DeLay, was known as the “Hammer” because of his heavy handed treatment of others in Washington…….DeLay conspired with two associates to use his Texas-based political action committee to send $190,000 in corporate money in 2002 to an arm of the Washington-based Republican National Committee. The RNC then sent the same amount to seven Texas House candidates. Under Texas law, corporate money can’t go directly to political campaigns.
After many years of legal dancing and him dancing with the stars the trial has rendered a verdict……from Salon.com…….
A judge has ordered U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives.
Which is a slap on the hand….why?….he was looking at the possibility of a life sentence……will justice be done? Not if lawyers have their way……
The Texas money laundering law is usually associated with drug dealers or white collar criminals, and Tom DeLay‘s defense attorneys say they will try to keep the former U.S. House majority leader out of prison with an appeal that focuses largely on questions about whether the law was ever intended to apply to election violations.Unlike in most money laundering cases, prosecutors argued he stood to benefit not financially but through political power.
The creative use of the statute — the first time it was ever applied in such a case — was key to his convictions on money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering charges.
Is it possible that a crook like DeLay will walk on money laundering charges? You betcha! Will justice be done here? Not a chance, if the lawyers have their way………we will be watching!
The right has been standing on the Constitution for decades especially where guns and abortion are concerned….they have used it to fight health reform….or to question the birth of a president….but these people, and I use the term loosely…..only use the Constitution when it is for their case against an issue…otherwise they could care less about the document…..
For instance, the 2nd amendment freaks that are so concerned with gun ownership…anything that remotely sounds like gun control and the yells go out that the Constitution is being violated by those in favor of the control…..
Next, we come to the “tenthers”, those on the Right that use the 10th amendment to oppose anything from health care to ….well pick a topic…..the Constitution is the first thing that they point to and use it for all it is worth…
And then we have those MORONS that use the Constitution, Article 2, section 1, to oppose a duly elected president as Not being a natural born citizen….
All in all…the Right has used the document so many times that it loses some of its effect in any argument….
With all that said…you are wondering just what I am getting to as a conclusion to my bitch, right?
It all boils down to the moving and trials of the suspected “terrorists” in New York City. There are many that are pissing and moaning about the move and the trials…most notably, America’s mayor, Guiliani.
“What the Obama administration is telling us loud and clear is that both in substance and reality, the War on Terror from their point of view is over,” Giuliani said. “(Mohammad) should be tried in a military tribunal. He is a war criminal. This is an act of war.”
His statement is nothing but a political game….he just wants his face kept in front of the cameras….this type of game playing should be a crime……no matter who plays it!
Just about everybody has an opinion on this story….mostly it is in opposition of these people standing trial in the US. Most notable is FOX News, whose “news” people are jumping up and down in opposition….some even look like they are having a stroke….but there is a precedent for these trials!
REALLY! I bet you are on the edge of your chairs to see what that precedent will be, right?
I am looking at this as a pure legal matter…we all know what we, individually, believe about these people….so what is my precedent?
So simple! The same document that is used to oppose issues…THE CONSTITUTION!
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
See! How tough was that? A lot simpler than you thought, eh? If all reps have a pocket copy of the US Constitution, then maybe they should read it…..before they open their mouths. The scary part for me is that the American people buy into the BS of the Constitutionality of an issue…..why? They have not read it either.
If you read the amendment….it does not stipulate that it applies to natural born citizens….it says ALL CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS……..if the 2nd amendment should be followed as written, then so should the 6th.
I have said this on numerous posts….if you want to stand on the Constitution, then go all in or all out……either the Constitution applies to every issue or none…..there is no in between…..ALL IN OR ALL OUT!
As reported by the AP:
The woman, Sherry Johnston, is the mother of Levi Johnston, who is the father of Bristol Palin’s newborn son, Tripp.
The investigator, Kyle Young, sent an e-mail message to the union, the Public Safety Employees Association, writing that the warrant for Ms. Johnston had been delayed because of the November general election. Ms. Johnston was arrested Dec. 18 on charges of selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin.
But Alaska’s public safety commissioner, Joseph A. Masters, and the troopers’ director, Col. Audie Holloway, said the case had been handled fairly.
Mr. Masters said neither Ms. Palin nor anyone else in the governor’s office knew the troopers were investigating Ms. Johnston until the warrant was served.
Mr. Masters said he then called Ms. Palin’s chief of staff, Mike Nizich, to alert him of a potential frenzy in the news media.
I heard of this and I tried to ignore it for as long as I could. But thanks to the media and Conserv a/holes and their emails, I feel I must comment.
Among those filing lawsuits is Alan Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race. Keyes’ lawsuit seeks to halt certification of votes in California. Another lawsuit by a Kentucky man aims to have a federal judge review Obama’s original birth certificate, which Hawaiian officials say is locked in a state vault.
Other lawsuits have been filed by Andy Martin, whose case was dismissed in Hawaii, and by an Ohio man whose case also was dismissed.
The most famous case questioning Obama’s citizenship was filed in Pennsylvania in August on behalf of Philip J Berg and sought to enjoin the Democratic National Committee from nominating Obama. The Supreme Court declined to accept the case. Earlier, a federal judge rejected it for “lack of standing”, ruling that Berg had no legal right to sue.
In cases like these, judges sometimes believe the matter is best left to political institutions, such as the Electoral College or Congress, said legal scholar Eugene Volokh of the University of California at Los Angeles.
The remaining case with the highest profile is Donofrio v Wells. Since it was distributed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to other justices for conference, the case gained undue importance for people unschooled in how the court works, Volokh said.
Is it about time for these morons to return to their holes and go back to sleep….Enough is Enough! This is wasting the time and money of the courts. OKay let them continue and if it is not resolved in their favor they pay ALL court expenses. And in return, they will be shown to be in error and subject to a hefty fine for wasting the time of the courts. Sour grapes is one thing–moronic bullshit is another…may I suggest to those involved in these lawsuits….if your IQ ever reaches 100 I would sell and take the beating.
Please let the country and courts return to sanity and let them focus on “real” problems that the people are facing.
A judge dismissed indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney and former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales on Monday and chastised the southern Texas prosecutor who brought the case.
Three of the eight indictments returned Nov. 17 targeted private prison operator the GEO Group, state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., Cheney and Gonzales as part of an investigation into prisoner abuse at privately run federal prisons in the county.
The indictment against Cheney alleged that his personal investment in the Vanguard Group, which invests in private prison companies, made him culpable in alleged prisoner abuse. Gonzales was accused of using his position to stop an investigation into abuses at a federal detention center.
It is good to be the Vice President, eh?