He had been stabbed 36 times, mostly shallow cuts. His body was found, face down, in the muddy waters of a small creek in Amish Pennsylvania. His death appears to have been from drowning, with the unstated supposition that had he not been in the creek he would have eventually bled out from his wounds.

There's many interesting facets of the Jonathan Luna case, including one factoid I found so very telling yet is buried beneath the verbiage and reporting on this case.

Start here on this initial post with the detail of Luna’s death and information on his life before his odd journey to Pennsylvania in the middle of the night.

Here’s a post compiled almost six months after the initial post. I re-visit my original post and theory concerning Jonathan Luna’s death and found I am still correct as to how it came down.

A commenter challenges my theory about Jonathan Luna. In this post I break down that challenge with no mercy.

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Assuming a wife who admitted shooting her sleeping husband than leaving him to die alone as a bullet in his back denies him movement to a phone for help can be believed, does a fellow who is a bit on the testy side with his wife and asks her to wear wigs and platform heels during sex deserve to die when this wife decides?

Matthew Winkler's three daughters are forever denied a father. Mary Winkler admits she shot him. Soon Mary Winkler might be a free woman. Soon Mary Winkler might get her daughters back.

It's a jury's verdict as bad as the OJ verdict

Matthew Winkler was murdered on 3/22/2006. In this first post on the crime we ask her motive and speculate on Mary Winkler's actions.

The world learns how horrifically the sleeping Matthew Winkler lost his life. This is the first post to note these details.

It's six months after Matthew Winkler's murder. The defense spin begins. We note it all in this post.

It's April of 2007 and Mary Winkler's trial begins. Details in this post.


In this post we rant over the small amount of time Mary Winkler might serve for her crime.

A post with even more on that terrible Winkler verdict.

Here's a post with a video of jurors from the Winkler jury. They seem like nice people but as I note on the post, there's flaws in their logic.

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She was a child beauty. She had a bright and vibrant future in front of her. Who robbed this child of her happy life? Could a stranger really have negotiated the twisting stairs in dead of night, all the while writing ransom novels and carrying Jonbenet’s body three stories down? All this while never waking either Jonbenet’s sleeping parents or her brother?

Or did someone nearer and dearer to Jonbenet accidentally kill the child?

Posted soon after Patsy Ramsey’s death, this post speculates on the woman and her culpability in the death of her child.

Here’s a rant on the “48 Hours” interview with John Ramsey re the fraud known as Mark Karr. The post illustrates how deftly Ramsey pees upon our feet whilst telling us that it’s raining.

This post was composed as an email to a true crime group before Blogs were all the rage. It was composed about a year after Jonbenet’s death and it includes my theory of how the crime came down. Since these many almost ten years, I stand by my theory.

This post includes book reviews of two Jonbenet theme true crime books. One is “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town” by Lawrence Shiller and the other is “Jonbenet” by Detective Steve Thomas.

So the stupid Colorado prosecutor imports pervert John Mark Karr, spending taxpayer money as we need more child molesters in this country. All based on the nonsense lies foisted upon us by John and Patsy Ramsey.

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Political Tidbits 8/23/06

Missing Egyptians Found in Pizza Parlor; Staging photos, Ex-hippie airplane hijackers, Mahmoud’s new Blog and there’s still time to enter the Holocaust Cartoon contest.

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"In times of war, the last person you want in the foxhole with you is a liberal. They are always desperately looking for a white flag to wave. They are always trying to "understand" the enemy and excuse his bad behavior."
- Columnist Alan Caruba

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The Wrong Army
In keeping with the quote above, check out this tongue-in-cheek tribute to America's armed forces. It's thoughtful and powerful.
The Wrong Army


Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.

Let's see now. . .
No Jesus
No Christmas
No television
No cheerleaders
No baseball
No football
No hockey
No golf
No tailgate parties
No Wal-Mart
No Home Depot
No! pork BBQ
No hot dogs
No burgers
No chocolate chip cookies
No lobster
No shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks
No gumbo
No jambalaya
No Beer

Rags for clothes and towels for hats.
Constant wailing from the guy next-door because he's sick and there are no doctors.
Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.
More than one wife.
You can't shave.
Your wives can't shave.
You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning camel dung.
The women have to wear baggy dresses and veils at all times.
Your bride is picked by someone else.
She smells just like your donkey.
But your donkey has a better disposition.
Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better!

I mean, really, is there a mystery here?

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The Missing Egyptians, Pizza and the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

Okay, so eleven Egyptian men come to the United States to "study" in the Egyptian-culture rich state of Montana. They all immediately end up missing.

But the story gets better.

Two of these fellows managed to end up in a pizza shop right around my old stomping grounds in Baltimore, Merryland.

I drove through Baltimore's Harbor Tunnel every day for fifteen years. Well actually I drove through the Harbor Tunnel until Baltimore built the new Frances Scott Key bridge then I drove over this more convenient road spanning Baltimore's Chesapeake Bay. None of which matters because the Egyptians in this Baltimore pizza shop located on Holabird Avenue planned on blowing up BOTH the Harbor Tunnel and the Key Bridge.

In October of 2005, there was a bit of a brouhaha in Baltimore over an exposed terror plot and Merryland authorities shut down all spans over the Chesapeake Bay.
October 18, 2005

Federal Agents shut down the Harbor and Fort McHenry Tunnels as well as portions of I-95 today. One man was detained. All was sparked over legitimate concerns over a plot discovered by the Feds. The plot was to blow up one of the Baltimore tunnels.

The detained man is an Egyptian named Majed Hussein who ran a Middle East Grocery called The Koko Market located in Highlandtown, MD. His residence is in White Marsh, MD.

Again, Highlandtown....the center of Baltimore's Highlandtown is Holabird Avenue. I worked at the Western Electric plant then located on Broening Highway, a road right off of Holabird Avenue.
From Debbie Schlussel:
You know the 11 missing Egyptian Muslim "students" who never showed up at Montana State University?

While some of them have been found, Safa Pizza--the Maryland pizza shop where two of them showed up as "employees"--should be a place of interest to federal counterterrorism investigators . . . if it isn't already.

Ditto for its owner, Egyptian Attia Gouda, who was harboring these missing aliens in his Baltimore area apartment. Why isn't ICE arresting him? And why won't the Baltimore Sun name his pizza shop in their article on the 2 students? Attention, reporters: It's Safa Pizza a/k/a Safa's Pizza.

Above, Debbie Schlussel asks on her site why the Immigration people aren't arresting the owner of Safa Pizza. For this pizza place was also implicated in the October 2005 Baltimore bridge/tunnel terrorist threat.

Point to note:
Safa: "a mound near the Ka'bah that is referred to in the Quran as one of the symbols of Allah. It is in conjunction with Marwah."

If it had been one Egyptian that went missing, hey maybe even two, well I could accept that a couple went off on an American lark instead of showing up for their dreary Montana classes. But eleven of them?

Putting together the fact that the federal authorities seem to be downplaying these missing Egyptians as naught but a burst of American curiosity by foreign visitors as well as the confusion from that strange Baltimore episode, I think that there is a big investigation into these odd Egyptian businesses and their connections to terrorism.

From Foxnews:
Missing EgyptiansWASHINGTON (AP) - Immigration officials have now picked up all but two of the eleven Egyptian exchange students who came to the U-S for a summer course in Montana but never showed up for classes.

More Terror Plots

These people really want to kill us all so let me state it now, clean, unfettered and organized. As to the identity of "these people", well we can start with the Islamofacists. These would be the nut cases in Islamic society, and all societies have nut cases. These would be the children brainwashed in the maddresses of the world to hate Jews and infidels and to kill them all. These would be the criminals and crazies who take note of all this virtually socially endorsed forms of murder and mayhem and decide to join the army against the world of civilized societies that has so vilified them.

As for the billions of more ordinary Muslim types, well I'll not indict them all. They are a people who have been dominated by an oppressive religion instead of lawfully elected governments. Oil rich thugs and thieves don't want to lose their power and it's a history rife with violence.

Point the finger of their suffering and poverty to Israel and the infidels, that's the ticket.

Along the way, well there's always someone or another willing to join in on mass murder. We've got plenty of such misfits here in the U.S.A. and add the misfits in the rest of the planet and the misfits specifically groomed to commit mass mayhem and murder and hey, get a clue. It's what happens when a country has no government save some unelected thug or heir to sons of camels that have no more right to oil wealth than the citizenry.

Do NOT believe the cowards who say these are not serious threats, just a bunch of homegrown nutjobs. Homegrown nutjobs can cause a lot of damage. Homegrown nutjobs can get money from more organized nutjobs who don't like the threat the U.S.A. makes to their oil-enriched power. Homegrown nutjobs can kill you as good as Osama himself.

From the
The suicide bombers allegedly intended to carry out three "phased" attacks on nine or 10 jets over a period of several months. The plan, it is understood, was to blow up the aircraft over the sea so that investigators would be unable to discover how the explosive - possibly a peroxide-based liquid explosive - was taken through the airport security without being detected.

Below, the names of those arrested so far for involvement in the plan to blow up airplanes across the planet. Heh.

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Umir Hussain, 24, London E14
Muhammed Usman Saddique, 24, London E17
Waheed Zaman, 22, London E17
Assan Abdullah Khan, 22, London E17
Waseem Kayani, 28, High Wycombe
Waheed Arafat Khan, 24, London E17
Cossor Ali, 24, London E17
Tayib Rauf, 21, Birmingham
Ibrahim Savant, 26, London E17
Osman Adam Khatib, 20, London E17
Shamin Mohammed Uddin, 36, Stoke Newington
Amin Asmin Tariq, 23, London E17
Shazad Khuram Ali, 27, High Wycombe
Tanvir Hussain, 24, London E10
Umar Islam, 28, (born Brian Young) High Wycombe
Assad Sarwar, 25, High Wycombe
Abdullah Ali, 26, London E17
Abdul Muneem Patel, 17, London E5
Nabeel Hussain, 21, Waltham

Mike Wallace and the Lovely Ahmadinejad

There's been much ranting about has-been Mike Wallace's interview with Iran kookoid, Mahmoud Adhmadinejad. Many pundits have excoriated Wallace for conducting this interview with what is considered by many an enemy of America.

After some consideration, I think that it's not a bad thing to talk to dictators, thieves, thugs and sons of camels. They are certainly newsmakers, in a fashion, and it could be effectively argued that getting into their minds could be helpful. While I disdain what Lamestream journalism has become, trust me, if Adhmadinejad phoned me up and offered an interview with him for my Blog I'd be right on it. Warning here not to hold one's breath for such a thing but just saying.

In fact, the damned Dan Rather himself conducted an interview with lovely Saddam before the Iraq invasion. I thought such an interview was okay. In other words I don't take a position that nasty people should be avoided by journalists just because they are nasty people. Something can be learned from nasty people, at least as I see it.

Mike Wallace is a man I despise. HERE is a book review I did on his self-important, nothing of a book just to keep the record straight.

Below, From, is a list of questions one Powerline readers thought Wallace should have asked Adhmadinejad. Had I a chance to interview Mahmoud, I would have asked the same questions.

For it's not the act of interviewing nasty people that is a heinous thing, as the handsome pundits assert. It's the lovefests that too often occur when the bedazzled interviewers forget to ask the hard questions.

  • Do you believe in the return of the Hidden Imam, and what does his return mean for the world?

  • Would Osama Bin Laden be a welcome guest in your country?

  • Should Muslims living in Western nations be allowed to apply sharia law within their communities, or must they follow the laws of their country?

  • Do you believe that western countries in regions once occupied by Muslims, Spain for example, should be returned to "the House of Islam"?

  • You say you love all people. What would your reaction be if one of your daughters married a Jew?

  • What would be the proper punishment for anyone who drew a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed?

  • Are Sunni Muslims pure Muslims or do they practise a bastardized version of Islam?

  • Will the United States of America exist in 10 years time?

  • Do you think that the United States has a legitimate bone to pick with you in connection with your leadership of the student group that took 66 Americans hostage in the American embassy in Tehran in 1979?

  • Anderson Cooper Fesses Up

    Here's some arrogance. The Senior Vice President of the Associated Press declares, with a sniff at us silly peons, that "you can't get participate in the kind of (staging) experience that is being described".

    Well hell's bells. Slap my hands, paint me green and call me a monkey. How dare I deign to think that the vaunted AP journalists, not to mention those pros at Reuters, would have photographers involved with such as staging and other dishonest and misleading shenanigans. Even though recently Reuters had to fire one honest Islamofacist photographer stringer and purge all his pictures from the database for such as staging, still....The Senior VP of AP declares it just isn't so.

    From the American
    Kathleen Carroll, senior Vice President of AP: "I also know from 30 years of experience in this business that you can't get competitive journalists [note that she doesn't limit herself to AP photographers] to participate in the kind of (staging) experience that is being described."

    Below, fromThe Corner, Anderson Cooper gives us this little tidbit:
    They had six ambulances lined up in a row and said, OK, you know, they brought reporters there, they said you can talk to the ambulance drives. And then one by one, they told the ambulances to turn on their sirens and to zoom off, and people taking that picture would be reporting, I guess, the idea that these ambulances were zooming off to treat civilian casualties, when in fact, these ambulances were literally going back and forth down the street just for people to take pictures of them.

    Go with me here, ambulances driving back and forth down the street is exactly the sort of staging AP denies reputable journalists such as their own fine journalists, would get involved with. Yet as Cooper describes above, heh, who were all those reporters summoned by Hezbollah to see these busy ambulances? Wonder if any of them worked for the AP?

    The Bible on Reuters Photo Fraud

    Thank the Blogosphere, specifically finding that little joke of a photo pawned off on us idiots out here in la-la land. At the above linked site, there is definitive proof, documented, categorized, bended, folded, and stapled into one neat little web site.

    Please do visit this site and check out the well-organized documentation on such as the infamous "green helmet guy" and the paid actress in a burqa who lost two houses, blown up by the Israelis of course, in one week.

    One item on the site linked above did intrigue me. The Blogger listed some possible reasons for why Reuters and the big Lamestream Liars are regularly so fooled by these devious but clever Islamofacist photographers. The Blogger suggests that perhaps the media outlets are actually afraid for their lives if they don't report events as the enemy wants them reported.

    I began to wonder.

    No, I don't believe that fat executive at Reuters is afraid for his life when he knowingly publishes lies that he (or she...whoever) knows are lies. I DO believe, however, that these media outlets might well be afraid for the life of their Lamestream media company. For without photographs or reports from behind the enemy line than, well there's no "news" to report, using that term loosely.

    It may be hard for Americans to believe but sometimes people lie. They often lie to save their own skin or the lifestyle for which they have become quite accustomed. The problem with the Lamestream media is that they have ridden this lying horse a little too long and have become immune to the lies they help perpetuate. It's citizen journalists that are finding all this stuff. Citizen journalists who are a recent phenomena. Would Dan Rather's "fake but accurate" little bit of forgery ever have been discovered were it not for the Blogosphere?

    This is not an unimportant matter here. For about forever that godforsaken so-called country of Palestine has been staging photos, all dutifully reported as truth by the Lamestream. I will never forget that video, taken by Israel not un-coincidentally, of a supposedly dead Palestinian being carried on a stretcher. The Palestinian allegedly died from an attack by Israel on a known bomb-making factory. Only the fellows carrying the stretcher accidentally dropped it and lo and behold, the dead man on it immediately jumped up and ran off with the sudden fall. All on video-tape. This was back in the mid-90's as I recall. With the Blogosphere now in full force, these sorts of incidents are immediately caught.

    The thugs, thieves and sons of camels now running many of those Mideast countries use propaganda to control their restless, under-employed populace. Part of this process is to manipulate the news to keep Israel, and the U.S. of A., in front of the citizenry as the culprit for their despair and misery. They have learned how to use our own Lamestream media for their propaganda purposes and go with me here, this is NOT the job of alleged journalists. Journalists are supposed to report the news, boom, as it happens and, go with me again, TRUTHFULLY.

    Hey, threaten the fat execs with loss of their cushy jobs for want of inside "news" and, well think about it. They go along with the joke is what I'm saying here.

    Photoshopping example of Reuters

    Mahmoud's a Blogger!

    Yes I tried to access his site. But it seems I could not and I do not know if the traffic was too high or if the site was just plain down.

    I speak of the Blog of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Who'd have thunk the guy is a Blogger?

    Little known is the fact that Iran has a major censorship program in terms of television, movies, books and newspapers. Can't have the populace reading about freedom and such. Mahmoud is no stranger to kind public relations. He came off as a bang up guy during his interview with Mike Wallace.

    So far, Mahmoud's Blog entries include flattering depictions of his own fine self as a struggling son of a blacksmith who took his university entrance exam even though he had a major nosebleed.

    A kinder and gentler world is all Mahmoud wants. So why doesn't he allow the populace he represents to have a REAL vote on who they want as Iran's leader?

    From the BBC:
    The launch of was reported on state TV, which urged users to send in messages to the president.

    Mr Ahmadinejad's first posting, entitled autobiography, tells of his childhood, Iran's Islamic revolution, and the country's war with Iraq.

    It Takes Time to Get Dead People to the Polls

    Gotta love my home state of Merryland. Its legislators regularly pass legislation whether it's legal or not.

    That Wal-Mart bill is one example, this one too struck down on the first judicial test. I speak specifically of the Merryland "law" that employers in Merryland with more than ten thousand employees MUST provide a certain amount of health care benefits to employees or face a hefty tax to the state of Merryland. That law was struck down and now the law passed by these intelligent lawmakers allowing voters an entire week to vote has too been judicially pooh-poohed.

    From the quote here from the Baltimore Sun, the Merryland constitution stipulates that the Merryland constitution must vote in "their local election districts on a specific day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November". Now I know I'm not as smart as these Merryland legislators, but this restriction on when to vote as delineated in the Merryland constitution seems pretty clear to me. What part of "the Tuesday after the first Monday in November" don't they understand?

    Instead, well it takes some time to gather dead voters, recruit absentee voters who have never lived in Merryland and hey, monitor the results as coming in for that week the legislators give Merryland voters to do the deed, and adjust all tactics to get the winner they want.

    Election days were always one of my favorite days in my Merryland childhood. My Dad was an officer in the local Carpenter's union and on election day, many union guys gathered at all Baltimore voting polls right at closing time. The Electrician's union could take some tool or another and zap those more primitive voting machines and boom, results go up or down as required.

    These voting machines had those little lever things that required the voter to push them down to vote for their choice. Once all the levers were where the voter wanted them, a big lever on the side of the booth was pulled. The votes were then registered and stored in the machine's counter and the curtain opened for the voter to exit.

    It was small matter for the big Baltimore unions to fix these machines to deliver the outcome the Democrats who controlled that city really wanted. No mind what the silly voters wanted.

    I suppose the more modern voting machines of today aren't quite so easy to "adjust" as it were. Thus we must have more time to fix the election to the required outcome.

    Does anybody really think Americans, from any state in the union, really need an entire week to vote? Don't give me that nonsense about absentee ballots, crippled voters or any other stupid reason to justify vote fixing. If someone wants to get to a poll to vote in this country, and can't for any reason, come election day such as the League of Women Voters or even each political party, rents buses and all manner of transportation to get the people to the polls.

    I am so very glad I don't live in that corrupt state anymore, no offense to yon Merrylanders who still might be trapped. What could be absolutely worse than living somewhere where your precious vote means nothing?

    Kind of like living in Iran or under the rule of the House of Saud.

    An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge ruled today that the General Assembly's plan to allow voters to cast ballots in the week before election day is unconstitutional, a ruling that could have profound implications for this year's election.

    Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Robert A. Silkworth ruled that the General Assembly's action violated the clear language of the Maryland Constitution, which says citizens may vote in their local election districts on a specific day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    "Maryland can adopt early voting if it wants by a constitutional amendment," said Albert Figinski, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the case. "What it can't do, in my view and apparently the judge's view, is to do it by legislation."

    There's Still Time to Enter Your Holocaust Cartoon

    TEHRAN (AFP) - An international contest of cartoons on the Holocaust opened in Tehran in response to the publication in Western papers last September of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

    "We staged this fair to explore the limits of freedom Westerners believe in," Masoud Shojai, head of the country's "Iran Cartoon" association and the fair organizer, said.

    "They can freely write anything they like about our prophet, but if one raises doubts about the Holocaust he is either fined or sent to prison," he added.

    Does anybody know anyone, at least here in the U.S. of A., who has been sent to jail or fined for writing or creating a cartoon about the Holocaust?

    We do have, here in America, a healthy contingent of Compassion Police but these are mostly liberals and they really have no authority. Thus a Blogger such as myself might create a happening mockery of the Holocaust like the one some cartoonist did of the mighty Mohammad. The Compassion Police, this time perhaps rightly so, might condemn me and point their politically-correct fingers at me for my insensitivity, they might even succeed in shaming me to removing my thoughtlessness. But would anybody put me in jail?

    I say hurray for the cleverness of the Muslim poohbahs who came up with this plan. Because I say to these nuts who riot over cartoons, and go with me here, YOU WILL NOT SEE AMERICANS OR ISRAELIS FOR THAT MATTER OUT RIOTING LIKE KOOKOIDS OVER HOLOCAUST CARTOONS.

    There. Got that off my chest. Which, by me, makes this entire notion by the Islamofacists to run their own cartoon contest which should, by their logic, offend "westerners" so mightily that they might...well what might we do?

    We've had crucifixes dipped in urine and all manner of religious icons mocked and treated shabbily. We might use the podium of public debate to question such crudeness but again...WE WON'T GO OUT AND FREAKING RIOT!

    I think this notion is only going to make the goofy Islamofacists look even stupider.

    But hey, there's still time for yon readers to enter the contest.

    Speaking of Religious Icons

    Here's a picture of Mohammad in bacon grease. For sale on Ebay!

    Mohammed painted in bacon grease

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    True Crime Update 8/22/06-Complete Jonbenet Story

    A dead baby in an abortion clinic, a book-writing convict gets death penalty, that so-called Journalistic who went nuts on an airplane AND EVERYTHING you need to know about the Jonbenet Ramsey case.

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    Quote of the Day

    "Forget everything you've read about this 'do-nothing' Congress. Bills and resolutions are indeed getting passed: 'Resolved, That the Senate recognizes...the most famous and successful cereals and characters, including: (1) Tony the Tiger; and (2) Snap, Crackle and Pop.'"

    - Columnist John McCaslin

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    Complaint Department

    Here is a link to a website where you can post a complaint about a business or read other people's complaints before you do business with a company. You can also read the response from a business to the complaints. Please pass this on to family and friends, you may be able to save them some problems.

    Complain HERE


    Academic Phrases and Meanings

    The following list of phrases and their definitions might help you understand the mysterious language of science and medicine. These special phrases are also applicable to anyone working on a Ph.D. dissertation or academic paper anywhere!
    "It has long been known"... I didn't look up the original reference.

    "Three of the samples were chosen for detailed study"... The other results didn't make any sense.

    "Typical results are shown"... This is the prettiest graph.

    "In my experience"... once.

    "In case after case"... twice.

    "In a series of cases"... thrice.

    "It is believed that"... I think.

    "It is generally believed that"... A couple of others think so, too.

    "Correct within an order of magnitude"... Wrong.

    "According to statistical analysis"... Rumor has it.

    "A statistically oriented projection of the significance of these findings"... A wild guess.

    "It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding of this phenomenon occurs"... I don't understand it.

    "After additional study by my colleagues"... They don't understand it either.

    "Thanks are due to Joe Blotz for assistance with the experiment and to Cindy Adams for valuable discussions"... Mr. Blotz did the work and Ms. Adams explained to me what it meant.

    "It is hoped that this study will stimulate further investigation in this field"... I quit.

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    Former Basketball Star Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old

    From reading the story, Eddie Johnson, a ten year basketball star for various teams, was a friend of the woman whose daughter he assaulted.


    I don't suppose the lovely Mr. Johnson is a basketball player anymore but God knows how many children might have been his victims during his sports hay day.

    It's important to note, for all parents, that children need to be protected about sports idols the same as that oddball uncle. For the only defense against those who would harm our children is to keep our parental eyeballs on them every minute of the day. An almost impossible feat at times, I understand, but in the end it's not the government that's going to protect the children, witness this child molester Boulder Colorada is importing BACK into the USA. More on this later.

    For sure it's not the college poohbahs that will overlook their out-of-control athletes. Don't count on the major league executives to do the job either.
    From Sports
    Ed JohnsonOCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Former NBA All-Star Eddie Johnson was denied bail Wednesday, a day after being arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

    Though Johnson told Marion County Judge John Futch that he wanted to represent himself, a public defender was assigned to his defense.

    Johnson, 51, was charged Tuesday with sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 and residential burglary for entering the apartment where the girl was staying while her mother was out, said Sgt. Russ Kern of the Ocala police department.

    Strange Dead Baby at Abortion Clinic

    22 weeks pregnant and this lady shows up for an abortion. Let's see, that's what, almost 6 months along?

    According to the story below, she had a "procedure" the day before she showed up the next day, at which time she allegedly "gave birth" to a baby. The stories are conflicting as to whether the baby was born dead or alive.

    Also allegedly, a worker at the abortion mill gathered up the baby, which was 12 inches long and weighed almost three pounds, and put it in a biohazard bag.

    The link below alludes to "conflicting reports" as to how this all came about.

    This clinic has been closed during the investigation and it is asserted that this same abortion mill was closed at another location for a similar incident.

    What in the hell is going on here?

    (CBS4 News) HIALEAH Hialeah Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the gruesome discovery of a dead baby's body inside of an abortion clinic but conflicting stories may prove there's more to the discovery than meets the eye.

    The body was found at "A Gynecologists Diagnostic Center," 3671 West 16th Avenue in Hialeah.

    Witnesses tell police that a young woman, whose identity has not been released, arrived at the clinic last Thursday at roughly 22 weeks pregnant for an abortion procedure.

    Police say the woman arrived the next day after the procedure complaining of severe pain. Workers at the clinic explained to her that the doctor was not available and she'd have to wait.

    The woman was taken into a recovery room and according to witnessess, gave birth in the clinic.

    ''Employees cut the umbilical cord, put the baby in a bag and walked away with it," Hialeah Lt. Ralph Gracia said.

    Even a $55 Book Won't Save You From the Death Penalty

    Stephen Stanko raped a 15 year old girl and strangled his girlfriend. He also wrote a book on America's prison system. Poor fellow had "issues" with South Carolina's prison system and he wrote a book all about it.

    Seems anymore that all a convict has to do is write a stupid book and suddenly he's Jesus Christ and font of all wisdom. While his victims are still dead.

    It all didn't matter because America's jury system worked. Juries are populated by ordinary people with the common sense the political elites do not possess. Not to mention the NY Times, which really did a shameful puff piece on this guy.

    That jury in South Carolina sentenced Stanko to death.

    Good. Put a copy of his book in the casket with him.
    The victim, who was 15 at the time of the attack, said Stanko raped her and strangled his live-in girlfriend, Laura Ling, who also lived in the home.

    From the NY
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- An ex-con who co-wrote a book about life in prison was sentenced to death Friday for killing his live-in girlfriend and raping a 15-year-old girl.

    "This book by two criminologists and a currently incarcerated inmate surveys the history of the correctional system in the US and provides an overview of contemporary prisons, criminal justice policies, women in prison, prisoner rights, and the evolution of current penological practices. As such, it would stand as an effective text for college-level criminology classes. The strength of the work, however, is the powerful personalization of the prison experience provided by Stanko, who is currently incarcerated in South Carolina. He discusses, among other topics, his pretrial detention, the psychology of imprisonment, coping strategies, health care in prison, food, relations with corrections officials, and the intense depression of being cut off from freedom that afflicts most inmates....Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."-Choice

    Try Hard Enough and You Can Always Find a Nut Homegrown Terrorist

    Recently a plane had to be diverted to Boston's Logan Airport due to a "disturbance" caused by one Catherine Mayo.

    Mayo is not a Muslim but read on. Catherine Mayo is a "journalist" and allegedly has a boyfriend in Pakistan. Original reports had the woman carrying a screwdriver, lighter, matches and strange liquids. Then these original reports were denied. At last report the FBI verified that the woman did, indeed, have these items either on her person or on her carry-on luggage.

    Which begs the question as to how she managed to get these items on board as this incident happened right in the middle of that huge bust in London and the subsequent furor over carrying liquids on board airplanes.

    I believe the initial attempts to deny this former peacenik (see quote below) had those damning items on the airplane were absolutely an attempt to protect the airport employees and/or airport who let this lady past check in.

    Beyond that, take a peak at one article from this nut's journalistic past.

    Daily Times - Site Edition Tuesday, March 18, 2003

    AN AMERICAN IN PAKISTAN: Value of dissent

    Catherine Mayo

    The folksongs of the 1960s will never be written again because of President George Bush. He has hampered the liberties of my country in the name of September 11. Songs now can only talk of patriotism they cannot mention peace

    My friend in England sent me three CDs. One she had designed herself, including the album cover inside the case. She is a brilliant and thoughtful woman. One of the CDs that she sent was Cat Stevens, and I listened to it over and over. The first time I listened to the album without having looked at the list of songs, I knew what the last song on the album would be. Peace Train. The last song in every collection by Cat Stevens is always Peace Train.

    I am an American child of the 1960s. We defied the standards of our parents and declared that a war was unjust. And we were heard. We changed the way humans think. We dared to say that the human race does not have to fight wars. Ever. All conflicts can be settled by peaceful means.

    The folksongs of the 1960s are still sung, by my children and their children, but they will never be written again. No one will ever again wail as Cat Stevens did, to compel his country to ride on the peace train.

    I too was a child of the 60's and we made love and not war. But I got over that nuttiness. Make no mistake, there are nuts in this country and now we can draw even more nuts from the pool of former 60's hippies.

    That's the problem with terrorism. Give the Islamofacists enough time and they'll find a few kooks or two out of America's population of almost 300 million people. Hey, they're out there.

    CBS4) BOSTON Criminal charges could be filed Thursday against a Vermont woman who caused a disturbance aboard a London-to-Virginia jet that was diverted to Logan Airport.

    59-year-old Catherine Mayo is being held by federal authorities in Boston.

    Investigators say she was a claustrophobic passenger who became upset and interfered with the flight crew on United Airlines flight 923 Wednesday morning. The pilot declared an in-flight emergency and landed the plane at Logan. The Boeing 767 was escorted by two F-15 jets based out of Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod.

    Passengers say Mayo paced the aisles and peppered her incoherent mutterings with the word "Pakistan." They said two plainclothes men on board and flight attendants tackled the woman. She was handcuffed while the flight was diverted.

    Graffitti on Innocent Animals? Have They No Class?

    A so-called "world-famous" graffiti artist allegedly got it into his head to do some "art" on a few pigs and even a lamb.

    The poor pig was scheduled to appear in a movie so who knows the motives of graffiti artist "Banksy"?

    Some people have entirely too much time on their hands.

    Graffitti covered pig

    A shocked farmer found his pigs, which are to appear in a film by a Glastonbury-based film company, had been used as a canvas by a world-famous graffiti artist.

    Farmer Andrew Wear woke on the morning of Sunday last week to find that five of his pigs and one lamb had been "graffitied". The "tag" or signature on the pigs is that of Banksy, a Bristol-born artist, whose graffiti work fetches thousands of pounds.

    Jonbenet Ramsey

    As of this writing, pervert John Karr is on his way home from Thailand. As every cable news network across the fruited plains has been reporting, including Karr’s seat on the plane and what he ate during the flight.

    Let’s review the Jonbenet Ramsey case, shall we? Review it with an open mind and the good common sense God gave us, the people who carry this country on our backs. The sort of people who serve on juries, delivering verdicts of guilty or not guilty based on evidence and facts, not on lies perpetuated by the criminals.

    I state right now, firmly and with no attempt to deceive, the following is my opinion and my opinion only. Feel free to disagree. If I don’t make the case, than continue on with whatever you believe about this crime.

    First, John and Patsy Ramsey NEVER had to answer questions in a court of law in front of a jury of their peers. NEVER. They did testify before a grand jury but they were so lawyered and public-relationed up that it was almost a waste of time.

    Now, let’s look at the evidence, or lack of same, in this case.

    Most damning is the pineapple. For the Ramseys had went to a Christmas buffet at the home of their friends, the Whites. There was NO pineapple served in any form at this buffet. There was, however, a bowl of pineapple found on the Ramsey kitchen table the morning Jonbenet was reported as kidnapped. The bowl had Patsy’s fingerprints all over it.

    However, the Ramsey parents told police that they put the children to bed just as soon as they got home from the Whites’ house. Jonbenet had undigested pineapple in her stomach; undigested pineapple that according to the autopsy, had likely been consumed within three hours of her death. John and Patsy have no explanation for the pineapple.

    Now it’s possible that Patsy had to give the children something to eat before bedtime as such as Christmas festivities do tend to make children excited and cause them to forget to eat until bedtime. It’s also possible that John and Patsy Ramsey simply forgot that they had given the children pineapple before bedtime the night before they reported Jonbenet was missing.

    How on earth could someone forget such an important fact that had just occurred the night before? Forget this fact to the point of erroneously omitting this fact to the police? Would you, yon reader, have forgotten this?

    Which doesn’t mean that Jonbenet’s parents were responsible for her death but believe this, had John and Patsy ever had to stand trial the prosecutor would have asked them the same question over and over. “Why did you say you put the kids right to bed when evidently, based on the undigested pineapple in Jonbenet’s stomach and the bowl with Patsy’s fingerprints all over it, SOMEBODY gave the children pineapple”. Never…never did John and Patsy Ramsey ever have to answer this question.

    So why would they have lied about this fact? Well, the coroner did come up with a time span within which Jonbenet died. Also, to believe the intruder theory, one would have to assume that all children and parents would have to have been sound asleep when that intruder came in and ran willy-nilly through that house, pulling Jonbenet from her sleep, carrying her up and down spiral and straight staircases, strangling her in the basement and writing a tome of a ransom note. Surely Jonbenet would have protested this stranger pulling her from her bed. So the parents would have to have been sleeping soundly, right, not to hear their daughter crying out?

    Who knows how long that late-night pineapple feeding took? The timeframe was so tight that the Ramseys immediate response to police questioning was that they had put the kids right to bed. All the bases were covered this way.

    How about the total lack of footprints in the snow anywhere around the Ramsey house? The Ramseys themselves entered the front door via a shoveled sidewalk but by the intruder theory the intruder would have entered via a window-well in the basement. A window-well which still held undisturbed cobwebs by the way, never mind that intruder being able to walk through snow while leaving no footprints.

    Let us not forget that anyone who ever spoke a word to the Ramseys were accused very pointedly by this couple, including their friend with whom they’d shared a Christmas evening dinner, the Whites. They accused “Santa Claus”, an old guy who’d just had open-heart surgery and go on, no way could that man have done that marathon murderer. Fleet White became so angry at his former friend John Ramsey that he openly condemned the man and who could blame him? I’d sure be mad if my friend accused me of murdering their daughter when they themselves did it! There were also all manner of people accused by the Ramseys, including school teachers or anyone who might even remotely fit a profile. Remembering please that the Ramseys immediately hired a top-notch PR firm and lawyered up with the most prestigious of attorneys. Attorneys quite knowledgeable that casting suspicion on others is the best way to go after “reasonable doubt” should it ever have come to that.

    A handwriting analysis was done on Patsy Ramsey’s handwriting to compare to that ridiculous ransom note. All reports came back “inconclusive”. For John Ramsey I believe, but am not sure with my ageing memory, it was reported that the ransom note was declared not written by him. Note that the handwriting results did not report that Patsy did NOT write the note, just “inconclusive”.

    Also, both Ramseys did take a lie detector test. Heh. A lie detector test administered by a polygrapher that the Ramseys bought and paid for. Why didn’t they take a lie detector test administered by the state police? Wouldn’t yon reader have readily done such a thing should one’s child be found murdered in its own home? Don’t give me that crap about lawyers advising against. Mark Klass took a lie detector test and so did John Walsh when their children disappeared. No one threw those parents in jail for the murder of their children because, indeed, they did NOT kill their children.

    The morning that Patsy Ramsey phoned the police to report Jonbenet missing, a child’s voice, Burke Ramsey’s, was heard in the background. Yet when the police arrived at the Ramsey’s they said that Burke had just woke up. There exists an enhanced soundbyte of that phone call and Burke’s voice can be heard in the background. So why would the Ramseys lie about this fact? Perhaps because they didn’t want Burke questioned before he was properly coached by expensive Ramsey attorneys?

    Also, the first officer to arrive on the scene found a heavy flashlight in the kitchen. There were NO fingerprints on that flashlight. Not even a fingerprint of any Ramsey family member. Isn’t that odd? Wouldn’t a flashlight in yon reader’s home, especially one evidently used frequently enough to gain a place of honor in the kitchen have someone’s fingerprints on it?

    Why did John and Patsy refuse to ever be interviewed separately. Why? Again, these were parents who’d allegedly just suffered the horror of having their child murdered in her own home.

    In my opinion only, these are the actions of guilty people. Sure they argue that with them being under the so-called “umbrella of suspicion” that they simply followed the advice of their high-priced attorneys. And I suppose they did. If I was not guilty, first I wouldn’t be able to afford an expert PR firm of all things but second, I’d be doing anything to find the killer of my child.

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    Finally, just why was John Ramsey overheard calling for a plane for a trip to, not Michigan as originally planned, but to Atlanta, Georgia? The Boulder police had to stop this thing in its tracks as it appeared that John Ramsey really intended to fly away to Atlanta on the day his daughter was supposedly kidnapped right out of her bed. Investigators were horrified by what they heard and had to tell John Ramsey in no uncertain terms that he was going nowhere. Of course this changed everything in terms of how the Ramseys intended to handle this thing. Would yon reader be making plans to fly across the continent on the morning your child was found missing from her bed with a huge ransom note left behind?

    Why were Jonbenet’s normal bedding still in the washing machine on that floor as testified by the Ramsey housekeeper? Surely this woman knew the bedding usually on Jonbenet’s bed and yet her bed was found perfectly made up the morning of the ransom note with her normal bedding in the dryer. Very odd.

    Why was Patsy Ramsey still dressed in the clothes she wore to the Whites’ Christmas party the night before? A former beauty queen, we are to believe that Patsy Ramsey took off those same clothes then donned them the next morning to go to a vacation home in Michigan. I know it’s possible but hey, it’s possible Patsy Ramsey had a busy night and never had a chance to change her clothes at all.

    Way back in 1996 when this crime occurred, lest yon reader think I cooked up my proposed scenario on the murder of Jonbenet just recently, I wrote a missive on just how I think this crime occurred. The text of this missive copied in its entirety below. If for no other reason, visit the link above and read some of the crazy comments on this Blog post regarding Jonbenet. I think the thing may have been written by John Karr himself or else that nutso Colorado professor aiding and abetting him. If not, well read the comments and get a feel for the crazy theories out there regarding the murder of Jonbenet.

    Even the most studied of all of the investigators agree that if an intruder killed Jonbenet, it was a "familiar" intruder, as opposed to a "foreign" intruder. In other words, it's remotely possibly someone known to the Ramseys might have gotten into their large and awkward house, perhaps slipping through a basement window while breaking no spider webs but forgive the editorial intrusion. Or maybe hiding out after an earlier visit then sneaking around after family bedtime doing the dirty deed. But know that no one, even Smit, thinks it's possible that someone came in that house out of the blue, found the notepad, jotted the ransom novel, navigated spiral and straight staircases with oddly placed light switches, fed the child pineapple before kidnapping her, then bashed in her skull, finished her off with a home-made garrote(made from Patsy Ramsey's paintbrush, coincidentally) wrapped her in the thermal blanket from her bed, found her favorite pink Barbie nightgown to lay tenderly by her corpse, then laid her to rest in that convenient wine cellar three flights down.

    Problem with the familiar intruder theory, the only remotely plausible one and even then it's a stretch from here to Sunday, is that all of the possible suspects have been cleared. Forget the weird Santa Claus. He couldn't even carry a laundry basket down the hall much less all the Jonbenet Olympic murder activity. The man had just had open heart surgery!

    The Ramseys say they put Jonbenet to bed right after returning home from the party yet the coroner found undigested pineapple in her stomach estimated to have been eaten from ten to midnight on Christmas night. The Whites, friends of the Ramseys and who were their Christmas dinner hosts, did not serve any raw pineapple. A bowl of raw pineapple was found on the Ramsey table with Patsy Ramsey's fingerprints on the bowl. The Ramseys claim to know nothing about the pineapple. Which means that the intruder had to feed Jonbenet the pineapple, a scenario, forgive me, that I find totally unbelievable.

    Also, the Ramseys say that Burke was asleep the morning that Patsy called 911 to report Jonbenet missing. Yet an enhanced tape of that call reveals Burke's voice in the background, asking what was going on. I say the Ramseys wanted to keep Burke away from the cops when they arrived so they sent him back to bed before they came. Perhaps they were afraid what Burke might blurt out before proper coaching.

    I think that Patsy Ramsey bashed in Jonbenet's skull with a heavy flashlight. Said flashlight was found on the Ramsey counter but there were NO fingerprints on it...odd. My flashlights probably have my fingerprints all over it. I believe Patsy was about to turn in, still dressed in Christmas attire and finally having gotten the children to bed, weary at having to give Jonbenet pineapple so late at night when she didn't even eat her Christmas dinner. She was heading upstairs to her room and slipped into Jonbenet's room, flashlight on so as not to require flipping the switch, to check on her. She became furious when she found the child's bed was already wet. Patsy had told Jonbenet to be sure and go to the bathroom before going to bed, that they were going to Michigan in the morning and she would not have time to be washing sheets. She pulled Jonbenet out of the bed and hit her in the head with that heavy flashlight in her fury. Oddly, I read that the wound didn't bleed, that Jonbenet's skull was bashed inward. It was a fatal wound, but not an especially bloody one.

    I believe that John Ramsey heard the commotion and came down from their upper level bedroom to check it out. Then both parents had to decide what to do. John could see that Jonbenet was dying. Nothing he could do would un-do what had happened to the child. In desperation, Patsy said she would handle everything, that no one would ever suspect her. Already she was mentally cooking up a ransom note and a scenario that would explain Jonbenet's disappearance. John decided he'd already lost his daughter. No sense in bringing more uproar into his life. He knew that Patsy had been under a lot of stress. He almost lost her to cancer. She dearly loved Jonbenet and would give her own life to un-do her grievous action in a moment of rage. Maybe she told John she meant to strike the bed post. Maybe she did. John Ramsey loved his wife.

    I really believe that Patsy and John thought the police would show up, read the ransom note, write their reports, and over the next several weeks contact the parents periodically to see if they've heard from Jonbenet or her kidnapers. Only Jonbenet would be buried in some unknown plot in Atlanta, Georgia, taken there by her parents when the police finished their investigation and took the notes. The parents would be appropriately distraught when the police called, but no, they haven't heard another word from the kidnapers. Did the police hear anything?

    John Ramsey was overheard the morning of the "kidnapping" calling his pilot and arranging for a plane to take the family to Atlanta. When Detective Arndt heard this, she told him no way could he just up and leave the state like that. Of course, this foiled the plans of John and Patsy Ramsey. If they had to hang around all day, then John would have to find a way to conveniently 'find' Jonbenet's body at some point. Their original plan had been thwarted.

    Jonbenet was 'dressed' for burial. Interestingly, the child IS buried in Atlanta, in an official grave rather than the unknown one they were going to have to resort to at first. She was small enough to put in a large duffle bag, lump it onto a private airplane, the pilot none the wiser.

    Finally, will Jonbenet's killer ever be brought to justice?

    I say yes.

    I believe Burke Ramsey knows something. He may have slept through all the trauma of the night, but he may know if Jonbenet ate pineapple that night. He knows if he woke up early that morning but is denying it for his parents. Then again, maybe Burke overheard his parents in the middle of the night, something that would eliminate the intruder theory.

    When Burke is of age, I believe he will be called to testify. If he would refuse, he could possibly be charged with obstruction of justice.

    Burke is the key. Will he remain loyal to his parents or finally tell the truth?

    Please not in the above, written in 1997, while this case was ongoing, I speculate that in the end Burke Ramsey will be called to testify. I did not know then that Patsy would die when she did and given that eventuality, I now do not think that Burke will be called to testify.

    Now let’s talk about this hapless John Karr. There’s been a few instances where the endless cable pundits have put forth as evidence that this man killed Jonbenet Ramsey.

    He’s obsessed with the Polly Klass case and, indeed, corresponded with the real killer of Polly Klass for a few years. Even more odd, John Karr actually had a copy of Polly Klass’ death certificate. Then the Jonbenet case came along and he begins to obsess with this case. It’s not like such a thing is unheard of.

    First, we learn that he once signed a yearbook with the words “should be the conquerer”. Those words begin with “SBTC”, the same initials found at the end of the ransom note come novel. It turns out that these words are found in the bible somewhere so it’s not like a unique and unusual thing. An odd coincidence, perhaps, but hardly the sort of thing that would convict anyone.

    Second, a picture exists somewhere with John Karr near or holding a teddy bear dressed up like Santa Claus. A teddy bear like this was found on Jonbenet’s bed and the Ramseys claim that Jonbenet never had such a toy.

    Well hey, if the Ramseys claim this than it must be true. It’s not like anyone else would know if Jonbenet ever had such a toy. It was Christmas time after all. Jonbenet could have gotten the teddy bear at some party of another and the parents didn’t know it. Or the Ramseys did know Jonbenet had such a teddy bear but knew that it was so new that anyone else would not yet know about it. Leaving a space for reasonable doubt as I see it but I could be wrong. The fuzzy pictures I’ve seen of John Karr aren’t all that definitive and hey, the guy was obsessed with Jonbenet! How hard would it be to obtain an identical teddy bear, just so he could hug it at night and be close to his beloved Jonbenet? I’d softly suggest that it’s not all that likely, what with the perp who broke into the Ramsey house, climbed spiral staircases and went down to far away wine cellars, that a perp would have time to leave a stuffed toy on Jonbenet’s bed.

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    Here is a link to two book reviews I did on books about the Ramsey case. This is provided for yon reader who might want to catch up on the details of this case and also as proof that I have read and researched this thing.

    Finally, let us remember the following: Somewhere out there is an eager young attorney. This attorney is chomping at the bit to be appointed public counsel for John Karr. Sure it’s more about fame and possible fortunes to come, but it’s no matter. This attorney is ready and quite able to prove that John Karr did not commit this crime. Already I heard Karr’s brother say, with my own lying ears, that John Karr was at his home the evening of December 25, 1996 and they’ve got pictures to prove it. John Karr lived in Georgia at the time and so did his brother. Karr’s ex-wife has declared the same thing although I never heard her say it, just reported by the cable pundits. It’s hard to kill somebody in Colorado when you’re in Georgia.

    Popular sentiment is that the DNA test will be the definitive proof in this case and I’ll go along with that. If John Karr’s DNA is found anywhere in the Ramsey home or on Jonbenet’s body, than I’ll believe the man did the deed.

    Why is it that I don’t believe this will happen for a minute? If those Colorado flackies for the Ramseys had proof-positive that Karr’s DNA was on Jonbenet they’d have stated so proudly during that joke of a press conference they gave on 8/17/06. During said press conference, may I remind, that silly prosecutor did not announce, as one would expect, that they’ve captured a murder and pedophile. No. Instead she warns us all to be patient and let justice take its course. She even cited the wise words of John Ramsey to that effect, go to hell do they think we are all stupid out here in la-la land?

    Finally, what’s the damn deal with these out-of-control prosecutors? Witness the Duke case and now, frankly I state without reservation, this Colorado woman decides to spend taxpayer dollars to bring home this creep because hey, WE NEED MORE PEDOPHILES IN AMERICA!

    Because that ambitious defense attorney is going to defend John Karr and no way will this guy take the rap for this crime he didn’t commit.

    Then what?

    Well then they’re going to have to let John Karr loose unless they can nail him for another crime.

    At some point John Karr will be walking the streets of the U.S.A. and his history shows that this guy tends to wander a lot.

    Whose kid will he molest next?

    All to save the precious Ramseys.

    More True Crime Updates HERE


    Birds-Redtailed Hawks and Robins; Some Great Bird Photography

    A redtailed hawk dares to threaten a robin’s family; an excellent nature photographer struts her stuff.

    Pic of the Day
    Bad dog tears up couch

    Quote of the Day

    "Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best."

    ~Henry Van Dyke~

    Web Site Worth the Visit
    Animal School

    Here’s a pretty music-accompanied story about animals and the skills they possess and why. Sound on. Good to watch with younger children.



    Which were 'gleaned' from the 'Net....

  • A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

  • A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

  • A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will find yourself looking forward to the trip.

  • A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

  • All generalizations are false, including this one.

  • Always remember that you're unique, just like everyone else.

  • Always try to be modest and be proud of it!

  • Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  • Borrow money from pessimists; they don't expect it back.

  • Despite the rising cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?

  • Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.


    From the men's corner:

  • "You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? ....... Me neither." Steve Martin

  • "Getting married for the sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts" Jeff Foxworthy

    Lastly and most definitely , the least....

  • In an interview with GQ, Paris Hilton stated that she is paid up to $500,000 to open events and appear at functions. Recently she was invited to Austria where all she had to do was wave and say that she loved Austria..... Her pay?

    $1,000,000! - 'Nuff said!

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    The Robin and the Redtailed Hawk

    Red Tailed Hawk I was very surprised, and pleased, when a juvenile redtailed Hawk landed in the black walnut tree adjacent to my porch. Hawks are beautiful birds and it isn’t often one gets to see one up so close.

    But I knew there was a nest of robins in that tree and I feared the hawk would go after the nestlings. Anxiously I watched the tree for any sign of the robins. Soon one robin flew out of the tree. I think, but am not at all sure, it was the female robin. I don’t know if she was feeding the babies or still sitting on the nest. Their nest was up so high that I was only able to monitor the nest-building activities and I had no idea whether the eggs had hatched.

    Which didn’t much matter because the eggs or hatchlings were in danger from the hawk and I wondered where on earth was Daddy robin.

    I saw the hawk fly up towards the nest and now I figured I myself must take some action. Sure I don’t like to mess with Mother Nature and it could have been, as nature demanded, that some pretty robins’ eggs would end up as a hawk’s lunch. Despite my best of intentions I could not sit still and watch that hawk kill those baby birds.

    Now what I intended to do about it I had no idea. I figured if I yelled and screamed I might scare the hawk out of the tree and save the robins. I left the porch, still wondering where the male robin was as it was HIS job, not mine, to protect the nest. I positioned myself beneath the tree and prepared to scare a hawk.

    From out of nowhere a bird flew in quicker and more determined than a jet plane.
    I had no idea robins could fly that fast! That male robin zoomed in from somewhere and I must say I was impressed. He was a mad parent bird and I could see it in his demeanor. His wings were spanned wide and he positively soared across the sky with quick speed.

    Within seconds one immature redtailed hawk was flying furiously out of that tree with one very mad robin giving it chase. I was so damn impressed with that male robin that I cheered him on as he chased that hawk across the skies, biting and pecking him as he flew. At one point I even gave a lusty cheer to this robin who protected his family with every instinct he had. At one point I considered that the male robin was maybe overdoing it but hey, he was mad as hell and wasn’t going to take it anymore.

    I saw the female robin come back to the nest so I assume she was still incubating the eggs. I also assume, but have no proof, that she went and found her mate after flying out of the tree at the assault by the hawk.

    That male robin finally got done with that hawk, poor thing might never get over it, and he was still mad. So he went after every bird in the surround, even those who weren’t doing a thing.

    Victory. The robin family was safe. One immature redtailed hawk will likely not come back to that black walnut tree.

    Bird Photographer Extraordinaire

    I belong to an email list that is blessed with an excellent nature photographer. Below is a montage of some of the pictures she has compiled.

    Below is all information to view more scenes captured by a photographer with a keen eye.

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    Sapsucker,heron,swallow bird montage


    More Gardens and Bird posts HERE


    Pop Culture Update 8/18/06

    Mel Gibson-what kind of kook are you? Hillary’s sexy bust; Courtney Cox’s baby “exposes” her. Media Nuggets, Blind Item Fun

    Pic of the Day
    Racoons Peeking out of sewer drain

    Quote of the Day
    -Irish Blessing-

    "May those that love us, love us,
    and those that don't love us,
    may God turn their hearts.

    If he doesn't turn their hearts,
    may He turn their ankles
    So we will know them by their limping."

    Web Site Worth the Visit
    Draw a Pig and Determine Your Personality

    Hand to God, and it's a cute one, this site not only lets the user draw a pig, but from the details of said drawing the site will provide a personality profile.

    Be sure to draw a big tail. You'll find out why. ;)

    Draw a Pig HERE



    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

    A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

    Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

    Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

    The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

    It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

    The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.

    Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.

    A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

    The shin bone is a device for finding furniture.

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    The Mel Gibson Flap

    Goodness the world almost halted when Mel Gibson got stopped while driving under the influence and uttered a stream of anti-Semitic words that could burn ears.

    As the pundits opined and The Koz Kidz smirked I considered ole Mel and where on earth he is coming from.

    For I simply do not understand anti-Semitism and never have. In fact, I'll go out on a limb here and softly suggest that even though the rest of the planet seems to be anti-semitic for reasons I don't understand, I'd argue that the United States of America is a country with little anti-semitism and there's a reason for this.

    I am not Jewish and, indeed, would be considered as WASPY as they come. Just to stipulate.

    As my naïve self considers it, anti-semitism stems from insane and unreasonable jealousy. For the Jews are normally a more intelligent and enterprising people. I speak of the Jewish lineage as opposed to the actual religion of Judaism although political correctness notwithstanding, Judaism is almost as much a heritage as it is a religion. At least as I see it but some might ask what do I know.

    Americans too are generally intelligent and enterprising people. Which makes the rest of the world hate us. Unlike the Jews, Americans haven't quite got used to being hated and resented by the very small and petty individuals who live in hopeless squalor even if located in a lush fertile part of the world that should have bountiful riches from agriculture or natural resources pouring into the national coffers.

    It's got something to do with Darwin as I see it.

    So Mel Gibson, hey, why on earth does he hate Jews so? I've heard his father was very anti-Semitic and I suppose such things can be learned, look at those Islmaofacist schools that teach youngsters that suicide bombing is such a wonderful thing.

    Even so, an intelligent mind can overcome brainwashing so again, what's with Mel Gibson?

    I'm not impressed with Gibson no matter how many apologies he makes. Small bitter people like this just make me want to move on.

    Mel Gibson Apologizes for DUI Arrest, 'Despicable' Remarks

    Mel GibsonLOS ANGELES, July 29, 2006 - Mel Gibson issued a lengthy statement Saturday apologizing for his drunk driving arrest and saying he has battled alcoholism throughout his life.

    Gibson also apologized for what he said were "despicable" statements he made to the deputies who arrested him early Friday morning on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

    "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested," he said in a statement issued by his publicist. "I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my
    horrific relapse."


    "If a drunken Mel Gibson did indeed call out, 'Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,' then there can be only one possible place for a man who believes such things: as the next Secretary General of the United Nations."

    - Columnist David Frum

    Disney Cancels Mel Gibson Holocaust Series

    The ABC television network has pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson 's production company, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network

    Media Nuggets

    From FreeRepublic's Sunday Talk Show Thread:

    MSM on watch!
    Vice President Cheney recently picked a Press Assistant. His job description: "The Press Assistant is responsible for monitoring media for various national security and domestic issues, informing the Press Secretary and Deputy Press Secretary of issues of note and factual inaccuracies in the media."

    Walking the walk?
    Clinton(who waives $100000 speaking fee), Hillary, Gore & host of democrats were invited to NewsCorp. gala.

    Hundreds of troops and veterans from the war in Iraq are blogging world-wide, and many are focused on a common enemy: "Journalists."

    Media Bits
    Fox News' Greta Van Susteren owns a 144-seat seaside restaurant & an 80-foot yacht.
    Ann Coulter appeared on CNBC's Donny Deutsch, MSNBC's Hardball, and CNBC's Kudlow all within the span of only three days - Rumor is that Coulter is testing waters whether to accept MSNBC's offer of a show.
    Bianca Solorzano(former MSNBC host) becomes CBS News correspondent.

    XM Radio Widens Loss, Losing Subscribers.

    Time magazine announced it's replacement for fired Matt Cooper - Ana Marie Cox (specialist in sex, alcohol, and potty humor & creator of Wonkette website).

    The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs
    Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today's world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn't give their domain names enough consideration:
  • 1. A site called 'Who Represents' where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name. wait for it. is
  • 2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
  • 3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
  • 4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at
  • 5. Then of course, there's the Italian Power Generator company.
  • 6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
  • 7. If you're looking for computer software, there's always
  • 8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is
  • 9. Then, of course, there's these brainless art designers, and their
    whacky website:
  • 10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at

  • This Is Why She's a Bust in the Sex Museum

    Rush Limbaugh has been having fun with the story of Hillary Clinton's bust being featured at a NY Sex Museum. The notion is that Hillary is a powerful woman and that power exudes sex appeal. Well hey, I didn't say it was MY notion.

    Below, a pic of the infamous Sexy Hillary bust. Below this, a tidbit from regarding the cost of keeping Hillary sexy.

    Hillary Bust
    Reprinted from

    Monday, July 24, 2006 3:54 p.m. EDT
    Hillary Clinton's $6,000 Beauty Sessions

    Sen. Hillary Clinton has put together an army of 50 staffers and more than 20 consultants as she prepares to do battle for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president.

    Included in those ranks is acclaimed Washington, D.C., hairstylist Isabelle Goetz, who has collected $3,000 in recent months to clip the former first lady's locks.

    Federal fund-raising records reveal that Clinton paid $1,500 to Goetz in April and another $1,000 in May.

    She passed off both sessions as "media production" expenses, according to the New York Post.

    Goetz, the favored stylist of John Kerry, also got $405 from Hillary's campaign in April to cover her travel expenses, and a $38 expenses tab in May.

    Clinton paid out another $3,000 to Hollywood makeup artist Barbara Lacy for eye-lining and other makeup work before she appeared in a film seen on her re-election Web site, the Post reports.

    Once again, the beauty sessions were listed as "media production" expenses.

    The Dixie Chicks, Capitalism and Anti-Americanism

    Heh. There's not one damn thing they can do about it.

    But yes, in fact, we have free speech here in America. Lots of free speech as a matter of note. If a country/western group wants to lambaste our President overseas goodness knows, use your free speech Dixie ladies.

    Yet the Dixie Chick audience doesn't like it one bit. Not one little bit and they aren't buying tickets and that's the rub. THE GODDAMN AUDIENCE HAS FREE SPEECH TOO YOU TWITS!

    See, free speech includes NOT buying tickets to Dixie Chick concerts. And although the Compassion Police excoriate the silly American public who thinks performers should entertain and stay the hell out of political commentary, the silly American public still refuses to buy Dixie Chick tickets and no one, not Saddam, not Castro, not the Koz Kidz themselves, CAN MAKE THEM.

    Live it, love it, learn it. DEAL WITH IT.


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates.

    Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site.

    Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates.

    The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications have reported lackluster sales in some markets, particularly in the South and Midwest.


    From: **NY Post Page 6 BLIND ITEMS 8/2**

    WHICH hunky actor who once picked up a young man and brought him back to the Mercer Hotel for oral sex is now hanging out with a top athlete? The two are said to be more than just workout buddies.

  • Vin Diesel?
  • Matthew McConaughey & Lance Armstrong


    WHICH Hollywood agent is denying he left his wife and kids for one of his clients? She's a top-tier movie star recently separated from her husband, and she's denying it, too . . .

  • This one is Hillary Swank. Don't know the agent's name, though...
    Courtney Cox and Boobs

    Came across this pic on an email list and how could I not include such a gem in a gossip post?

    Courtney Cox boob

    John Travolta's Home

    A lot of neighborhoods don't allow the owners to park Boeing 707s outside their homes, which is why actor John Travolta moved to Jumbolair, near Ocala.

    It's not just another housing development, as you can tell by the

    1.4-mile airstrip and the Boeing 707 parked next to one of the houses.

    Located in the Central Florida town of Anthony, just north of Ocala, it's called Jumbolair, and it's the new home of John Travolta -- '70s TV phenom,film
    superstar, Oscar-nominated actor, sex symbol, accomplished pilot, doting husband and father.

    After several years of whispers about his building a house here, the 49-year-old actor has taken up residence in his completed mansion. A lifelong love of aviation holds the key to Travolta's decision to build at Jumbolair.

    Travolta owns at least two jets, a Gulfstream and a huge Boeing 707B.

    Simply put, there aren't very many non-commercial airstrips where planes of that size can take off and land. Jumbolair, with its long landing strip and massive
    jet wash berms at either end, is one of them.

    Aerial view-John Travolta's House

    About a decade ago, Travolta had a home in a fly-in community near Daytona, but was sued by neighbors who claimed his jet airplanes were too big and noisy
    for their facility.

    The very layout of his new house is testament to Travolta's love of flying.

    It's located immediately off the main airstrip, and is designed so his jets can taxi right up to two outbuildings connected to the main structure, which is shaped like a squat air-control tower. Travolta literally can walk out his door, under a canopied walkway and into the cockpit, open the long mechanized gate and be airborne in a matter of minutes.

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration pilot database, Travolta is qualified in several types of single- and multi-engine aircraft, and has the highest pilot medical certification possible.

    "We know that Travolta's an accomplished pilot. ... A lot of people fly for the pleasure of it, and he's one of them," said John Clabes, an FAA spokesman.

    "If you have this many ratings on these types of high-performance aircraft, you're obviously a good pilot."

    In layman's terms, Travolta has enough experience flying large multi-engine jets that he could easily switch to piloting commercial airliners for a living.

    More Gossip/Speculation HERE