Wednesday

Miscellany-All Halloween Edition: Cartoons, Halloween Lore and Ugly Shoes So Comfortable

Happy Halloween! It's an all Halloween edition with lots of funny/scary cartoons, a montage of poor pets costumed by their owners and some people costumes as well.

Plus some more miscellany including Bill Cosby's book excerpt, food ads versus the reality with appropriate pics and other this-and-that including some reverie on the ugliest but most comfortable of shoes.


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The Allure of the Cave

Remember that story a few weeks about re those missing students who were last believed to be exploring some cave in Austin, Texas?

The kids were eventually found so there’s the happy ending.

From Statesman.com:
Rescue workers have been searching since early this morning for four people believed to be inside Airman's Cave, a narrow limestone cavity that runs parallel to South Lamar Boulevard.

The people - three women and a man believed to be University of Texas students - set out to explore the cave at around 9 a.m. Saturday, officials said. The cavers told friends to call for help if they weren't back by midnight Saturday. At around 5 a.m., the friends called 911.


I did a little checking on this cave and I suppose every city must have its urban legends.

pic of hole to enter airman's cave


From IO.com:
The cave is a long and narrow passage within a few thin layers of the Austin formation starting from Barton Creek and going under the Brodie Oaks shopping center. It is notorious for being mostly crawling without much reward other than a sense of accomplishment, though the full 3800 foot journey to the farthest explored reach of the cave is rewarded with a nice formation room.


I would be scared out of my mind and feel like I was in my own coffin to enter this thing.

The Deer Story

I came across this story on the Internet somewhere and thought it hilarious. The details are so exact that the story has the ring of truth.
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I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer.

I figured that since they congregated at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there, (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed, while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away) that it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, which had seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it.

After about 20 minutes my deer showed up, 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out, from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end, so I would have a good hold.

The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it. It took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and received an education.

The first thing that I learned, is that while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope. That deer EXPLODED.

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range, I could fight down with a rope with some dignity. A deer, no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it.

As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head.

At that point I had lost my taste for corn fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots, where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death. I managed to get it lined up to back in between my truck and the feeder, a little trap I had set beforehand. Kind of like a squeeze chute.

I got it to back in there and started moving up so I could get my rope back.
Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head, almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now) tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the hound out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.

That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day. Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that when an animal like a horse strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond I devised a different strategy. I screamed like woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and three times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.

Now when a deer paws at you and knocks you down it doesn't immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.

...........Now for the local legend...........

I was pretty beat up. My scalp was split open, I had several large goose eggs, my wrist was bleeding pretty good and felt broken (it turned out to be just badly bruised) and my back was bleeding in a few places, though my insulated canvas jacket had protected me from most of the worst of it. I drove to the nearest place, which was the co-op. I got out of the truck, covered in blood and dust and looking like I'd just come from a barroom brawl. The guy who ran the place saw me through the window and came running out yelling "what happened" I have never seen any law in the state of Kansas that would prohibit an individual from roping a deer. I suspect that this is an area that they have overlooked entirely.

Knowing, as I do, the lengths to which law enforcement personnel will go to exercise their power, I was concerned that they may find a way to twist the existing laws to paint my actions as criminal.

I swear, not wanting to admit that I had done something monumentally stupid played no part in my response. I told him "I was attacked by a deer." I did not mention that at the time I had a rope on it. The evidence was all over my body. Deer prints on the back of my jacket where it had stomped all over me and a large deer print on my face where it had struck me there. I asked him to call somebody to come get me. I didn't think I could make it home on my own. He did. Later that afternoon, a game warden showed up at my house and wanted to know about the deer attack.

Surprisingly, deer attacks are a rare thing and wildlife and parks was interested in the event. I tried to describe the attack as completely and accurately as I could. I was filling the grain hopper and this deer came out of nowhere and just started kicking the hell out of me and BIT me. It was obviously rabid or insane or something. EVERYBODY for miles around knows about the deer attack (the guy at the co-op has a big mouth).

For several weeks people dragged their kids in the house when they saw deer around and the local ranchers carried rifles when they filled their feeders.

I have told several people the story, but NEVER anybody around here. I have to see these people every day and as an outsider, a "city folk," I have enough trouble fitting in without them snickering behind my back and whispering "there is the dumb-butt that tried to rope the deer."

Author unknown (for OBVIOUS REASONS)!

Time for Some Halloween Costumes
Humans and animals…



Montage of cute Halloween costumes 2007


Bill Cosby Tells It Like It Is

Bill Cosby recently co-authored a book. He was out and about recently and I was so bowled over by the power of his truth…and excerpt below:
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk:

Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.

In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now
we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what ? ?

And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

Where were you when he was 2 ? ?

Where were you when he was 12 ? ?

Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol ? ?

And where is the father ? ? Or who is his father ?

Bill Cosby


People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?

People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something ? ?

Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up ?

Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from??

We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.

We have got to take the neighborhood back.

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks, have to do a better job.

We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

We cannot blame the white people any longer."
Dr. William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. /blockquote>

Dog With a Heart

Well it IS a Miscellany post…

Chihuahua with perfect heart on fur


Food Ads-the Glossy versus the Actual

They ought to do a study of clothes…like how they look on the model, then how they look on ME.

Pics of food, ads versus actual


Ugly Shoes That Feel So Beautiful

Yes I plopped down fourteen bucks and bought me a pair.

pic of my ugly but very comfortable plastic shoes


When I first saw these shoes, on a neighbor child of all people, I wondered what was that mother thinking?

As time went on I noticed that lots of people were wearing these weird plastic type shoes with holes all around, a strap around the hell to hold the shoe on and always ugly as hell.

It began with the gardening trogs. Indeed I have a fine pair of plastic type shoes that were hyped as the cool shoes for the gardener who can, after a day with the plants, just squirt the things clean with a gardening hose. The gardening things, however, didn’t have holes or that flip-flop strap.

Of course my ugly shoes of a recent purchase have little fake jewels affixed over the top because hey, women gotta have SOME decoration.

Folks, these shoes are so comfortable and I know that these are how our feet were meant to be attired. I am told that President Bush was recently photographed on his ranch wearing a pair of the things.

The joke’s on us, folks. For across the fruited plains Americans are raving about these ugly shoes that mold to our feet so that they become part of our feet.

And they’re very cheap. My fourteen bucks was likely extra for the shining jewels but they were selling these things at the Delaware State Fair for around eight bucks.

The irony is that for all the many years of designing shoes at all costs, styles and flavors, the best shoe of all would be made of plastic and ugly as all get-out.

Ending With a Halloween Smile

…in case you didn’t know.

Halloween cartoon illustrating where candy corn comes from




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Tuesday

True Crime-Looks Like a Death Penalty for Lisa Montgomery and Lots More the Media's Not Telling About Generlo Wilson

You've been hearing that he had consensual sex with a 15 year old when he was only 17. Yes, ten years was a bit much for that "crime" but in this True Crime post we learn that Generlo Wilson's night of passion wasn't nearly as ordinary as the media's made it out to be.

Also, we've got another female teacher rapist. Whether or not these sex offenders go to jail depends on how "hot" they are.

Plus Lisa Montgomery death penalty very likely, a sad story, a beautiful pics, of a canine hero who gave his life for his handler and a barmaid who can crush beer cans with her breasts.


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Dakota...May This Hero Dog Rest In Peace

My own fine dog, a Belgian Malinois, got a little extra loving and attention from me the day I learned of the death of Dakota.

From the Columbian.com:
BRUSH PRAIRIE - The tracking dog Dakota was shot and killed Tuesday as teams of SWAT officers closed in on an armed convicted murderer - who allegedly had told an acquaintance he wanted to "kill a cop."



Dakota, a 5-year-old German shepherd owned by the Vancouver Police Department, was shot in the head and killed about 3 1/2 hours after police were called to the Lewis & Clark Railway Co. tracks just east of Northeast Caples Road in Brush Prairie.

Dakota's murderer, a fine fellow, 38-year-old Ronald Chenette, had been convicted of a murder in 1987. One must wonder why this guy is running around now.

Police had received a call that Chenette was out with a gun and threatening to kill. A swat team and officers of the local Washington state police department surrounded the woods where Chenette was hiding. Dakota was released to track Chenette.

Dakota did his police canine job as he'd been trained to do. Evidently Dakota had found Chenette and was attacking him when Chenette fired a bullet into the dog's head, killing him instantly.

The dog's handler found his beloved dog and carried him from the woods.

Chenette is up for the "three strikes and you're out" law and this is his third strike.

Genarlow Wilson Not the Angel the Media Would Have You Believe

Genarlow Wilson was 17 when he and some friends decided to have a drunken orgy of a New Year's Eve party. He and a female , hardly his "girlfriend" as the media would have you believe, engaged in oral sex. The female was 15, not of legal age at the time while Wilson, at age 17, was of legal age. So Wilson was guilty of a sexual assault crime.

Now how did the police know that Wilson and this woman had oral sex that fateful night? Could it be because the fine Genarlow VIDEOTAPED it all?

Further, this same fine Mr. Wilson had very questionable sex, again that same night this wonderful example of manhood, with another female. Again, the fine Wilson was so proud of his sexual exploits that he videotaped this escapade. Only this female claimed she had been drugged to the point of non-consent and Wilson went on trial before a jury.

The jury studied Wilson's proud videotapes, this hero of Black America, and acquitted Wilson of rape charges although the jury did think the female making the rape charge appeared to be heavily sedated, the jury also found there was reasonable doubt about her state of mind.

Wilson was then charged with sexual assault because this very, very fine and proud man also had on videotape this 15 year old giving him oral sex. Again, the girl doing the deed appeared to be doing it willingly but as it would turn out Wilson was guilty of a crime. 16 years old was the age of consent at the time; the girl was underage to give consent while Wilson was of an age of sexual consent. There was only two years age difference between the two and at the time there was a ten year mandatory sentence for such crimes.

So the legislature of Georgia overturned that mandatory sentence although it wasn't retroactive. Still Wilson had already served two and half years for his night of New Year's debauchery and most fair folks consider this quite enough. Georgia's supreme court overturned Wilson's sentence and he was released.

Now understand that a ten year sentence for a 17 year old engaging in consensual oral sex with a 15 year old is certainly not worth ten years in jail and for sure that was never the intent of the law. The ten year mandatory sentence was likely intended for when 35 year old men decide to seduce a 14 year old love-struck adolescent.

However, to listen to the media out and hyping the wonderful Genarlow as a paragon of youthful innocence is to push the envelope a bit. Here's a 17 year old high school kid, an athlete with a promising future, and he has to get all involved in a drug and alcohol orgy and videotape his fine self having sex with females whose ability to consent is highly in doubt.

Hardly the abused angel the media would have you believe. Yes he should be released from jail and most folks think this is fair. Now let's see if Wilson has learned anything from this whole episode.

From ESPN.com:
FORSYTH, Ga. -- A former high school football star given 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with another teenager was freed Friday by Georgia's highest court, which ruled that his sentence amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.


Just In Time for Halloween...Vampire Sex

46 year old Robert McDaniel is an amenable fellow. So when his 24 year old lover suggested some sex play that would have her tying him up, good ole Robert agreed.

From Google.com:
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A woman who stabbed her tied-up lover so she could drink his blood has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Tiffany Sutton told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge David Udall that she was sorry for the incident and said she never meant to hurt anyone, but received the stiff sentence anyway after he called the crime especially heinous.

Yes the female young enough to be his daughter turned out to be a bit of a kook and refused to release McDaniel when he so requested.

Instead the fine Tiffany Sutton stabbed the tied and bound McDaniel several times before he was able to get free. Turns out that Tiffany thought she was a vampire and wanted to drink McDaniel's blood.

Tiffany got ten years for this little bit of fun. McDaniel should avoid Goth looking young girls in the future.

I'm just sayin' ...



What's With These Female Teachers?

First, a 29 year old woman and a 17 year old boy...consider. Forget for a moment that the woman is the boy's teacher, just think about the dynamic of a very adult woman choosing such a young kid as a lover.

Yeah I know all about Mary Kay Letourneau but she was a nut too.

Now how about this woman is the kid's teacher? How about this...how about those mighty teachers' unions demand that before a teaching certificate is granted that all would-be teachers must sign a statement that they understand that as teachers of the youth that they have NO right to use their students for their sexual gratification? Make them sign the thing just in case they are too stupid to get it.

Scuttlebutt has it that this boy went about bragging about his affair to all of his friends so why is this a surprise? Did this 29 year old woman deemed worthy of teaching the young not think this would happen? Does she think a human sperm machine adolescent male of 17 tender years would consider sleeping with his pretty teacher a tender romance worthy of respect and a sweet silence?

I know it's a snort when a young adolescent manages to luck into a sexual relationship with a pretty teacher, that this is the stuff of a young male’s wet dreams across the land. But I don't know of many parents who look kindly upon teachers who would allow their adolescent sons to engage in such behavior.

It just ain't right and yet we hear of this sort of thing entirely too often.

From Deseretnews:
A Hurricane High School teacher has been arrested on investigation of rape.
Hurricane police said Cris Lynn Morris, 29, of Washington, Washington County, was booked into the Purgatory Jail for investigation of five counts of first-degree felony rape. Police allege it stems from a sexual relationship she had with a male student.



"Under Utah law, a juvenile student is incapable of consenting to sexual relations with a teacher," the Hurricane Police Department said in a statement released late Wednesday afternoon. "Under the law, sexual intercourse without legal consent constitutes rape

David Copperfield Wishes He Could REALLY Disappear

New information has been coming out all this week about that David Copperfield alleged rape. And folks, it doesn’t look good for the magic Copperfield.

From Foxnews.com:
During his show, Copperfield goes into the audience and chooses women to come on stage. If he likes a woman, he'll use code words with assistants like "mama" and "secrecy," TMZ reported.

Most of the information being reported is evidently from leaks and I must work from only my memory for so much of it I heard on the cable news. As reported above, it seems that Copperfield has some sort of system for choosing females from his audience. Not so much odd about that, this method being fairly common. In fact, I heard that Rush Limbaugh used to pick out females that allured him in the same manner.

It was reported that the complainant was held for TWO days against her will, was beaten and repeatedly raped, then sent home after being warned to keep her mouth shut.

The alleged victim did report to a hospital in the states where pictures of her injuries were taken and a rape exam was made.

Folks, this doesn’t look like an idle charge here. I’ve also heard there are other women willing to talk.

Of course Copperfield is innocent until proven guilty but I’m going on a hunch here that a woman would not be making such accusations against a powerful man unless there was evidence to back it up.

Could Copperfield have offered the woman money to shut up and it’s all on tape?

Just a thought.

Lovely Nurse Injects Healthy Baby With Insulin

She was jealous because she’d lost her own child due to complications from chicken pox when the baby was 16 months old. Since she was a nurse she had access to insulin. She injected the child with insulin after befriending the mother and offering to dress the child before a morning out with the baby’s mother.

From Timesonline:
A mother injected a friend’s four-month-old baby with a huge overdose of insulin because she was jealous that she had a healthy daughter, a court heard yesterday.

Veronica Duncan, 41, an intensive care nurse whose own child had died just months earlier, engineered a situation in which she was alone with the baby after inviting the child’s mother out for coffee. She then injected her repeatedly with the hormone. Later she turned up at the hospital where the child was fighting for her life.

This nurse is currently in a psychiatric hospital where one must suppose she belongs. The insulin-injected baby recovered but it’s questionable if the child will have long-term effects from brain damage.

Another Woman Burned and Dumped

Only Rose Avina lived. In fact, Avina managed to walk a mile from where her tormentor left her, bound at the hands and feet and set afire, to die. She had 3rd degree burns over much of her body and the plastic ties used to bind her hands were burnt into her flesh.

From the Fresno Bee:
Investigators believe the suspects in the case tied Avina at her hands and feet, placed a bag over her head and sometime early Wednesday morning drove her to a location on South Avenue in the Ballico area, between Pepper Street and Ballico Avenue.



The suspects then placed Avina inside an abandoned boat near a burn pile, doused her with a flammable liquid and set her on fire.

Burning females is increasingly an act taken by fine males who want to remove “evidence” of a rape. Said evidence often INSIDE of their victim and filled with incriminating DNA. The solution, so the fine rapists figure, is to just burn the woman, dead or alive, and thus burn up the evidence.

I am thinking that any male who does this to a woman after a rape should get some sort of mandatory life sentence. Because this is a horrific crime which primarily only affects females.

Avina has a very long criminal record herself, it would turn out, and so far investigators are keeping mum about her condition although she has survived.

Another Wrinkle in the Maddie McCann Case

So okay, now we are to understand that DNA from little Madeleine McCann was found at the home of the fellow first suspected with her disappearance?

From the Dailymail.uk.com:
Detectives searching for Madeleine McCann have told a Portuguese newspaper she WAS at the home of official suspect Robert Murat.

Officers claim traces of the missing four-year-old's hair and body fluids were found in at the Briton's villa.

The new allegations come as Mr Murat was due to be removed from the suspects' list after detectives failed to provide enough evidence to charge him.

Now this is confusing. If at all true.

The allegations that DNA matching Maddie was found at Murat’s house is being reported in the link above based on a report from a Portuguese newspaper, and THIS newspaper’s report was based on unnamed police sources. In other words nobody’s going on record with this information. Murat is going to be removed from the cloud of suspicion per Portuguese law which requires that unless an indictment is brought against a suspect before six months has passed since the initial “arrest” than that person will be cleared and can no longer be charged.

Suppose it was the McCanns who gave that tidbit about DNA at Murat’s house? Because come on, if investigators found even one molecule of Maddie’s DNA at Murat’s home he should have been arrested right away! There’s no excuse for any sort of DNA of Madeleine’s to have been at this fellow’s house!

Something about this story does not seem right.

FOCUS ON MADDIE MCCANN
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Her family was on holiday at an exclusive Portuguese resort. Madeleine McCann's parents were both physicians and in addition, they have two twins younger than Madeleine.

While Maddie's parents dined out at a nearby resort restaurant, with children believed to be soundly asleep, Madeleine McCann somehow disappeared. She was discovered missing upon a routine check of the McCann suite by her parents.

It took a few months but eventually the suspicion that Madeleine's parents might have had something to do with her disappearance was leaked by both the Portuguese and British police.

First report on this Blog of the Maddie McCann case
More info on Maddie's disappearance with my fine analysis
Announcement that McCanns might be responsible for Maddie's death
McCanns refuse to answer questions about Madeleine's disappearance
With little info known, my analysis of the McCann case. Or did the maid do it?
Maddie's Mother Claims Her Small Boobs Are to Blame.

Woman Files False Rape Charge

I’ve often said, I’ll admit it, that false rape charges were rare. First, rape examinations and interviews are unpleasant affairs and a woman who hadn’t been so assaulted would likely not last through all the police detail.

From Knoxnews.com:
MARYVILLE - A woman who told authorities she was raped Sunday night near a strip mall on U.S. Highway 411South has admitted the story is bogus and said she fabricated the attack account because she was depressed and wanted attention.



Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp announced the developments at a press briefing Wednesday afternoon and added that the woman admitted that her injuries - several lacerations and a broken nose - were intentionally self-inflicted.

The story above is sad beyond anything I can imagine. To be so depressed and desire attention so much as to file a false rape charge…this woman needs serious psychiatric help.

Only now she’s in legal trouble. Such fake charges take police manpower away from real crimes and goodness let us not forget that fake rape charge at Durham and the lovely Mike Nifong who went along.

An Amish Crime Spree?

Overturned buggies? Smashed windows?

From Buffalo News.com:
LEON … Five Amish teens have been arrested after being accused of smashing windows, flipping buggies over and tearing down mailboxes at two other Amish homes earlier this month, Cattaraugus County sheriff's officials said today.

The five men, all 18 or 19, worked together and caused more than $1,200 damage at one home and more than $500 at the other. Both homes are on West Road in the Town of Leon.

It’s kind of a joke on some public forums I frequent on the Internet that when an IED explodes or any other evil act so obviously an Islamofacist thing someone will post “another Amish crime?” The point being that there is generally only one culture/religion involved in certain crimes such as suicide bombings. But rather than be politically incorrect, a commenter will point to a religion/culture generally known for its peacefulness. Which is the Amish, most certainly.

And yet they went a little wild recently and turned over buggies and caused other mayhem.

Let the record show that at times even the Amish go a little nuts.

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Lisa Montgomery

Not that this is any surprise to anyone. Lisa Montgomery viciously killed a pregnant woman and cut her unborn baby from her womb. She left Bobbi Jo Stinnet for dead and ran off with the baby which she later claimed was her own.

From the Kansas City.com:
Jurors unanimously agreed today that Lisa Montgomery should be put to death for killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett and stealing her unborn daughter nearly three years ago.

Speculation was rampant as to whether the death penalty would be meted to Montgomery for her crime but one as to ask that if no death penalty was given for this crime than there shouldn’t even be a death penalty. Bobbi Jo Stinnet should be alive and enjoying her healthy baby, watching her grow and providing the child with a biological mother’s love.

A formal sentence hearing will be held at a later date when Montgomery will be formally sentenced. Without a death penalty recommendation from the jury Montgomery could only be sentenced to life behind bars.

FOCUS ON:
Lisa Montgomery-Killed a Mother-to-Be and Stole Her Baby from Her Womb
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She met her prey at a meeting for dog breed aficionados. Bobbie Jo Stinnet was 8 months pregnant. She was strangled and her baby was taken from her womb.

Because for sure this most unusual crime, replete with twists, turns, curves and bends involving dog shows, internet chat boards, strange cousins, dead dogs, and fake pregnancies, will be the true crime trial of the decade.

Because if Lisa Montgomery is not crazy then she certainly behaved as if she were.

This post begins the story of Bobbie Jo Stinnet and Lisa Montgomery.

Right after this crime which shook the nation, this Blog became a focal point of discussion about this amazing case. At some point Bobbie Jo's AND Lisa Montgomery's husband actually posted to this blog. This link to a post with many intriguing comments about this crime.

We continue on HERE following this case.

In Late September 2007 the Montgomery case goes to trial. Intriguing updates here.

More Montgomery trial updates HERE.

Defense Claims Lisa's Childhood Sexual Abuse Made Her Insane.
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Here’s a “Crime” Just Rife for Laughs

Luana won’t go to jail for her “crime” of crushing beer cans with her breasts but like most communities in a decent society, there are rules governing exposure and such. Luana and a colleague accused of engaging in this sort of x-rated fun will both be fined per the licensing laws of the town in which Luana works.

From Sunday.UK:
An Australian barmaid has been fined for crushing beer cans between her bare breasts while an off-duty colleague has been fined for hanging spoons from her friend's nipples.



Luana De Faveri, 31, pleaded guilty in the local magistrate's court to twice exposing her breasts to patrons at the Premier Hotel in Pinjarra, south of the state capital, Perth.

This sort of thing does bring out the winking fun in us, does it not?

I came across the cute cartoon below and I couldn’t resist.

Breast Awareness Week unassigned…cartoon


And, of course, how could I refuse this video titled “Tough Titties”? Warning, watch at your own x-rated expense.

tough titties crush beer can with boobs
Tough Titties


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Monday

TV-"The Women's Murder Club" and "Phenomenon"; Delaware-a Pic of Me and Delaware's Next Governator

Here's an interesting story about Delaware politics and the next Delaware Governor. Even if you don't live in or near Delaware, click in to see my own fine pic with Delaware's next Governor.

And two TV reviews-"The Women's Murder Club" and the new psychic reality series "Phenomenon".


Pic of the Day
Animal pic montage-has eagle, praying mantis and bird with lamb




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ABC’s-”The Women’s Murder Club”

”The Women’s Murder Club” HERE.

I’ll allow that it might be sour grapes but I did read this book by James Patterson (actually I listened to it on audio tape). I didn’t like it at all. The book by Patterson had one of those killers that would not die. As I recall the antagonist kept coming back to life over and over until I was ready to kill the guy myself.

But the television series by the same name has a bevy of very different problems as I judged by the episode aired on 10/19/2007. As an aside, I note that it seems a high percentage of new TV series take place in California and by me this is almost always a bad sign. This series takes place in San Francisco and it doesn’t get any scarier than that.

Montage of stars of


The premise of this series is the formation of some sort of “club” that includes four women. The four women all have different careers but as a group these same careers meld fluidly to better enable the solving of crimes. Angie Harmon is the center of the group and she is a homicide detective…has Angie Harmon ever played anything other than some sort of cop? There’s also a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and an Assistant D.A.

San Francisco can now fire their entire police department because these four ladies can do it all.

First thing, this series depends mightily on Angie Harmon and let’s be honest here folks, Angie’s a little long in the teeth now. Surely they could found some younger and hipper “Charlie’s Angel” type with bouncy boobs for this part. The other female characters are young and pretty.

I’ll admit I’m not that fond of Harmon’s acting although you’d think she’d be great at it by now as she generally plays the same character in everything.

The show on the night of my viewing involved a killing of three people on a subway train. Of course the talents and sources of all four members of the murder club were required to ascertain that the shooter was hired by a local crook who should have shot and killed only one person on that train. There was the required drama as a brother of one of the victims was recruited from his life in a gang to wear a wire and get his brother’s killer to talk.

The women in this special club each have their own personal dramas as per normal. Angie is married to a detective on the series and I must ask, why is the presence of an-already divorced couple so necessary on so many drama series today? Of course they almost always still love each other but there you have it, from “Desperate Housewives” to “Private Practice” and now “The Women’s Murder Club” we have a couple of people who were once married to each other as major characters in the series.

This show fits your normal crime story template. It keeps the viewer’s interest in a fashion and there are worst things for one to spend an hour to view. This show will likely not win any awards any time soon and I have doubts if it will ever reach the heights of “Charlie’s Angels” that it so obviously wants to emulate.

NBC’s ”Phenomenon”

NBC’s Site for this series HERE

Now here’s a reality show that intrigues. How about this…a reality show for Psychics?

Indeed, this is the “American Idol” for would-be psychic entertainers. In fact, the judges for the show are Criss Angel, a so-called “Mindfreak” and Uri Geller, known across the fruited plains for bending spoons with his mind.

This show premiered on Wednesday 10/24/07 and as I conclude, the viewing audience can vote on their favorite psychic. Four contenders were featured that night and I thought they were good enough to garner an audience of sorts.

First, my reservations: for while I enjoyed the displays of extraordinary ability displayed by the contenders, I can’t shake the feeling that no matter how much they try to illustrate how totally random their act might be, it all could still be staged as let’s get real, we’re out here in TV land and the fellow who had phone numbers picked from random phone books STILL might have arranged to know the numbers in advance in some form or fashion. Even the best act of the night that had one contender playing Russian Roulette with nail guns, well even this could have been staged.

The viewing audience can be fooled is what I’m saying here and by the very skeptical me I’ll never fully believe in this kind of mind power unless the contender was right here in my house and The Wise I came up with a demonstration of psychic ability that suited me as to its reality.

Along with the psychic judges we must have a couple of celebrities currently out of work on the show and indeed we have Carmen Electra, Rachel Hunter and Ross from the Tonight show. Ross’ picture should be under the word “Gay” in the dictionary, not that there’s anything wrong with that. The job of these celebrities in this series is to serve as props and dupes for the various psychic acts as put on by the contenders.



For instance, one of the four contenders on the premiere episode had Carmen and Ross stand on stage. The contender, one Ehud Segav, would touch part of his body then ask Carmen to ask where on HER person did she feel touching. Segav touched his forehead then Carmen described touching she felt on her forehead. Ross was asked to touch part of his body and again, Carmen was asked to describe where she felt that touch.

Other contenders included a guy who said he could feel no pain. His act was pretty lame although he did end up with his hand inside some sort of animal trap thing. The main part of this act was getting Ross to scream and squeal like a girl as the contender would pretend to grab Ross’ hand to stick into the bear trap.

The best act of the night as I saw it was the guy, Eran Reven, who lined up six nail guns, only one of which was loaded, by Carmen Electra of course, with an actual nail cartridge. Thus one nail gun, if held to one’s vulnerable skull and the trigger pulled COULD shoot a nail into one’s head. The rest of the nail guns were empty.

There was appropriate drama as Carmen was blindfolded and asked to recite the numbers of the six nail guns then laying on the table, one of which had been loaded with deadly nails by Carmen before she was blindfolded and reciting nail gun numbers. The psychic contention was that Reven could tell which gun Carmen loaded with nails by how she recited the numbers.



The guy really did hold those nail guns to his head and pull the trigger, this accompanied by the drama of seeing his mother in the audience as she held her breath and closed her eyes lest she witness her son shoot a nail directly into his skull.

Below is a short video of this interesting psychic act.



I have every intention of keeping up with this intriguing contest. As I understand it, there will be ten contenders. Four of them competed on the evening of 10/24/07 and two of those will be eliminated…I don’t know when or how. I assumed the two allowed to go on will then complete with new contenders until a final psychic victor will win the title of the next “Phenomenon” .
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Delaware’s Next Governator …and Me!



I’d made up my mind that I would not be attending any more monthly luncheons of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club (SCRWC)while they are mostly lovely ladies, I decided they were a bit too, well, feminine, for my tastes.

I think I fare better at the monthly meetings of the Sussex county GOP although let me not fool myself, the SCRWC is a powerful force in Republican politics here in Sussex county Delaware, the largest county east of the Mississippi located in one of the smallest states.

Sussex county Delaware is one veeeery conservative county. Most of its residents came from one of the very liberal, tax-you-to-death-take-away-your-gun surrounding states. Husband and I moved here from Merryland. Others migrated down from the Philadelphia area in Pa…now governed by Moonbat liberals with an out-of-control crime problem, or New Jersey, a state where the few who still work must sell their property as the property taxes are killing them, or even New York and God knows that’s a state full of Moonbats.

So once these folks settle in the now happening and explosive little county heretofore a mostly unexplored area of Delaware known as Sussex county, they crossed their arms, locked and loaded their guns and don’t tolerate liberals much at all.

As expected given the above demographic, Sussex county Delaware is overwhelmingly Republican. Although Delaware does have its Moonbat areas such as Wilmington where the dead vote regularly and almost always Democrat. Delaware is a blue state but Sussex county is solidly red and the state’s Democratic Governor won’t even come down this way because she considers Sussex county, and I quote Nanny Minner directly, “hostile territory”. She’s got that right. Sussex county despises Nanny Minner and her intention to avoid the area suits most of us just fine.

So Sussex countians are eager to get rid of the Moonbats currently running Delaware to hell and back and what alarms the libs the most, Sussex county has experienced a population explosion that would rival any other in the nation.



Enter Alan Levin.

Alan Levin is the son of the founder of Delmarva’s famous “Happy Harry’s” drug store chain, now owned by Walgreens. At any rate, Levin and his dad nurtured and created a very profitable chain of drugstores from a small corner pharmacy. Levin also left Delaware to serve as Chief of Staff for Delaware’s Senator Roth. So the man has a combination of entrepreneurial and political experience and best of all, he lives right here in Lewes, Delaware in mighty Sussex county!

Levin has not officially announced his candidacy for Governor yet for various reasons. I’d only went to this most recent meeting of the SCRWC just to hear Levin talk. There had been whispering that the owner of Happy Harry’s was running for the GOP as governor and I decided I would finally get to see the guy, maybe lob him a few questions.

Levin spoke at the meeting of the SCRWC on 10/24/07 and by me he did a fine job. He said he wanted to wait before officially announcing his candidacy for governor to allow the two Delaware dems who want to the job to beat each other up for a while before he threw his hat into the ring and allowed the dems to turn on him.

It made sense to me and I must assume the fellow’s going to run. I listed to Levin speak and I liked what I heard. I’d already heard him interviewed on a local talk show and I liked what I heard then.

But ah, the story does not end here although I include a pic of myself and Levin together cause someday that pic’s gonna be famous. Heh.

So after Levin speaks, poses and leaves, some other fellow gets up to talk and I wonder who is this. Well go to hell, here’s some kind of Republican big wig up and talking and trying to convince us women that the Republican party is the greatest thing since popcorn and we should bow at the altar of the elephant.

I’m sorry….Roosevelt and Reagan notwithstanding, those sorry bunch now holding the party title of Republican in America’s House of Lords can’t hold a candle to either Roosevelt or Reagan. They are a bunch of entrenched wusses who vote to take away our first amendment rights, want nothing more to be friends with the democrats and are scared out of their minds of Hillary Clinton.

This past week our senate did the absolute worst thing our government can ever do. They used their government power to go after a private citizen by writing his employer a letter and suggesting he be reigned in. I speak of Rush Limbaugh and I don’t care whether you hate or love the man, he goes on the radio air waves and uses his free speech and hey, if your radio doesn’t have an on/off button than pull out the damn plug! Because no one has to listen to Rush Limbaugh and to have our government try and take away a private citizen’s right to free speech and pursue his happiness is so disgusting I never thought my country would do such a thing.

Sure Rush turned the whole thing around and made that sorry lot of Lords in America’s House of Lords look like fools but I will note that not one….not ONE, single Republican stood up and condemned those Dem Lords for what they were doing.

Ronald Reagan would never have allowed such a thing.

So after this fellow does his little speech about how wonderful the Republicans are I, of course, had to raise my hand when comments were requested.

Essentially I said the above and know now that I had passion in my voice because just as I write so do I talk. I was pissed.

It seems the national GOP thinks that the Republicans across the fruited plains are a bit angry by how our party has betrayed us. Well duh. We had McCain go and join with fruitcake Feingold and come up with that campaign finance reform mess and it got passed. That was at a time when I thought the Republicans couldn’t get any lower until this past week when not one of them had the gonads to take on those bunch of nasty Dems.

I should be proud of them? What more basic right do us citizens have out here in la-la land where we’re busy carrying this country on our backs whilst raising the citizens and soldiers of tomorrow than our jobs and our freedom of speech? Something a bunch of nasty-assed Dems decided to take away from one citizen who so irked them.

Destroying citizens who irk elected government officials was our founding fathers’ greatest fear. Someday they’ll come after me, a humble Blogger read by two to three people every day. I won’t have the power of a Rush Limbaugh to fight back.

And so I put it this way when asked for my comments and this spinner for the Republican party’s smile melted to one of despair. He was almost in tears when I got done.

Well my tirade started a landslide. The normally genteel ladies at the meeting all raised their hands to complain as well.

Seems all of hostile Sussex county is damn mad at the Republicans who care more about their cushy elected jobs than, say, actually representing us fools.

This fellow eventually buried his head in his hands and even I began to feel sorry for the guy.

Eventually the bickering and bitching stopped and this guy wanted out of there so bad.

But the story’s not done yet.

For he had to pick the winning ticket for the 50-50 raffle, something the SCRWC asks speakers to do….as a courtesy thing.

Two guesses whose ticket he picked to win that raffle.

Okay, you’re down to one damn guess.

The six numbers he read were all printed plainly on one of my own fine tickets.

Heh.

It’s a salt in the wound kind of thing. I won eighty bucks.

It’s as if the gods themselves blessed me.

Heh.

Below a short video of Levin’s speech at the SCRWC meeting.



FOCUS ON DELAWARE
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If seeking information about Delaware politics or Delaware restaurants, look no further. Below just a few of the informative Delaware posts that can be found on this Blog.

John Atkins couldn't keep his mouth shut. This once up and coming local politician also couldn't stop drinking and driving. This detailed story of how one Delaware county's GOP got rid of he who took up all the political action and replaced him with a decent Republican has lessons that the national RNC could learn.

The Possom Point Players are a Sussex county specialty but beach faring tourists can enjoy the talent as well. Here's a review of this organization's 2006 featured Christmas presentation.

Rehoboth Beach's "Big Fish Grill" has a lot to offer in terms of seafood but ambience...not so much. Here's a review of this Delaware eatery.

Jake's "Seafood House" in Rehoboth Beach... it's kinda like a Ruby Tuesday with emphasis on fish. Here's a review on an anniversary trip to this restaurant.

Delaware needed a new slogan and asked its citizens for suggestions. Which I did. Heh. This post had them all rolling in the aisles.

It's not ALL about Rehoboth. The "Bethany Blues" restaurant is a great place with fine food. I consider one of the better restaurant reviews I've ever written.
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