November 20, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated two stays of execution for convicted murderer Joseph Paul Franklin. The decision clears the way for Missouri to proceed with his execution.
Franklin is on death row for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon outside a synagogue in St. Louis. He’s been blamed for 22 killings between 1977 and 1980 in a bid to start a race war.
In addition to the killings, Franklin admitted to the attempted assassinations of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in 1978 and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980. Flynt, who was paralyzed by Franklin’s bullet, has called for clemency for Franklin, saying “the government has no business at all being in the business of killing people.”
November 18, 2013
All is well in Northern IL after yesterday’s storms. Yarbz and I were in post JuggFest football watching mode yesterday when the dang tornadic activity began and the Bears game was delayed by two hours (good call by them, it was dangerous). He and my wife both witnessed this event when I yelled, “is that a man buttfucking a cow in that sign in the corner?”. My wife paused the pic and Yarbz took a picture. He is convinced in was a sheep and not a cow. Surprisingly, Ed Curran did not mention it and they did not use that picture again. We had a very good laugh.
June 14, 2013
From Huffington Post:
The most notable jurors include:
•An apparent transplant from the 1800s who referred to Trayvon Martin as “a boy of color.”
•A young landscaper who said, “I’m not a person who really cares about other people.”
•A local resident and “Law & Order” junkie who was disappointed the shooting happened in her town: “This really didn’t need to happen in Sanford.”
•A young arm-wrestler, and apparent conspiracy theorist, who remembers the shooting because it happened the same day he did his first one-armed pull-up. “I have a dark view of the media … I don’t want to be brainwashed,” he said.
•A middle-aged female who is married to a retired police officer, gets her news from AOL, and believes in the right to carry arms. “I think he was just defending himself … I consider myself better educated. My opinion is pretty firm,” she said.
•A Hispanic man who said Zimmerman is guilty because he broke God’s law: “The 10 Commandments say don’t kill.”
•A member of a pro-Travyon Martin Facebook group who was apparently caught trying to sneak his way onto the jury.
•A potential juror who said he gets his news from Fark, a partner of HuffPost Weird News.
April 16, 2013
January 21, 2013
I submit that teens are dangerous and laws should be enacted banning teens and requiring background checks for all people interested in obtaining teens…
August 23, 2012
Akin Lobbyist: Am I allowed to be tired? My body hurts and my mind is racing. I should be doing some office work. I can usually get caught up on rainy days. Unfortunately we haven’t had any for a long time. My desk is a mess. But here I am getting into my timeline machine. Oh well.
Akin Supporter: Sounds like you need a beer.
Presumed Independent: Or Xanax and Flexeril.
Akin Lobbyist: Yes. Beer sounds good. Flexeril lingers too long in my system the next day unless I take one when I get home. I do have some of that.
Presumed Independent:: My sarcasm eerily becomes reality. sounds like i need $1M.
May 30, 2012
This is just too much. Romney now has the delegates for the nomination and then can’t even spell. W. T. F. ??
I am so glad I am leaving for vacation next week. Turks & Caicos, here we come!!!
May 18, 2012
The Florida State Attorney’s Office released dozens of photos Thursday that police took of the crime scene, George Zimmerman and other evidence collected early in the investigation into the fatal Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by the neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman has been charged with murder in the shooting, but he argues he fired only in self-defense and has cited the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law.
Feb. 27, 2012: Police photographs taken within hours of the altercation show injuries to shooter George Zimmerman.