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Naked man chases PW teen on her way to school

February 5th, 2016 3 comments

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Inside nova.com:

A 37-year-old man has been charged after police say he chased and assaulted — while naked — a 16-year-old girl on her way to the school bus stop Wednesday morning.

It happened on Charter Court off Prince William Parkway in the River Falls area as the Osbourn Park High School student was walking to the bus stop around 6:15 a.m.

The victim told police she was approached by a man wearing no clothes and she attempted to flee, but the man chased after her. At that point, a witness intervened, knocking the man and girl to the ground.

Still, the naked man at one point grabbed the victim and tried to prevent her from getting away, said Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus.

When officers arrived, the girl had gotten away and the man had been detained. He was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, and remained hospitalized Thursday, Probus said.

The man, identified as Musab Mohamed El-Sheikh, of the 4800 block of Grand Masters Way in Woodbridge, was charged with abduction, indecent exposure and assault and battery, Probus said. A court date is pending his release from the hospital.

How on earth do we teach our kids to avoid this kind of behavior?  This is truly one of the most insane stories I have ever read.   Who does this creature belong to and why was he out of the house?  Wasn’t he cold?

As people sit around wondering why cops sometimes have bad attitudes, I think I might have just found the answer.  Why would anyone work a job where they had to deal with loony tunes like this?

I think a mental health evaluation is certainly in order.  What was his intent?

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Does Cruz have a bag of dirty tricks?

February 3rd, 2016 38 comments

What dirty tricks has Cruz used to win? Other than one of his staffers announcing that Carson was dropping out, I don’t know.

Cruz appeals to evangelicals and uber-conservatives. I don’t know why. I have never heard anyone say they liked him who has met him.

I am particularly surprised that evangelicals like him. He is mean-spirited in the way he conducts business. Perhaps someone can provide the explanation for the attraction to this man.

II agree with Censored. He makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I feel he is evil.

Trump is rude, a blow hard and a blusterer. I don’t feel he is evil.

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Open Thread…………………………………February, 2016

February 1st, 2016 70 comments

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Here we go, February.  It’s the shortest month of the year.  It can be warm and balmy or it can be frigid.  There are lots of holidays in February.  Both Lincoln and Washington were born in February.  We have 3 family birthdays this month.  February 9, 10, and 26.

I just got the call of doom.  Car totaled  I got deered by a deer.   I have to bury a wonderful car.

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Anti abortionists indicted in Planned Parenthood hoax

January 25th, 2016 38 comments

Washingtonpost.com:

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AUSTIN, Texas — A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.

David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. Another activist, Sandra Merritt, was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record. It’s the first time anyone in the group has been charged criminally since the videos started surfacing last year.

In a statement announcing the indictment, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson didn’t provide details on the charges, including what record or records were allegedly tampered with and why Daleiden faces a charge related to buying human organs. Anderson’s office said it could not provide details until the documents charging Daleiden and Merritt were formally made public, which was expected later Monday.

“We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,” Anderson’s statement said. “As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us.”

The anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress has released several covertly shot videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the handling of fetal tissue from abortions. The center claims that Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue; Planned Parenthood officials have denied any wrongdoing and have said the videos were misleadingly edited.

It seems like the grand jury agreed with Planned Parenthood.  Sometimes people get so wrapped up in what they believe that they justify altering facts and the truth.  Apparently this is what happened here.

 
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Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona

January 21st, 2016 11 comments

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Glen Frey was simply too young to die. What talent. He was an excellent guitarist, talented song writer and his vocals were exceptional. Eagles, the group, have had a following that spans 40 plus years. I simply can’t stop listening to their songs. I even broke down and brought my Eagles best into the house, out of the car.

I really did go to Winslow Arizona about 10 years ago just to see the Standing on the Corner statue. That fire made it unsafe to get up to the actual park.

Winslow is right on route 66. All of those small towns along that route really dried up once the interstate went in. Winslow was just cool.

Thinking about favorite songs, I can’t make up my mind. I guess Lying Eyes, New Kid in Town, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take it Easy, and of course, Hotel California. I only saw them once. I sat in the nose-bleed section at RFK. I paid a fortune for the tickets also. I wouldn’t trade it for anything though.

RIP, Glen Frey. You rule!

Update:  Winslow today as of June 2015

 

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Anti-government bad-boys trumpet their take-over

January 17th, 2016 62 comments

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Washingtonpost.com:

“It needs to be very clear that these buildings will never, ever return to the federal government,” said LaVoy Finicum, one of the leaders of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.”

Tinicum’s words sound to be like enemy take over of our lands.  They get what they deserve including being shot.yI am all for not making martyrs of these criminals but they also have seized government property.

They need to be removed.  Apparently they have free egress to come and go at will.  That needs to stop.  Let’s see how long they last with limited food and water.  They want to play hardball.  So do I.

 

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WaPo reporter Jason Rezaian released and headed home

January 17th, 2016 22 comments


Christian Science Monitor:

TEHRAN AND VIENNA — Iran will release four detained Americans in exchange for seven Iranians held or charged in the United States, U.S. and Iranian officials said Saturday in a major diplomatic breakthrough announced as implementation of a landmark nuclear deal appeared imminent. A fifth American detained in Iran, a student, was released in a move unrelated to the swap, U.S. officials said.

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, pastor Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, whose name had not been previously made public, were to be flown from Iran to Switzerland aboard a Swiss aircraft and then transported to a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, for medical treatment, U.S. officials said.

Rezaian’s wife and mother were expected to be on the plane.

This breakthrough is indeed good news. It is time for Iran to start behaving itself and stop acting like a rogue terrorist nation.

Good for Team America for implementing the release of these captives.    Hopefully their health is good and their homecoming uneventful.

Sometimes these international issues take diplomacy.  Too many people often want to throw on their proverbial “sh!t-kicker” boots and go barging in, risking the safety of the very people they want to rescue.

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Trump Youth Corp?

January 17th, 2016 8 comments

These girls remind me of Hitler Youth. It is only right that they are female. How truly frightening that this could come to pass.

Of all the American Pie symbols of America, I can’t think of one that I would associate with Donald Trump other than perhaps rampant capitalism.

He truly represents the ugly American, in every sense of the world.

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Trump efforts to suppress GOP pledge fail in court

January 15th, 2016 5 comments

Washingtonpost.com:

A federal judge on Thursday rejected an effort by Donald Trump supporters to block the use of a party loyalty pledge in Virginia’s Republican presidential primary on March 1.

In her decision, U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to show that voters would suffer “irreparable harm” by signing a party affiliation statement before receiving a ballot on Super Tuesday, as Trump’s supporters argued.

The testimony “does not support the extraordinary remedy of a preliminary injunction” against including the requirement on instructions for ballots issued on election day or absentee ballots mailed to registered voters outside the state, Lauck ruled.

The lawsuit, filed this month in the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of three pastors who support Trump, stems from the state Republican Party’s decision in September to require voters to sign a “statement of intent” before taking part in the primary.

The pledge, already on ballot instructions printed across the state, reads: “My signature below indicates I am a Republican.”

 

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The State of the Union: What’s good about America

January 12th, 2016 49 comments

I thought that President Obama hit a home run tonight.  He was relaxed and spoke of what we do well.

He reminded us that America is the strongest nation in the world.  He reminded us that our economy is good and that gasoline is the cheapest its been in years.

Tell us what else is good.  It’s too easy to be negative.

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