Sunday, November 23, 2014

ACTIVISTS DEMAND TRIPLE KILLER’S COMPASSIONATE RELEASE FROM DEATH ROW

Max Soffar, who has been on Texas death row for 33 years, has liver cancer and is expected to die within months

In July 1980, Max Soffar, now 58, shot to death Stephen Sims, 25, Arden Fischer, 17, and Tommy Temple, 17, during a Houston bowling alley robbery. A fourth victim survived a shot to the head. Soffar was tried, convicted and condemned twice and has been on Texas death row for 33 years. He has been diagnosed with cancer and is expected to croak within months.

Sister Helen Prejean, of ‘Dead Man Walking’ fame, is leading the charge by death penalty abolitionists to free Soffar from prison so he can spend his last remaining days at home with his wife. Prejean is presenting a 116,000 signature petition to Gov. Rick Perry that calls for the compassionate release of Soffar.

Soffar’s supporters also claim he is innocent of the triple murders. They claim the victims were shot by Paul Reid, because several days before the killings, he had a disagreement with and threatened to shoot one of the victims. A year ago, Reid,55, died of natural causes in a Tennessee prison where he had been confined for seven murders.

Should Soffar be released from prison so he can spend his last remaining days at home with his wife? Hell no! Soffar did not show his victims any compassion. When he shot them, he took away their ability to spend the rest of their lives at home with their families. Fuck Max Soffar!

TWO-FINGER VIRGINITY TESTS FOR INDONESIAN POLICEWOMEN APPLICANTS

Even though Indonesian policewomen applicants are not necessarily disqualified from service in the National Police if they are not virgins, they are still forced to undergo a ‘two-finger test’

Thanks to Dorina Lisson for forwarding the following article:

‘VIRGINITY TEST’ IS DISCRIMINATORY, DEGRADING: HRW

The Jakarta Post
November 18, 2014

“Virginity tests” applied on female applicants to the National Police are discriminatory and degrading, a New York-based human rights advocacy group has said.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday that based on its documented research, applicants who “failed” were not necessarily expelled from the force, but all of the women described the test as painful and traumatic. The finding was revealed during interviews with female police and police applicants in six Indonesian cities who had undergone the test, two of them in 2014.

The HRW said policewomen had raised the issue with senior police officials, who had at times claimed the practice had been discontinued. The test is listed as a requirement for female applicants on the official police recruitment website, however, and HRW interviews suggest that it is still being widely applied.

“The Indonesian National Police’s use of ‘virginity tests’ is a discriminatory practice that harms and humiliates women,” HRW associate women’s rights director, Nisha Varia, said in a release made available to The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

“Police authorities in Jakarta need to immediately and unequivocally abolish the test and then make certain that all police recruiting stations nationwide stop administering it,” she went on.

It was said the tests contravened National Police principles that recruitment must be both “non-discriminatory” and “humane” and that they violate international human rights of equality, non-discrimination and privacy.

“Coerced ‘virginity tests’ can also constitute cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment prohibited under international law,” said Varia.

The HRW interviewed eight current and former policewomen and applicants, as well as police doctors, a police recruitment evaluator, a National Police Commission member and women’s rights activists between May and October 2014.

The interviews took place in six cities: Bandung, Jakarta, Makassar, Medan, Padang and Pekanbaru. All of the women who underwent the test said it was applied to all other women in their police class as well.

The “virginity tests” are conducted under the National Police Chief Regulation No.5/2009 on Health Examination Guidelines for Police Candidates.

“The examination has included a discredited and degrading ‘two-finger test’ to determine whether female applicants’ hymens are intact,” said HRW.
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EDITOR’S COMMENTS: Dorina notes that Indonesia is the largest Muslim populated nation on Earth.

Hmmm, I wonder if the two-finger tests are administered by male officers. If so, I’ll bet they are falling all over themselves volunteering to perform this vexatious pre-employment screening task.

BILL CLINTON AND THE GENIE

The Unconventional Gazette
November 22, 2014

Bill Clinton was driving home when he accidentally ran over his neighbor’s new puppy Sunny, crushing it flat as a fritter. He climbed out of his car and sat down on the grass totally distraught. He knew his neighbor’s family would go friggin' ballistic.

Then he noticed a lamp half-buried in the ground. He dug it up, brushed it off and immediately a Genie popped out. "You have freed me from thousands of years of imprisonment," said the Genie "As a reward I shall grant you one wish."

"Well," said Bill, "I have all the material things I need, but let me show you this poor dog."

They walk over to the splattered remains of Sunny. "Do you think you could bring this dog back to life for me?" Bill asked. The Genie looked at the remains and shook his head. "This critter is too far gone for even me to bring it back to life. Maybe there's something else you'd like?"

Bill thought for a minute, reached into his pocket and pulled out two photos. "I had an affair with this beautiful young girl called Monica," said Bill, showing the genie the first photo. "But I’m actually married to this woman,” showing the genie a photo of Hillary. "You see Hillary isn't beautiful at all, so do you think you can make her look like Monica?"

The Genie studied the two photographs and after a few moments said, "Damn it, let's have another look at the dog!"

INNER-CITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

The Unconventional Gazette
November 22, 2014

Darqueeze played football on an inner-city high school team. He was a great running back and pass receiver, but a really poor student.

At graduation, he didn't have enough credits. But he was a great football star and the students held a rally and demanded the principal give him a diploma anyway. They were so insistent that the principal agreed if Darqueeze could answer one question correctly he would give him a diploma.

The one question test was held in the auditorium and all the students packed the place. It was standing room only. The principal was on the stage and told him to come up. The principal had the diploma in his hand and said, "Darqueeze, if you can answer this question correctly I'll give you your diploma." He said he was ready and the principal asked him the question.

"Darqueeze," he said, "How much is three times seven?"

Darqueeze looked up at the ceiling and then down at his shoes, just pondering the question.

The other students began chanting, "Graduate him anyway! Graduate him anyway!"

Then Darqueeze held up his hand and the auditorium became silent. He said, "I think I know the answer. Three times seven is twenty-one."

A hush fell over the auditorium and then all the other students began another chant. "Give him another chance! Give him another chance!"

DOCTORS MAKING PEOPLE LOOK FOR WORK

The Unconventional Gazette
November 22, 2014

During an international medical conference, an Italian doctor says: "In Italy, medicine is so advanced that we Cut off a man's testicles, put them on another man, and in 6 weeks, he is looking for work."

A Dutch doctor says: "That's nothing, in Holland we take part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work."

A Canadian doctor says: "Gentlemen, we take half a heart from a Man, put it in another's chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for work."

An American doctor laughs: "You are all behind us. Six years ago, we took a man with no brains, no heart, and no balls and made him President. Now, the whole country is looking for work !"

Saturday, November 22, 2014

EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON IMMIGRATION BY REAGAN, BUSH I AND BUSH II

Where was the outcry by the Republicans when presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush issued executive orders giving amnesty to illegal immigrants?

Let me make myself perfectly clear. I am not a Democrat and I have no use for President Barack Obama. He was not fit to be president. He never held a real job. He was a community organizer, the job description for which is rabble rouseer. No other president has been as hostile to Israel as Obama. His foreign policies have been in shambles. He has lied more than any president that I can remember. I am firmly convinced that Obama, along with Jimmy Carter, is the worst president of modern times.

However, I cannot get excited about Obama’s executive order banning the deportation of five million illegal immigrants. Whether Obama violated the Constitution by bypassing Congress remains to be determined by the courts. I do know that there are plenty of precedents. All presidents have bypassed Congress by issuing executive orders. And Republican presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush issued executive orders giving amnesty to illegal immigrants. Where was the outcry by Republicans then?

The overwhelming majority of the five million illegals granted amnesty by Obama are not going to take any jobs from American citizens. They are going to take low paying jobs that most Americans refuse to take. They are going to pick our crops. They are going to repair our roofs. They are going to dig ditches. They are going to cut our grass. Etc., etc.

Let’s be honest. The only reason Obama issued his executive order is because the congressional Republicans have blocked any attempts at immigration reform. The Republicans are determined to defeat or thwart Obama on every issue. That’s what this is really all about.

HOCKEY STAR’S PARENTS FROM HELL

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman is bankrupt because his parents squandered all his money and some more

In 2011, Columbus Blue Jackets star defenseman Jack Johnson singed a power of attorney which granted his mother full control of his finances. Shortly thereafter he signed a $30.5 million contract with the LA Kings, the team he was playing for at the time.

The parents then went on a spending orgy with his newly acquired riches, using his money to buy luxurious cars, an expensive home in Manhattan Beach, California, along with $800,000 in upgrades, and travel. Johnson’s mother also took out huge unconventional loans against his future earnings at interest rates of 12 and 24 percent, leaving him with less than $50,000 and debts of more than $10 million.

Jack is no longer speaking to his parents from hell.

NHL STAR FORCED TO DECLARE BANKRUPTCY AFTER ‘HIS PARENTS SECRETLY SQUANDERED HIS $30 MILLION FORTUNE ON HOMES, VACATIONS AND CARS’
The parents of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson spent all his money and also took out non-conventional loans, and defaulted on them

By Chris Spargo

Mail Online
November 21, 2014

At just 27-years-old, Jack Johnson has had a remarkable hockey career.

The Coulmbus Blue Jackets defenseman, who previously played for the Los Angeles Kings, was selected third in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, played for Team USA in the 2010 Olympics, and has earned a staggering $23million during his career.

And now all that money, and some more, is gone - because of his parents.

After parting with his agent in 2008, Johnson, who attended University of Michigan but has little financial knowledge, turned control of his money over to his parents.

Then, in 2011,Johnson signed a power of attorney that granted his mother full control of his finances shortly before signing a $30.5million contract with the Kings.

That is when things started to go horribly wrong.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, Tina Johnson, Jack's mother, borrowed at least $15 million in her son’s name against his future earnings.

What's more, she borrowed from nonconventional lenders and defaulted on the loans.

The loans included one from Iowa Congressman Rodney L. Blum for $2million, with an interest rate of 12 percent, and one from Pro Player Funding for $3 million, with an interest rate of 24 percent.

Now, Jack has been sued repeatedly for $6million in loan repayments after his parents splurged on cars, a home in Manhattan Beach, California, along with $800,00 in upgrades, and travel.

He has also been forced to declare bankruptcy.

'Jack would ask [his parents] questions: "What’s this? What are these guys calling about?",' a source told the paper.

'And they would tell him not to worry about it, just worry about playing hockey.'

Now all Jack can claim is assets 'less then $50,000' and 'debts greater than $10million.'

His paychecks from the Blue Jackets meanwhile, who are paying him $5million this season, are garnished as soon as he receives them.

The source said he is no longer speaking to his parents.

'I’ve seen lots of instances of parents riding their kid’s coattails around,' said one NHL executive.

'I’ve never seen a case as ugly as this one, where the parents took such advantage of their kid.'

Jack, who has hired a new team of financial advisers, is taking the high road still somehow, despite this awful setback.'

'I’d say I picked the wrong people who led me down the wrong path,' he said.

'I’ve got people in place who are going to fix everything now. It’s something I should have done a long time ago.'

RESUMES: YOU FAKE IT, WE MAKE IT!

If you want to submit a fake resume, several internet services will compose one for you

L.M. Sixel tells us how easy it is for a job applicant to submit an apparent authentic fake resume.

A FAKE JOB REFERENCE CAN BE JUST A FEW CLICKS AWAY
By L.M. Sixel

Houston Chronicle
November 19, 2014

Did I ever mention that I used to be the CEO of a fast-food operation based in San Francisco? And before that I boosted burger sales 100 percent in just one year when I was vice president of a growing but small fast-food chain on the East Coast?

None of it's true, but it would be really easy to fabricate that story by hiring a company that will design fake websites of my "companies," provide folks to verify my credentials and write dazzling letters I could show potential employers about my amazing on-the-job successes.

I know there are plenty of examples of people embellishing their resumes by adding degrees they never received or job titles they never had. But fabricating companies, supervisors, co-workers - essentially creating a whole new work history - takes the fakery to a whole different level.

At CareerExcuse the motto is, "You fake it, we make it!"

Among the services it advertises is "Eliminate Gaps in Resume." The company's "blue collar plan" will establish a five-page company website along with a "professionally located street address," local phone number, corporate voicemail greeting and one live reference provider acting as "your supervisor."

That basic plan, which is designed for those who don't make more than $20 an hour, costs $100 followed by a $25 monthly subscription.

Optional upgrades include a reference letter from your supervisor for $50, a real company office that will receive mail monthly for $150 and registering the company in your state for $150.

A more expanded white-collar version that includes more live references, including "co-workers," and more elaborate website design is $195, followed by a $50 monthly subscription fee.

The company did not return a request for comment.

"Oh my gosh," said Bill Bux, an employment lawyer with Locke Lord in Houston. Like several
employment experts, Bux was stunned to hear about the fabrication services.

Bux, who represents management clients, said he's run into cases in which people have printed fake diplomas or claimed they graduated from a school that no longer exists. But to create a fictional company and fictional references and go so far to register it with the secretary of state? Never.

The chance of detection is minimal, Bux said. Most companies contact a reference and that's as far as it goes. Most of the time, the previous employer won't say much beyond confirming the dates and location of employment.

And most aren't willing to take on the expense of hiring a private investigator to find out whether the company really existed or whether the employee received income, he said. Unless it's a high-level job, the cost would be prohibitive.

"We've seen job candidates dropped from consideration for providing erroneous start and end dates, inflated job titles, unsubstantiated accomplishments, and made-up degrees," said Keith Wolf, managing director of Murray Resources, a Houston recruiting and staffing firm.

"It probably goes without saying that any candidate who would knowingly supply misinformation when applying for a job has a high likelihood of demonstrating similar integrity issues once brought on board," he added.

At Fake Your Job - which offers fake job and fake landlord references - job seekers can get "professionally written job recommendations on company letterhead" for $30 each or a dedicated phone line in your local area code for $30 a month. Those seeking a more corporate-like atmosphere can pay $45 a month to add extensions to the line so callers can hear a greeting or music while they wait.

The company doesn't provide anyone to answer the phone but it does forward the calls so the job seeker or the job seeker's friend can answer the call, according to the company's website.

Fake Your Job also did not respond to a request for comment.

"The potential employer and/or landlord will never know the call was forwarded," according to Fake Your Job's website. The transfer system is designed so the person receiving a call will see the business name and number on their caller identification and not the actual number that the call originated.

"Our service is very authentic," according to the website. "Unless you tell someone, the party calling will never know your reference was given by us."

At a recent luncheon sponsored by the greater Houston chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Joe Bontke, outreach manager for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Houston, drew laughs when he pointed out the frequently asked questions cited on the website. First on the list: "Is what you are doing legal?"

The answer, on the site: "In short, yes. Although people may find this type of act to be unethical, it is legal as long as you are not trying to defraud or fabricate yourself to your local, state, or federal government."

Another common concern on the list is whether someone can go to jail or be arrested for using the company's services.

"If you're doing this for employment or for renting a place to live, no," according to the company. "However, if you are trying to deceive any government agency, you very well can get fined and thrown in jail. This is why we only offer this service for personal endurance. Any place that is not government run is eligible."

But it could raise an issue of liability, said Bux.

Say a company hired an engineer to design a product but there were dangerous defects. A good lawyer will find out that the engineer was hired under false pretenses and the company providing the false credentials could face liability, he said.

Friday, November 21, 2014

HISTORY: ORIGIN OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE

The Mongols catapulted decomposing corpses of their own soldiers who had died from the bubonic plague

With all the attention Ebola is getting, it might be noteworthy to remember that the Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a far deadlier disease. The plague was spread by rats, or rather by the infected fleas from rats, and killed millions of people.

And here is a bit of history. The plague led to the first recorded use of biological warfare. From the November 20 issue of Houston Press Hair Balls:

The Black Death is believed to have begun with the first recorded instance of germ warfare, described by the Centers for Disease Control as "the most spectacular of biological warfare ever." A Mongol army had been sitting outside of Caffa (now a part of Crimea) for years trying to get in. Well, as luck would have it, soldiers in the army started dying from a mysterious sickness, and, even though they were in the grips of plague and thus losing interest in the siege, the Mongols didn't waste an opportunity, reportedly catapulting decomposing infected corpses into Caffa. With that we have the beginning of the Black Death, a pandemic that historians believe caused a loss of regard for life, general social upheaval and a hell of a lot of wars.

So now we also know that in addition to the origin of biological warfare, the plague infected corpses catapulted at their enemies by the Mongols were history’s first weapons of mass destruction.

A MATTER OF FREE SPEECH

Can a Houston school teacher refer to Muslims as “Goat-Fuckers” on a cable access TV show? We’ll know at contract renewal time

Third-grade teacher Angela Box made some really disparaging remarks about Muslims on a conservative cable access TV show she regularly participates in. There have been calls for the Houston Independent School District to fire her. Quanell X, a local rabble-rouser and self-anointed community leader, has accused Box of being a racist.

While we may or may not agree with her comments, she made them off campus while off-work. As long as she does not express any untoward remarks to her third-graders she should be free to express her off-work views, controversial as they may be. It’s a matter of exercising her rights of free speech. But I’ll bet her contract will not be renewed, that is if she isn’t pulled out of her classroom before contract renewable time.

Here is Hair Balls’ take on the matter:

HISD TEACHER WHO CALLED MUSLIMS “GOAT-FUCKERS” CHALLENGES QUANELL X OVER RACISM ACCUSATIONS
By Angelica Leicht

Houston Press Hair Balls
November 20, 2014

The controversial HISD teacher who made disparaging comments about Muslims on a local conservative cable access TV show is now challenging community activist Quanell X for accusing her of being a racist.

Angela Box, a third-grade teacher at HISD's Ray K. Daily Elementary School on the West side of Houston, was accused by Quanell X late last week of using the "N word" while referring to President Obama in a press conference in front of the school.

It was a charge Box vehemently denied, and it turns out she was telling the truth. Quanell addressed the war over the "N word" accusation Wednesday, saying that it turns out his "publicist made a mistake." Box is now demanding an apology from the community leader.

"This is a lie," she said. "I demand that Quanell X apologize to me."

But Quanell is refusing to apologize, offering Box $1,000 to debate him face-to-face instead. The host of Tommy's Garage, the cable access show that sometimes hosts Box, countered that challenge with $1,000 of his own during Wednesday's taping.

The cast also offered up offered clips from the show to counter the recent anti-Muslim accusations against Box. On one of the clips, Tommy, the host of the conservative show, points to a female Muslim pilot who flashes on a TV screen.

He then proclaims, "She led the first strikes on ISIS." Box responds, saying "Could we please, pretty please trade her in for Obama? And we'll throw in Joe Biden too!"

On the surface, it appears to be positive exchange. What you don't see, however, are the comments that follow.

In the moments following Box's comment, Tommy and another panelist exchange some very enlightened chatter about how the female soldier manages to lead those strikes "without a burka," which they say is impressive.

There's also some chatter about "boobs on the ground" before Tommy says, "I'd take her right now!"

That's when Box replies, saying "Even with that thing on her head!"

That thing is a hijab, guys. Not a thing, but a hijab, which is a religious garment worn by a Muslim woman beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family. The panel then follows that up with some crass talk about a cockpit, and then they move on.

Was Quanell X wrong about his "N word" accusations? It would sure seems so. But what Box and her supporters have still not addressed is the blatant xenophobia on display, of which there is videotaped proof. And Box still makes no bones about dropping divisive terms like "goat-fucking Muslims" or "bacon-haters" on the show.

HISD says that a number of parents pulled their children from Box's classroom following the accusations. The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has also called for the district to launch an independent investigation into whether a teacher's blatantly anti-Muslim views have bled over into the classroom.

Meanwhile, Box doesn't seem to be faring too poorly on the publicity circuit. She found her way on to Michael Berry's show earlier this week, and has been quite active on Twitter since word of the accusations spread.
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And three days earlier, here is how Hair Balls excoriated Angela Box:

HISD TEACHER ANGELA BOX SAYS SHE’S SICK OF “BACON-HATERS” AND “GOAT-FUCKING MUSLIMS” ON TV SHOW
By Angelica Leicht

Houston Press Hair Balls
November 17, 2014

Should you be an elementary school teacher who wants to make racist comments, just go the full Monty and do so in someone's garage while seated next to a guy in a Metallica shirt.

After all, that's exactly what Angela Box, a third grade teacher from Houston Independent School District's Daily Elementary School, does when she appears on the weekly public access TV show "Tommy's Garage."

Box, a regular on the show, recently came under fire after community leader Quanell X called for her to be fired from her job teaching third-graders at Ray Daily Elementary School, attributing a quote that uses the "N word" to the teacher. Box denies the accusations, calling the charges "inflammatory" and "offensive," and so far, Quanell has provided no evidence to the contrary.

But even if Quanell never hands over evidence of Box dropping the n-word, there's still plenty of material to work with from "Tommy's Garage," where Box openly spouts off on politically charged topics, making racist comments and spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric like it's going out of style. She also uses terms like "goat-fucking Muslims" and "boy-fucking Muslims," which seems awesome for an elementary teacher, right?

Oh, and she also says stuff like this:

"Let the bacon-haters shoot up their own targets," says Box on one video as the panel discusses terrorism. "Then it's a big win for all of us."

Yeah, bacon-haters. That term comes up a lot.

"I am so sick of the bacon-haters coming here and demanding that we bend to their culture -- no," she says in another video.

Later, on the same video, and somehow without using the "bacon-haters" term, Box tells Muslim leaders to "fuck off," and does so while jiggling her tits at the camera for good measure.

From week to week, that's how this garage thing goes. Box acts like a complete Islamophobe train wreck, which would be hilarious if it weren't so appalling. But that violent, anti-Muslim rhetoric is just the tip of the iceberg.

Box doesn't just dislike Muslims; she also dislikes Democrats, Black people and the "Uncle Tom syndrome," and "abortion Barbie" Wendy Davis. And she really, really dislikes Wendy Davis. Maybe even more than Muslims.

When asked about the best part of the midterm elections, Box says it was seeing "abortion Barbie's lower lip tremble," and, referring to Davis' election loss earlier this month, says the gubernatorial candidate was "late-term aborted."

Yeah, because that's pretty much how this show goes.

"We have to remember, the Democrats own the ghettos. The Democrats own food stamps. The Democrats own Section 8. The Democrats own welfare," says Box.

But it's not just Box's overt xenophobia that's disconcerting. Her willingness to validate the hot mess of intolerant rhetoric from the other panel members is really unnerving, too.

When the host of the show says on one episode that poor people are poor because they're stupid, Box laughs hysterically, nodding in the process. When he calls people tolerant of the Islamic religion "communist bitches," she yells yes in agreement.

Such opinions would be troubling in any situation, but Daily Elementary, where Box is employed, is a minority-majority school.

Daily not only has a student population made up of about 29 percent African American students and 38 percent Hispanic students, but over half of students are economically disadvantaged.

HISD officials say they are aware of the concerns, and will be monitoring the situation.

"Our focus at Daily Elementary School continues to be making sure students feel safe and maintaining an instructional environment in which they can learn," HISD said in a statement. "We respect the First Amendment and the rights of employees and community members, and will continue to monitor the situation."

The response by HISD is in stark contrast to the response by Duncanville ISD officials in a somewhat similar situation earlier this month, when school officials fired a teacher who posted racially charged tweets about the killing of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Duncanville ISD school board voted to fire high school teacher Vinita Hegwood after she tweeted the statement, "Who the fuck made you dumb ass crackers think I give a squat fuck about your opinions re: #Ferguson? Kill yourselves."

Hegwood was suspended without pay and later resigned. She also sent out a written statement apologizing for the profanity-laced tweet. It was still mandatory for the school board to vote on whether to terminate Hegwood's contract, despite the fact that she'd already opted to resign, and the board ultimately fired her.

So Hegwood, who is black, was ultimately fired by the Duncanville school board for her Ferguson tweet, even after resigning and apologizing.

But Box, who is white, is somehow cleared by HISD on First Amendment grounds and is free to educate the next generation of minority students, while foaming at the mouth over the bacon-haters and goat-fuckers.

Totally seems fair.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A LEOPARD CANNOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS

A robber is a robber is a robber, despite a judge’s declaration that he is a ‘good man’

In 2000, Cornelius ‘Mike’ Anderson, upon his conviction of armed robbery, was sentenced to serve 13 years in a Missouri prison. He remained free on bail pending an appeal. When his appeal was rejected, he continued to remain free due to a clerical error. Missouri prison authorities believed he was already in their custody. The error was only discovered when he was scheduled to be released from prison in 2013. On July 25, 2013 U.S. Marshals arrested Anderson at his home.

While he was free, Anderson led an exemplary life, holding down a job, getting married and raising a family. After he was sent to prison, his attorneys appealed, arguing that Anderson had been his own parole officer since his conviction, that he had rehabilitated himself, that the 13-year delay in serving his sentence violated due process and that separating him from his family and the constructive life he made for himself since he was convicted amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

A judge agreed. On May 5, 2014, Anderson was released from prison with credit for time served. In ordering his release, the judge said “You've been a good father. You've been a good husband. You've been a good taxpaying citizen of the state of Missouri. That leads me to believe that you are a good man and a changed man.” But the judge did not take into account that a leopard cannot change his spots.

On Sunday, Mike was arrested in St. Louis on second-degree robbery charges. The ‘good man’ had grabbed a woman’s purse and briefly dragged her along while trying to pull it from her shoulder.

JOSE CANSECO GIVES US THE FINGER

No, Jose is not giving us the birdie

On October 28, former homerun slugger Jose Canseco was cleaning his 45 caliber Remington 1911 at his Las Vegas home when he accidentally shot off the middle finger on his left hand. Canseco told the cops he thought the gun was unloaded. Doctors were able to reattach the severed finger. However, on November 13, as he was playing in the middle of a poker tournament, the reattached finger fell off.

Now Canseco is giving us the finger. No, not the birdie. And it’s not for free. Jose is planning to sell the finger on eBay, together with the pistol which has a chrome mirror finish and custom grips with crystals and gold plating in the grips.

Jose says the eBay ad will read, “slightly used middle finger with 462 home runs could be used as a stirring straw for drinks.”

Unfortunately for Jose - who earned over $45 million in salary plus endorsements, but is now broke - eBay has a policy of not allowing firearms or body parts for sale.

Forget the 462 home runs. I want to know how many female genitals Jose’s finger has explored.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

THIS IS NOT A DUMB BLONDE JOKE

80-year-old Charlie Manson’s upcoming nuptials to a 26-year-old pretty raven-haired woman proves that too often women think with their genitals instead of their brains

By now, unless you’ve been dwelling under a rock, you’ve learned that 80-year-old Charlie Manson and 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton have obtained a marriage license and plan to be married in Corcoran State Prison. No, this is not a dumb blonde joke.

Burton, a pretty raven-haired young woman, claims to be in love with one of America’s most notorious mass murderers. She believes their marriage will allow her more success in her zeal to show the world that poor old Charlie is innocent of the 1969 murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other persons. Burton left her Missouri home nine years ago and moved to Corcoran to be near Manson. She has several websites which proclaim Manson's innocence.

Now if this were an isolated situation we could dismiss Burton as some sort of kook. But it is far from unique.

There are thousands of women all over the Western World who fall in love with and want to marry prison inmates they never laid eyes on before. These women initiate contacts after learning about the inmates from the media or by responding to internet websites set up by or for prison inmates. In most cases those inmates committed the most horrible of unspeakable crimes. You would think these women are trailer trash and/or unattractive, but rather than being desperate to find a mate, many of them come from good backgrounds, are well educated, hold down high-dollar jobs and are very good looking.

Leydi Carol Figueroa Uceda, 23, recently married Joran van der Sloot, 26, who is serving 38 years in a Peruvian prison for the 2010 beating and strangling death of 21-year-old Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, a university student. Van der Sloot is also believed to have killed American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005. Uceda began visiting the murderer shortly after he was confined and during one of those visits inside his jail cell, he impregnated her. Apparently, she is not concerned that her new husband is the killer of two young women.

Hybristophilia is the mental health term used to describe women who fall in love with notorious killers. After they were imprisoned, Charlie Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Ramirez and hundreds of other notorious murderers in this country, and in Britain, France, Germany and Russia among European countries, all received marriage proposals from countless women.

With thousands of women falling head over heels for notorious murderers, one has to question the judgment of women in general. Of course there are also a lot of men who think with their dicks instead of their brains, but they do not rush forth with marriage proposals to women murderers. Thinking with their dicks has gotten men, including cops, into serious trouble. Thinking with their genitals instead of their brains has gotten women involved with some of the worst monsters on this planet.

9TH CIRCUIT RULES THAT FLEEING FROM THE POLICE IN A CAR IS A VIOLENT FELONY

The Supreme Court had earlier ruled that fleeing from the police is a violent felony in “that vehicle flight from police inherently poses a serious potential risk to the safety of pedestrians and other drivers, as well as a risk of violent confrontation with police”

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, generally considered a liberal court, upheld the federal court conviction and mandatory 15-year sentence of Michael Anthony Martinez for being a felon in possession of ammunition. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Federal law classifies a convicted felon as an armed career criminal, subject to the mandatory sentence, if he or she has at least three previous convictions for violent felonies.”

Martinez had been convicted of three prior felonies, including one in 2006 for flight in a vehicle from a pursuing police officer. In appealing his sentence, Martinez argued that flight from the police in a vehicle should not constitute a felony.

The 9th Circuit liberal judges really had no choice because in 2011, the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana flight-from-police law as a violent felony. The Justices “reasoned that vehicle flight from police inherently poses a serious potential risk to the safety of pedestrians and other drivers, as well as a risk of violent confrontation with police.”

Friday’s 9th Circuit unanimous ruling requires that the police car be marked, driven by a uniformed cop using emergency lights and siren, and that the fleeing suspect showed a “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property,” which, of course, he would show by driving at dangerously high speeds, weaving in and around other motorists, and disregarding stop signs and traffic lights.

The Supreme Court and 9th Circuit rulings fly in the face of current criminal justice reforms that call for non-violent offenders not to be sent to prison. Most reformers would consider fleeing from the police a non-violent offense. On the contrary, fleeing from the cops carries with it the real potential of killing innocent bystanders, and as such should be considered a violent felony and severely punished, a prior clean record notwithstanding.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH

Cheating on his gay partner results in the beating of a North Carolina man and his death a week thereafter

Between graduating from high school in 1943 and enlisting in the army on my 17th birthday, I attended East Texas Baptist College. While there, I was harassed daily about converting to the Baptist denomination of Christianity, not only by my fellow students, but by my professors as well. Daily chapel attendance on school days was mandatory. Each day a different Baptist preacher gave a sermon. And – I’m not exaggerating this – about nine out of ten of the preachers entitled their sermons, “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

Since many Christian denominations consider homosexuality sinful, if the wages of sin is death, then many homosexuals are facing an early demise. And on top of that, cheating on your gay partner is equivalent to the sin of adultery. Apparently that did not bother Stephen Patrick White, 46, who croaked Saturday after cheating on his longtime partner Alex Teal. But Teal had nothing to do with White’s death.

On November 9, White had been at the Chemistry Nightclub, a gay bar in Greensboro, North Carolina. A bartender at the gay bar told police he saw White leave together with another man in a cab around closing time. According to the Associated Press, “About 4:30 a.m. that Sunday, an employee at Greensboro's Battleground Inn called 911 to report a man screaming. Around the same time, the fire alarm also was tripped. The hotel had to be evacuated. Firefighters found White unconscious and badly burned in a fourth-floor room.”

Police arrested Garry Joseph Gupton, 26, a Greensboro city employee, and charged him with aggravated assault with intent to kill. The district attorney’s office says that for some unknown reason, Gupton struck White with a telephone, television and another small piece of furniture, and then set the hotel room on fire.

White was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. His burns were so severe that parts of both arms had to be amputated. He died from his injuries nearly a week after the beating.

Gupton has now been charged with first degree murder.

According to the AP, “Teal said White served in the Army during the late 1980s, then spent several years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Air Marshal Service. He worked as a security contractor in Iraq in 2005 when he suffered severe injuries in a blast.”

The wages of sin is death. White has paid for his sins by suffering a horrible death. Gupton, if convicted of first degree murder, could eventually pay for his sins with his life, should the DA seek the death penalty.

As an aside, the term ‘gay’ has always puzzled me. The lifestyle of homosexuals is anything but gay. There is a lot of violence within the homosexual community. I recall a number of homosexual murder victims in different parts of the country who were found with their dicks cut off and stuffed into their mouths. Jealous rage knows no bounds.

REAL GUN BEATS FAKE GUN

LASO deputies terminally rehabilitate two stupidos when one of them pulls a fake gun on them

By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
November 17, 2014

One more specimen from the shallow end of the gene pool did the dirt dance yesterday for being stupid. One of his road dogs met the same fate.

Early Sunday morning Eduardo Bermundez, 26, hanging with Ricard Avelar-Lara, 57, in East L A. At about 0220 hours Bermndez and Avelar drove by a man in the parking lot and pointed a gun at him. The man followed the suspects in his own car after the incident and called the cops in the process.

The LASO attempted to stop the car. It slowed down and Bermundez bailed out. Avelar stopped near by, got out, and stood behind Bermundez. Bermundez pulled his fake .45, and pointed it at the cop. The deputies pulled their real guns and shot Bermundez’s happy ass. Because Avelar had stopped his car, gotten out and was standing right behind Bermundez when the shooting went down he was also killed by the gunfire. Perhaps he should have picked smarter friends to hang out with.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

THE SAD STATE OF EDUCATION

Why we are the laughing stock of the world



These students at Texas Tech, which is one of the premier universities in the Southwest, are most probably representative of college students throughout the U.S. If these students, who know more about the trashy TV show Jersey Shore than about our country, are the future of our nation, God help us all. The Chinese must be licking their chops.

JERK COPS OF THE YEAR

Maryland cops Jeremy Smalley and John Durham, members of an Underage Drinking Task Force, should be put out to pasture ASAP

Every so often, the actions of some police officers bring disrespect and discredit to the entire law enforcement community. What happened in Damascus, Maryland January 4 is an incredible example of cops lying in court to cover their sorry asses. And to top it off, jurors should have been infuriated that officers Jeremy Smalley and John Durham, members of an Underage Drinking Task Force in the Damascus, Maryland area, thought they were so stupid as to believe the two could tell the difference between someone who is 20 and someone who is 21 by observing their drinking habits.

A raid, multiple tasings, two arrests, and a home “ripped apart”: Can you guess the suspected crime?, an article by Radley Balko published in the November 14 issue of The Washington Post, quotes local newspaper editor Brian Karem:

The events in the 9400 block of Damascus road on January 4 came after a pizza delivery driver tipped officers about some “young-looking” people drinking. Jumping to conclusions and using questionable methods, Smalley and Durham then took fellow officers on a thrill ride through a private party, ripping apart a home, tasing an accountant, his son and arresting his wife and other son. In the process they put others at risk – including other officers and civilians . . .

When they were done raiding the home two people had to go to the hospital and many more – according to charging documents – apparently left the scene of the party without being detained.

Last week defense attorneys Rene Sandler, Chris Griffiths and Terrell Roberts challenged the entire raid as a violation of a homeowner’s Fourth Amendment rights. Circuit Court Judge Steve Salant agreed with them and suppressed the evidence gathered in the raid.

He noted the many inconsistencies in statements by officers Smalley and Durham – calling some of them “untrue” and “doubtful”. A 26-year veteran of the police department who attended the Damascus party even contradicted testimony offered by the arresting officers.

Some of this testimony sounded more like bad comedy than serious facts.

Durham and Smalley claimed they could tell a 21-year-old from a 20-year-old who drank too much by sight. How is that possible? Well according to Smalley and Durham, based on their extensive experience busting underage drinkers you can tell because the way a 21-year-old and a 20-year-old acts is “very different,” Durham said. “It’s exaggerated movements,” he told the court. “Hey look at me,” he added as he waved his arms. He also said urinating outdoors is sometimes a giveaway. Loud music and boisterous laughter also adds into the decision process . . .

When police raided the home in Damascus a few weeks after Christmas this year, the raid made local television, radio and newspapers because of the “near riot”, the number of people involved and the fact Smalley and Durham claimed the homeowners tried to beat the police officers and take their guns.

The judge noted that in the subsequent warrant – issued five hours after the raid – the police didn’t mention the alleged assaults. Because of the inconsistencies in the testimony of the two officers, it is questionable such an assault ever even occurred. Indeed the videotape the police tried so hard to get, and which I’ve seen, shows police dragging the homeowner out of his house, handcuffing him and repeatedly tasing him while he offers little to no resistance.


The testimony of Smalley and Durham seems incredulous to say the least. Jerks like them bring into question the credibility of officer courtroom testimony. We cannot deny that some cops will lie on the witness stand, but we hope they represent only a tiny fraction of the law enforcement community. For the multitude of citizens who distrust their police, Smalley and Durham serve to reinforce those negative feelings. These two jerks do not belong in the police service and should be put out to pasture ASAP.

ONE LESS CAR THIEF IN THE WORLD

By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
November 13, 2014

There is now one less car thief in the world following a chase, several attempted carjackings and some other serious bad behavior.

That as-yet unnamed suspect was a multiple convicted felon who was spotted driving a stolen Honda Accord along Hwy 4 near Port Chicago in Northern California yesterday evening. He did some seriously crazy driving before stopping at the Sun Valley Shopping Center where he bailed. He then ran to the Willows Shopping Center across the road and tried, without success, to carjack two different cars. He did manage to jack a third car but was confronted by the local cops before he could get out of the parking structure.

He rammed a police vehicle several times and the cops shot his happy ass, repeatedly. He died at the scene, thereby making the world a little bit safer for the rest of us who are not violent, dangerous assholes.