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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pervert Roundup - Judges, Preachers

Hey - I think Daily Beast stole my blog title. It has a good article today titled Judges Behaving Badly: A Great American Tradition
From sending pornographic emails to cyber-ogling Charlize Theron to penis pumping, jurists find novel ways to bring dishonor to the bench.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.


The court justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board, which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct.

The main order also noted allegations about McCaffery's actions related to a traffic citation received by his wife, who is a lawyer, and referral fees she obtained while working for him as an administrative assistant. It also noted he "may have attempted to exert influence over a judicial assignment" in Philadelphia.

Texas pastor arrested for soliciting prostitute: Christ’s love allowed me to get caught
A pastor at an Amarillo church could face up to six months in prison after getting caught with a prostitute in a Motel 6. Texas Department of Public Safety officers arrested Cameron Tate Reeves, a 34-year-old pastor at Hillside Christian Church's Hillside Canyon campus since 2009, on Thursday at the hotel at 2032 Paramount Blvd. in Amarillo, Myhighplains.com reported. Reeves also admitted to having a pornography addiction for the last 25 years in the letter.

Yes to LGB, No to T: The Pentagon Still Has a Transgender Ban
from Daily Beast
The end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell let gays, lesbians, and bisexuals serve openly in the military. But transgender individuals remain excluded. A conference Monday examined that policy
But any possible doubt about the suitability of transgender individuals for military service wouldn’t survive a meeting with Kristin Beck.

Beck spent 20 years in military special operations, enduring 13 deployments and earning a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a SEAL Trident. She worked with SEAL Team Six and retired with the rank of senior chief.

She’s also a transgender veteran who transitioned after she left military service.

“I was in the middle of the toughest of the tough as a Navy SEAL. And I could still do that today, as a female,” she said Monday, speaking deliberately and stirringly. “Females are strong. Females chew tobacco and smoke cigars. They lift weights.”

She let a moment of silence slip by. “I still have the ability to kick ass.”

GRANDFATHER SHOOTS HOME INVADER, STOPS ATTEMPTED GANG RAPE OF GRANDDAUGHTER

On October 19 a Lumberton, North Carolina, grandfather shot three armed home invaders, all of whom were allegedly "well-armed" and trying to rape the man's 19-year-old granddaughter.
The grandfather was also shot during the attack, but he still managed to fatally wound one of the three suspects.


TAR HEELS CHEATED WAY TO 10 BOWL GAMES AND 3 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS


HOLDER: FAILURE TO PASS GUN CONTROL IS MY BIGGEST FAILURE




Friday, October 17, 2014

Mayor Annus Parker Raises Houston City Attorney's Salary to $350,000; They Subpoena Pastors' Sermons to Crack Down on Anti-Gay Policies

Worm of the Week: David Feldman

Okay, the title is a little misleading as this happened in January. Anise Parker, Houston's loud and proud lesbian mayor, gave the city attorney a 43% raise to $350,000. From Houston Chronicle:

'Houston Mayor Annise Parker gave City Attorney David Feldman a hefty pay raise last week, making him the second highest-paid municipal employee in Texas and the second highest-paid city attorney in the country, according to a memo from the city controller's office.
'In the memo, City Controller Ron Green, Houston's elected financial watchdog, questioned Feldman's 43 percent raise to $350,000.'

These are the same people who sneaked an ordinance through that criminalizes businesses from requiring men to use the mens' room, that is, if the men are wearing dresses or claim to be transsexuals or transgendered or a woman in a man's body. When some of the churches protested and submitted a petition for a referendum, Feldman and Parker rejected it for alleged failure to follow procedure. The preachers filed a lawsuit, then Parker and Feldman subpoenaed their sermons. How they think they can get around the First Amendment is a mystery, unless they are just as arrogant as Obama, who has publicly bemoaned the inconvenience of the Constitution's separation of powers.

On the subject of churches and the gay/lesbian/transsexual/transgender/man-in-a-woman's body movement, the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) this year decided to sanction gay marriage and gay  pastors. The denomination has been losing members for decades and this has accelerated. Grace Presbyterian Church, one of the largest, most affluent Presbyterian churches in the nation, voted in June to leave PCUSA. Grace Presbyterian Church votes to leave PCUSA, join ECO. My wife and I were members there for over 10 years and our daughter was baptized there. I'm proud of the members who voted to leave PCUSA. Highland Park Presbyterian in Dallas did it too.

The whole gay marriage and gay ordination campaign and so called let men in dresses use the girls bathroom campaign is part of the larger movement to undermine the foundations of Western culture and morality. That's not just my opinion. Tammy Bruce, a writer, musician and radio talk show host, lays it out in her book The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values. And by the way, she happens to be a lesbian.

Here's a question - what if little Johnny decides he's really a Joan or Jeannie and has his penis and testicles removed and breasts and a vagina installed, but then decides he made a mistake? It's not exactly like getting a tattoo you can remove.

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’
(CNSNews.com) --  Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Worm of the Week - Houston City Attorney David Feldman Tramples First Amendment

Yearlong investigation nets alleged drug ring in Texas including two Austin lawyers
More than 30 people, including two Austin lawyers, were arrested in Central and South Texas this week for their alleged roles in a drug distribution ring, according to federal officials.

Richard Patrick Fagerberg, 45, and David Ramos, 39, both lawyers in Austin, and the 34 other  defendants have allegedly participated in a conspiracy to distribute various amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine since May 2013, according to United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division.


Worm of the Week
ABBOTT SOLICITS HOUSTON CITY ATTORNEY TO WITHDRAW SUBPOENAS TO PASTORS
The worm I refer to is not Gregg Abbott. It's worm is the Houston City Attorney, one David Feldman, who subpoenaed sermons of pastors in Houston who might have preached against sodomy. It's all part of a lawsuit arising out of the Houston City Council's, led by openly gay Mayor Anise Parker, to make it a crime for businesses to segregate the sexes in bathrooms. This means, that my daughter, who lives in Houston, could be in the ladies room and have a 6'6 transvestite, or a rapist pretending to be a trannie, walk in on her. Or it could be a 12 year old girl. Texas sends people to prison for a minimum of 25 years for sexually molesting young girls, but now we're going to force them to share bathrooms with men. And I suppose school showers.

Where is the ACLU? If the city were trying to subpoena sermons of mullahs preaching bomb attacks on the United States, the ACLU would be crying First Amendment! First Amendment! I guess when the targets are Christians, they have no rights. I watched CBS Nightly News last night, and they had not a word on this outrage. The MSM media is doing its best to avoid telling the truth (what's new?).

Gregg Abbott wrote the  Mayor and City Attorney,  "In good faith, I hope you merely failed to anticipate how inappropriately aggressive your lawyers would be," Abbott said in the letter. "Many, however, believe your actions reflect the city government's hostility to religious beliefs that do not align with city policies."
Maybe a better word for the City Attorney is weasel. The intent of the subpoena, Feldman said, simply was to gather all communications between pastors about the signature-gathering instructions, a potentially key point in the lawsuit opponents have brought against the city.
The use of the word "sermons" was a distraction from that, Feldman said.
"I wouldn't have worded it that way myself," the city attorney said. "It's unfortunate that it has been construed as some effort to infringe upon religious liberty." Hey Worm, did you sign it? Or did some associate working for you sign it? Then you own it. 
More weasel words: On Tuesday, however, Feldman said the sermons were relevant because the pastors were injecting politics into religion.
"If someone is speaking from the pulpit and it's political speech, then it's not going to be protected," Feldman said. Holy shit, where did this fool go to law school? How did he pass the bar exam?
The subpoenas were issued to five local pastors or religious leaders, none of whom is party to the lawsuit: Dave Welch, Hernan Castano, Magda Hermida, Khanh Huynh and Steve Riggle. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization known for its role in defending same-sex marriage bans, is representing the pastors in an attempt to quash the request.

Here's more on the ordinance:  Houston Approves Equal Rights Ordinance With LGBT Protections The ordinance will prohibit discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations in the city. he Houston City Council, led by out Mayor Annise Parker, passed an ordinance Wednesday that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Sec. 17-51. Prohibition against discrimination in public accommodations.permanent link to this piece of content (a) It shall be unlawful for any place of public accommodation or any employee or agent thereof to intentionally discriminate against any person on the basis of any protected characteristic, except as required by federal or state law or court order.
Definitions 17.2 Protected characteristic means an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or pregnancy.
This is a bizarre, tragic story.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Prosecutor Duties




Rule 3.09. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
(c) not initiate or encourage efforts to obtain from an unrepresented accused a waiver of important pre-trial, trial or post-trial rights;

county court practice?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thomas Sowell - the Monstrous Possibility of a Perfidious Presidency

Perfidious - deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful; traitorous.

Thomas Sowell Compares Obama to Benedict Arnold

I’ve been reading a fascinating book that has some eerie parallels to current events. In A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, Ben Macintyre and John Le Carre tell the true story of how the son of an aristocratic English family was recruited to be a Soviet agent when he was a student at Cambridge University. Philby wasn’t the only one - Cambridge was apparently a hotbed of socialists in the 30’s, and produced a whole ring of young men from wealthy families who betrayed their country to the communists.

Philby was recruited by MI-6, the British equivalent of the CIA, and rose to become the chief of counter-intelligence. The signs that he was a traitor were there for anyone to see, but even after he was accused of being a communist spy his friends in the agency protected him and even sent him to Washington, D.C. as the liason to American intelligence.

The CIA’s top counter-intelligence officer, James Jesus Angleton, was one of Philby’s best friends and staunchest supporters. The old saying that, before they set out to deceive others they went to extraordinary lengths to deceive themselves comes to mind. Philby did incalculable damage and caused the capture and death of hundreds of people helping the West in communist countries. One of his closest friends, who even lived with him and his family for a time, was an alcoholic, flamboyant homosexual who was also a Soviet mole in British intelligence. He was allowed to “escape” to Russia, probably because the British “intelligence” agencies wanted to avoid a public airing of their recklessness.

What is so frightening is the parallel with Barack Obama. All the signs were there when he was elected, but the voters, in their fever to elect the nation’s “first black president,” wantonly disregarded them.

Investors Business Daily this week ran an article by Thomas Sowell titled The Monstrous Possibility of a Perfidious Presidency. Reviewing just some of Obama's actions that are harmful to America (open borders, allowing Ebola infected people in, sending troops to Liberia to do a Red Cross gig, while the Islamofacists rape, torture and behead, etc.). Sowell writes Obama "takes his conception of himself a a citizen of the world more seriously than he takes his role as president of the United States. At worst, he may consider Americans' interest expendable in the grand scheme of things internationally."
"Those critic who have been citing Obama's foreign policy fiascos and disasters as evidence that he is incompeent may be overlooking the possibility that he has different priorities than the protection of the American people and America's interest as a nation. This is a monstrous possibility."




from Daily Beast
What It’s Like to Be Snatched by the Delta Force
Michael Daly
Swarmed, Tasered, and trundled into a vehicle blindfolded—and that was just the beginning for alleged al Qaeda member Abu Anas al-Liby. Now he’s complaining about his treatment.

from Breitbart.com
U.S. GENERAL: AL QAEDA WORKING WITH LATIN AMERICAN DRUG CARTELS
The commander of the U.S. Southern Command said al Qaeda raises “a lot of money” by allowing Latin American drug cartels to traffic cocaine into Europe through West Africa, explicitly associating the two enterprises.
“We know that the cocaine that flows out of Bolivia and Peru, the number one and number two producer, feeds the cocaine habit around the world,” said U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of Southcom, during an October 7 speech delivered to an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

More Pervert Preachers

from Daily Beast:
Pastor Has AIDS, Slept With Congregants

Juan Demetrius McFarland, the now-former pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, recently admitted from the pulpit that he has AIDS and has slept with church members. He did not reveal to those women that he was infected. McFarland said he contracted HIV in 2003, and in 2008 discovered it had progressed to AIDS. He had been pastor for 23 years. “He concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS,” said church deacon Nathan Williams Jr. McFarland has also admitted to drug use and mishandling church funds.

‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale
by Amanda Marcotte
He's not really a preacher but he played one on t.v.

A man who allegedly touched little girls was the warm, smiling face of an effort to make the rest of us feel guilty about our non-abusive, consensual sex lives.
A mere month after releasing the security video footage showing Ray Rice committing a horrific act of domestic violence, TMZ has outed another celebrity who would rather keep his abusive behavior secret. The tabloid website released the purported audio of Stephen Collins, a long-time actor most famous for his role as the pastor-dad on the WB show 7th Heaven, confessing to his wife during therapy his repeated sexual abuse of underage girls. The NYPD is investigating and at least one woman, the daughter of his first wife, is coming forward with accusations.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pervert Roundup


Here are a couple of items to illustrate that even Episcopalian Rotary Club presidents can be perverts and murderers.

From Daily Beast
A Murder in Detroit’s Sexual Underworld
Bob Bashara was a married Rotary Club president who lived in a ritzy Detroit suburb. He also had a secret love for BDSM—and prosecutors say he had his wife killed over it.

Bashara led a double life, prosecutors say, filled with sexual trysts with several paramours, a full-time girlfriend, and an online identity as Master Bob, a dominator in the world of BDSM.

“Wow, Mr. Bashara, you’re looking good today,” Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda Evans said to the defendant when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday morning, the first day of jury selection process.

While such a public compliment by a judge of a man accused of murdering his wife is odd, Bashara, 56, is accustomed to such respect.

The son of a state appellate judge, he was living in an upscale Detroit suburb when Jane Bashara was found dead on January 25, 2012.

Bob Bashara was head of the Rotary Club, a deacon at the Episcopal church, and a booster of the local country club, a scion of power in the community of Grosse Pointe Park.

The state contends he hired Joe Gentz, 50, a local roustabout, to kill his wife of 26 years.

Despite the protests of the defense, there’s no doubt the trial will include talk of the Blue Velvet-esque cubbyhole beneath one of Bashara’s commercial rental buildings, a place he called the dungeon, where he brought his extramarital partners.

“It was really nice,” marvels one of those women.

It was a windowless, narrow room with a bed in the far left corner. He kept a series of lamps, some with medieval design, on the floor and axes and swords around the room. Hooks on the ceiling were used for binding. A small wooden cabinet with two butterfly doors held ropes and chains, candles, and sex toys.

From Huffington Post
'7th Heaven' Star Stephen Collins Reportedly Confesses To Child Molestation On Tape
Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins confessing to his estranged wife, actress Faye Grant, that he molested and exposed himself to at least three young girls.
Collins played a father knows best/preacher in the popular show.

He's not a preacher but he plays one on t.v.
From Daily Beast
Ex-Headmaster Charged With Child Porn
Christopher Wheeler, ex-headmaster at Tower Hill School, an elite Delaware prep school, has been charged with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography and faces at least 50 years in prison if convicted on all counts. The 54-year-old is on trial before Superior Court Judge Eric Davis, whom he has elected to decide his fate. The case began after a Pennsylvania man and his younger brother made child sexual-abuse allegations against Wheeler. Prompted by the allegations, Delaware investigators searched Wheeler’s home and office and found some 2,000 images of child pornography, according to police. Wheeler was paid more than $300,000 a year at Tower Hill, where tuition exceeds $25,000 a year, and which was founded by members of the du Pont family. He has remained in custody since his arrest last fall, unable to post $1.5 million cash bail.

From Daily Beast again
Lesbian Couple Pissed Off at Sperm Bank for Giving Them Semen of Black Man
I love this bloviated essay by a black woman at Daily Beast:

America’s sex and race failure: Why Raven-Symone and an Ohio couple are struggling
How a TV star shunning labels, and a lesbian couple with a Black baby illustrate the fight to assert one's humanity
"This kind of rhetorical move is also salient coming on the heels of recent reports of an Ohio lesbian couple opting to sue their sperm bank for erroneously giving them black donor sperm.  I get suing for negligence and shoddy service. But for this queer couple, the presence of their Black daughter disrupts their ability to exist comfortably in the space of whiteness that defines their community, a community that they admit is deeply homophobic. Having chosen to be a queer family in the midst of a heteronormative white universe in Ohio, their Black child has now disrupted their access to white power and privilege. This biracial black girl is growing up with distraught, devastated queer parents who love her despite her blackness. Having internalized antiblackness, they note their discomfort with taking her to a black neighborhood for haircuts and their fear of the racist reprisal of neighbors and family members.

Just a few shades lighter than Raven-SymonĂ©,  their daughter’s connections to blackness and queerness will not so easily be thrown aside. She is a Black girl, and is understood as such by her family and community. Her blackness has been disruptive, inconvenient, and stigmatizing – for her white mothers. But what her queer parents share in common with Raven-SymonĂ© is an internalization of anti-blackness and a tortured attempt to grasp on to some notion of the American dream, that blackness seems to be preventing."




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Update on the Arcadia Theatre Hagi-Huser Feud


I missed seeing this when it came out. The San Antonio Express ran a good article on Oct. 1 by Zeke MacCormack: 
Here are a few highlights from the article: 
Huser's counterclaim accuses Hagigholam and Thomas Myers, a co-owner of the restaurant chain who once was a partner with Huser and Hagigholam in the theater venture, of breaches of contract, fiduciary duty and implied duty to Huser and his firm.

It also accuses Myers and Hagigholam of receiving payments from a $670,000 loan secured by their partnership, called Mamacitas Holding Co.-Arcadia Theater LLC, as reimbursements for alleged project costs, which Huser says were inflated, and for work that he contends never occurred.

“Discovery is ongoing to determine how much money was wrongfully diverted,” said the counterclaim by Huser, whose firm in 2012 built the new City Hall, among other major public projects.

Alas for the people of Kerrville who wanted to see the old building restored, Hagi has apparently abandoned his dream of developing it into a nightclub with a New York City skyline theme, just what we need in the middle of Texas. 

“We did some work on it, but I decided I didn't want to do it anymore,” Hagigholam said last March. “I cannot take more time out of the restaurants.”

Arcadia Theatre Saga; Texas Judge exposes daughter to ebola; NYT thinks sex offender laws too hard

A few weeks ago the online satirical newspaper The Onion had a story about the citizens of a small town trying to restore an historic old theatre. The accompanying picture looked almost exactly like Kerrville's own Arcadia Theatre:
After a week or two of enthusiasm, the fictional preservationists in the Onion story lost interest. That seems to be what happened with the Arcadia project, judging from a counterclaim filed by Stephen Huser and his company against Hussein 'Hagi' Hagiholam and his partner Tom Myers.

Huser's counterclaim alleges that it was instructed by Myers to stop all work in July 2011. For a time, Stephen Huser was a partner in the Arcadia project, and he alleges Hagi and Myers breached the contract and fiduciary duties owed to Huser as a partner.


BREITBART: CPS COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST TEXAS JUDGE OVER DAUGHTER AND POTENTIAL EBOLA EXPOSURE

From London Daily Mail: The terrible truth about cannabis: Expert's devastating 20-year study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless
One in six teenagers who regularly smoke the drug become dependent
It doubles risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
Heavy use in adolescence appears to impair intellectual development
Driving after smoking cannabis doubles risk of having a car crash
Study's author said: 'If cannabis is not addictive then neither is heroin'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2782906/The-terrible-truth-cannabis-British-expert-s-devastating-20-year-study-finally-demolishes-claims-smoking-pot-harmless.html#ixzz3FST6Nh3M
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From World News Daily: PEDOPHILIA DESERVES CIVIL RIGHTS, SAYS NYT'S OP-ED
'Trying to turn the basest of predators into victims ... is repugnant'
The nation’s tough anti-pedophilia laws are unfair to pedophiles, according to an op-ed published by The New York Times’ editors.
“One can live with pedophilia and not act on it,” says Margo Kaplan, an entrepreneurial assistant law professor at Rutgers University, and a former lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/pedophilia-deserves-civil-rights-says-nyts-op-ed/#6u68zgkH0GP5FBcV.99

From U.S. News: The Orthodox Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson ran on the promise that he’d clean up the office’s problems with prosecuting ultra-Orthodox sex offenders who preyed on children—but so far he appears just as lax as his predecessor.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Delay Conviction Thrown Out by CCA, Lesbians sue for breach of warranty for giving them sperm from black donor

Here's a story in the Washington Post that could be the basis for an essay exam in an ethics or law class about a couple of lesbians on the warpath because a sperm bank inseminated one of them with sperm from a black donor:
White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

In this undated family photo provided by Jennifer Cramblett shows her daughter, Payton. Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, are suing Midwest Sperm Bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man, as they had intended. Cramblett was pregnant with Payton, now 2-years-old, when the mistake was discovered. (Courtesy of Jennifer Cramblett/Associated Press).
Cramblett said they had chosen sperm from a man known as No. 380, a white donor. The sperm used for insemination came from No. 330, a black donor, she said. “How could they make a mistake that was so personal?” Cramblett said during a telephone interview on Wednesday. According to the lawsuit, her excitement about the pending birth was replaced with “anger, disappointment and fear.”

Here are a few questions I would ask the student to answer: was there an express or implied warranty that the donor would be white? Or a disclaimer of warranty? Was it in bold, prominent print? Is it effective?
Can the lesbian mothers recover mental anguish damages? How about punitive damages? Does the Deceptive Trade Practices Act apply, and if so, can they get treble damages? Is a human being, or sperm a "good" as defined by the DTPA? Can they rescind the contract and return the child as a nonconforming good under the UCC? Can the sperm bank counterclaim for a frivolous lawsuit and get sanctions?
You are a community organizer or lawyer for the ACLU. How do you decide which oppressed group to represent - gays and lesbians who want the right to marry and adopt children, or blacks, who have been discriminated against for centuries?
Seriously, as a father who for years thought he and his wife (female by the way) would never have children, we would have adopted this precious little girl in a heartbeat. If these bitches, and that's what they are, don't want her, there are countless couples who would adopt her and give her a loving home. I can't imagine the emotional damage these two ingrates will inflict on this child with this absurd lawsuit.

Tom Delay's Money Laundering Conviction Thrown Out by CCA
This one proves the old adage that when you get indicted it's front page news but when you're acquitted or the conviction is thrown out it's on page B-6. I didn't know that Tom Delay's conviction was reversed by the CCA this week until I read it at Grits for Breakfast, here.

From Grits for Breakfast: Deputy seeks sex offender dick pics

A Wise County Sheriff’s officer was arrested Friday morning for improper photography related to sex offenders who had been jailed. Sgt. Chad Hightower was charged with improper photography or visual recording. He posted $25,000 bond and was released. The investigation began from a complaint by a man who was registering as a sex offender. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Hightower told the man a new state law required him to take photos of offenders in the nude. The complainant was photographed naked twice, the second time in an office at the county’s impound yard. The investigation revealed nude photos of other men as well, according to the affidavit. Look for a full story in the weekend Wise County Messenger.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014