As found in my inbox (for the most part.):
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Think prison…showers….big hairy guys. Yeah, a judge in Sydney, Australia has an interesting way of putting the fear of God into teens arrested for drag racing:
“You’ll find big, ugly, hairy strong men (in jail) who’ve got faces only a mother could love that will pay a lot of attention to you – and your anatomy,” said Magistrate Brian Maloney.
The 19-year-old male appeared in Sydney’s Downing Center Court on Monday charged with driving without a license, failing to stop at a police alcohol check point and driving dangerously.
It was his third time before the courts for driving offences, prompting the magistrate’s warning he would be jailed next time.
Maloney barred the teenager from driving until 2013, placed him on a 12-month good behavior bond and ordered him to do 150 hours of community work.
Breaching any of these conditions would see the teenager jailed where he would “shower with the gorillas in the mist down at Long Bay jail,” said Maloney, his comments confirmed by the court on Tuesday.
I surprised the judge didn’t advise the teen to invest in some soap on a rope, just in case.
The Sydney Telegraph supports the judges warning, as street racing has been an increasing problem in the city.
The newspaper’s editorial backed the magistrate’s warning of life behind bars, saying his comments were “a vision in clarity” and gave the teenager “a reality check of his future.”
Well, I hope that the kid’s been scared straight.
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC
57 year old Gene R. Morrill has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison for his own molester-related activities. His defense attorney cited Morrill’s mental health issues in seeking leniency from the judge.
Morrill told an investigator preparing his pre-sentence report about being sexually assaulted by the legendary Bigfoot, a North American folklore character said to be between 7 and 10 feet tall, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. Patton said Morrill really believes the assault happened.
From the look of his mugshot…he’s still haunted by the memory.
Incredibly, he was determined to be mentally competent to stand trial.
The AP Video on the story:
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC
A New Zealand man has been sentenced to community service after telling police he was raped by a wombat and the experience had made him speak “Australian”.
Arthur Ross Cradock, 48, from the South Island town of Motueka, called police on February 11 and told them he was being raped at his home by the wombat and he needed help, The Nelson Mail newspaper reported.
These types of stories always come in threes…..oooh, I’m on pins and needles…check back in the near future for the update.
UPDATE (August 13):
3 monsters (including bigfoot) “discovered”, so far, this summer.
UPDATE (August 20):
Awww nuts. The bigfoot discovery was an elaborate hoax.
A 6 ft 4, 280 lb man dressed in a purple G-string and a red Santa hat failed a breathalyzer test outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theater Sunday night.
Rick Carroll, 53, of Long Beach, Calif., who also sported a blond wig, black leg warmers and red, lace camisole, allegedly registered just over the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08 percent when officers tested him after he pulled up in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater Sunday night, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
He was booked on a misdemeanor DUI charge and released on $5,000 bail. His car was impounded.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Ken Garner said officers were “pretty sure this is not … Santa Claus.”
Well, this book, Schmoozing With Terrorists has been out for several weeks, but for some reason, today is the first I’ve heard of it.
Aaron Klein, a Jewish reporter traveled to terrorist enclaves in the West Bank and spoke directly to the militants themselves. They share their thoughts on American celebrities, who they would like to see in the White House, and why they kill and maim.
Atlas Shrugs blogged about it last month, when it first came out. She has an interesting video of Klein asking some terrorists about the 72 virgins, with an assist from Rusty Humphries.
Guess who the terrorists’ choice for president, is?
“I hope Hillary is elected in order to have the occasion to carry out all the promises she is giving regarding Iraq,” stated Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group.
Abu Hamed, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, explained in “Schmoozing” Clinton’s repeated calls for a withdrawal from Iraq “proves that important leaders are understanding the situation differently and are understanding the price and the consequences of the American policy in Iraq and in the world.”
The Iraqi resistance is succeeding,” stated Hamed. “Hillary and the Democrats call for withdrawal. Her popularity shows that the resistance is winning and that the occupation is losing. We just hope that she will go until the end and change the American policy, which is based on oppressing poor and innocent people.”
Not that that’s surprising.
Anyway, sounds like a good read.
When California Rep. Henry Waxman became the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, we knew it was going to be bad. But did anyone actually think that he would stoop this low?
The American Spectator is reporting that Henry Waxman has asked his investigative staff to start compiling reports on Rush, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin based on transcripts of their shows. He also is reportedly prepared to call in FCC chairman, Kevin Martin to discuss the Fairness Doctrine. (Wow! I did not see that one coming)!
“Limbaugh isn’t the only one who needs to be made uncomfortable about what he says on the radio,” says a House leadership source. “We don’t have as big a megaphone as these guys, but this all political, and we’ll do what we can to gain the advantage. If we can take them off their game for a while, it will help our folks out there on the campaign trail.”
Since this is a far left version of McCarthyism, a better name for Waxman’s committee might be The House Committee on Pro-American Activities.
If they want to be honest and upfront about it, I mean.
If you want a good laugh, Rush has an excellent closeup of Waxman’s nostrils up on his site. Not for the faint of heart, however.
Rush listeners have been calling Waxman’s office, since yesterday’s show, and are being told that this is just a rumor.
The American Spectator stands by it’s story:
None of this is fictitious. One can only be curious if the powerful Waxman and his Democratic colleagues who have a penchant for passing House Resolutions will have the courage to clarify the issue by introducing a one-sentence House Resolution that reads: “Resolved: The House of Representatives supports the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
The Princes of Peace, Iran’s Mahmoud (Wipe Israel of the Map) Ahmadinejad, and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe have met at the UN in New York, this week and formed a “Coalition of Peace”.
The Robert Mugabe who has led Zimbabwe from impressive success to “the most dramatic peacetime collapse of any country since Weimar Germany”.The Robert Mugabe who is quoted as saying:
“This Hitler has only one objective: justice for his people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people and their rights over their resources,”If that is Hitler, then let me be a Hitler tenfold.” 
That Robert Mugabe.
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The leaders of Iran and Zimbabwe are looking to form a self-styled “coalition for peace”.
The government in Harare confirmed President Robert Mugabe and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed the formation of such a coalition on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
“The United States and its allies are so bloodthirsty they don’t want to see peace anywhere in the world,” deputy information minister Bright Matonga told AFP.
Don’t worry, Matonga, next year there’s a very good chance there will be a peace-loving dove like you in the White House. Our bloodthirsty, war-mongering days will be over. Peace, love, and understanding through dialogue, will rule the day.
And if that doesn’t work, an army of sprites on unicorns will protect us, right Rosetta?
…Wait there’s more:
“The leaders also discussed the need to come up with a coalition for peace in response to the aggression of global bullies,” Chidyausiku added.
Mugabe has forged new alliances with countries in Asia as well as buttressed ties with traditional US foes such as Cuba and Iran.
It would be uncouth to say the ‘Axis of Evil’ is expanding.
We should look at this as a positive development. This will give our next president a wonderful opportunity to use those diplomacy skilz the Democrats are always talking about.
This 21 year old Georgia goon is being charged with aggravated cruelty to animals for feeding captured neighborhood cats and kittens to his pit bulls.
He was already in jail on drug, firearm, and probation violation charges when these new charges came down, Gwinnett County sheriff’s spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said.
Authorities found the bodies of two kittens near Hilmo’s residence. Bourbonnais said they also found a gruesome image on Hilmo’s cell phone: a picture of one of his pit bulls and one of the mauled, dead kittens, and beneath picture a caption that says “Good Dog.”
“It’s pretty disturbing,” Bourbonnais said.
It is suspected that he may have been feeding kittens and cats to his dogs to prepare them for dog fighting, but no dogfighting charges have been leveled against Hilmo, yet.
Multiple sources for this one. Thanks to Crime Scene Kansas City for the mug shot.
Tre Smith, an animal cruelty investigator for the Toronto Humane Society and former mall security guard, is not allowed to investigate animal cruelty complaints pending an investigation in which he handcuffed the owner of the dog to a car.
The incident occurred on July 31, when Smith responded to a call that a Rottweiler was locked in an overheated car.
The Toronto Humane Society investigator smashed through the car window, rescued the dying dog, who was slumped and foaming at the mouth, and handcuffed the irate owner to the car. He then rushed the dog to a hospital, leaving the man there handcuffed until police arrived on the scene.
Smith claims he was only doing his job to the best of his ability in a”very difficult, threatening and abusive situation.”
Things got somewhat difficult, threatening, and abusive for the dog owner, as well, when a crowd reportedly appeared and started beating the crap out of him. When the police arrived, the man was bleeding, so the Ontario SPCA has hired a Police officer to investigate the incident, and determine whether or not Smith had followed proper protocol.
Apparently, Smith is becoming an Internet Hero. There are already 10 Facebook groups calling for his reinstatement.
H/T: Crime Scene KC
It seems al Qaeda is not amused, because Americans didn’t take Adam Gadahn’s threatening video, seriously.
The Debka File has picked up these messages from al Qaeda websites:
“They will soon realize their mistake when American cities are hit by quality operations,” said one message.
Another said the attacks would be carried out “by means of trucks loaded with radio-active material against America’s biggest city and financial nerve center.”
A third message mentioned New York, Los Angeles and Miami as targets. It drew the answer: “The attack, with Allah’s help, will cause an economic meltdown, many dead, and a financial crisis on a scale that compels the United States to pull its military forces out of many parts of the world, including Iraq, for lack of any other way of cutting down costs.”
Homeland Security appears to be taking this seriously, as reported by WNBC New York:
Authorities were taking extra counterterrorism precautions Friday in response to what they said was an unsubstantiated radiological threat to the city.Officials said they had not changed the city’s terror alert status in response to the online chatter mentioning a truck packed with radioactive material. Police had deployed extra radiological sensors on street, water and air patrols, and were stopping vehicles at checkpoints in lower Manhattan and around the city.
Reuters is also reporting the extra precautionary steps being taken in NYC:
New York police played down the increased security.
“It is stressed that these deployments are strictly precautionary and not the result of any verified threat,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said in a statement.
And Bloomberg also sought to soothe New Yorkers.
“Earlier this evening, the NYPD began taking several public precautionary measures visible to New Yorkers to guard against an unverified threat that was found on the Internet,” he said.
But it is important to note that the exchange of messages took place over al Qaeda’s internal Internet sites and that they contained the threat of radioactive terror and specific American cities for the first time after a long silence on these subjects.
Before you laugh this off entirely, keep in mind that Debka isn’t the only one concerned about a dirty bomb attack.
In an 8/7 interview, James Woolsey said:
“I think the threat of a serious attack in the next few months is very real,” Woolsey said. A terrorist strike with a dirty bomb or with biological weapons was “a real possibility.” Woolsey’s comments echo those of FBI Director Robert Mueller, who told NewsMax in May that al-Qaida’s paramount goal is clear: to detonate a nuclear device that would kill hundreds of thousands of Americans.
The Debka File also reports that a growing number of clips on al Qaeda sites are instructing would be jihadists how to design remote-controlled gliders, pack them with explosives, and launch them against predetermined targets.
H/T: Riehl World View
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs had some fun with Cindy Sheehan, and other Code Pink moonbats at a NYC park, this Sunday afternoon.
I love it. Good for her!
I think a pretty clear picture is starting to emerge.
The guy’s a liberal, pretentious, whinyass, stupid, lazy, universally disliked douchebag with an axe to grind.
He’s a lefty, anti-war, aspiring writer, who felt he needed the war experience to lend credibility, and gravitas to his writing, and future ambitions. Does he remind you of any other liberal anti-war lying douchebags?
Private Beauchamp will probably be busy answering the questions of superiors for the rest of the day/week/year.
Kudos to Bad Candy for making the front page of Michelle Malkin, and Hotair!
From CBC News: U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan’s poppy-growing Helmand province killed more than 50 suspected Taliban militants in a two-day firefight, the coalition said Monday.
The coalition forces, backed by Afghan soldiers, counted “more than four dozen” insurgents killed during the battle in Helmand’s Sangin district, the statement said.
Coalition aircraft dodged insurgent fire and dropped four bombs during the battle, which also involved militants attempting to kill coalition troops in suicide car-bomb attacks.
The final score?
more than 50 suspected Taliban killed.
1 broken hand on Coalition soldier.
There were no reports of civilian casualties.
The New York Times is reporting that the Dems in Congress are scrambling to post more legislative victories in the next few days to avoid a “Do Nothing” label.
As Democrats celebrated their minimum wage increase, which went into effect on Tuesday, Reid accused Republicans of having sour grapes.
“They resent what happened last November, they’re jealous of what happened last November, and they’re mad as hell at what happened last November,” Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said Tuesday. “What they don’t want to acknowledge is what we’ve been able to accomplish.” (emphasis mine).
Do grown men really talk like this?
Democrats accuse Mr. McConnell and Congressional Republicans of deliberately trying to block the majority’s initiatives so they can then pin the blame on the Democratic leadership that was put in place in the 2006 elections.
They may have a point about that crafty Mitch McConnell who has been out foxing them at every turn.
“The way that they have proceeded, I am not sure that you can count on anything getting done, even those things that look like a fairly certain bet,” said Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, a member of the Republican leadership.
Mr. Kyl did offer an apology for calling this a do-nothing Congress, saying that because Democrats had sent Mr. Bush legislation naming 20 postal facilities, it should be called the post-office Congress.