Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RANDOM SHOTS - Zimmerman Passed Lie Detector Tests, Boston Angry At Obama, Kenny Chesney Look-a-like, and Much More


FIRST SHOT!

George Zimmerman Passed Two Lie Detector Tests After Being Attacked And Shooting Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman passed a pair of lie detector tests in February just a day after killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

The test results are part of the latest round of evidence made public by the office of Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged Zimmerman in April with second degree murder.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and said he was acting in self defense when he shot and killed the teen. Zimmerman submitted to a type of test called a computer voice stress analysis. They look for changes in his speech as he answered simple yes or no questions.

Here's what answered:

Did you confront the guy you shot? (No.)

And were you afraid for your life when you shot the guy? (Yes.)

While the video of one of the tests was released last week by Zimmerman’s attorney, the documents showing the results were only made public on Tuesday.

They show the person who performed the test determined Zimmerman “told substantially the complete truth” when he was questioned on Feb. 27, the day after the killing.

But the lead investigator in the case says murder Zimmerman could have defused the confrontation with the unarmed teenager if he would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch leader.

Sanford detective Chris Serino's written report says in a written report released Tuesday that Zimmerman verbally confronted Martin but didn't identify himself before the physical fight ensued and he shot and killed the 17-year-old.

Another investigator wrote that on the night of the shooting, two lie detector tests given to Zimmerman found he wasn't lying about what happened. The results of such tests are usually not admissible in court.

The 28-year-old Zimmerman maintains that Martin attacked him and was pounding his head against the concrete sidewalk before he fatally shot him. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Like most of you, I really believe that proof of Zimmerman passing the lie detector tests won't matter to the black community in general or the liberal news media like ABC, CBC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, or papers like the New York Times and the Washington Post.

They have made their minds and have already tried and convicted George Zimmerman. They don't want to hear anything that might get in the way of their thinking.

They don't want to muddle their thinking with facts.

SECOND SHOT!

Mom billed to clean the street where son was killed by Illegal Alien driving drunk

A report out of Greenville, South Carolina, is pretty disturbing. It's about a grieving mother who had to go to court to tell a South Carolina Court that she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street, after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year - on that street!

Imagine this for a moment. Your son is killed by a drunk driver, but you get the bills pertaining to what to place there.

Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19th about the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her since the driver Anna Gonzales - who is an Illegal Alien - has pleaded guilty in the case.

Mrs Robinson told the judge that she has been understandably unable to work due to the emotional impact of her son's death. She also told the court that since she hasn't been able to work, that she can't pay the bills she keeps receiving from the accident even though her son was not at fault.

Yes, she is getting bills even though her son was not at fault - including the cost of towing away the very vehicle driven by Anna Gonzales when she killed her son.

"I had to pay to have the vehicle towed," she said according to WYFF. "I had to pay for the vehicle removed and to clean up the street from Justin's blood on the ground."

And to beat that, Mrs Robinson said that she has also gotten a bill of $50 to clean up the street where it happened. She told the court that the $50 bill to clean the street stung the most.

"First of all, having to open the mail and look at the charge to the deceased, Justin Darryl Walker - the deceased! It's just a hard thing to deal with in the context of your child," she said according to WYFF.

Mrs Robinson says she doesn't expect to get any money from Anna Gonzales. The state's victim assistance fund has provided some money, but it primarily covers funeral, medical and counseling expenses.

Anna Gonzales, who is an Illegal Alien and who subsequently did not have a South Carolina driver's license, was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

But friends, someone needs to talk to the city of Greenville.

They need to assess their duties to the public. They need to find out who in their city keeps billing Mrs Robinson, and explain to that person that Mrs Robinson should not be held responsible for the cost involved in the wrongful death of her son.

I can't help but wonder what those folks in city hall in Greenville are thinking about? How can they look themselves in the mirror? Have they no idea of right and wrong? Do they think the only duty to their citizens is to collect funds? What is wrong with those folks?

This is absolutely shameful!

THIRD SHOT!

Boston Red Soaks Fans Not Happy With Obama

It's just a fact these days that American Taxpayers will fly President Barack Obama in Air Force One to just about anywhere in the country where he can raise money for HIMSELF.

While there, he'll praise your local politicians, visit your favorite diner, sample your local fare, kiss your baby, and he'll take your donations for him with a smile.

If you want a picture with the President, he will charge you at least $2000. Some pictures with Obama go for more, but if you're a wealthy liberal you won't care - after all, it will look great on your Obama Shrine in your living room.

For a while, I thought the President wasn't above doing anything for a vote or a dollar. He or his White House has leaked our closes military secrets, given blanket amnesty to illegal aliens, and allowed gays to serve in our military even though it goes against what our military commanders have advised.

But it seems that Obama does have his limits. He apparently isn't going to pretend to like your baseball team! At least, not unless your team is the Chicago White Sox.

That was the message from White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday as he tried to squelch "some really silly reporting" about how the crowd at a Boston Obama re-election campaign fundraiser the night before booed and jeered Obama after he had the nerve to rub salt in their wound and thanked the Red Sox fans for trading player Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox.

The response? Here's how the White House's official transcript put it: "Booo!"

"I'm just saying: He's going to have to change the color of his socks," Obama added, getting what sounded like laughter and boos from the rowdy but friendly crowd.

"I didn't think I'd get any 'boos' out of here, but I guess I shouldn't have - I should not have brought up baseball. I understand. My mistake," said the president.

The Boston audience again booed and jeered Obama!

Then Obama tried to smooth things over by saying, "My mistake. You've got to know your crowd!"

And right after that, some one in the audience - who may or may not be working for the Obama administration - yelled out "we still love you!"

That was all Obama needed to launch his standard stump speech of why they should re-elect him - even though he's only hurt the nation since entering office.

Obama's press secretary tried to convince reporters that the crowd was yelling something other than "Boo!" - but not even the liberal media would swallow that one.

Mitt Romney's campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email to reporters early Tuesday. .

"In baseball, an error is a misplay or fumble, as when a player drops a pop fly or lets a ground ball go through his legs. Last night in Boston, President Obama went to the heart of Red Sox nation and committed an error by taunting fans over the Kevin Youkilis trade to the Chicago White Sox."

"The Red Sox have suffered many setbacks over the years - the Babe Ruth trade, the ball through Buckner's legs, the Bucky Dent home run," she said.

"Maybe the President should have congratulated the team for winning the World Series in 2004 and 2007. Instead, he chose to mock them for trading away one of its favorite players at a time when the team is struggling," Saul said. "Score that an error."

Some Obama supporters, who are not baseball fans, said he was just being himself that night. Others described Obama's appearance in Boston as proof of how smug and conceited he really is.

FOURTH SHOT!

Boston Taxpayers Angry Over Their Having To Pay For Obama Fundraiser 

President Barack Obama’s fund-raising and politicking trip to Boston may cost the city of Boston as much as $200,000 - and now critics are fuming.

Pete Sepp, vice president of the conservative-leaning National Taxpayers Union, told the Boston Herald, "Given that many municipalities are facing budget crunches of their own, squeezing them even further for political events can grate on a lot of residents' nerves."

David Tuerck, a government ethics watchdog with Suffolk University, told the paper, "It's an atrocious waste of taxpayer money. There is no taxpayer interest in any of this. It’s all about getting him re-elected, and the campaign should pay for everything."

City officials refused to provide an accounting of what the president’s visit cost Boston, but some estimated that security in the form of Boston police officers could run from $150,000 to $200,000.

Obama was in town for a fundraiser where he racked inn more than $3 Million.

So if he's racking in Millions upon Millions of Dollars all over the country for his re-election campaign, why isn't he personally paying for his own fundraisers? This is all more political bullshit that the taxpayers have to pay for.

Whether it's San Francisco, Chicago, Orange County California, and other places all over the country, in this case Boston, Obama is running around the country raising money for himself. Since this is not duties pertaining to his office, why are taxpayers paying the freight when we shouldn't be?

This is the equivalent of any other Millionaire running the country trying to promote himself. We don't subsidize them, so why subsidize Obama or any other politician making personal trips?

There is no need to get screwed by politicians. We shouldn't! Especially these days! Especially when many cities out there are facing huge budget troubles! Especially when its in your face blatant - as if to say you'll take it and be happy about it!

FIFTH SHOT!

Boston Taxpayers Screwed Over By Their Police Department As Well!

And talking about abuse and a huge waste of taxpayer money, how about Boston taxpayers getting screwed over by their own Police department?

On June 1st, it was reported that Boston City Officials started an investigation over the Boston Police Overtime System.

The reason is that Boston city leaders are starting to worry that their current overtime system for police officers could be "breaking the bank," reported CBS Boston.

One example, in 2011, a total of 128 officers made more money than both the Mayor and the Police Commissioner who are paid approximately $175,000. In fact, 41 officers made more than $200,000 last year.

And they say crime doesn't pay?

"I think that when they (the public) see outrageous salaries, there are questions and I think it’s really important to answer those questions," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

"Basically the officers have figured out a way to manipulate the contract to generate substantial increased revenue for hours that aren’t worked," said Sam Tyler, who is a municipal watchdog.

What are some of the ways police officers have figured out how to play the system?

"For example," CBS Boston explained in their report s, “an officer called in for a court case gets a four hour minimum, even if he is only needed for a fraction of that. Ditto when working a paid detail. It is all perfectly legal and spelled out in the union contract.”

So if an officer works one minute over four hours, he gets paid for eight.

“When you see this type of practice and you have 2,100 police officers in Boston, that all adds up to a lot of extra dollars that the taxpayers are paying,” Tyler said.

And in regards to the system “breaking the bank,” the city of Boston paid out $32 million in overtime last year.

“The budget is full of choices and when we don’t use it in one area we could use it in another area,” Murphy said.

Boston is also starting to rethink its existing policy of buying back unused vacation and sick time.

“City Council President Murphy wants to limit the length of time someone can carry that, so the city doesn’t get stuck with a large bill when the person leaves,” CBS Boston reports.

All in all, it appears abuse and fraud may be going on at the Boston Police Department. And yes, when the Police are shady - who can you trust?

SIXTH SHOT!

Fan Look-A-Like gets kicked out of Kenny Chesney concert for looking too much like Chesney

A report out of Nashville, Tenessee, about a Nashville fan who was thrown out of a Kenny Chesney concert for looking too much like the country star might sound crazy - but it really happened.

Tennessee teacher Nathan Blankenship was booted out of Kenny Chesney's Nashville-area show on Saturday, according to ABC affiliate WKRN-TV. The reason? He apparently looked a little too much like the country-music star.

Blankenship spent $200 to buy his ticket to the Chesney/Tim McGraw "Brothers of the Sun" show.

Blankenship told WKRN that he'd been to several Chesney concerts in recent years - and when he attends, people naturally want his picture, since he resembles the singer and dresses like him in cowboy hat and sleeveless T-shirt.

"Here or there somebody asked to take a picture to make their friends or family think they were with Kenny or whatever, that's fine," he said. "I don't mind.... I can't help the way I look."

Fox 17 reports Nathan Blankenship was escorted out of Chesney's "Brothers of the Sun" concert last weekend at L-P Field after some fans requested to take pictures with him because they thought he was the country star.

Blankenship claims he was told by a security guard he had to leave. Why? Well, because "higher-ups" at the concert thought he was causing too much "confusion" because he looked like Kenny Chesney.

Just as Blankenship reported, he was approached by a security officer who asked to see his ticket. "I just thought he was going to lead me back to my seat," he said.

Instead, the security guard grabbed his arm and escorted him out. "He just said that (I was) purposely trying to impersonate a celebrity, so we're kicking you out."

WKRN reported that a "high-ranking" venue executive told Nashville's News 2 Sunday that local police were also alerted about Blankenship before the show, and, the network noted, "country music stars saw him in crowds at previous concerts and thought he was a disruption."

But Chesney's label, Messina Group, sees it differently and is working to patch things up. The VP of marketing for Messina, Kate McMahon, said that no one was aware of the fact that Blankenship was shown the door. "We never want our fans to leave disappointed and we are reaching out to him to make this situation right," she said.

Blankenship issued a statement to Nashville's News 2 Monday night, indicating that the company has offered to refund his ticket cost and send him CDs.

He added, "I am not now, nor have I ever been a Kenny Chesney impersonator and contrary to several reports, I do not sign autographs, pretend to be him for financial gain, or follow him around from concert to concert....

I have never wanted to be famous and after all this attention from the press, I am glad I chose to be a teacher. I am sure that when school starts back in August and the students ask about my summer break, I will have quite a story to tell."

Blankenship received an official apology from Chesney's record label and the promoter of the event Monday night. And yes, to make everything better, Fox 17 reports that Blankenship will be refunded for his $200 ticket and they will be sending him a gift basket with merchandise.

So, you take a look at these pictures and ask yourself if he really looks like Chesney. Some say yes, and others are blind as bats. Which is which? On the right is Kenny Chesney, and on the left is Nathan Blankenship. At least, I think so?


SEVENTH SHOT!

New York Junior high students accused of trashing 9/11 memorial

According to WNYW/FOX News, Junior high students from New York were thrown out of the 9/11 memorial at the site of the former World Trade Center for throwing trash onto the site.

Some New York students are being investigated for throwing trash into the Sept. 11 memorial pools and potentially committing other crimes on the Ground Zero site.
The students were on a field trip from Junior High 292 in Brooklyn when they were accused of throwing garbage into the 9/11 memorial reflecting pools.

The students were kicked out of the site after they reportedly threw everything from baseballs to plastic soda bottles.

NYPD also said one student was caught trying to bring ammunition through the metal detector.

The incident upset everyone from volunteer firefighters to people who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack almost 11 years ago, including Anthoula Kastinatides.

"These kids just need to be educated about what happened at the site, and if I had been at the site and I had seen that, I guarantee you I would have pulled them aside and explained to them why it was there and who my brother John was," said Kastinatides, whose brother died in the attack.

I blame teachers and parents for not educating those kids on the significance of what took place there: Teachers because they should have briefed the kids about where they were going, and parents because they should have known about their kids making a trip there - and maybe talk to them about why that is now hallowed ground.

Years after the 9/11 attack, survivors and family members were irate that the city of New York had nothing but an empty construction site for them to pay their respects.

In 2005, the entire design was scrapped and a new design was put into action all to meet anti-Terror standards.

In September of last year, Mayor Bloomberg said he wants people to stop calling that 16 acre spot "Ground Zero" and instead call it as it is now known officially - The World Trade Center and the September 11th Memorial and Museum.

One World Trade Center, more simply known as 1 WTC, was originally known as The Freedom Tower. It is the tallest building in New York City and is promised to be completed next year in 2013.

The tower will eventually rise 1,776 feet. It will become America’s tallest building. The 9/11 Memorial Museum, which is a separate structure, houses artifacts from 9/11. The exhibit includes photographs, video tapes and a fire truck ruined the day the towers fell.  It is scheduled to open in September 2012.

The "Reflecting Absence" memorial pools there with its trees dotting the giant footprints of the two towers give a visitor a place to come and honor those who died there on 9/11.  Their names, the 3,000 victims, are engraved around the edges of the pools.

It is a memorial. It is hallowed ground. It is a place as sacred to America as the Battlefield at Gettysburg and Arlington Cemetery.

And yes, the young students from Junior High 292 in Brooklyn should have been told this things and more. Along with the information, they should have been taught to have some respect for that place where America was attacked.
  
LAST SHOT!

Wild Turkeys Terrorize Neighborhood In New Jersey And Attack Residents

Wild turkeys in a Hainesport, New Jersey, neighborhood have become overly aggressive, leading the township to take drastic measures.

The turkeys are indeed taking over the area and becoming more aggressive because of a decreased fear of humans.

The boldness in the animals has caused trouble for many, including a woman that was attacked recently.

"I think he was trying to eat me," Karen Harris said. "In my peripheral vision I seen the turkey coming towards me. And I looked at the turkey, and he kind of picked up speed. So I was like, wait a minute, he's chasing me!"

As she ran up the sidewalk trying to escape the bird, she tripped and fell. She then threw a rubber traffic cone at the turkey to deter it, but that didn't slow him down either. Karen finally found refuge from the wild bird by running inside a building.

Before, Karen would have never thought twice about picking up a broom to shoo the animals away from the middle school where she works. That's not the case now, however.

"I think he was getting me back for all the times when I chased him with sticks and brooms," Harris joked. "They kind of own this area. I have a lot of respect for wild turkeys now."

And yes, Karen Harris isn't alone. In recent weeks, township officials said they've gotten countless calls from residents complaining about aggressive turkeys with many of the attacks happening across the street from the school where Karen works.

So what are the steps taken by the local government to fix the problem?

Well, state wildlife officials planned on trapping the turkeys and move them out of the area. But they use food to bait the birds and the traps aren't working because turkeys have too many other food sources.

So now the township wants to impose hefty fines on anyone who feeds the turkeys. That;s right, instead of feeding the birds and getting them dependant on their feeding them - and then lure them into traps by using that same food - nope, instead they want to fine residents. 

Just image this silliness for a minute, they have a wild turkey problem and they can't trap the turkeys because the birds have an abundance of food around the area. So what do they do?

Well, instead of figuring a way to trap them with the food that they are eating for people, or shooting the birds and giving them to a homeless shelter to cook up for the folks there - no, instead they want to fine the residents there.

Imagine How Many Homeless This Would Feed?

It makes no sense at all to fine residents. But it's true, officials in South Jersey are prepared to fine residents $2,000 for feeding the wild turkeys.

That's two thousand dollars! Is this insane or what!

This is just more proof that some of the folks working in local government just don't have a clue how to do things without adversely effecting their constituents. It seems that there's always someone in the government who thinks the only solution to problems is to penalize their own people.

And no, I really don't know what kind of Kool-Aid some government workers are drinking. It just seems that they all drink the same brand - one that turns their minds to mush - where the only thing they really know how to do is screw the public.

PARTING SHOTS!

I want to wish a belated Happy Birthday to ...

My good friend, Jerry Combs, who turned 74 years old on June 11th. He lives up in these parts over in Railroad Flat. He is a great guy who I have nothing but respect for.  

My cousin Kenneth Nascimento, in Hawaii, who turned 51 years old on June 14th. He is a great guy who takes care of his family and his business with the same dedication. And yes, I admire that!

My buddy J.T. Atnip, who turned 28 years old - along with his great sister Courtney Atnip, who turned 23 years old on the same day June 25th.  According to their mom and dad, Christie and Tony, the reason they were born on the same day 5 years apart is that they're both products of the beer and fun the two had on Lumber Jack Day in West Point!

And so it goes in the mountains!

And by the way, Hello Les!


Story by Tom Correa

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