Thursday, January 31, 2008

My wife is chillin out

How could the guy believe she would not be missed?

SYLVESTER, Ga. -- A southwest Georgia man has been charged with murder after his wife's body was found in a freezer.

Family members contacted authorities Friday after going to the home to work on the freezer and finding the body of Linda White, 55, Georgia Bureau of Investigation assistant special agent in charge Mark Pro said.

Investigator say Jacob White, 27, was inside the home when deputies arrived. He was taken to the Worth County Jail for questioning. Authorities charged him with murder Saturday, Pro said.

Linda White's body has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab in DeKalb County for an autopsy.

Jacob White remains in jail.

Investigators said Monday that authorities were called to the home three times Jan. 21 for domestic disturbances. They believe Linda White might have been killed the next day, GBI special agent in charge Mike Lewis said.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wake Up Florida

Why would anyone vote for John McCain?
His long list of accomplishments the last eight years.

Here are some:
  • Gang of 14 debacle.
  • Voting against the President Bush Tax cuts.
  • Working with Ted Kennedy on the amnesty for illegal criminals that cross the border daily.
  • *McCain Feingold Campaign Finance Reform debacle.
Any of these would be reason enough not to vote for this waste of air.



* My Wife remembered the McCain Feingold debacle.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pimping

Adding to the Blogroll:

Welcome Pajama Momma. I am slow but I get around to adding ya eventually!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Picture a day

My wife's view when she looks east in the mornings.


My view when I look east.

Officer Shot 6 Times Shoots, Kills Teenage Gunman

Another crazy title for the article;
Shootout over pair of stolen jeans
You just have to love the media.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A police officer working off-duty was shot several times Saturday night by a shoplifting suspect that was pursued from Regency Square Mall, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said the officer managed to return fire, killing the suspect."It was a pretty violent scene. We're fortunate the officer isn't dead," Undersheriff Frank Mackesy said. "It was a fight for life and they were in close-quarter combat."

Officer Jared Reston -- a 5-year veteran with the force -- was in serious condition at Shands-Jacksonville.


The good news is:

The suspect died at the scene. Police were working to identify him.


No big loss.

The incident began when two officers in uniform working at the mall tried to apprehend two shoplifting suspects about 7:45 p.m. One of the officers captured one of the suspects, but Reston chased the other to the 9400 block of Atlantic Boulevard.

Police said at that point, the suspect who had refused the officer's commands to stop, but pulled a gun at started shooting at the officer. A witness said the suspect fired at least 10 shots."

We know that multiple shots hit him in the chest. Fortunately, he was wearing a bullet-proof vest," Mackesy said. "

The officer did have an opportunity, after being fire upon, to return fire, and the suspect is dead."

The second shoplifting was in custody before the shooting occurred. He was being questioned, but police said he had no involvement in the shooting."

I've never seen a gunshot victim, period, before -- and to see it was a police officer, it was really upsetting," witness Christopher Ribble said.

Prayers and wishes for a complete recovery go out to Officer Jared Reston and his family.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Officer Shot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A police officer working off-duty was shot several times Saturday night by a shoplifting suspect that was pursued from Regency Square Mall, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said the officer managed to return fire, killing the suspect."It was a pretty violent scene. We're fortunate the officer isn't dead," Undersheriff Frank Mackesy said. "It was a fight for life and they were in close-quarter combat."

Officer Jared Reston -- a 5-year veteran with the force -- was in serious condition at Shands-Jacksonville.


The good news is:

The suspect died at the scene. Police were working to identify him.

The incident began when two officers in uniform working at the mall tried to apprehend two shoplifting suspects about 7:45 p.m. One of the officers captured one of the suspects, but Reston chased the other to the 9400 block of Atlantic Boulevard.

Police said at that point, the suspect who had refused the officer's commands to stop, but pulled a gun at started shooting at the officer. A witness said the suspect fired at least 10 shots."

We know that multiple shots hit him in the chest. Fortunately, he was wearing a bullet-proof vest," Mackesy said. "

The officer did have an opportunity, after being fire upon, to return fire, and the suspect is dead."
The second shoplifting was in custody before the shooting occurred. He was being questioned, but police said he had no involvement in the shooting."

I've never seen a gunshot victim, period, before -- and to see it was a police officer, it was really upsetting," witness Christopher Ribble said.



Prayers and wishes for a complete recovery go out to Officer Jared Reston and his family.

Gray Days In Jacksonville



Some gray days here lately.
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In my neck of the woods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 16-year-old girl was abducted as she walked to school on Thursday and raped by four men, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Three of the four men accused were arrested and charged with kidnapping and armed sexual battery.

According to the police reports, when an officer saw the girl walking on Kivler Drive about 9:30 a.m. and stopped to find out if she was a truant, she began to cry and run.When he caught up with her and asked what was wrong, she said she had just been kidnapped and raped by four men.


Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photos of
Alan Alley age 26, Dwayne Miller age 29
and LaBron Miller age 28.
(Source)

Prison is too good for these miscreants. They should be castrated with a butter knife.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Florida Ballot

Rudy GIULIANI

Mike HUCKABEE
  • Hell no.
John McCAIN
  • Hell no.
Ron PAUL
  • Hell no.
Mitt ROMNEY

Duncan HUNTER

Alan KEYES

Tom TANCREDO

Fred THOMPSON

Write in








I shamelessly stole the graphic from Mostly Cajun.

Another Dog Fighting Story

What makes these people do this type of atrocity?

St. Johns County Animal Control officers investigating a cruelty complaint in Flagler Estates early Thursday seized nine pit bulls authorities think were being trained for dogfighting.

All of the adult dogs had numerous scars and two were bleeding. Two other dogs were 6-week-old black-and-white puppies. One dog has died from injuries that appear to be from dogfighting.

Paul Studivant, manager of the Animal Control department, said officers had also collected a truckload of equipment for training fighting dogs.

Confiscated were a treadmill, weights, chains, body harnesses, protective gloves and a well-chewed wooden "break stick," used to separate the jaws of dogs while they're fighting.

"We've seized enough stuff out of the house to show that there's still dogfighting in St. Johns County," Studivant said.


The tools of the trade.

The law says a person may be prosecuted for a separate felony charge for each piece of dogfighting equipment found in his possession, Studivant said.

Also found in the home were medications used in training fighting dogs, such as penicillin, multiple syringes, dusty wettable sulfur, hydrogen peroxide for wounds, horse and stable insecticide, vials of serum to fight distemper, hepatitis and pan-influenza in dogs, vitamin supplements, Electro Dex, a food additive for horses fed to dogs, and a harness used to toughen up the dogs bite by hanging them by their jaws.

One dog seized was an emaciated female that was apparently used for breeding.

Also found, Studivant said, was a bolt cutter, which he said might have been used for stealing dogs to be used as practice bait for the fighting dogs. He said he found three collars that appeared to be from yard or hunting dogs because their tags had been torn off and the collars had no use in dog-fighting training.

He believed those dogs had been used for fighting practice.

"We have no idea where these dogs are," Studivant said. "But dogfight trainers [have been known to] tie up a [stolen dog's] mouth and let their dogs tear him apart. It's an ugly, painful death."

None of the seized dogs will be placed for adoption. County ordinance prohibits pit bulls from being adopted.

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Tag Challenge

I was tagged by Saoirse. Drop and say hello sometime.


FOUR JOBS I HAVE HAD:

1. Butcher's Assistant/Stockman.
2. Cart Attendant at Target.
3. Aircraft Mechanic.
4. Airframe Component Mechanic.

FOUR MOVIES WATCHED OVER AND OVER:

1. Tombstone.
2. Blackhawk Down.
3. Mummy.
4. Gladiator.

FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED:

1. Jacksonville, Florida.
2. Whiteland, Indiana
3. Chandler, Arizona
4. Mesa, Arizona

FOUR SHOWS I WATCH:

1. NCIS
2. Judge Joe Brown
3. Maximum Exposure
4. The New Yankee Workshop


FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN:

1. Bangalore, India
2. London, England
3. Meteor Crater, Winslow, Arizona
4. Chicago, Illinois

FOUR PEOPLE WHO EMAIL ME:

1. Mark C.
2. Nancy J.
3. Tia
4. Marty D.

FOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT:

1. White Chocolate
2. Pizza
3. Steak
4. BBQ Ribs

FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE:

1. Colorado
2. Burr, Ireland
3. The beach
4. Payson, Arizona

FOUR THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:

1. Visiting the USS Alabama.
2.
Enjoying good times with family and friends.
3. Watching my Daughter grow everyday.
4. The quiet times with my Wife.


FOUR PEOPLE TO TAG:

1. Only part of this I can't do.
2. Anyone who wants to consider themselves tagged, then be my guest.
3. ?
4. ?

Is this illegal immigration








(AKI) - Violence erupted at the Rafah border crossing on Friday as Egyptian guards moved to close holes in the wall separating Egypt from the Gaza Strip.I cannot believe the Egyptians are not shooting the Palestinians like rabid dogs.
This would be like having a 300,000 person suicide bomber convention.
For the past two days, more than 300,000 Palestinians have surged across the border into Egypt to obtain food, medicine and other essential supplies after militants exploded holes in the border fence.

Militants with explosives. How surprising is this?

On Friday morning Egyptian authorities moved to increase the number of security personnel in a bid to restore control.
According to the Arab TV network, Al-Jazeera, Palestinians were using bulldozers to open new holes while Egypt while others resisted Cairo's order to close the border.
Palestinians threw stones at Egyptian guards after they raised batons and shields and formed a human wall close to one of three crossings.
Witnesses said guards fired several shots in the air and used water cannon to disperse residents.

Friday's Quote.

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. --- Robert E. Lee, Civil War General

Monday, January 21, 2008

Only One Man

Only One Man

When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter Paradise, God appeared and said, 'I want the men to make two lines. One line for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter.'

Soon, the women were gone and there were two lines of men.

The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100 miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was only one man.

God said, 'You men should be ashamed of yourselves, I created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him.'

God turned to the one man, 'How did you manage things differently so that you are the only one in this line?'

The man replied, 'My wife told me to stand here.'


Thanks Nancy in AZ

The Muggletonians

Muggletonians

The Muggletonians were a curious English sect (c.1652) founded by Lodowick Muggleton and his cousin John Reeve – both second-rate London tailors. The founders claimed (and their followers believed) that they were the ‘two last witnesses’ foretold in Revelation xI 3-6. They preached that God had human form; that the Trinity was one; that the Sun travelled around the Earth; that Elijah was God’s representative in heaven; and that Satan was incarnate in Eve. Reeve died in 1658, and Muggleton in 1698-both having been imprisoned for blasphemy. Muggletonian belief struggled on for many years, finally petering out in the 1860s

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Some culture for you

Adding to the Blog Roll.

I have lurked on Ssssteve's Site for a while and since I go there enough I ought to give him his due.

I also by way of Blackiswhite found the charming site of the Upset Waitress. She is hilarious.

When you get a chance stop on by and say Hey!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday's Quote.

You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. --- Harper Lee, writer

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

On the color Yellow

  • Dedicated to Mercury and the Sun
  • Associated with quicksilver and gold
  • Corresponds to the hexagon
  • The color of priests in some Burmese, Buddhist, and Brahmin traditions
  • Chinese color of imperial dignity
  • Color of the star the Nazis forced the Jews to wear
  • Egyptian color of the East
  • Worn by Spanish executioners to signify treason
  • Represented by the stones amber, diamond, jasper and topaz
  • In Mayan tradition, influences the belly
  • The color of the Inquisition
  • The color of Judas Iscariot
  • Associated with cowardice
  • Gives a ‘warm and pleasant impression’ according to Goethe.
  • Traditionally, bankrupts in 17th-century France had their property daubed in yellow paint
  • Kandinsky claimed it was impossible to have dark yellow.
UPDATED List:

  • Among the most toxic of paints to produce. (BlackIsWhite)
  • Mustard (Mrs. Grim)
  • The color of snow you should not eat. (RT)
  • The color of the stripe found on pretty much every liberal in the land. (RT)
  • Yellow Rose of Texas. (SoHos)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Picture a day

RT started the picture a day post and I am going to try and see if I can do it everyday.
I know I am 13 days behind but here goes.

Trying to catch a Sundog . . . This was taken by my wife.


A nice evening by the fire.

Times are good.

An Eye for an Eye

I have heard some terrible things, but this is about the worse.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A father sodomized his 18-year-old stepson to avenge the teenager's alleged rape of the man's 8-year-old daughter, police said.


I don't quite know what to say about this.

The father, 32, turned himself into to authorities on Friday and was released from jail Saturday after posting a $17,500 bond. He faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

The stepson was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with suspicion of aggravated sexual assault. Police say the father caught him assaulting his daughter, and a subsequent examination at a hospital revealed the girl had been sodomized.

Sgt. Cheryl Johnson, supervisor of the Fort Worth sex crimes unit, said in a story posted Saturday on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Web site that people need to "allow the criminal justice system to work for them."

"This is a very unique case, but we have a criminal justice system in place, and no one can take the law into their own hands," Johnson said.

Instead of taking the teenager home, the Arlington man drove to an abandoned house in Fort Worth, beat his stepson with a baseball bat and sodomized him with a metal tool, police said.

From the AP Wire (Source.)

The Seven Deadly ones

Seven Deadly Sins
Pride
Greed
Lust
Envy
Gluttony
Anger
Sloth

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Band Meme

From SoHos;
Since she tagged everyone
I have no one to tag.

Here’s how it goes. You are about to have your own band’s CD cover. Follow these directions to the letter. It’s fun and requires no thought at all. Go to……
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post

Tonight is the Night


Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday's Quote.

They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)


And one for the Count


It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Flagler Teacher Accused Of Sexual Contact With Boy

Again; only this time it's a guy.













A Flagler Palm Coast High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a teenage student was arrested late Monday.

Antonio Izquierdo, 38, of Palm Coast, was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a 16-year-old boy. He was ordered held without bond at the Flagler County jail.

Izquierdo taught math and fashion merchandising classes at the high school for the past 1½ years. (Source.)

Another troubled teen haunting our streets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 15-year-old police say was caught on tape during one of three recent robberies of Family Dollar stores and accused of sexual battery on clerks was taken into custody on Wednesday morning during a SWAT callout.


According to police reports, Asa Harris’ crime spree began on Dec. 30 at the Family Dollar store on Normandy Boulevard. Investigators said Harris pulled a gun and demanded money, then forced a cashier to undress and then ordered her to suck on his finger.


Harris was taken into custody early Wednesday after heavily armed police surrounded his Talleyrand neighborhood to serve arrest warrants. He surrendered without any resistance and is charged with one count of armed robbery and battery. Police said he is suspected in the other two holdups. (Source.)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

April has a must read on her blog

Aprilwine has an interesting post about how long we have left with the continuing state of affairs in our political decisions.

From my estimations we are between 5 and 6.

Read about it here.

A talk with Dr. Phil about my issue

I thought I might get a little perspective from an uninterested third party. So after much thought, I called Dr. Phil.

His staff must have been pretty busy keeping Brit the Twit under wraps, because Dr. Phil answered the phone on the first ring. He sounded very angry. There was a lot of screaming and what sounded like a cat was either in heat or fighting for its life in the background.


I asked Gr. Phil if he had a moment. He said yes and asked if I could hurry this process up, as he was a tad busy.


I told him I needed some quick advice, since my wife and some of my comrades in the blog world feel I might have developed a Man Crush on Maurice Jones-Drew.


Dr. Phil’s answer was "What in the #&ck are you talking about?!? Who is this Jones-Drew?"


I was shocked to hear that the good doctor did not know who MoJo was, and that he was talking like this on the phone. He then explained that Mini Dr. Phil was trying to kill and eat his wife's pussycat "Muffy." I told him that his problem seemed like a much bigger problem than mine and I asked if I should I call back.


Once again, Dr. Phil bellowed out a cursed-filled diatribe at someone in the background. I then heard a sound similar to a shotgun in the background.


Then, sounding a little out of breath, Dr. Phil asked me if I was related to Britney Spears, Sean Penn, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton or K-Fed.


I replied in the negative.


Dr. Phil also explained that he could not spare any TV time. I thanked him because I don't do TV. He also said that he really would like to help me, but due to dismal ratings and the recent goldmine of Britney Spears, a.k.a. “a disaster on legs,” he is going to be far too busy—besides I was not a celebrity.


I thanked him for his time and was ready to hang up when Dr. Phil decided that, since I took time to make the call, he could talk to me a bit. Dr. Phil started off by saying, "You know I was a linebacker when I played football in my college years."


I replied in the affirmative.


Dr. Phil then said, "You sound like a guy that I could give some straight, harsh and direct plan of action to. Here is what you do, partner. Take a Playboy or Hustler to the bathroom next time you have to go do your business and see if you get excited. Do you think you could do that?"


I replied in the affirmative again.


Then he said, "After this break, we will talk more about the Admiral's problem, and a two step plan to help him figure out what he is feeling and how to beat this on his own."


I interjected that we were in fact on the phone, and not on TV.


Dr. Phil chuckled and said, "Old habits are hard to break."


Then, he continued, "Welcome back y'all. We're here talking about the Man Crush the Admiral has on MoJo. I suggested in our first segment that the Admiral should carry a couple of Playboy or Hustler magazines the next time he was in the bathroom." Dr. Phil continued, "You will do this right?"


Again, I replied in the affirmative. He continued, "Part two of the two step therapy is, I need you when you go back to the shitter, to take a couple of Playgirl magazines in there with you and see what happens. It is my guess that you are under pressure from a rough bunch of bloggers who are not seeing things as clearly as you do."


I gave him my word that I would follow his recommended two step therapy. Before he hung up the phone, Dr. Phil said his staff would call me back at a later time and do a progress check to find out if I needed anymore resources.


Nuff said.

Laws of way back when

FLIRTING

New York State introduced a bill to make flirting in public illegal (1902).

flirting1.jpg

Ahh; Politics. (Blurb)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

More MoJo



I got this from the Count over at Count Ramblings
I am like, so not worthy!!
Drew-Jones back in spotlight.

Jaguars' versatile RB played key role in first playoff appearance.

Here's a trivia question to remember:

  • How many yards did Jaguars running back Maurice Drew gain the first time he touched the ball in a playoff game?
  • The answer: 96.

It also looks like the Jags Head Coach Jack Del Rio is mighty pleased with Pocket Hercules too.

"He's a ferocious blocker,'' Del Rio said. "He's not just a guy that finds a way to be nimble and get the guy down. He really goes to take a chunk out of a guy. He's explosive with the ball in his hands. He's a threat without it. He's a super football player.'' (Source)

Monday, January 07, 2008

On a more serious note


I am troubled to report that my better half (who knows me pretty well, but not all that well) is under the opinion that I; The Admiral have a Man Crush on Maurice Drew-Jones.



I do not get Man Crushes. She said she heard the "Term" on the Neal Boortz radio show. In her opinion she says I talk about him all the time. She says I am a repository of MoJo facts.



All I know is I have been watching the Jacksonville Jaguars since I relocated out here in 1999 and I have enjoyed watching them. After all the Phoenix Cardinals were as enjoyable as to watch as it is to sit on hemorrhoids. They did not have anyone who was exciting to watch.

The Jaguars were a an entertaining team to watch so I started watching football again. They were fun to watch but had no exciting player to watch, then last year they drafted a little brick shithouse of a running back. He was exciting, a fast and powerful running back and it seems to have given the ever dependable Fred Taylor a brand spanking new set of legs. Last year I watched MoJo and Freddy run all over the place. It was exciting. This year even more so.



There is a feeling of wow when Freddy or MoJo gets the ball and it is fun to watch. Not only can MoJo run he can also knock linebackers and defensive ends on there asses.

That is all I have to say about this; for now.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

Friday's Quote

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Twain, American writer

March 6, 1836

It was March 6, 1836. On that fateful day, Davy Crockett woke up and rose from his bunk on the main floor of the Alamo . He then walked up to the observation post along the west wall of this fort. William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were already there, looking out over the top of the wall. These three great men gazed at the hordes of Mexicans moving steadily toward them.

With a puzzled look on his face, Crockett turned to Bowie and said,


"Jim, are we having some landscaping done today?"


H/T Mark C.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Brrrrrr . . .

It is seasonably cool down here this morning.





The fire was greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Here is to the New Blog Year.

It should be an incredible year to blog.

I hope everyone is rested and ready to spread the good cheer and post, post, post.

Where is all this damn water coming from?
The Woodpecker Might have to go!

Recipe

Borrowed from Wyatt who borrowed it from Ala


The Recipe For Chuck

3 parts Mischief
2 parts Enchantment
1 part Ingenuity

Splash of Compassion

Chug!

Where are the Photo credits?

I find most the images uncredited on random sites, but I will add credits if someone lets me know who the has the rights to the image.

Boarding Party Members