Friday, October 31, 2008

A Barack Hussein Obama II supporter

Peggy Joseph (Idiot) will not have to worry about buying gas or paying
for her mortgage because her sugar daddy (read as Barack Hussein Obama II)
will take good care of her. Peggy Joseph (Idiot) never thought this day would come.



How do people get so stupid?

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Happy Halloween

Friday's Quote

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy,
men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
---George Carlin

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gregory Wright Executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Proclaiming his innocence, condemned prisoner Gregory Wright was executed Thursday evening for the fatal stabbing and robbery of a Dallas-area woman who tried to help him when he was homeless.

"There's been a lot of confusion who done this," Wright said from the death chamber gurney.
Then, as he has for years, he declared a fellow homeless man, John Adams, was responsible for the murder of Donna Vick.

"I never sold anything to anyone. My only act or involvement was not telling on him. John Adams was the one that killed Donna Vick. The evidence proves that. ... I was in the bathroom when he attacked. I ran into the bedroom. By the time I came in, when I tried to help her with first aid it was too late."

He said an innocent man was being put to death and said he loved his family. "I'll be waiting on y'all. I am finished talking."

Nine minutes after the lethal drugs began to flow, he was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. CDT.  Source.

Great News.

A happy ending after all.
Two local heroes were honored on Wednesday by those they protect and serve.

Officer Jared Reston of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Lt. Michael George of Jacksonville Fire Rescue both risked their lives while doing their jobs. On Wednesday, the Southside Business Men's Club recognized the men.
Later in the article:
"I'm not going to let him beat me. He didn't take my life that day. He didn't kill me, but he's not going to take my life either," Reston said.

Earlier this year, Reston was working off-duty at the regency square mall when he tried to arrest Joel Abner, 18, for shoplifting. The chase ended when Abner pulled out a gun and shot Reston in the face, chest and leg. Reston fought back, killing his attacker."

You should strive to be the best at what you do, and what I do sometimes is winning gun fights, and I won," Reston said.  Source
The post about the day Officer Reston was shot by Joel Abner is Here.

I feel very good about having Officer Reston in our community doing his best.

Word Thursday

Socialism
n. 
   1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
   2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.


The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Barack Hussein Obama II will bring it to you, like it or not.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Eric Nenno Executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Condemned killer Eric Nenno was the last person 7-year-old Nicole Benton saw when she was abducted, strangled and raped more than 13 years ago.

Her father was among the last people Nenno could have seen Tuesday night when the Texas inmate was executed for killing her and hiding her body in the attic of his home.

Nenno, however, refused to look at Buddy Benton, who stood close to the death chamber window that separated him from his daughter's killer. Nenno also ignored the child's uncle, Donald Benton, and the girl's grandfather, C.J. Bowles, who walked up to the glass to see Nenno, then turned around and stood at the back of the witness area.

Nenno declined to make a final statement from the death chamber gurney.

"No, warden," was his only response when asked by the warden if he had anything to say.

Eight minutes later, he was pronounced dead.

Nenno, a former plumbing supply salesman who lived in the Bentons' neighborhood in Hockley, about 35 miles northwest of Houston, had lured the girl into his home by telling her he needed to get his guitar so he could join a birthday celebration for her father, who played in a band. But once inside, he attacked her, strangled her to keep her quiet, then raped her at least twice after she was dead.

He confessed two days after her disappearance, then led officers to her body. Source.

Justice was Served.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

To the McCain/Palin Community:

JohnMcCain.com



To the McCain/Palin Community:

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have consistently lied to Americans about John McCain's plan. Their claims have failed every fact check from CBS to the Washington Post. John McCain is not going to raise taxes on middle class families. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the only ones in this race that plan to raise taxes. Their recent attacks have become increasingly misleading. Read the fact sheet below or click here to learn the truth about the McCain-Palin Health Care Plan.

Sincerely,

Doug Holtz-Eakin
Senior Policy Advisor
McCain-Palin 2008

The Truth about the McCain-Palin Health Care Plan
Barack Obama And Joe Biden Have Consistently Lied To Americans About John McCain's Plan. Their claims have failed every fact-check - from CBS to the Washington Post. John McCain is not going to raise taxes on middle class families. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the only ones in this race that plan to raise taxes.
OBAMA FICTION
John McCain Will Tax Health Care Benefits For The First Time And Will Be the Largest Middle Class Tax Increase In History.
THE FACTS
This Obama charge is a blatant mischaracterization of the McCain Health Plan. It only focuses on the fact that the value of the employer provided insurance will now show up as additional income for the employees - what he fails to mention - is that John McCain's generous refundable tax credit ($5,000 for families and $2,500 for individuals) will not only shield millions of families from a tax increase but will actually give them MORE dollars to invest in their health care needs.
The McCain Plan DOES NOT tax:
  • Premiums paid by families and individuals

  • Employers for providing health care coverage

  • Medical expenses like the cost of a procedure or medication

  • Insurance claims
Approach Supported By Obama's Own Advisor: This is an approach supported by Barack Obama's own Senior Economic Advisor Jason Furman who wrote that "we could scrap the current deduction altogether and replace it with progressive tax credits that, together with other changes, would ensure that every American has affordable health insurance."
Better Than "Members of Congress":  Under the McCain Plan, your employer can provide you with health insurance  as good as a "Member of Congress" (approximately $12,000), and you would pay no  more in taxes - regardless of your tax bracket.  In fact, you would have additional money left over from the McCain tax credit to put in a health savings account.
Tax Information

Where Is The Middle-Class "Tax Increase"?   If you or your family is in the 28% bracket, with an income of $180,000, you could receive employer provided health insurance even better than a Member of Congress, with a cost of almost $18,000, with no increase in taxes. Even the liberal leaning Tax Policy Center, agrees that the McCain proposals will result in a "net tax benefit" of more than $1,200 for an average tax payer. A recent Lewin Group study estimated savings of more than $1,400 per American family - almost three times the savings as under the Obama plan.

OBAMA FICTION
The McCain Plan Will Reduce Medicare Spending By Billions By "Cutting Benefits, Eligibility or Both."
THE FACTS
John McCain believes that we can achieve savings in Medicare without reducing benefits or eligibility. He has proposed common-sense reforms that will not only put Medicare on a path of financial stability but ensure access to quality care for millions of Americans. Some of the policies proposed by the McCain plan include:

  • Promote payment reform that allows us to move away from the current fragmented and volume-based service to a system which rewards coordinated and quality focused care.

  • Eliminate Medicare fraud and abuse to ensure that nearly $60 billion a year, almost 10 percent of total Medicare spending, that goes to line the pocket of criminals instead of providing quality care for seniors.

  • Ensure that drug premiums for the wealthiest Americans are not being subsidized by the middle class.

  • Promote a new generation of treatment models that better manage chronic care conditions while rewarding prevention and wellness.

  • Greater use of Health IT and medical homes to promote greater co-ordination of care.

  • Reduce drug costs by allowing greater use of generics (including bio-generics).
The Obama Spin:  If some of the proposals above sound familiar to Senator Obama's proposals including - better managing chronic care diseases, greater use of health IT, promoting prevention and greater use of generic drugs - because they are. Only the liberal media and the Obama campaign would characterize similar proposals as "savings" in the their plan and "cutting benefits, eligibility or both" in the McCain plan.

OBAMA FICTION
John McCain Will Tax Health Care Benefits For The First Time And Send The Money Straight To The Insurance Companies.
THE FACTS
Another desperate attack by the Obama campaign. Here is what they purposefully fail to mention - the credit goes to the insurance company that the American family chooses to get coverage from, anywhere in the nation. The power of choice lies with the family - not government bureaucrats or insurance companies. 

  • Putting Families In Charge: Under the McCain Plan American families will not only decide where the tax credit should be directed for their coverage needs but any additional money left over after purchasing coverage will be controlled by the family in a portable health savings account. Ridiculing this line of strange attack, The Associated Press stated, "Of course it would, because it's meant to pay for insurance. That's like saying money for a car loan will go straight to the car dealer."

  • Obama Criticizing His Own Approach: Most importantly, Senator Obama is criticizing an approach that is used by his own HOPE credits - where tax payer money simply goes from the federal government to colleges.  
OBAMA FICTION
Americans With Pre-Existing Condition Under The McCain Plan Will Not Find Coverage.

THE FACTS
John McCain believes that no American should be denied access to quality and affordable coverage simply because of a pre-existing condition. As President, John McCain will work with governors to develop a best practice model that states can follow - a Guaranteed Access Plan or GAP - that would reflect the best experience of the states to ensure these patients have access to health coverage. There would be reasonable limits on premiums, and assistance would be available for Americans below a certain income level.

OBAMA FICTION
The McCain Health Plan Will Damage Employer Provided Insurance For Millions of Americans.
THE FACTS
The McCain health plan builds on the employer-based system. Employers will have the same incentive to provide health insurance as they do today since they will continue to deduct the cost of health insurance they provide to employees.

  • Millions With Employer Coverage Will Do Better Under The McCain Plan: Millions of American families with employer sponsored coverage in all tax brackets with the same coverage as a "Members of Congress" will now come out ahead with additional funds going into a portable health savings account. Importantly, younger and healthier employees with the McCain health care tax credit will have a bigger incentive to stay with the employers. For example, a 25-year-old employee in the 25 percent tax bracket with a $2,500 tax credit could either purchase a policy in the individual market for the same amount or stay with his employer plan and receive a $5,000 policy with an additional $1,250 to invest in a portable health savings account.  Why would people choose fewer benefits for more money?
So Why Is Barack Obama Hiding Details About His Plan?  
  1. Barack Obama's Plan Will Harm Employer Coverage
    The Obama plan includes a $179 billion a year employer mandate.  The mandate requires employers to either provide "meaningful" coverage or pay a tax towards the government plan.  Faced with tough economic conditions and rising health costs this creates a clear incentive for employers to drop coverage and move families into the new government plan. A Lewin Group study which examined a similar employer mandate combined with a national plan, like the Obama plan, concluded that almost 52 million individuals would lose their private employer coverage. To maintain their competitive edge, others employers will follow - spelling the demise of the employer coverage system.

  2. Barack Obama's Plan Continues The Push Toward Government-Run Healthcare
    The Obama plan will create a brand new government-run health plan at the cost of $243 billion a year - a financial burden of more than $3,000 a year on American families.

  3. Barack Obama's Plan Will Damage Private Coverage
    The government-run plan will have a clear advantage over private insurance since it will be subsidized by American taxpayers. A recent analysis of both plans by the nonpartisan CATO Institute concluded that the Obama government-run plan will be able to "keep its premiums artificially low...since it can turn to the U.S. Treasury to cover any shortfalls" resulting in "undercutting the private market." According to Wall Street Journal, the goal of the Obama plan "...like HillaryCare in the 1990s, is to displace current private coverage and switch people to the default government option."
From a McCain/Palin newsletter.

Word Tuesday

Whore
n.

1. A prostitute.
2. A person considered sexually promiscuous.
3. A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.


---American Heritage Dictionary

Hanging out; Like Linsey's right breast.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hey dude, this will give you a "recreational high," really.

Five county jail detainees got a little more than they bargained for.

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say five Manatee County Jail inmates were hospitalized after ingesting a poisonous flower that can cause a "recreational high."

Officials say the low-security inmates were clearing overgrowth in Palmetto Wednesday afternoon when they ate a plant called angel's trumpet. The plant can cause elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, agitation and violent behavior. In some cases, people who ingest the plant can slip into a coma or die.  Source.

These guys were in jail for poor judgment anyway.
 
How did this kind of high work for out you for you boys?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

The table dance that never should have been

I believe that if people would take just a second to think
most videos like these would never be on YouTube.

An Award

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Now, once you’ve received said Superior Scribbler Award, you must not keep it for thyself, but pass it on to five more Superior Scribblers.

Every Superior Scribbler will name 5 other Super Scribblers.

If you are named you must link to the author & the name of the blog that gave you the award.

Then you must display the adorable award and link to THIS POST, which explains the award. The same post also allows you to add your link.

Then they will have a record of all the people who are Super Scribblers!



Friday's Quote

Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one.
---Mark Twain

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Word Thursday

Totalitarian
–adjective

1.    of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
2.    exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
–noun
3.    an adherent of totalitarianism.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Joseph Ries Executed

Justice was Served.
Huntsville TX--- Condemned inmate Joseph Ries was executed Tuesday evening for the slaying of a 64-year-old Northeast Texas man during a burglary almost a decade ago.

Ries expressed love to friends who watched through a death chamber window and
urged them to stay strong because "Jesus is coming back soon."

Looking toward another window, he told two daughters of his victim he was "really sorry for what I've done." Ries said he prayed that they would find peace through God.

"I hope he heals your heart. The truth is that you are going to feel empty after tonight. Standing with Christ in your heart, he can only give you peace. I pray you can find it. I really do."

As the lethal drugs began flowing, he started to sing a hymn. "Our God is an Awesome God," he sang. "Lord I lift your name on high." He then slipped into unconsciousness and was pronounced dead seven minutes later at 6:17 p.m. CDT.

Ries, 29, was executed for breaking into the rural Hopkins County home of Robert Ratliff, fatally shooting him as the man slept, then driving off in the victim's car.

He was the 12th prisoner executed this year in the nation's most active death penalty state and the first of two scheduled to die this week. Two were executed last week and two more are set to die next week.
I am always hearing about the convicted murderer under the sentence of death and his rights are or were violated. What about the man this piece of garbage killed in his sleep? Did the victim have an incompetent attorney?
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals by Ries' lawyer, James Terry Jr., who wanted the court to halt the punishment and examine the case, contending among his arguments that Ries' rights were violated because his earlier appeals were handled by an incompetent attorney. Terry also argued Ries' trial lawyer failed to adequately show jurors how Ries was raised by a drug-addicted and alcoholic mother whose parental rights twice were revoked, and how Ries was abused in some of the dozen foster homes where lived.     Source

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Laugh out loud moment

In James Taranto's article "The Politics of Reassurance" he writes about Joe OBiden's thoughts about NObama's up coming test in the first six months of his Presidency and the fact that Colin Powell is no more than a little needed weather vane to show the direction the winds are blowing politically. In it's context it was very funny.

This is what made me laugh:
Which brings us to yesterday's Obama endorsement from Colin Powell on "Meet the Press." Sour conservatives have noted that endorsements don't generally make much of a difference; that Powell, in making his endorsement so late, when Obama seems a nearly certain winner, is not exactly a profile in political courage; and that Powell has never been much of a Republican to begin with.

All this is true (although this column dissociates itself from the assertion by bitter conservatives that Powell is acting merely out of racial solidarity). Powell is essentially a weathervane, and you don't need one to see which way the wind is blowing. Nonetheless, Powell's endorsement is useful to Obama, particularly at this juncture.

What Powell offers is reassurance. As a military man who has never sought elective office, he stands above politics. His Republican credentials are weak, but that makes him more of a nonpartisan figure. He is a man of the establishment--and if he supports Obama, that will assuage the doubts of some voters who still worry that the young senator is either unready or radical.
I enjoy reading his articles.  In the dreadfulness that is this election I needed a good laugh. I got one this morning.  Thanks James.

Word Tuesday

Liar 
–noun

1. a person who speaks falsely; liar.

2. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.



Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

View


The view that my Wife had Friday morning.  Click for the larger picture.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wow, That is really low for me

Maybe I should just start writing instead of talking.

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Friday's Quote

 To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
---Mark Twain

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kevin Watts Executed

This guy was a real piece of work.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas: A San Antonio street gangster who gunned down three people in the holdup of a Korean restaurant more than six years ago was executed Thursday evening.

Kevin Watts told friends he was thankful for their love and support. "For everybody incarcerated, y'all keep your heads up," he said. He told them to "stay strong and keep fighting."

"I'm out of here, man. I'm gone. Keep me in your hearts," he said.

As the lethal drugs began flowing, Watts said, "Can I say something? I'm dying but. ..." At that point, he began snoring and stopped breathing a moment later.

No friends or relatives of any of the victims attended the execution.

Watts, 27, confessed to the execution-style shootings where the newlywed wife of one of the victims also was abducted and raped. Earlier this year, returning to the Bexar County court where a jury convicted him of capital murder and decided he should die, Watts angrily confronted the judge scheduling his execution with an obscenity-laced tirade complaining about a racist justice system. The judge twice had to order him removed from the courtroom.   Source.
Good riddance!

Alvin Andrew Kelly

Why he was executed.

Alvin Andrew Kelly, 57, was executed by lethal injection on 14 October 2008 in Huntsville, Texas for the murder and robbery of a couple and their baby in their home.

On the morning of 1 May 1984, the bodies of Jerry Morgan, 30, his wife, Brenda, 25, and their 22-month-old son, Devin, were found in their Gregg County home by family members. Each victim had died from gunshot wounds. Jerry Morgan was shot in the chest several times. Brenda Morgan was shot once in the back. Devin was shot once in the face. In addition, their car had been stolen, along with several items from inside the home, including a television, videocassette recorder, and several guns.

The murders remained unsolved for six years. In 1990, Chris Vickery called the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and told them that his former wife, Cynthia Kelly, had information for them. After authorities contacted Cynthia in Michigan, they obtained an indictment charging her ex-husband, Alvin, in the 1984 triple homicide.

At Kelly's trial, his younger brother, Steven, testified that he and Alvin were in the business of selling drugs. Their source of drugs was a man named Walter Shannon. Several days before the murders, Alvin, then 33, and Steven Kelly drove together with Ron Wilson, 27, another drug dealer, to the victims' home. Steven testified that when they arrived, Alvin ordered him to stay in the vehicle. Disregarding that instruction, Steven walked around to the back of the house because he heard an argument. He observed Alvin pointing a gun at a man and threatening to kill him. Alvin then noticed Steven watching and angrily ordered him back to the vehicle. As Steven returned to the vehicle, he heard Wilson arguing with a woman inside the home. Alvin and Wilson then returned to the vehicle. As the three men drove away, Wilson said to Alvin, "I told you not to bring him [Steven] because ... we're supposed to take care of some business and ... we didn't take care of it." Alvin responded, "We can always come back later and take care of it ... there's no problem there."

Steven Kelly further testified that on the night of 30 April, Alvin, Cynthia, and Wilson arrived at his house. Appearing nervous and hurried, Alvin said he was in serious trouble and needed some money. Alvin said he had killed the family Steven had seen him threaten, and the child was "involved". Alvin then handed Steven a pistol and asked him for "five hundred dollars to get out of town." Steven gave Alvin the $500, and Alvin left with Cynthia and Wilson.

Cynthia Kelly testified that on the evening of 30 April, Alvin, Wilson, and she drove to the victims' home. She testified that she frequently accompanied Alvin on his drug deals, knew that he carried a gun, and that she also carried a gun to "watch his back", but she was unaware of both the destination and the purpose of this trip. Upon their arrival, Alvin ordered her to remain in the vehicle. While waiting for the men, Cynthia heard gunfire and a baby crying. She then entered the home and saw that Alvin had a woman pinned up against the wall and that a baby was crying. Cynthia picked up the child and shielded him from the sign of his mother struggling with Alvin. Alvin then shot the woman in the back of the neck and dragged her to a bedroom. Cynthia put the baby in a chair and followed Alvin into the bedroom. Alvin placed the woman next to her husband, who had already been shot. The woman begged her for help. She responded by placing a towel under her head. She then returned to the living room and picked up the baby to comfort him. Alvin took the crying infant from her and shot him in the head. He then aimed his gun at Cynthia and ordered her to return to the vehicle. As she exited the home, she heard another gunshot. Cynthia testified that Alvin shot the mother and the infant with the same .22-caliber pistol.

Continuing her testimony, Cynthia said that Alvin and Wilson exited the home with several items including guns, a coffee maker, and some decorative brass butterflies. The two men drove away in the victims' car, while she followed in their vehicle. After wiping the victims' car for fingerprints, they abandoned it in a parking lot in Tyler. Later, while driving, Alvin and Wilson discussed needing money, and the three ended up at Steven Kelly's home.

The state introduced physical evidence corroborating Cynthia's testimony, including the location and position of the bodies in the home, the location of Brenda and Devin Morgan's gunshot wounds, the caliber of the murder weapon, the towel under Brenda's head, and the location of the victims' abandoned car. The state also introduced evidence that Jerry and Brenda Morgan were city marshal reserve officers. The prosecution argued that Alvin's motive for killing the Morgans was that they were providing information to law enforcement.

Cynthia's sister, Violet Brownfield, testified that Alvin Kelly had bragged about killing a family, including a child.

Danny Moore, an acquaintance of Kelly's, testified that Kelly told him he collected debts for a Walter Shannon. He described a job he had done by telling him, "that man, his old lady, and the kid ... they're not coming back." Moore testified that Kelly also said, "There's going to be a lot more people end up like this if they don't pay up."

In his defense, Kelly's lawyers claimed that the victims were killed by an unidentified black assailant. This theory was based on the evidence that two black males were apprehended for stealing a pick-up truck from a parking lot near the victims' abandoned car, and that a necklace recovered from that truck was initially identified as belonging to Brenda Morgan. Additionally, hairs with Negroid characteristics were found in vacuum sweepings from the Morgans' home. The defense claimed that Cynthia Kelly had a relationship with the actual assailant and fabricated her testimony to protect him and/or to spite Alvin.

The state responded to Kelly's defense by introducing an expert in trace evidence, who testified that the hairs with Negroid characteristics found in the Morgan house did not match either of the two black men who were apprehended for stealing the truck, and furthermore that those hairs could have come from a Caucasian person.

At the time of the triple homicide, Kelly had an arrest record for unlawfully carrying a weapon. In the six years between the triple homicide and his trial, he had several felony convictions which resulted in prison time. In September 1985, he was sentenced to 5 years for burglary. He was paroled in March 1986. In February 1988, he was again sentenced to 5 years, this time for delivery of a controlled substance. He was paroled 4 months later, in June. (At the time, early release was common in Texas due to strict prison population caps imposed by U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice.) In August 1990, Kelly pleaded guilty to the murder of his roommate, John Ford, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was serving that sentence when he was charged with capital murder for the Morgan killings.

A jury convicted Kelly of the capital murder of Devin Morgan in October 1991 and sentenced him to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence in June 1996.

Ronnie Lee Wilson was convicted of murder and sentenced to 66 years in prison. He remains in custody as of this writing.

Kelly maintained his innocence throughout his appeals. At an evidentiary hearing in U.S. district court in February 2007, Kelly testified that he did not kill the Morgans, and had never met them. He admitted that he had been a drug dealer, but claimed that on the night the Morgans were killed, he was changing the engine in a truck with a man named Johnny Waller. He claimed that Cynthia and Steven Kelly and others gave false testimony at his trial.

In that same hearing, Kelly's sister, Nancy Brown, testified that she and her husband, Conley, visited Cynthia in Georgia for several hours, and that in that meeting, Cynthia recanted her trial testimony, telling her that "between you, me, and God," Alvin Kelly did not kill Devin Morgan. Conley Brown testified that Cynthia told him and his wife together that Kelly did not murder Devin. Cynthia testified that she did meet with the Browns in Georgia, but made no such statement.

Cynthia's sister, Beverly Frank, testified by deposition that Cynthia had once stated that she killed Jerry Morgan. Frank testified that she initially believed Cynthia's claim, but later decided Cynthia was only trying to scare her because she was trying to stop Cynthia's drug use. Frank testified that Cynthia was incapable of killing anyone.

The district court found that Cynthia's testimony was more credible and better supported by the entire record than the Browns, and noted that even the Browns disagreed as to who was present when Cynthia allegedly recanted her trial testimony. The court ruled that Cynthia did not recant her testimony, and denied Alvin Kelly's appeal. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's ruling in April 2008. All of Kelly's subsequent appeals in state and federal court were denied.

"I'm tired of being here," Kelly told a reporter in an interview from death row in Livingston the week before his execution. "This is not life." Even though he still denied murdering the Morgans, Kelly said that he was looking forward to his execution date. "I don't want a stay ... It's time for me to go home. I'm ready. I embrace it." Kelly said that he would not cause any problems with prison officials taking him to the death chamber in Huntsville "unless they're going to bring me back".

"This is not an execution. This is a graduation day," Kelly said in another interview, which was videotaped and posted on the internet. "To live is for Christ; to die is gain," he continued, quoting from the New Testament book of Philippians. "I'm going home with peace, and joy, and a song on my lips, you know what I'm saying? I'm so ready to go."

Kelly described the murder of John Ford in a 2002 interview. "Actually, it wasn't supposed to be a murder," he explained. Kelly said Ford owed him some drugs and money. He intended to drive Ford out to the country and rob him of his money, drugs, and car, and leave him on the side of the road. "That way, he would have plenty of time to think about what he owed me and everything. I'm not proud of that - it's stupid, but that was the plan." He said that the plan went wrong when a gun Cynthia was holding on Ford went off - whether accidentally or deliberately, he did not know. Kelly said, "I took the gun away from her, and I'm gonna be honest with you, I was scared at the time. I was trying to act cool, but I took the gun because I thought she was going to shoot me too. We are all strung out on drugs, and so, I took the gun, and I emptied the gun in John T. Ford. I shot him about five times, emptying the gun so it wouldn't have anymore bullets in it."

Kelly said that he collected and destroyed the evidence at the scene, including setting Ford's vehicle on fire. Because of this, Gregg County investigators did not have the evidence to convict him. However, in 1987 while in jail on an unrelated charge, he became a Christian after a visit from a minister. "I wanted to clear my conscience and everything in my life," Kelly said, "so in 1990, I pled guilty to murdering John T. Ford."

Kelly explained that this guilty plea resulted in him being charged for killing the Morgans also. He said he had originally been cleared of suspicion in that case by the lead investigator, Henry Mize, and the case was eventually put away unsolved. When Mize died of a stroke, however, the cold case was reopened. Kelly said that when he pleaded guilty to Ford's murder, prosecutors were going to bring murder charges against his wife as well, but she struck a deal with them: testify that Kelly was at the scene of the Morgan killings in exchange for immunity from prosecution for Ford's murder.

Kelly said he turned down several plea offers for a life sentence in the Morgan case because accepting the offers would have forced him to lie. "If I was guilty, I would plead guilty," he said. "But I can't stand before God on a lie."

"I offer my sorrow, and my heart goes out to y'all," Kelly said in his last statement to the members of the Morgan family who attended his execution. "I know you believe that you're going to have closure tonight. As I stand before God today, the true Judge, I had nothing to do with the death of your family." Kelly then asked for forgiveness for Ford's murder "because I do stand guilty for my involvement for that." Kelly also thanked his family, his friends, and God. As the lethal injection was administered, he sang, "Thank You, Lord Jesus, for coming into my life. You walked with me through prison. Thank You, Lord Jesus, because You died for me. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for remembering me." He then lost consciousness. He was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m.

Jerry Morgan's niece, Lori Kubecka, witnessed the execution. Afterward, she told a reporter that she and the other family members knew "without a shadow of a doubt" that Kelly was guilty of the murders. She said Kelly's last words "made me ill."

"None of us came for closure," Kubecka said. "We were there to speak and give voices to our family who did not have voices anymore."

By David Carson. Posted on 15 October 2008.
Sources: Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Associated Press, Kilgore News Herald, Longview News-Journal, court documents, public records.         Source.

God is in the forgiveness business, not me. If you kill another your life should be forfeit as a matter of Justice.  

A post about his execution Here.

Monsters on the loose

Snigs over at Snigs' Spot sent me an email a while back about this story. Now that one of the non-human monsters has been sentenced I thought it would be time to post about it.

How could Eric Dewayne "E" Boyd condone such evil acts? Why did he hide Lemaricus Davidson out? They were birds of a feather and one was no better than the other.

U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan did not have an answer, but for the families of the slain couple he did serve up the dish they sought — the toughest penalty allowed by federal law for Eric Dewayne “E” Boyd, whom a jury concluded earlier this year helped hide out slaying suspect Lemaricus Davidson.

“The underlying crimes were unquestionably horrific in nature … and will long be felt by the families of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom as well as this community,” Varlan said in slapping Boyd with an 18-year prison term. “Clearly, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom touched many lives, especially young people.”

What Varlan did Wednesday was as bold as it is rare. Federal judges rarely impose maximum, consecutive sentencing.

He did so unapologetically, citing Boyd’s history as a lifelong criminal who in 1994 embarked on a violent robbery spree that included the attempted murder of a witness and, once behind bars, assaults on other inmates and threats to prison guards.

“Simply put, the defendant shows a lack of regard for the law,” Varlan said. “Even when the defendant has been incarcerated for breaking the law, he has failed to follow the law.”

Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, were carjacked from a Northwest Knoxville apartment complex in January 2007, held hostage inside a house on Chipman Street and then raped, beaten and tortured. Newsom was bound and shot execution style before his body was set afire. Christian was hog-tied and stuffed alive inside a trash can, where she slowly suffocated.     Source.
I wish all of these perps had to endure what the victims had to. I also believe anyone who has problems with the death penalty has no conscience, for the victims or the victim's family.

Most perps are beyond rehabilitation for these mindless acts where they have reduced their victims to objects. For this there can be no forgiveness.

I pray for the families and friends of the victims.



Other articles:

Story Dated January 9th 2007

Story Dated Feburary 1st 2007

Guys

Eric Godard and Riley Cote after about five minutes in. 
This year is going to be interesting.

Word Thursday

Clueless
adj.  

Lacking understanding or knowledge.

---American Heritage Dictionary

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

They must be doing something right in Texas

If you know of a child with special needs you understand how different their lives can be.

I for one have read far too many of the stories like these of young girls who are thugs.

I have found one on The Bronze Blog. It is a refreshing story for a change, about some respectable young girls who care about others.

Original Link:
Aledo High seniors pick classmate with Down syndrome as homecoming queen

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Alvin Andrew Kelly Executed

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Alvin Andrew Kelly was executed Tuesday night for the death of a 22-month-old Gregg County boy in 1984. The boy's parents also were killed.

Kelly addressed the victim's family before his execution.

"I offer my sorrow and my heart goes out to y'all," he said. "I know you believe that you're going to have closure tonight, as I stand before God today the true judge. I had nothing to do with the death of your family."

As the lethal dose was being administered he began to sing a song thanking Jesus. He slipped into unconsciousness mid-verse and was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m.  Source

Richard Cooey Executed

I guess he was wrong when he said he would be executed in pain.

Good riddance murderer.

Richard Cooey was executed as scheduled at 10 a.m. ET, the Ohio Department of Corrections told CNN.

Cooey had exhausted his legal appeals and Gov. Ted Strickland earlier denied the 41-year-old prisoner's clemency petition. Cooey murdered two college students in 1986.

The justices turned down a stay of execution, and the opportunity to address the larger constitutional claims over when a convicted person is medically unfit for capital punishment. The court was also asked to review Ohio's lethal injection procedures, and whether they were cruel and unusual punishment.

His lawyers have argued that the inmate-- at 5-foot-7 and 267 pounds -- is "morbidly obese," and has gained about 70 pounds since his incarceration at age 19. Prison food and confinement in his cell for 23 hours a day, limiting his opportunities for exercise, contributed to his weight problem, his legal team asserted in recent court filings.

Cooey also contends regular medication he takes for migraines will weaken the effectiveness of an anesthetic used in the a three-drug cocktail administered during execution. He says his veins are weakened because of his health issues, and the lethal drugs would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.   Source
Other posts about Cooey.

Word Tuesday

Crone
n.

An ugly, withered old woman; a hag.

---American Heritage Dictionary


Yeah; I know, you're not supose to hit the girl. I will stop when they leave Sarah Palin alone.

-Nuff Said

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday's Quote





Common sense always speaks too late.
---Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

OK. Cool Less than half the wattage used with only a tiny chance of mercury poisoning.

Sounds like a DEAL!



It will not fit in my favorite table lamp. I guess it is designed to make people to buy all new lamps.

Also the CFL puts off a greenish tint light that will be great for growing molds and fungus in your bathrooms.

In the matter of Experience

No Political Experience

Criminal Experience

Terrorist Experience


Moonbat Holyman Experience


Word Thursday

Immoral

–adjective
1.    violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics.
2.    licentious or lascivious.


Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Coming Soon

Wayne Tompkins gets a temporary stay

All we can hope is the third time is a charm.

Florida Supreme Court Delays Killers' Execution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man sentenced to die for strangling a teenager 25 years ago will avoid execution for at least three weeks while his appeal of lethal injection procedures is considered, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Wayne Tompkins had been scheduled to die Oct. 28, but the high court issued a stay until Nov. 18.

Tompkins is appealing a March ruling by Circuit Judge Daniel H. Sleet. He rejected claims that the state's lethal injection procedure is unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment because it creates an unnecessary risk of pain.

The state justices and U.S. Supreme Court have since rejected objections to the procedure on behalf of Florida two death row inmates executed earlier this year.

Tompkins, 51, was convicted of murdering Lisa DeCarr, the 15-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, in March 1983 in Tampa.           Source

Word Tuesday

Dastardly
-adj

--- cowardly; meanly base; sneaking: a dastardly act.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

 Made possible by our Congress and Senate.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

And you think Ninjas and Pirates are Tough

Richard Cooey is not too fat to execute

Did Richard Cooey eat everything in sight during his stay on death row? I didn't know they fed murdering monsters so well. He is 5'7" and 270 pounds at last weigh in. His weight was 200 when convicted of murdering Wendy Offredo and Dawn McCreery in December 1986.

It will be interesting if they release his last meal request.  It may be everything on the menu with his appetite.

COLUMBUS - Options are dwindling for a condemned killer who argues he's too fat to be executed humanely under the state's lethal injection process.

A judge has dismissed the obesity claim made by Richard Cooey, who is scheduled to die Oct. 14 in what would be the first execution in Ohio in more than a year.

Cooey appealed the ruling to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. His other legal challenge is pending in Franklin County Common Pleas Court where he is seeking to have lethal injection declared unconstitutional.

Cooey, convicted of killing two University of Akron students in 1986, also is awaiting a decision on clemency from Gov. Ted Strickland.  Source

Let us hope clemency is not forthcoming.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday's Quote

"Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can
possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep."
---Theodore Roosevelt
New York City, February 17, 1899

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.

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