Saturday, February 10, 2007

800 Years

In the "that's more like it" department:
Convicted Child Molester Gets 800 Years
1 hr 38 ago
Fred Everts is escorted in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, before his sentencing. Everts, the former roommate of Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, who authorities say is one of the most notorious child molesters in U.S. history, was sentenced to 800 years to life. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Fred Everts is escorted in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, before his sentencing. Everts, the former roommate of Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, who authorities say is one of the most notorious child molesters in U.S. history, was sentenced to 800 years to life.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The former roommate of one of the nation's most prolific child molesters was sentenced Friday to at least 800 years in prison for sexually abusing three boys.

Fred Everts, 36, was convicted last year of molesting the youngsters, ages 3, 9 and 11. He was sentenced to 800 years to life.

Police discovered the crimes two years ago while investigating Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, who authorities say may have molested hundreds of youngsters over decades and kept detailed logs on the children.

Schwartzmiller, 65, was sentenced in January to 152 years in prison for abusing two 12-year-old boys. He and Everts had met in prison on earlier molestation charges and eventually moved in together in San Jose. (link)

This is the kind of sentencing that needs to be done to stop these pedophiles. Note if they had been sentenced this strongly after their previous convictions, these other boys would not have been molested.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith

Un-verified reports have placed Anna as deceased. Her lawyer reports that she collapsed and died today.
Anna Nicole Smith dies

8 minutes ago

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy playmate whose bizarre life careened from marrying an octogenarian billionaire to the untimely death of her son, died Thursday after collapsing at a South Florida hotel, one of her lawyers said.

Smith, 39, collapsed and was unresponsive while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino, said the attorney, Ron Rale. She was rushed to a hospital.

"She checked in Monday at 8 p.m. as a guest. She was due to check out tomorrow," said Danielle Giordaano, a spokeswoman for the hotel. (link)

Her life was a roller-coaster from the first day she hit the news. As weird as it was though, it didn't deserve this ending at only 39.

RIP
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O.o

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Fillibusters

A lot of people have been covering the unique phenomena that is the MSM coverage of politics. The assumption by the press to say that a Republican fillibuster is a debate-killer and a Democrat(ic) one is a debate-enhancer.

With the 'stalemate' in the Senate raging on, Pelosi decides that if the Democrats in the Senate can't do their job correctly, the House will have to show them how:

House Schedules Vote on Iraq Resolution

Feb 06 3:12 PM US/Eastern



WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled House will vote next week on a nonbinding measure opposing President Bush's decision to dispatch additional troops to Iraq, officials said Tuesday, hastening a postelection clash between Congress and commander in chief.

The precise nature of the measure remains to be determined, the officials said, although Brendan Daly, a spokeswoman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said, it will be "our opposition to the surge" in troops.

The Pentagon is in the midst of implementing Bush's order to raise troop levels by 21,500, part of a plan to help quell sectarian violence in Baghdad.

Bush's revised strategy has sparked strong opposition among Democrats, and officials said that Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., had both pledged to their rank-and-file that next week's vote would merely be the first attempt to pressure the president to shift course in the war. Other legislation will be binding, they said.

Under House rules, Democratic leaders have the authority to advance a measure to the floor for three days of debate and a vote.

That stands in contrast to the Senate, where Republicans have so far blocked an attempt by Democrats to hold a full-fledged debate on a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.

House Democratic leaders charted their course as Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Senate committee that U.S. forces might be able to start leaving Iraq before the end of the year _ if daunting conditions including subdued violence and political reconciliation are met. (link)

Notice the bolded paragraph. The AP is actually claiming that the Republicans are thwarting debate by fillibust'ing the vote on a senate bill. Before the current congress was installed, any fillibuster by Democrats was called opening up debate (as it is truthfully), so what gives? I'll leave that question to you, if you don't know the answer, you probably don't like what I write anyway.
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Reason to go hmmm
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Monday, February 5, 2007

Spainish civil war

From the Spanish front of the war on terror (heh) comes word that a convicted murderer wants to talk peace. Of course the plan probably would call for prisoners to be released when it's over (they always do) so maybe he is serious (about getting out of jail).
World News
ETA supporters back Chaos
ETA supporters back Chaos

ETA Man Wants Peace Talks

Updated: 15:35, Monday February 05, 2007

A convicted ETA killer has called on the Spanish government to reopen talks with the Basque separatist group, it has been reported.

Inaki de Juana Chaos is appealing against a 12-year jail sentence for making terrorist threats in a Basque newspaper.

He has already served a 20-year term for murdering 25 people in a series of attacks.

Chaos told The Times: "I am completely in agreement with the democratic process of dialogue and negotiation."

The government called off talks after ETA bombed Madrid's Barajas International Airport in December, killing two people.

The militant group says it did not mean to kill anyone in the attack, and still regards the peace process as ongoing.

Spain's socialist government has rejected talks, and 200,000 anti-ETA protestors marched in Madrid on Saturday, in support of that stance. (link)

So far the Spanish government is standing it's ground. But I expect (looking at recent history) for that to change and them to cave.
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Reason against the terrorists