It started with chicken wings, a beer and a burglar. It went downhill from there.
A man slipped in through the back of the Chattaway where he wandered around for over four hours. During that time he ate some Maruchan Instant Lunch ramen, removed all of the items from a shed and got naked.
The man also tried unsuccessfully to access the safe using his hands, a pot handle and tongs.
[KANSASCITY] A man convicted of three Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, and Sherlocks already have corroborated about a third of those, a Texas prosecutor said Thursday.
Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said 78-year-old Samuel Little was booked into jail this week following his indictment in the 1994 death of a Texas woman. Investigations are ongoing, but Little has provided details in more than 90 deaths dating to about 1970, Bland said.
Little was brought to Texas in September, and Sherlocks with law enforcement agencies in several states traveled to speak with him about unsolved homicides.
"They’re able to match up over 30 cases so far," Bland said. "So far we don’t have any false information coming from him."
[STAR-TELEGRAM] An inmate at Tarrant County jail charged with killing a notoriously accused child molester said Wednesday that "God and his mother" told him to kill the other man.
Jail officials said David Faustino Flores, 42, killed 76-year-old Clinton Don Simpson on Nov. 7 by slamming his head into the floor more than a dozen times.
Flores talked to news hounds from jail on Wednesday afternoon, the same day he was formally charged with murder in the case, according to court records.
Flores told news hounds he hears voices and when he first arrived in jail, he told jail officials he needed his own cell because he has schizophrenia.
"I told them I was schizophrenic and need my own cell because I can’t handle other people," he said.
Flores said in the interview he was placed in solitary confinement, but was moved to suicide watch after he tried to kill himself. He showed news hounds stitches on his head from where he hit it against a wall.
Flores was taken to the medical unit of the jail on suicidal prevention watch and put into a cell with Simpson, jail officials said.
Simpson, Flores said, would whisper things to him and gave him "the heebie-jeebies."
Even in prisons the mentally ill are not forced to take their medications regularly, with occasional blow-ups being the result. Nor is there the same level of care as outside to ensure they are receiving the proper medication for their diagnosis — not the fault of the guards, nor even of the understaffed medical professionals, given that around half the nation’s prison population is said to have serious mental health problems.
[PAGESIX] Roy Clark, the popular country music singer-guitarist who co-hosted the long-running sketch/variety series “Hee Haw” with Buck Owens, died today of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 85.
CBS launched “Hee Haw” in summer 1969 as country music’s answer to Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh-In.” Weaving performances by the genre’s top stars with surprise cameos and down-home comedy skits loaded with catchphrases, it lasted three seasons on the network before moving to first-run syndication in 1971 — where it aired for 22 more years.
As a musician, he had 50 singles hit Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart from 1963 to 1984, including nine top 10s and the No. 1 hit “Come Live with Me” in 1973. He personified “pickin’ ‘n’ grinnin’,” having started playing banjo and mandolin before he picked up a guitar.
RIP. I was always impressed when he dropped the comedian shtick and the professional musician emerged.... A true professional through and through. My Dad, who tried to play the guitar in an amateur sort of way always tuned in to Hee Haw back in the day to watch and listen to the guitar picken'.
That's fine for now; just never call on him again...
[Zero Hedge] - The battle over Jim Acosta's press pass has been temporarily won by CNN after a federal judge ordered the White House to immediately restore the journalist's access, following a Nov. 7 White House altercation which resulted in the revocation of Acosta's credentials.
Trump-appointed Judge Timothy J. Kelly acknowledged that the White House credentialing process has a First Amendment component, and that the government must give Acosta due process before revoking his press pass. What's next - the judge defining what constitutes 'due process'? What bullshit.
Just don't call on him. Don't SAY you're not going to call on him, because the Court would probably find that a violation of his rights. Just don't actually call on him - consider him an empty chair.
Cancel all live press briefings. Just issue press statements and video. Let the rest of the Press turn on Acosta for causing it
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Me in the Press Pool.
"Thank you **** for selecting me for the next question. My question, however, is for Mr. Accoster...first sir, have you had your after lunch martini yet, because I would like a sober answer for a change. Why are you here?"
I was trying to talk about an almost client of mine in the same industry as Stormy's; said almost client made / reported 100K on the tax return she sent me (Sch. C, washed away by 90+K in expenses) as I was about to prepare the following year's couple of tax returns. That Sch. C is basically audit bait, due to the extremely high expenses. That was last night, and I saved that post in Wordpad, no links or anything like that. For some reason that kept getting eaten, so this one will have to suffice instead.
It gets better - said almost client was married at one time to the lead singer of a heavy metal band (I won't disclose the name), as she was in one or two of their videos. He beat the crap out of her a couple of times and they eventually divorced. The next asshole / loser she married did the same thing to her, then stole cars & some motorcycles from her and took off to Arizona. Last night I was looking at the stuff she sent to me, and she writes like a fourth grader. The whole thing just made me realize I had finally stumbled across an industry filled with more dirtballs & scumbags than the car towing industry.
Female models earn considerably more than their male counterparts, but one wouldn’t expect a p0rn actress to be aware of that opportunity. And I have it on good authority that women can make considerably more in technical sales than their male counterparts if they are attractive and have a pleasant manner.
H. Allen Smith: _Low Man on the Totem Pole_ "It is a rare thing, indeed, to find a stripper who has more intelligence than a backing-off lathe. If they have any sense before they come into the trade it goes away."
[PRESSTV] A senior member of Britannia’s ruling Conservative Party has submitted a letter of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May, demanding a new Tory leader takes reigns of Brexit talks to prevent it from parliamentary disapproval.
Jacob Rees-Mogg sent the impeachment letter on Thursday to the chair of the so-called 1922 Committee, a group that supervises the Tory leadership, saying May’s draft agreement with the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... on Britannia’s withdrawal from the bloc was a backtrack from her own promises after the 2016 Brexit referendum.
"In accordance with the relevant rules and procedures of the Conservative party and the 1922 Committee, this is a formal letter of no confidence in the leader of the party, the Rt Hon Theresa May," wrote Rees-Mogg in his letter, reminding the chair of the committee, Sir Graham Brady, that May had violated her pledges that she would deliver on the results of a June 2016 referendum to leave the EU.
The letter, which comes along similar notes from up to a dozen other Tory politicians who are not in May’s cabinet, could be the start of a fierce leadership challenge in the Conservative Party.
[Independent] Hundreds of refugees and migrants that were part of a caravan travelling from Central America has reached the city of Tijuana at the US-Mexico border.
In joining the more than 750 people that had already reached the city, there are now more than 1,500 migrants - many of them are fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Around 6,000 troops deployed by President Donald Trump are waiting on the other side of the border, having spent time building concrete barriers and erecting razor-wire fences to keep people out.
With US border inspectors at the main crossing into San Diego processing only about 100 asylum claims a day, it could take weeks if not months to process those who are part of the caravan that departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, more than a month ago.
Another 2,000 more refugees and migrants are expected to to arrive in Tijuana by the weekend.
Tijuana's factories are always looking for workers but the prospect of thousands more destitute Central Americans has posed new challenges.
[DAWN] Fiji’s second election since a 2006 military takeover ‐ pitting one coup leader against another ‐ passed off peacefully on Wednesday, although heavy rain dampened voter turnout in the Pacific island nation.
The ballot sees Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the former military chief who led a bloodless takeover of the government 12 years ago, face off against another coup leader, Sitiveni Rabuka of the SODELPA Party.
Bainimarama’s FijiFirst Party, which secured a landslide 59 per cent in the last election four years ago, is favourite to retain office against a fractured opposition.
Bainimarama, 64, has promised stability and an end to the "coup culture" that saw four governments toppled between 1987 and 2006.
Rabuka, who staged two coups in 1987 and led the country from 1992-99, was only cleared to run in the election on Monday after defeating corruption charges that government critics said were politically motivated.
[Breitbart] Fox News Channel announced Wednesday it will support CNN’s lawsuit against the White House over the temporary suspension of White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s "hard pass" press credential, revealing the company will file an amicus brief in defense of the partisan network.
Fox News issued a statement accusing the White House of "weaponizing" Secret Service passes for reporters:
FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.
In a brief statement shared to Twitter, CNN thanked Fox News for backing its lawsuit against the White House.
[Right Scoop] Ohio has passed the "heartbeat" prolife bill again after Kasich vetoed it once already.
From the Hill:
Ohio lawmakers on Thursday passed controversial legislation that aims to block women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that Thursday’s 58-35 vote marked the second consecutive session in which the House passed the bill. It passed the House and Senate in December 2016, but was vetoed by GOP Gov. John Kasich.
"The point is, it’s time. It doesn’t matter if the governor is with us or against us," one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Christina Hagan (R), said. Governor-elect Mike DeWine (R) has said he would sign a so-called "heartbeat" bill, the paper notes.
The bill, which would effectively prevent an abortion after six or seven weeks of pregnancy, does not grant exceptions in the event of rape or incest, the paper reported.
Under the legislation, any doctor violating the bill could face fifth-degree felony charges, which carry up to one year in prison.
The bill is now on its way to the Ohio Senate, where it would need 60 votes to override a potential veto, according to the newspaper.
I’m not sure on what basis Kasich vetoed it two years ago, but it just seems like a good bill ‐ whether it’s politically viable is another thing altogether. I guess we will find out soon.
It must be noted that at the time Kasich vetoed this bill, he did toss prolifers a bone by signing a 20-week abortion ban. So it’s not all terrible.
[DAWN] Rival politicians exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday as disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.
The fighting in the chamber came a day after it passed a no-confidence vote against Rajapaksa's government.
When Parliament re-convened, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said the country had no government and there was no prime minister either Rajapaksa or his rival whose ousting in late October by the president started the crisis.
Rajapaksa disagreed, saying "a vote should have been taken. Such important motions should not be passed by a voice vote." He added that Jayasuriya has no power to remove or appoint the prime minister and Cabinet members.
He accused the speaker of being partial and representing the position of his party, the United National Party, which is led by ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Rajapaksa also called for fresh elections, suggesting that it was the best way to resolve the crisis.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.