Tuesday, May 29, 2007

True Crime-He Put Car in Front of Train to Kill Girlfriend; He Dies Instead

Memorial Day 2007 is past but True Crime continues on.

We've an update on the Spector trial, what a joke. Also, astronaut Lisa Nowak's boyfriend out at NASA, the "God Hates Fags" flyers, and the verdict on the plot to steal Coca-Cola's trade secrets.

Also, Lindsay Lohan in trouble to join Paris and the Cardinal Baseball player's Dad suing everybody on the road the day his son killed himself whilst driving drunk and high.

Finally, he put the car in front of the oncoming train to kill his girlfriend. Only HE ended up very dead.

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Cups of Coffee with drawings in the cream top

Quote of the Day
Classic Quotes by Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) U.S. writer

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

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Don't Know Whether to Laugh or Cry

Julius Funches saved this country a lot of money. Because if things had gone the way this fine fellow intended, his girlfriend would be dead while he'd be alive, on trial and lying through his teeth.

Dead body of smart fellow who tried to kill girlfriend by train

From Chicago Tribune.com:
A man tried to kill his girlfriend Monday by parking their car in front of a speeding Metrolink commuter train, but instead died when debris from the crash struck him after he had been ejected from the car, police said.

His girlfriend, who was in the car when the train slammed into the vehicle's passenger side, was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

As the story goes, Funches and his girlfriend were seen arguing inside his car. Suddenly Funches pulled around cars behind the closed railroad gates in front of him and parked the car directly on the railroad tracks in front of the oncoming train. Evidently Funches got out of the car, either by jumping himself or being thrown out upon impact by the train while he was trying to exit the car. Whatever the case, Funches was trying to escape from that big mean train while his befuddled girlfriend probably didn't know what to think and, as Funches likely hoped, would not react quickly enough to save herself.

Some metal and other evil stuff was thrown all about by the impact of the train on the car and Mr. Funches died from being sliced and diced. His girlfriend, meanwhile, was seriously injured but she wasn't jumping out of the car and exposing herself to all sorts of debris and the safety of the car evidently saved her life.

Now imagine that, as Funches intended, he managed to escape from the oncoming train but his girlfriend died. Imagine the defense going on here.
"She was complaining about the pain, she was screaming about the pain. That's where we were going that day, to the hospital emergency room because Maria, she was in great pain."

"And what did you do when you came upon the cars waiting for the train to pass, Mr. Funches?"

"I thought I could make it around the train. I thought I had enough time. I went around the cars in front of me and tried to get over the railroad track. Only the car stalled on the track so I tried to get out and go around to help Maria out before the train hit us."

"And what about the witnesses who testified that they saw you arguing with Maria?"

"We were not arguing. She was screaming at me to go around the cars and try to make it past the train. I tried to tell her it was dangerous but she said she was going to die if we didn't get her to a hospital soon."

Okay, the prosecution would probably test Maria's stomach and health to ascertain if Julius' story could possibly be true but I can see a long drawn out trial and possibly the fine Julius going off scot free via reasonable doubt.

Heh. Julius saved us a bunch of taxpayer bucks. We shouldn't laugh at his stupidity.

Talk About Arrogance

As covered on this Blog HERE, Cardinal baseball player Josh Hancock was beebopping down the road at excessive speed, was likely high on marijuana and he was chatting on a cell phone. Hancock slammed directly into a stalled car and a tow truck assisting without any attempt to slow down, much less stop. Subsequent tests revealed he was intoxicated at twice the legal limit and the fellow did not bother with such as a seatbelt.

From USA Today:
ST. LOUIS — The father of Josh Hancock filed suit Thursday, claiming a restaurant provided drinks to the St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher even though he was intoxicated prior to the crash that killed him.
The suit, filed in St. Louis Circuit Court by Dean Hancock of Tupelo, Miss., does not specify damages. Mike Shannon's Restaurant, owned by the longtime Cardinals broadcaster who starred on three World Series teams in the 1960s, is a defendant in the case along with Shannon's daughter, Patricia Shannon Van Matre, the restaurant manager.

Other defendants include Eddie's Towing, the company whose flatbed tow truck was struck by Hancock's sport utility vehicle in the early hours of April 29; tow truck driver Jacob Edward Hargrove; and Justin Tolar, the driver whose stalled car on Interstate 64 was being assisted by Hargrove.

Sure we shrug and figure, hey, sue everybody, maybe something will stick.

For myself, I'm going to put this little blurb on this little Blog read by two or three people every day. Because this is audaciousness beyond audacious and it's the sort of society you get when lawyers get too much power.

A poor man with a stalled car is being sued by the father of that arrogant Josh Hancock who could have killed God knows how many innocent people as he drove around drunk beyond compare, chit-chatting on the cell phone and speeding. Except no innocent people died, thank God again. A very guilty Josh Hancock lost his life and hey, it's was almost ordained. Another fellow out earning a living aiding stranded motorists and he's being sued in this exercise in arrogance.

And of course the people at the bar who served Josh, well damn they forced the man to drink to much so let's haul them into court.

Yes it's one of those "sue everybody that might have money" lawsuits and in a country where such as outrage is no longer allowed, I suppose it's improper of me to suggest that Hancock's father should freaking be ashamed of himself. If that were my child I'd be too damned ashamed to garner the additional publicity this action will bring. Hey, Josh Hancock is dead and he almost killed himself. Thank God he didn't kill anyone else and move on, already.

It will be interesting to see where this goes.

Lindsay Lohan

What's really weird here is how this is Lohan's THIRD accident and the child is what? A little over 20 years old?

Allegedly the first two accidents weren't Lohan's fault. Indeed one accident was caused by Lohan's attempt to evade paparazzi via auto and the evasion caused a collision with the vehicle containing the celebrity photographers. This accident had California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signing a bill slapping huge penalties on paparazzi who break auto laws in their quest for celebrities' photos. Well this is why Princess Diana lost her life although only an idiot believes that the combination of a very drunk driver and speeds in excess of 90 mph weren't more responsible for Diana's death than photographers summoned by the Princess her own self. Still, the driver THOUGHT the paparazzi were after him so the logic isn't too far fetched.

All this being stipulated, I still can't shake the fact that it's not a good sign that a young woman has had so many accidents even though most were determined not to be her fault. A few bucks slipped hither and yon would make an innocent driver agree to take the blame in the event of an accident. Hey, I'm just saying...

This time Lohan might be joining Paris as both of these pretty much useless young women spend some time in jail.

From CNN.com:
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after her convertible struck a curb, and investigators found what they suspect is cocaine at the scene, police said.

Lohan, 20, and two other people were in her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 when it crashed on Sunset Boulevard around 5:30 a.m., Sgt. Mike Foxen said. It appeared Lohan was speeding, Lt. Mitch McCann said at an afternoon news conference.

I'm perfectly serious here. We monitor the movies and TV shows that our children watch by "PG"'s etc. I think it's time we just ban any entertainment vehicle performed or by any of these celebrities with dirty mouths, obvious addictions and total disregard for the law.

Yes, yon readers are pooh-poohing my notion but give Oprah or some other bigwig some time to think about my concept and watch it take off. Like...a total boycott of ANYTHING involving Lindsay Lohan, either her movies, books about her, magazines with her in it....all that sort of stuff. If the people with the power, ie US...really wanted to stop the adoration of these badly behaved celebrities...hey, cut 'em off at the bank. Soon enough they'll act right.

Remember you read this here first. I might not have the power to ban Lindsay Lohan from, say Kaitlyn Mae's life, I DO have the power to put Ms. Lohan down every chance I get and I'll do so very ostentatiously in front of Kaitlyn Mae. It's young girls like Kaitlyn will soon be, who really adore Lindsay Lohan. I'm going to be very judgemental here, horrors, and remind Kaitlyn what a total looser Lindsay Lohan is.

Maybe it'll work, maybe not. But I'm sure not going to sit by and agree that Lohan is sure a great heroine for my granddaughter to emulate. It IS somthing I can do and the world can't stop me.

NASA Kicks Out Nowak's Object of Affection

Astronaut Nowak Montage

From the Chicago Tribune:
NASA is cutting ties with Bill Oefelein, the astronaut at the center of a love triangle that turned violent earlier this year.

The space agency announced Friday that Oefelein, an experienced test pilot and fighter pilot for the Navy, will be sent back to the military effective June 1.

Okay, this is a "G" rated Blog but for the Lisa Nowak story I have to flirt with an "R" rating. For Bill Oefelein must have one dragging the ground for all the attractive, intelligent women so hot for his body and ready to kill for what he's got.

Evidently NASA has discovered the dangers of such large male members what with zero gravity and dangling things floating around in space. Surely this is why NASA's decided to let their own astronautical love machine return to the military, right?


She Gets Eight Years for Trying to Steal the Coke Formula

It was the kind of below-the-radar True Crime that intrigues me. I covered this story HERE . There's even a court room drawing of the defendants in this linked post, such was my intrigue.

For Joya Williams and a couple of n'er do wells stole a bunch of confidential information from her employer, Coca-Cola, and offered the info for sale to, duh, Pepsi.

Joya Williams got herself in deep do-do when PEPSI reported the nefarious offer of unlaunched product info and other Coke confidential documentation to them. Which means, I muse, that should anyone ever offer Coke such secret info from Pepsi that Coke must return the favor.

From SFGATE.com:
A federal judge ignored a former Coca-Cola secretary's plea for mercy Wednesday and sentenced her to eight years in prison for conspiring to steal trade secrets from the world's largest beverage maker.

Eight years is one long time for this offense but these sorts of crimes are far removed from the average burglar type. It would seem that part of the reason Williams got such a stiff sentence is this is not the first time this fine lady has lied and deceived authorities. In addition, she and her cohorts in crime did everything to obstruct justice, waaaaay more than Scooter Libby ever did, in the investigation of this case.

Famous Dr. Lee Removed Evidence from Spector Crime Scene

If Phil Spector isn't busy making a complete idiot of himself as he defends himself and sinks deeper into the quicksand of guilt with his silly explanations of why he didn't do the crime, we also have Dr. Henry Lee, OJ's famous pathologist and crime consultant to the famous, removing evidence from a crime scene.

From WRAL.com:
— The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial ruled Wednesday that renowned forensic expert Dr. Henry Lee removed something from the scene where actress Lana Clarkson was shot and hid it from the prosecution.

The judge said, however, that he would not hold Lee in contempt because of conflicting accounts of what happened.

"If Dr. Lee has this object, he's to produce it forthwith," the judge said.

He said that of all the witnesses who had testified on the issue, the only one he found completely credible was attorney Sara Caplan, who said she saw Lee pick up a white object with a rough edge and place it in a vial during the defense search of the foyer of Spector's mansion.

Surely this Dr. Lee knows better but he must be desperate to keep demanding his big bucks from his wealthy, but guilty, clients.

If Spector walks away from this I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'm willing to sell.

Hate Crime Update

Here's a True Crime tale that was floating around about a week ago. It's intriguing in that a couple of adolescent girls were having a feud of some sort with a neighbor boy who is evidently a homosexual.

From Foxnews.com:
WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A pair of 16-year-old girls face hate crime charges after they allegedly handed out anti-gay fliers targeting a classmate at their northern Illinois high school.

The girls were arrested May 11 after handing out fliers in the parking lot of Crystal Lake South High School that depict a male student kissing another boy and contain hateful language about gays.

Officials say the fliers targeted a male classmate, who is also a neighbor of the girls. The two girls had apparently been feuding with the boy.

So the duo print up fliers showing this boy kissing another boy and distribute them all about. The fliers included some nasty biblical comments about homosexuality.

I don't especially like hate crimes or any notion that crimes should be prosecuted and punishments meted out based on how someone "feels" when they do the crime. This, however, comes close to what the concept of hate crime is all about. Although I still thinks it's a crock.

Many conservative types, including myself for a time, jumped on this case as a prime example of the quashing of freedom of speech. Plenty of folks think homosexuality to be a biblical abomination as their religion teaches this. Do not even think I'm going to go there, I am merely stating fact here. Right or wrong, you're taught what your religion teaches and such as repeating the teaching should not result in being thrown in jail.

But it turns out that these young ladies, at least one of them anyway, has quite a criminal history for females so young. The act of putting out that flier was just a bit of nastiness that they didn't need to indulge themselves in. The adolescent with the troubling history with the law has been placed in a juvenile detention facility, the other teenager was placed under house arrest.

Ending With a Smile

Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay smiled a bright happy smile when picked up on the bogus charges the Dems were able to convince a corrupt Texas attorney to charge him with. Delay's logic was to not allow the opposition to get a typical "perp pic", a dark pic featuring an obviously guilty and gloomy human being posing for a pic they don't want to pose for. So when I came across this article of cool perp pics from across the fruited plains on the Smoking Gun web site, I copied one such perp pic and encourage yon reader to check in for a smile at the many other interesting perp pics Americans have posed for and happily provided for our curious selves.

Perp smiles brightly for camera

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