Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Congresswoman's Son Gets Jail for Slashing Tires
MILWAUKEE (April 26) - A congresswoman's son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on Election Day 2004.
The men pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty.
"This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," said Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan, who rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation for the four men.
The state Republican Party had rented more than 100 vehicles to give rides to voters and poll monitors on Nov. 2, 2004. The cars were parked outside a GOP campaign office when the tires were punctured. The vandalism left the drivers scrambling for new vehicles.
Among those sentenced Wednesday were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, and Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt.

Now WHO was trying to "steal" the election John K? Al G? DiB? Any Republicans been charged with FELONY crimes like this? Any convicted or PLEAD GUILTY or take this CHICKEN SHIT way out and plead NO CONTEST? Huh? I can't hear you! What shocks me the most, is someone at AOL had the testicular fortitude to actually report this bit on the WELCOME SCREEN. Perhpas there is hope for AOL's crappy service and very biased news reporting after all... Still if you ask me these little bastards got off very LIGHTLY. Very lightly.
Teacher who died in prison is cleared posthumously of rape
By Ian RosserEducation Reporter
WEST Yorkshire teacher who died in prison after being convicted of raping one his pupils has been cleared posthumously.
Timothy Gee was jailed for eight years when he was convicted at Leeds Crown Court in 2001. He fell ill and died from an undiagnosed blood cancer the following year.
Always maintaining his innocence, Mr Gee launched two unsuccessful appeals before his death. He has now been cleared by the Court of Appeal.
Campaigners have described the case as one of the worst miscarriages of justice they have seen.Gail Saunders, of the campaign group Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers, said: "It is an appalling example of the extraordinary difficulties faced by individuals who are accused of abuse many years after the alleged offence."Mr Gee's 88-year-old mother Molly has been awarded more than £62,000 costs by the court after battling to clear her son's name. As part of that bid, she contacted the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which asked a leading psychiatrist to report on the girl – now aged 26 – who had accused Mr Gee of rape.
While the study cast doubt on the girl's mental state, it emerged that she had also made similar accusations against another man, whose conviction was quashed earlier this year.Mrs Gee said: "It all boiled down to one girl's word against his, and the jury believed her. That's all it took to send my son to prison and it has left me very angry and grief stricken. I don't think anyone should have to work alone with a child – it's just too easy for an allegation like this to be made."Mr Gee, from Lindley, Huddersfield, taught brass instruments for 25 years in Kirklees and Calderdale before he was accused of raping and indecently assaulting a pupil in a Huddersfield school in 1989.He died aged 55 in August 2002, a month after his second appeal failed.Overturning Mr Gee's conviction, Lady Justice Smith said that experts now believed the girl's statements to be "unreliable."

Tragic that a man died in a cold sterile prison for crime he did not commit. Now in the US some students at Duke University are facing some very serious charges and the evidence at this point looks razor thin at best. Justice of course must be served but what is most important is that the justice is doled out fairly and honestly and in accordance with the law. Even then "misteaks" can and will happen. The DUKE case is a prime example of a DA pandering to the local community at election time, most likely at the expense of some young men's reputations. A blight that even if the charges are dropped or at trail they are found NOT GUILTY will follow them for the rest of their lives. The stigma of being called one of the lowest forms of a human being is not something you will ever recover from no matter what you do. Being accused of RAPE in itself is a prison sentence.

Now if these men are guilty the DEATH PENALTY should be applied. If they are cleared of these charges what should be done to the women who made the allegation? Should she walk free? Nothing short of JAIL for the person who knowingly FALSELY accuses someone of a CRIME, will do to rectify the injustice done to some wrongly accused of one of the most heinous crimes known to man.

Justice must be served. On both sides of the fence.

Monday, April 24, 2006

A Guy In the Army: I'm Not a Very Smart Man

A post well worth reading. I do not know this author personaly BUT I am great friends with someone who does. I like the question he asked. " . . . Who, exactly, is running this Country?10 Million ILLEGAL ALIENS . . . or 250 Million AMERICANS?"

His numbers are a little off.though.... It is. more like 20 Million Illegals and 300 million Americans.

Please take a second a check out his blog. I think you will enjoy it.

Illegal Alien Charged with HOMICIDE in Crash that Killed Correction Officer
By:Max Heuer and Luke Foster , Journal Inquirer

SUFFIELD - A Hartford man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with an accident on Mountain Road early Thursday morning that killed a motorcyclist who was a correction officer from Canton, police said.
The man, Luis Perez-Lopez, 23, was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Enfield Superior Court, where Bail
Commissioner Paul Maselek said Perez-Lopez was an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who had been working in Suffield.

According to Maselek, Citizenship and Immigration Services had ordered Perez-Lopez held as of Thursday, making the $50,000 cash or surety bond set by Judge Howard Scheinblum essentially meaningless. The crash killed Gary Thorenson, 47, a correction officer, police said. Information on which state facility he worked at was unavailable today.

Thorenson had been traveling west on Mountain Road on a motorcycle while Perez-Lopez was driving east in a Toyota Camry approaching the intersection of Hill Street shortly before 7 a.m.

A police officer and several bystanders lifted the car off the trapped Thorenson, the report states. He was taken by Life Star to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Perez-Lopez later told police through a translator that the sun was in his eyes when the accident occurred, police said. Given Perez-Lopez's direction of travel and the time of day, it is possible the sun was in his eyes, police said.

Soon after the accident, police said they learned that Perez-Lopez is an illegal alien from Guatemala. Through a translator, Perez-Lopez gave police a statement about the incident. An accident reconstruction team quickly found there was probable cause that Perez-Lopez was at fault in the crash, police said. Perez-Lopez was arrested at the scene because police felt that if he were allowed to leave, there was a high risk they wouldn't be able to locate him again since he isn't a legal resident of the United States, police said.

In addition to negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, Perez-Lopez also faces charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to maintain minimum liability insurance, failure to grant right of way when making a left turn, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and having a device obstructing the windshield. The last charge was filed because there was an air freshener and other objects hanging from the vehicle's rear view mirror, police said.
Perez-Lopez is scheduled to appear again in Superior Court on May 2.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call Sgt. Shawn Nelson, 668-3870.

One thing is for sure. If this ILLEGAL Alien was not in the country Gary Thorenson would still be alive. While I understand that conditions in Latin America are not all that good, Americans are paying a high price so ILLEGAL ALIENS can drive with no insurance, unregistered and with no license. Let alone the crap he had hanging from his rear view mirror. Illegal Alien Perez-Lopez may or may not be taking a job that an American won't do, but this does beg the question: Is he only KILLING the American(s) that Americans don't want to kill?
How many more need to give their lives or suffer severe injury or property damage so the illegals can send a few dollars back to some country few can find on a map? When is enough enough? What will be the justice for Mr. Gary Thorenson and his family? Enough is enough don't you think?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Minuteman Leader Pushes Border Fence
By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- If the government doesn't build security fencing along the Mexico border, Minuteman border watch leader Chris Simcox says he and his supporters will.
Simcox, whose civilian watch group opposes illegal immigration, said Wednesday he was sending an ultimatum to President Bush to deploy military reserves to the Arizona border by May 25 or his supporters will break ground for their own building project.

"We're going to show the federal government how easy it is to build these security fences, how inexpensively they can be built when built by private people and free enterprise," Simcox said.
Congress has been debating immigration reform for several months. One bill, approved by the U.S. House in December, calls for nearly 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The fence proposal has angered Mexicans, with President Vicente Fox calling it "shameful."

Simcox said a half-dozen landowners along the Arizona-Mexico border have said they will allow fencing to be placed on their borderlands, and others in California, Texas and New Mexico have agreed to do so as well.
Surveyors and contractors have offered to help with the design and survey work, and Simcox said some have said they will provide heavy equipment for his Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. to build fencing
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps:
Let Freedom Ring:

There is an old adage that I think fits PERFECTLY into this situation that is gripping America.... GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS. Now how long before the current crop of ASSWIPE Brain Fart Politicians (A.B.F.P) figure this out? Anyone care to place bets?? Can anyone out there give me a good reason WHY WE SHOULD NOT have a FENCE on the BORDER? I didn't think so...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Global market beckoning for Bahrain...
By CerebralWaste Published: 16 April 2006 Gulf Daily News
When I was back in Bahrain last year, I attended a craft show at Bapco Club, Awali, where artists and vendors from around the island gathered to sell their products to the local community.
I must say the quality and quantity of the talent in Bahrain is truly amazing. But in this issue lies the rub, and hence the problem.
These small business people, artists and craftspeople are limited in selling their products basically to people in Bahrain. The possibility of selling successfully on the web is all but a dream to most.
There is simply no reliable mechanism to reach a broader market place because these merchants are hampered by an inability to accept payments from anyone else unless they meet face to face. The world is a small place and is growing smaller by the day, yet for the most part, talented artists, craftspeople and small merchants are being shut out and cannot reach a global market place without having a reliable and secure method to accept payments from other parts of the world.
Economic liberation and freedom can be given a good solid push if Bahrain, the financial and economic centre of the Gulf, would submit itself for approval with the world's largest person to person payment company
Paypal allows people to literally transfer cash for a business transaction via email for a small fee, without being required to open a credit card merchant account.
In a nutshell, a Paypal account is a scaled down version of a credit card merchant account that is used primarily for Internet-based transactions.
This ability to be paid instantly via an email confirmation allows the small local merchant to compete with the larger business on not only a local or regional scale but GLOBALLY.
Fast payment allows for faster completion of the transaction. The seller gets his or her money instantly and the product gets shipped out the door.
If Bahrain can become an approved PayPal company, economic doors to the world would then be open for the small individual business person to sell his or her products to potential customers around the world.
Utilising such online marketplaces like eBay,, Amazon, Yahoo or their own individual website, doors that as of now, that are all but closed to the people of Bahrain would then be open.
Bahrain needs to get this economic door open and the sooner the better. Allowing its citizens to be able to harness the economic power of the Internet would place Bahrain a step above other nations in the region and more importantly boost the raw potential and open markets that are currently closed to all but the biggest in business.
Currently citizens of more than 55 countries are eligible to use PayPal and over 96 million accounts are active around the world, and the number is growing by the day. But not one country in the Middle East has been approved.

Thanks to SBG this was my second article as a guest columist to published in the GDN and I don't think it will be my last either. This one hits at a subject that is near and dear to me and that is ECONOMIC freedom. A freedom most in Bahrain don't have, but is within grasp IF the political will is there to take the steps needed to open up the doors that are now closed. I hope someone will do what needs to be done and let the FREE MARKET create economic opprotunity for those who could use it. All the other parts of the economic equation are in place. All that is needed for some good solid growth in the small business marketplace is a cheap and reliable manner to transfer payments from one party to another and the desert will bloom with the entrepreneurial success that Bahrain is capable of achieving.

Monday, April 17, 2006


Per a request from Mahmood at notice is herby given to be on the lookout for a blogger only known as SBG. She is known to haunt Canada and Bahrian and is believed to be somewhere in Bahrain at the moment.

If you see this woman please notify Mahmood at his blog.

Rumor has it SBG is also next up on the CerebralWaste interview hotseat................



Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Letter to the President of Mexico

Dear President Vicente Fox: (aka El Presidente~)

I'm about to plan a little trip with my family and extended family, and I would like to ask you to assist me. I'm going to walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and I need to make a few arrangements. I know you can help with this. I plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure you handle those things the same way we do here.

So, we will be expecting the following:
1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.
3. All government forms need to be printed in English.
4. I want my kids to be taught by English-speaking teachers.
5. Schools need to include classes on American culture and history.
6. I want my kids to see the American flag flying on the top of the flag pole at their school with the Mexican flag flying lower down.
7. Please plan to feed my kids at school for both breakfast and lunch.
8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.
9. I do not plan to have any car insurance, and I won't make any effort to learn local traffic laws.
10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get your memo from to leave me alone, please be sure that all police officers speak English.
11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals. I also want the locals to pay for all related security, a park, electricity, vendor booths and clean up and all other costs related to this celebration.
12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, and don't enforce any labor laws or tax laws.
13. Please tell all the people in the country to be extremely nice and never say a critical word about me, or about the strain I might place on the Mexican economy.
14. I'd like a voter registration card so I can vote in Mexican elections

I know this is an easy request for you because the U.S. already does all of these things for all the people who come to the U.S. from Mexico. I am sure that you won't mind returning the favor.

Thank you so much for your kind help.

CerebralWaste, An American

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Mafia's Boss of Bosses, Captured After 40 + BLEEPIN' Years on the LAM!!!
April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano was arrested in an abandoned country house above his native town of Corleone after almost 43 years as a fugitive, police and magistrates said.
Provenzano, 73, had been the boss of bosses of the Sicilian mob, known as Cosa Nostra, since the previous Don, Salvatore Riina, was captured in 1993. He was Italy's most wanted fugitive.
``This is a great victory for the state,'' said Maurizio De Lucia, an anti-mafia magistrate at the Palermo courthouse. ``It wasn't acceptable that after almost 43 years this man was free.''
Provenzano has been convicted in absentia and given life sentences for several murders, including those of magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992. Provenzano is one of the men responsible for the rise of the Corleone family to the apex of Cosa Nostra, and earned the nickname in his youth of ``the tractor'' because he mowed down everything in his path.
Palermo magistrates De Lucia, Michele Prestipino, and Antonino Di Matteo have led the search for the boss from Corleone, birthplace of Mario Puzo's fictional ``Godfather,'' for about a decade. Provenzano was the undisputed leader of Europe's most powerful crime syndicate, suspected of having about 5,000 members, magistrates said.

Now hang on to yer hats there partners... It took Italy 40 some odd bleepin' years to track this asswipe down on a pissant Italian Island and people are happy about this? Yet the same mentality and local liberal prawns wind up getting their collective underwear in a snit and wad that the US hasn't been able to track down, capture and I pray KILL the mass mudering Islamo Facist, 6 foot something, skunk bearded, inbred bedu from Saudi of Yemini decent named Osama after 5 little years? HUH? I think I would give the US some slack in the "Haven't been able to WHACK OSAMA" department, compared to the unnacceptable inability of the Italians to track down an "OLD FART" playing bocce and sipping VINO. Undoubtably this "Most Wanted" Mob Boss had more than few thousand people "whacked" ala Tony Soprano in 40 some bleepin' years on the lam. Methinks the truth is the Italians didn't want to catch Mr. Mob Boss. I can tell you for a fact that the US wants to catch OBL.

Sunday, April 09, 2006


Part 3 of course picks up where part 2 left off. I hope you enjoy this last installment.

CW: So you want to bring more or you family/friends to the US in an illegal manner? To live and work illegally in the US?

Pedro: Si...

CW: Do you have any regard for the laws of the United States?

Pedro: Si I do senor.

ed note: At this point the futility of asking "Pedro" most questions is quite evident. So I decide to move the questions down a bit, and try to get Pedro to answer some tough ones. It is a "Fish or Cut bait" time......

CW: What do you want from America?

Pedro: I want to work and make money?

CW: And that is what you are doing is it not?

Pedro: I want to make more money?

CW: How?

Pedro: However I can. I need money....

CW: Do you want to stay here?

Pedro: I might senor. America has been good to me.

CW: Do you understand why many if not most Americans are concerned about people like you, illegals, in the US?

Pedro: No senor we just want to work and make money. We not cause problems.

CW But your brother and cousin wasn't it had been driving with no insurance Is that not causing a problem.

Pedro: That is not me senor..

CW: Do you feel you owe the people of the United States anything?

Pedro: I don't understand.

CW: Pedro you are an illegal alien in the US. Your presence here is costing the citizens of this country their hard earned and spent TAX DOLLARS. Do you feel or have anything to say to the people of this country who have for better or worse allowed you to live here?

Pedro: I don't know what to say senor.. I need to leave.

ed note: And with that Pedro got up and slinked off out the door of the meeting place. All 5 feet 1 inch of him. It is obvious Pedro comes form a place that in no way compares to the US. Interviewing "Pedro" was a good experience on the whole and I hope has provided you some insight into the mind and inner workings of an illegal alien.

If I can in a few months I would like to re-interview Pedro after the current "immigration" debate is over. That is if he hasn't been deported.

Thanks to all..


Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Part 2 with Pedro the illegal alien picks up right at the point where part 1 left off. Pedro's demanor in this phase is starting to change a bit. He seems agitated and nervous, yet answers for the most part the questions asked.

CW: So Pedro do you have family in the US?

Pedro: Si My brother and cousin are here. They came after me in Texas.

CW : Are they in the local area?

Pedro: Si yes..

CW: What do they do?

Pedro: I do not want to tell you?

CW: Why not

Pedro: They are scared of the Police. They where driving in a car and had an accident and they had no insurance so they kept going.

CW: Does this bother them and you that they had been driving a car illegally in the US and had an accident and possibly hurt someone and they didn't have the decency to stop and wait for the police?

Pedro: They have to drive to get to work. They need money.

CW: So you feel their actions are justified?

Pedro: (pleading) They must drive to get to work. THEY NEED THE MONEY.

CW: So all you and your cousins care about is the money? Do you even give a shit about America?

Pedro: I like America I send money home for family but I do hope no one was hurt in the accident.

CW: A crime was committed by your cousins and YOU are aware of said crime under the law, as such you have an obligation to report this to the police. Why have you not done this?

Pedro I do not answer that. (squirms in his seat)

CW: Do you feel you need to obey the law?

Pedro: Si I try to obey the law?

CW: But you are in the US admittedly "ILLEGALY", you brought at least 2 kilo's of drugs in to the US and you are personally aware of someone who is involved in the hit portion of a Hit n' Run accident is this your version of trying to obey the law?

Pedro: (upset) I don't rob, I don't steal I work I send money home for my family.

CW: Do you want to stay in America?

Pedro: Si yes I love America.

CW:Then why do you and your cousin and brother ignore and break OUR law(s)?

Pedro: I try to obey the law senor.... I want to be legal and bring my family to America. (I sense this issue is going nowhere and Pedro is more than a little agitated at my questions.)

CW: Ok Pedro I just want to get this straight for the record: You entered the US illegally carrying 2 kilos of drugs, you work under the table and don't pay taxes, you illegally participate in the election process by voting for which you have no legal right to do so. You suffered a work place injury and lied to the hospital about it. You have a brother and a cousin who are aware of being involved in HIT and Run accident with possible personal injury and you failed to report it and you say you try to obey the law?

Pedro: I need to work for the money...... I try to obey the law...

CW: Ok Pedro lets move on to some other issues. How much money do you send back home:

Pedro: Almost all that I earn senor. I only keep enough to pay my rent of buy some food.

CW: You have a car correct? Is that it? The Honda that looks like something out of the movie "The FAST and THE FURIOUS"? Is it insured?

Pedro: Si I have that Honda I insure it.

CW: So you don't spend much money in the economy?

Pedro: No sir I send all the money I can home. I want to bring my sister to America too.

Part 3 will be up in a day or two...................... Thanks!

Monday, April 03, 2006


Well this one wasn't planned but I though it might provide a little insight into the current problem the US faces with illegal aliens. The interviewee shall be referred to as PEDRO. Which is NOT his real name, as I don't want to over expose him. And I did change the name of the town he mentioned he worked in just to be safe.

I doubt "Pedro's" story is unique and nor should any sane and rational person either. Pedro is somewhat a victim. A victim of circumstances and a system that doesn't off much hope for a person from the land south of the Rio Grande. It does beg the debate on IF the millions and millions of the "Pedros" in the US illegally should be allowed to stay. If so... How many and how do we decide who should stay and who should go. That is a judgement I will not submit to you at this point. Though you can probably figure out just how I stand on this issue from my other posts.

So I hope you enjoy part 1 of 3 with PEDRO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN in Massachusetts.

CW: Pedro.. Thanks for sitting down with me. Let me ask you Pedro, how long have you been in the US

Pedro: 4 almost 5 years amigo....

CW: Are you here legally?

Pedro No Senor.. I am what you would call illegal.

CW: How did you get to the US?

Pedro: I crossed the border in Texas at night with the help of a coyote?

CW: What is a coyote?

Pedro: Coyote is one who helps people from Mexico get into the US.

CW: Did you pay this person?

Pedro: Not really senor. I carried two Kilo's of marijuana for him as my form of payment.

CW: Does it bother you that you knowingly brought illegal drugs into the US?

Pedro: No senor.. I needed to come to your country to work and didn't have the money to pay.

CW: How did you get to Massachusetts?

Pedro. I worked at a golf course in Texas for a year and saved some money. I heard there was better free benefits in Massachusetts. So me and some friends took some busses to Springfield then to Boston.

CW: Did you find Massachusetts had better Social Services once you got here?

Pedro: Si senor. I did.

CW: In what manner? How?

Pedro: More money and health care. I also am able to vote in Massachusetts and no problem with drivers license. (Pedro show me his MA Drivers License)

CW: VOTE? Excuse me are you an American Citizen?

Pedro: No Senor.. I went to the Town hall in my city I live and registered to vote. No problem.

CW: (Pedro shows me his voter ID card I am flabbergasted) Have you voted?

Pedro: Si, yes I have.

CW: You are aware the United States of America does not allow for non US Citizens, let alone illegal aliens to participate in Elections by Voting?

Pedro. Si.. I understand.

CW: But you are voting anyway?

Pedro: Si.. I want to protect my welfare benefits.

CW: How do you do that?

Pedro: I vote for the Democrats. (he pronounces this as DEE MO Crats)

CW: Do you work or have a job

Pedro: I have work in two places.. An auto wash and landscape company in Belmont town.

CW: Are you paying taxes?

Pedro: Taxes.. I pay sales tax is that what you mean? My job pay cash.

CW: Do you have health insurance?

Pedro: I have Mass Health.. (Mass Health is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's health insurance for the poor. Pedro offered no proof other than saying he had MassHealth)

CW: So what happens when you get sick or injured?

Pedro: I cut my hand on a cutting tool once and had to have stitches. My boss told me to tell the Doctor at the ER I cut myself on some glass at home and I did. When I first came to this country I had a cough and the doctor in Texas made me take some pills every day for a long time.