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Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#1384 Jan 31, 2013
Ding ding ding!

If Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is found guilty of traveling to the Dominican Republic to engage in sexual intercourse with underage prostitutes, he could face up to 30 years prison. The appropriate law, which would seem to apply in this instance, is the Prosecutorial Remedies And Other Tools To End The Exploitation Of Children Today (or the Protect Act).

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/if-guilty... #

Another example of WE that came to a crashing halt and rightfully so!
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#1386 Feb 1, 2013
Ding ding ding!

Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her.

“For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post.

“To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than a decade ago.

At 9 percent interest, that debt, which Brawley never attempted to pay off, now totals $431,492, according to the wage-garnishment papers filed in Virginia’s Surry County Court.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/time_to...

Another example of WE that came to a crashing halt and rightfully so!
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1387 Feb 4, 2013
She Can't get no "WE" too bad so sad

The widow of late Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle is crying foul after being ordered to pay more than $80,000 for losing a suit over the private-plane crash into a Manhattan high-rise that killed her husband.

“It’s an injustice compounded on an injustice,” said lawyer Todd Macaluso, who represents Melanie Lidle.

Lawyers for aircraft maker Cirrus Design Corp. won a judgment for court costs against Melanie and Stephanie Stanger, whose husband, professional pilot Tyler Stanger, also died in the 2006 Upper East Side wreck.

It’s unclear if Cirrus will also seek to recoup its huge legal fees for successfully battling the women’s product-liability claims.

The tragic widows alleged that defects in the design of Cory Lidle’s Cirrus SR20 caused its controls to lock up during a U-turn over the East River.

A Manhattan federal jury took just three hours to clear the company in 2011, and an appeals court unanimously upheld the verdict last month.

Macaluso blamed the outcome on pretrial rulings that kept jurors from learning that Cirrus recalled all its SR20’s and changed the manufacturing process after the deadly incident. Lawyers for Cirrus didn’t return requests for comment.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#1388 Feb 4, 2013
ZCs wrote:
She Can't get no "WE" too bad so sad
The widow of late Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle is crying foul after being ordered to pay more than $80,000 for losing a suit over the private-plane crash into a Manhattan high-rise that killed her husband.
“It’s an injustice compounded on an injustice,” said lawyer Todd Macaluso, who represents Melanie Lidle.
Lawyers for aircraft maker Cirrus Design Corp. won a judgment for court costs against Melanie and Stephanie Stanger, whose husband, professional pilot Tyler Stanger, also died in the 2006 Upper East Side wreck.
It’s unclear if Cirrus will also seek to recoup its huge legal fees for successfully battling the women’s product-liability claims.
The tragic widows alleged that defects in the design of Cory Lidle’s Cirrus SR20 caused its controls to lock up during a U-turn over the East River.
A Manhattan federal jury took just three hours to clear the company in 2011, and an appeals court unanimously upheld the verdict last month.
Macaluso blamed the outcome on pretrial rulings that kept jurors from learning that Cirrus recalled all its SR20’s and changed the manufacturing process after the deadly incident. Lawyers for Cirrus didn’t return requests for comment.
What a lot of horsecrap - lawyers getting rich off other peoples' misfortunes - filing bullsh!t lawsuits involving all the deep pockets in sight. Typical New York ...

This was an open-and-shut case of pilot error: poor aeronautical decision-making followed by failure to properly control the aircraft in low-altitude maneuvering. Textbook.

There was absolutely nothing wrong with the airplane. Any Judge who had any business being on the bench should have dismissed Cirrus from these lawsuits immediately, and sanctioned the lawyers who tried to drag them into it.
Logic

United States

#1389 Feb 4, 2013
What can you say. Sometime "WE" do and sometime "WE" don't
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1390 Feb 6, 2013
The last call for "WE"

Tabber Benedict, one of The New York Observer’s “Gatsbabies,” who almost killed a man during a drunk driving incident in the Hamptons two years ago, is taking his upcoming prison term in stride. The night before he was to be handed down a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for plowing his GMC Acadia into a 45-year-old teacher named Steven Dorn in 2011, Mr. Benedict threw himself a party at Bungalow 8 (or whatever we’re calling it now. Number 8? The former Bungalow 8?).

He told friends that the party was in honor of his upcoming departure … for Europe.

A ridiculous way to save face in the off chance any of his friends read the news, the 35-year-old finance lawyer threw a bash on January 24, where he spun tales of the exotic travels for which he’d soon be departing, the Post reported today. He was given the space for free because he knew someone who ran the door.(Obviously.)

And yet … the 150 or so attendees were “shocked” to discover that the following morning, Mr. Benedict was not setting sail for Venice, but was sitting in court, apologizing to the man he hit while drunk and awaiting the judge’s sentence. Well, one person wasn’t taken totally off-guard. Gatsbaby and frenemy Justin Ross Lee told the paper:“I feel terrible for Tabber because I know there’s no table service where he’s headed. He’s the most the pretentious person I ever met.”
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1391 Feb 6, 2013
Another tale from the savage hillbillies

The Mafia scum clan

"Why don't you take a picture of my c---?" Geritano shouted at a photographer Friday.
A dopey mob wanna-be said yesterday he carved up a famous pizza maker over "family issues" - but all is forgiven.
Battista (Benny) Geritano, who the FBI says is a suspect in four old murders, claims he was acting in self-defense when he stabbed Mark Iacono, owner of Lucali pizzeria, in a bloody April 15 street fight.
Both men were arrested, but the charges were dropped because neither wanted to go before a grand jury.
Geritano also was charged with violating his federal probation.
"Mr. Iacono is a great guy," Geritano told the Daily News outside Brooklyn Federal Court during a break in a hearing to determine if he violated probation. "I know him my entire life. He's the greatest."
Asked if he blames Iacono for the legal bind that could send him back to prison for two years, he replied: "Absolutely not."
But when a News photographer began snapping photos, Geritano made an obscene gesture with a sandwich he was eating. "Why don't you take a picture of my c---?" he shouted.
Geritano, 38, testified yesterday he and Iacono were arguing on Court St. about "family issues," but he took the Fifth when prosecutor Jack Dennehy pressed him about the beef.
"Oh, I stabbed him," he testified. "I really don't know where I stabbed him.... Throughout his body after I was stabbed multiple times throughout my body."
Geritano denied he was trying to collect loan money from Iacono, who runs a successful pizzeria in Carroll Gardens. Iacono has denied the argument was over Geritano's girlfriend, Annette Angeloni.
Geritano's testimony still could get him into trouble: He admitted he had been a Gambino associate and that members of a "certain organized crime family" wanted to kill him.
"I'm trying to go straight," insisted Geritano, who was released from prison last fall after serving eight years for robbery and bank burglaries.
Earlier, FBI agent Ted Otto testified that Geritano is suspected of participating in a bank vault burglary in Bensonhurst over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend after eluding a massive surveillance operation.
Otto said the mob wanna-be also is a suspect in four murders between 1989 and 1998. Geritano, who was acquitted of one of the murders, denies killing anyone. He was not charged in the other three slayings.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1392 Feb 6, 2013
It's the "WE"
The Sandy Hook massacre was a horrifying result of the collateral damage that results when a gun industry combines with psychologically paranoid white guys to dominate politics at the federal and state level. Like almost all mass shootings that ignite the national indignation, the perpetrator in Newtown was white as well as the victims.
BuzzFlash at Truthout praised President Barack Obama for finally standing up to the gun lobby after the Connecticut massacre ( "President Obama Puts His Life on the Line for Gun Control.") It takes some courage, because as I heard – in some variation -- from politician after politician in my years advocating for gun control, "Mark, listen, let me be frank, these guys crowd into your home district office and curse and threaten you and you realize,'Hey, they've got guns.' And you know they will vote the way the NRA tells them, while gun control is not a single vote issue for those who support it."
Remember, it's not just the "crazies" or the "bad guys" that fire off their guns and kill people. For every "crazy" and "criminal," look at articles about shootings – or watch coverage on your local "knife and gun club" television evening news -- and you'll as frequently, if not more often, find an account of a neighbor who when asked about the shooter, comments something akin to, "He was always very nice to me and my dog, although he generally kept to himself. He was a quiet man, a good neighbor."
These are the "good guys" in the world of the NRA, who just happen to have guns when they literally go ballistic.(Not to mention the "good guys" who get mad at their wives and girlfriends and use guns to beat or shoot them.)
More importantly, there is a side of the "the more guns, the safer we are" agenda that is generally ignored in terms of precipitating a call for taking on the gun lobby and gun industry, who value membership dues and profits over lives.
Because as the hometown of President Obama has evidenced over the last few decades, it is minority young people in urban areas who are caught in the crossfire and die or are wounded by gunfire in epidemic proportions. Chicago -- and many other large cities with areas of impoverishment that have been abandoned by society -- are killing grounds for black and Latino youth. It's both a by-product of the gun industry and gun store selling of hi-tech weapons to gang members without sufficient measures to stem the flow – and the social-political neglect that has left vast swaths of urban America economically decimated. There's always violence in desitute areas that provide only two job opportunities of any significance: selling drugs and being a police officer patrolling the economic wastelands like an occupying military force.
That's the reality, but we as a nation have come to accept this as the natural order of things. As a result, relatively few people -- except those who live within this daily shooting gallery and a small cadre of gun control advocates with limited financial resources -- take any action to ameliorate this bloodbath.(Mayor Michael Bloomberg who is largely self-financing his mayors against gun violence group is an exception, given his ability to fund the group when needed.)
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1393 Feb 6, 2013
Con't

The recent slaying of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who appeared as a member of a band featured at Obama's second inaugural, but was gunned down a mile north of the president's Chicago home just days later, recently brought this all home -- literally to President Obama.
According to the Chicago Tribune, "Hadiya was the 42nd homicide victim this year in Chicago, where killings last year climbed above 500" – and the vast majority of Chicago homicides are with handguns.
The highly respected "Chicago Reporter," an investigative newsletter on issues relating to urban affairs and minorities, recently ran an article headlined, "Chicago’s homicide epidemic is a youth homicide epidemic." It is a description, sadly, that could have run 10 or 20 years ago and still have been true.
The Chicago Reporter puts Hadiya Pendleton's death into context:
Last week, Hayida Pendleton was performing at President Obama's inauguration festivities. Today, the body of the 15 year-old girl is in the Cook County morgue.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#1394 Feb 6, 2013
ZCs wrote:
It's the "WE"
The Sandy Hook massacre was a horrifying result of ... white guys ... the perpetrator in Newtown was white ... it is minority young people in urban areas who are caught in the crossfire and die or are wounded by gunfire in epidemic proportions. Chicago --...-- are killing grounds for black and Latino youth.
Racist twaddle.

" ... it is minority young people in urban areas who are caught in the crossfire?"

Well, it is also minority young people in urban areas who are pulling the triggers.

Your point here (other than simply indulging your appetite for pointless racist rants) is not evident ...
Logic

United States

#1395 Feb 7, 2013
What the hell is going in the world when Zimmerman can't get no WE.
The judge refuse to push back the court date.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#1396 Feb 8, 2013
Jess Jackson Jr. gets his WE:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Jes...

Plea-bargaining federal felony charges down to a hand-slap.
stupid

United States

#1397 Feb 8, 2013
this is stupid
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#1398 Feb 9, 2013
stupid wrote:
this is stupid
It sure is.
reality bites

Bronx, NY

#1399 Feb 10, 2013
Logic wrote:
What can you say. Sometime "WE" do and sometime "WE" don't
LOL!!!!!!!!!!

You got that right.
reality bites

Bronx, NY

#1400 Feb 10, 2013
Logic wrote:
What the hell is going in the world when Zimmerman can't get no WE.
The judge refuse to push back the court date.
He's a lying murderous scumbag, he deserves no WE.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#1401 Feb 10, 2013
reality bites wrote:
<quoted text>
He's a lying murderous scumbag, he deserves no WE.
He's an innocent man yet to be proven guilty of anything.

He deserves no WE in your racist mind because he isn't white.
reality bites

Bronx, NY

#1402 Feb 10, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
He's an innocent man yet to be proven guilty of anything.
He deserves no WE in your racist mind because he isn't white.
He's a murderer who forfeited his right to live and deserves to die. No WE because he's a criminal.
Who gave him the right to take the life of an unarmed teenager?
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#1403 Feb 10, 2013
reality bites wrote:
<quoted text>
He's a murderer who forfeited his right to live and deserves to die.
This is America.

He is an innocent man who has not been convicted of murder or any other crime.
reality bites wrote:
<quoted text>No WE because he's a criminal.
No? Then why the reams of other criminals getting WE you've been boring us with in this silly thread?
reality bites wrote:
<quoted text>Who gave him the right to take the life of an unarmed teenager?
If and when a court and jury of his peers, properly constituted, decides that Mr. Zimmerman was in fear for his life or grievous bodily harm as a result of his being assaulted by a larger young male of military age, then you'll have your answer - his Creator, the US Constitution, and the State of Florida have given him and anyone else in the same circumstance the right to defend himself and end the threat by any means necessary, including lethal force.
Logic

United States

#1404 Feb 10, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Racist twaddle.
" ... it is minority young people in urban areas who are caught in the crossfire?"
Well, it is also minority young people in urban areas who are pulling the triggers.
Your point here (other than simply indulging your appetite for pointless racist rants) is not evident ...
It doesn't matter what you or the white racist power structure thinks.

African americans are not america's gun problem

Who do you see at gun shows?
Who is always talking about gun rights?
Who make guns?

You and other racist may think and try blame african americans but the gun problem is soley from the white community.

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