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Dumb & Dumber Criminals

So things have been pretty heavy on my site the last couple of days so I thought I’d lighten up a little bit and blog on some stupid, dumb ass criminals - I hope you get a laugh out of them like I did!

Cops Break Up Drug Deal Next to Squad Car

I can’t help but post this whole article.  What a couple of idiots!

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Police Cpl. Mike Swygart said he did not believe it at first when someone told him two men were making a drug deal next to his patrol car. Swygart said he was on a break having a cup of coffee Friday night when a person told him what was going on outside.

"I laughed because I thought no one would be so foolish as to handle illegal drugs next to a police car," Swygart wrote in his report. "He looked at me and told me that he was not joking."

Swygart walked outside and spotted two men in a car parked next to the squad car, holding what appeared to be bags of marijuana.

Gawd - that’s priceless!

"I opened the passenger side door and shouted, ‘Police, don’t move!’ Both suspects dropped the baggies and let them fall on the front seat," he said.

Officers detained the two men and reported seizing two small bags of marijuana as well as some drug paraphernalia and pills.

That’ll be a fun one for him to report back at the station!

Gramma, 911 Isn’t the Number for Dominoes!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - An 86-year-old woman has been sent to jail after police said she called 911 dispatchers 20 times in a little more than a half-hour to complain about a pizza parlor. Dorothy Densmore remained in jail Tuesday charged with misusing the 911 system, a jail spokeswoman said.

Gramma was just a BIT upset about her pizza, apparently!

It’s unusual for someone to face charges for nonemergency calls, Giannini said. But on Sunday, Densmore kept calling 911, even after she was told to stop, Giannini said.

When an officer arrived at her apartment, the 5-foot-tall, 98-pound woman attacked him, Giannini said. Densmore scratched him, kicked and bit his hand, she said.

Hmmmm…don’t you think the officer’s report conveniently left out "got my ass kicked by a 5-foot-tall, 98 pound, 86 year old gramma?"

Densmore is also charged with resisting a public officer and two counts of misusing the 911 system, jail records show.

Granny likes calling 911 and got into trouble previously for calling 911 10 times before stopping.  Apparently the Chinese food must have been too cold!

Drittsekk ("Dirtbag" in Norwegian)

OSLO, Norway (AP) - An enterprising if unscrupulous Norwegian found a way to turn a tidy profit on Oslo real estate by renting out a nice apartment in a popular part of town.

What the renters didn’t know was that he had broken in to someone else’s apartment and then rented it out to 11 different people, the national news media reported Tuesday.

Police said the 29-year-old, whose name was withheld, admitted breaking in to the apartment, and posting photographs of it on an Internet real estate site, asking for a bargain $780 a month in rent.

Ummm, Dude.  Internet = Public = YOU’LL GET CAUGHT!

Since such an apartment normally costs 35 percent more in Oslo, about 60 hopefuls flocked to the con man’s showing.

Ummm, Dumb Ass.  Too Good to Be True = YOU’LL GET CAUGHT!

Eleven were so eager that they each paid a $2,340 deposit for a total of $25,780 transferred to the swindler’s bank account.

Ummm, Dork. Yeah, YOU! Put Money In Own Bank Account that is Fraudulent = YOU’LL GET CAUGHT!

Ingrid Christensen, of the Oslo police, told Norway’s largest newspaper, Verdens Gang, the money was found in the suspect’s bank account and he would face fraud charges.

The real renter was traveling at the time of the showings, and has now changed all the locks.

There you have it.  Some real masterminds and some real whack jobs out there.  But we love to make fun of them, don’t we?

Cross Posted at And Rightly So!


A Miracle Out of a Tragedy

In a world seemingly full of evil for our children, finding this 8-year-old girl alive is a blessing and a miracle:

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - An 8-year-old girl who was raped and buried alive under rocks and concrete blocks inside a trash bin told a friend that the last thing that she remembered before passing out was her attacker towering over her. But she said she awoke when she heard rescuers’ voices, and wiggled her fingers to let them know she was there.

The girl was found seven hours after she was reported missing early Sunday.  She is now in good condition and reunited with family and friends.  Who did this to her?  A seventeen-year-old boy, now charged with attempted murder.

Police Sgt. Mike Hall found the girl after climbing into a 25-foot-long trash bin and opening the lid to a 30-gallon recycling container. Inside, he saw the girl’s hand and foot peeking out amid heavy concrete slabs.

Rescuers feared the worst, but the mood turned jubilant when they saw the girl’s fingers move and realized she was alive.

"There’s no doubt in my mind that this child would have been dead if he didn’t find her. She was dehydrated and in rough shape with pieces of cement blocks on top of her and she was face down," Sgt. Dan Boland said. "There was no way for her to get out on her own."

This little girl survived and had the courage to also describe her attacker, a teenage boy who had been staying at her home.

Authorities said Milagro Cunningham, 17, confessed and was charged with attempted murder, sexual battery on a child under 12, and false imprisonment of a victim under age 13, police said.

It sure is amazing what people will say about a person who just tried to leave an 8-year-old to die:

"He was a good person. He would clean and do chores, laugh and play jokes and stuff. We never thought he would do something like that," Holloman said. "The only reason I can think he went crazy like this is his father died and his mother didn’t want him. Nobody wanted him."

Awww, poor child raper and attempted murderer - nobody wanted him so he buries an 8-year-old girl, after raping her, in the hopes she dies in a landfill.  Somehow, I don’t feel sorry for him.

Authorities said the girl was found far enough from any homes that no one would probably have heard if she had cried out. The trash bin was in a fenced-off former landfill behind a park where she often played with friends.

Thank God she was found before she died.  I only pray that she can be strong and get over what has happened to her.  I know I say it time and time again, but there’s something evil brewing in our society and something needs to be done.  We’re always reading about something happening "somewhere else" and breathing the proverbial "sigh of relief."  But it happens in someone’s back yard and next time it could be mine…or yours.

Update:  Carol at An American Housewife also has a post on this - please stop by her place!

Cross Posted at And Rightly So!

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And Rightly So! linked with A Miracle Out of a Tragedy
Would You Sell your 18-month old?

She’s swearing it was mistaken identity (emphasis mine, below):

An Omaha woman is in custody, accused of Felony Child Abuse, after allegedly trying to sell her 18-month-old child into prostitution.

WTF???

Thirty-four-year-old Elizabeth Harlan was arrested shortly before 11:30 Sunday night.

Police were responding to a call near 32nd and "V" Street to check the well being of a child. Neighbors made the prostitution allegation.

Officers were directed to 3913 ½ South 24th Street.

Police entered the apartment and say they found Ms. Harlan passed out on the sofa while the one-year-old sat on the floor eating cigarettes.

Okay - so even if you weren’t selling your child, Ms. Harlan, what the hell kind of parent are you anyway?

The child was transported to Creighton University Medical Center for treatment and Harlan was taken to Central Police Headquarters where she was interviewed and then booked into detention for Felony Child Abuse.

In court Monday, Ms. Harlan’s attorney told the judge that the child was in someone else’s care Sunday night and it must have been that person who tried to sell the boy into prostitution.

Sure, um, yeah…isn’t that a little hard to believe?  And why would officers arrest and charge *you* Ms. Harlan? 

Harlan’s aunt and cousin are now trying to get the foster care system to release the boy to them.

Harlan is being held on $800,000 bond.

These non-parents are everywhere - even here in Omaha.  Just hope that whatever happens, the boy gets the best care and lots of love.

Cross Posted at And Rightly So!


NIF linked with The Ministry of Beer For Breakfast
Nooseweek: Un-American. AGAIN!

Riding Sun has an enlightening post on yet further disgraceful "works" of Newsweek.  I encourage you to go read his article, but here is just a taste:

Newsweek’s false, retracted story about American guards flushing the Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo doesn’t necessarily mean the magazine’s staff hates America or Bush, or wants us to lose in Iraq. To be charitable, let’s just chalk that one up to sloppy journalism.

But I’m at a loss to explain this, from the February 2 issue of Newsweek’s Japanese edition:

As you can see, the cover story shows an American flag, dirtied and tossed in a trash can, its staff snapped in two. The large white text reads, "Amerika ga shinda hi", which translates to "The day America died."

I encourage you to read the whole article - this isn’t the only disgraceful Anti-American rhetoric Newsweek has to offer.  But I’m sure you’re not surprised.


My Blubber-Fest

The season finale of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is on and they are building a home for the family of PFC Lori Piestewa, who was killed in Iraq back in 2003. 

Lori’s mom and dad are raising Lori’s two little kids, ages 5 and 6 and the Extreme Makeover team is building a home for them.  Jessica Lynch is the one who nominated them for the show, following through on a commitment Lori and Jessica made to each other to take care of each other’s family in the event something happened.  Not only are they building Lori’s family a new home, they are also building a Veteran’s Center as well.

Okay, I usually blubber when I watch this show, but not until the end.  I started at, oh, 5 minutes into the show.  We tend to forget the sacrifices that are made during war.  Seeing the look on those little kids’ faces when they talk about their mom is beyond words.  But they are so proud of Lori - giving her life serving her country.

Off to cry a bit more (and off to hug the kids twice as hard).


Man Charged with Kidnap and Rape of Two Girls

Tammy at A Mom And Her Blog has posted a story about a man who is charged with the kidnap and rape of two young girls, ages seven and 13. 

Erick Thomas Knapp Jr., 31, confessed to investigators that he bound, gagged and raped the girls, ages 13 and 7, sheriff’s Capt. Michael Savage told the Charlotte Sun Herald for Sunday’s editions. He said there may be more victims.

The very frightening part of this is that this sick, evil monster snatched these kids from their HOME - a place that families consider the safest place to be. 

Tammy has it right - at least these girls are alive and had the bravery to come forward, even though this monster threatened to kill their families if they told anyone. 

One more evil soul off the streets.  Thank God.  Now hopefully the judicial system will work and KEEP him off the street.   


Sweet Pie Pastry Recipe

This pie crust is AWESOME for fresh strawberry pie, or for a multitude of other pie recipes that contain sweet filling (apple, pumpkin, etc.). This recipe will make a top and bottom crust.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 c + 2 tbsp butter, chop into very small pieces
1/4 c + 3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 large egg

Instructions

Cut butter into flour with fork or pastry cutter. Lightly mix in sugar and egg to get smooth dough. Put ball of dough into plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.

You will want to follow the pie recipe’s instructions for baking time/temp. If you are blind baking (baking the pie with no filling) you will want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees (put a cookie sheet in while preheating). Place the rolled out dough into the pie pan. You will want to add a piece of parchment paper and pie weights (I use a bag of kidney beans and fill it approximately 1/3 of the way up). Bake for 20 minutes. When done, remove crust from the oven, pull weights and parchment paper out of the pie shell. Prick the pie all over the bottom and the sides with a fork. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until pale golden brown. Cool before filling.


It’s Berry Pie Time!

I love this time of year! One of my absolute favorite fruits is the strawberry, and they are now in season - and awesome!

Ingredients

1 baked pie shell (I recommend a sweet pie pastry - I will post this recipe as well!)
1/2 quart fresh slice strawberries (I used two plastic containers full)
1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
3 1/2 tbsp corn starch
4 tbsp strawberry Jello

Instructions

Place strawberries in the pie shell. Mix sugar, water, corn starch and jello over low heat until it boils. Remove mixture from heat and cool 15 - 20 minutes. Pour mixture over berries and chill 4 - 6 hours.

I serve it with a spoon (or two!) of Cool Whip. YUMMMMMMMY!


Fresh as a Daisy linked with Carnival of the Recipes #41
Carnival of the Recipes #40

Please be sure to visit this week’s host of Carnival of the Recipes, Jordana at Curmudgeonry

My recipe for Stuffed Steak is out in the carnival.

This shameless plug brought to you by Merri @ Merri Musings.  Have a great day! 


Honey, We’re Going to Six Flags!

If we hadn’t already made vacation plans, I’d beg my dear hubby to take me and the kids to Six Flags.  Their position is that they have the right to bar sex offenders from their parks.

CHICAGO — Bob Levan bought season passes to Six Flags Great America for his daughters and their best friend, but he is worried he won’t be able to ride the roller coasters with them because he is a convicted sex offender.

Awww, poor Sex Offender Bob.  Can’t ride the roller coasters with the little girls and boys?  How sad for you.

Six Flags added wording on the back of season passes to all 30 of its U.S. amusement parks this year stating that it reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone convicted of a sex crime.

The amusement park said it does not actually plan to run background checks on everyone entering the park, but visitors seen acting inappropriately could be subjected to a check and thrown out.

Still, the warning was enough to concern Levan.

Hmmm…I thought he was "rehabilitated?"  Why would he worry?  Does he have "sex offender" tattooed on his forehead?  Is he worried that his actions will get him tossed out of the park?!?!?

"My 13-year-old girl read this on the back of the pass and said, `Now Daddy, does this mean you can never take me to Great America?’" he said. "I am 350 percent for protecting children, and that just bugs me."

Okay, let me get this straight.  Daddy is a convicted sex offender, and he and his 13 year old daughter talk about it as if it were a disability?  Discrimination?  Hmmmmm….I hear the ACLU marching in from somewhere here…

Levan was convicted of molesting an 8-year-old relative when he was 16. He served a brief jail sentence and underwent treatment in a mental health facility. Now 35, the divorced information technology worker is raising a family in suburban Chicago.

Andrea D. Lyon, president of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, complained that the language sends the message that sex offenders are social outcasts despite whatever steps they may have taken to rehabilitate themselves.

Damn right, Ms. Lyon.  They are social outcasts.  I applaud the actions of Six Flags.  They do have every right to set rules that they feel will make the experience the safest for their patrons.  Just taking the stand alone is brave, given this ACLU-lawsuit riddled society.


Keep Praying for Shasta and Dylan

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — Investigators cleared a man they called a "person of interest" in the bloody murders of three people and the disappearance of two children after the man passed a lie detector test.

As Minivan Mom shares, an Amber Alert is still out for the missing children of one of the victims.  Those missing are 8-year-old Shasta Kay Groene and 9-year-old Dylan James Groene.  Please pray for their safety and pray that they be found alive and well very soon.


Stop the ACLU! Blogburst
Sex For Sale

The ACLU’s Policy 211 is straightforward. "The ACLU supports the decriminalization of prostitution and opposes state regulation of prostitution". They base their argument on several points, including that existing laws are discrimination against women, and the right of individual privacy. They argue that what two consenting adults in private do is their own business.

Prostitution is private? But isn’t the prostitute engaging in business, isn’t she providing a service? Would we not regulate and license a business? You wouldn’t want a general contractor to work on your house without a license would you? That would be unsafe as is an unregulated prostitute.

However, the ACLU doesn’t believe in that philosophy. The question of privacy comes in if the government is allowed to regulate the oldest profession.

As for it being a privacy issue, it seems a contradiction to me when they also state that the "public" solicitation of prostitution is "entitled to the protection of the First Amendment". "It’s not just the bedroom that the ACLU wishes to make off-limits to public censure, but also the local street corner, presumably even if that corner is regularly used by school children crossing the street." Source

Privacy applies to two consenting adults when no contract is involved; a date with no expectation of performance is a far cry from paying for a service.

And what good would it do for women’s rights to decriminalize this? One could argue that women should not be punished for their own exploitation. But how does decriminalizing pimps, buyers, procurers, brothels or other sex establishments offer any solution to this? Decriminalization would do nothing but expand the sex industry and send a message to society that it is acceptable. And a system unregulated would do nothing for women’s health, and would only promote the spread of disease.

The more I learn about the ACLU, the more I am convinced that they want to establish a new society based on everything immoral. They are blinded by their elitist ideology to the point they can’t even conceive of the possible consequences that will result if they are enacted. The scary thing is that they hold so much power, and lack so much responsibility. They must be stopped.

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Cross Posted at Stop the ACLU!


WTW - Pets Gone Wild!

Hi ya’ll!

Well, I reckun you all know that we White Trash grrls get all rambuncshius, especially afore we pop out little white trash sucklins.  Welp, I never knew, until my cuzin Otis tole me about our pets, that even our pets have their own kinda fun.  Lookin’ ’round the trailer park, I found out that I’ve been livin’ in Mad Dog land a little too much.  Ain’t it something how that Navy man’s coffee and a camera will getcha up and alert?

Anyway, I thought I’d dun share how crazy our pets get, too.  Hell, who says white trash folk are just human?  Take a swig of that whisky and set ‘er down on your TV tray - you ain’t gonna baleeve this!

This is Butch, our male pet squirrel.  He has a thang for beer, but mostly Bud.  He really enjoys it, but will only drink beer out of a can with a straw.  Damn finniky squirrel.  Oh, and here is his girlfriend Twila…she’s really into the leather thing.  We tell him she ain’t no good, but  he won’t listen.  He loves that Twila, but I think she’s in it just for the sex. 

Well, them squirrels sure keep things hopping, but our cousin, Mike (we call him MJ) has this thare monkey that has taken up smoking.  We have a shot of him smoking his Marlboros, but we know that ain’t all he’s smoking, crazy crack monkey.

 

hogs that thare remote.  My cousin Beulah Mae, she’s got this big ole pussy cat that sits on her couch watching Whiskas ads and drinking beer.  That damn cat owns her.  She’d dun tell you she trained the cat that way, but I know better. 

him an alcoholic rat.  He and Beulah Mae’s cat get together and sing show tunes after they’ve had a six pack.  It’s pretty  terrible to listen to I gotta say. 

Lastly, our damn dog Rover.  I can’t keep a smoke one or a pack of beer in the fridge a-cuz of that damn dog.  He’s sure smart when he’s sober, opening the damn ice box and all, but gets dummer as the drinks go down.

 

Welp.  That’s the end of my little story.  Ya’ll just gotta stop by our trailer park and visit my cousins and their pets.  You just won’t baleeve your eyes:


Stuffed Steak Recipe

This one will win your carnivore’s heart forever! This is one of my hubby’s favorite meals, hands down.  I decided to re-post this recipe - it was one of the first recipes I posted on my former blog and a popular one!

Ingredients:

  • One 2-lb boneless round steak, tenderized (either by the butcher or by beating the hell out of it…can you guess which I prefer?)
  • approximately 4 cups of cubed, herbed stuffing cubes (either homemade - butter bread and sprinkle with your favorite herbs, baking in the oven until toasty, cutting into cubes - or if you don’t have the time, the shortcut I use is one bag of Pepperidge Farm cubed, herbed stuffing mix)
  • 1 envelope Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 can beef broth, 14 oz (you may not use all of it)
  • 1-2 eggs (I use large sized eggs)
  • Your favorite Cajun dry spice (my favorite is a combination of salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, mustard, bay leaves, a small amount of ginger for a kick). You can usually pick up a nice concoction at your grocery store, or you can experiment with your own spices! What I shoot for in this recipe is something that has a bold flavor, plus a little bit of a kick.
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper (or more, to taste)
  • salt (Kosher) and pepper (freshly ground)
  • EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of cookie sheet with "Release" foil paper and coat the foil with EVOO.

Place the croutons and onion soup mix in a large bowl. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl, and sprinkle Cajun spices, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to your taste. Pour about a third of the can of beef broth into the bowl and start hand-mixing, adding beef broth until you have reached a very nice, moist consistency (the stuffing sticks together and is moist to the touch…no renegade hard, crunchy croutons should be left).

Lay the round steak flat on a cutting board or on a large piece of wax paper. Sprinkle more Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper on the steak, rubbing it into the surface (this will be what touches the stuffing on the inside of the "roll.") Roll out the stuffing onto the seasoned side of the steak, forming it into a "log" the length of the steak. Wrap the steak around the stuffing. If the steak is large enough, you should be able to overlap each end of the steak, otherwise you can secure with toothpicks. Place the stuffed steak seam down onto the cookie sheet.

Rub the outside of the steak lightly with EVOO and then sprinkle with additional Cajun seasonings, salt and pepper.

Bake your masterpiece in the preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. You want to be sure that you have cooked the steak and the stuffing completely through.

Once cooking is complete, let the steak and stuffing rest for 5 or so minutes. When ready to serve, slice the "roll" which will form wheels of stuffing, surrounded by steak.

What I serve this with: This is essentially your meat and one side rolled into one, so I usually will serve it with a veggie side dish. A nice salad works. One item we love to eat as a side dish is green beans with bacon and onion. I dice 2-3 slices of bacon and cook until crispy, adding one small, finely diced onion (or 1-2 small shallots, diced). I cook until the onion is tender, then I add the green beans (if you cook with fresh green beans you will need to cook them before you add the bacon/onions and will need to leave the liquid in…for frozen, be sure to include the amount of water needed to normally cook them with). We have the luxury to have home canned green beans, which can’t be beat with this recipe!


Curmudgeonry linked with The Carnival of the Recipes #40
Nooseweek

Out of Fox News:

One day after retracting a story that said U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran , a top Newsweek editor acknowledged the magazine made "serious mistakes" but suggested to FOX News that no one would be fired over the incident.

Dan Klaidman, Nooseweek’s Washington bureau chief is truly a piece of work.  Mr. Obvious states "Clearly there were mistakes made here."  REALLY?  That guy must have been born that smart!  But then further bullshit ensues when he says "It was in good faith, they were honest mistakes, and we are trying to be transparent about it."

You know, by Dumbass Dan’s definition, murdering someone in cold blood is a "mistake" as well.  Whether it was "true" or not (and, gosh, we know it wasn’t true…as that reporter probably did when they wrote it), reporting this story is negligent.  Their blatant negligence caused harm and death to many, not to mention an erosion of the progress we have made.  Oh, and good old Dan also said that people at the magazine "acted professionally." 

Lastly, I have to say that I am SO SICK AND TIRED of hearing the liberals compare the actions of Newsweek to the President’s decision to invade Iraq.  These asshat talking heads sat in their chairs on the news shows babbling that in both cases "faulty intelligence" was used and that Bush’s "mistake" cost much more than Newsweek’s.  How can there even be a comparison, especially when everyone knows it is impossible to use "Newsweek" and "intelligence" in the same sentence?  Seriously, though, George Bush’s "mistake" has brought education to children who may have never seen the inside of a classroom otherwise.  George Bush’s "mistake" has brought vaccinations to well over 3 million Iraqi children under the age of 5.  Oh, and George Bush’s "mistake" has brought freedom to some 24 million people who would have otherwise had a life of fear and oppression.   

This is what Newsweek’s mistake has brought to Afghanistan: 

Responsible reporting, isn’t it?


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