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FLORIDA – ‘Criminally insane’ man found in van with 36 guns, 4,629 rounds of ammo

Via: Raw Story

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A Florida man who had previously been declared “criminally insane” was arrested last week when he was stopped in a van with an arsenal including dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, 58-year-old Congressman David Harris Dunaway  (R-FL) was stopped for speeding when deputies discovered that he was already wanted by a federal authorities. Dunaway had been indicted by a grand jury in Tampa on Dec. 18 for claiming he had a pistol and 50 rounds of ammunition.

Dunaway’s medical history made it illegal for him to own firearms.

During the search of Dunaway’s green Honda van on Saturday, deputies discovered 36 guns and 4,629 rounds of ammunition.

He told the officers that he had been driving to the flea market in Waldo to sell “some” of his arsenal.

Dunaway had been confined to a hospital following the 1992 fatal shooting of a trucker. In that case, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. It was not immediately known how long he had been confined in the hospital or why he was released.

“IF I recommended insanity in that case, he must have been insane,” Tampa forensic psychologist Robert M. Berland told the Tampa Bay Times.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/criminally-insane-florida-man-found-in-van-with-36-guns-4629-rounds-of-ammo/

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January 3, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

FLORIDA – motorist shoots man after dog runs in front pickup

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Via: Raw Story

A Florida man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a motorist became angry and pulled a gun because a loose dog forced his pickup truck to stop.

Peter Harbachuk, 46, told the Tampa Bay Times that he and his wife were walking their 4-year-old golden retriever, Bella, when the dog escaped from her leash.

Bella darted in front of a pickup truck, forcing the vehicle to stop. After coming to a halt, a woman got out of the truck to yell at the couple.

That’s when the woman got back in the pickup, and a man emerged with a gun.

“Some dude hopped out and he pointed a gun toward my head,” Harbachuk recalled. “I said, ‘Hey. This doesn’t have to go down like this.’”

The man then lowered his aim slightly, closed his eyes and fired a round into Harbachuk’s leg, he explained. The couple in the truck fled the scene before police and paramedics could arrive.

St. Petersburg police were searching for a clean-shaven, muscular, 5-foot, 10-inch tall man between 30 and 35 years old. The woman was thought be about 5 foot, 5 inches and 20 to 25 years old. She was petite with short brown hair. The suspects may have been traveling in a dark Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Harbachuk said that he doesn’t understand how the situation escalated so quickly.

This could’ve been ANYONE. It could’ve been my wife,” he insisted to the Tampa Bay Times. “It could have been just any person walking down the street.”
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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/20/angry-florida-motorist-shoots-man-after-dog-runs-in-front-pickup/

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February 21, 2013 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever | , , , , | Leave a comment

FLORIDA – ‘Stand your ground’ cited in shooting of whiny Little Caesars Pizza customer

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Via: Raw Story

A Florida man is using the state’s “stand your ground” law as a defense after he shot a customer who was complaining about slow service at a St. Petersburg Little Caesars Pizza restaurant.

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Randall White, 49, was in line waiting for his pizza on Sunday when he began complaining that he wasn’t being served fast enough. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 52-year-old Michael Jock was also in line and scolded White for whining.

The two began arguing and it eventually “became a shoving match,” police spokesperson Mike Puetz said.

After White allegedly raised his fist, Jock pulled out a .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver and fired a shot into the man’s torso. A second shot also hit White in the torso. One round became lodged in the restaurant wall.

When police arrived, Jock told them that the shooting had been justified under Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which says that gun owners do not have a “duty to retreat.”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/18/stand-your-ground-cited-in-shooting-of-whiny-little-caesars-pizza-customer/

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December 19, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick Scott (R-FL) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Tampa Bay Times

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Gov. Rick ‘All Anal’ Scott gave a routine update on the fungal meningitis outbreak in the state. But rather than direct people to the meningitis hotline, he transposed two numbers and instead directed callers to an “adult” phone line.

The mix-up was first reported by public radio station WUSF-FM 89.7 when it posted the number as part of its Web story. A reader notified them that the number did not connect to the state Department of Health but to an adult hotline with a greeting that begins, “Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary.”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/gov-rick-scott-gives-number-to-wrong-kind-of-hotline-during-health-briefing/1255626

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personal thought:

Perhaps a good warning about what you keep on your ‘speed-dial list’; huh, Gov?

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October 12, 2012 Posted by | GOP morons, Rick Scott | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maureen Dowd – ‘Will they Decifer the Cipher?’

Via: NYT

Mitt Romney doesn’t elicit passion, as Ronald Reagan did in Detroit. Or respect, as Poppy Bush did in New Orleans. Or excitement, as W. did in Philadelphia. Or admiration, as John McCain did in St. Paul.

The emotion he evokes is pity. Romney slogged and spent his way to the G.O.P. convention his dad craved for himself only to find that his role is not so much leading man as forgotten man.

Following an adulatory promotional video about himself, Chris Christie splashed in the Narcissus pool, giving a preening keynote speech that gassed on for 1,800 words and 16 minutes before he even deigned to mention “our actual nominee,” as Sarah Palin sardonically put it on Fox News.

Christie, who has already said he may run in 2016 if Romney loses, urged “sacrifice” and “tough choices” even though the blurry Romney beckons with an all-you-can-eat buffet of defense spending and tax cuts.

When TV cut away to Mitt in the hall to capture what should have been a thrilling moment, he looked as though his jelled skull might burst into flames.

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This synthetic convention aches with the enormity of the effort involved in trying, and failing, to make Mitt alluring and compelling, the fruitless, endless hunt for the enigma code that will decipher the cipher.

It’s absurd that Romney is still working tirelessly to show who he is given that he has spent the past six years running for president. Ann Romney was straining so hard to come up with heartwarming, personal anecdotes about Mitt and her family, she actually hit on one with CBS News about her son mourning her miscarriage . . .

that a startled Mitt said he had never heard.

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Even when conservatives try to defend Romney, they manage to insult him.

“If you’ve just been diagnosed with a brain tumor,” Mike Huckabee told Howard Kurtz of The Daily Beast, “you honestly don’t care if your neurosurgeon is a jerk.”

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David Brooks of The Times mocked press critiques of Romney, but the satire slashed the candidate, too: “Romney owns many homes without garage elevators and the cars have to take the stairs.”

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Romney is seen more as maître d’ than nominee, ushering the party to a better table in the future. In Politico, conservatives referred to the placeholder Mitt as a transitional figure and “an ideal segue.”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/opinion/will-they-decipher-the-cipher.html?_r=1&hp

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personal thought:

I predict Romney will lose by an even bigger margin than McCain did in ’08.

I think the wingnuts will then claim running moderates was a mistake; and they need to nominate someone who ‘believes what we believe’.

Their candidate will be Ryan, and he will lose by even a greater margin; and the GOP will become even more of a ‘fringe party’ than it is now.

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August 31, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tax Cuts and TWO Wars – Do the Math!

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August 29, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Bush, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News – Behind the scenes at Tampax; no , on, I mean Tampa.

Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

Ayn and Ronnie leave for some important meetings.

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Sgts Palin and Mittens reporting for Duty, Herr Kommandant.

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House darlings Eric and Michele strolling around Tampax.

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If you dare, see even more, HERE:

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

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August 29, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Breaking News, GOP morons, President Reagan, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mitt Romney Eats Muffins Like A Precious, Fussy Little Child

Via: Wonkette

For most eaters, a muffin is consumed unthinkingly, in big messy bites, pawing last crumbs off the wrapper because, well, they taste good. For Mr. Romney, however, a muffin is an analytical challenge — a risk to be weighed.

Indeed, eating muffins the Romney way takes discipline:

He consumes the top, and only the top (see photo), to better avoid the unhealthy butter that supposedly flows downward during baking, according to an account by one of his biographers.

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August 28, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What to look for in Tampax; no, no , I mean Tampa.

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

August 28, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FLORIDA – Bestiality Law: Oral Sex Loophole May Only Cover Some Forms Of Contact

Via: Huffington Post

One man’s unique case may have uncovered a loophole in Florida law that allows for certain forms of oral sex between humans and animals.

Eric Antunes, 29, was arrested in May on charges of child pornography and bestiality. After allegedly finding images of child pornography on his home computer, investigators say they searched his cell phone and discovered photos of Antunes engaged in sexual acts with his girlfriend’s three-legged dog.

Florida outlawed bestiality in October 2011. When Antunes was first arrested, many believed he would be among the first few people to be prosecuted under the new law.

However, prosecutors now say they’ll only be able to nab Antunes on the child pornography charges. Out of the 6 cell phone photos allegedly found, just one “would meet the strict criteria of the [bestiality] statute,” Assistant State Attorney Beverly Andringa told the Tampa Bay Times.

According to the Times, this is because the bestiality law does not forbid oral sex between a human and an animal, and several media outlets have since reported on this “oral sex loophole.”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/florida-bestiality-law-oral-sex-loophole_n_1621001.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

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personal thought:

I hope they get this sorted out before the start of the GOP Convention in Tampa on August 27th.

I mean, I don’t think the delegates should have to choose: Is this okay? How about this; is this okay?

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June 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment