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Monday, August 05, 2013

NOTHING, REALLY

UPDATE: The State of Florida executed John Ferguson tonight at 6:15 pm:

Miami killer John Ferguson's last words: "I just want everyone to know I am the Prince of God and I will rise again."


UPDATE: 
A-Rod led the list of baseball players suspended. catching a suspension for the rest of this year and all of next year. 
THE BEST TWEET OF THE YEAR: "A-ROD is playing third, batting fourth, and taking the fifth." 

It's too damn hot. I think I am going to go away again to some place cool. 

We're on an execution watch as the State of Florida gets ready to kill the self described "Prince of God", who is also known as John Ferguson.  Ferguson was part of a robbery gone wrong in Miami in 1977 that led to 7 people being executed. Ferguson is also mentally ill and probably has little idea what it means to be executed. Let's see, what other country executed their mentally ill citizens? Hmm.... If the Nationalist Socialist Shoe fits.....

Congrats go out to ASA Gail Levine for the successful prosecution last week  of the attempted murder of Miami Dade Detective Carlos Castillo- who was smashed over the head with a concrete block. 

The Dolphins played football on Sunday night. How about that! (Although the first play by the Fins, a lost fumble on a handoff, does not portend well for the season.).

I suspect DOM will cover this in more detail, but this report reveals that the FBI gave permission for confidential informants to break the law over 5,600 times in 2011. 

I also suspect that Jimmy Bulger would be interested in the report, as he claims FBI agent John Connolly pretty much gave him permission for his reign of terror for 30 years in Southie in exchange for Bulger informing on La Cosa Nostra. 

If you like baseball, this A-Rod/Bio-Genesis/suspension mess really stinks. The Yanks want out of the remaining $100 million on the contract. MLB wants Rodriguez to take a voluntary suspension for all of this season and all of next season, and A-Rod just wants his $100 million. Nobody wins here and baseball loses. 

If you missed it yesterday, President Obama turned 52. What do you think he's going to be doing when he's 60?

Did I mention it's really too hot to work? 

See you in court until we get outta here for a while. 

14 comments:

Despicable ME said...

I see dead people.


And make up fake live people.

Anonymous said...

The only bad part of the conviction is that it was handled by GL - that in and of itself creates an issue in the record.

Did she have any off the wall moments in the trial?

Anonymous said...

Yeah-she compared the defense attorney to a Martian in closing argument- and not My Favorite Martian.

Anonymous said...

DEA task force is using "national security" wiretaps to initiate domestic criminal drug prosecutions--http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/dea-surveillance-cover-up. We all knew that it was just a matter of time before this was going to happen.

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting to read that the us attys office is investigating the Arod steriod affair. Susy Rivera must be a bit worried considering she cut a deal with MLB and gave them access to her drug dealing client in exchange for unlimited legal fees. I guess the news that her client is soon to be clipped federally throws a wrinkle into things. This would seem to be good news for Arod since the main witness against him will NOW take the 5th. Idiots... The whole lot of them.

Anonymous said...

Even the little quip on the news showed Gail being super rude to the defendant and doing shit that pisses off the 3rd DCA.

Doesn't she know that prosecutors are not supposed to call us names?

She never learns.

pirates fan said...


Rump: I have two questions about the suspensions today of the 13 MLB players:

1. Why do you think that, despite MLB being only 27% Hispanic, that all thirteen players suspended are Hispanic?

2. Is asking questions number one racist? ala Zimmerman trial?

Pirates Fan

Anonymous said...

Gail over does it but, heck, she was dealing with a scumbag who tried really hard to kill a cop.

Anonymous said...

Should Gail be NICE to the man that tried to kill a cop?

Anonymous said...

A fraud is not Hispanic

He's from Miami

Anonymous said...

arod offered 100 games to settle. i think that is fair

DS said...

Aug 5 at 10:58.
Isn't A Rod of Dominican parents. That makes him Hispanic, his family comes from Hispanola.

My girls are born here but they are` Hispanic. Mami nacimento de Republica Dominica, La Isla Hisponala and THIER Hispanic .

PS: Pardon my bad espanol, yo soy grino con Mi=ma-ie Bitch

Anonymous said...

GL will continue to commit misconduct until the appellate courts or the bar puts a stop to it.

#whenbaseballwasfun said...

Glad to see A-Rod back, at least for the moment. Baseball was fun with the steroids. Homeruns all over the place. Now baseball is a bore. Can't wait for college football!