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April 19, 2019

A song for the times ...

April 16, 2019

White Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor

White Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor

By Sandra E. Garcia

April 15, 2019



An F.B.I. agent posing as a hit man contacted Mr. Lecroy, who told the agent over the phone, “$500 and he’s a ghost,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. After giving the agent an initial payment of $100, he was taken into custody.


Mr. Lecroy went as far as texting the agent photos of two targets, including the neighbor, whom the authorities have not identified. He also provided times when it would have been best to commit the murder.

Mr. Lecroy said he planned to take over his neighbor’s property, according to an affidavit in the United States District Court in South Carolina. He also asked the agent for a “ghost gun,” or an untraceable 9-millimeter gun that had not been stolen, according to court documents. What Mr. Lecroy planned to do with the “ghost gun” was not disclosed.

After initially pleading not guilty, Mr. Lecroy withdrew his plea and pleaded guilty to one count of murder for hire.


April 16, 2019

Michele Bachmann Hails 'Godly' Trump: We'll Never See A More Biblical President

Michele Bachmann Hails ‘Godly’ Trump: We’ll Never See A More Biblical President

“So we need to be not only praying for him, we need to support him, in my opinion, in every possible way that we can.”


By Ed Mazza


“He is highly biblical, and I would say to your listeners, we will in all likelihood never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetime. So we need to be not only praying for him, we need to support him, in my opinion, in every possible way that we can.”

Michele Bachmann has never seen “a more biblical president” than Trump: “We will, in all likelihood, never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetimes.” pic.twitter.com/xnqCZRaq5f
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 15, 2019

Bachmann, who has served as one of Trump’s evangelical advisors, said she prayed to expose the “deep state,” a right-wing conspiracy theory that claims there are people in the government undermining Trump, Right Wing Watch reported. She also claimed these shadowy figures were working to “advance cultural and economic Marxism or to advance the goals of Islamic jihad, for instance.”

Given Trump’s less-than-Christian leanings and often-tenuous grasp of the Bible, Twitter critics were quick to question Bachmann:

siri show me the worst possible advert for the bible
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) April 15, 2019

I didn’t realize god had to pay to cover up having sex with porn stars. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Mary E. McGlynn (@MaryEMcGlynn) April 15, 2019

She’s right - Trump is the devil as depicted in the Bible: Michele Bachmann Says Trump is ‘Most Biblical President’ of ‘Our Lifetime’ https://t.co/u7W9frQIQB via @mediaite
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 15, 2019

Matthew 25:35 https://t.co/JJZWU2eJvJ
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) April 15, 2019

What on earth is she talking about?
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) April 15, 2019

So Michelle Bachmann says Trump is “the most biblical president ever.” pic.twitter.com/SAaR5IO0h8
— Meryl Mullane (@MerylM) April 16, 2019

Well, Old Testament maybe
— Chapeaudepape (@Popehat) April 16, 2019

Christlike pornstar payoffs. Praise the lord. Amen. pic.twitter.com/aCNtQJNCSt
— Dear Friend (@diannemando) April 15, 2019

Remember, Michele Bachmann is the same woman who wanted everybody to slit their wrists and become blood brothers to stop healthcare.
She has also said that she is not a kook. https://t.co/kWETHZJWV5
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) April 16, 2019

What bible is she reading?
— Craig (@EBethCraig) April 16, 2019

Yes Trump is biblical alright... #Bachmann #Evangelicals pic.twitter.com/FFuzgbxdUc
— Aryeh Peretz🥶 (@Jethro_Aryeh) April 16, 2019
April 14, 2019

Good news (from a bad source) - the cat is safe!


WikiLeaks Says Julian Assange’s Cat Is Safe, Provides Video Evidence
Some good news for those worried about the fate of the WikiLeaks founder’s pet.


By Hilary Hanson


“We can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe,” WikiLeaks tweeted Saturday. “Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They will be reunited in freedom.

The tweet accompanied a video of a cat that indeed looks very much like Assange’s pet, sitting in front of a TV playing footage of Assange’s Thursday arrest.

The cat began living with Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a kitten in 2016. Assange told The New Yorker in a 2017 article that the tabby was a gift from his children, though an anonymous source told the outlet that Assange had fabricated that story.


But Hanna Jonasson, a member of Assange’s legal team, had tweeted back in November that Ecuador had merely “threatened” to send the cat to a shelter, and that Assange had subsequently given the cat to his lawyers to take to his family.


I have been concerned about that cat and its good to know he's got a place to live.
April 12, 2019

Father, Son Accused Of Selling Body Parts Infected With HIV, Hepatitis

Father, Son Accused Of Selling Body Parts Infected With HIV, Hepatitis


A father and son have been federally charged for allegedly selling body parts on the black market they knew were contaminated with infectious diseases.

Donald Greene Sr. was charged with wire fraud in relation to a years-long operation that involved selling diseased cadavers to unwitting researchers, the Associated Press reports.

The family duo was associated with the Biological Resource Center of Rosemont, Ill., which provided human remains donated to science to medical professionals for a fee.

Although it is not illegal to dismember and sell body parts, it is against the law to knowingly sell human remains that test positive for infectious diseases, CBS Chicago reports.


They need to be transplanted into a prison for life.

April 10, 2019

For everyone who is interested in my surgical cancer journey ...

The good news is I didn't wake up with a catheter and bag this time ...but there were cancer cells in my urine, they took a tumor and some surface lesions and my surgeon Dr Wang (seriously, that is his name) thinks the cancer has broken through the wall of my bladder. In two weeks after the biopsies come back, I have an appointment to go through my options: a resection to remove the section of the bladder where the cancer is, removal of my prostate or a removal of the bladder and prostate. If you take a bladder, the prostate has to go with it.

I've been fighting this thing to a draw but the stakes are increasing.

Thank G*d I'm part of one one of the largest socialist health care system in the world: VA. Thank G*d it is really a good program. I think VA is a wonderful model of what every single American should have.

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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.
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