April 26, 2006
— Ace Six months for two of the offenders. The judge/hero rejected a bullshit plea bargain offered by the prosecution offering nothing but probation.
Tossing aside a plea agreement that called for probation, Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Michael Brennan sentenced four Democratic Party workers today to jail for slashing the tires of 25 vans rented by Republicans to take voters to polls for the 2004 presidential election.
Calling the vandalism more than harmless hijinks, Brennan admonished the four men, including the sons of two prominent Milwaukee politicians, for disenfranchising voters. The judge said he had received letters from Milwaukee County citizens upset over the crime.
"They see you tampering with something they consider sacred and that's the ballot box," Brennan said during a two-hour sentencing this morning.
Michael Pratt, 33, and Lewis Caldwell, 29, were each sentenced to six months in jail while Lavelle Mohammad, 36, got five months and Sowande Omokunde, 26, got four months. Each was also fined $1,000. They will be eligible for work release and were allowed to surrender to begin their sentences within two weeks.
Pratt is the son of former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt and Omokunde is the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.)
I'm going to go waaaayyy out on a limb here and guess the prosecutor who offered the deal is a Democrat, or the whole office is controlled by elected Democrats.
For all their screeching about voter disenfranchisement, they sure are willing to be very lenient when the right people are doing the disenfranchising.
Enjoy your time in jail, thugs.
Maybe there is hope for America after all.
Posted by: Aaron at April 26, 2006 07:49 PM (mYriJ)
Posted by: at April 26, 2006 08:05 PM (++PlU)
OT, but here's a copy of a letter I just sent to the White House. I'm SO fucking pissed.
I would appreciate it if you would stop making the ridiculous and insulting statement that illegal aliens "do the jobs Americans won't do." Americans will do any job if they are compensated fairly. If the companies who hire illegals didn't have a labor force that they can pay crap wages to, they'd be forced to pay fair market wages. If they can't make a profit doing that, TOUGH SHIT. Businesses go under every day in this country. Someone with a better business model will come along and fill that need.
And let's dispense with this straw man about how we can't deport 12 million people. No one is saying that. If we levied prohibitive fines on businesses that hire illegals, and deported them as we find them, most of them would go back to Mexico. You and every person in Congress were elected to represent us, not a bunch of illegal aliens. You took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and you are SELLING US OUT.
You claim to want to defend America, but you have done NOTHING to control our borders. When some terrorist sets off a dirty bomb, or God forbid, a nuclear device in an American city, that blood will be on your hands.
You don't seem to understand that you're playing with fire. What if a lot of Republicans stay at home this election, and the Dummocrats gain control of Congress? That will be on you. You'd better wake up soon, or there will be a disaster.
San Jose CA
Posted by: CraigC at April 26, 2006 08:13 PM (chG8J)
Posted by: JB at April 26, 2006 09:46 PM (0TAo/)
The CS Monitor has an article on Zarqawi's video/reaction thereto. It's on Google News's feed now. Overall it's a decent article.
It does describe him kind of oddly, though, as:
"powerful and chipmunk-cheeked"
Not saying this is any kind of *positive* description. But it did sort of leap out of the page at me.
Posted by: Knemon at April 26, 2006 10:10 PM (a3KVd)
Posted by: Grouper at April 26, 2006 11:45 PM (YiMz2)
Bullshit indeed! I was sickened when I heard about the "plea bargain." This puts some justice back into the equation.
Posted by: Redhand at April 27, 2006 12:34 AM (9HAsW)
Posted by: BrewFan at April 27, 2006 01:38 AM (0AD+O)
We must rid the state of Doyle, AG Snotlocker and about half a dozen RINO scum that obstruct everything conservative
Posted by: Ron LaCanne at April 27, 2006 02:20 AM (b5aUb)
When thousands of black Democratic voters got disinfranchised in Florida 2000, you weren't crying for JUSTICE!
That's the only way you could get CHIMPYSMIRK McHITLERBURTON in office!
Poll numbers! Stupid! Head up Bush's ass!
Posted by: adolfo velasquez at April 27, 2006 02:25 AM (XgsBW)
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Posted by: Be Like Mike at April 27, 2006 02:31 AM (YIFeG)
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Posted by: Dave in Texas at April 27, 2006 02:42 AM (pzen5)
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Posted by: Steve #2 at April 27, 2006 03:39 AM (NEhff)
Craig C., your letter was awesome. I just wish the Powers That Be in the GOP woke up and understood exactly how serious this problem is.
Posted by: TSL at April 27, 2006 03:42 AM (a6fXQ)
It's a serious question, not flame-bait, since I can't imagine living in a country with vans going around picking people up off street corners. I don't think many of us could so I figure you have something else in mind.
Posted by: spongeworthy at April 27, 2006 03:46 AM (uSomN)
Is that a rhetorical question? ICE reviews the records of a business, finds numerous discrepancies with social security numbers, conducts a raid, as they did recently with IFCO, and arrests hundreds of illegal aliens working at the job site...it isn't that hard.
I can't imagine living in a country with vans going around picking people up off street corners...
Kind of like they do in Mexico with their own illegal aliens?
Posted by: Con Ky at April 27, 2006 04:10 AM (Tt81k)
Posted by: moon at April 27, 2006 04:11 AM (/rvZF)
You do live in a country where vans go around picking up people from street corners. That’s how most illegals get to their day labor jobs. In some states, the taxpayer has been kind enough to provide shelters and a place to sit, whether they wanted to or not. The cops are constantly interacting with illegals; they are just not allowed to ask them they're status even if they can't speak the mother tongue. It’s all about accommodation. We have been told repeatedly that we need these hardworking, law abiding felons to do the jobs we fat, stupid, lazy Americans won’t do. You know, if it is said often enough, it becomes true. Our entire economy is dependent on these hardworking law abiding felons. On Monday, May 1st, the entire country will come to a stand still (according to organizers of the marches) when they once again march in our streets demanding rights they aren’t entitled to as they are here ILLEGALLY. The reconquista of kalifornia is well underway with full support by our President and Congress. Here are a few comments made by supportors of amnesty:
Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; "Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die . . . Through love of having children, we are going to take over.
Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. "They're afraid we're going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're right. We will take them over . . . We are here to stay."
Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, "The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot."
Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; "We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . . . I love it. They are ting in their pants with fear. I love it."
Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, "Remember
187--proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens--was the last gasp of white America in California."
Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, "We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country . . . I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, "I'm going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back."
Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton, "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn't like it should leave."
Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General , "We are practicing 'La Reconquista' in California."
Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; "We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos ."
Posted by: Theresa at April 27, 2006 04:12 AM (sI5FT)
Stock market is DOWN again today. Down Down Down!!
Can't the To-Be-IMPEEACHED Chimp get ANYTHING right?!??!
Posted by: Mike at April 27, 2006 04:12 AM (AQGeh)
Posted by: Brian B at April 27, 2006 04:29 AM (rGfpg)
Stock market JUST OPENED today.
Can't the Fucking-Stupid ASSHOLE TROLL get ANYTHING right?!??!
Posted by: Mike. at April 27, 2006 04:30 AM (R8+nJ)
It seems that this process--again never described--is proclaimed "possible" but I never see exactly how and how much it will cost. Or what makes it worth it.
I agree raids and resulting deportation is a no-brainer, just as upon apprehension illegals should be sent packing. But I strongly oppose sending local cops on roundups or trolling Home Depots in unmarked INS vans. It just isn't worth it.
Anyway, you're never going to deport 12 million illegals by raiding businesses and jails for them. You won't get 1 million that way--these people aren't stupid or their bones would be bleaching in the Arizona desert instead of bending over a pot of onion soup in a Newark kitchen.
Posted by: spongeworthy at April 27, 2006 04:33 AM (uSomN)
RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: meat helmet at April 27, 2006 04:57 AM (E5RsV)
Posted by: joeindc44 at April 27, 2006 05:04 AM (K0x/A)
Looks like Niagara Falls in full flood.
[Jeb in 08]
PS - Adolfo, You may want to add 'Chimpy McFlightsuit' to your repertoire.
Posted by: max at April 27, 2006 05:06 AM (XrQv1)
The now-rising Dow is nothing but a conspiracy created by BushIdiot's Oil buddies in order to make more of BushIdiots evil corporate friends rich while keeping the poor in their place, so they will have no choice but to join McHitler's facist military machine, to be used as fodder for his illegal wars and imperialistic designs. This is all being done just to make their soon-to-be-IMPEEEACHED Chimp-boy look good. It's so obvious to those of us with BRAINS!!!
Come on, people, get out of your mobile homes, get your heads out of the CRIMINAL-IN-CHIEF'S ASS and read something sometime!!!!
Posted by: Mike at April 27, 2006 05:39 AM (AQGeh)
And by the way--how's your portfolio doing? Up 57% here in 2 years.
Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 06:06 AM (70wcC)
Posted by: joeindc44 at April 27, 2006 06:14 AM (K0x/A)
Bush approval ratings 32%
Congressional Repubs 28%
Congressional Dems 23%
Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 06:24 AM (70wcC)
Posted by: Whitey at April 27, 2006 06:44 AM (pSa64)
A poll shows congressional democrats at 23% approval...obviouslyabiased poll that had that particyular answer done by rightwing people who pray...well known that polls are completely imprecise!!!!!
Thats the dumbest thing I have EVER heard...you need to get your head out of Bush's ass...stop reading polls to get your information and opinions...by the way Bush is at 32% approval so that mean...tHE IMPEACHMENT!!!!
Posted by: Mike ver. 2.5 auto-trollbot at April 27, 2006 06:58 AM (K0x/A)
Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 07:01 AM (70wcC)
Most Donks are these days.
Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at April 27, 2006 07:03 AM (iDneH)
Posted by: Sinner at April 27, 2006 07:05 AM (h2VSX)
If you want to know what is a parody of itself these days (which is the dummest thing I have ever heard by the way), its how the Isrealis have paid Bush to invade Iraq and now invade Iran...convienent is it that after we invade Iraq, Iran suddenly also WMDs (uh, huh sure that certain, ahem, neocons, aren't cooking those books too)...We need Joe Wilson to investigate why Bush is such acrony to Isreal...why no jews should up at WTC on 9111!!!!!
You guys need to get your head out of Bush's ass. The jews and the saudis are controlling his every move!!!!Even his impeachment!!!!!
Posted by: Mike ver. 2.4 (Jooos) auto-trollbot, at April 27, 2006 07:09 AM (K0x/A)
Senators: 'Bumbling' FEMA must go
White teens accused of brutal racist attack
Roundup nets 1,100 sex offender suspects
Coyote attacks toddler on playground
Work begins at Freedom Tower
Posted by: Pepper at April 27, 2006 07:22 AM (3kZjL)
Don't you know that CNN is a biased newsource!!!!!
Get your head out of Bush's ass people!!!
Posted by: Mike ver. 2.312a auto-trollbot at April 27, 2006 08:55 AM (K0x/A)
You think purple soup will wallpaper a garage!!!! Ex-squeeze me? Get your bush out of heads ass compadres!!!!! Food processor
Posted by: Mike ver. 0.9.3 (beta) auto-trollbot at April 27, 2006 11:56 AM (nzK2x)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2006 01:22 PM (1Vbso)
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