Archive for 27 Jul 2008

Congress SUCKS!

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Politics

CONGRESS’ ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PORK BUFFET: A billion here, a billion there … it’s just money, right? Say hello to the “Advancing America’s Priorities Act.” This little gem, which Senator Reid will bring to the floor Saturday, contains a whopping $11 BILLION in earmark spending. Wonder how Congress plans to finance this monstrosity? Take a look in the mirror. Among its top legislative priorities: $5 million for a Jewish history museum in Poland, $183 million for “reconnecting homeless youths” (whatever the heck that means), and $1.5 billion for the DC Metrorail system, which the Heritage Foundation identifies as “the biggest earmark in history.” Are Democrats trying to repeat the mistakes made by Republicans leading up to 2006? It’ll be great if they suffer the same consequence, though it’ll be less great if they drain our wallets in the meantime.

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Jury Duty

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Uncategorized

Jury duty was interesting. The case was about possession of marijuana for sales as the main charge, with lesser charges of possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams, or possession of marijuana less than 28.5 grams. I was made the foreman of the jury. (The defense attorney said I was one of three that he figured would be the foreman).

There were two defendants, both claimed the weed was theirs, and that they were heavy users and the weed was for personal use.

The amount of weed in question was 57.19 grams, the weight in ounces works out to about 2.01 oz. Not a whole lot of weed, especially if two people are heavy smokers.

Facts of the case were:

Five individual baggies of weed were found in the one defendant’s purse. All varied in quantity, the largest being about 37 grams, and the smallest was 2.5 grams.

The other defendant also claimed the weed was his, they were fighting over the purse when the cop saw them and found the weed. He had $681 in cash in his pocket which he claimed was from gambling on the streets.

They both stated that they had bought the weed that morning and that it was theirs, even though they were separated by the officer, they both said essentially the same thing to the cop.

The five baggies of weed and the money were the only items of evidence presented by the prosecutor, along with the circumstantial evidence and “expert” testimony presented.

The prosecution failed to prove the sales, in part due to lost photographs of the evidence, and no actual sale was witnessed by anyone, plus the amount was rather small for sales.

We did find them guilty of possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. That one was easy, it was simple math and they never denied having weed.

It only took me an hour on the second day of deliberation to wrap it up. The first day we did the possession over 28.5 grams, because that was easy.

I kept everyone on track and kept the speculation down to a minimum and got the verdict in to the court by noon.

Very interesting look at the justice system.

A Note to the Nazi, Pelosi

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Politics

Your obstructionist policies are a direct opposite of the will of the American people.

You should be ashamed to call yourself a Representative of the people. The only thing you represent is the extreme left lunatics in this country, many of whom reside in that cesspool of a city you hail from.

It is time you stopped pandering to the morons on the left and act for America and not against her.

You are the worst Speaker in the history of the United States. I hope you are proud of that accomplishment.

Drill now. You can drill now and still aim for alternative fuels and energy resources. Stop holding America hostage to your agenda.