October 18, 2006

This is the Sign of Our Ultimate Decline

This is how the world will end.
This is how the world will end.
With a bang from a Feingold.
Turning terrorists into snarky little ACLU victims.

Fein work from the Terrorist Rights Party.

Get Whitey Update

The animals have been sentenced:

Judge sentences student's killer
by Sara Dover
Staff Writer

October 16, 2006

The two teens awaiting sentencing for their roles in the murder of an NYU student appeared in court on Friday, where one received a three-year sentence and friends and family testified on behalf of the other.
Andre Johnson, 15, and Clarence Hassan Mayfield, 16, appeared before Judge Mary Bednar in New York City Family Court for the two separate hearings regarding the death of 20-year-old Broderick John “JB” Hehman last April.

Johnson was sentenced to a maximum of three years in a juvenile detention facility with the state’s Office of Children and Family Services. The sentence can be extended each year until his 21st birthday, a spokesperson for the city said.

Johnson is the third of Hehman’s four murderers to receive sentencing. A few weeks earlier, Humberto Guzman and Denzell Fell, both 14, were sentenced to 18 months in the juvenile detention facility. All four boys pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this past summer, after testifying that they had chased Hehman into the street in Harlem in an attempt to rob him. Hehman, a CAS junior, was then hit by a car and died of a brain hemorrhage three days later.

Johnson appeared in court with his parents and other family members, all of whom refused to comment.

In a separate hearing following Johnson’s sentencing, members of Mayfield’s family testified on his behalf and spoke about his good character, bringing the teen to tears at one point.

“I’d like for them to give him a chance,” Mayfield’s mother, Natasha Jenkins, said during questioning by her son’s attorney, Earl Rawlins. “He wants to be a lawyer.”

Mayfield’s grandmother, Carol Mayfield, said in her testimony that Clarence Hassan Mayfield would always come to her house and help her out with chores.

“I was really upset when I found out that happened,” she said, “because that’s not [like] Hassan.”

Rawlins also presented several certificates to the court that were awarded to Mayfield while he was in school for excellence in and academics and behavior for success in a basketball tournament.

Prosecutor Laurie Smith, arguing for the New York City Law Department, pointed out that Mayfield received those awards while he was in a school detention program.

Jenkins said she thought her son was benefiting from the detention, but added that he would have been doing well anyway.

Six of Mayfield’s friends came to the courthouse to support him.

“They said it was a full moon that night,” Drew Singleton, a friend, said. “Bad luck that was.”

Dell Taylor, another friend, was also very dismayed by Mayfield’s situation.

“He was locked up on his birthday. We got some shirts [that said:] ‘Let my man go,’ ” he said. “It was just the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s how it happens.”

Hehman’s family did not appear at either the sentencing or the trial, but Bednar said she had letters from both his immediate family and a relative expressing their concern and interest in the cases.

I won't comment except to express my deepest sorrows for the family of that exceptional young man, John Broderick Hehman. If there were more like him, this world would be a much much better place.

October 17, 2006

Reuters Cameraman Inciting Riot

Add this to the golly jeepers I am shocked category.

Reuters Cameraman Remanded for Inciting Rock Attacks
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

On Tuesday, a Reuters cameraman was remanded to prison until trial for his part in rock-throwing attacks on security forces in Bil'in, where the separation fence is a constant target of protesters.

The cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat, was arrested and charged as a result of violent riots in the Arab village of Bil'in, in the Modi'in region, on October 6, 2006. A videotape that the prosecution presented to the judge shows Boghnat encouraging and directing rioters in Bil'in to throw large chunks of rock at Israeli vehicles in such a way as to cause maximum damage. The accused is heard shouting, "Throw, throw!" and later, "Throw towards the little window!"

The judge of the Judea-area military court who issued the remand order, Major Amir Dahan, called the case "borderline" for pre-trial imprisonment, but he noted that the alternative of house arrest was not wise, as Boghnat is a resident of Bil'in. "

That village is a constant source of conflict and the respondent [Boghnat] should not again be placed in such a dilemma, lest he again, Heaven forbid, disgrace himself," the judge wrote in his decision. In addition, Maj. Dahan emphasized that "above all, the accused must be cut off from camera work in tense and sensitive locales where disturbances take place." Security forces must also have easy access to Boghnat, the judge said.

Suggesting a possible explanation for Boghnat's behavior, Maj. Dahan wrote that the criminal act in question may have been perpetrated "out of the desire to mollify the villagers who know him, rather than acting as he normally does, as has been preliminarily proven, as a purely objective cameraman."

In accordance with the military court's decision, Boghnat's case will be heard at the earliest possible opportunity.

Some Dare Call It a Yarn

We are all well aware of Billary's penchant for deceit, lies and the masterful half-truth. Michelle Malkin get a good bit of snark on Hillary's claim she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the famous Brit who climbed Mount Everest. Problem was, Hillary climbed Everest in 1953, Hillary was born in 1947.

The New York Times is not as cynical as Malkin. Read their spin in a correction to a story which originally repeated the lie:

An article on Wednesday about an addition to the Clinton household in Washington — Dorothy Rodham, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s mother — mistakenly perpetuated a story that Mrs. Rodham had named her daughter for the mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary. That statement was based on a 1995 interview with Mrs. Clinton during her visit to Nepal, in which she met Sir Edmund and related the story, as told to her by her mother. As it turns out, the tale was just a family legend. An article today takes a look at how that yarn came to be.

Nice spin. Trust the Clintons. Give birth to an endearing family yarn. Pravda couldn't shovel propaganda that thick.

Check out the article, but please do so with a bottle of Pepto at the ready, it will make you that sick - Hillary, Not as in the Mount Everest Guy

“It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add,” said Jennifer Hanley, a spokeswoman for the campaign.

October 11, 2006

Ode to the Yankees

Awwwww fuck the Yankees. The Mike Francessa suck off brigade. Blame Joe Torre that your players consistently choke. Blame Joe Torre that your old, overpaid all-stars dont perform. Whine about Randy's bad back - it was such a secret when he was 40 when you signed him. Four World Series victories but with all you have had you are still LOSERS. The team that was supposed to challenge the 1927 Yankees looked more like the 1981 Mets. Gimme Doug Flynn before ARod.

Just remember, baseball is about heart, and your team has shown none of it.

October 09, 2006

David Letterman's Monologue After 9-11

For no particular reason, I felt the need to post this monologue by David Letterman, his first following 9/11. It brings us back to that time when there was unity in this country.

The Abyss

Here is a great short film filmed by our very own Faroese correspondent, Tórður.

Welcome, to the Nuclear Family

October 08, 2006


Word is that the Faroe Islands have nuclear capability and are willing to use it against the Scottish football team. This has been reported by the United States Geological Survey. The World Football Association is investigating.

Lion Roar - YouTube Quran Animal Follies II

A video of a lion roaring Allah. "The lion makes short ablution and says the name of Allah! Thousand visitors of a zoo in city Baku became witnesses of this miracle. The inspector of the zoo said, that the Lion was brought from Iran in 1999.

Parrot reciting the Quran - YouTube Animal Quran Follies I


October 04, 2006

John Broderick Hehman Update

Some background here and here. Two of the four barely pubescent thugs yelled "Get Whitey" then set upon young John Broderick Hehman, began beating him mercilessly with punches to his head then chasing him into the path of a speeding car, where he lost his life have been sentenced:
Two of the four teens charged for the murder of an NYU student last spring have been sentenced to 18 months in a state detention facility for juveniles.

Denzell Fell and Humberto Guzman, both 14, pleaded guilty this past summer to the murder of Broderick John “JB” Hehman after they had chased him into the street last April. Hehman was hit by a car and died three days later.
Fell, who was sentenced yesterday in New York City Family Court by Judge Mary Bednar, will serve his sentence with the Office of Children and Family Services, city officials said. Last month Guzman was also sentenced to serve 18 months.

Fell’s attorney, Daniel Gotlin, said his client will probably only have to serve less than a year of his sentence due to his good behavior throughout the process thus far.
Apparently there were mitigating circumstances in the case which I was unaware of:
“He doesn’t get in trouble while he’s incarcerated, he goes to school and does well in school.”
I guess the city can feel safe when this animal once again prowls the streets.
Animal number 2 is equally guiltless:
“Unfortunately, Denzell got caught up in the situation,” he said. “It’s a tragic thing that happened. This is just a 13-year-old kid who’s just a baby. He’s really repentant.”
The punishment of John Broderick Hehmans for going into the black community to help some homeless people - DEATH.
The punishment of animals that beat an innocent man senseless and caused his death - A COUPLE OF MONTHS IN JUVEY.