Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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The Devil Is a Liar: Family Doubts Story of Father Who Claims 2 Year Old Shot, Killed Mother

Julia Bennett, 33, was shot and killed on Wednesday in an incident still under investigation.
I have heard some bizarre stories in my day, but this is one definitely takes the cake.  A Florida man wants us to believe that his 2 year old son took his gun and shot and killed his mother.  Really?  You really expect me to believe that the 2 year old just happened to get his hands on a 9mm seimautomatic that the father just happened to leave lying around when he came to visit.  Child Please!  Now, I'm not oblivious to the fact that accidents like this happen all the time, and even if it happened the way the father said it happened he is still negligible as far as I am concerned.
It appears that I am not the only person having a heard time believing this story because even the victim's family and neighbors are expressing doubt.
The child's great aunt, Marva Anglin, said the boy doesn't understand what happened and keeps asking for his mother. Bennett's relatives said they had never met the child's father, but told the judge they did not want him in their home for supervised visits with the child because they are afraid of him.
She and other family members do not believe the baby killed Bennett.

"We're not buying it," said Hugh Pearce, whose 33-year-old niece Julia Bennett was shot and killed about 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ashlar apartments off Pembroke Road near University Drive.
"We just don't think it happened that way," said Pearce. "But we want to see police finish their investigation."

Police did question the father for a long time before releasing him.

Bennett's loved ones spoke out for the first time Thursday night to CBS4′s Peter D'Oench.
"We really didn't expect this," said Pearce. "She was a medical technician who had such a future. Yesterday I saw her doing her wash and her clothing and not I hear about this on the news. This is terrible."

It happened inside apartment number 303. The boy's father called 911 about the incident claiming that the boy used his 9 millimeter, semi-automatic glock pistol. Neighbors say they saw police testing the boy's hands for gun residue but police would not say what they found.

Inside a West Miami-Dade store, one gun owner said he had serious questions about the claim that the two-year-old boy fired the gun.

"It's highly unlikely that this would have been possible because it requires five pounds of pressure to pull the trigger of a nine millimeter semi-automatic glock pistol like this one," said longtime gun owner Kevin Gleason. "Even if the gun was chambered and ready to fire, this would have been very difficult. I don't buy this story."
I'm going with the gun store owner on this one.  As the old folks use to say, "The Devil is a Liar, and the Truth ain't in him!"

Poll: Most Not Sure Trump Was Born In US

From USA Today:

Poll: What kind of president would Donald Trump make?

By Susan Page, USA TODAY
April 26, 2011
WASHINGTON — Republicans may be ready for a fling with Donald Trump, but a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows they have reservations about installing him in the White House.
The real estate developer and reality TV star, who scores at the top in polls of the GOP field these days, falls to fourth when Republicans are asked to rate who among the contenders would be a “good” or “great” president in office.
Fifty percent of Americans, including 31% of Republicans, say Trump would make a “poor” or “terrible” president.
His possible bid faces broad resistance: 63% of Americans, including 46% of Republicans, say they definitely will not vote for Trump for president.
We’re not huge fans of Donald Trump, but how is possible that he is atop so many polls, if 31% of Republicans say he would make a "terrible" President?

Besides, where were polls like this about Mr. Obama 19 months before the 2008 elections?  In fact, we don’t recall seeing polls like this about any Democrat candidate — ever. But the media’s knives are out for Mr. Trump, and indeed, any potential Republican candidate.
In comparison, 46% of Americans say they definitely will not vote for President Obama — significantly lower but itself a hurdle to winning the 2012 election.
But a detail you won’t hear too much about from the news media.
Though Trump initially got attention by expressing doubts whether Obama was born in the USA, that issue is not driving his support. Among those who say they definitely or might vote for Trump, only about a third question whether the president was born in the USA
Still, in the USA TODAY poll, only 38% of Americans say Obama definitely was born in the USA, and 18% say he probably was. Fifteen percent say he probably was born in another country, and 9% say he definitely was born elsewhere.
Republicans are inclined to say the president was born abroad by 43%-35%.
And don’t think that the media doesn’t love this. It fits right in with so many of their caricatures of Republicans.
For what it’s worth, not everyone is convinced Trump was born in the USA either: 43% say he definitely was born here, and 20% say he probably was; 7% say he definitely or probably was born in another country. Nearly three in 10 say they don’t know enough to say
Just in case you were wondering if this was a serious poll, or even if USA Today is a serious publication. This once again shows how polls are only done to make the news, not to report it. Their questions are manipulated and their respondents oversampled to produce whatever message the media wants to get out on any given day.

In fact, you should bear this ‘poll’ in mind every time you hear about any poll. They are simply another way for the media to promulgate their agenda. They have no other real significance.


BREAKING: CIA Director Panetta To Be US Secretary of Defense, General Petraeus To Be CIA Director

General Petraeus and CIA Director Panetta. The Atlantic

CIA's Panetta To Head Pentagon, Petraeus To CIA -- Yahoo News/Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama plans to nominated CIA Director Leon Panetta as his new U.S. defense secretary and will replace him at the CIA with General David Petraeus, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

The announcements are expected later this week. Obama is also to nominate veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Breaking News: Obama Posts Long-Form Birth Certificate; Trump Takes Credit; Videos

Hot off the press, via

CNN reports that White House spokesman Jay Carney is supposed to talk about the birth certificate sometime today. quotes Donald Trump in response:
“First we have to look at the certificate,” he said. “I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true, so we can get to more important national issues.”
“Why he didn’t do it when the Clintons asked for it. Why he didn’t do it when everyone else was asking about it, I don’t know,” he said.
“You’re going to have many people looking at it …. It’s amazing that all of a sudden it materializes. Experts will look at it … and I’m very proud that I was able to bring this to a point.”
RealClearPolitics has a video of Mr. Trump’s press conference this morning.

RealClearPolitics has another video of the same press conference wherein Mr. Trump questions Mr. Obama’s scholastic credentials.

From CNN:

Very interesting stuff. The White House recently castigated evangelist Franklin Graham for even questioning Mr. Obama’s eligibility. And as has been reported here and other places, individuals such as Donald Trump and Dr. Jerome Corsi have respectively been performing their own investigations into Mr. Obama’s past.

And, apparently “just like that,” Mr. Obama allegedly releases his long-form birth certificate. This is after dozens of lawsuits over more than two years requesting for Mr. Obama to reveal this type of information.

If he had been able to produce it all this time, why didn’t he do so from the beginning?