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Unicorn Killer Ira Einhorn Dies In Prison At 79

Some good news for a change.

"PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Notorious killer Ira Einhorn has died in prison. Einhorn, known as the “Unicorn Killer,” was found dead this morning at a prison outside of Pittsburgh.

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#BREAKING Earth Day founder and notorious "Unicorn Killer" Ira Einhorn has died in prison at age 79. Einhorn has been in jail since 2001 for the 1977 murder of Hally Maddux in University City. @CBSPhilly

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Einhorn was serving a life sentencing for killing his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, in Philadelphia in 1977.

He spent years on the run before he was finally caught in France in 1997.

Einhorn was eventually brought back to Philadelphia where he was convicted for the murder.

The cause of Einhorn’s death is not known yet, but it is not related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Einhorn was 79."
Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 06:10 PM (5 replies)

The FISA Scandal Is about Corruption, Not Sloppiness

"When 96 percent of spy warrants reviewed contain serious errors or omissions — that’s wholescale fraud, not a few little slip-ups.
Consider this scenario: A federal lawyer is filling out applications requesting FISA warrants to spy on American citizens who work for a major presidential campaign to determine whether the campaign staffers are collaborating with a foreign power to steal the presidency of the United States.

They must know that such a conspiracy, should it be exposed, would be the most explosive in the history of the nation — towering over the piddling criminality of Watergate or the Teapot Dome scandal. And any genuine effort to ferret out criminality and sedition within one of the nation’s major parties — perhaps going a high as the future president himself — would be supported by unimpeachable underlying evidence and undertaken with abundant care and meticulous oversight.

So what are the chances that a good-faith investigation would botch nearly every request to spy on the campaign when the FISA court is already signing off on over 96 percent of applications? What are the chances that the FISA applications of a good-faith investigation would be riddled with errors and rely on “misleading and inaccurate” information based on a fabulist document paid for by the opposing political party?

You would think that this kind of potential abuse by the Justice Department would pique the interest of mainstream journalists. No such luck.

In December, Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the FBI had included “at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications and many errors in the Woods Procedures” during its Crossfire Hurricane investigation."

Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 04:20 PM (4 replies)

The Best Thing About Working From Home

Gotta give a shout out to "B".

Posted by Muddling Through | Thu Mar 19, 2020, 06:54 AM (1 replies)

Joe Biden Drops Out of Race, Endorses Biden

"(2020-03-02) — Following disappointing performances in early primaries and caucuses, former Vice President Joe Biden today suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, and announced he’ll throw his support behind the winner of the South Carolina primary, the former Delaware Senator, Joe Biden.

“A man’s gotta know when he’s whipped,” Biden told a tearful crowd of supporters. “It’s time for me to skedaddle, and make way for that Biden fella — God love him. He’s got the Joe-mentum now, and I’m yesterday’s newspaper, stained filthy with bird droppings and cat urine.”

The three-time presidential contender said he was moved by the selflessness of Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, who each dropped out the race this week and plan to endorse Biden.

“If they can put aside their own ambitions for the good of the country,” Biden said, “so can Old Joe.”

Posted by Muddling Through | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 02:47 PM (5 replies)

Pete Buttigieg Reveals He Quit Race To Form Boy Band

Yes, it's satire.

"As speculation mounts over why he quit the race when he did, Pete Buttigieg has put to rest theories that he has been tapped as Biden’s running mate or that he wanted his supporters’ votes to count on Super Tuesday.

“It’s none of that. I just realized I can be President anytime but the Boy Band window is rapidly closing.”

Though he looks younger than his still young years, Buttigieg says he will need to fasttrack his musical career if he is to become a singing superstar.

“I’m following a hyrbid JT/Harry Styles model: Form an awesome Boy Band. Win American Idol. Then break out on my own.”

As to who will be invited to join his band, Buttigieg is not sure yet, though he knows who won’t be.

“Beto O’Rourke called and was really excited to be a part of it but I had to say no. It’s a cruel business.”

Posted by Muddling Through | Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:26 PM (0 replies)

How CNN Set Me Up For The Near-Riot Parkland Town Hall

And, the media wonder why no one trusts them. They willingly let *Former* Sheriff Isreal get up on stage and lie about the Parkland shooting.

"I knew what I was walking into. I got word on a Tuesday that I was to be in Parkland, Florida, the following evening to participate in a CNN-hosted town hall featuring survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their families, and area residents. It was not my choice to go, but members of the National Rifle Association and countless others—most of them parents themselves—were worried about how CNN would depict law-abiding gun owners and wanted someone to represent us.

My flight took off in the middle of a thunderstorm. The plane bobbed and weaved among the thick gray clouds as it clawed to thirty thousand feet. I looked out of the window and prayed. That was the extent of my prep: I spent the entire two-and-a-half-hour flight in a deep, uncompromising prayer. I knew I was going from one storm straight into another, where wounds were fresh and hearts were shattered.

CNN treated the town hall as if it were a professional wrestling match. I was once a CNN contributor, and I think highly of many people there, but I had a feeling I was being ambushed. The producers, one of whom I’d known for years, were kind and preemptively apologetic. I think there was genuine worry that I wouldn’t appear on the stage. When we got to the venue, I was led to a private greenroom (everyone who would be on stage had his own). The producers briefed me on what would happen, and I learned that I would be seated next to Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County. So I was to be pitted against a representative of law enforcement officers, who traditionally support the NRA. I assumed that this sheriff, whom I had never met, would be hostile. He showed up flanked by producers, with a coterie of deputies several paces behind him. I walked out into the hall and introduced myself, hoping to get a sense of his disposition toward me.

“Sheriff, my name is Dana Loesch. I want you to know that I am praying for this community and for your and your deputies’ guidance,” I said with complete sincerity.

Israel was taken aback. Putting out his hand he responded, “Thank you so much. Great to meet you. You know, no hard feelings at all, none at all.”

Posted by Muddling Through | Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:08 PM (0 replies)

Hilarious Video Montage

Hilarious Video Montage of Media Slobbering Love Affair with Convicted Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Posted by Muddling Through | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:49 PM (4 replies)

The Cold War: What We Saw An Iron Curtain - Episode 1

This is put out by the same guy that did the series on the Apollo Program. Good stuff.

Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 11:53 AM (0 replies)

DNC Mulls Asking Donald Trump To Run As Democrat In Effort To Stop Sanders

Heh. The Onion, I know, but still...........

"WASHINGTON—As the beginning of primary season upped the stakes in their search for an alternative candidate, Democratic National Committee officials reportedly mulled Monday asking Donald Trump to run for president as a Democrat in an effort to stop Bernie Sanders. “He’s obviously not our first choice, but Trump has a track record of winning elections, not to mention he does well with the conservative voters we’ll need to swing some red states blue—if that’s who we need to ask to ensure Bernie doesn’t win, we’ll do it,” said DNC chairman Tom Perez, who had circled Trump’s name on a white board lising dozens of potential candidates the party could try to convince to jump into the Democratic Party primaries in order to obstruct a Sanders nomination. “This late in the game, we need somebody with name recognition and a built-in following, which Trump definitely has. He has political experience working with Republicans, which will help him win over moderate voters who are turned off by the idea of a socialist president. Plus, he’ll have the backing of the Democratic donor base, who generally prefer him to Sanders. Look, sometimes politics makes strange bedfellows, but I think I speak for party leadership when I say that we’d much rather see Donald Trump than Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee.” At press time, Perez was in negotiations to ensure Trump was on every Democratic primary ballot for Super Tuesday and changing the requirements to allow Trump to qualify for the next Democratic debate."
Posted by Muddling Through | Mon Feb 3, 2020, 09:21 PM (0 replies)

For the Third Year in a Row, California Legislators Have Killed a Promising Housing Reform Bill

What a surprise. Not.

"A major housing reform bill failed in California yesterday. Again.

The bill, SB 50, would have allowed denser housing construction near transit stops and job centers and would have legalized four-unit homes on almost all residential parcels statewide. The California Senate voted 18–15 in its favor, but the bill needed a majority, not just a plurality, of the 40-member Senate to pass. A number of lawmakers were absent or abstained, so the legislation is basically dead. (There's a chance that it could be brought up for a second vote today, but that is very unlikely.)

This is the third year in a row that a version of this bill has failed to pass.

The arguments against SB 50 on the Senate floor were varied, with senators saying it would encourage building in wildfire zones, spur gentrification, take too much control from cities, and/or demonize owners of single-family homes.

Throughout the legislative process, the bill's author, Sen. Scott Weiner (D–San Francisco), kept amending his legislation to appeal to his bill's two biggest critics: local governments and "equity groups." To appease the latter, developers benefiting from the bill's upzoning provisions would have to rent out as many as 25 percent of the new units they'd build to low-income renters at below-market rates. Another provision in the bill would have delayed the bill's effect for five years in "sensitive communities" and prevented the development of new apartments on land that hosted tenants in the last seven years.

In January, Wiener amended SB 50 again to create more flexibility for local governments. So long as they zoned for an equivalent amount of new housing, they wouldn't have to follow the bill's specific requirements about upzoning near transit and job centers."

Posted by Muddling Through | Sat Feb 1, 2020, 07:06 PM (2 replies)
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