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  • Principal: Teacher Told Student To Urinate In Bucket After Restroom Plea Refused

    03/15/2012 8:14:37 AM PDT · 43 of 44
    SarahW to Volunteer

    Gonja is or was a man - I was curious and went looking after seeing the pic and reading rumors on local boards.
    Sure enough, there were legal documents listing Gonja’s gender as male. I would not have any way of knowing what stage of transition the teacher is in.

    It certainly would tail with reports that the teacher has had some instances of odd behavior on the job.

    I think it might explain partially why the teacher handled the situation the way GW did - the lack of comprehension or respect for modesty and privacy needs of a girl that age. Gonja was only ever a teen-aged boy but probably thinks he knows what it is to be a female teen -

  • Principal: Teacher Told Student To Urinate In Bucket After Restroom Plea Refused

    03/15/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT · 42 of 44
    SarahW to Volunteer

    Gonja is or was a man - I was curious and went looking after seeing the pic and reading rumors on local boards.
    Sure enough, there were legal documents listing Gonja’s gender as male. I would not have any way of knowing what stage of transition the teacher is in.

    It certainly would tail with reports that the teacher has had some instances of odd behavior on the job.

    I think it might explain partially why the teacher handled the situation the way GW did - the lack of comprehension or respect for modesty and privacy needs of a girl that age. Gonja was only ever a teen-aged boy but probably thinks he knows what it is to be a female teen -

  • YouTube Channel of Jared Loughner

    01/10/2011 8:40:07 AM PST · 31 of 32
    SarahW to Scanian

    Is That a fake page that cropped up after the fact?

  • WellPoint's Reuters Response (breast cancer rescissions)

    04/28/2010 12:21:21 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    SarahW to kcvl

    Beaton had a non-signifigant, transient elevated heart rate. It was deemed unimportant by her physician as well.
    Furthermore.It had nothing to do with her contraction of breast cancer, and even if you wished to consider this some sort of “fraud” , it would have had no effect on her premiums and would not have indicated a risk for breast cancer;
    The weight guesstimate made is also not fraud, not significant, and would not have prevented them from covering her in the first place, and was always subject to change after she began paying premiums.

    Recission on a pretext, when there is no clear fraud, for a completely irrelevant condition, to prevent paying for a completely unrelated condition is unethical in my view.

    I can see an insurer refusing to pay a claim within an exclusion period, if a conditions actively concealed becomes manifest, or when fraud affecting future claims is detected which would have mattered at the time of joining the policy.

  • Rock Creek Park Predator Interviewed by Police Investigating Levy Death

    02/23/2009 12:20:33 AM PST · 670 of 670
    SarahW to willyboyishere

    TIme seems to have told.

  • More details on Christmas Eve massacre [L.A.]

    12/31/2008 1:05:39 PM PST · 32 of 33
    SarahW to La Enchiladita

    Sylvia was his first marriage partner.

    He, according to some published reports and some comments from purported former co-workers and girlfriends tended to play the field with younger women.
    But he did get near the altar a couple of times.

    He told one girlfriend that he had left a girl at the altar, and broken off an engagement with another (and seemed to be pleased with himself for doing so).

    A co-worker seems to have a similar story - and posted that Pardo left one woman standing at the altar, ( coworker was invited to the wedding) to her shock an humiliation, never having let on to anyone, including her, that he wasn’t in love and wanting to get married.
    He cleaned out their joint account they had a blew town for a month, (leaving her with bills and all the wedding expenses.)

    He returned a month later to his place of work (JPL) and acted like nothing strange had happened, and could not understand that he no longer had a job there.

    Another girlfriend from his much earlier college days says that Bruce was a fun boyfriend at first, but handled resentment at her refusing to sleep with him with passive-aggressive payback...setting up or agreeing to dates cheerfully, and then failing to show up. Never said when he was upset or mad...he just exacted his revenge. So she found him too frustrating a partner and quit dating him.

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 10:17:54 AM PST · 189 of 190
    SarahW to SarahW
    Oh, I should specify that his mom's mobile home was in the neighborhood featured in that link about an arson investigation ( Oakridge park). link to mention of her neighborhood here.

    The fire was set (if it was set) when other fires were going on higher in the hills. There is speculation that the leaping flames in the hills might have "inspired" the mobile home park arson. If it were Pardo's flame thrower at work, perhaps is was less "inspiration" than a perfect cover to take revenge on his mother.

    Investigators took note of the ferocity of the mobile home park, and noted its unusual intensity as a factor in the arson investigation. I have to think that investigators are now quietly investigating the possibility of Bruce Pardo's involvement in the Mobile home park blaze, if only to rule him out.

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 8:47:24 AM PST · 188 of 190
    SarahW to Scotswife
    I just found this link about possible arson in Sylmar.

    "... like a nuclear bomb went off" or a fuel-air bomb? If there was anyone to rule out as a suspect, I have to think it would be Pardo.

    He had a murderous grudge against an area resident, a fuel-air device to test, familiarity with the area, and the requisite lack of regard for human life and the rights of others.

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 8:23:35 AM PST · 186 of 190
    SarahW to Scotswife

    I am curious about his change in attitude towards his wife just after their marriage, as related by Sylvia’s best friend and confidante for 30 years.

    Sylvia was hearbroken and mystified by the Jekyll/Hyde change from laughing, loving, affectionate partner, to what he became shortly after marriage. She complained that he had become cold and distant: he was suddenly aloof, uncaring or indifferent; also in financial matters he wanted to act as if they were not married, with completely separate accounts, and expected her to cover all “her” expenses, and family expenses, herself, without any help from him.

    She could not understand what had affected such a change and came to believe he no longer loved her...when she found out about the child he had concealed when she came across the tax papers, she confronted him...and he lied to her face about it. She called his mom who told her the sad story of that child. That was her breaking point.

    She told him she wanted a divorce, and he made no protest or objection, so Sylvia told her friend “See? I was right. He really doesn’t love me anymore” and Bruce Pardo very calmly put her things out of the house and told her to leave.

    (Pardo also lied, in an almost comically transparent way, to a judge about putting the things out of the house, claiming he was just “rearranging the living room”, in documents filed with the court).

    What would cause a newly married man to suddenly go cold and withdrawn, after being a loving partner and choosing to marry?

    All sorts of ideas about mental illness or whatever ...but I wonder if his affection for her was ever real, or if he had an ulterior motive for marrying.
    He wouldn’t be the first sociopath who married in order to achieve some sort of secondary gain through deception.

    I don’t know why this keeps occurring to me, since there has been nothing about it said anywhere, but I wonder if he asked her to put him on her life insurance, but she decided to keep her children as the main beneficiaries. Did he just decide he wanted out the minute he got married? Had he been hatching a scheme now thwarted?

    He was drawing down , hiding family assets well before she told him she was leaving; he seemed to want out himself. So very peculiar.


    Now here is a wilder suggestion, much wilder even than suggesting he had more than mere negligent involvement in his son’s accident:

    He was planning his “Christmas Party” well before he was even fired, buying up guns. He bore ill will towards his mother.

    Do you think it is possible, as I do, that he “tested” his fuel-air device in the Sylmar area? Both brother and mother lived in the area - and she lost her home in the Sylmar fires. Could a man who intended to shoot and burn his mother at a Christmas party, have set a fire in the area, maybe hoping his mother would be among the victims and that none would be the wiser?

    I’ve never read anything indicating the Sylmar fires were anything but wildfires boosted by high wind conditions. But I wonder all the same.
    Would it really be beyond the pale for him to test his device, and to do so in Sylmar?

  • Santa gunman was in bitter divorce, lost job

    12/31/2008 7:30:32 AM PST · 185 of 190
    SarahW to LdSentinal

    Except the divorce settlement in this case wasn’t brutal at all. It was modest by most any standard. The complaint that she was “ taking him to the cleaners” was as irrational as his decision to harm others, even innocents who had never crossed him in any way.

    She was paying family expenses with her salary, and helped him accumulate savings. It turns out Pardo ran down assets deliberately to cheat her of any claim to them; he spent or hid over 60,000 dollars in less than two months ( prior to his job loss), deliberately ran up credit card debt, and delayed maintenance and repair on his home to depress its value.

    The drowning is suspicious in hindsight. It can’t be argued that he was a lovable goof incapable of murder.
    Or that he was the “best of parents”...the abandonment of the child who suffered from his (best case scenario) lapse in supervision, and he was even willing to profit off of a child he was unwilling to support in any material or emotional way.

    I’m not so inclined to view that event in the light most favorable to Bruce Pardo. He had a track record of manipulation and deceit, and there are accounts of that event with squirrely details.

    Was he capable of either deliberately, or “accidentally on purpose” helping the near-drowning along? If annoyed, crossed, or feeling taken advantage of by a woman, was he capable of hatching a fantasy where his “unfair” situation is relieved and he gets away with it....and capable of ACTING on it?
    Was he capable of harming innocent children to get his way?

    Since those questions are answerable in hindsight, and not in his favor, a look to the circumstances of the drowning accident might look different in hingsight, too.

    I am suspicious he tossed the kid in the pool, because the kid was just a crawler and he was the sort of man who would do unethical things to relieve himself of obligation. Short of that, he might well have passive-aggressively refused to supervise the baby, or left the sliding door to the pool open, just “oh please O please” -ing like that golden retriever in the famous Farside cartoon of the dog luring a cat into a washing machine with crude CAT FUD signs.

    The mother’s account has her arriving home from a short trip to the grocery store to find Pardo “frantically holding” the boy. He had not called Emergency Response. He had not attempted any sort of resuscitation. Instead of calling for help to arrive to the home, he insisted they DRIVE to a hospital for help...

    EMT’s at the hospital were able to resuscitate the child, who had appeared lifeless.

  • More details on Christmas Eve massacre [L.A.]

    12/30/2008 10:12:58 PM PST · 30 of 33
    SarahW to peeps36

    Don’t compare your father’s case with Pardo’s. Pardo’s wife wasn’t cheating, and she didn’t ask for more than her due, in fact, she asked for far less.

    FWIW, if you’ve been paying attention to updates, Pardo started planning his “Christmas party” in June. He wasn’t fired from his job ( for cause, for falsifying documents, an offense other employers also canned him for) until July.

    In this case it wasn’t the wife’s fault; he’s the one who changed after marriage, and he’s the one who was the liar.

  • 'My Space' hoax ends with suicide of Dardenne Prairie teen

    11/15/2007 8:58:51 PM PST · 145 of 154
    SarahW to dan1123

    Hey, that’s me.

    And, oh yes, the Drew identification is very certain.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 8:11:36 PM PDT · 268 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    Thanks for the Hallowell tip, and the other research you have done.

    What I guess the Medical examiner is doing at the house, is looking for instruments or ligatures that would have left distinctive marks on Kelsey Smith.

    Or, if the cannibalism “jokes” turn out to less than funny...well, that’s almost too awful to contemplate.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 3:37:55 PM PDT · 249 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    All I can find is a couple of judgments, no forclosure records
    Where did you find the foreclosure records? I am not having any luck on my own.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 8:52:50 AM PDT · 229 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    Well, my own search is a bust. Kansas charges for access to district court records. Boo and nay, and even if I wanted to pay and subscribe to online records, there is no online process for becoming a subscriber.

    So, any tip to the forclosure info would be greatly appreciated.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 8:39:51 AM PDT · 228 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    I haven’t done a local records search on Aletha, so don’t know if I could pick up the foreclosure details in a local courts search. Did you run across the foreclosure info in a blog or news story or a records search?

    Speaking of “travelers” I think I was just visited by one, trolling the neighborhood looking for easy targets. Hard work to get rid of him, and I am left feeling rather uneasy. Red flags galore, and wouldn’t take a plain, direct no for an answer.

    What makes you think travelers or gypsies are part of the picture here? The frequent moves?

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/08/2007 6:24:31 AM PDT · 225 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66

    The eviction notice would probably be kind of hard on Mr. Hall’s self-image - a triggering stressor event.

    How better to reclaim one’s manhood than to stalk, kidnap and exert power over the life and death of a beautiful girl who would otherwise have little to do with you?

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 8:55:23 PM PDT · 210 of 294
    SarahW to ridesthemiles

    The image of the young man exiting the store IS the suspect in custody. Edwin Hall is his name. His booking photo is in this thread.

    A neighbor tipped police after he and his wife joked about the “target” man looking like their neighbor - they stopped laughing when the picture of the truck associated with the crime was shown. Edwin Hall’s pickup was a ringer. So they called the cops. Within a short time police picked up Mr. Hall, and they interviewed him....arresting him at the end of the interview.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 5:20:41 PM PDT · 184 of 294
    SarahW to Rte66
    I was struck by how devoted she was to her husband. I saw she listed Egypt as the country she would most like to visit. I can't see why, she had denial right here. (sorry for that, folks.)
  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 2:52:47 PM PDT · 164 of 294
    SarahW to DvdMom
    I noticed he also refers to himself on his myspace page as a "Sweet Troubled Soul". There is a very popular song with that title.

    Again, a good chance of mere coincidence, but as long as I am posting song lyrics like a fool, I might as well link to those lyrics too. The "stab" part kind of bugs me.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 2:16:28 PM PDT · 160 of 294
    SarahW to DvdMom
    I wonder if he chose the name "jack" on purpose as a reference to the old folk tune "Jack Hall" about the British chimney sweep hanged for his crimes, or if that's just a creepy coincidence.

    Oh my name it is Jack Hall,
    Chimney sweep, chimney sweep,
    Oh my name it is Jack Hall, chimney sweep.
    Oh my name it is Jack Hall,
    And I've robb'd both great and small,
    And my neck shall pay for all
    When I die, when I die,
    And my neck shall pay for all when I die.

    I have twenty pounds in store,
    that's no joke, that's no joke,
    I have twenty pounds in store, that's no joke.
    I have twenty pounds in store
    And I'll rob for twenty more,
    And my neck shall pay for all
    When I die, when I die,
    And my neck shall pay for all when I die.

    O they tell me that in goal
    I shall die, I shall die
    O they tell me that in goal, I shall die.
    O they tell me that in goal
    I shall drink no more brown ale,
    But be dash'd if ever I fail
    Til I die, til I die
    But be dash'd if ever I fail till I die.

    O I rode up Tyburn Hill
    In a cart, in a cart
    O I rode up Tyburn Hill in a cart.
    O I rode up Tyburn Hill,
    and 'twas there I made my will,
    Saying, "The best of friends must part,
    So, farewell, so, farewell."
    Saying, "The best of friends must part
    So, farewell."

    Up the ladder I did grope,
    that's no joke, that's no joke
    Up the ladder I did grope, that's no joke.
    Up the ladder I did grope,
    and the hangman spread the rope,
    O but never a word said I,
    coming down, coming down,
    O never a word said I coming down.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 12:02:20 PM PDT · 148 of 294
    SarahW to IamHD

    Never mind, sorry to bother... I found her real page now.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 11:56:37 AM PDT · 144 of 294
    SarahW to IamHD

    Is her page still up? I thought I had found it, based on her name in the witness list via the site you linked to ( the blog that linked to the photos you posted).

    Does it now have the quote “if you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a terrible warning”?

    Or am I looking at the wrong myspace page?

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 11:08:21 AM PDT · 129 of 294
    SarahW to IamHD

    He looks fricken’ stoned in both photos. Soused and mean.

    Neighbors reportedly are shocked, they were a “nice seeming little family” that didn’t cause trouble. I wonder what his wife will have to say.

  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 9:29:23 AM PDT · 105 of 294
    SarahW to Abigail Adams
    The local NBC affiliate, NBC action news, has an entirely different booking photo for the man arrested. I don't know what caused the mix-up but the second photo, that is, the one shown by the news station, appears to be correct.
  • Police: Arrest Made In Kelsey Smith Homicide

    06/07/2007 9:14:33 AM PDT · 102 of 294
    SarahW to devolve
    Wrong booking photo. This is the Edwin Roy Hall arrested:

  • Mom Allegedly Spikes Macaroni With Bleach

    11/29/2005 10:03:46 AM PST · 29 of 85
    SarahW to Space Wrangler
    The bleach-spiking mom is messed up. She's on probation for welfare fraud, BTW.
  • An emotional moment and a misunderstanding (Broussard lied about death of Mother on Meet the Press)

    09/19/2005 1:29:35 PM PDT · 50 of 91
    SarahW to Republican Red
    Red, Broussard is not president of St. Bernard Parish, where St. Rita's nursing home is was located.
  • An emotional moment and a misunderstanding (Broussard lied about death of Mother on Meet the Press)

    09/19/2005 1:27:03 PM PDT · 46 of 91
    SarahW to finnman69
    Jackie Bauer, a spokeswoman for Broussard who was present during the Meet the Press interview, said "it was a misunderstanding."

    Late on Friday, Bauer told MSNBC.com: "I was there when he (Broussard) was doing that, when he was saying that, I think he was meaning that he was calling, he was calling and trying to talk to Tommy and telling him ‘don’t worry,' trying to console Tommy, 'don’t worry, we’ll get her out, don’t worry we’ll get her out.'"

    I don't see how anyone could think that or buy that explanation. Broussard said something else, and was very specific:
    His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday...
  • An emotional moment and a misunderstanding (Broussard lied about death of Mother on Meet the Press)

    09/19/2005 1:18:54 PM PDT · 41 of 91
    SarahW to Yellow Rose of Texas

    Broussard is president of Jefferson Parish. The nursing home is in St. Bernard Parish. He had no control over Bernard Parish, or the evacuation of St. Rita's nursing home.

  • In Nursing Home, a Fight Lost to Rising Waters (Broussard less than truthful on Meet The Press)

    09/17/2005 11:15:45 AM PDT · 141 of 148
    SarahW to Anti-Bubba182
    After Broussard's shocking breakdown on MTP, the son in the story was identified as Tom Rodrigue. His mother, Eva Rodrigue (pictured here) was a resident at St. Rita's nursing home.

    Rodrigue did make multiple calls to the nursing home to check on evacuation progress and to the local authorities to try to get the home evacuated prior to the storm.

    Rodrigue is on record as saying he heard nothing about his mother and the nursing home until four days after Katrina, when his son found the names of those evacuated from St. Rita's listed on the Internet.

    At the link above, he also describes in more detail his conversations with St. Rita's staff and local authorities. (registration is required, you can bybass at bugmenot.com)

    All those who perished by drowning at St. Rita's died on the 29th in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, when waters rose precipitously in a very short period of time - and hour to a half-hour. Frantic evacuation efforts began when the water started to rise, but they were unable to get everyone out in time. A harrowing account of this evacuation was published by USA Today.

  • Did Aaron Broussard lie on 'Meet The Press'?

    09/17/2005 9:57:59 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    SarahW to lugsoul
    After Broussard's shocking breakdown on MTP, the son in the story was identified as Tom Rodrigue. His mother, Eva Rodrigue (pictured here) was a resident at St. Rita's nursing home.

    Rodrigue did make multiple calls to the nursing home to check on evacuation progress and to the local authorities to try to get the home evacuated prior to the storm.

    Rodrigue is on record as saying he heard nothing about his mother and the nursing home until four days after Katrina, when his son found the names of those evacuated from St. Rita's listed on the Internet.

    At the link above, he also describes in more detail his conversations with St. Rita's staff and local authorities. (registration is required, you can bybass at bugmenot.com)

    All those who perished by drowning at St. Rita's died on the 29th in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, when waters rose precipitously in a very short period of time - and hour to a half-hour. Frantic evacuation efforts began when the water started to rise, but they were unable to get everyone out in time. A harrowing account of this evacuation was published by USA Today.

  • Dallas Police: Teacher Starts Brawl in Class (Attacks Fellow Teacher)

    04/08/2005 3:50:58 PM PDT · 41 of 82
    SarahW to KidGlock
    Rate my teacher has a profile page for Mary Oliver. Students who posted entries rate her highly, though they acknowlege she expects students to do the work to get a good grade.

    The posts seem to be made, on the whole, by bright and literate middle-schoolers.

    There is, however, one post that stands apart from the others. I leave it to you to ponder the implications:

    She's got an additude problum and she is so mean alway's especially to Trevor Stroud of 4-C.

  • CODEBLUEBLOG ANALYZES TERRI SCHIAVO'S CT OF THE BRAIN THIS BRAIN IS NOT THAT BAD

    03/25/2005 6:22:24 AM PST · 17 of 39
    SarahW to philomath

    The image I saw on codeblueblog a few days ago is of uncertain provenance, and while it shows an atrophied brain, it is not the same scans shown on various news programs yesterday which are Terri's.

    I think his concerns might be based on a scan has some features in common with Schiavo's scan, but which is not Terri Schiavo's at all.

  • Flirting With Disaster, The vile spectacle of Democrats rooting for bad news

    09/27/2004 3:36:11 PM PDT · 30 of 37
    SarahW to WOSG
  • Kerry: bypassing Iowa due to laryngitis

    09/23/2004 9:30:42 AM PDT · 66 of 69
    SarahW to Mr. Mojo

    I have the idea in my head he's chronically ill in a serious way. Not fair of me, I know. But my intuition says it's so.

  • Former officer filed suit against Guard(Burkett was initially denied benefits )

    09/18/2004 10:16:01 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    SarahW to muawiyah

    Burkett has not mentioned the specific cause of his meningo-encephalitis.

    He could have any number of underlying infections.

    There are amoebic, bacterial, viral, and spirochete infections that can lead to encephalitis....

    There have been outbreaks of a form of mosquito-borne equine encephalitis in Panama, but it could have resulted from any number of things.

    Encephalitis can make you nuts while it is active. Recovering victims are sometimes left with marked personality changes, psychiatric symptoms, poor judgement, etc. and/or neuro-motor impairment or epilepsy and other sequelae. Depending on the type of underlying infection, it can relapse.

    He alleged that delay in treatment contributed to the severity of the disease and its sequelae.


  • Bush's tactical victory (John Kerry Hopelessly clogged)

    09/04/2004 11:25:39 AM PDT · 1 of 13
    SarahW
    p.s. It's Bush's fault.
  • 'WE SHOWED WEAKNESS' (Putin)

    09/04/2004 10:37:47 AM PDT · 80 of 86
    SarahW to Westbrook

    If Bush is re-elected, is there any chance of flushing those souless men out of the state department?

  • The AP Changes "Boos" to "Ooohs" in Report on Bush and Clinton

    09/03/2004 11:13:23 PM PDT · 50 of 66
    SarahW to cyncooper

    Jonathan Last at Galley Slaves noted them in the piece I linked to....He remarks that the reputation of all are on the line. I want to know who is responsible. He should be fired.
    AP needs to make an apology and put a specific retraction over the wires.

    Many places are still reporting and printing stories that indicate the corwd, or some in the corwd were booing.

    There was no booing according to eyewitnesses, none on the audio tapes or video. If there was any bad behaviour it was de minimis and one would hardly expect President Bush to notice it over the cheers, since nobody else can.

  • Navy Launches Formal Kerry Medal Probe

    09/03/2004 11:05:46 PM PDT · 106 of 112
    SarahW to Smartass

    My point is that he and his spokesmen and advocates will have to abandon any appeal to the infallibility of the official Naval Record. Especially since he has allowed errors to go uncorrected, and will not release the unredacted records for independent review.

  • Navy Launches Formal Kerry Medal Probe

    09/03/2004 10:17:56 PM PDT · 102 of 112
    SarahW to Smartass

    A clerical error is ALMOST a non-issue - remember, Kerry's camps has appealed to "the official Navy records" as infallible authority of truth.

    If the medal paperwork is screwy, then that defense is necessarily weakened.

    What I find really odd is the three separate citations, each with different wording and different signatures... usually if you lose your citation, you write the Navy and get a new COPY. It's not normal procedure to get an entirely new citation written up, with dolled up language.

    Lehman says he never saw the one with his name on it, and didn't write the text.

  • The AP Changes "Boos" to "Ooohs" in Report on Bush and Clinton

    09/03/2004 10:08:53 PM PDT · 31 of 66
    SarahW to inkling

    Galley slaves dug up the Lexis Nexis cite on the orignial artlicle.

    Instapundit and Spoons and even I put Lindlaws name out there.

    But the Byline is Tom Hays. Since he was writing out of New York, there are probably other reporters who worked on the story... Galley slaves lists some of the others possibly responsible for the maliciously false content about the boos.

    Hayes possibly was listening to a radio feed

  • The AP Changes "Boos" to "Ooohs" in Report on Bush and Clinton

    09/03/2004 10:04:14 PM PDT · 27 of 66
    SarahW to Jim_Curtis

    Good point, Jim Curtis.

    I'm glad to have any previous false impressions dispelled, but
    wouldn't that be better accomplished with an AP retraction and apology?

  • The AP Changes "Boos" to "Ooohs" in Report on Bush and Clinton

    09/03/2004 10:02:16 PM PDT · 26 of 66
    SarahW to AmishDude
    Jonathan Last at Galley Slaves dug up the original byline -

    "Behold the power of Lexis-Nexis. The AP was able to cover their tracks on the web, but Lexis-Nexis keeps all versions of stories which carry different time-stamps. The Hays original is preserved there in its entirety:

    September 3, 2004 Friday 2:12 PM Eastern Time SECTION: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

    LENGTH: 649 words

    HEADLINE: Bill Clinton hospitalized with chest pains, will face bypass surgery

    BYLINE: TOM HAYS; Associated Press Writer

    DATELINE: NEW YORK"

  • The AP Changes "Boos" to "Ooohs" in Report on Bush and Clinton

    09/03/2004 9:55:34 PM PDT · 18 of 66
    SarahW to flashbunny

    GO to the link, flashbunny.
    AP apparently tried to cover tracks, but the Lexis Nexis electronic trail reveals the original byline as Tom Hays.

    The original reports that Lindlaw did the story are incorrect.

  • The AP Changes "Boos" to "Ooohs" in Report on Bush and Clinton

    09/03/2004 9:45:25 PM PDT · 9 of 66
    SarahW to flashbunny
    The original byline was Tom Hays. Which is confusing, b/c he works out of NYC. Was he even IN Wisconsin?
  • Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas admits Media wants kerry to win.

    07/14/2004 4:15:45 PM PDT · 50 of 50
    SarahW to Pikamax
    I thought the latest from Time looked klike a real "bridey" wedding....
  • Jimmy Carter takes president to task

    04/09/2004 11:46:31 AM PDT · 20 of 42
    SarahW to SolutionsOnly
    Thanks so much, Jimmy. If this war can be blamed on anyone in particular, it would be YOU.
  • Cops: Major Change in Wisconsin Coed Mystery [Audrey Seiler]

    04/03/2004 11:11:34 AM PST · 420 of 424
    SarahW to Triple Word Score
    I speak for myself, but I want to know what happened and why.

    At this link

    http://www.madison.com/wisconsinstatejournal/local/71561.php


    "Close family friend Sue Francis believes stress between Seiler and her boyfriend, Ryan Fisher, was the impetus of the young woman's actions. Seiler had continued to do well in college, she said, so it's not clear if educational stress played a part. <

    Francis said she'd noticed that Seiler had dyed her blond-brown hair darker over time, but didn't see signs that she was becoming emotional fragile. "

    I've been saying *I* think she wanted to be able to ditch her college with parental blessing. One reason could very well be the boyfriend.

    He's taking the next semester off. Some panic of losing him might have prompted her actions.