The formerly happy couple
Another woman scorned, another near-castration. The Smoking Gun reports that a 19-year-old Florida woman “lost it” after her live-in boyfriend refused to have sex with her. He came close to losing it himself when she bit down on his penis in retaliation.
Krystle Harrison was arrested on Thursday on misdemeanor domestic battery charges. Her beau, Jeffrey Wilkinson, 24, told police the couple was in bed late last night in their Bradenton home when Harrison became frisky.
Pressure cookers: Not just for stew any more
Have pressure cookers become the new underwear or shoe bomb? It’s beginning to look like it. Federal agents arrested a Saudi Arabian traveler who arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Monday with a pressure cooker in his possession. This household aid, you may recall, was a key component in the Boston Marathon bombings last month.
But the pressure cooker was not the only clue to the likelihood the man was not in the country to make stew. The Detroit News notes:
“This is a test.”
OK, let’s summarize where we are five months out from the Newtown shootings. If a student so much as mentions the word gun in school or (God forbid!) bites a toaster pastry into a shape that to some resembles a gun, he is suspended if not expelled. But if a school wants to run a mock “active shooter” drill in which a camo-clad adult bursts into a classroom with an assault weapon and opens fire, no problem.
Unfair and unequal treatment of tea partiers by the taxman is insidious, but it is nothing new. As noted in a report at the Examiner from Nov. 28, 2011, the city of Richmond, Va., spitefully responded to an invoice from the local Tea Party by ordering a tax audit of the protest group.
Some context is required. On Oct. 28, the leadership of the Richmond Tea Party hand-delivered an invoice in the amount of $8,500 to the office of Mayor Dwight Jones. Continue reading
One New York politician is calling it a teachable moment. The family of the man who committed the “indiscretion” is saying the public is overreacting. The reader is free to draw his or her own conclusions. CBS New York has the exclusive:
In a TV interview following his rescue on Monday of three women held captive in a Cleveland house of horrors, “hero” Charles Ramsey told reporters he suspected something was amiss when he heard young Amanda Berry screaming. “I figured it’s a domestic violence dispute,” he said, adding that he rushed to Berry’s assistance because he “was raised to help women in distress.”
Apology Tour 2013…?
While on a state visit to Mexico this week, Barack Obama placed the blame on Mexico’s woes directly at the American people, as reported by Cybercast News Network.
Speaking before an audience in Mexico City, Obama commented on the American link to both illegal drugs and illegal weapons in the Mexican nation, telling those assembled:
Like the massacre at Sandy Hook School, the Boston Marathon bombing was an act of extreme violence that resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians. Obviously there were differences between the two attacks, and not only in a matter of degree but in motive: The Newtown shooter’s crazed reasons for opening fire on an elementary school, whatever they might have been, died with him, while the testimony of the surviving Boston bomber and information gathered so far point increasingly to Islamic jihad.
Whether or not you believe that instituting background checks on prospective gun owners will cut down on gun violence, you’ll probably find a similar requirement on owners of specific dog breeds to be perhaps a bridge too far.
Central Park Mugging Trio
They’re certainly learning their craft young. MyFoxNY.com reports that on Friday New York’s Finest slapped the cuffs on a mugger who had tried to rob a woman in Central Park earlier in the week. The thief’s identity has not been revealed because of her age: 13.