Georgia woman mistakenly jailed for more than a month after cops confused SpaghettiOs for meth
A Georgia woman was mistakenly jailed for one month after cops confused her SpaghettiOs for meth.
Ashley Gabrielle Huff was first detained on July 2 after officers in Gainesville found a spoon with a dried substance baked onto it inside her car during a routine traffic stop.
The 23-year-old, from Commerce, claimed it was residue from the canned pasta that she liked to eat in the vehicle.
Police, however, believed it to be methamphetamine.
A family are calling for people to stop referring to terror group Islamic State as ISIS to avoid confusion with their eight-year-old’s name.
Frank and Sheridan Leskien – from Bexley in Sydney’s south – named their daughter, Isis, after the Egyptian goddess who was portrayed as a model wife and mother, and is the patroness of nature and magic.
Now the name is associated with the terror organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – also known as Islamic State – who have claimed responsibility for beheading U.S. and British nationals on camera.
Isis’ parents have appealed to the media and the public to stop using the name to refer to the terror group before harm comes to one of the ‘tens of thousands’ of women who share the same name.
‘It’s a beautiful name we spent so long choosing it. [The Egyptian goddess] Isis is a nurturer and someone who cares. People used to say to us: “What a beautiful name”,’ Mr Leskien told Daily Mail Australia.
‘This is hurting my little family and we’ve lost family because they’re scared and don’t want anything to do with us…it’s soul-destroying,’ he said.
‘I have been calling her Isis for eight years, if not longer, because I was calling her Isis while she was in the womb.
‘Do we have to wait until something that happens to one of them before [someone listens]?’
Ya? Think of how my Dad felt when his beloved cocker spaniel, Nazi, was intentionally run over in 1934.
My Fox Atlanta
Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell
LEBANON, Ore. (AP) – Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant.
The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ywUlp0) that the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip in a high-speed chase before dawn Sunday, doing better than 100 mph in a red Honda Prelude whose hood flew off.
But Lebanon police later saw the car parked and launched a search by foot.
Political Clown Parade
I watched with great interest the hearing held today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that attempted to address the security breaches at the White House.
Is the SS trying to “Serpico” Obama?
And the hits just keep on coming for the Secret Service: The Washington Examiner today reports on yet another serious lapse in security involving President Obama. The latest incident occurred just two weeks ago when the president traveled to Atlanta to visit the CDC—and ended up in an elevator with an armed man who has no fewer than three convictions for assault and battery. That’s a lapse on two fronts, explains the Washington Post: Anyone in such close proximity to the president is supposed to be screened for weapons and criminal history. Unbeknownst to Secret Service agents traveling with Obama, this person had both. He was reportedly a contractor from a private security firm who was operating the elevator during the presidential visit.
The man drew the attention of Secret Service agents when he refused to comply with orders to stop filming the president in the elevator with his smartphone. When agents questioned him afterward and then learned he had a criminal history, they called in his supervisor. The man got fired immediately and had to turn over his weapon to his boss—which is the first time the agents learned that he was armed.
Daily Mail UK
‘I am deeply sorry to everyone I let down’: Michael Phelps tweets apology after arrest on suspicion of DUI for ‘driving at 84MPH in a 45 zone’
The bell might be tolling for ObamaCare, as another federal judge rolls into what is broadly referred to as the “Halbig” controversy, after the first court decision against subsidies for federal exchange customers. A second decision in a different circuit court ruled the opposite way. Now the tie has been broken by a federal judge ruling in favor of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt against those subsidies.
h/t C Steven Tucker
Evidence accrues that a vote for Democrats is a vote for Islam and its terror war against Western Civilization:
A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.
“Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations. …
The Islamic group also gave the Democrat a “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the fundraising event, which provided CAIR with at least $350,000.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — One small Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a shuttered college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
Word broke this summer the federal government — at the original suggestion of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Education Anne Holton — was pursuing a contract with the closed St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville to house what could be hundreds of immigrants.
Locals made it clear they had serious concerns, and about 1,000 people showed up at a June 19 town hall meeting in the Southern Virginia town of
The National Journal looked at federal records for small dollar donations in competitive House races.
The findings were stark. In total, the 48 Democrats in the analysis outraised the 51 Republicans in small-dollar donations, $8.6 million to $4million.
Read the story here
from the Bullpen/bitterclinger
Given a choice between Romney and Santorum, my conservative Democrat friends and I voted Santorum in the 2012 primary. But if he had made it known then that he was on board with fully funding Obamacare, he’d have never shown so well.
Go to the Bullpen here
The Lonely Conservative
This is horrible news.
The Dallas-Fort Worth CBS affiliate is reporting that a patient who was being evaluated for Ebola has tested positive for the virus.According to Reuters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the case — the first time Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.
The CDC will host a press conference at its Atlanta headquarters at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Reuters reported. A CDC spokesperson declined to comment to The Washington Post. (Read More)
The patient was tested for Ebola based on his or her symptoms and travel history. I wonder how many people the patient was in contact with before being admitted to the hospital.
EASTON, Pa. – Easton County taxpayers are now on the hook for a $385,000 settlement after a four-year legal battle over the school district’s attempt to ban “I Heart Boobies” cancer awareness bracelets.
I’m going to start calling Obama a “Player’s President.”
ht/ just the tip