URGENT: Multiple People Shot Outside Reliable Funeral Home in St. Louis, Mo., Homicide Detectives on Scene

Multiple people shot, four dead, outside Reliable Funeral Home in St. Louis, Mo., homicide detectives called to scene.

According to KTVI, the shooting occurred just before noon in front of the Reliable funeral home on Washington Avenue. Several people have been shot, four dead, and homicide detectives have been requested, KTVI said. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chief Dan Isom said today’s shooting of four people at a St. Louis funeral home is the product “of an ongoing feud between gangs in St. Louis.” He also told the newspaper the funeral was for homicide victim David Terell Davis, Sr. Hoodrats acting out again.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Demands GOP "Man Up and Confront Sarah Palin"

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host, tells Republican Party to “man up and confront Sarah Palin.”

Finally a Republican is speaking up about the train wreck known as Sarah Palin. Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” slammed her on her qualifications and the boldness of her comparing herself to former President Ronald Reagan and dismissing former president George H.W. Bush and his wife as “blue bloods.” Scarborough wrote a commentary in Politico and called on the GOP to “Man Up and Confront Sarah Palin.” Hehehe! Could Joe Scarborough has the cojones others in the Republican Party lack to call out this bumbling idiot who thinks she is qualified to lead this great nation, though her track-record says otherwise.

Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private. Enough. It’s time for the GOP to man up.

Everybody knows that Palin is a busy woman. The former half-term governor of Alaska stays so busy these days that one wonders how this mother of five manages to juggle her new reality show, follow her eldest daughter’s dancing career and launch her latest frenetic book tour while still finding the time to insult a slew of revered presidents and first ladies.

Still, Palin is undeterred, charging ahead maniacally while declaring her intention to run for the top office in the land if “nobody else will.” Adding audacity to this dopey dream is that Palin can’t stop herself from taking swings at Republican giants. In the past month alone, she has mocked Ronald Reagan’s credentials, dismissed George H.W. and Barbara Bush as arrogant “blue bloods” and blamed George W. Bush for wrecking the economy……

I suppose Palin’s harsh dismissal of this great man (George H. W. Bush) is more understandable after one reads her biography and realizes that, like Bush, she accomplished a great deal in her early 20s. Who wouldn’t agree that finishing third in the Miss Alaska beauty contest is every bit as treacherous as risking your life in military combat? Maybe the beauty contestant who would one day be a reality star and former governor didn’t win the Distinguished Flying Cross, but the half-termer was selected as Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Source: Politico

Joe Scarborough’s take on Sarah Palin are on point and I hope more Republicans come out and inform her that her presidency isn’t one anyone in their right mind would like to see become a reality. Can you picture Sarah Palin in high-level talks with heads of state during an official visit? This would be the woman who took six years to get a bachelor’s degree and couldn’t bother keeping her end of the bargain to the people who voted for her as their governor in Alaska and finishing her term.

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Charges Against Virginia Woman, Carmela Dela Rosa, to be Upgraded to Murder After Toddler She Threw Off Mall Walkway Dies

Carmela Dela Rosa facing murder charges after toddler granddaughter, Angelyn Ogdoc, she threw six stories over shopping mall walkway, dies.

SHOCK: Carmela Dela Rosa of Fairfax, Va., was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding after throwing her two-and-half year old granddaughter, Angelyn Ogdoc, six stories off an outdoor walkway at Tysons Corner Center around 7:15 p.m. Monday, Fairfax County Police spokesperson Tawny Wright told WTOP. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the child has since died and the charges are expected to be upgraded to murder.

Police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said the toddler and Dela Rosa were leaving the mall with family when Dela Rosa allegedly picked Angelyn Ogdoc up and threw her off the walkway, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

White House Reeling After President Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton Named in Latest WikiLeaks Documents

The Obama Administration reeling in the wake of WikiLeaks documents that showed America has little regard for foreign leaders, including staunch allies, the British.

Julian Assange is a boil on the backside of the United States. I am baffled as to how he came in control of classified documents. Have we learned nothing from September 11, 2001?  The Obama Administration will be in damage control all week from this mess. What I am also puzzled about is why this man is on this crusade to make America a laughingstock on the international stage. It is amazing that an international warrant for this freak’s arrest hasn’t been issued to-date. Here’s an excerpt from the U.K. Daily Mail of how America really thinks about leaders around the world, according to WikiLeaks:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy: ‘has a thin-skinned and authoritarian personal style’ and is an ‘emperor with no clothes.’
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi: ‘feckless, vain and ineffective as a modern European leader’. He is a ‘physically and politically weak’ leader whose ‘frequent late nights and penchant for partying hard mean he does not get sufficient rest.’
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: ‘plays Robin to Putin’s Batman’ and is ‘pale and hesitant.’
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin: an ‘alpha dog’
Chancellor Angela Merkel: ‘avoids risks and is rarely creative.’
Iranian President Mahmoud Amhadinejad: like ‘Hitler’
Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi: is ‘strange’ and ‘accompanied by voluptuous blonde Ukranian “nurse.”’
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan: governs with ‘a cabal of incompetent advisors.’
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il: ‘flabby old chap’ who suffers from ‘physical and psychological trauma.’
Afghan president, Hamid Karzai: ‘driven by paranoia’ and ‘an extremely weak man who did not listen to facts but was instead easily swayed by anyone who came to report even the most bizarre stories or plots against him.’
Zimbabwean tyrant, Robert Mugabe: ‘the crazy old man’ Source: UK Daily Mail

On a serious note, aren’t those assessments about the above foreign leaders on point? When I see Robert Mugabe on TV or in the news, a man of integrity certainly doesn’t come to mind. He’s literally robbing his country blind. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a gaffe-machine who isn’t well respected in his country, much less on the international stage. I could go on and on. Still, the elbow to the lip that President Obama took last weekend pales in comparison to the nightmare this has caused him and his Administration. I recall Hillary Clinton’s campaign ad about who would you trust at 3 a.m., well, I guess she has more cojones than we thought. Of course, the U.K. Daily Mail is having a field day with this. After all, they have been overly critical of President Obama on many fronts. I guess the bigger question for me is who is financing Julian Assange and WikiLeaks?

Sheriff’s Deputy in Serious Condition After Being Shot While Attempting to Serve Warrant to Joshua Matthew Waller in DeKalb County, Ga.

DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy Cpl. Gary Freeman is in serious condition after being shot by Joshua Matthew Waller, while attempting to serve warrant on misdemeanor charge.

Cpl. Gary Freeman, a DeKalb County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy is in serious condition after being shot while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a misdemeanor charge to Joshua Matthew Waller. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, police said Waller was accused of simple battery against a neighbor in the Keys Crossing condominiums, off Briarwood Road.

Waller, 36, opened the front door and shot the deputy in the forearm and then refused to come out of his home, Brown said. Officers were negotiating with Waller shortly before 10 p.m., he said. The entrances to the condominiums were blocked Sunday evening during the incident, a resident told the AJC.

What an idiot. The police was going to take him in one way or another. He’d better pray that the officer survives or he’s looking at a murder charge. If you don’t break the law, no law enforcement agent will come to your home, simple. Why am I not surprised that Joshua Waller has a lengthy rap sheet and is no stranger to prison. According to 11 Alive, DeKalb officials said he had been to the DeKalb County Detention Center at least three prior times, including once for DUI. A real nuisance to society who needs to be taken off the streets once and for all.

More to follow…..

James Barrow Wanted by College Park, Ga., Police for Fatally Shooting Estranged Wife Asa Stean Barrow Outside Discount Mall

Latest incident of domestic violence claims life of Asa Stean Barrow of College Park, Ga., police seek husband James Barrow.

I am saddened by that latest incident of domestic violence that claimed the life of an innocent woman. James Barrow, who is black, is being sought by College Park, Ga., police in the shooting death of his estranged wife, Asa Stean Barrow. She was shot in front of the Old National Discount Mall in College Park.

According to 11 Alive News, Lt. Bruce Braxton said in a statement their initial investigation revealed James Barrow shot his wife then exchanged gunfire with mall security guards before fleeing the mall.

UPDATE#1:  According to the AJC, Troup County deputies located James Barrow several hours later at a relative’s home and he was arrested without incident. He will now be brought back to College Park where he faces some heavy charges — murder, aggravated assault and stalking. As sad as this is for his deceased wife, it is a good thing that he will be taken off our streets.

Steven Pieper Arrested & Charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the Death of Ex-Girlfriend Jenni-Lyn Watson

Steven Pieper, ex-boyfriend of college student Jenni-Lyn Watson, charged with second degree murder & dumping her body.

Steven Pieper, the ex-boyfriend of Jenni-Lyn Watson, was arrested after the Mercyhurst College student’s body was found in a storage shed near Syracuse Saturday afternoon. He was charged with second-degree murder. He pled not guilty to the murder and to dumping her body in the park.  Pieper, 21, is being held without bail because of the nature of the charges, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Steven M. Pieper, 21, of 8237 Coconut Tree Drive, Clay, was arrested about 4 p.m. and arraigned tonight on a charge of second-degree murder in Clay Town Court. District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Pieper (PIE-per) and Watson had been involved in an on-and-off relationship, which Watson tried to end in early October. Fitzpatrick said Pieper did not take to that well. Source: Syracuse Post-Standard

Domestic violence cuts across socio-economic, religious and racial backgrounds and sexual orientation. It is a sad commentary that the perpetrators of violence against their partners think their actions won’t come to light. It is common knowledge that when a woman is murdered, the first person the police look at is the boyfriend or husband.


Augusta Chronicle Editorial Says President Obama’s Position on Grace Wrong, Only "Christianity Leads to Eternal Life"

A. G. Blackmon pens editorial in Augusta Chronicle saying President Barack Obama is wrong on his position about grace and only Christianity will lead to eternal life.

I came across an interesting editorial in the Sunday edition of The Augusta Chronicle and I marvel at the hypocrisy of some Christians. The editorial, penned by A. G. Blackmon of Warrenville, SC, asks “What Does President Obama Know About Grace.” The author’s basic premise is that President Obama didn’t have a right to say that religious freedom leads to grace for all. The conclusion reached is fraught with hypocrisy and hubris — “there are many religions, but only one that leads to eternal life.” Really? So, what will become of the Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and all those who walk the right path in their lives and aren’t Christians? How does one define salvation? Here’s an excerpt from the narrow-minded screed:

A Washington Times editorial Oct. 11 quotes President Obama as saying the United States “is still predominantly Christian, but has other faiths whose ‘path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own.’ “

We agree freedom to worship is a legal guarantee of the Constitution, giving every man the right to choose whatever he wants to believe; however, when the subject of grace is broached by the president of the United States as common to “other faiths,” it should be open to question.

While grace is a word of many meanings and applications, when pertaining to salvation, it is reserved to the Christian faith alone. Salvation was purchased by Jesus Christ dying on a cross for the sins of man, and that death being imputed to man by grace through faith — there is no other way.

There are many religions, but only one that leads to eternal life. Source: Augusta Chronicle

I guess the definition of grace and a sure spot in “heaven” to live eternally depends on who you ask and how they interpret the Bible. I might also add that the Bible was written of an oral tradition and translated by many with their own agendas. It is worth reading about how the Bible was translated to English to fully understand that some things were really lost in translation. So, President Obama’s statement about grace isn’t far-fetched. It promotes religious freedom and acceptance of other religions. Surely the God we serve isn’t one who is going to turn His back on others because they don’t come to Him through Jesus, who some see as a prophet. I might also add that any editorial based on any news item or editorial found in the Washington Times is questionable and narrow-minded.

Body of Missing Mercyhurst College Dance Student Jenni-Lyn Watson May Have Been Found in Syracuse

Body found behind storage shed in Clay Central Park near Syracuse, may be missing Mercyhurst College student Jenni-Lyn Watson.

The body of missing 20 year-old Mercyhurst College dance major Jenni-Lyn Watson may have been found earlier Saturday in Syracuse, NY. According to the New York Post, searchers combing through woods in search of the missing student found a body covered in debris behind a storage shed in a swampy area in Clay Central Park.

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the remains have not been positively identified but were consistent in age and race with Jenni-Lyn Watson, who disappeared after returning home for Thanksgiving break last week. Missing student Jenni-Lyn Watson, 20. A body believed to be hers has been found in Clay Central park, two miles from her Syracuse home. Source: New York Post

This is such a sad turn of events and a promising life was cut short. It is my hope that the suspect is caught sooner rather than later.

More to follow…….

Tracey Attaway Arrested for Stabbing Marine Cpl. Phillip Duggan During Shoplifting Attempt at Augusta Store

Black man, Tracey Attaway, arrested & charged with stabbing US Marine Cpl. Phillip Duggan as he attempted to shoplift laptop at Augusta Best Buy store.

Tracey Attaway of Waynesboro, Ga., was arrested and charged with stabbing a Marine, Cpl. Pillip Dugan, who was helping to subdue him during a shoplifting attempt at a Best Buy store in Augusta Friday morning. Duggan and three other Marines were outside the store collecting donations for Toys for Tots. According to the Augusta Chronicle, Attaway, who is black, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife in the commission of a crime. What a dirtbag!

Orvin Smith, a sales manager at Best Buy, said the incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. when a man was seen on surveillance videos placing a laptop under his jacket. Store staff asked Attaway to return the merchandise, and the situation began to escalate.

“He was really irate. A whole lot of energy. … he finally let go of the laptop, ran out the front door, knocked one of my employees down and pulled out a knife so he could make sure he could get out the front door,” Smith said.

Attaway ran again but didn’t get far before Richie, several other Marines and members of the store’s loss-prevention team tackled him in the parking lot and held him until deputies arrived. Source: Augusta Chronicle

Attaway also attempted to steal two digital cameras, an XBox game, a PS3 game and a PS3 game controller, according to the Augusta Chronicle. This dirtbag was up to no good and thankfully he will be off the streets for some time.