Two Adults Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville FL

MURDER-SUICIDE:  Police said two adults are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at the Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday.

Melissa Bujeda, a spokeswoman for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, says officers responded to reports of a person with a gun at Episcopal High School on Tuesday afternoon. While officers were on their way, they began to receive additional calls about shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they found the two people dead. That second person found is believed to have been the shooter. Source

It is not clear how either of the two adults is connected to the high school. Developing. Stay tuned.

UPDATE:  Dale Regan, principal at Episcopal High School was shot to death by Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth, who was recently fired.

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop in Melbourne

 

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill Fatally Shot by Brandon Lee Brantley During Traffic Stop in Melbourne, Andrea Michelle Kirshner Also Arrested (News 9)

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:  Brevard County Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill was fatally shot during a traffic stop  in Melbourne, FL, shortly before 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. She was shot multiple times by Brandon Lee Brantley, 22, who was driving in the car with Andrea Michelle Kirshner, 19.

The vehicle was wanted in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. As Deputy Pill made contact with the driver of the vehicle he opened fire on her, striking her multiple times. Responding deputies, Melbourne police officers, and Florida troopers chased the vehicle a short distance until it crashed on Turtlemound Road. A male and female subject in the vehicle were taken into custody.

Deputy Pill was transported to the Holmes Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to the gunshot wound. Source

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Barbara Pill. She served with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years and is survived by her two sons who also serve in law enforcement.

Conservative Group Judicial Watch Filed Lawsuit to Gain Access to Michelle Obama 2010 Spain Vacation Records

Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for access to all records pertaining to an August 2010 vacation taken by First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters. That’s including cost estimates and passenger manifests. I have no beef with them asking for the records, but did they hold Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush to the same standards? If they did and filed various lawsuits to gain access to their travel records then I have no bone in this dog fight and the suits are justified.

I will say that the economic quagmire we have found ourselves in have made it virtually impossible for anyone to justify the president and his family taking lavish vacations at the expense of taxpayers like you and I. But is the Judicial Watch just on a witch hunt? What will gaining access to the records accomplish? The president didn’t break any laws nor did the First Lady, so what? To show them as elitists or snobs? Wasteful and oblivious to the plight of the American people? What? It’s smells a little since this lawsuit was filed by a conservative group, who most likely want to embarrass the president.

“Evidently, American taxpayers were stuck with a sizable bill so Mrs. Obama could tour around Spain with her family and friends,  This administration, as a supposed steward of taxpayer dollars, has an obligation to disclose the full costs of the Obama family’s luxury trip,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in a statement.

Well, Nancy Reagan was a heck of a lot more lavish in her actions than Michelle Obama, but I guess since she’s a Republican that’s just A-OK. Terrible double standard. Personally, I am for the president and his family traveling together for vacation, not just a day or two apart. That’s whether all is well or not. It’s just plain wasteful to spend so much money.

 

Elderly Black Rhode Island Resident Louise White Wins Claims $336.4 Million Powerball Jackpot

GOOD NEWS STORY:  It’s nice to see an elderly black woman winning the Powerball for a change. Louise White, 81, of Newport, Rhode Island, is the winner of the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game: $336.4 million. Ms. White came forward Tuesday morning and accepted the money on behalf of the Rainbow Sherbert Trust.

White’s ticket, which cost $3, was the only ticket that matched all the numbers: 1-10-37-52-57 and Powerball 11. It was sold at the Stop & Shop supermarket at 250 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, MSNBC reports. that’s a heck of a way to spend your sunset years.

Rep. Allen West Says He Would be Willing to Serve as Vice President, When Donkeys Fly

Every time I think some in the Republican Party sink to a new loan, something always pops up to re-affirm my viewpoint, with the latest being the suggestion by Sarah Palin that Tea Party darling Rep. Allen West be considered for the vice presidential spot. What’s worse, he said he would be willing to serve as vice president. Um, really? When donkeys fly. So, first we have Herman Cain saying he would like to serve as the Secretary of Defense (with zero experience and zero credibility) and now this?

During an appearance on CNN with Soledad O’Brien, Rep. Allen West said:

“As far as the vice president thing, you know, who knows what the future lies because it wasn’t too long ago, you know, I was sitting in the desert of Kandahar, Afghanistan, and now I’m here talking with you. But, you know, I am always willing and ready to serve my country in whatever capacity that the American people would desire.”

Right Rep. Allen West, you would be the right person for join Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum on the presidential ticket. Joe Biden and the Democrats would have a field day and Obama would win reelection easily. So, since he fought in the desert of Kandahar, that makes him a good vice presidential pick? Heck, if that’s the case, more soldiers ought to be tossing their hat in the ring for the job. SMH and LMAO at the same time.

Jon Stewart Takes on Rush Limbaugh Over Calling Sandra Fluke “Slut” and “Prostitute”

Jon Stewart takes on windbag Rush Limbaugh controversy after radio show host calls Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” over birth control flap. This comes as advertisers continue to flee the conservative’s show and two radio stations have also dropped the show.

According to media reports, KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, and WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, are no longer airing it. That’s in addition to the list of growing advertisers jumping ship:  Carbonite, Proflowers, Tax Resolution Services, Legal Zoom, Citrix Success, All State, Heart and Body Extract, AutoZone, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Oreck and AOL.

Twitter users are also spreading the message using the hashtags #BoycottRush, #StopRush and #BoycottHate. Do your part and hold other misogynistic media personalities accountable too. Watch the Jon Stewart video, it’s hilarious: