Elizabeth Walton and Three Kids Found Dead in Triple Murder-Suicide in Stony Point VA

Beth Walton three kids dead in triple murder suicide

Elizabeth Walton and Three Kids Found Dead in Triple Murder-Suicide in Stony Point VA (Facebook)

STONY POINT TRIPLE MURDER-SUICIDE:  Albemarle County police have identified the four people found shot to death in a Stony Point, Va., home as Noah Philip Romando, 19; Lily Katherine Romando, a no age given; Andrew Ross Romando, no age given; and Elizabeth Walton, 49. Elizabeth Walton was the mother of the three juveniles. Police were called to the home, located in the 3800 block of Stony Point Road, across the street from Stony Point Elementary School, Tuesday night.

UPDATE#1 (08/31/12):  It is now being reported that Noah Romando killed his mother and siblings.


Ann Romney Tells Hispanic Voters to “Get Past Your Biases” and Vote for Mitt Romney

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Ann Romney Tells Hispanic Voters to “Get Past Your Biases” and Vote for Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Lady wannabe Ann Romney lectured Latinos today telling them to ‘get past their biases’ and vote for Mitt Romney if they want prosperity. Um, the same kind of prosperity she has experienced from childhood. Well, does she want Latinos to get past their biases when the “illegal immigrants” self-deport, per her husband, the man in whose hands we should throw ourselves as she did back in high school? Sorry, Ann Romney’s “you people” lecture at the Latino Coalition Wednesday was condescending and rude, as though somehow, she knows what best for Latinos.  Yeah, since she’s on a roll, is she scheduled to lecture the black community too?

ABC News: “[Latinos] are mistaken if they think they are going to be better off with Barack Obama as their president. There really is only one way for prosperity, for small business, and that is, this is the simplest way I can say this: If Mitt Romney wins, America wins.”

There’s more:

“You’d better really look at your future and figure out who’s going to be the guy that’s going to make it better for you and your children, and there is only one answer.”

This is the same woman who owns a horse for the heck of it and owns a couple of Cadillacs:

“It really is a message that would resonate well if they could just get past some of their biases that have been there from the Democratic machines that have made us look like we don’t care about this community,” Romney said. “And that is not true. We very much care about you and your families and the opportunities that are there for you and your families.”

The “You People” lecture:

“I had the most rocking time in Puerto Rico at a political rally than I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Romney said. “You people really know how to party. It was crazy!”

Nice try Ann, but please don’t refer to Latinos or anyone else as “you people.” That’s rude and quite frankly a little too bourgeoisie. Yeah, now I see why Juan Williams called her a “corporate wife.”

She stressed her immigrant roots, mentioning her grandfather who was a Welsh coalminer, aiming to connect with the Latino audience.

“I know what it’s like to be the daughter of immigrants,” she said.

Um, I don’t think she quite knows what it means to be discriminated against because of one’s dark skin — blacks and Latinos. You see, while she was living in relative ease during her youth, many blacks were still being treated like shit. That includes black and Latino immigrants. So, now, sorry if I think Ann Romney is just pandering when she throws her coal miner grandfather in the mix. Sure as hell doesn’t have the same effect as coming from Loretta Lynn.

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Hurricane Isaac Levels Home of MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry in New Orleans-Area

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry lost a home she had recently purchased with her husband, James Perry, in the New Orleans-area due to Hurricane Isaac:

FANTASTIC VOYAGE: Mitt Romney Toasts Ultra Rich Donors on Yacht Flying Cayman Islands Flag

Mitt Romney's yacht flying Cayman Islands flag

Mitt Romney Toasts Ultra Rich Donors on Yacht Flying Cayman Islands Flag (Photo credit: ABC News)

Money does all the talking for Mitt Romney and his folks and here we go with the Cayman Islands offshore thingy again. This election pits the ultra rich against the middle class and poor. It’s more important than ever that you go out to vote on election day.

ABC NEWS:  Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.

The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht “Cracker Bay,” was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney’s bid.

The Fantastic Voyage that is sure to set the middle class, seniors and the poor back decades:

Utah Republican Congressional Candidate Mia Love’s Wikipedia Page Hijacked, Called a ‘Whore’

I may not agree with Mia Love’s views on many issues, but I damn sure won’t condone anyone calling her a whore. Mia Love is a decent, hard-working and law-abiding mother and wife, who is on a mission to fulfill her dream of becoming the first black Congressional Republican lawmaker from Utah. No where in her story is the word whore and I denounce any dirtbag who dares to denigrate this woman or any woman, for that matter. After Mia Love spoke at the Republican National Convention, her Wikipedia page was hijacked and someone  changed the wording and called her a whore. See graphic from the Gateway Pundit below:

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Black Republican Congressional Candidate Mia Love Wikipedia Page Hijacked, Called a ‘Whore’ (Photo credit: Gateway Pundit)

Yahoo News Fires David Chalian for Racist Comment About Romneys and ‘Blacks Drowning’ Due to Hurricane Isaac

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Yahoo News Fires David Chalian for Racist Comment About Romneys and ‘Blacks Drowning’ Due to Hurricane Isaac (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo News fires Washington bureau chief David Chalian for his despicable comment on a hot mic saying Mitt and Ann Romney had no problem with blacks drowning as a result of Hurricane Isaac, a source familiar with the situation tells POLITICO.

“They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning,” Chalian said during the ABC News/Yahoo News webcast, in reference to the fact that the GOP convention in Tampa is taking place as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on the north Gulf coast.

Statement from Yahoo:

“David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.”

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NASA’s Kepler System Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

NASA Kepler system multiple planets orbiting around two stars

NASA: Kepler-47 System Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars (NASA)

NASA:  “Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. This system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

This discovery proves that more than one planet can form and persist in the stressful realm of a binary star and demonstrates the diversity of planetary systems in our galaxy.

Astronomers detected two planets in the Kepler-47 system, a pair of orbiting stars that eclipse each other every 7.5 days from our vantage point on Earth. One star is similar to the sun in size, but only 84 percent as bright. The second star is diminutive, measuring only one-third the size of the sun and less than 1 percent as bright. “

WV State Trooper Marshall Bailey Killed By Luke Baber in Custody in Back of Squad Car

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:  West Virginia State Trooper Marshall Bailey was shot and killed after he and another trooper stopped a vehicle for reckless driving Monday night near Wallback I-79 Interchange. The suspect, thought to be Luke Baber of Oak Hill, was arrested and placed in the back of the squad car when he was able to get out of his handcuffs, drew a concealed weapon, killing Trooper Bailey and wounding another trooper.

After climbing out of the vehicle he shot a tow truck driver who had been called to the scene to impound his car. The man then fled on foot and setup an ambush in a ditch. Approximately one hour later he opened fire on a Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy [John Westfall] who was searching for him, wounding the deputy in the arm, hand, and stomach. The injured deputy was able to return fire, killing the subject. Source

A tow truck driver from Clay, Frank Massey, was also shot when he responded to the scene. Massey was shot in the arm, reportedly when he was commencing to tow the suspect’s car. He has been released from the hospital. Source

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Trooper Marshall Bailey. His younger brother, Justin Bailey, said he recently separated from his second wife and leaves behind three children: Whitney, 22, Lauren, 6, and Wyatt, 4. Trooper Marshall Bailey was 42 years old, according to ODMP.

Controversy Erupts on Republican Convention Floor in Tampa Over Seating Ron Paul Delegates

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Controversy Erupts on Republican Convention Floor in Tampa Over Seating Ron Paul Delegates (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Controversy over seating Ron Paul delegates:  “Controversy erupted on the convention floor when a dispute broke out over whether to seat the delegates of presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Part of Maine’s delegation stormed off the floor in protest of a decision to strip away half of Paul’s delegates. Supportive members of other delegations rose to their feet and hollered their objections, angered by new rules that they say they will make it harder for grassroots candidates to stand a chance in future elections.” — Democracy Now

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Four People Dead in Triple Murder-Suicide at Home Near Stony Point Elementary School in VA

STONY POINT MURDER-SUICIDE: Four people, two males and two females, were found dead in a Stony Point home across from Stony Point Elementary School, Tuesday night in a triple murder-suicide. The Daily Progress reports police said a gun was involved, but aren’t disclosing the ages of the dead or how they are connected. One person died after being taken a hospital.