Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wells Fargo Wide Reaching Fallout

You cut-up your Wells Fargo check card right after they took over your First Union - Wachovia Bank account. Now your laughing at those who stayed with the super mega bank.

Not so fast sweetheart....

CP thinks the joke is likely on you. Behind the scenes, bankers at 5th Third, Yadkin and BB&T are reportedly scrambling to review their accounts and incentive programs.

If you're an idiot like Elizabeth Warren you're too busy tending to your own hubris agenda and screaming at Well Fargo's CEO to understand that every bank employee at every bank in the nation has an incentive program that mirrors Wells Fargo in one way or another.

That's why the second tier banks are spending crazy amounts of overtime wages scouring signature cards and credit card applications, comparing new account forms to existing account data on file.

As the review continues, it is also expanding. At one bank a review of one month's new credit card applications started by only looking at recently opened but un-activated credit cards. That review was to confirm the signatures were the same. If the review turned up different signatures or the reviewer thought the comparison was inconclusive the process was escalated for additional review, and if needed a call to the customer.

Word is that the review is now expanding to prior months and is expected to continue into 2017. The costs of these in-depth reviews will of course be passed to customers and shareholders.

The bottom line is the Wells Fargo fiasco is going to cost you one way or another even if you are not a Wells Fargo customer.

CP Bonus: If you think the new account scam is just at banks guess again. There is a huge push by retailers like Lowes, Belk, Target and more to get you to open a "house branded credit card". That cashier isn't trying to be nice, there's a bounty on your head. There's an cash incentive sometimes pretty large paid to low level sales clerks to get you to open an new credit card account.

Already have a Talbot's Credit Card no problem lets open another one for you. How? Just watch the sales clerk enter your name just slightly different than your original card and bam you're got two accounts. Doesn't matter if you use the card the sales associate gets a bonus and your credit score gets dinged.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kathleen Kane Former Attorney General Sentenced To Prison

Yesterday Kathleen Kane was given slap on the wrist for using her position as Pennsylvania's highest ranking law enforcement officer to rage a personal war against those who crossed her. She was facing up to 24 years for trying to cover up the misdeeds and lying to a grand jury. 

But the story ended up being buried on page 12 of the New York Times. Had she been a republican from a neighboring state given an active prison sentence this photo (above) would have been on the front page.

Instead The New York Times ran the story with this photo (below), on page 12, because she is a democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The brief, unlikely political career of Kathleen G. Kane, Pennsylvania’s brightest rising star when she was elected attorney general less than four years ago, came to a humiliating close on Monday when a judge sentenced her to 10 to 23 months in prison for her conviction on charges of perjury and abuse of her office.

Ms. Kane, 50, rose to power as a Democratic outsider with no political experience, vowing to shake to its foundations the state’s male-dominated, corruption-prone political establishment that she mocked as “the Harrisburg old boys.” At times she succeeded, forcing the ouster of State Supreme Court justices, prosecuting government officials and clashing repeatedly with one of her predecessors, Tom Corbett, a Republican who had become governor.

But she soon created a scandal of her own, illegally leaking grand jury records in an attempt to discredit a critic and then lying about it to a different grand jury. In August, a Common Pleas Court jury here found her guilty of two felony perjury charges and seven misdemeanor counts, forcing her to resign from office.

She broke down in tears on Monday while testifying at her sentencing hearing, pleading with the judge to consider her two teenage sons.

“Maybe I deserve everything I get; they don’t,” she said. “I am not going to ask for your mercy because I don’t care about me anymore.”

Called to testify on her behalf, her son Chris, 15, said: “My mom is like my rock. We just know that we can’t lose our mom.”

She faced a maximum sentence of 12 to 24 years in prison, but her lawyers argued that the loss of her career and reputation was punishment enough.

Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, however, said, “Any lesser sentence than total confinement will absolutely depreciate the seriousness of the crime.”

Ms. Kane, who had no visible reaction to the sentence, will remain free on bail pending an appeal.

A daughter of a janitor and a secretary, Ms. Kane grew up in Scranton and worked there as an assistant district attorney, specializing in prosecuting sex crimes. She married Christopher Kane, whose family owns a successful trucking business; she and her husband are now separated and in divorce proceedings.

When she began her 2012 run for attorney general, she was considered a long shot, virtually unknown in political circles, but her husband put more than $2 million into her campaign.

Ms. Kane emphasized her status as the outsider and the only woman in the race. She charged that Governor Corbett, when he was attorney general, had dragged his feet for years over whether to bring child molestation charges against Jerry Sandusky, an assistant football coach at Penn State, who was eventually convicted.

After taking office in January 2013, she started an investigation into the Sandusky case. It did not find any misconduct in the way the case had been handled, but it uncovered thousands of emails sent by state officials with pornographic, racist or sexist content.

As Ms. Kane’s own legal fortunes deteriorated over the past two years, she released troves of bombshell emails, forcing the resignations of two State Supreme Court justices and some officials who had worked in the attorney general’s office under Mr. Corbett.

It was one of several battles she fought with the state’s mostly Republican establishment, at first earning widespread praise as well as condemnation.

In her first few months in office, she rejected Mr. Corbett’s plan to privatize management of the state lottery, refused to defend in court the state’s ban on gay marriage, offered only a lukewarm defense of a voter identification law, and exposed corruption at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. She also gave a promotion to her twin sister — who had worked for years in the attorney general’s office — prompting accusations of nepotism.

In those first months, she also shut down a secret sting case that had started under Mr. Corbett and had recorded four state legislators and a judge — all Democrats from Philadelphia — accepting illegal gifts. A year later, when The Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that the operation had taken place and that Ms. Kane had shut it down, she faced claims of partisan favoritism. Ms. Kane said the cases had been mismanaged and too weak to prosecute; local prosecutors later proved her wrong, winning convictions against four of the five officials.

Her actions led to a feud with Frank G. Fina, a former top state prosecutor who had overseen the sting operation and the Sandusky case. Seeking to undercut Mr. Fina, Ms. Kane leaked to The Philadelphia Daily News information about a grand jury investigation he had been involved in — a leak that would lead to the criminal investigation of her actions.

Ms. Kane developed a reputation for trying to intimidate critics, and described herself as a victim of the entrenched boys’ club she was threatening.

Erik Olsen, the chief of the criminal prosecution division in the attorney general’s office, who was called Monday as a prosecution witness, described a campaign of “systemic firings and Nixonian espionage.”

“She created a terror zone in this office,” he said.

Jon Hurdle and Richard Perez-Pena a couple of unknown NYT staffers get the byline and props for shining a light on some of her Clintonisque dealings.

Cedar's Take: Get used to it sweetheart this is how democrats roll, even those who are caught are given a free pass.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hey Trolls - I'm Ken Bone

Ken Bone debate questioner and undecided American seems like a nice guy, until internet trolls dug up his past comments on Naked JLaw, Trayvon Martin, and (yikes) his sex life.

I'm pretty sure if you dug around long enough the trolls would have a nutty over what I've posted over the last decade.

So, come on trolls here you are:

Naked JLaw - If you dig back far enough you will find that CP has been a fan of the actress long before Hunger Games. Winter's Bone an Indy film that screened at Sundance in 2010 brought Lawrence into the pubic realm in a dramatic role that she really did surpass with the popular Hunger Games. So when Jennifer Lawerce turned up on the Internet naked I was shocked and appalled that people would gawk at her nakedness and I refused to be a part of that ......

Are you kidding me of course I looked, and what I saw wasn't bad, oh she looks great naked but there was something else. What I saw was the anti Kim Kardashen. JLaw simply stated looked fragile, vulnerable, sad and insecure. 

Trayvon Martin - CP is on the record saying Trayvon Martin died needlessly, but his shooting was totally justified.  George Zimmerman came across as a law enforcement wannabe nut job. Time has proved both opinions are dead on.

Both "Black Lives Matter" and "Hands Up Don't Shoot" are myths. The African American Community has embraced a culture of violence, a culture of "free stuff" and a culture of scamming. The result is a segment of society that is totally dependent on government, yet resents government because to the so called unfair justice system, and claims the current system of credit reporting is biased in favor of white privilege.

It will take 100 years to change this maybe longer, perhaps never.

LBGT and so on - Stupid Faggot, That's So Gay, Queer As A Steer, Dumb Dikes and so on. Yep I've said all that. CP has a couple of gay friends, known dozens that I've enjoyed their company and I work with several. 

I don't agree with their lifestyle, but I don't buy into its a sin bull shit either, it's just I can't get my head around looking at some guys hairy ass and thinking to myself yum yum. 

I've watched a friend breakdown at the death of his life long partner after caring for him for several years after he suffered a stroke. I came to understand their love and commitment. 

Yet I object to their in your face out, loud and proud antics. I'd personally like to punch in the face the idiots that made the tranny bathroom issue into the malestorm that it's become. 

Sexlife - Un like Donald Trump I'm not about to walk up to you and just start kissing away. In fact I don't take hints particularly well, and I'm rarely the one to make the first move. 

That said, I've been invoked with someone half my age, dated a TV newsreporter yes she was totally psycho, married three times, slept with my ex-wife's best friend, slept with my girlfriend's younger sister and older sister in law, dated the daughter and the mother, revisited old relationships and found out nothing has changed and regret nearly 100 missed connections. Most of which can be summed up with my answer to the question why didn't you ever? Because I'm not Donald Trump!

Gun Control, Abortion, Death Penalty, Taxes - Gun control, No sort of - some people should never own a gun, Abortion, I'm pro-life for me and pro-choice for you, Death Penalty, a total barbaric waste of time and money, but "he needed killing", Taxes, like Donald Trump I've managed to use the system to avoid paying crazy amounts of income taxes, but that was after having endured crazy amounts of investment losses thanks to scammers (see above) the bottom line abolish the tax code, implement a national sales tax. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Woman Settles Argument By Killing Herself

From the local paper:
A woman died when she crashed on Beatties Ford Road after trying to drive into a pedestrian she knew and had been arguing with, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Ebony Little, 26, tried to hit the pedestrian at about 8 p.m. in the 4700 block of Murray Street off Statesville Road in north Charlotte. The pedestrian was not hurt, police said.
Little sped inbound on Beatties Ford Road, police said. She drove off the right side of the road onto the sidewalk in the 2900 block, near North Hoskins Road and Interstate 85. 
She over-corrected to the left and lost control, causing her 1995 Lexus LS400 to cross the double yellow lane divider and into oncoming traffic, police said.
Little hit an oncoming car, causing the Lexus to roll over onto its roof off the left side of the road. Little was pronounced dead at the scene. The oncoming driver had minor injuries, police said.
Speed and alcohol use by Little contributed to the wreck, according to police.
CPs Take: And a serious helping of stupid!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Buried In The Washington Post Democrats Caught Again Forced To Resign

Lost in the swirl following the coverage of last night's final Trump v. Clintoon debate, is this interesting little hiccup, buried deep inside today's issue of the Washington Post.
It is a little deep for most people to comprehend but the bottom line is the democratic party is desperate to hold on to the White House and will do anything to see their candidate win. 

Via The Washington Post:
Scott Foval and Robert Creamer, two little-known but influential Democratic political operatives, have left their jobs after video investigations by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action found them entertaining dark notions about how to win elections. Foval was laid off on Monday by Americans United for Change, where he had been national field director; Creamer announced Tuesday night that he was “stepping back” from the work he was doing for the unified Democratic campaign for Hillary Clinton.
The moves came after 36 hours of coverage, led by conservative and social media, for O’Keefe’s video series “Rigging the Election.” In them, Foval is filmed telling hidden-camera toting journalists about how they’ve disrupted Republican events; Foval also goes on at length about how an organization might cover up in-person voter fraud. In another Tuesday night statement, the Creamer-founded Democracy Partners, which used Foval as a contractor, denounced both Project Veritas and the statements caught on camera.
“Our firm has recently been the victim of a well-funded, systematic spy operation that is the modern day equivalent of the Watergate burglars,” said the firm. “The plot involved the use of trained operatives using false identifications, disguises and elaborate false covers to infiltrate our firm and others, in order to steal campaign plans, and goad unsuspecting individuals into making careless statements on hidden cameras. One of those individuals was a temporary regional subcontractor who was goaded into statements that do not reflect our values.”
Both “scalps,” as O’Keefe refers to them, drew new attention to a campaign that had become viewed very skeptically by political reporters. O’Keefe’s 2009 sting of ACORN led to the destruction of that group; a 2011 sting of NPR executives led to two resignations. Subsequent investigations found discrepancies between how the undercover journalists approached their targets and how they packaged what the targets said. In the latter case, then-NPR executive Ron Schiller quoted a Republican who viewed Tea Party activists as “racist”; the edited clip made it appear that Schiller himself held that opinion.
Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action — the latter group created to more freely cover political activity — had a more fitfully successful record. In a series of videos, O’Keefe and other journalists posed as registered voters to expose how easy it would be to obtain ballots fraudulently where voter ID was not required. But there were high-profile failures, too. A sting in which a journalist posed as a Canadian citizen and purchased Hillary Clinton campaign merchandise was unveiled at a news conference where the first question was: “Is this a joke?” A mole sent to work for a Democratic campaign in Wisconsin was exposed and fired. A call to the Open Society Foundations, founded by the frequent conservative target, went awry when a Project Veritas journalist left the phone off the hook. The result was shared with New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer.
The result of all that was that the “Rigging the Election” videos got a skeptical reception – at first. But the video of Foval, a Wisconsin-based politico with a long resume, had him bragging about a litany of political dirty tricks. In the first video, he boasts of “conflict engagement in the lines of Trump rallies,” takes credit for the violence that canceled a Trump rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago, admits he’s paid “mentally ill” people to start trouble, and says there’s a “Pony Express” that keeps Democratic operatives in touch, regardless of whether they work for super PACs or the campaigns not permitted to coordinate with super PACs.
In the second video, Foval spends five minutes discussing how voters might be brought from outside Wisconsin to commit voter fraud, buying cars with Wisconsin plates to avoid looking suspicious. “We’ve been busing people in to deal with you (expletive) a — for fifty years and we’re not going to stop now,” he says.
Since the video’s release, Foval has responded to media requests by saying the video did not deserve attention from “legitimate news organizations.” A call to Creamer on Tuesday night went to voicemail. But while neither man is defending the content of the videos, the editing raises questions about what was said and what may come out later.
Foval, who repeatedly ties a noose with his tongue, also seems to overhype his successes. Reporters who covered the Trump UIC appearance found that students, not Americans United for Change, were responsible for the shutdown of the Trump rally; the video’s evidence to the contrary is that Zulema Rodriguez, an activist paid in February by the DNC, says on tape that she was there and “did that.” In the first video, O’Keefe makes much of the term “bird-dogging,” which Foval describes as putting people at the front of rope lines to make sure “they’re the ones asking questions.”
“It’s a word we had not heard until we began this investigation,” O’Keefe says, noting that the term appears in WikiLeaks emails that include Clinton staffers.
But it’s not a new term, and certainly not secret. Bird-dogging is a fairly common activist tactic, and reporters often recognize it when seemingly “perfect” questions come from a political audience. In August 2015, Foval told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that People for the American Way, his employer at the time, was “bird-dogging all of” the Republican presidential candidates. What was seen as a nuisance political tactic then becomes, in the video sting, a secretive form of voter/candidate intimidation.
In the “voter fraud” video, Foval looks — somehow — even worse, describing how voters could be sent to Midwestern states to cast fraudulent ballots. But when PVAction edits this into a narrative, something gets lost. Foval says that “Bob Creamer comes up with a lot of these ideas,” but what the “ideas” are is lost to a quick edit. After a quick introduction of Creamer that covers his 2005 conviction for tax evasion, Creamer is seen talking to a journalist posing as a possible donor, rambling a bit as he describes how to get voter IDs to people who need them.
“What do you really need, OK?” says the journalist. “What makes you a citizen? And if you look at that checklist, it’s an ID card of any kind that shows you who you are and a pay stub that shows you’re getting paid at a local address some place.”
“To get registered, you mean?” asks Creamer.
“Yeah,” says the journalist. “Let’s say I had business inside of, say, Illinois or Michigan, and I hired people, and I had addresses for them, I could write them checks, I could use them as day laborers or whatever and use them and find my way around the voter registration law for Hispanics.”
Creamer quickly begins jotting down names of voter registration groups: “There are a couple of different organizations, that’s their big trick.” But while the implication is that the journalist is pitching mass voter fraud, he never says as much, and Creamer never agrees to it. In another tape, filmed at a restaurant, Creamer hears another version of the pitch and says “my fear is that someone would decide that this is a big voter fraud scheme.”
In the end, PVAction’s evidence that Creamer might help with a voter fraud scheme is that Foval hints at it. In a follow-up clip, Foval tells the undercover journalist that Creamer was not on board with any scheme to grant ID cards, but that he told Creamer it could be handled by someone else. “We talk about a lot of things we don’t talk about,” Foval says conspiratorially. In PVAction’s telling, the “someone else” might be DREAMer activist Cesar Vargas, who is filmed saying he might be able to help another undercover journalist.
But Vargas, as of now the only target of these videos who has not lost a job, claims that PVAction left out exculpatory video of the interview. “They have a transcript of our conversation to confirm I told them that voting twice was illegal,” Vargas wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. “I will not respond to FOX News or the trolls but let them have their field day of conspiracies.”
If that video exists, PVAction is not going to make it easy to watch. In the past, and in the immediate wake of some bad publicity, the group posted the entirety of its video stings online. It no longer does this.
“The reporting process and methods of Project Veritas Action are proven successful and effective and are the protected intellectual property and trade secrets of Project Veritas Action,” said Steve Gordon, a spokesman for the PVAction Fund. “This policy is in accordance with the practices of news organizations globally and is generally accepted as the professional norm.”
But Foval’s sacking and Creamer’s “stepping back” have already given the Trump campaign the confidence to run with these stories. On Tuesday night’s episode of “Hannity” on Fox News, two campaign representatives said that the PVAction tapes validated everything Trump had said about the possible threat of election theft, and called for a hasty FBI investigation into anyone connected to Robert Creamer.
“Once again, Donald Trump was ahead of his time,” said Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. “We see that it goes right to the top.”
“The FBI should be opening an investigation into these people right now,” said Trump ally and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kétie Memory Jones Murder - In Charlotte CMPD Says Random Acts Of Violence Rare Yet

Easy answers to tough questions - If you believe Charlotte Mećklenburg Police The shooting death of Katherine Jones was just a random act of violence. Jones was shot to death apparently while she was walking home early Saturday morning in Plaza Midwood.
Plaza Midwood, that wildly active, vibrant, safe, revitalized community, doesn't have random acts of violence. Ask anyone this is not the Southside of Chicago.

Jones worked at the Midwood Smokehouse, and after her shift Friday night, went to a nearby bar with friends. She made it about a half mile into her walk home when she was shot on The Plaza, near Central Avenue. 
Officers responded to call of shots fired around 2:45 a.m. and found Jones lying in a driveway behind a real estate business. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 
Investigators have not made any arrests and are calling it a random murder at this time, and her mother is convinced of that.
"I don't believe for one second that it was someone she knew," her mother said. "She never had an enemy." But look a little deeper and Jones life is an open book. At least on Facebook that is and somethings seem to stand out.

It doesn't take a psychologist to look at this girl's Facebook page and see she was desperately seeking a life, a love, a meaningful relationship, a purpose. That she was also adrift in a sea of confusion.
In a city covered with cameras, in an area that has nearly as many video cameras as Uptown, it is shocking that no arrests have been made.

The only conclusion there is more to this than just a random senseless murder.

Stay tuned.....

Why You Need To Just Hold Your Nose And Vote For Trump

I can give you one hundred reasons not to vote for Hillary Clinton. But you really need just one. The Affordable Care Act (AKA Obama Care) is killing America.

Aetna and United Health Care aren't stupid they've said no thank you to North Carolina and a dozen other "unhealthy" states. Obama care is a house of cards that is going to implode and it's going to cost healthy working Americans billions to recover from this social experiment.

Small employers those with less than 50 employees make up a very large segment of North and South Carolina's fulltime employers. Yet many are struggling to provide the health insurance that they once provided without undue hardship. The reason, they are being penalized for providing coverage and are forced to help ACA providers recover some of their losses. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Vilma Leake God Bless That Stupid Woman

Welcome to the Vilma Leake Page. After much consideration, it's time to honor Mecklenburg County's top nutbird with her own page of odd thoughts, quirky photos and strange conversations.

Suggestions and submissions welcome.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Donald Trump's Locker Room Convo

Following is an unedited transcript of the tape in which Donald J. Trump repeatedly made vulgar comments about women. Mr. Trump was filmed talking to the television personality Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” on the set of “Days of Our Lives,” where Mr. Trump was making a cameo appearance. They are later joined by the actress Arianne Zucker. The transcription is by Penn Bullock of The New York Times.

Donald J. Trump: You know and ...

Unknown: She used to be great. She’s still very beautiful.

Trump: I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.

Unknown: Whoa.

Trump: I did try and fuck her. She was married.

Unknown: That’s huge news.

Trump: No, no, Nancy. No, this was [unintelligible] — and I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping.

She wanted to get some furniture. I said, “I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.” I took her out furniture —

I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.

Billy Bush: Sheesh, your girl’s hot as shit. In the purple.

Trump: Whoa! Whoa!

Bush: Yes! The Donald has scored. Whoa, my man!


Trump: Look at you, you are a pussy.


Trump: All right, you and I will walk out.


Trump: Maybe it’s a different one.

Bush: It better not be the publicist. No, it’s, it’s her, it’s —

Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

Bush: Whatever you want.

Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

Bush: Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.

Trump: Oh, it looks good.

Bush: Come on shorty.

Trump: Ooh, nice legs, huh?

Bush: Oof, get out of the way, honey. Oh, that’s good legs. Go ahead.

Trump: It’s always good if you don’t fall out of the bus. Like Ford, Gerald Ford, remember?

Bush: Down below, pull the handle.

Trump: Hello, how are you? Hi!

Arianne Zucker: Hi, Mr. Trump. How are you? Pleasure to meet you.

Trump: Nice seeing you. Terrific, terrific. You know Billy Bush?

Bush: Hello, nice to see you. How you doing, Arianne?

Zucker: Doing very well, thank you. Are you ready to be a soap star?

Trump: We’re ready, let’s go. Make me a soap star.

Bush: How about a little hug for the Donald? He just got off the bus.

Zucker: Would you like a little hug, darling?

Trump: O.K., absolutely. Melania said this was O.K.

Bush: How about a little hug for the Bushy? I just got off the bus.

Zucker: Bushy, Bushy.

Bush: Here we go. Excellent. Well, you’ve got a nice co-star here.

Zucker: Yes, absolutely.

Trump: Good. After you.

[Break in video]

Trump: Come on, Billy, don’t be shy.

Bush: Soon as a beautiful woman shows up, he just, he takes off. This always happens.

Trump: Get over here, Billy.

Zucker: I’m sorry, come here.

Bush: Let the little guy in here, come on.

Zucker: Yeah, let the little guy in. How you feel now? Better? I should actually be in the middle.

Bush: It’s hard to walk next to a guy like this.

Zucker: Here, wait, hold on.

Bush: Yeah, you get in the middle, there we go.

Trump: Good, that’s better.

Zucker: This is much better. This is —

Trump: That’s better.

Zucker: [Sighs]

Bush: Now, if you had to choose honestly between one of us. Me or the Donald?

Trump: I don’t know, that’s tough competition.

Zucker: That’s some pressure right there.

Bush: Seriously, if you had — if you had to take one of us as a date.

Zucker: I have to take the Fifth on that one.

Bush: Really?

Zucker: Yup — I’ll take both.

Trump: Which way?

Zucker: Make a right. Here we go. [inaudible]

Bush: Here he goes. I’m gonna leave you here.

Trump: O.K.

Bush: Give me my microphone.

Trump: O.K. Oh, you’re finished?

Bush: You’re my man, yeah.

Trump: Oh, good.

Bush: I’m gonna go do our show.

Zucker: Oh, you wanna reset? O.K

Ten years ago, with no political ambitions Donald was a pig. And he's still a pig. But is this a big deal? Michelle Obama says his words "chill her to the core" CP doesn't doubt FLOTUS is frigid but I doubt it's Donald Trump's fault. 

Locker room banter? Heard it all my life, not sure what else you want to call it, just bullshitting. I suspect those who swear they've never heard such disrespect of woman haven't had much a life, or many friends. 

I guess Michelle Obama never heard Chelsey Handler discribe her method of weeding out potential dates, yes size matters. Or Kathy Griffins's unwanted New Year's Eve crotch kiss planted on Anderson Cooper.

Cedar's Take: The over the top response to Trump's words is beyond the understanding of blue collar America. Of course we would all prefer our commander in chief speak in the eloquence of royalty, yet this is 2016 where every word is subject to public review and replay. 

And apparently Hillary Clinton has a trashy mouth on her that rivals that of a former President, a colorful speaker who could curse a blue streak of explitieves for ten minutes straight and never repeat a word. LBJ. 

Bottom line it's just bullshiting. And will cost him the election. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Litttle Armchair Avation Entertainment For Fellow Pilots

Don't you just love that helpless feeling drifting down the runway eating up pavement? Stick back and wait and wait and well let's try this again.

Anyone Surprised That Bill James Would Use Water Canon On Protestors

From the Charloote Business Journal:

James wrote in an email (post protest) that water canon would be a good investment.

“I think the CMPD needs to buy a military style water cannon. It seems obvious that most of the protestors paid no respect to the police or their instructions. Jennifer Robert’s whining on TV just sounded desperate. 

They looted, stole, started fires and damaged property at will. Like Ferguson and Baltimore, emotions were rationalized by their supporters as an acceptable reason for rioting and vandalism. They ‘felt upset’ so they thought they had a right to create mayhem. 

Until the CMPD and the City show they are in charge the mass of criminals won’t change their ways. This wasn’t a ‘protest’ (since there was no ‘book’ there was nothing to protest). 

This was a riot a bunch of criminals flaunting the law. It would be nice to know how many of the protesters were from out-of-town.”

The images of Selma and Birmingham during the sixties come to mind and it's not pretty.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Up Next More Video Of The Death Of Keith Lamont Scott

Charlootte is about to get a dose of real, as Charloote's African American Community is about to be served up another ration of shit.

Just as the fires finally die down and life returns to normal CMPD decides to release move video of the Scott shooting. This editor's uncut version promises to be more bloody and even more gruesome than the small edited version released last week.

This is real, and Scott moaning in agony as his life slips away is troubling.

From the AP:

Police in Charlotte say they will release all of the dashcam and body camera video from the fatal shooting of a black man that sparked in riots in the city.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Keith Scott's Cause of Death Lifetime Of Poor Choices

Keith Lamont Scott's life came to an abrupt and sudden end a week ago. His death is the result of a lifetime of bad choices! Something totally lost on the Black Lives Matter crowd.
Scott had been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in two different states and convicted of assault in three states. One of the charges was a plea he actually shot a man. He had been hit with “assault with intent to kill” charges in the 90s. His record  included “assault on a child under 12” and “assault on a female.”
His wife took out a restraining order commonly known in the courts as a 50b, just last year. The woman who on video yells at police "he aint got no gun" and told the gullible main stream media he has never owned a gun. Yet, told police last year that he owns a 9 millimeter, Block (Glock).

The media spin; “Family and neighbors call Scott a quiet ‘family man.’”
Nothing says “quiet” like “assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill” and nothing says “family man” like assaulting women and children.
Keith Lamont Scott, the latest martyr of Black Lives Matter and main stream media, was shot while waving a gun around. He had spent 7 years in jail for “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
Now officers had no idea that Scott has no trouble pulling a trigger, that he beats his wife, assaulted a child under 12 or served time is prison for shooting someone. All they know it there a guy, with a gun over there, and he is totally non-compliant, when given clear loud and reperitive simple order "DROP THE GUN"! 
Scott's cause of death was four to the chest, it was a lifetime of poor choices. Drugs, B&E, Assault, Guns, moving to Texas from his native South Carolina, then a number of failed marriages, kids, more drugs, and the chains of the events in his life linked together like the shackles of slavery. For Scott there was no escape, the die was cast, his live of crime would end this way. And maybe it was his choice.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Epic "BOLO" Only In South Carolina

Seen a few "BOLO" for escapees over the years, but this one beats them all! 

The Lexington County Sheriff posted a series of tweets regarding Corey Eaglin:

Deputies are searching for a detainee who ran away from the Lexington Medical Center Corey Jonell Eaglin.

Eaglin was last seen wearing a hospital gown and black undergarments. He is also wearing a colostomy bag.

Eaglin is 37 , stands 5'11" and weighs 104 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is missing the lower portion of an arm and has one eye.

Imagine bumping into this guy at the 7 Eleven around midnight. You would have to conclude the zombie apocalypse was upon us.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Local Officers Voice Their Opinion It's A Goôd Shoot

CMPD Officers tell CP Tuesday's unfortunate encounter with Keith Scott was a "good shoot" a term meaning officers where within their right to use deadly force.

Based on water cooler conversations and the same video footage available to the public, most believe Officers had little choice but to stop the threat.

Confronted with an unholstered weapon, held by an unknown, and noncompliant suspect, who is given several repetitive simple commands "DROP THE GUN" all feel CMPD officers were within their lawful right to use deadly force.

In the above frame CMPD Officers note the empty ankle holster on his right leg, apparently a gun  held in his right hand, just low/inside his thigh. 

Even at the point where Mr. Scott moves out of frame and still in a non threat stance they acted lawfully. A couple officers have said based on rumors, that only when he made a sudden turn (we don't see) did they fire. 

Still a few question Mr. Scott's ability to process the commands. 

As with so many tragic situations it is a long chain of events as far back as Mr. Scott's arrest and conviction on weapons charges years ago. Even the discussion of TBI has come into play.

Many questions remain, what are yours?

CP's take he does indeed look very confused disoriented, which makes this a very tragic and sad event.

Beyond the shoot, I have no idea how we can move back from the protests and riots, no doubt the election rhetoric and voices out of Washington from The White House and DOJ have something to do with it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Zombies Protesting In Charlotte

Antonio Burris 

It is hard not to judge, but what sort of idiot would take to the streets crowded with 100s of police officers while "riding dirty" with a pocket full of heroin? Apparently quite a few didn't think anything of it. But, Antonio Burris took stupid to a new level by repeatedly taunting police all the while "holding" heroin and the proper "drug paraphernalia" to take a hit or too if the night got too stressful.

Seriously you have to be a zombie not to care that any one of these officers might pull your sorry ass over one night.

Justin Carr

Riots and Looting is all fun and games until someone decides to "settle a beef" figuring in all the confusion no one will notice, that you just "popped some muther funker dead in the head".

Busting a cap in a crowd might have seen like a fool proof cover, except Charlotte is video camera nirvana with cameras, hundreds of them focused on Uptown streets.

First CP wants to acknowledge the unknown bystanders who rushed to aid the mortally wounded Justin Carr as well as CMPD Officers and Medic who stepped up to try and save his life.

The thug who apparently (taking the innocent until proven guilty high road) pulled the trigger Rayquan Borum is no stranger to CMPD or the courts. Another human turd who avoided prison thanks to a Justice system that never really dealt with his crimes. Sure the cops arrest him and the revolving door just dumps him back out on the streets to reoffend with ever increasing violence.

Once again proof our judicial system is out of control.