30 June 2011
we adore king snakes and dont really have anything against
rat a/k/a chicken snakes water snakes, however, we would have preferred that it would have been a cottonmouth instead.
we couldnt get a clip or photo of the king snake actually consuming the rat snake because after it killed it, it drug it down a hole.
Posted by wst... at 12:29
29 June 2011
the rapides sheriff 2011
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28 June 2011
earlier today someone contacted us about helping to spread the word about the roy brown facebook support group called Homeless Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Stealing $100 From A Bank.
it has 229 members so far and according to a comment on its wall by rachel humphreys there is also another facebook group called free roy brown.
so we wish the admins and members of the roy brown facebook support groups best of luck and success.
26 June 2011
Date: June 26, 2011
Ball Police Officer Killed In Crash
Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a police officer. The police officer worked for Ball Police Department.
Troopers responded to the crash around 2:50 am, which occurred on US Hwy 165 in Ball, LA.
The crash involved a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Russell A. George (W/M 47 yrs) of Boyce, LA.
The Ford was south bound on US Hwy 165 north of LA Hwy 623 with Officer George responding to assist another Ball police officer that needed assistance.
While traveling south on US Hwy 165 the Ford collided with an abandoned bicycle that was located in the roadway.
After colliding with the bicycle, Officer George lost control and exited the right side of the roadway before colliding with several trees. After colliding with the trees, the Ford became engulfed in flames.
Officer George was pronounced dead at the scene.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Troop E troopers have investigated 27 fatal crashes for the year of 2011, resulting in 28 fatalities.
S/T Scott Moreau
Louisiana State Police
Troop E Public Affairs
Office: (318) 769-9USA (872)
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source: hixson brothers funeral home
Posted by wst... at 20:25
24 June 2011
peter falk at the internet movie database
columbo at the internet movie database
the nbc mystery movie at the internet movie database
peter michael falk memorial at find-a-grave
from the youtube description as written by the youtube vlogger xsupervids1:
Yu Muroga is a Japanese driver. It was his tour took place when the earthquake March 11, 2011.
Like most people of his area, he did not feel threatened by the tsumani, as it was far enough from the coast.
So he continued to drive and do its job.
The HD camera mounted on the dashboard has not only captured the shock but also the moments that followed, where many drivers were stranded by the waters of the tsunami.
Posted by wst... at 11:37
23 June 2011 04:57 BST - Urban pigeons have the ability to learn the difference between people who will feed them and those who will chase them away, a French study has indicated.
Researchers suggested that this allowed birds to limit the time spent searching for food, and maximise the time eating.
The team said the study provided the first experimental evidence of feral pigeons using the ability to maximise benefits provided by urban areas.
The findings will be published in the journal Animal Cognition. ~ read more
the bird lady of super one
Posted by wst... at 09:01
21 June 2011
Today, June 21, is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it's the longest day of the year in 2011.
According to USA Today, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is the farthest north in the sky, directly above the Tropic of Cancer.
The exact moment of the solstice today will occur at 1:16 p.m. ET. [12:16 pm CDT] ~ read more
Posted by wst... at 09:33
18 June 2011
Posted by wst... at 13:54
17 June 2011
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clip from boston legal episode 89 "smoke signals."
original air date: 22 september 2008.
complete boston legal episodes are available to watch free at tvland.com/shows/boston-legal
Posted by wst... at 21:28
la state representative charmaine marchand stiaes is "publicly reprimanded" by the louisiana supreme court
la state representative charmaine marchand is "publicly reprimanded" by the louisiana supreme court
source: louisiana supreme court news release #37
Posted by wst... at 17:19
louisiana state representative chris roy jr.'s controversial and "contentious" city of alexandria, la. civil service reenactment act of 2011 was heard on 16 june 2011 by the louisiana state senate local & municipal affairs committee. HB 581 was reported favorably.
this clip begins shortly after the previous bill was heard because there was a brief recess and during that time the camera and mic were both live so you can witness the small talk and banter between senator joe mcpherson, representative herbert dixon, representative roy and city of alexandria, la. chief operating officer kay michiels.
here is a deep link to the archived video itself;
our clip begins around the 01:21.00 mark and representative roy's introduction is from 01:31.00 senate local and municipal affairs committee 2011 broadcast archive.
gannett/the alexandria daily town talk's treatment of this hearing in today's paper is here.
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Posted by wst... at 16:20
16 June 2011
"Catfish" makes his grand introduction to LouisianaConservative.com LIVE from New Orleans, Louisiana at the Republican Leadership Conferenceokay homes, we'll give ya some shine...but first -- naturally, we dont agree with much, if anything, that catfish writes. although, we're in agreement certainly with the concept of conservatism, which is of course not practiced in any way whatsoever by the modern RINOrepublican party ... and his pimpin' the huckster is particularly painful ... however, he writes:
"After being an independent all my life because I refused to be a democrat just because I’m black, and I was skeptical yet uniformed of the republican party, I have fully identified as a conservative because I have listened fully to both sides."another thing he writes is that he was born in 1979 and fortunately missed out falling victim to the spell that ronnie raygun and his astrologer cast to promote the ronnie raygun fairy tail. so it could be interesting to watch and see if catfish ever has his "eureka!" moment and goes back to being an independent.
catfish also noted that he's "willing to openly praise and criticize, agree and disagree just the same for any speaker who steps up to that mic, regardless of my conservative views."
UPDATE: louisiana conservative.com "delicate palate for catfish...and reggie"
Posted by wst... at 20:14
15 June 2011
this poor guy cant catch a break.
Posted by wst... at 21:50
HB 581 chris roy jr's city of alexandria la civil service reenactment act 2011 to be heard by senate committee
thursday 16 june 2011, the state senate local and municipal affairs committee will hear state representative chris roy, jr's controversial HB 581 which will purportedly remake the alexandria civil service commission in his brother the alexandria mayor's image -- although representative roy did get an amendment adopted by the house committee on municipal, parochial and cultural affairs. -- 25 may 2011. committee video on demand here.
the local and municipal affairs committee will meet in room "f." upon adjournment and you may watch the committee meeting live from legis.state.la.us
HB 581 passed the state house on 6 june 2011 by a vote of 79 - 12. herbert dixon voted nay. the house floor debate video on demand is available here. house journal page 28.
Posted by wst... at 21:29
last month the new orleans based american zombie blog, made some pretty big news due to a role that it played in the mark st. pierre corruption case and how it was revealed in court, that mr. st. pierre and others reacted to american zombie blog posting(s) about them. see 25 may 2011, new orleans time-picayune mark st. pierre lashed out at media when payments to greg meffert aired.
anyway, as everyone in the alexandria-central louisiana knows last friday (09 june 2011) roger tully resigned as chief of the apd.
this move didnt bother us at all as we had already surmised and opined that mr. tully was a lousy choice. (word to the mayor: we think loren lampert is two).
so anyway, the point, assuming there is one, of this post, is that we noticed that on 11 june 2011 the american zombie blog posted what amounted to a link to the gannett/the town talk report about mr. tully's resignation -- which in turn drew a fascinating comment about mr. tully and his possible connection to the whole mark st. pierre, et al mess that az itself is involved in:
Roger Tulley was part of MMR Group's political patronage crew. He testified on behalf of Mark St. Pierre and Imagine/veracent/netmethods. Looks like Former CTO of baton rouge don evans indictment is coming soon.
June 12, 2011 11:01:00 AM CDT
Posted by wst... at 08:45
14 June 2011
via: twitter @capitolwatchdog
HB 565 just passed the state senate after passing the state house on 16 may 2011. UPDATE: became ACT 199 24 june 2011.
HB 565 will "[R]ename and designate the KCS underpass on Louisiana Highway 165 in Rapides Parish as the 'Fred H. Baden Underpass.'"
more photos 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4
====it's probably fitting they chose this underpass ... mayor baden told, at least one time, this story about the underpass -- once an oversize load became stuck beneath the underpass. no matter what they did it seemed like they wouldnt be able to get the truck and its load free from beneath the underpass without doing a lot of damage to the underpass and the load.after awhile, a crowd began to gather to watch them; then a child walked up and suggested they "let some air out of the truck tires." so they did and it worked!
Posted by wst... at 15:28
My name is Amber, I was traveling from Austin TX to Jena LA to visit my parents, I was watching my speed very closely using my cruise controll to insure I did not accidently go over the limit.
It was midnight and I was the only car on the highway, sure enough, as soon as I left the 65 mph zone, I reset my cruise to 55 mph, which is what the posted speed was, as soon as I passed the 55mph sign I saw police lights.
The snaggled toothed Police officer insisted that I was going 66 in a 55. I told him NO, I was watching my speed and setting my cruise accordingly, he still issued the ticket.
What goes around does come around. I was not going 66, I wasn't even going 55, I set my cruise 4 mph below what is posted. I don't understand how they can get away with this.
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rapides parish sheriff, chuck wagner, is running for reelection on this fall's 22 october 2011 ballot.
this morning he was live in studio to touch on several accomplishments of the rapides parish sheriff's office and his reelection campaign.
link to audio listen/download page
the rapides sheriff 2011
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13 June 2011
12 June 2011
live in london - 2009
... why did those days ev-er have to go ... i never thought true love would be making one as lovely as she ... you can feel it all over ...
Posted by wst... at 21:01
Hollis for Governor releases first Campaign Commercial.
Takes Jindal to task on Doubling of Unemployment; Budget Deficit.
(Haynesville, Louisiana) Hollis for Governor has released the first Campaign Commercial of this fall's Governor's race.
The spot, entitled "Real Leadership" calls out Governor Jindal for a doubling of unemployment on his watch; and the budget reversal from $1 billion surplus to $1.5 billion deficit.
The spot calls for "...a full-time Governor, who will work hard for the future of the State."
You can watch the commercial on YouTube by clicking the link or pasting in your browser:
This is the first in a series of commercials in which Mrs. Hollis takes Governor Jindal to task for the failure of his term in office.
You can also get a 'sneak peek' as Mrs. Hollis' new online campaign community that will officially launch at the end of June: http://tarahollis.com
Friends of Tara Hollis
PO BOX 493
Haynesville Louisiana 71038
11 June 2011
(1) riders up
(2) the call to the post
(3) "new york, new york" [complete]
(4) post parade
Posted by wst... at 11:34
10 June 2011
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larry sinclair is the chattanooga, tennessee, (formerly duluth, minnesota) man, who alleges several november 1999 sexual and drugs encounters with then illinois state senator, barack obama.
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09 June 2011
this evening we picked up a small catfish dinner to go from cajun catfish house.
the fish and side dishes were as usual all a+. too bad the picture below doesnt really do justice as to how the meal really appeared -- or tasted. now we have to make like our friend the rat snake and find a place to lie still for awhile.
cajun catfish house. 3400 old marksville hwy. pineville, louisiana 5.74 miles [9.24 km] from alexandria.
Posted by wst... at 17:56
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mr. schnoebelen says that he left mormonism in1986 because he read the bible and encountered the real jesus."the bible is the best anti-mormon literature ever," he said and added "so the more you read the bible -- the more you will discover that the lds church is a fake."
when asked to give "two or three major reasons" why he believes the mormon church is not a truly christian church, mr. schnoebelen replied; "mainly [mormons] of course, dont believe that jesus is almighty god. they believe he's a god. they believe he's a son of god but they will never call him lord and of course we're told in the new testament you cant call jesus christ the lord except by the power of the holy spirit;
so these people have a different jesus and they teach for example that what he did on calvary did not save us. rather, the fact that he shed drops of blood in the garden of gethsemane was what saved us and paradoxically one of their early apostles, orson pratt, taught that the blood of jesus christ had no more spiritual power than the blood of a dead dog."
another reason that mr. schnoebelen gives is that mormonism teaches that "we're saved by grace through faith after all that we can do, so theirs is a religion of works -- they dont believe that they are saved by grace;"
one of the dangers of electing a mormon, such as the mormon flip romney to the presidency is their eschatological belief in the role mormons are to play in america. "they believe that it's their destiny to save the [u.s.] constitution and that one of their members, a high priest in their church, which mitt romney, by the way is a high priest, so this guy is highly connected. mitt romney -- he's not just a financier and a politician and a former governor. he's a high priest in the mormon church;
and he has been to the temple, he has taken oaths in the temple, that he will put his allegiance to the prophet (the prophet being the head of the mormon church) and the mormon church's interests above anything else."
"so [mormons] think that at some point, the constitution of the united states will hang-by-a-thread and then a high priest of their faith will come in and save america and create a benevolent dictatorship called 'the united order;'
which is a communistic -- i mean that not in the atheistic sense but in the sense of a communitarian -- where everybody owns everything in common, you know kinda like an israeli kibbutz, with him, this prophet, this leader ruling america as a dictator;
that's what they believe. so, literally for over a hundred years, they have been trying to get a mormon high priest in the white house;
and right now they're closer than they've ever been."
regarding the mormon glenn beck, mr. schnoebelen says that beck is really aiming to become some sort of spiritual/messianic leader. "[beck] believes that he can become a god. that's the third thing about the mormon church that's a real problem -- if you're a bible believing christian;
every mormon if they understand and [beck] says that he studied it very thoroughly, before he joined the church, because he used to be supposedly an alcoholic and went through aa and all that kind of stuff and then i guess he met this woman who was a mormon and she talked him into joining the church;
now of course he's totally sold on it. but mormons believe they can become a god. they think that someday if they are true and faithful to all the covenants they make in the temple and they get married and have children and of course he's done all that i assume;
they will someday become a god and have their own planet. their own solar system that they will reign over just like 'heavenly father' reigns over our planet;
now you tell that to any christian and they're gonna think you're a nut case;
of course glenn beck never mentions that and the problem i have with all this is -- you know i used to watch his show faithfully, i've kinda gotten disgusted with it lately but i was just keeping an eye on him;
he'd have people like david barton and like jerry falwell, jr., i think it was, you know the guy who's now head of liberty university, which is actually my alma mater, you know and they're on there schmoozing with glenn beck making it sound like 'oh we're all one big happy family of believers in jesus' and the damage that does is incalculable to the cause of christ;
because it would be like sitting down and schmoozing with osama bin laden, you know. glenn beck's theology is as far off in one direction -- as islam is in another direction."
Posted by wst... at 12:15
08 June 2011
via: twitter @navynews
110606-N-TU221-408 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 6, 2011) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 breaks the sound barrier during an air power demonstration over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).kinda has a "sliders"/"stargate" thing going on there.
Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are currently underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza/Released)
Posted by wst... at 12:35
today "remember building 7" ad campaign began airing throughout the new york metropolitan area on 15 channels ...
via: what really happened
... including New York 1, CNN, MSNBC and Comedy Central, among others.
The campaign will run 425 spots from June 6 to June 26, 2011 and is estimated to reach one million unique viewers several times each.
For more details about the Remember Building 7 campaign, visit RememberBuilding7.org rememberbuilding7.org
Posted by wst... at 11:11
07 June 2011
(the premise of the show notwithstanding)
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clip from the tv show "dead like me"
episode title: rest in peace season 1, episode fourteen
original air date: 26 october 2003
"dead like me" episodes are available to watch free at hulu.com
walter clement pipp memorial at find-a-grave
lou gehrig memorial at find-a-grave
Posted by wst... at 14:45