Saturday, April 30, 2005

52 Arrested In Scheme Selling Fla. Commercial Drivers Licenses

WASHINGTON — Thousands of illegal immigrants have obtained driver's licenses in three states, federal authorities said Thursday, highlighting a security hole that the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited.

Three employees of Florida's motor vehicles agency were among 52 people arrested in a bribery scam that put driver's licenses in the hands of at least 2,000 illegal immigrants, officials said. The case, announced Thursday, follows similar arrests in Michigan and Maryland over the past week.

"With a valid driver's license, you establish an identity," said Michael Garcia, assistant secretary of the Homeland Security Department.

"There's no way to identify whether that identity is valid — that you're not on a terrorist watch list, that you're not a criminal. It gives you a bona fide," said Garcia, who heads the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that coordinated the arrests.

He said the cases do not appear to be related and there was no evidence of any terrorist connection.

"What we're looking at is the vulnerability and potential here, and we want to make sure that avenue isn't open to criminals or people posing a threat to our national security," he said.

Thousands of illegal immigrants in three states have obtained driver's licenses, according to the feds. Authorities arrested suspects in three states (Maryland, Michigan and Florida) this past week who were improperly giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

This problem is getting way out of hand highlighting the need for the Congress to finally pass the Real ID Act and get it implemented right away. This was a key provision of the 9/11 Commission Report last year. The House has acted. Now the Senate must.

The 9/11 hijackers, among them, had 63 different driver's license. That is crazy!

Ga. bride-to-be fabricated kidnap tale, police say

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A Georgia bride-to-be who vanished just days before her wedding turned up in New Mexico and fabricated a tale of abduction before admitting Saturday that she had gotten cold feet and “needed some time alone,” police said.

If you were her fiance, John Mason, would you still marry psycho-chick? I'm talking about it Monday morning.The runaway bride also pulled a Susan Smith blaming her kidnapping on a Mexican man and woman in a blue van. The Julia Roberts wannabe has pulled this stunt before.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Rapid Judgment Segment Results

During President Bush's press conference he said there isn't much he can do about rising gasoline costs. Do you believe him?

10 Yea 2 Nay

Bush to Propose Oil Refineries at Former Military Bases

Due to pressure over high energy prices, the AP reports that President Bush will propose tackling the root causes of the problem by encouraging new oil refineries to be built at closed military bases and jumpstarting construction of new nuclear power plants. In a speech Bush will also reportedly propose giving federal regulators the lead authority to decide where to locate terminals for processing imported natural gas. States have increasingly been taking the lead on this issue.

In addition, Bush, in his second energy speech in a week, is expected to propose adding vehicles that use clean-burning diesel fuel, hybrids powered by gasoline and electricity, and fuel-cell vehicles to the list of automobiles eligible for $2.5 billion in tax credits over 10 years to encourage further use of this technology.

Meanwhile, a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that less than half of Americans support the way the president is handling energy policy. Bush met Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah at his Texas ranch on Monday (April 25th) but reached no agreement that would lower gasoline prices in the near term.

According to the Associated Press, "The lack of adequate refining capacity is frequently cited by experts as one reason why gasoline prices have surged dramatically in recent years. No new refineries have been built in recent years even though the demand for gasoline has risen."

Do you think encouraging new oil refineries be built at closed military bases and jumpstarting construction of new nuclear power plants is a good idea?

Protest at the EPOC Clinic 11AM today. Rev. Pat Mahoney stopped by my show to talk about the botched abortion.

Abortion Clinic Workers Refuse To Help Mother Screaming For Them To Call 911 After Her Baby Was Aborted Alive

Orlando, FL – Angele, a single mother in her thirties with two children, thought that abortion was the answer to her circumstances. At almost 23 weeks gestation, she entered the EPOC Clinic in Orlando, Florida. Little did she realize that the next day she would give birth to a live, perfectly healthy boy whom she named Rowan. Cradling Rowan’s moving body, her screams for help were ignored by abortion clinic workers while her son took his last breath.

The clinic is known for late-term abortions and its well-known founder, Dr. James Pendergraft. A few years ago he served time in a federal prison regarding an alleged scheme to extort the city of Ocala, Florida by means of his other abortion clinic in that city.

On April 1, Angele was given Valium and laminaria were inserted in her cervix to begin dilation. She was told to return the following day. On April 2, Angele took prescribed medicine to induce labor. Cramping and crying, she went to the clinic and knocked repeatedly on the door. Eventually someone came and directed her to a room that had dried blood on the wall. She was given a blanket that was still wet. She began to bleed and go into labor. Despite her cries, no one assisted her. After one hard push, the baby was born, fully intact and definitely alive. Angele said, “His right leg moved. He curled up a bit, like he was cold; I screamed but no one came.” She pleaded for the clinic workers to call 911 but they did not.

Angele caressed and comforted her son by rubbing his back, tummy and chest. “I stroked his precious little head and kept telling him I loved him and we would be okay,” she said. Still no one came to help. Eventually Angele, holding the baby still attached to the umbilical cord, ran to get her cell phone. Help did not arrive in time. Rowan took his last breath.“After a few minutes I realized for certain that he was gone. I picked up my son. I held him to my chest. I rocked him and prayed. I could not stop crying,” said Angele. “I felt so bad. I felt so helpless. I had been so wrong to come here … I wanted to fix and change everything once I saw Rowan’s precious little face and body. All we needed was someone to get us to safety,” Angele said.

Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, which represents Angele, stated: “When I visited baby Rowan at the funeral home and saw his precious little body, fully formed with blond eyelashes and growing fingernails, I wondered, ‘How can we continue to kill our children and hide behind the rubric of choice?’ Rowan’s short life will not be in vain if his story can give life and hope to mothers who believe their only choice is abortion. Rowan joins the ranks of thousands of children who die each day by abortion. Most have no names and we never see their faces. We must restore a culture of life. We must protect our precious, innocent children. We must extend a healing hand to mothers like Angele. The rhetoric and the politics of abortion must be replaced by a culture of life.”

Photographs of Rowan’s fully intact, perfectly formed body are posted in his memory at

I talked with Charlie Carlson about Weird Florida

Here's some of the stuff I talked about with Charlie...

* The Florida Skunk Ape: The giant hairy Sasquatch-like creature roaming the backwoods of the Sunshine State. If Florida were ever to declare an official paranormal mascot, it would be the infamous skunk ape. Each year a skunk ape festival is held in Ochopee, Florida. The most popular legend in the state... or perhaps it's not a legend??

* The Interstate-4 Dead Zone: A quarter-mile section of the interstate in Seminole County, known for its high number of traffic accidents and alleged paranormal activity.

* Spook Hill: A gravity-defying hill in Lake Wales where cars roll up hill. Tourists love this place.

* Coral Castle: Florida's own Stonehenge in Homestead where Edward Leedskalnin carved, transported and placed huge coral rocks weighing tons to create a lasting memorial to his lost love. He claimed to use the secrets of levitation that ancient Egyptians employed in building the pyramids.

* Solomon's Castle: The big castle in Ona that Howard Solomon created from junk.

* Florida's Lost Volcano: Local lore of a now extinguished volcano in the Wakulla swamp.

* New Smyrna Beach mysterious ruins. A bizarre fort-like structure that may be proof of a Spanish settlement pre-dating St Augustine.

* Gibtown the very unusual home of traveling show people.

* Cassadaga: A small town where all the residents are mediums and psychics.

* The World's Smallest Police Station: It's a phone booth! In Carrebelle, on the North Gulf Coast.

* Xanadu: The abandoned house of the future in Kissimme.

is a folk-historian, author, and explorer of unexplained phenomena. He has appeared in several television documentaries and has played a folklore historian in the Curse of the Blair Witch on the Sci-Fi Channel. He is a tenth generation Floridian who has never been to a Central Florida theme park, but has visited Yeehaw Junction more than thirty times. As an enthusiast of Florida's past, he has served on the boards of several historical organizations and is a past president of the Seminole County Historical Society. He resides on Florida's east coast with his wife, Dot, and a small menagerie of dogs, cats, and pet squirrels.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Premium Library Service Costs Taxpayers Over $800,000

Great piece of investigative work by Josh Wilson at WFTV9.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Channel 9 discovered that Orange County taxpayers shell thousands of dollars a day for a premium service you can't find anywhere else in the country. The library hand delivers books right to the doorsteps of able-bodied adults. Critics call it a case of huge taxpayer waste.

To read the rest click HERE.

Brad King Apologist Makes His Case In The St. Petersburg Times

Evidence? Wait until after we've hanged 'em

By HOWARD TROXLER, Times Columnist

Sorry to keep going on about this "rule of law" business, but, you know, it keeps coming up.

Congress, that collection of pension chasers and blowhards, is not the boss of who gets charged with a crime in America.

Our state Legislature doesn't get to vote on who gets accused, either.

Neither does the local City Council.

Charging someone with a crime isn't up to the viewers of American Idol, the Gallup Poll or the Internet.

Most of all, deciding who gets charged with a crime is not the province of America's Instant Expert On All Things, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.

Agents Raid Work Site, Arrest 66 Illegal Aliens

Thanks to a tip from Congressman John Mica 66 illegal aliens have been detained from the new federal courthouse construction site in downtown Orlando.

How do you stop this activity? Fines? Jail time for contractors who hire illegals? The 66 had forged Social Security cards.

Busloads of trouble.A review of 4,300 Orange County school-bus reports finds hundreds of incidents of threats, fights and illegal activity

Great article in the Orlando Sentinel about activity on school buses.

Despite these limitations, the stacks of reports filed by drivers during the past three years show a wide range of offenses. They include:

More than 500 incidents that could be considered assault, battery or simply fighting by Orange County's Student Code of Conduct. In October, a driver leaving the Apopka Ninth Grade Center reported that an unknown male entered the bus, slapped four students and pushed the driver before running off.

More than 90 cases of at least one student being out of control. Just before Christmas break in 2003, a Lake Whitney Elementary student hit the driver, shut off the bus engine, threw out the key, opened the back door and fled.

About 50 gun and knife incidents, including a stabbing. A report from Odyssey Middle School in March 2003 read: "Driver stated that student had his arm out window with a gun in his hand pointing it at people."

More than 25 cases in which students have pelted cars with everything from rocks to cleaning supplies to wheelchair tie-downs, sometimes breaking windshields. Two years ago, students from Liberty Middle School hit a jogger in the face with a bottle.

I'm talking about it Friday morning on the Pat Campbell Show.

Bill O'Reilly is kicking it up a notch in the Jessica Lunsford case.

Bill O'Reilly sent his producer, Jesse Waters, and a camera crew down to Homosassa, Fl to find John Couey's former roommates.They confronted Dorothy Dixon and found out some interesting information about the three(Dorothy Dixon, Madie Secord, and Matthew Dittrich) from local bar patrons. Be sure to tune in to Fox News tonight at 8:00PM ET for more developments.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A bill providing millions of dollars in sales tax subsidies for sports franchises passed the state House today.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting...

After almost an hour of debate, the House voted 90-26 on the economic development proposal (HB 173) loaded with cash for a new or renovated Orlando arena, a Florida Marlins stadium and money to help Daytona Beach officials to lure a NASCAR Hall of Fame.

"This bill is actually a reverse Robin Hood," complained Rep. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood. "We're actually robbing the poor to give to the rich."

Marlin resurrection

The Florida Marlins stadium bill, virtually left for dead a few days ago, was approved by the Florida House yesterday by a 90-26 vote, after a pro-stadium legislator tacked it on to an existing economic development bill. The resulting legislation would provide $2 million a year ($60 million total, or $30 million in present value) in subsidies for a new Marlins stadium, $2 million a year for a new or renovated arena for the Orlando Magic, $2 million a year for four baseball spring training sites, $5 million a year to counties with convention centers, and $1.2 million a year for a NASCAR museum in Daytona Beach. (The City of Mermaids, sadly, wouldn't get a dime.)

The battleground now turns to the Florida Senate, where senate president Tom Lee has been just slightly critical of the Marlins' stadium demands. And the current Senate bill also differs in several respects from the version that passed the House, so even if the Senate passes a stadium bill by the end of its session - a week from Friday - there may not be time to reconcile both versions and get a final bill approved.

Hat Tip to Field of Schemes.

Police: School Administrators Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute

Local6 is reporting...

Woman Allegedly Offered $20 To Watch Oral Sex

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two assistant principals from different Orange County, Fla., schools were arrested Monday for allegedly soliciting sex from a police officer posing as a prostitute, according to Local 6 News.

Should these two be fired? Would you want them around your children?

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Ray pulled up to an undercover officer and offered $10 for oral sex and Caldwell allegedly offered $20 to watch.

Why does it cost twice as much to watch?

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Wednesday morning; Dr. G. Medical Examiner

Wednesday morning local celebrity Dr. G.(Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia) stops by the PC Show to talk about forensic pathology and her hit show on the Discovery/Health Channel.

Frequently Asked Questions About Forensic Pathology. Click HERE.

Statistics From Dr. G's Office. Click HERE.

Think you have what it takes to solve a forensics case? Take Dr. G's quiz to find out. Click HERE.

Sexual crimes: No easy answers

Here is the article out of the St. Petersburg Times I discussed with Dr. Jill Levenson on this morning's show.

Everyone agrees something must be done, but solutions are confounded by the complexity of the problem.

From rural Hillsborough and Citrus counties to the polished corridors of Tallahassee, the furor over sex offenders crescendoed last week as legislators passed new laws and parents kept a more watchful eye over their children.

The prevailing wisdom among experts is that a sex offender cannot be cured. He can only decide to stop.

To read the rest click HERE.

Some methods used in treatment and management of sex offenders

BOREDOM TAPES: A behavioral technique where the sex offender listens to his darkest fantasies on tape over and over, in hopes it results in his getting bored with the fantasy and no longer being drawn to it.

AVERSIVE CONDITIONING: A behavioral technique designed to reduce deviant sexual arousal by exposing the offender to something that arouses him while introducing an unpleasant sensation or smell, such a fox urine or ammonia.

COVERT SENSITIZATION: A behavioral technique in which a deviant fantasy is paired with unpleasant images or thoughts, creating an aversion to the inappropriate sexual behavior. The technique is also used for alcoholism, stealing and overeating.

COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING: A treatment technique in which the sex offender is made aware of distorted thinking that supports offending and is encouraged to change those thoughts through confrontion and rebuttal.

Source: Center for Sex Offender Management

Fox Military Analyst Colonel David Hunt stops by the PC Show

Can Government Prevent Another Terrorist Attack?

New Book by FOX News Military Analyst Colonel David Hunt Reveals how

Politicians are Putting America at Risk

WASHINGTON – Almost four years after the attacks of 9/11, Americans have lost sight of a frightening problem: The threat from Islamic terrorists is real and urgent.

In the explosive new book, THEY JUST DON’T GET IT: How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety—and What You Can Do About It (Crown Forum, April 12, 2005), FOX News military analyst Colonel David Hunt cuts through all the pundits’ hot air and the politicians’ posturing to lay out a case that will alarm—but ultimately empower—every American.

Colonel Hunt, a 29 year U.S. Army veteran who has dedicated his career to fighting terrorism, reveals how the people charged with protecting us still aren’t getting the job done. He exposes politicians and bureaucrats in the military and the intelligence community for sabotaging the War on Terror and putting Americans at risk. And Colonel Hunt goes a step further, showing exactly what all Americans can and must do to protect themselves and their families.

Based on Colonel Hunt’s extensive counterterrorism experience and his numerous high-level sources in the military and the intelligence community, THEY JUST DON’T GET IT reveals:

Ø Never-before-published documents—some taken straight from the terrorists—providing stark proof that the terrorist threat is far worse than we feared

Ø How recent intelligence “reforms” are mere window dressing—and even harm our efforts to track terrorists

Ø Specific steps that every American can take to protect his or her family—and Colonel Hunt is not talking about the useless tips the government has offered

Ø How we can fight the War on Terror and still safeguard civil liberties

Ø How to fix the intelligence disaster (and no, the politicians still haven’t fixed it)

Ø How we got into this mess in the first place: it’s mostly because our government let the problem fester for three decades

Colonel David Hunt (Ret.), a twenty-nine-year U.S. Army veteran, has extensive operational experience in counterterrorism, special operations, and intelligence operations. He played a key role in what remains the only military takedown of an active terrorist camp, and he has trained the FBI and Special Forces in counterterrorism tactics and served as security adviser to six different Olympic Games.

Monday, April 25, 2005

I'll be on The O'Reilly Factor at 8:00PM ET tonight.

I'm back for my third visit with Bill O'Reilly. We'll be talking about the latest developments in the Jessica Lunsford case. Bill wants to take a closer look at State Attorney Brad King and his failure to prosecute the occupants of the mobile home where Couey was staying. Watch the video HERE.

If you missed my appearance Saturday night on Heartland with John Kasich here is the video.

A huge Hat Tip to Ian at for capturing the video.

Brevard County Teacher Accused Of Raping Student

WESH is reporting...

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- An elementary school teacher from Brevard County went before a judge Sunday to face charges of repeatedly raping one of his students.

Cocoa Police arrested Daniel Cliatt Saturday night on 48 counts of sexual battery and 48 counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

This clown was caught in the act, admitted guilt, he is currently suspended with pay! What would you have to do to get fired? Kill someone? We're also spending extra money putting him on suicide watch. Why bother? He'd be doing society a huge favor if he whacked himself.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Sheriff told to find sex offender months before girl's death

The Sun Sentinel is reporting...

TALLAHASSEE -- When Citrus County sheriff's investigators were trying to find all registered sex offenders in the area while looking for Jessica Lunsford in February, they couldn't locate John Evander Couey, the man later charged with killing the 9-year-old girl.

But four months earlier, state law enforcement officials told the sheriff's office in a letter to verify where Couey lived because he didn't respond to a letter sent to his address listed in Florida's sex offender database, which could have led to his arrest, The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday.

Read the rest HERE.

Swingers club draws neighbors' complaints

Check out this story in the Orlando Sentinel...

DELAND -- A sign off the dirt road warns drivers to slow down because of children at play. Apparently, lots of adults are fooling around, too.

To read the rest click HERE.

Should this type of activity be permitted?

Video of 5-year-old getting arrested, leaving school in handcuffs

Tampa Bay's 10 News is reporting...

Saint Petersburg, Florida -- An attorney says he plans legal action against St. Petersburg police officers who handcuffed an unruly 5-year-old girl after she acted up in her kindergarten

To read the rest of the story plus see the video click HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Is that really the image the Democratic Party wants? Crude, hateful, bigoted, low-class?

DNC Chair Howard Dean's appearance at a fundraiser for the ACLU in Minneapolis last night is astonishing--or would be, if it weren't so typical:

Dean regaled an appreciative audience for nearly 90 minutes without once raising his voice, as he did after last year's Iowa primary election. But he did draw howls of laughter by mimicking a drug-snorting Rush Limbaugh.
"I'm not very dignified," he said. "But I'm not running for president anymore."

Check out the audio HERE.

Howard Dean is a ticking time bomb. One of these days the Republicans will be very glad that he is the head of the Democratic Party.

Hat Tip to Power Line and Jackson's Junction.

***Upcoming TV Appearances***

Saturday Night(4/23/05)I'll be on Heartland with John Kasich on Fox News at 8:00PM ET.

Monday Night(4/25/05)I'm back on The O'Reilly Factor at 8:00PM ET.

Once again I'll be talking about the Jessica Lunsford case and State Attorney Brad King.

Neighbor's Fliers May Have Led To Offender's Death

WESH is reporting...

OCALA, Fla. -- Neighborhood activism against a local sex offender may have contributed to his apparent suicide.

A registered sex offender who served his time reportedly killed himself Wednesday after his neighbors posted fliers with his face and the words "Child Rapist" all over his Marion County neighborhood.

Are the people that hung the signs responsible for this guy pulling a Kurt Cobain?

Check out this e-mail I got from a local sex offender...


I am a fan of you radio show and I listen most morning on my way to work. First I want you to know that the Jessica Lunsford case sickens me, as much as it does you. Those responsible should be locked up for a VERY long time. Now I must tell you something I don’t even tell those closest to me. I am a sex offender. When my daughter was 15 I touched her breast through her clothes. I molested her. This is something I am very ashamed of and something I will work at the rest of my life to make up too her. Currently we get along well. We speak and exchange gifts and express love for each other, but because of my condition we do not hug or get physically close to each other. I hope one day she will trust me enough to start hugging me again.

I committed my crime due to a VERY bad marriage; I got confused and became misguided and turned to my daughter for acceptance. This is wrong, but I am not a threat to anyone else. As soon as I committed my crime I realized I had hurt my daughter tremendously. I insisted she get counseling as well as me. I never denied my crime or bargained with the prosecutor for a lower sentence. I owed it to my daughter to own up to my short comings and try to provide an example of what a person should do if the make a mistake or even in my case, commit a crime.

I tell you this not to gain respect, sympathy, or even to cause rage. I tell you this because I think Florida needs more then just 2 categories of sex offenders. Currently there are offenders and predators. Most people do not know the difference. I think there should be more categories for people who have made terrible mistakes and then other for people who are likely to re-offend. I hope I am not fooling myself by thinking I am not the same as other offender or predators. I hope I am not like them.

Currently I live in an upscale Central Florida community. My employer and my friends do not know what happened. If my employer finds out, I would be let go. I would be unable to finds another job that would pay the mortgage on my house, due to the background check. I realize I make a major mistake. I have owned up to it, I regret it, and I am trying to make amends with my daughter, but should my future and that of my families be at risk for as long as I live due to just one mistake in my life? I have never been arrested before, and the most serious trouble I have had with the law prior and since this incident, is speeding tickets.

You are welcome to use this information in you show if you would like, I only ask you keep my personal information confidential as to not jeopardize the security of my family more then I already have.

I welcome your constructive comments.


Mayor Says Prosecution Was Politically Motivated

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer claims his prosecution was politically motivated.

Do you agree or disagree? That was the topic of today's Rapid Judgment segement.

Here are our results

3 say Yea 9 say Nay

Check out this excellent editorial in Thursday's Sentinel...

Rogue prosecution
Our position: Brad King showed blatant and disturbing disregard for the process.

What did this little circus cost us the taxpayers?
Probe cost FDLE $45,000
The former suspects agree to help pay part of the expenses of the investigation.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

9-Year-Old Jessica Lunsford Was Raped, Buried Alive

Local6 is reporting...

Girl Was Buried Clutching Purple Dolphin 150 Yards From Her Home

HOMOSASSA, Fla. -- There are more detailed, disturbing allegations in the kidnap-death of a 9-year-old Florida girl.

State prosecutors say Jessica Lunsford, who was found dead last month, had been raped, bound and buried alive, kneeling and clutching a purple stuffed dolphin. She was buried behind the mobile home where her alleged killer was living, state prosecutors said in newly released documents.

How sad! Meanwhile the three people that sheltered, enabled, and provided transportation out of Dodge for John Couey are walking around scott free! Shame on Brad King for not prosecuting these people.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

**Exclusive Interview with Brad King**

540WFLA's Melissa Hellervick had an exclusive 20 minute interview with State Attorney Brad King about the Jessica Lunsford case. That interview airs Thursday morning on the PC Show.

The audio will be available later today on my homepage

He's Back! Charges to be dropped against Buddy Dyer, others.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting...

Dyer charges to be dropped today

Special prosecutor who brought case against ousted Orlando mayor will dismiss election law case this morning, according to attorneys. The move would head off a special election now set for May 3.


Do pharmacists have a right to refuse to dispense abortifacient drugs like RU-486?

Yes, says The Ethics Guy, Dr. Bruce Weinstein.

Health care professionals do not have to check their conscience at the door when they come to work Catholic hospitals don’t perform a bortions, so pharmacists too should be able to “just say no”. Pharmacists who exercise their right to
conscientious objection should counsel women where they CAN get their prescriptions filled

Dr. Bruce Weinstein is the author of the new book, “Life Principles: Feeling Good by Doing Good”.

Check out his website at
Find out if you are Ethical take his ethics quiz.

Was Ratzinger a Nazi? I went to the Jerusalem Post this morning to see what they had to say. You may be surprised!

Ratzinger a Nazi? Don't believe it

by Sam Ser,

London's Sunday Times would have us believe that one of the leading contenders for the papacy is a closet Nazi. In if-only-they-knew tones, the newspaper informs readers that German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a member of the Hitler Youth during World War II and suggests that, because of this, the "panzer cardinal" would be quite a contrast to his predecessor, John Paul II.

The article also classifies Ratzinger as a "theological anti-Semite" for believing in Jesus so strongly that – gasp! – he thinks that everyone, even Jews, should accept him as the messiah.

To all this we should say, "This is news?!" Read the rest of the column HERE.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Many of you have contacted Jeb Bush regarding the Jessica Lunsford case. Here's the reponse being sent out by Jeb's office.

Thank you for your letter regarding the abduction and murder of Jessica Lunsford. Governor Bush appreciates your concerns about State Attorney Brad King’s decision not to prosecute John Couey’s relatives for lying to police during their search for Jessica. He has asked me to respond on his behalf.

The Florida Constitution limits the Governor’s intervention in matters that should be resolved through the court system. The elected state attorney has the sole discretion to file or decline to file criminal charges in a particular case. There are ethical and legal considerations based on both the quality and quantity evidence that guide the state attorney’s decision. The Governor is not vested with the same authority and cannot intervene in the decision making process even if he were to disagree with the State Attorney's decision.

There is understandable outrage over the failure of John Couey's relative to inform police that a sex offender lived in her home. However, according to the state attorney, there is no evidence to suggest this relative knew Couey had abducted Jessica when she was questioned by the officer. While, in certain circumstances, Florida law requires persons to come forward with information concerning the commission of a crime, there is no statute requiring an individual to notify police of the presence of a sex offender or the whereabouts of someone with an outstanding arrest warrant. That being so, after a thorough review of the facts and the law, the State Attorney determined that the relative’s actions did not constitute a crime under present Florida law. If you disagree with this decision or believe that the State Attorney misapplied the law, I encourage you to contact Mr. King's office directly.

The Governor will continue to work with the Florida Legislature and law enforcement to address this gap in the law. Although no action will return Jessica Lunsford to her family and friends or diminish the seriousness of the horrible crime committed against her it is Governor Bush's hope that crimes such as these can be prevented from occurring in the future. Thank you again for writing. Our prayers go out to the Lunsford family and all affected by this tragedy.

Warren Davis
Office of Citizens' Services

New pope a conservative who divided Germans

TRAUNSTEIN, Germany - A man of deep personal faith who choked up as he delivered the homily at Pope John Paul II’s funeral, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger also has alienated some Roman Catholics with his zeal in enforcing church orthodoxy.

And on those issues, the new Pope Benedict XVI is immovable. SWEET!

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a longtime guardian of doctrinal orthodoxy, is elected the new pope and chooses the name Pope Benedict XVI.
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So why do liberals fare so poorly on air?

Check out this great article in The LA Times...

Why the Liberals Can't Keep Air America From Spiraling In

The liberal Air America Radio, just past its first birthday, has probably enjoyed more free publicity than any enterprise in recent history. But don't believe the hype: Air America's left-wing answer to conservative talk radio is failing, just as previous efforts to find liberal Rush Limbaughs have failed.

Successful talk radio is conservative for three reasons:
• Entertainment value
• Fragmentation of the potential audience
• Liberal bias in the old media.

Papal hopeful is a former Hitler Youth

THE wartime past of a leading German contender to succeed John Paul II may return to haunt him as cardinals begin voting in the Sistine Chapel tomorrow to choose a new leader for 1 billion Catholics.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, whose strong defence of Catholic orthodoxy has earned him a variety of sobriquets — including “the enforcer”, “the panzer cardinal” and “God’s rottweiler” — is expected to poll around 40 votes in the first ballot as conservatives rally behind him.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

The MSM is scared to death of Ratzinger because he is a hardcore traditionalist.
The mudslinging has begun. Watch for this to take off big time.

Monday, April 18, 2005

State Attorney Brad King Offered Buddy Dyer A Deal is reporting...

Dyer Will Turn Down State's Deal State Offered To Stop Criminal Proceedings If Dyer Admitted Wrongdoing

The DCF Whitewash

Report: Terry Schiavo Was Not Abused.

According to Saturday's (April 16th) New York Times, Florida state investigators have found no evidence of abuse, neglect or denial of needed care in the case of Terri Schiavo, who doctors say was in a vegetative state since suffering a heart attack 15 years ago. Schiavo became the center of an intense right-to-die debate as her husband Michael battled with her parents to have her feeding tube removed. The courts agreed with his request, and Schiavo died on March 31st.

Documents released Friday show that Florida's Department of Children and Families completed nine reports of abuse accusations made from 2001 to 2004, including neglect of hygiene, denial of dental care, poisoning and physical harm. All of the accusations were targeted at Michael Schiavo.

No evidence of abuse or neglect were found in any of the reports, which Judge George W. Greer, of Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court -- who has presided over the Schiavo dispute -- has ordered released to the public before today (April 18th).

Nice try! This is hardly definitive. The only released 9 of the 89 complaints logged by DCF. I'll talk about it with Pamela Hennessey - Spokeswoman for the parents of Terri Schiavo Tuesday morning on ther PC Show.

Police: Bus Cam Shows Man Molesting Special Needs Boy

There were similar charges against David Mosquera in 2003. Since they couln't be proven he was simply assigned to another bus. Who made this brillant call?

Has Jane Fonda redeemed herself?

Jane Fonda’s book, My Life So Far, is the subject of much media interest these days. Unfortunately, much of that interest is focused on her romantic relationships and not her remembrances of her Vietnam-era activities.

Her recounting of her wartime activities has spurred numerous Swift Boat Vets and former POWs to come forward with the facts, information and data missing from My Life So Far. Ms. Fonda’s persistent misstatements, self-indulgent contrition, and historical errors deserve correction from the former POWs who felt the brunt of her actions.

Col. Day stopped by the PC Show this morning to set the record straight!

Col. George E. “Bud” Day, a Director and President of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, is a military veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and is the most highly decorated living Air Force combat veteran in the United States. Shot down over North Vietnam on August 26, 1967, he spent more than five years as a Prisoner of War. In addition, Col. Day was the only POW to escape from prison in North Vietnam, only to be recaptured by the North Vietnamese in the South. He is also credited with living through the first “no chute” bailout from a burning jet fighter over England in 1955. Col. Day has received nearly seventy military decorations and awards, more than fifty of which are for combat valor, the most notable being the Medal of Honor.

Attorney Jack Thompson is calling on Gov. Jeb Bush to pull Brad King's office off the Jessica Lunsford case and appoint a special prosecutor

State Attorney Brad King Has Wrongly Allowed Accomplices in Jessica Lunsford Kidnapping/Rape/Murder Case to Go Free

It appears that Florida State Attorney for the Fifth Circuit is more interested in prosecuting Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer than he is in prosecuting the individuals who assisted accused child abductor/rapist/murderer John Couey. Mark Lunsford should take note of the following, as should all media and others who receive this news release.

Miami attorney Jack Thompson has received two memoranda written yesterday, one by Ric Ridgway, an Assistant State Attorney in Brad King’s office, and another from State Attorney Brad King himself on King’s decision to let go free certain individuals who assisted Jessica Lunsford’s alleged murderer at a time she might have still been alive.

These two memoranda provide a tortured and wholly ineffectual explanation as to why those who knowingly harbored Couey while they knew he was being sought by police are not guilty of anything. The gross misinterpretation of Florida statutes and case law, if exhibited by any first-year law student on a law school exam, would elicit an “F” grade.

The Ridgway/King memoranda read as if they had been disgorged from the bowels of the Florida Chapter of the ACLU. Prosecutors are supposed to prosecute. It is up to criminal defense lawyers to come up with “creative” legal reasoning like that of Ridgway and King. If these two were involved in the current Michael Jackson trial, they’d be sitting at the defense table.

There is something desperately wrong in the office of Florida State Attorney Brad King. This is an office that managed to find evidence of absentee vote fraud in Orlando where other prosecutors found none. Maybe there is such evidence. Most Floridians, however, would find child rape right up there with fake signatures as a public safety issue. Brad King was given that task by Governor Bush’s appointment of him as a special prosecutor.

It is now time for Governor Bush to appoint a special prosecutor to do what Brad King and his office are obviously unwilling, for whatever reasons, to do to protect all the other Jessica Lunsfords in Florida.

That is why today Miami attorney Jack Thompson, a nationally-known advocate for the protection of children from predators, has asked Governor Jeb Bush to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the Jessica Lunsford case so that all of those responsible for her tragic demise might be prosecuted, not just those who have admitted their role.

Jack is asking my listener's to contact Jeb Bush and demand that a special prosecutor be appointed to this case.

If you wish to call or send a facsimile,
the Governor's telephone numbers are:
850-488-4441 (Voice), 850-487-0801 (Fax)

And, if you prefer to send e-mail, his e-mail address is:

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Inside Edition sent a camera crew to interview me today.

Inside Edition's Senior Correspondent Matt Meagher sat down and interviewed me Saturday for an upcoming segment on the Jessica Lunsford case. The segment is scheduled to air Tuesday(4/19/05). I'll let you know how the whole thing went down Monday on the show.

Also... Madie Secord, one of the occupants of the mobile home where Couey was staying, is talking to the media. She says Dixon is not Couey's half-sister. They have the same mom and dad according to Madie. That makes Dixon Couey's sister.
Madie Secord also feels another occupant in the mobile home had a hand in Jessica's
disappearance and death. I'll tell you who that is Monday.

State attorney taking a media beating

The St Petersburg Times is reporting...

In interviews this week with [Charlie Crist] and radio show host Pat Campbell on The [Bill O'Reilly] Factor, which airs on the Fox News Channel, O'Reilly repeatedly denounced the decision not to charge [John Couey]'s housemates with lying to law enforcement officers.

The prosecutors' reasoning is clear from the memo. The three were arrested on charges of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Sheriff's deputies say they spoke with Couey's housemates twice in the days after [Jessica Lunsford] vanished. None of the housemates told deputies that Couey, a registered sex offender who wasn't living where he was supposed to, was staying at the mobile home.

A reporter was unable to locate [Dorothy Dixon], [Madie Secord] and [Matthew Dittrich] for their comments on the prosecutors' decision. Dixon has previously said she knew Couey was a sex offender, but she didn't know anything about Jessica.

To read the entire article click HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

**Breaking**Schiavo DCF Documents To Be Released

Here is an order from the April 4 hearing on Media General’s motion for DCF to release documents about the abuse allegations. It orders DCF to redact certain information and release the documents by Monday.

Please do not call me asking for the documents. This order also says that the court’s copies are to remained sealed; so you will have to get them from DCF.

Ron Stuart, public information officer
Sixth Judicial Circuit
14250 49th St. N, Suite 2000
Clearwater, FL 33762

I'll have details on Friday's show.

To see the actual court order click HERE.

Case involving Orlando interim mayor's wife dismissed

The Sun-Sentinel is reporting...

The court case involving interim Mayor Ernest Page's wife and a woman she accused of being his mistress was dismissed by a judge Tuesday after neither party showed up in court. To read the rest click HERE.

How convenient, it's like magic the problem just disappears!

Check out the original allegations from Local6.

Orlando Mayor's Wife Accused Of Stalking Woman
Restraining Order Filed Against Wanda Page

A creative, motivated prosecutor would use one or more of the below statutes

***This just in from our resident legal scholar J.T.***

A creative, motivated prosecutor would use one or more of the below Florida statutes to prosecute the occupants of the mobile home where John Couey was living.

843.12 Aiding escape.--Whoever knowingly aids or assists a person in escaping, attempting to escape, or who has escaped, from an officer or person who has or is entitled to the lawful custody of such person, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

777.011 Principal in first degree.--Whoever commits any criminal offense against the state, whether felony or misdemeanor, or aids, abets, counsels, hires, or otherwise procures such offense to be committed, and such offense is committed or is attempted to be committed, is a principal in the first degree and may be charged, convicted, and punished as such, whether he or she is or is not actually or constructively present at the commission of such offense.

777.03 Accessory after the fact.--
(1)(a) Any person not standing in the relation of husband or wife, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild, brother or sister, by consanguinity or affinity to the offender, who maintains or assists the principal or accessory before the fact, or gives the offender any other aid, knowing that the offender had committed a felony or been accessory thereto before the fact, with intent that the offender avoids or escapes detection, arrest, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.

(b) Any person, regardless of the relation to the offender, who maintains or assists the principal or accessory before the fact, or gives the offender any other aid, knowing that the offender had committed the offense of child abuse, neglect of a child, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18 years of age, or murder of a child under 18 years of age, or had been accessory thereto before the fact, with the intent that the offender avoids or escapes detection, arrest, trial, or punishment, is an accessory after the fact unless the court finds that the person is a victim of domestic violence.

(2)(a) If the felony offense committed is a capital felony, the offense of accessory after the fact is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b) If the felony offense committed is a life felony or a felony of the first degree, the offense of accessory after the fact is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

Here I am on The Factor Wednesday night.To watch the interview click HEREPosted by Hello

Tolerance is a one way street

Randy Thomas from Exodus International stopped by The Pat Campbell Show this morning to talk about this story.

Orlando Billboard Ads Feature Former Homosexuals
Global Ex-Gay Ministry Asks the Public to Question Media Messages About Homosexuality

Orlando, FL - April 12, 2005 Orlando residents will see two new billboard signs today that feature pictures of former homosexuals who challenge the permanence of homosexuality and offer a message of hope and change. Exodus International, the largest network of former homosexuals in the world, sponsored the billboard ads hoping to counter mainstream media messages and offer the public a considerate, alternative message about homosexuality.

The ads question the immutability of homosexuality and feature seven former homosexuals with the words, "We questioned homosexuality. Truth brought freedom," and "Rethink homosexuality."

The billboards have already generated local controversy. Originally slated to appear above a local gay resort, the ads were in the process of being put up when the owner, protested the content and threatened bodily harm to the crew contracted to post the signs. The ads have since been moved to an alternate site.

Alan Chambers, a former homosexual featured on the billboard and President of Exodus International, responded, "While it is disturbing to see the inconsistency in the gay community's call for tolerance and diversity, our message does not change. Our existence offers hope to others who feel trapped by homosexuality and gives the public a reason to question what they see and hear about this issue every day in the media.

"There are hundreds of thousands of individuals, like myself, who experienced emptiness and isolation in homosexuality and through Jesus Christ, we found the strength to leave it," said Chambers. "Popular culture says we don't exist, but we do and we want others to hear our stories and consider a side to this issue they may have never heard before."

Exodus International is a resource and referral organization with over 125 member chapters across North America that offer help to the over 400,000 people who contact the ministry each year.

The front and back billboards will be up for a year and are located on the east side of US-441, just north of SR-408.

Randy also commented on this event...

Students Across the Nation to Observe ‘Day of Truth’ Today

Christian students in more than 300 high schools across the nation will participate today in the “Day of Truth” – a Christian counterpart to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s “Day of Silence.”

State Attorney Brad King responds

Brad King has not returned my calls regarding Jessica Lunsford. However, he did respond via e-mail to one of my listeners Gordon from Titusville. Here's his reply.

I appreciate your concern about this case. I have detailed to the local
press the reasons why none of these persons violated the criminal law of
Florida. For your information I will explain why that is true.

First, there is no crime in Florida of lying to the police. The Florida
Legislature has never seen fit to make that a crime.

Second, there is no crime in Florida of not reporting a crime or not
giving information to the police. Further more, contrary to some
reports, there is no evidence in this case that the three knew that
Couey had committed a crime against Jessica.

Third, the aider and abetter statute in Florida specifically allows
relatives to assist one another in avoiding or escaping detection from
having committed a crime. Dorothy Dixon is the defendants sister and
therefore is legally allowed to assist him. See Fla. Stat. 777.03(1).

Noone finds what these people did more offensive than I do. But, I have
sworn an oath to follow the law of Florida as enacted by the
Legislature. If they do not choose to make certain acts a crime, I do
not have the right to do so. Regardless of how outraged I am concerning
the actions of these three.

I hope this explains why nothing can be done about them.

Here is the Prosecutor's memo in the Jessica Lunsford case

Here is the detailed explanation of why they didn't charge the occupants of the mobile home where Couey was staying.

Shortly after Jessica Lunsford was reported missing, uniformed deputies went to the house where the defendant was living with other individuals. There was no reason to suspect anyone in the residence was involved in the disappearance, but questioning was done as part of a general neighborhood canvass. There is no evidence that the defendant knew that Jessica Lunsford was, or had been, in the house. This defendant identified herself, and provided the names of other occupants, but did not inform the deputies that John Couey was living at the residence.

The defendant was aware that there was an outstanding misdemeanor violation of probation warrant for Couey’s arrest, and was aware that Couey was required to register as a sex offender. There is no evidence that the defendant was aware that Couey was involved in the disappearance of Jessica Lunsford. The sole reason that the defendant did not inform the Deputies of Couey’s presence was to prevent his arrest on the warrant and to avoid getting into trouble herself for having him there.
Shortly thereafter, detectives were informed of possible drug activity at the house, and saw someone peeking under the blinds at them. The detectives went back to the house to make further inquiry. There was no probable cause to arrest anyone, or conduct a search. The general nature of the information and sight of someone peeking out at them did not rise to an articulable suspicion to allow for a detention of the occupants of the house, so this second interview was also a citizen encounter.

During this second interview, the defendant again identified herself, and others as occupants, but again failed to disclose Couey’s presence in the house. In response to questions, the defendant stated that those whom she had named were the only persons in the house. During neither the first nor second interview was the defendant asked about John Couey, because investigators had no knowledge of Couey’s existence or his presence in the area. They were only making general inquiry about who was present and if the defendant had any knowledge about the missing child.
After his arrest for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Lunsford, Couey admitted that he had been living in the house, and was present in the house during the second interview. However, he denies that anyone else in the house was aware that he had kidnapped the child, or that she was being held in the house. There is no evidence to contradict this claim, but Couey’s timeline of the events after he kidnapped Jessica Lunsford leaves open the possibility that she was alive, and in the house, at the time of the first, and possibly the second, interview. Had the defendant disclosed Couey’s presence in the house, the life of the girl might have been saved.

Florida does not have a statute which makes it a crime to lie to a police officer in all situations, nor is there a law which requires a person to disclose the whereabouts of a registered sex offender. The defendant was arrested for violation of Florida Statute 843.02 for obstructing a police officer. According to the probable cause affidavit, the obstructing occurred because the defendant “did by her own admission fail to inform deputies of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on at least one occasion that John Couey was, in fact, at said address with the defendant.” The police reports state that the crime occurred because the defendant “lied” to deputies. The lie being the statement that no one else resided in, or was present at, the residence. This is simply a restatement of the grounds cited in the probable cause affidavit.

The courts have addressed the question of whether lying to a police officer constitutes a violation of 843.02. The case closest to this case is Francis v. State, 736 So. 2d 97 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999). In that case, police received a 911 call to a residence concerning a child abuse complaint. When the deputy arrived the defendant said “everything’s okay” and “I don’t need you anymore.” The deputy saw the victim in need of medical assistance and as he attempted to approach the victim the defendant stepped in front of him and attempted to block his path. Francis was arrested and convicted for violating 843.02.
In reviewing the case, the court said

....courts have held that, with limited exceptions, physical conduct must accompany offensive words to support a conviction under the statute. (Cites omitted) ...Words alone may result in obstruction of justice where the officer in question is 1) serving process; 2) legally detaining a person; or 3) asking for assistance.

None of the exceptions noted in Francis apply here. The court went on to hold

....the record reflects that [defendant], in addition to stating these words to [deputy], physically blocked his path when he went over to investigate [victim’s] condition. As such conduct satisfies the second prong of section 843.02, we affirm.

Clearly, it was the defendant’s action, not the words (which were lies) that resulted in the court upholding the conviction in Francis. The cases where false information alone has resulted in a conviction are few, but all of them involve a situation where the defendant was lawfully in custody at the time the false statement was given. An example is Fournier v. State, 731 So. 2d 75 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999) where the defendant, was stopped by police in a citizen encounter. Fournier gave a false name, date of birth, age, and address. When it was discovered that she had given false information she was arrested for violation of 843.02. The court held the arrest to be unlawful and said

The use of mere words can be a violation of section 843.02, when a suspect provides false information to a police officer during a valid arrest or Terry stop.....this rule does not obligate a person to give his or her correct identity to an officer unless that person is legally detained. .....Here, the record provides no evidence that Fournier gave any false information after a legal detention.

In that the defendant was not lawfully detained at anytime, but was being questioned during an encounter, the defendant cannot be guilty of obstruction under this theory.
The alternative theory under which the defendant was arrested is that she failed to advise deputies that Couey was present in the house, while knowing that there was a warrant for his arrest.
The Appellate Courts have rejected this argument also. Beizer v. Judge, 743 So. 2d 134 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999) was a civil case where an individual sued the police for false arrest. Beizer was arrested for obstructing when he failed to inform an officer of certain information. The court stated

...Beizer is being accused of failing to volunteer relevant information regarding the accident. While good citizenship and honesty should have compelled Beizer to tell Officer Judge about Trooper Brinker’s investigation, we can find no authority which makes it a crime to fail to volunteer to an officer all relevant information regarding an incident (accident or crime) within the knowledge of the person reporting it. “No crime is committed by the mere harboring of evil intent not accompanied by an act, or omission to act where there is a legal duty to act.” Thus, there was no probable cause to support a charge of obstruction of justice.

Florida Statutes do require persons to come forward with information concerning the commission of certain crimes. However, there is no statutory provision which requires an individual to notify an officer of the whereabouts of someone for whom there is an outstanding warrant, or of the presence of a sex offender. While the failure of the defendant to tell what she knew may have had tragic consequences, and while there is understandable outrage at the defendant’s failure to tell what she knew, her actions do not constitute a crime under present Florida Statutes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I'm on The O'Reilly Factor on The Fox News Channel at 8PM ET Tonight

Bill O'Reilly invited me back on the show to discuss the latest development in the Jessica Lunsford case.If you miss it at 8:00PM they run it again at 11:00PM ET and 4:00AM ET.

Check out O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo on Justice for Jessica Lunsford.

HERE is the video clip in case you missed it.

A Huge Hat Tip to Ian at for capturing the clip.

**Outrage Of The Week**

Local6 is reporting...

Witnesses: Disabled Girl Punched In Face, Forced To Perform Sex Acts
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A 16-year-old disabled girl was punched and forced to engage in videotaped sexual acts with several boys in a high school auditorium as dozens of students watched, according to witnesses. Read the rest HERE.

Check out a more detailed account in today's NY Times...

Principal Fired for Failing to Report Sex Assault Case

This is a microcosm of what's wrong with America today. Nobody did what was right, not the adults, not the kids. Everything is backwards, the adults were more interested in keeping this quite rather than justice for the victim. This happened March 9 why are we just hearing about it now? How have they been able to keep something this outrageous quite for so long?

Check out this gem...

When Mrs. Upshaw(Special Ed teacher) took it upon herself to call the father, Mr. Watson(Asst. Principal) urged him not to come pick up his daughter until after the end of the school day "to avoid a confrontation with the suspects," Say What?

Check out Mifflin High School for yourself.

Winter Park Residents attempt to oust sex offenders from home

WINTER PARK -- Neighbors, some incognito in hats and sunglasses, protested in front of a home Monday in an attempt to pressure the landlord to evict two convicted sex offenders who have been living there since February. Read the rest of the story HERE.

Do you have a sex offender living near you? Plug in your zip code to find out.


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Update on The Minuteman Project

Ed Fraser one of 25 local participants in The Minuteman Project just got back from Arizona and shared his experience along the US/Mexican border.

Check this out...

Mexican army escorts border drug-runners
Minutemen, U.S. officials say military directs illegals to avoid Arizona patrols

WASHINGTON – The Mexican army is escorting those attempting to cross over the U.S. border illegally – including known drug-runners – to areas not patrolled by the Minuteman Project near Naco, Ariz., say Border Patrol sources and other officials including a U.S. congressman.

Monday, April 11, 2005

***EXCLUSIVE*** Jessica Lunsford Update

Tune in Tuesday morning for EXCLUSIVE inside information concerning the Jessica Lunsford case.

The results of today's Rapid Judgment segment.

Should the occupants of the mobile home that harbored John Couey(Jessica Lunsford's killer) be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?

12 Yea 0 Nay

Sunday, April 10, 2005

The Supreme Court term limits or mandatory retirement age?

In Today's WSJ the problem...

Justice for Life?
The case for Supreme Court term limits.

Sunday, April 10, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT

It has been almost 11 years since the last vacancy opened up on the Supreme Court. The current group of justices has served together for longer than any other group of nine justices in American history. What is more, the average tenure of justices has gotten a lot longer in the last 35 years. From 1789 until 1970, justices served an average of 14.9 years. Those who have stepped down since 1970, however, have served an average of 25.6 years. This means justices are now staying more than 10 years longer on average on the Supreme Court than they have done over the whole of American history.

To read the rest of the article click HERE.

What's the solution term limits or mandatory retirement age?

'Minuteman II' in the Works

'Minuteman II' in the Works
The volunteers say they have spotted 300 immigrants and tipped off Border Patrol agents to help catch them since the project began last weekend, and they are planning a "Minuteman Two" later in the year. is reporting...

Minuteman Volunteer Dismissed Over Photo

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A civilian border watch group dismissed a volunteer who had an illegal immigrant pose for a mocking photograph.

Check out this gem...

On its Web site, the Minuteman Project said the volunteer believed the man was in distress from lack of food and fluids and gave him cereal and milk. He then posed for a picture next to him while holding up a T-shirt and gave him $20 as a federal agent arrived to take the man into custody.

The shirt read, "Bryan Barton caught an illegal alien and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Living Wills? Not so fast you might be signing your own death warrant.

Check out this excellent article by Craig McCarthy...

Living Wills

Do not write a living will. You heard me correctly. Don't do it. Not now, anyway. This is a difficult thing to propose. In the aftermath of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo case it seems practically mandatory that each and every one of us go and get one. The conventional wisdom is that having a living will would prevent a situation like Terri's from happening to us. To many people that means that they don't want crazy fundamentalists and elected officials messing around with their wishes. That's fair enough. But many others want to ensure that they will be treated and allowed to live under the best care available should they become disabled, even if an interested party thinks that they should go ahead and die. It's to the latter class of people that this warning is directed. To read the rest click HERE.

I'll discuss a safer alternative with Rita Marker from the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Monday on my show. For a preview click HERE.

Is the Schindler's priest being disciplined? is reporting...


The day after the funeral Mass for Terri Schiavo, which garnered national attention for its touching moments and heavy attendance, Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, informed the church's pastor, Fr. William Swengross of Most Holy Name of Jesus Church and pastor to the Terri's parents, the Schindlers, that he will be transferred in June to St. Stephens Church in Valrico. This church is located out of the diocesan mainstream, far away from Pinellas County, where the Schiavo drama played out. Bishop Lynch previously drew controversy for taking what seemed like a neutral stand in the Schiavo dispute, declining to become directly involved and reportedly instructing priests to stay away from the situation. Bishop Lynch himself was in Asia surveying tsunami damage when the Schiavo woman finally succumbed on March 31 due to extraction of her feeding and hydration tube at the behest of husband Michael. Terri's parents are devout Catholics who opposed that measure and were supported by Catholics across the country. Previously Bishop Lynch also found himself in the midst of controversy for disallowing exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the diocese. While remaining obedient, as is right, to the bishop, parishioners are sending around a petition protesting the move by Most Reverend Lynch, who can be contacted HERE.

Friday, April 08, 2005

I'm on The O'Reilly Factor on The Fox News Channel at 8PM ET Tonight

I was invited on the show to discuss the latest twist in the Jessica Lunsford tragedy.If you miss it at 8:00PM they run it again at 11:00PM ET.

As deputies visited, was Jessica still alive?

Court documents indicate deputies may have questioned occupants of the home before the 9-year-old was slain and before John Couey fled the state.


"Florida does not have a statute which makes it a crime to lie to a police officer in all situations, nor is there a law which requires a person to disclose the whereabouts of a registered sex offender," prosecutors wrote in a newly disclosed memo.

"I believe these individuals truly obstructed this agency's criminal investigation into Jessica's death," Dawsy said in a statement faxed Thursday to the St. Petersburg Times.

On the first stop, Dittrich gave his name but didn't say Couey was staying there because he knew Couey was wanted on a misdemeanor probation violation.

It sounds to me like Dittrich was harboring a known fugitive from justice. Book him Danno!

Editorial: Martinez's failure Our position: Blame ultimately rests with him for tawdry Schiavo memo.

The Orlando Sentinel Editorial unloads on Mel for the Schiavo Memo. Martinez seems to be challenged when it comes to telling the truth. He also has developed a disturbing pattern of blaming things on staff members rather than accepting personal responsibility for his actions. Watch for this story to take off big time this weekedend on shows like Meet The Press. I give it a shelf life of 3 weeks. The DNC is going to get all the mileage they can out of the coverup.

Check out this gem from the Sentinel...

Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida says he didn't know that his legal counsel had written the reprehensible memo that touted the partisan advantages of congressional intervention as Terri Schiavo lay dying.

Reprehensible? Reprehensible? Are you kidding me? Check out the actual memo HERE. Do you find anything reprehensible?

Sadly Mel Martinez has no one to blame but himself for this whole mess.

Orlando Mayor's Wife Accused Of Stalking Woman

Local6 is reporting...

Restraining Order Filed Against Wanda Page

The wife of Orlando interim Mayor Ernest Page was served with a restraining order for allegedly attacking a woman she says is the mayor's mistress, Local 6 News has learned.

Here's the Sentinel's version...

Page's wife accused of stalking woman

Ernest Page claims to have no knowledge of it. Do you believe him? Is he really the man best suited to lead the city?

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Did Sheriff Beary abuse his power and betray public trust?

That's what the Editorial in Today's Orlando Sentinel claims. They're calling for an FDLE probe. Read the Editorial HERE.

Mike Thomas
takes some brutal, cheap shots at Beary's weight in his column. Read it HERE.

Results of Today's Rapid Judgment Segment

Should Michael Schiavo be able to profit from Terri's death?
(i.e. movie and book deals)

6 Yea 6 Nay

Report: Pope Lying on Ice Tray is reporting...

Yesterday the Vatican spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, announced that the Holy Father had not been embalmed.

With temperatures rising in Rome, some journalists are speculating about how the pope can look so well-preserved without having been embalmed.

Typically, corpses left in the open air can begin to swell and disintegrate - a rather unpleasant sight.

London's Guardian noted "plenty of tales from history of exploding bodies (Henry VIII was apparently quite spectacular) and disintegrating cadavers (Pius XII turned black in 1958 and his nose fell off - and that was in October)."

Florida eyes allowing residents to open fire whenever they see threat

Let's get it on! Are you talking to me?

MIAMI - Florida's legislature has approved a bill that would give residents the right to open fire against anyone they perceive as a threat in public, instead of having to try to avoid a conflict as under prevailing law.

Outraged opponents say the law will encourage Floridians to open fire first and ask questions later, fostering a sort of statewide Wild West shootout mentality. Supporters argue that criminals will think twice if they believe they are likely to be promptly shot when they assault someone.

Republican Governor Jeb Bush, who has said he plans to sign the bill, says it is "a good, commonsense, anti-crime issue."

Counsel to GOP Senator Wrote Memo On Schiavo!

The legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo, the senator said in an interview last night.

To read the rest click HERE.

What an interesting development!

Here is a link to the GOP Talking Points Schiavo memo in question.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

CBS not planning Schiavo movie

WorldNetDaily is reporting...

Story attributed to Variety originally ran as April Fool's joke.

A story that CBS-TV plans to rush into production a television movie of the Terri Schiavo saga, which WorldNetDaily ran on Saturday, turns out to be untrue.

The story originated on a website that attributed the story to Variety, the Hollywood daily. According to CBS, however, it was someone's attempt "at April Fool's humor."

Wednesday morning we'll tackle a bigger issue on the show. Should Michael Schiavo be able to profit from Terri's death? What say you?

Was the Schiavo memo a fake?

The Washington Times is reporting...

All 55 Republican senators say they have never seen the Terri Schiavo political talking-points memo that Democrats say was circulated among Republicans during the floor debate over whether the federal government should intervene to prolong her life.
A survey by The Washington Times found that every Republican said the memo was not crafted or distributed by him or her. Every one of them said he or she had not seen it until the memo was the subject of speculation in major news organs, particularly ABC News and The Washington Post.

The issue "stinks" of a news fabrication similar to the one that engulfed CBS anchorman Dan Rather during the 2004 presidential campaign. I smell a real big rat!

Tim Sanders stopped by The PC Show to talk about the L-factor today.

The Likeability Factor:

How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve Your
Life’s Dreams
Sanders's message in this follow-up to his bestselling Love Is the Killer App isn't exactly a revelation: people who are well liked are more apt to get what they want out of life than those who are disliked. However, Sanders does offer a valuable look at the four personality traits he says contribute to a person's likeability—namely, friendliness, relevance (do you connect on interests or needs?), empathy and "realness" (genuineness or authenticity). Sanders, a Yahoo! leadership coach, is able to deconstruct complex subjects such as personality traits, and the book's value is in guiding readers toward understanding that likeability isn't an accident of birth but a skill that can be learned (exercises are included). No doubt every reader knows someone they'd like to give this book to, and perhaps people who suspect their own L-factor is low will find their way to it, too

L-Factor Self-Assessment
What’s your current L-Factor? In this short exercise, you can measure your personal likeability. Take the quiz HERE.

Douglas Guetzloe joins me Wednesday at 7AM

Two hot topics I'll discuss with Doug...

Tax activist wants probe of Mobility 20/20 vote

Another complaint of potential election-law violations, similar to the allegations that led to suspended Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's indictment last month, is headed to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement -- this time focused on Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty


Mayoral candidate Bill Frederick's past involvement with a business partnership that sought to redevelop the mothballed Naval Training Center. How much did he earn as a consultant from the development of Baldwin Park?

Orange Co. Sheriff Used Driving Records To Locate Critic

WFTV is reporting...

Letter To Editor Criticized Use Of Tasers, Sheriff's Weight

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County's sheriff may have broken the law when he used driver's license records to track down a woman who wrote a newspaper to criticize his staff's use of Taser stun guns and described him as too fat for basic police work, critics say.

This story has gone National thanks to Matt Drudge who is reporting it as Sheriff Used Driving Records To Locate Critic Who Called Him Fat... This does not bode well for Sheriff Beary!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Alec Baldwin: GOP Leaders "Maniacs" from "Christian Loony Bin"

"The leadership class of the Republican Party," actor Alec Baldwin charged on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, "is a conservative Christian loony bin." That claim earned Baldwin loud applause from the Los Angeles audience. Baldwin then acceded as to how "most Republicans who are registered Republicans are decent, honest good people who you have a difference of opinion with," but, he alleged, "the leadership of the Republican Party are a bunch of sociopathic maniacs who have their lips super-glued to the ass of the conservative right."

ABC: Pope "Controversial," "Too Conservative" for U.S. Catholics

ABC seemed ahead of the other networks in looking at Pope John Paul II's legacy through the prism of American liberals who see him as too conservative by U.S. political standards. Before he even passed away, ABC's Peter Jennings insisted that the Pope "was, of course, controversial here. Some American Catholics have chaffed at his insistence that they follow the Church's traditional social doctrines." Dean Reynolds cited "abortion, birth control, women priests" as issues which have "all driven a wedge between the Vatican and America." Less than two hours after ABC News reported the Pope's death on Saturday afternoon, anchor Bob Woodruff told Archbishop Wilton Gregory that "many believe" the "Pope has been too conservative socially for many Catholics in the United States." Woodruff soon pressed Father Richard McBrien of Notre Dame about the Pope's stands on "women in the priesthood, birth control and so on." O'Brien scolded the media, recalling how "every time the Pope made a visit to the United States...the media would pull out the usual suspects, you know, abortion, birth control, ordination of women, clerical celibacy."

AP Poll: New Pope Should Push for Change

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans - Catholics and non-Catholics alike - want the next pope to allow priests to marry and women to join the priesthood, a major break from church rules and the judgment of Pope John Paul II, according to an Associated Press poll.

Why would non-Catholics care about priests getting married?

Oral Sex Safe and Not Really Sex, Say U.S. Teens

CHICAGO (Reuters) - One in five U.S. teenagers say they have engaged in oral sex, an activity that some adolescents view as not sex at all and certainly less risky than intercourse, a report released Monday said.

The survey of 580 children with a mean age of 14-1/2 found 20 percent said they had engaged in oral sex, compared to 14 percent who said they had engaged in sexual intercourse.

In addition, one-third of the multi-ethnic 9th graders surveyed said they intended to have oral sex within the next six months and nearly one-fourth planned to have intercourse during the period. It was more common for boys to have performed oral sex on girls than vice versa, the report said.

The Clinton Legacy continues.

Dr. Cyril Wecht joins me Tuesday at 7AM to discuss Terri's autopsy.

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, the well-known forensic pathologist and coroner of Allegheny County, Pa., said he was denied permission to observe Terri Schiavo's autopsy, despite the wishes of Terri's parents. We'll find out what can and can not be determined in an autopsy concerning the immediate and proximate cause of death.

The day 'reasonable doubt' fell from grace by Kathleen Parker

I gleaned flashes of simply brilliance from Kathleen Parker's column (4/3/05)
" The day 'reasonable doubt' fell from grace" Parker wrote,

"If Terri Schiavo would not suffer from dying, then she also would not suffer from living."

She also wrote an answer to the often asked question:

" ... would you want to live that way?' Parker's penetrating response:
"No, most of us wouldn't, but nor would many of us want to die that way."

The Results Of Today's RAPID JUDGMENT Segment

Do you think the governor should appoint a special prosecutor to fully investigate the death of Terri Schiavo?

10 Yea 2 Nay

There is no statute of limitations for murder.

NOW is the time for Governor Jeb Bush to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the entire sad saga of the court-ordered starvation and dehydration of Terri Schiavo, and to empanel a grand jury to indict whoever needs to be indicted.

NOW is the time for him to take action. If he was unwilling to be held in contempt of court while she was alive, he at least owes her and the Schindler family and all residents of Pinellas County who depend on the Sheriff's Office and the State Attorney and DCF for protection to find out what happened and to hold people accountable, no matter their position.

Now is the time.

Governor Jeb Bush, (850) 488-4441,

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Zogby Poll: Americans Not in Favor of Starving Terri Schiavo

Washington, DC ( -- Polls leading up to the death of Terri Schiavo made it appear Americans had formed a consensus in favor of ending her life. However, a new Zogby poll with fairer questions shows the nation clearly supporting Terri and her parents and wanting to protect the lives of other disabled patients.

"If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water," the poll asked.

A whopping 79 percent said the patient should not have food and water taken away while just 9 percent said yes.

Read the entire article HERE.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Web Site Urging Teen Abstinence Draws Protest

Should the government's own web site tout teen abstinence? The ACLU and homosexual groups are protesting. Since when did telling kids to wait to have sex become a controversial topic? If the site encouraged kids to have lots of sex, would the ACLU be protesting equally strenuously?

Hat Tip to Perry Simon.

Critics say photo IDs for voting smacks of Jim Crow

The Chicago Sun times is reporting...

INDIANAPOLIS -- Legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots has touched off fierce debate in three states, with opponents complaining the measures represent a return to the days of Jim Crow.

Read the rest of the story HERE.

How is asking people to show photo ID to vote racism? Asking people to positively identify themselves is racist? Who doesn't have photo ID, and how is it a burden to show it? You have to show it to use a credit card or cash a check, so why not voting?

Schindler Coroner Nixed From Terri Autopsy

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, the well-known forensic pathologist and coroner of Allegheny County, Pa., said he was denied permission to observe Terri Schiavo's autopsy, despite the wishes of Terri's parents.

Read the rest HERE.


Wecht predicts autopsy results in 2-3 weeks

What can and can not be determined in an autopsy? Read the article HERE.

Agency Had 89 Abuse Reports on Schiavo reporting...

Florida's Department of Children and Families had received nearly 90 allegations that Michael Schiavo had abused his wife in recent years - but a Florida judge ruled yesterday that DCF summaries of those allegations must remain secret.

The St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune had filed suit for the release of the abuse summaries, which covered 89 reports - the Times said Friday. But state Judge George Greer ruled Friday the records belong to DCF, and although Terri Schiavo's husband can have access to the abuse files, the records cannot be made public, the Associated Press reported.

During a hearing Thursday, just hours after Terri Schiavo died, DCF attorney Jennifer Lima-Smith asked Greer to keep its records sealed, saying, "It's time to end this case."

To read the rest click HERE.

The fix is in!

Everything you ever wanted to know about picking a Pope but were afraid to ask.

The editor of America, Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., has written a comprehensive, link-filled guide to the papal succession process.

Papal Transition 101 click HERE.

Hat Tip to

On CBS in May:Terri TV movie

WorldNetDaily is reporting...

CBS is rushing a Terri Schiavo TV movie into production so that it can air the biopic during the May ratings sweeps.

There is no word on whether the network has secured the cooperation of either the Schindler family, Terri's parents and siblings, or Michael Schiavo, her estranged husband.

There are reports Michael Schiavo is entertaining offers of book, movie and TV deals for Terri's story. Industry sources say Schiavo is likely to be offered up to $2 million for a book deal and up to $2 million for a movie or TV deal.

CBS' Terri story reportedly will feature "Felicity" star Keri Russell to star as America’s tragic heroine and Dean Cain of "Lois and Clark" as the husband who relentlessly seeks an end to her life.

To read the rest click HERE.

Well it looks like the money changers are back in the temple. Terri's not even cold and in the ground and they're cashing in. For shame, for shame! Have they no sense of decency? The biggest laugh of all is the actor Dean Cain who played Superman is cast as Michael Schiavo. Pleeze!

Friday, April 01, 2005

Meet the Tuminator

His bulging muscles made him a five-times winner of the Mr Universe title.

It took Arnold Schwarzenegger years of pumping iron to build the body that won him stardom in movies such as Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator.

But it has taken just two years of good living as the governor of California for the 57-year-old's shape to go somewhat belly-up.

Schwarzenegger's hint of a spare tyre where lean muscles used to ripple was evident when he took a dip in the Pacific off Maui, one of the Hawaiian islands, where he is on holiday with his wife Maria Shriver and their four children.

To read the rest click HERE.

Check out the current photo of Arnold. How depressing!

Each week, "FlashPoint," with host Lauren Rowe, invites the movers and shakers from around Central Florida to sit at the roundtable and talk about the hot topics, diving into politics, sports and entertainment.
See Me On Local6 Saturday at 7:30AM.
I'll be on Flashpoint with Lauren Rowe. I'm part of a four member panel. We talk about the Terri Schiavo case, the political fallout and Mayor Buddy Dyer plus the special mayoral election. Watch for the heated exchange between me and Lewis Oliver,
Republican Party Chairman, he feels I've been very unfair toward Jeb Bush during the whole Schiavo saga.

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