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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Illegal Alien Charged with Murdering Four Americans Unfit for Death Penalty Due to Low IQ
[BREITBART] An illegal alien accused of murdering four Americans over the course of a week in Nevada is set to claim that he is "intellectually disabled" in order to avoid the death penalty
.

Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, a 20-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, was charged with murdering 56-year-old Connie Koontz, 74-year-old Sophia Renken, 81-year-old Gerald David, and his 80-year-old wife, Sharon David, between January 10 and 15 after prosecutors said he was looking to steal money from his victims to buy more meth. The state of Nevada is seeking the death penalty.

To avoid the death penalty, though, Martinez-Guzman will seek to the deemed "intellectually disabled" which would make him ineligible for the death penalty, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reports:


[Public defenders] say information gathered so far shows [Martinez-Guzman’s] IQ is much lower than originally believed and that he may have been exposed to pesticides and fertilizers while working in farm fields in his native country.

"Based on the investigation to date, there is a good faith basis to believe that Mr. Guzman is ineligible for the death penalty because he may be intellectually disabled. There could be no greater insult to public justice that to execute someone that as a matter of law is ineligible for capital punishment," Washoe County Public Defender John Arrascada wrote in the Oct. 4 motion.

So far, prosecutors have said there is not enough evidence to rule out the death penalty for Martinez-Guzman. The illegal alien’s attorneys are looking to have the trial moved to February 2021 despite the current trial date of April 2020.

Illegal aliens charged with murder have routinely been using the "intellectually disabled" defense to avoid being put to death. In the case of illegal alien gang member Apolinar Altamirano, who allegedly murdered 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck in January 2015, was able to be deemed "intellectually disabled" in order to avoid the death penalty.

Among those allegedly murdered by Martinez-Guzman was Connie Koontz, a mother, whose mother’s 80th birthday was the following day. Koontz, herself, was set to turn 57 five days after her murder. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Koontz family in the wake of her murder.

Also allegedly murdered was 74-year-old Sophia Renken, as well as Gerald and Sharon David, who were both beloved members of the South Reno community. Gerald was president of the Reno Rodeo Association in 2006 and Sharon was a member of the group.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All the more reason to off the bastard.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/22/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#2  The 'insanity' plea predates modern psychology. The jury made the call, not 'experts'.

BTW, when a dog kills a child, be assured whether the dog is smart or dumb, the death penalty is quick and swift. Be adjudge by the crime, not some 'adjectival' descriptive.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  I am seriously doubting the intellectual capacity of the prosecutors themselves. If you put a little effort in it, how hard can it be convincing a judge that the El Bobo cleverly stalked, killed and robbed multiple people ?

'Too stupid to be executed ?' Seriously ? That's a viable defence ? The judges ought to be removed for being too stupid to sit in those offices if they allow such pleas.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  ..yet he's not so dumb that he didn't pick on people four times his age to kill....
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/22/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#5  I'll take "Bad Dogs" for $600. Alex.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Make him a congressperson instead?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  We live in the "Crazy Years"!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/22/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  You call this living?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Substitute the "expert" making this call for the guilty party. Bet other experts will get the hint.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/22/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#10  If ignorance of the law is no excuse, you cannot have an insanity defense.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/22/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||

#11  They could come up with a really stupid way to execute him...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2019 19:03 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
PG&E prepares to cut power to half a million homes in Northern California amid high winds and dry weather in second deliberate blackout this month
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2019 11:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  SS Part 145
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Going 3rd world quickly.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/22/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  gonna be 97 degrees and dry in east San Diego County today, but winds should stay low
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Russian kulaks
Nice. NKVD coming to your neighborhood soon.
Comical + sinister = Shitshow
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 13:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Third world with bitchin' beaches and over paid elites. Suck it up little people your betters will tell you that it's for your own good.
Posted by: Roth LaDoad || 10/22/2019 13:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Peoples' Cube is good.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2019 17:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Seen elsewhere on the interwebs:

If I wanted the power shut off for days by bloated, corrupt utilities enabled by bloated, corrupt one-party politicians, I would have stayed in India.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/22/2019 19:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Next they’ll raise the rates because of the revenue loss due to the planned outages.
Posted by: KBK || 10/22/2019 22:53 Comments || Top||


University dumps professor who found polar bears thriving despite climate change
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Nobody has done more to sink the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears than zoologist Susan Crockford ‐ and she may have paid for it with her job.

After 15 years as an adjunct assistant professor, Ms. Crockford said the University of Victoria rejected without explanation in May her renewal application, despite her high profile as a speaker and author stemming from her widely cited research on polar bears and dog domestication.

Ms. Crockford accused officials at the Canadian university of bowing to "outside pressure," the result of her research showing that polar bear populations are stable and even thriving, not plummeting as a result of shrinking Arctic sea ice, defying claims of the climate change movement.

Her dismissal, which she announced Wednesday in a post on her Polar Bear Science blog, has spurred alarm over the implications for academic freedom and the rise of the "cancel culture" for professors and scientists who challenge climate catastrophe predictions.

"When push came to shove, UVic threw me under the bus rather than stand up for my academic freedom," said Ms. Crockford, who earned a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, specifically biology and anthropology, in 2004.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well universities only want smart people and everyone knows that only card-carrying left-wingers are smart - ask any card-carrying left-winger.
Also publishing significant research - which supersedes publication of full professors - while being an adjunct - IS a crime.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  "So these nonces think the white world is under attack from...what ? The 'lectricity ?"

"Not 'lectricity, mope. Hyuman innervention. Like their smoke machines and the phut-phut thingies."

"What's in it fer us ?"

"Look, these perfessers... goggle-eyed duffers all, they pay good dropski to not come out on saturdays, an' we collect a boat load a' fish."

"Grumphh ! Is rayciss you ask me. I can catch my own fish. Three barrels o' Guinness, I'm in."

"Hush, Bobby. Why saturdays then ?"

"They got some docu-mental guy flying in. Look... just disappear for saturday. Sleep in, help Bertha with the washing. Burny here plays dead for 'em for a few seconds. An' they leave us a boat load a' fish. It's a good gig."

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#3  "Ye may talk o' fish and beer..."
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 11:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Should have declared there were more polar bears but they were sick from eating plastic straws.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#5  "Hey everybody, we won! The Polar Bears are back baby!

We can close up and re-direct the funding....hey, what's this? Thought you all didn't like guns?!"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#6  The fact is: Climate in Northern Europe was warmer in the 12th and 13th century than it is today. That's why Viking could colonize Greenland.

The polar bears didn't have a problem with that or they'd be extinct.

Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 16:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Shhhh, European Conservative. They’ve erased the Medieval Warm Period, donchaknow. It’s considered a sign of denialist stupidity to continue to insist that history happened.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 17:16 Comments || Top||


Feminist Backlash After Sanitary Pad Company Caves to Trans-Activists
*Sigh* This is why it is unwise for businesses to get involved in anything political.
[BREITBART] Women and several prominent feminists have called for a boycott of Always sanitary pads after it was revealed that the company decided to remove a female symbol from their products amidst pressure from transgender activists groups.

An 18-year-old British trans activist named Ben Saunders complained to Procter & Gamble (P&G), the maker of Always sanitary pads, saying that not everyone who menstruates identifies as female.

Another transgender activist, Melly Boom, tweeted that: “There are non-binary and trans folks who still need to use your products too you know!”

Procter & Gamble, the maker of Always, capitulated to the demands of the activists, announcing: “We are glad to inform you that as of December we will use a wrapper design without the feminine symbol.”

The decision to remove the ‘Venus’ symbol from the sanitary pad wrapper across Europe prompted widespread outrage from women, with some calling for a boycott of Always products.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [391 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, back to moss, I guess.
Posted by: KBK || 10/22/2019 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  An 18-year-old British trans activist named Ben Saunders complained to Procter & Gamble (P&G), the maker of Always sanitary pads, saying that not everyone who menstruates identifies as female.

If you don't self-identify as female, don't menstruate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 1:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Shitshow Part 143.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 1:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Idiots, the lot of them. Symbols causing them so much heartache.

What of the real struggle for women's emancipation that is forgotten in the rainbow deluge of mentally ill randoms screaming for attention ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 3:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, transgenderism IS the end of feminism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 4:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Their response should have been: “We deal with biology not psychology.”
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/22/2019 5:31 Comments || Top||

#7  back to moss

From the Greece Gazette, hot off the press...

One daughter of Doris, a Nereid
(of whom there are nearly a myriad)
Is sought by the Police
Of the Sea. Seems the Fleece
Disappeared in this past lunar period.
Posted by: Butch Lumumba4259 || 10/22/2019 6:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Its the fight between organics and plastics!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2019 7:30 Comments || Top||

#9  #5 Well, transgenderism IS the end of feminism.

Might be the other way around. Either way, not my circus, not my monkey.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#10  Kotex used to make the best emergency battlefield dressings.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/22/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#11  Just end all sanitary products. With gender being so fluid women can just identify as men before getting their period! Problem solved!!!
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2019 11:36 Comments || Top||

#12  If a woman transitions to being a man but still needs sanitary pads they haven't actually changed anything beyond costuming.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#13  Very confusing.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 15:14 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Three soldiers died when their tank fell off a bridge into a stream at night on Georgia base, Army Major General reveals, as he struggles to hold back tears
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2019 11:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:


Supremes Refuse to Interfere in (R) Gerrymandering
[Rooters]...the justices found that federal courts have no role to play in reining in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power.
On the one hand, it's always been OK for the Dems to gerrymander. On the other hand, I find the practice repugnant. On the third hand, I'm glad SCOTUS deemed it nonnamybidness.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/22/2019 08:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And on the fourth hand, it's up to the voters. How progressive!
Posted by: Bobby || 10/22/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#2  There's nothing about it that villages the Constitution. If it's so repugnant, the voters can change it. But neither party wants to.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

#3  * violates
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||


Economy
Diaper rush: conquering a $9 billion market no one wants to talk about
CHICAGO/TOKYO, (Reuters) - The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales.

The market for adult diapers, disposable underwear and absorbent pads is growing fast, up 9% last year to $9 billion, having doubled in the last decade, according to Euromonitor.

But manufacturers like market leaders Essity (ESSITYa.ST) and Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB.N) reckon only half of the more than 400 million adults likely to be affected by weak bladders, are buying the right products, because they are too embarrassed.

Companies are trying various methods to change attitudes, including making products more discreet, avoiding terms like diapers or nappies, and placing items in the personal care aisle, next to deodorants and menstrual pads, rather than in the baby products section.

They are also trying to normalize discussions around the subject through advertising.

In Japan, where adult incontinence products have outsold baby diaper sales since around 2013 due to a rapidly ageing population, market leader Unicharm Corp (8113.T) has adopted the phrase "choi more" in its advertising, which translates as "lil’ dribble", to make light of the problem.

"What we are doing is trying to let people know that incontinence, even among young people, is normal," said Unicharm spokesman Hitoshi Watanabe.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 05:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Betcha none of these packages have the Universal Geezer symbol on it, to avoid upsetting grannie or gramps.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/22/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||


Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) ‐ Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China.

The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 added 0.3% to 6,674.30. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong picked up 0.2% to 26,765.87, while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.1% to 2,936.99. India’s Sensex edged 0.1% higher to 39,320.90.

Shares rose in Taiwan, Bangkok and most of Southeast Asia.

Trump told reporters Monday that he was hoping to sign a trade deal with China next month at a summit in Chile, "or whenever that might be."

On again, off again talks on resolving a dispute over trade and China’s technology policies have dragged on for over a year, with both sides imposing billions of dollars’ worth of tariffs on each other’s goods. The most recent round, earlier this month in Washington, helped forestall a new round of tariff hikes on imports from China that would have escalated tensions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 01:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:


Great White North
Trudeau's Liberals to form Canadian minority government: CBC
[DAWN] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's
...Canada’s very own Imran Khan...
ruling Liberals will form a minority government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected on Monday after polls closed across the country.

The Liberals were leading or elected in 146 out of 304 electoral districts that had reported results by about 0230 GMT on Tuesday, the CBC said.

Trudeau needed to win 170 seats to secure a second majority government.

A minority government in the 338-seat House of Commons would leave Trudeau in a weakened position and needing the support of left-leaning opposition parties to push through key pieces of legislation.

Ahead of the vote, polls showed a neck-and-neck race across the country as Trudeau, who took power as a charismatic figure promising "sunny ways," battled Conservative leader Andrew Scheer for the chance to form the next government.

Trudeau, 47, the Liberal Party leader, was endorsed by former US President Barack Obama
I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody...
in the final stretch of the campaign and is viewed as one of the last remaining progressive leaders among the world's major democracies.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'll bet the native Canadians can't be this stupid, that it's mostly the Indian and Pakistani origin voters there who support Castro Trudeau.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 3:04 Comments || Top||

#2  It will be fun (in a sad sort of way) reading about the horror show lefty minority parties that will form the coalition.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Well he's already practicing for the "minority" part with the blackface...
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/22/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Trudeau, 47, the Liberal Party leader, was endorsed by former US President Barack Obama

O's endorsement was almost enough to put Scheer in office. Were the voters trying to protect themselves from DS tool lefty doofus Trudeau?

There’s quite a bit to like about Schreer.

Scheer has described himself as focused on economic development, fiscal restraint, and reducing inefficiencies in government. A staunch opponent of the federal carbon tax, he has stated that he would balance the federal budget within two years of forming a government and open up the airline industry to foreign competition. Scheer has been likened to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. On 27 May 2017, he was elected Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada—wiki
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh my poor, beautiful country! The same left leaning, unthinking takers voted for Turdeau as they did last election. The Canuckistanians CAN be that stupid.

Scheer is referred to as "Sheep". No balls at all, endorsed the Paris Accords, tries to be Liberal Lite, no principles that I can see.

Thank heavens that I'm 168 years old (I feel that way most mornings) and will not have to watch the total destruction of what once was a thriving country.
Posted by: anuckistan sniper || 10/22/2019 23:44 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Five booked in Sahiwal for kidnap and rape of transperson
[DAWN] Harappa police claimed to have booked on Sunday five people for kidnapping and raping a transgender at gunpoint a month ago near village Dhoop Sari.

A Kamalia-based transgender person had been allegedly tortured and raped at gunpoint by two men on the night of Sept 20. The district police officer (DPO) ordered registration of a first information report (FIR) allegedly because the Harappa police were reluctant to listen to the victim.

Another transperson, Binyamin, claimed that while Harappa police registered an FIR against two nominated and three unidentified people, they were reluctant to arrest the culprits.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Mukhtar Ahmed confirmed to Dawn that no arrests had been made so far. On the delayed registration of a case, Harappa Station House Officer Zeeshan claimed that the transperson approached them late.

On Sept 20, four transgender persons from Kamalia had been booked by Zulfiqar for a show at the Mai Maseet Wali Mela in village Dhoop Sari. The group was led by ‘S’. After the show when the group was travelling to Jhang in a car, they were intercepted by five armed men at 2am. They pulled ‘S’ out of the car and took her to a nearby farmhouse. The transperson alleged that she was tortured and raped by two men while three armed men stood guard. They kept her detained for three hours.

The suspects dropped off ‘S’ to Sahiwal city, 20 kilometres from the farmhouse. Later, she was picked up by her colleague Binyamin, who was waiting for her at the festival venue where they had performed.

Binyamin and ‘S’ along with other transpersons approached Harappa police and reported the incident. “Harappa police was reluctant to register a rape case,” alleged Binyamin, adding that they had succeeded in getting a medical certificate, which confirmed rape. They finally approached the Sahiwal DPO on whose directions a rape case was registered late on Saturday. Police booked five people, out of whom two were nominated.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under:


Polygraph, DNA tests of suspects planned in boy’s murder case in Rawalpindi
[DAWN] Police have decided to conduct polygraph and DNA tests of five suspects already detained in connection with the death of a nine-year-old boy.

Naveed Khan, a student in the second grade, was found dead in the fields in Shah Khalid Colony, Rawalpindi, seven days after he disappeared on Oct 10.

Sources said that one of the suspects, who remained absconding for a long time, had a history of abusing children.

They said that the suspect had been missing from his home since the police launched a manhunt and they finally picked him up from Gujar Khan.

Superintendent of Police Potohar Syed Ali told Dawn that the police had also received the initial postmortem report which didn’t mention the cause of death. However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
the final autopsy report will be completed after forensic report is received, he said.

Mr Ali said that the initial postmortem report did not verify whether the boy was subjected to a sexual assault.

Ajmair Khan, father of the dear departed, told Dawn that the killers of his son would be arrested as the police had been using all tactics.

The police have also decided to launch an intelligence gathering operation by using young police officials in different guises and deploying them in a particular area to trace the killer.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:


Ailing Nawaz rushed to hospital for check-up
[DAWN] Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif
...served two three non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
was shifted to Services Hospital late on Monday night after his condition deteriorated which was confirmed by his fresh examination conducted by the government.

The National Accounta­bility Bureau, Lahore, took the decision to shift him to hospital for a medical check-up in light of his fresh reports. "For the medical check-up of Nawaz Sharif, NAB is shifting him to the Services Hospital," a bureau’s front man said, adding doctors would decide about his admission (to the hospital).

Dr Adnan Khan, a personal physician of Mr Sharif, earlier in the evening raised an alarm about his deteriorating health, urging the Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
government to immediately shift him to hospital for treatment.

"Former PM #NawazSharif is detected to have critically low Platelet Count (16*10^9/L) that could be due to multiple pathologies & requires immediate in-hospital care. I have requested the authorities concerned to act in urgency," Dr Adnan Khan tweeted after seeing the PML-N supremo at NAB’s Thokar Niaz Baig office.

"Today met former PM #NawazSharif for consultation & evaluation. He’s visibly unwell & has multiple serious life-threatening health issues of acute nature. I have recommended immediate hospitalisation for workup & treatment. The matter is of utmost urgency," Dr Khan said.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Southeast Asia
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Consort Stripped Of Title
[StraitsTimes] Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his 34-year-old consort Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all titles for being disloyal and ungrateful to the king, according to a royal command issued on Monday (Oct 21).
Yer fired, ya' gold diggin' vamp !
According to the two-page announcement, she was trying to sabotage the appointment of Queen Suthida and had overstepped in the affairs of the royal couple.
For more of this Thai flavoured soap opera, and details of the catfight feud between the two ladies, head to the link.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 13:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Its good to be the King!"

"Your lordship...your wives await you in the Parlor Room...they request a word with you."

".....ah shit."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/22/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||



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Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2019-10-22
  Mexico sends in troops after failed 'El Chapo' son arrest
Mon 2019-10-21
  Spokesman: Governor of Wardak Survives Car Bomb
Sun 2019-10-20
  Kurdish politician appeals to Israel for help in northern Syria
Sat 2019-10-19
  Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers
Fri 2019-10-18
  Heavy fighting between Turkish/SNA and YPG/SDF
Thu 2019-10-17
  Pence announces ceasefire at the US Embassy in Turkey.
Wed 2019-10-16
  Spain, Sweden, Canada, UK halting sales of military material to Ankara
Tue 2019-10-15
  Notre-Dame plot: Five women jailed over foiled car bomb attack
Mon 2019-10-14
  Trump tells Pentagon to begin withdrawing remaining troops from northern Syria
Sun 2019-10-13
  Syria now considers itself at war with Turkey!
Sat 2019-10-12
   Palestinians riot on Gaza border; 49 said wounded
Fri 2019-10-11
  Orange Man confirms bomb maker and terrorist Ibrahim al-Asiri is Tango Uniform
Thu 2019-10-10
  2 ISIS 'Beatles' transferred from Syrian prison to US military custody
Wed 2019-10-09
  Possible terror attack with automatic guns in Halle (Germany)
Tue 2019-10-08
  Turkey starts bombing Kurds

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