Blog posts October 2009

John O'Quinn is DEAD

October 29, 2009

John O'Quinn died this morning in an automobile accident, apparently of his own making and taking another life with his own as his passenger also died.  Of course, they won't let us post comments on that article!

I know how many casualties John left in his wake.  I was one of his clients.  I want a…

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A Plea to JP Gerry Cooper

October 24, 2009

Judge Cooper, You can't turn back time.  But you can sua sponte revise your decision, vacate that silly $12,000 award, and return the rest of Mr. Kearney's property.  Yes, it puts the government and the SPCA of Texas at some risk of being sued but they knew that when they decided to take their pre-e…

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Travesty of Justice #3

October 24, 2009

The authorities have been directed to return 256 of Mr. Kearneys animals to him.  (Wonder who has to pay for the transport!)  JP Cooper ordered 130 animals forfeited and determined the cost of 2 weeks care of these animals to be $12,000.  JP Cooper neatly divided the animals by species forfeiting th…

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Kearney Hearing, so far

October 23, 2009

"Earnest Kearney lost 130 chickens and pigeons, but will have his other 256 animals back at Kearney's Store in Sunnyvale by Tuesday evening."

While I can certainly understand why Mr. Kearney might consider this a victory, I'm infuriated from afar with the ruling.  It's late so more later.  After I c…

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Kearney Hearing, Oct. 23, 9 AM

October 22, 2009

The hearing for possession of Mr. Kearney's animals was continued by J.P. Cooper from the 15th to October 23, 2009, at 9:00 AM.  Mr. Kearney's supporters crowded the courtroom at the last hearing and I can only hope they and more will show up to support him again.  When one stands up to radical fana…

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Yahoo! Verification Alert!!! (KMM69467VL0558KM)

October 22, 2009

If you use Yahoo Mail and get a message with "

Yahoo! Verification Alert!!! (KMM69467VL0558KM)

in the subject line.  Delete it!!!!  (Hopefully, it will be in your spam box already.)

http://www.millersmiles.co.uk/report/11493

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090501230055AAabpCh

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Taser International Issues WARNING, FINALLY!!!

October 22, 2009

Taser International has issued a warning!  Well, hot damn, finally!!!  Taser is "warning law officers against firing it at a person's chest because of a 'low risk' of an 'adverse cardiac event.' "  Of course, that is going to have zero effect on how the City of Houston and Harris County, Texas, la…

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Travesty of Justice #2, Hearing at 9 AM

October 19, 2009

So, on October 1st, Joe was overwhelmed in the JP court with some half dozen Harris County attorneys LINED up at the bench across from him.  He agreed to give up over 1,000 animals, his home (in which he had substantial equity), essentially his business and his life; leaving him without the means to…

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Police Shoot Dog, another one, write the Texas Legislature

October 9, 2009

"police were forced to shoot to death a pit bull dog that was in the backyard when it reportedly approached the officers in a threatening manner"  No LEO of Cleveland, TX, you were NOT forced to draw your weapon and shoot.  You made a choice.  I am sick to death of seeing words to this effect on a…

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Prosecutors: Kudos and Criticisms

October 9, 2009

Welcome to Texas where we execute the innocent!  Sadly, that's the truth.  That we convict the innocent is disturbing.  It should be to all.  People think it can't happen to them.  They think that until it DOES happen to them.  THAT is an attrocity all of its own.  Even worse for society is that con…

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Woman Shot Update

October 8, 2009

The earlier cited story has indeed been revised.  As of 10:25 AM (and I've taken the liberty of extracting critical wording, adding emphasis, and rearranging):

"officer... saw a dog attack in progress... She fired at the dog, but apparently wounded the bystander, who was slightly injured, police sa…

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Animal Seizures: Need Your Eyes and Ears

October 8, 2009

I can see from my email box that I'm not the only one disturbed by the trend of seizing animals from citizens and residents.  Like many of you, I've been sitting on the sidelines until recently.  I knew of the 2 cases I blogged on because they were fairly close to me.  I probably won't hear about ca…

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Playing With Pittie Gets Woman Shot!

October 8, 2009

By now some of you are wondering why I'm so cynical about what gets reported in the media around here.  We have a case of actual reporting this morning so I can show you what underlies my skepticism.

2 women playing with a "Pit Bull" dog are seen and heard by a La Marque (Texas) police officer who …

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Update on SPCA of Texas Seizures

October 8, 2009

A note on Commenting

October 7, 2009

For now, I have the blog set to post comments immediately.  However, the spam filter is turned on and I can see it's often snagging and flagging first posts.  Sorry about that, it takes a while to train filters.  I'm trying to check and clear flags a couple of times each day so, if you don't see you…

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SPCA of Texas Seizure TODAY

October 6, 2009

"There are animals that are emaciated, but there are others that are well fed."  Said the SPCA of Texas spokesperson.  However, I'll bet money they took every single animal during their seizure today.  It appears over 400 animals, mostly livestock, were seized although they haven't provided a…

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Supreme Court Cases

October 6, 2009

As always, the US Supreme Court has a full docket for their new term.  You may have heard about one of the cases in the media today.  It's being portrayed as an "animal abuse" case.  However, that is not the case at all.  It is a case about whether or not the government has the right to infringe on …

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Constitutional Debate on Dolittler

October 5, 2009

So we've been having a discussion on the First Amendment v. Animal Abuse and video taping of same today at www.dolittler.com and hanged if the website hasn't crashed.  All who are interested in the Constitution should check it out when the blog comes back up.

Update: Doesn't look like Dolittler's c…

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Are You a Constitutionalist?

October 4, 2009

I am a constitutionalist.  I believe the law reigns supreme, that no person is above the law.  Isn’t this what we were taught back in grade school?  The U.S. declared its Independence in 1776.  Our Constitution was approved in 1788.  The U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.  Right?  It’…

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Travesty of Justice #1

October 1, 2009

Travesty, grotesque...  There must be better words for what happened today but they escape me.  Yes, I'm still on the HSPCA v. Joe case because it exemplifies so much of what is wrong with our legal system, our society.

Let's start with the change of judges.  Instead of J.P. Gorczynski, Joe had to…

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