Friday, July 18, 2014

Most Eyebrow-Raising Headline of the Week

Isn't horse racing supposed to be The Sport of Kings?

"Romanian Princess Pleads in Cock Fighting Case"

(AP) Romanian princess Irina Walker pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating an illegal gambling business in connection with a cockfighting enterprise in rural Oregon.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

TSB: I'm dizzy from reading about King Michael I. That guy had it rough being King at age 6. Evidently he was responsible for ending WWII
2 months earlier thereby saving a gazillion lives! I wouldn't throw the Princess in jail just for catering bad food to drunk Mexicans.
gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB:If you're like me you have always wondered if maybe oil doesn't really come from old dinasaures and tropical vegetation. Stalin studied it in the 40's and 50's and Vlad B Porfir'yev discovered huge oil reserves deep in the Donetsk region.
The didn't know how to drill that deep back then but along came Biden's son and .... Wallah!! gwb

Anonymous said...

It's all in http://www.amazon.com/Black-Gold-Stranglehold-Jerome-Corsi/dp/B003D7JVJS

In 1956 Porfir'yev said: The overwhelming preponderance of geological evidence compels the conclusion that crude oil and nat gas have no intrinsic connection with biological matter originating near the surface of the Earth. They are primordial materials which have been erupted from great depths. 1956 The big find of nat gas in E Meditteranean might be a reason Isreal/US wants no Palestinian State and US wants no Putin in E Ukraine. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: I've been trying to convince my wife for years that it's perfectly right that she works 50 hrs a week while I only work 1 day a week. Now along comes Carlos Slim as a socialist! (Oh Por Dios!) gwb

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4899aaf8-0e9f-11e4-ae0e-00144feabdc0.html

TSB said...

GWB: I have to doubt that natural gas discoveries account for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The discoveries are new, but the conflict over Jewish and Arab states goes back to the 1920s. But I agree crude oil and gas do not come from decayed dinosaur remains (didn't NASA announce that one of Saturn's moons has huge lakes of hydrocarbons? And yet, no dinosaurs).

That Romanian Princess definitely got a raw deal. Catering to drunk Mexicans attending a culturally expressive sporting event should not be a crime. On a deeper level, I wonder if cockfighting - like bull fighting - was introduced to Spain by the Moslem conquerors, and if it was, then shouldn't it get some kind of politically correct pass during the Ramadan season? The Princess ought to try that line of defense.

James said...

Oh, please do not tell me oil is not a fossil fuel. Just looking at the US government (Biden, Reed, McCain, etc) I felt we would have fuel reserves for ages.

TSB said...

James: They may be fossils, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily good for anything.

Anonymous said...

James: That is funnny!! TSB: I think the Princess didn't want to embarass her dear old dad who was even more of a war hero than John Kerry and quite the diplomat as well. gwb

Anonymous said...

Mityana road: "Kemosabe! It looks like we're surrounded!" "Don't worry
Tonto; Take this rope and hook it to that truck. I'll stay in here and steer the plane. There's a gas station right over that next hill."
If you have to talk just say: SNAFU
and show them this silver bullet!"
gwb

James said...

Ah, TSB and GWB, you both have misread this sordid incident. The Princess is obviously an agent of Noodles Romanoff. Background info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hn8BpUrzn8

Anonymous said...

Thanks James! That clears it up for me. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB! Kids! Look what just happened in the territories while everyone was distracted by WWIII. gwb

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-20/white-house-quietly-exempts-45-million-people-5-territories-obamacare
I guess people making low wages can't afford it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-22/us-state-department-confident-mh17-mistakenly-downed-separatists-finds-no-direct-lin
TSB: Ok, now State is on Putin's side too? Kerry lands under rocket fire at Tel Aviv and former mayor Bloomberg says he's going in too? AMH is going to have another moment by moment pivoting day! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Fascinating deposition (2009) by Sybil Edmonds on bribery, selling
intelligence, money laundering, and blackmail by many big time congresspeople and State officials like Marc Grossman. Video #2 is where the good stuff starts. (your tax dollars at work!) gwb

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-23/exclusive-high-level-nsa-whistleblower-says-blackmail-huge-%E2%80%93-unreported-%E2%80%93-part-mass-

TSB said...

GWB: Ms. Edmonds seems to dislike neocons or most Turks. And Turkish lobbyists. And her fellow female Turkish translator at the FBI, the one she started some kind of conflict with which led to her dismissal from the FBI. And the USAF husband of that other Turkish woman, who once worked for Amb. Grossman in Turkey. And Ambassador Grossman, too.

IDK, it's exhausting trying to follow the thread of an expose that goes from 1940s British laws against public indecency to 1950s and 60s J.Edgard Hoover, and then to NSA and Congress, and the FBI and judges, and back to NSA in the modern era, and then on to Turks and neocons, plus 9/11 and Iranians, then the Israelis and neocons, and then more Turks, I think.

Edmunds has become a one-woman expose industry. If the FBI hadn't let her go, she might be retired with a tiny pension by now.

Anonymous said...

TSB: First I've heard of it and you know I love a good conspiracy theory. gwb

TSB said...

Edmonds started off promisingly, a native Turkish-Farsi speaker who was evidently happy to translate intercepted conversations for the FBI, then had a falling out with the Bureau and recast herself as a whistleblower. I'm all up for dissing the FBI's national security work. But as time goes by, she seems to have gone outside the bounds of what she can credibly whistle-blow about.

Anonymous said...

TSB: The 1st actual abolitionist British explorer of Africa was named Laine. His dad ran a tavern called the 'Fighting Cock Inn' which was a place that featured wrestling matches. Laine was butchered by Islamists on the Niger River who recognized his quest as the Brits preparing to conquer Niger just like
India. The Brits won and we are still fighting the Islamists in Nigeria. gwb