Daily Archives: January 10, 2009

Meter Reader, Kronk, arrested in 1992 for kidnapping

Update in Caylee Anthony case:

Roy Kronk arrested for kidnapping in 1992 in South Carolina.

In his original statement he said he was assigned to work in the area where the body was found in August and again in December and did not work there any time inbetween.  Now, his employers say that he was working in the area in November.  What was so compelling in August and December, but not in November?  Explanation by his attorney:  He was just busy and didn’t have time to deal with it.

Kronk’s attorney says the kidnapping in S. C. arose out of some sort of domestic incident concerning a woman he was living with in Florida who left with another man, went to South Carolina, and subsequently called Kronk to come and get her.  The guy she was living with in S. C. charged the kidnapping.  Charges were presented to a grand jury and eventually dismissed and expunged.

Very interesting.

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Posted:  01.09.09


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Baez and Scuggs – Love is just a four-letter word

Yesterday was the sixty-eighth birthday of pacifist Joan Baez.

In the video below, Earl Scruggs visits Baez at home and asks her to play the Bob Dylan song, Love is Just a Four-letter Word.

Nothing short of a wow.

Full article Here

Seems like only yesterday
I left my mind behind
Down in the Gypsy Cafe
With a friend of a friend of mine
She sat with a baby heavy on her knee
Yet spoke of life most free from slavery
With eyes that showed no trace of misery
A phrase in connection first with she I heard
That love is just a four-letter word

Outside a rambling store-front window
Cats meowed to the break of day
Me, I kept my mouth shut, too
To you I had no words to say
My experience was limited and underfed
You were talking while I hid
To the one who was the father of your kid
You probably didn’t think I did, but I heard
You say that love is just a four-letter word

I said goodbye unnoticed
Pushed towards things in my own games
Drifting in and out of lifetimes
Unmentionable by name
Searching for my double, looking for
Complete evaporation to the core
Though I tried and failed at finding any door
I must have thought that there was nothing more
Absurd than that love is just a four-letter word

Though I never knew just what you meant
When you were speaking to your man
I can only think in terms of me
And now I understand
After waking enough times to think I see
The Holy Kiss that’s supposed to last eternity
Blow up in smoke, its destiny
Falls on strangers, travels free
Yes, I know now, traps are only set by me
And I do not really need to be
Assured that love is just a four-letter word

Posted:  01.09.09

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He said, She said

From a 1996 interview:

Barack:  Describing Michelle as “alluring” and with “a strong personality,” the future President says, “if you look deep into her eyes, there’s a certain vulnerability.”

Michelle:  “I’m more of the skeptical kind, I was thinking, ‘Yeah, he’s probably an idiot, whatever.'”

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Posted:  01.09.09

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Obama says: Forget those campaign promises, think “burdens and heavy lifting” (Update)

ABC has released excerpts from “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, which will be aired tomorrow, Sunday the 11th.  “AMERICANS WILL HAVE TO ACCEPT CHANGE FOR THE GREATER GOOD.”

[I just watched a CNN presentation of  IOUSA and, of course, they didn’t air this out of a desire to all of a sudden inform Americans of the economic system, but to prepare us for what is to come and cover for Obama.  I made notes of a few points made in that documentary so I am not surprised to now see this from Obama.  (See the comments section of previous post):  https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/fireworks-palin-interviewer-tells-david-shuster-msnbc-is-a-joke/

It’s all strategy, which is to be expected.  It’s the participation of the MSM that is disturbing.  I haven’t checked, but I’m sure there’s an AP article out saying something about this.** [MSNBC is on doc block so they are not participating at this point but I wonder who’s on Meet the Press tomorrow.]

So Obama says to Stephanopoulos:

“Everybody’s going to have to give,” Obama said. “Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.”

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” President-elect Obama is warning that his campaign promises will take longer than he expected to carry out, and that Americans will face more of a burden than many have realized.

“I’m focused on a pretty heavy lift, which is making sure we get that reinvestment and recovery package in place,” Obama said.

The interview with George Stephanopoulos, Obama’s first since returning to Washington as presisdent-elect last weekend, was taped Saturday at the Newseum, where “This Week” has its studio, and will air on Sunday.

“George, I want to be realistic here: Not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped,” Obama said in brief excerpts released by ABC.

Obama also hinted at future tax increases and spending cuts.

“Everybody’s going to have to give,” Obama said. “Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.”

Hope has changed to DIRE.  And  I don’t doubt it is dire, but talk about the “politics of fear!”  And the “it is only the government who can save us?”  That should cause fear for sure.

And what will be first on the list of sacrifices we have to make?  Social Security and Medicare.  Not take from the rich and give to the poor, but take from the old and sick and give bailouts to the rich.  What about the “Do To the Least of These” Matthews principle, Huh?

Watch Ron Paul, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and Fox News’ Neil Cavuto discuss the current economic troubles, what caused them, and whether Obama’s stimulus plan might make things even worse.

Can we go back and do this election thing again?  I laughed when I heard Ron Paul say the first thing he would do is eliminate the Department of Education.  That would be better than all these bailouts.

**UPDATE:  I was wondering earlier who would be on Meet the Press today to help prepare us for the “heavy lifting” to come:

Well, now I have the answer to that one:  We have not one, but a host of economists in what they are calling an Economy Panel on Meet the Press.  One says “Is Obama’s stimulus plan BIG enough?”  Another says:  “This package was DESIGNED to grow and this is the low end.” And, “My sense is this package is going to pass.” Oh, he’s member of Obama’s economic team.  What a surprise that is.  He’s talking about getting support from Mitch McConnell.  Here’s a little insight on that:


I don’t think I can watch this.  Click.

Posted:  01.10.09   Updated:  01.11.09


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