Daily Archives: February 27, 2009

Fred Cooper trial II to resume Monday

Testimony ended for the week about 6:00 p. m. today.

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The DNA evidence was introduced.  In my opinion, the DNA was confusing and does not nail Cooper.

Analysts compared the samples against DNA standards for the four major players in Cooper’s case: Cooper himself, Steven Andrews, Michelle Andrews and Kellie Ballew.

The Andrewses were found dead in the bedroom of their Gateway home on Dec. 27, 2005. Prosecutors say Cooper killed them out of jealousy over an affair between Ballew, his longtime girlfriend, and Steven Andrews.

Both samples showed mixed profiles, DNA analyst Julie Heinig said. That is, each showed characteristics not only of Cooper’s DNA, but Steven Andrews’.

Outside the presence of the jury, Barbara Andrews, Steven’s mother, gave some testimony that could have been more damaging to Cooper than any DNA.

It was after January 11, when Cooper was arrested. Barbara and Russell Andrews came back down to Fort Myers to take care of some of their son’s business and estate matters.

The couple spent a day at the ocean with Lukasz, after which they returned to the hotel.

As he was running around their hotel room, he caught sight of a newspaper hanging off a table. Fred Cooper’s picture was on the front page, she said.

He stopped “dead in his tracks” and stared at it, she said.

She took him outside to get a snack. On the way out, she told her husband to put the newspaper away.

“He looked frightened to me,” she said.

Considering that Lukasz was in the house during the murders of his mother and father, this would not have been good for Fred.  Defense attorney objected to admitting this testimony and the judge agrees and says it can’t come in.  Hope the jurors don’t read the papers this weekend.

Trial will resume at 8:45 a.m. on Monday.

See Naples News.

Posted:  02.27.09

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Taxpayers protest D. C. spending spree in rallies across the country (Update)

All across America today thousands of citizens expressed the growing disgust for the massive spending going on in Washington, D. C.

I made a list of at least some places.

SanDiego; North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Nashville; Orlando FL.; Ft Myers FL; Austin Texas; Portland Oregon; Shelby Alabama; Lansing Mi, Cleveland Oh, Houston; Denver; Hartford Conn; and Washington D. C.  See video below and go to Michelle Malkin.com for photos.

Scenes from the DC Tea Party on Feb. 27, 2009, where hundreds of taxpayers rallied in support of free markets and limited government – and against endless bailouts.

AND WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

Oh, that’s right, they’re following George Anthony around, they are staked out in front of Haleigh, Cummings house, and they are obessessing about every word Rush Limbaugh utters.  And don’t forget this earth-shattering news:  Michele Bachmann said, “You be the man,” to Michael Steele, which was a big compliment in my book.

UPDATE: Greta is covering this!!!

Posted:  02.27.09

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What Caused Our Economic Crisis? Money For Nothing and Your Houses For Free (Repost)

This was first posted in September of 2008.

This video made it to the Mainstream Media.  New Media, the internet, and American citizens, are doing the legwork and investigative reporting so lacking in the Mainstream.

I’m not sure what version of the video this is, but what about this attempt to shut this video down?  More strong arm tactics?  That freedom of speech really does rub some people the wrong way.  And we sure don’t want them in the White House.  (Too late now)

ALERT 09/30 15:00 pm ET: YouTube has now taken down not only the first version of the Burning Down the House video produced by TheMouthPiece, but has also taken down versions 2 (9/27) and 3 (9/29).  The version directly below is now removed.

http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/burning-down-the-house-what-caused-our-economic-crisis/

HERE’S THE NEW VERSION BELOW:

The current mess would never have occurred in the absence of ill-conceived federal policies. The federal government chartered Fannie Mae in 1938 and Freddie Mac in 1970; these two mortgage lending institutions are at the center of the crisis. The government implicitly promised these institutions that it would make good on their debts, so Fannie and Freddie took on huge amounts of excessive risk.

Worse, beginning in 1977 and even more in the 1990s and the early part of this century, Congress pushed mortgage lenders and Fannie/Freddie to expand subprime lending. The industry was happy to oblige, given the implicit promise of federal backing, and subprime lending soared.

This subprime lending was more than a minor relaxation of existing credit guidelines. This lending was a wholesale abandonment of reasonable lending practices in which borrowers with poor credit characteristics got mortgages they ere ill-equipped to handle.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/29/miron.bailout/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Reposted:  02.27.09

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