Well ex-CUSSSEEE me!

In today’s episode of Cops Gone Wild, another cop shoots an innocent bystander and blames her for her injuries:

A retired U.S. Navy veteran and her family are asking their local sheriffs department to own up to their role in a shooting of the servicewoman in her backyard.


According to KSWB-TV, San Diego County Sheriffs Deputy Luke Berhalter shot 36-year-old former Air and Sea rescue team member Jennifer Orey in her home Sunday at point-blank range while searching for a suspect.


Orey’s brother, Jim Morgan, said Tuesday Orey asked Berhalter why he did it.


“The cop said, ‘Well, I’m sorry, you startled me,’” Morgan said.


KGTV-TV reported that the Sheriffs Department subsequently issued a statement making her injuries sound relatively mild.


“The female was shot in the arm,” the report said. “She is in good condition and expected to be released from the hospital today.”


On Tuesday, Morgan went into detail on how hurt she actually was.


“The bullet went through her left breast, through the bottom, going right through her nipple, into her bicep, and then out her pinky,” Morgan said. The family also revealed photos showing Orey’s various wounds. She is currently in stable condition and expected to recover.

Must. Hit. Head. On. Wall.

This is the kind of mortgage fraud our Democratic administration decides to target. Yes, it’s only the fault of the individuals who got dicey mortgages, and not the mortgage companies who marketed them so aggressively:

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Timothy McCabe, 47, and Theresa Morales, 48, both of Hypoluxo, Florida, were indicted by a federal grand jury for bank fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both.


Assistant U.S. Attorneys Maura K. O’Donnell and Kathleen A. Lynch, who are handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, the defendants submitted a fraudulent loan application to a financial institution, JPMorgan Chase Bank, to obtain a $560,000 mortgage on a property in Lewiston, New York. The defendants, who are husband and wife, provided false information in the loan application as to employment, salary, and residency. The defendants conduct resulted in foreclosure on the property.


This law enforcement action is part of President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. President Obama established the interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to wage an aggressive, coordinated, and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law enforcement who, working together, bring to bear a powerful array of criminal and civil enforcement resources. The task force is working to improve efforts across the federal executive branch and with state and local partners to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, combat discrimination in the lending and financial markets, and recover proceeds for victims of financial crimes.

These people make me sick.

When you wish upon a rape

Maureen Dowd:

There’s something trying about an unforgiving man suddenly in need of forgiveness.


Yet Todd Akin is right. He shouldn’t have to get out of the United States Senate race in Missouri simply for saying what he believes. He reflects a severe stance on abortion that many in his party embrace, including the new vice presidential candidate.


“I talk about one word, one sentence, one day out of place, and, all of a sudden, the entire establishment turns on you,” Representative Akin complained to the conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch on Tuesday as he spurned pleas from Mitt Romney and other G.O.P. big shots to abort his bid. He continued: “They just ran for cover at the first sign of any gunfire, and I think we need to rush to the gunfire.”

Oops

Looks like we have a little secret of our own!

Democratic Party officials say they will not release the names of donors to next month’s political convention before the event, despite an earlier pledge that they would regularly disclose the contributors.


In its marketing materials, the party promises that the “people’s convention,” set to begin Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., will be the “most open and accessible ever.” But the names of donors, some of whom are giving up to $100,000, will remain secret until federal disclosure documents are filed Oct. 15, six weeks after the parties have ended and public attention has shifted to Election Day.


Democrats have made transparency a central theme of the campaign, pushing for legislation requiring groups to disclose donors. In a recent e-mail to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina asked for signatures on a petition calling for conservative interest groups to reveal the names of contributors.


“They have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections,” Messina wrote.

I actually think they’re doing this because they haven’t gotten enough donors yet to cover their costs. A lot of the unions are holding back because they picked non-union Charlotte.

Coming attractions

Not what most people had in mind, I think:

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s promise to restore $716 billion that he says President Obama “robbed” from Medicare has some health care experts puzzled, and not just because his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan, included the same savings in his House budgets.


The 2010 health care law cut Medicare reimbursements to hospitals and insurers, not benefits for older Americans, by that amount over the coming decade. But repealing the savings, policy analysts say, would hasten the insolvency of Medicare by eight years — to 2016, the final year of the next presidential term, from 2024.


While Republicans have raised legitimate questions about the long-term feasibility of the reimbursement cuts, analysts say, to restore them in the short term would immediately add hundreds of dollars a year to out-of-pocket Medicare expenses for beneficiaries. That would violate Mr. Romney’s vow that neither current beneficiaries nor Americans within 10 years of eligibility would be affected by his proposal to shift Medicare to a voucherlike system in which recipients are given a lump sum to buy coverage from competing insurers.

Catholic deer hunter

“That’s what freedom is.” What, shooting deer and belonging to a patriarchal church? To me, freedom is not having your opinions supercede MY rights. Asshole:

“You remember that one where he said people in places like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, we cling to our guns and our religion?” Ryan said. “Hey. As a Catholic deer hunter: guilty as charged.” He added, “That’s what freedom is.”

The secret plan

Shhhh!

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney started to lay out his energy plan at a Tuesday event, but because there were reporters in the room, he decided against doing so.


During a Houston fundraiser, Romney told a room of about 125 donors that he planned to unveil his comprehensive energy plan this week. He said his proposal will specifically relate to fossil-based fuels. But then, he said no more.


“I know that we have members of the media here right now, so I’m not going to go through that in great detail,” Romney said, according to a pool report from the event.

This year’s swift boat vets

Glad some people are fighting back. I’m so tired of this right-wing crap:

A group of retired special operations and CIA officers who claim President Barack Obama revealed secret missions and turned the killing of Osama bin Laden into a campaign centerpiece are coming under criticism from some of their own.


Some special operations officers say the activist veterans are breaking a sacred military creed: respect for the commander in chief.


“This is an unprofessional, shameful action on the part of the operators that appear in the video, period,” U.S. Army Special Forces Maj. Fernando Lujan wrote on his Facebook page, to a chorus of approval from colleagues.


A Green Beret who returned last year from Afghanistan, Lujan says that attaching the title of special operator with any political campaign is “in violation of everything we’ve been taught, and the opposite of what we should be doing, which is being quiet professionals.”

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