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Bloviating Zeppelin: From Around the Globe and Around Your Block

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

From Around the Globe and Around Your Block

It's Saturday night and, after this week from Purgatory, I've decided to open Mr. Stolichnaya and mix him with Mr. Squirt and whatever else happens to inhabit my American-manufactured refrigerator -- which is working quite well, thank you.

Therefore, this will be a post from many fronts, to include:

Business From France:
Airbus signed a $10 billion deal to supply 150 A320-series aircraft to six Chinese airlines and said it was extending “industrial co-operation” with China that may include a new assembly line in the country, its first outside Europe.

GM Makes Reappointments:
General Motors said it was discussing a board appointment for a lieutenant of Kirk Kerkorian, the billionaire investor who owns almost 10% of the beleaguered carmaker. The likely candidate is Jerome York, a former Chrysler executive. It also appointed Frederick “Fritz” Henderson, who oversaw a restructuring and job-cutting plan as chairman of GM Europe, who will become chief financial officer.

09-11 Report In:
The members of the federal commission set up to investigate the September 11th attacks issued a final report on the American government's response to their recommendations. Although some progress has been made, the members gave a grade “F” in areas such as pre-screening airline passengers and providing cash to cities most at risk.

Much Ado About Nothing:
Federal air marshals shot and killed a man at Miami airport who said he had a bomb and ran from an aircraft. No bomb was found. It is the first case of a shooting incident involving an air marshal since September 11th 2001.

Those underpaid Air Marshals deserve an award. Do I sense a forthcoming "Today's Hero" post?

The Bookie On Tookie:
Slated to die this coming Tuesday, December 13th, Stanley "Tookie" Williams (see photo above) can possibly acquire clemency from Fornicalia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a fellow bodybuilder. Williams murdered 4 people in 1979, though his appeal says he had nothing to do with any of that. He was asleep on his bunk. He was in the next county at the time. He was tending to the needs of Karmalite nuns on that day. He was helping darker hued gradeschool children cross the intersection of Walk and Don't Walk. He was serving lunch to South Central indigents at the Salvation Army.


Here's what he was doing on a couple of days, because I guess he was bored and had nothing else pressing in his DayMinder:

On February 27th, 1979:
Once inside the storage room of the 7-11, Williams, at gunpoint, ordered Owens to "lay down, motherfucker." Williams then chambered a round into the shotgun. Williams then fired the round into the security monitor. Williams then chambered a second round and fired the round into Owens' back as he lay face down on the floor of the storage room. Williams then fired again into Owens' back. (TT 2162).

Albert Lewis Owens died. But we don't hear about him, do we?

Once back in Los Angeles, Williams asked if anyone wanted to get something to eat. When Sims asked Williams why he shot Owens, Williams said he "didn't want to leave any witnesses." Williams also said he killed Owens "because he was white and he was killing all white people." (TT 2189, 2193).

Murder number one.

But wait; there's more.

On March 11th, 1979:
Williams murdered three members of the Yang family at their motel in Los Angeles, for some very salient and important reasons.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. on March 11, 1979, Stanley Williams entered the Brookhaven Motel at 10411 South Vermont Avenue. (Trial Ttranscript (TT) 1411).

After entering the public lobby area, Williams broke down the door that led to the private office.

Once inside the private office, Williams, using his shotgun, killed 76-year-old Yen-I Yang; Williams also killed Yang's wife, 63-year-old Tsai-Shai Yang; lastly, Williams killed Yang's daughter, 43-year-old Yee-Chen Lin. Williams then removed the currency from the cash register and fled the location.

Son Robert Yang entered the motel office he found his mother, his sister, and his father had all been shot. (TT 1412-1413). Robert observed that the cash register was open and money was missing. (TT 1414). It was later determined that the robbery of the Brookhaven Motel and the murder of the three members of the Yang family netted Stanley Williams approximately $100.

Responding to the call, two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies entered, and saw Yen-I Yang lying on a sofa. He was "soaked with blood," "gasping for air, and making gurgling noises." (TT 1501).

They also saw the bloodied body of Tsai-Shai Yang. She was making "gurgling noises" and "gasping for air," with "her knees drawn up under her, and her face down on the floor," as if she had been forced to bow down before being killed. (TT 1502). Lastly, the deputies found the body of Yee-Chen Lin lying on the hallway floor.

According to the forensic pathologist, Yen-I Yang suffered two shotgun wounds. One shotgun wound was to his left arm and abdomen. This wound shredded Yen-I's left arm, fractured his ribs, and shattered his spleen, right kidney, bowel and large vessels. The other shotgun wound was to the lower left chest. This wound also fractured ribs and shattered the spleen, right kidney, bowel and large vessels.

The first person was killed to commit the robbery. The others were killed because Williams wanted no witnesses.

In the meantime he has written 9 books. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He regrets founding the Crips street gang.

He has always maintained his innocence and claims he received an unfair trial, in part, because he was convicted by an all-white jury.

AMY GOODMAN: Can you talk about the crime that you were convicted of? Are you guilty of that crime?

STANLEY TOOKIE WILLIAMS: No, I am not culpable of those crimes. I have been stating that fact from the incipient, from the moment of my arrest. False arrest.

AMY GOODMAN: Why do you think the jury found you guilty?

STANLEY TOOKIE WILLIAMS: Oh, it was quite easy. It was a paradigm of racism. We are talking about prosecutorial misconduct. We are talking about exclusion of exculpatory evidence. We are talking about I.A.C., which is ineffective assistance of counsel. We are talking about biased jury selection, which results in an all-white jury. We’re talking about involuntary psychotherapic druggings, the misuse of jailhouse and government informants.


Yeah right. I was asleep on my bunk at the time. How many times have I heard that? Williams denies all. Yet he proffers an account of nothing.

Sorry bucko. You're as vapid as the incipient air escaping your 51-year-old lungs, and you're about to meet your maker.



Blogger Gayle said...

He certainly does deserve the death penalty, but with all the moonbats running around trying to save his worthless hide, there is some doubt as to whether he will get it or not.

I'm going to link you to both of my blogs.

Sun Dec 11, 06:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wow! BOTH of your blog!! Thank you indeed!!

Sun Dec 11, 09:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Okay. I meant "blogs" plural. Sheesh!

Sun Dec 11, 09:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

All I can say is, IF Arnie commutes this to *life*, Arnie is an idiot...

And if he does let the death sentence stand, look for So. L.A. and Watts to go up in smoke... Might be a lot more than that, I mean, they burned down Watts over Rodney King, and he was a NO BODY...

This *Tookie* guy is, in the minds of the *people*, a real *somebody*, never mind that he murdered 4 people, in cold blood... He wrote a couple of children's books and made a couple of statements about *gang life* being bad SO.... Now he has redeemed himself...

Bull Shit....

Sun Dec 11, 10:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

Right Fred... isn't it facsinating that they all get "saved" once they get caught! BS for certain.

Sun Dec 11, 12:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

It's okay BZ. (I hope you don't mind my calling you BZ. "bloviating zeppelin" gets a little tiresome). What I was going to say is it's okay... you should see some of the typos I make! :)

Sun Dec 11, 12:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

I hope the day comes when California justice is a given that goes unnoticed.

Sun Dec 11, 02:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Big White Hat: heavy sigh. If only that might possibly be true. Also, I wish Arnold were sufficiently predictable that I could feel confident he'll let the sentence stand and not commute.

Sun Dec 11, 02:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

There have even been some conservative blogs begging for him not to get the death penalty. I'm not a bloodthirsty person but if ever anyone deserved the death penalty it would be this guy. I don't care if Mike Farrell is going to bat for him. In fact that would be a strike against him :-).

Sun Dec 11, 03:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And I didn't even really get into the fact that this vertical biped primarily helped to create one of the greatest detriments to black families, the Crips, a national (and farther) gang responsible for the death of literally thousands of persons since 1972 -- mostly black Americans.

Mon Dec 12, 05:11:00 AM PST  

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