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02/21/2019 - 11:17pm go blue.  

beat sparty. 

go blue.  

beat sparty. 

02/21/2019 - 10:55pm nice of you to say.

more…

nice of you to say.

more importantly, beat those character-deficient couch burners.  

02/21/2019 - 10:54pm have tix for the whole…

have tix for the whole family to go see the ladies play sparty on sunday afternoon, never seen a girls college game.  but the weather looks to be a blizzard so that road trip might get cancelled.  regardless, congrats to the lady wolverines.  go blue. 

02/21/2019 - 10:46pm highway 80.  elk hunting…

highway 80.  elk hunting nearby.  been there a few times. had a childhood friend do his residency there in the late '80's.   

 

02/21/2019 - 10:44pm not impressive.  if i was…

not impressive.  if i was impressive i'd get a 'meme generator' account or i'd be like funkadelic, or chatster or many others who are gifted.  

02/21/2019 - 10:25pm (No subject)

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02/21/2019 - 5:00pm if you don't mind my asking,…

if you don't mind my asking, whereabouts in NV?  i was rather fond of NV when i lived in socal, spent a fair amount of free time in the western/southwestern part of the state back in the day.  carson valley, tahoe, etc.  

02/21/2019 - 4:58pm i think UNM is something…

i think UNM is something like 11-15 and a Q3 team.  psu, for all its terrible B10 record, is still a Q1 loss on the road.  in psu's defense (it hurts me some to write that), they have lost most of their close games.  if they get a roll or a whistle or three, they could easily have a better record.  because of the points you have made though i will be watching the wolfpack down the stretch and into the tournament.  it is part of what makes college b-ball fun. 

02/21/2019 - 4:49pm i did not comply.  

i did not comply.  

i was so much older then.  i'm younger than that now. 

02/21/2019 - 10:48am i am not saying they aren't…

i am not saying they aren't a good team, my only point was that they weren't anywhere near a #6 in the nation team.  they not only lost, they lost to UNM by almost 30 points.  we were not 'run out of the gym' v. psu, we lost by 6.  they (unr) have played zero Q1 teams if i am reading the stats correctly and that's why i think they have no rational basis to claim a spot above michigan if you are reviewing this year's resume.  they might do fine in the tournament, maybe a sweet 16 team, but that's different than #6.  

02/21/2019 - 10:27am and fwiw, i may have torn my…

and fwiw, i may have torn my rotater cuff while attempting to heartily pat myself on the back....

02/21/2019 - 8:26am not complaining, but…

not complaining, but pointing out how ridiculous it was.  now proven 100% correct, losing to a middling MWC team.  can you imagine if nevada played in the B10?  penn state would thump them.  

02/20/2019 - 8:37pm please send merlin to us. …

please send merlin to us.  we will make him into a fine bird dog.  you probably won't get him back, but don't get hung up on the details... 

02/20/2019 - 8:29pm indeed. 

indeed. 

02/20/2019 - 8:18pm don't just sit there j, do…

don't just sit there j, do something! 

02/20/2019 - 8:17pm had to google that 'deep…

had to google that 'deep eddy'.  

02/20/2019 - 8:06pm tirico is an AA guy, big…

tirico is an AA guy, big maize and blue fan.  he is very good at his job. 

02/20/2019 - 8:05pm putin, sorry you are stuck…

putin, sorry you are stuck on the road away from home.  

looking at box scores, rutgers was up at half but has collapsed in the second.  go rutger, go.

wings tied at 1 with chicago. LGRW.

duke over unc.   big.

hoping northwestern beats ohio.  tip off @ 8:30.

no booze.  water.  

 

02/20/2019 - 6:43pm didn't you put them in…

didn't you put them in custody?   

02/20/2019 - 3:28pm it was a really ticky-tack…

it was a really ticky-tack beef.  and all that was presented completely supported your comment about him getting clean.  good for him. 

02/20/2019 - 3:03pm watched laith al-saadi get…

watched laith al-saadi get sentenced in circuit court up here a week or so ago.  interesting guy.  i think he's a michigan grad or at least a michigan attendee.  was one of the more well-spoken defendants i have ever seen allocute in court.  

02/20/2019 - 3:00pm boliver, you are already in…

boliver, you are already in the proverbial cyber-hall of champions.  

02/20/2019 - 1:17pm for extra credit and the…

for extra credit and the admiration of mgobloggers all over the globe, i would encourage those who respond to add a link to the music they say they are listening to.  much more likely for others to 'lend an ear', so to speak, and maybe get interested in it. 

just a thought.  carry on.  

02/20/2019 - 12:23pm surprisingly they were…

surprisingly they were unaware that JH is rather fond of cracker barrell.  once known, they vowed never to return.  builds sparty team solidarity. 

02/19/2019 - 11:27pm obligatory:  sparty and…

obligatory:  sparty and dantonio are heading to gary, indiana, in may.  on a bus.   planning drive-through at the A & W right off the I-80.  

02/19/2019 - 8:03pm I for one am offended by…

I for one am offended by your use of the phrase pooping pants.  I would ask that you use 'soiled themselves ' or 'lost control of their bowels' 

02/19/2019 - 3:41pm i taught my mgowife how to…

i taught my mgowife how to hunt and fish, and she already knew how to ski.  good thing, too, since those were some of the activities of the honeymoon and now marriage.  she could not match me on booze though, but i'm not much of a drinker myself so no big deal.  

you did remind me of this old sign though...

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02/19/2019 - 11:52am to be precise, it would be…

to be precise, it would be UNR, university of nevada-reno, the wolfpack.  used to hunt, fish and ski not too far from there, south down the 395 and up in tahoe, back in the day.  there were woolly mammoths then.  

02/18/2019 - 10:16pm the penalty phase in a death…

the penalty phase in a death penalty case many times can be longer than the trial.  you had to find what were called 'special circumstances', meaning things that made a first degree murder into something even worse.  i was part of the death panel and we would go over cases in great detail.  it would take some extreme cruelty, torture, multiple victims, sometimes also a bad prior record, and not just proof beyond a reasonable doubt like a normal criminal case, but what we would all feel was proof beyond all doubt that we had the right person.  

as an aside, i can't believe i remembered his occupation from 3 decades away.  i tried hundreds of cases and i bet i couldn't do that for maybe any of my cases, maybe a handful, but that case was different.  i still remember the defense attorney's opening words of his opening argument, 'there is no direct evidence that randy kraft ever killed anyone'....and away we went.  like i mentioned earlier, pure evil.  he deserved/deserves death. i am sorry for your family's loss, distant from you as it might be.  evil exists in the world and will until He comes. 

02/18/2019 - 9:15pm rob, i don't know if you…

rob, i don't know if you really want to dive in. its really gory stuff.  like, some of the worst crime scene photos i ever saw and i've seen a bunch.  candidly i hope you won't be able to access them.  

if you still want more detail, you should start with the o.c. register, the paper of record where he was prosecuted.  but don't say i didn't warn you.

IIRC kraft was some type of consultant, maybe with early computers?  yes, cross jurisdictional information exchange was difficult back then, interstate even more so.  as crazy as it may seem now, the fax was a totally new invention back then. i remember retrieving records from other jurisdictions via fax and it was an amazing thing that you could get it done in a matter of minutes or maybe an hour or two, what had formerly taken days or weeks. 

02/18/2019 - 3:12pm Brian brown was the guy who…

Brian brown was the guy who primarily tried that case.  He was running our homicide unit at the time.  He was a dude in all good ways.  Dive buddy of mine, pilot, resourceful.  All the credit for the case is his.

02/18/2019 - 2:19pm typo.  you meant, 'the right…

typo.  you meant, 'the right to arm bears', and now that dream is realized.  look out france, here come the polar bears. 

02/18/2019 - 12:49pm and for anyone wondering,…

and for anyone wondering, that is NOT photoshopped.  that really happened.  really. 

 

02/18/2019 - 6:05am having been involved with or…

having been involved with or at least paying attention in one fashion or another with a fair number of these cases back when they were a 'thing', i will opine that the most gruesome killers tended to be motivated by sexual excitement.  it is the same with arsonists.  it makes no sense.  there is a thrill that must be done again and again. 

today's shooters are almost exclusively single incident, more spur of the moment, many of whom are on or have used  prescription or other drugs. i think the story nobody wants to touch is that the drugs that are supposed to 'help' people have a huge capacity to send a certain group of people racing over the cliff with tragic results.  and please, nobody start taking this thread into political places that will burn it down.  

02/18/2019 - 5:54am when he was pulled over that…

when he was pulled over that night they eventually of course searched his car.  he had his list of victims underneath the floor mat on the driver side.  at that time it didn't mean anything but by the morning it sure did.  we had almost caught him (inadvertently) a few times where he'd dropped either still barely alive and/or newly dead bodies in places that had them quickly discovered. 

i won't go into the details of what he did to the bodies, its too disgusting.  i will only say that so many of us are parents and the thought of a loved one being subjected to that is beyond comprehension.  

i still remember being in judge mccartin's court room for that trial.  he was way crotchety, but was actually not a bad draw for that trial with all the legal land mines that had to be navigated. 

02/18/2019 - 5:46am there is so much there to…

there is so much there to discuss but this isn't the forum.  i will say it indirectly created one of the craziest bridge games in the history of our planet, as manson, kraft, david brown, and a few other notable murderers would gather in san quentin to play. 

as to the delays, you could start your research with former cal supreme court justice rose bird and go from there.  

02/17/2019 - 9:29pm as horrific as bundy was,…

as horrific as bundy was, randy kraft was worse.  i was tangentially involved with this prosecution and conviction.  he had by my last count 64 murders to his 'credit', two of whom were in grand rapids.  link here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Kraft

i still remember that case 30 yrs later.  unbelievable evil.  

02/17/2019 - 9:16pm don't be making fun of…

don't be making fun of getting a new tractor.  that's serious stuff.

signed,

country mouse

02/17/2019 - 6:55pm the officials were…

the officials were intimidated.  you would be too.

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02/17/2019 - 5:25pm how is siberia doing,…

how is siberia doing, heading into their big game against kamchatka peninsula?  

02/17/2019 - 1:46pm user name is checking out…

user name is checking out with power - stills, casks, and hillbillies go together like sparty, couches, and flames.  

02/17/2019 - 7:12am i remember reading calvin…

i remember reading calvin johnson's combine numbers one day and it was pretty freaky.  6' 5", 235, vertical was 'over a tall building' and his 40 was 'flash', something like a 4.35?  

02/17/2019 - 7:09am i bet that was tremendous. …

i bet that was tremendous.  if there's a way to get a link or stream or something like that, could you please share it?  

02/17/2019 - 7:07am i have no idea what you've…

i have no idea what you've written here, but can you at least tell us if you're okay?    i sense there is a code in all of those letters, some kind of signal.  maybe a hillbilly ritualistic song.  something....

02/16/2019 - 10:45pm is there a stream or a link…

is there a stream or a link or something from today's gig?   why so emotional?  

02/16/2019 - 10:08pm this may or may not be one…

this may or may not be one of the iowa assistant coaches attempt at attending to business....

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02/16/2019 - 10:03pm WD, that stuff will stunt…

WD, that stuff will stunt your growth....

02/16/2019 - 10:01pm  i don't know much about…

 i don't know much about tennessee vs. the top 25, but i do believe we are 6-0 vs. ranked teams, so we've got that going for us. 

02/16/2019 - 9:59pm into the 50's?  has the…

into the 50's?  has the national guard been called out?

below zero up north, but no wind, no clouds, very pretty and nearly a full moon. 

02/16/2019 - 10:56am irony: rodney king's next…

irony: rodney king's next arrest after the riots came across my desk.  it was only a DUI, but man, talk about a hot potato.  yeesh. i had lost half my unit to help out at the riots and had been in trial right up until the start of the riots.  i will not forget that rather unique time of my life.