OCTOBER 8, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
The news as I see it and the views as I want them.
October 8 is … American Tag Day
This is it! You are it. What is it?
Hank, Jr. was fired by ESPN. Who did he upset? Who complained? Who takes Bocephus seriously? ESPN still has Jim Rome; it still employs proven cheaters in Lou Holtz and several other former college coaches; several of their on-air people regularly swear on the air and then apologize. They are not fired. ESPN dropped the ball on this one. They lose!
I hope the California Parole Board does not release her. It is too close to Thanksgiving to tempt her. A woman who killed her newlywed husband and chopped and cooked his body parts over Thanksgiving weekend in 1991 is seeking release from a California prison.
Omaima Nelson, an Egyptian-born former model and nanny, is set to appear before parole commissioners Wednesday at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla where she has been serving a life sentence. Nelson was convicted of murdering her 56-year-old husband William Nelson in a grisly killing that authorities likened to the fictional slayings of Hannibal Lecter. Once again the ‘model’ label is used with nanny. She likely will not get many babysitting jobs after prison, even in California.
Prosecutors said the then-23-year-old killed Nelson and likely plotted to steal from him as she had done with other middle-aged men she had seduced in the past. Authorities said she tied up her husband of less than a month, killed him and dismembered the body, churning his parts through a garbage disposal that neighbors said ran nonstop in the hours after the murder. Authorities found some of Nelson's body parts stuffed in garbage bags and mixed with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. His hands had been fried in oil and his head boiled and stuffed in freezer, said Randy Pawloski, a senior deputy district attorney in Orange County who prosecuted the case and will argue against her release.
"She's tremendously dangerous," said Pawloski, adding that Nelson sought help from two different boyfriends to try to remove her husband's teeth and dispose of his remains to cover her tracks. This guy is the master of the obvious. He ought to get a raise for pointing out how dangerous she is.
During the highly publicized trial, Nelson took the stand and said she stabbed her husband, a former pilot and convicted drug smuggler, with scissors while he sexually assaulted her. A psychiatrist testified that she confessed to cooking her husband's ribs barbecue-style and tasting them but later denied engaging in cannibalism. He said he believed she was psychotic when she killed Nelson.
Defense attorney Thomas Mooney argued his client was circumcised as a child growing up in a squalid section of Cairo, which made sex extremely painful, and was repeatedly raped and abused by her husband in the weeks after the couple wed.
Sarah Palin is out of the picture. In a radio appearance on Glenn Beck’s radio show in November 2010, Sarah Palin thought the North Koreans were our allies.
“CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? [...]
PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –
CO-HOST: South Korean.
PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.”
This is not just a slip of the tongue a frequent public speaker makes. This is a sign of lack of knowledge. Good riddance, Sarah.
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
BRUCE A. BRENNAN
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