I thought that the point of making sex offender records public was to protect the public…I guess the governor thinks otherwise if it is his family.

Gov. Deval Patrick finally broke a week of silence yesterday and said he fired the head of the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board and put its executive director on leave in part because they tried to pressure a hearing officer to list the governor’s brother-in-law as a sex offender.

Patrick said the move to list Bernard Sigh — who was convicted of raping the governor’s sister — as a sex offender “involved some inappropriate at least, maybe unlawful pressuring by the chair and the executive director of a hearing officer to change an outcome of a case.”

In discussing the reasons he terminated Saundra Edwards, the registry board chairwoman, however, Patrick also revealed for the first time a 2008 whistle-blower lawsuit by the hearing officer who ruled that Sigh should not be listed as a sex offender.

The Herald first broke the story that Sigh had failed to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts in 2006, during Patrick’s first campaign for governor. Sigh was convicted in 1993 of raping his wife, served four months in jail and was put on five years’ probation.

“It turns out that case is the case that arose out of my brother-in-law’s experience way back at the beginning of the first campaign when the Republican Party, sorry to say aided by the Herald, nearly destroyed their lives,” Patrick told reporters yesterday.

The governor’s remarks capped a week in which the Corner Office had remained mum about Edwards’ sudden ouster. Patrick — who was on a trade mission in Europe last week — also put the registry’s executive director, Jeanne L. Holmes, on leave.

Patrick’s office had for days declined to detail why the governor made the changes until releasing a statement Friday saying he had “lost confidence” in the pair.

“Not every execution needs to be in public,” Patrick said yesterday.

Deval Patrick says brother-in-law’s sex offender classification was factor in firings | Boston Herald.

Update:  She needs a shrink in a bad way.  Attention getter is a mess.  Adrienne wins the prize for spotting the liar.

She wants a reality tv show.  I believe that she might fit into the circus world with greater ease.  Three boobs and proud of it.  There is a plastic surgeon somewhere that knows that it will cost her far more than $20,000 to remove it when she gets older and hopefully wiser?

 

Florida woman has surgery to add third breast to make herself ‘unattractive to men’.

Yeah, I know everyone will want in on that educational workshop now.

Michelle Obama to hold fashion workshop at the White House next month.

Michelle Obama to hold fashion workshop at the White House next month  - NY Daily News

Michelle Obama to hold fashion workshop at the White House next month  - NY Daily News

Thanks Adrienne.

I received a call early this morning.  It was from someone that I did not know.  They told me that they were a relative of someone that I had befriended awhile back.  I was left speechless when her sister told me that she had passed away unexpectedly.   I loved Holly dearly.  She was a beautiful person that was magnanimous in giving her time and expertise.

Holly was an avid reader, collector of antique china, fine French copper and had an immense passion for animals. Holly had an infectious personality, amazing sense of humor and a wicked quick wit. She was a generous person who always put others before herself.

Holly was such a unique individual.  Her passion for collecting copper and other antiques led her to cross my path.  She had become disabled when she began to have uncontrollable seizures years ago.  That led to doctors, diagnosis, medications and much sadness for a woman who at one time had been a vibrant business owner.   She wrote to me the day before she passed telling me how much she loved her animals because they loved her unconditionally (just like her husband).  She was not feeling well.  She said that she would feel better in a few weeks.  I told her to rest believing that I would speak to her in few days.  The days passed.  I will miss her, but not as much as her family.  I write this as a reminder to love those in the moment as that moment is fleeting.  There might not be another.   Thankfully, I have a bizillion emails from Holly reminding me to smile everyday.

Common courtesy, where has it gone?  Really?  What a nightmare to sit down and find this.

Someone will have to purchase new dentures.

I think this guy must have liked that TSA patdown.  He was so comfy afterwards, he decided to take it all off.  Well, most of it.

Half naked?

This young woman obviously pulled out the toddler shorts in the dark while dressing.

Can't afford shorts that fit?

He thinks it’s cute.  Wait till he gets clocked during turbulence.

I suppose he thinks it's cute.

Passenger Shaming latest social media trend that shames airline travellers.  No, not really…slobs will be slobs.  No amount of shaming will alter the selfish slob’s behavior.   While contemplating the meaning of such behavior, treat yourself to the rants of a stewardess.  I’d be cranky if I had to work this job.  Heck, I don’t have to work this job and I am cranky.

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One of my US Senators, Tim Scott, who is from the Charleston, SC area, has launched a “Women in Leadership” series here in SC. He has named the series for his mother, Frances Scott, as a way to honor her.

You may recall that Frances Scott is a single mother and worked hard to rear her children. I’d say she did pretty well considering one is a US Senator and the other is a Sergeant Major in the Army. Not too shabby…

Back to Senator Scott’s Women in Leadership series. Scott chose Carly Fiorina as the first to kick off the series which she did at our local community college. Check out some of what this powerful woman had to say on the issue of the so-called “War on Women.” From the Post and Courier:

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UPDATE:  We all know that the NY Times is Barry’s personal bootlicking paper.  They didn’t mince words.  They are still trying to do Barry’s work.

WASHINGTON — Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert, and an American military base near the border has increased its security.

As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria are planning to enter the country illegally from Mexico. But the Homeland Security Department, the F.B.I. and lawmakers who represent areas near the border say there is no truth to the warnings.

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“There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by ISIL to attempt to cross the southern border,” Homeland Security officials said in a written statement, using an alternative acronym for the group.

Okay, no active plot.  What about the porous borders?  What dumbell writes this stuff?  There are miles and miles of unsecured border.  He’s sending troops to Africa to combat Ebola, but he won’t secure the southern border.  Ugh!  As for the dumbell rep from the area, there are reasons that he would love for the border to stay open.  Mama was caught laundering money for the cartels through her business.   I guess securing the border would be bad for business.

I call it being realistic.  Our southern border is an open border.  The Rio Grande runs wide and great in northern New Mexico.  It becomes a trickle as it moves south.  ANYONE can walk across the dried dirt.

Painter sidestepped any direct knowledge that ISIS, specifically, is along the border, but he reiterated that the border “is wide open.”

“Well I’m saying the border is wide open, there is no control on the border, it’s not shut off,” said Painter. “There’s places along the Rio Grande you can walk across, there’s no water in it. I worked the border for eight years I walked back and forth across the Rio Grande; I was in Mexico, I was on this side. I never got challenged.

“There’s always a way to get across, there’s coyotes that bring those people across for thousands of dollars.”

Painter noted that “Muslim” items have been strewn along the border and estimated that 10 to 15 million “undocumented aliens” have crossed the border.

“I think it’d be naive to say that (ISIS is) not here…We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States,” Painter told Fox News.

Texas Sheriff: Reports Warn Of ISIS Terrorist Cells Coming Across The Border.

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