Thursday, July 20, 2017

Get National Parks Senior Pass before 8/28/17

If you are 62 and don't yet have a U.S. National Parks lifetime pass, you'll want to get it before August 28, 2017. On that date the cost of a lifetime pass increases from $10.00 to $80.00.  Yes, you read that correctly. The new fee for a lifetime pass will be $80.00.

You can buy your lifetime pass for $10.00 in-person, by mail or online. There is a $10.00 surcharge for online orders.

For information, visit www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm and scroll down to Senior Pass.

If you have the Golden Age Passport, see information on the NPS website about its continued validity.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sheriff Speaks Out

How would you like to be represented by this sheriff?

Sheriff Jim Matthews of Kershaw County, South Carolina (northeast of Columbia) tore a new one for Circuit Judge Alison R. Lee (South Carolina 5th Judicial District, Columbia) this week, after she got played by a defense attorney representing a criminal in her court.

Sheriff Matthews labeled the judge as a "bleeding heart judge".

You can read the story here:
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article161388708.html

The prosecution and defense attorneys had agreed to a deal of 4-8 years in prison for the defendant. But in court the defense attorney pulled out his violin and played a tune for the judge that made her cry, and she sentenced the defendant to three years' probation. The punk walked out of court. Read the story for a history of his crimes.

I wasn't in the courtroom, but it appears that the Assistant Prosecutor got sandbagged when the defense attorney flipflopped. The prosecutor should have done his homework on that attorney. I'll bet it's not the first time that defense attorney has done that.

What do you notice about the physical appearance of this sheriff? And if you saw a photo of the Richland County Sheriff, Leon Lott, you'd notice that he too is professional appearing and slim. As is Milwaukee County's David Clarke.

Then recall McHenry County's good ol' boy former sheriff. I hear he is headed back to McHenry County. Guess the Florida heat did not agree with him. Will he stay retired? Or will his cronies ante up and find a job for him near Krispy Kreme? Or maybe Bill Prim will hire him for security at the courthouse?