William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 16, September, 2011

So Openminded Their Brains Fell Out–With Futher Thoughts

Filed under: Haterade — williamthecoroner @ 12:15

Though I get a lot of work from attorneys, and I greatly appreciate it and I would like more of it, thankyouverymuch, there is one thing that worries me. For prosecutors, I perceive an attitude that the defendants are not just guilty, they are INCREDIBLY guilty. Not all, but the attitude exists. The defenders, on the other hand, tend to run toward the other extreme, and forgive or tolerate some really heinous behaviour. That is illustrated by the comments from this judge, quoted by Mark Steyn.

I think a valid question that needs to be solved by consensus is “When does life begin?”–or, at least, when do “pre-persons” (Thanks, Philip K Dick)(i.e. fetuses) gain the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? In a country with the death penalty with due process, I find it logically inconsistent to argue against abortion. When and where do the rights of the baby (insert synonyms here) trump the rights of the mother. After all, pregnancy is not a risk-free process, and can kill the mother.

On the other hand, I find it really, really annoying when pro-abortion folks say thinks like “you want to FORCE me to give BIRTH!!!) No-oo. I frankly think people who are willing to kill innocents shouldn’t give birth at all, ever, but that’s really not the issue. I feel people who don’t wish to get pregnant should use all possible means (condoms, spermacide, GnRH inhibitors, hormonal therapy, IUD, to forestall pregnancy. Considering how many pregnancies miscarry in the first trimester, I really can’t get too upset about first trimester abortion, (over 50%) nor do I have a problem with preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum.

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Monday, 12, September, 2011

Shocked, Shocked I Am.

Filed under: Haterade,Politics — williamthecoroner @ 15:35

I’ve had my problems with Connie Shultz, the writer for the Plain Dealer for some time now. For a long time I have felt she uses her job to propagandize/work for/support her husband, Sen. Sherrod Brown. The other day she got caught.

Hat tip, Breda

Wednesday, 31, August, 2011

If You Aren’t Outraged, You Aren’t Paying Attention

Francesca Rice is a veteran. She owns firearms. Lakewood OH police heard about it, came to her condo, got the super to let them in and took them. Ms. Rice was not arrested, she wasn’t home, they just came an took her property. Ms. Rice owns them legally, but the cops will not return the weapons, worth over $15,000 without a court order. So she’s suing them. Story is HERE (Hat tip, Misfit)

If the people who did this weren’t wearing ugly blue polyester uniforms, this would be called “Grand Theft” and “Breaking and Entering”. The Earth-Bound Misfit suggests sending a copy of the United States Constitution to the Lakewood Chief of Police. I concur.

Chief of Police Timothy J. Malley
Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Also, the cash-strapped city of Cleveland (who is laying off police officers) is spending money and time on a gun registration program that is a. voluntary and b. has no data about efficacy whatsoever.

This might be a radical idea, but if you’re short of money and crime is a problem, you might want to stop hassling the law-abiding, and shift resources to, oh, I don’t know, actually catching criminals.

Sunday, 20, March, 2011

Lybia

Filed under: Haterade,Links to Greatness — williamthecoroner @ 10:32

Read THIS

And THIS.

I got nuthin’.

Thursday, 17, March, 2011

The World Is Run By C Students

Filed under: Haterade,History,People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 22:56

If that. THIS ARTICLE is about “the newest secret weapon in Russia’s arsenal”. Inflatable decoy tanks and other military equipment. To these people, this was new.

But the U.S. Army did it in 1944. Not only were they C students, they majored in Communications.

Growf.

Saturday, 12, March, 2011

I Really Think You Have Your Priorities Wrong

Filed under: Haterade,Overheard,People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 22:04

Via Neputnus Lex, I come across THIS ARTICLE about the gang rape of an eleven year old girl in Cleveland, Texas. In the NYT article, a neighbor is quoted as saying “It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”

This runs into one of my pet peeves, what about the victim? Talk about someone who is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life. She was gang-raped. She is ELEVEN. The alleged attackers ranged in age from nineteen to twenty-seven. Another quote:

Residents in the neighborhood…said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.

Oh, come on. This girl is too young to consent to this activity, full stop. The way she dresses and acts is irrelevant. Secondly, nineteen is old enough to know better, and any sexual activity between a nineteen year old and an eleven year old is predation. This was not youthful hijinks–these people need to be locked up.

Saturday, 19, February, 2011

Over the Transom

Filed under: Haterade,Medicine — williamthecoroner @ 18:53

And you wonder why there is a medical malpractice problem in the United States?  I get this e-mail.

My orthopedic surgeon made an incision on the outside of my knee during a partial knee replacement surgery by mistake. He sutured it up and then made an incision on the inside of my knee which was the correct area. He mentioned paying for cosmetic surgery at my 2 week check up, but never brought it up again. I don’t have to see him again for another nine months. Is this a common mistake and what if anything should I do about the extra 4″ scar on my knee?

My Response:
Ignore it and go about your business.

First off, one of the definitions of medical malpractice is a mistake that causes harm to a patient. An extra scar on a knee where you had surgery? I’m hard pressed to describe that as a harm. Granted, it’s not my leg, but on the other hand, I wear pants– you know what I mean.
C’mon. It was nice of the doctor to offer plastic surgery to make it less noticeable. Either take him up on it, or ignore it. If it were me, I’d ignore it.

Friday, 11, February, 2011

So, There I Was

Filed under: Cleveland,Haterade,People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 16:58

Sitting in traffic on a wicked cold day.  In front of me was a silver Prius, with the vanity plate “NOPEC” and a bumper sticker proudly informing that the car’s CO2 output had been taken up by  plantings somewhere.

I was able to notice these things because the smug git driving the Prius cut me off, and then double parked blocking traffic with the engine running to go into a Swillbucks.

I can certainly understand keeping the car idling, it was 9 degrees in the sun.  I think reforestation is a pretty good idea, and I’ all for buying land to be habitat and all that.

The combination of the smug-self-righteousness and the selfish driving made me want to take a fire axe to the vehicle.

Thursday, 20, January, 2011

I am TJIC

Filed under: Haterade,People who need pianos dropped on them — williamthecoroner @ 11:06

The quote, “I despise what you say, but will defend your right to say it,” has been miss-attributed to Voltaire, but I am a strong believer in free speech. Speech should be as free as possible, even if it annoys people. You cannot put forward good ideas (or even lousy ideas, but lousy idea can inspire a good idea). A secondary goal of free speech is it makes it easier to figure out who is a bozo. Exercising your First Amendment rights should not be an excuse for losing one’s Second Amendment rights.

Friday, 14, January, 2011

Hate-Filled Political Rhetoric?

Filed under: Haterade,Politics — williamthecoroner @ 17:57

Yes, let’s tone it down. After you, Gaston.

H/t Hecate. Reference HERE.

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