Mar 22 2005

on hiatus

It is currently the last week of the quarter and I am freaking out… I’m taking a blogging vacation till Saturday March 25th.

*SEE??? A result of my tiredness? Saturday is actually the 26th.

Mar 21 2005

movie quote monday

Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly… stupid.
– Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

Mar 16 2005

the jury’s out

The sentencing trail for Scott Peterson, who was convicted in November 2004 of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their future son, Conner Peterson, is now over. The jury ajurned early this afternoon, and the Judge read the unanimous decision that Scott was to be sentenced to death for the first degree murders of his wife and unborn son. He Judge also ordered Scott Peterson to pay $10,000 restitution for funeral expenses (for Laci and Conner) and an additional $5,000, though the reason for that amount was unexplained.

Poll: What sentencing do you think that Scott Peterson should have received?
1. Death Penalty
2. Life in prison, with no possibility of parole

Mar 14 2005

movie quote monday

Hilary Faye: Mary, turn away from Satan. Jesus, he loves you.
Mary: You don’t know the first thing about love.
Hilary Faye: [throws a Bible at Mary] I am FILLED with Christ’s love! You are just jealous of my success in the Lord.
Mary: [Mary holds up the Bible] This is not a weapon! You idiot.
– Mandy Moore as Hilary Faye, and Jena Malone as Mary in SAVED!

Cassandra: There’s only one reason Christian girls comes down to the Planned Parenthood.
Roland: She’s planting a pipe bomb?
Cassandra: Okay, two reasons.
– Eva Amurri as Cassandra, and Macaulay Culkin as Roland in SAVED!

“You want me to look on your army and tremble. Well I see them. I see 50, 000 men brought here to fight for one man’s greed.”
– Eric Bana as Prince Hector in TROY.

Mar 12 2005


This story was in today’s USA today’s headlines, Man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart kicked out of hearing. Here’s the story. . .

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)- The man charged with kidnapping teenager Elizabeth Smart was kicked out of his mental competency trial Friday after he began singing a religious hymn, the fourth time he has been removed from hearings for singing.

As Brian David Mitchell was led away, he shouted, “He mocks and scorns the son of God. … You know I speak the truth. You know I speak the truth.”

The hearing then resumed with defense expert Stephen Golding testifying that Mitchell has become increasingly more mentally disturbed and unfit for trial.

Golding said Mitchell has vowed to do everything possible to disrupt the trial and has said he will not allow Elizabeth ? who he contends is his wife ? to be questioned on the witness stand.

Prosecutors argue that Mitchell is competent to face trial.

Mitchell, 51, a self-proclaimed messenger of God, is accused of kidnapping then 14-year-old Elizabeth in 2002, sexually assaulting her and keeping her as his second wife.

He and his wife, Wanda Barzee, 59, are charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated kidnapping. He is also charged in the attempted abduction of Elizabeth’s cousin seven weeks after her kidnapping.

Mitchell’s lawyers have said he has grown delusional in jail since September, when he was declared competent after seven months of evaluations. He was ordered to undergo a new round of mental evaluations in December after he broke into a hymn during a hearing.

Barzee, who has filed for divorce, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and is being treated at a state facility.

Ok, so this (I will refrain from using the name “freak”) guy, who calls himself the prophet “Emmanuel”, abducted Elizabeth from her home in the early hours of June 5th 2002, Sexually assaulted her, he beat her multiple times to the point that she suffered from Stockholm syndrome, after he threatened that he would kill all of her family if she spoke out when they where in public. He traveled throughout the surrounding states and even spent many of the 9 months here in the Salt Lake Valley, the 3 were found on a Salt Lake City street corner on March 12 2003.

Question: “How in the world are we supposed to define the competency of a man who thinks that he is the “Emmanuel”?”

Personally, I think that he is trying to hard to get the incompetent vote, I mean how often do mentally disturbed people just burst out singing actual hymns and not just mindless, drunkard like ramble? And not during real trials does he do this, only during his competency trials. Yeah, he’s crazy, but I believe, that he was completely aware and should be held 100% responible for his actions.