Former ricin suspect happy with vindication as probe continues

I am sorry, can I just bring attention to the top sentence of this article.
“(CNN) – Did someone try to frame Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis by sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and other officials?” You can’t make this shit up people.

You just can’t.

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(CNN) — FBI agents on Wednesday searched the former martial arts studio of a Tupelo man in connection with the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, the man’s lawyer, Lori Basham, told CNN.

Agents in hazardous materials suits had searched James Everett Dutschke’s home on Tuesday, the same day prosecutors dropped charges against the man arrested last week on suspicion of sending the letters.

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Vacation with a side of Teaser

So.  The hubs and I were able to jet (Drive our awesome Fusion) up to North Carolina this weekend. Three days of visiting friends, eating our faces off, and some of the best cocktails I have ever sampled.

Um, hell’s yes.

We cram tons of activities in a very small amount of time.  It is Insane!  Literally.  Once we got home at 1pm on Monday, we just laid.  Not sexy time laid, like LAID on the couch.  We didn’t move.  Exhausted.

Between 11pm Friday night and 2am Sunday night, we crammed in all of the activities.  And all of the food.  For example,

Appetizer 1 of 45

We hit a Durham Bulls game.

Beautiful Stadium


Was a PERFECT day for Baseball

And of course anyone who has seen “Bull Durham” can appreciate this…


The Bull is not shy. From the front or the back.

Then a bar, then another bar, then one more Irish Bar.



Enough said.

Then the next day we go to visit a friend in Chapel Hill, who own’s a bar.  Coincidence I swear.  We ate dinner at a place called, “Top of the Hill” and it was amazing.  Grit cakes, shrimp, sweet potato fries, and local Ale.  Good Times had by all.

Then we went back to our friends establishment and were completely blown away by the Bartenders skills.  Actually they were SKILLZ.  I have never had such wonderfully refreshing cocktails made with fresh fruit and ingredients.  I think I sampled four, and they were all so amazing, I was blown away.

Slightly glad we don’t have bartenders like that around here.  Way too tasty.

Good time had by all. Bonus,the fact that me and the hubs got to feel like adults for a little bit.  Everyone needs that.


Major Announcement coming next Wed.  Hold tight, it is all going to change.
(And that is a good thing)

As always,

Woman on Pause

Amish man has delusions of Weiner.

I say the title in my head with great sarcasm.  At least regarding this specific Amish man.  I think as in all groups there are bad eggs in the bunch, but this one stuck out like a sore thumb.  A sore thumb from texting or “Sexting” it seems. 

To summarize it seems William R. Yoder, an Amish man from Indiana was arrested for sending lewd pictures and text messages…

The Accused


…to a 12-year-old girl. 

It was this paragraph that sealed the decision to share this with you, my 4 readers;

“The suspect arrived, in a one-horse carriage as he said he would, was identified by the undercover officer confirming his identity and was taken into custody without incident,”

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Of course, the first thing that came to mind when I read the CNN article was the recent scandal involving US Representative Weiner, D-New York.  His scandal was not with an underage girl, thank God.  But he is a member of the House of Representatives, a newlywed, and a what?  Oh that’s right, soon to be father.  He was also caught with his pants down (literally there are pictures) sending inappropriate messages to several women.

A politician, yes.  I can wrap my head around that.

An Amish man.  No, I am having an issue with that. 

The obvious points.  The girl is twelve and that is disgusting and unacceptable.  Period.  But, I thought the Amish didn’t have electronics like cell phones?  I mean, he showed up to hook up with the young girl in a Horse Drawn carriage for the love of shiny buttons. 

Anyway, the article was disturbing and for some reason made me laugh.  Not in a “Oh, how funny” kind of way, but more in a “Well, I guess even the Amish can be douce bags” kind of way.  I am not sure if this is an appropriate response, but it is what it is.

I am so very glad the authorities stepped in before he could act on his unlawful, disgusting plan.  I am glad the parents of the girl found the phone and stopped it in its tracks.  But I still have some questions.

  1. 600 texts between Yoder and the girl.  Why, how, what… My mind blew a fuse on this one.  Why does she have a phone?  How did he get her number?  How did they meet?
  2. Is she Amish?
  3. Do all Amish have cell phones?
  4. What did the police do with his horse?
  5. Why do all the men have the bowl cut?
  6. Where is his beard?

Really there are too many to list. 

I truly hope this rash of sexting crimes will begin to slow down.  Each one I read about creeps me out more than the prior.

And remember if you see this on your phone,

“Hi Im CaLeB, wnt 2 C pics of mah HoRsE?”


As Always,


Neo-Nazi – Tattoo Shy?

Meet John Allen Ditullio.  This gentleman is suspected of murder in New Port Richey, FL.  This will be the second trial for the 2008 home invasion, murder of a young man, and injury to a young woman.

Tattoos?  What tattoos?

Now, I am not usually one to judge anyone before they are judged by a jury of their peers.  That is the basis of our judicial system.  While I agree is flawed, it works sixty percent of the time, all of the time.

What makes this story interesting is the Judge presiding over the trial decided to allow Mr. Richey to have his tattoos covered by a court appointed cosmetologist. To the tune of $150.00 per day. 

Maybe I should get some concealer and powder and rethink my career choice after hearing the surprisingly high fee.  After further thought, I would not want to sponge makeup on this man.  I take it all back.

Seems he doesn’t want the jury to see the curse word, barbed wire, and swastika that is on his face/head/body.  He feels, or he and his attorney feel, it may cause the jury to judge him unfairly.

Well duh.

I have a tattoo.  I know people who have many tattoos.  I think they are a wonderful way to express yourself.  I actually wouldn’t mind another.  That being said, how is it that a jury isn’t allowed to see them?  He wasn’t disfigured or tattooed against his will was he?

No.  He consciously chose to let the world know, he digs Hitler and/or Nazi principles, and the barbed wire that encompasses his world view.  Which he has every right to do.

So why is the State of Florida paying for a person to come in and cover them up?  These are life choices.  I have no idea whether or not he killed that poor man or injured that woman. NO CLUE. But I do know he wanted the tattoos and now he wants them hidden because he might be judged unfairly.  REALLY??

What I do know, is that if you choose to ink it, you choose to live with it.  It isn’t one tattoo or two, but from what I can tell numerous tattoos. I am going to give a collective sigh, of “What the Eff?” on this one. 

It is hard enough being a Floridian.  Yes, we have sun and mild temperatures but we also have some of the most horrid, insane, heartless, and at times humorous criminals. 

Do you think he should have been allowed to cover his tats?

As always,

Woman on Pause

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