Saturday, January 1, 2011
I have made no secret about what an incompetent moron I think this guy is, but what he did to Deputy States Attorney Mike Farlow 2 days before Christmas was beyond classless.
Mike of course was Joel Todd's deputy and to which Beau was certainly entitled to bring his own staff in but the way he did it was plain spite. He had told Lynn Dodenhoff (Christine Sheddy's) mom not to worry he had no plans on getting rid of anyone to evaluate everyone.
Mike Farlow had been the main guy on the Sheddy case and 6 weeks before the murder trial begins boneheaded Beau gives him the boot. Beau has not even contacted the family. The only time Lynn has even met with Beau since elected was through an invitation from Joel Todd. This is the rest of the quote from Lynn Dodenhoff that the Ocean City newspaper left out of their article yesterday.
"I am shocked and surprised. Mr. Oglesby recently assured me that he would not make any changes in the staff before my daughter's case goes to trial in February, and I trusted him to be a man of his word. Mike Farlow had committed himself to helping Mr. Oglesby convict Justin Hadel. It makes no sense to me why Mr. Oglesby would fire the only person left in the states attorneys office that knows everything there is to know about this very complex case that is only 6 weeks from going to trial.
I take comfort in the fact that the MSP Homicide Unit did a thorough investigation. Their due diligence and attention to detail will help the prosecution. I can only hope that Mr. Oglesby knows what he is doing, after all, he is supposed to be the “people’s attorney”."
Beau shows he has zero class by playing petty politics over the wishes of a murder victims family and for that reason above all the other morons of 2010 Beau gets the Royal Ass award
Seven in 10 Americans say religion is losing its influence on American life -- one of the highest such responses in Gallup's 53-year history of asking this question, and significantly higher than in the first half of the past decade.
Americans' views of the influence of religion in the U.S. have fluctuated substantially in the years since 1957, when Gallup first asked this question. At that point, perhaps reflecting the general focus on family values that characterized the Eisenhower era, 69% of Americans said religion was increasing its influence, the most in Gallup's history.
Views of the influence of religion shifted dramatically in the mid-1960s. By 1970, in the midst of the protests over the Vietnam War and general social upheaval, a record 75% of Americans said religion was losing influence in American society. These views moderated in the years thereafter. At several points during the Reagan administration, a plurality of Americans returned to the view that religion was increasing its influence. By the early 1990s, Americans became more convinced again that religion was losing its influence. These views persisted until a sharp reversal after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when a number of social and political indicators, including presidential and congressional approval and overall satisfaction with the way things were going, showed substantial increases.
Views that religion was increasing in influence began to fade in the second half of the last decade. The 7 in 10 Americans who now say religion is losing its influence is tied with 2009 for the most who have held such a view since 1970.
Not exactly sure what this means. It may be related tangentially to Christian bashing in the media and elsewhere but there was just as much of that in the 1980's when people thought religious influence was on the rise. Is it the love of Islam by the MSM and their biased reporting? Have we lost an understanding of our history and what built America?