Over the years, 3 separate juries have found Rodney James Alcala guilty of first degree murder and sex crimes perpetrated on 5 victims (4 young women and a girl), during the late 1970s. In a third trial, recently concluded, Alcala, now 66, and acting as his own attorney, posed himself questions and played a vintage “Dating Game” clip (taped in the middle of his 1977-79 SoCal murder spree, he was an ex-con and registered sex offender at the time!) that shows him to be adept enough at sexual banter to have actually won the date. In custody since 1979, the UCLA grad was just sentenced to death…. again! Alcala is also the prime suspect in the 1977 murder of Ellen Jane Hover, the 23-year-old daughter of Herbert Hover, one-time owner of legendary Ciro’s nightclub on the Sunset Strip!
I plead for the Senate not to dawdle over the historic healthcare bill. After hopes were dashed with the election of Scott Brown in the Kennedy seat, it appeared to have ended the possibility of getting this through. But tenacity, and some moves from Barack and others, seems to have saved the bill. After a summer of “death panels” and other hoodo-voodo, hopefully reform can now, at long last, begin. BRAVO!
American woman, who literally lived on Main St., is another homegrown terrorist in Federal hands. But former SoCal resident, Adam Gadahn, the top al Qaeda propagandist thought to be apprehended in Pakistan, is still at large.
A Muslim convert, “Jihad Jane” was very active on the Internet, and bragged that she could go, anywhere, undetected. Alleged to be part of plot to assassinate the Swedish artist, Lars Vilks, who offended Muslims when he depicted the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog, “Jihad Jane” boasted that he would be killed in a way so savage that “the whole Kufar [non-believer] world” would be terrified!
The assassination of Hamas leader, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, is playing out like a Hollywood thriller. There’s a large international cast, including one slinky blonde, and role-playing (wealthy tourists). Moral decision: Indeed, is there a difference between execution by predator drone…or extreme prejudice, as in the calculated manner of 007?