Archive for July 11, 2013

Pat Condell has a word to the college students who spend their time shouting down those who do not agree with their not quite so well-formed political idea.

Looks like their recent target was good old Nigel, who was attacked by a feral mob of subsidised students:

The Ukip leader had to be locked in a pub after being surrounded by a hostile crowd as he launched a by-election campaign in May.

He had been left stranded in the middle of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, surrounded by around 50 nationalists and socialists calling him a racist, but demanding that he: “Go home to England”.

However, Mr Farage has decided to visit the country again to argue that Scottish independence would lead to a “bankrupt, starving Scotland”.

Ahead of his visit Mr Farage has written a comment piece for The Herald in which he hits out at anti-Ukip protesters.

“The chanting louts who recently attacked me in Edinburgh showed a side to the Scottish Nationalist debate that reflected no glory,” he said.

Mr Farage added: “It is amazing how the appearance of Ukip on the Scottish political scene has galvanised reaction.

“That reaction has verged at times on the feral, with baying mobs of subsidised students venting their anger.”

Mr Farage also used the article to claim that David Cameron has now accepted that the Conservative Party is now “finished” in Scotland.

He said: “It was notable that when David Cameron visited Scotland recently he did not bother with Aberdeen. It seems that, to him, the Tories are finished north of the Border.”

Mr Farage is visiting Aberdeen to support Ukip candidate Otto Inglis in the Donside by-election for the Scottish Parliament.

“Aberdeen is as much a part of my country as Axminster, Aberystwyth or Antrim,” Mr Farage added.

After being heckled by the protesters last month Mr Farage said: “We have never had a reception like this anywhere in Britain before. Clearly, it’s anti-British and anti-English. They hate the Union Jack.”

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This is just crazy:

A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for allegedly trying to order a hit on her husband, police said.

Julia Merfeld, 21, of Muskegon County, Mich., a mother of two, was arrested and charged with a felony for soliciting murder. She allegedly met twice this spring with an undercover police officer posing as a hit man.

“She had approached a co-worker about the hit idea and that co-worker felt it serious enough and contacted law enforcement,” D.J. Hilson, a Muskegon County prosecutor, told ABC News in a report that aired Tuesday.

The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department says she has pleaded guilty but didn’t know exactly when she was charged. The prosecutor’s office hasn’t returned ABCNews.com’s requests for clarification.

Both meetings with the undercover officer were caught on tape, police said.

“As you watch both encounters, the first encounter and second encounter, like I said she’s very calm, she laughs quite a bit, chuckles quite a bit, really, at things like whether there’s an open casket or a closed casket,” Hilson said.

Merfeld allegedly asked the undercover officer to make the slaying look like a robbery, giving him a key to her home. But she allegedly wanted the killing to take place somewhere else, according to the videotaped meeting.

“So you don’t want it done in the house then?” the undercover officer asked.

“‘Cause it would be messy in the house,” Merfeld explained.

She allegedly suggested how the man should kill her husband.

“You want me to shoot him?” the undercover officer asked in the video.

“Unless you can do it painlessly, you know, breaking his neck,” Merfeld replied.

Merfeld allegedly told the undercover officer that killing her husband was her easiest option.

“It’s not that we weren’t getting along, but, it was easier than, as terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him,” she told the undercover officer.

“You know, I didn’t have to worry about the judgment in my family, I didn’t have to worry about breaking his heart,” she continued.

Police said they believe Merfeld was after her husband’s life insurance money, from which she also planned to pay for her husband’s killing.

“The way she described why she wanted it done is that it was too embarrassing for her to be divorced, the true motive was probably greed for the money,” Hilson said.

Merfeld is now in Muskegon County Jail, according to Sheriff Dean Roesler. She faces six or more years in prison.

“She had every opportunity to call it off,” Hilson said.

Merfeld’s husband, Jacob Merfeld, could not be reached for comment, but he has said he does want his wife to get jail time.

The sheriff did not know whether Merfeld had an attorney.

At least she is concerned about his feelings. And apparently her husband is a moron himself, since he is supposed to be pleading for her to avoid jail time.