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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:56 AM

Hey, Joe Scarborough! Arrest Is Made In Case of Human Remains at Florida Storage Unit

Does Mika know about Lori Klausutis?





Spotlight on Joe Scarborough: Arrest Is Made In Case of Human Remains at Florida Storage Unit

Legal Schnauzer
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

A former medical examiner has been arrested on charges related to the discovery late last month of human remains at a storage unit in Pensacola, Florida.

Michael Berkland faces a felony charge of improper storage of hazardous waste, a misdemeanor charge of nuisance injurious to public health, and driving with a suspended license.

We have yet to see any references in the mainstream press to the fact that Berkland essentially closed the books on an investigation into the death of Lori Klausutis, who was found dead in summer 2001 in the office of then U.S. Representative Joe Scarborough. Now the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Scarborough largely has escaped scrutiny in the Klausutis case since Berkland ruled her death an accident, stemming from a cardiac arrhythmia that caused her to fall and strike her head on a desk.

Scarborough has strong ties to Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and is close to former GOP Governor Bob Riley and his son, Homewood attorney Rob Riley.

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http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/spotlight-on-joe-scarborough-arrest-is.html



Bob Riley is part of Karl Rove's Alabama mafia working group that helped railroad Gov. Siegelman.

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:57 AM

1. I am choking with laughter here

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahahha

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

4. The Ugly Story in Joe Scarborough's Political Closet

Ironic, in a storage locker kind of way.

More news that somehow doesn't make it onto the tee vee from the Legal Schnauzer:



Discovery of Human Remains in Florida Has Curious Connections to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough

Legal Schnauzer
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

EXCERPT...

This all raises questions about both Berkland's sanity and his competence when he served as a medical examiner. As we reported in a post titled "The Ugly Story in Joe Scarborough's Political Closet," the accidental-death finding in the Lori Klausutis case has never added up:

A report at onlinejournal.com, stated that such a fall in a healthy person is unlikely to cause death. Berkland's determination of an accidental death, however, brought the investigation to a virtual halt:

"According to the medical literature, simple falls in young, healthy people, virtually never cause death. Berkland’s claim that injury opposite to the site of impact is observed only when a person’s head hits a stationary object is also contradicted by the literature.

"The autopsy describes the prolapsed mitral valve in great detail, claiming that the medical literature sustains the notion that this is likely to be fatal.

"Dr. Berkland contends in lengthy autopsy comments that “there are only about three entities that generally cause one to drop in midsentence or in midstride . . . pulmonary embolus . . . a ruptured aneurysm . . . and most common, is a sudden cardiac arrhythmia.” Yet, the medical literature suggests that neither pulmonary emboli nor aneurysms are likely to cause immediate loss of consciousness. A blow to the head is a common cause of loss of consciousness. . . ."


Did Lori Klausutis really die from a blow to the head and not from a fainting spell? If so, who was responsible for her death?

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http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/discovery-of-human-remains-in-florida.html



Unbelievable.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:17 AM

13. He will never be President either

Truth will out

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:59 AM

2. Wasn't he planning a run for President, or something? n/t

 

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Response to porphyrian (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:14 AM

5. Roger Ailes personally soiled him.

MSNBC s Hot Ticket

Five years ago this month, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski began co-hosting MSNBC’s savvy, caffeinated Morning Joe, their daily brew of news, chat, and political opinion. And even though they are both married, with children, their on-air chemistry can come across as charged, even flirtatious, the cable equivalent of Nick and Nora Charles. Recently, they’ve been flirting all over the map. First, Joe flirted with the idea of running against Barack Obama. An ex–Florida congressman and a moderate Republican, he conferred with fellow centrists just before the primaries, occasionally shuttling around with his friend Mike Bloomberg. (From time to time, Mika’s father, Zbigniew, Jimmy Carter’s national-security adviser, weighed in with sage advice, as did a handful of George W. alumni.) Next, Joe and Mika flirted with CBS about taking over the network’s perennially laggard morning slot. (After protracted negotiations, CBS went with Charlie Rose, Gayle King—and Erica Hill, since departed as co-host.) Now the pair are flirting with none other than Roger Ailes, the man whose Fox News they battle every morning. To be exact: they have started a film-and-TV production company and the first proj­ect they’re developing and peddling is a TV drama about the life and times of their volatile competitor. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been mentioned for the Ailes character; James Gandolfini’s name has come up to portray Ailes’s pal Governor Chris Christie. And just to raise the temperature a tad? After the presidential inauguration in January, Joe (no fan of Mitt Romney’s—”I’ve been very critical”) plans on publishing a memoir that will serve—no joke—as a vehicle to test the waters for a presidential run in 2016. Take that, Mr. Romney.

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:06 AM

3. R#5 & K for, bwah-ha-ha-HAH!1 n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:26 AM

8. The expression Dixie Mafia comes to mind...

...here's where these players intersect in the political career of Gov. Siegelman:



The Curious Case of Don Siegelman

Written by Mimi Kennedy | Huffington Post
Friday, 07 September 2012 03:45
Progressive Democrats of America

Don Siegelman should be a star in the Democratic Party. Instead, he's a former elected official sentenced to prison by a right-wing judge in Alabama.

Siegelman had the temerity to be a popular Alabama Democrat who'd won every statewide office by 1998, when he first became governor.


With Jewish and Catholic roots, and empathic appeal to minorities, he threatened the GOP "southern strategy" for a dominant one-party Republican nation. To the GOP, Siegelman was potentially Another Clinton -- as repellent to them as Another Cuba.

U.S. Attorney Leura Canary, a friend of Karl Rove's, incited Siegelman's prosecution for bribery, destroying his political career and hurting his family. Read this letter signed by 113 former attorneys general and other national leaders, both Democrat and Republican. They assert that the prosecuted "bribe" wasn't one, and that, if this conviction stands, it threatens every public official and contributor at every level of government. Such routine transactions, if prosecuted, would choke our courts.

The "bribe"? Don Siegelman wanted to create a state lottery that would provide funds for Alabama youth to attend state college for free. Richard Scrushy, CEO of HealthSouth, donated $500,000 for a campaign to convince Alabamans this was a good idea. The lottery referendum went on the ballot. The half-million didn't benefit Siegelman's gubernatorial campaign or him personally -- unlike, say, the billions being poured into the current presidential race via the super PACS and individuals like Sheldon Adelson.

The referendum lost. It was opposed with money pouring in from nearby Mississippi, where Indian casinos, represented by Jack Abramoff, were threatened by the idea of Alabamans spending gambling money at home, for education.

Siegelman's first indictment from federal prosecutors came in 2004. Already, in 2002, rumors of alleged "crimes" had circulated during Siegelman's campaign for re-election as governor. But he almost won anyway; he went to bed as the announced winner on election night. The next day, Bob Riley announced that he had won. A sudden redistribution of gubernatorial votes in Baldwin County had reduced Governor Siegelman's totals by 3000, giving the win to Riley. No other Baldwin County results shifted during this odd event. Republican Attorney General Bill Pryor denied a recount of the paper ballots.

The 2002 indictment was thrown out immediately. Federal Judge U.W. Clemon called the case "unfounded" and dismissed it with prejudice. In 2006, Don Siegelman sought to regain his stolen governorship -- and was indicted again. This time the prosecution was brought by U.S. Attorney Leura Canary. Leura's husband Bill Canary was running Bob Riley's re-election campaign.

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http://www.pdamerica.org/news/item/723-the-curious-case-of-don-siegelman



These are the friends of Scarborough, the living mindset of the Old South, who think they are entitled to lord it over the rest of us.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:39 AM

11. Oct, I am in awe of your erudition, dedication, & industry!1 n/t

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:19 AM

6. Let's see if this guy tries to make a deal re: Joe. n/t

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:22 AM

7. This is juicy that the case is coming around again

and that Mika photo is the shits.

I look forward to his trial one day.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:56 AM

12. GMTA What would possess Mika to participate in that photo to be taken?


How about we reverse it to where JS is bare armed and wearing shorts and is atop the table in the same pose while Mika sits with her arms folded?

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Response to thecrow (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:42 AM

14. Because she knows the real reason she got the job ? nt

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:28 AM

9. What Has Happened To All These Remains That Were Found In The Storage Unit?...

Were they confiscated and protected to later be identified or were they disposed of in some way?

I hope that they were confiscated and protected. DNA testing should be done on them - particularly this heart that was found.

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:29 AM

10. So he could swap these parts out?

To make a cause of death look like something else?
What was this guy up to?
How much money was he getting on the side?

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:36 PM

15. I posted about this on my local news facebook page and my post was deleted within 5 minutes.

I live in Mobile Al and the local news station posted the story about Michael Berkland and the human remains on its facebook page and I just politely mentioned the Dr. was the medical examiner who worked on the Lori Klausutis case. They leave racist anti-black, anti-poor, anti-immigrant and anti-democratic posts all day long and deleted my very polite fact based post almost instantly. Jerks.

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:21 AM

17. Thank you for the heads up, moobu2.

Alabama news media have protected the crooked judge Fuller and done great harm to Gov. Siegelman.

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 02:50 PM

16. I think some here would view this as a Conspiracy Theory. Just sayin.

I would like to see this case investigated further. But then I would like to see the attack on the World Trade Center investigated further. Ooops, now I've done it. This whole thread will probably be moved to the coo-coo corner.

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