Archives for: "April 2009"

Apr/30
2009
First lets rant close to home. A family in my state apparently returned on a red-eye over the weekend from Mexico. Instead of telling anyone they tossed their kindergarten student right into school. The next day everyone at the school found out and… more »
Apr/29
2009
Michele Bachmann. She's one super crazy psychopath. I mean... she's said dumb things before. But wow. Just... wow. I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter, and… more »
Apr/28
2009
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Drivers will have to pay attention to bicyclists before they open car doors or face a fine under a bill approved by the Wisconsin Legislature. The bill approved by the Senate and Assembly on Tuesday requires drivers to take ''due… more »
Apr/28
2009
Ray Roberts refused to be tasered as part of his deputy training, so he was removed as a deputy. The Hamilton County sheriff’s department in Indiana requires trainees be tasered as part of their training to carry tasers. Mr. Roberts refused, saying it… more »
Apr/27
2009
You know Monty Python loved it when the church gave their movies free advertising by ranting about their films. One clown in Chicago is doing a poor-man's version by pitching a fit about the name of a hot-dog stand... because it might encourage crime!… more »
Apr/27
2009
JERUSALEM (AP) — The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is… more »
Apr/27
2009
Ah stupid. So easy to find. So simple to mock. This excerpt is from the GOP Party Platform for the state of Oklahoma where the wind sweeping down the plain has apparently addled some people's brains. 4. While the objective study of philosophy and… more »
Apr/27
2009
Imagine you go out a buy an economical car. You love the car cause its cute and has good gas mileage for your long commute. You are driving around and suddenly people are following you and approaching you when you get out of the car. Just as you get… more »
Apr/26
2009
I guess I could have called it "Fucking BCBS" but there's lots of complaints about other companies again so I figure - just generalize. I go to call in a prescription at the same damn pharmacy I've been going to for over a decade, filling the same damn… more »
Apr/23
2009

Rules Motherfucker RULES!

When it says your kid needs to be at *least* X years old to attend then who are you doing a favor for by bringing your underage brat? The fucking tot doesn't want to sit quietly and listen, he's too damn young. The other kids of the right age are… more »
Apr/23
2009
Since when is having a baby a "safer alternative" than Plan B? You'd rather girls have no future and a baby to care for than a college education? I hear Pakistan is looking for women like you. Move there bitch. more »
Apr/23
2009
Megan McAllister, fiancee of the alleged Craig's List murderer, says police have the wrong man. That he's a beautiful person. But yeah, they found stuff from the women he murdered/robbed in his apartment. Yeah, kinda hard to explain huh? Guess that… more »
Apr/23
2009

What's in a Name

I don't know - but it seems that all the crooks and schnooks all have strange names. At the very least weird takes on alliteration. Federal prosecutors charged Gordon B. Grigg with four counts of mail fraud and four counts of wire fraud on Wednesday,… more »
Apr/22
2009
Man found guilty of battery in exorcism attempt on teen A man who says he tried to cast demons from a 14-year-old autistic boy from Southern Indiana has been convicted on charges that he injured the teen during the exorcism. A Monroe County jury on… more »
Apr/21
2009
I'm sorry but I just can't agree with this: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of… more »
Apr/21
2009

Thank Who?

So, someone explain this to me. I got a gift of a family heirloom for my birthday. The person to whom it actually belonged had to ask someone else to retrieve it for me first. Then the former owner gifted it to me. That was nice, I thanked them. Now the… more »
Apr/20
2009
I don't typically watch beauty pageants anymore - stopped about the time I put Barbie away. But I figured it was as good as any other drivel to have on in the background while I checked to guide to see what else was on. I figured it would be the mental… more »
Apr/19
2009
I had an alternative title in mind "Taking America Hostage" but neither fit exactly. The concept that I'm trying to convey is that when someone with American citizenship decides to put themselves at risk, why is it that the entire nation needs to drop… more »
Apr/19
2009

Hey Hayden, Think Again

Gen. Michael V. Hayden, who served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency during the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency, said Sunday that the Obama administration’s recent release of memos detailing harsh interrogation techniques… more »
Apr/18
2009
In my state, pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way. I have no problem with that along as the pedestrian atleast looks in general direction before crossing, instead of just walking in the street like they are Moses parting the Red Sea . . . but… more »
Apr/17
2009
Oh please... VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Critics of the Catholic Church's social teachings are trying to intimidate Pope Benedict XVI into silence, the Vatican charged Friday in responding to attacks on the pontiff's remarks about AIDS and condom use. So,… more »
Apr/13
2009

EA's press package

Game companies send out press packages to review sites before the game launches. Normally they include a bunch of extras and goodies to help influence the reviewer. Recently, EA sent out one for the release of GodFather II, a GTA style game based… more »
Apr/13
2009

Speaking of Faux News

Who exactly is in charge of the conservative movement's message? For the life of me, I think it may actually be a die hard liberal just playing games with their message. They had an interesting idea. Try to frame the conservative movement's stance on… more »
Apr/13
2009

Fuck you blowhards

Look, I know the hard right of the conservative movement really deeply wants Obama to fail. Not only that but they want him to fail dramatically and completely so that the more rational center of the country will give the right back some of the power.… more »
Apr/12
2009

Woe is me

My boss is a psychotic. She makes commitments to provide things before she knows if the deliverable is actually possible. When you says something is technically possible but insanely difficult, time consuming and wasteful, she stops listening after the… more »
Apr/08
2009
I'm not a big puzzle freak, but I do spent time trying to figure out license plates and what they mean. For example, I spent quite a while one day looking at "IV-Q". I thought and thought and finally it dawned on me - it was a neat end-run around the… more »
Apr/07
2009
Quebec has a new law - If a game exists in French, it's English counterpart can not be sold solo. Most games get initially released in North America in English only. While the other languages are being sorted out and the translations being worked out,… more »
Apr/06
2009
Since when did fake Buick portholes become the latest Mexican automotive decoration trend? Seriously here's an example: How fucking lame is that? Fake port holes? for fucks sake. Now, let's go as far as to say that this example of fake portholes was… more »
Apr/06
2009

Nut Cheese

Nut paranoia runs amok. Check this one out: MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin is asking people to refrain from feeding squirrels at the state Capitol because they might inadvertently harm a child with a peanut allergy. Ya gotta wonder just how many kids… more »
Apr/06
2009
Trial by our peers is a dandy system. Actually I support it whole heartedly. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Oh hells no. It's great when you're on the other side of the juror's seats, but from inside the box it's not so much...… more »
Apr/05
2009
Sanjay K. Jah makes $286,152 each day, rain or shine. Yearly he makes 104.4 million. Yes, hundreds of millions. That's amazing. What does one person do with all that money? I can't fathom it. Buy a new house each and every day without a mortgage? Open a… more »
Apr/03
2009
[nf]: why the fuck do all the keyboards in an "OFFICE" store suck gigantic genitals? [nf]: fucking microsoft keyboards are 99% horrendous [nf]: then they have cheap logitech keyboards [nf]: and if the keyboard seems good [nf]: the mous that comes with… more »
Apr/03
2009
It starts with the GOP's continuing stupidity (none of them supported the budget plan - 'Oh teh Chillens' they cried, not caring to remember that they really didn't give a damn about 'teh Chillens' when it came to polluting the environment or draining… more »
Apr/03
2009
I hate pundits. Especially ones with Marilyn Quayle hairdo's. In one of her latest pumps she lambastes women who choose to use a pump to collect breast milk for their kids. Ban the Breast Pump So really, just how important is it for us to worry about… more »
Apr/02
2009
An unusual joint statement issued Wednesday by the foreign ministries of both countries said that “France fully recognizes the importance and sensitivity of the Tibet issue” and reaffirmed “the position that Tibet is an integral part of the Chinese… more »
Apr/02
2009
''As long as the husband is not traveling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night,'' Article 132 of the law says. ''Unless the wife is ill or has any kind of illness that intercourse could aggravate, the wife is… more »
Apr/01
2009

Cashed Out

I had some old dividend checks lying around, and by old I mean one was a year old, one was two years and one three. But there was no expiration date on them anywhere. They weren't worth much but together maybe they were about twelve bucks. So I figured,… more »
Apr/01
2009
There's almost nothing that will push my buttons faster than people who need to leave Humvee-sized spaces between themselves and the next person in line. I go almost Defcon-5 when it's the first person in line. Here's what I'm talking about... I go to… more »