Archives for: "April 2010"

Apr/30
2010
I've been hearing about the detailed Census questions that are going to be sent out to select households, as is done every 10 years with the Census. Imagine my surprise when in the mail I see a "2010 Congressional District Census". I open it and I am… more »
Apr/30
2010
Apparently the word doesn't mean what I think it means. See the headline said: "Topless Women Go Bonkers Over Inequality in Maine" and I was keen to experience precisely what topless women did when they went "bonkers". In Maine that is. Boy was I ever… more »
Apr/30
2010
You know it when you wind up behind one. I'm referring to the little old lady at the cashier with the bottomless handbag. "Oh, hee, hee, I know it's somewhere" or an endless stream-of-consciousness babble of pleasantries about the weather, the store,… more »
Apr/29
2010
The San Diego-area Republican congressman [Duncan Hunter] spoke Saturday at a video recorded tea party rally in Ramona. Hunter was asked by someone in the crowd if he backed deporting natural-born American citizens who are the children of illegal… more »
Apr/29
2010
Now before everyone gets all in a tizzy and the sex fiends get all in a lather (hope they're using soap anyway) this is about the oil spill in the gulf. (Wait, was that a collective "awwwwww" I just heard?) Case in point: At what juncture does a… more »
Apr/29
2010
The United Nations has proved once again how irrelevant and clueless they really are. From the press announcement for the April 28, 2010 organizational session of the Economic and Social Council: . . . the Council elected 11 new members to fill an equal… more »
Apr/29
2010

A Governor's Governor.

Oh lawdy, lawdy, lawdy! Sarah's gone ah'n done it agin! This time the foh'mah Laydie Gov'nah says that Tom Emmer is her pick for Minnesota's Gov. The basis of her choice tho?... ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Sarah Palin is wading into Minnesota's governor's… more »
Apr/29
2010
Woman comes into court with a scarf on her head. Judge says: "please remove" so she does, with no complaint. Later she files in court complaining she was being repressed. Yah? No. Let the facts speak for themselves. Bet if she'd known she was being… more »
Apr/28
2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The manager of an Oklahoma abortion clinic says the requirements of the state's new law have been difficult for some patients to handle. Reproductive Services of Tulsa director Linda Meek said Wednesday the clinic is complying with… more »
Apr/28
2010
New York is considering an "opt-out" versus and "opt-in" approach to organ donation. In other words, we'll assume you're OK with donating your organs when you die unless you tell us otherwise. This bothers some people. (All-Gone, Or-Gan) Other people… more »
Apr/28
2010
Hey guess what Laura Bush wrote her biography. Well, no actually she didn't someone named "Lyric Winik" did (once again begging the question - could that really be your name?) So, who wants to read about a first Lady who made no impression, left no… more »
Apr/28
2010
Some Jews and Muslims can get along. However, Jews and Muslims are noted more for their distrust and dislike of each other. Considering that, it is interesting to note their similarities, particularly among the more "conservative" or "orthodox"… more »
Apr/28
2010
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A nuclear conference at the United Nations next week could provide Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with an opportunity to lobby against a fourth round of U.N. sanctions on his nation. No. Just no. We have no need for the… more »
Apr/28
2010
I don't care dude, there's no guarantee that you're feet are germ, disease and dirt free. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A man is battling the Ohio Statehouse over the right to bare feet. Bob Neinast said his feet hurt when he wears shoes, so he goes barefoot… more »
Apr/28
2010
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Police say a 24-year-old man is missing a chunk of his right ear that was bitten off by a woman who didn't like being called ''fat.'' Police spokeswoman Katie Flood said officers were called to a Lincoln hospital around 3:25 a.m.… more »
Apr/27
2010
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- Police said they arrested a 66-year-old woman accused of firing a gun into the air to break up her neighbors' backyard party. The woman was booked into the Benton County jail for investigation of unlawfully discharging a weapon… more »
Apr/27
2010
For all the whining and sniveling about health care and government intrusion into our lives doesn't it seem like this group of folks didn't get the message? SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- [Santa Clara] county in California's Silicon Valley has decided to ban… more »
Apr/27
2010

All-Gone, Or-gan?

Yah, call me squeamish, I just don't know about this... ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York state lawmaker wants his state to be the first in the nation to adopt laws that would presume people want to become organ donors when they die unless they say… more »
Apr/27
2010
All it takes is the headline: Investors Were Not Duped, Goldman Tells Senators Because... we all wanted to lose our shirts? Homes? Jobs? Self-esteem? Future? Security? And sanity? Try again. Really. Just try again. more »
Apr/27
2010
Been bugging me for a while, the Chevy HHR. It reminded me of something... sommmething. Today it finally clicked what it was. Ah, I feel so much better now... more »
Apr/26
2010
Dear Hick Town HS, Class of 19XX, In recent days there has been a focus on school bullying. You should hang your heads in shame at the way you treated me and a few of my friends. You know who you are. Thank God my friends and I had each other. If it we… more »
Apr/26
2010
I went out for a walk at lunch time. When I came back in, I could smell freshly baked brownies from the cafe in the lobby. I went back to my cubie, but all I could think about was a chocolate brownie. No matter how I tried to ignore it, the thought… more »
Apr/26
2010
I started writing this post and then promptly forgot about finishing it because of some other outrage. Or the fact that I had to go home. Or the phone rang. Or whatever excuse you find palatable, just insert it here. Anyway, I remembered that I'd… more »
Apr/26
2010
House Speaker Chris Benge needs to experience an anal ultrasound. Because if he's going to call it "common sense" for women to be forced to endure having an ultrasound wand shoved up their twats before they can get an abortion he needs to understand… more »
Apr/26
2010
This is so ludicrous on so many fronts it's almost hard to describe. PARIS (AP) -- A Muslim Frenchman [Lies Hebbadj] at the center of a firestorm over polygamy said Monday that keeping mistresses is the French way of life. The man's case came to light… more »
Apr/26
2010
It's a riff on the old line about building a better mousetrap. But the question is: what happens when the mice just hire stupider mice to get caught in the trap? Answer: smarter mice walk away with the cheese. MUMBAI, India — Faced with stricter… more »
Apr/25
2010
...But has anyone else ever noticed just how much "Shout" the laundry stain remover looks like jizz? I mean I'm just sayin'... more »
Apr/24
2010

Petty Cash Dictators

At a nice mixed-asian fare restaurant, lunchtime during the week, I caught this vignette... The foursome were software types. I know those. I can smell them from across the room. A microserfs style polyglot, they could be the poster for American… more »
Apr/24
2010
The cleric, Sheik Adbul-Majid al-Zindani, said a ban on child brides ''threatens our culture and society and spreads immorality.'' Al-Zindani is Yemen's most powerful Islamic scholar and believed by the U.S. to be a spiritual mentor of Osama Bin Laden.… more »
Apr/23
2010
Props to NOFX whose song title I just lifted for my blog post. Gods but I love those fat bastards. I read an article today when a formerly-fat politician proclaimed his liberation from lard-ity by avoiding "white food". In his case it involved… more »
Apr/23
2010
Could it be? Public opinion and those that pay women to look like, well, movie stars, are finally coming around to a realistic point of view? Be still my heart! Moviemakers prefer actresses with natural breasts for costume dramas and period films. So… more »
Apr/23
2010
PARIS (AP) -- A lawyer says a woman driving her car while wearing an Islamic face veil has been fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision. Lawyer Jean-Michel Pollono says traffic police in the western city of Nantes fined his client… more »
Apr/23
2010
KURE BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina town that the mayor called ''Mayberry with a beach'' has banned swimmers from wearing thongs. Kure (kyoor-EE) Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says ''we're going to keep this as close to Mayberry with a beach as you can… more »
Apr/22
2010
''The law in nations with a well-developed judiciary does not force anyone to testify against a child, a father, against other people close to the suspect,'' [Colombian Cardinal] Castrillon told RCN radio. ''Why would they ask that of the church? That's… more »
Apr/21
2010
Computer Renaissance you dissed my friend and everyone that has a "built" computer and I am calling you out! My friend is not the most computer suave person on the planet. I recommended that she get wireless in her apartment so that she could use her… more »
Apr/21
2010

Yay Me!

Everyone who's reading this has had one of those "Huzzah!" moments that comes after you correctly recall a password. Yes, I just had one of those. Yay me! more »
Apr/21
2010
Regulation is going to the dogs. And the dogs are hating it (or they should be). Here's the poop: The Food and Drug Administration issued a reminder to consumers Wednesday to toss out bones from their meals rather than feed them to their pets. ''Some… more »
Apr/21
2010
Ah, spring is here. I did a load of wash this morning and hung it out on the clothes line to dry. To me its a win-win. I used no electricity, so therefore is as "green" as it gets. And the smell of the sheets and clothes as I take them off the line puts… more »
Apr/21
2010

Typhoid Tony

Ffs will you go HOME already? Between the hacking, wheezing, sneezing and gunking you're driving us all fucking nuts. You're sick! Go HOME. more »
Apr/21
2010
originally written on Monday but not posted until today For those who aren't familiar with weird state holidays, today was one of those in Massachusetts. At least for most people. Called "Patriot's Day" it's supposed to be a remembrance of the first… more »
Apr/21
2010
My brain can be one freaky-deaky device from time to time, most especially when it's unconstrained by any reality but its own. Like dreaming. So I'm going somewhere, a movie or food shopping and I've gotten a free ride from a friend who drops me off.… more »
Apr/20
2010

It's 420, now what?

For those that do not know, 420 is a symbol of the cannabis culture. The number supposedly originates from a bunch of high school kids who would meet to get stoned after school at 4:20 pm. Now the date 4/20 is being used for celebrations across the… more »
Apr/20
2010
I would call him a "man's man" but al-Ghamidi is more than that - he's everyone's man. Bravo for having the strength to stand up to the idiotic "status quo." RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The head of Saudi Arabia's powerful religious police has fired the… more »
Apr/20
2010
This guy leads a nation? TIQUIPAYA, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday that men should stay away from chicken if they want to maintain their hair and virility. Morales told an environmental conference that chicken producers… more »
Apr/20
2010
WASHINGTON — In a major and muscular First Amendment ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to create or sell dogfight videos and other depictions of animal cruelty.[...] When President Bill Clinton signed… more »
Apr/20
2010

Too Smart For That Excuse

Does anyone else get fucking tired of the same old "well I killed them because I am/was nuts." That's usually followed with "but I'm fine now, trust me." Gah. ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- A jury has found a Cornell University doctoral student from New Zealand… more »
Apr/20
2010
BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) -- Just a few miles after passing a towering Marlboro Man ad, a second billboard off the highway promotes cigarettes with a new American face: Kelly Clarkson.[...] Such in-your-face tobacco advertising has been banned for years in… more »
Apr/20
2010
The grammar of the title might seem a bit odd, but trust me it's correct. The message I'm trying to transmit is this: with the economy in shambles local and national institutions that are responsible for managing the education simply aren't. The… more »
Apr/19
2010
Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi is just another Muslim Cleric who wants to blame women for something. This time it is earthquakes. Obviously this moron had well rounded education (yes, sarcasm) probably in a Madrassa - you know where it is all Quaran, all… more »
Apr/19
2010
The Christian Legal Society is suing the University of California's Hastings College of the Law for denying them recognition as a student group. The Christian Legal Society requires voting members to sign a statement of faith, stipulating that… more »
Apr/18
2010
I don't have a Facebook account and I probably never will. Yes, that's a hedge right there, however it's a strong hedge. It's the kind of hedge the American's loved and hated in forests of France during World War II. Indeed it's precisely that. Part of… more »
Apr/17
2010
Everybody loves a parade, or at least that's best excuse I can find for the whole Tea Party hubbub. Notionally representative of America it turns out that supporters are typically white, comfortable and better educated than the real masses. Oh, and they… more »
Apr/17
2010
Know this guy? He's crazy fucking filthy rich. He made more than just a billion betting that the housing market would fail. And some say he even helped it fail. This guy is John A. Paulson and so far? He's getting away with his billion on the backs of… more »
Apr/17
2010
Variation on a theme. I've ranted about selfish smokers hucking their butts out of the window of their cars as they drive. And this is related but substantially different, especially in size: people who toss their food and drink containers onto the… more »
Apr/17
2010
A morning this week, while getting ready for work, I heard some hip hop on the radio. My musical tastes run the gambit, so that might not be so strange. I didn't think anything of it at first since it was after the news. Then I thought: "That's strange.… more »
Apr/17
2010
I've been working in the same place for a really long time. I have co-workers and colleagues I have known for all or a good chunk of that time. It struck me this morning - I know what I can expect from these folks. I know how far I can push the line. Us… more »
Apr/16
2010
For an ethnicity that likes to define itself on persecution to threaten a Grandfather attending his Grandson's bar mitzvah is unconscionable. But this isn't terribly unique. Details below. JOHANNESBURG — For the past few days, many South African Jews… more »
Apr/16
2010
Nutshell version: CA Repubs want to honor the Boy Scouts on their 100th anniversary. Dems say "no way Jose" because the Boy Scouts refuse to allow gays. Then the Dems say "but we're all for the Girl Scouts because they don't discriminate." It only gets… more »
Apr/16
2010
There's stupid. Then there's really stupid. And then there's Matthew Clemmens. Clearly the poster child for "how retarded can you really be?" PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- [Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Clemmens] is facing charges after police say he intentionally… more »
Apr/16
2010
Kids who misbehave in school should be punished and I don't see a problem with that. Especially when it comes to wasting food in an orchestrated food fight. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Students at New Jersey's Atlantic City High School have learned not… more »
Apr/15
2010
Sarah Palin is expected to rake in at about a 12 million income since last July. Impressive for a woman who was a self-proclaimed soccer mom. Her resume now includes governor and (failed) vice presidential candidate. Now she is an author, TV personality… more »
Apr/15
2010
From cnn.com: "Devon Byrd, 16, and Wade White, 18, were killed when a natural gas tank at a well production site exploded last fall in Carnes, in southern Mississippi. Local teenagers said the site is a popular hangout because it's quiet and secluded."… more »
Apr/15
2010

It's A Kid Not A Contract

Torry Ann Hansen. Most people are probably hearing a lot of that name lately. One has to wonder why she didn't understand that her actions was going to make her seem the evilest shrew since Snow White's step-mom kicked her out. Who is she? She's the… more »
Apr/15
2010

Art Crowd Pervs

I file this firmly in the category of "why am I not at all surprised?" It turns out a crowded museum, like a crowded subway, is no excuse for an improper touch. This lesson has been learned the hard way by some visitors to “The Artist is Present,” the… more »
Apr/15
2010
Ooofa. So she likes to putter around in the almost-buff? Well the local authority says she can keep a'doin' it all she damn well likes according to them... BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado woman who likes to garden wearing only a yellow thong and pink… more »
Apr/14
2010
The street is an important connection between two number-bearing routes in my area. They're both essential byways for commuters. I use this street on a daily basis, twice, once going and once coming home. Today, as I turned onto the road that symbolized… more »
Apr/13
2010
A quick glance at the referring searches for World of Suck, the site you're reading, shows something at once astonishing and appalling. Some fuckers can't spell for shit. Actually that's too all encompassing, some of you can spell just fine but clearly… more »
Apr/13
2010
A fascist fuckhead who had his youth of drinking and partying tries to ensure that the generations he's capable of domineering don't get theirs (like he got his). To prevent kids from having a good time he's not only moving the prom to the middle of the… more »
Apr/13
2010
Wow, just wow. Here you read it... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest, polygamy and drug use. Huckabee also told… more »
Apr/13
2010
Apparently we still live in a dark age where politicians can "decide" scientific facts for themselves. Exactly like the church used to do, the dribbling imbeciles in Nebraska have "decided" that a fetus can "feel pain" at 20 weeks. Based on WHAT FACTS?… more »
Apr/13
2010

Pretty... Skunky

It's springtime again where I work with the trees all in full, furious bloom. Gorgeous gobs of white and cream blossoms hang like post-seasonal snow. On first glance it looks lovely. Then the smell hits you. And it stinks. I'm not certain what type of… more »
Apr/12
2010

Dumbass Defense

It's the case of Holly Crawford, the animal groomer who decided to sell pierced kittens as "goth". Naturally she lost the case and also her ability to do business as a groomer. The blogworthy comment is the basis of her defense: Defense attorneys argued… more »
Apr/12
2010
Self-proclaimed redneck Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is back at it again. Frankly it seems like a case of one ADHD Repub trying to steal the limelight from another. In this case it's about the whole "confederacy month" bullshit. Yay, yay, let's… more »
Apr/12
2010
Well no, I'm not, since I wasn't the one trying to set a "world record" for being stabbed by needles. GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming man underwent body piercings for nearly five hours in an effort to become the new record holder. Ed Bruns was out to… more »
Apr/12
2010
Judge spares drunk-driver even though he has multiple incidents on his record. Judge later gets hospitalized by the guy he spared. Lesson is a little too late, but at least he got to experience it first hand and not some other innocent. ROCKVILLE, Md.… more »
Apr/12
2010
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone clearly belongs to another planet because his statements are obviously the product of someone who isn't from Earth. Here, read for yourself: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Vatican's second-highest authority says the sex scandals… more »
Apr/12
2010
You have to adore the double standard. Women need to be "screened" for potential "mental" issues before getting an abortion, but men who have ED? Hell no! Hand out the blue pills like candy. The bill requires women to be screened by doctors or health… more »
Apr/11
2010
Why are extremes so in vogue these days? Even the word "compromise" is tantamount to waving a white flag, rolling belly up, or "turnin' yeller". No one, with perhaps the exception of the President himself, has any concept of the idea of how to work as a… more »
Apr/10
2010
Two titles, same theme. Read the snippet. Remember the snippet was heavily sanitized. SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- A 13-year-old Yemeni girl has died of injuries to her genitals four days after a family-arranged marriage, a human rights group said.[...] The… more »
Apr/10
2010
Obama snuck out of the Whitehouse, more or less like a kid breaking a curfew. Honestly it's not much of a crime, and given that his destination was his daughter's soccer game, pretty much forgivable. The question is, will the Press forgive it?… more »
Apr/10
2010
A small local newspaper has an article on their website about a terrible car crash, a head-on collision between a small sports car and a pick-up truck. The cause of the crash seems to be youthful stupidity: fairly straight rural road + 55 mph speed… more »
Apr/10
2010
A woman in Australia was strangled when her burka became tangled in the go-kart she was driving. This is just tragic proof that some ancient cultural customs and modern life do not mix. Whether it's working around mechanical equipment, trying to… more »
Apr/10
2010
It seem ironic to me that there was much yelling and screaming from the Republicans about federal funding of abortions, but little discussion about erectile dysfunction drugs. Discussion about erectile dysfunction, or ED. has been relatively mute,… more »
Apr/09
2010
Because the crap that comes out of his mouth is moronic, almost beyond par. He [Texas Govenor Rick Perry] said GOP candidates should tell voters, ''Elect me and I'm going to Washington, D.C, and will try to make it as inconsequential on your life as I… more »
Apr/09
2010
Crank up the political merry-go-round, Justice Stevens is retiring. Anyone with any stamina left after the whole health care massacre will be howling and yelling about abortion, liberal values and tea-bagging their opponents. Yay fucking day in the… more »
Apr/09
2010
I ponder this question all the time because it comes up again and again: does accepting money from someone make the injustice you suffered all better? And if so, how do you decide how much? It's a tough question. I suppose if it were called "blood… more »
Apr/09
2010
Ok, just what the FUCK is up with the weather? Will someone please make up their friggen mind if it's going to be hot, cold, rainy or sunny and not all of the above in the same goddamned day? IS IT TO MUCH TO FUCKING ASK FOR A LITTLE CONSISTENCY? Thank… more »
Apr/08
2010
I spoke to an old friend today. A friend who still lives in our childhood town on eastern Long Island. A friend that when I say "You know what my -insert family member- is like", she does and visa versa. We may not be as close as we once were, but we… more »
Apr/08
2010

Stop bitching at me!

I supervise a woman who was recently out for a week and a half and, without getting into details, it was neither vacation, previously planned nor were we able to successfully contact her(although she called most days and left messages). For all… more »
Apr/08
2010
What's German for chutzpah? Whatever it is this guy has got it. And people who buy from him are going to understand that he's not to be messed with. BERLIN (AP) -- A German meat supplier has found a novel solution to unpaid bills: repossessing the… more »
Apr/07
2010
Perhaps I am just getting old. Perhaps a bit of my prudish up brings still lingers. I'm not sure which, but I have noticed that certain women define "proper business attire" a bit differently than I do. There is a woman in the office who looks to me… more »
Apr/07
2010
We posted on the original story in:Eric Williamson: flashing pervert or victim of peeping Thelma. Now here's the follow up. For once it's good news. FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia jury has acquitted a man charged with indecent exposure after he was… more »
Apr/07
2010
I agree with the Associated Press, this little vignette in Alabama is a harbinger of things to come. And no, it does not bode well... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alone in a meeting room, trustees of the Alabama Dental Association complained about Sarrell… more »
Apr/07
2010

Bink!

I can barely hear it, a tiny little flash of noise. Soft. Subtle. Yet somehow, like a mother bird, I know it belongs to me. It's been four or five of these pleading little chirps, someplace in my office a piece of electronics needs help. A battery is… more »
Apr/07
2010
A new meaning to "parental guidance" when your mom actually disses you on your facebook page. You have to feel for the kid. ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) -- A 16-year-old Arkansas boy is suing his mother, accusing her of slandering him on his Facebook page.… more »
Apr/06
2010
In a final attempt to stick it to Constance McMillen Itawamba Agricultural High School organized a separate prom for everyone - except Constance and six other kids. In case that wasn't enough the other students started a HateBook page to lambaste her… more »
Apr/06
2010
Like to download music? You're gonna have to pay above and beyond your monthly fee. What about videos on YouTube? Cha-ching, pay more please. Online gamer? That'll cost ya. Even uploading your taxes? That bandwidth ain't free baby. Welcome to the new… more »
Apr/06
2010
Attorney decides that teaching kids about sex education (in this case safe sex, like how to use contraceptives) is criminal. Schools that provide this information in health can be held libel for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor." A letter… more »
Apr/06
2010
Ok listen up. The 90's is not vintage. Nor the 80's. Maybe, MAYBE, some things from the 70's *might* be considered vintage. The 60's by now is fairly vintage. Earlier? Yes, definitely. So please. Get it right. Saying "80's Vintage" only means you're a… more »
Apr/06
2010
What do you do if you have 500 bucks (or a credit card) doing nothing in your pocket and you want to do something you think no one else has on YouTube? If you are a completely stupid, you buy a new iPad and beat the crap out of it with a baseball bat… more »