Archives for: "May 2011"

May/31
2011
It wasn't like we didn't see this one coming... LONDON (AP) -- A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and… more »
May/31
2011
I am a rebel - I drink raw milk. It's goats milk and I only have access once a week. If other people are around I sheepishly slip it into my shopping bag as if it were something illegal. Well, actually it is illegal and my partner in crime (the farmer)… more »
May/30
2011
Most people only work for a reward. Even "charitable" actions usually come with some sort of price tag: prestige, bragging rights, social standing or perhaps a tax write off, it's unusual for someone to do something for free. With one notable exception… more »
May/29
2011
Italian authorities are charging seven Italian scientists and technicians with manslaughter for not properly predicting an earthquake. That 2009 earthquake killed more than 300 people. As a person working in the sciences (and one tasked with… more »
May/28
2011
"Workin' two jobs, even on the weekend..." Hoot, holla, break-it-dow-now!!! Actually I'm not complaining. At least I'm employed. more »
May/27
2011
My initial reaction was "who cares?" Let's see what yours is... NEW YORK (AP) -- Ridiculous or ultra-enlightened? A Toronto couple's decision to keep the gender of their 4-month-old baby a secret has touched off a sometimes nasty debate over how far… more »
May/27
2011
People have tried lots of tricks to get the sympathy of the jury, but I think this is a new one. A Chicago lawyer is saying his opponent in a small claims case is using his paralegal's large breasts to distract the jury. Attorney Thomas Gooch, who is… more »
May/27
2011
So Marc, what exactly *are* your qualifications other than "just being opinionated?" I don't see anything in your curriculum vitae that makes you the authority on Global Warming. In fact it's just the opposite, you're a scientifically illiterate and… more »
May/26
2011
Kyle Busch got behind the wheel of a sports car. And he drove it like a professional racer would. Fast. Very fast. Problem was he wasn't on the track. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch apologized repeatedly Thursday for showing a "lack of judgment" in… more »
May/26
2011
I had to wonder when I read the article what kind of person really is interested in giant, fanged leeches. Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park is home to the world's only jumping cockroach, which this week was named one of the top 10 species… more »
May/26
2011
Gingrich, as we all know now, married his mistress after lambasting Clinton for having an affair. Now we find out that he has a $500k line of no-interest credit at Tiffany's. Really, is this a surprise to anyone? I mean hell, at his age he's not keeping… more »
May/26
2011
Note: This is a review from a friend of mine who is playing the game... It's a lot less intuitive than the first one. It's not so much timing based.Also, F5 quick saves.I use that more often than I would have thought. For one, dodging is really… more »
May/25
2011
You'd think there's no way a woman would sponsor something like this... WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House voted Wednesday to ban teaching health centers from using federal money to train doctors on how to perform abortions, the latest in a series of… more »
May/25
2011

InDCent Exposure

I have little to add other than this is an astronomical act of pure stupidity. The person in question deserves more than jail time, and chances are he'll get some of that during his stay. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- An illustrator for DC Comics has… more »
May/25
2011
I don't think you get cred for getting into the Mile-High club without a partner. But truthfully I don't know the rules. Tucked into seat 18D, [Kyle] Pearce allegedly started masturbating before he was caught in the act by his fellow passengers,… more »
May/25
2011
I have a hard time even believing this one. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it has withdrawn its application to trademark the phrase "SEAL Team 6," the elite unit that killed Osama bin Laden, after the Navy moved to protect… more »
May/24
2011
You need to read the blurb before I comment. (Reuters) - The U.S. government is suing Starbucks Coffee Company for firing a barista in El Paso because she is a dwarf. When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks… more »
May/24
2011
No really, I MEAN it. Just remember you were warned. Police tracked down the suspect after a trail of severed body parts including limbs and a head were found across Moscow. "When the police came to arrest the suspect, he was eating a human liver with… more »
May/24
2011

Christine Leaf Is A Cunt

I reserve the use of that particular pejorative for a very special kind of person. In this case it's a mother who rejected her child after learning that her daughter had been raped. Twice. A mother who refused to give solace to her baby when she was the… more »
May/23
2011
I find them as disturbing as they are meaningless. I'm referring to the tiny 150x100 pixel images used as eye catchers for cheap sales gimmicks. "Mom makes money selling schlock." "Granny erases all wrinkles." "Make a few grand quick, buy our crap to… more »
May/23
2011
You just know this will go over like a lead balloon... WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are targeting domestic nutrition programs and international food assistance as they try to control spending in next year's budget. In a bill released Monday,… more »
May/23
2011
I have been dealing with a difficult group (that I have bitched about here before). One of the issues is that they insist that we agreed to a certain issue that no one in my office would ever agree to - not me, not my boss, not my predecessor. The issue… more »
May/22
2011
Best comments of the day on Reuters article As hours tick by, "Judgment Day" looks a dud... Larry1960 wrote: Has anyone thought that the rapture did happen and nobody was eligible to go? BuckyW wrote: Dang, I missed the Rapture. Anyone know when I can… more »
May/21
2011

I must have missed it.

I told you I'd write. I didn't see the rapture. No swarms of missing people. No cars with missing drivers. No signs of impending Armageddon. No trumpets. Nothing. So... all you slack jawed morons out there, feel free to take a big slice of SHUT T… more »
May/21
2011
Not everyone was disappointed in the lack of hellfire and brimstone, nay, in fact some people did all they could to make the best of it by using the moment for useful (useful?) speculation. This article in Reuters on Judgement Day trading is nothing if… more »
May/21
2011
Manal has a lot of balls for someone who doesn't have any. She's singlehandedly taking on the Saudi establishment to highlight the plight of women in this backwards nation, the only nation in the world where women (even foreigners) are not allowed to… more »
May/21
2011
Mark Fiorino openly carries his firearm, which he is licensed to legally carry in Pennsylvania. He was stopped, and in my opinion, essentially assaulted by Sgt. Michael Dougherty of the Philadelphia Police. Whether Mr. Fiorino was looking to push the… more »
May/20
2011
Somehow the esteemed Tennessee Senators, people one would think, would hope, to have an iota of sense in their heads, do not. They have decided that ignorance is (momentary) bliss and that the state bird should be replaced by the ostrich with it's head… more »
May/19
2011
Who is Todd Stordahl? He's a petty little tyrant who is using his limited authority to show cancer-supporters that his ego is far more important than their cause. Read on... After sitting on its hands for seven months, a Washington state referees… more »
May/18
2011
I am working on a project that has become a nightmare. I need to evaluate the data that is produced, but I was not involved in deciding how that data were collected. It has been like pulling teeth to get details about program. The guy in charge of… more »
May/18
2011
I hate adults who make a habit of scapegoating as an excuse for giving themselves attention. Now it's Ronald in the crosshairs because he's lovable, historic and popular. Apparently he's the one responsible for parent's poor choices, for kids who don't… more »
May/17
2011
I had a doctor's appointment this afternoon. I pulled into the lot and there were very few cars, obviously a sign that I was one of the appointments just after "lunch". There was one car pulled perpendicular to the three empty handicapped spots in the… more »
May/16
2011
In France the upper echelon gets away with this sort of behavior because the press simply doesn't report it. Now France has its baguettes all in a bunch because that's not how things work here in the US of A. Moreover you'd think Mr. Great Seducer would… more »
May/16
2011
I give them a solid round of applause for going where most, if not all other, restaurants dare to tread: into true charity. It was a year ago that Panera converted the Clayton (Mo) restaurant into a nonprofit pay-what-you-want restaurant with the idea… more »
May/16
2011
So much for this charter school, the administrators are complete imbeciles... DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A woman said Monday that an Ohio charter school is punishing her daughter for not immediately reporting that she saw two classmates having sex on a school… more »
May/15
2011
I'd have to guess that even if she knew "nugget" was a synonym for "turd", she really couldn't have cared less. That's just my guess of course, but to have the whole line-up of little, family stick figures on the minivan window with "nannie's nuggets"… more »
May/15
2011
The first vehicle a child learns to ride is a tricycle. No one tosses their toddler at a two wheeler, takes them to the top of a hill and lets them sail down into cross traffic (note that those who do wind up in the news and then in jail.) But this is… more »
May/15
2011
Majid Mohavedi poured acid in Ameneh Bahrami's face in 2004 because she refused his offer of marriage. Majid has been sentenced to have acid dripped into his eyes as punishment, an act of retribution permitted under Iran's Islamic law. I agree that a… more »
May/14
2011
me: why does it say you're playing "internet explorer"? me: that some new kinda pr0n? deranged_friend: LOL I do that to piss off a friend me: ah ok deranged_friend: i load IE9 into the external games me: makes sense deranged_friend: and run it me: heh… more »
May/14
2011
The answers I got, in order of popularity are: Cheat, 'Go Bald' and 'Are Gay'. The question was: "What percentage of men...?" I had meant to complete the question in the google search field with "go bald" actually, but before I had a chance to the… more »
May/13
2011
I suppose the good news is that they weren't necessarily 'illegal' drugs, until you consider the potential side effects of Botox on an eight year old. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An investigation was under way into a mother who was shown in a photo on… more »
May/13
2011
CBS decided not to take Charlie up on his come-back offer, no surprise there. Nor Sheen's asinine remark in response. He really needs to take some time off. Preferably some place that *doesn't* have good media and internet coverage... like say the… more »
May/13
2011
Cody can't explain why he decided to run a passing motorcyclist off the road, but he did, causing him to crash badly. In a TV interview he claims that he's not a dangerous man and for some unknown reason the judge decided that Cody should keep his… more »
May/13
2011

Vindication

I told him. Four months ago I told him. He didn't believe me. He said it wouldn't be a problem. That they would just push through any problems and get it done. I told him there would be problems. I told him it wouldn't work. I told him that the other… more »
May/13
2011
A while back I was in the midst of a completely thankless job. I was providing information to another office and they were never happy. Every demand was a priority. My primary work suffered. My health suffered. I unfortunately missed a detail that would… more »
May/12
2011
Some guy bid an overly dramatic farewell as he was booted from American Idol tonight. I say "some guy" because I don't watch that show, since I consider it drivel, but since it was on at the restaurant and because people kept commenting on it I turned… more »
May/12
2011
I recall hearing somewhere that Muslims dislike dogs because Mohammad disliked dogs (feel free to confirm or deny), so my calling Al Qaeda terrorists rabid dogs in prior post was no accident. However, I personally consider dogs far nobler than Al Qaeda.… more »
May/12
2011
I was greeted by things practically tumbling out of the little refrigerator that I have in cubie. There I was sleepily trying to catch stuff before it tumble out onto the floor. This is something by which I am periodically greeted. I decided to send an… more »
May/11
2011
Well the Vatican has spoken on the topic of global warming and somehow, yes even the Pope himself, believes it to be real… VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican-appointed panel of scientists has reported what climate change experts have been warning for years:… more »
May/11
2011
Ok, I downloaded, decrypted and did Brink last night. The one word summary: It's good, worth the money. Technical details: Good story, good/smooth graphics, UI is a little complex but manageable, teamwork is key but you can play SP or MP. Problem with… more »
May/11
2011
Posting cardboard letters on the side of his school in the middle of the night might not have been the smartest thing to do. It may have been a bit mischievous. But it certainly was a creative for James Tate to ask Sonali Rodrigues to the prom. It w… more »
May/10
2011
He gets two shots and a splash of water. *rimshot*. more »
May/10
2011
What's in a name? Well a lot when you consider that it's something that sticks with someone their whole life. I saw the news today about Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono. How "she" had finally gone through surgeries to become a "he". I guess this isn't… more »
May/09
2011
I had to deal with someone, unrelated to me, this weekend who spent at least 10 of 15 hours insulting people. And then telling them that he was "only kidding around" and asking why "they couldn't take a joke." It sucked. This guy couldn't, wouldn't stfu… more »
May/09
2011
Not too much difference between any sort of orthodoxy, Christian, Jewish or Muslim. They do all they can to oppress, deny or demean women. NEW YORK (AP) -- An Orthodox Jewish newspaper on Monday apologized for digitally deleting Secretary of State… more »
May/09
2011

Nig' Cows

Got your attention didn't I. But this isn't a rant about teh Sugar-honey Ho's. No Sah. It's about Chocolate Milk. Yeah, you read that right Chocolate Milk and no it isn't a metaphor for anything, I literally, sincerely, honestly mean chocolate + milk.… more »
May/09
2011
Al Qaeda said recently that our “happiness will turn to sadness”. Sorry, these threats aren’t making me wet my panties. Their threats have been looming over our heads for more than a decade. They continue to threaten us just because we don't believe… more »
May/07
2011
It never ceases to amaze me. Every time I set my alarm clock for some ungodly hour I inevitably wake up about 5 minutes before it has to go off. And the earlier I have to get up the worse it is... My typical wake up time during the week is around 7ish.… more »
May/07
2011
Four year old Giuliana Stasinski is confined to a wheelchair. Her parents want to put a wheelchair lift in the front of their condo. The condo board wants to put it in the back. The Stasinski are saying this violates their daughter's rights. I say, they… more »
May/06
2011
I don't think there's been a week in recent memory without some sort of new updates pushed out by Windows. In this weeks "four-pack" is *this* critical item... This release is the latest version of the Games for Windows software, which includes an… more »
May/06
2011
You have to figure that Mother's Day isn't celebrated in Texas, not with all the pent-up hatred they have for women. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas lawmakers have passed legislation requiring doctors to perform a sonogram before conducting an abortion. The… more »
May/06
2011
What does $84.5 million *per year* buy a guy? Well for one thing I could buy one hella lot of good will. And cookies. The cookies are key. CEOs were rewarded because corporate profits soared in 2010 as the economy gradually got stronger and companies… more »
May/06
2011
Fox News is *not* doing the GOP any favors... Fox News Channel and the South Carolina Republican Party are co-sponsoring the first GOP debate of the 2012 presidential race on Thursday. But the sponsors are barring still photographers from entering the… more »
May/06
2011
Now that's news isn't it? No, really, not so much. Principles of engagement in such operations require the possibility of surrender, firing warning shots and if necessary wounding a suspect, rather than killing him, they [the U.N.] said. Failure to… more »
May/06
2011
The internet haxxors Anonymous made their name attacking credit card companies that impeded donations to WikiLeaks. Now they're going for even bigger fish: Little Kids on Consoles. Gosh, what amazing heros... Sony said that its video game network was… more »
May/05
2011
I had a training class today with a bunch of civil engineers. One thing that has always driven me nuts is their refusal to embrace metric. I went a university with a much more "International" flair and therefore, more geared toward metric. Also, the… more »
May/05
2011
It all started with this reply from my friend who was inquiring about my recent injury: Oh ya? Where's the social media feed so I can read up? Now, before anyone starts with “Oh that’s so callous” be aware that my friend is both a sarcastic and pedantic… more »
May/04
2011
It comes draped with bacon. Just FYI. more »
May/04
2011
You have to wonder how some of these blithering idiots get elected. And then how they manage to stay in office. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A best-selling author is reacting with amusement to a Minnesota GOP leader who called him "a pencil-necked little… more »
May/04
2011
So many countries full of stupid people: China, India, hell the entire continent of Africa. All these places where women and baby girls suffer because of the evil notion that male offspring are all that matter. It's hideous. The starving girls in this… more »
May/04
2011
She's out on bail with the condition that she'd return for the trial. If she doesn't return Iran will make her companions suffer. And apparently she couldn't care less if they do... WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American woman released from prison in Iran says… more »
May/04
2011
Doesn't take long for the leaches to come out of the woodwork does it? (Now how's that for your mixed metaphors?) GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- The Colorado construction worker who flew last year to Pakistan on a one-man mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden… more »
May/03
2011
I'm sorry. Sorry about how stupid this is. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top staffer for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is objecting to the U.S. military's use of the code name "Geronimo" for Osama bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida… more »
May/03
2011
I wonder if it's just me but I've been seeing more and more butts dangling from hands and lips of my fellow drivers. It's kinda strange. Could be a result of more people being more stressed. Could be a result of poor health care advice from people who… more »
May/03
2011
Anyone wanting to believe that Pakistan didn't know where Osama was can stop reading now because you're either too naive or too stupid to get my point. Ok now for the rest of you, let's set some context... ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan… more »
May/02
2011
It is a rather odd habit of the press to publish opinions of celebrities after significant world events, such as justice being served on Osama. Typically celebrities do not rise to fame for their astute insights, so asking their opinion on such matters… more »
May/02
2011
Anyone else notice that in all the images, commentary and reports of protests surrounding Bin Ladin's death there's not a single female included? I'm certain that someone in the Middle East will eventually notice, and slap a few just to make them speak… more »
May/02
2011
I went to the doctor and as usual he was a bit behind. After a chatty lady left, I sat staring at the hillside and pining to be on the other side of the window I was staring through. Then I noticed an amused expression on the guy sitting across from me,… more »
May/02
2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says Osama bin Laden's body was placed into the waters of the North Arabian Sea after adhering to traditional Islamic procedures - including washing the corpse - aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. I find it… more »
May/02
2011
I’ll cut to the chase and make my case with a very simple analogy. The analogy requires you to remember your favorite action film, one of the type where the hero is on the verge of being ruthlessly murdered by the arch villain. Typically in these cases… more »
May/02
2011
Osama is dead. It took us time to find him, but we did. And we nailed his ass. In a mansion in Pakistan, not far from Islamabad, the Capitol. I admit there were times and posts where I expressed my doubts. And I was wrong. It was all worth it. What's… more »
May/01
2011
And the list goes on. The most detailed article I've seen yet is from ABC: Osama bin Laden Killed by U.S. Strike Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.[..]… more »
May/01
2011

I Wonder If It's True...?

Osama is dead? more »
May/01
2011
I just don't comprehend how these infernal, malicious and malevolent plants manage to go from sprout to seed in about 24 hours. I mean ffs, the trees haven't even leafed out yet, the last snow receded all of perhaps two weeks ago and voila! Sunny yellow… more »