Archives for: "July 2011"

Jul/31
2011
Well lookie there, they finally reached an 11th hour deal (just as many predicted) to save us from default. Please hold the huzzahs though... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Sunday announced a last-minute deal to raise the U.S.… more »
Jul/31
2011

What? Me Worry?

(Reuters) - A downgrade of sovereign debt would not necessarily have a big impact on financial markets, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said. So glad that a fucking billionaire isn't worried about the financial future of our nation. I mean heck if he… more »
Jul/31
2011
Previously, I wrote about Ameneh Bahrami. She was blinded when a suitor, Majid Movahedi, threw acid into her face after she turned him down. She previously requested eye-for-an-eye type justice, which is allowed in Iran. However, when it came time to… more »
Jul/30
2011
The turbaned gentleman handed me a cold bottle of water on a hot day. "Three more drinks coming right up," he said cheerfully and then doled out cold soda and drinks to the rest of the passengers in the car. It was very kind of him, considering that he… more »
Jul/30
2011
If you can't work towards a compromise then you don't belong in American politics. Work it out or GTFO. more »
Jul/28
2011
I am not going to look the other way when I see a picture of a guy with ripped abs and well defined biceps. I've even been known to hang a beefcake calendar or two in my boudoir. For a 2012 calendar, photographer Barbara Livingston has chosen her models… more »
Jul/28
2011
Recently, I needed to find a contractor to do work on my house. I thought this would be easy. Opened up google, did some searches and came up with a short list of 3 people that looked like they could do the work. #1 said it was outside their abilities.… more »
Jul/27
2011
The lack of any sort of reasonable judgement is simply astonishing coming from an adult who makes his living from socio-political commentary. NEW YORK (AP) -- Radio talk show host Glenn Beck said on his show that the camp in Norway where a gunman opened… more »
Jul/26
2011

Winges On Wagner

At a certain point you just have to move on. That's a lesson that some people need to take to heart. BERLIN (AP) -- An Israeli orchestra on Tuesday broke a taboo as it played the music of Adolf Hitler's favorite composer, Richard Wagner, in Germany.… more »
Jul/26
2011

Butter Knife Biopsy

Don't read if you're squeamish. Yes, you were warned. GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California man stuck a butter knife into his belly in a failed bid at self-surgery to remove a painful hernia, police said Tuesday. The wife of the 63-year-old… more »
Jul/26
2011
To certain overly optimistic (or deluded) members of our esteemed institution called our National Government... Some of you have been insisting that the dire warnings of what will happen if we default are over inflated. Well guess the fuck what. The… more »
Jul/25
2011
Can you please kick some sense into these damned politicians? Clearly they need a lesson in teamwork. Bring your helmets. You might have to dish out some hard hits, but don't be afraid throw it down low, after all they're politicians. They're used to… more »
Jul/25
2011
I know many think Glenn Beck is all that is wrong with conservatives. I listen to what Glenn Beck has to say and I take it with a grain of salt. I rarely trust one media source for information, being the victim of the various reporters' misquotation and… more »
Jul/25
2011
Remember, what has been read cannot be un-read. Fondrie wrote: "Cheryl's mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories." The University of… more »
Jul/25
2011
I'm bullshit. I used to use the Weather.com service which was, for the most part, seemed fairly accurate. Recently I was convinced to switch to a new, more local weather service, which I was told was more accurate for the area. Ha. No really. Ha. And… more »
Jul/24
2011

Taliban Pig Fuckers

Murdering an eight year old boy and then offering to bring his killers to "justice" shows just how religious these true believers are. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Kidnappers believed to be Taliban abducted the 8-year-old son of a police officer in southern… more »
Jul/24
2011
Does spirituality have to be linked to bloodshed, hatred and oppression? Can anyone answer that for me? more »
Jul/24
2011
Man the world sucks these days, I can see why everyone wants to go to the movies. At least in the theater you can't be assaulted by images of real violence and endless news of economic despair. Behind the silver screen the blood is fake, the bullets are… more »
Jul/23
2011
There was nothing wrong with the drink other than she'd simply changed her mind after she ordered it. The bitch with the razor-beak, and fashionable frames was probably in her chubby-forties by my guess. The bleached blonde look did nothing to soften… more »
Jul/22
2011
I'm totally not digging your tactics. I'm not digging your pedantic bullshit. And I'm absolutely, unequivocally not happy with your inability to do your job. You fuckers are stressing me out, something I have more than enough with. GET OVER YOUR… more »
Jul/22
2011
Or are there other people out there who have no idea wtf synchronized swimming's purpose is? more »
Jul/22
2011

Hot

That's what it is. Hot, hot, hot. My car read 110 F today on the highway. That's fucking nuts. It's actually hot enough to force me to use AC on the drive home. Ridiculous. I never use AC. I don't even have AC in my house (I grew up that way, my kids… more »
Jul/21
2011
I remember being a kid and watching the test flights of the shuttle piggyback on a big ol' jumbo jet. I was skeptical that something so stubby, so funny looking could actually go into space and come back. It didn't nearly resemble any of the notions I'd… more »
Jul/21
2011
While Officers have a right to know if someone they are dealing with has a concealed weapon, they also need to give people an opportunity to tell them. As seen on a dash cam from a traffic stop, they don't always give people a chance. So, do they want… more »
Jul/20
2011
It's about fucking time... An Institute of Medicine panel recommended that the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments. Contraception - along with such care as diabetes tests… more »
Jul/20
2011
Much like Paco Wendi also does not see size or fear danger when she sees someone being threatened... The Yale University business school graduate, yoga devotee and former News Corp employee reacted faster than anyone else seated around Murdoch,… more »
Jul/19
2011
Where is it? That document you just edited. It was brilliant, critical, immediate, essential, vital, and now missing. Where did it get saved? Not the desktop. Not at root. Not in the folder where you thought you saved it. Not anywhere intuitive. So… more »
Jul/19
2011
Paco is proof that size does not matter. Two masked and armed robbers tried to rob Paco's Daddy's store and Paco chased them off. Dogs, any size dogs, are man's best friend. Well, that is unless you are a robber. . . . more »
Jul/18
2011
Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's attorney, told Geraldo Rivera that we need to respect the jury's decision to find Casey Anthony "not guilty" of murder, aggravated manslaughter or aggravated child abuse. Respect? I can respect that 12 people sat in the court… more »
Jul/17
2011
The weekend job requires long hours of endless stalking about in the hot sun. Forty feet one way, twenty feet the other, pace, pace, pace. Bake, bake, bake. By the day's end you're tired, achy, worn out and more dehydrated than King Tut. One might think… more »
Jul/16
2011
According to one Mashable Google+ is populated by a herd of roving, single, geeky guys... (Mashable) -- Here's an interesting tidbit from the Google+ stats trackers: Three quarters (or more) of Google+ users are male. SocialStatistics, a third-party… more »
Jul/16
2011
China, in the words of my co-poster, can go Suck It. (CNN) -- China spoke out strongly Sunday against a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, saying it "hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and harmed Sino-U.S. relations."… more »
Jul/15
2011
Of course the whole point of voodoo is zombies coming back from the dead so maybe this was actually intended? PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A doctor in Haiti says four pilgrims died when a boulder fell on them on the peak day of a three-day Voodoo… more »
Jul/15
2011
Hey Christians! Come on down. I’ve got a beef with you. No, it’s not a theological disagreement. For the purposes of this, I don’t care what your particular version of morality or the afterlife is. Instead, it’s how you treat the psychotic fringe of yo… more »
Jul/15
2011
... after all they don't put up much of a fight. Even when you're taking away their lemonade. And I'm sure that's just what s/he's thinking. MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a… more »
Jul/15
2011
This is where a structured society, like China, has one up on us. They can run studies like these... HEFEI, China (AP) -- In China, where someone is killed in traffic every five minutes, one entrepreneurial doctor has an unusual approach for making… more »
Jul/15
2011
I was struck by this quote: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, in rare praise for the Senate's top Republican, said: "I think everyone who is concerned about lifting the debt ceiling is saying bravo for Senator McConnell." (AP) And while it was… more »
Jul/14
2011

Filed Under 'S' For Stupid

Either he's evil or criminally stupid, no matter, they bagged his ass. LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) -- Transportation Security Administration officers say they found 13 knives, including switchblades and a butterfly knife, inside a man's carry-on luggage at a… more »
Jul/14
2011

And he wasn't kidding...

When the reporter who broke the story on the UK's News of the World phone-hacking scandal, Guardian journalist Nick Davies, said it was just the tip of the iceberg he wasn't fucking kidding. I didn't believe it when I read it but I certainly do now...… more »
Jul/14
2011
If I gotta pay my fucking bills on time then so does my fucking government. Seriously what is all this happy horseshit about? THIS IS NO TIME FOR POSTURING ASSHOLES, SIT DOWN AND DO THE JOB YOU'RE BEING PAID TO DO. I think we need legislation that says… more »
Jul/13
2011
Women breaking into the male dominated world here is not all that unusual anymore. But in Afghanistan it is very unusual. The US is training four Afghan women to be pilots. Maybe if some women in Afghanistan learn how to fight, there will be hope for… more »
Jul/13
2011
I can't see the downside in this, for anyone other than the bugs that is. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes… more »
Jul/13
2011
Little did I know that the behavior I described in the original post was actually *better* than the current holding-pattern activities he's engaged in. Leg Scissoring. Apparently it's "good manners" to fan your personal breeze at the two rows of people… more »
Jul/13
2011
Bottom line: I respect her decision and I'm glad she made it. Laura Fotusky submitted a letter of resignation to the town board in Barker on Monday, saying her religious beliefs prevent her from signing a marriage certificate for a gay couple, as she'd… more »
Jul/13
2011
Maybe I should have written it "ph33r" instead of "fear" but the essence is the same: Google+ is the new social-networking kid on the block, hot, sexy, exclusive (you need to know someone to get in which naturally makes *everyone* want in), and most of… more »
Jul/12
2011

Look Both Ways

I know I heard that from my mother from the earliest age, while she held my hand. She taught be to look for cars from the time I was walking well enough to walk across a road without tripping. Evidently that was something that had not been taught to the… more »
Jul/12
2011
More time (and energy) wasting antics on the part of the "new" Republicans... Republicans in control of the House moved toward a vote late Monday on legislation that would seek to overturn light bulb energy-efficiency standards and keep the marketplace… more »
Jul/12
2011
...Because after 3 solid hours of statistical recitation people would be falling on the floor if they weren't. more »
Jul/12
2011
Same story, new actors... GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a Southern California woman drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a knife and threw it down a garbage disposal. Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale… more »
Jul/11
2011

Quote Of The Day

"Here, let's step away from the puke so we can talk..." -asking a Police Officer for directions more »
Jul/11
2011
For those unfamiliar, Miranda Lambert is about as hot as one gets in country music right now. She won a fist full of awards this year and her career is smoking. I'm sure it was a disappointment to her that in the music industry some commitments are made… more »
Jul/11
2011
Question 1 of 1: Which is worse in a restroom, the familiar stank of human byproduct or the eye-watering chemical assault of overly pungent "air freshener"? more »
Jul/11
2011
Chomp, chomp, chomp. It got on my nerves right quick, not so much because it's a less than charming habit, nor the fact that his finger was jammed first knuckle deep into his jaw, but mainly because this was a public forum. For God's sake man, we're all… more »
Jul/10
2011
Maybe it was just a plea for attention from Teacher. Or maybe he was honestly oblivious to the winces and flinches of those around him. But either way the gentleman in question didn't seem to care that his nipple-piercings, the ones that had been… more »
Jul/10
2011
You fight the establishment, you shouldn't expect to play in their playground. Tough titties. On Thursday, WikiLeaks payments provider DataCell said it could start processing donations to Assange's group again, circumventing a months-long ban by Visa… more »
Jul/10
2011
Well, that is not his exact words, but judge for yourself (transcript care of www.dawn.com). Mr. Hasan is head of Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami Party. Anchor: Why did you vehemently oppose the women protection act? Munawar Hasan: Women protection act w… more »
Jul/09
2011
Tomatoes, jalapenos, basil, even a marigold or two - that is some of what you might find growing in Julie Bass' garden. Why would anyone hate a garden growing healthy veggies? Oak Park hates that Julie has the garden in her front yard, not in the back… more »
Jul/07
2011

My Blue Hell

It's 5am at the airport, and after two hours sleep you're listening to Tom Jones belting his chest-hairs out. Not enough people, not enough sound absorbing materials to mitigate the sonic leprosy. It claws at your subconscious. Gauge is almost on empty… more »
Jul/07
2011
Last week Governor Cuomo said that hydrofracking would be allowed in New York State. For those unfamiliar, hydrofracking involves pumping water deep into the ground to break rock formations. In this case the cracked rock should release natural gas that… more »
Jul/06
2011
Then only the loudest and boldest will be heard. And what if the soft spoken and the weak have something worth hearing? more »
Jul/05
2011
It's in vogue these days to use the term "mixed race". The odd thing is that in the old days, and even today in some backwards part of the world, such a term is considered derogatory. What baffles me though is what people think it connotates. Is it just… more »
Jul/05
2011
The man has a point. Actually he has a lot of them and I agree with each and every one... Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN) -- If you're the kind of parent who allows your 5-year-old to run rampant in public places like restaurants, I have what could be some… more »
Jul/05
2011
Tom Petty is insisting that Republican Michele Bachmann stop using his song, "American Girl," at campaign rallies, according to Rolling Stone. (CNN) Isn't the first time Mr.Petty has had to tell a politician to stop using his material. You'd think by… more »
Jul/05
2011
In WoS style I'm calling it: Casey Anthony will enjoy a nice, wealthy lifestyle after she does some minor amount of time in jail for lying to the police. Most of her money will come from book deals, talk show events and blistering publicity. You'd… more »
Jul/05
2011
The unions that represent public employee for New York State are negotiating contracts. The biggest CSEA, has one that is going out for ratification by it's members. Another, PEF, is still trying to negotiate. PEF members are facing layoffs. CSEA… more »
Jul/05
2011
Although India and Pakistan agree on little, they agree that they don't like homosexuality. At least in India it's been decriminalization and and it's unlikely someone will be executed for it, mindless mobs excluded. However, India's health minister… more »
Jul/04
2011
Ya see Kyle, you're in jail. And while you're in jail you don't get the freedom that ordinary, non-criminal citizens do. MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan jail inmate says he's being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can't have… more »
Jul/04
2011
Islam has long been recruiting the anti-social and disadvantaged by proselytizing in US jails. The result has been home-grown jihadists willing to kill their fellow citizens for the cause of a foreign nation. But what's sauce for the goose is also right… more »
Jul/03
2011
I'm sure he wanted to make a point, but I don't think this is what he had in mind. ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars… more »
Jul/03
2011
From http://www.syracuse.com Town of Onondaga, NY – A Parish man who was participating in a motorcycle helmet protest ride was killed this afternoon when he went over the handlebars of his motorcycle and injured his head on the pavement, state police… more »
Jul/02
2011
Flip is a fucking douchebag. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A jury found a North Carolina preacher guilty of stalking a Charlotte abortion doctor after passing out hundreds of "wanted" posters with the physician's name and photo on it. Jurors deliberated about… more »
Jul/02
2011
A summer snowstorm Ice kills, flowers wither The warmth was a lie more »
Jul/02
2011
An acquaintance was brutally assaulted this past week. He's a good kid who is hard working and helps out in the family business when needed. I've never seen him as anything but polite and he is good natured when people rib him. It's a small city so it… more »
Jul/01
2011

Rockin' Royalty

Yeah Kate and Wills. You go. 'Bout time someone brought some cheer to this dreary decade. Rock on kids, rock on. more »
Jul/01
2011
This is actually a really good idea, but I don't think it's being implemented to it's fullest potential. What am I referring to? Booze and politics in real time. Read on. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Statehouse's first full-service bar will… more »