Archives for: "April 2012"

Apr/30
2012

Allways Read The Labels

Stuck on a 4 hour plane flight I did something I rarely do: I bought a snack. Now I'm very cautious when it comes to consuming anything. No, I'm not some vegan hyper-crusader, I'm just allergic to stuff. Dairy to be precise. Now out of the following… more »
Apr/30
2012
Occupy San Francisco took over a research farm that UC Berkely uses for research. Occupy claims they are going to plant crops to feed the local community. (see link from Zombie) The Occupy folks claim with their "Take Back the Tract" post: Our goa… more »
Apr/29
2012
It was supposed to be a nice evening out for the family, a fancy dinner in a place we'd never been, experiencing a new cuisine for the first time. Instead it turned into an auditory hell. Much of the blame can be heaped on the restaurant, first for ha… more »
Apr/28
2012
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disr… more »
Apr/27
2012
On the way to work I was going down a road with two lanes in each direction. I was mostly side by side a little red sports car, specifically a Chevy Cobalt Coupe. At a light, I glance over and noticed she had one of those off-center ponytails that I thi… more »
Apr/27
2012
Not only don't have Boy Scouts have kids interests at heart, they couldn't really give a fuck why they hurt in the process of "holding to their morals". The first-graders in Ohio Pack 109's Tiger Scouts didn't know or care their den mother was a lesb… more »
Apr/26
2012
While it's utterly shameful for a town like Boston to spew racist hatred it's not out of character for New England fans. They are the worst losers in history. But then again they're pretty practiced at it, Red Sox, Patriots are great examples thereof.… more »
Apr/26
2012
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is an organization that advocates that being a member of US military forces should not force you to conform to any religious practices, in line with the first amendment. Mostly, they ensure that soldiers… more »
Apr/25
2012
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Apr/24
2012
http://wgna.com/another-waitress-is-stealing-my-tips-daily-dilemma/ I just started a new waitress job. I should say that it is not standard procedure for the wait staff to split tips at this restaurant. One of my new coworkers has been working there… more »
Apr/24
2012
...unless you (1) want to do it for me or (2) have a suggestion I haven't thought of. At the end of a meeting yesterday I basically said (2), and would have liked to say (1). I've been doing my job a long time. Sometimes we have to do something we have… more »
Apr/23
2012
Tablets totally own Readers Digest. I'm just sayin... more »
Apr/22
2012
Seriously? I just saw that wonderful, chubby-wubby, tubby-tired Michelin man on TV and went WTF? It looks like he's made of tires for the Tour de France instead of car tires. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to put him on a diet? Of all the… more »
Apr/21
2012
If you're going to write an article about something at least do your homework ffs. Dick and Donna did *not* and this is how their article about a very vital and relevant topic went astray... WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mysterious caller claimed to be fro… more »
Apr/20
2012
Anything to excess is bad. Yeah 2 gallons of Coke a day is a pretty bad habit, but the fact that she died could also be attributed to the fact that she a) didn't eat right and b) smoked like a fiend. 'Course people dying of smoking is old news, so why… more »
Apr/19
2012
The Vatican orthodoxy watchdog announced Wednesday a full-scale overhaul of the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, accusing the group of taking positions that undermine Roman Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while… more »
Apr/18
2012
It's not just me. I know this because I've heard lots of people recently complaining about the same thing: Can't Remember Shit (aka CRS as my blog-mate called it.) Seriously, I can't. Not where I put my keys down two seconds ago, why I came into a ro… more »
Apr/17
2012
They dress up like women to hide from authorities. They intimidate families and abduct young boys. Yes those ultra-he-men of Islam, the Taliban have found yet another macho way to fight for their cause: poisoning school girls. (Reuters) - About 150… more »
Apr/17
2012
Nugent told the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis last week that "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." (UPI) Hey Ted, you're way the fuck out of line. You can… more »
Apr/17
2012
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Apr/16
2012
The vote was down the party line: those that are sponsored by the wealthy against those not. The pitiful thing is the defense of the rich was never openly stated, but the excuse was "this won't create jobs." My answer is, "since when did that ever… more »
Apr/15
2012
Bill Maher couldn't resist throwing his own log on the stay at home mom vs. working mom fire. According the the NY Daily News: What Rosen meant to say, according to Maher, "was that Ann Romney has never gotten her a-- out of the house to work." Mahe… more »
Apr/14
2012
His story should be shared because everyone, not just other Muslims, can learn from his example. This is how people should treat each other, regardless of race, gender or religion... Khan, one of two dozen deputy attorney generals in Pakistan, began his… more »
Apr/13
2012
She wasn't when she said that Ann Romney hadn't worked a day in her life. I mean ffs, the woman married into MONEY (yes the 'all caps' type of money.) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ann Romney fought back Thursday against a Democrat who suggested she's no economic… more »
Apr/12
2012

Cowardly Rapists

Jessica Ahlquist spoke up for herself and her beliefs. More importantly, she correctly pointed out that the school district was inappropriately support one set of religious beliefs over all others. She took them to court. She faced public slurs and outr… more »
Apr/12
2012
Someone needs to sit the anti-abortion, anti-birth control crowd down and explain to them that you can't have one without the other... NEW YORK (AP) -- Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi,… more »
Apr/11
2012
It's not just old news, but it's ~wrong old news... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Allen West said he believes 75-plus House Democrats are members of the Communist Party, a claim that echoed Joe McCarthy's unsubstantiated 1950s charges that… more »
Apr/11
2012
It's hard to find another way to describe a person who would zip a mother dog and her puppies into a suitcase and put them out by a dumpster to be picked up with the trash. TOLEDO, Ohio, April 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a man accused of aba… more »
Apr/10
2012
I, for one, am entirely grateful to a man who championed a cause that has enabled me to achieve success as an adult. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Taunts of "baby killer" and "butcher" still echo in Bill Baird's ears, nearly five decades after he began… more »
Apr/10
2012
Keep in mind that if you decide to let everyone know that you're anti-abortion by driving around with a 'Choose Life' plate, you also just decided that it's ok for me to respond to that. With my finger. You can't have it both ways, sorry. more »
Apr/10
2012
When we were little and there were monsters under the bed everyone knew that if you didn't look they couldn't get you. Sadly that doesn't apply to crossing the street. Massachusetts people are odd. They have the strangest notion that not making eye… more »
Apr/09
2012
I know there's the majority of women who nurse who try and be at least a little discreet by throwing a blanket or towel over their shoulder as baby gets a meal. But then there are the crusaders who feel that they should be legally entitled to wave thei… more »
Apr/09
2012
I grocery shop at two stores: Market Basket which caters to a large, mixed, basically blue collar community and Whole Foods which serves the snotty upper-crust of the white collar types: lawyers, CEO's, money managers and the like, people who don't hurt… more »
Apr/08
2012

Mike Wallace

I would have voted for him for President, no matter whose party he ran for. Good luck guy, give 'em Hell up there... more »
Apr/08
2012
Here in the US it is *not* ok to criticize Israel, not in the same way we do Venezuela, Iran or even Cuba. True Israel is notionally our ally, but I say notionally because it seems that they're really only interested in what they can get from us in ter… more »
Apr/07
2012
More and more recently I've been hearing this from friends and coworkers as an excuse for just about everything from why they missed a deadline to why they need special consideration, time off, etc. "I have ADD." At first I was all sensitive and under… more »
Apr/06
2012
Editor Joe is represents precisely what is wrong with Augusta... AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- The golf writer for the New York Times told a website Thursday she wouldn't want to cover the Masters again until Augusta National invites a woman to be a member.… more »
Apr/05
2012
Apparently it doesn't take any balls to be a prince in Saudi Arabia, because this one is afraid of women competing in the Olympics... RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Plans for Saudi Arabia to send women to the Olympics for the first time appear to be in… more »
Apr/04
2012
I was attempting to cook dinner and the phone rang. I was torn whether to answer or not and decided to answer- "This is blah blah, may I talk to the male head of the house?" I answer irritatedly "There is no male head of household." "Are you the female… more »
Apr/04
2012
There was just a round of lay-offs In a friend's Fortune 500 company. Most of people were well within retirement age and had been with the company long enough to collect their pension. However, there was one lady who really got the screws. She was in he… more »
Apr/04
2012
Fuck yeah! INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Austin Carroll was fighting insomnia when the Indiana teenager turned to Twitter for relief and casually dropped the F-word multiple times, apparently to demonstrate to his followers that the expletive would fit almost… more »
Apr/04
2012
I love Tennessee, they make the rest of the states (even Texas) look like rocket scientists. At the heart of their latest fiasco Tennessee lawmakers want to encourage ignorance in state schools. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee, where the nation's… more »
Apr/03
2012
No they're not because Jesus taught tolerance, acceptance and understanding of one's fellow man, clearly a message that was lost on Waynesville High School administrators. CINCINNATI (AP) -- A gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited… more »
Apr/02
2012
First airlines charged for putting luggage in the hold which has forced air travelers to mash their belongings into a tiny bag that will fit into an overhead compartment. Now one airline plans to charge for even that "privilege". DALLAS (AP) -- Al… more »
Apr/02
2012

Copycat Cuisine

I guess if you can say it without laughing there might be someone out there who will believe you... Burger King doesn't deny that its new chicken strips, caramel frappe coffees, Caesar salads and strawberry-banana smoothies sound pretty close to those… more »
Apr/02
2012
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is crafting a proposal requiring members of neighborhood watch groups to be registered before taking to the streets under a watchman's badge. I consider this a bad idea. I used to live in a neighborhood watch… more »
Apr/02
2012

I Don't Know

In my office, we occasionally get voice mails left after hours that are not specific to one person. My boss handed me one of these today. It basically said "Having the same problem as four years ago." I didn't recognize the name. The other information h… more »
Apr/01
2012
If you're reading this because Google pointed you here after searching on "I clicked OK after my browser told me I had a virus" there's a good chance you're already screwed. But there's always a chance to learn about what not to do the next time. For… more »
Apr/01
2012
Maybe the current law isn't the right law but it's better than *no* law at all because the health insurance industry needs to know that someone somewhere is watching them. And they need this because they're fucking assholes. Not that anyone can real… more »