Archives for: "June 2012"

Jun/30
2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former Citigroup vice president has been sentenced in New York City to eight years in prison for embezzling more than $22 million. Gary Foster received the term Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 35-year-old Foster pleaded… more »
Jun/30
2012
Texas and Florida are learning something, they're learning that Wild-West laws like "stand your ground" aren't really as functional as they sound. Instead people who are claiming those as a defense are now being prosecuted and convicted as murderers.… more »
Jun/29
2012
So Apple must be so proud of itself, getting sales of the popular Samsung Galaxy pad halted in the US. Frankly I think it sucks and, to be honest, while I used to be a card-carrying Apple Fanboi myself these days I wouldn't go into an Apple store if… more »
Jun/28
2012
Why is this so goddamned, fucking hard to understand really? I want to slap every dipshit that puts their bag in lengthwise. It only takes more time, and annoys everyone else. Really this should be an IQ test of some kind. Ffs. more »
Jun/28
2012
I was driving around and I noticed a van. It was obviously a company vehicle because it had logos and writing all over it. I looked a bit closer at the logos: Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar and a website for a luxury car dealership in the area. Then I notice… more »
Jun/27
2012

Critical thinking

When you encounter a problem, most people try to determine a solution for it. Easy problems have obvious solutions. Harder problems take more effort, but the solution is found inside the bounds of expectations.   Really complex problems require a bit m… more »
Jun/27
2012
Ah France. Land of bread, cheese and the home to men like Strauss-Kahn. And Gilles Simon, who think the world of women... so long as they are on their knees. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- A member of the top 20 who is on the ATP Player Council says me… more »
Jun/26
2012
1. I Just Had The Airplane Fixed The flight had already been delayed by ninety minutes.  The weather, missing flight crew, problems with boarding, and so on.  Finally after being seated the pilot comes on the intercom with this message: "Sorry for th… more »
Jun/26
2012
Typing an entire passage with the cap lock on doesn't emphasize your point. Typing with the cap lock on doesn't make people want to read what you have to say. Typing with the cap lock on is annoying. I can only assume that people who insist on typing… more »
Jun/25
2012
Camera meet helmet, helmet meet camera. As cameras get smaller and drivers become crazier, cameras on motorcycle helmets become an increasingly good idea. When an accident might become driver's word vs. rider's word nothing beats a picture, or in this c… more »
Jun/25
2012

Impale You, Impale Me

Seen on the road this morning: a small forklift driving along the road with a twenty foot metal pole in a concrete block protruding from the forks. Clearly someone wanted to move the pole-on-a-block from point A to B. Equally clearly they put no thou… more »
Jun/24
2012

Blizzard 0, Spammers 1

You would think that a company like Blizzard, maker of one of the most popular MMO's in the world would have a handle on how to handle spammers, but apparently not so. Because daily, and even more frequently sometimes, I get spam invites from gold sell… more »
Jun/23
2012
At a recent luncheon the secret service wanted the silverware removed from the room before President Obama entered the room. (from Politico) “It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” National Association of Latino Elected and… more »
Jun/23
2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l93wAqnPQwk&feature=player_embedded Students Involved: Luis Recio Wesley Helm Brandon Teng Joshua Slesak more »
Jun/22
2012
Really Liz, you've just topped my "Cunt of the Day" list. MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it. Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking m… more »
Jun/21
2012
Dr. Ami Siems has a message and she's taking to the air. The message is simple: as someone who invested a lot of money to become a physician she's not about to take a pay cut by having to treat those who cannot afford health coverage. NEW YORK (AP) -- A… more »
Jun/20
2012

Omg Wtf Summer

Ok, who suddenly decided to turn the heat on? Oh that's right. It's summer. more »
Jun/19
2012
The Pope wanted to shut down American nuns. Now the nuns are taking their show on the road showing the Pope, and everyone else, that intimidation just isn't enough to keep them in their place. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A group of Roman Catholic nuns… more »
Jun/18
2012
Michigan Republicans are backtracking now that they're the current laughingstock of the Internets. Suddenly it's not that they're offended by the word 'vagina' but the way it was used. Not that it really makes a lot of difference. [Democratic state… more »
Jun/17
2012
Israelis don't want just anyone inside their borders, in fact they're doing everything they can in a surprisingly and increasingly harsh manner to eliminate those deemed unfit. Including those who lived on the land before them, and those in desperate n… more »
Jun/16
2012
Almost hard to believe that there could be someone worse than Cheney when it comes to openness, but Romney is definitely in the running... BOSTON (AP) -- Keeping his secrets, Mitt Romney tends to lift the veil on his finances and campaign only if the… more »
Jun/15
2012
I'm calling Mike a pussy because the word "vagina" apparently is too much for his sad, little brain to handle. LANSING, Mich., June 14 (UPI) -- Two Democratic lawmakers were banned from speaking during Thursday's session of the Michigan House, a day… more »
Jun/14
2012
I rate this squarely in the "duh, obvious" category... ATLANTA (AP) -- Fewer motorcyclists die in states that require helmets, and the costs to society are lower too, according to a new federal study released Thursday. About five times as many no-helmet… more »
Jun/13
2012
There have been senior pranks as long as there have been schools. Some are funny, some are rude, some are down right nasty and destructive. Students at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School had an innovative prank. They used post-it notes to "graf… more »
Jun/13
2012
Burger King is rolling out a bacon sundae. The morning show I listen to is took a poll this morning, asking if listeners would try it. The yays and nays appeared to be split along gender lines, with a few women sitting on the fence. more »
Jun/12
2012
Sisters it's time you realized that you're never, ever going to be treated with respect, dignity or equality. Because when and if it does happen Hell will have truly frozen over. The headlines came in April, when the Vatican orthodoxy watchdog, the… more »
Jun/11
2012
You have to hand it to the lady, she's one helluva performer. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Lady Gaga took it in stride when bonked on the head by a metal pole during her Sunday night concert in Auckland, New Zealand. ONE News… more »
Jun/10
2012
Catholics and Jews have far more in common than they care to admit: their religions harbor criminals who use their position of authority to sexually abuse children. Then they get their community to defend them by silencing victims that dare to speak ou… more »
Jun/09
2012
Ed Klein (author and former New York Times Magazine editor in chief) essentially made this statement when he appeared on Kilmeade & Friends, a show on Fox. At this very moment that we’re speaking right now, Brian, they] are already thinking… more »
Jun/09
2012
It really doesn't get any more meaningless than this... WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill that would bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement form spending agency money on providing abortion services for illegal immigrant detainees. So what… more »
Jun/08
2012
I admire Mr. David McCullough, Jr. for having the balls to tell the youth graduating from his school that they are not special. He eloquently nails the nail squarely on the head. Here is the whole transcript, but I culled some of my favorite bits below:… more »
Jun/08
2012
Not content with tilting at women's reproductive systems they're now slapping those bitches down when it comes to equitable pay. Why? Because it could cost employers more! WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill c… more »
Jun/07
2012
Egyptian cleric Sheik Muhammad Sallah is making an argument for sharia law in Egypt, claiming that an Egypt under sharia law would be "mightiest nation in the world, it would be richer than Sweden." (from MEMRITV.org) Of course that assertion is nothing… more »
Jun/06
2012
In Germany earlier this week, Orhan Sircasi murdered his wife, Semanur. Neighbors reported hearing Orhan say: “Allahu Akbar Sheytan” (“God is great, you Devil”) while severing her head from her body. (source) Orhan and Semanur's marriage was allegedly a… more »
Jun/05
2012
In the Vatican's eyes there is nothing a woman can say about sex that could possibly be right. They're the European Taliban, believing that women shouldn't be seen much less heard. Women are for procreation, subjugation and humiliation. And they most… more »
Jun/04
2012
He was a punk. A mean skin head sportin' his colors, he gave me a beady stare, standing smack in the middle of the street. I stared back through the windshield. Boy was struttin'. All puffed out, full of himself, slowly he sauntered over to th… more »
Jun/03
2012

The Incapable Coworker

It's always the exact same scenario: hours before a deadline he has some important personal issue to attend to, and he's really sorry but he just can't miss this singular life event. Inevitably the entire team has to cope, functionality that was expect… more »
Jun/02
2012
I work with sciencey types, you know, engineers, astronomers, physicists, and the like. Engineers love one thing more all others in this world: tech toys. They love their machines. The more gauges, dials, knobs and levers the better. It should be like a… more »
Jun/01
2012
In their first public comments on the sentencing, Joseph and Jane Clementi issued a statement Thursday in which they rejected Ravi's apology as insincere. "As to the so-called `apology,' it was, of course, no apology at all, but a public relations piece… more »