Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Authorities say a South Carolina man was standing in the middle of a road to relieve himself when
he was fatally struck by a passing car.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tells the Anderson Independent-Mail that 28-year-old Markie Hood died shortly
after he was hit around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Shore said Hood and two friends were driving home after drinking at a Pendleton bar when the driver let Hood and his
friend out on U.S. 76 near Interstate 85 to relieve themselves and drove away.
The second man left the scene after Hood was hit. Shore said he nearly hit that man as he drove to the scene.
Troopers said they have no plans to charge the driver of the passing car. "LINK"
Two life tips in the same week.
This tip is easy "Don't pee in any place that doesn't have a door and don't pee any place that has a traffic light".
Of course you know as well as I do that the key to this article is the phrase "after drinking at a Pendleton bar"
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - For decades, kindergarten students in Claremont have celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as Pilgrims and American Indians and sharing a traditional feast.
But Tuesday, when the youngsters meet for their traditional turkey and songs, they will be stripped of their hand-made paper bonnets, headdresses and fringed vests.Parents in this quiet university town about 30 miles east of downtown are divided over what these construction-paper symbols represent: A simple child's depiction of the traditional (if not wholly accurate) tale of two factions setting aside differences to give thanks over a shared meal? Or a cartoonish stereotype of a people that would never be allowed of other groups?
"Read More" if you can stomach it........
The pussification of America continues and once again it's parents screwing it up for everyone else. Growing up I was not one of the "better" students - does not apply himself, not working up to his full potential you know the drill.
One thing I vividly remember is during the fall unit we learned of Pilgrims, the Mayflower & Thanksgiving. We usually wrapped all this up with our parents coming in for a performance and a feast. It's how we learned about our history most of it fabricated, but we learned, we participated, we came together.
I'm curious as to how many of these young ones really feel discriminated by not being an Indian or a Pilgrim, I have a feeling that the kids are more excited about getting dressed up, getting out of doing any real school work and then to top it off have a few days without school.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In the letter, AIG says they are "extremely grateful" for the support they have received from taxpayers, and as their way of showing how "prudently" they are acting, they will not be giving bonuses to their top seven executives. The rest will get bonuses, but won't be getting a raise this year.
They also promise that they are "developing" a way to insure that no taxpayer dollars are used for bonuses for the top 60 executives in the future.
Cuomo reacted favorable to the news, says ABC. "From The Consumerist"
I'm hoping the above will be debunked by "Snopes" but I have a feeling that it won't because as we've seen before "fact is stranger than fiction".
Thanks AIG for promising not to use any taxpayer dollars for executive bonuses & thank you again for not presenting your top 7 executives with any bonuses.
The only thing these folks should be presented with is a "Pink Slip". Unbelievable the executives that should be held accountable still have jobs - with great power comes great responsibility.
Monday, November 24, 2008
2 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Here's some food for thought: If you have nude photos of your wife on your cell phone, hang onto it. Phillip Sherman of Arkansas learned that lesson after he left his phone behind at a McDonald's restaurant and the photos ended up online. Now he and his wife, Tina, are suing the McDonald's Corp., the franchise owner and the store manager. The suit was filed Friday and seeks a jury trial and $3 million in damages for suffering, embarrassment and the cost of having to move to a new home. The suit says that Phillip Sherman left the phone the Fayetteville store in July and that employees promised to secure it until he returned. Manager Aaron Brummley declined to comment, and other company officials didn't return messages. "LINK"
I can't believe that I have to post this as a life tip but here goes - Unless you have consented to and signed a bunch of legal looking papers do not pose nude for a camera, even if your better half is on the other side of the lens, because at some point (mark my words) it will come back to haunt you.
If you pose naked for a cell phone picture you're a dumb ass and whatever happens to you, you probably deserve.
Oh wait a second I have a feeling that Mr Sherman might be able to walk away from this with a life lesson - "Don't leave your cell phone lying around"
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Yesterday was clean the house day and I drew short straw - clean the upstairs - which actually entails a pre-clean before the actual cleaning can begin.
The pre-clean yesterday consisted of getting all the clothes and other assorted junk off the floor before vacuuming could begin. I take a more tough-love approach to the pre-clean than most others in the house, everything on the floor goes on the bed, in other words I ain't cleaning up their mess.
I didn't hear much complaining until 11:00pm when they got ready for bed and lo' and behold they both discovered that their bed was full of their junk.
When it comes to tracking a childs growth most people put a little mark on the doorway molding, not "H" he slaps all of the size stickers from his clothes on his closet doors. Yeah Kids Just Don't Understand......
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Check out this cool highlighter I saw on the "Good Pens" website. From "Kokuyo" you can now highlight till your hearts content.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I spent many a summers just outside of Asheville, at "camp", and beleive me if a bunch over testosterone fueled lads ad known this kind of stuff existed just down the road there would have been many more adventures into to town.
ASHEVILLE – Police arrested eight women in a recent series of special operations targeting alleged prostitution on the Craigslist Web site.
Over the last few weeks, officers from the Asheville Police Department and Buncombe County Sheriff's Office have posed as traveling businessmen seeking prostitutes that have posted notices on Craigslist, according to an APD news release. Craigslist is an online network featuring free classified ads for jobs, internships, housing, personals, as well as a section for erotic services.
Police officials said the department has received numerous complaints about these listing, relating to fraud, robbery and prostitution.
Police charged the following women with soliciting for prostitution following the sting: Melissa Sexton Wilson, of Alexander; Dawn Foreman Jones, of Asheville; Lisa Leikos, of Burnsville; Karen Black, of Smyrna, Ga.; Amanda Smith, of Asheville; and Shelly Sluder, of Asheville, who also was charged with drug possession.
Police also charged Audra Leigh Bradley, of Black Mountain, with practicing massage without a license; and Emily Denise Miller, of Asheville, with practicing massage and adult entertainment without a license and a city ordinance violation. "LINK"
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
FOXNews.com - Big Three Auto Execs Flew in Luxury Jets to Seek Multibillion-Dollar Bailout - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
The CEOs of the Big Three automakers reportedly flew private luxury jets to Washington to plead for a $25 billion taxpayer bailout to save their debt-ridden industry — ringing up tens of thousands in charges even as they cried poverty.
You're kidding right, please someone tell me this ain't true. These guys should have all flown coach, been forced to board in Zone 6 & sit next to a screaming toddler.
Have these asses never attended a single basic sales seminar. You don't show up trying to close Pepsi Co. and when asked what would you like to drink, reply "I'd like a Coke please". Sales 101 and always remember "Coffee is for closers"
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I'm Kentucky Colonel Caleb J. Lest
Soon to become someones unwanted Thanksgiving Day guest.
Many years ago I arrived on Plymouth's rocky shore
Looking for company I went door to door
After dining with Indians I laid down for a rest
Before starting my journey out yonder West
Through Bridgeport, Allentown & Charleston I ventured
Never wanting to stray, no desire to become indentured
As my journey lengthened my hearty horse grew tired
I settled in the land of the blue grass as I no longer was ired
I got a promotion, a Kentucky Colonel indeed
I let go my reins and retired my worn steed
I now wear my buckled hat only one day per year
To protect the community table, you shall have no fear
At the home where I land I must be displayed
On the Thanksgiving Day table this must be obeyed
You know you're cool when your instrument is taller than you are.
The 7th & 8th grade Jazz band playing the theme from "Peter Gunn".
They finished the show with an Armed Forces medley. The good thing about your kid playing the "Contra Bass Clarinet" is that you can pick him out in a crowd.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
McDonald's same-store sales rise 8.2 percent
By LAUREN SHEPHERD –
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers worldwide who are watching their spending bought more burgers and chicken breakfast biscuits at McDonald's in October, leading to a big rise in sales at established locations for the fast-food leader.
McDonald's Corp. said Monday its global same-store sales jumped 8.2 percent during the month. That beat the company's own prediction for a rise similar to the one it recorded in its last quarter, when same-store sales, or sales at locations open at least a year, jumped 7.1 percent worldwide.
The results were a bright spot in what was a dismal month for most restaurant operators. Many sit-down chains have reported steep declines in same-store sales during October as consumers grew more anxious about the possibility of a prolonged recession.
But U.S. consumers kept spending at McDonald's, even as Congress passed a bill to bail out the economy and credit markets froze. "Read More"
It costs money to eat healthy (really) and fast food makes you full (carbs & grease baby) and then throw in the "Dollar Menu" and you have a combo meal suited for double digit growth.
Next thing you know they'll start charging for "water"
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
FBI: Airline passenger restrained with duct tape
By MARLON A. WALKER
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An airline crew used duct tape to keep a passenger in her seat because they say she became unruly, fighting flight attendants and grabbing other passengers, forcing the flight to land in North Carolina.
Maria Esther Castillo of Oswego, N.Y., is due in court Thursday, charged with resisting arrest and interfering with the operations of a flight crew aboard United Airlines Flight 645, from Puerto Rico to Chicago.
Castillo, 45, struck a flight attendant on the buttocks with the back of her hand during Saturday's flight, FBI Special Agent Peter Carricato said in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. She also stood and fell onto the head of a blind passenger and later started pulling the person's hair, the complaint stated.
Ankle cuffs kept slipping off Castillo, so the flight crew and two passengers were forced to use duct tape to keep her in her seat, the complaint states.
Usually when I read about whackado stuff I immediately think "this had to of happened in Florida" but in this case as soon as I saw that duct tape was involved I knew that Florida was to far south. You just have to know that it was a Southern flight crew on board.
So apparently Maria was flying higher than the plane, but to me the most troubling part of the story is "Why in the hell is an airplane flying around with a roll of duct tape?"
I bet Maria won't need to have her ankles waxed for a long long time..................
I have received the e-mail below from no less than 6 people in the last 2 days, "DP" gets credit for being the fastest on the SEND button.
Dear Fellow Business Owners,
As a Business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama, will be our next President, and that my Taxes and Fees, will go up in a BIG way.
To compensate for these increases, I figure, that the Customer, will have to see an increase in my prices to them of about 10%. I will also have to lay off 6 of my employees.
This really bothered me as I believe we are family here and didn't know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled thru the parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on my employees' cars. I have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off since they knowingly approved of these changes in tax law and the resulting consequences affecting our business and their jobs.
I can't think of another fair way to approach this problem. If you have a better idea, let me know.
I'm sending this letter to all the Business owners that I know.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
"House Link" "Fortress Link"
Talk about being able to avoid the in laws, this is the place to do it in....... and with the slump in the real estate market this is an absolute deal. Plus you'll be close to Canada and everyone knows that they have the best bacon around.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Yuengling beer is what's missing my friends. During the last few weeks they've been shipping this liquid gold into Georgia, but somehow they've overlooked the Bluegrass sister of ours KENTUCKY.
Someone has been industrious and has put together "Bring Yuengling To Kentucky".