Wednesday, September 28, 2005
(New York-AP, Sept. 27, 2005) - It's an only in New York story. A woman was given a ticket for sitting on a park bench because she doesn't have children.Common sense -- something they definitely don't teach in school.
The Rivington Playground on Manhattan's East Side has a small sign at the entrance that says adults are prohibited unless they are accompanied by a child. Forty-seven-year-old Sandra Catena says she didn't see the sign when she sat down to wait for an arts festival to start. Two New York City police officers asked her if she was with a child. When she said no, they gave her a ticket that could bring a one thousand dollar fine and 90 days in jail.
The city parks department says the rule is designed to keep pedophiles out of city parks, but a parks spokesman told the Daily News that the department hoped police would use some common sense when enforcing the rule.
The spokesman told the paper that ticketing a woman in the park in the middle of the day is not the way you want to enforce the rule.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Six of the 21 public schools in Independence have banned parents from their classrooms this year.Boloney! If my school had a rule that outrageous, my children would be banned from attending. I would be worried about what they're teaching my children that they didn't want me to hear.
Pye and other principals who have banned parents said attorneys have approved the effort. But state lawyers said they interpret the privacy rule to deal only with student records, not parents visiting classrooms.
Independence superintendent Jim Hinson said he agrees with the state. But he said principals at the six schools began the parental ban because of disruptive parents who interrupt instruction time.
Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed in an accident."
"OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!"
His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the president sits, head in hands. Finally, the President looks up and asks..........
"How many is a brazillion ?"
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
This is Elsie. Elsie is a six-month-old St. Bernard puppy, who was foolish enough to play sword swallower with a 13-inch serrated knife. Don't worry, though; she is fine. Veterinarians were able to remove the blade successfully, leaving only an 8-inch scar.
You Are Chinese Food
Exotic yet ordinary.
People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
56 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 56% Dork
|For The Record:|
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Dork, earning you the coveted title of: Tri-Lamb Material.
The classic, "80's" nerd, you are what most people think of when they think "nerd," largely due to 80's movies like Revenge of the Nerds and TV shows like Head of the Class. You're exceptionally bright and smart, and partly because of that have never quite fit in with your peers or social groups. Perhaps you're realized, or will someday, that it is possible to retain all of the things that you like about being brilliant and still make peace with the social cliques around you. Or maybe you won't--it's really not necessary. As the brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda discovered, you're fine just the way you are and can take pride in that. I mean, who wants to be like Ogre, right!?
Congratulations! THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A chartered jet carrying 289 Gambian soccer fans pretended it needed to make an emergency landing so they could watch their team compete in the FIFA Under 17 World Championships, officials said Wednesday.Isn't that stupid? How would you punish this guy?
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down numerous Nazi war criminals following World War II then spent the later decades of his life fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice against all people, died Tuesday. He was 96.He did great work in his lifetime. I hope it is never forgotten. Rest in peace, Simon. You've earned it.
Wiesenthal, who had been an architect before World War II, changed his life's mission after the war, dedicating himself to trying to track down Nazi war criminals and to being a voice for the 6 million Jews who died during the onslaught. He himself lost 89 relatives in the Holocaust.
Wiesenthal spent more than 50 years hunting Nazi war criminals, speaking out against neo-Nazism and racism, and remembering the Jewish experience as a lesson for humanity. Through his work, he said, some 1,100 Nazi war criminals were brought to justice.
"When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it," he once said.
Wiesenthal was perhaps best known for his role in tracking down Adolf Eichmann, the one-time SS leader who organized the extermination of the Jews. Eichmann was found in Argentina, abducted by Israeli agents in 1960, tried and hanged for crimes committed against the Jews.
Monday, September 19, 2005
I asked Tom how he knew there would be a job when he got there. It seems the man his mother-in-law is dating does the hiring. So she's sure he can get a job. They are going to have to live with her (big surprise) until she gets some kind of settlement next year. Then she's going to give them the down payment for the house of their choice. I'm sorry, but that just sounds bogus. I don't know her; she may be telling the truth. If she's not, I may have to open up a drum of...well, you know.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
North Korea pledged to drop its nuclear weapons development and rejoin international arms treaties in a unanimous agreement Monday at six-party arms talks. The agreement was the first-ever joint statement after more than two years of negotiations.This sounds like great news to me. I just wonder what their price was. Anyway, this should be welcome news for the President and his administration after all the crap they've taken.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
You scored 21% grit, 23% wit, 33% flair, and 38% class!
Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.
Well, that's pretty cool. I was hoping for Katherine Hepburn, but Myrna was cool, too. I loved the Thin Man movies, but they needed a bigger dog. Asta was cute, but I like Rin Tin Tin better!
They did it! Congratulations to the Saint Louis Cardinals, in winning the NL Central Division today. Five out of the last six years, two years in a row. This time let's take the Series!
Friday, September 16, 2005
CINDY SHEEHAN CALLS FOR U.S TO 'PULL OUR TROOPS OUT OF OCCUPIED NEW ORLEANS'Whooo hoooo!! Tears are rolling!!!
Mon Sep 12 2005 12:42:11 ET
Celebrity anti-war protester, fresh off inking a lucrative deal with Speaker's Bureau, has demanded at the HUFFINGTON POST and MICHAEL MOORE'S website that the United States military must immediately leave 'occupied' New Orleans.
"I don't care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I donÕt care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don't care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they donÕt fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest."
Sheehan is in the middle of a bus trip across America in support of her cause.
1. Permitted lawsuits against persons who helped underage pregnant girls get abortions without the permission of a parent or judge;
2. Disqualified anyone with a financial interest in an abortion from assisting minors in getting a court exemption from parental notification;
3. Required doctors who perform abortions to be affiliated with a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where the procedure is done.
Now, I don't call myself "pro-life" since I do believe in the death penalty. However, I am against abortion. And I believe if they had left out the second part of the bill, this law would go into effect without too much trouble. But the disqualification applies to people who work in the abortion clinics and family planning offices, who are supposed to fully inform their clients of all their options. Whether they really do, I have no idea. But part one and three of the bill make a lot of sense. An abortion is an invasive procedure, one which should be approved by a responsible party such as a parent or judge. And part three should be appreciated by the doctors, as they stand to lose if there are complications to the procedures and the patient can't get to a hospital in a rapid fashion.
Anyone want to express their opinion? I'll listen.
A malfunctioning light bulb in a school gym exposed more than 100 people to short-wave radiation for an hour, sending 18 to the hospital with severe sunburns and swollen eyes.I know you think it was an isolated case. But if this article is right, it could happen anywhere.
Dr. Michael Richardson, another emergency room doctor, said the symptoms, similar to overexposure from a tanning bed, were produced by a radiation leak from a halide bulb. The bulbs, commonly used in gyms, are designed with a special membrane that blocks the UV rays, but occasionally the membranes break.Spooky!
A group of Singaporean entrepreneurs on Wednesday launched E-Manicure, a machine with a camera that paints full-color images on nails in just 30 seconds. They say the resolution is good, and they can add glitter and sparkles to jazz up the image.What's really great is it only costs about $1.20 per nail. For those who did poorly in math, that's about $12.00 (sorry). I'd have trouble deciding what to put on them. A loved one's picture? A favorite pet? A waterfall? What would you put on your nails if given the chance?
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.Could you keep your foot from changing? I couldn't.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction!!!
Monday, September 12, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
A thief raiding a Swiss shopping centre was arrested after his head was clamped by a sliding door, police said.Some people just shouldn't break the law.
The thief forced his way through the automatic sliding door in the village of Nendaz during the night and carted way several bags full of DVDs, watches and food, police in the southern canton of Valais said Wednesday.
But the door suddenly shut during the illicit shopping spree, trapping his neck and foot and forcing him to call for help.
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Outrage number two: Mayor Nagin said in a radio interview that they discussed using the hundreds of school buses to transport people out of New Orleans, but he wanted Greyhound buses instead. Apparently the school buses weren't comfortable enough. How did this loser get elected? He's up for re-election in February. Let's hope the people he supposedly serves will remember this.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Animal groups are now rescuing many dogs and cats abandoned in New Orleans. Hopefully, it's not too late. The water these animals have been in and drinking is really funky.
The head of Thomas Nelson Publishing received a call for Bibles in the devastated area, and gladly contributed 100,000 Bibles to the cause. Ever since, he's been inundated with nasty letters and emails. He is being accused of trying to convert the evacuees. He was merely respondingn to a request. If you get a chance, go to their website and let them know someone appreciates their generosity.
Some people are raising Cain about the term "refugees". These people need to get a life. There are many other things that need to be done besides nitpicking about word usage. Grow up already!
Enough hurricane stuff for tonight. There's got to be other news going on in the world.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Monday, September 05, 2005
Saturday, September 03, 2005
We're getting some refugees up here in Missouri. I know Branson has opened their hotels and motels to the refugees, and are giving many clothing and food. The Convoy of Hope has traveled to the gulf region and are providing meals and water to the victims. They are based in Springfield.
Friday, September 02, 2005
I am torn regarding the fate of New Orleans. Of course, I hate that people died. They shouldn't have. I just don't get it. With earthquakes, there is no real warning, unless your pet is tuned in. And tornadoes, well you usually have about 15 minutes. Enough time to get to shelter in most cases. But with hurricanes, you have about a week. Why did those people stay there? Why, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side, Lake Ponchartrain on another, and the Mississippi River on a third, weren't the levees in a condition to handle the problem? Why is that idiot of a mayor blaming the Governor and the President for the anarchy he has allowed to happen? Why, in the midst of all the destruction, are people stealing televisions and basketball hoops? Why not steal food and clothing if you have to steal something. The city of New Orleans has had years to improve the levees. Why wasn't it done? Why expect someone else to tend to your problems, mayor? Grow up and accept responsibility for the fact that you didn't have a plan, and the entire city is now a shooting gallery!
Enough about that. I just had to vent. Now to good stuff. I can read again!! I went to the doctor for a one week post-op check and everything is great. The surgery was almost a total success. I didn't realize there were two different kinds of cataracts. Naturally, I'd have the more difficult type. They got most of it, but I'll probably have to have laser surgery at the end of the year. I'm now looking forward to having the other eye done. I was worried about the surgery; the idea of someone sticking a needle in my eye was not high on my wish list. But you can't see it. Once you're on the table, they drape your face so all that's exposed is the eye being fixed. Then they shine a bright light in it and that's all you can see. You can't feel anything except when they use the retractor to keep your eyelids open. The surgery was over in 10 minutes. Then came the pain. They don't tell you the drape is held on your face by superglue. I think they ripped off the top layer of skin. Anyway, I can read now, with glasses, but distance is perfect. I'm looking forward to the other surgery. Right now, without the glasses on, it's a little like looking through a Viewmaster. Everything is ultra 3-D. But I'm back, and I'll be blogging tomorrow night so be prepared. I've got a lot of venom backed up and need to vent.
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