He had all he could stands he couldn’t stands no more.
A man reportedly stripped naked in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Wednesday morning after he became angry about a flight being overbooked. Police say he will not be facing charges.
I flew into Charlotte once, back in my road warrior days. It was the only airport I had seen with a snack bar in the baggage claim area.
I found out why. I could have roasted a turkey before my bag appeared . . . .
A Canadian who would like to legally come to the United States to work because most of the jobs in his field are in the States recounts his experience. A nugget:
Sure enough, a letter arrived 30 days later. It told me the center is on the case but that I should not make too many plans for my move to the United States, because there is a waiting time for processing. I was instructed to go to the State Department’s website to check on wait times, which it bases on the “priority date” of my application. My priority date was Jan. 9, 2011, the date we filed the original paperwork.
After a few clicks I discovered that, for Americans sponsoring siblings from Canada, the wait time is about nine more years.
Yes, that’s right: 13 years total processing time. They are now processing priority dates of March 2002, and with my priority date of January 2011, they should get to me by March 2024.
I guess when you find the place of your dreams . . .
Authorities say a log cabin that a family reported stolen off its foundation has been found in rural northeast Washington.
Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen says deputies following a tip found the cabin Thursday morning about 10 miles from its original location. He says the structure had been placed on stilts and was sitting at the end of a private road east of Springdale.
Really now, what’s the big deal? Isn’t organized fantasizing about rape and lynching just good clean college fun?
Think about it. One day these will be your judges, business leaders, and pillows of your community.
State police say one brother used a “Jesus” vanity license plate to assault another when they fought in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Forty-five-year-old James Wiles, of Springhill Township, is charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly throwing the plate at his 47-year-old brother during an argument Feb. 24.
It seems to me that the persons most vocal about Jesus are those who know him the least.
A. In Florida. Where else?
It enabled the fellow who shot a pregnant lady while playing pretend Wyatt Earp to get off without prosecution.
“An accidental discharge of a firearm causing death, even if the result of gross negligence cannot be prosecuted criminally,” King wrote. “Just as it is my duty to prosecute those who violate the law, it is equally my duty to refrain from prosecuting those whose conduct, no matter how outrageous, does not constitute a crime. This is such a case.”
According to Florida Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino, in order to rise to the level of a crime in Florida, an unintentional shooting must meet the standard of “culpable negligence.” In his decline-to-charge memo, Magrino describes culpable negligence as “showing reckless disregard for human life.”
Had DeHayes pulled the trigger of his gun intentionally, for example, thinking the firearm was unloaded, and it went off, or had he been drunk or under the influence of drugs when the shooting occurred, that would have been a crime. But, as Magrino’s colleague Chief Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway told 48 Hours’ Crimesider, “If you’re just being careless with a gun and it goes off,* that’s not a crime.”
The moral of the story is, in Florida, stay sober and make it look like an accident.
Follow the link for much, much more.
*Because you just never know when a gun might decide to fire itself.
This cat shows his true colors in Oakland, Maine.
Around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, West, 52, was taking the trash out of her mobile home on Fairfield Street when she noticed the small black and white cat sitting in a tree in her side yard.
Its meow sounded odd to her and the animal looked cold and hungry, so she brought out a handful of cat food. When she bent down to put the food beneath the tree, the animal pounced.
“It was all over me, just trying to attack me,” West said.
The cat jumped on her head and clawed her face, leaving scratches on her forehead and right cheek that were visible Friday afternoon.
Terrified, West retreated into her home and called the police.
“I said ‘I’ve got an attack cat here,’ ” she said.
The article goes on to point out that Oakland seems to attract whack-job animals.
Whether or not you care about the fashion “industry” (haven for men who hate women), you should read my local rag’s fashion writer’s take-down of Kanye West’s line of “fashions.”
It is as delightful a skewering of an vacuous poseur as I’ve seen in many months.
I didn’t even know that high school team dance competitions were a thing.
The resident curmudgeon at my local rag gets one right. When her time comes, she doesn’t want to be “curated” on the Zuckerborg.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., explores the mania for “secret knowledge”:
No, the Secret Knowledge is the truth behind the truth, the real facts behind the facts “they” want you to believe. It unveils the conspiracies beneath the facade suckers mistake for real life. Not incidentally, the Secret Knowledge will always confirm your worst fears.
Bad enough the Secret Knowledge drives our politics (Barack Obama is a Muslim from Kenya), our perception of controversy (Trayvon Martin was a 32-year-old tough with tattoos on his neck), our understanding of environmental crisis (there is no scientific consensus on global warming) and our comprehension of tragedy (9/11 was an inside job). Apparently, it now drives healthcare, too.
Read the rest.
In related news, Michelle Goldberg wonders why Republicans chose to hop on the anti-vaxxer train. Here’s a bit:
It is grotesque that, in the midst of the current measles outbreak, some leading Republicans are humoring vaccine denialists, but it is not surprising. It is, rather, a near-perfect illustration of the craziness gap in American politics. Vaccine skepticism is one of those issues, like 9/11 Trutherism, where parts of the fringe right and fringe left, each driven by their own distinct fears about authority, curve around and meet each other. Yet only the fringe right finds indulgence among mainstream politicians.