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 . . . .

11 May 2015 · Comments Off on Good Neighbors · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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.

18 April 2015 · Comments Off on Touching Faith · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Woman to friend:  Vaccines are prepared in Area 51 by reverse-engineered alien technology by orders of the Trilateral Commission, then flown in black helicopters under the U. N.'s

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14 April 2015 · Comments Off on A New Dimension House-Hunting · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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.

06 April 2015 · Comments Off on The One That Got Away · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Turnabout is fair play.

The sea lion jumped onto the railing of a boat at the Hyatt Mission Bay Marina and snatched a fish being held by a man on the boat, said San Diego Fire Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson.

The man was pulled into the water for about 15 seconds, Swanson said, and was brought to a hospital where he was treated for cuts on his arm and hand.

21 March 2015 · Comments Off on “Boys Will Be Boys” · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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.

20 March 2015 · Comments Off on And Now for Something Completely Different · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

11 March 2015 · Comments Off on WWJD? · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Really, now.

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.

07 March 2015 · Comments Off on Where Is “Stupid” a Defense? · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe, Gunnuttery

A. In Florida. Where else?

It enabled the fellow who shot a pregnant lady while playing pretend Wyatt Earp to get off without prosecution.

Get out of Jail

“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.


07 March 2015 · Comments Off on Natural-Born Killers · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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.

28 February 2015 · Comments Off on The Mother Load · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

24 February 2015 · Comments Off on Didn’t Someone Once Say, “Kanye West Is an Idiot”? · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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.

17 February 2015 · Comments Off on Mean Girls · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

I didn’t even know that high school team dance competitions were a thing.

15 February 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

The resident curmudgeon at my local rag gets one right. When her time comes, she doesn’t want to be “curated” on the Zuckerborg.

08 February 2015 · Comments Off on “Facts Are What People Think” · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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.

04 February 2015 · Comments Off on Chris-Crossed · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Chris Christie sits on examining table holding his contradictory statemens on vaccines.  Doctor says,

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.

31 January 2015 · Comments Off on Snown’t Go There · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

This is odd, if you get my drift.

At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Arlington police responded to a 911 call made by a woman claiming to have been attacked by a neighbor wielding a snow blower.

Barbara Davis, 61, was arrested after allegedly attacking her 60-year-old neighbor, causing “minor injuries.”

28 January 2015 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

28 January 2015 · Comments Off on Food Fighters · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Pig:  What kind of food do you eat, Victor the Vegan?  Victor:  Fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains.  Intruder:  Grains!  I'm Freddy the Fruitarian.  I eat only things that fall from trees, you barbarian wheat butcher!  Victor:  I will pelt you with a pear, Freddy the Fruitarian!  Rat:  Where does it all end?

15 January 2015 · Comments Off on Have Cake, Eat It Too · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

No self-awareness. No self-awareness whatsoever.