20 November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

Mt ex was a nurse.

If she had to be hospitalized, she would get two gowns; she would wear one frontwards and one backwards, so as not to parade about with bits hanging out for others to see.

It would seem that some genius has come up with a way to make that unnecessary.

One wonders how many brain cells that required.

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Colbert takes on food insecurity and “salvage stores.”

Below the fold in case it autoplays (also, there’s likely a commercial).

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All Janis Joplin wanted was a Mercedes-Benz . . . .

Couples in the (Seattle–ed.) region have taken notice. On the popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe, there are at least 50 pages created by Seattle-area residents trying to raise money to help with the creation or adoption of a child.

A Mountlake Terrace pair have raised $13,000 for what they say will go toward IVF treatments, surgery and six months of missed work.

Twenty-nine donors have contributed $2,785 to an Issaquah couple who hope to adopt a little boy from South Korea.

The commentary writes itself, so I’m not even going to start.

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15 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

. . . but the thief slipped away like a greased pig.

The 36,000 pounds of shortening in a semitrailer stolen Sunday from St. Petersburg is still missing, police said early Wednesday.

Authorities found the semitrailer late Monday abandoned in Hialeah, police have said. It was bound for a Publix distribution center in Lakeland before it was stolen from Coastal Towing on 118th Ave. N, according to St. Petersburg police.

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01 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

. . . in the Keystone State.

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26 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

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16 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

Junkyard seadogs.

. . . for the past several years, according to internal emails obtained by The Virginian-Pilot, the U.S. Navy has been negotiating to acquire Japan’s retired fleet of MH-53E Sea Dragons. The Navy wants to harvest the old helicopters for parts to help keep its own Sea Dragons flying until 2025.

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14 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

Steel-plated self indulgence.

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen apparently doesn’t get everything he wants – at least not yet.

A Soviet Scud surface-to-surface missile was a no-problem purchase for him at $349,000. A rusty and inoperable Cold War-era M55 self-propelled howitzer was a comparable bargain at $45,000.

But when it came to an authentic Panzer IV, a World War II-era German tank, Allen, an avid collector of historical military planes and other equipment, has had to go to court in Redwood City, even after paying $2.5 million for it.

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28 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre, Words Fail Me

On Tuesday, Timothy Ray Murray (pictured) challenged longtime incumbent Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) for the Republican nomination in Oklahoma’s 3rd Congressional district. Murray lost, but he did manage to pull in 3,442 votes, good for 5.2 percent of the total. Now Murray says he will contest the outcome of the election. Because, he says, Lucas is dead and has been replaced by a “look alike.”

(snip)

On the website, Murray claims that Lucas and “a few other Oklahoma and other States’ Congressional Members,” were executed “on or about” Jan. 11, 2011 in southern Ukraine.

Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.

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27 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

Oh my.

Organizers of a 5k race that encourages women runners to dress like schoolgirls say they have canceled a race in Raleigh.

Sexy Schoolgirl race organizers told city officials on Thursday they were canceling the race, in part because of the “community controversy” it had created.

One cannot imagine how trading on fantasies of pedophilia could possibly cause “community controversy,” now, really, can one?

Men are indeed pigs.

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27 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

The Conservative Mind, as portrayed by Jonah Goldberg:

I supported the war, and I still think the arguments in favor at the time were superior to the arguments against. Alas, the facts on the ground didn’t care about the arguments.

No self-awareness, no self-awareness whatsoever.

Via Kos.

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23 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Culture Warriors, Words Fail Me

Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.

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19 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

With apologies to the blog of the same name, this is the real-life lawyers, guns, and money.

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03 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Gunnuttery, Words Fail Me

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

Another child sacrificed to the NRA.

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02 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

According to cops, Frances Thomas, 33, was spotted by a store employee placing the Good Book in her purse while she was inside the Spartanburg store. Thomas, seen above, also allegedly pinched some cheese and socks.

The non-profit where my friend works has a library. One of the librarians there once told my friend that the library must replace more Bibles than any other book, because it was the most stolen book.

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31 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Culture Warriors, Words Fail Me

At Wednesday’s DL, we naturally discussed the Santa Barbara shooter and his strange manipulative belief that he was entitled to sex with any and every woman just because he wanted it.

The women who were present at our gathering told scary stories from their own experiences. The bit that took me most aback was their agreeing that they do not wear skirts when they go out to clubs with their significant others; too often they have walked across the floor to a table or the restroom only to have strange men stick hands up their skirts just because the men felt entitled to feel up any woman within reach.

If you wonder whether “rape culture” is a real thing, think about that for a moment.

Gina Barreca comments:

Every girl remembers the first time she was degraded sexually in public. It is not, as the movies would have us believe, a wonderfully cheerful moment of sensual awakening and blossoming womanhood.

Follow the link. Read the rest.

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28 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

Entitled twits.

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21 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

From the people who gave you the NSA.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, you can’t make this stuff up. The chutzpah staggers one.

Remember, when you point your finger, all four other fingers point back at you.

Our “intelligence community” is an oxymoron (emphasis on “moron”).

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16 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

. . . when they are packing.

Addendum:

Today’s local rag has another story about big men being big.

And when Jeff Peacock and his two sons went to check on their pets (goats–ed.) Monday morning at a farm in rural Suffolk, they were all dead.

“I don’t understand,” said Peacock, owner of Farmer Frank’s Farm Market. “They were in a pen. What could they have done to deserve this?”

Peacock – a sergeant first class with the Army Reserve – said the goats appeared to have been shot in the head Saturday night, after he last checked on them.

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14 May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Words Fail Me

You can’t make this stuff up.

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