Friday, March 9, 2007

Newspaper on the WarPath

In a bizarre story out of St. Augustine we find that the local newspaper is on a manhunt to find out who an anonymous blogger is who .... (wait for it) ... dared to blog the TRUTH on his webiste.
Newspaper Asks Public to Identify Local Blogger

St. Augustine blogger critical of Ben RichA Florida newspaper appears to have hit an all-time low in the relationship between bloggers and the media. The St. Augustine Record is asking the public to help expose the identity of a local blogger who recently started a site critical of county politicians. This evening, the paper's home page has a grainy surveillance photo of a man accompanied by this text:

Who is this man?

Believed to be connected to a politically charged but anonymously-run Web site targeting the character of members of the St. Johns County Commission. Help us determine his identity. Start by watching these four movies featuring footage from surveillance cameras.

The Record published video taken inside and outside its offices March 1 that show a man dropping something off at the front desk. There's no explanation of what he's doing, making it look like some kind of threat was delivered, but I found the details on the paper's message board. He was at the newspaper buying an ad. (link)

Go read the whole thing and make sure to read the comments. MYCROFT sounds like a real winner on this one (/sarc)
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Reason to wonder
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Heh of the day

Over at SixMeatBuffet, Cranky preaches on the AlGore Bible (TM):

The Secular Faith - The Book of Algore

19 … now therefore, gather all the four hundred and fifty climatologists, and the four hundred prophets of Algore. We shall meet upon the mountain Thursday after next.

20 And Algore sent a message to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions?

21 Yea, do you not realize that there is but One True reality and the other a lie?”

22Then Algore said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Climate; yet you must see that the Great Warmening is nigh.

23 Therefore let us have a challenge; On the Thursday after next, you masses run your SUVs, your Suburbans and your Hummers for many hours.

24After you have run your SUVs, your Suburbans and your Hummers for many hours, the Climate shall withhold the rain and your crops shall be smitten.”

25So the prophets of Algore and the climatologists carried his message to the villages and the furthest parts of the countryside.

26On the Thursday after next, Algore arose ascended the mountain. “Where are my four hundred and fifty climatologists and four hundred prophets? Indeed, where is everybody?” Algore asked of the seventeen men assembled on the mountain.

Read the rest, it'll give you a laugh (unless of course you are a member of the Global Warming Climate Change Church).
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Out Damn Spot

In a bizarre case of 'malpractice' a woman is suing because apparently doctor's were unable to kill her unborn child. (yes I can just hear the 'pro-choice' people screaming that it wasn't a child, bite me)

Since there were two failed attempts at an abortion, this lady thinks the state/doctors/hospital et al. should pony up the money to raise a child. I'd bet that she just can't give up the little girl for adoption (that would be 'cruel' and wouldn't get her a payday).

Boston woman sues for child-rearing costs after failed abortion

BOSTON --A Boston woman who gave birth after a failed abortion has filed a lawsuit against two doctors and Planned Parenthood seeking the costs of raising her child.

The complaint was filed by Jennifer Raper, 45, last week in Suffolk Superior Court and still must be screened by a special panel before it can proceed to trial.

Raper claimed in the three-page medical malpractice suit that she found out she was pregnant in March 2004 and decided to have an abortion for financial reasons.

Dr. Allison Bryant, a physician working for Planned Parenthood at the time, performed the procedure on April 9, 2004, but it "was not done properly, causing the plaintiff to remain pregnant," according to the complaint. (link)


I can hear the conversation now: "Mommy, why do we have all this money?" "Because the doctor's were too stupid to get rid of you before you were born dear."

Yes I could be more sympathetic to the fact that malpractice did occur, but I do not apologize for thinking that children deserve to be born and live. Pro-choice should be about the child, not the parent.
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Monday, March 5, 2007

Something funny

I thought I'd post some funny emails I have recieved from work. (not sure where these originate so I can't cite the author):

Childbirth
Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-year old girl, to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.
Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and after a while, Conner was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Conner began to cry.
The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.
Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place... smack his butt again."

I could picture that happening, so I thought it was funny.

Drunk
A man goes to a party and has way too much to drink. His friends plead with him to let them take him home. He says NO -- he only lives a mile away.

About five blocks from party, the police pull him over. They check his license and ask him to get out of the car and walk the line. Just as he starts, the police radio blares out a notice of a robbery taking place in a house around the block. The police tell the party animal to stay put, they'll be right back and they run around the corner to the robbery.

The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home. When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has the flu and has been in bed all day.

A few hours later the police knock on the door. They ask if Mr. Smith is there and his wife says yes. They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with the flu and has been so all day.

The police still have his driver's license. They ask to see his car and she asks why. They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage. She opens the door.

There sitting in the garage is the police car, with all its lights still flashing.

True story, told by the driver at his first AA meeting.

I don't know if this is really true (probably could find out) but it's funny anyway.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Outrage

I was going to make a nice long post about the outrage caused by Ann calling the Silky PonyTM a faggot, but for some reason it didn't save and I lost it.

It was a great post, but not one I'd care to try to do again. Needless to say, most of the right and left blogosphere are still crying in their oatmeal because pretty boy Edwards was called a mean name.

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A case for getting ahead of the 'evil' media:

Marciano: Punish me if you see fit


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MK Yoram Marciano (Labor) submitted a complaint to the Knesset Ethics Committee on Sunday - against himself.

Following his involvement in a bar brawl in Herzliya on Wednesday night, in which he allegedly attacked security guards and received several blows in return, Marciano expressed regret for his actions and apologized before the Knesset for damaging the honor of the institution.

  • 'Witnesses contradict Marciano'

    He also called on the Knesset to take disciplinary action against him, if they found it fitting.

    He emphasized, however, that he had acted innocently and that most of the media reports on his behavior were false.

    On Wednesday, Marciano attended a party at the Rio nightclub in Herzliya celebrating the birthday of a Knesset official. There were varying reports of what actually happened during the confrontation between Marciano and the security guards at the club.

    According to a police complaint filed by Marciano, the incident occurred when he was trying to leave the club through a back door, which was no longer used as an exit, and was apprehended by security guards. According to a conflicting report filed by one of the security guards, Marciano himself struck out at the guards and shouted at them that they were mistreating a public official. (link)


  • Weird to see a politician turn himself in. Yes it is in Israel and not here, but would be nice if some of the 'responsibility' rubbed off on certain members of our congress.