Friday, August 24, 2007

Vick suspended indefinetely

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the NFL today. The punishment was handed down hours after he acknowledged in court papers that he bankrolled gambling on dogfighting and helped kill some dogs not worthy of the pit.
Say adios to your football career dog killer.

Bikini Friday

Have a good weekend everyone.

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5'11"? That's tall.

Tattoo ink flows again in Key West

KEY WEST -- In this almost-anything-goes tourist town where even the police consider body paint as clothing, sounds were coming from a Duval Street shop Wednesday that hadn't been heard within the city for 40 years: the buzz of a tattoo gun.
Tattooing was banned in Key West in 1966, when a Navy commander decided the once-seedy activity was too accessible for drunken sailors.
Wow you have some big calves there "miss".
Pictured is Drag queen Inga the Swedish Bombshell. Wow.

Megachurch founding pastors to seek divorce

TAMPA — Megachurch pastors Randy and Paula White stood before their congregation Thursday night and made the announcement that many in their flock feared had been coming for months.
Okay he's been living in LA and she "keeps" an apartment in NYC? Yeah they've been sleeping around for a while I'll bet. So much for the covenant of marriage.

Kids today never listen to their parents

ATLANTA - Michael Vick Dog Killer's father, Michael Boddie, said he asked his son to give up dogfighting, or to at least put property used in the venture in the names of others to avoid being implicated, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I wish people would stop sugarcoating it," Boddie told The Journal-Constitution. "This is Mike's thing. And he knows it ... likes it, and he has the capital to have a set up like that."
Kids today...geez.

Pakistan: 310 killed in militant fight

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - A month of fierce fighting near the Afghan border has killed about 250 militants and 60 Pakistani troops, the army said Friday, hours after the deaths of six soldiers in a suicide attack and roadside bombing.
Pakistan, a key ally of the United States in fighting terrorism, has deployed about 90,000 troops in the border region to try to contain al-Qaida and Taliban militants and their local supporters, who often target security forces. President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is under growing pressure from Washington to crack down on militants in the area.
Question: What do you call 310 militants killed in a firefight?
Answer: A good start.
90,000? If we had 90,000 Marines there, you could wear a "I hate Osama" t-shirt while listening to Rock n Roll music reading a Playboy magazine, with your girlfriend suntanning in a bikini IN PUBLIC there.

Drill sergeant faces 225 abuse charges

SAN DIEGO - A Marine drill instructor has been charged with 225 criminal counts connected to abusing recruits, a Marines spokesman said Thursday.
Two other drill instructors, Sgt. Robert C. Hankins and Sgt. Brian M. Wendel, face special courts-martial in the case, the Marines said. Arraignment dates have not been scheduled for either Marine.
Glass postponed making a plea during a court appearance at San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where he worked, said spokesman Austin Mansfield. The charges include 91 counts of assault, 90 of failure to obey lawful orders and 27 of cruelty and maltreatment.
Glass, who had worked as a drill sergeant for less than a year when the alleged mistreatment occurred, was relieved of duty as a drill instructor in February. He is scheduled to go to court-martial Nov. 8.
Damn! I thought for sure they would say this was Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Faulkner. And the date would be June 1, 1982 through August 22nd, 1982. I don't have to tell any of you Marines how hard Marine Corps Boot Camp is. This was an everyday other day occurrence during my Boot Camp experience.
And each and every Marine that experienced it would tell you it made them harder more able to cope. Well, maybe not the 6 guys that drowned in 1956, and the one guy that died while running in my series, but most.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Linebacker, 59, to play college ball

ALPINE, Texas - Mike Flynt was drinking beer and swapping stories with some old football buddies a few months ago when he brought up the biggest regret of his life: Getting kicked off the college team before his senior year. So, one of his pals said, why not do something about it?
Most 59-year-olds would have laughed. Flynt's only concern was if he was eligible.
Finding out he was, Flynt returned to Sul Ross State this month, 37 years after he left and six years before he goes on Medicare. His comeback peaked Wednesday with the coach saying he's made the Division III team's roster. He could be in action as soon as Sept. 1.
This guy is a great example of the entrepunurial spirit, adventurousness, and an inspiration to others.

They got some smokin' hotties going to that school.

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Pigeon dung examined in bridge collapse

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Pounded and strained by heavy traffic and weakened by missing bolts and cracking steel, the failed interstate bridge over the Mississippi River also faced a less obvious enemy: pigeons.
Inspectors began documenting the buildup of pigeon dung on the span near downtown Minneapolis two decades ago. Experts say the corrosive guano deposited all over the Interstate 35W span's framework helped the steel beams rust faster.
All pigeons must die.

'Barbie bandit' pleads guilty

Likening her story to the parable of the prodigal son, Heather Lyn Johnston's supporters hope that a Cobb County judge will spare her a prison sentence for her involvement in a February bank heist in Acworth.
Johnston made a tragic mistake, they told Superior Court Judge Mary E. Staley. But since her arrest on theft and drug charges, she has turned her life around, earning high praise from her boss at a vacuum cleaner sales company.
Yeah, she's turned her life around. You've got to be kidding me. SHE ROBBED A BANK. If they let her skate on this, everyone will use that excuse. And from the looks of her picture, she's gonna be very popular in prison.

The judge has deferred her sentence until after the trial of the other defendants.

Texas executes 400th inmate

HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) -- Texas, which leads the nation in carrying out the death penalty, has executed the 400th person since the state resumed capital punishment in 1982.
Johnny Ray Conner, 32, who was convicted in the shooting death of a convenience store owner in Houston in 1998, was on Wednesday the 21st man put to death by lethal injection in Texas this year.
Be sure and cry for the convenience store owner he shot.

Heat may melt away Metro's snow days

Metro Nashville schools may have to account for the classroom hours lost this week to the blazing heat — using snow days.
School officials have been holding half-days all week due to three-digit temperatures and broken air conditioners at some schools.
Air conditioners? air conditioners? Back in the olden days....we didn't have air conditioners in our schools. And guess what? Yeah, we still went to school. I remember one year when the water line to the school was busted. They let us out at 2:00pm. But that was only because the school didn't have water. Guess what, yeah the football team still held practice at 3:30pm that day. Water was out 2 days. And they let us out at 2:00pm both days.

2000-Year-Old Meteors to Rain Down on August 31, 2007

The meteors that are about to rain down in the early morning of September 1 date from around 4 A.D., the latest calculations show.
The oldest such shower, but only one revolution old, is due in the early morning of September 1, 2007. Our calculations indicate Earth is about to cross the dust trail of comet Kiess, a comet that takes some 2000 years to complete one orbit around the Sun. The trail is very narrow, so Earth will be hosed by meteoroids for only about an hour and a half. The meteoroids will approach from the direction of the constellation Auriga, the charioteer, in the north-eastern part of the sky, causing a meteor shower called the "Aurigids."If you spot one of those meteors, you may be only the fourth person alive who is known to have seen this meteor shower. In recent times, the shower was spotted in 1994 by two observers and in 1986 by one observer.
If you are lucky enough to catch a picture of an Aurigid meteor using your digital camera, you will be the very first to do so.
That's pretty cool. Good luck seeing one.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Texas Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record Wednesday in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles.
Bad's the first game of a double header.

Mattel Seeks to Shut Porn Web Site

Toy maker Mattel Inc. went to court Tuesday to declare that the name of its clean-cut Barbie dolls doesn't belong on a model's pornographic Web site.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Mattel said the Web site for an adult entertainer named China Barbie has tried to benefit from Mattel's success with the 48-year-old line of dolls, which includes Barbie's sister, Skipper, her best friend, Midge, and Skipper's boyfriend, Kevin.
I can't believe they brought Kevin into this...he's gay you know.
Why does Mattel hate asian porn stars?

Knick sticks up for Dog Killer

Embattled Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick has a friend -- and fellow doggie disrespecter -- in Stephon Marbury.
"I think we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals," the Knick point guard told Capital News 9, an Albany TV station. "You know, from what I understand, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors.
So let me get this straight, Stephon.
Illegal activities are legal if no one knows about it?
According to your bio on Wikipedia you have some character. Why don't you show it to Dog Killer, he needs some proper role models.

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
— Theodore Roosevelt, American adventurer and 26th president (1858-1919)
Character, not circumstance, makes the person.
— Booker T. Washington, American educator and civil rights activist (1856-1915)
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, philosopher and poet (1803-1880)
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
— Thomas Paine, pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical,
and intellectual, author of Common Sense (1776), (1737-1809)


Roof+Roller Blades+Gravity=Dumbass Of The Day

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Insurance companies + DNA = big profit

New mom Melissa Christensen runs marathons and eats her vegetables, but during a DNA mapping test she learned she is still a candidate for heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
The healthy 30-year-old said the test gave her a health warning straight from her own DNA.
"We could identify people who are at risk early in their life long before they become overweight or become inactive or start smoking," said Colleen McBride of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
And so can your insurance company. Stand by for rates to be linked to your blood tests.

NILFs? Sure why not

NURSES in Derby have been told to take off their uniforms before they leave work.
Clinical staff and nurses at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and Derby City Hospital are banned from wearing their uniforms outside of work, the hospitals’ NHS Trust said today.
NILF? I'm sure we could use that. Quite frankly I'd like to know there were medical professionals around when I tie one on in a pub.

10 RBIs

Boosted by Garret Anderson's record-setting performance, the Los Angeles Angels handed the New York Yankees an embarrassing loss. The Detroit Tigers also got an exceptional effort in an important game — from a 21-year-old pitcher making his second big league start.
10 RBIs? holy crap.

Dean manages to hit the oil fields

TECOLUTLA, Mexico - Hurricane Dean closed in on the Mexican mainland Wednesday, battering evacuated oil platforms on the Bay of Campeche and threatening to regain some of the force it unleashed on the Yucatan Peninsula.
I told ya they'd find a way to link the hurricane to oil installations. But you see, that story isn't about battered oil installations. Just three sentences about the oil industry.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

NASA dodges bullet, yet again

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida (CNN) -- The space shuttle Endeavour came home a day early on Tuesday after NASA decided to cut short its mission in case Hurricane Dean shut down Johnson Space Center, which directs the shuttle's re-entry and landing.
Last week, NASA managers determined that the crew would not have to repair heat shield tiles that were damaged 58 seconds after the August 8 liftoff, when a piece of insulating foam fell off the external fuel tank, ricocheted off a strut and hit the underside of the orbiter just below the right landing gear door.

NASA manages to get the 1983 Chrysler Minivan space shuttle home yet one more time. I hope they retire those pretty soon. Yeah it didn't blow up so you probably didn't hear about it landing today.

Dean comes ashore in Mexico

CHETUMAL, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Dean slammed into Mexico's Caribbean coast on Tuesday, flooding streets, toppling trees in beach resorts and blowing the roofs off houses, but there were no immediate reports of deaths.
After killing 11 people on its rampage through the Caribbean, Dean was a Category 5 hurricane -- the strongest possible -- when it tore into Mexico, landing around the cruise ship port of Costa Maya, near the border with Belize.
You can expect fuel prices to rise, just because, because they think you don't know the hurricane already hit Mexico.

Dogkiller agrees to plea bargin

With three associates prepared to testify that he brutally executed dogs and bankrolled gambling, the NFL star agreed Monday to “accept full responsibility” for his role in a dogfighting ring and plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges.
“Mr. Vick will be entering a plea of guilty next Monday at 10:30,” U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson told reporters at the federal courthouse in Richmond.
There you have it. Stay tuned to see if my prediction is close. 2.5 years, no more football. That plea will be a media circus. Complete with the obligatory "Michael is Innocent" sign. Be sure and shuck the t-shirt while your in prison, I promise it will make you much more popular.

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Wow, today has been so busy. I haven't had time to even think.
More posts tomorrow.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Goal of the Year

Beckham who?
Cuauhtémoc Blanco is the man.
Siempre Fire!

Santana strikes out 17 in Twins win

The way Johan Santana was pitching, Mike Redmond thought he might get to catch a no-hitter. Redmond had to settle for a whole bunch of strikeouts instead.
Santana set a franchise record with 17 Ks in eight innings to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Texas Rangers 1-0 Sunday.
That dude was ON! Holy crap. Glad he doesn't pitch in the National League.

Family ties are the key to youth happiness

So you're between the ages of 13 and 24. What makes you happy? A worried, weary parent might imagine the answer to sound something like this: Sex, drugs, a little rock 'n' roll. Maybe some cash, or at least the car keys.
Turns out the real answer is quite different. Spending time with family was the top answer to that open-ended question, according to an extensive survey — more than 100 questions asked of 1,280 people ages 13-24 — conducted by The Associated Press and MTV on the nature of happiness among America's young people.
Is this why my kids want to be around me all the time? Geez, I thought they were just needy. I think all of my kids listed my wife and I as heroes on their MySpace pages. Awwwwww.

Say, has the butler cleaned the trout yet?

"We're just not the camping kind of people. We don't pitch tents. We don't cook outdoors. We don't share a bathroom. It's just not going to happen. This is a kid who has never flown anything but first class or stayed anywhere other than a Four Seasons."
The Bondicks, who live in a sprawling home on the edge of a state park outside Boston and hire a personal chef at home, shelled out $595 a night -- plus an additional $110 per person per day for food.
This just more of what's wrong with America. Glamping? Did they have to coin a new word for it as well?

Ted Nugent might run for Governor of Michigan

For all of his wild-man antics, the politically conservative Nugent is talking about following in the footsteps of celebrities such as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger or wrestler Jesse Ventura, who won gubernatorial races.
"That would be beautiful," Nugent said when asked if he would run for governor of Michigan in 2010. "I have threatened to do so and I was sincere."
I think he should. If he thinks he can fix Michigan and has a plan...he should run.

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Hurricane Erin dumped huge amounts of rain on Oklahoma. Interstate Highway I-40 was closed at Lake Eufala where the water was over the bridges at Lotawatah road. Seriously that's the name of the road.
Map of N4170 Rd & I 40 Checotah, OK 74426, US
Some of the rainfall totals are hear on this website. DDDN Studios reports 6.07 inches. Although most of it blew PAST the collector on the rain gauge.