Friday, June 19, 2009

PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly

WASHINGTON – The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly in the White House.

PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.

"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

I have even less respect for this bunch of idiots than I did. I'm not even sure that was possible but it was. A new LOW.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cats iz stoopid

CATS are not as clever as people think, according to experts at the University of Exeter. Psychology lecturer Britta Osthaus says cats do not understand cause-and-effect.

The Exeter expert attached fish and biscuit treats to one end of a piece of string and placed them under a plastic screen to see if the cats could work out that pulling on the string would pull the treat closer.

This is no surprise to the editorial staff at DDDN. We have said from the beginning that cats are stupid. Dogs FTW.

Math is hard, too...many.....zeros

MIAMI, FL -- Marlon Moore is in federal custody and is scheduled to go before a federal judge on Thursday.

The US Attorney's Office says that Moore sent fraudulent documents to the US Treasury Department and the IRS seeking payments for over $14 trillion.

14,000,000, Fourteen million
14,000,000,000, Fourteen billion
14,000,000,000,000 Fourteen trillion
What more can you say? If 6 zeros are good 9 are even better and 12, well hell why not. I'm guessing he wanted to "live large". I wonder how he explained this scam to his pals? Dude, check it, I'm going to totally haul in the big money. With all this bailout money going around they won't even notice 14 trillion missing.

Here is a nice reference for you, this rocket surgeon never even bothered to look up, not that he could understand ratios in the first place.

Total Currency in circulation in the U.S. - 643.4 billion dollars

Have fun in prison.

CNG Motorcycle

OCC (Orange County Choppers) built a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) bike for CHK (Chesapeake Energy) whose world headquarters is in OKC (Oklahoma City).

The show which shows them building the bike runs on June 25th.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Israel sees deal soon with Obama over settlements

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a deal with Washington under which Israeli building in existing Jewish settlements could go forward in certain cases, Israeli and Western officials said on Tuesday.

Why are we still listening to this?
Why are they negotiating with the Obama White House?

IF you read this document you will see we give Israel a crap load of money. Money for resettlement, meaning we are paying them to build houses in the disputed areas. Yeah, I was surprised too. And the FMF (foreign military financing) money is what makes all that possible.

So to answer the question...We give them a ridiculous amount of money that's why they are negotiating with us.

You can't with one mouth say you need to stop settlement and then pay them to settle. This has been going on for decades and it NEEDS TO STOP.

Ex-congressman on trial over freezer cash, bribery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a former Louisiana congressman charged with bribery after federal agents found $90,000 in cash in his freezer. William Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes, racketeering, money laundering and other crimes. Jefferson represented parts of New Orleans until losing re-election last year.

It's good to know the people didn't send this gem of a politician back to Washington, DC to "represent" them. Hopefully they will have a first class trial, followed by a long stay in PMITA prison.

Monday, June 15, 2009

OSU's Boone Pickens Stadium renovations: It's not your father's Lewis Field

STILLWATER — When Bill Young arrived as a student at Oklahoma State in 1964, the seating capacity of Lewis Field was 39,000. The facility hadn’t been expanded since 1950, and a dirt track circled the football field. In one end zone, there were cedar trees and a scoreboard that was so bad "no high school would dare want it,” according to Young. "The stadium looked like an erector’s set,” Young explained. "The old press box looked like it had come off a submarine or something.” There was no weight room. Conditioning drills were conducted in the dirt basement of Gallagher Hall.

Arguably the worst stadium in the Big Eight Big Twelve T-Boone's money has not been wasted. I have been to the old stadium. Embarrassing doesn't even begin to cover it. The bathrooms were terrible. 1930s style urinal troughs that were overflowing on to the ground due to a failed drainage system. They built the current stadium so that the attendees will never forget that they are a basketball school. The side of Gallager Iba arena is the east end zone. As you watch the opposing team run into the east end zone for a score you are reminded that no matter how disappointing the football team's yearly outcome will be, basketball season is just around the corner.

The question remains though, why did they put their OSU logo in upside down? Or even funnier will be when T-Boone sees the story and has the photographer or editor fired that let them run this story with the logo upside down in the photo.

Tornado hits east Norman

Julia Alsop said she's always been told tornadoes never occur in the bend of a river.
"Don't believe it," she said.
The National Weather Service reported a "weak tornado," with winds between 86 and 109 miles per hour, left a 2-mile path of damage through southeast Norman around 10:30 pm.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say a tornado that struck Norman will likely be rated as an EF-1. The weather service issued a statement Saturday saying that a weak tornado left a 2-mile damage path in southeastern Norman on Friday night.

A very rare event in Norman, the location of the DDDN Home Office. We got the sirens and were told the cell was "over central Norman". I must have driven right under it as I progressed home after the softball games on the south side of town. The clouds looked ominous but not as bad as I had seen in the past. According to the "old timers" the last tornado touched down in Norman in 1952. Considering our sister city to the north, Moore, has been hit hard at least 4 times (perhaps more) in the last 10 years. This includes the famous May 3rd, 1999 tornado that registered the highest measured winds in the world. We have had close calls this year twice before. In each case the storms rolled in from the North moving South. This in itself is a very rare thing when considering tornados in Oklahoma. This also negates the theory that tornados don't hit a bend in a river.

UPDATE: The famed tornado sirens went off 15 minutes AFTER the storm rolled in. When the previous storm was coming in, I could hear the sirens in Moore, 7 miles to the north, go off and then our sirens in Norman went off a few minutes later. This sirens.