Thursday, January 13, 2011

Minnesota Wrestling Coach Put on Leave for Reportedly Insulting Obama, Challenging Him to a Fight

An Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter has been placed on administrative leave from his job at a Minnesota high school after he insulted President Obama’s intelligence and challenged the commander in chief to a fight.

Jacob Volkmann told Fox News Radio that he is under investigation by White Bear Lake High School, where he has worked as a part-time assistant wrestling coach for three years.

“They didn’t like how I was representing the school,” he said. “They said I was representing them bad because of what I said about the president and his policies.”

I think this is a fair punishment. If they didn't punish him for his actions in regards to the president, they should punish him for his BADLY abuse of the English language.

I guess you don't need to be too articulate to teach wrestling. Interestingly, the some of the smartest kids in my school growing up were the wrestlers.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Burglar Makes Off With 40,000 Pennies from Maryland Church

Police are hunting for a burglar who allegedly stole 40,000 pennies from a Maryland church and beat a pastor, reports.

The Montgomery County Police said the New Creation Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md., was burglarized on Saturday. The robber reportedly made off with 40,000 pennies, which were part of a charity project by the church community's children, according to the station.

If he could carry off 40,000 pennies, I'm pretty sure he's a bad ass. 40,000 pennies weight around 220 pounds. You're doing it wrong!

I'd rather look at Penny Lancaster then carry 40,000 of them around.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


If I hear anyone today say in their Poindexter voice, "Its the last time you'll ever see that." I'm going to punch them in their baby maker. Hard.
What does 1/11/11 really mean?

(1 / 11) / 11 = 0.00826446281

That's it. That's the whole thing. That's the significance of the entire sequence. 

In fact it's not really, 1/11/11 its 1/11/2011. This isn't 11AD. Its not even 11BCE. Its 2011AD. And it's only 2011 if you are using the Gregorian Calendar. If you are using the Buddhist Calendar its 2555.

So before you say something STUPID like it's 1/11/11 remember that 11/11/11 is coming this year as well and you can stick your foot in your mouth again in 10 months! Enjoy.

Unscreened cargo carrying dead dog on flight causes security scare at Newark Liberty airport

NEWARK — A dead dog in a cardboard box placed aboard a flight from Newark to Los Angeles set off a scare 30,000 feet below when local airport security officers discovered the animal hadn’t been screened, officials disclosed today.

Concerned that the carcass could contain a bomb or be a disease carrier, security leaders huddled in Newark to decide whether to divert the plane that was already in the sky.

That's some fine police work there Lou. Let's see how you're doing.

You managed to screen the nun...

You managed to screen the 6 year old child...

You screened the 80+ year old man with polio on a motorized wheelchair...

You screened the lady in underwear in a wheel chair holding a LIVE dog...

And you managed to screen Baywatch star Donna D'Errico...

But you missed a dead dog in a box. 
Makes me wonder if all this is making us safer.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Richard Winters, Band of Brothers Hero, dead, Parkinson's, 92

PHILADELPHIA -- Richard "Dick" Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

Winters died following a several-year battle with Parkinson's disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said Monday.

Bill Guarnere put it best, "...A leader personified."

Another of our greatest generation passes. We just don't make many like him any more.

Put the blame where it belongs

When Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords collapsed outside the Safeway in Tucson Saturday morning, felled by a hail of bullets that killed six and wounded another 13 innocent people that had come to see her, some were quick to claim that the carnage was the product not merely of the tortured mind and trigger-happy fingers of the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner.

Rather, many on the American Left said the horror could be traced to the malign influence of American conservatives; members of the Tea Party; right-wing pundits Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck; former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin; and Fox News.

That was the narrative of culpability spun in the immediate aftermath of the shootings by some leading liberal commentators and Democratic politicians -- despite warnings from religious leaders, lawyers, academics, ethicists, reporters and historians that such a rush to judgment only further deepens the partisan divide in America, and further poisons its discourse.

My daughter was at a friend's house and heard exactly that. Several members of the group she was with said, "This is all because of Sarah Palin." You can excuse ignorant and unconnected college students whose entire lives revolve around working at a restaurant, going to parties, and listening to their professors for their point of view.

But if you spend any time at all to form your own opinion you can see this is the product of a sick mind. I can see how people ON BOTH SIDES of the aisle think they are loosing their country. But we are far from taking up arms to take it back.
  • We are still holding elections.
  • We don't have wide spread election fraud or corruption.
  • We still have a government of the people and for the people.
I am fortunate to live in a state where my representative votes the way I would vote (for the most part) if I were representing my state in Washington, DC. I could see how you could become frustrated if no matter how hard you work, no matter how much money you spend on campaigns, no matter what is done, you have a representative that NEVER seems to represent your interests.

Our prayers go out to the victim's families in their time of loss.

Winning the lottery: Does it guarantee happiness?

(CNN) -- She was a mother of three living in a small apartment and working four jobs. And then, as if in a fairy tale, she won her state's lottery last year. But the story doesn't have the happy ending you might expect.

She didn't do anything overly extravagant after the $1.3 million got slashed in taxes. She bought a house, got a new wardrobe at the Salvation Army, cut work down to just one job and invested the rest.

And then came the phone calls: promises, marriage proposals, accusations, threats. People who used to volunteer to help her do things wanted money for their trouble. Family members, she says, tried to run her life, and control her money.

Research in psychology and economics has found that people do get happier as their income increases, but only up to a certain level where they are comfortable. One of the more recent studies on the subject, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year, found life satisfaction rises with higher incomes up to a household income of about $75,000, and levels off afterward.

I can say this for me. "I'd like to find out if money can buy happiness!"
My wife and I have talked about all the cool stuff we would do with a lottery win. Helping others was right there at the top.

When you win that kind of money you can change your family's future, but only if they want to change.