Archive for July, 2010

Who’s the Victim?

Posted: July 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Earlier this month four teens in Bethlehem, NY were playing a late-night prank on the family of Daniel Van Plew. The irresponsible imbeciles were ringing the doorbell in the front and the pounding on the back door and running away. Apparently this prank is known as “ding dong ditch.” Van Plew caught one the idiots still on his property, tackled him, and held him in his house until police arrived. As a result of this prank, Van Plew is being charged with harassment and endangering a child. The idiot prankster is getting off scott free. He was originally charged with trespassing, but that charge apparently can’t be applied to juveniles in family court. Say what? What the hell kind of bullshit is that? First of all, the idiot teen should sure as hell should be charged with trespassing along with harassment. And to charge the homeowner for protecting his property? That’s absolutely ludicrous! Basically what this is saying to the people in Bethlehem is that the kids can prank whoever the hell they want whenever the hell they want, and the homeowners are just going to have to deal with it. What a place to live!

In a separate case, we have a Florida inmate suing his victims for $500,000. Michael Dupree is serving a 12-year sentence for cocaine possession and robbery. Dupree allegedly stole a bicycle that was locked inside a van. The owner saw him riding the bike down the street and caught him with the help of two other men. The three of them are now being sued. Dupree said they handcuffed him, pointed a gun at him, and placed a knee in his back. He claims that when the men took him down it “resulted in permanent disabilities and psychological disorders which the Plaintiff continues to suffer.” Cry me a river! None of that is even remotely believable. And to expect to get $500,000 for this? Are you fucking kidding me? Obviously the cocaine has fried his brain. Here’s some food for thought: don’t steal someone’s property and you won’t put yourself in the position to have this happen to you. It’s real simple.

Keep Your Kids Out of Oregon

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

This is seriously one of the most absurd cases I’ve read about ever. In 2008 Noah Kirkman, 10-years-old at the time, was visiting his stepfather in Oakridge, Oregon. Now, Noah has severe mental problems including attention deficit disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. When the police stopped Noah because he was riding his bicycle without wearing a helmet he was unable to answer their questions to their satisfaction. They didn’t like the way he was acting so they alerted the Department of Human Services. The Department of Human Services then contacted their counterparts in both British Columbia and Quebec, both provinces where the Kirkman family had lived. Because Noah had a file in those provinces, he was taken away from his stepfather and placed in foster care in Oregon. His mother, Lisa Kirkman, fought for two years to get her son back on Canadian soil. She was ordered by the Oregon judge to complete psychiatric assessments, parenting classes, and home studies. She did all that, and yet she still couldn’t have her son back. It’s believed that the reason her son was kept from her was because she had previously been arrested in Canada for growing marijuana. In addition, she is a medical marijuana user and a pot activist. The judge, by the way, has strong ties to Oregon’s juvenile drug court.

Now, one might wonder at this point why the child was not returned to his stepfather since the judge sure as hell wasn’t gonna let him return to his mother and his native land. Well, the morons in Oregon, for whatever reason, didn’t recognize the stepfather as the boy’s legal guardian. How that makes any sense is beyond me. I guess that’s their justification for kidnapping a boy and holding him against his will and his family’s will for two years.

Noah was finally returned to Calgary in June of this year. He’s living with his grandparents while he readjusts to life in Calgary. Why is he not living with his mother you ask? Good question. I have no answer, just speculation. Let’s just say I blame the U.S.

So now Noah is home and the story should have a happy ending, right? Wrong. Just when the mom thought this whole ordeal was finally over she received a notice saying Oregon expects to be reimbursed for the cost of foster care and medical expenses. I’m sorry…WHAT?!? You have got to be kidding me! That is absolutely absurd! The boy was taken from his family and held captive by the state of Oregon for two years and now they expect the mother to pay them for this? Unfuckingbelievable! That’s just beyond reprehensible. Seriously, it’s not bad enough to kidnap a child and keep him away from his family for two years. They really expect the mother to pay them for that crime? Suck it Oregon!

Joyce May Ross, an admitted gambling addict from Delta, B.C., is suing the provincial lottery corporation because she has a gambling problem and has lost $330,000. Way to take responsibility for your own actions, idiot! She was a member of the self-exclusion program that’s administered by the B.C. Lottery Corporation. The program uses surveillance systems to prevent gambling addicts from entering casinos, and if caught, the gamblers face a fine of up to $5000. By all accounts, the program is pretty much worthless.

Here’s a novel concept: instead of suing some agency because you gambled away your life savings, why don’t you take responsibility for your actions and get some help for your gambling addiction. And stop blaming others for your problem. Yes, you signed up for this self-exclusion program, but come on, it’s not up to any person or agency to babysit you and make sure you don’t do something you supposedly don’t want to do. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF! You’re no better than the idiots who blame McDonald’s for their obesity or the idiots who sue the tobacco companies when they get lung cancer.

A cold, heartless bitch left her dog in the car as the temperatures topped 104 degrees while she did her shopping in a Costco in Frederick, Maryland. Now, anybody with one iota of common sense knows not to do this. As a result of her blatant idiocy, the poor yellow lab was cooked to death. It’s estimated that the temperatures in the car reached about 130 degrees. When the callous mofo got to her car and found the poor pup dead she turned around and went back into the store to return the pet supplies she had just bought.

The only adequate punishment for this douchebag is to put her in a car on a 100 degree day and leave her there until she cooks to death. She sure as hell doesn’t deserve to breathe and use up our oxygen. However, a friend of mine has come up with an alternative punishment that I think is actually quite creative and would suffice. He thinks she should be stripped naked and forced to crawl on her hands and knees while wearing a sign on her back that says she killed her dog. She should be made to do this for a year. And while she’s crawling around she should be forced to pick up litter on the ground with her teeth. I rather like that idea. Thanks, John! Unfortunately, we live in a society where people rarely get punished for torturing and killing animals. If she even gets a slap on the wrist I’ll be surprised.

Who Buys This Shit?

Posted: July 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

BrewDog, a Scottish brewery, has come out with the most ridiculous beer called “The End of History”. Only 12 bottles were made, and these were sold to buyers in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Denmark and Italy. The beers are 55 percent alcohol and cost a mere $765 per bottle. Oh, and the bottles are served in dead animals. Yep, you read that right. The bottle of beer is inside a dead animal – roadkill specifically. How charming. I’ll stick with my non-roadkill beer, thank you.

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has apparently decided that he’s too good to pay taxes to the state he resides in. I know, a politician thinking they’re above paying taxes – quite a shocker. Kerry has decided to dock his new $7 million yacht in Rhode Island to avoid paying taxes in Massachusetts. Since there are no taxes for him to pay in Rhode Island he saves a nice chunk of change. If he were to act like a decent human being and dock his yacht in the state in which both his main residence and summer home are located in he would owe the state of Massachusetts $437,500 in sales tax and $70,000 annually in excise taxes (which the state could desperately use since it’s facing a $1 billion deficit this year). His spokesman claims that he’s really not trying to evade taxes (ummm….yeah, we believe you). The real (bullshit) reason he’s docking his yacht in Rhode Island is “for long-term maintenance, upkeep and charter purposes.” Wow, that’s not even close to believable. If you’re gonna blatantly lie about evading taxes the least you can do is to come up with a slightly plausible excuse.

Since Kerry is a Democrat, you can bet your ass that the Republicans are all over this. I like this quote from Jennifer Nassour, Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party: “While we can fault the senator for his hypocrisy on taxes or having his boat built halfway around the world instead of here in the USA, John Kerry proves an important point that taxes in Massachusetts are too high. If they are too high for someone as rich as Senator Kerry, they are absolutely too high for working-class taxpayers who are being squeezed at every turn.” I realize she wasn’t actually being serious as the sarcasm is quite apparent in what she says, but Amen, sister! This state isn’t know as Taxachusetts for nothing.

Get a Life

Posted: July 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

Seriously, I’m sick and tired of all the damn frivolous lawsuits. It seems that not a day goes by that we don’t hear about yet another idiot suing somebody or some company for the most absurd reason possible. We have two different cases for your reading pleasure today.

First up is Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai. She’s a former contestant on “Britain’s Got Talent” who’s suing judge Simon Cowell for 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million) because she feels he humiliated and degraded her on the show. She said, “This program makes a select number of rich people very, very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street through exploitation, humiliation, degradation and a re-emergence of modern-day barbarism with all its inherent cruelty.” Umm, helloooo. Has she seen the show before? That’s what he does. That’s apparently one of the reasons why so many people watch the show. If you don’t want to subject yourself to that then the simple solution is to not appear on the show. End of story. I guess the real kicker here is that she suffers from cervical spine neuritis which apparently causes head and shoulder pain which in turn screws up her singing. So knowing that she has a condition that causes her singing to suffer I guess the logical thing would be to appear on a talent show and sing. Dumbass! This has been about the money from the get-go. She doesn’t deserve a damn thing (except maybe some more humiliation for going through with this frivolous lawsuit).

Next up we have Danielle Covarrubia. The douchebag is suing America Airlines for $5 million for a lost bag. Yes, you read that right. She’s suing the airline for $5 million for one lost bag! What the hell was in that bag? There’s apparently some confusion about whether or not the bag was returned to her. She claims it hasn’t been, and the airline claims it was returned the next day. According to the airline, her flight was cancelled and they then booked her on a flight on a different airline. That other airline is apparently the one that lost and returned her bag. And American Airlines also has absolutely no record whatsoever of her calling them all those times that she claimed to have. It’s quite possible that she was dealing with the other airline. Who knows. The bottom line is that suing an airline for $5 million because they lost one bag is absolute bullshit! I think the airlines are a bunch of greedy mofos, but come on! Get your head out of your ass!

Do Your Job, Idiot!

Posted: July 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

Edwin A. Graning, a bus driver in Texas, was fired for refusing to transport a bus patron to Planned Parenthood.  He’s now suing his former employer, the Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS), claiming his religious beliefs were the cause of his termination. Whatever, idiot! I suppose the fact that he failed to actually do his job had nothing to do with his termination, eh? Stupid shit!

Graning’s ridiculous story is that “in good conscience, he could not take someone to have an abortion.” Ok, first of all, are we to assume this woman got on the bus and decided to make an announcement that she was heading to Planned Parenthood to get an abortion? Let me think about that….ummm, yeah, not likely. Since Planned Parenthood offers a range of other services, in addition to abortions, it’s quite plausible that the woman was possibly heading there for something other than an abortion. Regardless of what her purpose for going there was, he had a duty to take her there. That was his job.

His pathetic lawyer, Edward White III, said, “It’s only because he voiced his religions beliefs that he was canned. Employers have a legal responsibility to at least attempt to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs. … CARTS clearly violated Mr. Graning’s religious freedom.” Yeah, whatever, moron. I call bullshit! It should be known that this moron works for a group founded by the right wing Christian nut job, Pat Robertson.

In response to this bullshit, David Marsh, the general manager of CARTS, said, “While others may wish to make more of it, to CARTS this is just about our expectation that employees perform the duties they are hired for.” Imagine that! Employees doing what they were hired to do. What a concept!

Hiatus Over!

Posted: July 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything. Between computer issues and taking a break from reading the news, it’s been almost 10 months since my last post. The computer issues have been resolved, and I’m back to reading the news. So let the rants continue!