Apparently there’s a growing trend among schools to have students (and their parents) pay for supplies for the schools. When I was in school, we had to pay for our own school supplies – pens, pencils, paper, binders, ruler, backpack, etc. Now, many students are having to pay for not only those supplies that they’ll need for the school year, but they’re also expected to supply the school with supplies also. WTF?!?! Why in the hell should students have to show up to school with toilet paper, paper towels, Swiffer refills, paper plates, Ziploc bags, cutlery, Chlorox wipes, hand sanitizers, cotton balls, Kleenex, baby wipes, garbage bags, liquid soap, and Dixie cups, among other things. That’s insane! Students are also expected to purchase for the school regular school supplies such as pens, pencils, erasers, Elmer’s glue, construction paper, manila paper, crayons, markers, scissors, folders, highlighters, copy paper, and more. Seriously, what the hell? It’s expensive enough as it is to purchase back to school supplies. Now these students, or parents, have to shell out even more of their hard earned cash to supply a school with those things that the school should be providing to the students. Something is seriously bass-ackwards here. And the fact that this isn’t a remote thing – it’s happening all over apparently – is quite appalling. What’s next, students will be handed a monthly bill for rent? Maybe an electric bill each month? I’m so glad I don’t have children in these schools. It would be a cold day in hell before I’d purchase supplies for the school, especially the amount of things these schools expect students to supply.

In case you’re interested in what some school lists look like, here are some links:

Joshua ISD School Supply List
McClendon Elementary School Supply List
New Central Elementary School Supply List
Mesa Middle School Supply List
Pauoa Elementary School Supply List

No Chicken Nuggets For You!

Posted: August 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

A raving lunatic was livid because McDonald’s was not serving chicken nuggets when she was in the drive-through line trying to order them. At that time of day McDonald’s was serving breakfast. Well, the moron did what any rational person would do…she through a tantrum. That’s right, folks. The idiot got out of her car and proceeded to make a complete ass of herself, during which time she hit the McDonald’s employee a couple of times and eventually ended up smashing the drive-through window. Perhaps we could all chip in and get her the lobotomy she so desperately needs. Make sure you click on the link so you can enjoy the video!

Overreact Much?

Posted: August 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Earlier this week, a flight from New York to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico because a passenger was smoking onboard. The man was detained when the plane landed in Albuquerque. The passengers were forced off the plane, and dogs were brought onboard apparently to make sure there were no bombs. There was no bomb threat, and no bomb was found on the plane. Once the TSA was done putting on their show, the passengers re-boarded the plane and continued on their way to Los Angeles.

Ok, seriously, they diverted the plane because a passenger was smoking? Are you fucking kidding me?!?! Take the cigarette away from the idiot, take the rest of the pack, take away the matches or lighter, etc. Tie his damn hands behind him if you feel the need to. But to divert the flight and totally fuck things up for the other 168 passengers is pathetic. I can understand diverting the flight if he said he had a bomb. Or if he started dousing the plane with gasoline. Or if he had a gun. But I sure as can’t understand diverting a flight because someone is smoking. Worse case scenario – if the idiot refuses to put the cigarette out then spray the fucker with the fire extinguisher. That’ll do the trick. The TSA is so damn inadequate as it is. This just demonstrates their absolute stupidity. I feel so much safer flying now that the TSA has taken over….NOT!

Say What?!?

Posted: August 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

Travis Lloyd Kevie is quite the entrepreneur. The 29-year-old California man, who happens to be homeless, opened a bar. He started with just one six-pack, and replenished the stock as needed with money from the sales. During the weekend the bar was open, he served about 30 people each day. A local newspaper even did a story about the bar reopening. The only problem: it wasn’t his bar. He had broken into the bar, which was no longer operating, and opened it for business with a six-pack of beer he had bought at a nearby store. When the police realized what was going on they arrested him and charged him with burglary and selling liquor without a license. I’ve got to say, he’s one hell of an entrepreneur!

In Sarnia, Ontario, a 26-year-old man held a rather successful garage sale. Too bad it wasn’t his garage or his stuff. The man broke into the garage and held a garage sale that lasted for several hours as neighbors looked on. He apparently was selling the items for dirt cheap (and why wouldn’t he – it’s not like he had paid for any of it). According to police he sold approximately $40,000 worth of merchandise. No word on how he was finally stopped and arrested. The police are now trying to recover all of the items that were sold. They’re reminding the public that any items bought at this garage sale are considered stolen, and therefore, anyone in possession of these items are considered to be in possession of stolen goods. Let this be a lesson to everyone: get to know your neighbors (or at least what they look like).

Last week at an arts fair in Portland, Oregon, 7-year-old Julie Murphy was selling lemonade to fair goers from her lemonade stand. That is, until a crankypants county inspector shut her stand down. He demanded to see her restaurant license (seriously?!?) and threatened her with a fine up to $500 if she didn’t shut her stand down. What a nice guy! He must have had one hell of a horrible childhood to be pulling this shit with this kid. Luckily, at least one person in an authoritative position has some sort of intelligence in Portland. The chairman of Multnomah County, Jeff Cogen, has said that the inspector was “just following the rule book” but that he should have given the girl a pass and let her continue to sell her lemonade. He said, “A lemonade stand is a classic, iconic American kid thing to do. I don’t want to be in the business of shutting that down.” You think? Here’s hoping no more kids get paid a visit by the cold-hearted inspector.

Dog Eats Man’s Toe

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

A terrier named Kiko may have saved his owner’s life.  Jerry Douthett had a horrible infection in his big right toe.  Apparently the toe stank to high hell and looked pretty disgusting.  His wife, who’s a nurse, suspected he had diabetes and urged him to see a doctor.  He kept putting it off and putting it off.  He supposedly finally had decided that he would see a doctor, and so to commemorate the decision he went out and got plastered.  According to him he had about 6 beers and a big 32-ounce margarita.  He then went home and passed out.  And that, my friends, is where the story takes a twist.  While passed out, Kiko decided to rid the infection from his owner – by chewing part of the toe off! Douthett awoke to see quite a bit of blood on the bed and Kiko laying next to him.  It took him a bit to figure out where the blood came from, but when he saw part of his toe missing he screamed for his wife who rushed him to the hospital.  It was at the hospital that tests confirmed two things: first, that Douthett was suffering from Type 2 diabetes, and second, that the bone in his toe was infected and the rest of the toe needed to be amputated.  He spent four days in the hospital and is now home recovering.  Thanks to Kiko, he may be around for a while longer.

One would think the FBI has enough on its plate to keep it busy. Apparently not. The FBI has decided to go after Wikipedia because Wikipedia has the gall to display a picture of the FBI shield on its encyclopedia entry. Um, excuse me. Are you fucking serious? Oh, pardon me. Of course they’re serious. The FBI wouldn’t know a joke if it bit them in the ass. The FBI sent Wikipedia a letter stating they have 14 days to remove the seal from the site. They state that 18 United States Code, Section 701 says:

“Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any…insignia, of the design
prescribed by the [Department head]…or any colorable imitation thereof, or
photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or executes any engraving,
photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any such…insignia, or any
colorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under regulation made pursuant
to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or
both.”

Wikipedia is not bowing down to the bullying of the FBI. They sent the FBI a letter (rather humorous and well worth the read) stating that they would not remove the seal from their site and disputing the FBI’s assertion that displaying it is illegal.  They said that “the Bureau’s reading of 18 U.S.C. 701 is both idiosyncratic (made especially so by your strategic redaction of important language) and, more importantly, incorrect.”   In regards to 18 U.S.C 701 they had this to say:

“Certain words that you redacted, which are central to the interpretation, are bolded and underlined for your convenience:

Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any badge, identification card, or other insignia, of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by any officer or employee thereof, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or executes any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any such badge, identification card, or other insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this titled or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

Wikipedia also went on to point out that the FBI shield appears on other websites, notably Encyclopedia Britannica. Their letter to the FBI was some seriously good reading, and I highly recommend that you take a couple minutes to read it.  Believe me, it’ll be well worth your time.

Anyway, it now appears that we wait.  What will the next chapter in this saga bring?  Who will prevail in the epic showdown between the FBI and Wikipedia?  Stay tuned, kids.

You Go, Girl!

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

A 13-year-old may have saved the life of her brother, her mother, herself, and others. Her mother, Jamie S. Hicks, was driving erratically on I-84 in New York near the Connecticut border when the daughter became fearful. The teen called 911 and reported that her mother was “weaving in and out of traffic.” She also told the dispatcher that her mother was speaking incoherently. The car was stopped on the side of the road by the time the police got to them. The mother failed the sobriety test and was charged with a DUI. Her blood alcohol content was 0.18 – more than twice the legal limit. New York State Police Capt. Robert Nuzzo had nothing but praise for the teen. He said, “She was a terrified young girl who made a conscientious decision to get her mother arrested, but it averted a tragedy.”

What courage it took for this girl, this 13-year-old girl, to call 911 and report her mother for drunk driving. Seriously, how many people would be willing to do the same? Let alone a young kid. Hopefully her mother will be able to recognize the good deed that she did and one day thank her for it. This kid may have saved her life. You go, girl!

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Posted: August 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

This is what you get when you taunt a horse, dumbass!

How in the hell did they get a license?

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!