Friday, November 10, 2006

Kids draw the darndest things

U.S. midterm elections, do you have an opinion?

So this past week was the U.S. midterm elections, and as I’m sure you’ve heard in the news there was several government positions and issues debated on both the state and local level. While I could absolutely go into a rant about how I feel about Republicans vs. Democrats and all kinds of sensitive topics – I’d rather not.

I would however like to point out an annoyance that always seems to come up anytime political issues are discussed in most personal conversation(s). An informed opinion. Do you have one? What I mean is when it comes to debating and discussing political topics can you honestly say you have an informed opinion? This week I was put into familiar situations in which I watch people aggressively argue over issues they didn’t entirely understand (typically these occur in a bar or over dinner, which happen to be the worst time to talk about politics, but people do it anyway).

It seems to me that most people who get into heated political arguments in a public setting, are the most clueless on the entire issue. Now it can be argued most people tend to follow the same political beliefs as their parents by default – but have you taken the time to really find out if you truly share the same views?

Bottom line, what I’m trying to say is it’s important to have an informed opinion. I’m not suggesting you have to argue politics with someone about your personal opinion – but know where you stand. It does require some time and effort to really understand both sides of an issue, but in the scenarios in which you want to have an intellectual political argument you’ll be able to support your argument without looking like a moron.

Damit, I know you love Gray's Anatomy -- but we agreed that this week we could watch CSI.

Woman gets DUI driving a golf cart? WTF?

A woman was arrested early Thursday for DUI — after she was stopped while driving a golf cart. A police officer was on patrol around midnight when he met a woman on a golf cart driving on the road.

The police report said the officer put on his emergency lights and tried to stop the golf cart because it had no lights and was a threat to traffic. The driver would not stop at first but finally did after she realized she couldn't outrun the squad car, according to police.

The woman told the officer she had borrowed the golf cart from friends at a party. The officer smelled alcohol on her breath and tried to draw a blood sample as part of the new mandatory blood test, but when the woman became uncooperative, it took a couple of officers to hold her so they could get the blood sample, the police report said.

After the results were in, Tawanna Martin, 23, was arrested for driving under the influence. Article here.

Kitty porn?

Bus drops 'poop and pee' inside SUV sunroof?

An family has learned the hard way that getting behind a passenger bus on an interstate highway can be dangerous to one's health. Robert and Angela Stokes are suing Greyhound over a load of human waste one of its buses released on their sport utility vehicle when they were on a highway.

The waste from the bus' sanitary tank went through the open windows and sunroof of their 2002 Ford Explorer, contaminating the outside and inside of the SUV and drenching the occu-pants, including their son, 9, and daughter, 10.

The Stokes, who were covered with urine, feces, toilet paper, and human waste, were returning home after celebrating Mother's Day on May 8, 2005, at a Toledo restaurant.

According to a police report, Mr. Stokes was merging onto the highway and got wedged in traffic behind the bus. The Greyhound then dumped its load.

Despite being covered with waste, Mr. Stokes followed the bus to obtain its identification information and license plate number. His wife relayed the information to a 911 operator by cell phone, Mr. Bryce said.

Mr. Bryce said the Stokes' vehicle was declared a total loss by their insurance company because the stench and filth couldn't be removed, even though the interior was steam-cleaned several times. Article here.

A man’s guide to wearing clothes:

Dude tries to launch a rocket from his ass?

A man suffered internal burns when he tried to launch a rocket from his ass. Paramedics found the 22-year-old bleeding, with a Black Cat Thunderbolt Rocket lodged inside him, when they attended the scene in Sunderland.

He suffered a scorched colon and is now recovering in hospital, where his condition is described as stable. A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said the prank could have been fatal.

Douglas McDougal, from the NEAS, said: "We received a call stating there was a male who had a firework in his bottom and it was bleeding. He sustained fairly significant injuries in the fact that there's huge damage to that particular area."
"There's a lot of major blood vessels round that area, so infection would probably be a huge problem for him. And also the body naturally produces methane gas, so combine that with the firework and the exploding effect with methane's flammability - it certainly could have been a lot worse than it really was." Article here.

Lindsay Lohan calls Paris Hilton a C-U-N-T, does anyone really care? Seriously?

Top 10 Highlights of My Day...

1.) Got on the elevator, asked some punk ass teenager to hit "7", after he hit 7, I started yelling, "what are you some kind of fucking idiot!!!"
2.) Witnessed a punk ass teenager piss his pants in an elevator.
3.) Will likely be sent to HR after using my shoe and stapler to explain the difference between dry-humping and "the real thing" to my new intern.
4.) Starting eying out who I would want my "Secret Santa" to be this holiday season
5.) Norton Anti-Virus discovered a virus on my computer named "Five Dollar, Sucky Sucky"
6.) Walked in on a guy picking a booger in the restroom at Panera Bread
7.) Tried to find on job on Monster.com using "pimp" as my keyword
8.) Drew a picture of me and my boss holding hands under a rainbow...gave it to her
9.) Re-named the STD term for "the clap" to "the applause"
10.) Had vodka and popcorn for lunch

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ARRHHH, one vicious and dangerous dog, ;)

High school TA has sex with 15-year-old?

A former teacher’s assistant accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy was indicted earlier this week.
35-year-old Christine Marie Johanson, who worked at Hudson Park Elementary School, allegedly had a sexual relationship with a freshman at Rainier Junior/Senior High School. Further, the indictment also alleges that Johanson forced the boy to have sex with her.

She pleaded innocent Monday to 10 counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy, 12 counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of furnishing liquor to a minor, according to The Daily News.
The district said Johanson was fired in September, and was ordered to stay away from the boy and the school. Article here.