Note: All stories relating to 9/11 are in a separate post.
Boy, Refused Mobile, Jumps From 4th Floor
Wow, looks like the gimme-gimme-gimme-or-else attitude is alive and well in other countries besides our own. Imagine risking your life for a gadget! Then again, it’s probably not much different than visiting a mall around Christmastime…
Students Get Drugs at School, Study Shows
One more study for the “Duh!” department. Schools are absolutely breeding grounds for drugs and other things. Ask any high school kid (or younger) and you’ll be informed of many interesting things. This is nothing new…
N.C. lawmaker apologizes for forwarding racist e-mail
This is SO good. This guy was caught redhanded doing something incredibly stupid. In fact, the only thing stupider was his explanation of his behavior. Yeah, suuuuure you were just trying to show everyone the kind of “crap” to be found on the Internet. Suuuuure these aren’t your personal views, you N.C. white Republican you. If this isn’t the case, then WHY didn’t you include a note to this effect in the e-mail? Do you expect people to automatically know what your intentions were? In e-mail, you need to be VERY clear about things like this. Racist or not, the guy is a dink.
“Smiley the Clown” found guilty of sodomy
So now we know why they call him Smiley. The funny thing about this story is that even after being caught on videotape, he says he’s innocent! Clowns have always sorta creeped me out, and this sort of thing doesn’t help much.
Technician curses on NASA airwaves
Are we a nation of infants? It disappoints me to think that some people out there who happened to hear a couple of “bad” words on NASA’s transmissions would actually call NASA to complain. And how many people could that have been, anyway? Two, three? It’s not like Dan Rather got on the evening news and rattled off George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words”. It was a technician who let a couple of things slip. Geez, people…get a grip and grow up!
America’s Symbol Menaces Beach Goers
I love this! Animals disrupting life for people…how can you not appreciate a thing like that? Who knows, maybe this bird is trying to save people from the IQ-hampering effects of football.
Boxers trade blows over gay comment
This is a lot of fun. It’s like watching two dumb animals butting heads, trying to prove which one has the most toxic levels of testosterone. Yes, these two are confident in their sexuality, uh-huh. REAL men wouldn’t be bothered by any sort of “gay” comment. (Not to mention that the headline referring to them “trading blows” is interesting in itself.)
Same-Sex Orientation Linked to Teen Suicide Risk
This is such a shame. I don’t know what else to say about this sort of thing, except that I’m very disappointed in my fellow humans for treating others in such a way that they consider suicide. There is simply no excuse. None.
Grenade Proves Deadly Toy
A fine example of idiots at play. I’ll leave it at that!
Internet banned in Afghanistan
Ah, yes. Religion and military forces working together to ensure that people are safe from thinking for themselves and discovering new ideas. How pathetic. Any religion which shackles people this way ought to be swept under the rug…and other religions I could mention aren’t far from this sort of thinking. It’s called thought control, and it’s endorsed by organized religions and governments.
Jesse Jackson Says He’ll Make Reparations a Priority
So how much money will it take to end racism, Mr. Jackson? Do tell. Because I want to ensure that we all pay enough cash to end racism once and for all, since apparently it’s that simple. Once we pay out billions of dollars to people based on their skin color (which somehow isn’t racist), then everyone will magically love each other and peace will flow throughout the land. Never mind the problems of tracking down who gets what and how much, and that small problem of changing the way racists were raised and taught to hate others. We’ll just dole out some cash to people with dark skin (again, somehow not racist) and the world will be transformed into a loving, peaceful utopia. I’m SO glad it’s that simple! (And yes, I know that reparations aren’t intended to end racism…but when racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton make reparations their goal, they make it sound like it will solve ALL racial issues.)
Giants’ Sehorn to Have Knee Flushed
More mindless, worthless “news” from the Cult of Sports: some guy is gonna have an arthroscopic procedure. Gee, thanks for reporting on the REAL issues in our world!
Little League Safe, but Can Be Made Safer: Report
OK, I am by no means defending little league, but… Look. Part of baseball is having someone throw a ball at you. There’s always going to be a chance of getting hit by the thing, that’s the risk you take by playing this game. So the kids wear helmets. They wear various pads. They wear protective this and that. The bases are padded. What more do these safety nazis want? Soon these kids will be bundled up in so much safety gear that they can’t even breathe, much less move or swing a bat. Picture Ralphy’s little brother in “A Christmas Story.” That’s what they’re aiming for. Not to mention that this is just more save-the-children yammering by people whose lives revolve around The Children™ and what we can do to save them from everything. What about the adults, don’t we deserve protection too? Are we somehow less worthy of safety than younger people? When did I cross the threshold from worthiness into unworthiness? I’d sure like to know. (Let me guess: “children are our future.” Can’t you do better than that?) People, nobody should get hurt, no matter what their age…but life is a risk, and so is playing baseball. Deal with it and try to enjoy yourself while you’re here.
Swooping Owls Turning Heads
More fun from nature! I get such a kick out of this, as you can tell. Owls swooping down and threatening pets! Now, that’s fun stuff. Why can’t people appreciate it as such?
The PETA-Britney Catfight
Now, this is entertainment. One side, PeTA, wants to do good but somehow ends up looking absolutely idiotic with each new stunt. The other side is a popular singer with the talent of a doorknob. Two of my least favorite entities, locked in battle over a couple of cats. And that business about the simulated orgasm…that’s just too stupid for comment.
Official says Little League’s Danny Almonte is 14
Tragedy strikes the Cult of Sports! A pitcher is 14 instead of 12 as was claimed earlier. Apparently there’s a rule about that somewhere. Of course, I give less than a shit about this sort of thing, but I do get a kick out of watching all these sports people get upset…AS IF this were some all-important issue which affects the entire world or something. It’s madness. And fun!