Compaq issues refunds for one-cent PCs
OK. These people saw laptops on Compaq’s site listed for $.01, which is OBVIOUSLY a mistake. Thinking they’re going to get a PC for one cent, they place an order, sniggering to themselves at how clever they are by taking advantage of a major computer manufacturer’s mistake. Compaq then acknowledges the mistake, cancels the OBVIOUSLY erroneous orders, and refunds the people their one cent. And what happens next? Yes, you guessed it: the people are suing Compaq, claiming that they were “ripped off” for not getting an expensive laptop for $.01. How can people be so greedy? How can people be so obtuse? What unfortunate event in the formation of these peoples’ brain matter during their tour of duty in the womb could make such shallow assholery possible?
VATICAN SLAMS U.S. MEDIA FOR PERV-PRIEST COVERAGE
Awww, poor Vatican…forced to turn on the light and watch the vermin priests scurry away, looking for places to hide in the shadows of the church. Poor Vatican, forced to finally deal with these abuse problems publicly and admit that these acts have been taking place (and have been allowed to continue) for years and years, destroying many innocent lives in the process. Poor Vatican, forced to admit that zillions in church donations went to pay off legal fees instead of the promised charities and other funds. Poor Vatican. And tough shit.
Coach Charged With Beheading Bird
Ah, what better way to motivate your team than biting the head off a bird? It makes so much sense! Idiot.
What Happened? – Bush Was Warned of Hijackings Before 9/11; Lawmakers Want Public Inquiry
I don’t need to say anything more about this…I’ll just keep snickering.
Boy suspended for ‘too realistic’ erection essay
This is soooo rich. This kid was suspended from school and ordered to have “counseling”…because he wrote a paper about his embarrassing erections in class. Well, who among us men hasn’t experienced that little situation during our school years? And like his mother (a nurse) says, it’s a perfectly natural function of the body, and he was just being honest with his paper. Yes, we’re still in the Sexual Dark Ages…telling him to sit down and stop reading is one thing, but to suspend him and give him counseling? Whatever for, being a male?? Why don’t they tell girls to go home when the air conditioning comes on and their nipples visibly perk up? Grow up, people.
Social Security memo gives GOP smoking gun
A fine example of how the Big Two (Democrats and Republicans) use scare tactics to win votes. Yes, this story points a finger at Democrats, and they’re guilty as hell…but we’ve all known it for years, the way they target the older folks out there by telling them that the Repubs are going to kill Social Security and make sure that all elderly folks will end up in the gutters eating cat food to survive. It’s all bullshit, but they still do it. And the Republicans are just as guilty of using the same tactics for their own agendas. They just haven’t been as careless with internal memos…yet.
Families of 11 dead illegals to sue U.S.
Let me see if I understand this: the U.S. has immigration laws that make it illegal for people to cross the borders except at designated checkpoints. Thousands of people do it every year anyway, taking a chance on death, and many die in the desert’s extreme environment. Now, 11 families are suing America for not putting watering holes in the desert, which would allow illegal immigrants to break America’s own laws. Is that it? Suing a country because it won’t facilitate the breaking of its own laws? OK, I just had to make sure I had it right, because for a minute I thought the entire rational universe was unraveling around me. Makes perfect sense now, never mind. (As a former AZ resident, I know for a fact that many people die every year in the desert between Mexico and Arizona…but I have to ask: whose fault is that? If you’re going into the desert, it’s up to YOU to bring enough food and water and whatever else you need to survive. Don’t count on the other country to help you break its laws, regardless of whether or not you agree with those laws. Get the laws changed, then you have a right to complain. But if you go into the desert unprepared, you’re on your own, it’s that simple.)