30 April 2005

Ga. Woman Found, Reportedly Got Cold Feet

All we have been hearing since Tuesday was how this woman had gone missing. It led every news show I have seen. She left her wallet, keys, and everything else at home and went jogging. Nobody had seen or heard from her since.
I fell asleep on my couch last night while watching The Fox News Channel. I woke up about 3am to Greta Van Susteren interviewing the woman's relieved and elated family members. They had been told that she was abducted by a Mexican-American male and a white woman who were driving a blue van, and was released in New Mexico. I was genuinely relieved and happy for everybody whose world had been turned upside down because they had feared the worst for the last four days. I also thought about how lucky she was that she didn't end up dead at the hands of her kidnappers. One of the things I have hammered into my wife's head is NEVER go to crime scene number two. If somebody is trying to get you to go someplace, avoid it at all costs. If they are going to harm you, make them do it right there and hopefully you will get help from a witness or somebody that happens by. If they are taking you someplace, it will likely be to a remote area with no help for miles. I thought to myself "Well, she went to crime scene number two and was let go. Lucky."
When I woke up this morning after finally going to bed, I turned on the news to find out that she had made it all up.
The man who owns the Cafe where she lives, who had provided the searchers with coffee and sandwiches said it best.
Ryan Kelly, owner of the Park Cafe a few blocks from Wilbanks' house, which gave out coffee and sandwiches to searchers, said he was glad Wilbanks was alive and healthy. "But that being said, this is one of the most selfish and self-centered acts I've ever seen. We saw her parents, and you could see the anguish in their eyes. It was terrible," he said. "I don't care where you are — unless you're in the Amazon rainforest, you'd know everybody was out looking for you."
If her fiancee wants to go through with the wedding he should take the appointment after hers to get his head examined.

28 April 2005

Happy Birthday, You Murderous Bastard!

It's Saddam Hussein's Birthday. I can only hope it's the last one he will see.
I posted a picture of him celebrating with some friends on a previous Birthday. ; )

27 April 2005

A Meme That Stinks

Julie with a B tagged me with the turd in a punchbowl meme. So, I cogitated for all of about 5 seconds and penned this pearl of pulchritudinous potty poetry:

Turd in a punchbowl
What a crappy meme
Turd in a punchbowl
What a poopy theme

Don't like it? Tough. It's my blog.

Officer's Gun Falls From Pants, Shoots Man In Other Bathroom Stall

Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark. On the cop and the San Antonio Police Department, that is. Kids, the lesson to be learned here is NEVER, EVER try to catch a falling gun, m'kay?

Wild Hogs Mangling Fields in Texas

"Bring an AK-47, because that's what you'll need," Canton cattle rancher Don Metch said.
'Nuff said. Sounds like a hog-hunting trip is in order...

Florida Governor Signs Deadly Force Law

Florida no longer requires you attempt to flee before you can use deadly force in self-defense.

I'd say it's about time. In Texas, deadly force is justified if you are in "imminent and immediate" fear for your (or another person's) safety (as in fear of death or bodily injury), just the same as law enforcement. There is NO requirement to flee, particularly in your own home. The states that still require attempted retreat are kidding themselves, and just opening themselves up for lawsuits.

25 April 2005

Altered Pledge of Allegiance stuns students

Instead of "one nation, under God," the voice said, "one nation, under your belief system."
Principal Kathleen Norton, who normally leads the Pledge but was out of the building at the time, apologized to students Thursday and sent home letters of apology yesterday.
It's good to see the school officials actually condemning this idiot. It seems like more often than not, schools land on the wrong side of issues like this. We are not talking about school prayer here. We are talking about the Pledge of Allegiance. If someone has a problem with pledging allegiance to the flag, then they have a right to stand there and be quiet. Then, hopefully during recess they become the victim of an atomic wedgie at the hands of good America loving children.

Mexican army's poorer weapons may have cost it Texas

I read this article today and wanted to revisit the subject of the Battle of San Jacinto. This article is about a Texas high school teacher's hypothesis that Santa Anna's men were outgunned by General Sam Houston's men and their weapon of choice, The American Kentucky Rifle. It's pretty interesting. I also included a link below for more information on the Kentucky Rifle.
There were Springfields in Houston's army, muskets of various manufacture, maybe even a few Brown Besses. But the vast majority, probably over 500, carried the weapon of choice — the American Kentucky rifle."

Pope Benedict XVI

I have heard people talk about everything from his conservative stance on homosexuality to his days in the Hitler youth, but I find it strange that nobody ever mentions his acting career.

Big Gay Elton Gets Ready To Take the Plunge

They're so darn cute, just makes you want to puke. No wait, scratch that - it just makes you want to puke, period.