There is an issue with reaching the deadpool site at the moment. You can get there from here: http://deadpool.hookersandbooze.com/. Apologies…
Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was…
When it rains, you should expect a hurricane.
His improv was awesome, his delivery precise, and his humor extraordinary. I was one of his many fans…
Roger Ebert dead at 70 of cancer according to the Chicago Sun-Times
It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of a dear friend, EFA.
Most of y’all knew him from the H&B chatroom. Some of us knew him from The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler blog, as well. A few of us had the fortune to meet him at the Florida Rott Fest a few years back. When I first saw him, I thought he looked angelic and couldn’t hurt a fly. Then he told BC to fuck off.
My faith in the Rott World was restored.
At the time he was touring the US, and collecting the quarters of every state he had visited. And the new pennies. He thought they were awesome. He made his own rum, and loved to go hunting in the brush, and was one of the few people who really enjoyed living.
So, tonight I shall hoist one in his honor. I don’t think God will mind if I break my Lent promise just this time. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if EFA wasn’t already giving Him a crash course on the finer points of rum.
God bless you for a saint, my friend. You are missed something fierce, and you’ll always be remembered and loved.
From Fox News:
Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan.
When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.
He will always be “The Bear” to us. Godspeed, kind sir.
NOTE: The General was not on anyone’s list but he’s certainly deserving of the honor of a post.
I have a lot of friends in law enforcement. Some in cyberspace, most in Life. I ♥ each and every one of them. Our blogger friend O’Shea Shenanigans shared a friend’s note on the social site with faces that really drives the point home.
Anyone ever wonder why cops are such ‘pricks’? Every shitty, rotten, horrible, scary situation that exists in life, cops deal with it. Repeatedly. Every friggen’ day. Your ‘worst day ever’ is just another tour. Car accident, homicide, rape, robbery, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, family dispute over who gets the last pork chop that winds up with a dinner guest sporting a steak knife in the chest, a kid that goes missing or runs away, a Dad who gets tanked up and uses Mom as a speed bag, a drug overdose, hostage situations… [E]very despicable thing that one human being can do to another is what the police are immersed in every day.
When I was in the accident, Hubby raced down the parkway well above the speed limit. The police officer on the scene left me to go yell at him, and the altercation was…. Well, let’s just say it kept me from dwelling on the wreckage! Hubby was not happy to be yelled at, but he realized that it was the policeman’s job to keep order at the scene. And in the end, they shared an apology, a joke, and a handshake. Law enforcement officers have a great sense of humor. They have to, in order to deal with the sewage of everyday life.
Yes, every so often you run across one that is a rotten apple. But the vast majority carry a weight that rivals and sometimes beats Atlas’ burden. I can’t imagine the shit they have to deal with daily. But I do say a prayer of thanks every day for each one of them.
So, what are your favorite cop stories? And do they involve the drunk tank??
Today we celebrate Veteran’s Day.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. --John 15:35
The most prominent debt we owe, is the gratitude we owe them.
And it’s a doozy!!!
Feds end probe of ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ Joe Arpaio; no charges
Y’all catch that?? NO CHARGES!! After wasting three years going after Sheriff Arpaio, the administration got nuthin’ and quit.
The announcement on Friday marked the end of an investigation that began in November 2010 at the behest of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to examine alleged financial improprieties by the county sheriff and his deputies.
A federal criminal inquiry into several of those matters was concluded last summer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona declining to initiate criminal charges.
But hey, not to worry. The administration is still going to investigate those sneaky civil rights abuses the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has been flagrantly tossing about like salad. What I found interesting is the fact that the US Asst. District Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel, would not elaborate but only state the feds were dropping the investigation, telling County Attorney Bill Montgomery that the feds would “not to pursue state criminal charges related to the investigation.” The link above has been updated to remove that quote, but the original can be found here.
I’m still trying to see how being provided with pink underwear is an infringement of a civil right, but I don’t put anything past this administration.
While we were stationed in Germany, one of my favorite places to visit was Poland. I ♥♥♥ Poland. The people are very friendly, the food is awesome, the country vast, the vodka supreme, and the history amazing. Americans are truly welcome there, and are treated with respect.
Unlike other hoity toity places where their idea of food consists of frog legs.
Today I have even more reason to ♥♥♥ Poland. Back in May of 2011, hero Lech Walesa declined to meet with President Barack Obama because he was too busy. In his own words, “It doesn’t suit me.”
(Insert large amount of swooning here)
And what do I find today?? Schadenfreude served ice cold.
Lech Walesa cleared his schedule and will meet with Governor Mitt Romney this week in Poland.
To put it in words I really like, Lech Walesa blew off our country’s elected leader, but is willing to clear his schedule to meet with a man who served one term as governor of Massachusett(e)s* and is now running against the guy he himself was too busy to meet.
I guess sometimes you really can judge a man by the pin he wears on his lapel.
*kudos to the one who gets the reference
To those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, thank you.
Words are inadequate, but our gratitude is never ending.
Well, this Sunday is that day of the year when people across the USA recognize the sacrifices made by those worthy of the title of Mother.
Every year the kids ask me what I would like to do on that day. Every year the answer is the same: NOT COOK.
Of course, since everyone and their mother goes out to eat, I usually end up making dinner anyway. But the kids help, and they do the clean up, so it’s not bad. I think the fact that this day is just a regular, run-of-the-mill day for me is very comfortable. It makes me appreciate how much I like being a mom.
So, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the men who made us women, and the children who made us mothers. Without y’all, we would be
nothing. Oh, I imagine some women would be single and partying every night, but most of us love what we do!!
And how will y’all be spending the day adoring the moms in your lives?
This week brought some very sad news for our friend, LC Draco. His business partner and one of his best friends passed away while serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. I never got the chance to meet him, but did get to see how much his friendship meant to my brother- and sister-in-law.
Bill Blankenship enlisted in the United States Army (Infantry) in 1989, serving four years on active duty. Bill continued serving his country as a citizen soldier in the 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma National Guard in Oklahoma City, and in May 2005 he transferred to the 75th Training Brigade of the US Army Reserves at Fort Sill. He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 2001. He was a CPT in the Army Reserves at the time of his passing. (Obituary can be read here.)
I know Draco mourns just as we mourn for his loss. May he find comfort in the knowledge that Bill is going Home.