October 29, 2009
...Louisville Slugger is liable for failing to warn about the dangers of using aluminum bats, and that the failure to warn played a part in the accident that caused the death of Brandon Patch.
Uh...what? The eight million release forms that the league makes you sign warning both parent or guardian and child that sports are risky, and injury or even death can occur isn't sufficient? So now what, we have to tack warning labels on all sporting equipment too? And what is particularly dangerous about aluminum bats over other types? There isn't, and if memory serves me correctly, the reason that youth leagues and softball use aluminum is because of the dangers of wood bats shattering and throwing splinters everywhere.
Naturally, the jury stated that there was nothing defective with the bat, but because it wasn't plastered with eight million fucking warning labels, Louisville Slugger gets hosed. Seriously getting fucking tired of this, you can't do anything or buy anything without eight million fucking warning labels and release forms. For the record, I'm as disgusted by the drooling fucktards in the jury as I am the ambulance chasers, they should all be put in stocks and pelted with rotten eggs and produce for this nonsense.
Eventually people will pretty much have nothing to do but sit inside and play video games, surf the intarwebs and watch TV...until some ambulance chaser successfully sues entertainment producers and ISPs for a fortune because someone has a heart attack or suffers deep vein thrombosis or some shit from sitting in one place all fucking day.
*Yes, I feel horrible for the family, it sucks, but the idea that they didn't know that this was part of the risk in playing baseball, especially for a pitcher, is asinine. My cousin was an accomplished softball pitcher (not a lesbian, FYI), I can guarandamntee she knew what the risks were, as did my aunt and uncle.
**Also, yes, I know, not all lawyers are evil, and there are times where someone has been wronged, and lawsuits are legitimate. This however, is not one of those times, but the neverending stream of suits like this make people look down on the legal profession.
October 28, 2009
Yes, the mood tail, a bad idea whose time was millions of years ago. And thank Gaia She got rid of them. Imagine if your tail was like a dog's tail? You're trying to explain how you're not having fun at the sorority pillow fight as your tail is going a mile a second.
I bet a dollar it gets sold at adult shops for affecting mood rather than for showing it, if you know what I mean and I think that you do.
Cleaning it'll be a pain though, alex will have to let us know.
The man, whose description was sketchy , entered the fast-food restaurant just after 2 p.m. Monday and pointing a gun at the cashier, demanded money and told the cashier to get on the floor, said Lt. John Hickey of the Haverstraw Police Department.
The man then walked into the manager's office, which is located at the back of the store.
"He requested an application for employment and the manager said ‘No,'" Hickey said. The manager asked the suspect to leave; he left the premises in an unknown direction.
October 27, 2009
DHS eventually cut off the money flow and won't issue more funds until American Samoa pays back some of the misused funds, as they should have, but of course there still is no decent tsunami warning system there as a result. So naturally, there was a tsunami in late September that killed 34 people and caused millions in property damage, and the Samoan government is about as effective in delivering relief as FEMA. And people wonder why us eeeeevil wingnutty wingnuts are so skeptical of government...
October 26, 2009
During a recent appearance on ABC’s late-night program “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Mr. Moore gave an account — apparently tongue in cheek — of how he drank a bottle-and-a-half of tequila with Mr. Chávez at the Venice Film Festival in September, and how he mistook Venezuela’s burly foreign minister, Nicolás Maduro, for a bodyguard.
Those comments have created an uproar here among some of Mr. Chávez’s loyal supporters, known as Chavistas.
So now the left hates him too. Pretty quick only space aliens will be watching his movies.
October 25, 2009
"You know that story that was on Fox News yesterday, claiming that Fox had been excluded from a “roundtable” interview with pay czar Ken Feinberg?According to the article at the Huffington Post Fox did request an interview,was excluded, and then when the media pool insisted they be given time they were punished by having their time cut by more than half. The Huffington Post has people actually talking on the record so that adds a little credibility.
And then (according to Fox News) all the other networks stood up and said, “If Fox isn’t there, we’re not going to be there! We’re all Fox News now!”
Well, turns out it didn’t exactly happen that way."
Apparantly, according to HuffPo, it did happen that way.
Clemente said that when Isham presented that scenario on a conference call with the other pool members — including Fox News — "they unanimously said, instantly, no, that's not gonna fly. Either Fox is in or none of us is doing it."The last correction has been up for over 6 hours and Charles Johnson has made no correction to his original post. Far below the standards he holds others too, such as when racist comment were posted by one of his minions at Hot Air. They were posted in the middle of the night but Hot Air was castigated by Johnson and his followers because they were not immediately removed. Nice double standard.
Once Isham relayed that message to Treasury, Treasury cleared it with White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who approved Feinberg's interview with Fox News' Major Garrett.
Clemente said, however, that there was now a catch: every network would get two minutes with Feinberg instead of the previously planned five.
"That's not very normal," he said. "I'm told that whoever was there was absolutely militaristic about the time limit. Usually two or four or five minutes means, 'Ask your last question,' with a little flexibility. But there was none."
That is all.
They hopin' they gon' catch me ridin' dirty
Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty
Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty
Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty
Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty
I'll be keeping this in mind next time I get goofed on in the country for locking my doors.
October 24, 2009
From the pages of Government Doesn’t Listen, Part MMXLVII, we have this stunning example from the House Financial Services Committee. Yesterday, Reps. Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, and the rest of the Democrats decided to grant community organizers governing powers by giving them a role in shaping and enforcing new regulations on the American financial industry. That seems to include, although not explicitly, ACORN:
Well they do seem to know a lot about non-traditional entrepreneurship and tax law, and the founder and his brother seem to be up on their accounting skills so maybe this isn't a bad thing.
October 23, 2009
October 21, 2009
Backstage before his Tuesday night concert at the Spectrum, Bruce Springsteen was telling Joe Torre how his "Working on a Dream" tour won't end until after Thanksgiving, so he'll miss the World Series. But his Monday night show finished in time for the E Street Band to catch the last few innings of the Phillies' win in Game 4.Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, during the last few innings that you caught, did you not notice the fact that Torre happened to be sitting in the Dodger dugout, wearing a Dodger uniform, and, you know, managing the fucking Dodgers?
"Yeah, yeah we saw it," Torre recalled Springsteen saying excitedly. Then, according to Torre, Springsteen remembered he was talking to the losing manager and not a Phillies fan, adding a subdued, "Oh."
"Oh," indeed, you fucking ar-tard.
October 16, 2009
Update: and even more good honesty: videotape of the balloon launch.
October 13, 2009
October 12, 2009
October 08, 2009
U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday that would allow the Obama administration to bring more terrorism suspects from the Guantanamo Bay prison to the United States to face trial.
Democratic negotiators from the House and Senate included the language in a $42.8 billion bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department for the current fiscal year over the objection of Republicans.
They quote a GOPer saying that they're terrorists who don't deserve Constitutional protections, they allow a Dem to answer saying, "American prisons are secure".
I'm sure they are, I bet they have great cable too, but that doesn't address the point.
The part that will make this a fitting part of the Funniest End of Civilization ever?
When they're let off because the 101st didn't mirandize them we won't be able to send them anywhere because nobody will want them so we'll either have to put them back in Guantanamo or let them loose in the US.
There is some good news. You know how the AP showed that pic of the dying Marine?
Well, they'll still be able to do that, but...
The measure would also allow the Pentagon to block the release of photos showing the abuse of terrorism suspects, which have figured prominently in several scandals.
I'm gonna have to punch Boortz for linking that damn story.
October 06, 2009
The sidewalk tribute, which sits alongside stars for film icons like Marilyn Monroe, is emblazoned with a quote from Polanski reading, "Nothing is too shocking to me".
How about this: Every elected or appointed government employee takes a blanket 10% pay cut. Furthermore, every elected official with a net worth of over a million dollars will be paid minimum wage and receive no benefits.
I bet we could pay for a donut shop in space for that kind of money.
October 05, 2009
Good grief! Not only was this guy caught beating off in a parking lot once, he gets caught doing it again.
The woman told deputies that she was exiting Bed, Bath and Beyond when she saw a sedan next to her car with its engine running, but was unable to see anyone inside, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s report.
As she walked between the two cars she saw a man masturbating in the front seat, and according to the report, “she did see the unknown subject’s sexual organs and she was offended by what she saw.”
Deputies found the 21-year-old man by running the license plate number provided by the woman. He admitted to deputies that he was the person masturbating in the Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot and admitted that this was the second time he was caught.
October 02, 2009
(doubleplusundead) I've gotta add this, from Cuffy,
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