OK, we get it- lots of water. WAY too much water.: You might have heard that the Duluth, MN, area received an absolutely biblical amount of rain recently- something like 10” in a 24-hour period. The area received so much water, in fact, that the Flood River near Floodwood, MN, flooded.
Uh…you’d think the name of the town and the river might be taken as indication that this sort of thing has happened before??
Salt, meet wound: It was bad enough that Loretta Robinson’s son was killed by a drunk driver- an undocumented and uninsured drunk driver without a valid license. No parent should have to bury a child. Dealing with a tragedy of the magnitude would test the strongest among us…but does the state have to go out of its way to pour salt in the wound.
Ms. Robinson is being billed for several items related to the accident that killed her son, including $50 for cleaning his blood from the roadway. Not surprisingly, this is happening in South Carolina…and what’s the cheeseball slogan Gov. Nikki Haley requires phones in all state to be answered with?
“It’s a great day in South Carolina!!”
Unless you’re a taxpayer who lost your son to a drunk driver. Too bad, so sad; here’s your bill. We accept cash or credit cards; no checks. Thank you. Have a nice day.
If you’re 29 years old, and this is your idea of a good time….: It might just be time to re-evaluate what’s important and take a journey to the adult world, knowhutimean? ‘Cuz I gotta tell you that if this mugshot is how you put your best foot forward…well, you can look forward to a long and (not so) distinguished career as a ward of the state.
It’s a great day to be a billionaire!!: If you have untold billions at your disposal, and you think you should be able to use your financial muscle to buy a government favorable to your greed and acquisitiveness…boy, does the Supreme Court have a deal for you!!.
The nation’s highest court yesterday reaffirmed their abominable Citizens United decision by striking down a Montana law designed to limit the influence of unlimited money in the Big Sky State’s elections. Now there’s little doubt that anyone who wants to buy government and has the financial wherewithal to do so can spend as much as they think they need to in order to get the results they want.
Some Americans really are more equal than others.
And you believed Republicans when they said it was about preventing voter fraud?: If you still don’t think that Republicans aren’t trying to lie, cheat, and steal their way into the White House come November 6th, you clearly haven’t been paying attention. The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives came out and explicitly admitted that Voter ID laws in Pennsylvania are intended to allow Mitt Romney to win Pennsylvania.
If you can’t beat ‘em, cheat ‘em.
You just might have WAY too much time on your hands when this seems like a good idea.: Shoppers were given the opportunity to get up to $276 in free food at the opening of a supermarket in Germany. All one had to do was be willing to shop naked. The response was far greater than the store’s manager had anticipated.
I haven’t seen a lot of naked Germans in my time, but judging by the video I’m probably going to want to keep it that way.
We have no problem placing blame on the President, but if you even for a minute think we’re going to give him ANY credit….: With gas prices (finally) poised to drop below $3/gallon, you’d think that Republicans would be lining up to credit President Obama for our good fortune. After all, they held him completely culpable for the precipitous spike in gas prices over the past few months.
Yeah, that would be the reasonable thing to do, but what you’re going to hear from Republicans are the dulcet tones of…crickets chirping.
Remember, when a Democrat does it, it’s the worst sort of irresponsible mismanagement and incompetence imaginable. When a Republican does it, it’s merely prudent, measured leadership.
You just might have WAY too much time on your hands when this seems like a good idea, redux.: A California woman has made a commitment to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. Yes, it’s an effort to raise funds for charity, but couldn’t she just put up a proposal on Kickstarter or another crowdsourcing site?
Just thinking about that wears me out….