Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Late in life vocation

As I approach the end of my career in law enforcement I find myself pondering what career I might be suited for.  I think I found the answer.

What a pair

I know I read this, but I still cannot believe it. A guy apparently steals a Paramedic truck, drives it into someone else causing their death, and then sues the police for chasing him.  Talk about a big set of balls.

Newfoundland Monthly?

Sometimes you just have to relax and let it all hang out.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just a well crafted joke

Silly, ironic, and just enough truth to make it believable.  Thanks to Crazy Gail for this chuckle.

Linda Brunette, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and while they went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries she waited in the car. Later after returning home, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the driveway with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed,with both hands behind the back of her head. He became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda's eyes were now open and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she had been shot in the back of the head and had been holding her brains in for over an hour.

The husband called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head. When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered.

Linda is blonde, a Democrat and an Obama supporter, but that could all be a coincidence.

Will the sadness ever end?

Ran across this one buried on the bottom of the page at the Drudgereport. Sad, and a good reminder as you read the news account of the would be Times Square Bomber.  Interestingly, the story was carried on a British New site.  Another good job by the American Main Stream Media.

New York City officials say a renewed search this year of debris in and around the World Trade Center site has recovered 72 human remains. The rest here.

Another song in the soundtrack of my life

Friday, June 18, 2010

Basic Instinct?

I really like NASCAR.  I get really excited when Dale Earnhart Jr. wins and angry and frustrated when Jeff Gordon wins another race.  Despite my passion for this sport I have never had the urge to torch a liquor store.  Can someone explain this to me?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just plain stupid

As the Obama Administration bungles the environmental catastophe in the Gulf the plot, as well as the water, thickens.  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (who will undoubtedly be the first Asian President someday) took matters in to his own hands and ordered barges into the troubles waters to start cleaning up the oil.  What follows is the Obama Administrations answer to pressing issues....the US Coast Guard turned the barges away.

The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.

No, I am not making this up.

Uniform Division Nuns

The many ways in which a woman can manifest her beauty are boundless.But the most amazing type of beauty is rarely related to appearance.  Not too many days ago I was dropping my daughter off at school (perhaps in college she will see what the inside of a school bus looks like) when I saw our young parochial vicar on the front steps of the church after morning Mass.  Since he is due for transfer in the next week and I knew I might not have the chance to say my goodbyes I crossed the street to do just that.  He was talking to three young nuns.  Yes nuns, habits and all.  Surely a rare sight around these parts.  Some of you will say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I was struck by the way these three young women presented themselves.  Young, vibrant, happy, and completely in love with their vocation.  I chatted with them a bit and found they are huge fans of Father Z, enjoyed a laugh as they explained they weren't LPNs (lapel pin Nuns), thanked them for their vocation and went on my way.  Kudos to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George and to all traditional Sisters who sport the habit and live an amazingly rich life.  No plainclothes under cover Sisters here.

Mood Recalibration

Now that I am a newly minted Monday through Friday type I find myself trying to fit in all kinds of errands in the few scant late afternoon hours I have available before the onset of regular home evening activities.  Having worked nights and weekends for the majority of my adult life it has been quite a period of adjustment.  Perhaps the most challenging aspect has been dealing with run of the mill annoying people who seem to pop up in front of me to thwart my progress in particularly annoying ways.  As bounced like a pinball this afternoon from the local wholesale club to the pet store to acquire vast quantities of food for the gargantuan beast that resides with us I was at the limits of my patience.  Then, as I struggled across the parking lot with a bag of dog food the size of a queen sized mattress I saw an enormously fat guy straddle a Vespa scooter, put on a full face helmet, and whine out his engine as he zipped across the parking lot.  While I will still miss those early morning trips to an empty Home Depot after a night shift, this kind of made up for this afternoons aggravation.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The people have spoken

Primary Tuesday comes and goes each year without fanfare. Party drones waddle to the polls and endorse the candidate they are expected to support without question. Well, not this year.

From Fox News Alvin Greene is the proverbial enigma wrapped in a riddle surrounded by mystery.

He's also the new Democratic candidate for Senate in South Carolina.

Greene admits he had no campaign headquarters, no party support, no contributions, no job, no computer and no cell phone.

Yet, somehow, he managed to pull off the most unlikely of victories, and -- unless state Democratic Party officials have their way -- will face incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in November.

Greene's improbable victory over Democratic candidate Vic Rawl, a former state legislator who officials expected would win, has unleashed a flood of questions, including how the unemployed Army veteran managed to pay $10,400 to get on the ballot before running a "low budget" campaign with no ads, website or fundraising.

How great is that?  The fact that it happened to the Dems is even better.

Dear Abby

You have to admire youth. It is great to read a story about a young person who does something fantastic early in their life. Along those lines I have been a periodic visitor to the blog of Abby Sunderland. Abby is sixteen and left California some months ago to make an attempt at becoming the youngest person to ever solo circumnavigate the globe by sail. It has been a great story to follow.

Sadly today's news had a report that Abby's emergency beacon was activated and she has been reported as missing somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Prayers for this brave young lady please. While I would never allow my kids to be this adventurous I do admire her spirit and bravery. I hope that she is found soon.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

As good as new

Just a Photo Funny from my buddy the Cambodian.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

From the local rag......

This one bears reading.

EDISON — An Edison man charged with resisting arrest, attempting to disarm an officer and other offenses in an alleged domestic assault in May 2008 is suing the township and individual police officers, contending he was severely beaten by police.

Germe's attorney, Lennox Hinds of Franklin, could not be reached.

Perhaps Mr. Hinds was traveling.  If memory serves he was the lawyer who represented Joanne Chesimard, the murderer of NJ State Trooper Werner Forester.  She has been on the run in Cuba for decades.  In my view, not hard to measure the credibility of this complaint.

Just plain stupid

I'm about as law and order as you can get.  In my almost 25 years in police work, this is one of the most stupid things I have ever seen.  And I have seen alot of stupid.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an officer's visual estimation of speed is enough to support a conviction if the officer is trained, certified by a training academy, and experienced in watching for speeders. The court's 5-1 decision says independent verification of a driver's speed is not necessary.

More here.

Ford kills the Mercury

Anyone out there really shocked??

They say that justice delayed is justice denied.  But maybe the Holloway family will take some solace in the recent news that the prime suspect in the disappearance of their daughter five years ago in Aruba is now a wanted man for the stabbing death of a 25 year old Peruvian girl.  Perhaps after he is finally caught and put in to a Peruvian prison (which I dare imagine is a bit less pleasant than doing time in Aruba) they will find some peace.