Wednesday News - some wacky, some sad

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So, what is happening in this wacky world of ours...

Dateline San Francisco...Cell phone retailers would have to post the amount of radiation emitted from their phones under a proposed city ordinance poised for final approval Tuesday.

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors was set to vote on the first-of-its-kind ordinance, which would require stores to disclose the specific absorption rate, or SAR, of each phone they sell.
Those wacky guys are smoking some superb weed out there. I am not sure I see the reasons for this, but now we will be bombarded with commercials from AT&T and Verizon telling us how the other guy's phone will make your brain explode like an egg in a microwave!


“Some people use a diary to document the highs and lows in their life but not Patti Gaal-Holmes – she prefers to use teabags. So, while others have drawers full of written reminiscences, this 44-year-old has old suitcases stuffed with more than 32,000 used bags. ‘I love drinking tea and I save the teabags because it’s a way of marking the days – it’s better than a diary,’ she said. The mother of three has perfected her tea-related logging technique over the past 11 years. First, she has her cuppa then dabs the used bag on some paper. She then numbers the bag and sometimes notes down who she drank the tea with and anything interesting they discussed. She then dries the tea bag in the sunshine or on a radiator before storing it in one of her three large suitcases.
Maybe her husband should just teabag her...sorry, I could not resist.


Gen. Stanley McChrystal forgot that, no matter your political leaning, when you are in uniform the man who the American people ELECTED is your Commander-In-Chief and you should not publicly diss him, no matter what!

McChrystal has some derogatory quotes about President Obama , Vice-President Biden and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Ambassador to Afghanistan in the coming issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Sorry, but the man has got to resign and get his honorable discharge and go into the private sector now. You never ever criticize your boss in public, whether you are a general, an accountant or the cashier at the local 7-11.


Chinese toddler Ya Wen started downing pints and smoking up to a pack a day after being struck by a speeding van and spending five days in a coma, her parents told the Yangcheng Evening Post. “She likes drinking,” her mother, Gao Wen, said. “Three glasses of beer is no problem to her.” Gao Wen said her daughter’s personality changed dramatically and she started acting like an adult shortly after leaving the hospital. First, she was busted hiding in the toilet smoking her dad’s cigs. Then she began stealing them from a store – until the owner let her have them on credit.
So, maybe she is just channeling Dennis Hopper!


U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and has owned stock in a number of petroleum-related companies, has thrown out the 6-month moratorium on deep-water drilling imposed by the government after the debacle in the Gulf.

The suit was brought by companies that ferry workers and supplies to the rigs in the Gulf.

That wild guy, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal applauded the ruling.
This moratorium covered 33 rigs out of the over 3,600 platforms operating in the Gulf today. 33!! And the wild thing is that Jindal and others were complaining that the ruling would cause damages to the workers who earn over $50,000.00 per year. Let's not talk about all those people who make far less working in the tourist industry and how their lives have been effected, or the traumatic effects a second accident would have on the region.

33 rigs out of 3,600 closed down...this really confuses me.


Steve Wilson works for DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal. On a recent call, he noticed money sticking out from doggie doo. Wilson wasn’t sure what to do, but eventually pulled out the bills, sanitized them, placed them in a plastic zip-locked bag and returned them to the customer. It turned out to be $58. The company said the money was torn, but the serial numbers were identifiable, which means the bills could be returned to a bank and replaced with new money.
I knew I needed a new career!


Nashville Rising, a benefit concert for the victims of the Nashville flood was held last evening. The all-star line up for the concert was to include Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Lynyrd Skynrd, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and ZZ Top.
Glad to see this finally happened. I hope they raised the hoped for $2-million for the victims.



See, there is absolutely no reason to go anywhere but here for all of the important news in the world.

16 Of Your Sparks

  1. Lisa Ceaser Says:
  2. I was glad to hear about the Nashville fundraiser too. Took long enough!

     
  3. DrillerAA09 Says:
  4. I'm not sure there IS enough money in DoodyCalls to get me to pursue that career. Talk about a dead end job.

     
  5. Travis Cody Says:
  6. DoodyCalls? Teabags as mementos? Really?

    LOL...channeling Dennis Hopper.

     
  7. ...Ha! Brian Williams got nothing on you!...

     
  8. Mags Says:
  9. I hadn't heard the story about the toddler drinking beer and smoking. Craziness! I did see on Rick Rockhill's blog a while ago the toddler who smokes-but that's a different one. Double craziness!

     
  10. Linda Says:
  11. Seriously on the teabags? Is this something she plans on passing down to her kids as their inheritance someday or was he just trying to brew up some attention?? Sorry, couldn't resist either!

    Ditto on not dissing your boss in public no matter who it is - particularly in the printed media. Not a smart move by anyone who wants to keep their job!

    And I sure hope that fella at DoodyCalls gets at least Employee of the Month for going above and beyond - he has certainly earned it!

     
  12. Jay Says:
  13. No matter what Obama does on McChrystal it will be presented as the worst, most horrible thing he could do. If he lets McChrystal resign he's a thin-skinned petty tyrant. If he keeps him on, he's a pussy who won't stand up to subordinates.

    Also, YAY for activist judges! I know the right hates activist judges. Well, until those judges are activist for THEIR side. ;-)

     
  14. Micky-T Says:
  15. I think I'll start a beer can diary.

     
  16. LISA: I am glad it happened.

    DRILLER: You would be amazed at how many companies there are that actually do this work

    TRAVIS: Really! I could channel Dennis!

    PHFRANKIE; What about Katie Couric?

    MAGS: Yup different kid..these wacky kids today

    LINDA: I know...teabags! I think the show hoarders needs to pay her a visit. Never diss the boss. LOL he needs to get a bonnus

    JAY: So very true jay...it really is a no-win for President Obama

    MICKEY-T: See, now that I can get behind!

     
  17. TechnoBabe Says:
  18. I was rather hoping McChrystal would be fired. You are right, no need to look elsewhere when you provide the bulk of the interesting news. Thanks.

     
  19. Dana Says:
  20. *shakes head*

    There aren't even words ...

     
  21. Mimi Lenox Says:
  22. Life just got a whole lot more complicated. Toddlers?
    The teabag woman...seriously?

     
  23. Jeff B Says:
  24. Tea bag woman better not live in a flood plain. That could get real ugly.

     
  25. Whoever wrote the article quoted regarding Gen. Stanley McChrystal needs to get their facts straight. The general made no derogatory statements in the Rolling Stone article regarding President Obama.

    Do you get all of this stuff from the same place? Just curious since the judge blurb refers to Gov. Bobby Jindal as "wild guy." Jindal was the first governor to stop waiting (as instructed by the Obama administration) and start dealing with the oil spill issues directly.

    As for Nashville Rising, it's refreshing to see people stepping up and helping themselves in times of crisis rather than sitting around and waitnig for someone else to help them.

     
  26. TECHNOBABE: Well all's well that ends well

    DANA: Anything in particular?

    MIMI: She is serious... I think it is humorous

    JEFFB: Brilliant!

    SOUTHERN: The information in blue is the article. They did not come from the same place. The copy below each is my take. I called him 'wild guy'... I read the article, I think he spoke out of turn in a public place

     
  27. It was nice to finally have a big fund raiser and I hear it was a fabulous concert here in Nashville!

    Again, I'm glad that I have dogs. Children are so complicated...especially when they start drinking and smoking! How about a NO here? Hello parents?

    Great stories! And I love the new layout!

     

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