Saturday, October 27, 2007
So, how stupid are some people? In the Trib the other day in the section called p.m. Nation, a man named Robert Gillespie was apparently reading a text message while driving his car at 2 a.m. in Eugene, Oregon. Police say Gillespie's car crashed into the side of a Union Pacific freight train. His 38th birthday was the day before and he was on his way home from an evening long celebration when the crash occurred. They found him trapped in the car, but alert and talking. This is when they found out about the text message. He was charged with a DUI and careless driving.........................
In Carson City, Nevada, a killer's execution was halted 90 minutes before he was set to die amid arguments from death penalty opponents that the state should wait until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of death by lethal injections. The NEVADA Supreme Court issued a stay of execution to William Costello who beat an elderly woman to death with a tire iron. Costello said he was ready to die for what he did and declined to make appeals to his death sentence. Now why on God's green earth would death by lethal injection be considered unconstitutional? The poor woman he beat with a tire iron? Was that constitutional? We ought to go back to hangings, firing squad, and the electric chair! Come on people!
I have had a comment posted to my "What is a Hillbilly" blog by someone who calls themself "Senior Bowler". Now, I found it a little unsettling that someone commented on blog that I do not know. Or maybe I do know them. Is it some one I bowl with every other Saturday that is older than me, or has bowled longer than me or is a better bowler than me? The latter is not hard to do. LOL. Anyhoo, when I read who the comment was from, I had a slight wave of panick. Should I not have pictures of my family on here? Should I not share such personal thoughts on here? Should I not say where I work, or shop or where I live? Should I not say things about the locations of the races we go to? With all the identity theft and people being stalked and perhaps killed after someone has read their "My Space" or My Face page or even this type of blog, it makes me feel a little uneasy..........................Senior Bowler, just let me know who you are!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well, for some unknown reason my left tricep is extremely sore. I am thinking a combination of carrying heavy groceries and carrying Jordan at different points during the weekend. Then, at work yesterday, we had our water main break, which means the plant couldn't operate because A) the machines are water cooled and B) we couldn't use the bathrooms. So, the machine operators left at 9:30 and I left at 10:45 after I got my orders done and they could be shipped. I came home and finsihed the last 3 loads of laundry leftover from Sunday and then decided to wash the truck. In between, I did some emails, so if any of you were wondering why you got emails from me during the day, that's why. Dean and I went for wings last nite and when we got back, he and I put a coat of wax on the truck. But don't you know, it started raining 2 hours later, and still hasn't quit at the time of this posting. Well, it's almost time for my shows; NCIS, Dancing results, then Boston Legal. Did you see Marie Osmond faint last nite? I thought she was just being funny till I saw the look on Tom Bergeron's face! They say she's okay, so we will see tonight.
Hope ya'll like the picture of the HILLary-BILLY Clinton!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Today, I had a little, tiny spider hitchin' a ride. Problem is, he didn't get far. I think I was only up to 15 or 20 mph, and the little guy blew off. Not aerodynamic at all. Hope he didn't get hurt when he fell...........
We have a football pool at work every week. $5 per week and you get a paper with all the team matchups for that weekend's games + the Monday night game. Well, I rocked this week and got 11 of 13 right (excluding the Monday game). The thing is, the boss' son had 12, but had picked Dallas for tonight's game where I picked Buffalo. So, if Buffalo wins, I have 12 as well and we go to the tie breaker which is guessing the total points scored in the Steeler game. The one closest without going over wins in the event of a tie. If everyone guessed over, then it is just who was closest. Well, it was a tough game, and Dallas got a TD, 2 point conversion, the recovered their own onside kick, then, with 2 seconds left, got a field goal to beat Buffalo 25 - 24. Dallas totally sucks........
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
what is the girl thinking? I think she got married too soon, definitely had kids too soon and now what a mess she has! She became a star at a very young age, and as history has shown, kids that become stars always seem to make a mess of their lives with drugs and/or alcohol. Todd Bridges, Drew Barrymore, Danny Bonaduce, Corey Heim any of the Brat Pack kids.........And now Britney.
She hasn't followed the judges orders that would allow her to keep custody of her kids. So, the media is having a field day with this. They act like she's the only mom in America that has lost custody of their kids because she won't stay away from the drugs and alcohol. WRONG! I know a little girl who was recently adopted by the people that were here foster parents for over 2 years because our court system drug it's feet about terminating the mom's parental rights. I think that if other criminals get the 3 strikes and you're out policy, so should moms who's kids have been put in foster care. If you don't do the parenting classes, the drug screens or (this is ludicrous) the visitations scheduled with their child, then they should automatically be terminated as a parent. If you can do the right things in the first place, then you are given the chance to make things right and still don't, then the courts should just end it. Finally, the girl's rights were petitioned for termination. AND SHE CONTESTED! What is she thinking? Eventually, she withdrew her contest and the adoption went through.
Where was the media for all of this? AND this mom had another child that CYS (Child Youth Services) should have taken as soon as it was born and didn't. Guess what? She broke that baby. She claims that the handle on the baby carrier broke while the dad was carrying it down the steps at the grandmom's house and the baby fell out and down the steps. Then the story was that they were going somewhere and they put the carrier on the trunk lid and it fell off. Then the story was it was on the roof of the car. Come on. How stupid do they think we are? So, the baby was taken to the hospital with bruised ribs, a concussion, fractured skull, black eyes and bruising behind the ears. Hospital people do the right thing and call authorities for suspected abuse. Since she never get the story straight, she is arrested on child abuse charges. Someone posts bail for her and they show her release on the news along with an interview by mom's grandma. Grandma says that the girl is a wonderful, caring mother and would never beat a child. Nice choice of words. And if she was so wonderful, why does she have a child already in foster care with pending petition for adoption? As they show the girl walking to a vehicle to leave jail, she says she never hurt the child and then says "I want my kid back!" Nice.
So, the trial is now taking place and there's been nothing on the news at all. So, where's the media when it's not Britney Spears?
see what I'm talkin' about here:
www.wpxi.com/woman accused of infant abuse turns herself in