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Yes, even cops do stupid things and can be part of “Stupid Criminals.” Take for instance this officer in Indiana who was charged with drunken driving while towing a trailer for the department’s DARE program. The officer claims that he was distracted by his dog who was riding in the back of his pickup truck. As I say, you can’t make these things up!

As you know the DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program) is used in nearly 80% of the school districts in the United States, in 54 other countries around the world, and is taught to 36,000,000 students each year. This is a highly popular program with teens in trying to reduce alcohol and drug use.

But when a police officer is arrested after sideswiping a parked car and hitting a tree because he was DUI, someone needs to look into who is doing the training.  What a great role model this guy is!

Do you remember the TV show Fact or Fiction?  The show would give different scenarios and you would make the call if the story was real or not. Here’s a story that is truly bizarre.

Imagine, your loved one has an asthma attack and you think he has died. You call the undertaker and he takes him to the morgue. But twenty-one hours later laying in the morgue fridge the man wakes up and starts yelling.

Spooky isn’t it?

This wasn’t fiction – because you can’t make up something like this.  This is a real story of what happened to an 80 year old man in Johannesburg, South Africa.  When his family found him unconscious they called the undertaker and the driver examined the body, checked his pulse, looked for a heartbeat but there was nothing. So he thought.

When the man woke up in the fridge at the morgue he was yelling for help. The staff at the morgue was frightened, thinking it was a
ghost.  They called police and when they entered the fridge they saw the man and took him to a nearby hospital for observation. He was later discharged by doctors who said he was fine.

Moral of the story: Call health officials, i.e. paramedics, first before calling the undertaker.

Side note: If I were this man, I would move right away – sounds like his family can’t wait until he is gone!

Some may say Casey Anthony may be the worse Mother of the Year but this woman takes the award, hands down! A Connecticut
Mom is charged
with forcing her 4-year-old son to drink beer and giving beer and cocaine to her 10-month-old daughter.

Juliette Dunn age 29 was arrested after a neighbor flagged down police and told them the woman was feeding beer to her children at the Success Village playground in Bridgeport. Dunn and her 33-year-old companion, Lisa Jefferson, were both arrested and charged with assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Dunn allegedly gave a 40-ounce bottle of beer to the boy and told him to chug it down. When the youngster was tested he was tested positive for alcohol and the little girl was also tested positive for cocaine.

Needless to say, both children are in protective custody and the women are in jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Hope the courts will not give these kids back to her. When you try to “calm” your kids with beer, cocaine or chloroform bad things happen to the kids. Try this recipe – a nice warm bath and milk and cookies do the trick all the time.

Ever wonder how criminals get to be on the “Ten Most Wanted” list? With Osama bin Laden and James “Whitey” Bulger off the list, who will fill the gap left behind. An article in the Denver Post tells us how it is done.

All 56 field offices across the country get to submit names to the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. Special agents in the CID and the office of public affairs review the submissions. A proposed candidate(s) is then sent to the assistant director of the CID, and then to the director of the FBI himself, Robert Mueller.

This may not be picking the winner on “American Idol” but it sounds pretty efficient to me. However, to get on the list you must pass two criteria. First, the fugitive must have a lengthy criminal record or be considered a serious danger. Second, the FBI must believe that the nationwide publicity that comes with being on the list will help apprehend the fugitive.

Unfortunately, as long as there are criminals there will be enough names to fill up the Ten Most Wanted list.

You can’t make this stuff up you know. What did Forrest Gump say, “stupid is what stupid does,” or something like that? Well our illustrious House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer (D-Md) said on the House floor the other night that if the balanced budget amendment is ratified and includes in the Constitution it would make it “virtually impossible” to raise revenue/taxes.

Yes, Steny that’s the point of a balanced budget! It might make it virtually impossible to raise taxes, which is Hoyer’s obvious concern, but he’s wrong in saying it would make it virtually impossible to raise revenue. That part isn’t hard at all. Shrink government, back off and watch the economy grow — the revenue will come. That was the Reagan philosophy, and what
DC Democrat isn’t running around these days quoting Reagan?

In Colorado we have the TABOR law which has been a source of anguish for spending Democrats in the State. They cannot raise taxes unless the voters approve it plus they must balance the budget each year. Of course, in these hard economic times it is virtually impossible to have a balance budget. Colorado is running deficits because our revenue is down and the legislature
cannot raise taxes. However, they did find a way around this by raising “fees” on various government services, i.e. increased fees for licensing cars, trucks, trailers, boats, etc.

But can we spend more if our credit cards are maxed out? Do we get another credit card to pay off the minimums on the maxed out credit cards? I guess if we follow the ideology of the Democrat spenders, we shouldn’t balance our budgets because we can’t get another credit card to pay off all of our previous debt.

I’m getting a headache – I can’t take these talking points from the Democrats anymore!

Don’t tell me that school districts don’t have an agenda because they do. This situation happened recently in Brighton, Colorado. Parents of Prairie View High School received their back to school packets that included a flyer saying “Without ballot action, it is anticipated that P-12 will face a fourth year of deep cuts…” It goes on: “This initiative provides the ONLY opportunity available to stop deep cuts.”  The packet also included voter registration forms in both English and Spanish.

As you can see Education specific funding is being used to push a political agenda. Totally inappropriate! The flyer also had Senator  Rollie Heath’s ballot proposal about raising taxes to fund education. When the Colorado Secretary of State’s office was contacted they said that they will look into this incident as a possible violation of the Campaign Fair Practices Act.

You think?

Not only is it inappropriate but what really is an abomination is the voter registration forms were in both English and Spanish. I
thought if a person wants to vote they need to be a citizen and understand English. But that was 50 years ago. The progressives have turned everything around. They want everybody to vote even if they are not citizens of this country. Is that what this country is coming to?

This comes from Ed Morrissey from Hot Air and is really funny. Contessa Brewer from MSNBC gets into an argument over  economic policy with Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) and tries to talk him down by snidely asking him whether he has a degree in economics. Rep. Brooks politely says, “Yes ma’am, I do.”

Oh oh! Someone didn’t do their homework!

In fact, Brooks has three degrees in political science, economics and law. And what type of degree does Brewer have? A degree in Journalism; I guess she skipped the day when the lecture was about asking questions and knowing who you are interviewing.

You can see the video here