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For the past couple of weeks, I have been busy and neglected my web blog – for this I apologize. But when I saw this article I just had to share it with all of you and of course share the first stupid criminal of the year.

Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop (this is his real legal name) was arrested for marijuana possession. This man’s given name was Jeffrey Drew Wilschke but he changed his name because I guess he felt that it didn’t reflect his inner self or something like that.

He was booked for marijuana possession and wielding a knife in a Madison, Wisconsin park. He also has an arrest from last April for possessing a handgun in another Madison park.

So our first stupid criminal of the year has three strikes against him – his name, being a druggy and from Wisconsin the state of cheese heads!

Congratulations Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop –Bop-Bop.

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This idiotic situation has been on the news lately and quite frankly I don’t see what the problem is with the Muslim claim that their human rights were violated. After all they did pick a “catholic” university to attend. What were they thinking would be the ambience of the university? Secular – no there will be religious symbols that reflect the university’s theology.

The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. is being investigated by the Washington D.C. Office of Human Rights over allegations  that it violated human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and not providing rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers.

Except for the obvious this is a “private” school that really doesn’t need to be politically correct. I saw a debate on Sean Hannity  last night with a Muslim representative and he could not come up with a cogent explanation or rebuttal for this idiotic investigation.

A more recent article on TownHall written by Katie Pavlich says this case involves an overzealous, activist lawyer from George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf.  In fact, not a single Muslim student at Catholic University has signed on to Professor Banzhaf’s complaint and he admitted to her that he lodged the complaint against Catholic with the D.C. Office of Human Rights as a concerned individual, not on behalf of any student or group of students.

Professor Banzhaf teaches a course at GWU on “legal activism” — the practice of using legal maneuvers to drive social change.  “While most lawyers see the law as a means of living, the legal activist looks to see what kinds of problems I’m interested
in and how I can use legal activism as a weapon to address those problems,” Banzhaf says.

So what really happened here was that Banzhaf wanted his fifteen minutes of fame by bringing on a frivolous request for an investigation. Guess he doesn’t have much to do so he’s keeping not only himself but others with busy work.

I guess with all the problems we are having in this country someone had to come up with a ridiculous story of the week. I’m a Denver Bronco fan and I do like Tim Tebow. So now sports stars, fans and kids are doing what they call “Tebowing.”

If you don’t know what this is, it is the prayer position that Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow does after making a touchdown. Tebowing.com says tebowing is a verb that means “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.”

Now I’ve seen other football players doing the same thing. But someone with a weird sense of humor thinks this is funny. A Google search of tebowing shows firefighters, Marines, yoga practicers, kids, sports figures and even a teammate of Tebow’s tebowing.

In one picture, Broncos rookie Von Miller, wearing a No. 15 jersey (Tebow’s number), poses in the tebowing position in front of the Broncos logo at team headquarters.

A photo on tebowing.com shows Colorado Rapids star Omar Cummings tebowing after scoring a goal on Wednesday night in the MLS playoffs.

Tim Tebow is even tweeting about tebowing. On Wednesday night he tweeted, “Love it!”

You may not know but Tim Tebow is a very religious young man and thank goodness he has a sense of humor. But I guess whatever helps out the Broncos to win I’m all for it.

Here is a picture of tebowing:

From North Beaver Township, PA – bold and brazen thieves stole a 50-foot-long bridge last week. The bridge, around 20 feet wide, was in a wooded area along a railroad line in the township’s Covert’s Crossing region. The bridge wasn’t owned by the municipality and was not to have been used as a township road span. (That means no money from the Obama’s Jobs Program to rebuild this bridge.)

The bridge was made out of corrugated steel and valued at approximately $100,000. The thieves used a cutting torch to dismantle the bridge and carried it out. Because scrap metal including copper and steel value is increasing explains why these thieves targeted this bridge

Too bad they didn’t use their energy to help build one. They stole the bridge late in the night and by morning it was gone.  I’m sure the police have alerted all scrap metal yards to be on the lookout for a fifty-foot by twenty-foot bridge.

This short article from ABC News said that the Westboro Church announced that they will protest Steve Jobs’ funeral. But how did they send out the message? From an iPhone!

For those of you who don’t know who these people are they are the nutcases that claim that they are Christians and go around the country protesting and picketing outside of soldier’s funerals by brandishing posters with anti-gay messages.

The daughter of the church’s founder, Margie Phelps tweeted the messages from her account via Twitter. Her messages were: “Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory and taught sin.”
And the other tweet was ““No peace for man who served self, not God,” she wrote with the hashtag, #hellgreetedhim. “Westboro must picket.”

But her comment was unbelievable as to why she used twitter on her iPhone that shows that she is truly a nutcase. She claims that it was okay to do because the phone was created by God – not Jobs – for that purpose.

Now I know that God created heaven and earth and man but I must have missed the one about creating the iPhone part. Didn’t God create man who then created the iPhone? That makes more sense but to these people who knows? They are fake Christians and should be ashamed of themselves.

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Recently, new workplace procedures and rules have been issued by the Labor Department. Employers who want to hire temporary agricultural foreign workers to perform sheep herding or goat herding have to follow these strict rules.

Strict rules that describe sleeping quarters, lighting, food storage, bathing, laundry, cooking and new rules for the counters where food is prepared. In Colorado’s High Country you can find sheep herders, from a South American country, tending their flock. You usually see one person with a horse and a dog taking care of the sheep. The shepherd usually has a small one room trailer for his accommodations.

However, with the new rules and regulations there must be separate sleeping units for each person except in a family arrangement. It must contain a comfortable bed, cot or bunk with a clean mattress. I never looked into the trailer to make sure that the shepherd had a “sleep number bed” but I assume he was sleeping on a small cot.

But it gets even better. Under the Obama Administration, the nanny state has imposed 75 new major regulations with annual costs of $38 billion. These regulations add more burdens to small businesses such as those run by ranching families. Instead of remedying the problem, the regulations make it much harder.

Take for instance; the new lighting standards required in areas where it is not feasible to provide electrical service such as tents or
mobile trailers. Lanterns must be provided and specifically “Kerosene wick lights meet the definition of lantern,” the regulations say. “When workers or their families are permitted or required to cook in their individual unit, a space shall be provided with adequate lighting and ventilation. Wall surfaces next to all food preparation and cooking areas shall be of nonabsorbent, easy-to-clean material.  Wall surfaces next to cooking areas shall be of fire-resistant material.”

Most of the shepherds you’ll find in the High Country are happy to have a small trailer to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. These shepherds have a good life living in the U.S. because they come from dire poverty from their countries in South America.

Thanks to new government regulations, will shepherds and goat herders be demanding Winnebago’s that include TV, microwave oven and showers?  If they do then they’ll need generators to make it all work. But wait, the noise from generators will scare  the sheep and goats away. Now you know what’s wrong with government intrusion.

This is priceless!

A car thief in New York stole a minivan but quickly returned it to its owner. Why did he do this? Because the best deterrent was in the car – two kids and a poodle!

Here’s what happened. The father of the two boys parked his minivan outside a store to buy a leash for his toy poodle. He left the vehicle running. That’s when the not so bright thief decided to steal the car. I say not so bright because a minivan is not exactly a hot car to steal, but I guess the thief was desperate.

But when the thief drove off with a yapping poodle and probably obnoxious kids in the car he changed his mind. The kids claimed that the thief was mad that there wasn’t enough change in the change tray to steal the car. I think it was that the thief decided that he couldn’t handle the chaos in the minivan.

But it gets better – the thief dropped the car off at the owner’s house and left on foot. Now that’s a polite thief isn’t it? Or maybe a
thief that realized that he was stupid!