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On a sad, strange anniversary

And in other news …

  • Go ahead. Cuss. It’s good for you. Sitting, OTOH, isn’t.
  • Next time somebody asks for your business card, Officer … (Side note: Do police ever tell the truth about their encounters with wronged “civilians”? Or is it possible that they really believe that any forceful comment or request from one of us is an offense, an affront, and an interference?)
  • That poker bust. A sad waste of time but what a dirty business all around. You rat on me, I rat on you, feds bust you.
  • Did you see this Google doodle last week? Most charming thing they’ve done, and that’s saying a lot.
  • The chronicle of a remarkable family. A chosen family — with more on the way. Very clever, creative frugalistas, too. Their papa is a reader of this blog. Thanks, EwB.
  • Dontcha just love driving the Brady bunch crazy?



  1. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal April 19, 2011 6:31 am

    I knew there was a reason why I, a person who almost never cusses, lets loose a stream of the most “vile” language when I hit my head. I’ve wondered if the “anger center” of my brain is right under my scalp. Now I know I’m just trying to relieve the pain.

  2. Matt
    Matt April 19, 2011 7:28 am

    AZ no longer requires a permit to exercise a fundamental right either. All a permit in AZ does now is make purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer a bit quicker (background check has already been done and recorded by the state), supports reprocity agreements and a few more. I stopped worrying about a CCW when I realized I have a habit of carrying when/where I want to anyway.

    The business card story is great because seldom do we hear about citizens standing up for themselves. There should of been demonstrations in the street by her church, peers, friends etc ove the injustice and violations of civil rights. Interesting that this occurs in what is generally considered a very progressive city. Maybe the citizens in the area will work on why the police get to decide who can and can not ride public transportation.

  3. Mike
    Mike April 19, 2011 7:51 am

    Re the cop and the business card.

    One little provision in the Criminal Code of Canada prevents this sort of thing. Under section 337 Public servant refusing to deliver property the police officer can get smacked my the very system he/she uses against you. The section reads as follows:

    337. Public servant refusing to deliver property

    Every one who, being or having been employed in the service of Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, or in the service of a municipality, and entrusted by virtue of that employment with the receipt, custody, management or control of anything, refuses or fails to deliver it to a person who is authorized to demand it and does demand it is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

    I have used this little hammer against a cop when trying to do the paperwork on a handgun some years ago and the guy was trying to be “big man on campus.” The nice thing is the cop has to prove under law why you should not have the item or information that you want. It is a shame that you guys don’t have something like this.

  4. naturegirl
    naturegirl April 19, 2011 3:40 pm

    I’ve been ranting about sitting so much, for at least the past 3 months….it’s dangerous, it’s evil – seriously….especially the older one gets…..

    As if we don’t have enough seen or unseen enemies, now we have to worry about chairs, too….

    Many of us would feel a whole lot better if we’d just get out of our chairs; and yes, it’s really that simple of a solution…..

  5. winston
    winston April 19, 2011 8:06 pm

    So true. I’ve been on my feet all day using big-boy words at every inevtiable strain and injury…feels good. Damn good. Though I will disagree with the “for those who don’t usually curse” part say that cussing is just way too theraputic to just limit it to injuries. I just make sure to save a select few choice phrases for special occasions.

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