September 09, 2004

Tidbits and Chunks

stuff I've been meaning to blog about and/or share, but haven't had time (derned work...)

Poetic Justice
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- It is reported that 37-year-old asshat Jerry Bradford was trying to shoot seven puppies was shot by one of the dogs. (go, puppy!)

The man was holding two of the shepherd-mix puppies when one of them wiggled and put its paw on the trigger of the man's .38-caliber revolver, making it discharge. Escambia County deputies say Bradford was shot in the wrist and was treated at a hospital. To make Jerry's day even worse, the sheriff's office issued an arrest warrant charging him with felony animal cruelty. Woot!

He said he was shooting the 3-month-old pups because he couldn't find another home for them. Whatever, asshole. Three of the puppies were found in a shallow grave behind his house, the other seven were taken by animal control, which intends for them to be adopted. Anyone looking for a pup?

"We cannot let terriers and rogue nations hold this nation hostile."
-- George W. Bush, today in 2000.

Those Crazy Cheeseheads
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Green Bay television station reported Tuesday that it received a tip and alerted the Brown County Sheriff's Department about the pot in a planter on the south side of the courthouse. Chief Deputy John Gossage wasn't sure of the plants' identity (, anyone?), but a drug officer confirmed the presence of marijuana.

"Obviously, as a prank, somebody planted this or dropped some seeds into the plants," Gossage said. The drug officer pulled the six small plants, which were to be destroyed.

"It's a good thing it was brought to our attention because someone may have realized what it was and could've taken it and used it," Gossage said. Yeeeeeaaaaah...Gossage apparently isn't too educated on the subject. Deputy, have you ever heard of ditch weed?

Displaced Liability?
Victims of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings and their families have settled claims against the maker of the gun used in the rampage and the store that sold it. Bushmaster and Bull's Eye settle for $2.5 million

The plaintiffs' lawyer says the two-point-five (m) million-dollar agreement will change practices in the firearms industry.

Bushmaster Firearms of Windham, Maine, agreed to pay $550,000 to eight plaintiffs. Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, Washington, the gun dealer where the snipers' Bushmaster rifle came from, agreed to pay two (m) million.

A lawyer with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says the settlement with Bushmaster marks the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay damages to settle claims of negligent distribution of weapons.

Now, maybe I don't know all of the story here, but this seems wrong. To me, this is like me buying a nice knife at Home Depot and then using it to kill someone and the family of the victim sues Home Depot for selling the knife to me! WTF?

I've seen so much of this lately - people struggling and reaching to hold someone responsible for terrible things that happen. Yes, the shootings were terrible and someone should be held responsible, but they caught and convicted the people repsonsible for the DC shootings - and it wasn't anyone from Bushmaster or Bull's Eye! If anyone knows any details that would clarify any of this, I would appreciate sharing.

ACLU Pizza
If things in this country, with our current government, continue to go as they are now...this could be you calling for pizza not long from now:
ACLU Pizza

I went out for mexican last night and got drunk for the first time in a long, long time. It's all your drunk bloggers' faults! LOL We're talking silly, sloppy, goofball drunk - not just a mild buzz. It felt very nice, and no I didn't drive. I watched Peter Pan when I got home and it was grrrreat! I feel fine today, though...I don't get hangovers (lucky me).

The Dude

Just Because

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