It's raining, I'm bored. It's Pear Upside-Down Cake time! Let me know in the comments if you want the recipe.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
We have a a nice patch of Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens) growing near our house. It is just beginning to bloom now and is just lovely with a very light fragrance. It reminds me of orange flowers a little. Enjoy!
Friday, April 26, 2013
It's Friday and only 8 more hours in that sweatshop in which I toil. I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I can spend some time puttering in the garden.
Have a great day and to those of us who are slogging off to work... It's almost over. Enjoy these spring blooms from our garden.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
|The Fortress of Ineptitude|
• The 'Mission Accomplished' banner and the codpiece he wore ten years ago when he declared that major combat operations had ended in Iraq even though they continued for the rest of his presidency.• The chair in which he sat, frozen, at Booker Elementary School on 9/11 after he was told "America is under attack." Also his dog-eared copy of "The Pet Goat."• A bag of pretzels, of course.• On a continuous loop in the lobby: a recording of the push-poll question his campaign used to destroy John McCain in 2000…"Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?"...just to show visiting school kids what a classy guy Bush is.• A piece of the birthday cake he shared with John McCain in Phoenix as the levees were busting open in New Orleans.• The golf club he swung immediately after vowing to "stop these terrorist killers."• The 2005 "Can I go pee?" note he scribbled to Condi Rice at the United Nations.• The Segway he fell off of in 2003.• A credit card bill forwarded from the White House to "The People of the United States of America" with a balance of $10 trillion.• The August 6, 2001 PDB: Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside US.• Some aluminum tubes.• The vial of baby powder Colin Powell used to scare us to death at the United Nations.• The best of FEMA Director Michael Brown's Katrina emails, including "I am a fashion god" and "Can I quit now? Can I go home?"• A photo collage of the U.S. soldiers who died during the Iraq war underneath a sign that says, "Oops!"• The shoes that were thrown at him by a journalist during his last visit to Iraq.• The shirt Bill Clinton was wearing in Haiti when Bush used it as a rag to wipe a commoner's cooties off his hand in 2010.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Drunk Florida man admits shooting up public docks and then poops pants
An Orlando man was recently arrested after he defecated in his own pants while admitting to police that the he shot up a public dock.
According to an arrest report published by TCPalm on Tuesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired near the Gifford Docks in Vero Beach at around 9:20 p.m. on April 9 and found 44-year-old Michael Johnston.
The Orlando man verified that he had been drinking and firing weapons, and gave the officer permission to search the trunk of his car for a .45 caliber black powder pistol and a .40 caliber Glock pistol. Johnston explained that he had consumed at least eight alcoholic beverages, but said that the two cans of Colt 45 had been “too many apparently!”
The police report also indicated that a second man had been with Johnston at the docks.
After being read his Miranda rights, Johnston told the deputy that both men had been “drinking and shooting.”
“I am impaired,” the suspect reportedly said.
“Johnston was swaying while I was speaking to him due to his intoxication and defecated in his pants, which he admitted was from his intoxication,” the deputy wrote.
The charging document stated that at least 20 rounds were fired from both firearms at a glass bottle, resulting in “bullet holes and ricochet damage caused from multiple bullets on the dock’s walkway and pillars.”
“The dock shit is my shit!” Johnston said, referring to the bullet holes, not the poop in his pants.
He was charged with using a firearm under the influence of alcohol and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. The deputy said that the damage to the docks was an “eyesore” and would need to be repaired “due to the negative impression that will be seen by visitors of county docks.”
Monday, April 22, 2013
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
GORLEY: I was not recognized as being the husband, I wasn’t recognized as being the partner… She didn’t even bother to go look it up, to check into it… All we want is equal rights.
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Monday, April 08, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Catholic priest busted for allegedly dealing crystal meth was suspended after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport's St. Augustine Cathedral. Monsignor Kevin Wallin was relieved of his duties in May, but the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport had continued to pay him a stipend until his Jan. 3 arrest -- a day he was planning to fly to London on vacation. Now dubbed "Msgr. Meth" by some, Wallin seemed to live a life that easily could have been ripped from the script of "Breaking Bad," the popular AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal methamphetamine producer.Bolding is mine (Joe's). And there's still more.
At one point, Wallin was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week, according to his indictment. In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits. Wallin's arrest sent shock waves through the Bridgeport and Danbury communities where he was known as a charismatic speaker who was involved in many charitable activities, and who enjoyed Broadway musicals and show tunes. He often attended musicals with his mentor, former N.Y. Cardinal Edward Egan and parishioners.
While pastor of St. Augustine's, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women's clothing and engaging in sex acts. In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin's residence, the sources said. Diocese officials consulted lawyers about the situation and were assured none of Wallin's behavior appeared illegal.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Friday, January 04, 2013
The pastor of St. Aloysius church on Springfield’s north end has been granted a leave of absence after he called 911 from the rectory and told a dispatcher that he needed help getting out of handcuffs. “I’m going to need help getting out before this becomes a medical emergency,” Father Tom Donovan told a dispatcher who sounds a bit incredulous during the Nov. 28 call. “You’re stuck in a pair of handcuffs?” the dispatcher asks. “(I was) playing with them and I need help getting out,” Donovan responds. Donovan told the dispatcher that he was alone in the rectory. It’s not clear exactly how he ended up in handcuffs or why he feared a medical emergency. His voice sounds garbled or muffled on the tape, and sources say that police discovered some sort of gag on the priest when they arrived. The diocese has been tight-lipped about the matter, saying only that Bishop Thomas Paprocki granted Donovan’s request for a leave of absence at some point before Christmas.
(Call-out mine.) Oh deary me!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Monday, November 19, 2012
Nobody as consistently and tragically wrong as John McCain should regarded as an authority on matters of U.S. national security, let alone be a fixture on the Sunday talk shows. He's not an expert or even an elder statesman. Now, John McCain is just raging at the world like King Lear, only without the crown he desperately sought but never acquired. At the end of the day, the Vietnam POW Barack Obama lauded as a national hero is now just a sore loser, a small and bitter old man.
I couldn't agree more.