Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Wacky World—5/26/2011

As predicted (accurately), the excuses have begun:
"We've always said October 21 was the day," Camping said during his show. "The only thing we didn't understand was the spirituality of May 21. We're seeing this as a spiritual thing happening rather than a physical thing happening. The timing, the structure, the proofs, none of that has changed at all. I don't have any responsibility. I'm only teaching the Bible. I'm telling ... this is what the Bible says. I don't have spiritual rule over anybody ... except my wife as the head of the household."
CNN Religion Blog

Here's a great article about the monster (known as Fox News) that Roger Ailes hath wrought and how it's not going so well these days:
"Sean Hannity complained to Bill Shine about Beck. And it didn’t help matters that O’Reilly, who had become friends with Beck and can’t stand Hannity, scheduled Beck as a regular guest, a move that only annoyed Hannity further."
"An elderly woman standing in line next to me told me that, in a way, she was glad Beck was leaving his Fox show. “I can’t tell you how many times I almost got in a car accident racing home from work to catch him at five o’clock,” she said. When I told her she could TiVo the show, she insisted she had to see it live."
NY Mag

"Prosecutors say during "training sessions," Bottone would strip and whip victims and stick needles under their nails to prepare them for being captured and tortured."
Daily News

"Mr Smith, 57, first had sex with a car at the age of 15, and claims he has never been attracted to women or men. But his wandering eye has spread beyond cars to other vehicles. He says that his most intense sexual experience was "making love" to the helicopter from 1980s TV hit Airwolf."
The Telegraph

Here's what happens when you spend all your time chasing Mexicans:
"The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office failed to adequately investigate more than 400 sex-crime cases, including dozens in El Mirage, over a two-year period because of poor oversight and former Chief Deputy David Hendershott's desire to protect a key investigator from bad publicity, according to documents pertaining to a recent internal investigation released by the Sheriff's Office."
AZ Central

And here's another embarrassing development:
"Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, 37, has worked with the Sheriff's Office for nearly a decade, serving in a special unit designed to target human smugglers moving through Maricopa County. But investigators believe Navarrette was himself involved in human smuggling. Investigators found two undocumented immigrants in Navarrette's home when he was arrested early Tuesday... Investigators from a multijurisdiction drug task force also arrested two sheriff's detention officers... They are accused of laundering money and moving drugs for a Valley-based drug-trafficking organization with ties to Mexico."
AZ Central

"Tom Clarke accidentally kicked his football through a neighbour’s greenhouse... 30 minutes later a police patrol car, two officers and the force helicopter armed with thermal imaging cameras were on his trail... he was told the mishap had been recorded as criminal damage and could be revealed to future employers carrying out record checks."
Mail Online

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