Thursday, June 20, 2013

Our Wacky World—6/20/2013

Continuing my theme of posting a quote without a link (to save you time), there's lots of wankery over abortion in the US these days. Here's the latest wanker's argument against abortion:
"'Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful... They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?'"
Proving once again that it's all about what a male Republican believes.

Thank you

Crowd—swimming pool—alcohol—liquid nitrogen... what could possibly go wrong?:
"One man, 21-year-old Jose Ignacio Lopez del Toro, lapsed into a coma and was conveyed to an intensive care unit in central Mexico."
Slate (pictures here)

She's back:
“Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he is doing....let Allah sort it out!”
The Hill

Back in 2006 (before this blog) I had a story about the landlords from hell. They were just sentenced:
"The actions of these defendants are so outlandish and brazen that it sounds like the plot line of a horror movie"

I guess she didn't see it coming:
"A self-described psychic who triggered a media frenzy when she told authorities a Liberty County couple had a mass grave on their property has been ordered to pay the couple $6.8 million."
Doubtful News

In related news:
"Wiggins, however, insisted May was guilty, claiming he knew because he's psychic."
Indiana News

“When Jimmy Carter was elected President, one of the first things he did was to have Uri Geller give him a four hour briefing on the Soviet psychic threat. America didn’t want a psychic gap and Uri was the go-to guy about these things... Sometimes, you wonder whether Uri’s entire public career has actually been a front for his shadow world activities.”
Yeah, right. (Independent)

So are Bigfeet dangerous or safe? Experts disagree:
"Arla Williams, an expert on Bigfoot culture who said she has spent much time among the creatures. It was Williams who said she has bonded with the creatures she regularly visits."
Idaho State Journal

“SquatchIt has been scientifically designed to be the most accurate, powerful and loud Sasquatch call for use by Bigfoot finders, to scare friends on a camping trip, to heckle politicians and raise a ruckus in general. It is loud and scary sounding and is sure to soil many pair of underwear on camping trips."

Hint: don't do it while looking in a mirror. Trust me, it's been done before.

Exodus International, the gay "conversion" bunch, calls it quits:
"Never in a million years would I intentionally hurt another person. Yet, here I sit having hurt so many by failing to acknowledge the pain some affiliated with Exodus International caused, and by failing to share the whole truth about my own story. My good intentions matter very little and fail to diminish the pain and hurt others have experienced on my watch. The good that we have done at Exodus is overshadowed by all of this."
I can't wait for the freak-out to start. (Dispatches From The Culture Wars)

America's worst charities (there's a lot of them, apparently):
"To disguise the meager amount of money that reaches those in need, charities use accounting tricks and inflate the value of donated dollar-store cast-offs - snack cakes and air fresheners - that they give to dying cancer patients and homeless veterans."

"The city council member and married father of three from Whitby Town Council has gone public with an account of a long affair with aliens, particularly an alien named the 'Cat Queen' with whom he has had a child. He also claims that his 'real mother' is a 9-foot green alien with eight fingers. The Labor politician has also reported the less surprising news that his wife is rather put out by the whole thing."
Turley's Blog

"Jim Alsdurf, a forensic psychologist who evaluates and treats sexual psychopaths and is the author of a book on abuse in Christian homes, says CDD [Christian Domestic Discipline] isn’t about religion—it’s an outlet for emotionally disturbed men with intimacy deficits."
Daily Beast

"Based in part on surreptitious tape recordings, an FBI affidavit lays out allegations that a Sacred Heart pulmonologist kept patients too sedated to breathe on their own, then ordered unneeded tracheotomies for them -- enabling the for-profit hospital to reap revenue of as much as $160,000 per case."

"Arizona authorities charge a man for driving under the influence despite him blowing a .000 on a breathalyzer test."

"To prevent this cancer cell from sucking the iron, we are to coat/ laminate the iron with lead, and lead cannot be sucked by the cancer mound. This lamination on Hb will stay for 2 to 3 days and comes out through motion... The physical atom of lead or any metal cannot be broken as astral atoms... But if the same atom is sent in to the body as whirls of light rays, in the form of vibrations (here is a theory the air / aether carry the light rays) created by lighting herbal oil which produce/ let out lead, on heat, penetrate in to the body through skin, as ascorbic acid, forms amino acid in bile, mix with blood and laminates the haemoglobin and prevents cancer cells from sucking the iron as it’s [sic] nourishment."

"Thundering Harley engines nearly drowned out the Latin recitation of the "Our Father" prayer that accompanied Francis as he greeted the crowd before Mass. Standing in his open-top jeep, Francis drove up the main boulevard leading to St. Peter's Square, blessing the thousands of people in what was a giant Harley parking lot."

There is no why