Friday, September 04, 2009

News Items

PhotobucketRecently, Jericho, Arkansas Fire Chief Don Payne had to go to court twice in one day to contest yet another traffic ticket. The second time, he told the judge in no uncertain terms what he thought of the police and their speed traps. Apparently, this has been a big problem in tiny Jericho, and people are up in arms.

The response from the cops? They shot him in the tushie. Now the seven-man police force has been disbanded and City Hall has been shuttered until things calm down in the community.

It's not every place that the people have to be protected from the police.


At Sen. Blanche Lincoln's town hall meeting in Russellville the other day, a large number of people expressed the belief that President Obama has filled the government with commies because he has appointed so many "Czars".

Never mind that it was the communists in Russia who overthrew the Czars.

The stupid burns on.


Apparently, at least six states have declared that their schools will not air President Obama's speech to students, as well as some in Missouri, and I'm guessing that there will be a bunch of school districts in Arkansas that won't air it.

We can't have our President indoctrinating our children into studying hard and excelling in school so they can achieve their dreams in later life.

We gotta keep 'em ignorant.


Michael Jackson's family is finally going to bury him. They have chosen Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. There goes the neighborhood. Oh, stop it! I'm not making a racist comment. I'm referring to the crowds of fans who will undoubtedly be descending on the venerable old cemetery where the remains of some of the most famous show-biz folks repose.

Where have they kept Michael stashed all this time?


Arkansas' largest family, the Duggars, are expecting number 19.

I'm too appalled to say any more.

Stay tuned.


kenju said...

AN EEP! (excellent eclectic post)

I love what you said about the school speech and about the Duggars (such attention whores).

lucylocket said...

Re: Duggars - The report I read said that Mother Duggar was surprised. I'm surprised that she was surprised.

Looking to the Stars said...

I read about the Fire chief getting shot. The wild west lives on and not for the good.

I agree the stupid burns on.

This crap about Obama speaking to the kids is coming from racist's. We have had other president's who have spoken to the kids of America. Obama added one tiny thing, a work booklet, OMG wasn't that just terrible. Lock the doors and hide the kids, Obama wants them to think. The shame of it all. I'd like to tell these people to join the 21st century and get a life!

I'm glad Michael is buried, we were afraid they were going to take him on tour!

#19, that's a big family. Can the mother still walk?

Darlene said...

Just what I needed today - a hearty laugh and your post gave it to me.

I loved "We gotta keep em' ignorant."
With parents like they have, that won't be hard. ;-)

Grayquill said...

Remind me to stay away from Jericho. Gotta much anger here.

Betty said...

kenju: The Duggars just keep reproducing and reproducing.

lucylocket: It's hard to imagine that she's surprised. Surely by now she knows where all those babies came from.

Looking to the Stars: I wonder if Mother Duggar prays for menopause.

Darlene: Some days I just want to give up on people. Other days I DO give up.

Grayquill: I'm not angry, just perplexed.

Arkansas Patti said...

I sometimes feel that we are loosing our grip.
The only good thing about the ignorant going public is that they turn off so many people with their ignorance.
An articulate person could perhaps sway opinions, these people are just a joke if a bit scary.

Grayquill said...

FYI - I didn't say you were the angry one.

Betty said...

Arkansas Patti: Now that August is over, and everyone will be back from vacation next week, some of the noise will stop, I hope.

Grayquill: Oh,Ok. I kept reading over my blog to see if I sounded angry. lol It is so easy to get the tone wrong.

Mari Meehan said...

Betty, have you ever visited Forest Lawn? It is a circus. They even have gift shops!

Sister--Helen said...

The news keeps us amused....19 kids...OMGoodness.....

Cazzie!!! said...

Gobsmackingly stupid! Unreal!

Betty said...

Dogwalkmusings: I guess the laugh's on me. I've never been to Forest Lawn, only heard about it all my life. I guess that might be a good place for him after all. lol

4th Sister: It's unreal, isn't it.

Cazzie: You got that right.

Ima Wizer said...

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Betty said...

Ima Wizer: Thank you for the award. Gosh! There sure are a lot of rules, aren't there? lol

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

Thanks for brightening my evening (as an Arkansas native). I look forward to following.

Gianetta said...

Can somebody please say stop it with the kids already.

Margaret Hall said...

Well, as always, the trip to your blog is fun! The catch-up on the news is always good to read as you write it..Ackkk...the Duggars! I just wish that I had the money spent on GROCERIES~!! And, for heaven's sake, LET OBAMA tell the kids to WORK, and STUDY, and PAY attention, and GET SOMEWHERE!! Geez, what a cop out, the schools that did not run the spot!!

Joy Des Jardins said...

One word Betty....Geesh!

Oh the Duggars! We had a family just like them when I was growing up...The Whites. They had 19 kids too...and Mrs. W was NEVER surprised. In fact she had a standing reservation at the hospital every year for Godsake...and never had to break it either. She did lose a set of twins one, she would have had 21 in her clan. YIKES! By the way...Mrs. White lived up to her name....she didn't have one ounce of color in her face. Hmmm, I wonder why.

Betty said...

jackk-of-all-thumbs: Thanks for visiting. I'll check your blog out, too.

MA Fat Woman: I'm afraid only menopause will stop her.

Margaret Lavonne Hall: Can you imagine trying to buy shoes for them all?

Joy des Jardins: I don't care what anybody says. It just isn't natural! lol

Tincanman said...

LOL Betty, "The Stupid burns on."
Nothing left to say after that. Good one.