Another weekend of yard work. Still isn’t complete. Dammit.
Let’s see where the bus takes us today…
In San Diego:
Helicopters kept searching for signs of the shark that killed triathlete David Martin, Solana Beach Lifeguard Capt. Craig Miller said.
Er, why? To arrest it for unlawful biting? Misdemeanor leg chompery? Ridiculous waste of time, money and resources.
A Tunisian family alleges their daughter was raped during a telephone conversation with a man, a lawyer for the family said.
The 30-year-old man said he never touched the young woman. But he acknowledged he heard her scream while they were “totally into” an erotic telephone conversation — and that she reported bleeding, Al Arabiya reported.
*blink* Who is falling for this, seriously? If this ends anywhere other than with that chick in a mental institution, we need to reconsider Tunisia’s “country” status.
In North Carolina:
More than 9,000 North Carolina license plates have been recalled because they begin with “XXX” — a common symbol for sexually explicit material.
Marge Howell, communications officer for the Department of Motor Vehicles, said DMV Commissioner William C. Gore Jr. made the call Thursday morning after receiving complaints from people who found the letters offensive.
Note to people offended by letters on a license plate: Get. Over. It. If this is the most upsetting thing you’ve seen today then you and I need to Have A Talk.
City school administrators want to loosen academic requirements for ninth-grade athletes to keep them engaged in school and out of trouble.
They worry that freshmen banned from sports might turn to neighborhood gangs or other negative influences.
Last school year, three of every 10 rising ninth-graders in Norfolk – or 715 students – did not have the minimum 2.0 grade-point average required to play sports, according to division records.
Yes, that sends a positive message doesn’t it? Failing in school? No problem, we’ll lower our standards! You’re basically telling those kids that they’re too stupid to make it, so here’s a handout. You’re doing it WRONG.
Osceola county school board member Jay Wheeler isn’t making any apology for his email I told the truth! Wheeler said. We asked, “Did you at all think that might be insulting to some? Wheeler replied, “I thought it might be a wake up call and I think it’s something people want to say but were afraid too.’
A little more than a week ago, the Osceola County School District decided to implement school uniforms. Since then, he says parents have complained saying they can’t afford the new clothing. He disagreed with parents and fired off an email to them saying:
“Everyone can afford Wal-Mart and if they cant they need to think about turning of their cable TV or stop buying alcohol or cigarettes and spend their money on their children.”
Oh no he di’int. Oh yes he did, and that makes him our Hero of the Day.