By Susie Madrak Saturday Jan 31, 2009 1:00pm
File This Under 'Things You Probably Already Know' 3:43am
By Susie Madrak Saturday Jan 31, 2009 1:00pm
Well, color me surprised!
People who drive Hummers receive almost five times as many traffic tickets as the average driver, according to a new study.
Quality Planning Corp., which helps insurance companies identify risk, surveyed data from 1.7 million drivers and found the Hummer H2… Continue
Added by carrotfire on February 1, 2009 at 6:39pm —
A bitter, angry, sarcastic rant by Dan Berman
Written Feb 2003. Much has changed since then but too much here is still relevant today
"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same in any country."
-Hermann Goering (1893 -… Continue
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By Archie Ingersoll Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald
The North Dakota attorney general's office has upheld a local decision not to press charges in the case of a Mayville, N.D, woman who reported she was raped by three men.
"I conclude that your decision not to prosecute falls within the broad discretion afforded state's attorneys," read a letter from Chief Deputy Attorney General Thomas Trenbeath, who reviewed the file along with an… Continue
Added by carrotfire on September 20, 2008 at 9:42am —
Literal-minded in its sex and brutality, Teutonic in its humor, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
might be the work of a strict and exacting German professor who set out to make a porno-violent sci-fi comedy. Is there anything sadder--and ultimately more repellent--than a clean-minded pornographer? The numerous rapes and beatings have no sensuality; they're frigidly, pedantically calculated, and because… Continue
Added by carrotfire on February 22, 2008 at 12:30am —
LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, he's funny. He's smart. He says what he thinks.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BILL MAHER: Could I have the writers back please?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KING: The man who's got an opinion about almost everything talks about
Super Tuesday the Super Bowl and he's taking your calls.
He's Bill Maher next on "LARRY KING LIVE."
We do not exaggerate when we say he is always welcome on… Continue
Added by carrotfire on February 11, 2008 at 9:07pm —
- 1. Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
- 2. Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
- 3. Can I yell "movie" in a crowded firehouse?
- 5. How do a fool and his money GET together?
- 6. How do you know when its time to tune your bagpipes?
- 7. How is it that a building burns up as it burns down?
- 8. If a train station is where the train stops, what is a work station?
- 9. If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make…
Added by carrotfire on February 7, 2008 at 12:53pm —
10. Prevent pilfering of office supplies during last day in office
9. Give Rush Limbaugh a heart attack.
8. Give the Iraqi people an early celebration.
7. Expose Cheney as the real power behind the throne.
6. Screw up Karl Rove’s job search.
5. Wipe that silly smirk off his face.
4. Put a damper on fund raising for the Bush presidential library.
3. To stop all the whining.
2. Chip away at American… Continue
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At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gate reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,"If GM had
up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be
driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon." In response to
Bill's comments, General Motors
issued a press release stating: "If GM had developed technology like… Continue
Added by carrotfire on February 4, 2008 at 12:26am —
LANCASTER, PA—Surmounting treacherous icy pavement and a windchill
factor dipping as low as 19 degrees Fahrenheit, local resident Louis
Bergstrom survived a real-life battle with the elements Friday when he
successfully completed a harrowing four-and-a-half-minute journey
across the desolate, frozen parking lot of an area G & G Grocery
Store, the 38-year-old court stenographer told reporters.
According to Bergstrom, with night coming and temperatures dropping… Continue
Added by carrotfire on February 2, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I guess getting a new car is gonna have to wait. I was walking by a video game store and saw that they had a new Resident Evil game. Now, the whole reason I got a GameCube was because I wanted Continue
to shoot zombies, and the best zombie-shooting games were coming out
for the GameCube. That, and I had a Super Nintendo, so I knew that they
would bring the goods. Anyway, I plunked down 50 bucks…
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I'm not sure yet where the "compassionate" part of "compassionate conservatism" comes from , but I do know where the conservatism resides. For six terms Dick Cheney was a congressman Continue
representing Wyoming, and he had one of the most conservative voting
records of all 435 members of Congress. Cheney voted against the Equal
Rights Amendment, against funding the Head Start program, against a
House resolution calling for South Africa to release Nelson Mandela
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"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try"
- Beverly Sills
"It is the duty, and ought to be the pleasure , of age and experience to warn and instruct youth and to come to the…
Added by carrotfire on December 31, 2007 at 11:18am —
Stephen King likes to start the conversation and so the horror author began asking questions before TIME's Gilbert Cruz could take a seat to
interview him in New York City. But Cruz soon took over. Excerpts:
STEPHEN KING: So who's going to be TIME Person of the Year?
TIME: I really don't know, there's a very small group of people who make that decision.
I was thinking, I think it… Continue
Added by carrotfire on November 28, 2007 at 11:32pm —
Pork's "dirty secret" : the nation's top hog producer is also one of Americas worst polluters
America's top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA
history. Welcome to the dark side of the other white meat.
Posted Dec 14, 2006… Continue
Added by carrotfire on October 26, 2007 at 12:51pm —
Ex Wham star and gay Greek poster boy, Giorgos Mikalos, has admitted at last that his marijuana smoking is becoming a problem. "I smoke shed loads" he told Kirsty Young on BBC's Deserted Iceland Discs. Continue
"I must be getting through at least a quarter a day" he continued,"big fat reefers an all. The sort of chubby spliff you would expect to see hanging…
Added by carrotfire on October 25, 2007 at 1:39pm —
- in millionaires
- in billionaires
- in military spending
- in firearm deaths
- in beef production
- in per capita energy use
- in carbon dioxide emissions (more than Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and the United Kingdom combined)
- in total and per capita municipal waste (720 kilograms per person per year)
- in hazardous waste produced (by a factor of more than twenty times our nearest competitor,… Continue
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10. All he's wearing is a whistle Continue
9. Warm-ups include jumping jacks, knee bends, and Jell-O shots
8. He's made a nice little home for himself under the…
Added by carrotfire on October 21, 2007 at 2:29am —
It seems that I offended a few people with my page on Bush. So I've
decided to do what I always do when I offend people: I offend them
Added by carrotfire on October 19, 2007 at 2:06pm —
Captain America, the comic book character created during World War II as a patriotic opponent of the Nazis, was killed by sniper bullets in a
recent comic. What do you
Added by carrotfire on October 19, 2007 at 3:21am —
PRESIDENT'S HEARTFELT PRAYER TO GOD TO UNIFY AMERICA FOLLOWING HIS MEGA-COMPETENT ADMINISTRATION'S TEENY-TINY NEW ORLEANS OOPSIE Continue
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