Dave Stancliff 2008-09-21 blogarama.com

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Man arrested for posing as LA Dodger!

A 47-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to several charges including burglary and trespassing when he was found wandering Dodger stadium field with a glove and two baseballs. Ronald Higgens may have just had a "field of dreams" moment, but now it looks like he's going to pay for it. If convicted, the poor guy could do four years in prison!

Apparently the court is still trying to find him a lawyer. Talk about a bad day.

Paul Newman dies at 83

Legendary movie star Paul Newman has played his last roll, but will be remembered as a cultural icon with his rolls as cads and con men. He defined the American anti-hero in the 50s and 60s playing parts in such film classics as; Cool Hand Luke, Hud, The Hustler, The Sting, and Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid.

He defined cool. Personally, he was one of my favorite actors.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wall Street protest against the proposed bailout

 

PROTESTORS RALLY IN FRONT OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT AGAINST THE PROPOSED BAIL OUT YESTERDAY.

MAINSTREET ISN'T HAPPY WITH WALL STREET.

Man charged with farting on cop!

 

I know. This really seems like a joke, but Jose Cruz isn't laughing after being charged for battery on a cop when he fanned his fart towards the officer after being pulled over for not having his headlights on. This happened on a road somewhere in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Talk about not being able to take a joke.

Dad chases naked boy out of daughter's bedroom!

A 45-year-old Deltona, Florida man chased a nude teenager out of his daughter's bedroom with a lead pipe. During the chase he smacked the boy on the head. The boy got stitches and Dad has been arrested for aggravated assault! It wasn't a case of illegal entry because the daughter has been inviting the boy over nightly for a year! Imagine Dad's surprise and the fine he's going to pay now.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

White supremacist anti-Obama leaflets passed out to public

The race card is rearing it's ugly head again as we head into the final weeks before the presidential election. It's hard to believe that people are so rabidly racist in this day and age, but it's a fact.

TODAY'S 2nd THREAD:

How much do you think race will play a part in picking our next president?

Bush issues appeal to approve bailout

Worried analysts await the bailout.

President Bush went prime time last night to try and convince a skeptical public and rebellious Republicans that the government must use $700 billion of taxpayers' money for the proposed rescue plan.

TODAY'S THREAD:

Do you think we should pay for this bailout, and if we do, will it save the economy as experts are claiming?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain wants out of debate: Obama says 'let's go'

 

Surrounded by his big-money cronies, McCain told the press he wants to put Friday's debate off because he wants to concentrate on the bailout package before Congress. What? He can't do two thing's on the same day? Doesn't sound like a very versatile presidential type to me.

Racial prejudice and the elderly

A new study shows that prejudice plays a big part in how elderly white Americans vote. 

How big an effect this prejudicial attitude will have on the presidential race remains to be seen, but pollsters are facing up to the reality that prejudice is alive and well in this country, and that it plays a part in politics.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

War hawks are circling the Op-Ed Pages with bad intentions

Okay...it's time to start worrying when bipartisan hawks start screeching for another war! The target is Iran.

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Some recent Op-Eds supporting a war with Iran have been run in the Nation ("Everyone needs to worry about Iran") and

a group of hawks have their own web site, United Against Nuclear Iran.

This is all pretty scary stuff. In my opinion we have enough wars going on right now. The last thing we need is to listen to these old chicken hawks who are eager to send more young men and women to war to satisfy their blood-lust!

TODAY'S THREAD

Do you think we should be targeting Iran for war right now-or ever?

It's looking more like the Great Depression every day now

An encampment for the homeless in Highland Park, Washington, sprung up overnight, and the city has already responded with a 72-hour time frame to get out.

A sign in front of the encampment reads, "Nicklesville," a play on Mayor Greg Nickles, whose not exactly a friend of the homeless. Some have drawn the comparison of the Depression-era Hooversville with it's tin shanty towns, to this modern version of 150 fuchsia-colored tents.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Main Street moans as Wall Street slides

It's no secret that the taxpayers are the one's paying for the massive bailouts on Wall Street. Many feel they are paying for the bad judgement of the CEOs who get 'Golden parachutes" while everyone else gets the shaft!

Now Congress is looking at pumping more taxpayer money into the slumping market, and people are wondering if that's such a good idea.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

China paper urges new currency after recent U.S. financial woes

This is how bad it is...Chinese are feeling threatened by a "financial tsunami" as they watch our stock market teeter and the government bail out private business. Wasn't it McCain who said our economy is basically sound? I just can't help disagreeing with that stupid statement.

T-S As It Stands: outsourcing education

We are slowly in the process of replacing our teachers with foreign teachers. What happened to to the quality school system we once had that was the envy of the free world? The solution to our slowly diminishing teacher pool is not to import teachers, but to look at what we're offering teachers to teach our children.