Archive for January 6th, 2014

She’s Hope For Ugly Babies

Monday, January 6th, 2014

(She’s going to kill me for this.)

I have to be honest here, there ARE some ugly babies. As much as we like to say all babies are cute, some are as ugly as a bucket of hookworms.  Take one of my best friends, Amy.

Today Amy is an intelligent, beautiful, and funny woman who once worked as a model.  But her first picture looks like she was made of wax and her Mother left her out too long in the sun.  I’m sooo happy I didn’t know her Mom then.  What do you say when a proud parent slaps an ugly photo of her newest effort in front of you?  You CAN’T say:

“Oh, my.” or,

“I’ll bet she’ll have a GREAT personality!” or,

“Did you get the right baby?”

After years of long thought, I’ve decided there’s only one safe route here: the Genetic-Duplication-Celebration:

“She has your eyes! (Smile.) or,

“I see Paul’s mouth! (Smile.) or,

“She looks just like you!” (Act excited.)

If the Mother then says, “Oh – she was adopted,”  – give her a thumbs up and say, “Well you obviously picked the best one!” And quickly walk away.

Dusty Springfield Wasn’t Sure

Monday, January 6th, 2014

If you lived through the ’60’s, you remember legendary British pop-singer Dusty Springfield. Although most fans never thought about it at the time, Dusty couldn’t decide if she was straight or gay.  That’s why this song had such significance for her.

Dusty singing “How Can I Be Sure?” here.

On March 2, 1999, Dusty died of breast cancer at 60 years old.  She had been scheduled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just two weeks later. At the ceremony, her friend Elton John said, “I’m biased but I just think she was the greatest white singer there ever has been … Every song she sang, she claimed as her own.”

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Why Do I Have To Carry The Damn Board?

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Bitch, bitch, bitch!

Flu Season’s Here Again

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Light Says ‘Walk!’

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Elder Abuse In A Walmart Line

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On Christmas Eve TWO-years ago, Jacquetta Simmons, 26, punched Grace Suozzi, 70-years old, to the ground because Suozzi, a Walmart cashier, asked to see her receipt. The incident is caught on the video below.

Watch the video here.

Simmons raised some money, got bailed out, and hired herself some expensive attorneys.  After a jury trial, Simmons was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation. That sentence was appealed.

The result? Simmons only needs to serve one year in jail according to a ruling issued by the the Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, NYS Supreme Court.  The court, in a unanimous decision, found that the five-year prison sentence handed down by Judge Robert C. Noonan on Nov. 14, 2012, was “unduly harsh and severe under the circumstances of this case.”

With “Good Time” in prison, violence-prone and nearly remorseless Simmons could be out in about 8-months.  8-months in jail (not prison) for punching an old lady in the head for no good reason.  There’s been a lot of talk in our community about this case.  Much of it begins, “Had that been My Mother… “

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