How Stupid Can You Be?

The story starts off simply enough.

HOUSTON – A Houston woman has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of and 8-year-old girl.
Vilma Rivas Buchala, 45, is charged with failure to stop and render aid.

Tragic, but not exceptionally interesting (a tragedy in itself) until you read on. (more…)

Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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February 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

On March 1st I take my ASVAB as I begin the road to Army OCS. But before I can do that I have to post the February 2010 link dump and the military had some news that will be making this list. For starters…

An unmanned Blackhawk Helicopter is in the works
. The only drawback is this assures there will be no sequel to Black Hawk Down. <Yahoo!>

I finally saw The Hurt Lockerand I thought it was great (though I’d love to hear from actual EOD personnel). Surprisingly those brilliant people who give it out major movie awards have acknowledged it’s greatness. Will the academy? <Yahoo!>

Crime does pay, and it pays very well (in Canada). <CBC>

Ever wonder what a baseball player’s fan mail looks like? Scroll down to February 25th on Pat Neshek’s blog. (more…)

Not This Again

If there’s one type of person I can’t stand (and believe me, there’s more than one) it is family/friends of deceased or incarcerated criminals who can’t see their family member or friend with any objectivity whatsoever. I admit, that may not be fair of me. It’d be a tough situation. But tough situations can be handled well. If your dad flies a plane into a government building, calling him a “hero” is not handling it well. Even if you offer your “deepest condolences” to the victim’s family. That’s just like a slap in the face. “I’m sorry your dad is dead, but my dad is a hero for doing that thing caused your dad to die.”

Joe Stack’s daughter, Samantha Bell, also had this to say “But if nobody comes out and speaks up on behalf of injustice, then nothing will ever be accomplished,” Uhhh hello? Start a blog or something like the rest of us are doing! You want to talk about injustice? Here’s a story about this fellow who survived two tours of duty in Vietnam (more…)

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Less of a Shotgun Wedding, More of a Handgun Wedding

I just read a story about this 21 year old, Indian male, Pankaj Kishore Karotia who had just got married. His uncle decided to fire a celebratory gunshot in the air. Sadly, (or “naturally”) “As he was loading it, it fired accidentally and hit his newly-wed nephew in the head.” First of all, while I buy the part that shooting the nephew was an accident, I don’t buy “As he was loading it, it fired accidentally”. Maybe, I would accept “Shortly after loading it, he accidentally fired the gun” or (more…)

Tickets For Tots

A lot of stories have broken recently involving cops who mess up. From bringing a gun to a snowball fight to being involved in two drunk hit-and-runs in one night. But the overwhelming majority are officers who truly respect the law and got into the profession because they wanted to make a positive difference.

The Sansom Park Police Department in North Texas recently made national news for a program they have (more…)

Son of Bonds Assaults Sun Bonds

Well, he at least was arrested on suspicion of assault. Assault with a deadly weapon at that. To clear up what I’m saying, The son of Barry Bonds allegedly assaulted his mother Sun Bonds. Reportedly he threw a door knob at her. I guess the door knob was the deadly weapon? Nikolai Bonds, 19, also was charged with vandalism because he broke some pictures and vases during his tantrum. Sounds like ‘roid rage to me! (more…)

Sounds More Like a Michael Vick Fan

A man took his girlfriend’s pit bull puppy for a walk Sunday, minutes before the Steeler’s game was to begin. Unfortunately for the puppy this man,William Woodson, of Bridgeville, was a Steelers fan. The dog was “uncooperative” on this walk prompting the man to hurry things along by kicking it down the road. (more…)

Elizabeth Lambert Should Never Play Soccer Again

That’s a longwinded title I suppose. But that’s really the main thing I’m trying to say and I want to make sure that point isn’t missed. If you haven’t seen her actions against BYU then watch this quick clip.

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Dad Shoots and Kills 17 yo. Son

Normally a random story about a recent murder wouldn’t show up on this blog. But this is too awful to be ignored. Not only does this guy, Ofelio Antonio Otero, shoot his 17 year old son, but the kid is trying to run away when he is gunned down. (more…)

A Clemens Got Arrested

Roger Clemen’s son, Koby Clemens, got arrested along with two of his Salem Avalanche teammates, Mark Ori and Jimmy Goethals. Not many details have come out yet, but apparently they got in a fight in the parking lot of a place called Mac and Bob’s Restaurant. Clemens and Ori were just arrested for disorderly conduct. Goethals was arrested for assault and battery. (more…)