***I want to do something like this with the closet in my office:
Not for crafting supplies, just for more storage. Does anyone ever have enough storage space??
***The racial politics of seating a white sex offender in state legislature. First of all, it's unbelievable to me that the people in his district elected him. What the heck...? Secondly, why is he allowed to hold office?
Last month, Joseph Morrissey was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a 17-year-old girl with whom he had a sexual relationship. The girl worked as a receptionist in Morrissey’s law office.
At the time of his conviction, Morrissey was a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. He promptly resigned, and then mounted a campaign to fill the vacancy his resignation created.
In a special election, with light turnout, the good people of the 74th House District, which consists of a Richmond suburb, re-elected Morrissey. A former Democrats, he captured 42 percent of the vote running as an independent in a three-way race.
How, you might be wondering, is Morrissey able to serve, given the fact that his conviction carried a six month jail sentence. The answer is that he attends legislative sessions under a work release program. Legislator by day; jailbird by night.
Republicans have called for Morrissey to step down and, since he’s unwilling to, they are insisting that he be expelled. The Democratic caucus, on the other hand, is deeply divided.”
We truly are living in crazy times.
***Can Colts shock the world? Oh, I hope so. Not only because I'm for the Colts, but I'm also for anyone playing against the Patriots. :-)
***More New York Times codswollop: The headline: "2014 Was the Warmest Year Ever Recorded on Earth." Now for the truth.
So 2014 was far from the warmest year ever. On the contrary, we are living during a relatively cool period.
Moreover, contrary to the activists’ claims, 2014 wasn’t even the warmest recent year. The “warmest ever” designation came from NASA and NOAA, which are run by global warming activists. They have distorted surface temperature records by surreptitiously “adjusting” historical records to make the past (e.g., the 1930s) look cooler and the present warmer. This is one of the great scandals in the history of science, which we have written about repeatedly. Since the activists won’t say what changes they have made and why they have made them, their records must be considered hopelessly corrupt. Beyond that, they aren’t even accounted for the urban heat island effect, which obviously exists. Most temperature recording stations are in urban areas, and they have gotten warmer in recent decades as a result of economic development and population growth, not carbon dioxide.
A Godfather in the mob finds out that his bookkeeper has stolen ten million bucks.
This bookkeeper happens to be deaf, so the Godfather brings along his attorney, who knows sign language. The Godfather asks the bookkeeper: "Where is the 10 million bucks you embezzled from me?" The attorney, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the 10 million dollars is hidden.
The bookkeeper signs back: "I don't know what you are talking about." The attorney tells the Godfather: "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."
That's when the Godfather pulls out a 9 mm pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper's temple, cocks it and says: "Ask him again! The attorney signs to the underling: "He'll kill you for sure if you don't tell him!"
The bookkeeper signs back: "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed in my cousin Enzo's backyard in Queens!"
The Godfather asks the attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"
The attorney replies: "He says you don't have the guts to pull the trigger."
***Welcome to Idiocracy: Occupy Oakland vandals will split a $1.3 million payday.
A federal magistrate tentatively approved a $1.3 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were corralled by police outside the downtown YMCA before being unfairly arrested and held in jail for hours.
In signing off on the deal last week, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins in San Francisco also granted preliminary class-action status, meaning the eight plaintiffs who sued the city of Oakland and Alameda County would share the money with roughly 400 people who allege they were unlawfully arrested on Jan. 28, 2012.
City and county leaders have already approved the payout, the latest in a series of settlements of lawsuit alleging police wrongdoing during mass arrests, court records show. Plaintiffs in the case, however, need to sign off on it before it becomes final.
***Now schools are providing dinner for students? Talk about a nanny state.
The nation's second-largest school district is eyeing a move to offer dinner to students at every school.
Students at Kingsley Elementary in Los Angeles eat breakfast, lunch provided for them by the school as well as dinner. The trend around the nation is continuing as nearly 1 million students are served dinner or an after-school snack.
"When kids are hungry, they don't pay attention," said Bennett Kayser, a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District board, which was announcing the expansion Thursday. "This is something that should have started years ago."
No, it shouldn't. The parents are responsible for feeding their kids, not everyone else. Beam me up, Scotty.
***Washin' his hands...
***Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
-- Zig Ziglar
***Have a great day!