Thursday, September 16, 2010

Saggy Pants Injustice, More Idiots Texting While Driving, Yom Kippur ‘No-Device Day’ Casting Obama as a Kenyan, Thank God You Don’t Live In Detroit, Shock Audio DC Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail Asking For Lobbyist Cash, The Word: Masturbation

 Idiot accusing police of 'illegally' pulling up his pants

When a police officer tells a suspect to put his hands up he's not normally faced with the assailant's pants falling down to his ankles and then having the unenviable task of pulling them up.
But that's what happened in Minneapolis when a cop arrested Frank Irving Wiggins - he suffered a wardrobe malfunction which led to a Court of Appeals case never before heard.
Police officer Kara Breci and her partner had spotted a possible drug deal in a car in a burger joint parking lot in the Minnesota city in November 2008.

Texting and driving on rise in Southern California despite ban

LOS ANGELES - The number of people who text while driving in Southern California has roughly doubled since a state law went into effect banning the practice, according to an Auto Club study released today.
The percentage of people who text or use electronic devices such as smart phones while behind the wheel rose to 2.7 percent in the latest Automobile Club of Southern California survey of drivers, about double where it was when the state's ban went into effect in January 2009.

The results point to a need for tougher penalties to discourage people from texting and driving, according to the Auto Club.

"Stronger penalties, more driver awareness and education and heightened enforcement are needed to significantly reduce one of the most dangerous activities a driver can do while on the road," said Steve Finnegan, the Auto Club's government affairs manager. "The rise in texting indicates that the growth of texting overall has outpaced current enforcement efforts and overcome the current law, which should be strengthened to enhance safety."

Finnegan said drivers who are caught texting are fined $20 for a first offense, and no points are assessed to the driver's record.

According to the survey, young women are most likely to be texting behind the wheel, at 4.3 percent. The percentage of young men who text and drive was 2.1 percent, the survey found.

I’ve said it before if you text while driving you are a straight up fucking idiot. I simply don’t get the logic of someone who would text someone while driving. There ain’t a damn thing that fucking important that you can convey in a text that is worth risking your life or another driver’s life over.


National campaign wants to make Yom Kippur ‘No-Device Day’ - Jewish World Review

Can ordinarily secular and non-Orthodox Jews turn off their cell phones for Yom Kippur?

Can they resist hiding their BlackBerrys under their prayer books? Can they thwart the urge to take a "bathroom break" during services when they feel compelled to check a new text?

A national campaign is urging Jews, and all Americans, to make Yom Kippur, beginning at sunset Sept. 17, "No-Device Day," a time to take a break from technology and reconnect with family and community the old-fashioned way: by talking face to face.

Zoning Out of Wireless: Local Red Tape and Cell Phones - Heritage

Americans are increasingly cutting the cord on their phones. By the most recent estimates, 40 percent Americans rely primarily on their wireless phone for voice calls, and most of those don’t have a wireline phone at all.

But don’t count me in that number. It’s not that I wouldn’t like to cut the cord. It’s that I can’t. I live in a cellular hole, one of those thousands of places where wireless connections are weak or non-existent. The reason isn’t geography—I live in a well-developed part of the Washington metro area, not an igloo in Alaska. Nor is the problem the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), though its efforts to regulate wireless may do damage in the future.


Gingrich Channels D'Souza in Casting Obama as a Kenyan - The Root

The latest salvo from the extreme right suggests that Obama has embraced the political views of the late father he barely knew.

Just when you thought the false propaganda against Barack Obama couldn't get any deeper, along comes Newt Gingrich with another trainload of lies. Setting a shameful new standard for cynical manipulation of the paranoid fears of the Tea Party and so-called Birthers, the Republican former speaker of the House now claims that Obama suffers from "a Kenyan, anti-colonial worldview" that makes him unfit to be president.

"What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?" Gingrich asked in an interview with the National Review Online, Web site of the prominent conservative magazine. "That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior."

SHOCKING VIDEO: If You Live in Detroit . . . Good Luck - Debbie Schlussel


Shock Audio: DC Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail Asking For Lobbyist Cash

Big Government Exclusive: Delegate to Congress for the District of Columbia Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton leaves voice mail citing her seniority and stimulus-based projects in lobbyist's "sector".

"I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don’t have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it’s been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it’s been essentially in your sector.

I am, I’m simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. "


BURNING HOT, and Incitatus via Moonbattery


Christine O'Donnell's 90's MTV Anti-Masturbation Campaign

Is lust a sin? Is masturbation a sin? - Althous

Back in the 90s, Christine O'Donnell — the new GOP candidate for Delaware Senator — said: "The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. You can't masturbate without lust!" She's getting teased or denounced or whatever for saying that, but it's not a stupid thing for a Christian to say.

And let's remember: This was back in the 90s. Do you remember how insane everyone was back then? Here's a quick refresher course.

The Word - Joycelyn Elders and Masturbation

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