Man, some people have all the luck there is. A couple in Wisconsin over the weekend won $700,000 by playing the lottery, which is a feat in itself. We all know that the odd’s of winning the lottery are bad, well, “how many grains of sand on the beaches of the world?” That kind of thing. What makes this so special or extraordinary is that they both bought tickets, at separate stores, and they both won $350,000 a piece. Which is a nice tidy sum of about $480,000 after taxes.
Verlyn Adamson bought his winning ticket at the Pit Stop in Mineral Point while his wife Judith bought a winner at the Stop-N-Go on U.S. 18-151 in Barneveld. Two winning tickets have not yet been presented, lottery officials said. One was sold at the Cenex Mini Mart in Mount Horeb, the other at the Darlington Mini Mart in Darlington. That means three out of the four winning tickets were sold in Iowa County, and this couple had two of them. Amazing isn’t it?
Automatic Posts: I have been tinkering with this “automatic related post feature” and unfortunately it has been producing some mixed results. Often it doesn’t even work at all, but that is nothing new for WordPress.com, I have contacted support about it, but so far, not much. Anyway, if you were privy to the recent “sex blog from Israel” that was on here, I apologize. This is not what I had intended and is in no way a reflection on my reading habits. If you have been polarized by some of it (Don’t Look Ethel!), it is now gone, and I will continue to remove items I consider offensive. Sorry. (Most of it was written in Hebrew believe it or not, so the majority of you should be covered on that one alone.)
Stimulating News: Some 2.5 million people nationwide still have not received or spent their economic stimulus check and there are over 150,000 people in Massachusetts alone that have not claimed theirs, those are the Kennedy Clan relatives alone. Meanwhile the IRS is working overtime to locate these lost people in order to compensate them. The IRS routinely sends out about 8,000,000,000 pieces of mail a year (nice chunk of change, you would turn into a regular sticky-tongue-odd-ball after licking all those envelopes eh!) and it weighs in at about 80,000,000 lbs.
Chicago advertised for refunders. Ran ad’s in the paper for people to come in and collect an “additional check” and they came in droves. Only catch was “they all had outstanding warrants” and the cops arrested them when they showed up to collect their bounty. One cop commented, “It is so much easier when they just walk in instead of having to go out and hunt them down.” Well, duh?
Criminals continue to amaze me on how stupid they really are.
No Tattoo’s in Utah. Bountiful Utah has instructed all of its existing city employees that they will have to make sure they cover all of their tattoos. Officials said they banned tattoos in easily visible places in an effort to improve the city’s image. They are mirroring the Los Angeles Police department who bans tattoos on the face, neck, head and hands. Bountiful goes a little further, no jewelry either, you must remove your earrings before coming to work traffic stops in Bountiful (I guess nose, lip, and eyebrows too?).
Powering Up. Pacific Gas and Electric of California says it will purchase 800 megawatts of “solar energy” enough to light 293,000 homes in the largest ever solar power purchase agreement. This is a step forward and now all we have to worry about is the sun shining long enough to pull it off. Read …
Wyoming has warned its residents that natural gas will cost 32% more this year over last year, and of course, the next question should be “why?” Wyoming is the second largest producer of this commodity in the nation. Just a week or two they were touting natural gas as the greatest thing since home-made soap and wanting everyone to switch over to gas.
Big Oil isn’t done yet, there are plenty of places they want to look, but the “money isn’t right” when they get it where they want it, they will punch holes everywhere. And I do mean everywhere. A good post on it here. For full enlightenment make sure you click on the map.
Recyclables. Los Angeles is now offering a blue bin for plastic waste, a green bin for yard clippings and black bins for everything else. Pretty cool. Last week I noted that of the twenty-four houses on my block, only a paltry three, actually put out the recyclable bins, the rest of the block did not participate. Pretty sad. Now if we could just find a suitable bin for politicians what color would that be, and of course, how long would they argue about it, before it was instituted?
No hand holding in Alabama. A complaint was filed against a judge alleging he violated judicial ethics rules earlier this year by asking folks in the courtroom to “hold hands while praying.” The ACLU our resident commie-pinko-protectors made the complaint against the judge who is the same judge who had the ten commandments posted in his courtroom and they filed on that.
The absolute best thing that could happen to America is the removal and complete shut down of the ACLU. They are all about removing freedom and not protecting it.
Old dawg learned a new trick. If you put the word “sex” in the title of your post, you attract every bottom-feeder in the world. Next time instead of writing “Telephoto Sex In Houston” that will be “Beating The Bushes in Houston.” … Learned something new this week. Matter of fact, going in there shortly and removing that completely and replacing it with the above.
Midweek and it has so far, been somewhat interesting, lot of stuff going on.
Monday a young lady in a mall was asked to leave the mall “because her dress was too short.” A dress incidentally that she had purchased the day before in that very same mall. Security said that “other woman’s husbands were staring at her and she was creating a disturbance.”
So now, on top of everything else, we now have “fashion police” on the prowl in the nations’ malls. Where were they when my wife and I were exposed to all these “droppy-drawer-underwear wearing butt-crack-showing-teenagers” surrounding us on all sides?
I say leave the girls alone …