Daily Archives: February 1, 2009

It Really Happened February 1, 2009

The ‘Dad-Nav’ device that lets a former Desert Rat wander safely despite his Alzheimer’s at  the Daily Mail alerts us on how one son’s concerns about his 82-year old father’s wandering about, were relieved when they purchased the Buddi and the accompanying subscription, to keep track of Dad’s whereabouts by GPS tracking.  Petbuddi for pets also.  Could be a lifesaver!

Wyo. horseback rider cited for being drunk.  KUTV 2 in Salt Lake City brings us the news of a 28-year old drunk horseman, riding a white horse in a snowstorm.  Drivers in autos had difficulty seeing him and the horse, who was meandering slowly, on the road.  He was charged with public intoxication.  No word on whether there is a riding while drunk ordinance in effect in Cody, Wyoming.

Fiat Nets $27K Parking Ticket In Austria at WFSB3 in Hartford brings us a story from Graz, Austria, where an abandoned car racked up an approximately $27,000 parking fine, after sitting unmoved for 2 years.  The immigrant owners ditched the car after being deported.  Graz officials had to change the zoning where the car was parked, in order to move it, because of quirky laws preventing the move otherwise.

Nurse suspended for offering to pray for elderly patient’s recovery at the UK’s Telegraph.  A Christian woman’s offer to pray with a patient is met with a complaint, despite previous patients who have not had a problem with it.

“Mittens, the Sled Riding Maine Coon Cat”

December 8, 2007

Mittens is almost six years old, yet acts like an inquisitive and adventurous kitten. She is easily trained. fordshankle.com

When you watch these ads, the ads check you out at Fox News.  Scary.  “Watch an advertisement on a video screen in a mall, health club or grocery store and there’s a slim _ but growing _ chance the ad is watching you too. Small cameras can now be embedded in the screen or hidden around it, tracking who looks at the screen and for how long.”

Glendale Family’s Cat ‘Adopts’ Puppy at KPHO 5 in Phoenix.  The puppy they were boarding suddenly was taken in by the family cat.  Including nursing.  VideoImages.

Politicians know to say no to blood alcohol test at Austin American Statesman.  “When Texans are arrested on suspicion of DWI, about half refuse to provide a breath or blood sample. Among elected officials, practically all do… among them representatives, senators, judges and commissioners…”  No kidding?!?!

Loyal Mets fans Shea goodbye at the NY Daily Daily News.  Demolition of the famed home of the New York Mets is making way towards a paved parking lot.  Sight of the infamous 1986 World Series game 6 between the NY Mets and the Boston Red Sox.  Where Bill Buckner‘s legs were the alley for the ball that went erroneously between them, leading to a Mets win.  History.


“Construction crews work on razing Shea Stadium, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 in New York. “
Image courtesy of AP via http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/02/01/2009-02-01_loyal_mets_fans_shea_goodbye-1.html.

Obama celebrates spending binge with cocktails and wagyu steak at Michelle Malkin, certainly has raised the definition of hypocrisy.  With the Obama’s proclaiming  the need to tighten America’s financial belt, and exercise massive thrift, he had no difficulty in proffering up $100 16-ounce Wagyu portehouse steaks and alcohoic drinks like vodka martinis, FOR FREE, as a celebratory dinner after the House passed the Stimulus bill.  The one Rush Limbaugh appropriately called, the “Porkulus Bill.”   Ironic because as Obama and clan were lapping up some quite extravagant and luxurious chow and imbibing whimsically at the novelty of their own indulgences, FOR FREE, ON TAXPAYER EXPENSE, he was at the same time slamming Wall Street’s bonuses as, “shameful,” and Citigroup’s new corporate jet purchase.  But then again, the Stimulus Bill he is so proud to offer up as a proposed rescue for the economic crisis, is laden with so many excesses, as to mortgage you and your’s children’s taxpaying lives for next century.  But who cares, right?  Certainly not the Obama’s.  Because after all, as Michelle Obama so bouyantly once said herself,

During her talk in Pontiac, Michigan, she waxed on about how the $600 rebate given to taxpayers this year to offer relief to consumers is a bit of a short-term fix.

“You’re getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.

“Barack’s approach is that the short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good. And it may even feel good that first month when you get that check. And then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings.”

Best summary on the overindulgences so flagrantly exercised by the Obama’s.  Times will get worse. Worse for thee, not for me.  At Uppity Woman.

Tally ho!