Tuesday, September 26, 2006

But… But… I thought it was supposed the be a “Choice”!

A teenager in Georgia who was raped and impregnated was forced by her mother and two cousins to drink turpentine on two different occasions to attempt to force her to have an abortion….

Speculation on the part of the author:

Anyone care to place bets that the mother’s boyfriend is the father? And that the “abortion” was intended to prevent the police from getting DNA evidence against him? I suspect there is a bunch more to this story than is being told here….

Art is in the eye of the beholder

Principal of Elementary school suggests to Art teacher to take class field trip to Art Museum.

Art teacher takes fifth grade class to museum at principal’s suggestion.

Student gets an eye full of a nude scuplture and complains to parent, who in turn complains to principal.

Principal reprimands teacher for doing what she was told.

Teacher gets the axe.

Can’t you just feel the love?

Monday, September 25, 2006

Confusion reigns at City Hall

I live in precinct 500, in fact tomorrow night I will be sworn in as precinct chair. Two years ago, the MUD district I live in was "annexed for specific purpose". Which means that all the businesses around here charge City of Houston sales tax, but we residents recieve no city services, unless you consider a fireworks ban a city
"service". Back in July, I was wandering around on the City of Houston website and I discovered something interesting. According to the maps that are on the CoH city council website, I AM in the city, but yet 311, Beverly Kaufman's office, and Paul Bettancourt's office show me to be in the county. I apparently have a city councilman that I cannot vote for (or against) and a mayor that I cannot vote against (no WAY I'd vote for him!). I've called my newly discovered councilman to inquire as to whether I really AM in the city or not. I assured him that for two years now, I have been disenfranchised if it turns out that I am actually in the city.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Federal Judge declares boating illegal

And they call Louisiana the "Sportsman's Paradise"....

In the case of Normal Parm, et al v. Sheriff Mark Shumate, of East Carroll Parish, (Civil No.3:01-CV2624; United States District Court; Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division) United States District Judge Robert G. James has declared it to be criminal trespassing for the public to boat, fish or hunt on the Mississippi River and other navigable waters of America, affirming the arrest of fishermen and boaters utilizing the waters of the Mississippi River. This ruling declares recreational boating, fishing tournament, waterfowl hunting, and pleasure boating illegal on navigable rivers, unless conducted within the main channel of the river, or with the permission of all riparian landowners along the navigable river.

What a CROCK!

(Hat Tip: El Capitan, Baboon Pirates)

Parents abduct 19 year old daughter to force her to have an abortion.

A Maine couple, incensed that their 19 year old daughter was pregnant, chased her into her front yard, tackled her and tied her up and carried her to their car and tried to drive her to New York to force her to have an abortion.

The Kampfs were upset that their daughter was pregnant by a man who is now in jail, police said, and the kidnapping began with an argument Friday morning at the parents' home.

"Katelyn stated to me that upon her parents finding out that she was pregnant, they told her she had no choice but to get an abortion," Marino wrote in his court affidavit.

Katelyn Kampf escaped from her parents in Salem after persuading them to untie her so she could use a Kmart bathroom. After her father went into the men's room, she used a cell phone to call for help, then ran to a nearby Staples store, where police found "a hysterical female hiding in the back of the store," according to the affidavit.

The police accompanied Katelyn Kampf to the mall parking lot, where her parents were circling in their car. Katelyn Kampf got into Marino's cruiser while Sgt. Kristin Fili pulled over her parents and asked for their license and registration. When Lola Kampf opened the passenger side door, Fili spotted rope, duct tape and scissors, she said Monday.

"They told us initially they did take her here against her will, but they denied tying her up initially," Fili said. Although Katelyn Kampf was not injured, "Obviously what happened was a crime. She was taken against her will," she said.

Authorities filed a temporary restraining order against Nicholas and Lola Kampf on behalf of their daughter.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The flu is coming!

Well, for the Rorschach clan, Flu Season has arrived early this year. My oldest has been diagnosed with Infuenza Type A. Luckily we caught it early (so to speak). The Doc has prescribed Tamiflu for everyone. Hopefully by Monday everyone will be on the path back to health. The Doc says this is the second case they've seen this week. The Flu Vaccine however has not shipped out yet and won't for a while yet. The next month or so is going to rough around here I suspect...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

GOP Blogger Straw Poll

Who would YOU want to be the 2008 GOP Presidential Nominee?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

More proof that 'Peak Oil" hasn't quite peaked yet....

Chevron, in cooperation with it’s partners Statoil and Devon Energy, today announced one of the largest oil discoveries ever in the Gulf Of Mexico with an estimated 3-15 BILLION barells of Oil and Natural gas Equivalent. It is being likened to Pruhoe Bay in Alaska. The discovery is in 7000 ft of water in the Walker Ridge area 270 miles southeast of New Orleans. The field is expected to come online in 2010. As little as 10 years ago, such finds were not expected in such deep water because it was thought to be too hot for the oil to remain there. More proof that you should never say never.