Drug cartel violence, coupled with increased crime along the Arizona/Mexico border has prompted Arizona officials to place signs along a heavily-traveled and known smuggling route leading from Mexico to the state’s capitol of Phoenix. Signs went up a couple weeks ago along the southern side of I-8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend Arizona. The region is about 80 miles north of the Mexican border and it warns American citizens of the dangers of hiking in the area.
Mexican drug cartels appear to control large areas of Southern Arizona, according to the Pinal County Sheriff. According to Borderland Beat, the Pinal County Sherriff says, "We do not have control of this area." Pinal County investigators are now saying the area known as the ‘smuggling corridor’ stretches from the Mexico's border to Phoenix. Borderland suggests the area was once known as a family hiking and off road vehicles area. However the government has posted signs warning visitors and residents of the drug and human smuggling activity. The News As I See It: BP, in an internal newsletter, said that most Gulf residents aren’t upset with BP because the clean-up effort has boosted the local economy. BP taking credit for boosting the economy in the Gulf is like al-Qaida taking credit for boosting jobs in airport security.
It's been so hot in Washington, D.C. that President Obama has been fanning himself with his birth certificate.
The U.S. government has arrested a ring of Russian spies here. They were trying to blend in and act like Americans. For a week, they even pretended to love soccer.
This Date In History: 1859; French acrobat Charles Blondin, AKA Jean Francois Gravelet, walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1908; A powerful natural explosion from an unknown cause rocked the Tunguska Basin, in eastern Siberia, flattening hundreds of square miles of forest and resulting in tremors that could be felt hundreds of miles away. 1921; President Warren G. Harding appointed former president William H. Taft chief justice of the United States.
1934; Adolf Hitler secured his position in the Nazi party by a "blood purge," ridding the party of other leaders such as Ernst Roehm and Kurt von Schleicher. 1936; Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published. 1971; The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was ratified by the states. 1998; The remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie. Picture Of The Day: The new sign at the Arizona Park border is not a photoshop picture, it's real! The picture of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is obviously a photoshop picture. I know that for sure because Elena waxes her arms. The other pictures are the new rage, animals with bling. I thought they were cute so I'm publishing them.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) If the Vikings were around today, they would probably be amazed at how much glow-in-the-dark stuff we have, and how we take so much of it for granted. 2) It makes me mad when people say I turned and ran like a scared rabbit. Maybe it was like an angry rabbit, who was running to go fight in another fight, away from the first fight. 3) Give me strength to change the things I can, grace to accept the things I cannot, and a great big bag of money. 4) Once, I wept for I had no shoes. Then I came upon a man who had no feet. So I took his shoes. I mean, it's not like he really needed them. 5) We used to laugh at Grandpa when he'd head off and go fishing. But we wouldn't be laughing that evening when he'd come back with a whore he picked up in town.....and that's five !
Birthdays: Walter Ulbricht, Communist leader 1893, Czeslaw Milosz, poet, essayist, and novelist 1911, Lena Horne, Jazz and pop singer, dancer, and actress 1917, Paul Berg, biologist 1926, Mike Tyson, boxer 1966. The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: John and his wife are getting ready for bed. The wife is standing in front of a full length mirror taking a hard look at herself. She says, "You know, love, I look in the mirror and I see an old woman. My face is all wrinkled, my tits are barely above my waist and my ass is hanging out a mile. I've got fat legs and my arms are all flabby."
She turns to John and says, "Tell me something positive to make me feel better about myself." He thinks about it for a bit and then says in a soft voice, "Well...your eyesight's fine."
With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the present time, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost went unnoticed . Larry La Prise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in,and that's when all the trouble started.....The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to Brother Kirt for his contribution to today's post.
A cop was on his horse waiting to cross the street when a little girl on her new shiny bike stopped beside him. The cop says "Nice bike, did Santa bring it to you?'' The little girl said, "Yes sir, he sure did!" The cop looked the bike over and handed the girl a $5 ticket for a safety violation. The cop said, "Give this to your Dad, and next year, tell Santa to put a reflector light on the back of it!"
The young girl looked up at the cop and said, "That's a beautiful horse you've got there Sir. Did Santa bring it to you?" Playing along with the little girl, he chuckled and answered, "Yes, he sure did!" The little girl looked up at the cop and said, "Next year tell Santa that the dick goes underneath the horse, not on top!" A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice up her dead sex-life. She puts them on, together with a short skirt and sits on the sofa opposite her husband. At strategic moments she uncrosses her legs...enough times till her husband says, "Are you wearing crotchless panties?" She answers with a seductive smile, "yes, my love." Her husband says, "Thank God for that. I thought the stuffing was coming out of the sofa." (He never heard the gunshot).
I can still remember Uncle John sitting in that chair of his, listening to opera. He'd have this weird expression on his face. Then when he finally got untied from the chair, he'd try to catch us. Man, he hated opera.
That's it for today my little fire flies. Remember, it's always darkest just before dawn, so if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. Today is hump day and a damned good reason to head to AREA 51 for happy hour. Then again, any day is a good day for happy hour. More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !