Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tsarnaev Found Guilty
Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts, including 17 that carry a possible penalty of death. The trial will next move into a penalty phase, where the jury will hear testimony and arguments from both sides and ultimately be tasked with deciding whether he gets the death penalty.
Three spectators were killed in the bombings: Krystle Marie Campbell, (29), a restaurant manager from Medford, Massachusetts, Lu Lingzi, (23), a Chinese national and Boston University graduate student and Martin William Richard, an eight-year-old boy from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, who was killed by the second bomb.
On April 18 at about 10:48 pm, Sean A. Collier, 27, an MIT police officer of Wilmington, Massachusetts, living in Somerville, Massachusetts, was ambushed in his police car and died from multiple gunshot wounds.
It's now time see if the jury will do what's right or will there be a bleeding heart that will stop the execution of the heartless bastard? Time will tell.....
The News As I See It: A massive power outage in Washington, affected a number of federal buildings, including the White House. When asked when they could restore power to the White House, officials said, "2016?"
A new survey found that a growing number of millennials want to work from home and get more time off. They would have said more, but they had to pick up their gold star for participating in that survey.
Someone in Utah has come down with a rare allergy to water. The person's going to be fine though because they just moved to California.
This Date In History: 1513; Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain. 1913; The 17th Amendment was ratified, requiring the direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote rather than by the state legislators.
1935; The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was approved by Congress to help alleviate joblessness during the Great Depression. 1946; The League of Nations assembled for the last time. 1973; Artist Pablo Picasso died.
1974; Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record. 1986; Actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California. 1992; Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.
Picture Of The Day: Many hearts were broken that fateful day.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) People sometimes ask where Condoleeza Rice's first name came from. Neither her Uncle Ben nor her less successful sister, Apartmentaleeza, knew. 2) Judging by their knives, I'm thinking the Swiss Army are mostly bartenders. 3) Yes, your honor, I did, but in my defense she was screaming loudly and I thought she had been stung by a jellyfish. I washed it right off. 4) I politely asked a woman on my flight if she could put her screaming kid in the overhead compartment and she looked at me like I was crazy or something. 5) I'll bet Egyptians thought, "Nobody in history will ever worship and revere cats like we do" and then came the Internet.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aries - April 8th: Today is going to be like most days, certainly in terms of its length and the frequency of sun-rises to sun-sets. Lunchtime is the best time of day for you today. All your problems cannot be solved by putting them in one basket full of eggs. That doesn't sound right, let me re-check the tarot cards.....
Birthdays: Harvey Williams Cushing, neurosurgeon 1869, Mary Pickford, actress 1893, Sonja Henie, skater 1912, Betty Ford, former First Lady 1918, Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat, secretary-general of the United Nations (1997–), 1938, John Havlicek, basketball 1940, Michael Bennett, choreographer 1943, Barbara Kingsolver, writer 1955, Patricia Arquette, actress 1968.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A girl from North Carolina and a girl from California were seated side by side on an airplane. The girl from North Carolina, being friendly and all said, "So, where ya'll from?"
The California girl said, "From a place where they know better than to use a preposition at the end of a sentence." The girl from North Carolina, sat quietly for a few moments and then replied, "So, where ya'll from....Bitch?"
The Red Cross knocked on my door and asked if I could contribute towards some new causes including the fires and destruction in Ferguson. Missouri and the droughts in Pakistan and California. I said I'd love to, but my garden hose only reaches the driveway.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: At a parent-teacher meeting in Kansas City, a teacher asked a mother how to pronounce her child's name, "Le-a." The teacher guessed, "Leah"? The mother answered, "No." The teacher tried, "Lee - A?" The mother replied, "Nope." The teacher continued, "Lay - a?" Again, the mother said, "No!"
The mother becomes irate because everyone is getting her child's name wrong. She finally says, "It's pronounced 'Ledasha'.". When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, "the dash don't be silent."
So, if you see something come across your desk like this, please remember to pronounce the dash. If dey axe you why, tell dem de dash don't be silent.
There are reasons why baby diapers have brand names such as Luvs and Huggies, while undergarments for old people are called Depends.
When babies poop in their pants, people are still gonna Luv'em and Hug'em. When old people poop in their pants, it Depends on who's in the will.....!
That's it for today, my little doodle bugs. Remember, getting older is like a walk in the park.....where no one picks up after the dogs. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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