Monday, May 16, 2016
Police Response Slower In High Crime Areas?
Reports say that police are getting fed up with being shot at or assaulted in some areas and are responding slower to 911 calls. In some cases, officers turned off their lights and sirens to respond to calls and were likely to be slower, a factor that called into question their willingness to respond.
With the number of assaults on police officers rising and increasing law suits, I can't say that I blame them. Given the additional cases of improper actions by police against some of the citizenry, the subject is a big problem across the nation.
While police brutality has been somewhat of a problem, the cases are few and every good cop puts his life on the line when answering emergency calls.
Together with possible loss of their jobs and having to be politically correct in every instance, a response slow down seems to be inevitable until local neighborhoods begin to show more respect for those who protect them.....
The News As I See It: British researchers are warning that one-fifth of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction. Even worse, kale is expected to survive.
The New York Post reports that more people check their Facebook feed than read the Bible each week. Which explains that new commandment: Thou shalt not ‘like’ a bikini pic of thy neighbor’s wife.
This Date In History: 1770; Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France. 1868; The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson.
1929; The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931. 1946; The Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened on Broadway.
1975; Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest. 1991; Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.
1997; President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire ended 32 years of autocratic rule when rebel forces led by Laurent Kabila expelled him from the country.
Picture Of The Day: Marilyn selfie.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) After having lived in terror all these years, Gloria Estefan's threat finally came true. I turned on my car radio and was brutally attacked by the rhythm. 2) Right now I'm having amnesia and deja-vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. 3) (Operator): "911" (Me): "My wife is going into labor, what do I do?" (Operator): "Relax sir, is this her first born?" (Me): "No, this is her husband." 4) When my wife and I got divorced, we split the house. I got the outside. 5) Word meanings are important, so be careful what you say. My friend called his girlfriend "Gluteal Myalgia" because he thought she was too dumb to understand what it meant. Maybe not, she calls him "Microphallus".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Taurus - May 16th: If you pick yourself up by your shoe-strings today you are likely to fall flat on your ass. Test yourself today by walking around semi-nude, but remember that this will affect your chance of romance.
Birthdays: William Seward, American statesman 1801, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator, lecturer and reformer 1804, Henry Fonda, actor 1905, Liberace, pianist 1919, Betty Carter, jazz and blues singer 1930, Olga Korbut, gymnast 1955, Wendy Davis, political figure 1963, Tori Spelling, actress(?) 1973.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An old guy walks into a doctor's office with a 5 iron wrapped around his neck and 2 black eyes. The doctor asked,"What happened to you?"
The old guy said, "Well it all started when my wife and I were golfing and she accidentally hit the ball into a cow field. When we went to investigate, I saw the ball in a cow's ass. I went and lifted the tail of the cow and that's when I made my mistake."
The doctor looked puzzled and asked, "What mistake was that?" The old guy answered, "I said, 'Hey this looks like yours hun'!"
A man was sitting at a bar when he noticed a woman with a particularly large diamond ring. As he admired the ring, the bartender came over and said, "That's the Glopman diamond. It's beautiful, but it comes with a curse."
The man asked, "What's the curse?" The bartender replied, "Mrs. Glopman."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A man stumbles up to a bar and asks the bartender for a drink. Noticing the only other man at the bar, he tells the bartender to buy him a drink. The first man then asks, "Where are you from?" The second man replies, "I'm from Miami but my Dad was born in Alabama." The first man says, "What a coincidence my Dad's from Alabama too! Let's have another round to Alabama." The second man says, "Good idea!"
Curious, the first man then asks, "Where in Alabama is your Dad from?" The second man replies, "Tuscaloosa." The first man says, "I can't believe it. My Dad's from Tuscaloosa too! Let's have another drink to Tuscaloosa." The second man says, "For sure!"
Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks, "What school did you go to?" The second man, "Hialeah High school. I graduated in '64." The first man says, "This is unbelievable! I went to Hialeah High too and graduated in '63!"
About that time, one of the regulars comes in and sits down at the bar. The regular says the bartender, "Hey Tom, what's going on?" The bartender says, "Nothing much, same old thing. Mondays are slow and the Sullivan brothers are drunk again."
A farmer goes in half with a friend to buy a bull so he can increase his stock. A couple of weeks later the friend comes by to see how his investment is doing. The farmer complains that the bull just eats grass and won't look at the cows. His friend suggests that a veterinarian have a look at the bull.
The following week his friend returns to see if the vet helped. The farmer looks delighted and says, "The bull has taken care of all my cows, broke through the fence and has even serviced all my neighbor's cows! His friend says, "Wow! What did the vet do to that bull?"
The farmer said, "He just gave him some pills'." His friend asked, "What kind of pills?" The farmer said, "I don't know, but they sort of taste like peppermint."
That's it for today, my little tadpoles. Remember, kids teach you so many life lessons. Unconditional love, patience, the meaning of family, but mostly to lock the bedroom door.
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