Friday, August 12, 2016
Street Thugs Robbing Visitors At The Rio Olympics
Congrats to Michael Phelps and the American Olympic Team. Well done despite green swimming pools. Rio needs to eradicate the low-life thugs who attack tourists. Political corruption, rampant crime, inflation and pollution reign. Oh, did I mention the Sika virus?
Brazil's Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and to begin an impeachment trial that is expected to oust her from office and end 13 years of rule by the Workers Party.
In the interim, many members of sailing and rowing teams are becoming ill from the water which contains raw sewage and hospital waste. These illnesses will continue given the enormous pollution problems.
With all these known, continuing, problems, I was surprised that Rio even got the Olympics. Then again, it is understandable, since the alternative was Chicago.
There comes a time when the many must be protected from the few. Anarchy cannot be allowed to reign and at a certain point in time, these people need to be eradicated. Personally, you couldn't pay me enough to go to Brazil.....or Chicago.
The News As I See It: A new study finds that Americans have on average become several inches shorter in the past 100 years. But scientists say it's mainly because everyone is looking down at their cell phones.
This Date In History: 1624; Cardinal Richelieu was named chief minister of France by king Louis XIII. 1851; Issac Singer patented the sewing machine. 1865; British surgeon Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery.
1898; Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States. 1972; The last American combat troops left Vietnam. 1985; In the world's worst single-aircraft disaster, a Japan Air Lines 747 crashed into Mount Osutaka, killing 520 of the 524 aboard.
1998; Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle lawsuits brought by Holocaust survivors and their heirs. The banks had kept millions of dollars deposited by Holocaust victims before and during World War II. 2000 The Russian military submarine, Kursk, and its crew were lost in the Barents Sea.
2004; N.J. governor James McGreevey announced his resignation. 2013; Notorious Boston gangster James (Whitey) Bulger was found guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he faced, including murder, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and possession of weapons.
Picture Of The Day: Rio de Janeiro pollution
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Sometimes, when I am reading a good book, I stop to call and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. 2) When Brother Kirt and I were young, we liked to play in the sandbox, but the cat kept covering us up. 3) I've been trying to figure out why is there is an expiration date on sour cream. 4) You know you're getting older when you're afraid to cough in an elevator because you're unsure of which end it will come out. 5) They want to allow divorced women to compete in the Miss America pageant. Is that a good idea? Do you really want to hear, "My dreams for the future include world peace and that my ex-husband gets run over by a bus.".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Leo - August 12th: This day is tailor made for you. Go to a nice restaurant for lunch and buy a few lottery tickets. Oh, and buy gas for tonight. Chances for romance are 67.62 percent and even higher if you've got gas.... from the gas station.... You know what I mean!
Birthdays: George IV, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1820–30), eldest son and successor of George III 1762, Katharine Lee Bates, author 1859, Jacinto Benavente, dramatist 1866, Mary Roberts Rinehart, novelist 1876, Christy Mathewson, baseball player 1880, Cecil B. De Mille, film director 1881, Erwin Schrödinger, theoretical physicist 1887, Cantinflas, actor 1911, George Hamilton, actor, producer 1939, Pete Sampras, tennis player 1971.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A gynecologist who had lost interest in his medical practice decided to change careers and enrolled in auto mechanic school.
He performed well in the course but was still shocked when he got an off-the-chart 200 on his final exam. He asked the instructor to explain the grade.
The teacher replied, "I gave you 50 points for taking the engine apart correctly, 50 points for putting it back together correctly and an extra 100 points for doing it all through the muffler."
An old cowboy walked into a drug store and directly to the pharmacy. He said to the pharmacist, "Give me 3 packs of condoms, please."
The pharmacist said, "Would you like a paper bag?" The old cowboy replied, "Nah...she ain't that ugly."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Mike for his contribution to today's stories.
During the banquet celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration. The emcee asked, "Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?"
Tom responded, "Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, forbearance, meekness, self-restraint, forgiveness and many other qualities you wouldn't have needed if you'd stayed single in the first place."
Medicare Part G:
Say you are an older senior citizen and can no longer take care of yourself and need Long-Term Care, but the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you. So, what do you do? You opt for Medicare Part G.
The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Part G) and one bullet. You are allowed to shoot one worthless politician. This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, a library and all the health care you need.
Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That’s great. Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change, or heart? They are all covered!
As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now! And, who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you they can’t afford for you to go into a nursing home.
Moreover, you will get rid of a useless politician and because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any more income taxes! Is this a great country or what?
That's it for today, my little furballs. Remember, the sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
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