A lot of players could be seen on TV smoking the cigars, and Reds owner Bob Castellini was passing them out. But video doesn't affect the investigation - the health inspector has to actually see someone smoking, said Rocky Merz, health department spokesman.
Five people called a statewide smoking ban complaint hotline, Merz said. Those complaints were sent to the city health department today for investigation. Castellini will get letter soon notifying him of the alleged violation.
Hey, you five little nannies: screw you. And the horses you fell off of onto your heads.
Moving to idiot lawsuits, and the lawyers filing them who should be disbarred for life:
After a fight with her boyfriend, a teenage girl sent him several text messages, including ones that said “Good bye … My last words …” and “If I won. I would have you. And I wouldn’t crash my car.” She then proceeded to drive her car into oncoming traffic at 85 mph, killing a 35-year-old pregnant woman and the woman’s 13-year-old son.
The teenage girl, on the other hand, survived – and is now suing the estate of the woman she killed and the construction company which built the overpass where the collision occurred. Yes, you read that correctly: a girl driving 85 mph into oncoming traffic with the intent of causing a fatal accident is suing the family of her victims. According to her lawsuit, she’s seeking unspecified damages since she’s dealing with permanent injuries, mental pain and suffering, a loss of income, and past, present and future medical expenses.
If the judge doesn't throw this out, he should be disbarred too. The moron who caused all this? Her name should be made public and she should face the ridicule she deserves.
This is just... 'stupid' is what comes to mind.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House's West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Two things make this so effing stupid:
Baker's widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because the boy was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. His shirt had a picture of his grandfather on it.
Violation of dress code? Well,
A White House Web site doesn't list a dress code, but the family had been invited to tour the West Wing, which houses the president's office and where casual dress is prohibited.
They've been invited back; I wonder if they'll make sure they have formal underwear on the kid?
Yeah, you can argue the 'prohibited' part; problem is, if they don't list it and the people didn't know...
Sipsey Street has the background on Lt. Baker, who was one of those people who probably needed a prescription jockstrap.
From Snarky Bytes: special considerations- out of our pockets- for politician's families:
The must-pass spending bill pending in the Senate includes a little-noticed provision that would pay the family of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd for the salary he would have commanded in the next fiscal year.
The Senate handbook says that upon the death of a senator who had been serving in office, “in the next appropriations bill, an item will be inserted for a gratuity to be paid to the widow(er) or other next- of-kin, in the amount of one-year’s compensation.”
I'm curious; for how long have we been taxed for this crap?
A different take from the usual on the current student suicide incident:
"How could one roommate do this to another?" asked Rutgers spokesman Steve Manas.
They can do that by being an immature prick with computer skills.
Go take a look, well worth reading.
That's it for now, folks