Daily Archives: October 30, 2006

This garbage needs to stop

I don’t care which party it is, this stuff needs to stop.

Twelve people have been charged with tricking voters in Orange County into registering as Republicans, prosecutors said Monday.

The defendants, ranging in age from 19 to 52, were accused of fraudulently registering 37 voters as Republicans between August 2005 and February 2006. Democrats, Green Party members and a noncitizen were registered as Republicans, prosecutors said.

I have an an idea. Let’s let people, who are legally able to vote, register and vote for whomever they want and let the chips fall where they lie. All this cheating garbage is just that, garbage. If a party or candidate can’t win without cheating, well, they shouldn’t win.

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In need of a hobby

This guy…

Steve Milton, through concentration and perseverance, has created a 3,300-pound ball comprised of rubber bands. His creation measures almost 5 feet tall and takes up half his two-car garage. Though it’s not official, the 26-year-old Eugene man believes he has broken the record for the heaviest such ball, eclipsing John Bain’s mark of 3,120 pounds. The Wilmington, Del., man’s record has stood for eight years.

Milton has posted updates of his ball’s growing girth on his MySpace page. He’s also uploaded videos of the ball crushing things, such as using a forklift to drop the ball on an old van.

“It was awesome,” Milton told The Register-Guard newspaper. “It completely flattened the roof and blew the doors off.”

It’s only in the United States, where people actually have time, not only to think of doing something like this, but to actually do it.  Congrats to Steve for making the ball, but I think he needs to take up golf, or bowling, or something.

Though I have to admit, watching that van get crushed would’ve been pretty cool to see.

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St. Louis is number one!

First they win the World Series, now this….

A surge in violence made St. Louis the most dangerous city in the country, leading a trend of violent crimes rising much faster in the Midwest than in the rest of nation, according to an annual list.

Way to go St. Louis!  I think another parade is in order.  A parade with flak jackets maybe, but a parade nonetheless.

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Why doing research is important

A case study…..

DENVER – Early Sunday morning a police officer woke up to find a man inside his southeast Denver home.

Investigators tell 9NEWS the intruder entered the home at around 4:15 a.m. The officer confronted the intruder and used a ‘less-than-lethal’ shotgun which fires a type of beanbag.

The officer then subdued the suspect who was soon arrested.

I certainly don’t condone breaking and entering, but a larger issue is at stake.  If you’re going to to something, do some research.   Think ahead, and make a plan.  Look at the risks, and weigh the pros and cons.   A little research can make any plan run much smoother.

I imagine the guy in this story wishes he’d done a little more research.

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