Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cool Starry Bra

The original term was "cool story, bro." This looks like a fun and very feminine bra.



Monday, April 11, 2016

Legal Penalties for Adultery


I found this around somewhere, in case you want to fool around:


1. Arizona
Getting it on with someone other than your spouse is a Class 3 misdemeanor here, punishable by up to 30 days behind bars. And not only will the spouse be penalized but also the other person (now that's justice!).


2. Florida
In a place where bathing suits are the dress code, how can eyes not wander? Still, he should keep his hands to himself: Floridian adulterers can spend up to two months in jail and be charged up to $500.


3. Kansas
"Intercourse or sodomy" with someone other than your spouse is a Class C misdemeanorhere, punishable by up to a month in jail and a fine of up to $500. Remember, Kansas couples: There's no place like home.


4. Illinois
Frank Sinatra probably wouldn't consider Chicago "His Kind of Town" if he knew about this state law. The consequences for adultery in Illinois is up to a year in jail for both cheaters.


5. Massachusetts
Straying in the Bay State is a wicked bad idea. It's considered a felony with a fine of up to $500 and a jail sentence of up to three years.


6. Oklahoma
If Oklahoma native Dr. Phil's anti-cheating advice doesn't persuade him, perhaps this will: Not only do adulterers face fines of up to $500 but also incarceration for up to five years.


7. Idaho
The penalty for cheating in Idaho is no small potatoes: Adultery is a felony that comes with a fine of up to $1,000 and as much as three years in jail.


8. Michigan

It's a felony and a Class H offense to two-time your spouse here, but the price for your crime is "jail or other intermediate sanction," according to the State of Michigan Sentencing Guideline Manual. With an unclear consequence like that, it's not worth it to succumb to temptation.

9. Wisconsin
Cheating cheeseheads better be rich. Those caught may need to cough up a whopping $10,000. Oh, and the possible three years behind bars doesn't sound fun, either.


10. Minnesota
The law for adultery in Minnesota is just as cold as the state itself. If you're caught cheating, you can be fined up to $3,000 and imprisoned for as long as a year.


11. Utah
We're not sure how the state's famous polygamists are free men, but infidelity can land you a sentence of up to 6 monthswith a fine of up to $1,000.


12. New York
Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps, or anywhere else in the Empire State, for that matter, could result in as long as 3 months of jail time.


13. Mississippi
Vow-breakers better pray the system treats its inmates to Southern hospitality. The Mississippi statutes say that cheaters "shall be fined in any sum not more than $500 each, and imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months."


14. Georgia
Be a peach to your partner to avoid a fine of up to $1,000 or a jail sentence of up to a year.


15. South Carolina
Cheating here can send you to the slammer for anywhere from six months to a year, or could get you a fine between $500 to $1,000.


16. North Carolina
This southern state isn't as hard on their cheaters. The unfaithful spend no more than 30 days in lockup.


And then there's Maryland:
Where you could go on a movie date or cheat on your spouse for the same price. The fine for betraying your beloved is only $10 here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Periodic Attention Whore Award

That old internet meme "Look at me - I'm an attention whore" can serve as a guide for this increasingly necessary award. Some people just can't resist doing something that would cause them to be noticed, no matter how trivial or superfluous it might be. Okay, just let me 'splain things by giving this current awardee:

The Tennessee General Assembly. Very recently the Tennessee Senate has revived a bill to make the Bible the Official Book of the State of Tennessee. Now just what is this all about? Is this to bait liberals, or to make a pious statement, or because all the legislators want to come together and sing "Kumbaya"?

My point is that this is unnecessary, same as if the General Assembly made "Goodnight Moon" the Official Book of the State of Tennessee.

There's an allied example: when one of the 50 states passes legislation that might be socially unpopular, some state or city official pronounces a ban on travel to that state for state employees. Yes, it looks sexy as hell: they come across as socially responsible and right-minded when what the other state did may be wrong but is none of their damned business! Specifically, when North Carolina recently passed legislation possibly bad for gays and transgender people, New York and other entities forbade travel to that state.

Seriously, why should Carolinians give a damn? And how often do New Yorkers officially travel to North Carolina? Holy empty gesture, Batman!

My point is, legislatures should keep to acting on necessary matters, and not make purely symbolic gestures.

And state or local officials should mind their own business and not act like moral compasses for others. That played very well in school years ago, but they come across as insufferable prigs now!




Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time to Revive an Old Term

The quality of political discourse has declined even in the Post-Common Sense Era of the tens. The center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, as Billy Yeats put it years ago. 

It's time to summon an old term into our national dialogue. We have demagogues enough. I think most Senators are demagogue wannabees, from what they say; and that's strong enough.

No, the term I have in mind is rabble rouser. I know that's politically incorrect as can be; but give me some room here, y'all!

At least one Presidential candidate seems to encourage mistreatment of protesters and his vilified the press. I know journalists are as popular as a bastard at a family reunion (particularly if he's from sainted granny's side)! But this poorly coiffured clown seems to relish retaliation against protesters.

And some protest idiots, bless their hearts, seem to be more inventive in their disruptive ways. 

There's a small percentage of the population (I hope) that might be accurately described as goons. And a few whose scales might be tipped towards goonishness. But this is not to be encouraged. These are the rabble I have in mind.

Nice politicians should not poke a stick in the doghouses of rabble. Don't shout "havoc" and let slip the dogs of war.

And don't be a rabble rouser. You don't have any means of putting on the brakes of rabble once they're set in motion. There are still rough beasts out there, prone to slouch to Washington.



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Crazy Crap from South Carolina

School superintendents are not immune from dumbass decisions. This one takes the cake:

rstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/03/teacher-pushed-to-resign-after-student-grabs-nude-pics-from-her-phone/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

Here's the story:

"Union County High School teacher Leigh Anne Arthur says she left her phone on her desk for a few minutes while she went out on a routine patrol of the school's hallways. A 16-year-old student opened her phone, which wasn't protected with a password, and found pictures of Arthur that included shots of her partially undressed. The student used his own phone to take pictures of the partial nudes and send them around."

So the poor lady was humiliated by this awful intrusion on her privacy and modesty. (The partially nude pictures were for her husband.) 

Surely the little twerp was expelled, or at least suspended. Nope.

Instead the School Superintendent asked for her resignation, and she was forced out.

What is wrong with this picture? A lot. She was the VICTIM, not the perp. What was the Superintendent thinking? Does he have shit for brains?

It's sort of like the lame argument that the Marriott attorney made in the Erin Andrews suit in Nashville: the nude pictures that a voyeur took of her from a peephole helped her career?

That guy needs a serious butt whipping!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Superdelegates

I just heard about Superdelegates, and I am sick. Why does the party call itself the Democratic Party? Shouldn't it be called the Plutocratic Party, or maybe the Autocratic Party?

The moral high ground looks like an anthill.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

What's Now in the News

Well, politics and regional partisan rivalries is just getting too nasty. Even the staid old Washington Post has gotten into name-calling, calling residents of New Hampshire swamp Yankees and making it sound like a colder version of Kentucky or Jersey.

And some old cow has promised me real estate in Hell. Which, in a liberal universe, would be Heck. 

While no one is saying necessarily that Americans are getting more broad-beamed, U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) has introduced a bill mandating minimum passenger seat size on airlines.

The media is still hashing out which Super Bowl commercial was the best; and Beyoncé triumphed over Coldplay, which is about like Adele or Kelly Clarkston triumphing over Nickleback.

The University of Iowa got its goat back.

And how about a ten year-old supermodel?