Thursday, April 30, 2009

In the News

In early March 2009, an asteroid the size of a ten story building passed the earth 44,000 miles away. A similar sized asteroid exploded over Siberia in 1908 flattened 500,000 acres of trees.

Adult entertainment businesses are still doing well in this economy. Several states are now looking to raise taxes on dirty magazines, adult toys and strip clubs. The one law in Texas...is call the "Pole Tax". Associated Press

The number of of vehicle repossessions in the US last year hit 1.67 million. - USA Today

The median price for a home sold in Detroit in December 2008....$7,500.00. - Chicago Tribune

Police in a small Texas town pulled of 147 motorists on their way to a casino in Louisiana and threatened to charge them with 'serious crimes' unless they gave up cash, jewelry, cell phones and even their cars. Police say that that the seizures- almost all from non whites- target drug traffickers, even though in these 147 cases, no drugs were found.

A Pennsylvania Amish man was sentenced to 90 days in jail because he refused to modernize his outhouse. The man said his religious principles forbade him from obtaining the permits and installing a holding tank for waste from the school that is used by about 20 children.

A 62 year old woman accused of stealing $73,000 from her church told the police "Satan had a big part in the theft".

A new poll found that 25% of young women questioned would rather win "Americas Next Top Model" than the Nobel Peace Prize. Half said they'd marry and ugly man if he were rich.

An 18 year old man in Hungerford U.K painted a 60 foot penis on the roof of his family home to see if it would appear on google earth. It was discovered by a helicopter flying near by. When his dad asked him about the image he only responded with "Oh you've found it?"

One in five military age Americans is too fat to join the armed service. - ABCNews.com

Of the 373 Obama administration jobs that require Senate confirmation, only 43 have been filled. Many potential nominees have been disqualified because of tax, nanny issues or other blemishes on their record. - Newsweek.

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3 Comments:

At Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:43:00 AM , Anonymous BBS said...

Yup, Tax and Nanny issues, that includes me...

 
At Sunday, May 03, 2009 5:16:00 PM , Blogger Travis Erwin said...

From the land of the pole tax.

 
At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 12:12:00 PM , Blogger Ello said...

Love this! Just catching up with my reader now. Love when you do your news recap.

 

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