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Archive for April 6th, 2011

Wednesday Whackjobs.

I’ll add stuff to this throughout the day, but as an appetizer… let’s look at a news headline:

S.F. Toddler Arrested for Possession of Nuggets and Fries

Amylee Johnson, age 4, was arrested today for possession and intent to consume a Clucker Meal™ consisting of nuggets of chicken meat and crispy-fries.
The toddler was led to juvenile detention and her mother handcuffed and arrested.  She was cited for contribution to the delinquency of a minor, trafficking in a banned substance, and misdemeanor assault with intent to harm. A hearing is scheduled to determine if it will be necessary to temporarily place the girl in foster care.
Poultry Barn corporate headquarters would not return calls for more information.[More...]

Hey, that kind of insanity is heading to New York, too.  And you thought it was only in San Francisco.

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As you probably know, I take an extreme stance when it comes to them as prey on children. I’m having a hard time figuring why the DA wants to prosecute. h/t to Cruel Wife for the heads-up.

A wheelchair-bound paraplegic grandfather could face up to 10 years in jail after using a baseball bat to hit a man he suspected of molesting his three-year-old granddaughter.

Frank Hebert, 57, has been hit with a felony assault charge over the incident involving 27-year-old Joshua Hardy.

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Justified?: District Attorney Michael O’Keefe is pressing ahead with an assault charge that could put a paraplegic grandfather in the slammer for up to 10 years for whacking his 3-year-old granddaughter’s alleged molester

Computer salesman Mr Hebert said: ‘I’m not a hero, that’s for sure. I’d do it again tomorrow, knowing the consequence.

‘I didn’t have a choice. A 10-year-old kid could take me. This is not about me. This is about a tiny child.

‘I would never tell her I took a risk for her. I’d tell her I loved her.’

Full article is here – thanks to dailymail for this news: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373816/Grandfather-face-jail-hitting-suspected-child-molester.html#ixzz1IloTUyQV

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Scientists Potentially Discover New Force of Nature

US physicists are to announce Wednesday that data from a major atom smasher lab may have revealed a new elementary particle, or potentially a new force of nature, the New York Times reported.

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“Nobody knows what this is,” said Christopher Hill, a theorist at Fermilab who was not part of the team, according to the New York Times.

Scientists theorize that it could explain dark matter, inertia, and the attraction between women’s breasts and men’s eyes.

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Awful, just awful.  How come PETA and the ASPCA aren’t on this like a deranged slinky?

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man has been charged with a misdemeanor for barking at a police dog.

The specially trained $10,000 dog requires therapy and medication to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, estimated to cost an additional $17,000 over the next two years.

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