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Good on ya.

Update: A tip from The Butcher of Lansing…  well done, BoL, well done.  Article at the link after the pic.

http://now.msn.com/living/0306-madhouse-sexist-chinos.aspx?ocid=xnetr1-2

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A writer could try to sex the story up all the editor wants, but a heroic mom is a heroic mom.

To Stephanie Decker of Indiana:  Well played, ma’am.  Well played.

Decker made a split-second decision to save her children, tying them up in a blanket and throwing herself on top of them.

“Everything started hitting my back: pillars, beams, furniture, everything was just slamming into my back,” she said. “(My children) were screaming, ‘Mommy I can’t live without you, I don’t want to die, please don’t let me die.’ And I said, ‘We are not going to die, we are going to make it.’ ”

Miraculously, her children emerged from the storm completely unscathed. Decker lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle.

“When I looked down and looked at my leg and realized either it was cut off or it was barely attached, I took my phone and made a video to my husband telling him that I loved him, and my children that I loved them, in case something were to happen,” Decker said. “I prayed to have the strength to survive, that I want these kids to have a mom and I did not want them to grow up without me.”

Yeah, it’s a few days old but I’m behind a few days.  And someone who does good should never not be told just because the praise might come a bit after the fact.

I once took a course for company business and went and grabbed dinner later and a chinese lady came along with.  We got to talking and if you held a gun to my head I could not tell you how we got on that particular topic or to that point in a conversation but she quite matter-0f-factly said she would not risk a burning home for her daughter because “I can always have another child”.

I couldn’t say a whole awful lot once she uttered that statement.  The end of the dinner could not really come soon enough after that.

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TOP UPDATE:

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

THIS ought to make your blood boil… BOIL… if you have any sense of obligation, honor, and respect for our soldiers.

The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

“We take care of our own” ceases to have any meaning if the very institution you served when you were injured then leaves you to the wolves rather than taking care of you with those who have a similar life.

You start adding private insurance carriers into it and things that should get done won’t get done.

For my part, I say you give them the best medical money can buy and just suck it up.  Hell, take it out of the congressional raises, the congressional cafeteria, and Pelosi’s personal air force jet vouchers.  (skip to Update 3 for my views on true sacrifices and come back here to think of other ways congress could do their part.

A co-worker who I will refer to as Capricious Half-Breed had this to say about the issue:

Yeah, vets who fought and sacrificed for their country sure haven’t earned the right to be taken care of, not like someone facing a true challenge, like politics.  I mean, charging across a field of mud with an 18-pound rifle into the face of machine gun fire is nothing compared to attending meetings with lobbyists and official state dinner functions, and figuring out which red-and black striped tie goes with which blue suit every morning.  Compare a combat-wounded vet who lost a leg trying to liberate some dirtball nation halfway around the world to a congressman who once had to stay up late to get all his porkbarrel projects safely hidden in a fiscal spending package, and I think it’s obvious which one is more deserving of that lifetime pension and medical care, don’t you?  Pffft.  Any jerk can use a rifle, but only a true hero can wield a 4,462-page appropriations bill.

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Update 2:

A depraved co-worker who I will call ID10T-Killer made a remark about the second-to-last episode of Battlestar Galactica that was shown last Friday night.

President Roslyn’s father and sisters were killed by a drunk driver months before the disaster on Caprica.   The drunk driver… which was it, Adama or Tigh?

Note:  This is in keeping with Topless Robot’s list of  20 Possible Battlestar Galactica Endings, All of Them Hideously Depressing

My favorite Topless Robot ending for Battlestar Galactica?  Number 4.

The ship runs out of booze. Adama and Tigh, seeing rainbow-colored bugs everywhere thanks to the D.T.s, go on a shooting spree and murder everyone onboard the Galactica.

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Update 3:

Now, I happen to really like Justice Thomas, but this news article on him doesn’t give the reader a feel for whether he’s a cool guy or whether he said something kind of stupid.   I highly doubt it was the latter.

Americans today are self-indulgent and don’t make the sacrifices that their parents and grandparents did, and the nation’s leaders don’t ask people to act for the higher good, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday at a Virginia college in a rare public speech.

But the article gives no context so how would the reader know?

Does he mean in this current financial Charlie-Fox or does he mean in general?  Again, how would you know?

In reply to this:

… the nation’s leaders don’t ask people to act for the higher good…

I refuse to address anything by one of my current leaders on this particular issue because I don’t see any of them as being personally worthy enough to request it of me.  When I can see my “leaders” sacrifice of themselves then I’ll take what they say more seriously.

Not taking yearly raises automatically would be a good start.  Trimming pork would be another.  Learning to keep their mouths shut would be a good third task.

I have roughly 100 more to throw their way.  Sound out if you have a good one to throw in there.

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Quite a goodly number of jokes come to mind and all of them terrible when faced with what really happened to this lady.

WHAT is wrong with the world?

A Southern Maryland woman was seriously injured in a mishap involving a sex toy over the weekend. The case was first reported on TheBayNet.com, and Saint Mary’s county public safety sources confirmed the information to 9NEWS NOW.The accident was reported to local fire and rescue personnel about 1:30 a.m. on March 7, from an address on Rogers Drive. The man who made the 911 call said he had placed a sex toy over a saber saw blade, and then used the power tool on his partner, but the blade cut through the plastic and injured the woman.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was reportedly injured and bleeding. She was later flown to Prince George’s hospital center by Maryland State Police helicopter.

County law enforcement officials who were familiar with the media report about this case said, although they were not initially called to investigate the incident, they would likely follow up to determine it was just an accident and involved consentual behavior.

source:  http://www.ksdk.com

It’s not a new idea – I remember it in The Naked Gun, but this is pretty stupid.  Remember the scene where they are at a mom-n-pop sex toy store and George Kennedy is poking around and fires up a chain-saw powered dildo?  I looked and looked and could not find a picture of that.

But, as they say, stupid does not feed the bulldog.  It feeds lawyers.  In short order all saber saws will be labelled with a new warning on top of the many existing ones:

WARNING:  Do not use as a sex toy or marital aid.

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