Facebook Founder Donates $100 Million to Newark Schools!

September 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Top Story

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is donating $100 million to help the troubled public schools of Newark. Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker will appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday to announce how the donation will be handled.

Currently, the public schools of Newark are state-run, since they have produced such low standardized test scores and graduation rates. Apparently, the Governor has ceded more control to the Mayor to choose a new superintendent and to retool the system. Mark Zuckerberg and Cory Booker began talking last July about what could be done to help these schools.

Newark public schools have been state-run for 15 years and are not showing any sign of improving yet. The current superintendent, Clifford B. Janey, was not rehired. Drastic changes are needed to help these troubled schools; measures such as charter schools, more testing, and rewarding teachers who improve their schools have all been suggested.

The Facebook founder, whose estimated worth is around 2 billion, is already demonstrating a capacity for philanthropy that might rival Bill Gates. Given his creativity in social media, maybe Mark can come up with some fresh ideas in education for these troubled Newark students. One thing is for certain, watching Jersey Shores sure won`t do the trick!

Idiot Cops Burn Weed, Smoke Blows Over School

September 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Police in New Zealand burning off seized cannabis were left red-faced when a change in the wind sent smoke billowing over a primary school, it was reported Tuesday.”

AFP

Burning weed is no different than destroying prescription drugs that alleviate chronic pain. I could have used that marijuana to deal with my chronic back pain, or to help me chill out the next time a clueless cop slaps me with a parking ticket.

Those primary school kids are going to be higher than a kite, the teachers might as well let them take a nap until their parents pick them up.

The thought of all that good grass going up in smoke is really stressing me out, I could really use a joint.

Old Lady Finds Snake In Her Toilet

September 21, 2010 by  
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A 73-year-old Polish pensioner was shocked to find a two-metre- (6.5-foot-) long anaconda peering up out of her toilet bowl Monday in her flat in Wroclaw, south-west Poland, local police said.

“After she raised the lid of the toilet seat, the lady saw a huge snake that wanted to slither out of the toilet bowl. She immediately slammed down the toilet lid and called us,” Wroclaw police spokesman Pawel Petrykowski told AFP. ‘She was certainly very frightened but managed to keep her wits about her,’ he said

UPI

I wouldn’t want to find a snake anywhere in my home, but a toilet would be the best place to find one, because it would scare the poop out of me.

If I found a snake in my toilet I would be so traumatized that I would never use the toilet again, I would wear Depends for the rest of my life.

I commend the old lady for keeping her wits about her, she puts most of use to shame.

Lady Gaga Jumps on the Political Bandwagon-Repeal “Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell”!

September 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Music, Top Story

Lady Gaga gave a politically charged speech in Portland, Maine yesterday, dressed in a Yankee-Doodle-Dandy prep get-up that included her eyeglasses, against a gigantic American flag. Being Gay, Gaga feels strongly about Congress repealing the “Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell” law, which will come up as a vote before the Senate, perhaps, some time this week.

The arcane law, requiring Gays to be quiet about their sexual orientation while serving in the military, has been on the books for 17 years (1993). The question comes up, why should they have to remain quiet about being Gay, as if this is something they should feel ashamed of, or this would be any kind of impediment to them serving their country bravely and honorably.

You will want to watch Lady Gaga`s speech, because she defends her position to repeal “Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell” with razor-sharp poignancy and caustic humor. “Equality is the prime rib of America, but because I am gay, I don`t get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer.”

Gaga chose to speak out in Maine because the Senate needs 60 votes to pull-off the repeal. The Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe, appear to be the crucial votes to go over the top of 60 votes. Ms. Collins is favoring the repeal. John McCain has been a thorn in the side of the repeal, but Gaga has the might of Twitter and YouTube to take on the Arizona senator.

Who knows, maybe Lady Gaga could tilt the outcome of the mid-term elections? But can she get as much media coverage as Christine O`Donnell? She`ll need to find a pretty zany outfit to outdo the Tea Party Diva of outragishness!

Escaped Cobras Terrorize Village In China

September 20, 2010 by  
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“Residents of a township in southwest China have been running scared after more than 160 cobras escaped from an illegal breeding laboratory, state media said Thursday.

People in Shijiao township in the huge Chongqing municipality have found the deadly snakes in outdoor toilets, kitchens and on the streets since they escaped earlier this month, the Information Times said.

Most of the 160 cobras have either been caught or killed by villagers but ‘five or six’ remain unaccounted for, the paper said.”

AFP

I can’t imagine anything scarier than encountering a snake when you are using an outdoor toilet. If I encountered a snake while using a restroom, I would run out screaming like a schoolgirl, with my pants down to my ankles.

I would never use a restroom again, I would wear Depends for the rest of my life.

Five or six of the cobras remained unaccounted for, I’m sure the villagers won’t rest easy until every last snake is killed or captured.

Bring Back those Witchy Curly-Locks, Christine O`Donnell!

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Top Story

Today is the official kick-off for the November mid-term elections. My intention was to turn my focus to more important issues, such as what can the Democrats do to shake the malaise that seems to drape over them like a thick John Carpenter fog. When will this fog lift? When will their base come back to life, like they did in the fall of 2008?

Well, in the meantime, as we shake these Rip Van Winkles out of hibernation, we have a secret ally in the way of a curly-locked witch who ran her mouth a thousand times over in the 1990s, just to get attention and publicity. Be careful what you ask for, `cuz you may just get your wish. Bill Maher`s old show, Politically Incorrect, is getting a million more views than it ever did in the late 1990s.

If Christine O`Donnell can`t succeed in politics she can always turn her attention to entertainment and Reality TV! Her days of poverty and struggle are behind her, and beaucoup movie and television appearances are right around the corner. Yea, it looks like Christine is using the Tea Party in order to gain a life long goal to achieve celebrity status, but the Democrats will use Christine (think the CAR of Stephen King) as a stepladder to win their respective battles for the senate and the House of Representatives.

Jack The Hero Parrot Attacks Burglars

September 17, 2010 by  
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“A young parrot that attacked burglars who invaded an English pet store could crack the case, police said…”

UPI

The bird isn’t going to crack the case by giving the cops a detailed description of the dastardly crooks.

The parrot didn’t sing like a canary to the coppers, but the blood and scraps of cloth in the parrot’s beak, may lead to the capture of the crooks by DNA.

The burglars managed to escape with another parrot and a couple of snakes, but if it weren’t for Jack, the hero parrot, the loss may have been greater.

The bad guys tore a tail of a lizard, and killed a few tropical fish. These animals should be charged with burglary, and cruelty to animals.

Christine O`Donnell Will Speak at the Values Voter Summit Today!

September 17, 2010 by  
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When Sarah Palin endorsed Christine O`Donnell, Christine came up with a power phrase that won`t take no for an answer, “a vote of confidence against the politics of personal destruction.” I wonder if she`ll use that power phrase at the Family Research Council`s Values Votes Summit, which she will be speaking at today. I do hope that the press will be allowed to cover this unusual gathering of ultra-conservatives. A closed-conference would smack of conspiracy!

While Christine was flat broke just a few days ago, now a tidal wave of campaign cash is pouring in from sympathetic people from across the country. By now probably more than a million has come in. This will fund Christine`s high-profile trip to Washington DC this weekend and now she will be able to afford to buy specialty advertising for her senate run; things like teeny sun tan lotion tubes that say “don`t get burned in November,” plenty of bumper stickers, T-shirts, as well as nasty ads that slam Democrat Chris Coons.

Hope not too many people notice what this organization stands for that is sponsoring the Values Voters Summit, you know, the Family Research Council. They are haters of homosexuality. I wonder if Sean Hannity, Michele Bachmann, Mike Pence or the new Superstar, Christine O`Donnell, will address the issue of 46 million people who are now in poverty? Or will they just twiddle their thumbs and banter about masturbation, condoms and the threat of pornography to their “family values in vacuum” *(my own power phrase).

In the meantime, the Obama administration got something solid and productive done (real change) yesterday. The senate passed the 30 billion dollar bill to aid small-businesses with tax relief and loans to REAL SMALL-MOM-AND-POP-BUSINESSES! Not Fat-Cat Republican lobbyists who purport to be part of the small business retinue. The`re fake small businesses, my friend.

Christine O`Donnell Wouldn`t Tell A Lie, Even to a Nazi Killer Bastard!

September 16, 2010 by  
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“A lie, whether it be a lie or an exaggeration, is disrespect to whoever you`re exaggerating or lying to, because it`s not respecting reality.” Christine O`Donnell-Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher-1998

So, what this means is that Christine O`Donnell would not lie to a Nazi criminal, even if it saves the lives of innocent, persecuted Jews. True, this is a clip from 12 years ago, but it`s just unbelievable! CO also said that God would, some how, bail her out of this sticky situation. *(text)

“I believe if I were in that situation, God would provide a way to do the right thing righteously. I believe that!” Did you ever consider the possibility that perhaps God would want you to lie, Christine, in order to save innocent lives?

The bottom line here is that millions of Americans are digging around the internet to see if they can find out what this lady really stands for. It`s hard to believe that CO is now the Republican candidate for U.S. Senator for Delaware. Wait a minute! We need to take a closer look at who she is, and what she wants to do to our precious country.

A piece with the most detail, so far, on Christine O`Donnell, is in Mother Jones. It`s titled: Christine O`Donnell`s Jesus Squad, by Suzy Khimm. Separation of church and state is not her thing. The scariest reality here is that she forges an alliance between the Christian Right and the Anti-government component of the Tea Party. The Far-Right is even stronger now! Chew on that…

Please take a close look at what CO stands for before her popularity snowballs to a mass-hysteric-frenzy. It`s not too late to check these aberrant views that threaten all of our freedoms in the American landscape.

Dating Service Can’t Discriminate Against Short Men

September 15, 2010 by  
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South Korea’s human rights watchdog on Wednesday told two matchmaking agencies to stop height discrimination when signing up men as members.

The National Human Rights Commission ruled in favour of a 39-year-old man who filed complaints against two agencies. They refused to accept him as a member due to his “short” height of 158 centimeters (5 feet two inches).

AFP

Please forgive me for this cheap joke, but aren’t all men in South Korea 5 feet two inches or shorter?

The dating services shouldn’t discriminate against short men, let the females decide if they want to date vertically-challenged gentlemen.

I’m sure the ladies would want the option to decide for themselves if a man is too short to be a suitable partner.

I hope the 39-yar-old man finds true love, he’s gone through enough drama already.

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