worry 090129

More Things to Worry About

To attract Israeli voters' attention on issues other than security, two specialty political parties have merged into one for the coming elections: Holocaust survivors and marijuana aficionados. Agence France-Presse via Yahoo

Speaking of drugs, a United Nations official said that in the international banking-liquidity crisis late last year, thank goodness for one source of cash that didn't dry up, or else we really would have been screwed: drug money needing to be laundered. Reuters

Crystal Keith, charged with killing her 1-yr-old nephew, told a shrink that she just had to stop him because she could see in his eyes that he wanted her sexually. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Baron Moore, on trial now in Miami, Fla., for a 2001 murder, was linked to the crime after an item from the 28-yr-old victim's extensive collection of Scooby Doo memorabilia was found in Moore's house. Associated Press via Palm Beach Post

They tried to move a 60-ton house across a supposedly-frozen White Bear Lake in Minnesota, but you can guess how it turned out . . er, actually, no, they pulled it off flawlessly [see photos]. Star Tribune

Updates: (1) Larry Swearingen, scheduled to be executed in Texas on Tuesday [NOTW Daily, 1-26-2008], was given a stay, but by a federal court, of course, because Texas judges have said, We're done here. (2) Five of the "Beatrice 6" (who confessed, or pleaded guilty, to a murder DNA said they probably didn't commit [NOTW M091, 1-4-2009]) were exonerated and released. The sixth defendant, not so much. (3) The Hon. Marion Barry of the District of Calamity, who largely put the "Calamity" in the District of Calamity, and who is still on probation for not filing income tax returns for 1999-2004 (and who then immediately violated probation by not filing them for 2005), has now failed to file them for 2007. KOLN-TV (Lincoln, Neb.) [Beatrice] /// Washington Post [Barry]
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Jan 29, 2009

Scooby Doo- one of my all-time favs and I've turned my son onto it as well. Can't blame the guy. I hope I don't get burgled!

and mrjazz has spoken in regards to maryjane....'nuff said.
Posted by mrjazz on 01/29/09 at 11:07 AM
White Bear Lake - I really would have guess that 2 feet of ice isn't enough to support 60 tons, but I am proved wrong. Wow.

Israeli voters - "improved social conditions" and "the legalisation of cannabis" seems to me like they would naturally go together

Crystal Keith - no mug shot *sigh* :(

Marion Barry - the was things go in DC it looks like he's on the fast track to the next presidency
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/29/09 at 11:12 AM
White Bear Lake - I can't believe he paid $40k to move his house across the lake, knowing the risks. Plus, the house doesn't look like it's worth much more than that...

Crystal Keith - I've often confused the look of hunger in a 1-year-old's eyes for a look of LUST. NOT. Sick perv.

Drug money - thank god there's still one business that's still booming.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 01/29/09 at 11:16 AM
Crystal Keith: one part of the story sticks in my head.

("She did recall placing (the girl's) feet under hot water because the (striking) was no longer effective," the report says.

"She said she did that until the child's skin began to bubble. She said that she made sure that (the girl) wore socks so that Reginald would not see the injuries.)

As a single father, I have had the extreme unpleasant experience of putting my daughter in the tub when the water was a little too hot. It only resulted in her foot being a little red, which went away after a few minutes, but the painful scream she gave me that day still sticks with me 7 years later.
I can't imagine what that poor child went through and it makes my blood boil when I think about it. And then she put socks over her feet! Clearly shows that she knew what she was doing was wrong. Clearly a broken person who needs to be removed from the human experience in the worst way.
Posted by Silbakor in an altered state on 01/29/09 at 11:53 AM
Scooby Doo -- Sorry mrjazz, but I think you're steering your son the wrong way. The victim was a 28 year old man with an "extensive collection" of crap relating to a kids' cartoon? Guaranteed he lived at home in his parents' basement.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/29/09 at 12:03 PM
drug money needing to be laundered
And if pot was legalized, the banks probably wouldn't have had the problems...oh, wait...no, that's not right. We just wouldn't have cared.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 12:22 PM
BikerPuppy - After seeing how much all of my old Star Wars toys (that my parents threw out after I moved out) were going for on Ebay, I have started collecting toys that will undoubtably be collector items. I try to buy 2, one for my son to play with and one kept in the packaging for me to keep until he is old enough to appreciate collector items. Granted they are not on display (40 year old virgin) but I also do not live in my parents basement.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 12:44 PM
Your parents threw out your Star Wars toys? Damn Maxx your family sucks!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 01/29/09 at 12:46 PM
Marion Barry
Maybe if he'd put the crack pipe down!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 12:53 PM
Maxx, maybe it's just me, but I see a huge difference between buying SW toys as a possible investment and storing them somewhere, and having SD stuff all over your house and vehicle. I'm pretty sure this guy had display cases. Or maybe it's just cause I like SW....
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/29/09 at 03:28 PM
It's not just Star Wars toys. :red:

In my defense, they are not on display.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 03:42 PM
thanks for the support maxx...all I bought were a few DVD's!!!!

and just like myself, at age 18 my kid will be on his own one way or another. the LAST thing I will be accused of is being an enabler.
Posted by mrjazz on 01/29/09 at 03:50 PM
mrjazz - there's nothing like smoking a joint and then sitting back to watch some Scooby-Doo. Johnny Quest is pretty good too. I got the entire collection off of a torrent site.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 03:54 PM
agreed. right now I'm into Phineas and Ferb too. very well written.

my all-time favorite is the Herculoids (got tattoos!) and now my son is hooked on watching them on youtube.

by the way...on my next vacation I'm heading to Milwaukee to skin Crystal Keith with an x-acto knife. (if the other inmates don't beat me to it)
Posted by mrjazz on 01/29/09 at 04:00 PM
Crystal Keith : I'm at a loss at how all this happened. And people wonder why I take such a grim view on life.
Posted by Malk on 01/30/09 at 02:31 PM
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