[News] Things to Worry About Today

Terry Nichols, serving a life term for being Timothy McVeigh's go-fer, filed a lawsuit against prison officials for not serving him nutritious food, which he says constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, in that it destroy God's "holy temple . . . my body." Associated Press via KMGH-TV (Denver)

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs decided to impose a co-pay for a roadside-bomb-disabled soldier who thought his best hope for saving his leg was to, y'know, go outside the network, so he did, and the 13th surgery on the leg saved it, whereupon the gov't sent him a bill for $3,000 (Seriously). CNN

In Sun City Center, Fla., golf carts can use public roads as long as they don't hit 20 mph on the speedometer, but still, the geezers swap out their motors for souped-up versions, plus add fancy tires, shiny rims, and brush guards. St. Petersburg Times

The Buffalo, N.Y., city council approved a new Muslim-owned slaughterhouse to share space in a building that already houses a Subway sandwich shop. Buffalo News

A Japanese law professor who's been teaching in Australia for 10 yrs was convicted of harassing officials (via the traditional Japanese way of relentless phone-calling), whereupon she went nuts in court, "screaming," "claiming she was about to soil herself," and of course "exposing her buttocks." The aristocrat! Courier-Mail (Brisbane)

Your Daily Jury Duty
["In America, a person is presumed innocent until the mug shot is released"]
Does Mark Adams, 31, Golden Gate, Fla., look like the kind of fella who'd throw a full can of soda in the face of his 70-yr-old mother just because she accidentally stepped on his toe? WINK-TV (Fort Myers)
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Mar 30, 2009

Subway! Eat Fresh!

I'm guessing that's not as fresh as they were expecting though.
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/30/09 at 12:41 PM
Jury Duty
She's lucky he didn't eat her...or did he? Guilty!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/30/09 at 12:43 PM
God's "holy temple . . . my body."
He should be fed a diet of ear wax and dingleberries. All natural and possibly fresh.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/30/09 at 12:45 PM
Your Daily Jury Duty - Not Guilty. That man wouldn't let go of a full can of soda (or anything else food related) for any reason, obviously.

Terry Nichols - Dude, you're in prison. It's not a Country Club where you get to design your own menu.
Posted by Nethie on 03/30/09 at 12:46 PM
I have a small issue with the story about the soldier not wanting his leg amputated...The referral process is very easy...and had they gone about it correctly...he likely would not EVER have received a bill. If you see an urgent care/emergency doc when the regular military hospital (or satellite) is not available, you call your Tricare rep...they take care of it. If at the emergency visit you are referred to someone else...you tell your Tricare rep...then they give you the referral ...and again, it's taken care of. It sounds like the phone call the mother made wasn't the correct process and so YEAH, when he went to someone without the correct referral details in his paper work, the bill was automatically deferred to him. When the Army got the bill, it didn't match up with his records...so they sent it to him without further consideration.
Posted by Maegan on 03/30/09 at 01:09 PM
Prison Chow Prison chow is prison chow. Nuffsayd.

Vet's Affairs Hay! We're in a recession; remember?

Sun City Hay, this goes on all over So. Florida! I'd not be surprised to see them on I95 one of these trips back.

Subway After the LAST Subway sandwich I had I really don't give a flying fornication. (Note the emphasis on the word "last"?)

Jap Lawyer "Went nuts?" She's a lawyer, hence already suffering from megalomania for starters.

Jury Duty Guilty but let's include the "reporter" for washing this story out. And, BTW, if 2 dudes, 65+ years old duke it out one evening are both handed felony charges?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/30/09 at 01:14 PM
Subway gave me food poisoning once, I can't even go in one of them without getting the chills now. Ick.

Jury Duty - Not guilty, there's no way the guy would have a full (ie not instantly and completely drained) soft drink anywhere near him at any time

Terry Nichols - shut the f up, you worthless waste of oxygen
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 03/30/09 at 02:01 PM
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