Well, they’re probably gun shy after kids started talking about what happened to them in the showers

This can be dangerous stuff

This can be dangerous stuff

Penn State bans free speech in its “Free Speech” zone. YAF  accused of breaking campus rules by handing out copies of the Constitution.


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Anything you can do I can do better

Onward to victory

Onward to victory

Obama takes personal control of war in Syria.

The man who has boasted that he is the better speechwriter, political director and intelligence evaluator than everyone else surrounding him has decided that he will direct, strike-by-strike, the battle against ISIS.

Even Abraham Lincoln let U.S. Grant conduct battlefield operations but then, Lincoln was no Obama.


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This doesn’t sound particularly reassuring

Would someone get me a foam rubber mallet? This one's too scary.

Would someone get me a foam rubber mallet? This one’s frighteningly noisy.

Senator Boxer left “shaking and trembling” after hearing another senator criticize John Kerry and his boss.

Imagine what an exploding paper bag would do to Boxer and, probably, most of her colleagues. ISIS take note.

Fans of Senator Boxer will recall that she had no difficulty standing up to the general who, using military protocol, addressed her as “Ma’am” while testifying before her committee. 

“You know, do me a favor,” an irritated Boxer said. “Could say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?'”

“Yes, ma’am,” Walsh interjected.

“It’s just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I’d appreciate it, yes, thank you,” she said.

Male senators are routinely addressed as “Sir”, by military officers, and they meekly accept it. Not so Boxer, who’s clearly made of sterner stuff.


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Boxing Day comes early in Los Angeles

Just say no to cafeteria food fights - School nutritionist Adelaide Bartlett stands guard

Just say no to cafeteria food fights – School nutritionist Adelaide Bartlett stands guard

LA school police force to return grenade launchers it received from the feds.

Los Angeles school police said Tuesday they would give up three grenade launchers they acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the LA Times newspaper reported.

The Los Angeles School Police Department, which serves the nation’s second-largest school system, would keep 61 rifles and an armored vehicle built to withstand roadside bombs, the newspaper said.

A police sergeant who declined to be named confirmed the department had the equipment and said it is needed “for the safety of staff, students, and personnel” but could not confirm what, if anything, the department was relinquishing.

The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, and the grenade launchers, would only have been used in “very specific circumstances,” he added, without elaborating.

I thought the cops out there were used to the heat.


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Here’s a charmer

180 Stanwich Rd

180 Stanwich Rd

180 Stanwich Road has hit the market today for $2.6 million, exactly what the owners paid for it in 2005.  It’s one of the trio (quartet?) of good looking homes on this stretch of Stanwich, all backing up to the Greenwich Country Club. Almost two acres (1.9) in the one-acre zone and priced about where its land value should be, it could be replaced (boo) or expanded. Nice place.


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Return of the 747

When you can't sell the steak, sell the sizzle

When you can’t sell the steak, sell the sizzle

747 Riversville Road, that is, still asking $3.5 million after trying, and failing to get $7.975 million in 2007 and 2008. It’s been at its current price for a while now, and still no bites.It’s ten acres up at the top of Riversville and, while the land is beautiful, land up there just isn’t worth a heck of a lot. The 1859 house that comes with the land has been modernized over the years in ways that, while making the place livable, won’t excite purists looking for un-remuddled homes (of which there are almost none in Greenwich – I know, because I’ve been looking for them for two different clients).

No photos of the interior (there were just two in a previous listing with another broker), which probably tells you all you need to know about the house.


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New iPhone 6-Plus question for women

I know, I know!

I know, I know!

“Will it fit in my pocket?”

Which, of course, brings to mind the joke about Queen Elizabeth appearing as a contestant on a game show, where an object is displayed behind her and the Queen, facing the audience, must guess what it is: in this case, horse cock.

Queen: “Is it bigger than a bread box?”

MC: “Why yes it is, your Majesty”

Queen: “And will it fit in my mouth?”

MC: “Well yes; yes, I suppose it would, your Majesty.”

Queen: “Oh! Is it horse cock?”


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