Daily Archives: February 1, 2014
With Obama’s blessing, top supporters are launching a foundation that will develop and build the library, which will both house his presidential records and serve as a monument to his legacy.
He’s still got three years to blow up the world or do something else memorable but so far, after five years in office, the man’s accomplishments would fit in a Kleenex box.
Lawmakers seek to shut illegal gambling dens. “They can’t possibly be referring to us,” Francis Farricker, Connecticut Lottery Commissioner and CEO of Lockwood & Mead Realtors, “The Oldest Names in Greenwich Real Estate”, told FWIW, “we’re just experimenting with expanding the Indians’ outreach.”
$1.37 million spent on Richard Simmons’ eight-hour infomercial for ObamaCare – compared to the bullet train billions, a drop in the bucket. Great entertainment value, though.
It’s Worldwide Hajib Day! Get out there and celebrate your freedom (yes I know,a hajib is a head scarf, not a veil, but we go with the image here at FWIW).
Lord knows, Walt’s into it:
Two former Boy Scout leaders are facing felony charges for knocking over a prehistoric rock formation in Utah, which was triumphantly recorded and posted to YouTube.
Glenn Taylor, 45, was charged Friday with criminal mischief for toppling the mushroom-shape rock Oct. 11 in Goblin Valley State Park, in southeastern Utah. David Hall, 42, was charged with aiding criminal mischief for recording the destruction.
If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison and be fined up to $5,000.
The pair, from Highland, have said they dethroned the sandstone hoodoo out of concern it would fall on some unsuspecting child. Park officials said the rock had been standing since at least the beginning of human existence.
The video, which has been viewed more than 4.6 million times, shows Taylor pushing over the rock, which weighed thousands of pounds. He and friends then laugh, cheer and high-five.
“We have a new modified Goblin Valley,” Hall says into the camera. “A new Goblin Valley exists with this boulder down here on the bottom.”
“That’s crazy, it was just held up by that little bit of dirt,” he adds. “Some little kid was about ready to walk down here and die, and Glenn saved his life by getting the boulder out of the way.”
Book’em,Danno,and then move in on Washington, land of good intentions.