Daily Archives: August 10, 2014

Is there no safe seat for the Democrats?

 

For Washington, and the American Trial Lawyers Association

For Washington, and for the American Trial Lawyers Association

Iowan Bruce Braley’s campaign  for senate is in jeopardy because “He Is A Litigious Idiot And His Wife Hates Chickens”

Democratic Iowa Senate candidate and current House member Bruce Braley has a vacation house on Holiday Lake, a resort community about 40 miles from Cedar Rapids.

This spring, Pauline Hampton, one of Braley’s Holiday Lake neighbors, stopped by his second home to offer a dozen fresh, organic eggs produced by her prize chickens.

That’s when things went horribly wrong, reports The Washington Post.

Braley’s wife, Carolyn, answered the door. According to Hampton, Carolyn Braley responded to the gracious egg offer by saying, “We aren’t going to accept your eggs — and we have filed a formal complaint against you.”

The threatening comment, it turned out, arose because Hampton’s chickens had previously rambled onto the Braleys’ coveted lake property. The Senate candidate and his wife did not like it. Not one bit.

Had either of the Braleys ever walked over to Hampton’s home to discuss their annoyance with the wandering chickens?

Of course not.

Turns out, Iowans don’t much cotton to people who sue their neighbors over chickens:

“[That’s] not neighborly,” said a fellow resident of the community.  “In Iowa, we are very well known for being friendly, and if one has a problem with another, we always talk to them face-to-face. This kind of floored me.”

Another neighbor, William Nagel, who sits on the homeowners association board, said, “Buddy, we’re here in Iowa. We talk like men here and we act like men. Usually, a man’s word is like gold. A handshake is a contract. Neighbors are neighbors, and if you’ve got a problem with your neighbor, you talk it out.”

Moronic behavior is not new to Braley.  As reported here last March, he was already digging himself a hole by appearing before the American Trial Lawyers Association convention (posed in front a bar, the contents of which he had apparently been sampling), dismissing “Iowa farmers” and touting himself as “someone who’s been fighting against tort reform for thirty years.”

Braley’s best hope probably lies in the fact that stupidity and avarice have rarely kept a candidate from public office, so all this may be just a testament to his qualifications to serve as Tom Harkin’s replacement.

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To be honest, I’m not sure why the reader who sent this link was prowling “Pink News”, a gay advocate site, or what exactly this has to do with anything, but it’s fun

 

Who loves ya, baby?

Who loves ya, baby?

Baptist minister arrested in a “sex-with-dogs” sting.

A Baptist church leader has been arrested after allegedly attempting to solicit sex with a dog.

According to reports, 56-year-old Jerald L Hill, who was President of the Windermere Baptist Conference Centre in Missouri, posted messages on Craigslist seeking dogs and other animals to have sex with.

He was arrested in Boone County on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal, after police received a tip about the posting.

A police spokesperson confirmed to the Columbia Tribune that one of the animals he had sought to have sex with was a dog, but declined to name other species.

Hill was released from jail on a $1,000 (£600) bond.

Tracy Perkins of Boone County Sheriff’s Department said in a release that a detective had exchanged emails with Hill, setting up a sting by offering a dog he could have sex with.

Hill made arrangements to travel to Columbia, and was arrested without incident when he arrived.

If he’d advertised for a dog to marry, he’d have been given an Obama Award and keys to the kennel.

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Obama warns the nation on the unlikelihood of quick succor in Iraq

 

“It’s going to take some time”, the president told reporters. Speaking from the 19th hole of the until-now all white country club “Swells”, on Martha’s Vineyard, Obama added “that will be complicated logistically.

“Fore!”

Aug. 9, 2014: President Obama consults with national security expert, former NFL great Ahmad Rashad on how best to solve the complicated logistics of aid to Iraq's genocide victims

Aug. 9, 2014: President Obama consults with national security expert, former NFL great Ahmad Rashad on how best to solve the complicated logistics of aid to Iraq’s genocide victims

 

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