Friday, November 30, 2012

Who is Naughty?

You might of missed any and all news programming this week with all the fervor over the big lottery win.  Because one of the winners happens to be in the Kansas City area, we have an over-abundance of coverage complete with interviews from everyone that has ever had a connection to the winners.  I think it is a lovely thing for people to have fortuitous events come into their lives but at some point it takes on the feel of the golden ticket scenes in the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

But let us move on to the stories that might of been overlooked this week.

Public Service Announcement..It's time to dig out your ugly Christmas sweater.

On the subject of  "whose naughty or nice", there seems to be a few people (other than Crabby Pants) that are currently on the naughty list.

Love Thy Neighbor or Don't

Sarah Henderson was ordered by police to take down her Christmas lights.

Why, you ask?

Police in Denham Springs, Louisiana,  ordered Sarah to remove her lights or face a $400.00 fine.  Sarah put up the lights to send a message to a neighbor that she has been having an ongoing dispute with. In an interview with the local paper, Sarah said, "This is how I express myself." She went on to say.  "I've always been a little different." (we might of guessed that)

Sarah has agreed to remove the lights. Of course, the story doesn't end there.  The local chapter of the ACLU of Louisiana has picked up Sarah's cause.  They have communicated with the police department saying that the "finger" is protected under the First Amendment.

Sarah is now considering of replacing the finger with a swastika. That is sure to win rave reviews in the neighborhood.

Doesn't Sarah sound like a lovely neighbor? 

A Realtor's Work is Never Done

Andre Dismuke, a 36 year old Denver man, was arrested and charged Saturday for allegedly shipping 12 pounds of marijuana to his real estate agent's office  in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

According to WBOC, Dismuke and his wife planned on staying in a Rehoboth rental for six weeks and shipped their weed ahead.  (you know that TSA agents are a real buzz kill about weed going through security)

The problem arose when the packages of marijuana arrived in Delaware, an employee of the real estate office opened one of the packages.  Dismuke faces charges of trafficking, possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $10,500 bond.  His marijuana had a street value of $18,000.

For all the years, I have been a Realtor, I have never had any of my clients entrust their weed to me. I am not exactly sure if this is indicative of their overall lack of confidence in me or just they are being a bit cagier with their illegal drugs. (illegal in Kansas...that is)  Which leads me to the question, why didn't the Dismukes just stay home.  Why wouldn't "stay-cation" in Denver where they could have their pot legally?

We Would of Never Recognized Him

A California man dressed in a Spiderman costume is facing an attempted robbery charge after trying to steal a woman's purse.

Daniel James Bradley was caught Saturday afternoon by Merced police after approaching a 24 year old victim and demanding her purse.  Fearing he had a gun she ran and Daniel was subsequently apprehended.

Officials recovered a metal pipe he had been holding.  When asked about his superhero costume, he explained it was part of his disguise.

A rather uneventful purse snatching, for sure.  But you have to admit that his DISGUISE was less than perfect.  Doesn't seem to bother him.  This has to take the prize for the happiest mug shot ever.

even in his ill-fitting costume, he is one happy Superhero.

One Nasty Bridge

If there was a naughty list for overpasses, this one would be on it.


Lia said...

Oh my god the spiderman-turned-villain is actually cute! Was he sober during this whole event? I think that's a question to keep in mind when reviewing the events you write about xD

Talk about petty with the "swastika" thing. I know she's just trying to prove a point - that racist symbols are legally accepted whereas vulgarity isn't - but "being different" doesn't excuse immaturity and dumbassity. No it's not a word... but I want it to be.

Thank you for the comment by the way :)

Chubby Chatterbox said...

OMG! That's one well-built bridge. Gotta give credit to the engineers, then fine them for making the bridge too low.

Cheryl P. said...

It is my experience after reading these types of news articles for awhile...there is nearly always alcohol or drugs involved in these types of antics. You are right..he is sort of cute in a dumbassery (also not a word but should be) sort of way.

I find it interesting that the ACLU is quick to come to the defense of things like this even when Sarah seemed rather OK with the idea of taking it down. It is an interesting but subtle difference between vulgar and racist in terms of her light displays. Both are mean spirited.

Cheryl P. said...

After all the crashes, you would think they would raise the thing. There was one overpass very near our house in TX that had the same problem. They finally took the thing down and built a new one.

Linda R. said...

Since the sign and the lights don't work, maybe they should put up a picture showing what will happen asking "How Tall Are You?"

RE the lady with the lighted "finger", I wouldn't want to be her neighbor!

Cheryl P. said...

That is really fascinating that all those people didn't even slow down. AND SOME JUST KEPT GOING...amazing.

Wouldn't I love to know what the problem is between her and the neighbor. It must be a biggy or she wouldn't be so angry. You are right though...glad she isn't my neighbor.

L.C. Griffith said...

It's hard to imagine the excitement middle finger lady must have felt at successfully flipping the bird to the world. Wow. Now she can die in peace.

Spiderman purse snatcher dude is creepy. But of course this is his 15 minutes, we'll let him enjoy it. Now he can die in peace.

The bridge...that was the best! What a tough little bridge. Reminds me of my great grandmother (God rest her soul) she didn't take crap from anyone! LOL!!

Happy holidays my dear. Keep the goodies coming. Goodies only come to good boys and girls and I've been good. LOL!!

Cheryl P. said...

You're a riot! I need to figure out my next and greatest bizarre behavior so I can die in peace...of course a long, long time from now. (knock on wood)
The Spiderman guy had to have been drunk on his ass to consider that a disguise.
That bridge is something for sure. It would appear to be industructable.
There was never a doubt in my mind to you're being on the nice list. Of course, you are.

GenePoolDiva said...

No Christmas sweaters for this gal. I'm still sulking over the loss of my pink hi-tops :)

Cheryl P. said...

Be sure to put a replacement pair of pink hi-tops on your Christmas list. No one could ever say that they didn't know what to get you.

abeerfortheshower said...

Ah yes, that Andre guy sure makes Colorado look great. Weed just got legalized, so all of the residents just carry it around in boxes, right? Going on vacation - better grab a crate full! No wait, we're gonna be there 6 weeks. Make it two crates?

bodaciousboomer said...

I have never had a heinous, or any other type of Christmas sweater. Have I led a deprived life?

Luvbeingagrampa said...

I'm S-T-I-L-L hanging my lights.....HEllllllllllllppppppppppppppppp

meleahrebeccah said...

"hey have communicated with the police department saying that the "finger" is protected under the First Amendment."

Actually I think giving the finger to the neighbor in Christmas lights is friggen hilarious. But I wouldn't want Sarah as MY neighbor.

"Which leads me to the question, why didn't the Dismukes just stay home. Why wouldn't "stay-cation" in Denver where they could have their pot legally?"

Um, yeah. Hello. Duh.

I am really beginning to think you and I were separated at birth or long lost sisters, because our brains work the same way and we have the same sick sense of humor!

I've never seen someone so thrilled in a mug shot. That's actually creepy as hell.

And that's just ONE MORE REASON I will NOT travel over bridges!

Cheryl P. said...

What???? You guys don't carry around crates of weed???

Actually, I feel your pain. As I live on the border of Missouri, I feel the need to make sure people understand I neither own a puppy mill or have a meth lab. Some stereotypes are not terribly flattering. I asked the meth dealer next door if he found this stereotype offensive but he said he hadn't given it much thought.

Cheryl P. said...

Yes, you most assuredly been short changed. Here they have ugly-Christmas-sweater parties. I really need your address, Michele.

Cheryl P. said...

Hilarious. Good thing you wore red. It's far more festive. Hang in there...or on there as the case may be.

Cheryl P. said...

Good thing that giving the finger is a protected right or the prisons would be EVEN more full than they already are. But I too, am glad Sarah isn't my neighbor.


Yes, we are related, I am sure of it.

As for the spiderman kid...surely he is high as a kite. He surely isn't aware of his surroundings.

meleahrebeccah said...

Oh, yes. Spidey is SUPER HIGH.

And hell yes, we MUST be related!