Friday, November 22, 2013

State of Confusion

Crazy week with a lot of odd news from various states.

 California Love

 Charles Manson (yeh, that Charles Manson..psychotic killer) is supposedly engage to be married to a 25  year old.

The blushing bride's name  is Star who's been loyally visiting Manson in jail since she was 19 years old and
maintains several websites devoted to defending Manson and his pro-Earth environmental causes. According to an in depth article that is due to be published in   Rolling Stone today, Star says the pair will  be heading down the aisle.  

In 2007, Star moved to Corcoran to be near Charlie, who she visits each Saturday and Sunday for up to five hours a day. "Yeah, well, people can think I'm crazy," she says. (of course they do...because she is.)

She grew up near St. Louis, where she says she was smoking marijuana, eating mushrooms, not wanting to go to church every Sunday with her devoutly religious family, so they locked her in her room for much of her high school years. When she was 19, she took the $2,000 she'd saved up working in a retirement home kitchen and hopped a train to Corcoran.

Star's resemblance to Manson Family member Susan Atkins is beyond striking, and Star seeks to distinguish herself from the woman known as Sexy Sadie, who was incarcerated for her role in the Tate-LaBianca killings until her death in 2009. "That bi*** was fuc*** crazy. (takes one to know one)

Star says there won't be any conjugal visits because "California lifers no longer get them." If they were an option, "we'd be married by now."

Manson, however, seems less convinced the impending nuptials are a reality, "Oh that," he says. "That's a bunch of garbage. You know that, man. That's trash. We're just playing that for public consumption."

Seems that Charlie isn't quite as enthusiastic about the impending nuptials. Probably that would change if those conjugal visits were an option.  Perhaps Star needs to read the book "He's Just Not That Into You"

Kansas: This Land Is Your Land-ing

Crabby may or may not of been working in the tower.

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet hauling parts for a Boeing 787 landed at a small airport on Wednesday by mistake. It's destination was supposed to be across town at the Air Force base. 

The jet landed at Col. James Jabara Airport, about 8 miles north of its intended target, the McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. Jabara's runway is just 6,101 feet long, much shorter than is ideal  9,199 feet needed for an aircraft of that size.

Investigators don't know yet why the jet landed at Jabara. Atlas Air spokeswoman Bonnie Rodney did not immediately return early Thursday calls and an email from The Associated Press seeking comment. Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said he could not immediately provide any information on how or why the jumbo jet landed at Jabara.

The plane, operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, had to be turned around by a  tug to prepare for departure, said Brad Christopher of the Wichita Airport Authority.

On Thursday after a long night of calculations, dumping fuel to lighten the plane's weight,  and the surrounding  area being evacuated as a precaution if the jet failed to get airborne, the behemoth jet lumbered down the runway and took off.

Officials tell Fox News that the FAA is currently investigating the situation and findings will be released in the coming weeks.

With only 9 miles between airports, in a vehicle going over a hundred miles an hour, I suspect a wrong turn can happen fast...really, really fast.

New York ...Bad Santas

For any of you seasonal Santas that were planning on heading for the Big Apple to get your Santa on, there might be less alcohol served to your jolly ole selves, this year.

According to articles in the New York Times and USA Today, the city is asking bar owners to not serve anyone dressed in Santa duds.

This year's Santa Con has met with some bah-humbugish opposition to the annual event that draws thousands of  Santas to the city.

The NYPD  has sent a letter to bar owners from Midtown to Chelsea, asking them not to serve people dressed as Santa Claus during the next month’s annual bar crawl, according to a report from ABC news.

A number of bars have already promised to comply, the report said.  (call me a cynic but really???...bars are going to turn away thousands of customers because they are dressed up like Santa Clause?)

“Having thousands of intoxicated partygoers roam the streets urinating, littering, vomiting and vandalizing will not be tolerated in our neighborhood,” Lieutenant John Cocchi, of the Midtown North Precinct, said in a letter to bar owners.

According to the SantaConNYC website, “SantaCon is a charitable, non-commercial, non-political, nonsensical, Santa Claus convention that happens once a year for absolutely no reason.”

A code of conduct on the website lists several do’s and don’ts of the event, including be nice to kids and respect the city.

Although New York's SantaCon is receiving the most attention, people in cities all over the country plan SantaCon events.

Nothing says Christmas like drunk Santa peeing in the street. 


Chubby Chatterbox said...

Manson and Star aren't getting married? Darn! I have an old broken blender I was going to send them as a wedding gift.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope all those drunk Santas don't start twerking. Then the city would REALLY have something to complain about.

lisleman said...

Not the first woman to be fascinated by a madman. Just for laughs, assume her plan fails and in the future she is on a new date and the subject of her ex-boyfriend comes up.

The huge cargo plane (interesting story in itself) pilot certainly was not paying attention to where he was going. Probably texting with a controller.

BTW - (I think the linked post below was before you visited my blog) I posted a picture of myself in front of an older version of these special oversize whale-of-plane.

Cheryl P. said...

I know what you mean, I never understand why women are attracted to men in jail but it is fairly common. What makes this one especially heinous is how abhorrent Manson's crimes were. Judging by her taste in men, maybe future BF's will be the sort that don't care.

It is interesting that this is a reoccurring problem over in Wichita. Something about the coordinates of the two runways are nearly the same. I don't know how that works but I was talking to an area pilot that was trying to tell me how by the time they visually see a runway and realize there is another 8 miles south...on those super big planes it's too late to correct the descent. Jabara doesn't have a control tower.

That would be so interesting to work in a capacity to see those mega-planes. I find them fascinating. That 747 Dreamlifter is the largest plane in the world as far as capacity for cargo. I would of loved to see it take off. I did watch the video and it looked like it ran out of runway just as it lifted off the ground. Anyway...that is a very cool picture. I am totally jealous. (yes...I realize I am such a geek)

Jo-Anne said...

Sometimes I wonder if these women who become fascinated by madmen suffered a head injury as a baby because really what goes through their head they must be a bit bat crazy themselves.......

Next the plane story well what can one say they made a wrong turn at least they didn't end up of a

Lastly well it would be nice if we didn't see drunk Santa's but think it is going to be difficult to enforce, money usually wins out over sense

lisleman said...

I'm a bit surprised that you are interested in airplanes. Being able to get such a big heavy object up in the air is amazing but if you think about it too much you'll be afraid to fly. Howard Hughes' story (good movie about him - don't recall the title) combines aircraft building and an eccentric wealthy man.

Cheryl P. said...

I am amazed at how ingenious people are to figure out all the amazing things in our world. I have never feared flying short of the one time I was on a Continental flight that had to make an emergency landing because the windshield cracked during flight.

I saw that movie...Hughes was an odd duck. A very rich odd duck at that.

Cheryl P. said...

There has to be something seriously wrong with a woman that would want to have a relationship with someone that has done horrific things. That chick is wacky.

Yes, it could of been far worse as far as the plane goes. At least they landed in an airport on a runway.

I bet Santa Con is a lot of fun. I would be totally on board to get myself some Santa duds and go just for the fun of watching all those drunk Santas. There is no way that the local bars are going to turn away paying customers.

Riot Kitty said...

So they don't mind serving drinks to any other asshole, as long as they're not in a Santa suit? How about someone dressed as the Easter Bunny? Just curious.

Agent 54 said...

What? Didn't you ever miss by 8 miles at work? Geez, make one little mistake and it's all Fox News and stuff.

Agent 54 said...

What about guys in cheap suits. Them are the real trouble makers.

Cheryl P. said...

I thought the same thing, RK. Why discriminate because they are wearing a Santa suit. What if the real guy that is a rowdy drunk is wearing jeans and a sweatshirt...would he get served over a guy in a Santa suit. I don't believe that any bar is going to turn away a customer just because what he is wearing.

Cheryl P. said...

I suspect the bar owners are going to be so busy pouring drinks they aren't going to give a sh** what the guys or girls are wearing. Kaching, kaching.

Cheryl P. said...

I kind of felt sorry for the pilots...I don't know the complexities of landing a huge plane like that but the fact that is was all over the news had to have been embarrassing. I have made so mistakes at work but luckily never made the 6 PM news,

abeerfortheshower said...

Santa can party at my bar any time!

Also, you know you've made bad choices in life when a crazy, toothless 80 year old man in jail, who will probably never see another woman again, is given the option to be married to you and he's just like, "Nope. That's not happening."


Cheryl P. said...

I think a party of Santas sound like a lot of fun so...yes...if I had a bar they could bring their jolly ole selves along with their money and party away

Yeh, I totally agree. What's Manson thinking the down side for him is? Not like he has a pick of young things wanting to get hitched. (and he is disgusting so that makes sense).

Speaking of bad choices...Star is got horrible taste in men.

Linda R. said...

I must be out of touch, but this the first I've heard of Santa Cons, but if comics and superheros can have one, so can Santas. Speaking of out of touch, I think Starr has lost touch with that part of her brain that makes intelligent decisions. Crazy is an understatement!

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Linda....I hadn't heard of it maybe we are both out of the loop. When I did the research there are more than 60 cities that host Santa Con and its a big deal. Actually it looks like fun except for the vomit and urinating in the street. I guess I won't be attending.

As for Star being crazy...absolutely detached from reality. WOW has she not ever read the books or seen the documentaries about that evil SOB that she thinks is her future husband?