Man Jailed for Yawning

Associated Press

JOLIET, Ill. – An Illinois judge has freed a man who’d been jailed for three weeks after letting loose a loud yawn during a sentencing hearing.

Thirty-three-year-old Clifton Williams of Richton Park was found in contempt of court and jailed on July 23 after yawning in Will County Judge Daniel Rozak’s court.

Williams was in court for his cousin’s sentencing on a drug charge. And a prosecutor in court at the time described the offending yawn as “loud and boisterous.”

As Williams stood before the bench in shackles, the judge gave him a short lecture Thursday, telling him he wasn’t in custody for simply yawning. Rozak told Williams he was found in contempt for making a sound “that was offensive to the court.”

Where’s the outrage from the people who thump the constitution? It’s okay to yell down elected officials and disrupt the rights of others, but you can’t yawn in court?

Day in, day out, we hear about democracy being disrupted. Local residents can’t ask valid questions without hecklers drowning them out. Yet, this guy serves three weeks in jail for yawning “loudly!” What is this world coming to?


The Birthers Must be Stopped!

There’s nothing worse than a bunch of lunatics, running rampant, with ridiculous rumors.  Bill Maher said it best with his latest rant:

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of the “birthers” — the far-right goofballs who claim Barack Obama wasn’t really born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, former Miss California Carrie Prejean.

Also, when Obama was sworn in as president, he forgot to give his answer in the form of a question.

And yet, every week, the chorus of conservatives demanding to see his birth certificate grows. It’s like they’re the Cambridge police, Obama’s in his house — the White House — and they need to see some ID.

And there’s nothing anyone can do to convince these folks. You could hand them, in person, the original birth certificate and have a video of Obama emerging from the womb with Don Ho singing in the background … and they still wouldn’t believe it.

The best part was how he wrapped it up. “This isn’t a case of Democrats versus Republicans. It’s sentient beings versus the lizard people, and it is to the lizard people that I offer this deal:  I’ll show you Obama’s birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin’s high school diploma.”

Glenn Beck Escapes from his Fear Chamber to Call President Obama a Racist!

Chicken Little is at it again!

I wonder if this guy believes half of what comes out of his mouth.  First we have his fear mongering with talk about Communism and Totalitarianism.  Then there’s the fake crying and complete lunacy.  Now this?  He’s actually calling the president a racist?

Are we really supposed to believe that President Obama has a deep seeded hatred for white people?  If the president believes that it’s stupid to arrest a man after home ownership is established, he’s a racist?  The president never said that Professor Gates was racially profiled.  And even if he did, why would that make him a racist?  Does pointing out a perceived bias make you a racist?

Are we also to believe that President Obama secretly hated his white mother?  Did he also hate his white grandparents that raised him?  Does he hate David Axelrod, his friend for over 15 years?

People like Glenn Beck are very dangerous!

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes into Home

wienermobileIt might be time for a change in slogan.  I read in the AP that Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile crashed into a home in Wisconsin.  The driver was trying to turn around in the driveway.  She thought she had it in reverse.  This is why I don’t like when people pull into my driveway to turn around.  Anything could happen.  Oscar Mayer’s insurance is going to cover it, but that’s not the point!

So, how should that new slogan go?

(singing) …Oscar Mayer has a way of crashing while in the driveway….

Man Went Naked to Dental Appointment

absAccording to the Connecticut Post, a 41-year-old man was arrested after appearing for a dental appointment without a lick of clothing.  Now, this gives new meaning to “come as you are!”

When Hoff entered the dental office completely naked Monday afternoon, the startled female receptionist began screaming, police said. He ran from the office, police said, onto Honeyspot Road.

When officers arrived a short time later, several people pointed out the direction in which the “naked guy” had run.

Officers later went to Hoff’s home where he answered the door dressed in blue shorts. While he admitted being a patient of the dental practice, he claimed he had been home sleeping all day, police said.

They said they drove him back to the dental office where the receptionist identified him.

“She recognized him immediately — his eyes are very blue and he has a good tan,” the woman told officers, according to the police report.

I’m dying to hear his side of the story!

Yee Haw! Palin is Stepping Down!

Today, Sarah Palin announced that she’s resigning the position of Governor of Alaska in the next three weeks.   As her alter ego, Larry the cable Guy would say, “I’m happier than a tornado in a trailer park!”

True to form, she blamed a lot of it on the media during her ten attendant press conference.  A reporter from the Anchorage Daily News said that “she was rambling, incoherent, and all over the map.”  The woman is a walking contradiction.  I thought she was glad to get off of the national stage so she could focus on Alaska.  Now that her favorability ratings have dropped tremendously, she’s bailing on Alaska?

I smell a scandal coming!

The Bittersweet Life of Michael Jackson

I was traveling when I heard that Michael Jackson had gone into cardiac arrest. I found it strange that the first thing I said was, “let him die!” My heart has always ached for him. This was one of the saddest people to ever live. I wanted nothing but the torment to end for him.

He never understood just how much he was truly loved. It didn’t matter actually. The one person that he needed to love him, didn’t – HIMSELF!

There can be nothing worse than hating yourself. He was uncomfortable in his own skin and didn’t like the “Man in the Mirror.” No amount of money or fame can change that.

I wish him peace and truly hope that he’s in a better place!