Meanderings. 3-4-10

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Exercise?  No thanks:

An English dog-owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. Prosecutors said Paul Railton was spotted driving at low speed along a country lane in December, holding his dog’s leash through the car window as the animal trotted alongside.

Why kids are embarrassed by their parents:

Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child’s school. The woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day.

You’re never too old:

An 80-year-old woman with a criminal record stretching back to 1955 has been sentenced to three years in state prison for ransacking and stealing cash from a Southern California medical office. Doris Thompson thanked a judge Wednesday for not sending her to Los Angeles County jail, which she doesn’t like, and said she deserved a longer sentence. She also told the judge, “God bless you.

Some conflict:

The Importance of the Dictionary: When Donald Williams was publicly sworn in as a judge in Ulster County, N.Y., on Jan. 2, offices were closed, and no one could find a Bible. Since holy books are not legally required, Williams took the oath with his hand on a dictionary.


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4 Responses to “Meanderings. 3-4-10”

  1. Gwen Says:

    Pretty sad when a bible can’t be found in a public office.

    Very entertaining!
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    Every wonder about the contradiction in that? Separation of Church and State, but you swear in on a bible.

    Am I missing something?

    chas

  2. Gini Says:

    Very very entertaining Chas…made me chuckle, actually. And there are so many stories out there. People are NUTS! ya know. lol 🙂 Yeppers, they sure are. lol My fav, of course, would be the ‘choice’ of the dictionary! lol And of course, if one was choosing between a nursing home or jail, perhaps at 80, jail could be THE choice? YIKES! I personally think the fellow and his dawg walking, was brilliant!!!! Some people, of course, should NEVER have children……. ❓ ❓ ❓ NUTS, I say! The world is NUTS!
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    We can’t be serious all the time Gini. I enjoy shopping around for some fun stories to share with the loyal readers. The world would be a really bad place if we couldn’t laugh at some things wouldn’t it?

    chas

  3. Frank C Says:

    Wonder if the Judge was swearing not to double speak?
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    I wonder if the Oath is binding?

    chas

  4. olinl Says:

    Slow day, eh?

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