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The Marlise Munoz case is George W. Bush's fault

Marlise Munoz is the Texas woman who was kept on life support after brain death against her and her family's will because she was pregnant. The following section of Texas law forced them to do it:

Sec. 166.049. PREGNANT PATIENTS. A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 672.019 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 450, Sec. 1.03, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.


Notice the effective year: 1999. Shrub was elected governor in 1995 and presided through 2000, which means he signed this.

So...send him the hospital bill.

Keene, N.H., is where I wouldn't want to live right now

There is a "sovereign citizen" group called Free Keene that's currently infesting the local judicial system...they go out and commit fairly minor offenses then spend hours upon hours in court.

For instance, here's a guy who spent over an hour in court arguing the constitutionality of a traffic stop with the cop who pulled him over, joined the Air Force after the stop, and had to be transported back to testify against him.

The same guy spent 30 minutes arguing the jurisdiction of Keene's parking meter ordinance.

Apparently the rest of town is getting sick of their shit; it's costing thousands upon thousands of dollars to deal with their court filings and crap like convening full-scale trials to deal with the kinds of tickets normal people either (1) don't get because they obey the law in the first place, or (2) throw five bucks in an envelope and be done with it if they do get them.

Duck Dynasty fans NOT happy with "Duck Dynasty is Fake!" video

Heads up: locking gas caps don't protect your truck anymore

My paper (the story isn't online yet, sorry) is reporting a minor rash of gas thefts from commercial vans, and these ones are bad: the scumbags crawl under your rig, cut the fuel line and let the gas drain into a can they put under there. Then they come back later to get the full can.

"Imagine you, like, smoked Benson and Hedges for twenty years"

Please make him stop! George Zimmerman attacks prosecutor who tried him


This, folks, is Zimmy's latest foray into the art world...an attack on Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, the DA who charged him with second-degree murder. I love it when someone who hunts and kills a human being for no fucking reason passes judgment on someone else's respect for the law.

Revealed: The Secret Fox News Stars' Restroom!

When you are so full of shit it comes out both ends, a bathroom with only one toilet simply will not do!

"People's Diva" Renee Fleming to sing National Anthem at Pot Bowl next Sunday


This is her:

Scam afoot: Tell your mom

This one comes from one of my newspapers: someone is calling senior citizens and telling them:

* the caller is from the electric company. The name of the electric company is given.
* the person being called is seriously behind on their electric bill, and their electricity will be turned off unless a payment is made today.
* the payment must be made by purchasing a Green Dot MoneyPak card and returning a call with the number on it.

Tell your mom that ANY time someone asks you to buy a Green Dot MoneyPak card, the call is complete bullshit and they are only attempting to steal your money. Then have her call the customer service number at the company the scammer claims to be. (It's in the phone book. WE don't have phone books, but senior citizens DO.)

Nigerian scammers change with the times

I normally don't get advance-fee fraud messages, but this one I have to share with you:

Good day,

My name is Sgt. William Sallette; I am serving in the US military in Afghanistan
with the army infantry division. I have some amount of funds that I want to move
out of the country, e-mail me at sgtwsallette1@yahoo.co.jp for more details.

Best Regards and Happy New Year,
Sgt. William Sallette

I think he's really serving in Lagos with the 419th Chairborne Division.
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