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"3 Strikes, You're In!": Stopped 3 times & not charged receive a FREE Happy Meal (spoof)


With “Three Strikes, You’re In!,” individuals who are stopped and released three times without charge are eligible for one Happy Meal™ at participating McDonald’s stores. To receive their Happy Meal™, customers must record each stopping officer’s badge number, as well as the the time and location of the stop, on a voucher obtainable at these stores.

You cannot make this shit up!

There is a link to 365.com. Got to be a spoof?

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 11:36 AM (0 replies)

RE: Netflix and Rush

Sun Tzu ‏ @JeffersonObama
Apparently #Netflix assuring angry clients that they're withdrawing their advertising from #RushLimbaugh radio show. Waiting for statement

A big one!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 08:47 AM (12 replies)

Rush's next book title:

Extremely Loud, Incredibly Gross

Apologies to Jonathan Safran Foer

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 08:45 AM (0 replies)

State agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords

If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can't see your private posts, guess again.

Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information hiding behind password-protected accounts and privacy walls just too tempting, and increasingly, they are demanding full access from applicants and students.

In Maryland, job seekers applying to the state's Department of Corrections have been asked during interviews to log into their accounts and let an interviewer watch while the potential employee clicks through wall posts, friends, photos and anything else that might be found behind the privacy wall.

Previously, applicants were asked to surrender their user name and password, but a complaint from the ACLU stopped that practice last year. While submitting to a Facebook review is voluntary, virtually all applicants agree to it out of a desire to score well in the interview, according Maryland ACLU legislative director Melissa Coretz

Good gawd!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:49 AM (6 replies)

Indiana mother loses legs while saving her children from tornado

A Marysville, Ind., mother lost parts of both legs but saved the lives of her two children by covering them with her body as a tornado crushed their home on top of them Friday, her husband said.

Stephanie Decker, 36, lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, said her husband, Joe Decker. She is in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville. The children survived without a scratch, he said.
She said she saw a massive piece of debris collapsing on her and pulled her daughter out of the way of it at the last moment. “She just kind of grabbed her and turned,” Joe Decker said. “She doesn’t remember anything after that.”

The heroics continued after the funnel cloud passed, Joe Decker added, with their son rushing out into the blinding hail to alert neighbors, several of whom quickly came to her rescue.

Heroes of all ages.........
That kid has onions to get help after that trauma!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:27 AM (1 replies)

Thief Robs Girl Scouts (Whoa!)

The man walked up, inquired after the girl’s cookie flavors, before grabbing the cashbox and running to a waiting vehicle, KHOU reported.

Two of the scrappier girls, Rachel Johnson and Iravia Cotton, chased after him. Johnson held onto the moving car’s bumper briefly, and Cotton reached into the black Camry to punch the thief. “Who steals money from Girl Scouts, I mean, really?” Johnson wondered.

The girls, who had been hawking cookies at the Walmart for four hours, estimated there was $200 in the cashbox. (But the troop won’t be hurting for cash: after news of the theft was broadcast on the Dean and Rog Morning Show, donations to the troop started pouring in. One man alone donated $200, the Houston Chronicle reported.)

The scouts did not mince any words when talking to reporters about the theft: “We’re going to find you,” one of the scouts told KHOU’s Nakia Cooper. “And I hope that God does something to you.”

Glad they were't hurt.
Is there a merit badge for that?

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:10 AM (16 replies)

Ann Romney: "I don't consider myself wealthy"

This is the problem in a nutshell

She and many others have absolutely no clue what it is like to live according to different incomes.

This also shows how narrow their vision is, and what kind of effort they have made to visit a sample of the different classes in America.

How can they even begin to represent the best interests of the majority of Americans who live with much less wealth. THEY CAN'T

Until they get off their asses and try to understand the people who are below their pay scale instead of those that are above it, they will NEVER push measures that truly help people. This goes for all elected officials and leaders of other kinds.

They are trapped in a real life version of a snowglobe. They stay isolated from everybody else. When that globe gets shaken, they would never dream of trying to get out of it. They put all their effort into maintaining their protected positions.

This snowglobe phenomena actually is endemic to many groups. They stay huddled in their version no matter how bad it is. The more they are scared, the less likely they are ever to break out. It's past time for everybody to try to connect with others.

Get beyond the screechers and find those who are silently suffering. Don't ever offer pity. Offer to listen and try to help. That is the only way to reconnect the people who are so divided from each other. There ARE decent people in every area. They outnumber the mooks by a lot.

Everybody needs to make an effort to connect and not give up if it doesn't work on the first try. Many people have never met others unlike themselves. They are hardened into believing myths they have heard for so long about those they don't know. A lot of us are too.

It will never be easy, but it will always be worth it.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 05:50 AM (12 replies)

In three states, personal stories changed gay marriage

The personal experiences of friends, family or constituents persuaded a crucial group of Republican lawmakers to vote for same-sex marriage in three state legislatures last month, in some cases tipping the balance in favor of legalizing gay matrimony.

Among them were two Washington state legislators with gay relatives, a New Jersey state senator who changed her mind while working on an anti-bullying measure and a Maryland state House delegate inspired by a gay couple coping with cancer.

"All politics is personal," Republican Washington state Senator Steve Litzow said in explaining his vote to support gay marriage legislation.

"If people have a personal connection, know 'this is somebody I love and care about,' I think that makes a huge difference," said Litzow, one of four Republican state senators who helped the measure pass in Washington state by a vote of 28 to 21.

You may never get some people to listen to your story. However, the ones you do reach can be critical. Trying to talk to them is worth a shot.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 04:13 AM (1 replies)

Stunning and gorgeous color photos of the 1930s and 1940s from the @LibraryCongress

More: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361/


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 03:54 AM (14 replies)

A laugh to start the day:


(I want a ball pit. It would have to be a bigass one though!)

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 03:09 AM (4 replies)
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