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Paterno's family better be careful what they wish for:

Joe Paterno's Family Wants All Emails And Records Released

Following the conclusion of the Jerry Sandusky trial, news has come out that a report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh could shed some light on the 2001 Penn State investigation into the initial Sandusky allegations. Early leaked emails from the report appear to suggest that former Penn St. Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno may have been involved in discussions that concluded the Sandusky allegations would be better left as an internal PSU matter and not brought to outside authorities.

Genaro C. Armas of the Associated Press reports that Paterno's family is requesting that Freeh release all of the emails and records regarding the investigation. Paterno's family believes that the leaking of specific emails is intentionally casting the late coach in a harsh light and is tantamount to slander.

Might get more than they bargained for.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 3, 2012, 07:45 AM (18 replies)

Gas @ 2.75 in Florence, SC,

Wooooo! Too bad we can't can it like corn.
Onliest good thing in a month of Sundays here besides Hardee's sausage biscuits.

Nobody here knows whether they are coming or going but at least it's cheap.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 3, 2012, 07:30 AM (10 replies)

Lawd! A scumbag daddy kidnapped this child and left him in the woods: (still missing 7am)

A father accused of abducting his son Monday from a Clarendon County gas station was hiding in a swampy area near Paxville as of presstime, while authorities continued to look for the 2-year-old boy.

An Amber Alert was issued Monday for a 2-year-old Brandon Lee Dubose II who authorities say was abducted by his 32-year-old father.

"When he went in that swamp the child was not with him; when he got out of the truck he was," Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said during a press conference.
Monday night's search was focusing on finding the child, Garrett said. The elder Dubose was believed to be in the Sammy Swamp. Tracks made by Dubose indicate the child was not with him.
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/07/03/2340184/amber-alert-issued-for-clarendon.html#storylink=cpy

I hope every living creature in that swamp takes a chunk out of that bastid.

That poor baby is going through hell if he's alive.
They hunted all night with dawgs for him.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 3, 2012, 06:06 AM (7 replies)

69 Politicians As They Were In High School

Guess who?

68 more in all their glory:

All's fair.....

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:51 AM (34 replies)

Guys who like My Little Pony gather for 'BronyCon'

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Dale Fjordbotten is a proud "My Little Pony" fan, with the shiny blue body suit and yellow lightning bolt, blue wings and blue tail to prove it.

Like many "Bronies" — boys and men who like the cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"— the 25-year-old college student turned out over the weekend for "BronyCon Summer 2012" at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, which drew 4,000 men, women, boys and girls, many in colorful wigs and costumes.

"I thought about what people would say. 'It's creepy. It's weird. It's a ... show for little girls,'" said Fjordbotten, from Staten Island, N.Y. "It's just a great show ... the story line, the plot, the beautiful animation."

Bronies say they're a misunderstood lot who've gotten a bad rap from the media. They're all about the show, friendship, love and tolerance, and they have no bad intentions, they say.

Alrighty then....

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 2, 2012, 08:01 AM (9 replies)

Supreme Court Springs A Leak; Leaks To Conservative Pundits May Have Started More Than A Month Ago

CBS News’ Jan Crawford confirms widespread rumors that Chief Justice John Roberts initially voted to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, but decided midway through the opinion drafting process that he could not support this constitutionally unjustifiable result. In what may be the biggest revelation of her piece, Crawford also reports that pseudo-moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy led the internal lobbying effort to bring Roberts back into the right-wing fold:

Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy – believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law – led the effort to try to bring Roberts back to the fold.
Moreover, as Linda Greenhouse points out, it is possible that the Court started springing leaks more than a month before Roberts handed down his opinion:

Around Memorial Day, a number of conservative columnists and bloggers suddenly began accusing the “liberal media” of putting “the squeeze to Justice Roberts,” as George Will expressed the thought in his Washington Post column. “They are waging an embarrassingly obvious campaign, hoping he will buckle beneath the pressure of their disapproval and declare Obamacare constitutional,” Mr. Will wrote. Although the court has been famously leakproof, Mr. Will and some of the others are well connected at the court, and I wondered at the time whether they had picked up signals that the chief justice, thought reliable after the oral argument two months earlier, was now wavering, and whether their message was really intended for him.

To be clear, at this point only two facts are confirmed: 1) According to Crawford, Roberts flipped his vote midstream; and 2) someone within the Court must have leaked her this information. It is perfectly appropriate for Justice Kennedy, or any other justice, for that matter, to internally lobby Roberts to try to obtain his vote in an important case. If a member of the Court has turned to conservative columnists like Will or reporters like Crawford in order to pressure and then embarrass Roberts, however, that would be a significant and unusual escalation from the justices’ regular tactics.

Snakes and scorpions they are!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 2, 2012, 06:02 AM (53 replies)

Wooo! Severe Thunderstorm warning here with possible 70mph winds. (I'm baaa-aaaaack! 8pm)

NE South Carolina

Well that was fun. The power went out, and the wind blowed and blowed. That was some nasty shite.
I have no idea about damage.
My cats decided this was the perfect time to practice posing and draped themselves all over me.

I pretended I was a sloooow baking potato. I'm glad I only got through the rare stage.
😱⚡⚡💦💦💦💦 👀

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:40 PM (13 replies)

Joan Rivers comments on the Gay Pride Oreo controversy: (LOL)

Any moron offended by the gay pride rainbow Oreo cookie would die if they knew what the Keebler elves were doing inside the Hollow Tree.


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:24 PM (1 replies)

Western wildfires are getting worse. Why?

This raises a question: Are wildfires in the Western United States getting bigger and more severe? There’s a fair bit of evidence that yes, they have been. And, ecologists and fire experts say, that’s not a fluke. Thanks to both climate change and shifting forestry practices, humans may bear some responsibility here.
First, the numbers: A 2009 report (pdf) from the U.S. Global Change Research Program describes how “both the frequency of large wildfires and the length of the fire season have increased substantially in recent decades.” Here’s a chart showing the sharp uptick since the 1980s:

1) Global warming. Huge wildfires are, of course, more likely during droughts, when the forests are dried out and filled with kindling. And many parts of the West are facing “severe” or “extreme” droughts right now. But, Allen notes, data from tree-ring studies suggest that there have often been large droughts in the West. “What’s different today,” he says, “is that it’s also getting warmer, which can amplify the fire severity in the West.”
2) Sprawl has pushed more people into forest areas, increasing the odds of fires. Many forest fires are caused by lightning. But others are caused by human activities. And as more and more people push deep into forested regions, that increases the risk of accidents. “More smokers, more ignition from motorized vehicles… even more arson,” says Allen. He offers up one salient example: The record-setting Las Conchas fire in New Mexico last year, which consumed 40,000 acres, began when an aspen tree toppled onto a power line that was serving just six homes in a remote area.
3) Changing forestry practices have made wildfires more destructive. Any look at tree-ring data shows that the Southwest has seen massive fires going back for centuries. But, in the past, many of these fires were low-intensity “surface” fires that mostly cleared out underbrush and prevented forests from building up too thickly.
More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/06/30/western-wildfires-are-getting-worse-why-is-that/

The Francis Marion National Forest in SC is going to up in a huge fire at some point. I'm surprised it's lasted this long. Hurricane Hugo and then pine beetles ruined a lot of it. The debris on the forest floor just keeps building up.

I remember my relatives doing controlled burns in some areas. They weren't huge, but they cleared the crap out of forested land near the houses that were off the beaten path.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:12 PM (19 replies)

Researchers use spoofing to 'hack' into a flying drone

American researchers took control of a flying drone by "hacking" into its GPS system - acting on a $1,000 (£640) dare from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

A University of Texas at Austin team used "spoofing" - a technique where the drone mistakes the signal from hackers for the one sent from GPS satellites.

The same method may have been used to bring down a US drone in Iran in 2011.

Analysts say that the demo shows the potential danger of using drones.

What could possibly go wrong they said?
I feel soooo reassured.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:37 AM (0 replies)
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