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More creative sentencing .

Complete with a few oddities.. Larry Storch (F-Troop..not the same one) Ironside..and of course the girlfriend of 27 minutes

Column: Local man appeals ‘tea pot' sentence
July 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Jon Dawson

If you’ve ever had to sit in traffic listening to a nearby vehicle blast music at a volume capable of diverting the flight pattern of migrating fowl, you’re not alone. Chances are the La Grange man who was recently issued a bizarre penalty for noise pollution was the source of your involuntary ear wax removal. Larry Storch, 89, of 667 Calamity Lane, La Grange, was recently cited for misdemeanor noise pollution; it was his 17th citation since 2005.

“They’ve been giving me noise tickets for years,” Storch said. “I guess they thought their tickets would deter me, but every time I paid off a ticket I’d stop by the speaker place on the way home and add a little more boom to my zoom.” When Storch was brought before Lenoir County District Judge Robert T. Ironside for his latest infraction, the judge alluded to what he described as “wanton disregard for the public.”

“You’ve come before this court many times over the years Mr. Storch,” Judge Ironside said. “In the past I’ve fined you, sentenced you to community service, and at one point even forced you to watch the fourth hour of the ‘Today Show.’ Since none of those punishments have done anything to curb your jackassory behavior, I’ve decided to get medieval on where your butt — if you had one — would be.”

Storch - who drives a 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda — has been sentenced to blare the Teapot song (“I’m A Little Teapot”) out of his stereo for 45 days. A bailiff gave Storch a homemade CD featuring 37 different versions of the beloved children’s poem as he left the Lenoir County courthouse on Friday. “I think it’s kinda sweet, really,” said Storch’s girlfriend of 27 minutes, Paulette Burroughs of La Grange. “I’ve dated many a rapper in my day, and they all cite ‘I’m A Little Teapot’ as the joint that got them started in hip hop. 50 Cent was weaving ‘Tea Pot’ into his rhymes when he was still 16 Cent.”


Help.. this used to work & now does not.. what am I missing?

had to insert spaces

square bracket link : url | words square bracket

It used to sub for a long url or made a photo clickable

Mittens turned over tax records back to '85 for McCain

He was perfectly willing (over-eager?) to impress McCain & to be considered for veep or Treas sec, but to run for president, we only get the Cliff Notes for last year and some hints at the current year?


More than you ever thought you wanted to know about the Koch Bros.



In a 2002 memo, the Republican political consultant Frank Luntz wrote that so long as “voters believe there is no consensus about global warming within the scientific community” the status quo would prevail. The key for opponents of environmental reform, he said, was to question the science—a public-relations strategy that the tobacco industry used effectively for years to forestall regulation. The Kochs have funded many sources of environmental skepticism, such as the Heritage Foundation, which has argued that “scientific facts gathered in the past 10 years do not support the notion of catastrophic human-made warming.” The brothers have given money to more obscure groups, too, such as the Independent Women’s Forum, which opposes the presentation of global warming as a scientific fact in American public schools. Until 2008, the group was run by Nancy Pfotenhauer, a former lobbyist for Koch Industries. Mary Beth Jarvis, a vice-president of a Koch subsidiary, is on the group’s board.

Naomi Oreskes, a professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego, is the co-author of “Merchants of Doubt,” a new book that chronicles various attempts by American industry to manipulate public opinion on science. She noted that the Kochs, as the heads of “a company with refineries and pipelines,” have “a lot at stake.” She added, “If the answer is to phase out fossil fuels, a different group of people are going to be making money, so we shouldn’t be surprised that they’re fighting tooth and nail.”

David Koch told New York that he was unconvinced that global warming has been caused by human activity. Even if it has been, he said, the heating of the planet will be beneficial, resulting in longer growing seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. “The Earth will be able to support enormously more people because far greater land area will be available to produce food,” he said.

In the mid-eighties, the Kochs provided millions of dollars to George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, to set up another think tank. Now known as the Mercatus Center, it promotes itself as “the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.” Financial records show that the Koch family foundations have contributed more than thirty million dollars to George Mason, much of which has gone to the Mercatus Center, a nonprofit organization. “It’s ground zero for deregulation policy in Washington,” Rob Stein, the Democratic strategist, said. It is an unusual arrangement. “George Mason is a public university, and receives public funds,” Stein noted. “Virginia is hosting an institution that the Kochs practically control.”


Call congress.. tell them not to raise taxes on dividends

I count on that 92 cents that State Farm sends us every year, and the $18.26 from Metropolitan Life.

How will our family survive if taxes are raised for dividends..

I'm losing sleep over it, I tell ya,,

-------->just in case

Do you have to prove citizenship to get a gun license in Texas?

If a gun license is acceptable ID for voting, and the new rules are set to make sure than only citizens vote, how does a gun license prove anything except that you can afford a gun?

I saw a reference to passport photos, but did not see anything that proves citizenship as a requirement.


Prove it !

Remember how Pres. Obama was HOUNDED day and night just to make him PROVE he was born in Hawaii, even though all evidence already proved it?

Mittens supposedly gave McCain TWENTY-THREE years of tax forms when he was grovelling to be vice president. That was only 5 years ago, so those copies EXIST.

Show US those forms, Mittens.

He claims to have NOT "profited" from having all those foreign accounts, so PROVE IT.

We already know he's wildly rich..He brags about it. We won;t learn much about his wealth, but we might learn HOW he got that way.

Were there too many red-flags for McCain?

There are copies "out there" that stretch back to 1985 (ish), and those years are the very ones we deserve to know about.

Did you know that Gov Rick Scott (FL) died?

At least he was dead until he tried to vote & then he was resurrected.

So much for their fantastic "list"..


(CNN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is not dead. But according to one elections official in Naples he died in 2006.

That’s the story the Republican governor told the Miami Herald Thursday, explaining how he attempted to cast an early ballot and was told the unsettling news.

“I went in, I was doing early voting, so I went in to the office in Naples, in the city hall where they were doing early voting, and they said, ‘You can’t vote because you’re dead.’ They didn’t say you couldn’t vote, they said, ‘You’re dead. You’re passed away,’” Scott said.

The officials, after seeing Scott’s ID, allowed him to cast a provisional ballot, and the next time he went to vote he appeared to re-join the ranks of the living.


10 bedroom house 4 car garage...$265,000

In 2006, friends of ours paid $625,000 for a 4 bedroom just down the street from this house

(23 more pics at link)

This 3 story home features 10 bedrooms, plus a den, 4 full and 1 half bath, and a 4 car garage. 3 bedrooms are on the first level, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms are on the second level, and the third level is one giant bedroom. 3 separate air conditioning systems. Inground pool and spa in the back yard. Property backs to a golf course so no neighbors behind you. Small gated community located on the back side of Lake Perris in the Rancho Belago community of Moreno Valley.

Most recent information provided by californiamoves.com on 07/08/2012 03:55 AM:

Price: $265,000
Status: For Sale
MLS/Source ID: T12011323
4 full, 1 partial Bathrooms
4,817 sqft
Single-Family Home
Built In 2001
Lot Size: 0.17 acres
Style: Contemporary

Public Records for 15907 Camino Real
Official property, sales, and tax information from county (public) records as of 09/2011:

Single Family Residential
6 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Partial Bathrooms
4,817 sqft
Lot Size: 7,405 sqft
Built In 2001
Stories: 3 story
A/C: Central
Heating: Central
Parking: Attached Garage
Parking Spaces: 3
Roof: Tile
1 Unit
Pool: Pool (yes)
County: Riverside
Tax Rate Code Area: 21-411

Interesting facts about derechos


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Definition of a derecho
A derecho (pronounced similar to "deh-REY-cho" in English, or pronounced phonetically as "" is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. Although a derecho can produce destruction similar to that of tornadoes, the damage typically is directed in one direction along a relatively straight swath. As a result, the term "straight-line wind damage" sometimes is used to describe derecho damage. By definition, if the wind damage swath extends more than 240 miles (about 400 kilometers) and includes wind gusts of at least 58 mph (93 km/h) or greater along most of its length, then the event may be classified as a derecho.

Origin of the term "derecho"
The word "derecho" was coined by Dr. Gustavus Hinrichs, a physics professor at the University of Iowa, in a paper published in the American Meteorological Journal in 1888. A defining excerpt from the paper can be seen in this figure showing a derecho crossing Iowa on July 31, 1877. Hinrichs chose this terminology for thunderstorm-induced straight-line winds as an analog to the word tornado.


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