Saturday, May 28, 2011

It Is What It Is

Let's talk crazy ...

The world did not end On may 21st as Harold Camping predicted. Now the dude has refigured his numbers and claims the rapture will be October 21st. Harold spends more time recalculating than my GPS.

A Toronto couple has decided to keep the gender of their child a secret. The kid, named Storm is 5 or 6 months I think and the couple says they are not telling anyone the gender because they don't wanna label their child. Sorry folks but you not revealing the facts does not change the reality that the kid either has a penis or it doesn't. Somebody should  teach them the phrase ... It is what it is.

Conspiracy theories about President Obama abound here in my ultra-conservative area of Texas, but two people this week have tried to sell me on the idea Obama is actively trying to piss off all of America to instigate an all out revolt like we've seen in Northern Africa and the Middle East as of late. Both individuals limits their news to Fox and right wind radio so they assume everyone in America is pissed off. My response to their claim? There are no more pissed off people now than there was when Bush was in office, only now it's the other half that are angry. My comment was met with blank stares.

 And then there is this story ...

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- A Florida man's lawsuit against Winn-Dixie Stores and a flower importer is seeking $15,000 in damages for a finger prick from a rose thorn.
Charles Imwalle, 41, of Lake Mary filed a lawsuit Monday against Winn-Dixie and Passion Growers LLC claiming he suffered pain, disfigurement, medical bills and lost wages after pricking his finger on a thorn from a rose he purchased from his local Winn-Dixie in February, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Thursday.
The suit states the roses should have been stripped of their thorns and the stems should have been wrapped more carefully. The litigation also claims anti-bacterial solution was not used in the display buckets.
Imwalle lawyer Paul Thompson of Altamonte Springs declined to comment on the case.
Sam Ferrara, founder of Passion Growers, said Imwalle's cut became infected and he blamed the roses, but the company sterilizes all of its flowers.
"We've been doing this 20 years," Ferrara said. "We've never, never had anything like this where anyone has gotten an infection by a thorn prick."

There was a prick involved alright but I don't think it was attached to a rose.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, lots of crazy stories out there right now. And I think your typo -- "right wind radio" -- is a telling slip of the tongue! Farts and hot air, that's what passes for thought on it.

DrillerAA09 said...

It takes all kinds to make the world go round. I still think we could get along just fine without a few of these folks though. Just sayin'.

Old Kitty said...

I read a witty person's letter in a newspaper suggesting that Mr Camping re-calculate his re-calculation to make the end of the world date over a week later to
31st Oct. Perfect for Halloween.

Take care

G. B. Miller said...

Wow, talk about not taking personal responsibility for your actins.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like he needs a thorn prick up his.....

jjdebenedictis said...

Hey, thought-provoking topics today!

I agree with you about the respective levels of Bush/Obama anger. Do people not remember the protests against the Iraq war? I mean, half the US population was absolutely frothing.

The parents of Storm aren't trying to claim their child has no gender. They're forcing other people to relate to the kid based on his/her personality, not his/her genitals. I think it's an interesting experiment.

It's also going to be a short-lived one; the kid will make his/her gender-identity known as soon as she/he can talk. Even transsexuals know, right from childhood, what their real gender is, and that's in spite of the genitals they're born with.

LOL, Mr. Rose-Prick. Yes, it's bad if the poke got infected, but BLAME THE BACTERIA. While it's true you're not likely to get as much money out of them, it's not rational to think the universe should be organized such that you're never inconvenienced.

Cloudia said...

Too bad your fox-ified neighbors can't hear your entirely reasonable opinion!

yep, it is what it is-

Aloha from Honolulu

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Phats said...

the rapture dude just needs to go away period. The flower story is hilarious

Leah J. Utas said...

Yup, that's an infected prick all right.
Loved you GPS remark.