Archive | April, 2009

That’s One Way to Get Out of Jury Duty…

Posted on 30 April 2009 by Ed Z

I
think I may have taken a more subtle approach.

There are probably better
ways to avoid jury duty than the approach recently taken by a
Montana man. After Erik Slye, 36, received a jury notice earlier
this year, he filed a notarized affidavit seeking to be excused
from serving on a District Court panel in Gallatin County. Slye’s
caustic affidavit, which he prepared with help from his wife
Jennifer, can be found below.

Click
here to read the affidavit.

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Turkey Drop

Posted on 28 April 2009 by Ed Z

To apologize for the recent fly over in NYC the Obama administration has a
special plan for New Yorkers.

 

 

As God as my witness,
I thought turkeys could fly.

 

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Quote of the Day

Posted on 28 April 2009 by Ed Z

It’s
like someone coming up to you, sticking a gun to your head for 15 seconds,
walking away and hearing 20 minutes later it was an undercover cop posing for a
photo.

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747 + 2 F-16s + Lower Manhattan = Freak Out

Posted on 27 April 2009 by Ed Z

Hey, let’s circle a 747 and two F-16s really low around lower Manhattan and
not tell anyone.  What could happen?

First
day back at work from vacation and I’m already stressed and freaked out
.

A plane circling Lower
Manhattan escorted by two fighter jets is part of a “photo op,”
said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters. The
event caused some evacuations of office buildings in Lower
Manhattan and Jersey City, N.J., on Monday morning.

Mr. Peters said the Defense
Department is conducting a photo op that involves deploying two
F-16s and escorting a Boeing 747 in the vicinity of Lower
Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. He said the maneuver is not
an emergency and was coordinated in advance with the FAA and state
and local officials.

Photo op?  Are you kidding me?

Sitting at my desk I hear jet engine increasing in volume from
an already uncomfortable level.  Looking out the window I can see the
reflecting of a large commercial jet in the building across from me.  It
was very low and very close.  A few minutes later the same noise but even
louder!

No notification, no warnings, no nothing!  So basically the
FAA caused a panic in NYC that could have easily been prevented.  I hope
nobody was hurt and I feel badly for anyone who may have had flashbacks to
9-11.  I know I did.

**Update**

WSJ.com has video.

 

**Update**

This video was linked at Hot Air and truly captures why this scared so many
people.

 

To this day that sound instills fear in me.

 

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Vacation

Posted on 18 April 2009 by Ed Z

I’ll be on vacation for a week but I will be posting once in a while. Be well!

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Happy Easter

Posted on 12 April 2009 by Ed Z

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Enjoy the family you are with and think about those you can’t be with.

 

This is the day the Lord has made, Alleluia. Let us be glad and rejoice in it, Alleluia.

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Quote of the Day

Posted on 08 April 2009 by Ed Z

Liberalism,
like second-wave feminism, seems to have become a new religion for those who
profess contempt for religion. It has been reduced to an elitist set of
rhetorical formulas, which posit the working class as passive, mindless victims
in desperate need of salvation by the state. Individual rights and free
expression, which used to be liberal values, are being gradually subsumed to
worship of government power.

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Limbaugh Challenge

Posted on 02 April 2009 by Ed Z

Via Alarming News
LA
Times writer Andrew Klavan
asks readers to actually listen to Rush Limbaugh
instead letting the MSM hold their hands down the road of fabricated liberal
outrage.  I love this description:

By lifting some typically
Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context,
the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your
eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage.
Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely
unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and
say, "I’m not a liberal, I’m a moderate, and I’m tolerant of
a wide range of differing views — but this goes too far!"

Great stuff.  And I can’t wait to see the follow-up piece.

 

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