Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday.....Loads of Stuff Going On!

On The Congressional/Presidential/Budget/Latest Atrocity Front

A new study released by the Tax Foundation details just how regressive the proposed cap-and-trade legislation will be on American families, a plan the Obama administration hopes to implement by the end of the year. According to the Tax Foundation, the bottom 20% of income earners would pay 6.2% of their income towards the tax, while the top 20% of income earners will pay 1.4%. Read More Here

NOW FOR SOME WEIRD NEWS OF THE WEEK....Just what I need to perk "me" up....

Tom Sizemore Suspected of Stealing Cell Phone

Hollywood badboy Tom Sizemore might not be getting to many calls these from casting directors, yet he still apparently needs a cell phone badly. is reporting that the Troubled 47-year-old actor known for his supporting roles in Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down is under investigation for allegedly swiping electronics from a Verizon Wireless store in L.A. last week.

The store's security cameras supposedly caught someone who looks like Sizemore and a second man stealing cell phones, a pen and a highlighter.

The question now is this: What does a guy with so many low-lights need to highlight?


BUT This Has to Be The Weirdest!!

I must say, I do live in Alabama. We do NOT have outhouses (that I've seen, except for the "portable" kind at fairs and places, I refuse to use these - btw). But, in Conconully, WA it seems that when boredom strikes, the thing to do is outhouse racing. Yes, this is true. And it is a family affair. Here are the details. I have photos but I'll refrain from posting them.

For a quarter of a century outhouse racing has taken place annually in Conconully, WA. The event features head-to-head races within stated divisions with champions being crowned by the day's end. The race course is a snow-covered Main Street. Each entered outhouse may participate in as many divisions as its sponsor can find teams to race. Questions? Call the Chamber of Commerce at XXX-XXXX

Rules of Competition: Privy must be constructed of wood or wood by-products, mounted on two non-metallic skis, at least 3-sided with a full roof, at least 5' high, including roof peak, at least 2 1/2' by 2 1/2' square, without motor or steering devices, equipped with a toilet seat and toilet paper on a hanger, inspected by race officials prior to racing.
Teams shall have three members: two pushers and one rider.Keep racing outhouse within assigned lane. Keep privy under control of both pushers when crossing finish line.
Not engage in unnecessary roughness. Include only members who have signed "hold harmless" agreements. All riders must wear helmets. Decisions of Officials are final.

One question comes to my mind: where does one wear the helmet? On the head or on the posterior?

QUOTE of the Day:

"The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. " ~ Robert Frost

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