Monday, March 26, 2007

Pat Boone's Gonna Save My Soul
I guess I shouldn't care- they always have stupid ads on these right-wing websites.

But come on- Pat Boone? Pressuring TV advertisers not to show ads during sexy tv shows?

Like network television has ANYTHING sexy? Violent- maybe. But nothing sexy, I promise you.

Hell - the shirt Pat is wearing in the anti-sexy-TV ad is more sexy than ANY network television show I've ever seen.

I've included another view of the same shirt. Damn! now THAT's sexy....

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Postal Service Sells Child Porn- Then Arrests Customers
Don't get me wrong- I'm not a fan of child porn or people who promote it. But reading this story leaves me with a lot of unanswered questions like :

1. How can the postal service post an ad for child porn and then arrest people who respond to it? Isn't that entrapment?

2. Who the fuck buys anything on VIDEO TAPE anymore?

3. Has this guy never watched a cop show on TV (or on video tape even)?

Jesus, man- Rule #1, after being arrested, is ALWAYS: ask for a lawyer before you say ANYTHING.

And even if you can't remember that rule- you can AT LEAST REMEMBER NOT TO ADMIT OT SOMETHING EVEN WORSE! e.g. if they arrest you for watching child porn DO NOT make it worse by admitting to touching and/or exposing yourself to small boys at a church camp.


Former pastor pleads guilty to receiving child pornography
Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former pastor pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to receiving child pornography across state lines, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
David Waser, 57, former pastor of Newark's Second Church of Christ, faces five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in U.S. District Court.
Authorities said Waser ordered 11 child pornography videos in June 2006 by sending a $130 money order to an address listed on an Internet advertisement that had been posted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Officials said some of the videos involved children as young as 4.
A postal inspector who posed as a letter carrier delivered the videos to Waser's home in July and obtained a search warrant immediately afterward. The inspector found the package opened and one of the videos inserted into a VCR, the government said.
"He cooperated with authorities, he accepted responsibility, he's seeking treatment," said Waser's attorney Keith Yeazel. "Once he's sentenced, he's potentially looking at a lifetime of supervision."
Besides a prison sentence, Waser faces a fine of up to $250,000, supervised release for up to life and the possibility that he would be required to register as a sexual offender.
A U.S. postal inspector testified in August that Waser said in interviews that he touched several children inappropriately during the past 37 years and had exposed himself to children at church camp and pretended it was an accident.
Waser was being held in a Franklin County jail. A sentencing date had not yet been scheduled, Yeazel said.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

My stick is sharpened… what was that return address again?
You can buy all kinds of crazy, politically-themed crap these days.

This, for example, is something called a "Postage Pal™". It contains a mildly funny joke comparing two likely Democratic candidates to a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

A Postage Pal appears to be nothing more than a sticker that the buyer is supposed to attach to the front of an envelope prior to affixing the proper postage.

I am not exactly sure who the target audience is for something like this. I do know that it would certainly be inappropriate for any type of business or professional correspondence- and the humor would certainly be lost on the person processing your phone bill.

It should probably be excluded from your yearly batch of Christmas cards- but it might find an interested and enthusiastic audience among the people processing your donation to the ultra-conservative, faith-based charity of your choice.

Whatever you do- don't send it to me... because I have my stick sharpened- and google maps all ready to give me directions to your house.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cinci-tucky Airport (CVG) Is #1 (most expensive airport)

I live in Columbus, OH and I travel for work almost every week.

Two weeks ago I got a call on Thursday. I needed to be in Cincinnati on Monday morning.

It's about a hundred miles from here to there- maybe an hour an a half if the traffic is bad- but still, I decided to look at flights online.

The cheapest I could find was for $1100... That's like ten bucks a mile!

Ridiculous. I decided to drive.

Then I got a call from my boss on Friday to tell me that I was not going to Cincinnati- instead, I would be working in Florida.

I again went online to price flights... Flight to jacksonville, Florida: $299- with one stop. And guess where that stop was?

Yes: Cincinnati.


I still don't get it.

Anyway... here's an article about it... please let me know if YOU can figure it out.

CVG earns a bad No. 1
Airport has nation's highest fares once again

HEBRON - We're No. 1 again. And again, and again, and again.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has racked up an entire year atop the list of the nation's most expensive major airports to fly.

The average roundtrip ticket here costs $556 - $80 more than No. 2 ranked San Francisco International with an average fare of $476, according to a new report issued by the Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation Analysis. The latest data are from the third quarter of 2006.

Rounding out the top five: No. 3, Washington's Dulles International with an average roundtrip fare of $434; No. 4, Dallas/Fort Worth International with tickets averaging $428; and Newark (N.J.) Liberty International Airport with tickets averaging $422.

With the Hebron airport dominated by Delta Air Lines' second-largest hub, consumers have long complained that ticket prices are sky high. With the exception of six months in late 2004 and early 2005, the airport has consistently ranked among the most expensive major airports in the country. The last time CVG wasn't No. 1 was during the third quarter of 2005 - when it was No. 5.

"If you've got an unlimited bank account, you don't mind living with Cincinnati's fares," said John Banner, a 56-year-old Clifton attorney who frequently catches flights out of Dayton or Indianapolis to save money.

Delta and its Erlanger-based Comair subsidiary operate more than 80 percent of the flights from CVG.

Airport officials have said they've tried to woo low-cost carriers, but the prospect of competing with Delta at its hub has been less than tempting. Spokesman Ted Bushelman added that even when low-cost carriers have come to CVG, Delta lowers its prices on competing routes until the competition abandons the airport. "Fliers stick with Delta," he said.

Delta officials have defended local fares in the past, saying they cover the costs of offering direct service to more than 120 destinations, including Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

"Cincinnati customers continue to choose their hometown airport to take advantage of convenient nonstop service," said spokeswoman Gina Laughlin.

Local flyers got a break from the high fares in the summer of 2004 through early 2005 when Delta launched a simplified pricing structure before later filing for bankruptcy in the fall of 2005.