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In the newspaper today, there were three deaths all on the same page, all of which were dumb.

One of them was the lady in the Phoenix airport. The woman "accidentally strangled herself" after the police arrested the intoxicated woman who was screaming and carrying on.

It's strange that the family considered them to be the "rude" ones in this encounter.

The other story involved a rock climber in Yosemite, who was in his mid-40s. These stories happen at least every couple of weeks. Mountain climbers, rock climbers, falling to their death. I'm not sure why people continue with such a dangerous hobby.

The third...oh wait, it actually wasn't a death, now that I think of it. But it came close to being one. It reminded me of a great scene with Don Cheadle in Out of Sight. In the movie, Cheadle shoots at a safe. I saw this sitting next to a friend that owns a locksmith business. I think he laughed hardest of anyone in the theatre.

The real life story happened in Southworth, Washington. A dude in his mid-60s was trying to loosen a lug nut on his Lincoln Continental. And, how would you loosen it if the wrench didn't work? A hammer? A stomp with your boot?

Nope. Homeboy pulled out a 12-gauge shotgun and fired at the wheel, injuring himself in both legs.

He was a few feet away when he did it (and I'm surprised his feet didn't end up a few feet away afterwards).

The story said he survived. It didn't say whether his Lincoln did.

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Ouch! There's always stories here about fishermen dying at sea, mountin climbers dying and bizarrly, drunken youths breaking into building sites and imitating red indians by doing a hire wire act accross the beams and cranes. It always ends in misery of course.

Nov. 14, 2007

Iraq.

Nov. 15, 2007

That...was a short but sweet, kick as comment, to my title.

Nov. 16, 2007

Iraq? I don't get it. What is so insightful about that response? Let me guess, you are anti-war. Duh, aren't we all? War sucks. What is your solution? Be apathetic and do nothing, I imagine. Doing nothing has never been an effective strategy to employ. While most of the world did nothing in the 1940's, Hitler steamrolled most of Europe on his way to doing away with anyone and everyone who did not conform. Hmmm... middle eastern radicals have adopted the same offensive attack that Hitler used. First, they terrorized, tortured, and killed their own people and then headed out to dominate the rest of the world. Please prove me wrong and share your effective resolution with the world.

Nov. 17, 2007

Well, it's you post all that. I always use the Hitler analogy (having a Jewish family). My stepdad is such a hardcore liberal, he hates everything Bush. And, I argue with him all the time, because I have no problem with us going to war. My problem, though, with all this...is all the stuff that's been argued so often. We went there for WMD, 9/11, etc. And, that has been proven to not be the case. So, let's get out of there. But believe me, when I see idiots that have stands at street fairs that claim that the government knew about 9/11, I want to strangle them. Those are the same idiots that think if Al Gore was in office, there would be no war right now, and the world would just be one happy place. Well, guess what? We might not have this many of our soldiers dead, but there might be this many dead, alright. Or more. So, it's all how you look at things. I just thought it was a good response to my title, nothing more.

Nov. 21, 2007

I must apologize. I wasn't directing my comment solely at you, but rather it was intended more for the person who wrote Iraq as their response. I was hoping they would share their resolution and design for world peace in hopes that we could submit it to the Bush administration and get this whole war thing cleared up. :)

Nov. 21, 2007

Gotcha. Politics is such a weird thing to discuss with anyone. My stepdad thinks Bush can do nothing right, and Clinton did nothing wrong. I tell him, if anything, he should be mad that Clinton (in some opinions) cost Gore the election. With the way the economy was and everything, Gore should've been able to slide right into office. My stepdad also loves Jimmy Carter. Hey...there wasn't a greater expresident humanitarian, but guess what? He was a crappy President. And, I don't like ANY ex president, knocking the current administration. Sure, I may agree with many of his statements, but I don't like it. And, coming from a President that was as bad as him... We argue about that, too. Of course, people that hate Bush, don't see that. They welcome ANY negative comments, and it gets old. I agree.

Nov. 21, 2007

My comments here are numbers 4 and 6. I believe most presidents do the best job they can. I don't think it is right when past presidents knock the current administration either. They, of all people, should appreciate what a difficult job it is to run this country. I don't believe that there has been a president that has been all bad or all good, but Carter comes real close to all bad in my opinion.

Nov. 21, 2007

....and Bush is certainly coming in a very, close second behind him ; - )

Nov. 22, 2007

I think that remains to be seen. ;-) rightbackatcha

Nov. 22, 2007

I don't think it "remains to be seen." Right now, whether you are a Democrat or Republican, you can say Bush hasn't done a good job in office. Period.

Nov. 22, 2007

Easy does it cowboy, easy does it. Period.

Nov. 22, 2007

No. Not "easy does it". Do you think it "remains to be seen" as to whether or not Bush has done a good job? I'm curious. Because, I certainly don't think he's done a good job.

Nov. 23, 2007

I mean easy does it in the sense that you appear to be getting quite agitated. Presidents don't have the exact same situations to deal with in every term and many situations/crisis don't seem to "come out" until after a president has served his term is all I am saying. I am just simply reserving the right to cast judgement, that is all. Wow....you seem to be having difficulty with your own terms being used on you.

Nov. 23, 2007

Well, whatever Zoso. You seem to avoid wanting to answer the question. You, obviously being someone that is a Bush supporter, can't just admit he hasn't done a good job. Or, you simply can't say "yeah, he's made a lot of mistakes." Yet, you don't mind getting upset when someone says that Iraq leads to "dumb deaths." If you want to wait to reserve judgement on Bush, until 25 years from now, or whatever BS answer that is, fine. Then I'd suggest you don't comment on ANYTHING the president does at all.

Nov. 23, 2007

Hmmmm, where to start? I didn't vote for Bush or the other character in the last election. I don't consider myself a "Bush supporter" as you pointed out and I resist registering as a Republican or a Democrat. I do avoid hopping on the bandwagons that appear before EVERY election year, no matter what political party holds the office of president. Instead of growing more conservative, bitter, and closed minded as I age (as most people do) I have become more open minded. For someone who calls himself a Democrat, you are awfully righteous.

Nov. 23, 2007

Being "righteous" is done by people in both parties. That's great that you become "more open minded." But...you have to learn when to acknowledge when a president hasn't done a good job. Just as I loved Michael Moore when he came out with Roger & Me, and he had his show TV Nation. Then, I started seeing how he played fast and loose with things. And, now, I hate the guy. And I sound "righteous" when people talk about all the "good" he does. All he does, that is good, is makes himself richer.

Nov. 25, 2007

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