Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bloggus Interruptus

Wow.  I take a day off and old friends appear out of nowhere.  Welcome back NicFitKid and, um, “Mister Rogers.”  Always a pleasure to hear from you both, and an upgrade to the quality of the comments. Yes, Hugh Bris, … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 1 Comment

No Help This Time — He’s Free To Go.

Jack “Doctor Death” Kevorkian, who assisted 130 people with their suicides, died today at age 83.  Kevorkian, hailed as both hero and criminal, spent 8 years in jail after a conviction for second degree murder.  He was released in 2007. … Continue reading

Posted in People Who Died, Died | 4 Comments

The Customer Is Always Right

I’m trying not to giggle and write, “Claig’s Rist.”  Oops.  Fail. A 17-year-old student in Anhui Province [China] sold one of his kidneys for 20,000 yuan only to buy an iPad 2. Now, with his health getting worse, the boy … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY | 3 Comments

This Land Is His Land

TALLAHASSEE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Gov. Rick Scott to stop random drug testing of state employees, a policy enacted by Scott shortly after taking office. Attorneys argue that the new policy, which calls for … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Nation's Dicktip | 8 Comments

The Fat of the Land

As part of a plan to cut costs, [Arizona] has proposed imposing a $50 fee on childless adults on Medicaid who are either obese or who smoke. In Arizona, almost half of all Medicaid recipients smoke; while the number of … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY | 6 Comments