Daily News February 24

Today is Wednesday, February 24, 2010.  It is the 55th day of the year with 310 to go.

Today’s History

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII outlined calendar reforms; the Gregorian calendar is the calendar in general use today.
In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached.

Today’s News

Body Armour
A Florida woman said that it was her love handles that saved her life when she got shot visiting a bar in Atlantic City.  The woman said she walked into the bar and heard two pops.  She felt pain in her side and saw blood coming out.  Police say the woman was an innocent bystander in a dispute between two men.  The shooter has not been found at this time.  The woman stated that she had been “hollering” that she wanted to lose weight.  “They said my love handles saved my life.  I want to be big as I can if it’s going to stop a bullet.”

So you should remain unhealthy and overweight on the off-chance that you might get shot again?  Perhaps the love handles did save her life, but if she had been slimmer, the bullet might have missed her altogether.

Taking It Out on the Neighbours
A New York man caused approximately $40,000 in damage to 30 cars parked outside a business because he was upset over an affair his wife was supposedly having.  The man confronted his wife about the affair and discovered that she had been sleeping with someone who worked at that business.  In retaliation, the man decided to take a backhoe and crush and flip the cars that were parked outside.  He has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief.

Well, at least he didn’t go and crush the man he thinks is having an affair with his wife.  But really, I have to give him an A for effort.  We’ve all destroyed some property in a fit of anger, but did you climb into a backhoe and go on a rampage in a parking lot?  That’s just funny.

The Drunk Equestrian
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with choosing an alternate method of transportation other than one’s vehicle.  A Kentucky man decided to do that when he rode his horse to church.  After leaving the horse outside, the man entered the church with a holstered weapon and a rifle.  The man did not attempt to fire the weapons, but he was calmly removed from the church while the authorities were called.  The man was arrested.

I guess he thought it was 1810 instead of 2010, where people normally ride around armed on horseback…to church.

The Belt Buckle Made Me Do It
An upstate New York teen is under arrest on felony criminal mischief charges after he showed up uninvited to a party.  The owners of the home were away on vacation when the kids decided to have a party.  Like most unauthorized parties, random people started showing up, along with this teenager who was clearly inebriated from another event.  The kid started break dancing, and as a result of his gyrations his unnecessarily large diamond belt buckle scratched up the wood floors causing $3000 worth of damage.  In addition to criminal mischief, he is also being charged with trespassing.

There are so many things to be arrested for, and I figure if you’re going to get arrested for something, get arrested for something… don’t get arrested because your fashion disaster of a belt buckle scratched up someone’s floor.  How lame is that?  I want to know how big this thing is to have caused so much damage and what made him think a diamond belt buckle the size of the Hubble Space Station was somehow in style.

Today’s Thought

It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injry to others.  It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.  ~Alfred Adler

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