You know it's almost Spring when the girls start showing their BellyButtons.
I want this job
If there's one thing better than a free lunch, it's getting paid for it.
And Quincy Police Chief Robert F. Crowley does - nearly $150 a week.
He also gets paid to "read" - $91 a week, to cover the cost of reading material related to law enforcement work.
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The amount paid in some benefits varies among department employees because it is based on hourly wages. Crowley, the chief, receives $7,747 a year for lunch, $4,749 for reading, $1,500 for longevity, and $975 for uniforms.
$30 a day for lunch? That aint the Mickey Dee's drivethrough, and $20 a day in magazines? This is nothing short of embezzlement of taxpayers' money, brought to you via greedy, overpaid, union bosses.
How 'bout we cut this crap before we start laying off teachers? Why don't we eliminate these "benefits" before we go blame the Governor's proposed budget cuts?
The NHL has become the first major professional league in North America to cancel an entire season because of a labor dispute. This also marks the first time the Stanley Cup was not awarded since a flu epidemic canceled the finals in 1919.
Hey.. wait a minute.. when was the last time the Red Sox won the World Series? Uh.. you guessed it.. 1919. The Curse of The Bambino has shifted?!
What They Said:
BBS says At least there is NASCAR on 2/17/2005
Conor should be less unhappy that it is cancelled because the Gentlemen have started their engines.
The Gatorade Duel 150's today where GREAT!!!
Kenny Wallace show that not all professional athletes are greedy and don't really care
who'da thunk that?
The Good - Dave Heineman, the new governor of Nebraska promised to write his letters on the left over stationary bearing the name of his predecessor (Gov.Mike Johnson). If we watch our pennies together, said Heineman, ultimately we can save millions.
The Odd - The King of Bhutan, a dedicated smoker whose largely Buddhist country, has banned the sale of all tobacco products. The king said he wanted to give up smoking but found it too hard otherwise. His four wives were nagging him to stop.
The Uggh...A remote Louisiana town became the last place in America to get telephone service. Resident Elaine Edwards had her new phone for 15 minutes when it rang. It was a telemarketer.
ed. all of the above submitted by an avid reader of this site.
What They Said:
Cupid says On Valentines Day on 2/15/2005
Valentine's Day is like the opposite of Christmas. On Christmas we go to bed looking forward to exchanging gifts with the people we love. On Valentine's Day we exchange gifts hoping to go to bed with the people we love.
6 More Weeks
Phil saw his shadow.. so.. 6 more weeks of winter.
Thursday's Forcast: snow likely, possibly mixed with sleet. Snow accumulation of an inch or two possible. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
We win again!
First, the Red Sox down the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS in the greatest comeback in all of professional sports.
And now, by the New York Post's own admission, we find ourselves once again besting the Empire State (though just BARELY), in the "Most Disgraceful Leftist Moonbat Senators" category.
What They Said:
Walt Disney Jr. says Too Old on 3/4/2005
We're getting too Old for the Government.
Are you kidding?! As seen on a company intranet of a psacake reader:
COMPANY NAME is open today. Please exercise caution as you make your way to work. We do encourage people to leave work early enough this afternoon to ensure they arrive home before dark, taking into consideration the extended commuting times expected.
Sunset in Boston today is 4:51 PM. So.. if it took say.. 2 hours to get to work (So you arrived at 10:30 instead of the normal 8:30), and you estimate that it's going to take 2 hours to get home since it's going to snow all day.. then you need to leave work at 2:49 (so you're home before dark). 4 Hour work day... 4 hour commute. Be sure to put that in your recruiting materials. Oh.. and just because people have the ability to work from home.. certainly doesn't mean you should let them.. after all.. if you did.. you might actually get 4.5 hours out of them today.
I love conglomo.com!
A hulking Boston bodyguard was arrested yesterday (1/20/2005), accused of hurling a scalding Starbucks coffee at a meter maid who slapped a ticket on his illegally parked Hummer in the Back Bay.
Noviello wrote a $55 ticket, and slid it under the Hummer's windshield wiper - apparently enraging its driver, Francois Youhanna.
"He started yelling, `I don't accept this ticket!' He had a Venti-sized cup of black coffee in his hand, and he flung it right in my face," said Noviello, just hours after she was treated for first- and second-degree burns on her face and upper torso at New England Medical Center.
What the hell is Venti sized?!
Look for a proposed legislation in the near future to regulate the maximum temperature at which coffee can be served in Massachusetts. Surely, Attorney General Tom Reilly can do something to curb this violent epidemic. It's FOR THE CHILDREN!
Besides, no one NEEDS scalding hot coffee
What They Said:
enevi says my life on 1/26/2005
how'd you know about my life this week?!
Not much I can say... Pictures are worth 1,000 words.
5 in '05
Ok a challenge.
The goal is to lose 5 lbs a month every month this year. It's a nice, managable and healthy goal, and it's attainable. And before you think that 5 lbs in a month sounds like nothing, think about the big picture - in just one year, that's 60 lbs. That's nothing to scoff at.
"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once." -- Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003
If violence only escalates the situation, how come the police and military have guns ...?
If total government control equals safety, why are prisons so dangerous?
When you were born you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die you are smiling and everyone around you is crying.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
-- Mark Twain
To that guy driving the Honda Accord with the American flag flying off the door and the bumper sticker that said something to the affect of "Keep jobs and money in the US, support Kerry." You need to think a little harder about the conflicting signals you are sending there.
To all the people that think the U.S. is going to self-destruct because Bush got elected... leave. Please.
The 25 Funniest Quotes of 2004
#25: "Well, there was no sex for 14 days." —California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on getting the cold shoulder from his wife after backing President George W. Bush at the Republican Convention
#24: "I know that you'd rather walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit than consider the possibility that John Kerry would lose Ohio." —CBS Anchor Dan Rather to Kerry spokesman Joe Lockhart, on election night (Read more Ratherisms)
#23: "The only politician in America I know with a mandate is Jim McGreevey." —Democratic strategist James Carville
#22: "It's been a little tough to prepare for the debates, because he keeps changing his positions, especially on the war. I think he could spend 90 minutes debating himself." —President Bush, on Sen. John Kerry
#21: "The big hang-up was George Bush wanted to get life lines, you know, so he could call somebody." —Sen. John Kerry, on negotiations over the presidential debates, during an appearance on "Live With Regis and Kelly."
#20: "I think it was his battery. I think tomorrow, before the debate, John Kerry ought to pat him down." —Sen. John Edwards, after Jay Leno asked him about Bush's mystery bulge during the first presidential debate, which some speculated might have been a radio transmitter to feed him answers through an earpiece
#19: "I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave — with all five fingers — for their hospitality." --President Bush
#18: "Can't you see it now? Cheney saying, 'You need me on that wall! You need me on that wall!' And me saying, 'You can't handle the truth!'" —Sen. John Edwards, after "Regis & Kelly" host Kelly Ripa suggested Tom Cruise could play Edwards in a movie of the 2004 campaign
#17: "I guess the president and you and I are three examples of lucky people who married up. And some would say maybe me more so than others." —Sen. John Kerry, during the third presidential debate
#16: "This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces? U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?" —Sen. Zell Miller, attacking Sen. John Kerry in his GOP convention speech
#15: "Well, here's an update. Since the election, that gay couple I knew in the red states? They've moved back to the blue states." —Sen.-elect Barack Obama, joking about his Democratic Convention speech, in which he said that "we coach Little League in the blue states and we have some gay friends in the red states"
#14: "I would like to apologize for referring to George W. Bush as a 'deserter.' What I meant to say is that George W. Bush is a deserter, an election thief, a drunk driver, a WMD liar and a functional illiterate. And he poops his pants." —Filmmaker Michael Moore
#13: "You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show." —"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, bitchslapping Tucker Carlson during an interview on CNN's "Crossfire"
#11: "They said I wasn't being funny. And I said to them, 'I know that, but tomorrow I will go back to being funny, and your show will still blow.'" —Jon Stewart, on his sniping match with Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala on "Crossfire"
#11: "Kerry said about Tora Bora, 'I think we've been smart. I think administration leadership has done well, and we are on the right track.' End quote. All I can say is that I am George W. Bush, and I approve of that message." —President Bush
#10: "People tell me that Senator Edwards got picked for his good looks, his sex appeal, and his great hair. I say to them, 'How do you think I got the job?'" —Vice President Dick Cheney
#9: "I had hoped to be back here this week under different circumstances, running for re-election. But you know the old saying: you win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third category. I didn't come here tonight to talk about the past. After all, I don't want you to think I lie awake at night counting and recounting sheep. I prefer to focus on the future because I know from my own experience that America is a land of opportunity, where every little boy and girl has a chance to grow up and win the popular vote." —Former Vice President Al Gore, at the Democratic Convention
#8: "If Barbara gets her hands on John Kerry, he might get another Purple Heart." —Former President Bush, on the political attacks on his son
#7: "It really gets me when the critics say I haven't done enough for the economy," he said. "I mean, look what I've done for the book publishing industry. You've heard some of the titles. 'Big Lies,' 'The Lies of George W. Bush,' 'The Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.' I'd like to tell you I've read each of these books, but that'd be a lie." —President Bush, at the White House Correspondents Dinner
#6: "I forgot out there on the stage to thank my cast. So if I could do that now, I want to thank Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld. I thought the love scene between Cheney and Rumsfeld brought a tear to my eye." —Michael Moore, after winning the top prize at the Cannes film festival for his documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11"
#5: "I wanted to say to Governor Dean, don't be hard on yourself about hooting and hollering. If I had spent the money you did and got 18 percent, I'd still be in Iowa hooting and hollering." —Rev. Al Sharpton
#4: "The candidates are an interesting group, with diverse opinions — for tax cuts and against them, for NAFTA and against NAFTA, for the Patriot Act and against the Patriot Act, in favor of liberating Iraq and opposed to it. And that's just one senator from Massachusetts." —President Bush
#3: "Did the training wheels fall off?" —Sen. John Kerry, after being told by reporters that President Bush took a tumble during a bike ride
#2: "To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, Don't be economic girlie men!" —California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the Republican convention
#1: "I spent several years in a North Vietnamese prison camp, in the dark, fed with scraps. Do you think I want to do that all over again as vice president of the United States?" —Sen. John McCain
~Compiled by Daniel Kurtzman
Non-specific winter holidy greetings
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of any and/or all holidays occuring before, after, during or near the the winter solstice, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2005, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only "America" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, color, creed, age, sex, physical ability, veterans status, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wished.
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