Teh Squeaky Wheel
Sure Happy It’s Thursday Tuesday here in Happy Larryville, GN!
I was tickled to read this six-month-old account of an armed bank president who foiled a holdup:
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that it started the same way that most robberies start: a masked-man walked into a bank, held up the place, and then walked out with a bag full of loot. He should have known better – in order to get in, he had to pass a sign explaining that the bank was a concealed carry-approved establishment.
Reading is fundamental.
The robbery went off without a hitch, but Thompson wasn’t about to let 58-year-old Donald Ray Lee, who wore the Chucky mask from the film “Child’s Play”, just waltz out of his bank with a bag full of other peoples’ cash. He grabbed his Colt .380 handgun and went out into the parking lot to confront Lee, locking the door behind him. Once he was certain that there would be no collateral damage, he pointed his gun at Lee and said, “Sir, get out of the truck. You’re not going anywhere.”
Well, he did go to teh pokey.
Maaaaaaan…Scandalgate is a gift that keeps on giving.
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Man, this week is just dragging! Three and a quarter hours of testing each morning, followed by three regular classes in which the kids are tired of testing and don’t want to do anything but socialize.
I’ve got a yoonyun meeting after school, from which I will head straight to Teh Younger’s school for the English Department’s Portfolio Night. Instead of a final exam in English, the students put together a portfolio of their work for the year, along with a summative essay that ties their work into a central theme. This is then displayed along with some visual representation of that selected theme. I always enjoy seeing the quality of work and creativity, but it’s going to make for one looooong day!
No squirrels today
Troll cat has chased them
Ripped the head
off the youngest one
And spilled the guts
Other than that, I got nuthin’
Hiya Sven, you talkin’ about Troll cat or Gosnell?
Ok, that got a chuckle, Jerry, followed by an immediate guilt chuckle.
Man, we are batting a big fat zero with our homeowners insurance. I’ve gotten a few ‘oh yeah we can do that’ responses with nice low quotes, followed a few hours later by, ‘uh, no, we can’t do that at any price and good luck’. Some carriers have at least straight out said nope, we won’t insure you for any price. One guy did come back with a policy-but it was even higher than what Farmers will go for.
Thinking ahead, this might put a crimp in us selling the damn place.
Sven -- I talked with my agent (Farmers) and he said, “Oh, he must live in a fire zone. The insurance companies have over-reacted to the new zoning. There are places I can’t even write a policy.”
That’s us, Paddy. However, I think ‘overreaction’ might be an understatement.
And I’ve been driving all over the neighborhood with a letter for residents to send to their insurance companies that’ll hopefully bring their rates down.
I don’t know how often it happens, but there’s an agency that’ll test and then rate your local VFD. The lower the rating the better. We dropped two points this last review. “Theoretically” that should drop our rates $100-140 per point.
Other than that, I’m just trying to keep my head on straight for another week.
And Mac and Rabeet are under Tornado Watch ’til 7 our time. Y’all stay safe up there!
That profoundly sucks; wish there were something we could do. (Aside from winning the lottery and “helping a gerbil out”…which, well, don’t hold your breath.)
Gotta extend Rand Paul some props for giving Congress sh¡t over dragging Apple into a little show trial:
Some advice for Jay Carney-channel Artie Fufkin at your next press briefing: