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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Caturday compliments from Happy Larryville, GN!

Crikey…Border Patrol agents facilitated human smuggling:

Two brothers who worked as Border Patrol agents were scheduled to be sentenced Friday for smuggling hundreds of immigrants into the United States in one of the highest-profile corruption cases to sting the federal agency in a decade.

Raul and Fidel Villarreal face a maximum of 50 years in prison and at least $1.25 million in penalties when they appear before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Houston in San Diego.

Prosecutors said Raul Villarreal _ who made television appearances as an agency spokesman and once played the role of a smuggler in a public service ad _recruited his brother to his ring that smuggled in Mexicans and Brazilians. One Brazilian woman told investigators she paid $12,000 to cross.

Once again, our gummint fails massively at one of its core responsibilities. (If I knew a long string of blasphemous invective, I’d use it right here.)

The BP lets this sort of shit happen right under their noses while they’re pissing-away manpower with intrusive checkpoints dozens of miles north of the Mexican border. Un-farking-real.

NSA keywords: civil liberties, PRISM, Founding Fathers, Bill of Rights, scurrilous prevaricating bastards

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Addendum(b)

I think an appropriate punishment for Raul and Fidel would be the full fifty years. Which should include being staked-out in front of the Border Patrol’s Southwest Regional HQ from 9:00 to 5:00 every Monday-Saturday clad in nothing but pink Speedos no matter the weather.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Good morning!

Crimeny-it looks like Jerry won the Captioning Contest again!

Fatwa: are sure the smuggling story is true? I didnt hear anything about it on teh news.

Mrs Sven bought some rolls for a family dinner last week that no one ate. They had turned bad yesterday, so I tossed them over the fence into the park-the crows don’t mind if the bread isn’t broken into smaller pieces. This morning I woke up to find that the St Francis statue by the water feature was knocked over into the dirt, a wooden sign was knocked out of the bougainvillaea, and two half-eaten rolls were lying in the dirt next to the mess.

I’m thinking hobos.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Love the thread pic, Mac!
Sorry about your hobo problem, Sven. I don’t know if the local LEO’s would bust your chops for hunting hobos out of season, but it may come to that.

Got a lot done yesterday -- completed the summer check-out process, filed a lot of paperwork, cleaned up my room a bit. I still need to put away a bunch of paperwork and other assorted carp, but there’s no rush. Of course my colleague who wanted to meet wasn’t able to make it in yesterday -- he was sick. All year long he’s been complaining that he doesn’t have the equipment he needs (insert rude joke here) and doesn’t know where in my lab it is. All year long I’ve been telling him to come over (two rooms down the hall) and look around. Learn where it is. Take what you need. Bring a couple of boxes and have at it. Nope, he’d rather complain. I’m sure he’ll try to set something up for this coming week -- sorry, I’m busy -- which will give him one more thing to complain about.

Speaking of this coming week, for the first time, all four of us in the O’Furnijur household will be on staff at the largest Cub Scout day camp west of the Mississippi. Set-up begins in less than 30 minutes, so off we go!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Alrighty, Paddy-have fun!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Fatwa: are sure the smuggling story is true? I didnt hear anything about it on teh news.

Sven --

CBS and AP think so (although given their tendencies, a grain of salt may be wise).

As re your hobo problem: You might try posting a “help wanted” ad at AoSHQ; there may be an experienced Moron in your neck of teh woods. 😉

Paddy --

Were you referring to teh same cow-worker you’ve mentioned previously in re beeyotching about lab equipment and who couldn’t be arsed to visit your lab?

Hope your set-up goes as smoothly as possible…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

I guess it’s a non-story for the most part, Fatwa. After all, there’s bigger stories out there like a celebrity chef using the dreaded ‘n’ word a 100 years ago.

Iowohawk had a great tweet some weeks ago: the job of the journalist is to cover the important stories-with a pillow-until they stop moving.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

It may be that these particular hobos are of the gluten-free variety; hence their anger over the bread. A law is needed to provide them proper and appropriate food.

There was a local news story on last night about increased assaults in Hollywood on tourists near Highland and Hollywood Blvd. In the latest incident, a woman took a picture of some guys panhandling with signs, but then refused to give them any money-she was stabbed and killed. They showed a picture of one of the signs; it said something along the lines of “F*ck you-give me some money” which of course if I saw that plea, I’d hurry right over to help out the poor unfortunate soul.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Read about that stabbing last night; I’m sure the local division cops had something better to do than patrolling tourist areas.

I thought they’d cleaned-up that part of town many years ago; guess the bums add some local color or something.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Was talking with my buddy last night-the guy that just lost his wife. He’s got another close friend that has been keeping tabs on him, but as it turns out, that friend just found out his son, a high school senior, had been stalked and sexually assaulted by a teacher at his school.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=9146492

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Is having sex with students a teachers union perk in CA?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

We lead the nation in those types of innovative ideas.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Ummm, no. Although in my case it was the reason that a job opening existed and I found myself joining the faculty at the start of the second semester.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Oh, and the teacher I replaced? Was female.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

I watched one of the worse movies I’ve ever seen last night: Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter. It was terrible.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

We lead the nation in those types of innovative ideas, too.

Slight rewrite required. 😉

Some free “high concepts” for the producers:

Ted Kennedy: Campaign Volunteer Hunter

Bill Clinton: Intern Hunter

Barack Obama -- Uh, Uh, Hang On A Minute: Next Line In His Speech Hunter

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Handy household hint:

To clean the stains from a glass coffee carafe, fill it with hot water and add two TBSP of powdered dishwasher detergent. (Reputedly, liquid dishwasher detergent will also work.) Let soak for fifteen minutes, wipe with sponge or scrubber, rinse, done.

Don’t thank me…I’m a giver.

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

salt works too.