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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Happy Friday, GN!

Sven --

Mealybugs? Ugh…they’re worse than puns.

Mac and Paddy --

Thanks to you chaps for horsing around yesterday; too bad it literally drove Sven buggy. 👿

Today’s WTF:

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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More proof that drugs make people crazy: Woman (American citizen) sues border agency after invasive cavity search for non-existent drugs.

A new lawsuit filed by an American woman alleges that she was subjected to an unconstitutional search by border agents and then an extensive cavity search by a male doctor acting on their orders.

And after this poor young woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a doctor courtesy of our government:

The Arizona Capitol Times quoted Marchetti as saying that her parents were also served with a $575 hospital bill.

That’s rather like the old trick of executing someone and billing the victim’s family for the bullet.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Machinist

Hai, Mac!

Also, “heh!”

Was she even charged with anything?

Does the $575 hospital bill count?

It does not appear she was ever charged; the CPB was just “investigating” her orifices. She never even received the “course of treatment” (x-ray) which was authorized by CPB’s Treatment Authorization Request.

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Been interesting to see that some members of our Congress *cough* Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) *cough* have been bitching about how “due process” interferes with unconstitutional things they’d like to do.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

Yee gads! I remember reading that story back when it first happened, and a couple of others like it, involving not CBP, but state troopers.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Paddy!

Between this sort of stuff and civil asset forfeiture abuses, I’m of the opinion that the War on Drugs People is the policy most corrosive to basic Constitutional (and human) rights in our formerly free country.

And it is the rare politician who will speak out against it.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Diners say no thanks to high prices: No-tipping experiment at Costa Mesa restaurants axed

More than two months after launching a risky “hospitality included” policy at his two Costa Mesa restaurants, chef-owner Noah Blöm is canceling the tip-free program, which came with inflated menu prices.

On Thursday, Blöm and his wife Marin Howarth told staffers the experiment would end Friday at the South Coast Collection restaurants. Starting Friday, roughly 20 front-of-the-house employees – from servers to bartenders – will see their pay go back to the $10 minimum wage but can now accept tips. Most were getting at least $15 a hour.

What I found most interesting was the prices.

Menu prices at ARC will revert back to pre-April prices, roughly 20 percent lower. At Restaurant Marin, a modern diner that opened in April, prices will also drop roughly 20 percent. At Marin, a large bacon and egg breakfast sandwich was $22, and refillable coffee was $7. On Friday it will go down to $18 and $5, respectively.

Not my idea of a diner.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Not my idea of a diner.

I can’t imagine why not…just ’cause they were charging $22.00 for a freakin’ breakfast sammie. Even if they crank it back down to $18.00.

Asinine…unless every dish is garnished with edible gold or some such other pretentious, conspicuously consumptive “presentation”.

But certainly not diner-like; gimme Waffle House any day.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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It’s Stravinsky’s birfday; currently blasting the Cleveland / Boulez version of Le Sacre. 🙂

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Here are pics of some of their offerings:


Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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That food looks lovely, but AFAIC, there ain’t a brekkie sammich in the world that’s worth $18.00 much less $22.00.

OTOH, I could simply be an ethnic stereotype. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

I’m with you.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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You’re a Jooooo?!?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago