In the aftermath of a tragedy, a local health system may perpetuate another one.
The physician who stopped a shooting rampage at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital outside Philadelphia Thursday may be disciplined for his actions. As reported by MisguidedChildren, Doctor Lee Silverman was armed at the time of the incident, and fired at patient Richard Plotts after he shot and killed case worker Theresa Hunt.
However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health System, employees are prohibited from bringing firearms or explosives of any kind into the workplace.
As usual, you can find the rest of the story here, or wrap yourself in the deliciousness.
A Colorado thug is rotting in a jail cell today after some damned fine work by Jefferson County Colorado deputies.
A man armed with a rifle and a handgun crashed a stolen SUV through a garage, and then attempted to carjack vehicles on Interstate 70 near Genesee before being tackled by a Jefferson County deputy…
…Carrying the rifle and handgun, the man hopped a fence onto nearby I-70 and tried to stop westbound several vehicles. Deputy Fred Haggett, on a motorcycle, jumped off his bike, drew his weapon and ordered the man to drop his weapons. The man put down the guns but kept backing away from Haggett, approaching one more vehicle before the deputy grabbed him and threw him to the ground. Several motorists got out of their cars to help hold down the man until other police officers could properly restrain him. (H/T – Brian)
The story is enthralling, but the video at the link is a must-see. Great job by all involved.
My post about Darth Vader and the 2016 POTUS candidates also became my most recent USMC article. The idea was obviously double good. Or not:
No one polls higher than Darth Vader, because unlike the current list of POTUS candidates, Vader got things done. Vader believed in securing the borders, by force – or The Force – if necessary.
Think immigrants could simply land on the Death Star without the necessary paperwork? Think again. Why else would there be so many trash compacters on the battle station?
As always, use the Force to read the story, or try to force yourself away from Vica.
New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway is suing a pizzeria for utilizing a similar logo to their own. The pizzeria is located in Florida – 1,300 miles away.
While its meatball pizzas and hoagies might mimic the pleasures of the Jersey Shore, it’s the logo of a Florida Keys pizzeria that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority says goes too far in evoking the Garden State.
The agency this week sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza in New Jersey federal court, saying its logo “directly copied and appropriated” that of the Garden State Parkway. The restaurant’s merchandise and fact that pizzas are sold in the turnpike’s service areas could confuse consumers, it said.
“There’s no way someone is going to mistake my logo for that of the parkway – we’re 1,300 miles away,” said Paul DiMatteo, co-owner of the Tavernier, Florida, restaurant, which also has a franchise in Florida City.
The Parkway, whose tolls rise more often than the sun, is suing for the pizzeria’s profits and unspecified damages… as if anything can damage the Parkway more than a ridiculous frivolous lawsuit.
This is the official Anti-Babe Post!
I decided to go with Jake Gyllenhaal this week.
I found a few pictures while browsing the web that qualified him for the Sexy Saturday posts.
There really aren’t any requirements besides looking good with your clothes off.
The city of Eldridge, Iowa is embarking on an interesting initiative. They are urging people to wipe the town of outside toilet toilet paper brands.
An Iowa community’s campaign urging residents to buy toilet paper locally was bound to be the butt of jokes.
But to the Eldridge-North Scott area, it’s serious business. The “Shop, Stay and Wipe Local” drive could boost the area economy by $677,000, according to one estimate.
In Philadelphia, we have a similar program. It’s entitled, “Wipe yourself. For the love of Pete, please wipe yourself!”
The War On Weeds Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section or e-mail me your photoshop entries. The winners will be posted on Monday, July 28th. Good luck!
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UPDATE: I changed the pic for this week, because the previous one stank.
This may come as a shock to you, but I despise rapper Snoop Dogg – actually I despise all rappers, but Snoop occupies a special place in my bile duct. I hate him even more after this ridiculous stunt.
He’s been to some high places in his time, but now Snoop Dogg has turned even the White House green – by lighting a cannabis joint in the bathroom.
The rapper claimed he reassured Secret Service agents he would only be igniting a ‘napkin’ before having a luxurious solo smoke on a recent visit. And of course he ranks with the President himself – who has probably never lit up in the executive mansion, but was a heavy smoker as a young man.
I honestly don’t know what infuriates me more; that this no-talent junkie smoked weed in the White House, or that the no-talent pothead “president” invited him there.
Roger Beasley Jr. is a special kind of stupid. I do not believe an instrument exists which can quantify the amount of stupid in this man’s pea-brain.
Police officers in Biloxi, Mississippi stopped Roger Beasley, Jr. last week for driving without a valid license. During the vehicle investigation, Beasley jumped out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. An officer immediately gave chase.
According to police, Beasley didn’t notice marked police cars outside the Harrison County Law Enforcement Training Academy. He says Beasley ran into the building while training was in session — and arrested.
As always, you can read more here, or drool over the Slovak Sweetheart.
For all you politics junkies out there, think about this: Darth Vader has a better favorability rating than every current 2016 presidential hopeful.
None of the 2016 hopefuls is polling higher than Darth Vader. You’ll recall that Vader chopped off his son’s arm and blew up an entire planet, but evidently in the eyes of the American public these are minor sins compared to Benghazi, Bridgegate and Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses. These numbers suggest that if “Star Wars” were real and Darth Vader decided to enter the 2016 presidential race, he’d be the immediate front-runner.
That’s because he’ll get things done by any means necessary. If he has to choke out the entire congress, so be it. Imagine how quickly Putin will step into line after Vader is sworn in!
Of course, there’s also this war crime…
Hillary Clinton currently has the highest net favorability of any 2016 White House contender. But to put her 19 percent favorable rating in context, she’s tied with Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who froze Harrison Ford in carbonite.
Don’t you ever, EVER, mention Hillary Clinton in the same sentence as Boba Fett! Clinton couldn’t hold Fett’s Dur-24 wrist laser. Now go get your shinebox.