By Wyatt Earp | November 5, 2011 7:00 pm
The White House told Congress that they will not cooperate with the Solyndra investigation. Most. Transparent. Administration. Ever!
President Obama’s attorney sent a letter to Congressional investigators on Friday, saying the White House would not cooperate with a subpoena requesting documents related to its doling out a $535 million loan guarantee to now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.
“I can only conclude that your decision to issue a subpoena, authorized by a party-line vote, was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation,” Obama’s counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, wrote in a letter to the top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce committee.
Half a billion dollars of our money, wasted, and Obama tells Congress to go frak themselves. Can you believe the absolute gall of these people?
Topics: Politics | 9 Comments »
By Wyatt Earp | November 5, 2011 1:20 pm
An obvious fact? You would think so, but that didn’t stop former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed from trying to bring the Wild West . . . east.
If you want to know why Democrat-led cities in my state (and the country) are so frakked up, look no further than this story.
Desperate to rid itself of more than 8,000 artifacts and to climb out of a $300 million debt crisis, Harrisburg has allowed appraisers and auction houses into a storage space where the bits of Americana have been gathering dust for years.
Nearly all of the artifacts were collected by former Mayor Stephen Reed, who dreamed of building a Wild West museum in Harrisburg that never materialized. The seven-term mayor left office last year.
Reed began buying the artifacts with tax dollars more than five years ago.
I’m sorry, my glasses must be dirty. I thought I just read that the mayor bought the artifacts with taxpayer dollars, but that can’t be right.
Topics: WTF? | 8 Comments »
By Wyatt Earp | November 5, 2011 7:40 am
Please God, make it stop.
Her Jersey Shore housemate said she smelled of ‘hot sweat and regret’ after a night of partying in Italy this season. So it may come as a surprise that reality TV star Snooki has decided to launch her own perfume.
The 23-year-old has unveiled her new scent, Snooki by Snooki Polizzi.
‘I love my scent because it’s me. It’s very bubbly, it reminds me of cotton candy and a lot of candy and it’s very flirty because obviously I love to flirt like that,’ she said.
Really? I would have bet my house that it smelled like bleach.
Topics: People I Hate | 13 Comments »
High Socks Are Back, Baby!
By Wyatt Earp | November 5, 2011 12:00 am
If I may take a page from Mooch-elle Obama, “For the first time in my adult life, I am a Phillies fan!”
Okay, I was actually a huge Phillies fan in the 90′s, but people like Jimmy Rollins (and the newer, more ignorant brand of Phils fans) turned me away.
Now, to come back.
Despite being acquired by the Indians for the pennant race in August, reuniting the record-setting slugger with a team and city that adores him, Thome agreed Friday to sign a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Thome’s $1.25 million, one-year deal with the Phillies—another of his former teams—is contingent on passing a physical, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized until the 41-year-old takes the medical exam.
Thome is arguably one of my favorite baseball players ever. I followed him during his first stint in Cleveland, and was ecstatic when he came here. Now he’s back and 41 or not, I’m excited about it.
God, first the Flyers sign one of my faves (Jaromir Jagr) and now this? What’s next, will the Eagles trade for Sam Bradford?
Topics: Philly | 10 Comments »
Weekend Caption Contest
By Wyatt Earp | November 4, 2011 7:00 pm
One Way Outta Norway Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section or e-mail me your photoshop entries. The winners will be posted on Monday, November 7th. Good luck!
Other Current Contests:
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Obama: Like School In The Summertime
By Wyatt Earp | November 4, 2011 1:00 pm
Yeah, this man really has no class.
I saw a link to this on Twitter and figured it deserved a mention. Keith Koffler reported on the G20 Summit and wondered if President Obama was back on the smoking wagon. Specifically, he asked if Obama was now chewing nicotine gum.
The question led to an anecdote from a White House pool reporter that left me shaking my head. You might want to break out the duct tape for this one.
The White House Pool reporter today caught Obama chewing away on some type of gum at the G-20 in Cannes, France.
A very long start to working session #3. Because host French President Nicolas Sarkozy had not yet arrived, the pool was allowed into the start of the session for nearly 45 minutes.
Unfortunately, pooler could not hear most of what was said. But there was plenty to see, including Obama, who was chewing gum throughout, spending at least 15 minutes in animated conversations, first with British Prime Minister David Cameron and later with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Now, when do world leaders ever chew gum at the G-20?
When they are arrogant, ignorant and completely lacking in any class whatsoever? The man couldn’t even fake appearing presidential for an hour? Really, dude?
Oh well, I guess it’s slightly better than verbally insulting a world leader.
Topics: Snarkasm | 10 Comments »
Kim Must Be A 49ers Fan
By Wyatt Earp | November 4, 2011 7:00 am
Because she is the quintessential gold digger.
Her marriage lasted just 72 days, but Kim Kardashian is set to keep her $2 million engagement ring. NBA star Kris Humphries was hoping to get the 20.5 carat diamond back from his now estranged wife.
However, Kim’s mother and manager Kris Jenner, 55, nixed the idea. ‘It’s a gift – you keep a gift,’ Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian clan, told Good Morning America while promoting her new memoir.
In a message on her blog on Tuesday, Kim said she ‘donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.’
How about this instead? Give back the money and gifts to the people who brought them to your faux marriage. I know that women despise the “c-word,” but if someone thinks it’s not appropriate in Kardashian’s case, I’d like to hear why.
Topics: Babes | 15 Comments »
A Prayer Beg For A Friend
By Wyatt Earp | November 3, 2011 8:40 pm
One of my co-workers has been battling ovarian cancer for a while now. She is going through her second round of chemotherapy and it is tearing her up inside. Recently, things have taken a turn for the worse. She’s been sick, worn down, and (understandably) filled with worry.
I’ve known B. for eleven years, and we worked together on the wagon when we were in patrol. She’s a good detective and an even better friend. She also makes Buffalo wings that would knock your socks off.
So, if you could add B. to your prayers, I would appreciate it. She needs some divine intervention right about now.
Topics: Cancer | 25 Comments »
Check Your Guns At The Pew
By Wyatt Earp | November 3, 2011 4:50 pm
Maybe it’s me, but I figured even the most ardent gun enthusiasts wouldn’t come to church armed.
Roman Catholic bishops in Wisconsin are urging their parishioners not to bring weapons to church now that a new law permits state residents to carry concealed firearms.
“Intuitively, we understand that acts of violence, destruction, and murder are antithetical to the message and person of Jesus Christ and have no rightful place in our society, especially sacred places,” the bishops said just before the law went into effect on Tuesday.
“We ask that all people seriously consider not carrying weapons into church buildings as a sign of reverence for these sacred spaces.”
But what happens when the Rapture comes, and the zombies invade the church?
Topics: Gun Pr0n | 23 Comments »
By Wyatt Earp | November 3, 2011 12:00 pm
This may shock you, but the Occupy Oakland toads yesterday, blocking streets, lighting bonfires, and vandalizing businesses.
Meanwhile, their uber-liberal mayor has sided with the animals and let city workers leave their jobs to join the protests. All except the police, who were brought in on their days off to handle the mayor’s “friends.”
Police have used tear gas and “flash bang” grenades on a large crowd of demonstrators that lit a massive bonfire in the streets of downtown Oakland, in a conflict following a day of action that saw the city’s port closed after demonstrators blocked it.
Dozens of police in riot gear advanced on protesters who had pushed together several large metal and plastic trash bins to start a fire that reached 15 feet in the air. Police reportedly warned protesters to clear out before firing several rounds of tear gas and “flash bang” grenades.
The best part of this story is how the media is portraying the Oakland PD: as thugs. When the sh*t hits the fan – and it will, very soon – the same media will be demanding that the police clamp down on these criminals a.s.a.p. The irony; it burns.
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