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  • Man Gets Drunk, Sells Car, Forgets, Reports it Stolen ($579 - To Buy More Booze)

    09/06/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A man who sold his car while drunk forgot he had made the deal and called the cops to report his vehicle stolen. The Telegraph reports on the story involving a man in New Zealand who sold his car for $800NZD (€495) so he could get more money to keep his boozy night out going. However, the next day he had no memory of selling the car and reported it stolen to the police in Rotorua. The man who purchased the motor from a car-selling site was also suspicious the car might be stolen so he checked the registration and...
  • Obama's Last Birthday As President?

    08/04/2012 10:33:24 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Lets hope for change! Check out the 2011 birthday graphics I did for Obama here and here. See the 2010 birthday graphic here.
  • Ron Paul-- and the 'Pink Slip'

    02/02/2012 5:11:48 AM PST · by JimPrevor · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jim Prevor
    As such, the Obama/Clinton/Biden analogy rings hollow. Though every candidate might have his own specific plan, and one can prefer a candidate for myriad reasons, there was never any serious ideological split between these candidates. So handling the end of the primary season and attempting to unify the party, required massaging egos and satisfying personal ambition. Thus, the approach the Welches are proposing here – giving consolation prizes to the losers so they feel connected and valued – makes sense only in that context. When, however, there are substantive policy differences, the efforts to make the losers feel valued can...
  • Romney Is Exposing His True Self

    01/09/2012 8:55:11 PM PST · by CaroleL · 23 replies ^ | 01/09/12 | CaroleL
    Americans do not require that their presidents have humble origins. In fact, many of the men who have occupied the Oval Office have been sons of privilege who added to their family fortune before taking on the presidency. But in this time when so many are struggling economically, our president and our presidential candidates should at least be able to sincerely empathize with the plight of the unemployed, the underemployed and all those who are truly fearful over their financial future. We currently have a president who has amused himself over our collective plight. President Barack Obama had a good...
  • Steele: Supporters of health reform can expect 'pink slip' in 2010

    12/21/2009 1:02:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele promised on Monday political repercussion for lawmakers who support healthcare reform. Steele said that the GOP would seek to ramp up pressure on centrist lawmakers who could still oppose the health bill in Congress, but said they would more likely face a "pink slip" from voters if they stick with the legislation. "The fact that they have total disregard for the concerns and interests of the American people by pursuing this boondoggle of a healthcare bill," the party chairman said in a conference call on Monday. "I plan to have my foot on...
  • Political Pink Slips - "You're Fired"

    10/27/2009 1:34:43 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 576+ views ^ | 10/27/2009 | John G. Winder
    Have you ever want to say, "You're Fired!" to one of your elected officials, without waiting for the next election. Now you can. Ken Lowder, is one of our readers and a frequent contributor to our Opinion/Editorial pages. Ken is one of those right-wingers who believes in weird stuff like the U.S. Constitution, freedom, the rights of the people. You know the type. You may have some living in your home. I know I do. Anyway, Ken has come up with a great idea to mail “Pink Slips” to members of Congress...
  • Fired Employee Goes on Tirade at Gainesville Fast Food Restaurant

    07/15/2009 10:41:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,652+ views
    KXII ^ | Jul 13, 2009
    It wasn't your usual Saturday afternoon lunch at the Jack in the Box on North Grand Avenue on Saturday. Upon learning of his termination with the restaurant, a Jack in the Box employee went on a tirade, destroying two cash registers, a breakfast menu board, a drive thru headset, a milkshake mixer--- even two customer's meals. The 20-year-old employee was charged with criminal mischief greater than $1,500, which is a state jail felony. No one was injured in the employee's ‘rampage.’
  • US jobless flock to 'pink slip parties'

    03/14/2009 1:08:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 764+ views ^ | Saturday, 14 March 2009
    It is a bit like speed-dating for America's jobhunters. Attendees at a "pink slip party" in Los Angeles, California Few party-goers will leave with even an interview At a trendy bar in Los Angeles, they queue to get in - smartly-dressed professionals, all looking for the right connection. "The best thing I could come out with is a job offer," a young woman says hopefully. An older man laments: "Opportunity has always come knocking on my door. For the first time in my life, no-one's knocking." "You have to try and stay upbeat," says another man, unemployed since his own...
  • Jack Kemp's Message to Conservatives: Lay Off McCain (Transcript of interview on H&C)

    02/18/2008 12:32:06 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 281 replies · 316+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 18, 2007 | Hannity, Colmes, Kemp
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," February 15, 2008. ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: ...Former vice presidential nominee and McCain supporter, Jack Kemp, penned an open letter to these critics. And he wrote. quote, "you gave them your best shots and he took it like a man. Now as he head toward the nomination, I urge you to continue to be critical but to do so in measured ways that will not damage his ability to win in November." Joining us now to explain further, Jack Kemp, Secretary Kemp, welcome back to "Hannity & Colmes." COLMES: ... Are the...
  • Last day for laid-off 'Leno' workers

    11/30/2007 8:11:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies · 251+ views ^ | 11/30/2007 | David McNary & Dana Harris
    Today was the last day for most of the 120 staffers on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," who left with an early Christmas bonus check and no guarantee of a job when the strike ended. "Do we have a job when the strike ends? That's what everyone keeps asking," one former staffer said. "They've guaranteed no one a job. They just keep saying, 'The letter explains it." That letter is a notice from NBC's human resources department that says, "If your services are needed, we will contact you." Sources said that while some higher-level executives received severance packages, other...
  • 'Beginning of the end of America' (Idiots Gone Wild)

    10/19/2006 11:14:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies · 2,160+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/19/2006 | Keith Olbermann
    We have lived as if in a trance. We have lived as people in fear. And now—our rights and our freedoms in peril—we slowly awake to learn that we have been afraid of the wrong thing. Therefore, tonight have we truly become the inheritors of our American legacy. For, on this first full day that the Military Commissions Act is in force, we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering: A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.
  • US giants to outsource more to India

    12/06/2005 10:10:44 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 103 replies · 1,057+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Wednesday, Dec 07, 2005 | Taipei Times
    Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, and JP Morgan Chase, the global investment banker, said on Monday that they would outsource significant operations to India, an indication that more complex, high-value work is moving here. Intel, based in Santa Clara, California, will invest more than US$1 billion in India over the next five years, of which US$800 million will go to expanding its research and development center in Bangalore, the company's chairman, Craig Barrett, said in a statement during a visit to New Delhi. Intel's news followed the announcement in October that Cisco Systems would invest US$1.1 billion and triple its...
  • Retrospective: Hillary given 'pink slip'for stance on Iraq war [some Jodie Evans history]

    10/07/2003 5:32:39 AM PDT · by sauropod · 27 replies · 468+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7 March 2003 | Julia Duin
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was handed a "pink slip" -- a frilly piece of lingerie -- yesterday from an enraged group of female war protestors who told her to quit her job because she was not doing enough to oppose military action against Iraq. "Hillary is getting the pink slip," said Medea Benjamin, an organizer from New York, "because she is not representing her constituents. She should get another job." The New York Democrat spoke calmly during a 10-minute repartee she had with about 50 women from Code Pink, a feminist anti-war group planning demonstrations this weekend in Washington. Dressed...