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Dizzying Intellect » 2006» September

Reason #98651 to get out of this town

I went to the ballgame last night, and the locals booed their own team.

And I don’t mean they booed the calls. They booed their own players for things like missing a line drive. That’s exactly the mentality that makes this town what it is. Yes, booing’s going to them play better. Really. The sad thing is, they believe it.

Sensitive subject

Today’s license plate of the day was seen walking back to work from Crazy Bowl.

MOHEL

Yep. I almost stuck around to ask. Maybe it’s someone’s name? But since it was on the local kids’ charity plate, maybe not. Maybe it’s advertising? I wonder if he gets any flack? I mean, ask any new mom, and she’ll tell you that people can get awfully snippy… er, testy… um… It’s a subject on which people have very, very strong opinions.

Good and not so good

Woohoo!

In other news, I was out walking my dog this morning, and heard a thud behind me, like a slightly overripe grapefruit hitting the asphalt. I turned around, and saw that a dead bird had fallen out of the clear blue sky, ten feet away. Well, he may not have been dead when he fell, but he was certainly dead after he landed.

I’m not really the type to buy into omens, but. Yeah. Not expecting this to be a great day.

On the other hand, at least he didn’t hit either of us.

Whose side?

There are dozens of these signs up in my neighborhood, and I shake my head in wonder every time I see one.

McCaskill-YardSign.gif

Right. Our side.

Unless you’re elderly.

In which case, she thinks you’re a useless mark. As auditor, she swore to check nursing homes, and withhold state funds from any that were abusive or neglectful to their patients. I guess she changed her mind. Not surprising really, since she and her husband own six nursing homes, which have been cited for neglect. Not providing air conditioning or fans to rooms that were 85 degrees, no fire alarms and sprinkler systems, allowing rodents and bugs to run rampant, not providing sanitary food or furniture.

Doesn’t sound like she’s on the side of anyone over 65.

How about the young?

Nope, she thinks you’re an incompetent baby. She did some major youth-bashing in the last election, saying in her attack ads that her opponent for governor, who was 33 at the time, was far too young and inexperienced to lead the state. (He defeated her, presumably at least in part because she utterly alienated everyone under 40.)

But if you’re between 40 and 65, and feel really good about race-baiting, I guess she’s your woman.

Me? I’m too young and incompetent to vote for her.

That sounds about right.

I just can’t let this gem pass. From an article about all the Islamists whining about what the Pope read:

“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

If you call me intolerant I’ll kill you. I’m guessing she doesn’t see any irony at all in that.

Reasons 3421 and 3422 for getting the hell out of this town

Angriest US cities - #10 St Louis

US cities with the lowest life expectancy - #15 St Louis

Nice.

Whoa

FOXNews.com - Report: ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray

Wow. What a shock. I mean, you get to thinking that’s it’s really not that dangerous, somehow.

And I had no idea that stingrays were that poisonous.