October, 2012 archive
By early Thursday, three drivers had collided with feral hogs in the Lockhart (Texas–ed.) area, said Capt. Jason Roescher of the Lockhart Police Department. No one was injured but one of the cars had to be hauled away because the damage was so bad, he said.
Lockhart police also shot video of a herd of the wild pigs rushing across the highway Wednesday night.
“It’s not unusual to see hogs crossing the local roads,” said Roescher. “We have a big hog problem around here.”
When I first saw this development rising like cheap Lego houses from the marsh, I thought it was the most godawful ugly visual atrocity I had ever seen.
The faux Victorian architecture and garish colors–houses tricked out like streetwalkers in hot pink, bright yellow, powder blue, and kelly green–would make a Disney set-dresser blush.
It is difficult to resist schadenfreude at its comeuppance.
Inspired by Richard Mourdoch, the “rape is a gift from God” candidate, Tony Norman riffs on the God revered of the wingnutosphere. A nugget:
“I am the god of the 1 percent. You shall have no other gods before me. I help those who help themselves and visit poverty over many generations to those who would redistribute the wealth that I have freely given to those who luxuriate without guilt in my love. I reward the spirit of material excess because I hate poverty and the poor who have rejected my ways.
“I am a vulgar god who never tires of the misery perpetuated by those who exploit the resources of the planet for tax breaks and personal gain. The smoke of belching coal plants and runoff from hydraulic fracturing pleases me. Let those who refuse to rape the earth that I have made in six days be accursed.
I don’t think they let him keep his Twitter-er in his cell . . . .
Lake Reynolds, a 17-year-old junior, allegedly posted a message Thursday night on Twitter that said, “Planning on pulling a Columbine tomorrow guys, be prepared!” a Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
Joseph Stiglitz. An excerpt:
I can tell you, when I travel to most other countries, they . . . are very scared of a Romney presidency.
Via Dick Destiny.