Trying to post the entire entry for May 12th. Please ignore the first few posts since you've seen them before but I am going to try again to post this in it's entirety.
Updated to 5-12
...Some of the nuttiest stories that I see week after week have to deal with something that happens in schools or what goes on around them. This one here is no different. In fact it fits in perfectly. During a high school track and field competition in Texas the anchor runner of the winning relay team was penalized by officials for excessive celebrating after his team's victory which he and his entire team paid a very high price for. Once this kid knew that his school had won he pointed his index finger up at the sky to thank God for it. Not even before he lowered his finger school officials cried foul and said he "violated the excessive celebration rules" and his entire team was disqualified and because of this his school is eliminated and now unable to compete in the state championships later on this month. We've all seen over-the-top celebrations in sports before; hell, just watch an NFL game and wait for someone to score a touchdown. There you go. But this? A kid points up to heaven and that's it. He didn't break into a dance or give high-fives to the first ten people he saw. It's amazing how intolerant people are of those expressing their religious freedom and it also does not surprise me that this happened in Texas where God ranks a distant second in popularity behind all high school football coaches.
...No one would have blamed this kid at all had he given the officials another finger once he found out his team was eliminated like that.
...Has anyone ever noticed that the media just loves to use the word "alleged"? According to them Bin Laden was the alleged mastermind of the 9-11 attacks right up until the day he died and we threw him overboard in the ocean and just like Adam Lanza is still the alleged shooter at Sandy Hook. The two SOB's in Boston are the alleged bombers of the Boston Marathon and one of the brothers is allegedly dead. It goes on. By using this word does this protect them legally because if that's the case it makes them look less credible then they already are.
...It was nice to hear about former Yankee Hideki Matsui receiving the People's Honor Award in Japan last week. This is an award that the Japanese give to those who have made significant achievements in their careers and are beloved by the public and this describes Matsui perfectly. Alex Rodriguez by the way should not hold his breath in anticipation of receiving a similar award from the Dominican Republic any time soon.
...When Clay Buchholz was pitching up in Toronto the other week he was accused of doctoring the baseball because there was a substance that the Blue Jay announcers saw on his left arm. According to Major League Baseball (translation: Lord Selig) he was not cheating at all because they said he was using sunscreen on his arm and that's allowed and besides, he's not the only one who does it. If that's true then why didn't the Red Sox explain this the next day after it happened instead of waiting ten days?
...Mommy and Daddy Boo-Boo from the Honey Boo-Boo show decided to get married last week in front of their closest family friends and some cows and chickens that happened to be in the area at the time. With all the money they've been making from the show stopped the welfare checks from coming the two eldest Boo-Boo's looked at each other one night and said "what the hell, let's make it legal, besides this could be the highest rated show of our new season." The bride originally had plans to wear a white wedding dress but a few days before the knot-tying was to take place she tried it on and she accidentally got pizza sauce all over the neckline of the dress. Since it is almost impossible to remove that kind of stain from a wedding gown, both the bride and groom ended up wearing camouflage, which for them was the next best thing if not better. TLC, the network that airs the Boo-Boo show declined to go into any further detail about this event and told viewers to wait until the show aired later this year to see for themselves. That's when they will find out if Daddy Boo-Boo sobered up on time to back out of the wedding at the last minute.
...Remember Boo Boo bear, Yogi's loyal sidekick? Yeah he was just a cartoon and yet he had more common sense then this entire family put together.
...Pfizer Inc. announced that it would begin selling Viagra online soon for those customers who are uncomfortable about going to their local pharmacy to get their prescription filled. The other reason for offering the online option is because the company has been aware of counterfeit versions of Viagra for quite some time and they feel by doing this it will help fight this problem. While the knock-off pills are much cheaper than the steep twenty-five-dollar-a-pill price that Pfizer has set for the "little blue pill" as it is commonly called, these imitation pills do not include the right amount of the active ingredient in the medicine. For example, Mexico sells a copycat Viagra pill for a dollar and one of the side effects is as soon as you are done you have the urge for a taco.
...No, I did not order this online and no I do not have/want/or am getting a prescription for this. I can read some of your minds right now.
...I have no trouble understanding why people want to spend their time climbing up mountains because that's something they enjoy doing and for them it's a good way to get exercise and pass the time. What I don't understand is why they want to do it on an active volcano like the one in the Philippines last week that decided it was a perfect time to explode, killing five and injuring many others. This wasn't no Joe vs. The Volcano because this time the volcano won. They should have done something safer--like swim with sharks for instance.
...A Michigan woman is in hot water with authorities after she told police that the current girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend had set up a facebook account in order to harass and stalk her. After the police checked out her story they found out that the account that was used to do this was set up by the woman herself because she was unable to let go of her relationship with her former boyfriend. She's now being charged with falsely reporting a felony which could mean jail time and if I were that guy I'd move the hell out of town once she is locked up. And to think, all Trues has to worry about on this site is kids creating a duplicate account just to get some extra downloads per day.
...There is a high school in the state of Washington that has borrowed the idea of the NCAA's March Madness and instead of basketball every May for the past five years or so they have been holding a “hotness tournament” where the girls dress up for school so the boys can vote on who is the hottest member of the student body. The actual tournament is held off school grounds so that means there is really nothing the school can do about it. After reading about this I was upset and disappointed that no one in my high school class, including myself, thought of this.
...When you think of celebrities that are nothing but loudmouthed, obnoxious attention seekers you need to look no further than Nicki Minaj.
...Wow, I don't believe it. Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder for the brutal slaying of her ex-boyfriend five years ago. I had my doubts especially when she came to court each day giving off the appearance of a scared, timid woman who wouldn't hurt a fly. Hell, they let Casey Anthony walk. Finding this woman not guilty wouldn't have surprised me at all. But when you stab someone twenty-seven times and then shoot them and slit their throat there is no way you can say you did it out of self defense. She probably thought her gender excluded her from prosecution. This time the system actually worked.
...A choreographer named Wade Robson accused the late Michael Jackson of molesting him last week, inexplicably coming out with these accusations so long after Jackson died. If he is trying to get money out of the Jackson estate he is going to have a difficult time in doing so because back in 2005 when Jackson was going through his famous molestation trial, Robson testified under oath that nothing inappropriate ever happened between the two of them. Since everyone it seems is suing the Jackson estate for something which sadly includes his own family Robson figures that accusing a man who's been dead for almost four years now about something like this would garner sympathy, especially when Jackson isn't around to answer for himself. All he's really doing is getting in line with the rest of them with his hand out hoping to get a check with a lot of zeros on it.
...I may as well jump on this bandwagon too. Can't hurt to try, right? I'm suing Michael Jackson because when I was growing up my sister would play his songs over and over and it drove me nuts. Naturally I'll gladly settle out of court.
...You got to love Kate Upton. During an interview she did right after she made the cover of Vogue magazine for the first time she said that she loved her body and that she was "so proud" of her chest. That makes two of us.
...Stephen Strasburg's sporting a 1 - 5 record so far this year. And I thought all he had to do was throw his glove out on the mound and win.
..It was no surprise to me that Angel Hernandez was the umpire in Cleveland last Wednesday when the home run hit by Oakland's Adam Rosales was ruled a double despite replays clearly showing it to be a home run. It was so obvious even the Indians thought it was gone and the game was tied. This guy is probably the most well known umpire in baseball today and all for the wrong reasons because chances are when there is a blown call Hernandez is somewhere in the vicinity.
...Oh wait--one more. Laz Diaz. He's another one that thinks the fans go to the games just to see him.
...And the goof up by Hernandez in Cleveland last Wednesday is what I believe got Fieldin Culbreth suspended for two games for what he did in Houston the very next night and only because Hernandez' screw up was so blatantly missed. When the Astros changed relief pitchers in the same inning without having the first reliever pitch to anyone, Angel manager Mike Scioscia popped out of his dugout as fast as if someone gave him a hotfoot to protest this obvious mistake on Houston's part. Incredibly the umpires allowed this pitching change to take place and the Angels played the game under protest but then withdrew the protest after the game because they managed to win the game 6 - 5. Joe Torre, who always seems to look like he only got three hours of sleep the night before, put his mug in front of the camera and said all the right things like the game demands accountability from everyone and that includes not just the players but the umpires too, etc, etc until he made you as tired as he looked just by listening to him. Had the umpires not blown that call the night before Culbreth would not have been suspended and the other three umpires fined. This was Budball at its finest hour.
...Google, which owns Youtube unveiled subscription services for some of their channels in order to cash in on the one billion users per month that visit the website because they feel that the advertising that is already in place there is not enough. This is what Youtube has been after all along ever since they dumped the "broadcast yourself" slogan. Right now only a small number of channels have a subscription fee but that is sure to increase as the weeks and months go on. Provided you are still given the choice to go to that particular channel to view for free and suffer through the ads this should be fine. Again, as long as we still have this choice.
...The body of the deceased Boston Marathon bomber was buried secretly last Thursday in Virginia by the man's uncle and a faith coalition group. The uncle went on to say that his nephew was buried in an undisclosed location but then added that he was buried in a cemetery in Doswell, Virginia which is near Richmond. Now does this make any sense to anyone? If someone really wanted to take the time to find out where this guy is buried they already have a good head start because now they know where to begin. How many cemeteries are there in Doswell? How many recent burials? Just wait and see. Someone will find where Tamerlan Tsarnaev is laid to rest and when they do there's going to be a long line of people just waiting to **** on his grave.
...Finally, happy Mother's Day to all your mothers out there wherever they are!