Just some stories that caught my eye,
You might laugh, you might cry.
One thing’s for sure, you can’t deny.
A poet I’m not, but at least I try.
All Starbucks to Close for Three Hours Tonight
My friend Bill B. from Washington DC and I used to go to Starbucks every Monday through Friday. But as I got older I decided to lower my caffeine intake and the financial out flow that resulted from my Starbucks habit. Starbucks says it is doing this mass 3 hour closing to improve the so-called "Starbucks Experience". Honestly, I don’t think that is the problem with their coffee people. It’s that 2 to 3 bucks for a coffee is too fucking expensive when a gallon of gas goes for $3.25 and the country is teetering on the edge of recession.
MSNBC.COM: Starbucks to Close for Three Hours
Please Don’t Tell My 7-Year Old Daughter About This
A teenager in Wisconsin convinced the local city snow removal crews to dump seven truck loads of snow in his front yard so that he could make a snow fort that fits 20 some people. Now, we’ve had a lot of snow this year and my daughter is constantly looking for ways to make her snow forts bigger and better. This usually involves daddy, which is cool, but I’m getting a little too old for something that ambitious. Besides, according to the kid, who has been doing this for a few years, once it melts you find “"…beer cases (and) lots of dog poop that would have been plowed in the street. You find a lot of hats and gloves … springs, nuts and bolts, nails.” My front yard has enough issues already thank you.
Appleton Post-Crescent: Neenah teen builds ultimate snow fort
Silent Clarence Strikes Again
According to the Associated Press, “Two years and 142 cases have passed since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last spoke up at oral arguments.”
Two Years? He didn’t have one question in 142 cases? Has anyone checked to make sure this guy is still sucking air? Clarence. Dude. Here’s the thing, and maybe they didn’t explain this to you before you took the gig. You are supposed to ask questions, you are supposed to press the lawyers on points of law, that’s your job. Sitting there like some black-robed Sphinx pretending to pay attention while you wait to hear which way Scalia and your other conservative handlers tell you vote just isn’t cutting it. Hell, I could do that. Who am I kidding; I couldn’t sit through one case without popping off about something. Did you hear me Justice Thomas? Just wink twice for “yes.”
CNN.com: Thomas silent as Supreme Court talks on and on