Monday, July 31, 2006

Another Impending Sign of the Apocalypse

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 12:48 PM

The significant other informs me that as I type this, the Travel Channel is broadcasting a show called Top Ten Bathrooms in Las Vegas. This must by why the rest of the world hates America.

Technical Difficulties: Day Five

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 8:18 AM

OK, this whole "Tucson gone Seattle" thing was cute when it started. Now, it's getting freaky. Weekly Publisher Tom Lee reports that his northeast-side health club was evacuated this morning when a nearby wash began spilling over its banks. Rescue operations and closed intersections are a dime a dozen. The National Weather Service says the airport got nearly two inches of rain overnight. If my math's correct, that puts the airport OVER year-to-date normal precipitation by about an inch.

And on a personal note, the newly re-roofed Weekly southcentral bureau (aka my house) had EIGHT leaks (thankfully, all on the periphery) during the storm early Saturday morning. All I'll say is this: expletives were a flyin'.

Seriously ... be careful out there.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Your Friday Afternoon News Update

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 3:28 PM

-- Coming soon to a theater near you: The Passion of the Drunk?

-- Am I the only one that finds the sentence, "After discussing war and peace in the Middle East, President Bush squeezed in a 10-minute photo-op Friday with finalists in the hit television show American Idol," kind of well, weird?

-- Having TV and radio reception problems? This may be a hint why.

-- And for you "Savage Love" readers out there ... one politician does not want Dan Savage's money.

Your Friday Morning News Update

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 9:48 AM

-- What the hell is wrong with the military?

-- This was listed as one of four "AP Headlines" on SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle's Web site. Um, why?

-- Cool enough for ya?

-- And finally ... for the GOP to consider this, it MUST be an election year.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Your Thursday Afternoon News Update

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 5:33 PM

-- How can Congress and George W. Bush NOT DO SOMETHING about greedy oil companies after this news?

-- Is this another case of an athlete cheating?

-- Arizona football is picked to finish sixth in the Pac-10, and fans ... rejoice?

-- Four more illegal immigrants may have died attempting to enter the country. Sigh.

-- And we close with this. Enjoy the cool weather, everyone.

Tucson Greyhound Race Track Under Investigation

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 11:44 AM

Well, it's about time and of course, it hasn't happened yet but because of some missing greyhounds (100-200), our state Department of Racing has decided to do an investigation—but of course, there is no deadline for when that investigation will be done.

Don't worry Mr. Racing Commissioner: We greyhound adopters will be hounding you about it (pun intended).

Missing? How can 100-200 greyhounds go missing? The greyhound racing industry in general has a history of missing greyhounds. Missing greyhounds turn up in research laboratories or veterinarian schools, or simply vanish into the desert or remote areas to fend for themselves or be used as target practice. While they are zealously tracked by their ear tattoos during their racing career, they fall off the radar the minute they lose their last race.

My questions for the Department of Racing are: How often do you currently inspect Tucson Greyhound Park? What do you inspect it for? Where are those findings posted? When was the last time you inspected it? What did you find?

If you have the stomach for it, here's a partial list of greyhound abuses through the years.

Just this week 35 greyhounds in Oregon died from heat exhaustion when the Curtis Washburn kennel's A/C went on the blitz and no one was around to notice. Last week, Pima Animal Care Center picked up a badly neglected greyhound that did not come from any of the local rescue groups but coincidentally from the Washburn Kennel. The greyhound is being held at PACC pending a criminal investigation and then will go to a local rescue group for adoption.

I will stop blogging about greyhound abuse when the abuse stops.

What Are They Letting Kids Watch These Days?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 11:40 AM

First this, and now this. What's next, Spike and Mike on PBS?

Technical Difficulties

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 8:54 AM

We regret to inform you that the Tucson area's weather is apparently experiencing some technical difficulties.  

The National Weather Service is reporting the following weather in Tucson, in July: Light rain, fog, 72 degrees.

This is not Tucson July weather. This is Seattle July weather.

Because of this technical difficulty, I regret to inform you that I am too lazy unable to bring you Your Thursday Morning News Update. This clearly must be a sign of the impending apocalypse, so we bring you this video instead. God bless!

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