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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1775 on: February 08, 2019, 07:47:26 PM »
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Robbers in clown masks had machetes, so grandma beat them with a scooter, Texas cops say
By Matthew Martinez    February 07, 2019

The robbers in clown masks had the element of surprise, but the Texas couple they threatened fought back, police say.

Two men wearing clown masks and wielding machetes pulled up alongside a couple sitting in their truck in their driveway in Texas City just before 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 1, according to a police report obtained by KPRC.

Texas City is a town of nearly 50,000 residents that sits along Galveston Bay near the Gulf Coast.

Read more here: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article225912220.html#storylink=cpy

The scooter I gather is one of those little scooters you see kids playing on, toy scooter.  If one reads the story, it's pretty ridiculous.   What a couple of goof balls and good for the couple that defended themselves.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1776 on: February 12, 2019, 01:24:14 PM »

Man Batters Girlfriend With A Burrito

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FEBRUARY 12--For the second time in as many weeks, a Florida Man has been arrested for battering a  woman with a burrito, according to court records.

Police charge that Peter Elacqua, 41, got into an argument with his girlfriend Friday in their Port Richey residence.

After Elacqua allegedly shoved the woman into a chair in their bedroom, he “threw his burrito at the Victim,” striking her in the face with the food item.

When a sheriff’s deputy arrived at the home in response to a 911 call, the woman had “the contents of the burrito dispersed across her face, neck, and left chest/shoulder area.”

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Lamest 'domestic abuse' case I've heard of. So I guess all the movies with people getting a pie in the face was really assault and battery? What about all the times a woman throws a drink in a man's face? He lost his temper and let off steam by throwing a burrito.  Imagine all the things he could have done which would have been much worse.

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1777 on: February 12, 2019, 01:50:06 PM »
Unless the burrito was about 200 degrees and loaded with hot peppers, I'm sure she's okay.  :pondering:
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1778 on: February 12, 2019, 01:57:14 PM »
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1779 on: February 12, 2019, 02:39:36 PM »
Is that what they are calling it these post Bezos days. A burreto.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1780 on: February 12, 2019, 03:28:55 PM »
Is that what they are calling it these post Bezos days. A burreto.

I hope, in the name of all things Holy, we're never treated to "Burrito Pics."
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1781 on: February 12, 2019, 03:36:30 PM »
I hope, in the name of all things Holy, we're never treated to "Burrito Pics."
Uh oh, what did Carlos Danger call little Carlito?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1782 on: February 12, 2019, 07:03:19 PM »
Man Batters Girlfriend With A Burrito

The Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 12, 2019

FEBRUARY 12--For the second time in as many weeks, a Florida Man has been arrested for battering a  woman with a burrito, according to court records.


If it was any other state, I think everyone would just assume that it was the same guy getting busted twice.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1783 on: February 12, 2019, 09:56:23 PM »
Some of my students were talking today in class and they said just for fun google "Florida man", They did and about 20 stories came up with that as the first words of the opening sentence, followed by either "detained" or "arrested for" each one was more ridiculous than the one before. There was one story about one Fl resident that engaged in "beasteality" with his neighbors pony.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1784 on: February 14, 2019, 07:29:04 AM »
A dead man heads to a runoff election.  :thud:
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Voters keep late Edmond mayor on ballot for general election, select new Norman mayor
By Josh Wallace
Published: Wed, February 13, 2019 1:04 AM


A deceased man is headed to the general election for Edmond mayor after voters on Tuesday gave late Mayor Charles Lamb enough votes for a top-two finish with former Mayor Dan O’Neil.

O’Neil garnered 3,492 votes, or 55.91 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting, while Lamb took 2,038 votes, or 32.63 percent.  ...

O'Neil and Lamb will be on the ballot in the April 2 general election.  ...

O’Neil said he will reach out to the community in the coming weeks to explain how he would govern if elected, saying there would not be much difference between him and Lamb.   Full story
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1785 on: February 14, 2019, 07:50:26 AM »
...O’Neil garnered 3,492 votes, or 55.91 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting...

I thought a majority vote eliminated the need for a run-off.  Dead man should already be the mayor.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1786 on: February 14, 2019, 10:17:24 AM »
They gave blacks the right to vote, next thing you know blacks are getting elected.

They gave women the right to vote, next thing you know women are getting elected.

Who didn't see this one coming?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1787 on: February 14, 2019, 10:43:01 AM »
I thought a majority vote eliminated the need for a run-off.  Dead man should already be the mayor.

It's not a run-off, it's a General Election.  The rules say the top two go to the General.  One is dead, and if he wins the General, the City Counsel will replace him.  If he were disqualified by virtue of being dead, there would still be a General Election in April, but with the dead guy replaced with the third-place finisher.

The dead guy, by the way, did not get the 55%.  He came in second with 33%. :shrug:
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1788 on: February 14, 2019, 10:51:01 AM »
The dead guy, by the way, did not get the 55%.  He came in second with 33%. :shrug:
He served as mayor before his death (presumably before his death, anyway  :laugh:), and the voters didn't want him back in office.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1789 on: February 14, 2019, 11:00:01 AM »
He served as mayor before his death (presumably before his death, anyway  :laugh:), and the voters didn't want him back in office.

That's what it looks like to me, too.  I'd give him about zero probability of winning the General, dead or alive.
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1790 on: February 14, 2019, 11:06:03 AM »
That's what it looks like to me, too.  I'd give him about zero probability of winning the General, dead or alive.
Don't rule out the sympathy vote.  :laugh:
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1791 on: February 14, 2019, 02:17:31 PM »
They gave blacks the right to vote, next thing you know blacks are getting elected.

They gave women the right to vote, next thing you know women are getting elected.

Who didn't see this one coming?
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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1792 on: February 16, 2019, 03:20:56 PM »
"Honey, if you want to get me some flowers this Valentine's Day, could you get me some tulips?"
"What's that, sweetheart? Turnips??? Well, OK, if that's what you want!"

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1793 on: February 16, 2019, 06:59:19 PM »
I prefer parsnips, but that's just me.
I have decided to officially and formally not apologize. I'm not sorry at all, even slightly.

    Indeed, I especially want to convey my absence of remorse to anyone who was offended by what I said. If you are the sort of person who gets twisted into knots when someone articulates a point of view that differs from your own, then you are exactly the sort of person who should never receive an apology for a differing point of view — if I were offering one, which, again, I'm not.

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Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
« Reply #1794 on: February 17, 2019, 09:22:44 AM »
"Honey, if you want to get me some flowers this Valentine's Day, could you get me some tulips?"
"What's that, sweetheart? Turnips??? Well, OK, if that's what you want!"

https://www.wivb.com/news/kentucky-man-mistakenly-gets-wife-turnips-instead-of-tulips-for-valentine-s-day/1787996641
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At least she didn't turn up her nose at the gift once they got to the root of the problem.


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