All of the childish arguing and incompetence over the Healthcare.gov is ironically making millions of Americans sick. As for me, I’m still waiting to hear from my liberal friends who likened Republicans to Hitler when they demanded a delay in the healthcare law. Now Democrats are picking each other apart demanding a delay in the healthcare law till it, you know, can actually be implemented? Where’s the outrage now, Mr Lefty McLefterstein? Sure, some people have managed to sign up for the pricey new insurance. One lady featured at a White House briefing says it only took her 7 hours. Only 7 hours? Glad to know that the 7 hours I put in at work bought her enough time to sit at the computer.
With roughly 400 Birmingham police on hand for the Magic City Classic, it’s up to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to provide security for a City Council-sponsored concert Saturday in Railroad Park. Funding for the officers will likely come from a shadowy "consultant line item" in the council's budget. In other words, if you pay taxes in Birmingham you’re footing the bill for two events you probably won’t attend this weekend.
A new book claims President John F. Kennedy's brain was stolen from a locker in the National Archives by his brother, Robert. Call me naive, but I'm still blaming Lee Harvey Oswald for what happened to JFK's brain.
The US asks Norway to accept then destroy chemical weapons from Syria. Norway is all “NO WAY are we going to do that here,” and the US is like “C’mon,” and Norway says, “NO means NO!” Glad they handed out that Nobel Prize to the chem weapons group handling this mess. Not that the Nobel is any great prize anymore ... the chocolate inside the medal is that cheap chalky stuff that might as well be carob.
*ACTUAL CONTENT WARNING* The drug raid at the Tuscaloosa K-9 Training Academy has escalated into an animal abuse investigation. Four employees of Camp Mayhem, a rescue facility that also offers obedience training, face marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges. Making matters worse – investigators say there are signs of animal neglect. Details are sketchy as to who is in charge of the situation. Fayette or Walker? They each told me to call the other entity. Conditions at the facility are reportedly “horrendous,” especially considering the OUTPOURING of donations this group has received. I’m told the Fayette Sheriff's office is compiling a list of owners, dog names, proof of ownership, and visual details about dogs so if you have one “in training” there you can be quickly reunited. There’s a lot of confusion since it’s still an active scene, and a lot of furious people on the Tuscaloosa K-9 Facebook page. Some are asking for their donations BACK. “You can buy weed but you can’t buy pet food?” I understand the anger – if you want to help -- without having a solid option in place, I’d say dropping supplies to the humane society in the area certainly would not hurt. If you have info you’d like to share, hit me up at Lisa@Birminghamseagle.com
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Sounds like people just wanted to know for how much they could trade-in their UFO at a dealer, but it was on this date in 1954, the U.S. Air Force officially closed "Operation Bluebook," their investigation of UFO's. Probably because someone controlling their minds told them to. The voice in my head is saying I should stop talking about this, so I will.
On this date in 1870, postcards were available in the U.S. for the first time. Up until that time, when we went on vacation, we wished people weren't there.
It's certainly Fall. The air is getting colder, the leaves are turning from green to crunchy brown, an NFL team is trying to talk Brett Favre out of retirement again. I hate to do a Brett story because he was so kind to me when I met him 10 years ago .. BUT … Brett says he’s suffering from memory loss and can’t recall some very significant details. Apparently Favre is going to dress up as Ronald Reagan from the Iran Contra Hearings this Halloween.
There’s a privacy bug on LinkedIn – it’s affecting nearly 40 people to whom you never speak but have to constantly decline invites to join their LinkedIn network.
Word is, 83-year-old Clint Eastwood's wife is divorcing him for a younger man. This leaves the door open to just about anybody.
Just in time for Halloween, “artist” Dmitri Galitzine is attempting to cross one of the busiest shipping channels in the world in a giant hollowed out pumpkin. On traversing waters in the UK, Galitzine says, "half-ton pumpkins are naturally buoyant and have a waterproof exterior.” Yeah? We’ll see.
"Anchorman" character Ron Burgundy has his own new Ben and Jerry flavor, "Scotchy Scotch Scotch." Though you should never mix Scotch with burgundy.
A new study claims that today's college graduates won't be able to retire until age 73. Wow, that soon?
Netflix says they now have more members than subscribers for HBO. Of course, most of those Netflix customers registered accidentally while trying to sign up for ObamaCare.
Actor Corey Feldman says in his new book that his personal life was such a mess, he turned to Michael Jackson for guidance. That's like asking Miley Cyrus for advice on how to be shy, reserved and conservative.
And … Welcome to my nightmare. More than 500 clowns gathered in Mexico to take part in the 17th International Clown Convention. The clowns had to take time out of their festivities to publicly distance themselves from the recent killing of a drug trafficker who was shot to death last Friday … by a clown. Proof that clowns are evil: one of them shoots a known drug trafficker and the rest of them say, “Oh NO that’s horrible and we don’t condone it!”