Archive for April, 2010


  • There is a real place called Hicksville.

  • Anne Frank addressed all her diary entries to Kitty.

  • The use of the word “rat” as an insult goes back to the 16th century.

  • Singer Prince was born with epilepsy.

  • About 15% of the world’s wine bottles have screw caps.

  • Monkeys floss.

  • Experts say people have an average of 150 friends.

  • “A Raisin in the Sun” was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. That was in 1959.

  • More than 97% of all e-mail traffic is spam.

  • The last major Hollywood movie to be released on VHS was “A History of Violence” in 2006.

  • Cows given names produce more milk.

  • The skin that peels off after a sunburn is called “blype.”

  • The record label, Motown, was originally called Tamla.

  • King Tut was buried with 145 loincloths.

  • Crayola crayons come in 120 different colors, but the labels are only made in 18.

  • In Great Britain, 53% of all homes have a Scrabble set.

  • People buy more blue toothbrushes than red.

  • The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years.

  • Your eyes contribute 85% of your total knowledge.


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HA-HA-HA! A CowPattie supporter sends us this picture.

We’re gonna use it in future park rants.

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As mentioned previously, People’s Park is just a dumping ground for surplus tax money and available grant dollars.  The town council and managers have a philosophy that requires them to spend money in order to get more money when they should be looking to do more with less.  Doing more with less is the defining factor of true conservatism.

The upcoming November election will go a long way toward solving much of the nation’s fiscal problems but will have little effect on the tax and waste policies of local government.  Just ask yourself, “What benefits am I receiving for my Claremont tax dollars?”  Better yet, ask your mayor and town councilpersons.  Ask them how many employees are now on the Claremont payroll?  Ask them how many vehicles are owned by the town?  Ask them why they don’t keep up the existing facilities in instead of wasting money on new projects that will soon fall into the category of “existing facilities”?

Look about you.  Our streets need repair.  Our water system needs updating and is just patched when pipes burst.  Weeds are taking over People’s Park while we install monuments, shrines and flagpoles.  Tax and waste, tax and waste, tax and waste!

You can’t fix stupid.  Hell, you can’t even vote “stupid” out when no one runs against it.

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At first I thought, if I were Superman, a perfect secret identity would be “Clark Kent, Dentist,” because you could save money on tooth X-rays. But then I thought, if a patient said, “How’s my back tooth?” and you just looked at it with your X-ray vision and said, “Oh it’s okay,” then the patient would probably say, “Aren’t you going to take an X-ray, stupid?” and you’d say, “Aw get the hell outta here,” and then he probably wouldn’t even pay his bill.

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Bobby Ray Bradshaw


Conviction Date: 9/21/1998
Conviction Date: 9/21/1998

Gender: M     Race: W
Hair: BROWN     Eye: BROWN
Height: 6′ 00     Weight: 170 lbs.
DOB: 07-07-1967     Age: 43

No markings provided.

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Felon-Candidates: John White, now running for sheriff in Roundup, Mont., will be unable to carry a gun if he wins because of a long-ago bank robbery conviction. [Billings Gazette, 3-19-10]

Convicted felons might be running against each other if they win their primaries in May for county judge-executive in Hindman, Ky. Democrat Donnie Newsome and Republican Randy Thompson were both convicted of election fraud (though Thompson’s case is still on appeal). [Lexington Herald Leader, 1-29-10]

Cynthia Diaz was re-elected town clerk in Coventry, Vt., in March, though still facing 10 felony personal tax-filing counts. (The town clerk is the town’s treasurer, delinquent-tax collector and trustee of public money.) [Newport (Vt.) Daily Express, 3-3-10]

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