Monday, May 31, 2010

I Read The News Today Oh Boy

Yong Tsui chained his son, Yong Fai, to a street post for the roadside sale in Wuhan, central China.

The father(and I use the term loosely) chained the boy and went about setting up a table nearby to take bids on the youngster.

It is hard to believe, but passers-by did start bidding. Other's were shocked.

The police believed the father was acting out of love, not greed.

"He has no job, no home and no money," the report quoted an officer as saying. "He says he wasn't interested in the money, just finding a home for the boy."

President Obama and family arrived in Chicago yesterday with plans to spend a low key Memorial Day weekend. The oil spill in the Gulf Coast did not seem to bother the President.

Obama worked out twice playing basketball on Saturday and visiting a private gym on Sunday but otherwise stayed close to the security perimeter around their Hyde Park house, thus showing the American public being leader of the country is a trying experience that he is fed up with and he needs so me time.

Late Saturday afternoon, the Obama family including the first lady's mother, brother and sister-in-law ventured out for several hours to the visited the home of Marty Nesbitt, a Chicago businessman and close Obama friend who lives a few blocks away.

They walked to and from his house, where House he held a backyard barbecue. On Sunday the family remained in the confines of the Obama home.

The President plans to visit a nearby cemetary in Elgin tomorrow, but will not be at Arlington National Cemetary to pay tribute and respect those that died in service to our country.

It had to come to this;

Five female news presenters at the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite television channel have resigned over conflicts with management over dress code and other issues, a journalist there said on Sunday.

The Simpsons have it right;

Fish recently taken from the Connecticut River near Montpelier Vermont recently tested positive for radioactive strontium-90. The probable cause of this contamination focused on the nearby Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Fish taken from the Connecticut River recently tested positive for radioactive strontium-90. Operators of the troubled 38-year-old nuclear plant on the banks of the river, where work is under way to clean up leaking radioactive tritium, revealed this month that it also found soil contaminated with strontium-90, an isotope linked to bone cancer and leukemia.

A few days later, officials said a fish caught four miles upstream from the reactor in February had tested positive for strontium-90 in its bones. State officials say they don't believe the contamination came from Vermont Yankee.

Would you like shrimp cocktail as an appetizer;

B.P. attempt to plug up the gushing oil well by packing it with mud failed. I knew it would. I don't know why no one asked me. I would have told them it was a waste of time. As a young tyke I had lots of experience with mud and water in various neighborhood sites and I came to the conclusion that mud, no matter how heavy won't stop water. So why would they think it would stop oil.

I am thinking that restaurants will begin asking customers if they would like their shrimp fried in 10W40.

Yo-ho-ho Senor

ZAPATA, Texas (AP) - The waters of Falcon Lake normally beckon boaters with waterskiing and world-record bass fishing. But this holiday weekend, fishermen on the waters that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border are on the lookout for something more sinister: pirates.

Twice in recent weeks, fishermen have been robbed at gunpoint by marauders that the local sheriff says are "spillover" from fighting between rival Mexican drug gangs.

Boaters are concerned about their safety, and the president of the local Chamber of Commerce is trying to assure people that everything's fine on the U.S. side of the lake. Chamber spokesperson Melissa Jane Whawpere stated, "I didn't see no pirates. There ain't no pirates there."

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