Three women charged with using local PTA in Ponzi scheme

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  3 Calif. moms accused of using PTA in Ponzi scheme

The link: http://news.yahoo.com/3-calif-moms-accused-using-pta-ponzi-scheme-202745915.html

The summary:  Three women are being charged with 22 felonies including securities fraud and grand theft after they used their local PTA and its members to build a $14 million dollar Ponzi scheme.

The reaction:  $14 million!  What the hell kind of PTA is this?

This must’ve been a wealthy school district to build this thing up to $14 million just using their local PTA.  Even though it seems obvious I can’t believe how many people still fall for these “can’t lose” schemes.  There’s NO INVESTMENT OUT THERE that let’s you earn 100% with no risk!

NFL’s Roy Williams sues ex-girlfriend over engagement ring

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  NFL receiver Roy Williams sues ex-girlfriend for $76,600 ring after proposal rejected

The link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/07/2011-07-07_nfl_receiver_roy_williams_jr_sues_exgirlfriend_for_76600_ring_after_proposal_rej.html

The summary:  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend, Miss Texas 2009 Brooke Daniels, for a $76,000 engagement ring he gave her prior to the end of the relationship.

The reaction:  I love this story!  Instead of getting down on one knee, Williams sent Daniels a package in the mail that included the ring and a recorded message asking her to marry him.  What a Romeo!

Williams is a notoriously cheap guy (he reportedly doesn’t tip pizza delivery guys) but wanting a $76,000 engagement ring is at least a little more understandable.

Woman charged with attempted murder after spiking her smoothie with antifreeze

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Woman charged with putting antifreeze in smoothie

The link: http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/8459870/45567737/Woman_charged_with_putting_antifreeze_in_smoothie

The summary:  A woman is being charged with the attempted murder of her former roommate after she put antifreeze into her roommate’s smoothie.

The reaction:  This woman is a real piece of work.  She developed this whole plan to gain power of attorney over this guy’s accounts, drain his bank accounts and then kill him.

Yeah, I have a feeling that she’s going to be spending some time in the klink.

Las Vegas tourist killed in casino fight by a single punch

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Racial comment preceded fatal Vegas casino punch

The link: http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/1110/45548625/Racial_comment_preceded_fatal_Vegas_casino_punch?cmpid=RRWMHero

The summary:  A man from Florida visiting Las Vegas is in jail following a confrontation with a Utah man that left the victim dead after a single punch to the jaw.

The reaction:  It’s being reported that the Utah man (a white man by the way) made a racial comment to the Florida man (a black man) and that led to the fight.

That must’ve been one hell of a punch.  I’m guessing the guy didn’t intend to kill this guy who mouthed off to him but he probably did intend to issue some punishment.  It’s probably unfortunate that he could be facing some serious jail time but that tends to happen when you kill a guy.

Octomom says that she doesn’t hate her kids

July 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Octomom Nadya Suleman denies saying she hates her babies: ‘I love ALL my children’

The link: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/07/05/2011-07-05_nadya_octomom_suleman_denies_saying_she_hates_her_babies_i_love_all_my_children.html

The summary:  Octomom Nadya Suleman has followed up on her recent In Touch Weekly interview saying that she does not hate her children and that her comments in the interview were “fabricated”.

The reaction:  She sounds all warm and glowing now but I think that’s a result of the backlash of her interview comments as opposed to anything that was “fabricated”.

I believe the comments made in the interview were indeed hers and probably said in the heat of the moment but now that things have cooled a bit (or she’s realizing that she’s getting a lot of backlash from what she said) she’s become a bit more positive.  Like I said before, she’s got a lot of issues to work through and I hope she gets the help she needs.

Motorcyclist in anti-helmet protest ride dies after hitting his head in crash

July 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Motorcyclist in helmet protest ride hits head, dies

The link:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-07-04-motorcycle-helmet-protest-death_n.htm?csp=hf&loc=interstitialskip

The summary:  A motorcyclist riding in an anti-helmet protest ride died over the weekend after he lost control of his bike, went over the handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.  Police said he likely would have survived had he been wearing a helmet.

The reaction:  I suppose this little incident kind of defeats the whole purpose of an anti-helmet ride.

I’ve never understood why people continue to push so hard for not wearing a helmet.  I’m guessing it’s a freedom thing or a “I can do what I want” thing as opposed to anything that has to do with safety.  Well, this guy insisted on maintaining his “freedom” and he paid the price for it.

I wouldn’t anticipate another anti-helmet ride any time soon.

French President Nicholas Sarkozy attacked at public appearance (with video)

July 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Sarkozy assaulted at public appearance

The link: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/sarkozy-assaulted-public-appearance-192546785.html

The summary:  French President Nicholas Sarkozy was grabbed at his shoulder and pulled toward a barricade by an unarmed man at a recent public appearance in the French town of Brax.  The president was unharmed and resumed shaking hands with the public shortly thereafter.

The reaction:  Did you see how quickly security had this guy on the ground?  I love Sarkozy’s reaction.  Within about 30 seconds, he’s back to smiling and greeting people again.  Good for him!

The assailant’s motives are still unknown but my guess is he’s just a relatively average French citizen who’s frustrated with something or other.

See the video for yourself…….