Florida Woman Says Her Chest Too Big To Perform Field-Sobriety Test

[This is one of the craziest articles I’ve posted.  Some people will do/say anything to avoid a DUI ….flagranny2]

A woman was arrested in Martin County after failing a DUI field-sobriety test during which she blamed the size of her breasts for being unable to perform the tasks.




Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/30370444/detail.html#ixzz1lSOet7Ez

20 America’s Most Literate Cities (obviously none are included in the 10 states running out of smart people!)

Top 20 most literate cities:

Found at  http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/education/30297217/detail.html

 20. Virginia Beach, VA

 19.  Honolulu CDP, HI

 18.  Baltimore, MD

 17.  New Orleans, LA

 16.  Raleigh, NC

 15.  Oakland, CA

 14.  Kansas City, MO

 13.  Cleveland, OH

 12.  St. Paul, MN

 11.  Portland, OR

 10.  Denver, CO

  9.   San Francisco, CA

  8.   St. Louis, MO

  7.   Cincinnati, OH

  6.  Pittsburgh, PA

  5.  Boston, MA

  4.  Atlanta, GA

  3.  Minneapolis, MN

  2.  Seattle, WA

  1.  Washington, D.C.  (From my perspective I feel this one belongs in the list with “States running out of smart people”….flagranny2) 🙂

10 States running out of smart people

Top 10 states running out of smart people

Read more at   http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/irresistible/28521271/detail.html

 10. Utah

  9. Texas

  8.  Iowa

  7.  Wyoming

  6.  Arizona

  5.  Alaska

  4.  Idaho

  3.  Oklahoma

  2.  Michigan

  1.  Colorado

Now I’ll see if I can try and find the states with the “smartest” peopleflagranny2 🙂

Man Sues For $25,000 Over Hot Dog Injury – Irresistible News Story – WESH Orlando

Well I’ll be doggon, just when you think it is safe to attend a baseball game…flagranny2


 Baseball fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City Royals’ stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls. 

But a Kansas man says it was a flying hot dog, not a baseball, that almost put his eye out last year. 

John Coomer has filed a lawsuit against the Royals seeking more than $25,000 for injuries he sustained September 8 when he was smacked in the eye with a hotdog by the team’s mascot,  Sluggerrr.   

Coomer said the wayward wiener caused a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye. 

The Royals declined to comment Tuesday. The team is looking for someone new to wear the mascot’s large lion costume, spokesman Toby Cook says there’s “no connection” with the hot dog affair. 

4 Men With Turtle Flee Deputies/Arson Victim blames VooDoo-2 articles I thought you might enjoy

Source: Wesh2.com
June 9, 2009

COCOA BEACH, Fla.Four men led Brevard deputies on a chase that began on the Beachline and ended up on an Interstate 95 on-ramp, said authorities.

OCOEE, Fla. — Arson Victim Says She Was Threatened With Voodoo

Skiier Caught Dangling Bare-Bottomed on Lift

Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Associated Press – Foxnews.com 

The picture says it all !!!!….flagranny2

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

 VAIL, Colo. —  The guy who ended up dangling upside down from a ski lift with his bare bottom whistling in the wind probably doesn’t want to hear any “ski bum” jokes. Vail Resorts said the 48-year-old man wasn’t injured and was rescued after about seven minutes. His name hasn’t been released.

Resort officials have said only that the man was trying getting on the Blue Ski Basin lift on New Year’s Day. They haven’t said what went wrong.

Resort workers stopped the lift, backed it up about 10 or 12 feet and rescued the man.

Bystanders snapped photos and posted them the Internet, showing a man who looks to be hanging by one ski boot, his ski pants and underwear apparently snagged in the chair and reaching no farther than his knees.

Vail spokeswoman Liz Biebl confirmed the photos on one site were in fact the victim.

Girl’s Disease Turning Skin to Stone

Friday, August 01, 2008
Fox News

11 year old girl suffers from rare health condition that causes one’s skin to turn to stone…….
[This is a rare disease I have never heard of but certainly can image how hard it must be on her parents to watch and the digression of their daughter’s condition…. ]   

Young girl’s skin is turning to stone as she suffers from a rare, incurable disease called acute systemic scleroderma, Scotland’s Daily Record reported Thursday.

The autoimmune disorder means Hope Barrie’s body produces too much collagen, causing her skin to tighten and harden.

It is difficult for the 11-year-old from Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, to move around, and she has already had to give up one passion.

“I loved playing the violin and it would be amazing to start playing again,” Hope said.

Hope suffers from the systemic version of the disease, which starts out with poor circulation in the fingers and progresses to thickening of the skin, according to the International Scleroderma Network’s Web site. The disease may even spread to her organs.

As the disease progresses, the hardening of the skin makes it difficult to move fingers and toes, and open the mouth. It also can form scar tissue around the internal organs.

In America, the disease affects about 300,000 individuals [ which in my opinion is too many not be aware of ] many of whom are females between the ages of 30- to 50-years-old at the disease’s onset, according to the International Scleroderma Network.

Hope’s family told the newspaper they’re hoping that pioneering stem cell treatments being done in the U.S. may also help Hope, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy to fight the disease.

Although there is no cure for scleroderma, researchers at Virginia Mason Research Center and Duke University Medical Center are working with a stem cell procedure that has been shown to reverse the symptoms of the disease.

Emily Woods, of Plano, Texas, had the experimental procedure in 2006, according to a New York Times article. Within six months, the 87-pound mother — who had been close to death — was back on her feet and enjoying her daughter, the article said.

The transplant process involves doctors removing the stem cells from a patient’s own blood cells and returning them to the body, where it is hoped they will regenerate.

Click here to read the full story from the Daily Record

[ I know I came across “Gastroparesis” when a good friend of mine called and told me she had been diagnosed with this condition and I was just recently diagnosed with a condition called “hyperparathyroidism”.  It just makes you wonder how many diseases there are that we don’t know about.  I’m thinking of starting a blog on rare conditions that need public awareness.  If anyone would like to help me work on this project just let me know……flagranny2 ]

Connecticut Driver Caught Speeding Blames an Oreo

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Police say a man’s excuse for speeding through a small Connecticut town takes the cake — or, at least, the cookie.

A state trooper who stopped the 1993 BMW says its driver, 28-year-old Justin Vonkummer of Millerton, N.Y., blamed the driving problems on an errant Oreo.

Police say Vonkummer told the trooper that an Oreo had just slipped from his fingers as he dunked it in a cup of milk, and that he was trying to fish it out when he lost control of his car.

The alleged incident occurred last fall in Salisbury, but came to light in Bantam Superior Court this week.

That’s when prosecutors learned Vonkummer had been charged with speeding and driving under a suspended license — not driving under the influence, as a clerk had mistakenly noted in the court records.

Vonkummer’s attorney would not comment. The case is pending

Katie Couric: Is she being given a fair chance?

As I was watching Fox News the other afternoon I forget which segment it was but they brought up the fact that Katie Couric would be reporting from Baghdad next week and you would have thought all hell was going to break lose. They were saying how could she even thing of going over there, putting her life on the line when she has 2 young daughters to think of. That her career and the ratings for CBS meant more to her than her family knowing that several journalists had already lost their life

As I sat there listening I couldn’t help thinking none of these issues factored in when any of the male journalists went over or were sent over as part of their job and some of these men were/are husbands, fathers who had to leave their families behind but no one criticized their judgment or morals.

There seems to be separate standards for men and women who make it a tough world. In keeping with the topic of journalism, if a male journalist makes it to the top and lands the job as head anchor with a TV station he is considered a hard worker, one who has given time, energy and gone from runner, local reporter, state reporter, national reporter, part time weekend anchor to head anchor.

Now as we look at the other side of the picture there seems to be a different theory when it comes to female journalists. It seems that when a female journalist makes it to the top there is no mention of how they began as a journalist, considered a hard worker and worked their way from local, state and national reporter, part time weekend anchor to top anchor. On the contrary it seems the only justification for the female journalist who makes it to the top is not credited to her abilities but is credited to the number of bosses she slept with.  A good example is a book written by Edward Klein called “Katie: The Real Story”.  This book by Klein is an unauthorized bio and if you click on the link you will find an interesting interview between Klein and Fox’s “The Big Story” host Gregg Jarrett.  In my opinion I think the interview shows Klein to be very much a sexist.

As for Katie Couric and CBS why was it wrong for her to make the change? Isn’t it, at least I would think it would be, every journalist’s dream to become head anchor of one of the biggest TV stations. Those opportunities don’t come along that often especially for a female and if you don’t seize the opportunity you may never have the chance again.  Couric was offered the opportunity and there was no reason not to take it.  Frankly I think she would have been a fool to not accept it. 

For some reason it seems like everyone except CBS was not ready to give Couric that chance feeling that even though she had been with the “Today” show for 15 years she should stay there forever and not try and advance when she had the opportunity, an opportunity that any journalist would more than jump at the chance to have. 

I wonder how many of us ended up with certain jobs that we would not have if we had not been given a chance or someone hadn’t taken a chance on us.

I can’t imagine going solo as an anchor being an easy transition after co-anchoring for all those years.  The responsibility that goes with that position is definitely greater than what she was used to but she was willing to take on the challenge, accept the responsibility to work hard at trying to become one of the best female anchors for CBS or any place.  I think this has opened the door for other young femal journalists who have their sights set on top positions in journalism. 

I can’t help but think that there has to be someone behind all the initial critiquing and to me that person would be Dan Rather but that is just my own opinion.  I know Rather was know at CBS as “the Don” and it is my feeling that he enjoys causing any controversy he can when it comes to CBS and him handing in his resignation whether by his own decision or one that was made for him. 

There you have it, I don’t think she has been given a fair chance and has been unfairly judged so early on.     [ The interview ]

Bush Impersonator – This Kid Is Awesome

I think the title speaks for itself.  This kid is really good and if you enjoy a good laugh I think you will like the video.