Derp Roundup: Your Weekly Tour Of Tawdry Trifling Trivia
Welcome to another installment of Derp Roundup, the weekly feature where we bring you a bunch of stories that didn't quite merit their own posts but were too stupid to ignore altogether. As usual, we recommend you fortify yourself with whatever helps you get through reading it -- alcohol, weed, or a +10 Potion of Protection From Idiocy.
"The main issue is one of Idaho Code," department spokesman Reed Hollinshead said in an email. "Namely, you cannot imitate a highway sign or attempt to redirect the flow of traffic."
For their part, Woodland Empire owner Dusty Schmidt said that he and his partners in the microbrewery were just surprised that the state hadn't taken action sooner against the sign, which has been up since January. He called the publicity over the sign and the order to remove it a success. The sign's designer, Dave Cook, said in a news release, "All billboards distract drivers. Especially the good ones." Discuss amongst yourselves: Advertising is just another form of trolling.
Yr Dok Zoom drives by that place several times a week, but had somehow not noticed the sign. Guess it's time to try the beer at least.
asked if they had been following developments around Sheriff Arpaio's Cold Case Posse. Our question centered around what their constituents were saying, and if they thought the sheriff was doing the right thing.
And you know what? Neither of them have any idea about the many developments in the case, such as the possible involvement of the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the collection of "a list of the IP addresses of suspects at the White House who may have forged" the alleged "Obama Birth Certificate" that everyone knows is a fake.
Labrador simply said, "I really haven't been following that issue at all." Huelskamp also said "Honestly, I haven't been following that at all," and added,
"I just did fifteen town halls in the last couple of months. I don't think it [the birth certificate] came up at all. But what is coming up is the lawlessness of this administration. Not worried about the President. They are very excited when I talk about articles of impeachment of the attorney general. The birth certificate is not an issue that I've heard. We're not receiving any calls or emails it's just the broader issue of an administration that does whatever it wants."
And so, based on this exhaustive interview of two members of the House, NewsBlaze reporter Randy Foreman confidently predicts that if their attitudes are shared by the rest of Congress, and if Joe Arpaio's report truly contains universe shattering revelations, then "there will be shocked looks on many faces around the country."
As Rachel Maddow sez, Watch This Space.
Gowdy gave a speech about how the Preznit has to enforce ALL the laws, not just the ones he likes. We're totally looking forward to the federal task force that checks Gowdy's compliance with traffic laws. One turn without signalling and that sucker's headed to Guantanamo.
Reeves contends that he killed Oulson in self-defense, since Oulson had thrown a bag of popcorn in his face, which made Reeves fear for his life.
"I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” he joked in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans."
One fashion faux pas at the 2009 MLB All-Star baseball game was a costly learning experience, he added.
"There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching and I think I’ve paid my penance for that," he explained. "I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”
This ends your Barack Obama jeans-whacking news.
“You had the government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.”
Carson warns that our country is in a precarious position, and that political correctness coupled with government intimidation prevents open and honest dialogue. He went on to say that this state of our culture is “creating a horrible schism that will destroy our nation.”
Commenters on the Breitbart.com thread found Carson's observation quite controversial, and could not agree whether America more closely resembles Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, or perhaps more like North Korea.
they rarely (if ever) bring up the fact that our public education system is already a socialist system. and has been a socialist system since the founding of our country.
The solution, says Brennan, is to follow the model of what happened when the communist USSR came to an end:
sell off the existing buildings, equipment and real estate to those in the private sector ... Bust up the education monopolies and do not settle for the lowest common denominator. Privatize everything and the results will speak for themselves.
Frankly, we can't wait for more Republicans to start advocating exactly that, as loudly as they can.
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