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ALEXANDRIA, La. – A man and a woman found a new use for a barbecue pit , one that landed them in jail. An argument over whether a third guest should stay in the house got so heated that the woman picked up the barbecue pit and hit the man over the head with it, police said.

link: Two arrested after using barbecue pit as a weapon

Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office:
‘Dr. Jones, at your cervix.’
In a Podiatrist’s office:
‘Time wounds all heels.’
On a Septic Tank Truck:
Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels
At a Proctologist’s door:
‘To expedite your visit, please back
On a Plumber’s truck:
‘We repair what your husband fixed.’
On another Plumber’s truck:
‘Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.’
On a Church’s Bill board:
‘7 days without God makes one weak.’
At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee?:
‘Invite us to your next blowout.’
At a Towing company:
‘We don’t charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.’
On an Electrician’s truck:
‘Let us remove your shorts.’
In a Nonsmoking Area:
‘If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.’
On a Maternity Room door:
‘Push. Push. Push.’
At an Optometrist’s Office:
‘If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.’
On a Taxidermist’s window:
‘We really know our stuff.’
On a Fence:
‘Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!’
At a Car Dealership:
‘The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment.’
Outside a Muffler Shop:
‘No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.’
In a Veterinarian’s waiting
‘Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!’
At the Electric Company
‘We would be delighted if you send in your payment.
However, if you don’t, you will be.’
In a Restaurant window:
‘Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.’
In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
‘Drive carefully. We’ll wait.’
At a Propane Filling
‘Thank heaven for little grills.’
And don’t forget the sign at a
‘Best place in town to take a leak.’
Sign on the back of another Septic Tank Truck:
‘Caution – This Truck is full of Political Promises’??

Rome: A new guidebook in Sicily aims to answer everything tourists always wanted to know about the Mafia, but were afraid to ask.
Link: A tourist’s guide to the Mafia

Change Chavez Can Believe In

Women protest in front of riot police officers during a demonstration against Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Hundreds of Venezuelans protested against a Supreme Court ruling barring a list of mostly opposition candidates from running in state and local elections in November. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is making preparations for state and local elections in November by turning back a referendum Venezuelans passed in December 2007. He has blacklisted all his political opponents. The target of Hugo Chavez is freedom and democracy, and citizens are taking to the streets in protest.

Just before his ability to make laws without the approval of legislators expires, temporary powers given to him 18 months ago, Chavez made 26 decrees that effectively neuter any chance for democracy to bloom, paving the way for a communist state. Speaking of the protesters . . .

Chavez said in a speech Wednesday night that their concerns are grossly overblown. “This is a democracy. They call me a tyrant – tyrants govern without laws. We’re making laws, and all those laws are for the benefit of the country,” Chavez said.

No doubt taking tips from his communist buds Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro, Chavez’s idea of change is from a socialist state (he has already nationalized key industries in Venezuela) to a communist state.

link: Venezuelans Protest Chavez’s New Socialist Push

related link: A Change in Chávez?

Employee Free Choice Act, Part Two

The Employee Free Choice Act, which passed in the House but failed to pass in the Senate last year, is gaining steam again in the context of Barack Obama’s campaign.

This anti-free choice legislation passed the House. However, it failed to clear the Senate, where it obtained only 51 votes, nine short of what’s required to defeat a filibuster.

With the Democrats possibly in a position to gain nine or so Senate seats this year, the AFL-CIO has made anti-free choice legislation its number one election priority. Donald Lambro reports in the Washington Times that organized labor will spend (it is estimated) upward of $300 million in this year’s presidential and Congressional elections — much of it promoting the card-check bill and tying it to its Democratic supporters.

The Employee Free Choice Act has nothing to do with our national interest and everything to do with labor union interests. It is a bill to enhance union organization and membership by eliminating the private ballot. When was the last time you voted using a public ballot, where people will see how you voted when you vote? It flies in the face of the democratic process. And is totally supported by the Democrat(ic) party.

related links: Barack Obama — fighting to reduce worker free choice | Employee Free Choice Act, Dems’ Next Fraud | Employee No Choice Act Fails