Assorted Stupidity

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Assorted Stupidity #17

The BBC reports that a Welsh police force has begun posting its responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. Among other things, its website reveals that over the past few years citizens have reported seeing 36 "big cats" or suspected big cats, 26…


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Assorted Stupidity #16

A woman in Vermont may be trying out a "just kidding" defense to a charge of attempted robbery, reportedly telling police that the incident at a gas station was a "joke" and a "misunderstanding." According to the clerk at the…


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Assorted Stupidity #15

The Speaker of the Florida House has chastised Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) for using the word "uterus" in a floor debate. Claiming Republicans are only opposed to regulation if it involves business, not social issues like abortion, Randolph suggested that…


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Assorted Stupidity #14

“[I]t is not up to this Hearing Officer to decide whether in fact Respondent was or was not truly possessed by and speaking for [her client’s] deceased wife,” wrote the officer hearing this legal-ethics case. He did go ahead and…


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Assorted Stupidity #12

It's Dennis Kucinich vs. the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria, in a battle to determine who should pay for injuries allegedly suffered when Rep. Kucinich bit into a sandwich wrap and encountered an olive pit. Kucinich alleges that he sustained…


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Assorted Stupidity #11

In Connecticut, Betty Lichtenstein was just sentenced to nine months in prison for practicing nursing without a license. You may remember Betty as the Connecticut Nursing Association's "Nurse of the Year" for 2008, but if you do you have forgotten that…