Monday, February 26, 2007

Someone Gets It

Perhaps you’ve seen the Piltz article in the Courier, if not, its online here. The new chief seems to really understand the position as being more than just pure law enforcement. In today’s world there is a second angle to the job of being a policeman that involves public image that didn’t exist previously. Just look at these two quotes:



"I think Windham really has got great potential; we just have to get out more so the people see us and know we’re taking preventative measures."


"In order to get public opinion to swing your way, you have to show them what you’re doing and what their taxes are paying for," he said. "We want to show them we’re professional, educated, competent and caring, but also that we’re going to be very proactive in law enforcement. I’ve been told that some people don’t want the police department here in the village, but that’s OK because we don’t want those people here,"


Sounds like the Mayor and Council made an excellent choice to replace retired Chief DeSalvo.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Nuke the world

I’ve never in my life wanted to kick a kid as much as I’d love to with this one. Y’know, Greenpeace is an ok organization overall I guess, trying to save the world, though I’d disagree with a lot of points of how to do so, but this really takes the proverbial cake. Single out a strange-looking kid, make him a self-righteous, confrontational, entitled, classwarring, misinformed, save-the-world snob and here’s what happens:



C’mon, admit it, you just want to pour radioactive waste into this kid’s backyard and watch him shriek like the Wicked Witch of the West in her water-fueled death throes. What a world, what a world!!!!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Its really cold in Cleveland

Here’s a clip from the news last week during the really cold snap we had. Its made its rounds, so some of you have likely seen it.



Free pancakes!

The worst thing about being sick is that you don’t get to enjoy free stuff like this. If you read this before 10:00 pm and can get to Niles, enjoy yourself some free pancakes at IHOP.


National Pancake Day

Down With the Sickness

Ugh, what kid went to school and gave my kids this horrible sickness? Why did my kids decide to give their sickness to myself and their mother? Is this what a migraine feels like? Ugh.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Song for A Day Like Today

I heard this song on a snowy day way back in 1993, it's my own official winter song.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Obligatory

Hey there citizens, just checking out a new software program. Please disregard this non-important message. Its pathetically boring. Because its not about anything. Except boring software. I have to actually post something to see if it works well, so here I am with this post. Sorry to waste these precious moments of your day. You could have been surfing the net for the OK Go video or something, but I’ve detained you for too long. Go and be free. Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Blame it on the rain.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Bad news for you alcoholics

Your favorite excuse doesn't work anymore. I read this in a newspaper twelve years ago, but here it is again. Now with shiny internets!


Grape Juice Good for the Heart


LONDON (Reuters) - Grape juice seems to have the same protective effect against heart disease as red wine, French scientists said on Wednesday.


Researchers at the Universite Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg were examining the effect on the heart of Concord grape juice.

"Grape juice can have a similar effect (against heart disease) as red wine but without the alcohol. That is a very important message," said Dr Valerie Schini-Kerth, lead author of the study published in the journal Cardiovascular Research.


Red wine and certain types of grape juice have high levels of polyphenols, which block the production of a protein linked to cardiovascular disease -- the number one killer in many Western countries.