A man in Brazil was trafficking 1100 pounds of marijuana in the back seat of his car. He led the police on a three mile high speed chase and crashed into a tree. When he crashed, the marijuana in the back seat came into the front seat and smashed him into the steering wheel.
As my Granny would say, “That’ll learn ya’.”
While this may be an eye-roller, I concede that it’s a good lesson for those of us who indulge in home repairs, squeezing all kinds of cabinets and plumbing apparatus into our vehicles. I mean, no one wants to die from a toilet attack in their car and end up on this blog, right?
Articles and Blogs in No Particular Order
Hands down my favorite story of the week. Badass WWII Veterans Storm Memorial on National Mall, Defy Government Shutdown Closure. The government actually took the time to put up barriers to our public memorials which always have open access at any other time. Wonder where they got the money for that? I love these vets!
Les Edgerton on Writing: HEROES. This guy knows what it takes to make it.
Congratulations to my awesome publisher, Aaron Patterson–known as A-Pat in the gossip rags–for making the USA Today Bestseller List with Sweet Dreams.
Small motorized object repair with Jess Witkins. I Broke the Fan, so Then I Fixed the Fan
23 Motivating Lessons from Zig Ziglar by Jenny Henson.
Of Monkeys and Men and How We All Need Love by Jennie Saia. Read this and then go hug someone.
Obamacare kicked in this week. Getting health insurance is a blessing for some, but the regulations and devastation to Medicare have been apocalyptic for others. For those who choose not to sign up for health insurance, they could lose their property. A Facebook post went viral when a man talked about how Obamacare allows the government to seize fines from his bank account or take his house. This is partially true. Here is what Snopes has to say about the draconian penalties of not rendering unto the massive social parasite that is our broken health care system. Snopes.com Penalty Shot
After that, we could all use some cheering up. Otter Pups Swim Lesson.
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All the best to all of you for a week of sensible packing.