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Miss. woman gets shot in head, but makes tea
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(04-17) 18:02 PDT Birmingham, Ala. (AP) --

A Mississippi woman who was shot in the head not only survived but made herself tea and offered an astonished deputy something to drink, authorities said Friday. Tammy Sexton, 47, remained hospitalized three days after being wounded by her husband, who killed himself after he shot his wife. A bullet struck her squarely in the forehead, passed through her skull and exited through the back of her head, authorities said. She is expected to fully recover.

"There's no way she should be alive other than a miracle from God," said Sheriff Mike Byrd of Jackson County, Miss.

Byrd said deputies were looking for Sexton's husband, Donald Ray Sexton, earlier in the week to give him a document ordering him to stay away from his wife. Court records show he was put on probation for six months on April 9 for domestic violence.

He showed up at their home in rural Jackson County in Southeast Mississippi about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday and confronted his wife as a relative ran next door to call police, the sheriff said.

"She was at her bed, and he shot her right in the head," Byrd said. "Then he went out on the back porch and shot himself."

A deputy was greeted by the woman when he arrived minutes after she was shot with the slug from a .380-caliber handgun.

"When the officer got there she said, `What's going on?' She was holding a rag on her head and talking. She was conscious, but she was confused about what had happened," he said. "She had made herself some tea and offered the officer something to drink."

Byrd said the bullet apparently passed through the lobes of the woman's brain without causing major damage. She was rushed to a Mobile hospital by a helicopter.

While such cases may be rare, a neurosurgeon who wasn't involved in Sexton's case said such an outcome is possible. Medical journals also confirm people have been shot in the head with little or no lasting injury.

"There is a space in the brain where a missile could pass without doing any major damage. Is it possible? Yes. It would be rare," said Dr. Patrick Pritchard, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

The sheriff called the case bizarre.

"You just don't hear of something like this. Somebody gets shot in the head and they're dead," Byrd said.

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School: Ohio teacher took students to strip club

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A school spokesman said a southwest Ohio teacher has resigned after acknowledging she accompanied four female students to a male strip club. Butler Tech school district spokesman Bill Solazzo said the 47-year-old teacher resigned Thursday.

He said the teacher told Edgewood High School administrators that the students, all cheerleaders, asked her to take them to the bar in February.

The teacher told school officials in an e-mail that she got permission from the parents of the 17- and 18-year-olds to bring them to the club.

The teacher taught marketing at the school and previously served as a coach for the district's eighth-grade cheerleaders.

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Fla. lotto winner seeks to open a nude dude ranch

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — You've heard of nude beaches, but how about a nude dude ranch? Tim Clements hit a $3.3 million jackpot in 2004, and wants to return to the farm life he grew up in. Clements and David Jennings, co-owner of the ranch, said the farm is secluded enough to be in the buff.

But they have two big problems - local zoning laws and a nudity ban in Hernando County.

Clements said they'll try to get the necessary paperwork, but if they can't get approval he'll close the CJ Ranch again to all but friends.

Though their Web site says clothing is optional, there is a caveat: Everyone "must wear pants and boots to ride the horses."

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[SIZE=\"5\"]Miss. woman gets shot in head, but makes tea[/SIZE]
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(04-17) 18:02 PDT Birmingham, Ala. (AP) --

Byrd said deputies were looking for Sexton's husband, Donald Ray Sexton, earlier in the week to give him a document ordering him to stay away from his wife. Court records show he was put on probation for six months on April 9 for domestic violence.
OK...This may wind up pissing some women off but...

WTF are you thinking staying with a guy who physically abuses you? I'm sorry but I am not a proponent of the "battered wife" or "Stockholm" syndromes or any of that other blame-shifting bullshit that shrinks use to try and make us feel better about the stupid shit that we do.

I also don't believe that people who do bad things are doing them because of some deep-rooted childhood issues with their mothers. People who are bad who are simply bad and have no one to blame for it but themselves. They made a consious choice to be bad.

It's awfully convenient to blame your stupid decisions on someone else but, at the end of the day, YOU make your own decisions. If you stay with a man who has abused you and you get shot in the head then...oh well. Maybe the next girl will learn from your example.

Let's clear up a few misconceptions that women seem to have:

1. People don't change at their core. They are who they are and no amount of therapy is going to change them. It may change how they react publicly but deep down inside they still want to slap the shit out of you and, if pushed far enough, they will revert.

2. A guy who hits you and then apologizes is full of shit. You don't give a man who has hit you a second chance. You call the fucking police and have him locked up. The moment they haul his ass off, you pack his shit up and call one of his family members to come get it. If they refuse, you throw it out on the curb for the garbage man. When he comes back home, you keep the door locked and ask him nicely to leave ONE time. If he refuses, you call the cops AGAIN. If he kicks the door in, you shoot him between the fucking eyes with a .44 magnum first, then call the cops.

3. Don't keep hoping that, if you wait long enough, the "loving man you married" will come back to you. He never existed. He was always an abusive asshole at his core....he just waited until after you were married to show that side of himself.

Use some common sense here, ladies. This ain't rocket science. Guys who hit don't stop hitting until you are dead.
 

SittinGrumpy

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but but but she made tea with a bullet in her head, that takes fucking talent right there!

:51: she was da bomb!

Ok all bullshit aside...you are correct.
 

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The bullet wasn't in her head. It came out the back of her head. The woman had a hole all the way through her head that you could have shined a flashlight through....

At least the fucker killed himself and did the world a favor...
 

SittinGrumpy

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Making tea with a bullet hole in your head is not the epitome out southern hospitality.

:laluot_18:
 

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Probably not...

I know that most women tend to get pissed off when you apply the "first time: shame on him," "second time shame on you" logic to these type situations.
What you posted was pretty reasonable and I would say the women here are reasonable. They, like most male members, stress personal accountability for one's safety. She certainly didn't deserve a bullet in the head, but some of the blame surely rests on her shoulders.

You might get some argument from Scarlet, but she likes to be an antagonistic bitch from the perspective of a militant defender of women.
 

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Police: Man tries to sell items taken at Wal-Mart

GREAT FALLS - An employee at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls faces felony theft charges for allegedly taking electronics from the store and posting the items for sale on an employee bulletin board.
Remo Spencer was arrested Saturday at Wal-Mart.

Spencer had posted an ad on an employee bulletin board indicating that he had several iPods and computers for sale.

A manager became suspicious and reviewed surveillance footage, discovering the thefts.

Police say Remo returned eight laptop computers and seven iPods valued at nearly $7,000.

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[SIZE=\"5\"]Police: Man tries to sell items taken at Wal-Mart[/SIZE]

GREAT FALLS - An employee at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls faces felony theft charges [COLOR=\"Red\"]for allegedly taking electronics from the store and posting the items for sale on an employee bulletin board.[/COLOR]
Remo Spencer was arrested Saturday at Wal-Mart.

Spencer had posted an ad on an employee bulletin board indicating that he had several iPods and computers for sale.

A manager became suspicious and reviewed surveillance footage, discovering the thefts.

Police say Remo returned eight laptop computers and seven iPods valued at nearly $7,000.

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Seriously, his parents must have tried some of that brown acid at Woodstock or something.
 

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POCATELLO, Idaho – An eastern Idaho judge who lost patience with the disruptive behavior of a defendant ordered court officials to tape the man's mouth shut with duct tape during a court hearing. The unusual move was ordered by 6th District Judge Peter D. McDermott during a probation violation hearing for Nicklas Frasure, 23.

Frasure was convicted of felony theft in 2008, but the judge retained jurisdiction for sentencing depending on Frasure's response to treatment. In October, Frasure was released from a state mental hospital in Blackfoot.

He is accused of violating his probation by not taking prescribed medication.

During the hearing, witnesses told the judge that Frasure's behavior had been strange and erratic since his release from the state hospital. They also said he has not been taking his medication and has been consuming alcohol, factors also contributing to mood and emotional swings.

Probation officer Julie Guiberson testified that Frasure is a threat to himself and others.

During Monday's hearing, Frasure interrupted the proceedings with repeated verbal outbursts and unusual behavior and ignored several orders from McDermott to restrain himself. After another series of outbursts, McDermott told bailiffs to silence Frasure.

The bailiffs then found a roll of duct tape, tore off a piece and put it over Frasure's mouth, according to the Idaho State Journal.

"He's obviously not mentally competent," Frasure's lawyer Kent Reynolds told the judge.

Earlier in the hearing, Reynolds had asked the judge to order a mental competency evaluation for Frasure.

McDermott said he would consider the request, but did not immediately rule on it. McDermott placed Frasure under the jurisdiction of the Idaho Department of Correction. He is being held in the Bannock County Jail awaiting transfer to a state facility. Officials, citing privacy rules, declined to say where he would be transferred.

An Associated Press call for comment, left with the Idaho Judicial Council, was not immediately returned Tuesday. The council investigates all complaints filed against Idaho judges.

The American Civil Liberties of Idaho refrained, for now, from commenting on McDermott's decision to silence Frasure.

"The ACLU of Idaho cannot comment on the specifics of this case," said Monica Hopkins, executive director. "However, on one hand judges have a right to keep order in their court and on the other the defendants have a right to assist in their own defense and be present at trial. Our hope is that judges employ the least restrictive manner of keeping order in their courts."

At the end of the hearing, the judge ordered bailiffs to remove the gag and said he hoped Frasure's condition would improve with being under state custody.

Frasure responded, "You want to arm wrestle?" as he was led out of the courtroom by bailiffs.
 

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[SIZE=\"5\"]Police: Man tries to sell items taken at Wal-Mart[/SIZE]

GREAT FALLS - An employee at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls faces felony theft charges [COLOR=\"Red\"]for allegedly taking electronics from the store and posting the items for sale on an employee bulletin board.[/COLOR]
Remo Spencer was arrested Saturday at Wal-Mart.

Spencer had posted an ad on an employee bulletin board indicating that he had several iPods and computers for sale.

A manager became suspicious and reviewed surveillance footage, discovering the thefts.

Police say Remo returned eight laptop computers and seven iPods valued at nearly $7,000.

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Let's see....

I am going to steal items with serial numbers from my employer, take them home, then go to work the next day (after inventory comes up short) and place them on the company bulletin board for sale.

People like this should be fucking sterilized.
 

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BRA DEFLECTS BULLET AIMED AT WOMAN

DETROIT (Reuters) – A 57-year-old Detroit woman avoided serious injury when the underwire on her bra deflected a bullet shot at her from next door, police said.

The woman, who lives on the West side of Detroit, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbor's house on Tuesday morning. When the men spotted her, one of them fired a shot at her, a police spokesman said.

The bullet struck the underwire on the woman's bra and that saved her from a more serious injury, police said.

"It did slow the bullet down," said Detroit police spokesman Phillip Cook. "She sustained injuries but they're not life threatening."

The woman, who was not identified, was treated at a nearby hospital. The suspects in the shooting drove away.



Only in Detroit I tell ya....
 

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MAN BITES HIS OWN PENIS OFF

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A convicted sex offender from Brooklyn took a bite out of crime and a bite out of himself too, police said.

Damiene Iriarte was found naked and bleeding behind a building in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn after having bitten the tip off his own penis, police told a local newspaper.

It goes without saying that he was subsequently hospitalized.

"How he did it? Limber, I guess. Not the work of a sane mind," a police official told The Daily News.

You think?

Iriarte, 26, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County in 2004 to two misdemeanors after being accused the previous year of raping a 13-year-old girl, according to the News.

It's not clear why Iriarte bit his own penis, but investigators might be just as confused -- or impressed -- that he did it at all.

He's recovering at Brooklyn Hospital Center, representatives of which have not returned calls seeking comment.