Thankless Thursday to you all, my little gingersnaps. Thankless because we are back in Los Angeles this morning, going through Hawaiian withdrawal. Ladies and gentlemen, it's just not fair to have to return to the Mainland after 10 days in Hawaii. There should be a law against it.
Speaking of laws and lawmen, the Sheriff in South Carolina is tired of seeing bad guys harm good guys (or good women). After addressing an attempted rape of a woman in a park, the Sheriff called for all women to get their conceal & carry licenses and gun training to help them defend themselves against the bad guys. He specifically suggested they get a .45 caliber weapon, so they don't need to be accurate, they just need to be close.
*moves to South Carolina*
South Carolina Sheriff: 'You Need to Protect Yourself'
Published November 01, 2011
A South Carolina sheriff is making the extraordinary suggestion that local women arm themselves following the attempted rape of a woman at a local park, saying "you need to protect yourself."
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright, the county's top law enforcement officer since 2005, suggested local women apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon during a news conference Monday about the attack on Sunday at Milliken Park in Spartanburg.
"It just struck me wrong that we keep telling everyone 'trust us, trust us, trust us,' but in reality, you need to protect yourself," Wright told FoxNews.com. "If you are not a convicted felon or someone who causes trouble or don't have any mental issues, buy a weapon to protect yourself and get some good training."
Walter Monroe Lance, 46, of Spartanburg, was charged Monday with kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and grand larceny in connection with the attack. Lance was ordered held without bond, Wright said.
Wright suggested that had the unidentified victim been armed, perhaps with a .45-caliber handgun concealed in a fanny pack, she would have stood a better chance fighting off her attacker.
"If she didn't shoot the guy, she could have at least stopped him and made him leave her alone," Wright said. "You can defend yourself."
Wright said he was "tired of looking at victims" of crimes whose perpetrators are arrested multiple times and are later released without significant jail time. Lance, for example, had been arrested more than 20 times, he said, including for offenses like rape, battery and resisting arrest. Wright characterized him as an "animal" during Monday's news conference.
Since making the suggestion that women lawfully arm themselves, Wright said his office has received more than 200 phone calls supporting his stance. Only one didn't "praise" the call to action, he said.
"We're not trying to raise up a militia here, we're sending a message to the bad guys that we're tired of it," he said. "I'm through getting bit."
"There are tons of guns on the street now, I would just prefer to train the good people who have them so there'd be less accidents," Wright said. "I am plainspoken in a lot of aspects and we cannot be everywhere. I think the people in this county understand how I go after these drug dealers and people who break into our homes … We're just very relentless in our pursuit of justice."
Asked if he believes his message resonated with Spartanburg County residents, Wright replied: "I would say that if you're a concealed weapons permit instructor, you're about to make a lot of Christmas money."
Speaking of people who should be shot, Kim Kardashian's mother wants people to stop judging Kim for ending her 72 day marriage. She says, "She is a 30 year old woman
who pays my mortgage who definitely needs my support right now. I can't judge her and I can't speculate. because she pays my bills"
I don't know why everyone's making a big deal about it. It's not like the first time she's ever been divorced or anything. (it's the 2nd time)
Kris Jenner: 'People Have to Stop Judging' Kim for Ending Her Marriage
"She made a decision based on whatever feelings she had," Jenner, 55, said Tuesday, during an interview on the Johnjay and Rich show.
"I didn't interrogate her. She's not the first person in the world to get a divorce or to have something like this happen to, and she won't be the last … People have to stop judging."
Jenner, who says she trusts her daughter's instincts, believed the marriage would last based on what Kardashian, 31, initially thought.
"Kim needed to make a very difficult decision and she needed to do that on her own," Jenner says. "She's not five years old. She's a 30-year-old woman who definitely needs my support right now … It's not something that she thought would ever not be happily ever after."
Acknowledging that she and Bruce are "still going strong" despite the "ups and downs" of marriage, Jenner says Kardashian chose not to work on saving the union with marital counseling.
"For whatever reason, Kim felt [divorce] was the decision for her," she said. "I can't judge her and I can't speculate."
And now, for today's FAIL. Oh for goodness sake, stop trying to get hungry kids to eat your old crappy shoes.
And for today's WIN... the Alaskan Polar Bear!
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And that's all the time I have for today. It's time for me to look at all my Hawaii photos and cry and talk to my cats for comfort. Until tomorrow then...
Kittens meow to their mothers to request something. When they grow up and become adults they do not meow to each other anymore! Scientists believe that the reason adult cats meow is an extension of their baby behavior and that the cat is trying to communicate a need to it's owner!
Adult cats use many other methods to communicate. They use hissing, purring and growling with their vocal cords. However, a lot of their communication is with body language; for example, they arch their backs to signify fear or aggression. The positioning of their tail usually expresses their level of happiness: the higher up it's held, the happier the cat is. Finally, cats also use scent to communicate! They pee on their territory and they rub off against people and objects to imprint their scent onto them to communicate to other cats that those things are theirs!