Saturday morning open thread

Woman says her fake penis got her fired

IS THAT a Fruit-A-Freeze in your pocket – or are you just happy to see me?

A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is suing a South Jersey-based maker of frozen treats and other snack foods, claiming that she was wrongfully fired because she wore a prosthetic penis to work.

Pauline Davis, 45, wore the device to the J&J Snack Foods plant in Moosic, Lackawanna County, while she contemplated a gender change, according to a federal civil-rights complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Scranton. She confided in several co-workers about the device, and someone told management, according to the complaint.

Any guy over the age of 14 could have told her to leave it at home. If you go running around with one of them things on they’ll get you in trouble.

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52 Responses to Saturday morning open thread

  1. yttik says:

    “She confided in several co-workers about the device……”

    Probably not a good idea. Sounds like she could have a great future in congress.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    There is a Firefly marathon on SyFy today

  3. myiq2xu says:

    Krugman says the Mittster is a liar:

    Untruths, Wholly Untrue, And Nothing But Untruths

    I was deeply radicalized by the 2000 election. At first I couldn’t believe that then-candidate George W. Bush was saying so many clearly, provably false things; then I couldn’t believe that nobody in the news media was willing to point out the lies. (At the time, the Times actually told me that I couldn’t use the l-word either). That was when I formulated my “views differ on shape of planet” motto.

    Now, however, Mitt Romney seems determined to rehabilitate Bush’s reputation, by running a campaign so dishonest that it makes Bush look like a model of truth-telling.

    I mean, is there anything at all in Romney’s stump speech that’s true? It’s all based on attacking Obama for apologizing for America, which he didn’t, on making deep cuts in defense, which he also didn’t, and on being a radical redistributionist who wants equality of outcomes, which he isn’t. When the issue turns to jobs, Romney makes false assertions both about Obama’s record and about his own. I can’t find a single true assertion anywhere.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Cracks me up. Let’s see, what candidate has lied just as much as Bush then and Romney now? Hmmm. It’s a puzzler. Oh wait, that guy is in Krugman’s tribe, so it doesn’t count. Forgot the rules for a minute there.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      And that differentiates him from Obama how? They’re all Bushes now.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Obama was basically apologizing for America in pretty much every speech he made on foreign soil from 2007 thru 2009. That said, it is remarkable to me how hard OFA and Team Romney and people like Krugman are working to suggest a big difference between the two candidates. They both say whatever they think people want to hear, then they change their minds, flip-flop, re-write history, lie without breaking a sweat. I pay attention to Krugman on macroeconomics, but on politics he’s living in the past.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Of course Palin turned down the chance to cooperate, Game Change was a hit piece. This whole movie is only based on the Sarah parts, 1 or 2 chapters?

      • DandyTiger says:

        Let me guess, the hit piece will be timed for October release. It seems a lot of things were set in motion to battle her both during the Repub primaries and the general. You can tell who the powers that be feared the most.

        • 1539days says:

          I think it was originally planned for the first primaries, when they thought Sarah would be running. They wanted Palin’s cooperation so they could get some dirt from her, ignore any corrections and then claim “made with Sarah Palin’s cooperation!”

          HBO is becoming like MSNBC. Conservatives (and moderates) gave up on their crappy program, so they’re going hard left to appeal to what’s left of their audience.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Days, hard left would be the anarchists and owies ? LOL, all they know what to do with teevees is throw them through store windows.

          I know Amy Siskind took on HBO because of that a*hole politically incorrect guy (avoiding pool filter here), and started a boycott. I cancelled HBO years ago, won’t even watch it on their free weekends.

          And I was a Dem then too 😉

        • 1539days says:

          Well, hard left is like ultra conservative. The people who forgot about ideas and just think about their tribe.

  4. HELENK says:

    holder making speech in NC on voter rights.
    He just made a speech the other day in another state and most lawyers stayed home

  5. HELENK says:

    new video out, if backtrack wins again shame on us

    • DandyTiger says:

      Good read. I liked this warning:

      Warning to left wing analysts – if you are agreeing with Newt, you’d better wonder what’s going wrong in your argument.

      Good case for Mitt as a good businessman, and how that doesn’t translate to being a good president.

      Though I think she’s making an assumption, that perhaps being a good businessman precludes him from being a good president. Remember when I say that, I’m not for Mitt. (standard disclaimers, etc.)

    • Three Wickets says:

      In general I wouldn’t want the head of a private equity firm or a hedge fund as potus. They tend to be opportunistic gamblers more than builders. But what I don’t get is why Romney’s opponents are fixated on his time with Bain Capital more than his time being governor of Mass. The Dems may be less interested in attacking his governorship years since it basically shows him up as a RINO. But why wouldn’t Romney’s Repub challengers go there. Who knows. Anyway here’s an interesting chart that relates to this discussion.

  6. HELENK says:

    this could get really interesting.
    first lawsuit against backtrack’s recess appointments

  7. HELENK says:

    things i have learned through the internet

    As we progress through to the end of 2011, I want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

    I can no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

    I can’t sit down on a hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

    I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one’s nose.

    Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

    I can’t touch any woman’s handbag for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public toilet.

    I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS for the email about rat poo in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

    ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

    I can’t eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.

    I can’t use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

    THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

    BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains or clean
    blood off the freeway after a bad accident.

    I no longer buy fuel without taking someone along to watch the car, so a serial killer doesn’t crawl in my back seat when I’m filling up.

    I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.
    AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can’t boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face, disfiguring me for life.

    I no longer go to the cinema because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.

    I no longer go to shopping centers because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

    And I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a huge phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan .

    THANKS TO YOU I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

    AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can’t ever pick up a dime coin dropped in the car park because it was probably placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

    I can’t do any gardening because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.

    If you don’t send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor’s ex mother-in-law’s second husband’s cousin’s best friend’s beautician . .

    Oh, and by the way…..

    A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mails with their hand on the mouse.

    Don’t bother taking it off now, it’s too late.

    P. S. I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.


    • DandyTiger says:

      Fantastic list. You can never be too paranoid or cautions. At least that’s what the lovely people in white uniforms tell me here at the institute.

    • jjmtacoma says:

      Too funny! Both my mother and father-in-law send me the dire warnings all the time. They are both “conservatives” – not that there’s very many things wrong with that.

      OMG – don’t use your cell phone when it is plugged in, it will esplode!
      OMG – there’s oil all over Montana and North Dakota – we don’t need no stinkin’ economy cars!
      OMG – Congress collect their salary for life AND get a fab retirement!
      …. 11, 11, 111!!!
      Oh, and obama is a socialist!

    • yttik says:

      People seem to have to lost their commons sense. I blame those emails. The other day I watched a guy with a cigarette in his mouth AND talking on a cell phone, pump gas. I was going to say something, but it would be just my luck that the whole gas station blows up right at that moment.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Looks like the work of Joe Hazelwood.

      • DandyTiger says:


      • DeniseVB says:

        From CNN Breaking News email just now…..

        The captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy — killing three people and injuring 20 others — has been arrested, a local prosecutor said Saturday.

        He is being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship.

        The 4,200-passenger Costa Concordia, owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises, hit bottom Friday night on a sand bank off the island of Giglio.

        Not all passengers have been accounted for.

  8. myiq2xu says:

    11more Solyndras

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