Just a funny story. The weird stuff that happens in our state. In Coralville, Iowa. This is the eastern end of Iowa right there on IH80.
An allegedly intoxicated Coralville man has been accused of stealing items from the First Avenue Hy-Vee Friday afternoon, including a jar of cheese that he allegedly proceeded to use to smear all over the men’s restroom.
According to a criminal complaint from the Iowa City police department, Blake Oren Robinson, 28, of Coralville was seen loitering in the store, and then was shown on security video stealing a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso Medium Cheese, chips and beer. He then allegedly began consuming them in the men’s restroom, “committing criminal mischief with the cheese,” according to the criminal complaint. This criminal mischief included opening the jar and spreading the cheese all over the floor and walls.
Investigation by the police found Robinson with some of the beer still in his pocket. Robinson allegedly admitted to spreading the cheese because “he thought it would be funny.” According to the criminal complaint, Robinson appeared intoxication at the time of his arrest.
Police charged Robinson with public intoxication, third-degree theft and criminal mischief — all misdemeanors.
A Hy-Vee employee had to clean up the cheese with standard toiletry items, according to the complaint.
Oh, am watching ESPN. The Big 12 Championship – Quarterfinal. In Kansas City. The Iowa State Cyclones playing the Texas Longhorns. Still in the first, with a little over 8 minutes left. Cyclones in front 16-12
UPDATE: Now the half, Cyclones in front of the Longhorns, 29-25. Good game, watch it NOW.
GO CYCLONES (geesh, who would of thought that a TEXAN would now be rooting for an IOWA team?).
Final Update! Cyclones lose to the Longhorns 71-65. Dammit!
The good old days of television!
Pacific Northwest wind farms paid to not produce
Farms were overproducing, demand was unable to keep up with supply
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest – built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced – are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
The problem arose during the late spring and early summer last year. Rapid snow melt filled the Columbia River Basin. The water rushed through the 31 dams run by the Bonneville Power Administration, a federal agency based in Portland, Ore., allowing for peak hydropower generation. At the very same time, the wind howled, leading to maximum wind power production.
Demand could not keep up with supply, so BPA shut down the wind farms for nearly 200 hours over 38 days.
“It’s the one system in the world where in real time, moment to moment, you have to produce as much energy as is being consumed,” BPA spokesman Doug Johnson said of the renewable energy.
Now, Bonneville is offering to compensate wind companies for half their lost revenue. The bill could reach up to $50 million a year.
The extra payout means energy users will eventually have to pay more.
(what a freaking waste!)
DETROIT — Remember when heartthrob Justin Bieber received a Fisker Karma luxury hybrid for his 18th birthday earlier this month on the Ellen DeGeneres Show? Well, he may be driving a lemon.
A $100,000-plus Fisker sports car died during Consumer Reports speed testing this week for reasons that are still unknown, leaving the struggling electric car startup with another blow to its image.
“It is a little disconcerting that you pay that amount of money for a car and it lasts basically 180 miles before going wrong,” David Champion, senior director for the magazine’s automotive test center, told Reuters, on Thursday.
But the breakdown of the Consumer Reports car is more bad news for a company that has found itself under the microscope as its woes have mounted.
Over the last month, Fisker changed its chief executive and halted work at its U.S. plant as it renegotiates the terms of a $529 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Gloria Allred has sent a letter to Denise Nieman, the County Prosecutor in West Palm Beach, Florida, on behalf of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, asking for an investigation into whether Rush Limbaugh violated Florida defamation law when he called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” Allred cites Section 836.04 of Florida Statute, which says that “whoever speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.”
“Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ were baseless and false,” Allred writes. “In view of the fact that Mr. Limbaugh resides in your county and allegedly made the false statements concerning Ms. Fluke in your county as well, this letter is directed to your office.”
(this woman comes out of the woodwork just to cause trouble, in other words she is a real media whore)
(CBS) MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were the most important factor in their vote.
The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months.
Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity.
On Wednesday in Washington D.C., there was a hearing where Republicans and Democrats offered very different views of how to deal with this issue from a policy perspective: Democrats are urging conservation and tax breaks for electric vehicles with Republicans urging a dramatic expansion of drilling.
So, according to the exit polls, that division will be a key factor in elections this fall.
Fox News’ Happening Now discusses the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s hearing on Food Stamp Fraud on March 8, 2012.
It’s hard to take on one more problems in our United States and yet there remains one of the most dangerous factions on our turf. We hear the words New World Order (NWO) and cringe, there’s no doubt the NWO order is alive and flourishing on our turf.
We’re aware that there are those trying to control information thus being able to manipulate the way we think. Mind control is the ultimate goal of the NWO and as we suffer under the Obama Administration several things are evident.
The Obama Administration and his CZARS have in fact made unbelievable progress in their advancement of the New World Order. The Elitist system is not new it has existed for hundreds of years – this is the system where a small minority wants to control the majority. Our Government has been taken over by the Elites via secret organizations or what we call Special Interest groups.
Obama’s arrogant comments and statements about a New World Order should have been enough for us to vet him in 2008 and stop his Presidential run, but for a layperson it’s pretty difficult to grasp the actual meaning of a New World Order.
In simple terms they wish to control our lives, our thoughts and our reactions. They don’t think of the masses as living human beings – they view us as objects.
Read it all HERE.
Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off website But not the fundraiser, it is still on with Bill.
Occupy protests against Israel and Shimon Peres in SF Wait — what’s this got to do with “the 99%” and bank bailouts and tax rates and “economic inequality”? Nothing. This protest is just more evidence (along with other Occupy-sponsored anti-Israel events) of the Occupy movement going off the rails and more overtly embracing the pan-leftist narrative, no longer even pretending to limit itself to fiscal policy. Probably under orders of the Obama regime.