Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy Pumpkin carving

McClintock in the Tealiban's bag?

  What with Mariposa County being hard hit due to the shutdown of Yosemite yesterday, how will the

Democrat Ami Bera challenged by Republicans (deep pockets) Doug Ose and (Tea Party) Igor Birman

   It seems that voters are happy with Ami Bera in the Congressional seat of District 7, next door to

How do you feel about the shutdown of government?

    We'd really like to hear local voters opinions on the US Government shutdown, or have you even been paying attention, not interested?

Car hits fruit stand

   October 5, 2013:  At 1:38 PM CHP was notified that a vehicle had run into the fruit stand at Hwy 4 and Jack Tone Road.

  CHP is enroute to the scene. No injuries have been reported.

Rim Fire now 95% contained

   October 5, 2013:   The Tuolumne County Rim Fire, which destroyed 257,135 acres or 402 square miles and has cost $127 million so far, is now 95% contained.

  11 residences, 3 commercial buildings and 98 outbuildings were also destroyed. According to USFS there is still a 1000 acre pocket where fire continues to burn.

Murphys Woman arrested

   Rebecca Lynn Smith (44) of Murphys, was arrested at Avery Middle School on October 2, 2013 for alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance and Child Cruelty with the possibility of injury or death, both felonies and for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Driving under the Influence, both misdemeanors.

   Smith was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's deputies.

David Letterman longest late night host

  David Letterman, now 66, is the longest late night television host, with 31 years behind him. He just signed a new contract to stay through part of 2015.

   Since his quintuple by-pass 13 years ago, Letterman has remained relatively healthy. No details of the contract extension have been released.

Sonora Man arrested in Copperopolis

    On October 3, 2013 David Richard Paul (55) of Sonora was arrested by Calaveras Sheriff's deputies on Spangler in Copperopolis for alleged 2nd Degree Burglary and Obtaining Controlled Substance through Fraud, both felonies.

   Paul was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and then released pre-trial because of lack of space.


Washington DC has series of violent acts

   In the past week and a half, there was a mass shooting at the Naval yard, the shooting and killing of a mother near the White House, and a man setting himself on fire and now in critical condition near a DC museum.

   Does the government shutdown have anything to do with any of the increased violence in the area. Some say yes, others say it's just a coincidence.

Roseanne Barr gets mad....

    After she heard another one of her jokes on "Two and a Half Men", Roseanne Barr got angry and wrote things on twitter about how Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher stole one of her old jokes.

    It was nearly word for word except that she wrote it about old women and Lorre wrote in into a script about old men. We haven't heard if she's getting a lawyer.

Lockheed Martin laying off workers

  October 5, 2013:   Due to the government shutdown, Lockheed Martin said yesterday that it will furlough 3000 workers on Monday, joining other large companies with defense contracts.

House approves back pay to furloughed federal workers

  October 5, 2013:   This morning the House of Representatives, all 407 of them, voted to provide retro-active pay to furloughed federal workers after the government shutdown ends.

  This means that those 800,000 workers who were sent home without pay when the Republicans shut down the government are actually on an extra paid vacation. Now there's fiscal responsibility for you!