But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda.
Tim Torkildson says after he wrote the blog on the website of his employer, Nomen Global Language Center, his boss and Nomen owner Clarke Woodger, called him into his office and told him he was fired.
As Torkildson tells it, Woodger said he could not trust him and that the blog about homophones was the last straw.
Police said that about 5:30 p.m., a couple and their children, who all are deaf, were stopped at Second and Island avenues as an annual zombie march through downtown went past their car. They waited several minutes, then the driver, 48, started rolling forward slowly. His children were afraid of the large crowd, Stafford said.
Several pedestrians surrounded the sedan and started punching it while others climbed on it, police said. The windshield was shattered.
“The family was scared so the father drove forward again trying to get away from the angry crowd,” Stafford said.
Then the car knocked down a 64-year-old woman, who fell under the car and suffered a badly broken arm. The crowd chased the car down the street, and the driver pulled over when he saw a police officer, Stafford said.
A Wisconsin police chief has admitted to signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites following a feud over the group’s protests.
Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen pleaded no contest to a single misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. The terms of his plea deal mean that the charges could be dropped in two years’ time if he commits no further crimes and completes counseling and 40 hours of community service.
According to The La Crosse Tribune, the problems started after the local Tea Party group, led by Greg Luce, began protests on the local Interstate 90 pedestrian overpass. Kelemen saw the protest on a busy roadway as a safety risk, and persuaded the town board to ban signs on the bridge. Luce and the other activists saw this an attack on their rights, and filed a federal lawsuit. Kelemen alleges that at this point Luce told Tea Party supporters across the U.S. to flood Kelemen’s office with harassing phone calls and threats.
A man wearing a cowboy hat and a dress was arrested in Salina, Kansas, after leading police on a strange high-speed pursuit on Saturday.
A deputy clocked Aaron S. Jansen, 29, of Dover, New Hampshire, driving faster than 90 mph, authorities said. Jansen was able to drive around spikes that were set up at the junction of Interstate 70 and Highway 81.
He eventually drove into a soybean field and drove in circles for 40 minutes while officers set up a perimeter around the field, deputies said.
The scenic little energy-boom mountain town of Rifle, CO had a new business open up within its town borders recently: A new restaurant owned by 2nd Amendment zealots and self-professed Christians called (I hope you’re sitting down) “Shooters.”
“I consulted with my Christian friends and everyone said ‘Shooters’ sounded like a bar or a strip joint,” Lauren Boebert said with a laugh. “But I thought, this is Rifle — it was founded around guns and the Old West. We called it Shooters and started throwing guns and Jesus all over the place.”
Don’t worry, they don’t serve alcohol.
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I was going to try to set this up somehow, but words fail me.
A candidate running to represent Michigan’s 95th House district in the state legislature wants you to know that once you look past his bizarre sexual fetish and multiple felony convictions, he is a rock-ribbed conservative Republican, whose “stool of conservatism” is held up by “faith, family and freedom.”
Michigan Live reported Friday that Saginaw’s Jordan D. Haskins dismisses the arrests and prison time as the results of youthful indiscretion and said that he is ready to “move on from that and do what I can” to serve his state as a Republican state Representative.
On four occasions between April of 2010 and January of 2011, Haskins broke into vehicles on public and private property, disconnected the ignition wires, then started the engine. As the wires snapped and spit sparks, Haskins would masturbate to climax in a sexualized ritual he calls “cranking.”
It says something that this guy who spent actual prison time for jacking off to errant electrons in other people’s automobiles sees life as a GOP candidate for office as some kind of lateral transition.
Edit: Link added.
You have to wonder what the heck the robot will look like by journey’s end.
According to Smithsonian Magazine a genderless robot called HitchBOTwill travel across Canada from Halifax to British Columbia alone, while interacting with fellow travelers in July.
HitchBOT was created by David Smith and Frauke Zeller, both professors following their dream to see a robot hitchhike, according to the HitchBOT website
The video of a Jeep Grand Cherokee striking a car transport trailer and going airborne during a north-central Kansas crash is making the rounds on the Internet.
The driver, a 41-year-old Manhattan, Kan., man, was injured in the crash about 9:05 a.m. Tuesday along westbound Interstate 70 about 8 miles east of the Manhattan exit. His injuries did not appear to be non-life-threatening, according to Trooper Ben Gardner, a spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The video shows the driver drifting to the right shoulder of I-70 and running up the back of the trailer, which hitched to a Ford F-350 parked alongside the highway. Nobody was in the truck, according to a preliminary crash report.