Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chilling...evil is alive and well in the world

Grown-ups killed my kitty Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:15 am | Updated: 11:39 am, Thu Oct 4, 2012. 220 comments To the editor: My name is Rayden. I am 8 years old and I live in Logan. Yesterday grown-ups killed my kitty, my best friend, when they weren’t supposed to. Because I really don’t know how to write, my PaPa is writing down the things I think and say. My kitty’s name is Toothless. When I got him I had just seen “How to Train a Dragon” at the movies. My kitty looked just like the dragon Toothless with big green eyes and the hair around his head. Toothless, my cat, has long fluffy hair and sleeps on my bed and loved to play with my brother and me. Toothless would let us carry him around all the time. He was our best friend. Last week he didn’t come in at night. Sometimes he does that, but this time he didn’t come back. After two days my little brother Devin, who is 5, and I went to every house on our street and asked everyone if they had seen Toothless our cat. Everyone said no. We were worried and scared something was wrong. On Wednesday after work my dad went to the animal shelter as it was closing. They didn’t want to let him in, but they did. He asked if there was a cat with long black fluffy hair there. They let my dad in to look at the cages, and there was Toothless! He was curled up laying in the back of the cage very scared. When my dad made his funny meow sound that he does to make him come home, Toothless jumped up and came to the screen and rubbed up against it and was so happy to see my dad, and he wasn’t scared anymore. My dad wanted to take him home, but they said he had to go to another office building and pay a fee. The lady at the shelter said it would be OK and told him to come back the next day and we could get Toothless. When my dad came home and told my little brother and me he found Toothless we were so happy and we weren’t scarred or worried anymore. My dad went back the next day to get our kitty and they told him they didn’t have any long-haired black cats. They only had a white fluffy cat. My dad waited a long time for the lady to come back and talk to him. The same lady that told my dad to come back the next day said she was sorry. She had forgotten to leave a note to tell the people my dad would be there for Toothless and they had just killed my cat that morning. She had just forgotten to write a note to save a member of my family. They killed him and I don’t know why. My dad found out where he had been picked up and it was our neighbors down the street that don’t like cats and dogs. They had caught him in a trap and gave him to the police to take him away. When Devin and I knocked on their door and asked if they had seen Toothless they told us no, and that was a lie. My dad and mom tell me and Devin not to lie and that is right. I didn’t think big people lied because they are grown ups and know what is right. Now I don’t know what to do. My cat Toothless is dead; the people that killed him didn’t even give him to my dad so we could bury him. What do I do now? Rayden Sazama Logan Editor’s note: Cache Humane Society Director Brenda Smith confirmed Rayden’s story that an animal shelter worker forgot to leave a note to halt euthanization of the Sazamas cat. Smith said Mr. Sazama’s first visit to the shelter was after hours at a time when the worker was busy training another employee. “She let him in to look for the cat, but unfortunately, in training someone she forgot to leave a note on the cat’s cage,” Smith said. “I’ve just been sick about it, and so has she.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why "home inspections" and "inspectors" are complete horseshit

This is a tale. Unfortunately it ain't a tall tale, but a big pain in the tail. I had a wall that was messed up. Home inspector didn't catch it (which leads me to believe that "home inspections" and "inspectors" are bullshit). So I am having to fix a wall with rot. Can't get asbestos tiles anymore (eco nazis) so I had to go with Hardy Board (I am sure cutting it will give me silicosis quicker than the non-friable asbestos tiles will give me mesothelimoa). Since the house is 70 years old and settling, none of the angles line up right. I am convinced that Christopher Wren would have a hard time making it right. Oh and btw, I refuse to shell out more than $2k for some so-called handyman to do only a marginally better job than I will...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

PS You don’t have to spend a lot of money on anniversary gifts. You don’t have to spend any money, for that matter. A woman will, over the years, recall more fondly her name pissed on the street or in the snow than she will the tennis bracelet wrapped by department store staffers.
Pure Brilliance from

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Chemical City is going to get hit with another Gustav. That was flat out miserable as will be Isaac. No power, net, cable, food, possible water, police and fire. A white line nightmare where the streets are murder.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Be afraid, very afraid. Not. Just be prepared.
2 dead, 9 wounded in Empire State Building shootings, police say By David Ariosto, CNN updated 8:17 AM EDT, Sat August 25, 2012 NYC Cops need to learn better marksmanship skills.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pure, Unadulterated Class on Both Sides

Air Force coach praises LSU baseball fans in letter

Jim Kleinpeter, The Times Picayune By Jim Kleinpeter, The Times Picayune The Times-Picayune

Air Force baseball Coach Mike Kazlausky praised LSU baseball fans in a letter to The Advocate after his team played in Baton Rouge last weekend. Kazlausky, who played at Air Force under LSU Coach Paul Mainieri was given a pregame ovation last Friday for his 20 years a of active duty service as the pilot of a C-17 transport plane.

On Sunday, the Air Force baseball team was honored en masse between the second and third innings in LSU's tradition Sunday recognition of military servicemen. The team stood along the third base line and received a standing ovation.

The following letter from Kazlausky was published in Friday's edition of The Advocate:

"I wanted to personally thank Baton Rouge, LSU, Coach Paul Mainieri and the amazing LSU fans for the tremendous support they showed the cadets and fans from the United States Air Force Academy this past weekend. I had heard that LSU supporters were some of the best in the country, and they certainly did not disappoint.

"I can honestly say that our team will never forget the unparalleled hospitality they received while visiting your great city and institution. Giving our team the opportunity to play and compete against such talent as Paul Mainieri and the LSU baseball team, in such an unbelievable facility was an experience our players, coaches and fans won't soon forget.

"Those of us wearing Air Force blue this weekend, in a sea of purple and gold might typically feel a little bit uneasy. However, your fans seemed genuinely appreciative of the cadets at the Air Force Academy and their future service to our great nation. To receive standing ovations during the middle of a Division 1 collegiate baseball game is an experience that is difficult to put into words. Nothing in my 20-year military and coaching career could have prepared me for that response and outpouring of support.

"While we would have liked to walk out of Alex Box Stadium with a few more W's this weekend, what we did walk away with simply cannot be matched.

"You all should be very proud to be a part of such a great city and institution. Best of luck to all of you this season, and I think you may find you have a few more fans, who when not rooting for AFA will be pulling for LSU! It was Priceless! Thank You!"

Michael "Kaz" Kazlausky, head baseball coach

United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, Col.