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He’ll Have More Time To Ice Fish And Build Shanties Now.

We posted the other day about Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson Ohio who claimed allowing ice fishing on the Hudson City lake would lead to prostitution.

Shubert has now resigned.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert resigned Monday, less than a week after drawing international attention and ridicule to the upscale Summit County community when he suggested that allowing ice fishing could lead to prostitution.

Shubert submitted a one-sentence letter to the city’s clerk of council to formally step down.

In a longer statement on his campaign website, he claimed that his comments at a Feb. 8 City Council meeting “were made out of concern for our community; what could become of unintended consequences of new legislation, based on my prior television news reporting experience.”

He also now says he was trying to be funny.
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“Ice Fishing Leads To Prostitution.” At Least Florida Doesn’t Have To Worry About That.

Hudson, Ohio is considering making Hudson’s Springs Lake open to ice fishing.

We have never understood the appeal of going out in the freezing cold, cutting a hole in the ice upon which you are standing, and dropping a baited hook, line and sinker into the hole in order to catch fish. We don’t get it, but lots of people do and they aren’t hurting anyone so we support them.

However, Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson said he is opposed to opening the lake up to ice fishing as it will lead to prostitution.
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Teen Tries To Kill Jogger. The Reason Will Make You Gag.

Logan Smith, 18, was arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an attack on a jogger.

COCOA, Fla. – A Florida teenager was arrested after deputies said he concocted a scheme to kill a man and keep his body in a closet “to fulfill his sexual fantasies.”

Logan Smith, 18, of Cocoa, is charged with attempted murder after investigators said he attacked a jogger in the area of Batavia and Kings Highway. Smith’s plan was foiled when he was overpowered by his victim and detained until deputies arrived at the scene, according to an arrest report.
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Oh My Dear God……

St Lucie County Deputies Clayton Osteen and Victoria Pacheco.

This is one of those posts that have us stunned.

The headline says it all and yet says nothing.

Baby orphaned after parents, both Florida deputies, take their own lives

Deputy Clayton Osteen was 24 years old. He had served in the US Marine Corps. In 2020 he was named Deputy of the Year for St. Lucie County and was cited for saving the life of an overdose victim. He had a beautiful soul mate, a new child and a lifetime of memories ahead of him.

On New Years Eve, Osteen, for reasons that have not been disclosed, attempted suicide. A few days later, his family made the decision to take him off of life support.

Deputy Victoria Pacheco was given a citation in 2021 for saving another person who had overdosed on drugs.

With the loss of Osteen, Pacheco made the decision to take her own life as well days later.

The couple left a one month old son named Jayce Osteen.
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Burning Down The Tree. (With Apologies to The Talking Heads.)

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A vagrant known to cops for having a lengthy rap sheet set ablaze the Fox News Christmas tree Wednesday outside a heavily patrolled, tourist-packed corner near Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, police and sources said.

The holiday display was set ablaze shortly after midnight and the flames quickly spread up the tree in Fox Square outside the Sixth Avenue and West 48th Street building that houses Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.
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A Beginning, An End, A Return.

Today is the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that launched the United States into World War II.

The Japanese plan was simple: Destroy the Pacific Fleet. That way, the Americans would not be able to fight back as Japan’s armed forces spread across the South Pacific. On December 7, after months of planning and practice, the Japanese launched their attack.

At about 8 a.m., Japanese planes filled the sky over Pearl Harbor. Bombs and bullets rained onto the vessels moored below. At 8:10, a 1,800-pound bomb smashed through the deck of the battleship USS Arizona and landed in her forward ammunition magazine. The ship exploded and sank with more than 1,000 men trapped inside.
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Stupid Policy Tricks.

From the pencils and ink pens of A.F. Branco over at Comically Incorrect:

Then again, “policies” are just for the common person:
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Traitor Joe Vs. Trader Joes.

The folks over at Liberty Maniacs make satirical tee-shirts and other products.

One of their latest offerings is the “Traitor Joe” tee shirt seen above. (It’s available in small to 3x sizes and many colors.)

However, someone doesn’t get the humor – mainly the retail store and grocery store chain of Trader Joe’s.

Liberty Maniacs received a letter from Trader Joe’s demanding the Traitor Joe tee shirts be removed due to copyright infringement.
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