Bruce C Ziebarth's Blog – November 2008 Archive (12)

Don't Sue McDonalds because YOU left naked photos lying around!

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If you don’t want anyone to see nude photos of your wife, then don’t leave your phone at a restaurant. Lesson learned by Phillip Sherman of Arkansas….he left his phone at a McDonald’s and the next thing he knew photos of his naked wife that were stored on the phone appeared online. Now Phillip and his wife are suing McDonald’s for $3 million in damages for suffering, embarrassment and having to move to a new home. I understand the embarrassment part, but don’t… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 25, 2008 at 8:50am — 5 Comments

Daily Dumbass November 24, 2008

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A woman is divorcing her husband after finding a photo of him doing a lewd sexual act in his iPhone’s sent e-mail folder. The man admitted to her that he took the photo, but claims he never e-mailed it to anyone and blamed it all on a ‘misunderstanding’ caused by a ‘glitch’ in the phone’s software. In other words, “It’s not me, honey, it’s the iPhone’s fault.” The woman called tech support, who told her there was no technological glitch, but that she might be… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 24, 2008 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Daily Dumbass November 21, 2008

Sorry for the delay in posting the Daily Dumbass. I have been in New Mexico for work. Here is the next posting taken from

Driving under the influence is bad enough….now throw texting into the deal, and it’s a tragedy waiting to happen. 21-year-old Jeffrey Woods of Huntington Beach is today’s dumbass. He was driving high on drugs while texting someone to negotiate a drug deal, when he hit and killed a 14-year-old boy on a bicycle. Now… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 21, 2008 at 8:55am — No Comments

Daily Dumbass: November 12, 2008

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Here’s a good example of “do as I say, not as I do.” A policeman who was picked as 2008’s Officer of the Year in Council Bluffs, Iowa, got a DWI. Officer Terry Cozad is now on administrative leave after his recent arrest. He even refused to take a breathalyzer test when he was pulled over. Ah….the irony.

Stay Safe,
Bruce Ziebarth

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 12, 2008 at 9:47am — No Comments

Use a Broom NOT a Blowtorch

I live in a college town. I can see one of the college kids doing this. Taken from

Here’s some advice to take to heart: a blowtorch is not a good substitute for a broom! Galen Winchell of Georgia set his house on fire as he cleaned cobwebs from exterior eaves with a blowtorch. After torching his home for a short time, Galen noticed smoke pouring from the attic. (Duh!!) The fire was contained to one part of the house, but the entire home had smoke and water… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 11, 2008 at 10:20am — No Comments

Daily Dumbass November 7, 2008

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A 37-year-old hairstylist from San Francisco was charged in an auto theft case. So on the day of his court arrainment…he showed up in - you guessed it….a different stolen car. Police caught him approaching the stolen vehicle with the keys in his hand after his court appearance and arrested him. Now he’s got another arrainment to be at….hopefully he’ll take a cab this time.

Stay Safe,

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 7, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

Daily Dumbass November 6, 2008

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Today’s dumbass doesn’t do Polish people any favors when it comes to stereotyping them as stupid. 33-year-old Darius Mazowiecki had been drinking with friends in Poland and wasn’t sure if he was over the drinking limit or not to drive. So what’d he do? He drove drunk to the police station to ask officers is he was too drunk to drive. They gave him a breathalyzer and found out he was way over the legal limit - arrested him and… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 6, 2008 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Daily Dumbass: Good Morning Comrades!

Below is today's Daily Dumbass, taken from It has nothing to do with the election. But, I have to say, Good Morning Comrades. Welcome to the Peoples Republic of the US led by Comiseaur Obama.

Some loony in California caused a massive traffic shutdown in Santa Barbara yesterday….he put on a ski mask and waved an American flag and a handgun on a freeway overpass for about 3 hours. Crisis negotiators finally got him to drop his weapon and surrender after giving him his… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 5, 2008 at 9:34am — No Comments

Weird Personal Safety

Received this article in a Safety Journal. It is really interesting. Full of safety facts we might not think of. For instance, do not squash a yellow jacket because it causes other yellow jackets to attack.

5 Weird Off-the-Job Safety Tips

October 27, 2008

Richard Hawk

Over the years, we’ve all used miscellaneous safety tips to add a bit of spice to an otherwise humdrum safety meeting or newsletter. But where do you find these tidbits? Here are five… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 4, 2008 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Homeland Security Funding

Everyday I get the EMI Higher Education Report. I thought everyone would be interested in this section. It talks about Homeland Security Funding. Fire Department grants are included. Looks like funding will increase this year. I have reprinted the section below. This was taken from the November 3, 2008 report.

(3) State and Local Homeland Security Funding:

Congressional Research Service (Shawn Reese). FY2009 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security (RS22805).… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 4, 2008 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Daily Dumbass November 4, 2008

Another drunk driving dumbass for today. An Austrian man, charged with drunk driving, drove to the police station to complain about the charge….while he was drunk. The 65-year-old had his license and car keys taken away by authorities on Sunday. He then went home, picked up his spare keys, went back to the abandoned car and drove to the police station to explain why he was unhappy with the DUI. Police could tell when he got there that he was drunk, so he was charged with a SECOND… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 4, 2008 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

Halloween is NOT just for Republicans!

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I know political tensions are high, but there’s no reason to bring the kids into it and ruin Halloween. A Detroit woman put a sign outside her house on Halloween that read “No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters or kids of Obama supporters.” She then only gave candy to McCain supporters and their kids. Come on lady…most kids don’t support a political candidate - and Halloween should be for everyone, not just… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on November 3, 2008 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

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