Dispatches from District 48
Beauty contest winners in 1922
Actually, if you lose the frumpy clothing and put them into somthing a little more modern, those women wouldn't be that bad. "Rubenesque" women look just fine to me. The women today are too darned skinny.
Reminds me of the folks that were hammering Britney Spears after her comeback for being so "fat". It occured to me that if she worked in the cubicle next to theirs they'd be asking her out. I think she looked pretty good. She just didn't live up to the "perfect" standards that we seem to demand of our public figures these days.
That is all personal taste, i understand. I just am not that excited about cuddling up to a skinny girl - it would be like snuggling with a bag of antlers.
@Goober, agreed, they look pretty cute.
That reminds me ... I'm late with my alimony payment.
Speaking of ugly (actually, these gals are not so bad) I am surprised Coyote Blog has not weighed in on the Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington Et Al. decision.
Justice Kennedy, writing for a majority (Chief Justice Roberts, and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito) of the Court, upheld the power of jail officials to strip search detainees arrested for any offense at their own discretion, regardless of whether there was probable cause to suspect the detainee of having contraband on his person. According to press reports, a nun arrested at an anti-war protest was subjected to a strip search under the discretionary authority approved by Justice Kennedy and his four learned colleagues.
Lady on the left, the inscription on the cup reads,"Thighs most likely to kill a man!".
@Ben, that is a tough one. Because if you let someone into prison and they are hiding a weapon on their person you could have troubles. Not sure what you could to. The justices did put in the opinion that their decision was not to be interpreted to allow unrestricted strip search in prison. The sad part is the person was arrested when the police incorrectly decided there was a warrant out for his arrest.
So Ben are you saying they stripped him because he was cute?
I think the big difference is that there was no Photoshop back in 1922...
I see you are a shorpy follower.
The trouble with the Florence decision isn't the strip search, it's that it followed a false arrest - but the courts have effectively closed off the possibility of suing for that. Florence was arrested because a different police department or court system failed to purge a warrant from the databases after the case was settled. This sort of false arrest seems to happen more and more often now, and it leaves the victim without recourse; you can't sue the officers who arrested you because they were just acting on the best information they had, and you can't sue the bastards that put or left bad information in the computer because...I haven't figured that out, but apparently the courts can only stretch their mind far enough to follow the trail to the ones really responsible when it's a peon inconveniencing the government rather than the other way around.
Except that in this case, the cops who arrested Florence weren't following the best information available. Florence had a letter from the court showing that the case was closed and the database was outdated. The cops ignored that. And yet, apparently the courts still won't hold them responsible for the false arrest.
Dept of Really?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK.
U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal.
The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance."
This refers to the the bullet's hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and expands for a bigger impact without the rest of the bullet getting warped out of shape: "this bullet holds its jacket in the toughest conditions."
And when was the last terrorist attack on US soil? And how many terrorists were involved?
At least back then you didn't have female impersonators demanding to be let in.