Dog Stays With Lost 3-Year-Old Girl Overnight, Leads Rescuers To Her

 

Via Fox News:

A deaf and partially blind dog has a new title: hero.

Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler from Queensland, Australia, is being praised after spending more than 15 hours in rugged bushland in the rain with a lost three-year-old girl.

Aurora was reported missing around 3 pm on Friday after she wandered off on her own, ABC.net.au reported. Her family searched the rural property, but could not find her.

By Saturday morning, more than 100 State Emergency Service volunteers, police and members of the public took up the search.

Leisa Bennett, Aurora’s grandmother, said she heard the little girl’s voice from the top of the mountain on Saturday and headed toward it, where she found Max.

“I shot up the mountain … and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her,” Bennett said to ABC.net.au.

Aurora was found at around 8 am Saturday morning about 1.2 miles away from her house. She suffered minor cuts and abrasions.

“The area around the house is quite mountainous and is very inhospitable terrain to go walking in, so she’d traveled quite a distance with her dog that was quite loyal to her,” SES area controller Ian Phipps told ABC.net.au.

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The Way The Secret Service Honored Barbara Bush Will Make All Americans Proud

 

Via Daily Caller:

America lost a legend this week.

First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92. The wife of George H.W. Bush and mother of George W. Bush left a legacy of service, philanthropy and raw honesty in the public arena. She was beloved for those traits, especially by those who knew her closest.

When hundreds lined up to pay respects to the Bush family Friday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, the love for Barbara Bush by the American people was on display.

The former first lady’s casket was lying in repose at the front of the beautiful church. George H.W. Baus was wheeled to the front of the church to pay his respects to his late wife. The two were married for 73 years. He then greeted well wishers in the church. But long before the crowds arrived, and long after the crowds leave, the Secret Service remained guarding the late first lady.

According to a local reporter, some of the service members had been with Bush for decades and were “refusing” to leave her side.

 

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Claims ‘Undocumented,’ Challenges Officials To Deport Him

 

Talk about appropriation. Andrew Cuomo is the pampered, privileged son of Mario Cuomo, three time governor of New York. He was born into wealth. His grandparents were the poor immigrants, not him. But hey, if he wants to be deported, I say Trump should oblige him.

Via Fox News:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a New York City native, raised eyebrows last week after he claimed that he was an illegal immigrant and taunted officials to deport him.

“I’m undocumented. You want to deport an undocumented person, start with me because I’m an undocumented person,” Cuomo, 60, said during a bill signing.

During the bizarre speech, the New York governor criticized the “extreme conservative movement” for being “anti-immigrant.” He said his family, who emigrated to the U.S. from Italy, was constantly ridiculed with a racial slur that he said meant “without papers.”

“I’m an Italian-American. I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops,” Cuomo said, referring to the pejorative slur for Italians. “You know what wop stood for? Without papers.”

 

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Cuomo Signs Executive Order Granting Parolees The Right To Vote

 

Cuomo is covering his bases against challenger Cynthia Nixon.

Via NY Post:

Appealing to his left flank, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that he’s signed an executive order to give convicted felons on parole the right to vote.

“In this state, when you’re released from prison and you’re on parole, you still don’t have the right to vote,” Cuomo said at the National Action Network’s conference in midtown.

“Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You’re released, but you still don’t have a right to vote.”

The order will cover more than 36,000 parolees statewide.

More than half — 54 percent — live in New York City, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

The governor, a Democrat who faces a primary challenge from actress Cynthia Nixon, said his administrative action was necessary because the Republican-led state Senate has refused to pass a law to restore voting rights to parolees who’ve served their time.

Under current state law, parolees can’t vote until they’re off supervision.

 

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New Mexico Chili Cook-Off

 


For those of you who have lived in New Mexico , you know how true this is.  They actually have a Chili Cook-off about the time Halloween comes around.  It takes up a major portion of a parking lot at the Santa Fe Plaza .  Judge #3 was an inexperienced Chile taster named Frank, who was visiting from Springfield , IL .


Frank:  “Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off.  The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table, asking for directions to the Coors Light truck, when the call came in.  I was assured by the other two judges (Native New Mexicans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy; and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted and became Judge #3.”


Here are the scorecard notes from the event:

CHILI # 1 – MIKE’S MANIAC MONSTER CHILI 
Judge # 1
— A little too heavy on the tomato.  Amusing kick. 
Judge # 2
— Nice, smooth tomato flavor.  Very mild. 
Judge # 3 (Frank)
— Holy crap, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway.  Took me two beers to put the flames out.  I hope that’s the worst one.  These New Mexicans are crazy.


CHILI # 2 – EL RANCHO’S AFTERBURNER CHILI
 
Judge # 1
— Smoky, with a hint of pork.  Slight jalapeno tang. 
Judge # 2
— Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously. 
Judge # 3
— Keep this out of the reach of children.  I’m not sure what I’m supposed to taste besides pain.  I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver.  They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.


CHILI # 3 – ALFREDO’S FAMOUS BURN DOWN THE BARN CHILI
 
Judge # 1
— Excellent firehouse chili.  Great kick. 
Judge # 2
— A bit salty, good use of peppers. 
Judge # 3
— Call the EPA.  I’ve located a uranium spill.  My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano.  Everyone knows the routine by now.  Get me more beer before I ignite.  Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest.  I’m getting sh*t-faced from all of the beer.


CHILI # 4=2 0- BUBBA’S BLACK MAGIC
 
Judge # 1
— Black bean chili with almost no spice.  Disappointing. 
Judge # 2
— Hint of lime in the black beans.  Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili. 
Judge # 3
— I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it.  Is it possible to burn out taste buds?  Sally, the beer maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills.  This 300-lb. woman is starting to look HOT ..  Just like this nuclear waste I’m eating!  Is chili an aphrodisiac?


CHILI # 5 – LISA’S LEGAL LIP REMOVER
 
Judge # 1
— Meaty, strong chili..  Jalapeno peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick.  Very impressive. 
Judge # 2
— Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato.  Must admit the jalapeno peppers make a strong statement. 
Judge # 3
— My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes.  I farted, and four people behind me needed paramedics.  The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage.  Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher.  I wonder if I’m burning my lips off.  It really ticks me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming.  Screw them.


CHILI # 6 – VARGA’S VERY VEGETARIAN VARIETY
 
Judge # 1
— Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili.  Good balance of spices and peppers. 
Judge # 2
— The best yet.  Aggressive use of peppers, onions, garlic.  Superb. 
Judge # 3
— My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulfuric flames.  I crapped on myself when I farted, and I’m worried it will eat through the chair.  No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that Sally.  Can’t feel my lips anymore.  I need to wipe my butt with a snow cone..


CHILI # 7 – SUSAN’S SCREAMING SENSATION CHILI
 
Judge # 1
— A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers. 
Judge # 2
— Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment.  **I should take note that I am worried about Judge #3.  He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably. 
Judge # 3
— You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn’t feel a thing.  I’ve lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water.  My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth.  My pants are full of lava to match my shirt.  At least during the autopsy, they’ll know what killed me.  I’ve decided to stop breathing..  It’s too painful.  Screw it; I’m not getting any oxygen anyway..  If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.


CHILI # 8 – BIG TOM’S TOENAIL CURLING CHILI
 
Judge # 1
— The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili.  Not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence. 
Judge # 2
— This final entry is a good, balanced chili.  Neither mild nor hot.  Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge #3 farted, passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself..  Not sure if he’s going to make it.  Poor fella, wonder how he’d have reacted to really hot chili?
Judge # 3
— No report.