NBC News and its intrepid team of investigative journalists have uncovered the latest public health threat gripping the nation: holiday decorating injuries.
That's right. 15,000 people went to the ER last year with injuries sustained while decorating the house.
Never mind that's only .004% of the US population.
Never mind a lot of them were drunk.
Never mind that more people are injured by lightning strikes each year.
NBC News and the Consumer Product Safety Commission - which never met a product that didn't need regulating - are here to help.
Because the man who's had a beer or eight and just wants to get the damn decorations done so he can watch the game is going to ask himself, "I wonder what the federal government has to say about ladder safety?"
"Should I really try to balance this ladder on the tailgate of my truck while my son drives it along side the house so I can string up these lights faster? Let's go ask the Consumer Product Safety Commission."
All the "tips" are common sense and already plastered on ladders anyway.
Isn't that rich: the federal government telling you to exercise some common sense.
It's that time of year again. And every year our Ft. Hood AUSA toy drive has been getting bigger and bigger thanks to your generous donations and help.
Here is the link or click the picture below.
The toy drive benefits the Central Texas-Fort Hood Association of United States Army.
All you have to do is purchase one of the toys on the list. They are then collected and donated to children of deployed soldiers who cannot afford a Christmas or have some major life-altering event this time of year.
Listen to my interview with event organizer Matthew Wright to get more information on this year's event:
What a way to say goodbye to Floyd Casey Stadium.
Thanks to Waco PD Sgt. WP Swanton for this great post-game pic:
Oh, and then there were these guys...
I almost didn't wast the time and effort to post this. I've pointed out the Trib's politically correct BS so many times before it's become tiresome.
But this one was too obvious to pass up.
From the December 4, 2013 Waco Trib: Police: Man shot in home after refusing strangers gas money.
And here is how the Trib describes the suspects: "Gillman answered the door to find two men in their mid-20s, who asked him for gas money, Swanton said."
From the Waco Police news release on the same incident: "As Gillman answered the door he stated that two (unknown to the victim) black male suspects, described as in their mid-twenties and wearing hoodies, asked him for gas money."
Notice anything glaringly absent from the Trib's account of the suspects?
And then there's this...
From the December 3, 2013 Waco Trib: Police look for help to ID robbery suspect
And how does the Trib describe the suspect here: "The robber, described as being a white man who wore glasses, a black ski mask, a black coat and a white shirt, went to Smoke City, 5201 Sanger Ave., Nov. 19 and demanded money."
And just to be clear, the Trib has a history of inconsistently identifying the racial identity of crime suspects. So either the Trib is randomly incompetent or they just let each reporter pick and choose when to identify the race of suspects. Either way, it's dangerous to the community and must really piss off the police who are the ones who are asking the public's help in trying to identify and catch these a-holes.