Let's talk trash.
Mike Huckabee is aghast at foul-mouthed women:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said in a recent radio appearance that while in New York for his Fox News show, he experienced significant culture shock from all the “trashy” women swearing in a professional setting.
“In the South, or in the Midwest, there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the F-bomb or use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting,” Huckabee told host Jan Mickelson in a Friday appearance on Des Moines’ “Mickelson in the Morning.”
“In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women,” he said.
“My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk,” Huckabee continued. “As we would say in the South, that’s just trashy.”
Gosh, Mike. I think you're a little too pure to be in politics. They can overdo it of course, but I actually like a little cussin' from my wiminfolk. Kinda sexy, you know? I'd even go so far as to agree with Jerry Jeff Walker -- "I like my women a little on the trashy side."
In Seattle, you will earn a Scarlet Letter of shame for not properly sorting your trash:
The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you’ve violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans.
“I’m sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors’ cans,” says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He’s on the front lines of enforcing these rules.
Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills. Other cities like San Francisco and Vancouver mandate composting, but don’t penalize homeowners directly.
As Watkins made the rounds in Maple Leaf, a residential neighborhood of Seattle, earlier this month, he appeared disheartened to find an entire red velvet cake in someone’s trash bin. Any household with more than 10 percent food in its garbage earns a bright red tag notifying it of the infraction.
I wonder who's going to get the job of going through all the trash to test for the 10 percent limit? How do you tell the differnce between 9 percent and 10 percent? Why do we put up with crap like this?
Finally, a story that melds trash and trashy behavior:
MUNCIE — What kind of person drops a puppy in a trash bin, closes the lid and walks away?
That's what local police and animal rescue officials were asking on Saturday after rescuing a puppy from a trash receptacle on Muncie's south side.
"I just don't understand what goes through someone's mind when they think that's an acceptable way to get rid of animals," Muncie Animal Shelter director Phil Peckinpaugh told The Star Press.
I ever meet up with that puppy tosser, I'll get my lady to cuss him out good.