Rodeo Rick’s Redneck Headlines – Jan. 31st
Rodeo Rick scours the web each weekday for the best and weirdest news headlines from around the world. We proudly present you our Redneck Headlines and the stories behind them.
Here are today's Redneck Headlines:
#1 - A JAGERMEISTER FOR THE KIDS
#2 - BUILDING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP
#3 - THE BAD NEIGHBOR POLICY
A JAGERMEISTER FOR THE KIDS!
A Philadelphia councilwoman has an idea on tap for how to improve the city's public schools -- give everyone in town the chance to get a little bit drunker!
Blondell Reynolds Brown has proposed allowing bars to stay open an hour longer at night in order to generate more tax revenue, which would be funneled to the schools. While the notion has attracted some support, residents of bar-filled areas are shaken and stirred -- and promise to dash it on the rocks.
One activist reacted to the not-so-happy hour by saying, "I can't speak for everyone, but I think the reaction we're going to have is: Absolutely not in this community."
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
BUILDING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP
A Seattle woman hopes that she's entering into a marriage with a solid foundation -- since she's planning to tie the knot with a building that's in danger of demolition.
Babylonia Aivaz is among a dozen or so community activists who've been trying to save the 107-year-old warehouse from being torn down to make way for luxury condominiums. She said her plan to enter into a "gay marriage" with the building stemmed from her love for community space -- since she and her colleagues were planning to turn the place into a community center.
Aivaz said, "Yes, I'm in love with a 107-year-old building. If corporations can have the same rights as people, so can buildings."
THE BAD NEIGHBOR POLICY
In a strange case of "trading places," a Florida woman ended up behind bars after deciding to burglarize a neighbor's apparently empty house -- only to get caught when he came home the day he was released from jail.
Shellie Leonard broke into the unidentified man's home and stole a knife, some CDs and the curtains off the windows. But when she came back for a second armload of merchandise, the home's owner caught her in the act and called cops.
She was charged with two counts of burglary,
Source: Tampa Bay Times