Bumpshack Stories From September 2005
September 30, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
O.J. Simpson is planning to make a rare public appearance to sign autographs at a comic book convention to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his famed trial and acquital. posted 5:07pm by jholmes
Wal-Mart workers in Florida are starting to organize. They say it is not a union but a workers group.
President Bush is set to examine taking new measures against Syria. posted 5:03pm by jholmes
New Orleans has reopened to 170,000 residents. posted 11:14am by jholmes
American Airlines has cancelled some flights due to rising fuel costs. posted 11:09am by jholmes
Leo Sternbach, the creator of Valium, has passed away at the age of 97. posted 2:30am by jholmes
Flight attendants are boycotting Jodie Foster's new movie over their description in the film as being terrorists. posted 1:52am by jholmes
Pregnancies and abortions are down amongst teens due to many choosing to abstain, use protection, or delay sex. posted 1:49am by jholmes
Super Model Kate Moss has checked herself into a drug rehab clinic. Rumors of her drug use have persisted for years, but she was recently photographed on the cover of a London tabloid with a plate full of 'coke' she was snorting out of. posted 1:31am by jholmes
A string of car bombs in Iraq killed 99 civilians and injured many more. posted 1:29am by jholmes
September 29, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
A look at tech toys for travelers. posted 1:31am by jholmes
Is the Tom Delay indictment a political ploy? posted 1:28am by jholmes
First Lady Laura Bush will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. posted 1:25am by jholmes
Actress Jennifer Garner has let it slip on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that she is expecting a baby girl. posted 1:21am by jholmes
September 28, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
Is Miguel Cabrera of the Florida Marlins turning into the next Juan Gonzalez. posted 10:53am by jholmes
House majority leader Tom Delay has been indicted by a Texas grand jury over campaign finances.
Killer mold is creating killer problems in the deep South due to the Hurricane damage.
Two aging New York city baseball stars mull retirement as contracts expire and bodies slow down. posted 12:37am by jholmes
Anna Nicole Smith's case to receive her inheritance from her deceased husband's estate is headed to the Supreme Court. posted 12:33am by jholmes
The hostage taken by the Atlanta courtroom killer bribed him from killing her by giving him some of her meth.
Jennifer Jason Leigh has married film director Noah Baumbach. posted 12:08am by jholmes
The New Orleans police superintendent has resigned. Some would have thought New Orleans was without a police chief during the whole Katrina affair.
September 27, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
Former FEMA chief Ron Brown is blaming dysfunctional Louisiana leadership for the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Is it better to rent or buy a house? posted 12:38am by jholmes
U.S. Armed Forces have killed Al Qaeda's #2 terror mastermind in Iraq.
Abu Ghraib prison abuser Lynndie England was convicted yesterday by a military jury on six of seven counts.
Nearly 6,000 doctors have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. posted 12:07am by jholmes
One Tree Hill stars Chad Michael Murphy and Sophia Bush are calling it quits after five months of marriage. posted 12:05am by jholmes
Pamela Anderson was in court yesterday to get a restraining order against a man harassing her and her children. posted 12:04am by jholmes
Several retailers are suing Visa and MasterCard for setting excessive credit card fees. posted 12:02am by jholmes
September 26, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
Radical war protestor Cindy Sheehan has been arrested finally. Throw away the keys. posted 11:09am by jholmes
John Roberts confirmation for the Supreme Court heads to the Senate floor today. He is, by all estimates, to be easily confirmed.
It is being found out that the rumors of death in New Orleans were highly exaggerated. posted 8:55am by jholmes
Crime in the United States is at a 30 year low. posted 12:54am by jholmes
The mayor of New Orleans is attempting to re-open parts of the city once again. posted 12:52am by jholmes
South African AIDS expert believes circumcision could be his countries best available vaccine against the disease.
A new study says that being left-handed can increase a woman's chance of breast cancer. posted 12:35am by jholmes
September 25, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
Have we been Punk'd again? Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher married last night in Los Angeles. It is the first marriage for Ashton and third for Demi. posted 4:14pm by jholmes
How the Bumpshack College Football Top 5 fared yesterday.
Angelina Jolie is being investigated by Ethiopian authorities over forging adoption papers. posted 1:52am by jholmes
A New York mother has been charged with renting a hotel room for her 13-year-old daughter to have sex with strangers. posted 1:49am by jholmes
The Ask Jeeves iconic butler mascot has been fired.
Hurricane Rita has put a major hamper on New Orleans' drying out.
September 24, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
UPDATE: USC has rallied and is now leading Oregon 45-13 in the fourth quarter. posted 7:20pm by jholmes
The #1 ranked USC Trojans are trailing 10-0 half way through the first quarter at Oregon. posted 4:33pm by jholmes
A honest look at the anti-America rally (Cindy Sheehan and conspirators) in D.C. and a dissection of the powder journalism covering it. posted 4:14pm by jholmes
A look at Hurricane Rita's damage and impact city-by-city. posted 12:42pm by jholmes
Hurricane Rita is pounding the Gulf Coast hard. Texas and Louisiana again are getting the dangerous winds, rains and destruction from the massive storm. posted 12:31pm by jholmes
Even light smoking can triple the chance of heart disease or lung cancer.
A California high school has expelled a girl for having lesbian parents. posted 1:20am by jholmes
Colleges are starting to offer more and more video game courses. posted 1:13am by jholmes
Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, who is pregnant, has overdosed on painkillers according to Nashville police.
September 23, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
Constantly Updating Satellite of Hurricane Rita. posted 10:47am by jholmes
A bus carrying nursing home patients that were evacuating from Hurricane Rita caught fire yesterday and killed 24 onboard.
Hurricane Rita is causing more flooding in New Orleans.
Stevie Wonder's new album is supposedly off the hook and on par with his 70's classic hits. posted 2:14am by jholmes
Strict testing is not stopping the spread of HIV in the porn business. posted 2:08am by jholmes
Rafael Palmeiro is pointing his finger at teammate Miguel Tejada as the one who injected him with the substance that caused his positive steroid test and ban from baseball for ten days.
One of Iraq's powerful Shiite clerics is backing the newly drawn Iraqi constitution. posted 1:59am by jholmes
Hurricane Rita's rains have started to fall on New Orleans. posted 1:57am by jholmes
September 22, 2005 More Katrina/Rita News
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 13-5 to approve Chief Justice nominee John Roberts. The full Senate will vote on Monday. More Bumpshack Supreme Court coverage.
A Catholic church official from the Vatican is saying a new policy will be to ban homosexuals from being Roman Catholic priests.
Satellite photo of Hurricane Rita. posted 9:10am by jholmes
Interstates in Houston are at a standstill for over 100 miles as residents try to flee the city before Hurricane Rita hits. posted 8:58am by jholmes
The latest Harry Potter book has now sold over 11 million copies. posted 1:51am by jholmes
Sony has announced that they will be cutting 10,000 jobs globally. posted 1:34am by jholmes
Some TiVo users are wary of restrictions Hollywood might place on the recording devices. I got my TiVo set up two nights ago. What an amazing invention. Also, it is a good time to buy one. TiVo is offering a $150 rebate. posted 1:25am by jholmes
Rapper Nelly is getting his own reality TV show. posted 1:10am by jholmes
A mass chicken bird slaughter has been planned in Indonesia over fears of the bird flu epidemic. posted 1:07am by jholmes
1.3 million people have been ordered to evacuate Texas and parts of Louisiana as Hurricane Rita takes aim at the Texas coast. The Hurricane has been upgraded to a category 5. posted 1:02am by jholmes
September 21, 2005 More Katrina News
Tyra Banks proved her breasts were real on her daily talk show to end years of rumors that they are fake. posted 12:40pm by jholmes
The New Orleans Hornets will play their home games in Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge this year. Although just six games will be played in Baton Rouge. I would be surprised if NBA basketball ever returns to New Orleans. posted 11:10am by jholmes
17 warning signs of a bad boyfriend. posted 1:37am by jholmes
Super-Hottie Rebecca Romijn (Stamos) is engaged to marry actor Jerry O'Connell. posted 1:15am by jholmes
The governors of eight states have sent a letter to President Bush and Congress requesting an inquiry into profits made by oil companies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Federal safety regulators are pushing for a cell phone ban on teens while they are driving. posted 12:15am by jholmes
Kenny Chesney says he will be 'ok' after split with Renee Zellweger. posted 12:12am by jholmes
The Sugar Bowl, which usually takes place in New Orleans at the Superdome, will take place either in Baton Rouge or Atlanta this year. posted 12:10am by jholmes
Baseball legend Yogi Berra has settled a $10 million lawsuit with TBS over a Sex and the City ad campaign.
September 20, 2005 More Katrina News
The United States and Russia have rejected North Korea's demand for a nuclear reactor in exchange for ending its nuclear program. posted 6:54pm by jholmes
The New Orleans Saints are upset with the NFL for the fake home game they played their last night against the Giants.
Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid says he will vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. More Bumpshack Supreme Court coverage. posted 2:07pm by jholmes
The Feds hiked the interest rate by another quarter of a point today for the 11th straight time. posted 12:21pm by jholmes
H&M has dropped a clothing ad campaign after model Kate Moss was photographed snorting coke. posted 10:33am by jholmes
Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal died early this morning in Vienna, Austria at the age of 96.
My favorite current television show Nip/Tuck is back for its third season starting tonight. Producers promise the show will be even edgier, and that everything will be bigger from the surgeries to the cast. If you have not seen the show before then you can buy the first two seasons on DVD or check them out on Netflix. I highly recommend Nip/Tuck, and I am not a TV type of guy.
Congress is widening its probe into whether Rafael Palmeiro lied to them during congressional hearings back in March
Hurricane Rita is causing oil prices to spike again. posted 1:03am by jholmes
Line up guys. Jennifer Aniston says she is ready to date again. I was never a fan of Aniston, but I have found myself pulling for her because of the insensitive way Brad Pitt has treated her with his public flaunting of his romance with Angelina Jolie. posted 12:54am by jholmes
The Wal-Mart empire is set to open its first store in Guatemala. posted 12:53am by jholmes
The New Orleans Saints were beat by the New York Giants last night in New Jersey by a score of 27-10. The game was originally to be played in the Superdome in New Orleans but was moved to the Giants home field after the damage done to the dome by Katrina. posted 12:51am by jholmes
September 19, 2005 More Katrina News
New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has changed his mind and has now urged an immediate evacuation of New Orleans. Hurricane Rita is now headed for the Gulf Coast. President Bush disagreed with Nagin opening the city to citizens so soon and Bush urged him to evacuate the city again. posted 5:27pm by jholmes
North Korea has pledged to drop its nuclear program if certain requests are met. It seems we hear this offer all the time and we meet do whatever they say. The North Koreans then renege on the agreement and start production again. It's a tiresome cycle. posted 9:19am by jholmes
New Hurricane warnings have been issued for the Florida keys. posted 9:15am by jholmes
President Bush questions the immediate reopening of New Orleans. posted 8:54am by jholmes
Conservative party challenger Angela Merkel's party won the most votes in Germany's political elections on Sunday but fell short of a clear mandate. posted 12:22am by jholmes
It was a great weekend of college football. Post your top 5 on the Bumpshack Message Board under BumpSports to be included in tabulating the official Bumpshack.com College Football Top 5. posted 12:22am by jholmes
Hurricane Katrina and its damage is starting to be compared to the earthquake that hit Mexico City in 1985.
Beware of the bird flu, it could cause a worldwide epidemic that could kill thousands if not millions.
Rebuilding post-Katrina could put the U.S. Treasury in a tight-rope limbo. posted 12:08am by jholmes
September 18, 2005 More Katrina News
Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil broke his leg during a show Friday night in Atlanta. The show had to be stopped early, but Neil plans to perform with the Crue tonight in Memphis. posted 2:37pm by jholmes
The attorney for Debra Lafave is trying to block the release of graphic photos of Lafave's genitals that were taken by police officers upon her arrest. Lafave is the middle-school teacher accused of having sex with a 14 year-old student. Modeling photos of Lafave. posted 9:37am by jholmes
The Afghans went to the polls today to vote for a legislature for the first time in thirty years and there was very little violence.
What's next for Britney Spears after the birth of her son? posted 2:01am by jholmes
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill banning sodas in high schools.
Many college fraternities are facing pressure to clean up their acts after a rash of alcohol related deaths. posted 1:17am by jholmes
Pope John Paul II's last words before he died: "Let me go to the house of the Father." posted 1:12am by jholmes
The USC Trojans played like an NFL team in a dominating 70-17 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. I was at this game last night. USC should not have a punter on their roster. I do not think they even had a second down until the second half when they were trying to be good sports by attempting to not run the score up. posted 12:50am by jholmes
New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is defending his plan to bring close to 200,000 citizens back to the city so soon. posted 12:46am by jholmes
A key internet oversight board has approved the .xxx domain for porn. posted 12:38am by jholmes
September 17, 2005 More Katrina News
I am off to see the #1 USC Trojans play host to the Arkansas Razorbacks at the L.A. Coliseum. Hopefully it will be close for a bit. posted 5:52pm by jholmes
A jobless French man won a $92 million dollar jackpot in multi-nation Euro lottery. posted 10:40am by jholmes
A New York man has broke the record for most consecutive hours watching the television. The record now stands at 69 hours and 48 minutes. posted 1:08am by jholmes
A look at what foods should be avoided if possible.
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will run for re-election for governor of California. posted 12:43am by jholmes
Venezuelan president (dictator) Hugo Chavez says that the U.S. is making plans to attack his country. I hope he is right. posted 12:19am by jholmes
B.B. King turned 80
man is truly a legend.
I was lucky enough to
see him play right at
midnight of Y2K.
The Vatican's search for gays in seminaries is causing an ire with gay-rights groups. posted 12:11am by jholmes
Thousands of residents could return to New Orleans next week, but they should expect to be in their houses by the dusk-dawn curfew. posted 12:07am by jholmes
September 16, 2005 More Katrina News
Jamie Foxx outraged at Tom Cruise for donated $5,000 to the Church of Scientology in his name.
Britney and Kevin Federline Spears' love could be turning toxic. Kevin has a history of leaving women who have had his children.
President Bush has ruled out a tax hike to fund the Katrina recovery. posted 12:47pm by jholmes
United Nations attacked for its lack of a presence in the war on terror. posted 1:14am by jholmes
Mice infected with the bubonic plague have been reported missing from a New Jersey laboratory. posted 1:07am by jholmes
Some thought it was a cover when Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger got married and many more will when finding out the reason for the annulment. Zellweger has listed the reason for the divorce as 'fraud.' Rumors have speculated for months about Chesney's sexuality. I am sure there will be a lot more about this on all the entertainment shows. posted 12:38am by jholmes
The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League Central title last night with their win over the Chicago Cubs. posted 12:35am by jholmes
September 15, 2005 More Katrina News
Donald Trump is going to make his soap opera debut on the soap Days of Our Lives. posted 4:37pm by jholmes
Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger are separated and trying to have their four month-old marriage annulled. posted 3:57pm by jholmes
Kate Moss busted doing a fat line of coke. posted 3:51pm by jholmes
Speculators are rushing into New Orleans to scoop up all the houses they can buy. posted 1:36pm by jholmes
Placido Polanco has the highest average of anyone in the American League this year. However, you won't see him at the top of the stat leaders and he won't win the batting title due to an old odd rule. posted 9:32am by jholmes
Parts of New Orleans should re-open next week. posted 9:21am by jholmes
Yahoo! is making its email have the speed and quickness of desktop email. It would operate in a similar fashion as Microsoft's Outlook works. Yahoo! is testing the new version with selected users right now. posted 2:00am by jholmes
Iran's new hard-line president urged the United Nations to not follow the United States.
Roger Clemens won the most emotionally challenging start of his baseball career last night against the Florida Marlins. Roger's mother had died early in the day.
Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal is playing cop again. This time the super-sized NBA player helped make an arrest of a man who threw a bottle at a gay couple in Miami. posted 1:38am by jholmes
A Colorado judge has issued an arrest warrant for Dennis Rodman after the former NBA star did not show up for a hearing over two traffic tickets. posted 1:33am by jholmes
A federal judge in Michigan has declared its partial birth abortion ban unconstitutional. posted 1:31am by jholmes
Hurricane Ophelia continues to dump rain and wind on North Carolina. posted 1:23am by jholmes
The bison population at Yellowstone National Park is at an all-time high. posted 1:14am by jholmes
Paris Hilton's hacker has received 11 months in jail. posted 1:03am by jholmes
New Google search to boost blogging. posted 12:40am by jholmes
The new Xbox 360 is set to launch November 22nd here in the United States.
Delta and Northwest airlines both filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday. posted 12:34am by jholmes
Supreme Court nominee John Roberts is likely headed for Senate approval to be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. posted 12:33am by jholmes
September 14, 2005 More Katrina News
Why is the chief of Louisiana's Homeland Security and Emergency in New York giving a speech instead of in Louisiana doing his job? posted 5:10pm by jholmes
Britney Spears has given birth to a baby boy. posted 4:53pm by jholmes
A federal judge has declared that saying the Pledge of Allegiance in publics schools is unconstitutional. posted 12:19am by jholmes
There are reports that Osama bin-laden is in very poor health and is seeking medical attention. posted 12:16pm by jholmes
President's poll numbers starting to rise. posted 11:57am by jholmes
Hurricane Ophelia soaked most of the eastern coast and knocked out power in North Carolina. posted 10:35am by jholmes
A new study says that marriage boosts prosperity. posted 10:29am by jholmes
Northwest airlines is likely to file bankruptcy today. Delta could as well. posted 3:02am by jholmes
A very in detail look at the true story behind the hundreds of buses that were not used in New Orleans to evacuate the poor. posted 2:25am by jholmes
New movie Venom might come too close to reminding many of the Hurricane Katrina madness.
Yahoo! has launched a test of a new email upgrade that will eventually be placed for all Yahoo! email users to use. posted 1:11am by jholmes
President Bush took responsibility yesterday for the slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
Deadly blasts in Iraq killed 90 and injured over 160 early this morning. Things had been calm for about a month until the outburst today. posted 12:43am by jholmes
September 13, 2005 More Katrina News
Owners of a New Orleans nursing home have been charged with 34 counts of homicide for not evacuating patients who eventually died due to the Hurricane. posted 5:30pm by jholmes
Heidi Klum has given birth to a healthy baby boy. posted 10:05am by jholmes
The New Orleans airport and waterfront is reopening today. posted 9:47am by jholmes
Reports are saying that actor Matt Damon and his girlfriend are engaged. posted 12:10am by jholmes
A workers error was blamed for the massive blackout in Los Angeles yesterday. I can tell you that it was fun driving across L.A. without any traffic lights, but everyone did a good job at the busy intersections. posted 12:07am by jholmes
Eleven children have been found caged in an Ohio home.
Comedian David Chappelle says he is happy to be doing clubs instead of his TV show which he left before filming began this season. posted 12:05am by jholmes
September 12, 2005 More Katrina News
A large part of Los Angles was hit with a power blackout today. Terrorism is not believed to have been the cause posted 2:20pm by jholmes
Oil prices have dipped below $63 a barrel. posted 9:07am by jholmes
10,000? Louisiana's official body count from Katrina is just at 197. Far fewer than expected to date. The count will obviously climb a bit more as the searches are completed, but it looks as if the total will fall far short of the estimated 10,000 deaths. posted 8:36am by jholmes
Riding Sun takes a look at the success of George W. Bush against terrorism since 9/11. I am not sure how much credit is due. That is a question that will be debated for years, but it does deserve some serious thought. I mean the facts don't lie.
I just don't get it. A love story about two gay cowboys in the mid-west starring two of Hollywood's biggest actors. That is the basic plot of the big release film Brokeback Mountain. The movie stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Who is recommending this as a good career move for these men? More on Brokeback Mountain:
Riots in Belfast injured 32 policemen Sunday when Protestant rioters attacked the officers with petrol bombs and missiles. posted 12:14am by jholmes
Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi won re-election in a massive landslide.
Israel's last soldiers have pulled out of the Gaza strip. This ended Israel's 38 year occupation of the settlements. posted 12:05am by jholmes
September 11, 2005 More Katrina News
Today marks the four year anniversary of 9-11. It was a day that changed all us all. Please remember all of those who have gave their life that day or who continue to fight for freedom overseas. posted 1:50am by jholmes
Barry Bonds has been activated and will says he will be available to play starting on Monday. posted 1:44am by jholmes
Monaco's Prince Albert III believes he was set up for fatherhood by a flight attendant.
Mexican wine is making a comeback after playing second fiddle to tequila for many decades. posted 1:05am by jholmes
Katrina could end up costing more than the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.
September 10, 2005 More Katrina News
Tennis: Andre Agassi went 5 sets again in beating Robby Ginepri to advance to the men's finals of the US. Open. posted 3:29pm by jholmes
College Football: It looks like Notre Dame is back. The Fighting Irish upset #3 Michigan today 17-10 at Ann Arbor. Discuss college football and other sports on the Bumpshack Message Board. posted 3:22am by jholmes
Excerpts from New York Times columnist John Tierney's op-ed piece, 'The Case for a Cover-Up', from this morning's paper:
R&B star Usher has urged America's youth to come together and ignore racist comments by rapper Kanye West, who fired off again last night during a telethon at President Bush and 'white leaders.' posted 10:43am by jholmes
The IRS is going to up the mileage reimbursement rate to 48.5 cents and reevaluate it again at the end of this year. posted 2:23am by jholmes
Airline losses may hit $10 billion dollars this year. posted 2:18am by jholmes
Mushrooms are a good source of anti-toxicants. posted 2:12am by jholmes
Urban legends are mostly myths, but are some factual? posted 2:10am by jholmes
FEMA is to halt the debit card idea and instead issue direct deposits to banking accounts. I hope everyone has a bank account. posted 2:02am by jholmes
I am sitting here eating a bowl (box actually) of Apple Jacks cereal wondering if anyone else thinks that they don't taste like apples at all, so what you think?
September 9, 2005 More Katrina News
FEMA chief Michael Brown has been relieved of his duties. The Department of Homeland Security will name his replacement. posted 10:55am by jholmes
The worst things that we can do to our bodies. posted 9:55am by jholmes
A chemical found in soy, tofu, and legumes can damage a man's fertility.
Even Hollywood is not sure if the public is ready, but be prepared for a slew of 9/11 films. posted 1:01am by jholmes
BYU has been named the fittest college by the Princeton Review. posted 12:58am by jholmes
Dear Kat: In my work of late, at some of the shelters for Katrina refugees, I have been in very uneasy (for me) situations with small children who (understandably) now fear, wind, rain, water. How best does the untrained - like me - deal best with these kids. Would be best to say, just leave that for a professional, but that is just not practical.--Shannon
Visit Dear Kat's Page to see her answer to this question and her answers to numerous other questions regarding love, children, and heartbreak. posted 12:52am by jholmes
A German politician is being quoted as saying that President Bush should be shot down for his handling of the Katrina disaster relief. posted 12:10am by jholmes
Bonds Hype Machine: Barry Bonds homered in a simulated practice game today and could return this weekend for the San Francisco Giants as they play host to the Chicago Cubs. posted 12:04am by jholmes
Louisiana National Guardsmen have left Iraq to assist their families and communities back home in the Bayou State. posted 12:01am by jholmes
September 8, 2005 More Katrina News
Rolling Stone magazine is publishing Hunter S. Thompson's suicide note to his wife. you can spend $5 for the mag or read it below.
President Bush has designated Friday September 16th as a national day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. posted 3:34pm by jholmes
Peter King's week 1 NFL football picks. posted 2:09pm by jholmes
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will veto the gay marriage bill that California lawmakers passed just a day ago. posted 9:16am by jholmes
The best drink for kids to have. posted 1:05am by jholmes
I do not watch much tennis, but I easily saw the best match of my life last night. Andre Agassi battled back to beat James Blake in a tie-breaker after five grueling sets. The match lasted right at six hours. I was happy to see parts of the last two sets. Agassi is the lone remaining super-athlete from those late 80's Nike commercials. Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, David Robinson, and Wayne Gretzky have all retired, leaving Agassi as the bridge to that lost generation. Coincidently Agassi now wears Adidas. posted 1:03am by jholmes
Thirty people have been found dead in a nursing home in New Orleans that flooded.
A reporter for a Florida newspaper covering the Hurricane relief in Baton Rouge was shot in his car while waiting at a stop sign. The reporters survived and has since flown back to St. Petersburg, Florida. posted 12:46am by jholmes
Oil-for-Food report slams Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council.
No Surprise: Howard Dean is saying that race played a role in the Katrina deaths. posted 12:34am by jholmes
Apple has unveiled an iTunes phone. The phone will be called iPod Nano. posted 12:30am by jholmes
September 7, 2005 More Katrina News
Oil prices fell today and so is the price of gasoline. posted 4:41pm by jholmes
Another member of the Seattle Mariners has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball's steroid policy. Mike Morse was suspended 10 days. He claims the steroids are left in his system from 2003 when he took them. posted 12:22pm by jholmes
The 10 most embarrassing sex scenes to appear in movies. posted 9:12am by jholmes
Ken Griffey, Jr. could be injured and done for the season......again. posted 9:07am by jholmes
Shady Iran: Another reason to be aware of Iran. Iran offered to donate 20 million barrels of oil, but only if the U.S. waives trade sanctions against Iran. The sanctions are in place over Iran's hijacking, terrorism and building of a nuclear bomb. posted 8:58am by jholmes
A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll show that only 13% blame President Bush for the slow Hurricane Katrina aid. posted 8:56am by jholmes
Remember Rick Ankiel of the St. Louis Cardinals? Back in Spring Training Ankiel gave up on pitching to become an outfielder for the Cards. How did he do in his first season in the minors as a hitter?
Jose Canseco's ex-wife Jessica claims she shot Jose up with steroids during their marriage. posted 12:38am by jholmes
A Russian billionaire paid Christina Aguilera $2 million dollars to sing two songs at his wedding in France. posted 12:36am by jholmes
World Series hero Curt Schilling, who plays for the Boston Red Sox has taken nine people dislocated by Hurricane Katrina into his home in Boston. posted 12:35am by jholmes
The California Legislature has approved a bill allowing gay marriage in the state. posted 12:33am by jholmes
A new report says Iran is 5 years away from having nukes. posted 12:22am by jholmes
Iraq's president is claiming that Saddam Hussein has confessed to executions of his own people. posted 12:15am by jholmes
Jane Fonda has decided to not do her planned anti-war bus tour. posted 12:10am by jholmes
A New Orleans bus station has become a temporary jail. posted 12:06am by jholmes
New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has ordered the force evacuation of his city.
September 6, 2005
New College Football Polls. posted 1:19pm by jholmes
Freshly engaged Lance Armstrong is already considering a return to competitive cycling. Armstrong has been retired for just over a month.
Gilligan has died. Bob Denver who played Gilligan on the hit TV show Gilligan's Island has passed away at the age of 70. posted 12:55pm by jholmes
President Bush is set to ask Congress for $40 billion dollars more of Hurricane relief aid.
Rafael Palmeiro has left the Orioles to rehab his left knee on his own in Texas. Funny how he keeps popping up with injuries now that he has been busted for steroids. He has been a bit of a coward in regard to facing the fans since his suspension. posted 10:05am by jholmes
Supreme Court justices, a Supreme Court nominee, and the rest of Washington is paying its respects to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist today. More Bumpshack Supreme Court coverage. posted 9:55am by jholmes
New Orleans is very wary of what might be found under the receding water as it starts to flow out of the city. posted 9:44am by jholmes
Transporter 2 was the top movie at the box office over the holiday weekend. The sequel brought in a little over $20,000,000. posted 12:55am by jholmes
A stripper from San Diego stabbed a night club patron after he refused a lap dance. So the moral of the story is to never turn down a lap dance. posted 12:50am by jholmes
Barry Bonds was sent away from the San Francisco Giants in June for an altercation with a teammate:
The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon yesterday raised $54.9 million for muscular dystrophy and $1 million for Katrina aid. posted 12:30am by jholmes
The work is expected to take months, but the pumps have strarted to drain the city of New Orleans. posted 12:13am by jholmes
New Orleans newspaper gave warning to poor citizens seven weeks before Katrina hit that they would be on their own should a major hurricane hit New Orleans:
September 5, 2005
I just got back from the Dodgers-Giants baseball game and guess who I saw? Yes, Mr. Juice himself: Barry Bonds. He was in the Giants dugout which is a rarity. Probably because he lives and trains in Los Angeles on his own. I snapped a couple of photos but they were a good bit away. There were many Boo Barry chants and steroid references from the crowd even though he did not play. posted 9:35pm by jholmes
Cycling great Lance Armstrong and singer Sheryl Crow are engaged to be wed. Lance popped the question in Idaho of all places. posted 9:27pm by jholmes
All-time football great Jerry Rice retired today. Rice owns 38 NFL receiving records and played for 20 seasons in the league. posted 2:27pm by jholmes
Premature Baby: Miracle baby doing fine after emergency helicopter rescue and superb medical care. posted 9:15am by jholmes
President Bush has nominated John Roberts, who he has already nominated for the Supreme Court, to fill Chief Justice William Rehnquist's robe. It is a move that many thought Bush would do and a necessary move if the court is to open its October session on time with a Chief Justice in place. posted 9:04am by jholmes
A six-year-old Louisiana boy, who some how was left in charge of six babies, helped lead them to safety in the chaos and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Saddam trial set to begin next month over the 1982 massacre deaths of 150 Iraqi citizens. posted 1:37am by jholmes
Rescue workers in Louisiana are going door to door to aid and find survivors, and sometimes there is no response, and other times they are met by stubbornness.
Many are shocked but almost all of the animals from the New Orleans Zoo (except a couple of otters) escaped Hurricane Katrina without being harmed. posted 1:13am by jholmes
New book tries to show all the warts of Warren Beatty's sex life. posted 12:45am by jholmes
Singer Macy Gray has been volunteering at the Astrodome to aid and assist those placed in the dome due to the Hurricane. posted 12:20am by jholmes
Do it Jerry: Football legend and Mississippi native Jerry Rice is mulling retirement after barely making the Denver Broncos roster. posted 12:18am by jholmes
Another passenger plane has crashed, this time in Indonesia. All 117 on board are believed to have died in the crash. posted 12:06am by jholmes
September 4, 2005
The New Orleans Saints are looking at three options as to where to play their home games this year:
The intense damage in Mississippi is being over shadowed by the thugs and over-the-top news coverage given to New Orleans. posted 5:01pm by jholmes
Here is my answer as to who to blame for not using the nearly 800 buses in New Orleans to evacuate before they became flooded:
President Bush has many options for who should be the new Chief Justice to replace William Rehnquist. The most likely scenario is the refilling of paperwork so that John Roberts could fill the spot. Roberts was nominated by Bush to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's robe, but has yet to be confirmed by Congress.
View the Bumpshack Katrina page for the latest on the Hurricane damage and latest news concerning relief efforts. posted 1:10pm by jholmes
Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away last night. Rehnquist was 80-years-old. He had been ill for a long time with thyroid cancer. His death creates the second Supreme Court vacancy for President Bush to fill. Statement from the Supreme Court. Check the Bumpshack Supreme Court Nominee page for more Supreme Court information. posted 1:35am by jholmes
Lance Armstrong has donated $500,000 to help cancer patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina. posted 12:44am by jholmes
Again, why did New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin not put the cities 500 buses to use before or right after the Hurricane landed? The buses were less than a mile from the Superdome. You can see below what the buses are doing now. More on the Ray Nagin Memorial Bus Pool including high resolution satellite photos of the buses.
Over 200 New Orleans police officers have left their jobs and two have committed suicide since the Hurricane hit. posted 12:15am by jholmes
Some say New Orleans will have to be abandoned for 9 months and that many of its people will remain homeless for up to two years.
Vampire writer Anne Rice's article: Do You Know What it Means to Lose New Orleans? posted 12:02am by jholmes
September 3, 2005
The Army Corps of Engineers has changed the amount of time they think it will take to flood the water out New Orleans from 36 to 80 days. posted 10:52am by jholmes
Three Carnival Cruise ships have been leased by the federal government for six months to house evacuees. posted 10:46am by jholmes
Author John Grisham and his wife have donated $5 million dollars and have set up a relief fund for Hurricane victims. Grisham grew up and lives in Mississippi. posted 10:43am by jholmes
LSU quarterback JeMarcus Russell has opened up his home and been hosting R&B legend Fats Domino along with 20 other refugees in his two bedroom apartment.
The city of Houston, Texas is opening up two more refugee centers.
Different versions of the devastation from the mayor of New Orleans, to CNN chief, to the FEMA chief. posted 1:15am by jholmes
Kanye West showed how ignorant he is during the Hurricane telethon fundraiser last night. As aforementioned West is extremely overrated as a rapper. posted 1:10am by jholmes
Unemployment is at 4.9%. The lowest since before 9-11. 169,000 jobs were added in August. I am sure September will not be as strong due to the jobs lost in the Hurricane. Bush doesn't get the credit he deserves for getting the economy back on track since that dreadful day. posted 1:05am by jholmes
Bus carrying Hurricane refugees flipped on the highway and killed one. posted 12:55am by jholmes
September 2, 2005
As I speculated a few days ago, the New Orleans Saints could be moving to Los Angeles and the move might not be temporary.
Tulane University has cancelled its fall semester and is urging students to enroll elsewhere. However, the Tulane football team will compete this season. posted 7:17pm by jholmes
President Bush toured the destruction caused by the Hurricane today and said that New Orleans will 'rise again.' posted 4:05pm by jholmes
The White House is set to release 30 million barrels of oil to help reduce the stress on the oil supply and help keep prices moderate. posted 3:26pm by jholmes
Why did the mayor of New Orleans not deploy all the school buses on Monday that are now in a lot flooded by water? posted 3:22pm by jholmes
U.S. Senator David Vitter from Louisiana says the death toll might top 10,000 in Louisiana alone. posted 3:19pm by jholmes
It could take over a month to drain the city of New Orleans according to the Army Corps of Engineering. posted 9:55am by jholmes
A look inside the Louisiana Superdome during the hellacious days evacuees were being placed there. posted 9:13am by jholmes
I am logging, blogging, and have created a Hurricane Katrina Relief and Donation page here at Bumpshack. I am posting the Hurricane stories from here on Bumpshack along with helpful links. Please help post it elsewhere on the net and email me at Bumpshack@gmail.com with more helpful links I can post on there. Thanks. posted 2:43am by jholmes
Instapundit.com has a list of recommended charities posted today during his Carnival of Hurricane Relief. I urge everyone to give to Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. I attended HPC when I lived in the area during school and they do amazing things for all of the people in Louisiana. President Bush mentioned this church by name in his State of the Union address either this year or last year. I also have other relief organizations to donate to on the Katrina page here on the site. posted 1:04am by jholmes
Hurricane Katrina's impact on gasoline and other essential items could pump up inflation for months economists are saying.
Katrina has curbed Hollywood's enthusiasm for filming movies in New Orleans and Louisiana. The state had become a haven in the last couple of years for its tax breaks that lured Hollywood in.
Doctors in Louisiana are pleading for help as the hospitals are running out of food and power. posted 12:47am by jholmes
R&B legend Fats Domino has been found in New Orleans.
September 1, 2005
Louisiana governor Blanco declares war on looters, as she should:
The U.S. Senate approved $10.5 billion in relief aid money for the Gulf Coast Hurricane area. posted 8:04pm by jholmes
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue says not to expect Saints to host any games in New Orleans this year. posted 5:24pm by jholmes
Baton Rouge has become Louisiana's largest city over night.
Katrina damage could hit $50 billion. posted 3:10pm by jholmes
House Speaker Dennis Hastert has asked the question if New Orleans should even be rebuilt? posted 3:07pm by jholmes
Police are saying that storm victims and refugees are being raped and beaten inside the convention center:
President Bush says not to buy gas if you don't really need it:
More links to places to donate for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. posted 1:02pm by jholmes
Superdome evacuation has been slowed again as violence has intensified in the city. posted 12:59pm by jholmes
Superdome evacuation disrupted due to arson fires and shots at rescue helicopters. posted 10:48am by jholmes
Another firsthand view from a volunteer that was posted on the Bumpshack Message Board regarding the destruction from Hurricane Katrina:
Pre and post satellite photos of New Orleans from space. President tabs Papa Bush and Bill Clinton for relief help. The two were instrumental in strumming up aid for the tsunami torn areas earlier in the year. posted 9:25am by jholmes
Email me Bumpshack@gmail.com your survival or experience from Hurricane Katrina to share with the readers of Bumpshack.com
A log of what corporations are donating and how much to the relief effort. posted 2:58am by jholmes
Here is a list from Instapundit.com of places to donate money or services to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The U.S. Coast Guard says that 20 oil rigs are missing in the Gulf of Mexico. posted 2:47am by jholmes
A South African inventor has unveiled an anti-rape condom. posted 1:34am by jholmes
Britney Spears is wanting to become a permanent fixture on the Vegas strip. posted 1:30am by jholmes
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