Showing posts with label Pickler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pickler. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

People are stupid

In case you had any lingering illusions that people might be smarter than they actually are, you need to read this post.

That means you, dear.

YES, Mrs. Favog, Kellie Pickler really is as with it as a sack of sand -- it's not an act -- and her number is legion. And apparently quite a few short-bus riders live in and around Rayville, La.

Here is a story from Tuesday's edition of the Monroe News-Star and neither they, nor I, are making this stuff up:
A Rayville man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after he helped his wife pose as a CIA agent and they swindled more than half a million dollars from friends and family.

Brent Eric Finley, 38, of Rayville, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Monroe to serve 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

His wife, Stacey Finley, was sentenced in August to spend 63 months in prison and both are ordered to jointly pay restitution in the amount of $873,786.94. Both were convicted on wire fraud charges.

U.S. Attorney Donald W. Washington said the case began after officials received information that the Finley’s had devised a scheme to defraud their friends and family of money.

The couple reportedly convinced numerous people that Stacey Finley was a CIA agent and with her contacts she could schedule a medical scan of the victims’ bodies by satellite imaging that would detect any hidden medical problems.

After the medical problems were detected, the Finley’s convinced their victims that secret agents would administer medicine to them as they slept in exchange for payment.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Are You Dumber Than a Box of Rocks?

Bless her heart, I'm sure past American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler is a fine singer and a sweet girl. And her life story is an inspiring tale of overcoming long, long odds.

BUT GODAMIGHTY, how did that girl graduate from North Stanly High School in New London, N.C.?

Seriously, y'all, somethin' ain't right there. And after watching this clip from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, I'm thinking love child of Ernest T. Bass and Charlene Darling.

Or somethin' like that.