Broken Nose Neverending Saga pt2

So that post I wrote yesterday, or was it the day before?, is no longer valid. Apparently, the police wanted me to come in and identify one of my attackers, only they realized today that they aren’t sure if they picked up the right guy in the first place so I wait until they confirm they have the right person for me to confirm.

Very Orwellian. Oh well, at least I know that I am not in any trouble, and I don’t have to deal with the cops just yet. In the meantime here is a picture of me and my sister in Liberec.



The never ending saga of a broken nose in the Czech Republic

So I got an email today from the Czech police. Here it is in full:

My colleague constable Mr Zeman asked me to write you that he needs to take minutes of examination of a witness ( your bodily assault before Christmas)
The translator is able to come only on 29.4. at 14.30. so Mr Zeman asks you to come to the police station in Pastýřská Street 3, Liberec
My colleague will contact you at work ( English Department ) on Monday or Tuesday
Have a nice weekend

Now, I don’t know what this “examination of a witness” business is all about, but I don’t like the sound of it. Then I got a call from my boss saying that the police called her and told her that I had to go to the police station. I teach during the time when I am supposed to go to the station, so I had to go to my boss’s office so we could arrange something. While I was in there she told me that this Constable Mr. Zeman informed her that the matter is “very complicated” and “so important” that if I do not speak to the police that I might never get to leave the country (cue scary music)…FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not too worried about all of this nonsense. I mean, it’s not like I started the fight, stole anything, or hurt anyone. In fact it was I who was attacked, robbed, and suffered bodily harm. Still, I wish I knew what the hell this was all about, but more than that, I just wish that it would go away. This happened five months ago, and if justice hasn’t been served yet, I doubt it will be. That thought annoys me a little, but whatever. I really just don’t care anymore. What happened happened, I survived with really no permanent harm done. It is a bigger a hassles than it is worth because it is not like I am going to get my money or camera back (and by money I mean the nearly 6,000kc I had to spend on medical bills because I was uninsured at the time). For those of you who don’t know what that means and are too lazy to google, 6,000kc is a little more than half of what I earn each month, or about 300 dollars. It isn’t much, really, but when you earn a little less than 600 dollars a month, half of that is a big deal.

Still, I will never see that money or the camera again, and I think all this trip to the police station is going to do is cause me more stress and take time away from my job. Nothing productive will come out of it, except that I might not have to stay in the country FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE…which really wouldn’t be so bad except that I am in the Center of Europe and have many places I want to travel to.

Is there a Senator of Minnesota yet?

This is just getting ridiculous, and I feel bad for the people of Minnesota because of the long drawn out process of trying to seat a new Senator, whether it is Al Franken or Norm Coleman. I mean seriously, this thing is still going on? The election was in November, and yes it may have been too close to call, and there were cries of voter fraud from both sides. But you know what, it looked like (even then) that Franken had pulled it out. Of  course, Normy either wouldn’t or couldn’t accept that and so many appeals/recounts/and much douchebaggery later the good people of Minnesota still do not have their full representation in Congress.

I can’t believe how stupid and asinine this whole thing has been. Coleman should accept that he lost, move on, and let Franken get to the job of representing the people of Minnesota in the Senate. In a time where politicians constantly talk about doing what is right and good for the country, it is time for some of them to do just that. Not having a full government does not help anyone, except maybe those crazies who want the government to fail, because without a full government, people are going to be left behind. That is not to say that government won’t leave folks behind anyway, but at least with a full Senate we can still operate under the illusion that the government is whole and working toward the common goal of keeping America strong, healthy, and wealthy. I know it does not work like that, but it is nice to dream.

It seems, though, that I am not the only one who wants this mess in Minnesota to be done with. In fact, it appears that many Minnesotaians (Minnesotaites?) themselves want Franken seated, and Coleman to go crawl under whatever rock he came out of. To me what is interesting about this whole mess, aside from how long it has gone on (which is pretty mind boggling when you think that it has almost been six months since the election and they still haven’t resolved the issue) but how much money has been spent on this process. And guess what, it is the Republican guy that is spending most of that money. He is wasting millions of tax payer dollars because he is too proud to admit that he lost, and yet we hear very little about how much money he is wasting. If it were Franken spending all that money, though, you bet your assets (what little of them you have left) that media pundits would be all over the story. But since it’s republican Coleman the condemnation is quieted because the right/republicans need all the help they can get in the House and Senate since they have no majority and are close to powerless.

Snakes on a Plane, for real, yo!

Some baby pythons of the non-venemous variety were being transported in a styrofoam container with airholes punched in the top across Australia in a small passenger plane. When the plane landed, it was discovered that four of the buggers had escaped from their makeshift carry-all, and were nowhere to be found. It is not known if the snakes escaped the plane after it landed, or if they just up and disappeared, but one thing is certain: Snake Daddy Yig probably won’t be too happy to know that not only were some of his children put in a box and then taken up in the air, but that four of them were then lost.

Also, he probably won’t be too happy when he hears what the humans did when they discovered that they could not find the snakes on the plane. After searching the small plane and finding no signs of the slithery things, authorities fumigated the plane, just to make sure that those split tongue serpents wouldn’t wreak havoc on any further flights. Thus far, no bodies have been found.

What happened to those snakes? I don’t know. I do know this, however, those involved in this incident best watch out. Yig is patient, cruel, and always gets his revenge, so if those snakes came to any harm because of actions taken by the pilot or airport crew, they had better watch out and get some strong Native American medicine, otherwise they will find themselves, and their offspring turned in half man half snake creatures, kinda like the Snakeman from that movie Dreamscape only not as rubbery and without the pederastic sensibilities. Though I bet Dennis Quaid could still kick their asses.