Paper cuts and why they hurt so much.
A top official in the [Gov. Deval] Patrick administration has been placed on unpaid leave because he was arrested in Florida and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male in a steam room at a $500-a-night Gulf Coast resort.
Carl Stanley McGee, 38, assistant secretary for policy and planning, is scheduled to be arraigned next week for sexual battery in Lee County, Fla…. According to police reports, McGee was arrested Dec. 28 and accused of performing oral sex on the 15-year-old, who was a guest at The Gasparilla Inn & Club, a 95-year-old hotel and championship golf course in Boca Grande.
Best comment thus far, from an observant, Spanish-speaking reader: “He was arrested for blowing a 15 year old in… huhuhuh… Boca Grande…”
Above The Law.com The Boston Globe
At Tizona, we’ve been highlighting some of the more alarming aspects of San Fransisco’s and Berkeley’s “special” relationship with the American Military — I think most of the links to our previous posts are covered here.
Now comes evidence of Code Pink’s even more “special” understanding of the concept of “free speech,” with the Code Pinko women who have been camped at a Marine recruiting office in Berkeley, California whining
“I was under the impression that we have the right of free speech,” said Xanne Joi of Code Pink. “To me, I thought free speech meant you get to say what you want without recrimination.”
Oh dear. “Free speech mean[s] you get to say what you want without recrimination.” Xanne Joi needs someone to buy her a clue.
If you’re up to it, watch the Medea Benjamin/Code Pink slideshow from NBC-San Fransisco here. In the meantime, keep up with Berkeley’s, San Fran’s and Code Pink’s anti-American activities and register your support for Move America Foward here and buy your anti-Pinko gear here. And see Berkeley Vs. America, Again — and Americans Strike Back for more links.
—Xanne Joi link via Jon Ham
Approximately 45 murders are committed each day in the U.S.
Thank God, we aren’t like those people in Iraq or Afghanistan, huh?
Chunks of ice that smashed through a Calgary woman’s roof came from the lavatory of an airplane flying overhead, transportation investigators said Thursday.
Marian Liknes was sitting and talking on the phone in the bedroom of her southeast home Thursday morning when she heard what she thought was an explosion behind her, said husband Wade.
More from….CBC News
Talk about a shitty day, huh?
(IsraelNN.com) Former PLO member Walid Shoebat, author of a stunning new book “Why We Want to Kill You,” gives an inside view of the goals of radical Islam and how to win the war on terror.
I think generations only partially split a lot of the time. I’m a boomer and I was the first person in my town with an iPhone – and I love the thing – but I haven’t played a video game since college. I played Pong, Galaga and Centipede back then, so I was among the original gamers, I guess. Then, I bought a motorcycle, and suddenly video games lost their appeal… for some reason. But computers didn’t.
Global Warmy Climate Changey Extreme Weathery friends, I present Queen’s “The Prophet’s Song”.
The movie isn’t very visually stimulating, but at least it’s ripped straight from the CD.
10. Harsh Midwest weather was murder on his split ends
9. Wants to devote more time to rap persona P. Mitty
8. Polls show public doesn’t want a president who looks like a casino greeter
7. Just couldn’t compete with the Ron Paul juggernaut
6. Unveiling a new line of honey-roasted Romnuts
5. That bastard Zogby had it in for him
4. Apparently America is not ready for a white male president
3. No number 3 — writer suffering from Mitt withdrawal
2. There was that little problem of nobody voting for him
1. Lost all of his money betting on the Patriots
–David Letterman, The Late Show Top Ten List
Andrew Bolt (perhaps as the result of a long, well-libationed Friday afternoon lunch?) finally gives the conspiracy peddlers who hover around the fringes of his blog and take him to task for not covering “important issues” like human micro-chipping, the Bilderberg Group and various 9/11 “inconsistencies”, their own thread.
For those less familiar with Bolt’s blog than with Blair’s, his blog is not a “gated community” the way Tim Blair’s is and thus gets an amusing number of assorted moonbats, Bush Derangement Syndrome sufferers and various conspiracists.
May be fun to watch the comments as the afternoon and evening roll on… 😉
Andrew Bolt: Friday, February 08, 2008 at 03:12pm
Last year they were yammering that the World Trade Centre towers were brought down not by Islamic terrorists, but by dark internal forces, using controlled explosives.
Now the same bunny-boilers are bombarding this blog with warnings of microchipped humans and a sinister “Bilderberg Group” – the target of a conspiracy theory new peddled even by occasional Australian columnist Neil Clark.
Oliver Kamm discusses Clark and this phenomenon of “counterknowledge”, which is being tackled now by a fascinating new blog run by Damian Thompson:
The … site deal with the alarming popularity of ideas that are (my word rather than his) pathological: historical theses (“the Chinese discovered America”) that have no warrant in the evidence; quack medicine such as homeopathy; political claims such as the “9/11 truth” campaign. What these notions have in common is a conviction that there is a body of esoteric wisdom that is being systematically suppressed by secular powers. They are, in short, conspiracy theories. The belief that the works of Shakespeare were written by the Earl of Oxford is not, in the scale of disrepute, the same type of crank theory as Holocaust denial. But both these notions posit a cover-up of a hidden truth by official sources.
I’ll be snipping my conspiracy-peddlers a bit harder in future. Rather than complain, I urge them instead to bookmark Thompson’s page. And use it.