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Thursday, January 18, 2007
Here are some headlines you may or may not see in the MSM:
- Michael Vick has never been known for his common sense, right? I guess this proves it.
Michael Vick reluctantly surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport that contained a residue "closely associated with marijuana." Police said Thursday that no charges immediately were filed.Do the Falcons not usually take commercial aircraft? Did he not realize that he'd have to toss water bottles?
- A Nebraska state senator thinks that kids get drunk at Mass.
A bid by a Nebraska lawmaker to expand underage drinking restrictions to include alcohol consumed in church has drawn criticism from Catholics who say it will infringe on religious rights.Obviously Senator Kruse has never actually tasted the wine Catholics use for communion. ew... (I understand why he's doing what he's doing - his son was paralyzed in an accident involving a drunk driver. I just think he's a little off in his execution.)
- The Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee was for the troop surge before he was against it.
"In a surprise twist in the debate over Iraq," the story began, Mr. Reyes "said he wants to see an increase of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops as part of a 'stepped up effort to dismantle the militias.' "...Wouldn't you know, hours after Mr. Bush announced his proposal, Mr. Reyes told the El Paso Times that such a troop buildup was unthinkable.Is whatever is infecting Reyes and Kerry contagious? I guess we can only hope that every Democrat in the Senate waffles very publicly before the '08 election. (A girl can dream, right?)
- The Methodists don't want W's Presidential library at SMU.
A group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched an online petition drive Thursday urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush's presidential library... "Methodists have a long history of social conscience, so questions about the conduct of this president are very concerning," said one of the petition's organizers, the Rev. Andrew J. Weaver of New York, who graduated from SMU's Perkins School of Theology.Fortunately, the president of SMU understands the benefits of having a Presidential library there, both for the school and the town.
- This 9-year-old went on quite an adventure before getting caught.
A 9-year-old boy who didn't like his suburban Tacoma home stole a car, got caught, then ran away again and flew to San Antonio with a plane change in Phoenix before he was arrested, authorities said.A couple of things: #1- yeah, he should be arrested for stealing the car, but that's about it (unless he stole his mom's credit card or something); #2- it's pretty easy to explain how he got the boarding pass- he just used one of the self-serve kiosks to get it. I think Mom better take the boy's hint and get out of Tacoma. It can't be good if your kid's willing to do all of that to get away from the neighborhood.
- Bernice would like the guys who broke into her car to please return her husband. That is all.
- I'm sure these galaxies would prefer to be refered to as "little galaxies", not dwarf or hobbit or midget or whatever.
- Someone forgot to tell Dr. Weiss that "everyone" believes in global warming, and we're dooooooomed.
- I hope Mrs. Cohen understands that raising her dead son's child (who will be conceived 5 years after his death) will not bring her baby boy back.
Rachel Cohen was praying at her son’s grave when a call on her mobile phone brought news that she had been awaiting for four years. An Israeli court had cleared the way for her to become a grandmother.This whole story just seems... twisted to me.
The legal decision is unprecedented because her son, Keivin, who was shot dead by a sniper in Gaza in 2002, never knew the woman who will become the mother of his child. She was selected by a family charity and Private Cohen’s family.