June 2007

…I decline.

Here is the BBC report:

A car which was on fire has been driven at the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport.
Eyewitnesses have described a Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the building with flames coming out from underneath.

They have also described seeing two Asian men, one of whom was on fire, who had been in the car.

Oh my. I guess I am supposed to be shitting myself because these retards are going to set up a “caliphate” that stretches from Asbury Park, NJ to Guam. Somehow I can’t work up that much terror. Sorry wingnuts!

I’m more worried about the fact that we have an imbecile in the White House – and I have to say, I spend a decent amount of time wondering why you are not worried about that as well.


Our beloved elected officials are putting the finishing touches on all of the laws that will screw us up for years to come. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

Speaking of tough jobs, Kavips takes on a roundup of the bills pending for the last minute push of the legislative agenda. Among the more dramatic stories is the battle in the House for SB36 which threatened to tear the Republicans apart. Mike at DWA has a follow-on. It must be good news, since FSP is all pissy about it. Maybe Dave really will quit the party. ūüėČ

Another bit of drama is the anti-fusion bill. Nancy wants us all to get together in Dover Saturday night. Mike’s going. Dana went.¬† Joe is already there.¬† I’d go, but I have company all weekend…

His Wonkiness has a post on a subject near and dear to his heart, recycling. He has been all over it, but the outcome doesn’t look like it will be good. It’s too bad Tommy cannot just will it to happen. Keep at it Tommy.

There seems to be an incumbent push in Leg Hall this year. Anti-fusion, anti write-in and even Daniello suggesting that bloggers should be regulated. Joe at Merit Bound Alley has the best post that brings it all together.  A new edition to Around the Horn is Mat Marshall at The Soapbox.  Like me he is still searching to see if Daniello was doing anything but blowing hot air.

KarmicJay has a [non]review of the Daniel Pearl inspired movie A Mighty Heart.

Ryan Mc over at Liberal Delight has a Story about how Christie Todd Whitman was booed and heckled during testimony this week. If she survives the abuse, she is probably ready to be a blogger.

Pencader Days and Gazizza want us to know that they still don’t believe that we are causing global warming, if it even exists.

Hube is pissed that Liberals aren’t getting all worked up in a frenzy because of terrorism in London.¬† Guess what, the British military stationed in Iraq didn’t uncover this plot either…

Kilroy wants a moratorium on new charter schools in Red Clay.  Anyone want to propose it at the next board meeting?  Kilroy is going to miss the July meeting.

Finally, Ryan at JttR tells us that immigration reform is dead… again… no, really dead… pretty much.

It’s going to be a wonderful weekend.¬† So while you are out there enjoying it, remember that 66,807 Iraqi civilians have been killed since we invaded and it has cost America 3,578 lives and 439 billion dollars.¬† That is enough money to send over 21 million students to four years of college.¬† Wear sunscreen.

Thanks to one of my favorite commenters, Von Cracker, for the link to this Digby piece.  There are so many of these guys in the process here.  Some of these guys have no sense of history or what America really stands for.

Sorry for the delayed Around the Horn, I have been a blog slacker this week.¬† I will have this week’s edition out tomorrow.

PHILADELPHIA ‚ÄĒ The [insert proferssional sports team here] pulled off perhaps the first surprise of the [insert league here] draft, selecting [insert name of some unknown expected to be drafted 69th] with the __th pick tonight.

The [nickname of sports team] also had the choice of [insert name of some good payer expected to go in the first round], whom many expected the team to select, or [insert name of another good payer expected to go int he first round].

But the [nickname of sports team] went with [unknown], shocking and disappointing their fans. The [sports team]‘s [Gen Manager/Coach] said, “[unknown] is going to be a big contributor. He has a lot of heart.”

WPRI-TV, Channel 12 reporter Jarrod Holbrook had his White House press pass snatched today after he shouted ‚ÄúMr. President‚ÄĚ twice as President Bush greeted Air and Army National Guardsmen gathered on the tarmac at Quonset airport in North Kingstown.

A member of the president’s entourage pointed at Holbrook after he first tried to get Bush’s attention. The man then ripped the pass from Holbrook’s belt after he shouted to the president, who was less then 10 feet away, again.

Holbrook said afterward that he just wanted to ask Bush how he enjoyed his visit to Rhode Island. Members of the media were not told they could not ask the president questions.

Presidential Advance Manual

Preparing for Demonstrators 

Rally Squads

These squads should be instructed always to look for demonstrators.¬† The rally squads task is to use their signs and banners as shields between the demonstrators and the main press platform.¬† If the demonstrators are yelling, rally squads can begin and lead supportive chants to drown out the protestors (USA!, USA!, USA!).¬† As a last resort, security should remove the demonstrators from the event site.¬† The rally squads can include, but are not limited to, college/young republican organizations, local athletic teams, and fraternities/sororities.”

¬†It is a PDF file so unfortunately I can’t cut and paste.¬† It is only 12 pages and it is so heavily redacted you can get the jist in 30 seconds

Head right to page¬†8 if you want to get a feel for the context of the “manual”


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