Saturday, December 29, 2007
Not sure how he is still alive let alone conscious. What's he doing for New Years?
From The Smoking Gun
Police caught up with her after she crashed into an SUV in Revere.
Alcohol was found in the vehicle and she was drunk, said authorities. Ngarambe was due in court on Thursday, but did not show. The state has issued a non-bailable warrant for her arrest.
I don't know about you but if I had stolen a car, I doubt I would have the nerve to stop and ask a policeman for direction with alcohol on my breath. I'm thinking the cop will get ragged at his station for quite a while.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Finally, Bush has pushed an "ally" to the brink. Pakistanis are not particularly endeared to Pervez Musharraf, who was seen as caving into Bush's imperial hubris. The return of Bhutto, supported by the United States, put Musharraf in a bind and left him not a lot of wriggle room. It was clear the US wanted him defanged.
To be clear, he was never a staunch ally of US policy, just US money. The link between Pakistan's covert intelligence service, the ISI, and the terrorists who attacked the United States are pretty clear, and I would argue that Musharraf had at least condoned that funding.
While the West has been hunting terrorists in southern Afghanistan, Musharraf has been cutting asylum deals with tribes in northern Pakistan, on the border of Afghanistan, that precluded searches in those regions for Al Qaeda and Taliban forces. Indeed, it almost seems he has stood four-square against our interests. While we've been working hard to prop up the Karzai government in Afghanistan, he's been engaged in cross-border bickering over the tribal regions. He has power, and he intends to keep it, and it's looking more and more by any means necessary.
Earlier today, a rally for another more moderate former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, was disrupted by bombs that killed 4 people. And now this. And all this comes on the heels of a deliberate and planned program to disrupt large political rallies, such as the one on October 18, when 136 people died and nearly 400 were injured, as Bhutto's triumphant return was marred by a suicide bomber. This is a dangerous man with a nuclear bomb who's nation has a history of supporting terrorists that have attacked America.
"That's some nappy-headed hos there." -- Don Imus
"I don't recall." -- Alberto Gonzales
"There's only three things he (Rudy Giuliani) mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11." -- Joseph Biden
"(I have) a wide stance when going to the bathroom." -- Larry Craig
I still think that fans are fickle. While baseball is going through one of its worst scandals, attendance is at record levels. Performance enhancing drugs has been good for the game. More records are being broken which fills the seats. The fans become indignant when they find out how the records are being broken but they keep coming out.
You see some athletes who recover from injuries so quickly but no one questions how it is possible. Wouldn't you think they might be primary candidates for drug testing? But coaches, managers, league officials and fans are just happy to see marquee players return early. Why rock the boat?
It was the night before Christmas Eve and there wasn't much goodwill towards 29-year-old Karim Rashid Ata-Ayi. He was gunned down at a playground on Blevins Place in the River and Shuter area. Four or five people were seen running from the scene, and at least as many were taken into custody for questioning. But all were released the next day. There haven't been any arrests yet and the motive for the killing isn't known. Murder number 82 for 2007.
Police are called to the Beacon Hill Towers complex at 2737 Kipling Ave. near Steeles after a report of a domestic dispute. They find a grim and bloody scene, with two young people dead. A third person suffering stab wounds is also discovered near the scene. The latest murders come on Boxing Day, just 24 hours after Christmas and only six days away from the start of a New Year. Victims 83 and 84. Nana Yaw, the 27-year-old common-law spouse of one of the victims, is charged with two counts of second degree murder, one count of attempt murder and one count of forcible confinement.
Toronto saw a record 89 homicides in 1991 during the peak of the crack-cocaine use.
And there is nothing to talk about for months on end. You can only talk so much about the issues and few candidates like to discuss them in much details. And there really isn't too much difference in position between candidates other than a couple of key wedge issues like abortion. For example, the consensus among candidates appears to be to get out of Iraq as soon as possible but no one really knows how to do it.
So what are they talking about all for months on end? Mostly about the other candidates. Lately all you hear is how the other guys (or gal) is unsuitable. They trash each other constantly until they go over the line and have to apologize. No wonder so many Americans have stopped voting. I like the Canadian system where campaigns last 6 weeks. That's more than enough for me.
Is it just me but does every candidate looked flawed or is it that just a by-product of the endless campaign? Even the "fresh new faces" are beginning to look stale. After 18 months there is nothing new to say.
Oh, and as a liberal Canadian weenie (as I'm described by some Americans) I'm hoping Al Gore jumps into the race in 2008.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
A pack of pit bulls surrounded a woman and mauled her to death in Barstow, California.
Vietnam's Health Ministry has confirmed that bird flu virus killed a four-year-old child in the country's north, the first human case in nearly five months.
Maybe we are screwing around too much with species?
This year Toronto Maple Leaf fans will recognize a few names including Curtis Joseph and Doug Gilmour. Joseph is a recent addition after the goalies original picked to play came down with injuries. Gilmour is not playing but is an Assistant Coach.
Posted by Coach Willie at
UPDATE: The NFL has just announced that the NFL Network feed will be simulcast on NBC and CBS. It's a major concession by league officials.
Monday, December 24, 2007
After she rang up the amount, I then presented her the coupon (which I didn't reveal beforehand). She laughed, completed the entire drink, and I left.
The former owner of a funeral home in Princeton, British Columbia, has been charged with fraud for handing out random urns of ashes to his customers. The funeral home had been shut down in 2005 for operating without a license, but since it's rather difficult to spot the "wrong" ashes by sight, the problem wasn't discovered until another funeral home began to sort through the leftover inventory and found over 50 urns that had been labeled unclaimed.
The families discovered the problem when contacted by another funeral home that had received 56 urns of cremated human remains from the Princeton-Similkameen Funeral Services after it shut down in 2005 for operating without a license.
The urns were labeled as being unclaimed by the families who had paid for cremations and thought they already had the ashes. Police spent 19 months investigating the case and determining which remains went to which family.
Maybe he should be playing for the New Jersey Devils.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
It's coming out on DVD on January 22, 2008. You would think that more than 48 people would at least accidently buy tickets to the movie. This is a career going no where. Jessica, you better hang on to Tony Romo real tight.
Below is the trailer to the movie.
UPDATE: Jessica Simpson may also have set a record at the box office. Her latest film, Blonde Ambition took in just $1,190 over the weekend. That's an average of less than $50 per theater per day, meaning about six people showed up to see it in each location each day. On his TV Guide Online blog, film critic Ken Fox asked, "Doesn't someone like Jessica Simpson have more than 48 friends? What about that big Texas family of hers? ... Just how bad is this thing anyway?" Source