Saturday, September 13, 2008

It was SUCH a nice way to start the weekend

Daughter called shortly before I got off work, she was out of town at a meeting and the car was giving her trouble. Got home, and about 45 minutes later another call: the car had died. So arrange a tow, then drive about 85 miles out to get her and her passengers, then back.

Did I mention I got off work at midnight?

So let's say I'm a bit tired today. And it's raining a bit. So I start looking around and find this from the campaign of Barack I Can Type Obama. And a whole bunch on this garbage at Insty, including this comment he found:
"I think they spent months trying to figure out how they can position Obama as better qualified than McCain, and basically came up with the fact that Obama can type."
Either Barack I Bring Change Obama is a frickin' moron, or his campaign staff is, or both. Do these people just not realize how garbage like this will turn around and bite them? Or does he think that he's such a deserving one, so protected, that it doesn't matter?

Let's see, and Charles Rangel, after blaming the wife he's divorcing for his thinking the law doesn't apply to himtax troubles, now isn't divorcing her. Gee, I wonder what conversations were involved there?

I think here the media is on very dangerous ground. I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Governor Palin ever filed, if they don't do that for all four of the candidates, they're on very dangerous ground. I think the media so far has been the biggest loser in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems.
Well, yeah.

Well, here's a sterling example of law enforcement and the consequences thereof:
Two people who were arrested by police who misidentified them as drug dealers have filed lawsuits against several East Tennessee counties, law enforcement agencies and officers.
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Both of the wrongly accused people, Patty Diane Yates, 38, of Morristown and James Russell Kitts, 44, of Seymour were accused of trafficking in prescription narcotic painkillers by agents of the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force. All the charges against Yates and Kitts were dropped once it became clear that agents couldn't positively identify them as the people who allegedly were selling drugs.
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Yates, a Morristown factory worker, was wrongly arrested twice last year on drug charges. During the nine months it took to clear her name, she was suspended without pay from her $10.86-an-hour factory job, which caused her and her husband to lose their house and go into bankruptcy, she said
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Take a gander at this:
Yates' first arrest took place in Jefferson County, while the second took place at her home. Drug Task Force agents Ron Barrett and Neal Seals identified her as a woman who was trafficking pills, according to records, but Smith said he later determined the dealer might actually have been a woman named "Patty" who had children with the last name of "Yates."

"I had some doubt and that doubt made me want to err on the side of caution," Smith said
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Well, if she lost her home and had to go through bankruptcy because you falsely identified and charged her, it would seem your 'err on the side of caution' didn't exactly do the job, now did it?

I've got AOL, and they've got a blurb on Ike on their 'news' crap that comes up; it shows a guy holding onto a pole and his body sideways, apparently because of the terrible wind. Except his loose shirt isn't blowing right, the water under him is obviously shallow and moving in a breeze and he's also obviously got one arm locked under him against the pole and the other holding him in place; he's not blowing in the wind, he's propped up there. Can't these morons at least use a REAL hurricane picture?

I think I shall brave the sprinkles to see if anything in the garden needs picking. SHould be a few more habaneros, maybe some peppers; the plants have taken off since the temps went down a bit and the rain picked back up after the hot & dry spell July/August.

1 comment:

Fire said...

Last Sunday afternoon, we were hit with some of Ike's winds. Sunday, at 12:30pm, we lost power. Here it is Friday night, I finally get power tonight at 7pm. This was the most ridiculous week.