Thursday, January 07, 2010

Since I'm staying out of the globular warmering outside,

it being just a touch cool for tanning(wind chill zero or below) outside, it's a good thing there's so much idiocy and crookedness out there to write about.

A TSA agent was arrested on January 3rd in Terminal One at LAX, a source told NBCLA. He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, "I am god, I’m in charge." The agent was arrested.

Meanwhile, a TSA Internal Affairs investigation turned up evidence of LAX TSA agents using drugs at an after-hours party.

TSA officials say a videotape of the party was of poor quality and the employees were not in uniform, but 4 employees were tentatively identified.

All 4 were tested for drugs. One came back positive and that employee was fired
Hey, remember the one reported on a couple of months ago yelling at somebody "I have the power!" when they dared to ask a question? Only a matter of time till they moved up to deity.
Added: how the tape was found,
The investigation began late last year when a TSA Agent was arrested for allegedly counterfeiting parking passes here at the employee parking lot. In his house, police found a videotape. On it was an afterhours party where other TSA agents were allegedly using drugs.

The outgoing Republican governor, stopped by term limits from seeking reelection in November, called for tax reform, protection for higher education spending -- and more money from the federal government.
I repeat, Screw you, Arnold; I don't want my neighbors and my kids looted because you morons couldn't stop spending.

Hey, a little more on our tax-dodging Treasury Secretary:
Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led by Timothy Geithner, told American International Group Inc. to withhold details from the public about the bailed-out insurer’s payments to banks during the depths of the financial crisis, e-mails between the company and its regulator show.

AIG said in a draft of a regulatory filing that the insurer paid banks, which included Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Societe Generale SA, 100 cents on the dollar for credit-default swaps they bought from the firm. The New York Fed crossed out the reference, according to the e-mails, and AIG excluded the language when the filing was made public on Dec. 24, 2008. The e-mails were obtained by Representative Darrell Issa, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Yeah, Dodd would fit right in, one tax-cheat and crooked politician taking over from another.

The ice was melting and the seals were disappearing(STARVING POLAR BEARS!)! In 1922.
Apparently it cooled back down or something...

Yeah, that global warming is so brutal, the friggin' polar bears may move south. Maybe we should feed Al Gore to them?(I know, but it would be fitting)

Did you know the Lockerbie mass-murderer the Scot government released 'so he could die with his family' is still walking around?
“We are quite interested in how the Libyans, and indeed the Scots who released Megrahi, are going to spin the fact that he is still alive and kicking after he was supposed to have gone to his eternal judgment day,” said aviation security expert Frank Duggan, president of Victims of Pan Am 103 Inc., which represents the families of the 190 Americans killed in the Boeing 747’s explosion over Scotland. “We never believed he was as ill as they maintained, since they had been saying he had one foot in the grave for over a year.”
I repeat what I said before: Scotland and England, you can kiss my ass, you miserable suckups to Libya.
Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, has demanded that Megrahi be returned forthwith to prison in Scotland. And Rep. Eliot Engel, another New York Democrat, has taken an interest in the case as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “It was ludicrous to release the Lockerbie Bomber, absolutely ludicrous,” Engel told me. “It’s even more outrageous now in light of what has happened with this Nigerian guy. There are many terrorists out there.”
Awww, isn't that cute? Schumer wants Gitmo closed and seems to have had no problem with Catch & Release, but THIS he's pissed about! And hey, Engel, where was that attitude before, you bastard?

Hey, remember in the UK the Met office said "Snow is going to be a rare thing" in the future? Well, Ma Nature didn't agree.
Blizzards that yesterday crippled the North spread South overnight — and left most of the nation floundering in the white stuff.

The Army was called in to rescue 1,000 stranded motorists last night
A six-year-old was left in a critical condition after falling into an icy garden pond
A woman killed on the A1 in North Yorkshire this morning took the death toll to six
Councils warned they have little more than a day's road grit left
Shoppers began panic-buying thermal underwear, food and wellies
And forecasters predict more snow is still to come

And it turns out those nasty coal-fired power plants are kind of handy:
The UK stores a maximum 4.3billion cubic metres of gas, enough for 15 days. Extra has been imported and a crisis has been averted by suppliers switching to coal-fired generators.

Speaking of things you don't expect to read about,
Add a new reason for delayed flights at Tampa International Airport - ice.

Seven flights were delayed early today and three flights were delayed on Wednesday morning due to ice formation on planes, according to airport officials

As Uncle notes, a jihadi sneaks a bomb onto a plane in the Netherlands, and gun owners in this country can't be trusted at the airport? It IS bullshit, and a demonstration of how the hoplophobes will use anything as an excuse for disarming us.

Thirdpower notes the idiocy coming from a bunch of people who're panicking over the idea of Chicago and other cities having to recognize all of the Constitution.

Google sucks. And cooperates with the PRC while saying 'Don't be evil'. And is a bunch of cowards, apparently.
Noted by Uncle.

Every time I see a reference to this, I think of Achmed: "New guy... tried to practice."

JayG tries out a Laserlyte.

That's about enough for now. I made a pot of ham & beans yesterday, and I think it's time to heat it up. And the cornbread.


Anonymous said...

It would help if your bloggers would learn the more elementary parts of the English language.

Keith said...

perhaps you'll be good enough to give us a link to your on-line English classes?

With the global warming this side of the pond, I made an interesting discovery...

I'll give you the background first, I trashed mu car at the weekend- big hole in the sump and the roads haven't been gritted so the recovery truck can't get up the hills to get it.

SWMBO wisely stayed in a B&B last night rather than risk the last 10 miles in the hire car with tyres more like sled runners than anything else.

That left me to go to the local shop on the push bike. so I let the tyres down bit first and...

OMG! that thing did less slipping than I did when I was walking!

So, I phoned she who must, and pedalled up there, let most of the air out of the hire car's tyres and drove it up the worst hill for her, then set off to walk down it to get the bike...

cycling dowmn had been fine - walking was bloody slippy.

I think I'll go for another 20 mile ride tomorrow, it's warm and toasty once the beard gets a complete cover of frost.

BobG said...

"He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, "I am god, I’m in charge.""

Why'd they decide to arrest him? He sounds like all the other TSA people I've dealt with. I just thought that was part of their training.