Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday morning quick hits

Okay, Johnny one-note, what's your plan?
John $idney Mc$ame likes to extol the virtues of serving a cause greater than ones self, and points to his (not so) distinguished military career (graduated near the bottom of his class at the academy, a hot-dog pilot who lost five planes, and started the fire aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal that killed 132 sailors and earned him the Wet Start moniker). Yeah, he keeps flogging service, but has no plans, and opposed AmeriCorps before getting on board after it was a success. So when Mc$ame touts service, remember, it's all just words, he has no plan.

If you live in the District, show up for jury duty
Actually, that is good advice anywhere - a jury of ones peers is a pillar of our democracy - but in D.C. one judge has had quite enough of scofflaws blowing off their civic responsibilities and is ordering that those who fail to show up for jury duty be rounded up by the police and brought before him.

Next time can we arrest the real president?
Police in Shreveport say actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of the crew filming the Oliver Stone movie W were arrested during a bar fight Saturday night. Brolin is playing the current occupant in the movie.

Yes, and the Nazis made the trains run on time, too
For years, tribal strife kept Pakistanis from profiting from a huge marble quarry in the FATA region - until the Taliban swooped in and took over - now the marble is being extracted and the locals are benefiting - but so are the Taliban.

And that's it for me for now, folks - trip preparation doesn't get done by typing...see ya tis evening - until I get back from Texas, Warren is in charge.

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