Sunday, February 26, 2006

"My Country"

Whether it's a Freudian Slip or an Orwellian Siren, I do find Marty Kaplan's observation about the President's use of possesive words to be quite interesting.

Friday, February 17, 2006

HHS: Library Porn is Forbidden

The Washington Post is reporting a February 9 incident where two uniformed members of the Montgomery County Homeland Security Department walked into the Little Falls Library in Bethesda, Maryland, demanded the attention of patrons, then announced that the viewing of porn on library computers is forbidden.

One of the men, apparently displeased with what a patron was viewing, told the man to step outside. A librarian intervened, police were called, and ultimately the HHS men left the library by themselves.

Later that afternoon, Montgomery County's chief administrative officer, Bruce Romer, issued a statement calling the incident "unfortunate" and "regrettable" -- two words that bureaucrats often deploy when things have gone awry. He said the officers had been reassigned to other duties.

via The Obscure Store

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Rollins, A Threat for Reading Book

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that singer Henry Rollins was informed that he was "nominated as a possible threat" because he was reading Jihad: The Rise Of Militant Islam In Central Asia during a flight to Brisbane, Australia.

Reading. That's what got him tagged as a threat.

Mr. Rollins posted details on his web site. It appears the man sitting next to him on the flight didn't like Henry's politics or choice of reading material. Henry has some suggestions on what the government can do with the complaint.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Cheney's Shoot and Shhhh

After V.P. Cheney accidentally shot his hunting partner on Saturday, there was an 18 hour delay before the news was released. This has raised a number of questions. The shooting was reported only after the owner of the property where the shooting occurred called a local news reporter at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. A spokesperson for the Vice President's office refused to comment on whether information regarding the incident would have been released at all had the newspaper not contacted them.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Laura to Hillary: STFU

The AP is reporting that First Lady Laura Bush isn't pleased with Hillary Clinton's recent observation that George W. Bush is "one of the worst" Presidents in U.S. history.
"Of course I think it's out of bounds," the first lady said. "But I think it's politics, it's certainly politics."
She then said the former First Lady should show some "empathy" since she knows what it's like to have her husband criticized.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CIA Employee Arrested for 17 Burglaries

The AP is reporting that Fairfax County Police have arrested George C. Dalmas, an administrative employee at the CIA, for 17 burglaries near CIA headquarters in Virginia. He is said to be cooperating with authorities.

The Chiefs Don't Read All Comics

Nick Anderson wrote Romenesko to point out that we still haven't heard anything from the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding Mike Luckovich's cartoon from last Thursday. So much for huffing and puffing.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Joint Chiefs Read Comics

And they really don't like images of the wounded being used to illustrate the disrespect some feel is being shown the troops by Pentagon officials.

via Romenesko