The Failed Pacifist
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
HHS: Library Porn is ForbiddenThe 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.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006
Rollins, A Threat for Reading BookThe 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 ShhhhAfter 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: STFUThe 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.