Wednesday, January 30, 2008

To Serve and Protect, Hic!, -and- Disco Inferno

To Serve and Protect - bicyclist tased when he runs for minor infraction
Hic! - man arrested for DUI on mower
Disco Inferno - radio volunteer sets fire to station

On this day in history: January 30, 1972 - British troops kill 13 unarmed marchers in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This incident becomes known as "Bloody Sunday" and marks the beginning of a new extended round of violence.

Born on this day in history: January 30, 1931 - Gene Hackman (1931– ) Born in San Bernardino, CA, actor Gene Hackman made it big in "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967). He went on to win an Oscar for "The French Connection" (1971), and has been making blockbuster movies ever since.

Scripture of the Day: are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God -- that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." - 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Video of the Day: Anonymous on Fox 11 - submitted by Laura

The fishing has been particularly good in the pond behind my office! Click to enlarge.

Brrr! It was very cold when I left the house this morning at 6:45 AM. Mr. Nitro's windshield had a chitinous carapace formed of ice. Several minutes of defrosting was required prior to his exit from his parking spot. Once yet again, I missed an ideal opportunity to pre-set Mr. Nitro's defroster and start him remotely from the warmth of our house.

Interestingly, today's lead story took place in Hamilton City (mid-way between here and Chico). This news story is on Fox News, the Drudge Report, World Net Daily, and certainly many other online news sites this morning.