Friday, April 11, 2008

Fighting Back, Weapons of Choice, -and- We Got Us a Convoy

Fighting Back woman holds burglar at gunpoint
Weapons of Choice - CA Supremes shoot down S.F. handgun ban
We Got Us a Convoy - truckers descend on Capitol to protest fuel prices

On this day in history: April 11, 1979 - Kampala, the capital of Uganda, falls to the Tanzanians and dictator Idi Amin is overthrown. Amin, an occasional cannibal who killed perhaps 300,000 during his reign, had made the mistake of invading Tanzania.

Born on this day in history: April 11, 1987 - Joss Stone (1987-) Born Joscelyn Eve Stoker in Dover, England, singer Joss Stone is known for throaty vocals, soulful renditions and barefoot performances. At age 16, she released debut album "The Soul Sessions," which hit both U.K. and U.S. charts. Stone’s follow-up album was an even bigger success.

Scripture of the Day: If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. - 1 Peter 4:11

Video of the Day: GOOD Magazine: John McCain - submitted by Cap'n Jack

I spotted this beastie on the lawn this morning while leaving for the office. I do not recall seeing such a creature previously. Click to enlarge.

Warm weather! It is forecast to be 83 degrees today, 85 degrees tomorrow, and 87 degrees on Sunday. This is wonderful, of course. Unfortunately, the wind is fierce. Hopefully, the wind will soon abate, so that we may fully enjoy this excellent weather. I departed for my office this morning in shorts, sandals, and island shirt, sans jacket. Despite the loathsome wind, it was sufficiently warm at 6:30 AM that no jacket was needed.
8:36 AM Update: The forecasts have been updated. Today is forecast to be 85 degrees, tomorrow is forecast to be 87 degrees, and Sunday is forecast to be 88 degrees!