Friday, June 06, 2008

Cover Me, To Serve and Protect, -and- Daredevil

Cover Me - DOJ sues Honeywell over defective bulletproof vests
To Serve and Protect - S.F. police chief skips out on target practice
Daredevil - two men scale NY Times building on same day

On this day in history: June 6, 968 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. The Democratic lawmaker had been campaigning for his party's Presidential nomination when he was shot three times by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.

Born on this day in history: June 6, 1955 - Sandra Bernhard (1955-) Born in Flint, MI, comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard developed brash, in-your-face comedy in the 1970s. A multi-talented performer, she has appeared in movies, TV shows, and written several books. In 2001, Bernhard hosted her own A&E TV talk show.

Scripture of the Day: But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. - Matthew 6:6

Video of the Day: Captain Kirk for President! - submitted by Frank

Welcome to Texas! Watch your speed! Click to enlarge.

While certainly not as violent as the wind that plagued us earlier in the week, the wind has increased considerably since yesterday. Hopefully, this will soon pass. The forecasts are for warm, calm weather.

We watched "The Smoking Gun Presents the World's Dumbest Daredevils" yesterday evening. It is amazing what people do for attention and the danger to which they expose themselves. Some of the daredevil stunts were truly stupid. Others were bizarre. All were dangerous. I felt no urge whatever to reproduce any of them.