Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fighting Back, To Serve and Protect, -and- Animal Kingdom

Fighting Back - homeowners kill intruder
To Serve and Protect - cops revive lifeless 13-month-old baby
Animal Kingdom PETA urges Ben & Jerry's to use human milk

On this day in history: September 24, 1988 - High on PCP and brandishing a shotgun, James Brown interrupts an insurance seminar next door to his business office in Augusta, Georgia and accuses the attendees of using his private restroom. The resulting 90-minute interstate pursuit ends only after police shoot out his truck tires. The Godfather of Soul ends up serving two years in prison.

Born on this day in history: September 24, 1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) Born in St Paul, Minnesota, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his first novel, "This Side of Paradise," in 1920. He married Zelda Sayre, an aspiring writer, and the two lived a legendarily extravagant life in New York City. They moved to Europe in 1924, becoming friendly with Ernest Hemingway and other expatriates, while Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby" (1925). In later years, Zelda was confined to a mental hospital and Fitzgerald wrote screenplays.

Scripture of the Day: "I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 9:24

Video of the Day: The Long Dog - submitted by Darin

Dolphin chatter. Click to enlarge.

Chicago War Zone Information

Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago; 221 killed in Iraq.

Senators Barack Obama and Dick Durbin, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., Governor Rod Blagojevich, House leader Mike Madigan, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Mayor Richard Daley: The leadership in Illinois and Chicago are all Democrats.

Thank you, all of you, for the chaos and the combat zone in Chicago.

Of course they are all blaming each other. Cannot blame Republicans; there are none!

State pension fund: $44 Billion in debt—the worst in country.

Cook County (Chicago) sales tax: 10.25%—the highest in the country.

Chicago school system: one of the worst in the country.

So this is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois, and he is going to 'fix' Washington politics?