Friday, January 23, 2009

Fighting Back, Recidivism, -and- Gnawing Concern

Fighting Back - man uses ice scraper to fend off two attackers
Recidivism - Boca Raton carjacking suspect arrested for 190th time
Gnawing Concern - man punished for abandoning 300 rats

On this day in history: January 23, 1998 - Montana hermit Ted Kaczynski admits to four Unabomber attacks, pleading guilty in a federal plea bargain that spares him the death penalty, but denies him the right of appeal.

Born on this day in history: January 23, 1957 - Princess Caroline of Monaco (1957-) Princess Caroline Louise Margueritte, eldest daughter of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly, the American actress who died in a car accident in 1982, is considered the most stable of the Grimaldi children, including brother Albert and younger sister Stephanie. Caroline still made headlines with various romantic relationships, including three difficult marriages, which resulted in four children. Caroline serves as Monaco's de facto first lady since her mother's death.

Scripture of the Day: But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. - 2 Corinthians 12:9

Video of the Day: New Geico Cavemen Motorcycle Commercial - submitted by Cindy

Imagine my surprise when I saw this fifth-wheel trailer setup while gueling Mr. Nitro this morning! Click to enlarge.

Cold, Dry Weather: The rain has abated, for now. The streets are drying. Perhaps this respite will allow the rainwater to be absorbed by the soil. It was very foggy this morning, when I first peered outside at 5 AM. By 7 AM, however, the fog had departed—leaving behind a cold, dry, overcast day.