Friday, January 30, 2009

His Dishonor, Somebody's Watching You, -and- To Serve and Protect

His Dishonor - judge uses vulgar, racist language as he is charged
Somebody's Watching You - Swiss police spy marijuana field with Google Earth
To Serve and Protect - university police chief caught in online sting

On this day in history: January 30, 1968 - North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive, in which they suffer a defeat and 46,000 dead, but shocks the complacent American television viewer who had been led to believe the war was won.

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: Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. - Proverbs 19:21

Video of the Day: Bus Races - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this school bus on the way to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

It appears that the freezing weather has departed. This morning, the low was 38°, and the forecast for the next five days is a low of 40°. While this is certainly cold, by my standards, it is considerably warmer than it was earlier this week—in part, of course, due to the psychological effects of seeing ice covering Mr. Nitro! Highs of 70°+ are forecast, and I eagerly await this weather. It shall be good weather for grilling this weekend.