Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Weapons of Choice, In the Beginning, -and- Stop in the Name of the Law

Weapons of Choice - NRA honors Sarah Palin with special Alaska-themed assault rifle
In the Beginning - Dr. Pepper artifact may reveal soft drink's origin
Stop in the Name of the Law! - alert cop stops runaway SUV

On this day in history: May 5, 1862 - Cinco de Mayo is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. In 1862, the French army began its advance. Under General Ignacio Zaragoza, 5,000 ill-equipped Mestizo and Zapotec Indians defeated the French army in what came to be known as the "Batalla de Puebla" on the fifth of May.

Born on this day in history: May 5, 1959 - Brian Williams (1959-) Born in Elmira, NY, TV news anchor Brian Williams began his career in Kansas before moving to local CBS outlet in New York City, where he won an Emmy for reporting on the stock market collapse. Climbing the ranks, he took over from Tom Brokaw as anchor of "NBC Nightly News" in 2004. Williams at first drew criticism for being stiff, but his acclaimed coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 improved his image.

Scripture of the Day: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. - Psalm 139:23-24

Video of the Day: Cinco de Mayo

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in the park while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I generally have a deli ham or deli turkey sandwich for breakfast each weekday morning. This usually consists of two slices of Oroweat Health Nut Bread, two slices of Oscar Meyer Thick Slice smoked ham, a slice of Kraft 2% Pepperjack cheese, and a few squirts of Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard. This morning, a added a large Jalapeñ—sliced and layered between the cheese and ham. It was delicious. I might make this my usual weekday morning fare!

The K9 Unit

It was the end of the day when the officer parked his police van in front of the station.

As he gathered his equipment, his K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and the officer saw a little boy staring in at him.

"Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked. "It sure is," the officer replied.

Puzzled, the boy looked at the officer and then towards the back of the van.

Finally he said, "What'd he do?"