Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Law of the Land, Somebody's Watching You, -and- Nobody's Watching You

The Law of the Land - Mississippi judge jails lawyer for refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance
Somebody's Watching You - U.K. school installs facial-recognition system to catch late students
Nobody's Watching You - officials lose track of 16,000 sex offenders in nationwide electronic monitoring failure

On this day in history: October 7, 1964 - Walter W. Jenkins, chief White House aide and longtime friend of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is arrested for disorderly conduct two blocks from the White House. Jenkins was discovered in a YMCA pay toilet with another man.

Born on this day in history: October 7, 1931 - Desmond Tutu (1931 - ) Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, Anglican clergyman Desmond Tutu became the first black Bishop of Johannesburg (1984). A critic of the apartheid system, he repeatedly risked imprisonment, earning the 1984 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Scripture of the Day: O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. — Psalm 63:1

Video of the Day: Jay Leno's Garage - Shogun with NOS - submitted by Cap'n Jack

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

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