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Living In America

2007-07-19 - 9:49 a.m.

Up earlier than usual because the Angels are playing Tampa Bay. The game started at 9:10am, and it's on FSN.

I'll catch a nap later.


In the It's The American Way Dept.:

We all remember Daniel Pearl, right? He was the reporter who was kidnapped and beheaded by al-Qaeda operatives.

His story was told in the current movie A Mighty Heart. The one that stars Angelina Jolie.

Yeah, THAT guy.

Well, his widow has come up with a way to get back at al-Qaeda - she's suing them.

If this works, I predict a class-action lawsuit by the city of New York for the events of 9/11. Then again, why stop there? It could be said that 9/11 affected all Americans. Even if the award was $1/American citizen, that would still be at least $2 billion, right?

Hey, if they brought down Al Capone through tax evasion...


Rep. Don Young (R-Ala.), in an attack against fellow Republicans, said they wanted "my money".

Gee, I coulda sworn it was the taxpayer's money. My mistake.


In the Money Can't Buy You Common Sense Dept.:

I don't give a shit if you DO own a BMW - don't park next to a fire hydrant.


Gonna watch the game, then run some errands. I have a couple things waiting for me at the post office.

Then, sheltering at home.

Be seeing you.


1 comments so far

John - 2007-07-19 13:27:18 -
re: the Daniel Pearl wrongful death suit, the outcome depends on how the international courts rule regarding the jurisdiction issues, and if the court which will actually try the case is known to be honest. There are, fortunately, legal precedents already set by the court rulings made in the related cases, so the prosecution at least has caselaw to cite, and there's a clear paper trail, and the Habib Bank Limited is a pretty deep pocket. Hopefully, whichever court tries the case will do the ethically and morally correct thing. re: Don Young, all you have to do is look at his record to know he's just another career politician without a clue. I say dump him. In fact, as a supporter of the DRIP philosophy (Do Not Return Incumbent Politicians) I say dump 'em all.


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