Get your own
 diary at! contact me older entries newest entry


Long Distance Runaround
Absolutely Right
Kiss And Say Goodbye
The Tube
Never Surrender

Things & Stuff


Daily Reads

Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
Mark Evanier
James Hudnall
Anonymous Speaks

Repaired Cat
says thank you.

Original Set-Up,
Maintenance, and
HTML Goddess:
Brin-Marie McLaughlin

Subsequent Tweaks:
Dave Marron

Breaking The Law

2008-02-21 - 11:14 a.m.

Last month I talked about two idiots who ripped out a bush at my local Taco Bell, literally right in front of me. They then got their food and parked in front of the Taco Bell to eat.

Well, I went through their drive-thru again on Tuesday night, and found out the dummies did indeed get arrested. It seemed that they had been drinking on that night, which no doubt impaired their judgement further.

The drive-thru attendant relayed the manager's thanks to me.

"It's nothing any American with balls of steel wouldn't do for his community." - Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey), "The Mask"


From the Go Team Go Dept.:

A bunch of Duke lacrosse players are striking back:

RALEIGH, N.C. — More than three dozen current and former Duke lacrosse players claim in a lawsuit they suffered emotional distress during the since-discredited rape case pursued against three of their teammates.

Attorneys planned to file a federal lawsuit Thursday in North Carolina that accuses Duke University, the City of Durham and several school and police officials of fraud, abuse, and breach of duty for supporting the prosecution of the case. Lead attorney Chuck Cooper said the private university turned its back on the players to protect the school's image.

"These young men want an acknowledgment that they were wronged by institutions and individuals that they trusted to treat them honestly," Cooper said in a statement. "They were victimized by a corrupt investigation that ignored or suppressed evidence that would have cleared them."

The lawsuit accuses Duke of ignoring, suppressing and discrediting evidence that proved the players innocent, of idly standing by while the players suffered abuse and harassment on campus, and of imposing discipline that implied the team was guilty. Duke suspended and then canceled the highly ranked team's season in the wake of the rape allegation.

It also says Nifong and his investigators hid and fabricated evidence, adding the city of Durham should be held accountable for Nifong's actions.

I hope they win. They were treated abominably by their school and by the innocent-until-proven-guilty justice system that we are so proud of.

Their next target should be Sharpton and Jackson, both for libel/slander. There's some deep pockets there, and maybe both "reverends" will learn to think before they spew.


Speaking of Sharpton's spewage, here's something similar: it seems "some black people" are unhappy with Barack Obama in that "he's not black enough".

You know...I've never understood this attitude. It seems that, if a black man goes to school, gets a good education, becomes a success, etc. etc., then he's a "sell-out" and no longer appreciative of his "black roots". This makes no sense. It's almost like it's preferable that a black man must speak ebonics and not become a better man. How is that better?

Maybe I'm saying this badly. I'm not black and probably will never understand such issues. But then, don't forget - according to the University of Delaware, I'm automatically a racist because I'm white.


Remember all that "global warming" concern about a year ago? About the ice caps melting? Seems like the ice has come back, and in a big way:

Are the world's ice caps melting because of climate change, or are the reports just a lot of scare mongering by the advocates of the global warming theory?

Scare mongering appears to be the case, according to reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that reveal that almost all the allegedly “lost” ice has come back. A NOAA report shows that ice levels which had shrunk from 5 million square miles in January 2007 to just 1.5 million square miles in October, are almost back to their original levels.

Moreover, a Feb. 18 report in the London Daily Express showed that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than usual, challenging the global warming crusaders and buttressing arguments of skeptics who deny that the world is undergoing global warming.

Oh, and about the famous picture of the polar bears:

The Daily express recalls the photograph of polar bears clinging on to a melting iceberg which has been widely hailed as proof of the need to fight climate change and has been used by former Vice President Al Gore during his "Inconvenient Truth" lectures about mankind’s alleged impact on the global climate.

Gore fails to mention that the photograph was taken in the month of August when melting is normal. Or that the polar bear population has soared in recent years.



Well, there's a call for rain here, so I'm going to shelter in place and do laundry. I may also tackle...

...the Closet Of Doom.

Be seeing you...I hope.


2 comments so far

Brin - 2008-02-21 14:48:40 -
No, noooooo NOOO O OO NOT the Closet Of Dooommmm!!! Aaaieeeeeeee -- and watch what happens; those so-called 'reverends' will claim they made those statements against the Duke Lacrosse personnel in the name of religion and be protected. Grrr.


Smed - 2008-02-21 20:42:32 -
Wow, Newsmax prints a story claiming a 'report' without a link to said report. WHERE IS THE REPORT? I went on the NOAA web site and found nothing except this:


Previous - Next - Leave A Note - Random

about me - read my profile! read other DiaryLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

THE LEGAL STUFF: All content on this site that was created by me is copyright 2006-2011 Dave Marron. This diary features the sole opinions and experiences of one person, namely me, the person who is paying for the space. All incoming email is subject to publication or other distribution by me in whole or in part at my sole discretion. Anything else on these pages including any comments belongs to whoever created it. In the interest of safety and accountability, no anonymous comments will ever be allowed here, ever, for any reason in the entire history of ever. The comments section is part of my paid presence on the web, and is used by my readership to supplement the things I have written here with relevent information in a polite manner. Comments that do not fall in that category are subject to deletion at my whim. Your use of my comments section constitutes the understanding of this statement. If you want to leave a comment and you're not a member of Diaryland, go here. If you are a Diaryland member, here's the login screen. News excerpts used here are for educational purposes and are permitted under the Fair Use Doctrine.