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Timing Is Everything

You can forget the military or administration doing anything significant in September. The Federal fiscal year starts 1 October and Harry Reid has put the Defense appropriations bill to the side for the time being. If there is less than stellar progress in Iraq, the Defense budget will be affected.

They are going to delay any report until after the appropriations bill is passed, count on it. When they specified September they forgot about the budget. If they can’t stall and report little or no progress, the Repubs are in a bind.

The military is already trying to shift the date to November because they realized the error before the Hedgemony did.

July 20, 2007   2 Comments

Fiberglas Tube Found, Everyone Panic

CNN reports : Rocket launcher tube found on lawn, which is vaguely correct, in a way, if you don’t know what you are talking about.

(CNN) — Police and FBI agents are investigating the discovery of an empty rocket launcher tube on the front lawn of a Jersey City, New Jersey, home, FBI spokesman Sean Quinn said.

They also hauled in the the Army’s 754th Ordnance Company and Joint Terrorism Task Force. Too bad they couldn’t understand this part of their article:

According to the Web site Globalsecurity.org, a loaded M136 AT4 anti-tank weapon has a 40-inch-long fiberglass-wrapped tube and weighs just 4 pounds. Its 84 millimeter shaped-charge missile can penetrate 14 inches of armor from a maximum of 985 feet. It is used once and discarded.

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July 20, 2007   6 Comments

It’s Those Eco-terrorists

The Washington Post thought it was important that people know that a Hummer Owner Gets Angry Message.

The guy bought a used Hummer and parked it on the street because it was too big to fit in the garage and two masked men slashed the tires, broke the windows, and scratched an environmental message in the paint.

I don’t know what the charge is in DC, but in the law I enforced, Penal Law of the State of New York the guys would be charged with violating:

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July 20, 2007   4 Comments

Let’s Hear It For The Middle Ages

McClatchy has a nice little piece: Coffee grounds brewed trouble for Israeli fortuneteller

This year, Kuma became one of the few people ever to be charged in Israel with practicing magic, a unique crime punishable by up to five years in jail.

In short, Kuma was the target of a modern-day witchhunt.

Kuma’s transgression is something known to its practitioners as tasseography. Put more simply, it is the ancient art of overturning a coffee cup — usually a demitasse used for Turkish coffee — and looking for answers in the patterns left behind by the grounds.

And that, under Israeli law, can be grounds to charge someone with illegally practicing magic.

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July 20, 2007   2 Comments

In Memoriam

This week Mustang Bobby at Bark Bark Woof Woof reported the passing of his brother’s chocolate Lab, Reese, and Cat Daddy & Dr. Squeeky reported the passing of his black shorthair tom, Sebastian.

July 20, 2007   Comments Off on In Memoriam

Friday Cat Blogging

A Group Shot

Friday Cat Blogging

You haven’t heard the end of this, flash boy.

[Editor: A rare moment of peace with the entire crew together. Income is not exactly sweetness and light. He is also responsible for several bedtime “surprises.”]

Friday Ark

July 20, 2007   11 Comments

Happy Independence Day

Día de la Independencia
República de Colombia

Colombia

¡Viva Colombia!

July 20, 2007   Comments Off on Happy Independence Day