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2009 May 28 — Why Now?
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This happened yesterday but I had to stop celebrating before mentioning it, from the Miami Herald: Another indictment for former House Speaker Ray Sansom

TALLAHASSEE — A grand jury investigating Ray Sansom’s ties to a Panhandle college issued a second round of indictments Wednesday, accusing the ousted House speaker of lying about a developer’s plans to store aircraft in a taxpayer-funded building.

The felony perjury charge is based on newly surfaced documents, including an e-mail Sansom received from the college president indicating that developer Jay Odom, who was also indicted Wednesday, would use part of the facility.

“Jay and I agreed that the project is to be held close until after your actions and until after we receive guidance from you,” president Bob Richburg wrote to Sansom in April 2007 — with a subject line “Meeting with Jay.”

The budget lawmakers approved a month later included $6 million Sansom appropriated for the college. Sansom, R-Destin, has insisted that it was his idea and that he did not know about Odom’s plans for a taxpayer-funded hangar.

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May 28, 2009   2 Comments

Just So You Know

Because it is apparently absolutely critical to the selection process for Supreme Court Justices, I have executed an extensive search regime [I typed into Google] and after an extended period [measured in nanoseconds] I located the recipe for patitas de cerdo con garbanzo. I think that someone has confused it with head cheese, because the recipe calls for, well, ham hocks and beans [chickpeas]. There’s nothing about tongues or ears.

I’m not sure what ham hocks and beans have to do with deciding court cases, but some people think it’s important.

May 28, 2009   9 Comments

Tropical Depression One

Tropical Depression OnePosition: 38.1 N 67.8 W. [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC]
Movement: East-Northeast [055°] near 16 mph [25 kph]
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [55 kph]
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [70 kph]
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb

The Depression is in the Atlantic 255 miles [405 km] South-southeast of Providence, Rhode Island. If it becomes a Tropical Storm it will be named Ana. Coastal shipping and fish seem to be those threatened.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

May 28, 2009   2 Comments