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Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm Now an Obamaniac

Links to start your short holiday week.

Rob rejoices -- Obama supports lactating mama porn genre. Or at least that's how I read this Slate article. Read the whole thing, or just skip to the middle where the lactating breasts are.

How's this for a little Baltimore holiday cheer:
Travis Makofski, 28, lived in a first-floor rear apartment with his mother, who was superintendent of the building. About 2:15 a.m., the doorbell rang and the mother went to the front entrance door of the triplex. Two men shoved the door open and one of them placed a gun to her head, police said. Makofski left his apartment and asked the suspects what they were doing, and was shot in the face, police said. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
If you ever needed another reason not to open your door in Baltimore, especially at 2:15 in the AM; a home invasion resulting in your face being shot off seems like as good as any.

1,2,3...4 strikes you're out -- if you're a PG County cop:
A Prince George's County police lieutenant charged four times this year with driving under the influence passed out behind the wheel of a running police cruiser in one incident, had to be Tasered and pepper-sprayed in another and was at fault in a hit-and-run in a third, Laurel Police said yesterday.

In February, an officer found Lt. Kenneth W. Parrish, 44, asleep in the cruiser, its emergency lights on, in front of Laurel High School shortly after noon on a school day, a spokesman for the Laurel police said. Parrish's cruiser was in the road, running and in drive, his foot resting on the brake pedal and his body slumped over the steering wheel, spokesman Jimmy Collins said.
Why all the hand-wringing? The guy had his foot on the brake.

In beheading news from the war down south
Reporting from Mexico City -- Twelve men were decapitated and dumped at separate sites in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said Sunday.

Mexican news outlets quoted Guerrero Gov. Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo as saying that eight of the men were identified as Mexican soldiers and another as a former state police commander. Earlier, Mexican media had said that the victims' close-cropped hair indicated they were soldiers.[...]

Beheadings have become increasingly common around Mexico amid rising drug-related violence that has killed more than 5,300 people this year.

President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown against drug traffickers upon taking office two years ago, triggering clashes between security forces and gunmen and vicious feuding among rival drug gangs.
Simple solution -- A global War on Beheadings. Problem solved.

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