MONROE, Wash. â€“ In a move that could be right out of a Hollywood movie, a brazen crook apparently used a Craigslist ad to hire a dozen unsuspecting decoys to help him make his getaway following a robbery outside a bank on Tuesday. He then made his escape in an inner tube on the Skykomish River.
The robbery happened about 11 a.m. on an armored truck guard at a Bank of America branch.
“He was wearing a dust mask, a particle mask. At first I thought it might be a surgical mask. I still didn’t think anything was wrong, just unusual. Then I noticed he had a pump sprayer,” said Mitch Ruth, who had looked out his office window and noticed the man walking into the bank.
The robber sprayed the guard with pepper spray, grabbed a bag of money the guard was carrying and ran about 100 yards to the creek that runs into the Skykomish River, shedding clothes as he ran.
But apparently, the robber had planned ahead. In case anyone was hot on his trail, he had at least a dozen unsuspecting decoys waiting nearby, which he recruited on Craigslist.
Both were asked the same question. Let’s compare. Joe goes first:
COURIC: What are the Supreme Court decisions you disagree with?
BIDEN: You know, Iâ€™m the guy who wrote the Violence Against Women act. And I said that every woman in America if they are beaten and abused by a man should be able to take that person to court. Meaning you should be able to go to federal court and sue in federal court the man who abused you if you can prove that abuse. But they said no that a woman, thereâ€™s no federal jurisdiction and I held, they acknowledged, I held about 1,000 hours of hearings proving that thereâ€™s an effect in interstate commerce. Women who are abused and beaten and beaten are women who are not able to be in the work force. And the Supreme Court said there is an impact on commerce but this is federalizing a private crime and weâ€™re not going to allow it. I think the Supreme Court was wrong about that decision.
COURIC: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
PALIN: Well, letâ€™s see. Thereâ€™s â€“of course â€“in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, thatâ€™s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there areâ€“those issues, again, like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you knowâ€“going through the history of America, there would be others butâ€“
COURIC: Can you think of any?
PALIN: Well, I could think ofâ€“of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a Vice President, if Iâ€™m so privileged to serve, wouldnâ€™t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.
(via Slog which is where I got the transcripts from)
Whenever I go through a period where I get email from readers threatening to stop coming to my site if I don’t stop posting about something they don’t like, my traffic actually increases fairly dramatically.
Perhaps it’s the people threatening to stop reading who keep refreshing to see if I’ve stopped posting about that topic yet.
CNN remembers that they are a news channel and does some reporting on Little Diomede Island, aka, Palin’s foreign policy experience.
Lots of talk about the presidential candidate’s medical records–and since Obama appears to be very physically fit the press focuses on his cigarette smoking and his attempts to quit/use Nicorette, etc. Fewer people smoke these days in general. In CA where indoor smoking has been banned for years, it seems like a bit of an anachronism unless you are at a club.
Soooo, i guess the question i’d propose is, “Do you smoke cigarettes?”
No pressure, I dont want to encroach on Abbi’s CIG status!
I’ve never smoked cigarettes even though I grew up around my father who smoked them all the time…. until he died of lung cancer.
Any Cynics out there smoke?
They drill small holes in your scull, then pass a metal (gold or silver) ring through them. The trick is that the ring presses the brain tissue and invokes euphoria. The whole procedure is carried under an anesthesia and after the ring is passed, it does not cause any pain.
So they will cut you hair first, then bore in your scull two tiny foramens with a drill, then drag the ring through them with the bent needle. The foramens will be done on your nucha – there is an especially sensitive range of a brain. The ring will easily massage it and keep you in the state of euphoria. The only problem you can face is that you will have to try hard to find a piercer. There are very few persons capable. And the price is $1000 for the whole procedure.
(via Blame it on the Voices)
Stolen shamelessly from Shakesville:
“Andrew, I watch you at these debates with no notes, no papers and yet when asked questions you spout off facts, figures and policies and I’m amazed. But then I look out into the audience and I ask myself, ‘Does any of this really matter’?”â€”Sarah Palin
From this article by her former opponent, Andrew Halcro, who also had this to say:
Palin’s debate style is simple: She’s a master, not of facts, figures or insightful policy recommendations, but at the fine art of the non-answer, the glittering generality. Against such charms there is little Sen. Biden or anyone can do.