Tuesday, January 26, 2010
(for those of you who are not hard core news junkies...)
Our story continues.
I have to credit the call about a monster. It was a turning point.
If I had to describe it, I'd say the DailyBrisk editor and I are "comfortably contentious". A reluctant original post became a pleasant obsession. A name misspelled, cascaded into an anonymous persona. I think there was a pointed, sharp email from Paris to Bill: "If you're serious about this, you'll upgrade the title--how about
B-R-I-S-K --Bill Roberts IS Knowledgeable?
"I like that idea, however, I'm really busy. I'll get to it soon," Bill promised.
Suddenly, it showed up. Just as suddenly, there was discomfort. "I don't know if Paris will fit in", I confessed. "It's feels more serious, and more formal than I expected."
"Ah, come on!" Bill lectured bluntly.
Then, there was the call... about monsters...(to be continued)
Authorities in central New Jersey seized a cache of weapons and ammunition including rifles, a grenade launcher and a night vision scope from the motel room of a Virginia man arrested early Monday by officers responding to a report of a suspicious person, MyFoxDC.com reported.
Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, of Reston, Va., also had maps of a U.S. military facility and a town in another state.
Forrest said Woodson was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle concealed under his green, military-style jacket when officers encountered him at a Quick Chek store in Branchburg shortly before 4 a.m. Monday.
Police say on Saturday evening, a man entered Casapulla's sandwich shop, located in the Lighthouse Plaza, north of Rehoboth, where he confronted the store's employee with a hypodermic needle in his hand. The suspect told the employee that he had "AIDS" and would stick the employee with the infected needle if he did not comply.
According to police, the suspect, who also claimed to have another weapon, obtained an undisclosed amount of money from the store before fleeing on foot.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Following in the steps of President Obama, new Republican superstar Scott Brown is scheduled to appear on The Jay Leno Show Thursday for a brief interview via satellite. Recently launched into the spotlight after winning Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts, Brown will answer 10 quick questions from Leno during a skit.
IRS Hits Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl Safety With $2.2m Tax BillForbes, IRS Hits Cardinals' Antrel Rolle With $2.2 Million Bill; Football Safety Sues After Audit Nixes His Big Charitable and Business Deductions, by William P. Barrett:
The IRS says Arizona Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle understated his taxable income by more than 50% during his first two years in pro football, sending him a $2.2 million bill for back taxes, interest and penalties.
On Friday, a woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art fell into Picasso’s “The Actor,” leaving a six-inch gash along its lower-right hand corner. Oops! Now, an art appraiser tells the New York Post that the tear has likely reduced the one-time $130 million painting’s value in half. "When an artwork comes up in auction, that's the first thing people want to know—were there any repaints or restorations,” the appraiser said. Picasso painted “The Actor” in 1904-1905, when he was only 23.
For the first time since the 2008 Election, Fox News was #1 on all of cable last week.
FNC topped USA Network (the usual #1) in prime time, with FNC averaging 3,213,000 viewers last week and USA averaging 3,194,000. No other network came close. In cable news competition, CNN ranked 22nd (980,000) and MSNBC was 25th (761,000).
Overwhelming reason to buy an eReader -- size
Imagine putting this bad boy on your bedside table? This is the behemoth of books. You’d need a truck to get it home and you have to get up to turn the pages and walk them from one side of the book to the other. A couple of my cars have been smaller than this book.
(Imagine the shipping costs if you bought it on the Internet?)
Obama In Free Fall. “On every issue — more bailouts, more stimuli, more deficits, higher taxes, statist health care, cap and trade, diplomatic apologetics, the shunning of natural gas, oil, and nuclear in favor of ‘millions of green jobs’ subsidized by billions in federal ’stimulus’ — the Obama position polls 5-15 points below 50 percent. . . . Obama showed the country his vision of where he wanted us to go; he had both houses of Congress, a toady media, and enormous personal popularity — and he is getting nowhere. Why? Because most Americans are vehemently opposed to taking their country in the direction that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid would prefer. . . . Since Obama is both inexperienced and apparently a stubborn ideologue, I think all we will be left with when the novelty wears off is rhetoric and euphemism.”
Mass H1N1 vaccination program could cost $18 billion
British doctors question safety, balk at taking shot
The United States government is set to undertake the most extensive vaccination program in American history this fall as it prepares to inoculate at least 160 million Americans against the swine flu, at a cost of as much as $18 billion in a worst-case scenario.
Inoculating half the population - the Obama administration's current goal - could still cost taxpayers about $9 billion.