October 27, 2007

Couldn’t Help But Notice (102707)

You really have to wonder how obsessed one person (and it IS apparently one person) has to be to cause this. It needs to be reversed immediately.

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I was getting worried about whether an Internet tax moratorium extension will get passed. It seems more likely now, but it still looks like it will go down to the wire.

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I have to wonder if the controversy over James Watson’s racial-intelligence comments would have turned out differently if he had framed it in the context of nutrition, particularly malnutrition.

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John Edwards’ campaign was upset about this vid, and wanted the folks who shot it to take it down. You’ve got to be kidding me.

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Jihad Watch has an initial reax to the Plain Dealer’s blog piece (now also an article that will apparently appear in Sunday’s Plain Dealer in print) on Ahmed Alzaree’s imminent ascension to imam at the Islamic Center of Cleveland. The PD’s piece followed the appearance of yours truly’s two-parter on Alzaree at Wide Open (here and here) by about 5 hours. Check out some of the comments.

Positivity: Off-duty auxiliary officer hailed as hero for saving RCMP officer

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 7:59 am

From Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada:

October 22, 2007
An RCMP auxiliary officer is the talk of the town at Peguis First Nation for saving an RCMP officer from being drowned in a ditch Saturday afternoon.

The female officer was handcuffing a man when he allegedly pushed her to the ground and rolled her into a watery ditch. He was pushing her face underwater as off-duty auxiliary officer Dave Raynor was driving by.

He saw the struggle and slammed on the brakes, telling his step-daughter to stay put while he took off after the man.

“He was pushing her head under the water. I stopped and jumped out of the car and he stopped right there and then he was running down the highway.”

Raynor chased down the man and detained him until the officer could finish cuffing him.

“I knew he had to be detained and I chased him about 80 yards. He was still resisting arrest when I tackled him to the ground,” said Raynor, 28.

Raynor was born and raised at Peguis where he holds down a job as youth worker when he’s not on duty as an auxiliary police officer.
The officer was not injured and the community of nearly 6,000 is hailing Raynor as a hero.

Go here for the rest of the story.