April 10, 2008

TILTPAT-BIDHAT4 (041008, Morning)

Filed under: TILTpatBIDHAT — Tom @ 9:01 am

“Things I‘d Like To Post About Today; But I Don’t Have Any Time ‘4‘”:

  • Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, front page, “Crossings By Migrants Slow as Job Picture Dims” — As others have noted (here and here, for starters), improved enforcement and the perception of improved enforcement. An even bigger factor is tough leglislation passed in Arizona relating to employer verification. But a dimming “job picture”? Give me a break. Arizona, whose tough law went into effect January 1, saw unemployment drop from 4.3% to 4.0% in February. Looks like they found some citizens to do the jobs illegals aren’t allowed to do.
  • Katherine Kersten at yesterday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Wall of silence broken at state’s Muslim public school” — a Muslim charter school in Minnesota is said to be blatantly violating guidelines relating to religious content using state dollars. This is an issue in Ohio, as Patrick Poole has noted from time to time.
  • Mark Finkelstein at NewsBusters — Chris Mathews for US Senate?
  • Allah, at Hot Air yesterday — Paul Weyrich wasn’t just for the recently released ad arguing against Objectively Unfit Mitt Romney, he was a signer of the ad’s statement. Now he’s disavowing it. Huh?
  • The Mark Steyn/MacLean’s case has been dismissed. Steyn writes: “So in effect the Ontario ‘Human Rights’ Commission, the world leaders in labiaplasty jurisprudence, have decided that, even though they don’t have the guts to hear the case, they might as well find us guilty. Ingenious!” For the umpteenth time, where in the bleep is Stephen Harper in all of this?

Positivity: Husband battles croc to save wife

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:59 am

From Litchfield National Park, in Australia’s Northern Territory:

A BRAVE husband saved his missus from a crocodile’s jaws – by jumping on its back and poking its eyes.

Norm Moreen, 39, leapt into action after the 6½ft beast grabbed screaming Wendy Pethrick.

First he battered the croc – then sensing it was about to submerge her in a “death roll” he rammed his fingers into its eyes.

The monster dropped Wendy and swam off, leaving the couple to struggle to the bank.

He bandaged her wounds and they drove for help.

Last night Wendy, 36, said from her hospital bed: “I’m lucky to be alive – thanks to Norm. I was standing on the bank splashing water on my face when the crocodile grabbed my leg and dragged me in.

“I called out for Norm. Next minute he jumped in the water and on the croc’s head.

“It was dragging me under.

If Norm wasn’t there, he would have death-rolled me.”

The mum of three suffered eight deep puncture wounds to her left thigh, a cut to her right thigh and a severe cut to a finger.

She added: “I’m a bit sore and bruised. I’ve got a lot of teeth marks in both my legs and a lot of bruises but I’m going to be OK. I’m lucky to have a husband like him.”

Hero Norm said: “I knew it was a croc and I just jumped in. I didn’t think twice. I just did it. When you need to save someone you love, you do it.

“I’m real happy. I really love her. And she gave me a big kiss for saving her life.”

Go here for the rest of the story, plus slides.