December 4, 2008

Things I’d Like to Post About Today ….. (120408, Early PM)

Filed under: TILTpatBIDHAT — Tom @ 1:08 pm

….. But I Don’t Have Any Time For:

  • On video (HT Michelle Malkin and Scott’s Slant), a Planned Parenthood worker in Bloomington, Indiana is shown telling someone posing as a 13 year-old teen impregnated by a 31 year-old man that she should tell her that the father is another boy about her age, and then showing her where to go for an out-of-state abortion. I doubt this is unusual.
  • I’m not the only one skeptical about the National Bureau of Economic Research’s full-of-crap recession call.
  • Crystal Dixon, a 25-year HR professional, should be able to take the University of Toledo to the cleaners. Go to the link and see why.
  • Oh for cryin’ out loud — “Gov. David Paterson, upset with the choices a judicial screening panel gave him to nominate a new chief judge of the state’s highest court, today asked Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to help determine if there are any legal options to add more names for him to consider. ‘We’re outraged by what we see,’ Paterson said this afternoon of the list of names that includes no women.” Those dummies at New York State’s Commission on Judicial Nomination thought they were supposed to submit the names of seven candidates they thought were the most qualified, not the ones who would fill politically correct quota slots. What WERE they thinking?
  • Still a PUNK Alert (until the treatment of all nets is parallel) — “Video: Hopenchange finally takes question from Fox News.”
  • From the “People Want Cars That Actually Function Well” Dept. — “Electric shock as sales of green cars go into reverse.”
  • Edition #144 of the Carnival of Ohio Politics, assembled by Buckeye RINO Dan Williamson, is up.
  • It’s an indication of how crazy bailout mania has become that the City of Akron and Olmsted Falls (OH) School District want their place in line, and it’s barely news. Boring Made Dull’s appropriate name for areas that get in line is “Bailoutistan.”
  • “GM, Chrysler considering bankruptcy to get bailout” — Just eliminate the last three words, and they’ll have it right.

Positivity: The Good Samaritan In A Station Wagon

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 8:05 am

From San Diego:

Sept. 12, 2008

(CBS) Thomas Weller has two gardens – one in his backyard, where he grows morning glories and other plants – and one on the highway, where he sows the seeds of kindness, CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

“There’s too much anger and distrust and fear out there. I’d like the world to be a better place,” Weller said.

To that end, Weller patrols the highways of San Diego in his Ghostbuster-inspired rescue vehicle – rescuing people like Mr. Frazzled and Ms. Frustrated here.

The couple was overheated – as was their car.

“It don’t look good,” Weller said.

“Not good,” the woman in the car said.

Fortunately, this was their lucky day. A mechanic by trade, Weller is prepared for just about any roadside emergency.

“This is way better than AAA,” one woman he helped said.

He helped one couple, first to find their spare tire – then change it.

“I never would have figured out you unscrew it!” the driver Weller helped said.

Of course, eventually, people will ask him, “Why are you doing this?” To which Weller responds without saying a word.

“He gave me a card,” one woman said. “It says, ‘Assisting you has been my pleasure. I ask no payment other than for you to pass on the favor by helping someone in distress that you may encounter.’”

It’s the same message Weller first heard 40 years earlier almost word-for-word, after he plowed his car into an Illinois snow bank.

“I probably would have froze there if this fellow hadn’t stopped to help me,” he said.

Since then, Weller has paid the favor forward more than 5,000 times. …..

Go here for the rest of the story.