Daily update 10/12/05

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Day-Wednesday Date-10/12/05

Today's Blog Post (Scroll down for Daily Update)

Daily Update
How about this new scandal on those New Orleans' cops?
And France involved in Saddam's oil-for-palaces theft? Who would have thunk?
New York subway alert a hoax!
IT's a new feature-Ads We'd Like to See. This week we have an ad from a company that specializes in stealing elections.

Well read it. It's a hoot.
Here's the second Edition of The Fish awards.

New York's Mayor Bloomberg wins one and it's not a good one.

And, smirk, this week's Minnow awards goes to the smallest of them all.
It's a Blast from the Past.

From December of 2004, remember Yushenko and the poison?

Also Henry "Nostrils" Waxman on, snort, abstinance.

All hilited in yellow lest yon reader think the events are current.


New York-Overreaction?
Much as I hate to say I told you so, well, I told you so.

Mayor Bloomberg needed some face time. Police Commissioner Kelly also enjoyed his time in front of the cameras.

Although, hey, a captured insurgent did warn of an impending terrorist attack. Such things are reported to appropriate local authorities. Local authorities then decide on a plan of action.

Also, New York had been attacked.

Thus it might be small that the big todo this past weekend over a possible New York attack was orchestrated to give politicos some camera time.

Yet I couldn't shake off that eerie feeling the entire time I watched Bloomberg, who purchased his mayorship from his own funds, step up to the microphone. An eerie feeling that there were just a few too many press conferences.

There was also the constant defensive assertion by mayoral aids that this was the right thing to do. Sort of a "thou doest protest too much" type of thing.

Repeatedly federal officials cast doubt on the insurgent's warning.

It all adds up to a little too-publicized reaction to one son of camel creep's silly story to get attention.

After all the New York officials could have rounded up an extra shift of cops on the QT, perhaps put a few more plain clothes guys on the subways. I am not convinced holding a press conference every five minutes was necessary.

Now we find out, TADA, it was all a hoax.

NEW YORK -- The informant who sparked last week's New York City subway threat alert has admitted it was a hoax, CNN reported Tuesday.

The network reported that the informant admitted providing false information.

The informant had claimed that al-Qaida operatives in Iraq were plotting to attack the city's subways using baby strollers packed with remote-controlled explosives. The reported threat said the attacks could occur as early as last Friday.

Authorities said earlier the interrogation of three suspects arrested by U.S. forces in Iraq has so far produced no information to corroborate a possible threat.

New York City's heightened subway security will slowly scale back to what it was before officials announced the supposed.

Those Lovely New Orleans Cops...AGAIN!

Somewhere down in Louisiana way there's a truth.

Someday the truth will come out.

Whatever the case, there's film of Mr. Robert Davis, a New Orleans' citizen urged to return by Mayor Naginhead. Which Davis did.

Only to beat the hell out of, ON FILM, by four, count 'em, FOUR, New Orleans' cops.

The NO police allege Davis was drunk. Davis says he hasn't taken a drink in 25 years.

Someone's telling the truth.

Someone's not.

But hey, we got eyeballs out here in la-la land.

We saw four guys pounding on a guy. Drunk or not, did they have to smash him the face some five times?

Too bad the New Orleans' ghost police didn't get a hold of Mr. Davis. Ghost punches don't hurt.


Robert Davis said he had returned to New Orleans to check on property his family owns in the storm-ravaged city, and was out looking to buy cigarettes when he was beaten and arrested Saturday night in the French Quarter.

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Police have alleged that the 64-year-old Davis was publicly intoxicated, a charge he strongly denied as he stood on the street corner where the incident played out Saturday.

"I haven't had a drink in 25 years," Davis said. He had stitches beneath his left eye, a bandage on his left hand and complained of soreness in his back and aches in his left shoulder.


The French Stole Money from the Oil-for-palaces Program?

Sometimes things just plain shock. NOT.

The French, cowards and dirtballs, certainly did everything in their power to prevent the US from invading Iraq.

It wouldn't be because some very highly placed French fellows were on Saddam's payroll or anything, would it?

The fellow below was also one of Kofi's good buddies.

Kofi's son, father-in-law, brothers, friends, staff and chauffeur were all getting money from that son of three camels, Saddam. Except for Kofi, of course.

Kofi knew nothing.

PARIS (AFP) - Jean-Bernard Merimee, France's former representative at the UN Security Council, was taken into custody by a judge
investigating corruption linked to the Iraqi "oil-for-food" programme.

Merimee, 68, was being questioned over allegations he may have benefited from oil allocations granted under the programme by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein between 1996 and 2003.

Merimee was France's UN ambassador from 1991 to 1995. He was then named ambassador to Italy, and from 1999 to 2002 he was a special adviser to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan on European issues.

Five people have already been placed under judicial investigation by judge Philippe Courroye in connection with the "oil-for-food" affair.


Tomorrow's Blog Post

A little Miscellany.

Including a picture montage titled "You Named It What". Which includes real names of real persons, places or things. Names that will shock you.

Also, info on a very important upcoming Texas vote.
Here's a Restaurant Review.

The name of the place, we're not making this up, is Crabby Dicks.

Their specialty? Crabs, of course. And dirty billboards.
It's a short Fishgiggles this week.

In fact, it's The World's Shortest Fairy Tale.

It's a guaranteed snort.

Links to this week's Daily Updates

Monday's Daily Update
Tuesday's (10/11/05) Daily Update

TV Events of Note

MLB Baseball (New)
FOX-: Wednesday, October 12 8:00 PM
Sports event, Baseball, Playoff sports
Championship Series, Game 1 or 2: Teams TBA
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (New)
NBC Wednesday, October 12 9:00 PM
Sweet Suite
The 13 remaining contestants check into a hotel to design and build a themed lifestyle suite.
Cast: Martha Stewart, Alexis Stewart, Charles Koppelman Executive Producer(s): Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Jay Bienstock
Original Air Date: Oct 12, 2005


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