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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Destiny

Ever wonder if some people had their life mapped out for them long before they were born?

Take for example Kylie L. Grissom and the fate that most assuredly awaited her for oh so many years, and is now realized - prison:

Woman charged with attempted burglary, left license at scene
The Associated Press

McMinnville, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a woman trying to break into a home left an easy calling card for them - half of her driver license.

Kylie L. Grissom is charged with attempted burglary at a home last month.

The attempt was discovered when the home's owner found half of the suspect's driver license in the door frame, where it apparently broke off while she was attempting to open the lock.

Police said Grissom's name was on the broken half, and she told officers that she tried breaking into the home to find painkillers. (
link)

One more mouth to feed. Probably worth it though.

Good News Out Of Chilhowie

Good news indeed:

Southwest Virginia officer returns to the job
By Bill Christian, Bristol Herald-Courier


Lt. Kevin Testerman went on patrol on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since he was shot and injured in the line of duty. On September 17th the Chilhowie, Virginia police officer responded to a domestic disturbance and suicide attempt call.

"Each one of us know that it can happen and we put it in the back of our head, hoping that it never happens to us," Testerman said.

He was hit in his hands, right arm and shoulder and he still has a few scars visible on his hands. Despite the hard road to recovery, the 37 year old is happy to be back and so are his fellow officers.

"We're proud of him, proud to have him a part of our team and we count it a privilege to have Kevin back," said Officer Zach Thomas, Chilhowie Police Department. (link)

Back on the front lines.

Well, They Are Good For Something

Yesterday I made fun of the Democrats who run the state of New Jersey, suggesting that, in lieu of actually getting anything accomplished, they turn to that old tried n' true - they apologize for slavery.

However I had forgotten the one thing these boys are indeed good at:
Corzine Proposes Steep Rise in Tolls
By David W. Chen and Ken Belson, The New York Times


Trenton — Gov. Jon S. Corzine proposed the biggest financial maneuver in New Jersey’s history on Tuesday, arguing that drastically increasing highway tolls over the next 15 years could generate as much as $38 billion to help the state pay off half its debt and finance transportation improvements.

Drivers would face a 50 percent increase in tolls on the state’s three toll roads — the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway — every four years, beginning in 2010. The tolls would rise further with inflation. In addition, a portion of a fourth highway — Route 440 leading from the intersection of the Turnpike and the Parkway in Woodbridge to the Outerbridge Crossing — would become a toll road.

“It’s not something I want to do,” Mr. Corzine said ... (link)
"It's not something I want to do." Just once I'd love to read that sentence end with - "... so I'm not going to do it."

But no. Never.

On Hillary's Unexpected Victory

Let me be the first to suggest ...

... she owes it all to those darn electronic voting machines.

It Just Won't Go Away

Canker
Noun: canker kangkur
1. An ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
2. A pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

Clinton Escapes to Fight Another Day

I feel like have an ulceration coming on.

If Kaine Were Serious About Virginia Tech ...

... he'd follow the example being set in Michigan:
Michigan sees fewer gun deaths -- with more permits
By Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press


Six years after new rules made it much easier to get a license to carry concealed weapons, the number of Michiganders legally packing heat has increased more than six-fold.

But dire predictions about increased violence and bloodshed have largely gone unfulfilled, according to law enforcement officials and, to the extent they can be measured, crime statistics.

The incidence of violent crime in Michigan in the six years since the law went into effect has been, on average, below the rate of the previous six years. The overall incidence of death from firearms, including suicide and accidents, also has declined.

More than 155,000 Michiganders -- about one in every 65 -- are now authorized to carry loaded guns as they go about their everyday affairs, according to Michigan State Police records. (link)
Arming the law-abiding citizenry of this country has proven, over and over again, to be the best way to hold down crime. And to prevent the depredations of madmen like Seung-hui Cho.

Instead our governor piddles with non-existent problems and proposes feckless solutions.

When will fools like him learn?.