The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. ~ Aesop
A year has now passed since AZ State Representative Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while outside a supermarket where she was meeting with constituents. A total of 17 were shot. Six of the victims died, among them John M. Roll, the chief judge for the United States District Court for Arizona, and a 9-year-old girl.
Much blame was placed upon the map posted on Sarah Palin’s website which showed several cross-hairs specifying various Democrats – one of which was Gabrielle Gifford. Although there is no evidence that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, took aim due to this map, the coincidence in itself is frightening.
More hate continues.
Miss TSA April 2011
When looking through TIME’s “The Best Blogs of 2011” I saw “The TSA Blog” listed. Ayup… a blog all about TSA, from the TSA’s point of view.
Spokesman “Blogger Bob” spends much of his time debunking myths that didn’t need debunking and expressing a peculiar sense of humor. He also manages to ignore most of the questions raised by commenters — an unruly mob whose collective blood pressure seems to rise each time Bob blogs. More…
Another installment of funnies to help us make it through “Hump Day”. And I decided to pick on Newt a bit this time.
When Kevin Kirkpatrick, a famous Hollywood make-up artist, is not busy on the set, he has a hobby of creating prosthetic models of cartoon characters. I find this picture of Beavis and Butthead to be very disturbing.
It was one year ago I was one of many who sat glued to the internet watching the birth of a revolution which grew worldwide. Yes, it was first in Tunisia where the people gathered in in the streets in protest. The events began in December 2010 and led to the ousting of longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011 eventually leading to a thorough democratization of the country and to free and democratic elections.
However, it was on January 25, 2011, that the world woke up when the people of Egypt gathered together and formed a revolution against Mubarak. Protesters flooded Cairo’s main squares and Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Flickr flooded the internet with updates. Supporters of Egypt’s protesters around the world spread information in updates so rapid and numerous that the collective coverage could probably be classified as viral.