Wednesday, July 27, 2005

To the D.C. AmCoppers 

From AmericaBlog:

Drop by Santorum's book-signing in DC on Wednesday

Wednesday, July 27th
12:30 at Trover Shop bookstore
221 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Washington, DC

Ask him about dog rape. I hear he's into that topic.
If you go, send me a report.

London Snapshots 

From The Fixin's Bar:

1) Waiting at a bus stop outside of a movie theater in Piccadilly Circus, I am passed by two Pakistani boys with thick accents. One of them waves to me. I instinctively wave back. The other says "you know that guy?" The first boy nods. "I met that big nigger at the snooker room," he says.

2) Sitting on the 94 bus headed into Shepard's Bush, a lanky Englishman in his late 40s sits next to me. His phone rings, and he answers it loudly:
"'Allo? Okay, you've seen the ad, then? No, no, I speak English. 'Ats the only language I know. English. No, no, no, you've got it wrong. I like women. WOMEN. Right. Right. Right. Those are the two facts. I speak English, I like women. [long pause]. Meet me in Ravenscourt Park tomorrow at 6:15. I'll have on a red hat." (hangs up).

3) After asking a cab driver to bring myself and [a British employee of my company, named T.] to a bar that was still open (at 10:45 this is a rarity, apparently - what the hell is this town?), he tells us he knows just the place.

He pulls up in front of a small pink brick building with a sign reading "Secrets..." on the awning.

T.: "Is this a stripper pub?"
Cabbie: "It isn't a church."
T.: "Is there another place, though, around here, just a regular pub?"
Cabbie: "In there, you can suck on their titties for 15 quid."
T.: (nervous laugh)
Cabbie: "Why, you a proper ponce? I don't know anything about where them kinds of bars are. Get out then. End of the road for you two, Poncie."

I was ready to go in, but T. begged off, saying he thought he'd be fired if someone from [our company] knew he took the American to "Secrets...".

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Four Scout Leaders Die in Va. Accident

FORT A.P. HILL, Va., July 25 -- Four adult Scout leaders from Alaska were killed Monday afternoon at the Boy Scout Jamboree in an electrical accident that apparently occurred when a pole from a tent they were setting up struck an overhead power line, officials said.
Officials said late last night that they expected the jamboree to continue but were not certain whether any adjustments to the schedule or participation might be made. Bob Dries, volunteer chairman of the event's national news and media operation, said: "I would expect the jamboree is going to carry on. Certainly, our sympathy is with the families. It's a sad day. The jamboree is about kids and having fun."
President Bush is scheduled to address the gathering Wednesday night.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for Law 

Roberts Listed in Federalist Society '97-98 Directory
Court Nominee Said He Has No Memory of Membership

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. has repeatedly said that he has no memory of belonging to the Federalist Society, but his name appears in the influential, conservative legal organization's 1997-1998 leadership directory.
Yesterday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Roberts "has no recollection of being a member of the Federalist Society, or its steering committee." Roberts has acknowledged taking part in some Federalist Society activities, Perino said.


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