William Katz: Urgent Agenda
AUGUST 15, 2010
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A man was jailed on charges he robbed a southwestern Pennsylvania supermarket pharmacy while his face was wrapped in medical bandages and a surgical mask. State police said 52-year-old Edward Singer entered the Giant Eagle on Route 31 in Somerset Township about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Singer gave the pharmacist a note that read, "Don't do anything stupid, this is a holdup."
No, don't do anything stupid, like wearing medical bandages and a surgical mask. Nothing like being inconspicuous.
AUGUST 14, 2010
BERN, Switzerland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Swedish driver caught speeding at 180 mph in Switzerland could face a world-record fine of $1 million for the infraction, prosecutors say. The 37-year-old man, whose name was not reported, was driving his Mercedes SLS AMG at 105 mph over the speed limit, the BBC reported Friday. The location and date of the alleged infraction were not disclosed. Under Swiss law a fine is determined by the speed recorded and by the driver's wealth.
Please keep this story away from any liberal. If you don't, you know what will happen here next.
AUGUST 13, 2010
NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A New York advertising executive gave her American Express Platinum card to a beggar after she realized she had no cash but wanted to help him."He asked me if I had any money," Merrie Harris, 45, told the New York Post. "He said he just wanted to get a Vitaminwater. I said, 'I don't (have any cash) -- I only have my credit card.'"
A Vitaminwater? I guess you'd call him an executive panhandler. They all have Platinum Cards.
AUGUST 12, 2010
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots.
What's really outrageous is his fashion sense. Everyone from Saudi Arabia to Iran knows that you don't wear a burqa with tan boots.
AUGUST 11, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A 7-year-old Oregon girl whose lemonade stand was shut down by health authorities and reopened with the help of sponsors said she has now made $1,838.31. Julie Murphy of Oregon City, whose Portland lemonade stand was shut down last month for not having a food safety license and reopened a short time later with the help of radio station KRSK 105.1 and Les Schwab Tire Centers, said she plans to use her profits to bankroll a trip to Disneyland with mother Maria Fife, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday.
What? A successful business in the age of Obama? Stop it now! Tax her! Tax her!
AUGUST 10, 2010
From the Whittier (California) Daily News: It hasn't been the coolest summer on record, but it's been close, forecasters say. The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said. That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer..
In fact, liberal Hollywood stars are moving to New York to associate themselves with more politically correct weather pattererns. Cool just isn't cool.
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