01 November 2012

Thursday Potpourri

Breaking-In Blues Dept:  Biologists finally caught and killed a grizzly bear suspected in a string of residential break-ins. He wasn't exactly subtle:
from the story at www.adn.com

It appears easy, when you weigh between 700 and 800 pounds. Clearly, he's b-ruined that door.

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I Got Yer Politics Right Here Dept:  A group of social conservatives has been campaigning against Anchorage's chief judge because of his rulings on abortion and parental consent. The State's judicial council is aghast ... aghast, I say.
"Frankly, it's appalling what they are doing," said Larry Cohn, executive director of the Alaska Judicial Council. Politics are supposed to be removed from the process, he said.
It seems that when he ruled in favor of public funding for abortions, and over-ruled the parental consent law passed by voters a couple years back, local parents took it personally.

Go figure.

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Getting Away With It, More or Less Dept:  A Wasilla woman who embezzled $75,000 from Chugiak High School has reached a plea bargain with the court; her attorney told the court she has already paid back about $12,000, and will repay an additional $60,000.

So let me get this straight: if I steal a boatload of money from a local school, and - when caught - agree to pay back most of it, I can walk away with only probation?

And the judicial council is still incredulous that "social conservatives" are playing a role in the reelection of judges. Hmph.

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War-Weary Dept: Like many, I will be so relieved when the election is over: no more political ads, arguments, dirty politics, and so on, have taken their toll. I'm cautiously in the camp of those who believe Romney will win by a substantial margin ... and firmly in the camp of those who believe he'll have to be watched like a hawk to keep him on the conservative side of the road.

And with that, I pray you have a truly satisfying day, and thanks for stopping by.


ProudHillbilly said...

I'm not sure how much sympathy I have with someone who paints their garage door pink...

Rev. Paul said...

PH, we paint buildings a lot of uh, bright colors, just so not everything's white during the long winter months. But looking at that door certainly lets me know what you mean.

Peter said...

"b-ruined" . . . that's worthy of me at my worst!


Rev. Paul said...

Peter, I was thinking of you when I typed it.

joated said...

What is wrong with the judges up your way?

The bear was only 700 to 800 pounds? What's his big brother doing, pounding his way through concrete block walls?

I'd write more, but I've got to go reenforce my garage doors and make sure the 12-guage is loaded with slugs. YOWZA!

Rev. Paul said...

joated, the judge in question is clearly aware of our place in the 9th district of the federal appeals process. But he's still got to go.

Re: the bear, he was a bruiser. We're hearing of quite a few big ones marauding in settled areas, this year.