AND OTHER TALL TALES OFF SHORT PIERS
Maybe we should give those SEALs the proposed “Courageous Restraint” medal–they showed a helluva lot more than I probably would have.
Andrew Griffiths won in a 12 year dominated Labour district, with 44.5% of the vote, due in part for running a campaign based on beer. I’m not kidding, this issue was substantial in his election, even his campaign website has Supporting the Brewing Industry number two on his issues page, I just can’t believe it. Apparently 33% of the price of every pint of beer goes towards taxation in Britain, forcing local Pubs to close on a regular basis, while punishing casual beer drinkers for the problems of hostile alcoholics.
As Steyn noted here, the English pub is also under assault by mass Muslim immigration.
And on the Subprime Bomber:
Incidentally, one way of falling behind with your house payments is to take half a year off to go to Pakistan and train in a terrorist camp. Perhaps Congress could pass some sort of jihadist housing credit?
It’s dangerous to joke like that, Mark; this Congress enacts the punchlines.
Speaking of celebrations, I hope you celebrated Hard Hat Riot Day with Kathy Shaidle yesterday:
On May 8, 1970, New York mayor John Lindsay ordered all flags on city buildings lowered to half staff, in memory of the students who’d died in the Kent State shootings four days earlier.
Construction workers at the World Trade Center building site got wind of the plan. When anti-war protester assembled at the George Washington statue on Wall Street that day — complete with Viet Cong flags — suits and hard hats joined forces against the hippies, in one of the weirdest 70s events you’ve never heard of: the Hard Hat Riot.
It brought a tear to my eye, *sniff*–and it’s not just the tear gas this time.
And speaking of sentimental favorites, call your Mom.