This is a SWEEET story! Don’t you just love it when some two-bit thug gets his just due on the street? I read this story today from another site, but a friend of mine, ViperAsh50, posted it in his newsletter. All I can say is HUUUAH!
From the Desert News in Utah:
Former Marine takes down man after clerk is hit
By Pat Reavy
Deseret Morning News
A man who had just been released from jail was sent right back Monday after police say he picked the wrong store to attempt a robbery.
The 30-year-old man was in line at a 7-Eleven, 2175 E. 9400 South, just before 8 p.m. When he got to the counter he asked the female clerk for a carton of cigarettes, said Sandy Police Sgt. Victor Quezada. But after he received them he walked out without paying, Quezada said.
The clerk told another female clerk who followed him outside the doors and told him to stop.
Instead, the man turned around and punched the clerk in the face, Quezada said.
James Sjostrom was standing in line right behind the man who took the cigarettes and saw the entire thing unfold.
Breaking from Drudge right now, coming up from New York Times writer Mark Mazetti, for release tomorrow. From the story:
Some in G.O.P. Say Iran Threat Is Played Down
Some senior Bush administration officials and top Republican lawmakers are voicing anger that American spy agencies have not issued more ominous warnings about the threats that they say Iran presents to the United States.
Some policy makers have accused intelligence agencies of playing down Iranâ€™s role in Hezbollahâ€™s recent attacks against Israel and overestimating the time it would take for Iran to build a nuclear weapon.
The complaints, expressed privately in recent weeks, surfaced in a Congressional report about Iran released Wednesday. They echo the tensions that divided the administration and the Central Intelligence Agency during the prelude to the war in Iraq.
The criticisms reflect the views of some officials inside the White House and the Pentagon who advocated going to war with Iraq and now are pressing for confronting Iran directly over its nuclear program and ties to terrorism, say officials with knowledge of the debate.
Huge h/t to Michelle Malkin for showing me and other bloggers this site. Michelle and Katie Favazza are sending out the clarion call to all bloggers:
Please pledge to blog about a 9/11 victim on 9/11/06 this year. (my words)
This site was the brainchild of D.C. Roe, and titled “The 2,996 Project“. From the site:
The 2,996 Project
The idea is simple, but powerful: have a special tribute for each victim of 9/11, with each tribute being created by a different blogger. We started 2,996 Project to coordinate the creation of the tributes, and that’s what this site is all about. Here you can sign up to make a tribute yourself, on your blog (we’ll randomly assign a victim to you). You can also browse or search through either the victims that have already been assigned, or those that have not — and you can get pointers to more information on all of them.
A message from the guy who started it all…
For each of us something different about 9/11 brought the tragedy into focus. For me it was the sympathy and grief that poured in from overseas.
One more bit of humor, but slight truth after the events of late. This is made in the image of all those insipid “inspiration” posters you see in all corporate buildings these days, but this one is a bit more realistic. Oh, don’t like the language? Go visit another site. You have no Constitutional right to not be offended.
GO U.S. MILITARY!!!! KICK SOME ISLAMOFASCIST ASSES!
I know there’s a lot of crazy, serious bad stuff going on right now, so I thought I’d drop in a little jab-to-the-Left humor here.
I love Tommy Franks, but not just because I found him a very excellent warrior, and extremely accessible through his business website, but also because he’s a fellow Okie. God loves an Okie.