When I started LM31 a few years ago, I made one major decision... that I would not write just to fill space... and I didn't want it to be just another typical blog which is no more index of today's news with a link to the story.
This is why I've never understood why Drudge gets all the accolades... he seldom writes anything and merely provides a list of "top" stories. (And I use his service almost every day--a good place to start).
But there are days when I fall behind... should I write about the anarchist
ragheads, excuse me... Youths of Undetermined Ethnic Extraction... or recap The Pantsuit's campaign money connect with the Chinese military?
Having fallen far behind, I'm opting for the short form today... news you can use.
Thanks to MichellMalkin.com for this one... seems Lakota (Sioux) East High School in the Cincinnati area has canceled this years' school play... Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians".
Okay your eyes are already rolling... "What's wrong with 'Indians'?", you ask.
But wait... it's not the Lakota complaining... it's our old friends the NAACP... it seems the original play was named "Ten Little N*****s" and featured a hangman's noose illustration on the cover. Who knew? Certainly not the teachers or school kids.
The local prez of the N2ACP, despite the fact all of the offensive material has been edited, complained that of the original 69-year-old title and cover means there's a "lack of racial diversity among Lakota students and teachers."
Yeah, they're weird that way... they don't like some has-been, racial pressure group telling them how to educate their kids.
Gawd forbid they try "Tom Sawyer".
Most of my life I lived within easy driving distance of Greeley Colorado... a sleepy agribusiness town in the nor'east quarter of the state. In recent years it has become a destination for wetbacks who find work at the huge Swift & Co. meatpacking plant
Greeley's "Latino" population has nearly tripled since 1980, and the residents are not happy. Just ask Mayor Tom Selders who was whip sawed out of his office recently after he openly criticized the 2006 ICE raid at Swift which netted 262 with stolen or fake SSNs.
Like so many national GOP office holders, Selders ignored his citizens' "mad as hell and we're not gonna take it any more" outrage at his own peril.
- Critics blame illegal immigrants for part of the $36 million a year in uncollected bills at the local hospital, and a 73% rise in violent crime since 2000.
- Now signs in City Hall are bilingual.
- One in 5 Greeley elementary school students needs help speaking or reading English.
According to a Daily Mail story, 40-percent of London's primary age children speak a language other than English at home. A teachers' association has called for more school "infrastructure" (meaning cash) they needed to get foreign-speaking pupils fluent enough to cope with the national curriculum as soon as possible.
Greeley... meet your new Sister City.
... and remaining with the former Great Britain:
At first blush, you'd think this happened in Berkeley:
The most vocal slug, a woman, screamed that it was wrong for staff to rope off a lane exclusively for the 15 injured vets from the nearby Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre.
The swimmer, said: "I pay to come here and swim – you lot don't."
Others worried that the soldiers might "scare children".
Funny... I'm never know children to be frightened by heroes.
Tired of the Muzzies' crap... some enterprising Germans all over the nation are sending a quick message wherever they can find a statue to drape with a faux burka.
and now, turning to international
Self-important nimrods from all over the world will descend on the postage stamp-sized Bali early next month... in squadrons of executive jets... to save the world from global warming.
Airport officials are very concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC)--I'll skip my pronunciation--will exceed the capacity of parking areas on the apron.
Well, plan ahead why don't we?
So.... aircraft storage officials are allocating "parking space" at other airports in Surabaya, Lombok, Jakarta and Makassar.
So, VIPs like His Preeminent Fatass Algore will fly there, deplane... the plane will then fly somewhere else, then fly back to Bali where the crew will stuff his award-winning backside in Seat A 1 (2 and 3) for yet another flight back stateside.
What a Chinese fire drill...