Wednesday’s Gloating Sesh

Today I brought my drum in studio (one of my kid’s snare drums from their drum kit) to celebrate Wisconsin’s historic victory. Granted, we were all a little delirious from having so little sleep the night before, but it was worth it. THIS is what democracy* looks like.

Caller Joe rang in and cracked us all up with his hysterical gloating.

Below is the full list of the show’s special edition Victory Lap Bumper Trax:

Only in Chicago: Gang Members Hold a Presser

Easy way to round them up.

Gang members themselves are the latest to come out against police Supt. Jody Weis’ strategy to put pressure on them and curb gang violence.

Self-described gang members held a news conference at the Columbus Park Refectory, at 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. on the city’s West Side.

Oh goodness.

Gang members are also expected to attend another news conference that is being held by local clergy at 11 a.m., at the New Life Christian Ministries of Greater Chicago, 8201 S. Jeffery Blvd.

They are taking issue with Weis’ strategy of meeting with gang leaders and warning them of serious consequences if violence continues.

Wah.

Via

It’s OK, WTC Mosque Just Another Plot by Teh Joos

So see Christians and Muslims? It’s all the Zionists’ fault.

Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘ti Bayumi, a member of the Islamic Research Academy [of Al Azhar] told Al Masry Al Youm that he rejects the building of any mosque in this area [Ground Zero], because the “devious mentality” desires to connect these events [of 9/11] with Islam, though he maintains that Islam is innocent of this accusation. Instead, it is a “Zionist conspiracy,” which many are making use of to harm the religion.

Had he stopped at “I don’t think the mosque should be built there” that would have been fine but dude took it beyond the line that separates sane and insanely bigoted by blaming – who else? – TEH JOOS. Thus, we both think the mosque is not OK for different reasons, ours not seeped in intolerance for the Jewish faith.

Fine. Whatever. That’s what it is. Whatever makes you not build that mosque there. Pick the craziest one and go with it.

High-Five: This Guy

From Mediaite and WSJ:

From the Wall Street Journal:

“JetBlue Flight 1052 from Pittsburgh had taxied to a stop at Terminal 5, Gate C around noon Monday when flight attendant Steven Slater, 38, was struck in the head with luggage that a passenger was trying to unload from an overhead compartment, according to an airport official with knowledge of the incident.

Slater demanded an apology from the passenger, the official said, but the passenger refused. The two argued before the passenger told Slater to ‘f— off’, the official said. The official said that Slater then got on the plane’s PA system and directed that same obscenity at all the passengers and added that he especially meant it for the man who refused to apologize.

Slater is alleged to have then activated the plane’s inflatable emergency slide, grabbed two beers from the galley, then slid down the chute, the official said.”

Holy crap. All Slater needed to do is wave the American flag over his head and shotgun one of those beers on the way down the chute and he’d probably be the greatest human being who ever lived.

Indeed. HIGH FIVES TO THAT GUY.

Brings to mind this flick: