Tuesday, February 19, 2008

50 Deadly Snakes Kept Inside Central Fla. Home - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando: "DELTONA, Fla. -- A Central Florida man will be allowed to keep a collection of cobras, vipers and rattlesnakes inside his residential home despite an effort to have them removed."
It was the city, not an HOA, that wanted the snakes removed. It turns out that he has some sort of state permit (!?) do do this. With a one-word substitution, this situation fits the famous last line of the movie Chinatown, "Forget it, Jake. It's Florida."

or...maybe the city would like to do a little word substitution with Samuel L. Jackson's equally famous line in Snakes on a Plane, and say, "Enough is enough! I have had it with these m*****f*****g snakes in this m*****f*****g house!"
Clinton targets pledged delegates - Roger Simon - Politico.com: "Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already won in the caucuses and primaries if she needs them to win the nomination."

This is really something. We are not talking about superdelegates, who may have voluntarily endorsed somebody but who are free to vote at the convention for whoever they choose. Clinton is now going after Obama's pledged delegates--these are ordinary folks who pledged that if they were chosen as delegates, they would vote for Obama at the convention. Clinton is playing the hardest of hardball politics now.
Why is this blog blocked?
I received a cordial and informative response to my request (described below). Here it is, and thanks to the Senior Security Engineer of the Information Assurance Directorate of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the prompt reply.

"The reason your weblog is being blocked by OSD's (and only the Office
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