Diana Run

If anyone has been reading my blog for any amount of time, you may remember my best friend’s sister Diana was killed in a car accident last August.

She was a wonderful young woman in all ways. In order to remember her, a 5k run called “The Diana Run” has been set up.

See dianarun.org for full details. If you’re from the central New Jersey area, consider participating in or sponsorship of this event. I know that it will mean a lot to her family and the money will go to sponsoring other young people in pursuit of international missions.

Thanks.

Where’s Frank Rizzo When You Need Him?

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This morning’s commute was a rough one, as “peace activists” decided to stage a march from the Liberty Bell to the Federal Building. This had, how shall we say, an adverse effect on my overall commute time. It seemed to back traffic up just about everywhere, but most noticeably on Broad Street, my primary route to work.

So, as I’m sitting in the car, thinking “Stupid hippies! If Rizzo was still commish, he’d have the Brute Squad down here, crackin’ some skulls!”, I hear the local news report that the protestors were hoping for “about a hundred” people to be arrested by the Philly P.D. The newscaster then reports that things didn’t quite go to plan.

The Federal building, being Federal property, gives proper jurisdiction to the U.S. Marshalls, who showed up in force and hauled the protestors off, while the Philly P.D. merely stood by in an “advisory role” (read: got a good laugh at the protestors’ antics).

I just keep getting the image of Tommy Lee Jones slapping some plasticuffs on some Dirty Hippies™. It is to laugh.

Best Quote O’ The Day

This is ripped directly from The Corner over at NRO:

NOT SHOCK AND AWE-ING, JUST SHELLACKING [Jonah Goldberg]
Pentagon says this is merely more opportunistic target-whacking not the full tilt boogie for freedom and justice.

Priceless.

Spectacles of Power

Here’s my question:

Does Pearle Vision have some sort of discount for tinhorn third world dictators? They must get the same catalog in the mail. Take a look:

Maybe they have the same HMO.

[UPDATE]
Fidel, too?

Is there some sort of International Socialist Optometrist Society I’m unaware of?
[UPDATE]
Papa Kim gets in on the action:

Thankfully, Fidel dumped his older ones:

There must be some Image Solidarity Movement amongst “Socialist” dictators.

Or maybe they’re all trying to look like Kissinger.

[UPDATE]
Of course, President Jiang was a trend-setter too:

And Wen Jibao is looking to continue the trend:

Dogs. Cats. [God’s] good pleasure. I’ll explain more in the morning.

Chirac PS

Best. Fark. Photoshop. Ever.

View with caution, as I got some very strange looks from coworkers as I tried to stifle my guffaws.

Dig it.

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