Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
Tampa prosecutors plan to go ahead with charges against a 93-year-old man who offered a prostitute $20 for . . . well, I suppose it could have been sex. I think the guy deserves a commendation for his ambition.
Looks like ATF really does take that “always remember forfeiture” mantra to heart. The agency has seized hundreds of guns from a licensed Gilbert, Arizona dealer, but won’t say why, and have made no arrests.
The New York Times discovers rickrolling. If Rick Astley is smart, he’ll have a sense humor about all of this, and capitalize on it. How great would it be to get Astley himself to pull off a high-profile rickrolling? Something televised nationally, I’m thinking.
Here’s a nice story: A man with elephantiasis is the recipient of the world’s first full-face transplant.
A 10-year-old girl with terminal brain cancer has a dying wish to have her dad at her bedside. Dad is in federal prison on a five-year drug sentence. He’s due to be released next year. The prison warden has the discretion to grant a furlough to prisoners under “extraordinary circumstances.” He has thus far refused, concluding that this situation doesn’t meet that standard. I understand his decision. We can’t risk any compassion when it comes to illicit drugs, lest other 10-year olds with terminal cancer get the wrong message. This is a “war,” after all.