Monthly Archives: August 2005

Wal Mart shooter likely saved life

KRQE News 13 – Wal Mart shooter likely saved life:
“ALBUQUERQUE — A man attacking his ex-wife with a knife inside a southeast Albuquerque Wal Mart was shot and killed by a 72-year-old man Thursday evening.

Vigil was shot to death by 72-year old Due Moore. Police won’t say how many shots were fired, but some witnesses tell News 13 they heard at least three shots. Police say Moore had a concealed carry license and is a well-known volunteer with APD’s cold case unit.

“It’s probably a very good thing he (Moore) was there,” says APD Sgt. Trish Hoffman. “Ms. Cordova may not be here today if it had not been for him.”…

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>Wal Mart shooter likely saved life

>KRQE News 13 – Wal Mart shooter likely saved life:

“ALBUQUERQUE — A man attacking his ex-wife with a knife inside a southeast Albuquerque Wal Mart was shot and killed by a 72-year-old man Thursday evening.

Vigil was shot to death by 72-year old Due Moore. Police won’t say how many shots were fired, but some witnesses tell News 13 they heard at least three shots. Police say Moore had a concealed carry license and is a well-known volunteer with APD’s cold case unit.

“It’s probably a very good thing he (Moore) was there,” says APD Sgt. Trish Hoffman. “Ms. Cordova may not be here today if it had not been for him.”…

Superdome Sadness?


Wizbang:
…”If the worst happens -and at this point it seems implausible that it won’t- the bottom 2 stories will fill with water. Dirty nasty foul water full of chemicals and raw sewerage. Further the bathroom facilities are only expected to function for the first day.

So in rough terms, 40,000 people will be trapped in a building with no plumbing, little light and no air conditioning. The temps after the storm rolls thru will probably be in the low 90s. Considerably hotter in the building.”…

Excellent post by Wizbang… He probably hopes he’s wrong.

1 Million Homeless in N.O.?

Hurricane Could Leave 1 Million Homeless:
“When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans on Monday, it could turn one of America’s most charming cities into a vast cesspool tainted with toxic chemicals, human waste and even coffins released by floodwaters from the city’s legendary cemeteries…”

Let’s pray that doesn’t happen.

>Superdome Sadness?

>
Wizbang:
…”If the worst happens -and at this point it seems implausible that it won’t- the bottom 2 stories will fill with water. Dirty nasty foul water full of chemicals and raw sewerage. Further the bathroom facilities are only expected to function for the first day.

So in rough terms, 40,000 people will be trapped in a building with no plumbing, little light and no air conditioning. The temps after the storm rolls thru will probably be in the low 90s. Considerably hotter in the building.”…

Excellent post by Wizbang… He probably hopes he’s wrong.

>1 Million Homeless in N.O.?

>Hurricane Could Leave 1 Million Homeless:
“When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans on Monday, it could turn one of America’s most charming cities into a vast cesspool tainted with toxic chemicals, human waste and even coffins released by floodwaters from the city’s legendary cemeteries…”

Let’s pray that doesn’t happen.

Annoying AOL Ad.

Is it just me, or is the new AOL commercial the most annoying spot in a long list of stupid AOL ads?
I’ve been watching the Weather Channel for hours and I’ve seen this spot too many times.

An AOL rep is escorting a typical user through the building. This guy is a klutz and would be maimed repeatedly except for the quick thinking of the rep…
He moves him away from a slippery floor…
he blocks a door from slamming into him…
he pushes him out of the way of a falling light fixture…
Right up against a wall…
They stay there looking in each others eyes… about 3 seconds too long.

Come ON people!
Quit insulting us with those irritating advertisements.
/rant off
(Disclosure: I’m not gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that)

Invading Canada


Digital Brownshirt has a post up about Invading Canada.

I hope Snidely Whiplash is on our side.

(I took this picture of my buddies at Westmatch)

>Annoying AOL Ad.

>Is it just me, or is the new AOL commercial the most annoying spot in a long list of stupid AOL ads?
I’ve been watching the Weather Channel for hours and I’ve seen this spot too many times.

An AOL rep is escorting a typical user through the building. This guy is a klutz and would be maimed repeatedly except for the quick thinking of the rep…
He moves him away from a slippery floor…
he blocks a door from slamming into him…
he pushes him out of the way of a falling light fixture…
Right up against a wall…
They stay there looking in each others eyes… about 3 seconds too long.

Come ON people!
Quit insulting us with those irritating advertisements.
/rant off
(Disclosure: I’m not gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that)

Funny Toyota Ad

We may not have too much to smile about tomorrow.

Here’s a chance to smile today.
(It’s a QuickTime movie.)

H/T Digital Brownshirt

>Invading Canada

>
Digital Brownshirt has a post up about Invading Canada.

I hope Snidely Whiplash is on our side.

(I took this picture of my buddies at Westmatch)

New Orleans Traffic Cams

New Orleans Traffic Cam Central: Seven Views of Metro Area Traffic – NOLA.com

Doubtful whether we’ll be able to see images from them after dark or how long these cams will even operate… stay tuned.

Update: Cams are not being updated. When they come back online, check out the Flood Cam at I-10 @ Broad.

>Funny Toyota Ad

>We may not have too much to smile about tomorrow.

Here’s a chance to smile today.
(It’s a QuickTime movie.)

H/T Digital Brownshirt

>New Orleans Traffic Cams

>New Orleans Traffic Cam Central: Seven Views of Metro Area Traffic – NOLA.com

Doubtful whether we’ll be able to see images from them after dark or how long these cams will even operate… stay tuned.

Update: Cams are not being updated. When they come back online, check out the Flood Cam at I-10 @ Broad.

New Orleans Mandatory Evacuation.


WWLTV.com | Local News:
“In the face of a catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, a mandatory evacuation was ordered Sunday for New Orleans by Mayor Ray Nagin.”…

Previous hurricanes evacuations in New Orleans were always voluntary, because so many people don’t have the means of getting out.

…Interstate 10, which was converted Saturday so that all lanes headed one-way out of town, was total gridlock.

UPDATE: 4:30PM MDT Katrina upgraded to Cat 5. Eye is 30miles wide. Expected landfall 2am.
Only three Cat 5 hurricanes have ever hit the United States.

Ace is on the case.

Scam Alert: Jury Rigged.

Identity thieves trick the unwary into revealing their personal details by telling them they’ve failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued.

The scammer calls claiming to work for the local court and claims you’ve failed to report for jury duty. He tells you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest.
Specifically, the scammer asks for the victim’s Social Security number, birth date, and sometimes even for credit card numbers and other private information — exactly what the scammer needs to commit identity theft. ..
Crime (Jury Rigged)

>New Orleans Mandatory Evacuation.

>
WWLTV.com | Local News:
“In the face of a catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, a mandatory evacuation was ordered Sunday for New Orleans by Mayor Ray Nagin.”…

Previous hurricanes evacuations in New Orleans were always voluntary, because so many people don’t have the means of getting out.

…Interstate 10, which was converted Saturday so that all lanes headed one-way out of town, was total gridlock.

UPDATE: 4:30PM MDT Katrina upgraded to Cat 5. Eye is 30miles wide. Expected landfall 2am.
Only three Cat 5 hurricanes have ever hit the United States.

Ace is on the case.

>Scam Alert: Jury Rigged.

>Identity thieves trick the unwary into revealing their personal details by telling them they’ve failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued.

The scammer calls claiming to work for the local court and claims you’ve failed to report for jury duty. He tells you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest.
Specifically, the scammer asks for the victim’s Social Security number, birth date, and sometimes even for credit card numbers and other private information — exactly what the scammer needs to commit identity theft. ..
Crime (Jury Rigged)

Rabid Bats – Really.


KTVB.COM | Idaho News:
“BOISE — Idaho Health Department officials are warning people to stay away from bats because they may be infected with rabies.

The Central District Health Department says that last weekend a cat in Ada County caught one rabid bat, and another rabid bat in Valley County landed on a person’s leg.”

Don’t approach any bat that is acting strangely.

>Rabid Bats – Really.

>
KTVB.COM | Idaho News:
“BOISE — Idaho Health Department officials are warning people to stay away from bats because they may be infected with rabies.

The Central District Health Department says that last weekend a cat in Ada County caught one rabid bat, and another rabid bat in Valley County landed on a person’s leg.”

Don’t approach any bat that is acting strangely.