Friday, August 17, 2007

From SOBA - Judge Hatchetts Speech

I never watch her on TV - but her comments in this venue are worth a listen.

The State of Black America

This was a damn good rant. I just had to share it.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Stupid Criminal Tricks

Is it me? Or is everyone just getting MORE crazy?

Woman Arrested in Fudge Robbery After Assault Claim
By Joe Holley Washington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 3, 2007; 3:58 PM

A sweet tooth proved to be the undoing of a Greenbelt woman visiting Annapolis this week.
Shortly after midnight, Thursday morning, the Annapolis Police Department received a call from a clerk at the downtown Maryland House Hotel, who reported that a woman had come into the lobby and said she had been the victim of a sexual assault.
Officers met with Greenbelt resident Catherine Anne Delgado, 35, and determined that her assault claim was unfounded. During the course of their conversation in the lobby, the officers noticed that Delgado, wearing slacks and a sleeveless white blouse, had large slabs of fudge bulging out of her pockets.
"Smudges of fudge showed up very well on her hands and white blouse," Officer Hal Dalton said. "You don't see something like that every day."
On a hunch, an officer walked over to the nearby Fudge Kitchen on Main Street and found that the front door was unsecured. The Fudge Kitchen owner told police that since closing time a large amount of fudge had disappeared from the store's window display. He did not know why the door was unlocked.
Meanwhile, back at the hotel, Delgado had used the restroom during her interview with police. When a female officer checked the facility, she found that Delgado had tried to flush a large amount of fudge down the toilet, so much, in fact, that the candy clogged the toilet.
Delgado was arrested and charged with burglary. She was being held on $100,000 bond.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Images of Africa

These are just a few of the images I captured on my recent trip to Tanzania. I'm still thinking about the slideshow - and what should go in and out...and about what I'm going to say behind it. However, in the meantime, as I go thru the shots - I'll post a few here and there. This first one is "two girls on the road to ngorongoro".

"What are those crazy Americans up to now?"

African Animals

Here are just a few of the images I captured of the local wildlife.

The zebra at the Ngorongoro Crater

(really, it was more like, "Yum, whatcha eatin mom?")

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Who's watching who here?

Random African Images

These flowers are everywhere in the area we were staying. Our nearest town was USA River. Now, thats not U.S.A River (as we first thought when we saw the sign years ago) It's pronounced ooooosah.
How long did I have to watch this flower before the bee came along? Please - don't ask.

The children are fabulous - all you have to do is say "Chekka" - (smile) and a big grin usually breaks out.

You know this bird KNOWS how beautiful he is.
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Snippets of Africa

"I'm too sexy for this roof"

"Please don't hate me cuz I'm beautiful"

"Hey! What the hell is going on around here?"

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More of my fabulous Tanzanian friends.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Our kids

I know it looks like a bunch of mugshots - however, this was the day that we took ID pictures for our kids. This is the first group of selected children. The kids were scared, there was a lot of buzzing going on around them and I'm sure a few of them didn't really have a clue as to why all the fuss was going on. No matter what I said, I got bupkis in terms of a real response from them. No matter, we love 'em anyway.

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