Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday fun...

I almost decided to not update the blog again until Sunday, but like a preacher needs pain…

Remember those developments in Town Center that were never annexed into Columbia? Well, tonight you can finally sleep easy again.

This is strange. Local police are investigating one of there own for allegedly setting off fireworks. I’m usually a strong advocate for fireworks, believing that they bring great joy to the young and young at heart and occasionally help with removal of unwanted fingers. That said, things have been pretty dry around here, and indiscriminately launching roman candles off your balcony doesn’t seem like the most intelligent thing to do. But I’m not here to judge. I’m here to ask what is going on with this:

Police launched the investigation after a 2:20 a.m. incident March 11 in which Officer Kevin Layman admitted to igniting fireworks from the balcony of his apartment, according to a police report on the incident.

Police also are investigating officers Christopher Williams and James Zamillo in connection with the incident, the report states.

…The police report, which was written by Sgt. Joe Gibbons, mentions that Layman had a "moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage" on his breath and that Zamillo was spitting tobacco into a coffee cup. Gibbons also wrote that the neighbor who called in the complaint had written a "thesis paper" on "ethics" for the University of Baltimore that he was willing to provide to the police department's Internal Affairs Division.
Maybe the Flier’s cherry picking the report for the best parts, but I’m having trouble seeing why chewing tobacco and a “thesis paper” are even being brought up. Is there something I’m missing? Weird story.

The Flier editorial board notes that politicians are doing things for political gain. All I want to know is who’s going to tell the children?

Apple Computers is now allowing its perfect machines to be infected with Windows XP. What say you, Machater?


Anonymous said...

Maybe the officer was dealing with the yet unreported infestation of Geese by scaring them with fireworks? I don't know about you, but it works for me, can the police get back to investigating crime? Or do we have too many and they have resorted to investagating each other?


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Anonymous said...

Machater says……………… blahhhhhhhhh

Seriously however, how can you use Windows without the beloved right mouse button. Your silly Macs only have one (count em – one) mouse button. One of the many reasons I HATE MAC’s is because of their inferior design. Now build me a MAC with 2 mouse buttons on Intel chips (no AMD please) and we could have room to talk.

Till then, I’m keeping my HATE on………

Hayduke said...

The single button mouse is, to be sure, a more elegant, if less efficient, design. And though the single button still comes standard, Macs support two buttons (I'm using one now) and Apple even has it's own model -- the mighty mouse, which, depending on how you choose to configure it, can offer up to four button functionality (with an omni-directional scroll wheel).

Just sayin...