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I'm supposed to be on O'Reilly tonight (unless Rehnquist or Dennis intrude)
Ramblings' Journal ^ | 7.8.05 | Michael King

Posted on 07/08/2005 1:25:40 PM PDT by mhking

Just got word that I'm going to be on The O'Reilly Factor tonight at 8 on Fox News Channel.

We'll be talking about a story from the first part of this week.

Overnight Monday night, a group of youngsters tossed rocks at a tanker truck, and one enterprising kid lobbed a bottle rocket into the cab of the truck. The tanker truck, carrying 7500 pounds of diesel fuel, went off the road and overturned. The driver was seriously injured.

Atlanta Police evacuated the Bankhead Courts housing project as a precaution, as there were fears of an explosion from the diesel fuel.

Police have arrested and charged an 18 year-old man with tossing the bottle-rocket, and they are close (at least in their words) to apprehending a second individual in the case.

The question - as O'Reilly's producer put it to me - is whether crime is out of control in Atlanta.

I told him that it wasn't, and that crime in Atlanta is no better nor worse than any other urban area of the country. This was the act of kids who had no business out at 2 in the morning, regardless of the notion of it being the night of the fourth of July. They were wrong, and should be punished.

The other point brought out by the producer - and presumably one that O'Reilly wants to pursue - is whether or not an increase in crime (there's that notion again) can be tied to the poor performance of the Fulton County DA, Paul Howard.

Howard, as far as I'm concerned, is an embarrassment. He has no business in the DA's office. The office, itself, needs an overhaul. That being said, the only thing that truly presents itself is the issue of a district attorney who botches high profile cases. Case after case, story after story, the one at fault becomes the DA. The APD does it's job -- I certainly can't fault the rank and file of the APD. (Management is another issue entirely, and one for another rant and another day)

On the other hand, the District Attorney's office has made a number of questionable decisions and had a questionable record in representing the people of Fulton County.

Others may point to the fact that Paul Howard ran unopposed in the last election, both in the primary as well as the general election. It's awful hard to get someone else to do the job when the guy who's there in the first place has no one to challenge him at the ballot box.

Anyway, that's what's on tap for tonight -- provided Hurricane Dennis' path of destruction and the impending retirement of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist don't intrude.

Be there. Aloha.


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1 posted on 07/08/2005 1:25:40 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
 

Double-barrelled Mega-PING! to both lists! If you want on, FReepmail me!

2 posted on 07/08/2005 1:26:22 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking

Which side are you taking?


3 posted on 07/08/2005 1:27:16 PM PDT by bayourod (Winning elections is everything in a democracy. Losing is for people unclear on the concept.)
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To: mhking
Knowing that you're in the Atlanta area, I wondered what you thought about this.

Looking forward to seeing you, if you don't get bumped!

4 posted on 07/08/2005 1:27:21 PM PDT by TheBigB (** FOX NEWS ALERT: Energizer Bunny arrested, charged with battery THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT **)
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To: mhking
Thanks for the heads up! I'm sure you'll do us proud, as always.

Eagles Up!

5 posted on 07/08/2005 1:27:25 PM PDT by RushCrush (Booyaka-sha. Check dis!)
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To: mhking

I'll be there!


6 posted on 07/08/2005 1:27:32 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: mhking


I won't miss it, Michael. Go get 'em!


7 posted on 07/08/2005 1:27:48 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: mhking

I'll be lurkin.


8 posted on 07/08/2005 1:28:30 PM PDT by Enterprise (Thus sayeth our rulers - "All your property is mine." - - - Kelo vs New London)
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To: mhking

Good luck, hope you get on BOR tonight. I'm in the ATL area too, and like you say, cannot say the crime is worse here than any other urban area. It is still bad however, particularly in the 'hood. Then again, there is a number of suburbanite kids who have adapted the culture and are catching up crime-wise.


9 posted on 07/08/2005 1:29:10 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: mhking
I think that's the same interview that O'Reilly was trying to set up with Royal Marshall from Neal Boortz's show, but Royal decided he would rather be golfing this afternoon so he passed on the interview.
10 posted on 07/08/2005 1:29:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.)
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To: mhking

I was, however, waiting for the AJC to refer to the perps as 'insurgents.'


11 posted on 07/08/2005 1:29:30 PM PDT by lugsoul ("She talks and she laughs." - Tom DeLay)
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To: mhking

Best wishes, mhking.


12 posted on 07/08/2005 1:29:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I am saying that the government's complicity is dishonest and disingenuous." ~NCSteve)
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To: mhking
I will watch. I work for a Public Utility company in Atlanta and I have robbed, verbal abuse, physical abused and have refused to work in certain areas of Atlanta. My company refuses to go to certain areas in Atlanta due to the violence. It is a fact of life.
13 posted on 07/08/2005 1:29:59 PM PDT by possumdawg (There are three types of people- those that can count and those who cannot)
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To: TheBigB
MNKING!
We'll see you there!

B=GREAT TAGLINE!!

14 posted on 07/08/2005 1:30:06 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (I am, therefore I drink/think? Is it Friday yet?)
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To: mhking

Cool :-)


15 posted on 07/08/2005 1:30:06 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: mhking

Awesome! I will make plans to watch. Thanks for the action alert.


16 posted on 07/08/2005 1:30:11 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley Rocks!)
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To: mhking

I'm not a big O'Reily fan, but since you'll be there, I'll watch it.


17 posted on 07/08/2005 1:30:59 PM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: mhking

bttt


18 posted on 07/08/2005 1:31:08 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: mhking

I'll be there watching my FRiend!


19 posted on 07/08/2005 1:31:28 PM PDT by acad1228 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mhking

We'll be watching. You're from Gary? I'm from MC.


20 posted on 07/08/2005 1:31:29 PM PDT by TwoSue
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To: mhking
Gosh darn it! I'm home alone tonight and could control the remote. I could watch if only the old tightwad that I'm married to would go for the deluxe package. We don't get Fox. SOB!
21 posted on 07/08/2005 1:31:41 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: mhking

Cool. I'll temporarily suspend my O'Reilly boycott.


22 posted on 07/08/2005 1:31:57 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: mhking

Kick ass. I'll catch you in the early morning hours.


23 posted on 07/08/2005 1:32:08 PM PDT by Badray
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To: mhking

wish I had cable. oh well


24 posted on 07/08/2005 1:32:35 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| Warning! I have a very graphics-intense 'about' page. Be warned)
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To: mhking

Well I'm pretty ticked at:

1) The thug boy

2) The boy's mom

3) The boy's father

4) The idiot Atlanta judge who let him out on a $1000 bond

and perhaps

5) The DA, if he didn't ask for a much, much higher bail


25 posted on 07/08/2005 1:32:48 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: axel f

ping


26 posted on 07/08/2005 1:33:01 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: mhking

Tell him to drive through Memphis, TN; New Orleans, LA or Birmingham, AL if he thinks crime in Atlanta is out of control. I'm not saying it's under control but, like you said, no different than any other major city I'm aware of.

I'll be watching. Have a good show.


27 posted on 07/08/2005 1:33:29 PM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: mhking

I'll tivo it. Good luck ping.

Holtz
JeffersonRepublic.com


28 posted on 07/08/2005 1:34:27 PM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (Visit the Jefferson Republic for a conservative news portal.)
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To: Sunshine Sister

Atlanta Police evacuated the Bankhead Courts housing project as a precaution, as there were fears of an explosion from the diesel fuel.

An explosion probably would have improved the neighborhood.


29 posted on 07/08/2005 1:34:41 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: mhking
Sounds like part of BOR's ongoing war with the Atlanta DA. He wants him recalled.
30 posted on 07/08/2005 1:38:17 PM PDT by msnimje
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To: mhking

Congratulations and good luck. Do us proud.


31 posted on 07/08/2005 1:38:56 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: mhking

Mike we'll be watching......


32 posted on 07/08/2005 1:39:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: mhking

Looking forward to your appearance tonight. Best of luck.


33 posted on 07/08/2005 1:40:48 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: mhking

I always look forward to your appearances on O'Reilly...

I can't wait. Shoot the only reason to watch him sometimes is you and Ann Coulter as guests!!!

You are always so good---have fun!


34 posted on 07/08/2005 1:41:00 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: mhking
Thanks for the ping! Good Luck tonight! Looking forward to seeing you on O'Reilly!
35 posted on 07/08/2005 1:41:42 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: mhking

Kick ass,
Take names!


36 posted on 07/08/2005 1:42:08 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: mhking
Glad to watch you again. Hope O'Reilly gives you a chance to talk and make some points without railroading you. I like O'Reilly, he does have interesting guests. I don't always agree with him but sometimes he needs to listen more and interrupt less.

Anyway I will catch you on the late re-run. We are going to be away for the early show.

You always do us and yourself proud.

37 posted on 07/08/2005 1:42:46 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: mhking

I will turn on BOR for first time in months. Good luck!


38 posted on 07/08/2005 1:43:49 PM PDT by Kokojmudd (Outsource Federal Judiciary and US Senate to India, NOW!)
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To: mhking

We'll be there watching for you!


39 posted on 07/08/2005 1:45:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: kaktuskid

Thanks for the laugh!


40 posted on 07/08/2005 1:45:33 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: gubamyster

ping lists please


41 posted on 07/08/2005 1:47:35 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, Employers use 888-464-4218)
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To: mhking

I shall raise the viewership of the BOR Factor tonight, with pleasure. I hope its Hurricain Mike instead of Hurricain Dennis.


42 posted on 07/08/2005 1:48:09 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: mhking

oooo, a FamousFReeper! I guess I should have expected it in such a wise gene pool!


43 posted on 07/08/2005 1:52:05 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: mhking

Just Damn,

One of our own...Way to go!


44 posted on 07/08/2005 1:52:09 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: KarlInOhio
I think that's the same interview that O'Reilly was trying to set up with Royal Marshall from Neal Boortz's show, but Royal decided he would rather be golfing this afternoon so he passed on the interview.

Wouldn't surprise me - it's a golfing kind of day...

45 posted on 07/08/2005 1:52:39 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: msnimje
Sounds like part of BOR's ongoing war with the Atlanta DA. He wants him recalled.

Most likely. I'm the accomplice d'jour. [shrug]

46 posted on 07/08/2005 1:54:03 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking

Do Atlanta proud, mhking. Atlanta's a big city. Crime comes with big cities. Atlanta has been in the news alot recently. Certainly the Brian Nichols case was notorious. Folks walking on cranes are like folks jumping from bridges. This stuff happens anywhere.

Crime in Atlanta isn't out of control, imo, and I've lived and worked in the Buckhead area for 20+ years.

My concern, mhking, is will the city dole out just punishment to these boys for the serious brain injury they've caused the man. A $1000 bail is small change for this crime.


47 posted on 07/08/2005 1:58:30 PM PDT by peacebaby (Arrogance has been one of my greatest faults.)
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To: mhking

Have a good time Mike.


48 posted on 07/08/2005 2:00:19 PM PDT by Dog (Now through Time Life Records.Order your copy of Al-Zarqawi's Greatest Hit's for $19.95..)
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I'd give you advice as to what you should tell the Leprechaun, but children may be lurking.


49 posted on 07/08/2005 2:00:43 PM PDT by jayhorn (no spin my @#$% ...)
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To: kaktuskid
" of an explosion from the diesel fuel."

I guess the people who wrote this have never tried to make diesel explode, unless it crashed on a fertilizer truck and they forgot to report that tidbit.

50 posted on 07/08/2005 2:00:48 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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