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  • Terrorism = Illegal Gambling? (Who Else but Kerry)

    10/10/2004 1:44:44 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 80 replies · 2,260+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2004 | Matt Bai
    In an interview with Matt Bai published in today’s New York Times Magazine, Kerry made a very, very, very significant statement about how he would fight the war on terror. Kerry compared the war on terrorism with eradicating prostitution or illegal gambling. ''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said. ''As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it...
  • No kidding - Trial nears in castration of town's beer-swilling goat mayor

    08/18/2002 1:49:19 AM PDT · by weegee · 4 replies · 521+ views
    Aug. 17, 2002, 9:28PM | By EVAN MOORE
    LAJITAS -- Strange tales have always sprung from the Big Bend -- the Marfa lights, the discovery of an alligator in the Rio Grande -- but none stranger than the growing epic of the assault on the mayor of Lajitas. It's a story with larger-than-life elements: a millionaire and a movie star, an irate stone mason and a stealthy act of violent revenge in a border town, the castration of a magistrate in the dark of night. Added is the singular nature of the victim: Clay Henry III, a duly elected figure who happens to be a red and...
  • Texan Learns To Rue Remark (80 Year Old WWII Veteran Arrested at Airport)

    08/05/2002 10:18:50 AM PDT · by oldvike · 177 replies · 683+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 3, 2002 | PAUL MARKS
    Eighty-year-old Fred Hubbell, tired and cranky after facing a gantlet of searches at Bradley International Airport, made a sarcastic remark about a rifle that he quickly came to regret. Suddenly he found himself in handcuffs - with a firsthand sense of what the Transportation Security Administration means by "zero tolerance." It was a new experience for the retired engineer and World War II veteran. He got to stroll through the crowded concourse Thursday escorted by a state trooper while onlookers wondered if he was some kind of terrorist. Click here for rest of article