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All them darlin’ little Houston piggies

Friday evenin’ was pouring rain, with tornado watches and thunder-boomers all around — so Polimom wimped out on those now-famous pig races on Baker Road. Since I’ve been real interested in all the hollerin’ and carryin’ on over there about that new mosque thing, it was a real disappointment to me, but ya know, it’s [...]

Two guys walk into a bar…

NOLA’s Times-Picayune has an amazing story running: Bar owner Frank Barrera acted quickly and quietly when he spotted two men pulling out pistols as they entered his newly opened Mid-City business about 2 a.m. Saturday. Pulling an armed security guard behind a wall next to the bar, Barrera waited a few moments as one of [...]

Saddam Hussein’s execution: an American irrelevancy

( Iraq )

So. They hung him. Saddam Hussein was a vicious, brutal tyrant who ordered the murders of thousands of his own citizens; a soulless beast that the world will not miss. From the NY Times: BAGHDAD, Saturday, Dec. 30 — Saddam Hussein, the dictator who led Iraq through three decades of brutality, war and bombast before [...]

Kids today…

I remember the middle school ages well, and my own parents’ horror at the way we danced (and at our music!). Were they as horrified as Lawrence Downes is? Or as I sometimes am? I think they probably were.

Polimom’s NFL picks – Week 17

The last week of the regular season is here at last, and having set this precedent, I guess I’ll see it through. (FWIW — I was 10-6 last week against both the spread and straight up. Clearly a toin coss would be just as effective…) NY Giants over WASHINGTON (+2.5) Detroit (+12.5) over DALLAS St. [...]