Tuesday, October 21, 2008

News from Real America

This would never make the news if it happened in fake America. An 89-year-old grandmother was arrested for refusing to return a boy's football after it landed on her property.
Edna Jester was placed under arrest last week and taken to the police station in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. Police say there had been an ongoing dispute over the errant football and a child's father called to report that Jester kept the ball after it landed in her yard.
Meanwhile, over in the fakest America (Los Angeles), we get stories like this:
As many as 200 potential sexual assault cases have gone without prosecution because Los Angeles police officials failed to meet legal deadlines to test DNA evidence that might have identified a suspect, according to a city audit released Monday.

The audit was the second critical assessment of LAPD forensic work in as many weeks. A confidential report obtained by The Times last week disclosed shoddy work by the department's fingerprint experts that had falsely implicated people in crimes.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather read about football-on-lawn crimes than sexual assault, which is weird because geographically I'm anti-American.


Butternut said...

Woo hoo! Sweet freedom!!!!

All this Palin crap is just noise. Just a couple more weeks and she is just a footnote in American History (both kinds). The last poll numbers I saw today has B. Hussein O. up by 10% which is a landslide.
Obama up 10%

I did some quick research:
Year - Winnar/Luzor - popular vote difference

1884 - Polk/Clay - 1.5%
1960 - Kennedy/Nixon - +<1% Kennedy
1980 - Reagan/Carter - 9% (90.9% electoral)
1984 - Reagan/Mondale - 18% (won 49 states)
1988 - Bush H./Dukakis - 8%
1992 - Clinton/Bush H. - 5.5%
2000 - Bush W./Gore - +<1% Gore... OK so it's not exact.
2008 - Obama +5% on polls.

Voting source

Laura Swisher said...

Nice sourcing! I now go look at pretty numbers.