Friday, May 20, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/20/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/20/2011We had a bit of a scare today right here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Early this morning a commercial crabber encountered a lone man lying in an inflatable boat on the James River, just off the Surry nuclear plant. The fellow had a black box attached to a chain around his neck, and told the crabber to go away when asked if he needed any help.

Given his proximity to the Surry plant and Fort Eustis, the authorities were quite concerned that the man might be a terrorist. They handled the recumbent boater gingerly, towing him to a remote boat ramp before examining the contents of the black box.

It turned out that the fellow was a local, and drunk, and his black box contained nothing more than wet sand. He is now in custody.

In other news, the European Union is delighted to support President Obama’s call for Israel to return to its 1967 borders. Lady Catherine Ashton, speaking on behalf of her fellow Eurocrats, welcomed the president’s “important statement”.

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Thanks to AC, C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, Diana West, Fjordman, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JD, Kitman, LAW Wells, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Nilk said...

We've had pole dancing for little tackers here for ages.

Not sure if it's as popular as it once was.