Welcome Sac Bee readers! (If I get any). I had just opened up the Sunday Sacramento Bee this afternoon, when my buddy George Mimmen of the MimmenBlog (see Daily Reading List) called me and said, "Dude, you're published in the Bee!" I figured there had to be some sort of mistake on George's part, especially when he began reading the entry that was selected for publication and I didn't even recognize it as my own until he got to the very end and read something that triggered my memory.
It seems that this blog entry somehow caught the eye of the editor of a weekly feature called Surfing USA: A selection from the week's blogosphere, which is found in the Forum section of the Sunday Bee. For a humble blogger like myself, I have to admit that I am pretty excited to see one of my posts published in the major newspaper for the 37th largest city in the United States... hmm, when I explain it that way, it kind of sounds pathetic doesn't it? Eh, heck with it - I'll take my kudos where I can scrounge them!
Now, on to other happenings in the news. Do you remember the story that broke the other day about a deputy and his police dog being shot and killed during a traffic stop? On Friday, a SWAT team tracked the (alleged) perp down. For the record, here is the (alleged) perp's mug:
So this genius raises his pistol at the SWAT team, and not just any old pistol, but the one he (allegedly) took off the dead deputy. For his efforts, the perp - identified as one Angilo Freeland - was shot 68 times by the nine-member SWAT team. There were 110 shots fired in all.
Frankly, I am shocked and saddened by this incident. If you do the math, only 62% of the SWAT team's shots found their intended target. If that's the best they can shoot, they need to spend more time on the firing range.
Good Day to You, Sir