By Leo Coughlin
Nobody asked me, but -
. . . You need to know who Barrack Obama is. He is the son of a black Muslim from Kenya, Africa, and white atheist and as a lad attended a Wahabi Muslim school (Wahabi is the branch of Islam the radical terrorists cling to) in Indonesia but who now denies he is a Muslim. Wahabis, by the way, say they intend to destroy our country from the inside out. Just thought you'd like to know.
. . . Apparently one local law enforcement outfit wants to wait until a demented individual actually acts before taking action, although there is sufficient law at the "threat" stage to hale the guy into court and perhaps nip in the bud something more serious.
. . . Enough is enough - Isiah Thomas, leading sports figure, says it's okay for black men to use the "B" word in reference to women, but white guys can't (no one at ALL should use the word, of course, but consider what we are dealing with here). At the same time, Donovan McNabb, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, says he is judged differently from others as a black player. When, for heaven's sake, are we going to hear the end of this ignorant nonsense?
. . . Kudos to Phyllis Gurley, a member of the Largo Police Department's VIP (volunteer) squad who has been named a finalist for a "citizen of the year" award sponsored by the Florida League of Cities.
. . . Larry King did a program not long ago on transgendered people. One of the characters - man to woman (supposedly) - was quite attractive, and another bizarre character was merely a homosexual guy in drag, and a former Largo figure made a pitiful and pathetic appearance - man's look, man's voice, in ridiculous women's garb. Whew! Enough, awready!!
. . . Do you suppose six thuggish cops holding a young man down is sufficient strength to keep him immobilized and then apply a taser? Some cops really know how to have fun. Tasers should be used only when an officer is threatened.
. . . A guy was arrested at a New York airport for smuggling a monkey onto a plane. How did he get a monkey on there? Most guys can't get four ounces of shaving cream on a plane.
. . . You get into your car and then notice a piece of paper on your back window. You get out to remove it and a car jacker jumps into your car and drives off with your wallet, pocket book and all your identification, credit cards, etc. If you see paper on your back window, take care of it later. From Lt. Tony Bartolome, FHP, Orlando.
. . . The Bellleair Bluffs Civic Association died in late June, but not from lack of trying by Pat Arbutine. The group had gone moribund some years ago and she breathed new life into it. But the re-vivification failed, too. A tip of the hat to Pat for trying.
. . . Recently seen while surfing TV channels. A police officer asks a citizen for identification. "Don't have any," Mr. Citizen replies. Cop - "You're supposed to have identification." Wrong! Not unless you are operating a motor vehicle. Remember, boys and girls, always be polite and cooperative with the police but the only words you say are "I want a lawyer."
. . . Truer words were never spoken (in reference to one local elected poohbah) - "Why doesn't he step down from elected office and get a job as city manager? That seems to be what he wants to do."
. . . Whom do you trust? Pretty tough to answer these days, especially when it comes to predators of children. We know of the homosexual rapist priests. More recently, a Largo police officer was in trouble over charges involving a kid and now, up in Escambia County, an assistant U.S. attorney traveled to Michigan, it is alleged, to have sex with a five-year-old.
. . . With homosexual rapist priests, crooked bishops, incipient lawbreakers like Cardinal Roger Mahoney apparently not enough, the Catholic Church added to its death wish with the idea of a bishop who suggests, in the spirit of friendliness and comity, to be nice to the Muslims and start referring to God as allah. Huh?
. . . Elected officials in Indian Rocks Beach refuse to allow the voters - the taxpayers - to decide whether or not the city should undertake the financing of an unneeded library, thus burdening taxpayers in perpetuity, it appears, with the voracious money appetite of a white elephant without their consent. For shame.
. . . The corruption in Pinellas County is like a cancer whose tentacles reach into every nook and cranny of the county. Keep this in mind - just as it is said that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich so also can a grand jury be persuaded that there is no crime when the facts blatantly indicate otherwise.