Gavin Seim is now being tagged as ‘bravest man’. But I don’t agree that he is. There are citizens who confront officers while they’re making illegal arrests. That is much braver.
‘It’s very off the cuff. I had about 60 seconds from the moment I thought “NOW is the time to address this” and flagged the officer over, to the moment I was engaging him.
‘Email Sheriff Tom Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask him to get Grant County and it’s subordinate agencies in compliance with the law.
‘In Washington we have unmarked police vehicles impersonating citizens. If you think it’s not a serious issue, try asking those that have been raped or lost loves ones because of unmarked cars. It’s already illegal in WA for public vehicles to be unmarked, unless designated for “special undercover or confidential investigative purposes.” I’ll post the legal details and debunk the myths at the bottom. It’s also worth noting that this was not the first the Grant County Sheriff’s office heard about this. I called about a month ago and filed an official report addressing my concern with unmarked cars in the area…’
Tour guide rants “F**k Chinatown” [Video]
‘“[Expletive] your pre-schools … making all that noise at 6 a.m. … [Expletive] your salons … [expletive] your seafood markets, with your little turtles and frogs inside — OK? Here in America, we don’t eat turtles and frogs,” the guide says on her last day at work, as perplexed tourists on the bus look on.
‘Christian Watts, CEO of City Sightseeing San Francisco, apologized Thursday for the behavior of the company’s now-former employee.
‘”Comments made by this former employee on her last day of employment are absolutely not a representation of how much we love and support Chinatown, and every other community in San Francisco,” Watts said in a statement, adding that the company was adding additional training to ensure “each tour is up to our rigorous standard.”…’
Death of Garfield mystery solved!
‘On Saturday, I posted about the strange, dark week of despair dropped on the world by Garfield in a 1989 series of newspaper strips. Did Garfield die? Or was he just in the midst of a serious existential crisis? After all these years, the mystery has been solved. This week, BB reader Kevin Skinner happened to have the opportunity to ask the comic’s creator, Jim Davis, about the so-called “Death of Garfield” series. From Kevin’s email to me:
‘…Garfield is NOT dead, nor is he starving to death (Jim actually laughed loudly when I suggested these theories). It was simply a week before Halloween and Jim wanted to do something legitimately scary, as opposed to Halloween-scary. “Ghosts aren’t scary…” he told me before explaining that before writing the strips he went around to everyone he knew and asked them what truly scared them. The answer he got most often was “being alone” or “dying alone”. Just that simple…’