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Swimming With Tigers August 26, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Animal Videos, Photography, Politics.
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blogtigger1.jpgOn a recent trip to Northern California I went to Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. I was hesitent to visit this site because it is a Six Flags venue and I thought it might be hokey. Hoewever, I was once again proven wrong. It was clean, fun and very animal friendly. We got to see swimming tigers, very friendly walrus’, sea lions, seals, dolphins, elephants and on and on. Check out some of the photos here.

And here’s an 11 second visit with the swimming white tiger.

– A very sad farewell to Batboy and the Weekly World News at your checkout counter.

My interest went beyond being a faithful reader: The Weekly World News was my livelihood. I wrote a lot of those stories. For three years, under various pseudonyms (including Jake Anderson — a play on Jack Anderson, the great muckraker of my youth), I “reported” that the real reason for global warming was that teenage space aliens were stealing our glaciers for party ice, that the judicial system was in chaos because a thief stole “the book” that judges throw at them, that leftovers from the Last Supper were found in a man’s fridge, and that a man who killed a fly was arrested for “pesticide” (the police chief chided, “That’s why we have a SWAT team”). And several hundred more “scoops.”

– Today in history: In 1920, the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. How many women are not exercising that right today? In 1939, the first major league baseball game was televised. It was a double header between the Brooklyn Dodgers (they broke my heart) and the Cincinnati Reds.

– Bill Maher is back for the new season and his opening show had Cheney suck up Stephen Hayes along with Tim Robbins. Check out this exchange about Iraq.

Will Durst on the Bush Administration: Irony Deprived, Depraved, Erectile Dysfunctional and on and on and funny, funny.

– Raise you hand out there if you think that General Betrayus is going to write that September report? Anyone, anyone?

– Anyone left in the Justice Department other than Smirky to turn out the lights at night? Wan J. Kim, the assistant attorney general in charge of the civil rights division is resigning to take a job in the private sector. In case you are keeping score here are some of the people who have resigned since the scandal began. Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff, Kyle Sampson; Gonzales’ White House liaison, Monica Goodling; Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty; McNulty’s chief of staff, Michael Elston; Acting Associate Attorney General William Mercer; and former voting rights section chief Bradley Schlozman.

– FBI head honcho Robert Mueller knows where the bodies are buried but he suddenly goes silent.

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