Vultures are disappearing in South Africa. This is not because of pollution or global warming or development. Vultures are disappearing because gamblers are literally smoking their brains. That’s right. Smoking their brains.
In August, President Obama proclaimed that he would not tolerate pork in the defense budget by declaring “If a project doesn’t support our troops, we will not fund it.” He is being accused again of a substantial gap between his rhetoric and the reality of his politics. He just signed the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill with an estimated $4.2 billion in pork contained in 1,720 earmarks.
First the story. Bayron Reyes Lopez, 26, ran up to a woman, grabbed her mini shnauzer and beat it and choked it to death. He then ran naked to a tennis court and poured hot water on himself. Here what is fascinating. The story barely made the Los Angeles Times — just another random dog-killing, naked crazed man in the City of Angels.