Dennis Coon was unable to stop two roosters kicking off in the yard, but Officer Gobbles was having none of it.
Police department! Ha!
Dennis Coon was unable to stop two roosters kicking off in the yard, but Officer Gobbles was having none of it.
THIS MAKES NO SENSE. Well, other than to shame brown people. Muslim ban by a thousand cuts indeed.
The DHS has advised some airlines that flights originating from some overseas airports will only be allowed to land in the USA if passengers are required to check any electronic device bigger than a phone (excepting medical devices) in the hold. (more…)
“The President ordered a well-done steak. An aged New York strip. He ate it with catsup as he always does.” So he is a white trash devil. Okay.
POTUS kicks back with family, friends and foreign dignitaries
President Donald Trump has been in office for over a month now, yet he’s hardly been seen around town.
POTUS remedied that lack of visibility February 25 by making a very public appearance at BLT Prime, the posh steakhouse embedded within his eponymous hotel.
Unlike the pool reporter Trump left stranded in a waiting van, intrepid reporter Benny Johnson of Independent Journal Review provided a first-hand account of Trump’s big night out — having learned of the anticipated trek down Pennsylvania Avenue NW from a tipster (yet another leak to plug, Mr. Spicer).
According to Johnson, Trump initially broke bread with British politician Nigel Farage, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his wife, Renda, who were also dining at the restaurant, albeit at a separate table, later joined Trump and his other guests.
Here are five takeaways from the presidential party:
I did teach a 7yr old this weekend that smelling books is a glorious activity. True story.
This is the book Snow. It is my favorite. It might just be ruined now.
Woooooooah. This is cool.
"Julia" is a 16-year-old Canadian high school student who "leans right" on economics and foreign policy, and is generally disgusted with the conservative movement's pivot to reactionaries like Milo Yiannopoulos who trade in "anti-Muslim, anti-feminism, and general bigotry." (more…)
God I miss them so much. I like breaking up with a first love. Hurts so bad.
Anyone who's seen their friendship bracelets knows that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are best friends. The internet took that a step further with imagined conversations that are at times adorable and always hilarious.
I should write a children's book about his adventure.
(Updated at 1:36 p.m.) A raccoon apparently took a wild ride through Arlington today.
Politico reporter Helena B. Evich first spotted an adventurous animal hitching a ride on the back of an American Disposal Services trash truck in Rosslyn a little after 11 a.m. this morning.
Naturally, she tweeted about it:
This raccoon is having a rough morning-just wanted some trash & ended up in Rosslyn!
>And yes I alerted the driver pic.twitter.com/L3y3JFBpFx
— Helena B. Evich (@hbottemiller) February 17, 2017
Evich also called American Disposal Services to report the creature she dubbed the “trash raccoon.” Eventually, that report made its way to Anna Wilkinson, the company’s communications director.
“As soon as we found out that the raccoon was on the truck, the driver pulled over because we didn’t want the raccoon to get injured,” Wilkinson said.
By the time the driver pulled over, the truck had traveled all the way from Rosslyn to Falls Church. Wilkinson said she then called the Falls Church Police Department’s animal control team, who came to retrieve the skittish stowaway and make sure it was out of harm’s way.
“He looked like he was hanging on pretty tightly,” Wilkinson said. “The picture is adorable.”
Wilkinson later confirmed the raccoon was removed safely and without harm.
This isn’t the first time a local raccoon has gotten into a strange situation. In fact, one found itself stuck in a drain at Wakefield High School earlier this week.
Don't know if this is something that would interest Thea, but if so she could stay with me for the week.
This biweekly column is sponsored by the Arlington Office of Emergency Management. The author of this post, Lauren Stienstra, is the Senior Manager for Research and Policy Development in the Arlington County Office of Emergency Management.
I took my first CPR class when I was 12. I was preparing to be a babysitter. I had taken classes, watched my neighbor’s kids, and was ready to finish my “résumé” and make some spending money. I loved it. In class, I liked learning how the body worked (and failed) and loved the idea that I could help save lives.
My stint in babysitting was brief — not because I was bored or particularly bad at it — but because it evolved into a summer job as a lifeguard, then a college job as an EMT, and eventually a career as an emergency manager here in Arlington. “Emergency Manager” was not my dream job as a 12-year-old, but the early exposure to the ideas and skills around emergencies started me down a path that would lead me to an incredibly fulfilling role and career in this community.
This was part of the motivation for launching a career development program that we’re calling “HERricane Arlington.” Not many women consider careers in public safety and we’re hoping to close some of those gaps. HERricane Arlington provides young women (ages 13-17) a chance to explore emergency management and allied fields through exciting activities and exercises. We’re trying to grow and support tomorrow’s public health nurses, meteorologists, and journalists to ensure that the future has a team that can handle hurricanes, derechos, and outbreaks.
So, if you know a girl who has ever wanted to learn how to use a fire extinguisher, wondered what to do after a tornado, or dreamed of being the journalist who reports the next big disaster, this could be the program they remember for the rest of their lives!
Why HERricane Arlington?
What is it, exactly?
HERricane Arlington is more than a weeklong camp, it’s a community. Graduates will be encouraged to continue to develop their skills through post-camp programming and mentoring throughout the following year.
Summer Camp: A jam-packed, week-long program exploring disaster response and leadership skills, including.
The Aftermath: A series of monthly activities so graduates can continue to develop in the field of emergency management. Attend our activities, earn points, win prizes! Activities include:
Mentorship and Early Career Support: Graduates of HERricane Arlington will be offered mentorship as well as internship and volunteer opportunities to launch them into meaningful careers.
Join the Storm!
For more information and to apply, go to: ReadyArlington.com
This program is supported by a number of partners, including the American Red Cross as well as Arlington Public Schools. We’re also fortunate to be funded by many community donors.
This is better than Beyonce and that is saying A LOT.
Two people you don't want to get into a twitter war with: Patton Oswalt and JK Rowling. Ever. You will lose. But seriously, the junior Morgan for the win!
J.K. Rowling's back at it again with the barrage of well-articulated rage Tweets, and her latest victim is the Piers Morgan. Poor Piers is having a particularly bad case of the Mondays. Might be time for someone to up and drink his lunch to numb some of the pain. Oh, and a word of friendly advice to our recent Rowling-roasted dude of the hour, Piers Morgan: don't go to the Twitter killing floor against a world-acclaimed wordsmith who has a notorious reputation for methodically, publicly, destroying Twitter aggressors that failed to fly under her radar. The odds are ever not in your favor when you're Rowling In the Deep, man. At least Morgan's son, Spencer pulled through at the end with a silencing, entirely unexpected slice of comedic relief.
Those are worth a frigging fortune.
The AP reports that an 80-year-old South Carolina woman had no idea her cane contained a sword until she attempted to board a plane and it was inspected by TSA staff.
News outlets report that Transportation Security Administration regional spokesman Mark Howell recounted the incident Thursday at Myrtle Beach International Airport as part of an effort to highlight examples of dangerous items recently carried by passengers departing the airport.
Howell told reporters secret swords are not actually that uncommon a discovery for TSA screeners since people sometimes buy the canes at thrift stores without realizing there's a sword inside.
What the fuck?
Sidd Bikkannavar, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), still doesn't know why he was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol and compelled under duress to give agent's the access PIN to his NASA-owned mobile phone.
From The Verge:
Seemingly, Bikkannavar’s reentry into the country should not have raised any flags. Not only is he a natural-born US citizen, but he’s also enrolled in Global Entry — a program through CBP that allows individuals who have undergone background checks to have expedited entry into the country. He hasn’t visited the countries listed in the immigration ban and he has worked at JPL — a major center at a US federal agency — for 10 years. There, he works on “wavefront sensing and control,” a type of optics technology that will be used on the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.
The officer also presented Bikkannavar with a document titled “Inspection of Electronic Devices” and explained that CBP had authority to search his phone. Bikkannavar did not want to hand over the device, because it was given to him by JPL and is technically NASA property. He even showed the officer the JPL barcode on the back of phone. Nonetheless, CBP asked for the phone and the access PIN. “I was cautiously telling him I wasn’t allowed to give it out, because I didn’t want to seem like I was not cooperating,” says Bikkannavar. “I told him I’m not really allowed to give the passcode; I have to protect access. But he insisted they had the authority to search it.”
I like how one is hella more realistic than the other, or, do not mess around with Bri.
1. This is why DNA databases are CRITICALLY important. They do exactly what they were created for--linking crimes, old and new.
2. Proves how MO changes to achieve "result" and escalation of crime.
3. In Virginia, they've "caught" perps already incarcerated by running current DNA profiles against older crimes DNA.
A Woodbridge man arrested for the sexual assault of a woman in Lyon Park was today sentenced to 58 years in prison for that and two other crimes.
Justin Wingate Poe, 35, was nabbed last May on suspicions that he broke into a home on the 700 block of N. Edgewood Street and sexually assaulted a sleeping woman.
The sexual assault was linked to two attempted abductions in Arlington that occurred in 2007. A renewed investigation into those cold cases was what led to Wingate Poe’s arrest, according to the Arlington County Police Department.
“Upon receiving the link between the 2007 and 2016 cases, Arlington County Police Department detectives began an intensive investigation including the review of cold case files, crime scene evidence and laboratory results,” ACPD said in a release. “The review resulted in additional information that led detectives to identify Justin Wingate Poe as a suspect. Wingate Poe was arrested and charged in June 2016.”
More from the ACPD press release:
Justin Wingate Poe, 35, of Woodbridge, VA was sentenced on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Arlington County Circuit Court to fifty-eight years in prison for his role in multiple attacks in Arlington County. Judge DiMatteo imposed a sentence of fifty years for the charge of rape and twenty years, with all but fifteen years suspended, for the charge of burglary related to a 2016 sexual assault. These sentences will run concurrently. Additionally, Wingate Poe was charged with two counts of attempted abduction for incidents occurring in 2007. On each charge, Wingate Poe was sentenced to five years with one year suspended.
Theophani K. Stamos, Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney and M. Jay Farr, Arlington County’s Chief of Police made the announcement following the court appearance.
At approximately 4:56 a.m. on May 15, 2016 a female victim awoke in her residence in the 700 block of N. Edgewood Street to an unknown male sexually assaulting her. Following the attack, the male suspect fled the scene and the victim was able to contact 911. DNA evidence recovered from this assault was submitted to the state lab for analysis. The DNA results linked this case with an unsolved 2007 attempted abduction.
At approximately 2:27 a.m. on May 28, 2007 a female victim was walking in the 1100 block of N. Vernon Street when an unknown male suspect confronted her from behind and attempted to cover her face with a plastic bag. The victim screamed and the suspect fled the area on foot. An additional attack occurred on June 7, 2007 at approximately 1:20 a.m. when a female victim inside her residence in the 2600 block of Lee Highway heard a knock on her door. When she opened the door, an unknown male subject attempted to place a plastic bag over the victim’s head. The victim screamed and the suspect fled the scene on foot.
Upon receiving the link between the 2007 and 2016 cases, Arlington County Police Department detectives began an intensive investigation including the review of cold case files, crime scene evidence and laboratory results. The review resulted in additional information that led detectives to identify Justin Wingate Poe as a suspect. Wingate Poe was arrested and charged in June 2016.
Following today’s sentencing, Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theophani K. Stamos said, “Judge DiMatteo sent a powerful message today that our community will be protected from sexual predators. While nothing can restore the victims’ sense of safety and security, our community is safer today because of the significant sentences imposed by the court.”
Arlington County Deputy Chief Daniel J. Murray, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division said, “The residents of Arlington County are significantly safer now that a predator has been removed from our streets. These horrible offenses and attacks on our community will be relentlessly pursued by our detectives.”
The ole defense of a serial [killer|rapist|arsonist] argument: "But he has a mother, a job, friends!" Yeah, so do we all. So Fox is saying Bannon has managed to not do things we all have somehow managed not to do.
DAMN ARNOLD! Hahaha, he is no dummy.
Odd on this being in the White House? Anyone?
Ha! I've wondered why we can't get reliable hand held/purse sized devices. I'd use it. Perhaps it's just to keep people 100% sober. Gonna google this again...
I saw that video! That kid was awesome. Figures he knows how to be on camera.