Skip to main content

Ahh, nothing like old friends. How fondly I remember Tom's rapier-like wit in his youth, giving way to his more seasoned but no less mordant, informed wit as he entered middle age. This good-hearted, dedicated person of course is the one who spilled the Bush OUI story way back when. Now he's in Dutch because of a Halloween First Amendment Trick or Treat...some of dozens of stories about his Bin Laden hijinx:

story 1
story 2
ststory 3

Now, I haven't spoken to my old friend about this latest event. I could see by his cheesy grin in the back of the cruiser that he was having a fine time and would mop the floor with his prosecutors. I mean, throwing the book at a guy in a rubber mask and costume on Halloween? Even the uptight, uber-conservative frozen-rigid Yanks of Maine ought to know a prank when they see one.

My guess is it's like in Goodfellas when Joe Pesci's character gets's for a lot of reasons. Enemies pile on when they see a cheap opening, we all know that.

The details of the prank--whether it made sense in a bizarro way or was a calculated mind-fuck by a guy who I remember answering his door on Halloween dressed in gory detail as a post-asassination John Kennedy--will play itself out. Of course, up this way, the cops and court pride themselves on their Puritan double-standards, and the Portland PD is famed for its brutality and ignorance. But you can count on the fact that the more rural the area of this fine state, the weirder and more squirrely-fascist they become.

I am looking forward to the hearings. It should be great political theater.

Originally posted to herschel on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 05:23 PM PST.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  So the question is (0+ / 0-)

    Can I get busted for dressing up like an international terrorist if I wear a Bush mask around?

    Just another day in Oceania.

    by drshatterhand on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 05:27:54 PM PST

  •  Flashback to Dec. 1980 (0+ / 0-)

    4 of us drove from Lewiston to Portland for the John Lennon memorial on a freezing bluff overlooking the Portland harbor.  Connolly, in his Hunter Thompson cap, took us in after the service for hot drinks and stories of rat-fishing the yuppies* in the Old Port.

    Good luck Tom

    *lowering dead rats on a fishing line into crowds of unsuspecting docksidered dimwits

    11/07/2006--The day we BEGAN to take back our country

    by Allen on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 06:57:15 PM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site