24 February 2011

i'm ok, everyone!

A rush-hour accident inside the Lincoln Tunnel involving a motorcycle and four three commuter buses caused at least 15 people to be hospitalized and created substantial traffic delays Thursday morning, according to New York Fire Department and Port Authority officials.

The accident occurred around 7:25 a.m. in the Manhattan-bound center tube of Lincoln Tunnel. The motorcyclist, who suffered a broken femur and shoulder, ended up pinned underneath one of the buses, officials said.

Authorities were still piecing together what caused the accident. The collision happened in lanes that were dedicated for buses only, according to an official.

A total of 51 passengers on the buses — two NJ Transit buses and a Monsey Trails bus — were treated for injuries. Officials said 14 of the passengers were taken to Roosevelt Hospital. The motorcyclist was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The accident shut down part of the Lincoln Tunnel and caused delays of about 90 minutes for those entering the city through the tunnel, officials said. New Jersey Transit bus service reported delays of up to 45 minutes to Port Authority but said buses were no longer being diverted away from the tunnel. (via)
let that be a lesson to all of you. don't ride your motorcycle in the XBL. (that's eXclusive bus lane, jicdak)

shit is goin down in knoxville

as y'all probz heard, the ncaa gave the volunteers a list of wrongdoings yesterday. there aren't really any new allegations, and bruce has already been punished by the school and the sec. chances are the ncaa won't get us too bad since the penalties are already more than what jim calhoun just got at uconn. we might lose a scholarship, but ho needs it when you get both pat and bruce's sons as walk ons? i think, like pat forde thinks, that mike hamilton should be held accountable in this. i'm pretty sure bruce will only be leaving on his own accord though. and lane kiffin is a douchebag. we also learned that georgia is still envious of the vols and will always be inferior.

a whole tree full.

thx g!


did you read?

has everyone been following this in. sane. pirate story? the times has a piece today that gives a lot of confusing details about what really happened on board those americans' yacht.

Somali pirates interviewed Wednesday said something must have gone very wrong in the case of the Quest, since killing hostages is bad for business and is almost certain to draw a more aggressive response from countries like the United States. “We don’t kill hostages,” said a pirate in Hobyo who gave his middle name as Hassan. “We have many hostages here, and we treat them well. But the pirates might have been angered by the Americans.”

The person in contact with pirate cells said a gun fight had broken out below deck on the Quest, likely over money or the hostages’ fate. American officials theorize this may have been the case. Five minutes after the pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Sterett, and small arms fire erupted, 15 Navy SEAL commandos stormed the yacht. The hostages were dead or dying. American officials said it was unclear whether they had been executed or killed in the pirates’ cross-fire. Other pirate hostages have died in captivity or during rescue attempts, but there are few, if any, cases of pirates intentionally killing hostages.

The commandos shot and killed one pirate and stabbed another. Two other pirates were found dead, apparently killed by their comrades, and 13 surrendered to the Americans. (via)

new yorkers for marriage equality

the HRC recently launched a celebrities-on-youtube campaign to support the fight for marriage equality in the state of new york. george bush's daughter even did one! see them all here.

here's a headline for you.

Liberals in charge of the liberal blog 2PzNaPpod just passed a vote to prohibit hateful conservative correspondent Bun-Bun's right to post on 2PzNaPpod

vote in the poll above, and seal bun-bun's fate.

democrats successfully take away your right to choose

"In Indiana, Democrats successfully killed a Republican bill that would have prohibited union membership from being a condition of employment by leaving the state on Tuesday."

from this story on huffpost (you can trust me, i read the liberal ones, too)

a little tip.

if you haven't checked out pj harvey's new album, let england shake, i higly recommend you do so. she sings about history and war and england and america. it is 11 biscuits, i'm telling you.

here's a recent fresh air interview.

shit is getting embearassing in the midwest.

idiot republican exploiting state budget concerns to push conservative anti-union values by stripping labor rights from the hard-working people of wisconsin, scott walker, got punked by a prank caller this week, who was (barely) imitating conservative rich guy and political donor, david koch.

during the call, walker outlines all of his dubious strategies for tricking the runaway democrats into unwillingly participating in the vote, describes methods of bending laws in order to charge them with felonies, and expresses excitement at the mention of a free trip to california paid for by koch if his efforts are successful. i am not a fan of politicians acting like a bunch of babies, but i have an even bigger problem with said politicians being in the pockets of energy corporations. so i say: scott walker, you're busted. now, quit playin' and open up talks in the interest of finding some sort of compromise, so everyone can get back to work.

shit is goin down in the midwest

democrats from wisconsin and indiana have both fled their state to the ussr illinois avoid voting on bills that would take powers away from unions. what a shit show. i am not a fan of unions being able to force workers to join and pay dues, so i say get back to your state and accept defeat. if the people want to keep being forced to join unions, then they can vote that way in november. that's why we have elections.

that lady gaga post reminded me of...

which reminded me of...

look at these idiots.


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