Friday, October 26, 2007

When Bikes are Nolonger Bikes

More Questions then Honest Answers

“How Do You Fund a War, But Not the Casualties?”

That’s right. Eleven zeros. New estimates out this week by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office place the cost of the Iraq occupation through 2007 at 2.4 TRILLION dollars, or put another way, $8,000 for every man, woman and child in the US.

Awakening statue in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

Five deer take a dip in backyard pool

A Woodstock, Maryland couple have quite a story to tell after five deer dived into their backyard swimming pool and couldn't get out. Bob and Judy Olwine were closing down the 5-foot-deep pool for the winter, when the party crashers apparently wanted one last dip. The Olwines were inside their house when it happened but heard all the commotion. Bob saw them walk down the steps and descend into four feet of water. Four Baltimore County police officers arrived, then a fifth officer with a long snatch pole, the kind commonly used to ensnare stray dogs. They spent the next hour or so getting the deer out of the pool. There's a video with the 911 call plus a gallery of photos on this page.