Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Going Rogue

So, time to play catch-up with some stuff going on.

Elections: I had to go elsewhere to vote, since the nearby middle school is being renovated. Women won big, even though some of them are clueless billionaires who will be awful rightwing tools. Fortunately, some far rightwing nutbags elsewhere lost big, like wack job Orly Taitz.

Lots of dumb stuff nationwide's making headlines. The silliest is dumbass Sarah Palin blaming environmentalists for the oil spill. What a maroon. She conveniently omits the fact that her hubby worked for BP for years.

Locally, the big cycling news is the freak who went on a rampage to deliberately attempt to kill cyclists. The guy was predictably driving an SUV, the ironically named Nissan Rogue.

The Albany man suspected of mowing down four bicyclists last week in the Mission District and Potrero Hill in a six-minute rampage in his SUV was identified Saturday as David Mark Clark.

Clark, 39, was booked into San Francisco County Jail just before midnight Friday, police said. He was booked on four felony counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and hit and run resulting in injury and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

His ex-landlord said the Clark she knew was a kind man, very low key, concerned about health and nutrition and very social. And he was an "avid bicyclist," she said.

"He's really a people person," she said. "This is amazing to me to hear this." Read more:

What's freaky about this? He's not some angry rightwinger, but a "tennis pro, self-styled master natural healer and crystal therapist." Oh, jeez. Hippies Gone Wild.

In the comments section: "If there's a bright side in any of this, it's that his prosecution should be relatively quick." and "Four counts of attempted murder had better result in life in prison."

Another person adds, "Both comments should be true, except for the ointment fly, Kamala Harris." Harris has a reputation for not convicting criminals. Although my paper endorsed her, it was with serious doubt that I voted for her. Her opponents seemed even less competent. But letting this freak off the hook would be truly criminal.

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