Archive for July 9th, 2007


Campaign Blog Of The Week: Dogs Against Romney

July 9, 2007

I must have been on vacation when this story broke: Romney’s dog story: Really, he loved riding on the car roof

Nearly 140 bloggers in the last two days have linked to a Time article on this nugget mined from a seven-part Boston Globe series on the former governor: In 1983, Romney’s dog made a 12-hour trip from Boston to Ontario in a kennel lashed to the top of the family station wagon

Animal lovers everywhere were aghast, and the story even inspired the creation of a new blog:

Dogs Against Romney

Indy offers his enthusiastic support!


Update: As Romney supporter practicalreasoning pointed out in the comments, Mitt might discover that he has a sudden surge of support from the cat community over this news. I laughed. But then I saw this:



Beard Profiling At The Airport?

July 9, 2007

This will make you scratch your head a bit: Metallica: Terrorist threat?

Metallica singer James Hetfield was investigated by UK airport officials who believed he was a terrorist this week, it has been claimed. The star was barred entry to Luton airport on Thursday and questioned by staff who were concerned about his appearance. Fears that Hetfield might be involved in terrorism were apparently founded on his “Taliban-like beard”, according to The Times. He was allowed to leave the airport after a brief interrogation, when he persuaded officials that he was a rock star. Metallica play Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in London tomorrow, before headlining the venue for their own show on Sunday evening.


Is the beard thing in the post-9/11 counter-terrorism manual or something?