Right Of The Star

Monday, March 12, 2007

Lone Nut, My Ass!

Remember the mall bomber from right before Christmas, just another, “lone nut”:

Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — The man accused of wanting to kill holiday shoppers at CherryVale Mall has been linked to a man who allegedly supplied classified military information to London-based terrorists.

And authorities have used some statements made by alleged bomb-plotter Derrick Shareef to build their case against Hassan Abujihaad, who they say was the source of the leaked information.

According to a U.S. Justice Department affidavit,Abujihaad, who was arrested Wednesday, and Shareef were roommates in Arizona in 2004. (emphasis added)

Lone nut, right, and in WWII every spy or saboteur was a lone nut too, right? Every member of the French Underground were treated by the Germans as deranged followers of the Brie and Chardonnay club too! What fools we have become.

Cross posted at the Powerline Forum.

Update: I couldn't find any pic's of Derrick Shareef, but here is the AP's artist sketch.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Face Lift - Restart?

Well, the good news is I am alive and thinking - the bad news is that I have the hardest time thinking. The brain fog can be completely overwhelming sometimes.

Oh and spelling - forget it. I lost the ability to spell and I can't remember even simple words. Instead of "hardest time" above I was going to write "damnedest" but I couldn't spell it (is that even right?) I tried, damnedst, darnedst, damn-est, but the Firefox spell check highlighted them every time.

That sucks. Yesterday I tried to write aspirin on the shopping list and I got half way through and realized I had to look at the bottle to get it right.

It is noticeably worse lately. You know when you can't spell people think your an idiot.

Months (years?) ago I submitted a post I had written to Instapundit and he sent me a one line note back telling me it was, "whether not weather." I realized that I had completely brain fogged out and forgotten that there were two. Now, I am an educated guy but that point was stunning. It did cause me to try and improve and pause in blogging. But that didn't work.

Hopefully if I can get back into it I can keep the mind flexible and working. That is my hope anyway.

So here I am!

Nearly F'ed up everything when I tried to change the template (and it took hours to update), but here it is. Hope you like it!

Oh yea, I updated the links I read daily. There are a couple more I will probably add in a day or two. If you think I missed any let me know.