You gotta watch this Blackwater cartoon in Mother Jones. Thanks to Zate for the link. This is a classic. James's blog Comments Off to the nation's capital tomorrow for a little freelance gig. See you all on Thursday. Blackwater smackdown in California May 19, 2008 Mr. Brian Bonfiglio Vice President Blackwater Worldwide PO Box 710897 San Diego, CA 92171-0897 Subject: 7685 Siempre Viva Road, Raven Development Group Dear Mr. Bonfiglio, The City will not issue a certificate of occupancy for the above referenced project pursuant to Section 129.0114 of the San Diego Municipal Code (SDMC). The portions of the building identified for use as a shooting range and vocational/trade school shall not be occupied until a certificate of occupancy has been issued for this change of use or occupancy pursuant to SDMC Section 129.0113. As outlined in the attached opinion from the City Attorney's office, no certificate of occupancy will be issued until the appropriate discretionary processes associated with the use of firearms in city limits and determination of use for the vocational/trade school by the Planning Commission has been completed. Since Planning Commission and City's Council's actions will be considered discretionary, these actions are subject to review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As the majority of the structure is still identified for warehouse uses, no other uses are permitted until a submission for a request of change in occupancy has been made and approved by the Development Services Department. Sincerely, Kelly Broughton, Director Development Services Department Savage plays Dead Kennedys song for Sen. Kennedy http://mediamatters.org/items/200805210001 On the day it was announced that Sen. Ted Kennedy had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage opened his show by interspersing audio of Kennedy singing "Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes" with clips of news reporters discussing Kennedy's diagnosis and audio from Kindergarten Cop in which Arnold Schwarzenegger's character says, "It's not a tumor." Later, Savage played the Dead Kennedys song "California Über Alles" after stating: "The poor guy's been suffering for years, you know? Unfairly he's been accused of alcoholism, but we see now that it was something much more deep-seated. And so, to cut this out in some respect for Ted Kennedy, here's a tune coming at you from the Dead Kennedys. Go ahead and play it, please." - - - - - - - - - -http://twitter.com/Jerimee fixed! - - - - - - - - - -http://twitter.com/Jerimee :) nice, Jerimee Is George W. McSame moving into a different phase? Maybe his handlers are trying out a Senator John McMagic routine ... he'll just say abracadabra!!! real loud ... and suddenly America will be secure and our economy will be strong again. hooray!!! "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman "They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."