Daily Archives: January 12, 2009

3 posts

File under “crime doesn’t pay”

Pirate ‘washes ashore with cash’ The body of a Somali pirate who reportedly drowned soon after receiving a huge ransom has washed ashore with $153,000 in cash, his uncle says. The man was one of a group of pirates who seized the Saudi supertanker Sirius Star in November. They reportedly received $3m (£1.95m) for freeing the tanker but five were said to have drowned after fleeing. A relative of the drowned pirate told the BBC […]

Bono should go “bye bye”?

Yesterday I read with mild interest Bono’s guest column in the NYTimes and even thought about blogging on it. Upon reflection I realized there was not much substance in it and the only thing I could comment about the column would be to say that it shows a mind that is always making connections and likes consonance. Otherwise his column seemed a bit self-serving (“They’ve asked me for a column. What should I write about? […]

Gene Robinson to give invocation at inauguration

New England Network News is reporting that Robinson will give the invocation at an (the?) opening inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday. Rick Warren is still giving the invocation at the inauguration itself. A Fox News station in Vermont also has the story here. Episcopal Café now has the story as well with an email directly from Robinson.