Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blogo Impeached, Dixon Indicted, Pirates Drown

Blago has been impeached. We can breath easier. And Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon today was charged with 12 counts of felony theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office, becoming the city's first sitting mayor to be criminally indicted, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. Both Blago and Dixon are Democrats, not that there's anything wrong with that. In the meantime, the Somalian pirates have run into a bit of bad luck. According to an Associated Press report, "Five of the Somali pirates who released a hijacked oil-laden Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a reported $3 million ransom after their small boat capsized, a pirate and a relative of one of the dead men said Saturday." Somalia has not yet requested funds that the US federal government has been doling out to hard luck cases, not that there's anything wrong with that.
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