During the morning commute on Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway Tuesday, a driver took a photograph of Mayor Rob Ford, who was seen both driving his Cadillac Escalade and reading documents. The photo was later posted to Twitter.
“Yeah probably. I try to catch up on my work and, you know, keep my eyes on the road, but I’m a busy man,” stated Ford. He then reiterated he’s “busy” when probed if he saw a problem with reading and driving at the same time.
“It is ridiculous questions sometimes, seriously,” the mayor added.
Kentucky Republicans passed education legislation in 2009 that made it easier to compare the state’s students to other states. Now they’re very upset that the results came back Stupid.
ACT, the state’s testing company, interviews professors to figure out the things most important to student readiness for college, which sounds like a smart thing to do. Unfortunately, those professors have bad news: If you want students to do well in biology classes, they have to know about evolution.
Rather predictably, the Kentucky GOP is madder than a plumber in a Chipotle.
Britain has threatened to raid the Ecuadorian embassy in London if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not handed over, Ecuador’s foreign minister says.
At a media conference in Quito, Ricardo Patino said the position taken by the British government was “unacceptable”.
“Today we’ve received a threat by the United Kingdom, a clear and written threat that they could storm our embassy in London if Ecuador refuses to hand in Julian Assange,” he said.
Because an act of war is exactly what any independent country would do for any other case of suspected sexual assault in another country.
Here’s how the BBC puts it:
The law Britain has informed Ecuador it could use in the case is the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987.
It allows the UK to revoke the diplomatic status of an embassy on UK soil, which would potentially allow police to enter the building to arrest Mr Assange for breaching the terms of his bail.
So the UK is apparently prepared to break off all diplomatic relations with another country over a suspicion of rape by the Swedish police.