Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Boring baptisms

Ellen Raskin wrote the book “Nothing Ever Happens on My Block” about a little boy who lived a boring life because he wasn’t paying attention. Well, I’m jealous. I’ve attended dozens of baptisms in my life and none were as exciting as this one in Tijuana. You know things are going to get exciting when the Mexican Army shows up.

They arrested 61 people at the baptismal party, including the band and three local policemen.

Oddly enough, these folks can’t leave their work at the office. Here’s a description of items seized at the baptism: “Various rifles and handguns, police uniforms, 460 grams of methamphetamine and 5,000 rounds of ammunition” (and a partridge in a pear tree).

Also in Tijuana there were some very good vibes going on. The Border Meetup Group held a yoga party on both sides of the fence. No drug raid here. It was all hugs and chillin’ out.

Speaking of the border, a ruling came down that Homeland Security can build fences on the border without tree-huggers blocking construction. Actually the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. This allows the feds to invoke waivers where necessary to build the fence.

Now and then we DO win one.

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