Archive for December 4th, 2005

Mr. Danger Rides Again

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CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez on Thursday accused U.S. President George W. Bush
of trying to destabilize his government by engineering an opposition
boycott of a December 4 legislative vote.

"Another conspiracy has been activated against Venezuela and I am
not going to blame the dogs but the masters, the government of the United
States," Chavez
said.

"The one responsible for this conspiracy is the head of the empire:
Mr. Danger. To give him his proper name, Mr. George W. Bush," he said
in a late-night address.

How cool is that? The Dowbrigade wishes that someone
important would call HIM Mr. Danger. The only cool nickname we ever had
was "Captain Blood" and that only lasted until the guy who called us
that got arrested, went into rehab, and became a Hare Krishna.

But our curiosity was piqued. Where did Chavez come
up with the name?  Did he use the Spanish "Se?or Peligro" or did
he sprinkle his speech with the language of imperialism?

Turns out there is a long-standing historical precendent
to the nickname.  According to DICK J. REAVIS at Counterpunch.com:

"Mr.
Danger is a long-standing figure in Venezuelan life, a character in a 1929
work, many times republished, by the novelist R

Safe Sex Possible While Asleep

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TORONTO (Reuters) – The Canadian province
of Ontario plans to review a court decision that acquitted a man of sexual
assault charges because he suffers from "sexsomnia" and was
asleep at the time of the incident.

Jan Luedecke, 33, was acquitted of sexual assault charges on Tuesday because
he said he was asleep during the attack.

A sleep expert testified that Luedecke suffers from a disorder that causes
sexsomnia — involuntary sexual behavior during sleep — which he had experienced
before.

The court heard that Luedecke and the female victim met at a party. She
testified she fell asleep and woke up to find Luedecke having sex with
her. She pushed him away and called the police.

Luedecke confessed to police after he discovered was still wearing a condom
and realized he had had sex.

Canadian media reported that the victim left the courtroom in tears when
the verdict was read, and said she would take the case to the highest court
possible.

If they were BOTH asleep, whose idea was it to use a condom?
And were one or both of them dreaming of flying?

from Reuters