January 29, 2008

A couple of news items worth mentioning tonight:

1) “S.F. green firm president killed skiing at Homewood resort“:

The president of a San Francisco green technology company was killed while skiing at the Homewood Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe, authorities said today.

Tyler A. Palmer, 37, was found unresponsive at the base of a tree about 1:52 p.m. Sunday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said.

Skiers found Palmer on the Hobbit Land ski run, head-first in the well of a tree, a depression of loose snow around the trunk. Hobbit Land is a black diamond run, signifying it is for advanced skiers, according to the resort’s Web site.

Medics tried to revive Palmer, without success, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:28 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Department said there was a light wind and snow was falling at the time of the incident. Palmer’s death appears to have been an accident, authorities said.

Now THAT’S what I call an unappreciative tree! (Hat tip: Free Republic)

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2) The New York chapter of the national Organization for Women (NOW) accuses MA senator Ted Kennedy of “ultimate betrayal” following his endorsement of IL senator Barack Obama for President:

Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.

“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one).

Pretty strange stuff, but what else would you expect from an organization who also believes that Hillary! is being “psychologically gang-banged” by her opponents. Meanwhile, their victimized candidate for President not only encourages her husband to do the dirty campaigning for her in South Carolina, but, after she gets swamped, leaves him to take the heat for her defeat. Now THERE’S a profile in courage for you. (Hat tip: NRO’s Corner blog)

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