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Some good news, for a change

“Jihadi John” has most likely assumed room temperature:

U.S. May Have Killed ‘Jihadi John’ in Drone Strike

A U.S. drone strike targeted a vehicle in Syria believed to be transporting the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” on Thursday, according to American officials. Whether the strike killed the British man who appears in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages was not known, officials said.

Mohammed Emwazi was the target of an airstrike in Raqqa, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. Officials were assessing the results of the strike, he said.

A U.S. official told The Associated Press that a drone had targeted a vehicle in which Emwazi was believed to be traveling. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity.

Silly buggers :-)

So I woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago, down in California to visit my nieces.  Zoe & Naomi came downstairs to watch some TV.  I broke out the camera, started taking pictures…and all hell broke loose.  They thought the flash was all sorts of funny.  Red-eye reduction was on, so it fires a few times rapidly at reduced power before firing at full power to take the picture.  They’d giggle and run away, then run back toward me.  I’d take another picture, they’d giggle and run away again, then run back again.  Eventually I just pressed the shutter down halfway to trigger the preflash without taking a picture.  They still giggled, ran away, and ran back.  It’s amusing, what three-year-olds will find funny. :-)

Some good news

It was far closer than it should’ve been, with a difference of only 167 votes after the recount, but it’s now official:

Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Wins Gabby Giffords’ Former House Seat

Feel-good story of the day

A drunk driver kills two kids. Their father gets his gun and removes said drunk driver from the gene pool.  A feckless prosecutor tries to get him put away for murder, but the jury refuses to play along and acquits.

Jury Acquits Texas Father Of Killing Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into His Kids (h/t: an AoSHQ moron)