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Blind 'drunk driver' Arrested

Not not a typo...

From CNN

TALLINN, Estonia (Reuters) -- An Estonian man who was caught driving a car even though he is blind has been at it again, police said on Monday, and this time he faces jail.

Police first arrested the man, 20, a week ago.

"We arrested the same blind man driving his car again on Saturday in the town of Torvandi, near Tartu (in southern Estonia)," said Marge Kohtla, a spokeswoman for Tartu police district.

"He was drunk. There were three people in the car with him giving him instructions."

She said police wanted the court to jail the man for 30 days and confiscate his car.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy Friday

Power Ballad Friday

Un-Surprising Statistic: Nearly 60 percent of black children can't swim

The Associated Press reports that 60 percent of African-American children can not swim.

As a black woman (yet not "African-American" so maybe this doesn't apply to my people) these numbers are not surprising.

You see America, black people don't want to get their hair wet. Simple. Chlorine and salt water are mortal enemies of press-and-curls, weaves, waves and tight curls.

Also we are not a fan of the inevitable snot trail that runs out of your nose when you emerge from underwater (you know what I am talking about).

In addition, if anyone is familiar with urban public pools you know that on a given day you can find a smorgasbord of waste products floating in the water from discarded baby diapers, to Popsicle wrappers to the perennially favorite, human feces.

For the full story you can go here and learn about new learn-to-swim programs launching in inner-cites.

P.S. Just in case you think I am totally serious, the AP also explains that ability to swim in tied to socio-economic status and level of education, NOT race alone duh.