That fickle finger of fate… 27 September 2009Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, California / Pacific Coast.
New Delhi, India: A rickshaw passes effigies being prepared for the upcoming Dussehra festival
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/AP
Full text Wapo:
ZURICH — Organizers of the Zurich Film Festival say director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody on a 31-year-old U.S. arrest warrant.
The organizers say Polanski was detained by police Saturday. Zurich police couldn’t immediately confirm the information.
The festival said in a statement Sunday that Polanski traveled to Switzerland to receive an award for his lifetime of work as a director. They said he was arrested in relation to a 1978 U.S. request, without specifying.
Polanski fled the United States in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl
So. Now they’ve got him.. what are they gonna do? Ship him back to Los Angeles? Last I heard the girl now woman at issue has said she will never press charges and, from her telling of it, the authorities might as well charge her mother as well for facilitating an illegal act… AND Jack Nicholson, in whose house the incident took place.
‘Course… he DID plead quilty. Whoops.
In other news… a real tragedy in KY… and now some details are coming out.
Jerry Weaver of Fairfield, Ohio, told The Associated Press on Friday that he was certain from the gruesome scene that someone killed Sparkman.
”He was murdered,” Weaver said. ”There’s no doubt.”
Weaver said he was in the rural Kentucky county for a family reunion and was visiting some family graves at the cemetery on Sept. 12 along with his wife and daughter when they saw the body.
”The only thing he had on was a pair of socks,” Weaver said. ”And they had duct-taped his hands, his wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag or something.”
I see Sully frets this is Southern populism, whipped by FOX and Beck and whomever else.
It’s possible, I suppose, that anger at the feds in general could make a drug dealer murder a census worker. But the most worrying possibility – that this is Southern populist terrorism, whipped up by the GOP and its Fox and talk radio cohorts – remains real. We’ll see.
He knows so little about America. Narrow constricted versions of what we really are. Back in the nineties somebody (supposedly the New World Liberation Front) put a bomb under DiFi’s house here in SF… they got to it before it exploded, but for that and other reasons, there were hearings on violence, bombs and militias in America in the Senate. I was glued to the TV… and found out some dicey details. Couple of things about bombs, easy to build and they have a propensity for actually going off… maybe not always to the full extent the bomb maker plans, but they score high for success (detonating)… AND that the two hot beds for militias in the US… were Cali and MI.
Maybe he dreams of Deliverance at night….