Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

February 4, 2005

Kinky for Governor?

Filed under: — Different River @ 11:09 am

Kinky Friedman, who had a Peace Corps post in Indonesia in the 1970s and led a rock band called “Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys,” has most recently been running an animal shelter in the Texas Hill Country and writing humor books, and mystery novels
set in New York City with himself has the main character.

Now, he’s announced he’s running for Governor of Texas as an independent. He’s been a lifelong Democrat (I think), but he wrote a column in Texas Monthly which Tim Blair has excerpted here.

Country Music Television has a biography here.

Kinky’s official (campaign?) web page is here.

This is Impersonation?

Filed under: — Different River @ 11:09 am

Here is a bizarre headling and first sentence from a news story on the web site of WKMG-TV Channel 5 in Orlando:

Central Fla. Officer Charged With Posing As Officer

A law enforcement officer in Central Florida was jailed Tuesday on a charge of posing as a law enforcement officer, according to Local 6 News.

And they wonder why people have trouble with the mainstream media….

(Hat tip: James Taranto)

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