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Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:40 am

Obama wants the power to take over the Internet — and he may try to do it by executive order.

Sikh temple shooting suspected identified. I’m sensing calls for a “new tone” just around the corner.

Obama has a “genuine disdain” for Mitt Romney.

Harry Reid’s Chief of Staff says these damned Republicans are cowards.

Drugs Found After Possible SWATting Call?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:38 am

It sounds that way, doesn’t it?

What started out as a potential hostage situation ended with three people being taken into custody and officers finding drugs in a home in south Houston on Sunday afternoon, KTRK-Channel 13 reports.

Police responded to calls from a home in the 5600 block of Belarbor about 1:30 p.m., after being told there was a hostage in the home.

Police told KTRK the homeowner refused to come out after officers made contact with him. A SWAT team then came to the scene. It was later determined there were no hostages after all, and people in the residence exited peacefully.

But officers did find something in the home: marijuana, KTRK says.

Side benefit of SWATting people: maybe the cops will find something illegal inside! In my case, all they found was a messy home (I was in trial at the time). But I guess a SWATter can dream . . .

Curiosity Lands

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:35 am

So far so good:

Curiosity, the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet, stuck its extraordinary landing Sunday night in triumphant and flawless fashion, and is poised to begin its pioneering, two-year hunt for the building blocks of life — signs that Earth’s creatures may not be not alone in the universe.

NASA’s $2.5-billion mission involved the work of more than 5,000 people from 37 states, some of whom had labored for 10 years to hear the two words that Al Chen, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, said inside mission control at 10:32 p.m.: “Touchdown confirmed.”

There are pictures, but nothing worth writing home about at this point. Looking forward to what emerges.

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