Saturday, September 04, 2004

Mad Irish Priests

Are there any other kind? Well, in this case, I was interested to see that the idiot who decided to run onto the Hangar Straight at Silverstone last year during the British Grand Prix chose to mug a marathoner at the Olympics this year.

At least he seems to have figured out the basic physics of insane protester vs. X and decided that 10 mph human is a safer value of X than 200 MPH car.

That said, his presence at the Olympics, reprising his performance of last year certainly suggests that key elements of the welfare state in Britain (hospitalization for the insane, anyone...???) are as fouled up as similar institutions in the US. Perhaps this explains Blair's adulation of Bush the Younger.