Daily archives: March 31st, 2010

Politician On Facebook: Anime Proof That Two Nukes Weren’t Enough for Japan

I was originally drawn to this story because of a post on Wil Wheaton’s (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek’s) Twitter account imploring someone to run against Democratic New Hampshire State Rep. Nick Levasseur. Wheaton called him a “racist a$$hole” and provided a link to NPR.

Here’s the scoop from NPR:

It must be a relief to many that our petty indiscretions, those that appear online and seem to haunt us daily, will soon become so normal as to be irrelevant.

It must be a particular relief to Nick Levasseur, a Democratic New Hampshire state representative, who, according the Huffington Post, used Facebook to offer his rather strong views on anime. Reports failed to record why Levasseur is so pained by the rather beautiful Japanese style of animation.

However, he is reported to have written on his Facebook page these rather difficult words: “Anime is a prime example of why two nukes just wasn’t enough.”

Yes, he really said that.

Firefighter Brian Carey, 28, of Evergreen Park, Dies a Hero

Cook County, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Firefighters in the South Chicagoland area and beyond will be ringing the bell for one of their own soon. The Southtown Star reports that a Homewood man who was in a wheelchair and a firefighter were killed in a house fire Tuesday night. The ceremonial ringing of the bell in memory of those who died in the line of duty is a tradition of the Fire Services that dates back over 150 years.

Another firefighter suffered severe burns fighting the blaze and is hospitalized in critical condition, the Star reports.

The fire was reported about 9 p.m. in the 17600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Wendell Elias, 84, was dead on the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The man, who was in a wheelchair when found by firefighters, died shortly after he was pulled out of his home, officials said.

Firefighter Brian Carey, 28, of Evergreen Park, died at South Suburban Hospital.

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