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Some days I just love the Boston Herald...

Especially on days when they give me so many good stories to blog about. Today's one of those days, and there are so many, I'm gonna stick a bunch in this roundup.

First, one of the biggest complaints people have these days about teenagers is that they have no work ethic, no interest in doing the ugly jobs. As a counterpoint, I'd like folks to meet 17-year-old Jarrad Natale, a kid who has absolutely no fear of getting his hands dirty on the job. Or his feet. Or his legs. Or his whole body. Mark my words, this kid will go far -- if he survives.

Next, we have five guys who work at a Boston auto body shop who got mixed up in a mugging. Mixed up, as in "spotted a dirtbag chasing a woman, knocked him down, and held him for the cops, then walked the lady home." In 49 states, they'd be hailed as heroes. But since this is Massachusetts, I'm worried that they'll be charged with assault and battery, unlawful restraint, and be sued by the would-be mugger for injuries and depriving him of his livelihood.

But just to prove that this is, indeed, Massachusetts, we have the latest from the City Council. As a response to last year's 10-year-high murder rate (75, more than one every five days), Councilor Rob Consalvo wants gunmakers to install GPS trackers on all handguns. If one can be put on a snowplow, or a schoolbus, or a ton-and-a-half car, what's the difficulty in putting a transmitter on to a handgun that weighs less than a pound or so? And, of course, to make it impossible to remove?


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Very entertaining stories t... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Very entertaining stories to say the least! I'm not familiar with the Hearld, but these stories make it seem like the sister paper of the NY Post, which is always a hoot!

I'll add this entertaining one that was on Drudge today: A man is suing his chatroom pals for excessive teasing.

So you mean posters beware! LOL

I agree with you Jay. You'v... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I agree with you Jay. You've got to admire Jarrad's sense of duty. I am sure his stepdad will be laughing about that one for sometime; and being very proud to boot.

The next time I see consalv... (Below threshold)
ICallMasICM:

The next time I see consalvo I'll whack him in the head!

Wouldn't it make more sense... (Below threshold)
Brahma:

Wouldn't it make more sense to put GPS tracking on the bullets, that way we could take note of firings and find the folks who had been shot?

Who on earth would be still... (Below threshold)

Who on earth would be still thinking about cleaning up grease after being covered in it??? Have you ever gotten that stuff on you?? It's disgusting! He's way more devoted than I am!

Wouldn't make more sense to... (Below threshold)
Bob Jones:

Wouldn't make more sense to put a GPS tracker up Consalvo's butt? I'd like to know where he goes.

Let's hope they don't read ... (Below threshold)
jeff:

Let's hope they don't read this press release about a GPS receiver as small as a babys fingernail.

http://www.rakon.com/whatsnew/display?article_id=-80&template=news




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