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Moody's Blues

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 3:57 AM

A New York area dentist was caught on tape accosting a driver who had blocked access to a driveway, going so far as to force his way into the driver's seat of the offending vehicle.

But wait, there's more! Dr. William Moody then noticed he was being taped by a WCBS-TV news crew, and went after them, ignoring a reporter's warning not to touch the camera. When the reporter called for a police officer's assistance, Moody goes back to the double-parked car and, after being confronted by the driver's sister, shoved her to the ground.

Moody was arrested and faces assault and harassment charges. He claims that the camera didn't catch the whole incident - that Luis Infante, the other driver, spat in his face and called him names (Infante claims Moody spat in his face twice). That he was 'provoked' by Yolanda Infante pushing him first, and that he simply put his hand out to ward her off.

At no point does Moody, who says he is not a violent man, offer a rationalization for his attempt to rip the lens off the photographer's camera.

Oddly enough, Yolanda Infante works in the same office building where Moody has his practice, and is seeking a restraining order against him.

It's been asked why, exactly, President Bush was 'absent' on Veteran's Day, leaving Vice-President Cheney to lay a ceremonial wreath upon the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.

Bush instead addressed an American Legion Post in Waco, Texas.

Is he on vacation again? And why, when you are aware of the traditional observances attended by the president, would you schedule vacation in the first place?

Not surprisingly, Benazir Bhutto is under house arrest again. As before, it was to head off her call for (and leadership of) a protest march to Musharraf's compound.

Bhutto is now calling for Musharraf to step down completely, vowing that she will not work under his rule, and criticizing Musharraf for his failures to curtail extremist elements.

Bhutto's supporters say they'll march with or without her.

Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham appeared on ABC's The View to opine that the war in Iraq is going really well. It's just that shows like The View and those awful people in the media prefer to focus on the portrayal of the U.S. as a loser.

When her assertions were challenged by Barbara Walters, Ingraham responded with the standard personal attack, "Do you want to win in Iraq?"

And from the Fear Makes Us Stupid Department, a trio of teenagers flying a single-engine Cessna 172 buzzed their high-school's football game, dropping below the stadium lights at one point, and eventually dropping a pair of tennis shoes and a football into the end zone.

"My immediate reaction was that we were going to have a terrorist act of some sort,� said Vincent �Bud� Cesena, head of CMS (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) law enforcement.

Wait. 'Terrorist incident' came in first before, 'pilot in trouble' and 'stupid stunt'? At a high school football game?

Give me a break.

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