Friday, August 29, 2008

Gun Factory Closed down, Obama campaign off and running, Edinburgh Festival comes to an end and Hibs out of League Cup at first hurdle!

The national news this week carried the story of the conviction of 34 year old Grant Wilkenson who ran a replica gun importers and converted 90 of them in his back yard into lethal Mac -10 Sub-machine guns. To bring it all a bit closer to home they have been used in at least 7 fatal shootings in London including the murder of 15 year old Michael Dosumnu shot as he slept in his bed, and Jamail Newton murdered outside of Aristocrats in Camberwell in November 2006. This is especially close to home for me as I heard the shots and a bullet went through my bedroom window into the frame! Wilkenson has deservedly be sentenced to Life Imprisonment!

Barack Obama's Campaign launched at the end of the DNC last night with a Stadium address supported by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. I wish him well in the Campaign and the world really needs a Democrat US President!
I am in Edinburgh for the weekend and it is my 49th Birthday today! The Festival is coming to a close with the Fireworks Display on Sunday bringing it all to a close for this year so it should be a spectacular show!
Hibs were dumped out of the Cup at the first round losing 3-4 to Morton after Extra Time at Easter Road!
I am still very nervous about the season but Keenan and Pinau both played and scored and rumours abound about us getting Riordan back on loan from Celtic so there are glimmers of hope ! I am at Easter Road tomorrow to see Hibs take on a very good Motherwell team so a home win would be a good result for us!