Daily Archives: July 4, 2002

`Quartet’ members disagree over U.S. position on A…

`Quartet’ members disagree over U.S. position on Arafat

The EU is still a bunch of idiots.


The European Union has rejected the determination by Israel and the U.S. that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat is tainted by terrorism, and will continue meeting with Arafat as the elected leader of the Palestinian people, European sources said yesterday at the end of a London meeting of the international community’s Quartet – envoys from the U.S. EU, UN, and Russia.

1. You guys don’t seem to like the idea of elections for leaders of the EU.

2. Arafat was elected six years ago. Leaving aside the corrupt balloting, his term, by any measure, is up.

3. If you don’t think Yasser is tainted by terrorism, you are so pig-ignorant there is no use talking to you.

Oh, but Yasser promised an EU representative he’d do all he could to end suicide bombing. We haven’t heard that before, have we?

ESPN.com: GEN – Accusations hurled after hot dog c…

ESPN.com: GEN – Accusations hurled after hot dog contest

My God, if even international hot dog eating is corrupt, what clean sport is left?

Reynolds is gonna be pissed when he hears this… …

Reynolds is gonna be pissed when he hears this…

Overheard at the FBI/LAPD press conference on the airport shooting…

“I’ve said for years that there are too many guns out there… That makes all of us less safe.”

That’s a slight paraphrase, but it’s basically what he said. I’m not quite sure who it was but he was wearing a suit so I guess he’s Federal.

Scripture Candy to unroll patriotic tins to pass W…

Scripture Candy to unroll patriotic tins to pass Word

Argh. Here’s my patriotic quote for Independence Day:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Bessemer police crack down on ban on fireworks …

Bessemer police crack down on ban on fireworks

Unbelievable. I used to live in Bessemer, and I was routinely — not just around New Year’s and the Fourth — awakened by fireworks. Hard to believe the city banned them. Of course, I was routinely awakened by gunfire, and I guess that shooting at people is illegal too.

California frog loses 4 million protected acres …

California frog loses 4 million protected acres

The Bush administration is at it again. Basically, they’re refusing to enforce a law passed by Congress and signed by another President. Whatever happened to the separation of powers? They sure seem to be usurping the legislative function.

The latest to move off Blogger and to his own doma…

The latest to move off Blogger and to his own domain is DC Thornton. I gotta get me that Moveable Type.

A Meaningless Guess I think this is a domestic …

A Meaningless Guess

I think this is a domestic anti-Semitic bozo. That’s just a guess, of course.

Another person is reported dead, bringing the number of innocent victims to two.

So much for light posting.

Ha’aretz – Article One killed in shooting attack …

Ha’aretz – Article

One killed in shooting attack at El Al counter in L.A. Airport

I love it when the Israelis don’t count the murderer (Islamikaze or not) among the dead. The Israelis, unlike the LAPD, are saying that this is a terrorist attack:


Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh said that the shooting was believed to be a terrorist attack.

“Organizations, primarily Islamic extremist organisations, are planning to hit Israeli targets outside [Israel]. And an airport is a preferred target,” he told Army Radio. “We believe we are talking about a terrorist attack.”

I don’t know that they have any information or if they are just making the assumption.

BBC News | TALKING POINT | September 11 Videolog …

BBC News | TALKING POINT | September 11 Videolog

This is a pretty interesting idea from the BBC; we’ll see how they handle it. I’m not quite sure why, but they have several weblogs linked here. This one included. Gee.