Daily Archives: July 12, 2002

Northport employee unlikely to receive disciplinar…

Northport employee unlikely to receive disciplinary action

My tax dollars at work: Timothy Thomas had city personnel use city equipment to pave his driveway on city time. But he’s going to pay the city back, so it’s okay. (Not for the employees’ time, just $194 for the expenses.) Oh, and his uncle is on the City Council, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with him keeping his job.

NEWS.scotsman.com – Latest News – Nazi Symbols Dau…

NEWS.scotsman.com – Latest News – Nazi Symbols Daubed on Synagogue

In Wales this time. That’s not the worst of it. The bastards also destroyed some valuable (perhaps irreplaceable?) scrolls, then tried unsuccessfully to torch the place. I can’t take this.

Cow urine Aids ‘cure’ Great, you have AIDS, and…

Cow urine Aids ‘cure’

Great, you have AIDS, and someone sells you cow pee at twelve bucks a bottle. I presume you have to drink it. Why are people so gullible? I’m certainly not restricting that to overseas; see the “New type of water is said to be better than regular water” article, where one of the rip-off artists operates out of my hometown.

Ananova – Men found dead in cow manure pit Gosh…

Ananova – Men found dead in cow manure pit

Gosh, I hope they were dumped there. That would be an awful place to die. I certainly hope they didn’t drown in the stuff.

CNN Programs – Larry King Live Tonight: You m…

CNN Programs – Larry King Live


Tonight:

You may know him as Bo Duke of “The Dukes of Hazzard” or as a top Christian music singer, but John Schneider has a secret he’s never revealed — until now. Tune in for this Larry King Live exclusive.

It isn’t that his adoptive son is a superpowered orphan from another planet, is it?

Great Moments in Misleading Headline Writing US…

Great Moments in Misleading Headline Writing

USATODAY.com – Court: Net posting not considered libel

That’s not what the court said, and what it said is more important; that lawsuits for libel on internet postings must be filed in the state where they were posted. A scholar living in Alabama had sued over statements made by a Minnesota woman, and won a declaratory judgment here when the Minnesotan said Alabama didn’t have jurisdiction. The Minnesota Supreme Court agrees.

I am not an attorney, of course, but that seems like the proper ruling. Not that people don’t go venue shopping all the time, but if I say something in Alabama about someone in Minnesota (to turn the case on its head) it doesn’t seem right that he can sue me in Minnesota. I’ve never even been to Minnesota.

Ananova – Whisky leaks from disillery as bosses di…

Ananova – Whisky leaks from disillery as bosses discuss beer seepage

From bad to worse, I guess. They lost more than 1500 gallons of whisky into a stream a week after nearly 10000 gallons of beer was flushed into that same stream. Whatever fish survived were described as “very happy”.