Daily Archives: July 30, 2002

The Village Voice: Features: Richard Goldstein: On…

The Village Voice: Features: Richard Goldstein: On Being Called a Commie

I’m breaking the Great American Sully-Out, I know.

Mets Online – Your Information Source for the New …

Mets Online – Your Information Source for the New York Mets

Not anymore, thanks to MLB’s lawyers. This one strikes close to home, in that I also have a baseball fansite and have had one for years. I’m probably safer than the Mets Online people, since I don’t use images. Plus they sell merchandise and I don’t.

I should point out that MLB did something similar in trying to shut down Astros Daily a few weeks ago. I hate to accuse Instapundit of Eastern Media Bias, but…

CNN.com – Sources: Bodyguard capture may mean bin …

CNN.com – Sources: Bodyguard capture may mean bin Laden died – July 30, 2002

Okay, I’m starting a pool. Put a message in the comments predicting when the next report saying he’s alive will come out.

alDrug testing may be expanded The Vestavia Hil…

alDrug testing may be expanded

The Vestavia Hills school board wants to test all students who participate in extracurricular activities. Thanks, Justice Scalia! Anyway, I’m going to ask my brother, former Vestavia football player and current law student, for comment.

Shooting blamed on father-son fight Police say s…

Shooting blamed on father-son fight

Police say son, 54, hospitalized for buckshot injury after dispute with father, 83, turns ugly

Daddy got angry, apparently, and put a load of buckshot into Sonny’s forehead. Sonny has decided to stay with other relatives. Really, once you hit your fifties it’s probably time to move out of your parents’ house.

IOL : Absurd legal system makes flirting illegal …

IOL : Absurd legal system makes flirting illegal

An “Oh, those crazy Americans” column from South Africa, cribbed entirely from one of those “small town laws” lists. Pathetic, really.

CNN.com – Fleeing males, manatees beach in Florida…

CNN.com – Fleeing males, manatees beach in Florida – July 30, 2002

Female manatees, when they got sick of the attention of male manatees, crawled up on a beach in Florida to escape them. The Bush Administration immediately claimed that this was evidence that manatees don’t really need to stay in the water and authorized everyone with a motorboat or jet ski to drive through protected habitats at the highest speed.

Chicago Tribune | Alderman warns of ravenous walki…

Chicago Tribune | Alderman warns of ravenous walking fish

Said Alderman actually went to a pet store and bought one, by the way. Since “It is unclear if the city has the authority to prohibit snakehead sales”, I wouldn’t bet on this meaning anything. Still, this is obviously an issue that resonates with voters.

Traficant sentenced to 8 years in prison for takin…

Traficant sentenced to 8 years in prison for taking bribes

When Michael Milken was jailed, he wasn’t allowed to bring along his toupee. Assuming that precedent holds, what will happen to Traficant’s hairpiece? I mean, I don’t think we want that thing to be wandering around loose.

rediff.com: Hizbul rejects Powell’s plea on J&K el…

rediff.com: Hizbul rejects Powell’s plea on J&K election

BJP snubs Powell on J&K proposal

“Hizbul” is a Pakistan-based separatist group that denies the legitimacy of upcoming elections in Kashmir and is calling for a boycott. “BJP” stands for “Bharatiya Janata Party” and considers Kashmir an integral part of India. In other words, both sides want nothing to do with Colin.