Monthly Archives: August 2006

I doubt I’m the first to say this

Wedding bells for Warren Buffett – Aug. 31, 2006

But I hope he got a prenup.

The trials probably won’t help

Birmingham-Southern College looks to put tough year behind it

BSC’s pledge: “This year, none of our students will take part in a nationally publicized crime spree.”

Fred Phelps, chicken

No protest at soldier’s funeral; riders push motorcycles away

The Birmingham News, disingenuous. Here’s what they say about Phelps:

They were prepared to buffer Quick’s family from zealot Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kan., who has gained national attention for interrupting the funerals of American servicemen killed in Iraq, staging protests against the U.S. government. Though Phelps distributed fliers indicating he would be at Thursday’s funeral, he was a no-show.

Well, that’s an… interesting description of Phelps, isn’t it? “Protests against the U.S. government”. If you are unfamiliar with Freddie-boy, Google him; I won’t type his organization’s name. He is a rightwing homophobe and yet the News insinuates (you’d see in the full context of the article) that he is some sort of leftwing Vietnam-protesting-type hippie.

Alabama is rank

State’s 17% poverty rate is nation’s 8th highest

Alabama gets fatter, No. 2 in country, report says

Actually, I’m surprised that the poverty rate isn’t worse. Normally we’re just behind Mississippi and Louisiana. At least they’re eating well.

Too… many… jokes… overloading… brain…

CNN.com – Jessica Simpson ordered to rest voice – Aug 29, 2006

1. It wasn’t a court order, by any chance?

2. Seriously, Jess, be careful. Extra careful. Give it, oh, 30, 35 years. Just to be safe.

3. Actual quote from her publicist taken out of context: “She can’t sing.”

I have few rules

Smoot wants bounty hunters to help capture Jeffco fugitives

But one is that any headline with “Smoot” and “bounty hunter” gets a link. Even Larry Langford seems a bit dubious about Shelia [sic] Smoot’s idea.

Unfortunately, the conservatives are gaining control of the commission next year and Bettye [sic] Fine Collins will probably be the President. This means less really creative lunacy from the JeffCoComm and more repetitive right-wing lunacy, like requiring schoolteachers to take a Purity Oath or something. I am going to miss the Langford Era.

Well, mostly whine

300 see U.S. 280 plan, raise questions

“We don’t want an elevated road! Why should we have to see a highway from our expertly manicured lawns? Why can’t the peasants stay in Shelby County where they belong?”