Monthly Archives: March 2009

See-through

Birmingham City Council to consider government transparency policy – al.com

No, not the city government itself being transparent (I’ve a feeling that we’d find out that there’s actually nothing hidden and they just wing everything — certainly the mayor does) but groups that want to work with the government. Sounds like a fine idea to me.

He’s really popular too

Kissinger joins board for U.S. World Cup bid – U.S. Soccer – ESPN Soccernet

On the other hand, it’s just soccer. Who cares?

They just don’t care

Former president George W. Bush to throw out first pitch for Texas Rangers – ESPN

Well, if there’s anywhere the WPE won’t get booed, it’s there. But I bet there will be a few boos.

Efficiencies

Bruno’s could close stores if no buyer is found | TuscaloosaNews.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

Bruno’s is a veteran, once locally-owned, grocery chain that once upon a time dominated the local market. And then, it was bought out by the geniuses at KKR, and as was so often the case, handed around to other owners who picked it clean until it was utterly ruined. And now, a large employer is on the verge of collapse, and if someone doesn’t buy in thousands of people will be out of jobs. Obviously, this is because of unions.

Worst week ever

Double A-bomb survivor: Japan says it’s true – Asia-Pacific – msnbc.com

The pope is an asshole

Really?: Heart Of Darkness

“Cletus”?

Abbot Cletus Meagher of Cullman’s St. Bernard resigns – al.com

I am guessing that relatively few monasteries outside Alabama have abbots named “Cletus”.