Monthly Archives: April 2010

So awesome

Police in Bessemer intervene in town hall spat between mayor, council president | al.com.

You have to love a town where the mayor and the city council president come so close to an actual fight in public that the police have to take a hand. A fight over video bingo games.

Beware the $5 counterfeiter bandit!

I stepped into a well-known fast food restaurant this morning for a quick breakfast. Little did I know that this fiend has apparently been going around distributing fake $5 bills. Or, apparently, that’s what the cashier thought was going on, as she summoned two managers to tell them that my bill was fake. One of the managers quickly assured her that this was not so. But as everyone knows, counterfeiters love to fake small currency, because they make their money on volume.

Sheesh.

The devil made her do it

‘The devil was at work’ » Local News » The News-Courier in Athens, Alabama.

At least, that’s her explanation for killing (and in some cases freezing) her 43 dogs. Her husband and her friends — none of whom seem to have done anything about the crimes before they happened — say she’s crazy. You think?

And now, the lawsuit!

Former Lipscomb police chief found not guilty.

He was accused of abusing the child of an “acquaintance”. I don’t know why he wasn’t convicted. Maybe he was actually innocent, though in the case of anyone from Lipscomb city government the presumption of innocence doesn’t really apply. Anyway, his lawyer says that he doesn’t know if the ex-chief will try to get his job back, but I’m sure somebody is going to get sued.

St. Roy of the Teabags

Trussville Tax Day Tea Party draws about 350 people | al.com.

Yes, St. Roy himself addressed the local teabaggers. A real meeting of the minds, there. Whoever the speaker is, the teabag brigade gets to hear rhetoric that is almost, but not quite, calling for the violent overthrow of the elected government of the United States of America, and Roy did not disappoint, breaking out the Thomas Paine and the Patrick Henry and comparing the present environment to the American Revolution. Because, well, he’s an idiot and so are the teabaggers.

Says it all, really

Black candidate says no to black Alabama groups | TuscaloosaNews.com.

Artur Davis is now officially betting that he can win the Democratic nomination for Governor on the strength of the votes of white Republicans. Good luck with that one, Artie.

Health update

Earlier this week I was in Indianapolis. This had nothing to do with basketball — actually, the basketball caused some problems getting a hotel room — but was about my health. Basically, I was there to see the guy who’s the top expert in the type of cancer I had.

I went up there thinking I was going to get some pretty drastic medical treatment — the sort of thing that will probably cure you but make you wish you were dead. As it turned out, the doctor had other ideas. He took a look at my tests and decided that I didn’t have any active cancer, basically that I was giving false positives. (There’s no doubt that I had cancer last year — only that what looked like remnant cancer was just scar tissue and some unusual readings in the blood work.)

We don’t know that’s it’s gone. It’s just the doctor’s opinion, but he is the top man in the field. And it fits with the way my treatments were going, which had baffled my doctors here in Alabama. (Who are very good themselves.) We’re going to keep an eye on it and if there are changes it likely means that the cancer is back. But right now, everything looks good.