Daily Archives: May 23, 2002

Dismal End for Race Dogs, Alabama Authorities Say …

Dismal End for Race Dogs, Alabama Authorities Say

A man near Perdido Bay, in the far southern part of the state, apparently made a career out of the slaughter of greyhounds (via gunshot). Robert Rhodes claims he’s been doing this since high school; he’s now 68. This is a horror; the Baldwin County DA went way overboard by comparing Rhodes to Hitler, though.

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Bush Tackles Terrorism, Trade in German Address (w…

Bush Tackles Terrorism, Trade in German Address (washingtonpost.com)

As Bush sat impassively, [Bundestag president Wolfgang] Thierse declared that “we need coordinated action” to combat global warming, urging Bush to reconsider his opposition to the Kyoto accord. Bush did not join in the applause that followed. Thierse then scolded Bush’s rejection of the International Criminal Court, saying Germany hopes to be “moving forward together with our American friends.”

Wolfy can stick his comments where the sun don’t shine. The “International” Criminal Court is a farce, an attempt to impose European law on the rest of the world, and we’re well out of it. (It’s probably unconstitutional anyway.) As for Kyoto, I’m more or less a supporter even though it’s not the treaty I would have come up with myself, but this was not the time or the place to bring this up; there’s a war going on, remember?

(To summarize my view on global warming: That there is such a thing is pretty apparent. That humans are a primary cause is at best unproven. That human agency can affect the global environment seems likely considering our proven ability to affect it on a regional basis. That we actually are is impossible to say at the current state of knowledge. I would prefer that we play it safe.)

This is all before the protests by communists. Commies!

Metablogging Alert Ignore this if you want… …

Metablogging Alert

Ignore this if you want… I’ve played around with the blogroll a little more, again to create room (I’ve well over 100 permalinks now). I’ve added a section “The Pros” for various professional journalists, plus the all-powerful king of the bloggers. And if anyone objects to being labeled a professional journalist, I’ll understand. I had to guess at regionals for some people. Oh well.

Two wounded in New Orleans airport shooting Gunm…

Two wounded in New Orleans airport shooting

Gunman said people made fun of his turban

As everyone knows, the law clearly states that you are allowed to shoot anyone who makes fun of your hat… Seriously, what we have here is apparently a white American convert to Islam who was being insulted for his beliefs, as represented by said hat. There’s no excuse for that, but it doesn’t justify the response.

Professor: Tennessee covered up grade fixing I …

Professor: Tennessee covered up grade fixing

I am stunned to learn that football players at the University of Tennessee got good grades they did not earn. This is certainly unprecedented.

Krispy Kreme Reports 55 Percent Rise I’m kind o…

Krispy Kreme Reports 55 Percent Rise

I’m kind of stunned by the meteoric rise of the Kreme. I mean, here Yankees will pay through the nose for something I’ve always kind of thought of as a more or less everyday thing.

Open-Source Fight Flares At Pentagon Microsoft Lo…

Open-Source Fight Flares At Pentagon

Microsoft Lobbies Hard Against Free Software

What a bunch of weasels. They’re claiming that open-source is a security risk. Microsoft!