Daily Archives: August 5, 2002

2 Koreas Agree On an Agenda for Discussions Doe…

2 Koreas Agree On an Agenda for Discussions

Doesn’t that just say it all about this profoundly dysfunctional relationship? The Koreas can’t actually agree on anything except the propping up of the Northern tyranny. But they’ve agreed on what they’re going to talk about.

North Korea plans to send more than 300 athletes to the Asian Games and also promised to take part in unofficial North-South Korean soccer matches next month.

Unofficial soccer matches? I originally read that as “unofficiated” soccer matches, which would probably get ugly very quickly but would be more interesting.

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Irondale weighs plan for 1% occupational tax Th…

Irondale weighs plan for 1% occupational tax

This would go on top of the 1% Jefferson County occupational tax. Irondale is a Birmingham suburb, and doesn’t have a lot of big-ticket jobs. The primary employers are places like Wal-Mart or McDonald’s, and the people who work those jobs don’t have a lot to give.

FBI Team to Probe Hebrew U. Bombing I’m sure th…

FBI Team to Probe Hebrew U. Bombing

I’m sure they’ll be a lot of help.

Vatican Excommunicates Women Ordained as Priests …

Vatican Excommunicates Women Ordained as Priests

The Vatican has excommunicated seven women ordained as priests by a renegade archbishop, saying they had “wounded” the Catholic Church.

Okay, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page here… Serial child rape, that’s unfortunate but forgiveable, and really, the rapists are victims too. But women (who, I might add, generally aren’t child molesters) trying to have equal status wound the church and need to be excommunicated. What universe is the Vatican located in?

The Nando Times: Car blast kills suicide bomber in…

The Nando Times: Car blast kills suicide bomber in northern Israel, officials report

God bless the incompetent Islamikaze. A couple of them get together to go out and murder innocents, but before they can their bomb goes off. Oops! One of them is still alive, if you can call that living.

Mercury News | 08/04/2002 | Europe outlaws spam, b…

Mercury News | 08/04/2002 | Europe outlaws spam, but the junk mail keeps on coming

Well, that’s depressing. How about instead of fines, jail time for spammers? That’ll teach them.

The Nando Times: Bears die in California house fir…

The Nando Times: Bears die in California house fire

Authorities want to question a young caucasian female with blond hair who was spotted leaving the scene.