Daily Archives: August 9, 2002

Damn the Constitution: Europe must take back the W…

Damn the Constitution: Europe must take back the Web

This editorial is so offensive on so many levels that I’m not going to touch it. If someone with a little more command of vitriol will please take it? I’m ashamed that this guy’s name is only one letter away from my father’s.

Okay, one point… The Internet is an American invention, which we decided to share. How can Europe “take back” something it never had?

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Court Clears Man in Terror Case This is the guy…

Court Clears Man in Terror Case

This is the guy who ran the “Ultimate Jihad Challenge” camp. A British court has decided he’s not a terrorist.

The camp’s Web site featured a photo of the burning World Trade Center towers and promoted anti-terrorist training after Sept. 11, but the name was used long before the terrorist attacks.

Yup. Not a terrorist. I don’t know how you could even think such a thing.

Apparently, Ted Barlow likes AC/DC. Maybe a littl…

Apparently, Ted Barlow likes AC/DC. Maybe a little too much.

I swear I don’t look for these stories… China…

I swear I don’t look for these stories…

China’s first lesbian film quietly tests limits

There have been films about gay men for years in China; I’m surprised it took so long for lesbianism to be addressed.

Apparently, homosexuality is a touchy subject in China, and until recently it’s been officially a mental illness there. Why? I mean, the PRC is always trying to cut the birth rate, and it seems to me to be a pretty good method of birth control. But who said governments were logical?

Area merchants are unfazed by plan to kill snakehe…

Area merchants are unfazed by plan to kill snakeheads

The snakeheads, however, are fazed, but have a plan… To be honest, I’d think the merchants would want this to drag on for awhile. This is a tourist attraction! I particularly don’t get this guy:

“We are not interested. We are vegetarians, and we do not eat fish,” said Bharat Patel, who works at the Dunkin’ Donuts near the pond. Many curious snakehead-seekers have visited the doughnut shop during the past month to ask for directions to the pond.

First, what’s this “we”, kemosabe? Second, if he’s a vegetarian shouldn’t he be opposed to killing the fish? Third, I guess he doesn’t get a cut of the profits since killing the snakeheads will hurt business.

Dilbert Principals School declared a nut-free z…

Dilbert Principals

School declared a nut-free zone; some parents upset

Now, a Tuscaloosa-area principal has followed suit by banning not only peanuts but all nuts. And, once again the Board of Education is reviewing the policy and I’m guessing will reverse it. In this case, there actually is a student with a nut allergy. However, it would be simple enough to keep the student away from areas in which nuts were eaten, and the district has done this at other schools. Still, better to inconvenience everyone in the school than to simply have one kindergartener eat his lunch in the classroom!

Riley calls for exporting inmates I dunno, I do…

Riley calls for exporting inmates

I dunno, I don’t think there’ll be much demand for them.