Daily Archives: August 14, 2002

albawaba.com: Top Hamas activist killed near Nablu…

albawaba.com: Top Hamas activist killed near Nablus; PA, Israeli teams meet in Jerusalem

Said “Activist” was planning to blow up a high-rise, which you have to admit is pretty active. CNN calls him a “leader”.

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Baldwin mulls tax to fight West Nile virus State…

Baldwin mulls tax to fight West Nile virus

State sees third infection of mosquito-borne disease

Oh, please. The Southern Alabama Skeeter Tax?

2,000 fewer students counted The Birmingham Cit…

2,000 fewer students counted

The Birmingham City School System came up short on its enrollment count and is facing a deficit (because fewer students = less state money). Administrators can’t understand why the numbers are off; I suggest it’s because a lot of the teachers were educated by the Birmingham City Schools. (So was I, from grades 6-8.)

Eschaton Atrios has the latest Ashcroft outrage…

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Atrios has the latest Ashcroft outrage; his attempt to gut Constitutional rights by declaring American citizens “enemy combatants”. (Scalia: “What’s wrong with that?”)

Me, I’m hoping Nevada does legalize pot and Johnny Justice’s head explodes.

ABCNEWS.com : Environmental Mistakes Fuel Squid Bo…

ABCNEWS.com : Environmental Mistakes Fuel Squid Boom

The pessimist looks at the oceans and sees they’re half full of fish. The optimist looks at the oceans and says “Calamari for everyone!”

ABCNEWS.com : Nevada Could Get Into Pot Business …

ABCNEWS.com : Nevada Could Get Into Pot Business

A group is trying to move Nevada into the post-prohibition era. The vote will be tight but it looks like it has a shot. Of course, the Federal Government (Motto: “As Federalist As We Wanna Be”) is going to try to stop it.

ABCNEWS.com : Baby Snatched From Mom’s Car I’m …

ABCNEWS.com : Baby Snatched From Mom’s Car

I’m sorry about this baby and her mother, really I am. But frankly I’m getting sick of the “summer of abductions” coverage and the imaginary child abduction epidemic. Of course, this baby was apparently kidnapped by a Grey in a wig and false nose, so it is newsworthy.