Daily Archives: August 16, 2002

washingtonpost.com: Fred Thompson, ‘Law & Order’ S…

washingtonpost.com: Fred Thompson, ‘Law & Order’ Senator?

How about that. I knew that Dianne Wiest had left the show, and that they hadn’t replaced her yet. I never imagined that the reason was they were working on getting Thompson. I think he’ll be great.

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Orthopedic Art Exhibit Two types of art: art b…

Orthopedic Art Exhibit

Two types of art: art by orthopedists, and art by their patients. I just think it’s interesting, no real comment here.

Baschab to speak at Republican Women’s lunch If…

Baschab to speak at Republican Women’s lunch

If you’re in Mobile Monday, why not stop by and ask Judge Pamela Baschab why she (alone among the members of the Court of Criminal Appeals) to uphold Medell Banks’ conviction for a nonexistent murder. Feel free to make fun of her name.

Man, 28, charged with rape of girl A better hea…

Man, 28, charged with rape of girl

A better headline: “Corrections Officer, 28, rapes, impregnates girl, 11”. Sweet Jesus. An 11 year old! What kind of world is this? Not that this sort of thing gets one hundredth of the attention of any given abduction case, despite the fact that it’s hundreds of times more widespread. Too icky.

Mobile County District Judge Charles McKnight granted a request Thursday to place Marshall in solitary confinement, Giardini said. Authorities said they were worried that inmates in the jail might act on resentment toward a former jail guard, he said.

You think? Throw in the child-molester bit, and he’d be lucky to get out alive and with all his various pieces intact.

Good. Toss him in with the other criminals.

Songbird Population Declines Linked To Acid Rain …

Songbird Population Declines Linked To Acid Rain

I suppose there’s no such thing as acid rain, either? Poor birds.

Snakeheads Put Small Maryland Pond on World Map …

Snakeheads Put Small Maryland Pond on World Map

Reuters finally has a Snakehead story. There’s one piece of news I’d not seen before:

Even the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it favors killing the snakeheads, though it prefers a more humane method instead of the state’s broad poison plan.

I’m not sure what they’d want — tiny little individual lethal injections? — but when PETA wants you dead, you really are an unlovable animal.

U.S. forces to be in Afghanistan for many years, t…

U.S. forces to be in Afghanistan for many years, top general says

Thank God we’re not going in for any of that “nation-building”, huh? Actually, this is good news, I just enjoy pointing out Bush inconsistencies.