Daily Archives: August 17, 2002

U.S. immigration laws flawed, Sessions says Wel…

U.S. immigration laws flawed, Sessions says

Well, yeah. You just noticed that? This was in a speech before the state association of police chiefs. Other visitors included:

GOP Gubernatorial candidate Bob Riley, who wants more cops hired even though he still doesn’t say how he’s going to pay for it;

GOP Supreme Court “justice” Harold See — AKA the CEO’s Best Friend — who used the Pledge of Allegiance case to prove that he hasn’t read the Constitution very carefully then said that the state needs judges to follow the law;

And an actual Democrat, Ag Commissioner candidate Ron Sparks, who wants the state to put a point of origin label all agricultural products sold in Alabama because “You need to know whether your lettuce is coming from Mexico or Sand Mountain,” which isn’t xenophobic at all.

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National business group endorses Sessions’ run …

National business group endorses Sessions’ run

Wow, a business group endorsed a Republican! What are the odds?

“Alabama small business owners recognize and appreciate Senator Sessions’ commitment to representing their hopes of a brighter future in Washington,” Pete Havel, [National Federation of Independent Business’] southeast regional grass roots director, said in a news release.

They also recognize and appreciate NFIB looking out for them. Clearly, only a national organization can really reflect the attitudes of Alabama’s small business owners.

CNN.com – Elvis is alive and well in cyberspace – …

CNN.com – Elvis is alive and well in cyberspace – August 16, 2002

Well, that might explain why my bandwidth seems all clogged the last couple of days.

What She Really Thinks Ginger, of course, has r…

What She Really Thinks

Ginger, of course, has real, non-flippant analysis of the resignation of INS chief Jimmy Zipper, or whatever his name is.

CNN.com – Bush calls for deficit reduction – Augus…

CNN.com – Bush calls for deficit reduction – August 17, 2002

Well, gosh, Trifecta-Boy, we didn’t have a deficit until you were elected. Here’s a simple chart to help:

Last 13.5 Years

Presidents Named “George Bush”: Deficits

Presidents Not Named “George Bush”: Surpluses

Any questions?

Damn You, Adam Smith! The free market could bri…

Damn You, Adam Smith!

The free market could bring woes to Bob Riley’s November hopes

I dunno, somehow I doubt that the stock market/Enron/WorldCom/etc. will really play a big role in the Alabama gubernatorial election.

Make Your Own Kate Capshaw Joke Chinese kids, a…

Make Your Own Kate Capshaw Joke

Chinese kids, adults start Space Camp exploration

So far, they’re all present and accounted for. If you recall, one of the earlier Summer of Abduction™ stories involved a Chinese student who went AWOL while in the country to supposedly visit the Space Camp in Huntsville.

Meanwhile, nice to see that Chinese students know as much about the United States as American ones do about China:

In this first trip to the United States, Sujie and others seemed impressed by America itself.

“Everything is so well-developed and modern,” she said. “I did not think it would be so in a country only 200 years old.”

Apparently she expected us to live in stockades and lack indoor plumbing.