Daily Archives: August 29, 2002

Disturbing Search Requests Google Search: Hoops…

Disturbing Search Requests

Google Search: Hoops blogs and maggots

West Nile not culprit in pigeon deaths here Wha…

West Nile not culprit in pigeon deaths here

What did kill 100 Huntsville pigeons? The vet doesn’t know. It wasn’t West Nile, but now we have a Mystery Pigeon Disease on our hands.

CNN.com – Will ice melt open fabled Northwest Pass…

CNN.com – Will ice melt open fabled Northwest Passage? – August 29, 2002

In the next ten years, yet. All those explorers back in the 16th and 17th centuries, they weren’t wrong. They were just too early.

A cleared Northwest Passage would be bad for the Inuit, at least in the short term. It would be good for Europeans and East Asians, because the route would be much quicker. And it would be terrible for Panama.

Of course, There’s No Such Thing As Global Warming.

Nigerian Islamic Court Issues Two More Death By St…

Nigerian Islamic Court Issues Two More Death By Stoning Sentences

Making its stand for equal rights, the sharia court has sentenced a woman and a man to death. They’re very progressive.

If we’re not at war with Islamic Fundamentalism, why the hell not?

Department of Boring Search Requests Google Sea…

Department of Boring Search Requests

Google Search: ragu vs. prego

Most pets safe from West Nile Yep. Since he ca…

Most pets safe from West Nile

Yep. Since he can go outside, I’m training my dog to do the shopping and get the mail. Unfortunately, he just brought back 40 pounds of Gaines Burgers and he chewed the phone bill to bits.

(Broken link caused by Tuscaloosa News tomfoolery fixed.)

Krispy Kreme earnings jump, topping estimates K…

Krispy Kreme earnings jump, topping estimates

Keep eating doughnuts, its good for the economy. Remember, if you reach your ideal weight, the terrorists win.

Snakehead Fish Outlawed in N.C. I assume that j…

Snakehead Fish Outlawed in N.C.

I assume that just means live snakeheads. The report of snakeheads found in a North Carolina lake (actually, between North and South Carolina) was almost certainly a hoax.

I have a policy here of not talking about work exc…

I have a policy here of not talking about work except in the vaguest of terms (well, I talk about cataloging, but that really effects only me — I won’t talk about interpersonal stuff, or the students), and not telling stories about the college I work for. Now, anybody who’s read this for any length of time — and who really cares — should easily be able to tell where I work, even if I haven’t slipped and mentioned it. But generally, I don’t tell what’s going on around here.

But right now, there’s a story about the school that’s been in the papers and which I’m dying to make fun of. And there’s something going on in the library that’s even more fun. It’s no fun holding this in.

CNN.com – Seattle man indicted on terror charges -…

CNN.com – Seattle man indicted on terror charges – August 29, 2002

James Ujaama, an activist (not a Hamas/Reuters style “activist”, but really someone active in the community and said to try to help people) is an American citizen. He’s 36 years old, born James Thompson. To be honest, he doesn’t seem a likely suspect to be a terrorist. As I say below, I now automatically disbelieve everything that comes out of John Ashcroft’s Justice Department. My guess is that this is one of those cases where an informant is making things up or stretching the truth.

I don’t know that for sure. Maybe Ujaama is a terrorist. But given Justice’s record of late, would it surprise anyone to find out that he isn’t?