Daily Archives: September 14, 2002

CNN.com – Taylor declares Liberia liberated – Sept…

CNN.com – Taylor declares Liberia liberated – September 14, 2002

Yes, everything is great in Liberia now! Have a lollypop!

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Young sold west Mobile home soon after primary los…

Young sold west Mobile home soon after primary loss

Senator Benedict Shelby’s former chief of staff ran for the GOP nomination for a Congressional seat around Mobile. He had to move from DC, of course, and when he lost, he sold the house he bought in Mobile, of course. So what’s wrong with that? Just because he doesn’t actually live in Alabama, why shouldn’t he be able to run for Congress here?

Davis finds friends on Hilliard’s D.C. turf Aft…

Davis finds friends on Hilliard’s D.C. turf

After being called essentially an Uncle Tom and a white person in disguise during his successful campaign for the Democratic nomination (meaning the general election, since no Republican is running) for the Alabama 7th District congressional seat, Artur Davis is in Washington to visit with some members of the Congressional Black Caucus and take part in a forum. They seem to like him, probably because (unlike Earl Hilliard and his campaign staff) they don’t see intelligence and a Harvard education as betraying their people and are willing to work with someone even if he’s not on the far left.

Davis, who was criticized by Hilliard supporters for having worked as a prosecutor, a job in which he sent blacks to prison, urged the standing-room-only crowd to resist ranking black candidates on some artificial scale of blackness based on their education, manner of speech or profession.

“If whites did that, they would be appropriately criticized,” Davis said. “We can’t promote inclusiveness if we use divisive language.”

News From The Bizarro World Israel kills four P…

News From The Bizarro World

Israel kills four Palestinians from one family, destroys 6 factories in Rafah

These four Palestinians seem to be the same four referenced yesterday; one gunman, who wasn’t related to the three people who blew themselves up making a bomb. The Arabic News, however, calls this a “vague explosion”.

ajc.com | Sports | Hootie Johnson undergoes heart …

ajc.com | Sports | Hootie Johnson undergoes heart surgery

I’m hoping he had a female doctor, because if he saw that he’d probably need another operation. Anyhow, get well soon, you sexist slimebag.

U.S. Says Suspect Tied to 9/11 and Qaeda Is Captur…

U.S. Says Suspect Tied to 9/11 and Qaeda Is Captured in Raid

I don’t know if Ramzi bin al-Shibh is really high-ranking or no. It looks more like he’s on the same level as Mohammed Atta (his former roomie — Ramzi would appear to be the true 20th hijacker, which is increasingly reaching “fifth Beatle” status of number of claimants) and I don’t know if he’d have much information on the higher-ups in al-Q. He can tell us more about the Sept. 11 preparations, and it’s certainly better he be in custody than roaming free.

He was captured in Pakistan, naturally. I’m wondering if anyone in Pakistan other than possibly President Musharraf isn’t a member of al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

Peres: Not facing Saddam could be same mistake as …

Peres: Not facing Saddam could be same mistake as with Hitler

I guess we know where Shimon stands on the Iraq thing, then.