From the Ichthypundit
Line Drawn in Water Against a Predatory Fish
Well, you see, the problem is that when you draw a line in water, it doesn’t stay there for very long… Sea lampreys have taken over Lake Champlain. They have no natural enemies there, and they’re parasites on the native fish. New York and Vermont have tried chemical killoffs before but abandoned them before they were complete. They’re testing it again.
First California condor born in the wild in years is found dead
Damn. They don’t know what caused it yet; an autopsy will be done at the San Diego Zoo. It’s “not a setback”, but establishing a wild population is obviously important, and if this keeps happening that won’t happen.
ESPN.com – GOLF – Citigroup chair favors women members at Augusta
Sanford Weill is a member of Augusta National. It’s not really big news that he does, since Citigroup was one of the sponsors the Masters dumped in order to continue pretending it’s the fifties.
Activists say environmental issues missing from campaigns
They can’t actually be surprised that there’s been nothing about the environment in the Alabama gubernatorial campaign. The state GOP is in the pocket of the business council of Alabama, so you know Bob Riley won’t say anything. And Don Siegelman’s whole campaign is based on his ability to get automakers to build plants in the state, so he isn’t going to come out in favor of strengthening regulation.
I’d like to see someone try it sometime. I don’t really believe that Alabamians don’t care about the environment. I don’t think that people in Birmingham like having trouble breathing. I know I didn’t. I don’t think people who’ve had experience with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management like having a state environmental authority made up of people gunning for jobs in private industry. I’m pretty sure if more people knew about that they wouldn’t like it either. I think a campaign with some element of environmentalism could make noise. If nothing else it could make the Republicans at least pretend to care.
But nobody ever tries. It’s depressing.
Italy Arrests Egyptians for U.S. War Cemetery Plot
It obviously doesn’t compare with mass murder, but what sort of cretin plans to blow up a cemetery? That’s just foul.
Note From The Ichthypundit
The three men say they were going to use the explosives to go fishing.
Name McKinney victor, crossover voting suit asks
I don’t think this will fly. They’re playing the race card, trying to say that non-black voters voting in the primary violated black people’s civil rights. Uh-huh. At any rate, Georgia doesn’t require people to register as members of any party, and all primaries are open. And McKinney lost by a lot; the odds are she would have lost without any “organized attempt” to cross over.
Alabama once had a situation where the Democratic gubernatorial runoff was overturned because of crossover voting. But that was a runoff, where people who had voted in the GOP primary switched. It was a little different situation.