Daily Archives: October 11, 2002

Train derails in Tuscaloosa; chemical spills Th…

Train derails in Tuscaloosa; chemical spills

That would explain why my skin is falling off, I guess… I know the area of the spill. It’s largely a business district, pretty run down. The authorities swear that the sodium hydroxide (the active ingredient in drain cleaners) is just pooling up and won’t cause any harm.

United Press International: France: Europe’s ‘blac…

United Press International: France: Europe’s ‘black sheep’

Okay, I need someone to make a warblogger judgment call… If France starts feuding with the rest of the EU, do we:

A. Take the EU’s side against those filthy cheese-eating surrender monkeys;

B. Take France’s side against those awful unificationist socialist bureaucrats;

C. Say “a curse on both your houses”?

U.S. Agriculture Inspector Charged with Illegally …

U.S. Agriculture Inspector Charged with Illegally Importing Protected Wildlife

Oops! He was importing protected birds from his family home… in Nigeria. Wait a minute…

“Greettings! I am Wahab Omotaya Alaga of the USA (United State of America) department agriculture! I have found myself in possession of nine (9) gray singing finches, but…”

Yes, his first name really is “Wahab”. Oh, dear…

CNN.com – Five dead in Helsinki explosion – Oct. 1…

CNN.com – Five dead in Helsinki explosion – Oct. 11, 2002

They don’t know yet if it’s a bomb or a gas leak. Part of the ceiling of the shopping center has collapsed; that death toll is going to rise.

I’m a little late to the party, but I’d like to ad…

I’m a little late to the party, but I’d like to add my tiny shrill little voice to Charles Kuffner’s call to support Ron Kirk for Senate. And any other Democrats in competitive races. Unfortunately, Alabama’s googly-eyed Republican Jeff Sessions has a commanding lead.

From the Ichthypundit ABCNEWS.com : Fish Return…

From the Ichthypundit

ABCNEWS.com : Fish Return to Kentucky Streams

Two years ago, aquatic life in the streams was wiped out by a “deluge” of coal sludge. But they’ve been recolonized from unaffected streams and are recovering more quickly than expected.

(I’d like to point out that the Bush Administration thinks coal sludge is just dandy. I know it’s not relevant, but I just like to point it out.)

JS Online: Outbreak of West Nile at zoo the worst …

JS Online: Outbreak of West Nile at zoo the worst in U.S., expert says

Eight penguins in Milwaukee died of West Nile. Poor penguins.