Daily Archives: February 28, 2004

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Scrushys will host talk show on WTTO

Starting Monday at 7:30, Channel 21 (the WB affiliate) will start airing a daily talk show starring Richard Scrushy and his wife Leslie. Their first guest will be Roy Moore. Another topic will be their opinion of Mel Gibson’s movie. This is a very special day for me. I’m going to tape this sucker for sure.

The station won’t say who’s paying for the show, but I suspect Scrushy lawyer Donald Watkins… Leslie will provide “a short devotional exercise” to kick off each show.

Republican Party time!

Bush remembered from social contacts

Nobody remembers George Bush actually doing anything in the National Guard, sure. But ” Bush is remembered by those who say they worked with him, socialized with him, even those who say he still owes them money.” Pay up, Dubya.

Bush rented a house in Montgomery. The family that owns it says that he trashed the place and was “a rich kid who had no respect for other people’s possessions”. Members of the Blount campaign say that he wasn’t doing his job of getting campaign materials to the counties and a volunteer took over. And he had dinner with the author of Forrest Gump, who obviously was inspired by the meeting.

Some “mistake”

CNN.com – Flap over Jewish travel visa ban – Feb. 28, 2004

I’m late to this story, but I was busy… The government of Saudi-occupied Arabia posted a notice on its tourism website that Jews wouldn’t be issued travel visas to the country. An embassy spokesman says that this was posted “by mistake”. Uh-huh. So either they don’t have such a policy, and some flunky put it up there for no good reason, or they do have such a policy, and it’s a secret, or they do have such a policy and can’t figure out why everyone got upset.

I had a pun here but I didn’t like it so I deleted it

Odd critter from jungle met its fate in Alabama

Some dogs caught a weird animal from the woods — you know how dogs are. It turns out that the animal was a kinkajou, an animal from South America; nobody know how it wound up in Alabama. In case you’re interested, you can legally own a kinjajou, but they cost $2-3K. On the other hand, they eat fruit and rarely drag in strange animals they found in the woods.

Ever on the forefront of discriminatory laws

State likely to OK gay marriage ban

If Congress actually passes this ridiculous No Gays Allowed Defense of Marriage Amendment — and I don’t think it will — Alabama will be sure to ratify it and quickly. This despite the House rule requiring a three-quarters vote on ratifying amendments. Why is there such a rule? Because they were trying to make sure nobody passed that pesky ERA, that’s why. My home state, always ready to deny rights any way it can!