Daily Archives: March 11, 2004

Always late to the party

Miss. House OKs bill for Ten Commandments in public buildings

Mississippi joins the fun! Says Democratic Rep. Willie Bailey: “A lot of the people who are supporting this don’t even practice the Ten Commandments. A lot of the authors don’t even practice the Ten Commandments. But yet we want to force it on everybody else because we think that it’s the right thing to do that we’re showing our religion. Our religion has to start in the heart somewhere.” You tell ’em.

Bailey also says that it will force school districts and local governments to spend milions of dollars in unwinnable lawsuits. I’m starting to think that these bills keep getting passed as a way to keep civil liberties lawyers busy.

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He’s going to fit in just fine

www.cw.ua.edu – King decried gay groups

Alabama’s new Attorney General was a law student at the University of Alabama when I was an undergrad there. He used to take time out of the busy law student schedule (mostly studying and beer, in my experience) to write editorials for the student paper. Said student paper has taken the trouble to dig up some excerpts. Roy Moore couldn’t have done better.

www.cw.ua.edu – Full text of three King editorials

The picture on the front page of Monday’s issue of The Crimson White looked like the front page of Sodom and Gomorrah News the day before those cities were destroyed…

The existence of the Gay/Lesbian alliance on this campus is an affront to the state of Alabama, its citizenry, this diversity and its students…

I have read amusedly over the past few days and weeks as one homosexual after another has attempted to justify their deviant behavior as normal. The folks at Seen and Heard and the Gay/Lesbian Alliance are indeed getting desperate…

However, perhaps if the male homosexuals were more comfortable with their femininity and females were secure in their masculinity, then this campus and this state would not now be embroiled in this controversy. You may call me a homophobe or you can call me a bigot, but the fact still remains that the majority of America still calls me right…

In this day of rampant decadence, many homosexuals would mislead society into believing that three men, an armadillo and a house plant create a functional family…

[Liberals]willingly send American soldiers to die in battles of intervention in faraway lands but they refuse to restrain their own sexual urges to prevent the spattering of infants’ blood on the cold walls of an abortion clinic…

Those are some highlights. There’s a lot more, and I don’t think this is his entire oervre… To address one point (not quoted above): When the Student Government Association tried to get an AG’s opinion as to paying student fees to gay and lesbian groups in ’92, the SGA was completely under the control of the fraternity/sorority group called “the Machine”. It was not representative of the student body at large and was notably more conservative.

Homeowner relieved

Mystery substance is not toxic goo

Good news: EPA says that what a Mobile-area homeowner has on her lawn are “insect borings” and not toxic sludge from the Superfund site across the street.

Bad news: There’s still a Superfund site across the street.

Up on the roof

Mixed signals on Allentown roof

Students from Allentown Elementary School will be doing half-days at another school until April while the roof of their school is fixed. Turns out that the trusses were installed incorrectly and the whole thing could fall down. The construction companies all say it wasn’t their fault.

Black & white issue

Study: Zebra Mussels Promote Algae Growth

Turns out that not only do zebra mussels grow everywhere and get in the way and outcompete native lifeforms, they also promote the growth of blue-green algae blooms that produce toxins. (Or rather, they eat other algae and leave the toxin-producing algae alone, so soon enough there’s lots of toxin-producing algae and not much of everything else.) There’s really no upside to these things.

Fucking ETA

CNN.com – Spain rail blasts: 173 dead – Mar 11, 2004

What possible justification can there be for such a thing? Sorry for repeating myself, I say that every time. Bastards.

Chutzpah

CNN.com – GOP demanding apology from Kerry – Mar 11, 2004

Let me get this straight — the people who are claiming that John Kerry was “endorsed” by the North Korean government and that a vote for Kerry is a vote for Osama are demanding an apology for Kerry saying that they run a crooked campaign?