Daily Archives: June 28, 2006

Senatoring ain’t easy

CNN.com – Senator seeks tax on pimps, prostitutes – Jun 28, 2006

Sheesh. Whatever happened to federalism? I guess it doesn’t count when sex is involved.

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Perpetrator charged with murder, second-degree irony

Man killed blocks from site of anti-crime rally

I joke, of course. They didn’t catch the guy.

State finally says enough

State set to check trucks’ routes

After two more trucks — trucks owned by a single company — dropped loads of steel on the interstate on Monday, the state has decided to start checking trucks heading into the I-65 and I-59/20 interchange. The truckers know they’re not supposed to go through downtown Birmingham, but they do it anyway. They also know that they’re supposed to secure steel coils, but they’re busy people.

Great, we get to do this again

Corruption trial jury still deadlocked

Unless someone gets sick and drops out of the jury, I doubt we’re going to get a verdict. It appears that the foreman is not happy with his fellow jurors:

The foreman sent a note to the judge late Tuesday afternoon complaining that some jurors had dropped out of talks after expressing a blanket belief in reasonable doubt.

Chief District Judge Mark Fuller did not read the note aloud, but excerpts were quoted in court. The foreman described some jurors as “lackadaisical” and said they “have shown no interest in continuing much discussion.

Well, can you blame them? The excitement of sitting around in a jury room all day would keep anyone from concentrating.