Daily Archives: July 12, 2006

Guess who!

Panel approves funds for UAB

Yes, it’s Porkmaster Shelby!

UAB is in line to receive another $20 million installment from Congress for the next phase of its massive new research complex named for the Alabama senator who directs federal spending on science programs.

It’s still a few steps from becoming law, but U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s subcommittee approved the UAB money Tuesday along with dozens of other Alabama projects. They’re part of a 2007 spending plan for commerce, justice and science related agencies – a $51.2 billion endeavor.

Why are commerce, justice, and science lumped together anyway? Why not? It’s all the same to the “Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building”.

Oh, that’s just great

City earns shot at ‘Idol’ audition

Considering (a) the dominance of Alabamian contestants in said talent show, and (b) the insane obsession of Alabamians with said talent show, it’s hardly surprising. But is depressing, and likely to be annoying.