Daily Archives: July 26, 2006

Anyone can have a good idea, I guess

Sessions revives plan to adjust cocaine sentencing

The E.L. Troll’s bill would reduce the disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine, a disparity that is pretty much only for racist reasons. Wouldn’t eliminate it, but it’s a start.

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Mercy!

Mercy to be added to name of hospital

I guess that if you add “Mercy” to Cooper Green people think it’s more likely you’ll live to not pay your bill. (If you could pay your bill, you wouldn’t be going to Cooper Green.)

Department of puns

Corts expected to lead colleges

It’s only to be expected. Every troubled system in this state is eventually taken over by the courts.

Some party-switchers I have no problem with

Barkley may run in 2010

For instance, charismatic former basketball stars who gave up on the Republicans because George Bush is such a lame President. Charles Barkley officially declared himself a Democrat and is thinking about running for Governor again.

“I’m serious,” Barkley said. “I’ve got to get people to realize that the government is full of it. Republicans and Democrats want to argue over stuff that’s not important, like gay marriage or the war in Iraq or illegal immigration. They push those issues because they play well on TV and because they deceive people. When I run – if I run – we’re going to talk about real issues like improving our schools, cleaning up our neighborhoods of drugs and crime and making Alabama a better place for all people.”

This could be really fun. And since it looks more and more like Riley is going to win, 2010 should be an open campaign.