Daily Archives: March 30, 2007

Lock him up!

Breaking News from The Birmingham News: Prosecutors say Scrushy might be flight risk

The Scrush apparently violated his bail agreement by taking a yacht from Palm Beach to Miami. Which I have to admit seems like the way to go when it comes to violating bail. The government had agreed to allow him to take a family vacation to Disney World, which most felons don’t get to do. Anyway, the prosecutor wants him put under house arrest with electronic monitoring (i.e. ankle bracelet). Yay!

I do the puns around here

Town wants clear water

Lead sentence of an article about a town that wants a new water system:

“STEELE – Steele’s waters may run deep, but they haven’t been very clear.”


Let go already

Drought grips north Alabama

It’s getting pretty bad — only an inch of rain in Birmingham in March, when normally you’d get over five inches. The effect it’s having on most people is that we’re constantly sneezing. Apparently, plants let out more pollen during a drought, and there’s no rain to get rid of it. I don’t normally have pollen allergies (my problems are with manmade pollutants) but I’ve been sneezing more than normal.

I don’t think you are.

Dobson: Thompson must express faith – CNN.com

Breaking: James Dobson is an asshole. I know, big surprise.

Dobson said, ‘I don’t think he’s a Christian.’

A Thompson spokesman quickly contested Dobson’s statement, saying ‘Thompson is indeed a Christian. He was baptized into the Church of Christ.’

But a declaration of Thompson’s religion will not be enough for Dobson, who is viewed as being widely influential with evangelical Christians, a key Republican voting bloc.

‘We were pleased to learn from his spokesperson that Sen. Thompson professes to be a believer,’ said Nima Reza, a Dobson spokeswoman. ‘Thompson hasn’t clearly communicated his religious faith, and many evangelical Christians might find this a barrier to supporting him.’

I’ve posted this before, but Dobson seems to be unfamiliar with the Gospels, so here it is again, Matthew, 6:3-6:

But when you give to the needy*, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Of course, this is only Jesus, not James Dobson talking here.

*Yeah, right. Verses 3-4 don’t apply to Republicans.