Daily Archives: April 26, 2007

Well, this would appear to have been real

Breaking News from The Birmingham News: Agents in raids find 130 grenades, 2,500 rounds of ammo

Apparently this group called itself a “free militia”. Oh boy. They also had an IED, a homemade rocket launcher, and a machine gun. They’ve been charged with “conspiracy to make a firearm”, which insinuates that there’s a right to bear arms but not a right to make them. Seems odd.

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This would be so cool

Make the Bad Men Stop: Bama to Get a Real Elephant? « Loser with Socks

If we got a real elephant for the football games, people would certainly take notice, and it would sure put Auburn’s stupid bird in its place. It’s not true, though, I’m sure. There’s nowhere to put an elephant, either in the stadium or on campus. Tuscaloosa doesn’t even have a zoo.

See, a few years ago I would be upset

Breaking News from The Birmingham News: Northeast Alabama raids force school closure

Federal agents conducting mass raids in northern Alabama? I’d be hiding under my desk. Now, I figure they’re just using overwhelming force against pot growers or something.

Easy joke of the day

Increase in narcissism a cause for concern, psychologist says

I’d look into it, but I’m just too darned good-looking.

He’s in trouble now

Commissioner charged with assault

So this guy goes up to a state trooper to complain about the trooper giving one of his (private) employees a ticket. And, apparently, he tackled the trooper and both of them went to the ground. Since the Blount County DA knows him personally, the prosecution of the commissioner has been deferred to “Troy King”, who will probably seek the death penalty.

Oh, thank you

EU ambassador hails Alabama’s evolving image

First off, who said that the EU could have an ambassador anyway?

Second, if there’s anything that makes Americans, and Alabamians in particular, want to execute even more people, it’s Europeans coming in and lecturing us about it and comparing us to China and Saudi Arabia.