Daily Archives: May 21, 2008

Oh, this is a good one

Mayor proposes more laptops for high schools – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

He’s not talking about handing the laptops out. He’s talking about “portable labs” attached to the high schools. Which will have computers that happen to be extremely, well, portable. So, how long will this initiative last? Head on down to the pawn shop for further details.

Here we go again

Police seek man who walked out of Bryce | TuscaloosaNews.com

Well, at least they told us this time.

He is described as 5’7,” 122 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt and camouflage shorts. Police say he was at Bryce on a Jefferson County court order and should be considered a danger to the community.

So basically, crazy people who have been locked up by the courts can just stroll off from the mental institution and nobody there stops them. This is at least the third time it’s happened in the last five years, once with an actual convicted murderer. Did I mention that Bryce is right next to the University campus?

Seriously, he did

Riley asks churches to aid newly released inmates- al.com

Leaders from churches and charitable groups were asked to provide a wide range of services to former inmates, including employment assistance, housing, clothing, health care and cash.

I mean, the state won’t do it, and we aren’t going to get employers to hire these guys, so let’s have the religious people do it instead. They love that Christian charity crap.

You have to admit, he has chutzpah

Mayor Langford presents budget, says fiscal restraint needed- al.com

Fiscal restraint is apparently needed, which is why BMLL offered a budget with only a 31 percent spending increase. It’s the usual stuff — the Birmingdome, Fair Park, mass transit. I like the mass transit.