Daily Archives: July 31, 2008

That’s nice of him

Mayor: Won’t ask city for a Cadillac Escalade EXT – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

He says that he already has an Escalade. I guess the question is why he needs a mammoth gas-guzzler.

Caesar: Render onto God the way I tell you

Langford criticizes ministers for lax support of prayer rallies- al.com

Crazy Larry is upset that more ministers didn’t make their parishoners take part in his absurd sackcloth and ashes rally in April. There were, of course, many reasons not to, including that it was insane and that he doesn’t get the point of sackcloth and ashes.

He also criticized them for preaching a “prosperity gospel” instead of “repentance”:

“People are preaching that God wants you all rich. That’s the biggest lie I’ve ever heard. The Bible says the poor will be with you always.”

Personally, I find that sort of preaching offensive. However, “the poor will be with you always” is not the sort of thing a political official tasked with improving his constituents’ lot in life should be saying, is it?

Isn’t that convenient?

Alabama Supreme Court delays execution of Thomas Arthur; state can’t find rape kit evidence- al.com

They lost potentially exculpatory evidence. Just lost it. Funny how that happens.

It never ceases to amaze me how (mostly conservative) prosecutors are so opposed to the idea of actually checking evidence to see if people are actually guilty. I mean, “Troy King” is a bloodthirsty lunatic, but you would think most people would prefer that, if we’re going to kill people, that we kill the right ones. But I guess not.