Daily Archives: August 1, 2008

Oh, no! Golem with a hand grenade!

Clay man charged with threatening Clay zoning officials with hand grenade – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Hey, it’s not the Parent-Teetotaler Organization!

PTO president charged with giving alcohol to teen – NewsFlash – al.com

So she gave booze to a thirteen-year-old? Has anyone asked the thirteen-year-old what he thinks about it? I bet he thinks it’s great! Best PTO President ever!

I was wondering about that

Lowe’s irked by mayor’s billboards | TuscaloosaNews.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

The current mayor of Northport — whose name, I see, is “Harvey Fretwell” — has these billboards up trumpeting getting a Lowe’s store in the city. It basically looks like an endorsement, a big picture of a guy who I guess is Fretwell (I honestly pay no attention to Northport politics even though I live there) standing in front of the store with the sign very prominent. Lowe’s is apparently none too happy about this and Corporate has asked him to take the boards down. He says he will. After the election.

I was actually thinking of calling Lowe’s myself and asking about this, because it seemed really weird. But now I guess I don’t have to.