Category Archives: The South

The more things change

“In the South it is supposed that more government than is expedient is desired by the North. In the North, it is believed, that the prejudices of the South are incompatible with the necessary degree of Government and with the attainment of the essential ends of National Union.”

— Alexander Hamilton, 1792

Crocodile humiliation newest fad

Nerd!Get lost! State hopes to thwart crocodiles’ homing instinct with magnets : State News : TCPalm

So they say the idea is to mess up the crocs’ homing system. But really, what they’re trying to do is humiliate them so they’re too embarrassed to show their faces.

You have to be kidding me

It’s North vs. South in Big Three bailout fight – Capitol Hill-

So we’re going to complain about having tax money getting sent up North? Because the basic fact is that for many, many years, the South has been a net drain on the Federal purse. Michigan, on the other hand, has usually been a net loser. And while $25 billion is a whole lot of money, in terms of the United States government, it’s a drop in the bucket. Well, three or four drops.

Richard Shelby, of all people, is going around complaining about this. Shelby complaining about Federal money getting spent is like Ron Jeremy preaching abstinence.

Return of the attack carp!

My Way News – Fish flies out of lake, breaks Arkansas teen’s jaw

You never hear the carp that has your name on it. This one jumped at the kid so hard that he has back pain from whiplash. The carp, they like to jump, and sometimes people run into them. My sympathy is with the carp. They’ve been jumping for millions of years, we’ve only had motorboats for a few generations.

(H/T: Meryl.)

Yeah, that’s bad

Hurricane Dolly bears down with 100-mph winds –

All kidding aside, Texas is really getting it today. Stay safe, guys.

It’s going to be hot!

EPA report looks at global warming’s effects on the South-

Thanks, guys!

I shouldn’t complain. This is a lot more than I ever expected from the Bush “Administration”.

Thank GOP for Mississippi

Dem beats Republican in a race that may predict November –

So, Mississippi has three Democratic congressmen (out of four) and we have two (out of seven). That’s just embarrassing. We need to win both open seats this time, guys.

Forget Atlanta | 05/23/2007 | Haze from wildfires hangs over Atlanta

There’s smoke here. The whole town smells like burning pine, which is not pleasant. Note that there are, from what I can tell, no fires here. It’s all from Georgia and Florida.

Wackos’ lawyer obvious Republican

Militia suspects harmless, lawyer says


“Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than these folks,” said lawyer Scott Boudreaux, appointed to represent Raymond Dillard, 46. “I’m more concerned about the 100 homicides in Birmingham each year than some Bubba in DeKalb County.”

This guy is going to be great in court, I’m sure. I’m guessing that the trial would be in Huntsville. If Huntsville juries are anything like Birmingham juries, he’s effectively insulted everyone. Including his clients:

“I think the whole idea was that if somebody came to invade their mobile home they would be ready,” he said. “Nobody’s alleging they were planning to blow up Oklahoma City. They were only a threat if they were stupid enough to blow up themselves.”

Yeah, this is going to be fun.

Big deal

Police missing 32 shotguns

This is in Miami. There are bridge clubs in Miami with more firepower than that.

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