Monday, October 02, 2006

Highlights and Tidbits

Nothing terribly political here, but hey, sometimes I need a break too! Supreme Court rejects Texas sex-toy case
The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether a Texas law making it a crime to promote sex toys shaped like sexual organs is unconstitutional.
I don't want to know! Global warming film to be shown in FdL this week
The public is invited to attend one of several free showings of "An Inconvenient Truth," an award-winning film by Al Gore about the threat of global warming.
GAG! Ex-Rep. Foley checks into alcohol rehab
Former Rep. Mark Foley, under FBI investigation for e-mail exchanges with teenage congressional pages, has checked himself into rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment and accepts responsibility for his actions, his attorney said Monday.
That SOB has more problems than just alcoholism. I'm still advocating public hanging! TORY CHIEF AND THE PORN STAR
Party chairman's firm pours millions into sex movie industry
Sickos are on the other side of the "big pond" too. Almost half of EU population still has misconceptions about spread of AIDS
Almost half of the European Union population continues to have misconceptions about the ways in which HIV/AIDS can be spread, the European Commission said Monday.
Can we say "dumb as a box of rocks"? Archaeologists find former gateway to James Madison's estate
An 1818 painting by a visitor to the fourth president's Orange County plantation shows a curving fence and gate at the end of the carriage road leading to the main house. The curve was characteristic of the neoclassical "picturesque" style then all the rage in Europe.
I wonder if this is one of the many "old dead guys" house's I dragged my poor husband through a few years ago? Heart-wrenching efforts continue for Yolo sheep
Veterinarians from UC Davis continued to treat and euthanize badly burned sheep in rural Yolo County on Sunday following a devastating fire 10 days ago that has resulted in the deaths of more than 800 sheep and the wounding of hundreds more.
Now that sucks! I'm going to blame the environmental nazis for not allowing controlled burns for this! Ever smell burning wool? YUCK! Ok, sorry! :) Judge orders Bobby Brown arrested after he skips support hearing
A family judge ordered Bobby Brown arrested if he steps foot in Massachusetts after he failed to show up at a hearing Monday over delinquent child support payments.
BOO HOO! Who cares?!