1. Bill Frist (R-TN)
2. Tie: Robert Byrd (D-WV), Phil Gramm (R-TX)
The Tennessee surgeon and in-house anthrax expert collected more votes than Gramm and Byrd combined.
NO ROCKET SCIENTIST
1. Patty Murray (D-WA)
2. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
3. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Murray edged out Boxer in a partisan vote.
Media Hero Award First Place
“For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.”
– Barbara Walters narrating her interview with Fidel Castro on ABC’s 20/20, October 11.
Ellen James Morphonios, the colorful Florida judge who signed her decrees in lavender ink, kept a toy electric chair in her chambers right next to the stuffed animals and very real diapered chimp named Toto, and once from the bench congratulated a rape victim for shooting her attacker in the groin by saying, “nice shot,” has died. She was 73
[S]he became best known as the “hanging judge” and the “time machine” for the long sentences she dispensed – 60 years for a robber for whom state law recommended nine to 12, then 420 years for another, 1,197 years for another and for one a whopping 1,678. She sentenced at least 15 culprits to death.
I’m sure her passing will give relief to lawyers and felons alike.
Sometimes when I’m bored I like to go to Indymedia sites to see what the Lithium deprived think about things. I live in Oregon so I prefer to read the site closest to home which would be Portland and Eugene.
There is usually some interesting articles. But today I went the the Eugene site and cannot get past the first page. None of their links work. How are you supposed to spread your word of Peace, Love and Socialism if your damned links won’t work?
Oh well, at least they’re Socialists. It’s not like they’re getting paid or anything. At least I hope so for their sake. If their getting paid that makes them Capitalists.
A convoy of anti-war activists, likely to include dozens of British volunteers, will leave London next month to act as human shields protecting strategic sites in Iraq.
I don’t think even The Onion has come up with anything this funny.
Unless Cherie also takes showers with Paula Jones or Demi Moore, Carole is the only person on the planet to have seen both Cherie Blair and Bill Clinton naked. Who has the dimplier bottom? Most intriguing
President Bush’s top national security advisers decided today to back an effort by the International Atomic Energy Agency to have the Security Council declare that North Korea is violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and other agreements to keep nuclear weapons out of the Korean peninsula
A hacker once labeled by the federal government as “the most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history” has won a long fight to renew his ham radio license, and next month may resume surfing the Internet.
Mr. Mitnick was freed in January 2000. [H]is probation…expires on Jan. 20.
Christopher Painter, deputy chief of the Justice Department’s computer crime section and the former assistant United States attorney who prosecuted Mr. Mitnick, said that once Mr. Mitnick’s probation is over, he will not be subject to any special surveillance
OK, I know that it is standard for people completing probation not to be subject to any surveillance. They completed their sentence and have all the rights and privileges of normal citizens except voting and owning firearms.
What I do not understand is the link seen by the FCC and evidently the New York Times between the internet and ham radio. What is the connection?
NOW WHAT? Recently, conservatives gave Bill Clinton a lot of guff for having tried to avoid war with North Korea over the issue of nuclear weapons during the early 1990s. Now that North Korea has decided to regain access to its stockpile of plutonium, George W. Bush is in the exact same position Clinton was eight years ago. Let’s see what the hawks do next.
Not exactly the same position. In 1994 no one thought that North Korean had any actual nuclear weapons, Now in 2002, they are sure they have at least one and maybe as many as five. What a difference eight years make.
Thanks Bill; Thanks Jimmy
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN, said today that the Republican Party really believes in racial segregation, and has a plan to implement it.
Just shows you what is really in the hearts of Republicans.