The Fox Car Chase Network:

What on earth does Fox expect to gain from running uninterrupted coverage of a car chase in Los Angeles? Don’t those happen every other day anyway?
What really is the bloody point here? Must be a slow news day. Just 19 people killed by homicide bombers in Jerusalem, C-130 crashes fighting fires in Colorado, Ridge presents new Homeland Security bill to Congress…Nope, nothing much going on, I guess.

I love

this woman. Tell it like it is, Dawn!
In particular this is exactly what I was thinking when I read the paper this morning and saw who’d confessed to starting that fire in Colorado. Except I used language a bit more profane.

Cookies, anyone?

Apparently the Indiana House couldn’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar when they passed the tax and budget bill. Why am I not surprised?
Although one good thing the bill apparently does is restore $2 million cut from the Indiana schools for the blind and deaf.
Oh…and it makes it legal to possess antique slot machines. Apparently that’s a felony right now…
Folks, it’s time for the Republicans to take this state back.
Oh, and get this: The governor requested state workers to take a day off once a month without pay. Yesterday the Star had an editorial here suggesting that the governor ought to be the first to take the plunge. Good idea. And governor…sell the damn airplane while you’re at it. Maybe Jim Irsay would be interested in buying it…

Fairly stupid.

The judge in the Richard Reid shoe-bombing case threw out one of the nine charges. The charge thrown out was “attempting to wreck a mass transportation vehicle”. The judge said that an airplane does not meet the Congressional definition of “vehicle”. OK, but the judge does not meet my definition of “intelligent”, either. What is an airplane if not a “mass transportation vehicle”?
Got this from the Fox News scroll a few minutes ago.
Update: Apparently Congress made another mistake in the USA Patriot legislation. This is from the Fox News story online:

The charge — attempting to wreck a mass transportation vehicle — was filed under the USA Patriot Act, which was passed by Congress after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. U.S. District Judge William Young said that although an airplane was engaged in mass transportation it is not a vehicle as defined by the new law.

I still don’t see how a judge can’t interpret the law to include an airplane as a “mass transportation vehicle”. This guy must be a Clinton appointee.