Major League Baseball might want to word their headline a little bit better on their websites though.
As a side note, you've gotta love the beard on Sutter there. It is eating his ears.
Shield sought for US personnel from 1996 war crimes act
In this case, they want the laws changed so no U.S. miltary personnel will be brought up on war crimes charges.
They can't blame this one on the Democrats though, since this law was enacted in 1996 by the Republican-controlled Congress.
Here's an idea. Instead of changing the laws so you can commit war crimes, how about you just don't commit war crimes in the first place?
Idol Stars To Provide Relief At White House Middle East Talks
Note to President Bush: Airing "Iraqi Idol" and "Lebanese Idol" franchises and having viewers vote DOES NOT constitute spreading democracy. You will need to look elsewhere for a peace plan.
Vladimir Putin bitch slaps President Bush
Bush: "I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world, like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion, and I told him that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia would do the same"
Putin: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy that they have in Iraq, quite honestly."
I pity the fool who starts a war in the Middle East
What does that even mean?
Do they have a theme song that drunken university students sing in bars?
Do they have a guy who chews cigars and loves it when a plan comes together?
Do they have a large black man who wears a lot of gold chains, has clever catchphrases, and refuses to fly?
On a more serious note, this whole thing is very scary. I know the Middle East has been through all of this before, but I don't know if there has ever been a time when we had more potential of being drawn into something. Unless people on both sides stop this violence, how long would it be before more countries get drawn in? How long before Syria and Iran actually act, rather than just supporting Hezbollah? And then how long before we get involved because we are sandwiched in between in Iraq (and right next door in Afghanistan)?
I know the United States unconditionally supports Israel, and I am usually more sympathetic to their side, but why haven't we said anything about the fact that by bombing the runways of the Beirut Airport, they have essentially trapped 25,000 of our citizens in Lebanon or at the very least made it very hard to get out?
And on a related note, here is a clip from last night's episode of The Daily Show of President Bush discussing pigs. Repeatedly.
America: Home of the safest petting zoos in the world
This post actually combines thoughts on two topics. First, the U.S. Senate voted against more Homeland Security funding for New York and Washington, DC.
Then, the Department of Homeland Security released a deeply flawed list of potential terrorist targets.
Included on this list were an insect zoo, a bourbon festival, a bean fest and a kangaroo conservation center. Because terrorists clearly hate kangaroos.
But they love the Statue of Liberty and would never have any desire to attack it, why else would it not be on the list? Same thing goes for Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York had this to say: "I've been to petting zoos when I was a kid and I took my children to petting zoos and I never saw a terrorist hiding behind one of the sheep in Little Bo Peep's flock."
Here's my other question about all of this. Why are we releasing lists of potential terrorist targets? Isn't this just giving terrorists ideas? What if they had never considered bombing a petting zoo or a bean fest before?
If Congress is going to get all up in arms if the New York Times mentions a terrorist tracing tactic that is already widely known, surely the distribution of this list should be punished as well. If that kangaroo conservation center is attacked, blood will be on the Department of Homeland Security's hands.
Was it because it is supposed to be 115 degrees on Friday? Nah, that's not news.
Was it because a missile was tested in New Mexico this morning and the contrail could be from Phoenix. Not really, but the photos are kind of cool.
No, it's because we have not one, but two serial killers on the loose in the Valley. One of them may or may not be one of the guys from Milli Vanilli.
What a great city to live in.
Driving straight into a ditch
If you need help getting your car out of a ditch, would you turn to the guy who just drove it in there or to the stranger who stops to help?
Pirates of the Caribbean
In celebration (and as a nice reminder plug), here is the Pirates of the Caribbean Drinking Game.
Kenneth Lay cheats justice, dies
Kenneth Lay, one of the key criminals of the Enron heist, died over the weekend.
And thus, he will face no Earthly punishment for screwing people out of millions of dollars, their jobs, and their lives.
But hey, according to his pastor, his church loves him. Because no matter how many people you fuck over, everything is okay as long as you are a good Christian in your eyes.
You know, as long as you don't let any of those pesky Commandments get in the way.
If there is a Hell, I have an idea for his punishment. As each person who was affected negatively by his life passes away, they should get to kick him in the balls. From the Enron employees and stockholders, to little old ladies in California who were swindled by high electricity prices, that should keep the guy busy for a long time.
And the rockets' red glare
North Korea tests long-range missile
Jaap Penraat, rescuer of Jews in Nazi era, dies at age 88
Jaap Penraat, rescuer of Jews in Nazi era, dies at age 88
We need more people like that in this world.