From the Litter Pan
This bureau-cat is a big part of the stinky problem. Wonder why there are so many flea-bitten regulations? Too many fe-lyings at the EPA.
"[A]nimal-rights activist [Jabeen Akhtar] who painted tiger stripes on her nearly nude body and sat in a cage in downtown Charlotte, N.C., to protest circuses is employed by the U.S. government, working as a project point-person for the Environmental Protection Agency… Akhtar…clarified she is not a spokeswoman for the EPA. She [is] listed, however, as a contact person for the benefit of organizations, companies and agencies interested in projects…such as "Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Phaseout of Chlorobromomethane Production and Consumption."
[FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: …Jabeen Akhtar, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Programs Division (6205J), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20460, (202) 564-3514; firstname.lastname@example.org.]
A coupla' days ago I wrote about this woman who complained Southwest Airlines had done irrepairable harm to her psyche by sayin' she had to buy an extra seat 'cause she was…well…FAT!
She wasn't the first to run afoul of the Super-Size limit, but, accordin' to a recent rulin', she hasn't got a leg to stand on, no matter how large it happens to be.
"Nadine Thompson said she did not get a jury of her peers when an all-white jury on Friday ruled that Southwest Airlines did not discriminate against her for being black. Thompson…said…she would not appeal the verdict because she said has no desire to again be characterized in public "as a fat, black, foul-mouthed ghetto momma. It was the most humiliating thing I’ve ever gone through in my life."…
"Over the course of the four-day trial, [Lance Hellman of Portsmouth, a juror in the case] said it "became apparent to me that she didn’t have a case…" He said he was particularly swayed by the testimony of the employee who asked her to leave the plane and whom she subsequently called "a racist motherf*****."
Oops. If Nadine didn't like how she was characterized, maybe she should check her mouth along with her luggage. If there's room…
Hellman…said…"I am sympathetic for the underdog. And I can understand her not wanting to feel undervalued. But I think she has some growing to do."
Um…wasn't that the problem in the first place?
Another good reason why all tomcats should be neutered.
"Former President Bill Clinton today called for the conviction of European papers that published satirical cartoons of Muhammad, according to reports in the Islamic press and elsewhere. [He] condemned the publication of the caricatures by European newspapers and urged countries concerned to convict the publishers, according to the reports.
"He said religious convictions of the people should be respected at all costs and no media should be allowed to play with the religious sentiments of people of any faith.
So I guess Chris Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary shouldn't have been displayed at the Brooklyn Museum in 1996, right?
"I strongly disagree with the creation and publication of cartoons that are considered blasphemous by the Muslims around the world," he said. "I thought it was a mistake." Talking to reporters after meeting Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in Islamabad, Clinton said he disagreed with the caricatures and that the publication was against religious and ethical norms."
Well, Billy J.C., lyin' is against legal norms and ya' had no problem with that. Not to mention that little ethical lapse of doin' the ole' leg hump in the Oval Office.
Whatta' bunch of crap! Can we get a little Febreezetm in here?
posted by Harrison at 10:12 PM