Blogger continues to act badly.
The missing posts-by-email over the last few weeks are now starting to show up as new posts. A Daily News Digest from 10 days ago showed up just now as a new post this evening.
This could be frustrating because there are many posts-by-email that did not [...]
I know this may be slightly outside the usual scope of things here, but does this strike you as outrageous?
The U.S. State Department agency in charge of $1.4 billion in reconstruction money in Iraq used an accounting shell game to hide ballooning cost overruns on its projects in Iraq and knowingly withheld [...]
The woes of convicted lobbyist Michael Scanlon continue. The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas filed a lawsuit this month against the former Riley aide and others, including his partner Jack Abramoff. Miami-based law firm Greenberg Traurig is trying to settle to avoid being named in the lawsuit.
Although the suit does not name [...]
Yesterday’s Birmingham News gives us a Chicago Tribune story on ‘spoofing’ caller id.
Caller ID isn’t the trusty old crystal ball that it used to be.
Revered for years by persnickety consumers who like to screen their telephone calls, the premium service is now being appropriated by identity thieves.
Such scams are made [...]
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060731/windfall.shtml – Windfall expected for Alabama if Congress approves offshore drilling measure.
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/editorials/060731a.shtml – Editorial calls for Congress to raise minimum wage before considering action on estate tax.
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060731/NEWS/607310313/1007/NEWS02 – Sales tax holiday begins Friday, 210 counties and municipalities to participate.
http://www.al.com/opinion/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1154337428196180.xml&coll=2 – Editorial calls for dedicated funding source for Birmingham regional transit program, calls current funding method “insane”.
http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1154337521196190.xml&coll=3 – “The Political Skinny,” The Mobile Press-Register’s weekly political column from Mobile, Montgomery and Washington.
http://www.al.com/opinion/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1154337583196190.xml&coll=3 – Editorial blasts Secretary of State Nancy Worley, calls for court to proceed with proposal to appoint Governor as special master to insure compliance with HAVA.
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1154337715196180.xml&coll=2&thispage=2 – Sen. Hank Sanders to publish 1,000th weekly column.
Continue reading “Monday 7/31/2006 DAILY NEWS DIGEST”
Well, I believe we have reached that painful & ugly part of the relationship where you know it’s not going to work out, but you just keep seeing each other until you figure out how to end it.
I’m not saying it has been all bad. Blogger and I had some good times. I [...]
I have gotten some interest in my proposal earlier this week that we collectively gather some real-life information about retail prices during the sales tax holiday weekend, the weekend before, and the weekend after. I thought a little effort from a number of people might get us some interesting and useful info on [...]
Blogger, the web service used to maintain this website, is doing odder and odder things.
Our friend and early bird G updates the blog via email every morning with the Daily News Digests, but for a couple of weeks now Blogger has not been accepting the email. I have had to copy-and-paste [...]
Odd question, but… I am hoping I might find someone in Anniston who could without much trouble take a digital picture and email it to me. I was driving through Anniston earlier this week and for the only time in my life wished I had a camera phone. If that is easy for you [...]
One of the concerns about a sales tax holiday like the one Alabama has coming up next weekend is that retailers might not offer their best prices during the weekend. Shoppers will presumably be out in full force, and so retailers may not have much incentive to have their lowest prices. Some of the [...]