Bits & Bytes
- Sorry Sheila, that was the moon-- The October 13 issue of
National Review reports an incident where Representative Sheila
Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) visited the Mars Pathfinder Mission Control Center
and asked if the Pathfinder took pictures of the flag Neil Armstrong
planted in 1969.
- Since when is giving people choice comparable to
enslaving them?-- The October 5 Indianapolis Star quotes
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass) attacking Senator Dan Coats' (R-IN) idea of
giving Washington D.C. school children vouchers by saying "Republicans in
Congress should stop acting like plantation masters and start treating the
people of D.C. with the respect they deserve."
- It's called standing up for what you believe in, Jerry-- On the
October 7 "Afternoon Edition," Republican State Representative Jerry
Bales decried "partisanship" and implied party differences keep work from
- "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" at Stanford--A writer on Stanford
University's student newspaper was fired for violating the paper's gag order
on material about Chelsea Clinton (who is a student at Stanford).
- Gorby must be proud--In the tradition of the communist regime he
headed, the IU Auditorium claimed tickets for Mikhail Gorbachev's lecture
would be free and equally available for all students, but actually
provided special access to some by offering advance tickets to members of
the Auditorium e-mail list.