Bits & Bytes
- Shouldn't animal rights activists know something about
animals?--Ingrid Newkirk, founder of People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals, is publishing a book in May called "250 Things You Can Do to
Make Your Cat Adore You." Sadly, one of her suggestions--a vegetarian
diet for cats--would likely be harmful, as cats are carnivores and
require adequate levels of nutrients from meat to stay healthy.
- Conspiracy theory or professional experience?--In an IDS
article, Harold Pepinsky--a criminal justice professor at
IU--asserted that law enforcement is actually part of the drug trade.
"There's a lot of money to be made in trafficking illegal drugs, and the
most secure way to do (this) is through drug enforcers..." Perhaps IU
isn't paying its professors enough!
- School dress codes get out of hand--A high school senior in
Georgia was issued a one-day suspension for wearing a Pepsi shirt on a
"Coke Day" which school officials designated to try to win a $500 contest
by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. This is the same company that, in return
for exclusive distribution of Coke products on the IU campus, gives
thousands of dollars to Chancellor Gros-Louis to spend on his liberal pet
projects, such as the ubiquitous 'Student Coalition'.
- Unfortunately, it doesn't cure stupidity--According to a news
release by the local chapter of the Citizens' Alliance for the Legalization
of Marijuana, supposed "medicinal" marijuana supporters have been
arrested for lighting joints in the offices of members of Congress who
support a resolution stating Congress' opposition to marijuana
legalization. Someone needs to teach these dope-heads some basic protest
tips. That's like shooting up heroin to support keeping morphine legal as
a pain killer.
- Call a firefighter, this cat's up a tree!--As reported in the
incumbent State Representative candidate Jerry Bales tried to persuade an
official from the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency to write a
letter stating that his opponent Jeff Ellington's tree business hasn't
legally reported the use of hazardous chemicals. The suggestion is
apparently unfounded. Ellington may work outdoors for a living, but
Bales is the one caught with mud on his hands!