Archive for June 19th, 2003

Top Country Songs?

June 19, 2003

Jack Sparks continues his good list of top 100 country songs: There’s a certain amount of irreverence involved in this list. That is to say, there are acts that I like that I don’t revere, and vice versa. Second, this list is about to get really weird now that we’re out of the top 20. [...]

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Hard working executives rewarded with raises

June 19, 2003

The Washington Post reports that executive pay rose significantly last year: Total cash compensation in 2002, including salary, bonus and other direct payments, rose nearly 17 percent, to a median of about $1.2 million, in 2002. The median figure represents the point at which there are an equal number of chief executives above and below. [...]

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Bush: “What, me worry?”

June 19, 2003

The NY Times reports that the Bush administration continues to deceive Americans over global warming: The editing eliminated references to many studies concluding that warming is at least partly caused by rising concentrations of smokestack and tail-pipe emissions and could threaten health and ecosystems. Remember the Bush mantra: there is no lie too big. As [...]

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Redner sues Tampa, wants fair treatment

June 19, 2003

Did Joe Redner get a raw deal? Looks like he may have. After an appeals court forced the Tampa City Council to revisit their denial of a liquor permit, they may have unlawfully muscled Redner into accepting less than ideal conditions in order to open his business: To get wet zoning for the property, Redner [...]

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Republican against human bodies

June 19, 2003

The SP Times reports today that US Rep. Mark Foley is upset by some Florida summer camps. For 10 years, young people ages 11 to 18 have gathered in Pasco and other Florida counties to pitch tents, swat volleyballs and sing around campfires. Typical summer camp, save one important distinction: They do it naked. …snip… [...]

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More on medical malpractice damages

June 19, 2003

The Tampa Tribune has an article in todays business section (note: why isnt there a Labor Section?) that illustrates the underlying unfairness in setting arbitrary caps on pain and suffering (AKA noneconomic damages) in medical malpractice cases: But Betsey Herd, a Tampa attorney who represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases, said that given the way [...]

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Bush’s racial profiling order a sham!

June 19, 2003

Elaine Cassel weighs in with a look at the tricks and deceptions that make up Dubyas recent racial profiling proclamation: So, in one order, at once arrogant, bold, and evil, Bush has declared that it is lawful to violate the Constitution when he says it isif you fit any racial or ethnic stereotype. And his [...]

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