Today, I’m almost hoping it’ll rain all day. I’ve been spending almost all my waking hours either sitting in front of my computer or on the aluminum bleachers at Midway, and my knees and back are starting to feel it. The knees are sore because almost everything I sit in ends up putting my ass below my knees (including my Aeron chair, which doesn’t come with a long enough seat-post for people my height in the first place, and mine has started lowering my fat ass to the ground over the course of the day), leading to a crunchy-knee-feeling by the end of the day. The best solution to this problem is to get out biking, but I still need find the time to finish the spring tune-up on my trike. Maybe a rainy day will supply that time.
The Saints game last night? Another win. St. Paul’s paper says Munoz, Cox help Saints stymie Cats, but I’m pretty sure the Saints were playing the Vipers last night, not the Cracker-Cats. I wonder where the press-release went wrong, especially since the story from the Saints: Saints Make It Three In A Row, 7-6 gets it right.
And the links that follow? Well, I took a few days off from griping about the bad legislation we keep getting, so I guess today I’ll catch up on that a bit. It’s not a particularly happy view of the world I have this morning.
- First off, Minnesota’s Handgun permit law is law again. I thought he’d signed this earlier, but it turns out it wasn’t until yesterday that Pawlenty signed the bill into law. [strib]
- A Minnesota court takes dim view of encryption, allowing the presence of PGP on a child pornographer’s computer was evidence of criminal intent. Ditto for his
internet use.Silly me. I would have thought that paying a nine year old girl to get naked so you can take pictures of her would be enough to make it a pretty clear crime.
- The Drug Policy Alliance says You’ve Been Drafted and points to HR 1528, another horrible bill introduced by Sensenbrenner, (R-WI). This one would make it a crime not to notice someone selling drugs to kids. I’m pretty sure simply being in a bar when someone under 21 with a fake ID would make you a criminal, the way this is written.
- Here it goes. USA-PATRIOT, Episode III: FBI asks Congress for power to seize documents
ranging from medical information to book purchases, to investigate terrorism without first securing approval from a judge.Man, J. Edgar would be spunking in his panties if he could have gotten this sort of power. The JPFO has an example of how the FBI was using the powers they were granted in the post-9/11 panic, and it ain’t pretty. [war on guns]