Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Links

Three nice links today from Harper's Weekly.

This week:

  • President Bush pardoned 29 criminals, including carjackers, drug dealers, an election-laws violator, and a moonshiner.
  • the American Bar Association named Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lawyer of the year.
  • VĂ­fill Atlason, a 16-year-old Icelandic high school student, was taken into custody by the police and questioned after he dialed President Bush's private number and, claiming to be the President of Iceland, asked to “chat” with Bush. “I don't see,” Atlason said, “how calling the White House is a crime.” [Bush, you just got punked!]
  • And apparently Venezuela, constrained by temporal conformity, has permanently set its clock back half an hour, creating a country-specific time zone.

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