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By JAMES J. KILPATRICK | February 18, 1992
Washington. -- Just about everyone who has looked at North Carolina's redistricting plan says the plan is idiotic. Indeed it is. The plan is lunacy on a grand scale, but the Department of Justice approved it anyhow. Common sense has fled from the temples of statecraft.The problem developed after the census of 1990, when North Carolina was awarded a 12th seat in the House of Representatives. Boundaries for the state's congressional districts had to be redrawn. Democrats control the state's General Assembly.
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NEWS
June 22, 2014
Like most decent, normal, caring people, it was with horror and disgust that I read about the demented, sick, monstrous idiot with a badge and gun who is accused of cutting the throat of a dog for no reason ( "Officer charged with killing dog set out to 'gut' it, witnesses said," June 19). How can the city let this dangerous, inhumane, disgusting criminal out "on his own recognizance?" Surely Baltimore will get rid of this monster and not allow him to sully the police uniform he wears.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Schuett | April 5, 2000
GIBSONBURG, Ohio -- This morning, by popular demand, I went to the beauty parlor. The hair came out okay, but it made the rest of me look bad. I keep telling Karen it must be the lights. Occasionally, conversation helps to divert my attention from the mirror, but I'm not big on talking with hair in my mouth. That's why it's almost impossible not to overhear nearby chat. "So he goes, like, `Wow! That dress is like, blue!' and I go like, `So? Yeah' and he goes, `Take it back.' " What was passing for conversation in the next booth was interfering with my concentration on an article explaining the problem of presidential candidates and soft money.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
It is amusing and ironic that pop singer Adam Levine should be talking about "the decay of Western civilization" (Celebrities, Dec. 4). He is himself an icon of what journalist Carl Bernstein once described as "the idiot culture. " For the first time in our history, the weird, the stupid and the coarse are becoming not just the norm but our cultural ideal. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 30, 2000
SO HERE'S the question: How stupid are you? Let's say on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the average supermodel. How stupid do you figure? Yes, I know I'm being awfully rude. It's just that lately I find myself deeply annoyed at the way your feeble-mindedness -- and more importantly, mine -- are considered a foregone conclusion by the people who make and market the stuff we buy. I refer you to the fine print of an automotive ad I saw the other day on television. Doesn't matter which one, because they're all the same.
SPORTS
By San Francisco Chronicle | June 1, 1995
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa blew up at Ruben Sierra yesterday, blasting him as an "idiot" for comments he made in yesterday's Chronicle."
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 27, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mark Rypien has erased all the doubts.When he held out in training camp before settling on a one-year contract for $1.25 million, owner Jack Kent Cooke called him a "bloody idiot."Now he's the Super Bowl MVP after leading the Washington Redskins to a 37-24 victory.His teammates saluted him after the game."I think Mark has come a long way over the past few years," wide receiver Art Monk said. "He has struggled and I think he's really matured. He came in this year very confident and took charge of the offense.
BUSINESS
By MIKE HIMOWITZ and MIKE HIMOWITZ,SUN COLUMNIST | March 23, 2006
Score one in the moral victory column for Google. Alone among its peers, it battled snoops from the Justice Department who tried to pry sensitive information out of the Internet's major search engines in a hapless battle to revive a bad law that's supposed to protect kids from Internet porn. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge James Ware ordered Google to give the government the Internet addresses of 50,000 Web sites selected at random from the zillions of pages it indexes. But Ware rejected the Bush administration's request for a sample of actual search terms that users had entered - which privacy advocates called a major victory.
BUSINESS
By MICHAEL J. HIMOWITZ | October 10, 1994
From time to time I begin a column with some tale of woe from a colleague or caller who, through sloth, ignorance or just plain stupidity, got himself into some kind of terrible bind with his computer.I invariably use the poor slob's experience to illustrate a pitfall or teach a lesson about safe computing. Usually I change the name to protect the guilty. This time we'll just call the culprit The Computer Columnist.It seems that The Columnist had a laptop computer that he used from time to time.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts | September 11, 2010
By the time you read this, Terry Jones will have burned the Quran. Or not. At deadline time, Mr. Jones' so-called "International Burn The Quran Day" — also known as Sept. 11, 2010, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks — was on hold. He said he'd reached an agreement with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf not to go through with plans to make a bonfire of Qurans if Mr. Rauf would cancel plans to build a mosque near ground zero. Mr. Rauf said this was news to him, whereupon Mr. Jones said he'd now have to "rethink" whether to go ahead with the burning.
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