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Friday, 15 February 2002 12:00 AM

Georgia governor Roy Barnes bit a hunk out of the idea of a Mike Tyson fight in Georgia. He calls Tyson a "sexual predator" and makes it clear that he doesn't want him fighting in Atlanta.

The oddity here is that Barnes – a partisan Democrat if ever there was one – finds himself aligned with Georgia Republicans on this one and at odds with the Legislative Black Caucus, who seem to think that a Tyson fight would be some fun.

State Representative Billy McKinney has chimed in. He says he disagrees with the governor.

You remember McKinney, don't you? He's the one who threatened to pull a knife on another legislator during some disagreement on the floor of the Georgia house.

Now he's supporting a Tyson fight in Georgia. Seems rather consistent, doesn't it.

Other Tyson proponents in Atlanta say that Barnes is just "catering to conservatives." Yeah, that's it. Those evil conservatives. How DARE they speak ill of someone convicted of one rape and accused of two more! How dare they denigrate a serial biter who can't control his animalistic behavior!

It's not Tyson who sets the bad example – it's those evil conservatives!

The figure skating controversy in Salt Lake City continues. Latest news? The International Olympic Committee says that it will not rule out the possibility that a second gold medal will be awarded to the Canadian pair. If this happens, then the world will know that the Canadians hold the genuine gold medal – and the "duplicates" or "second" medals hang around the necks of the Russians.

Apparently, Afghanistan only has one airline ... and that airline has only one working airplane. So when thousands of angry Afghan pilgrims trying to fly to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage were told there would be delays, they became very upset.

So upset, in fact, that they seized interim Air Transport and Tourism Minister Abdul Rahman and killed him. He was at the airport to fly out on a trip abroad when the crowd attacked him. Apparently his flight wasn't delayed. Talk about bad timing.

Nice peaceful religion, isn't it?

Here comes another one … digging for gold in the world of talk radio. This time it's Bill Maher. You see, there has been talk lately that ABC may cancel "Politically Incorrect" later this year.

With that in mind, Bill Maher has been talking to media people about becoming a radio talk show host. He won't say who he has talked to, only that "I've had meetings."

Now, Maher calls himself a "libertarian." Sorry , don't think so. But he can call himself whatever he wants.

Fact is, he's clearly a leftist. These people have not fared well on radio. The ideology won't carry you – but a great deal of entertainment ability might. It will be interesting to see how this one shapes up.

In the latest propaganda move by the U.S. in Afghanistan, C-130 transport planes dropped envelopes over the southern part of the country. Printed on the envelopes was a picture of George W. Bush. Inside the envelopes were two $100 bills.

That's right, two $100 bills. Where did these $100 bills come from? You, that's where. You worked for them.

There have been many stories of U.S. money being thrown around the country by the CIA like a drunken sailor on leave. But my question about this latest move is this ... why was there no message either on the envelope or inside?

Two-hundred-dollar envelopes falling from the sky with merely a picture of Bush doesn't sound like my idea of a sound P.R. campaign. Is it just me?

Did you have a nice Valentine's Day yesterday with your special sweetie? Great! Now ... a poll from Fox News. Which couple do you think will have a happier Valentine's Day – George and Laura Bush or Bill and Hillary Clinton? Here are the results. No surprise.

(FOX News/Opinion Dynamics release)

First there was road rage, then air rage, now checkout rage? A woman in Lowell, Mass., took 13 items through the 12-items-or-less line at a grocery store. She says she wasn't aware that she was one item over the limit, but the enraged woman behind her let her know.

The two women exchanged words. A few minutes later while walking home, the second woman attacked the first one and beat and kicked her. She has since been arrested.

Wish I could have been there. This reminds me of the slap-fights the Gold Club girls used to stage at the Sidney Marcus Quick-Trip when they got off work around 4:00 a.m.

What a great place to get your morning cup of coffee on the way to work.

A 20-year-old driver in Houston is lucky to be alive. At 4:00 a.m. he was driving his SUV when he hit the curb and lost control of the vehicle. It flipped and smashed into a two-story building.

When paramedics arrived, they couldn't find the driver. It turns out he was ejected during the accident and was thrown over the building. He was found on the other side. He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. I wonder if he'll wear his seat belt after this.

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Georgia governor Roy Barnes bit a hunk out of the idea of a Mike Tyson fight in Georgia.He calls Tyson a sexual predator and makes it clear that he doesn't want him fighting in Atlanta. The oddity here is that Barnes - a partisan Democrat if ever there was one - finds...
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