April 2004 Archives

Matthew Hale, racist, endangers everyone

From the Chi-Trib's John Kass

When notorious racist Matthew Hale was convicted in federal court this week of trying to have a federal judge killed in Chicago, some of his sympathizers decided to put pressure on the government's key witness, Tony Evola.

Evola testified that Hale had given his assent to having U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow killed. In retribution, Evola's address and phone number were put on white supremacist Web pages, where the emotionally diseased can find it.

But the Hale lovers made a mistake.

They put the wrong Evola on the Internet.

...Joe said. “We got a bunch of calls. We talked to the FBI. Now the police are out front of the house.

”We don't want to be associated with these people. My dad even stayed home from work today; the whole family is upset. I called one person who runs one of these Web sites, and he laughed at me.“

The FBI's Chicago office did confirm that white supremacists put the wrong Evolas on the Web.

”We're investigating,“ said FBI spokesman Ross Rice. ”If anyone were to make interstate harassing or threatening telephone calls, that would be a violation that we would vigorously pursue. The Evola family you talked to have been mistakenly targeted by these white supremacists.“ Mr. Lefkow

Joan Lefkow

Tami Silico

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From the Seattle Times

A military contractor has fired Tami Silicio, a Kuwait-based cargo worker whose photograph of flag-draped coffins of fallen U.S. soldiers was published in Sunday's edition of The Seattle Times.

Silicio was let go yesterday for violating U.S. government and company regulations, said William Silva, president of Maytag Aircraft, the contractor that employed Silicio at Kuwait International Airport.

“I feel like I was hit in the chest with a steel bar and got my wind knocked out. I have to admit I liked my job, and I liked what I did,” Silicio said.

In Kuwait, Silicio pulled 12-hour night shifts alongside military workers to help in the huge effort to resupply U.S. troops. These workers also helped transport the remains of soldiers back to the United States.

Her job put her in contact with soldiers who sometimes accompanied the coffins to the airport. Having lost one of her own sons to a brain tumor, Silicio said, she tried to offer support to those grieving over a lost comrade.

“It kind of helps me to know what these mothers are going through, and I try to watch over their children as they head home,” she said in an earlier interview.

Since Sunday, Silicio has hunkered down in Kuwait as her employer and the military decided her fate.

Maytag's Silva said the decision to terminate Silicio's and Landry's employment was made by the company. But he said the U.S. military had identified “very specific concerns” about their actions. Silva declined to detail those concerns.

“They were good workers, and we were sorry to lose them,” Silva said. “They did a good job out in Kuwait and it was an important job that they did.”

Tami Silico

Image from Tami Silico

See here and elsewhere

Pathetic really, she should get a medal instead of unemployment.



Birthday shoes, albeit bought 6 months late.
Some shoes
1. gun metal suede hush puppie-esque (russell Simmons label, Phat farm)
2. yesterday wore vioxx black suede, recently written up in the Arts section of the NYT.
3. black Harley new-buck (sic) ankle boots, with ankle buckle. Makes me feel like wearing a white t-shirt and slicking my hair back a bit.
4. red and black adidas with such a narrow foot I feel like they are ballet slippers and tend to prance around in. The Bulls are watchable this year as well, so am wearing team colors (though this was actually unintentional)
5. golden hiking boots, came just in time for first major snow storm. Most comfortable.
6. green suede desert boots; I've always wanted a pair. Probably Josh's influence (from T.O. days)
7. another black boot by the same brand as my hiking boots.
8. classic berkie boot, nue-buck (sic) as well
9. One pair of dress boots
(un)Surprisingly, I have a photo, because I'm too lazy (ne' busy) to wax poetic at the moment.

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Self Portrait

Another year, another grey hair

Seth Anderson Self Portrait 2004

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