Saturday, January 25, 2003

The Bucs don't have a chance unless Warran Sapp or Brad Johnson have a relative who is a priest or nun . (article requires registration)

"I'm part of the Raider Nation," said Sister Kathleen Gannon, a nun in Berkeley whose nephew, Rich Gannon, is Oakland's starting quarterback.

"When Rich first came out here to the Raiders, I said, 'Rich, they have a very bad reputation," she said. "But he said, 'Aunt Kath, I know that's their reputation, but if you talk to the guys they have a very deep spirituality.' "

Friday, January 24, 2003

I'm glad to see the feds have finally done something to make California fix its woeful foster care system. Perhaps the feds' findings will prove useful in beating back proposed bills to make private foster care agencies place children with homosexual applicants.
Do it! Do it!

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Bishop Wiegand of Sacramento advises Gov. Davis to stop receiving Holy Communion for as long as he supports pro-abortion policies. The way I see it, "Gray-out" should be looking at this as a favor, since he is blaspheming our Lord every time he receives the Eucharist. (How else should a person who receives Holy Communion while in a state of mortal sin be described?)

Monday, January 20, 2003

The retirement watch on Chief Justice Rehnquist grows.

He is now in his 17th year as chief justice, and the 31st as a member of the court. Recent health problems, the political calendar, and Rehnquist's success in advancing a conservative agenda all have helped fuel the retirement speculation.

''He is the most likely to retire, and the stars are aligned right for it,'' suggested Roger Pilon, vice president of legal affairs at the Cato Institute, a libertarian legal advocacy group. Given that the Congress and presidency are both controlled by Republicans, Pilon said, ''it's the opportune time for him to retire; all that could change with the next election.''
Nice to see the Ninth Circuit got something right for a change. They rule that Maui County Council members, in their capacities as individuals, cannot claim government immunity when they are sued under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. In other words, if a government entity violates a plaintiff's rights under RLUIPA, each individual responsible for that violation (e.g., a city or county council member) can personally be on the hook for any damages incurred.
The capital of Raider Nation (yes, I'm on the bandwagon) gets a new, and seemingly better, bishop. (Hey, any guy labeled a "conservative" by the ultra-liberal SF Chronicle can't be all bad).
(link via Amy Welborn's blog)
In light of the fact that Martin Luther King was an adulterer and partly named after the man who effectively ignited the Reformation and Protestantism, I just can't get very excited about MLK Day. Maybe the government should have just called it "Civil Rights Day" or "Title VII Day".
Somehow, I doubt the founding fathers ever envisioned lap dancing as being a First Amendment right.