Saturday, February 22, 2003

Atheist Wacko Christopher Hitchens Must Be Going Crazy Right About Now

The Pope will beatify Mother Teresa in October.

Friday, February 21, 2003

The Only Thing Surprising About This is That the Chronicle is Reporting It

Nancy Pelosi is accused of pork-barrel polics. She successfully appropriates $1million for a University of San Francisco "think tank" (do they do that anymore at USF?) that was started by her campaign treasurer.
Message to ABA: Some Judges Aren't Even Worth the Minimum Wage!

While the pay of federal judges has not actually been reduced, it has not kept pace with inflation, according to American Bar Association President Alfred P. Carlton, Jr.

"Federal judges have only been given four out of the last nine cost-of-living allowance increases that everybody else in the federal pay system has gotten," Carlton said.

The current salaries for federal judges range from $142,324 for magistrate and bankruptcy judges to $198,600 for the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to figures provided by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Reason #2 Billion for Why I Hate the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Court upholds a school's decision to censure most of the religious references made in a student's graduation speech. According to the Court, the school's action was justified because "the "proselytizing" nature of parts of the speech amounted to "forcing" the audience at the commencement ceremony to take part in a religious exercise."

Go here to read the full opinion in all its stupidity.
Pope "Attacks" Sarcasm

Seems there is at least one person I know of in St. Blog's who should be very interested in this story.

...if you're at the California Republican Party Spring Convention this weekend, drop on by the Pacific Justice Institute table and say "hi". I'll probably be hanging around, and maybe manning the table for a bit, on Saturday.
Mickey-D's Dragged Back Into Court

You know, if the plaintiffs who filed this suit spent as much time, money and energy into exercising as they did into going down to the Golden Arches to scarf Big Macs and french fries...
She Wants Saddam to be Her Scud Stud

Story link via Mark Shea.
Impact on Religious Liberty

I frankly think this should be appealed and fought all the way to the Supreme Court: Mass. judge says the Boston Archdiocese can't use the First Amendment to "shield" itself from sex abuse lawsuits.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Must be Something in the Vermont Syrup That Makes Them Saps

"I have stated over and over again ... that I would object and fight against any filibuster on a judge, whether it is somebody I opposed or supported" -- Patrick Leahy, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and prime supporter of the filibuster against Miguel Estrada (Congressional Record, June 18, 1998).
Blogger's Working Again!

Now if only the "search" function on my Lexis account will do the same thing.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

If Only He Were Catholic...

Expressions of faith and values are familiar ground for American presidents, and this one [George Bush], who became a born-again Christian in the 1980s after concluding he was drinking too much, is no exception. Yet lately, Bush has gone beyond his usual broad remarks on the power of faith in general to use language and ideas specific to Christianity.

Monday, February 17, 2003

Basketball's Bill Clinton

Federal perjury and obstruction case against Suckramento Queen Chris Webber may be dropped because of the coincidental death of a key witness. Somebody find Larry Nichols to get to the bottom of this!
God and the Presidents

As secular as this culture and country is, it's hard to believe that at one time, candidates for the Presidency were expected to be devout religious men.