Friday, April 04, 2003

Eco-Animal Terrorists Decry Military Use of Sea Critters

"Wars are human endeavors. While a person, a political party, or a nation may decide that war is necessary, the animals never do. Like civilians, they often become the victims of war, but now, the U.S. military is deliberately putting animals in harm's way. These animals never enlisted, they know nothing of Iraq or Saddam Hussein, and they probably won't survive," argues PETA.

Animals against the war? Who died and left PETA to decide what animals think?

There's no question that animals haven't "decided" that war in Iraq is necessary. But that's a specious argument since animals simply can't reason on such a level in the first place.

Interdependence between humans and animals has existed for thousands of years. How would human society have progressed if PETA had been around at the dawn of agriculture, another important "human endeavor"?

Animals, apparently, would have had to "volunteer" to become food, pull wagons, plow fields and guard livestock.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Pandering to the anti-American Left

Democratic Presidential wannabe, John Kerry, calls for a "regime change" in the United States; effectively equates President Bush with Saddam Hussein.
Eddie Vedder: Moron Par Excellence

Not only did he impale and smash a mask of President Bush as a sign of "peaceful" opposition to the military disarmament of Saddam Hussein, the vocally pro-abortion lead singer of Pearl Jam uttered this increasingly tiresome and nonsensical leftist mantra:

"Just to clarify . . . we support the troops," Vedder said to cheers. "Our problem is certainly not with anybody over there doing something that not too many of us would do right now, not for these reasons.

"So to the families and those people who know those folks and are related to those folks and are married to those folks, we send our support. We're just confused on how wanting to bring them back safely all of a sudden becomes nonsupport. We love them, we support them. They're not the ones who make the foreign policy. . . . Let's hope for the best and speak our opinions."

Could someone please explain to me what these left-wing morons mean by "support"? They obviously don't support the fact that members of the military are over there and carrying out the duties that they voluntarily accepted. It seems to me that if you characterize President Bush as a perpetrator of tyranny, you are effectively charging every soldier to be an accessory, because obviously the President can't do what he's doing without their help.
E-mail and Free Speech

Can unwanted e-mail messages from a disgruntled former employee be regarded as a common law trespass? That's what the California Supreme Court is now considering, and it looks as though the decision will be close.

Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi, a former Intel engineer in Folsom, sent about 100,000 e-mails to the company's work force after losing his job in 1995. Every three or four months for a year and a half, he managed to evade security measures designed to block his Intel-bashing messages.

In response, Intel sued, using an ancient legal theory of trespass to chattel -- property other than land -- in a novel way. The suit attracted widespread attention nationally when the lower courts enjoined Hamidi from trespassing on Intel's cyberspace.

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

How Loud Can A 60-Year Old Get?

For some people, apparently loud enough to disturb an 82 year old pope. (link via Christianity Today)

BTW, "Let It Be" has gotta be one of the most "Catholic haunted" songs that has ever been written and recorded:

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be. Yeah
There will be an answer, let it be.
And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
If I Was A Bettin' Man...

I'd say the SCOTUS will vote 5-4 to strike down the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy. Within the slim majority, look for O'Connor (and maybe Kennedy) to write a concurring opinion that extols U of M's flawed goals of attaining "diversity".
Up Yours Boxer

Confirmation of judicial nominee for the 9th Circuit moves forward despite Sen. Boxer's refusal to turn in her "blue slip".

I'm gone for a few days from work and all kinds of crazy people contact me looking for free legal assistance. Now I know why attorneys sometimes charge high retainer fees.