Friday, May 16, 2003

Don Quixote Lives!

Larry Klayman's Judicial Watch sues the U.S. Senate over the Democrats filibustering of judicial nominees.
School Authorities Penalize Student for Missing Class to Sing at Bush Speaking Event

They must be anti-Bush Democrats. (Link via Drudge)

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Lunar Eclipse Tonight

And the Rapure Index is at 166! Sure am gonna miss all my Fundamentalist and Evangelical friends down here.
"Everybody Runs"

This is recurrent quip by actor Tom Cruise in Minority Report, a movie that is set in a future where people are arrested for crimes that they think about committing, but have yet to act upon. Well, it looks as though California is getting ever closer to this Big Brother scenario with the state Assembly's passage of AB 458 which, if signed into law by the governor, would require pro-homosexual sensitivity training for all California foster parents. The underlying presumption, of course, for this requirement is that there is something profundly wrong with any person who believes homosexuality to be a disorder, and morally disapproves of any sexual conduct related to it. Thus, in order to prevent future "hate" crimes, the state must take preemptive steps to reorient what it believes to be dangerous thinking among some people. Scary stuff, huh?

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Someone Needs a "Time-Out"

...and a conversion to the truth.

Reports published in Roll Call and the Washington Times say [Congressman Jim] Moran (D-Va.) recently got into a shouting match with a priest at Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria. Roll Call reports the confrontation followed a Mass in which the homily touched on life-related topics. Moran is reported to have complained to one of the parish priests, who in turn asked Moran, "How can you reconcile yourself as a Catholic with your views on abortion?"
Moran is said to have shot back, "You priests don't know anything about abortion!" According to a parishioner, the priest responded, "Congressman, put away the talking points. Talk to me
as your priest." Roll Call reports a fuming Moran then reportedly walked away, the priest's final comment was, "Congressman, one day you will need me, and I will be here."

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Scoring Error May Cost Some New Lawyers Their "Ticket"

I smell many lawsuits.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners, which produces the 200-question multistate portion of the bar exam taken in almost every state, last week warned bar officials in 48 states that the scores of all 20,204 law students who took the test in February are being recalculated because of a clerical mistake.

"The scoring error was detected and every jurisdiction is affected," said Erica Moeser, president of the national conference. "The error is being corrected" as quickly as possible and states are being notified, she said. The problem was discovered at the beginning of May.
Apparently, Crime Pays When You're Attractive

"We already know that attractiveness affects sentences, but this study found that only a simple word -- 'handsome' or 'pretty' -- has an effect," Per Schioldborg, a psychology professor at the University of Oslo, told Reuters. "I was surprised."

Guess maybe we should extend our equal protection laws to the terminally ugly. Either that or start subsidizing cosmetic surgery with federal and state tax dollars.

Monday, May 12, 2003

In Case You Haven't Seen It Yet

Here's the California "Catholic Dirty Dozen" ad that American Life League is buying space for in several state newspapers.

I had no idea State Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin was Catholic. Truly disappointing that he favors abortion rights.