Friday, August 15, 2003


In seeming honor of the highly anticipated theatrical release of Freddy vs. Jason, presented for your weekend edification are two incredibly wierd stories of human mutilation here and here.
See Lawrence v. Texas

It didn't take very long for a polygamist to try and use the Lawrence sodomy case in support of his warped lifestyle. The court didn't buy it here, but you gotta know this kind of issue isn't going to go away. It's not in the nature of the Lawrence decision for this to happen.
Nice Idea, But It's Not That Simple

This is pure speculation, but I'm guessing Joe Murray isn't Catholic, otherwise he would know that public excommunications by the Church are rare and seem to only occur when a schism on the scale of Martin Luther or Archbishop Lefebvre is being promoted. Also, a Catholic essentially excommunicates himself when he knowingly refuses to repent from a grave or mortal sin. Nice sentiment, though.

For too long Christians in positions of authority, particularly those proclaiming membership in the communion of the Catholic Church, have separated their Catholic obligations from their public responsibilities. Justice Kennedy celebrates homosexual sodomy, Senator Ted Kennedy advocates for increased abortion rights, and the list goes on and on. It is now time for the Catholic Church to stand up and defend the faith. It is time for the Church to excommunicate such cafeteria Catholics from communion with the Church -- and it should start with Justice Kennedy.
The (R) by His Name Means Nothing

First Ahnold chooses billionaire and noted supporter of Planned Parenthood Warren Buffet to be his financial policy guru, now he's allowing well-known actor, Democrat and child molester Rob Lowe to be the co-chair of his campaign. Men and women of good conscience in California, I beseech you to look beyond celebrity and party designation, and support a candidate who stands for and upholds traditional moral values. If you're not going hold someone like Ahnold up to this, then you better never criticize anyone who would politically support someone like David Duke or Louis Farrakkan (sp?).

Update: Turns out Rob "Almost Roman Polanski" Lowe has signed on as a "Senior Advisor" for the Scharzinfinosfn... campaign.
Good Thing I Wasn't a Voting Juror

The defendants in the murder trial I was an alternate juror on were found guilty. Although it is possible I could have changed my mind after reviewing all the evidence again, I don't think I would have voted to convict based on everything I can remember hearing and seeing. Bottom line is that I don't believe the prosecutor satisfactorily proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendents (who by all other accounts are dirtbags) intentionally, with premeditation and deliberation, aided and abetted a murder. At the cost of appearing pretentious and self-important, I can only speculate what kind of influence I would have had on the other jurors if I was allowed to participate in deliberations.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

New Yahk Sued for Unlawful Discrimination

A few weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the City authorized 3.2 million dollars to establish the Harvey Milk School as the first publicly funded LGBTQ school in America. The money diverted to the School was taken from the capital expansion funds, and thus much needed capital expenditures for needy schools have suffered.

[editor's note: LGBTQ=Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer]


The lawsuit challenges the validity of the public school. New York Chancellor Regulation A-830 requires an equal education opportunity and prohibits discrimination based on “sexual orientation.” Thus the School, which discriminates against heterosexuals, violates the Regulation.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

A Clever Parody

Recently seen message on a t-shirt around the courthouse: "got bail?"