Saturday, August 28, 2004

What Media Bias?

One out of over 2,000 delegates in the Republican Party decides to drop out of the convention and vote Democrat, and UPI deems it to be newsworthy.
It's Only Inappropriate When Conservatives or Republicans are Involved

"Billary" will be making a publicized appearance at the Riverside Church of New York. Not a peep from the Americans(?) United for the Separation of Church and State Brownshirts.
It May Be the State Capitol

But it seems to me that the scandal involving California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley is barely on the radar screens of anybody outside of Sacramento. Heck, I wonder if most people in California even know what the Secretary of State even does. Anyway, a summary of the situation by Sacto radio guy Eric Hogue:

Kevin Shelley was on course to become a major player for the Democrat Party in the next gubernatorial campaign. After a 'leak' to the San Fran Chronicle on Sunday, August 8th, Shelley is now facing a deep investigation from the FBI and may not finish his term in Sacramento.

Over the past month, Shelley is the target of illegal campaign contributions and practices, a charge of abuse behavior in his office and with co-workers...and today in the Sacramento Bee a charge that he is down right vulgar, if not perverted.

There are also reports of Shelley leaving his office for hours only to return looking tattered, carrying a toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash.

Friday, August 27, 2004

What's Really Sad is That I'm Not Even Surprised

From Jack Fowler at The Corner:

When I saw the name – Richard Casey – of the federal judge who struck down Congress’ ban on partial-birth abortion this week, I had a queasy feeling that he was a product of Catholic education. Is he ever: Casey (a Clinton appointee) graduated from the College of the Holy Cross (my alma mater too) in 1955 and Georgetown University Law School in 1958. The double-Jebbie grad is a mover amongst the hierarchy: According to the Fall 1999 issue of the Holy Cross Magazine, Casey received the “Blessed Hyacinth Cormier O.P. Medal at the Angelicum in Rome. ... The citation recognized his ‘outstanding leadership in the promotion of Gospel Values in the field of justice and ethics.’” His good buddy, Syracuse Bishop James Moynihan, wrote a gooey hosanna to Casey last year in the diocesan newspaper, referring to his being a daily communicant and having a special devotion to rosary. And Catholic New York reports that Casey and Cardinal Edward Egan “have been friends for years and have visited Lourdes together three times.”

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Would You Have Expected Anything Else From the Party of Clinton?

Rather than answering the charges on an issue that Scary Kerry himself raised, the 'Rats are scurrying about like cockroaches looking for dirt on the Swifties.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, one of the targets is veteran James Zumwalt, son of illustrious Adm. Elmo Zumwalt.

The paper says it has received part of the dossier on Zumwalt, which claims he "attempted to kill himself with an overdose of prescription drugs," after the murder of his ex-wife's fiance, John Kowalczyk, and was "convicted of reckless driving after chasing Kowalczyk at a high speed on the highway."

Zumwalt was one of the veterans who signed an initial letter opposing Kerry in May.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Throw the Bum Out!

Floridians will be voting for state judges on Aug. 31, and the man who sentenced Terry Schiavo to death is being opposed by a local attorney named Jan Govan, whom I am presuming is against starving people simply because they are unable to move or orally communicate.
Res Ipsa Loquitur

Vincent Damon Furnier, aka Alice Cooper, on rock stars and politics:

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Monday, August 23, 2004

Kerry's "Web of Connections"

You have to wonder if Kerry's lawyers, or even Kerry himself, took some time to think that someone might actually make this connection before filing their complaint about the Swift Boat ads with the FEC.
Public Schools Suck

And so do most of their lawyers. I can't believe the idiot quoted below is effectively categorizing Christian-based messages as "hate speech."

On April 22, sophomore Tyler Chase Harper, 16, wore a shirt with hand-written anti-gay phrases, including "Homosexuality is shameful." He wore it the day after a campus observance of tolerance of gay and lesbian people called "A Day of Silence."

A teacher told Chase, who prefers to go by his middle name, that the slogans violated the school's dress-code ban on "hate behavior." The teacher sent him to the administration office, where he remained for the rest of the day.

With the help of an Arizona-based Christian legal group, Chase filed a federal lawsuit in June, saying school officials violated his civil rights.

His lawyers, the Alliance Defense Fund, cited free-speech cases dating from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement in asking a federal judge to order the school district not to censor student speech.

School officials encourage students to say homosexuality is acceptable but muzzle those who say it's dangerous, lawyer Robert Tyler wrote in court filings.

Poway Unified School District lawyer Daniel Shinoff said administrators have the authority to ban the T-shirt and cited cases allowing schools to outlaw Confederate flags and clothing depicting controversial musician Marilyn Manson.

He said hateful speech is not guaranteed protection by the First Amendment and is asking U.S. District Judge John A. Houston to throw out the case.

"Homosexuals and bisexuals have the right to go to school without being accosted by offensive words no differently than Jewish students have the right to be free from a symbol offensive to them, such as a swastika," he wrote.
The Truth Finally Pops Out

Drudge reports on the malfunctioning brain of Janet Jackson.
University of Atheist Geeks and Dweebs Sued for Religious Discrimination

If the employee's reported accounts of the incidents are true, I hope he takes MIT to the cleaners.

``Employees and/or supervisors at MIT Lincoln Lab have harassed Peterson because of his religious beliefs (Christian), including assaulting him with a chemical, vandalizing and stealing his property, tampering with the machines he was working on and making verbal threats,'' the suit says.

The nine-page lawsuit filed earlier this month also names Peterson's union, the Research Development and Technical Employees' Union, claiming leaders took part in the harassment and did not represent him properly in grievance procedures in 2003.

Peterson claims the trouble began in 1987 when he and another Christian employee began meeting during breaks to read and discuss the Bible. He says he was told not to bring his Bible to work again.

When he complained about workers playing radios in the lab in 1988, one man retaliated by placing a radio in front of him playing the Stones' song (incorrectly listed in the lawsuit as ``Symphony for the Devil'').

His own boss responded by turning up his own radio and later paraded around in a phony ``clergyman's collar,'' according to the lawsuit.