Saturday, July 16, 2005

I Am the King of the English Commonwealth!!

One of the major drawbacks of democracy is that you have the freedom to proclaim yourself anything you want, even if it isn't objectively true. Here's the most recent case in support of this observation from, surprise, Canada:

An English literature instructor from Vancouver Island says she will be ordained as Canada's first woman Roman Catholic priest in a ceremony conducted on the waters of the St. Lawrence River.

Michele Birch-Conery of Parksville said yesterday she expects the church to threaten her with excommunication but she believes she is fighting a human rights issue.
Welcome to the Party

San Francisco's version of Riverside gets its first Catholic high school.
Church in Canada Mulls Possible Exclusion of Baptism for Children of Same-Sex Couples

The possibility of doing this arises from that country's move toward the legal recognition of same-sex "marriages."

Ouellet told reporters after his presentation that supporters of same-sex marriage had created an "insane atmosphere" in Canada.

"It is not good for religious freedom if you cannot express your views and you cannot teach your beliefs," he said.

However, it is "false, wrong and offensive" to equate gay marriage with the unions of married opposite-sex couples who have "produced children to society," Ouellet said.

"This is something a homosexual union cannot offer to society, and you would like Canadian society to accept that as justice itself? I have to say I find that completely irrational."

Friday, July 15, 2005

Random Rant

I think I'd enjoy practicing law more if dealing with uncooperative wingnut clients wasn't part of the job.

::California civil litigator lingo alert::

Take the 998 already!!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Just Shoot Me!

Hey, guess what Sen. Arlen Specter thinks President Bush should do if or when the position of Chief Jusice of the SCOTUS opens up.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Yeah, So What?

John Hinderaker of Powerline demurs to the anticipated MSM/Moonbat frenzy over Karl Rove being the White House source who "outed" Joe Wilson's wife as a CIA agent.

It is hard to see how Rove could be indicted for violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, and it is very unlikely that he would have been foolish enough to testify falsely before the grand jury about his conversations with journalists. None of this will matter much, though, when it is publicly acknowledged that Rove was one of the sources of the Plame "leak." (This isn't, by the way, the sort of communication that is ordinarily referred to as a "leak.") We can expect a media feeding frenzy or potentially unprecedented proportions.
CA Dems Keep Pushing Gay "Marriage" in the Legislature

So we've gotta push back. The current status of AB 849 can be seen here, and the language of the bill can be seen here.