Thursday, September 22, 2005

Good to Know, Tyra

I knew there was a reason why she and Chris "I thought we had one more time out" Webber made a great couple. (Are they still dating?) link via Stuck on Stupid

The decision by the California Medical Association to pull its legal brief in support of two doctors who, on religious grounds, refused to provide artificial insemination treatment to a self-identified lesbian is sheer cowardice. When I worked for the Pacific Justice Institute a couple of years ago, I believe this is the case that I once drafted an amicus brief for at the request of the attorney for the doctors. If I'm not mistaken, the clinic that these doctors are with actually went out of its way to find a doctor to perform the treatment the woman wanted at no additional cost. In view of this, it seems pretty clear that this lawsuit was brought primarily for purposes of spiting people of religious faith and judicially establishing homosexuality as a legally protected class of persons.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

It's Bush's Fault!

No, not really, but you know some unhinged Bush-hater out there is gonna blast the President for this. Thanks be to God that nobody was injured.*

A JetBlue (search) airliner with faulty landing gear touched down safely Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport (search) after circling the region for three hours with its front wheels turned sideways, unable to be retracted into the plane.

The pilot landed by balancing on the back wheels, then eased onto the front tires, which shot flames along the runway before tearing off. The metal landing gear scraped for the final yards.

*Posted while sitting in my home, which is under the flight path of planes heading into John Wayne Airport.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Aiya, Mon!

If you've ever wondered what a (presumably) first generation Chinese-Jamaican person sounds like, check out Fr. Richard Ho Lung, founder of the Missionaries of the Poor.