Wednesday, March 07, 2007

When Will I Ever Learn?

That the path to a cushy university teaching job is to publicly express absolutely stupid ideas that only crazed left-wing nuts in the academic world could find merit with and love.

The most recent example I've run across: A Constitutional Law professor at the University of North Carolina who argues that the "Catholic majority" on the Supreme Court is unconstitutional. (link via)

...Beam me up Scotty!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ammo for BDS Sufferers

How typical that the MSM is suggesting that former vice-presidential chief of staff Scooter Libby has been convicted for publicly leaking the identity of a CIA agent.

The fact is that Libby was basically convicted for obstructing the investigation into the alleged leak which ultimately was found not to have emanated from the White House or been illegal. I strongly suspect, though, that these won't matter to BDS sufferers who will reach for any excuse, no matter how remotely connected, to bash the Bush Administration.
Word That Rhymes with "Maggot" and Slang for Homosexual

Probably what Ann Coulter should have said at CPAC rather than the F-word.

Hindsight. 20/20.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Reason #84939783847 Why Snotty Catholic Apologists Should Stop Blogging About Politics

So a recent Newsweek poll of registered Republicans shows that Rudy Giuliani is in the lead to be the 2008 Republican nominee for President. For self-described snotty "truth-tellers" like Mark Shea, this is just but one more example which goes to prove that the Republican Party is "unserious" about ridding this country of legalized abortion. Of course, the problem with using the aforereferenced poll to support this proclamation is that not all registered Republicans are actual members of the Republican Party. People who belong to the latter category can have direct influence over the party's platform, which last time I looked, contained an unambiguously pro-life plank.

It might be argued that Mark's allegation is supported by the above linked to article's disclosure that close to 2/3 of the registered Republicans who were polled don't even know what Giuliani's positions are on social issues. Then again, I'd be willing to bet that at least 2/3 of all American voters who are Catholic have no idea that the former New York City mayor thinks abortion should remain legal. Even worse is that a good chunk of these Catholics may actually agree with Giuliani. Does that mean the Catholic Church is "unserious" about abortion? I certainly hope not.
New UC Law School is Unnecessary

A friend of mine forwarded this commentary from American Thinker to me about the proposed new law school at the University of California at Irvine (which is located in Orange County). The conclusion that it is unnecessary is something I agree with, and the disclosure that the school will focus on producing "public interest lawyers" is frankly disturbing.

Back in November, I had blogged that if there was to be a new UC law school, it should be located on the Riverside campus, not Irvine. But even if it was going to be located at my alma mater, the plan to make the new law school a training ground for liberal activists would be enough for me to still be against it.
Rambo Meets Jesus

Coming to a movie theater near you in 2008! (link via)
Only Anonymous Leftists Hate?

Glenn Greenwald, liberal political commentator and hand sock puppet extraordinaire, says that only anonymous bloggers and e-mailers spew the kind of invective that Ann Coulter has (unfortunately) been expressing. According to the sock puppeteer, you'll not find any prominent liberal left-winger doing the same thing.

Patterico provides a nice listing of people and their recorded rantings which says otherwise. (In the comments section, I added Ted Turner and his "Jesus freaks" insult of Catholics on Ash Wednesday in 2001).

: At comment #126, I added political cartoonist Ted Rall.