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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My New Year's Resolution: Chew More Gum

I've finally figured out how to "cure" my tendency to become frustratingly drowsy every time I drive for more than 30 minutes on the freeway or read a book. Just keep my mouth and jaw moving by chewing gum.

It's been years since I've chewed gum, so when I went to go buy a pack the other day, I was little surprised to learn at how many different brands of gum are out there. And practically all them are sugarless. It's going to be a great 2009; I can feel it.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Recall Jerry Brown!

Somehow, I just knew Moonbeam was going to give the majority of California voters the finger. What an ass!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

CA Dems Vote for $11 Billion Tax Hike

According to my State Assemblyman, and 2010 Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Chuck DeVore. The Dems have passed this tax hike even though they didn't garner the constitutionally required 2/3 supermajority vote of the State Legislature (see Article 13A Section 3). How are the Dems, who are the majority party in the Legislature, trying to get away with this? Basically by disingenuously referring to the taxes as "regulatory fees." An example of such a fee would be the money you might have paid for your driver's license or library card.

This is just maddening. Hopefully, lawyers for the State Republican Party, or some tax watchdog group, are busily drawing up a lawsuit to stop this illegal tax hike from being imposed.

Update (12/19/08): Looks as though Ahnuld will veto the bill, but not necessarily because of the illegal tax hike. Whatever. As long the thing dies a deserved death. (via Chuck Devore)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mug Shots of the Year

See if you can spot what they've all got in common.

It's Like Auburn's Hiring of Gene Chizik

The Good Old Boys' Network is alive and well in DC as Barry taps Chicago Schools Chief Arne Duncan to be Education Secretary, despite the fact that under Duncan's watch only 17 percent of 8th graders in Chicago can read at grade level. In sports terms, that's almost like being named the head coach of a traditional college football powerhouse, even though you've just compiled a 10 game losing streak at another school.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Time Magazine is No Different Than Mother Jones

Just a couple of weeks after Time magazine ran an article that mindlessly concluded Pope Benedict was a "Scrooge", there's news that the magazine's Washington bureau chief, Jay Carney, is going to be the communications director for Vice-President Elect Joe "I'm Not a Pope John Paul II Kind of Guy" Biden.

I don't know about you, but Carney's hiring by Biden raises all kinds of red flags for me on the supposed objectivity of Time magazine's past election coverage.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Revisiting the Trial of the Ages

Michael Foley has a nice recap and evaluation of a conference held last month at the University of Dallas on the trial of St. Thomas More. Man, I wish I could have attended.
Every aspect of the trial was scrutinized. What did it mean to take an oath in the sixteenth century? What were More’s legal rights, and were they respected? Was due process observed during the trial? Did Richard Rich perjure himself, or did he merely misremember his conversation with More that became the most damning piece of evidence submitted? How much pressure were the judges and the jury under from Henry VIII? Which, if any, of the four extant accounts of the trial is the most accurate? And how did More ensure that his side of the story would be heard through his writings without incurring further suspicion of treason?

The conference was filled with surprises. For instance, did you know that we have no copy of the oath which More famously refused to take? That no official transcript of the trial was made? That we are not certain whether there were one, three, or four formal charges? That, contrary to current legal practice, the more grave the case, the fewer the rights of the accused? That More’s civil rights, as defined by English law at the time, may have been more or less respected? In other words, there was nothing procedurally unusual about More spending years imprisoned in the Tower of London, undergoing several interrogations, being suddenly brought to court for trial, and hearing the charges against him (read in Latin) for the first and only time. And there was considered nothing untoward in having judges sitting on the bench with a vested interest (to put it mildly) in seeing More condemned, such as an uncle, a brother, and the father of Anne Boleyn.

As for those charges, there were at most four in number: that Thomas More maliciously refused to acknowledge the king’s supremacy over the Church in England; that he had conspired against the king with Bishop John Fisher; that he had instigated sedition by calling the Act of Supremacy a two-edged sword; and that he had, according to the testimony of Richard Rich, “maliciously, traitorously, and diabolically” denied Parliament’s power to declare the king head of the English Church.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

'SC Continues to Rule L.A.

The fifth ranked Trojans secure a spot in the Rose Bowl against Penn State with a solid 28-7 win over cross-town rival UCLA. But for an early season loss against Oregon State, and the media driven overhyping of the South Eastern Conference, USC really should be playing in the National Championship Game next month/year.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

County in Alabama Declares Obama Holiday

This was only mildly annoying. This , however, takes the cake for complete absurdity. (h/t)
A small central Alabama county whose mainly black residents gave Barack Obama more than 70 percent of the vote on Election Day has created an annual holiday in honor of the president-elect.

The Perry County Commission voted 4 to 1 to observe the second Monday in November as "The Barack Obama Day." County offices will close and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid holiday.

The sponsoring commissioner, Albert Turner Jr., said the holiday is meant to highlight the Democratic president-elect's victory as a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved.

Harry Reid Says You Stink

In particular reference to those of you who may have visited DC during any summer before the completion of the new and over priced visitor center on Capitol Hill.



P.S. In addition to a boondoggle, the new visitor center is apparently an homage to the pagan/secular Left.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Death Certificates

Planned Parenthood's depth of evil knows no bounds.
Planned Parenthood, which in past years has promoted a "Choice on Earth" abortion campaign during the Christmas season, has a new outreach, offering Christmas gift certificates to be used for abortions.

"It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone. I refuse to refer to these financial instruments as gifts as they are nothing more than a legal way to put a hit out on someone," said a participant in a forum at the online Lone Star Times, where the plan was reported.

"Planned Parenthood, this generation's King Herod, you know, the guy who ordered the mass slaughter of babies when Jesus was born," added WND columnist Jill Stanek, who also documented the plan on her blog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Best TV Theme Songs

The all times list isn't bad, and I agree with what's ranked number 1, but the current shows list is sorely wanting. Egregiously omitted from the latter list are the themes songs from The Office and Smallville. (h/t)



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Miami Judge Says Sexually Disordered People Can Adopt Children

That's not expressly what this clown jurist said, but her ruling presumes an unproven fact; namely, that same sex attraction, i.e., homosexuality, is perfectly normal.

Monday, November 24, 2008

B. Hussein Obama Public Elementary School

Believe it or not, there now is One. (h/t)

People are gonna feel really dumb when this guy turns out to be, at best, a mediocre President.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Get 'Em Ready Just In Case

Though it appears unlikely that the California Supreme Court will once again overrule the will of the people by striking down Proposition 8, I'm hoping that recall petitions have been prepared and ready to be immediately circulated in case the Court ends up doing the inexcusable.

FYI: Chief Justice Ronald George, along with Associate Justices Joyce Kennard, Kathryn Werdeger and Carlos Moreno, all voted to strike down Proposition 22, the statutory precursor to Prop. 8.

Friday, November 21, 2008

No Zoning Variance For You!

See the "loving" Beaufort County South Carolina councilwomyn explain why the Church's "ideological" positions on womyn's ordination and abortion are reasons for denying a local parish's rezoning application.

Sure she later issued an apology, but only for unintentionally offending anyone. In other words, she's not sorry for publicly expressing her bigotry. (h/t)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Eric Holder Should be Vigorously Opposed

More details about Barry's Attorney General selection from National Review:
Holder was the Clinton administration’s last deputy attorney general, succeeding Jamie Gorelick in 1997 under Janet Reno. That appointment marked the final elevation in a series of Clinton-era promotions that punctuate his résumé. Holder’s rise, like Obama’s own, is of symbolic significance, as he now has been nominated to be the nation’s first black attorney general. Symbolism, however, cannot camouflage the fact that Holder is a conventional, check-the-boxes creature of the Left.

He is convinced justice in America needs to be “established” rather than enforced; he’s excited about hate crimes and enthusiastic about the constitutionally dubious Violence Against Women Act; he’s a supporter of affirmative action and a practitioner of the statistical voodoo that makes it possible to burden police departments with accusations of racial profiling and the states with charges of racially skewed death-penalty enforcement; he’s more likely to be animated by a touchy-feely Reno-esque agenda than traditional enforcement against crimes; he’s in favor of ending the detentions of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay and favors income redistribution to address the supposed root causes of crime.

(...)

Much has been made, and appropriately so, of Holder’s untoward performance in the final corrupt act of the Clinton administration: the pardons issued in the departing president’s final hours. Of these, most notorious is the case of Marc Rich, an unrepentant fugitive wanted on extensive fraud, racketeering, and trading-with-the-enemy charges — but granted a pardon nonetheless thanks to the intercession of his ex-wife, a generous donor to Clinton’s library and legal-defense fund.

Holder’s role was aptly described as “unconscionable” by a congressional committee. He steered Rich’s allies to retain the influential former White House counsel Jack Quinn (Holder later conceded he hoped Quinn would help him become attorney general in a Gore administration); he helped Quinn directly lobby Clinton, doing an end-run around the standard pardon process (including DOJ’s pardon attorney); and he kept the deliberations hidden from the district U.S. attorney and investigative agencies prosecuting Rich so they couldn’t learn about the pardon application and register their objections.

There’s more. In 1999, over the objections of the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and prosecuting attorneys, Holder supported Clinton’s commutation of the sentences of 16 FALN conspirators. These pardons — of terrorists who even Holder has conceded had not expressed any remorse — were issued in the months after al-Qaeda’s 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, when the Clinton administration was pretending to be the scourge of terrorism. The commutations were nakedly political, obviously designed by Clinton to assist his wife’s impending Senate campaign by appealing to New York’s substantial Puerto Rican vote.

Equally noxious were the stealthy pardons of Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans — Weather Underground terrorists associated with Obama’s friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn — issued on the same day as the Rich pardon. Rosenberg and Evans had been serving decades-long sentences for bombings targeting American government facilities. With Holder again helping to circumvent the pardon process and to evade objections from prosecutors, the terrorists’ jail terms were commuted just weeks after the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole.
Borrowing from former NFL head coach Dennis Green, Obama is who we thought he was with the selection of Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General. Namely, a radical leftist.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fight the Future

Increasingly Looking More Like Clinton Part III

There's definitely a pattern to the staffing of Obama's incoming administration. And while the linked to blog post jokes about Janet Reno, I heard on the Laura Ingraham Show this morning that she is actually being considered by Barry for the spot of Attorney General!

Update: Newsweek reports that Eric Holder, a Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton era who pushed through the pardon of Marc Rich, is being tapped by Barry for the AG position. (h/t)

Update 2: Byron York at The Corner recounts the following exchanges between the late Tim Russert and Eric Holder just prior to and after the Elian Gonzalez matter in 2000:
Russert: "You wouldn't send a SWAT team in the dark of night to kidnap the child, in effect?"

Holder: "No, we don't expect anything like that to happen."

(The day after Elian was seized by SWAT eqiupped agents)

Russert: "Why such a dramatic change in position?"

Holder: "I'm not sure I'd call it a dramatic change...We waited 'til five in the morning, just before dawn."

Kmiec Spins for The One at St. John's Seminary

Carl Olson does a mini Fisking of DK's Obama apologia.

Kmiec, it seems, is of the belief that the Freedom of Choice Act, which Barry has said he would sign if elected President, will never make it out of the House of Representatives. Dougie doesn't seem to mention whether he would publicly renounce his support of Barry if it did.

Monday, November 17, 2008

How Obama Got Elected

He won the ignoramus vote, which in large part was created by the Lame Stream Media.

All Around Jerk Gets Charged With Insider Trading

Mark Cuban is not only one of the most obnoxious team owners in professional sports, he is the a-hole who helped bankroll the anti-military and Bush assassination-chic films "Redacted" and "Death of a President" (both of which were box office flops). I'm not a believer in karma, but it seems more than a little coincidental that bad things always seem to eventually happen to bad people.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Knew I Should Have Made a Money Contribution!

For me, being on the enemies list of the lavender mafia would be a welcomed opportunity to widely expose these people as the ideological fascists that they are. (h/t)
In addition to protests, gay activists have begun publishing lists online exposing individuals and organizations who have donated money in support of Proposition 8. On AntiGayBlacklist.com, individuals who gave money toward Proposition 8 are publicized, with readers urged not to patronize their businesses or services. The list of donors was culled from data on ElectionTrack.com, which follows all contributions of over $1,000 and all contributions of over $100 given before October 17. Dentists, accountants, veterinarians and the like who gave a few thousand dollars to the cause are listed alongside major donors like the Container Supply Co., Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., which gave $250,000. "Anyone who steps into a political fight aimed at taking away fundamental rights from fellow citizens opens themselves up to criticism," said Wolfson. "The First Amendment gives them the right of freedom of speech and to support political views, but people also have the right to criticize them."

Even before the passage of Proposition 8, Californians Against Hate compiled and published a "dishonor roll" of those individuals, along with their company affiliations, who gave $5,000 or more towards supporting the measure. Telephone numbers and Web sites were added along with commentary about some of the larger donors to public information obtained through the California Secretary of State's Office. "My goal was to make it socially unacceptable to give huge amounts of money to take away the rights of one particular group, a minority group," says Fred Karger, a retired political consultant and founder of Californians Against Hate. "I wanted to make the public aware of who these people are and how much they're giving and then they could make a decision as to whether or not they want to patronize their businesses."

The negative publicity is having effects on both companies and individuals. Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, whose $1,000 donation was listed on ElectionTrack, chose to resign from his post this week to protect the theater from public criticism. Karger says a "soft boycott" they started against Bolthouse Farms, which gave $100,000 to Proposition 8, was dropped after he reached a settlement with the company. Bolthouse Farms was to give an equal amount of money to gay political causes. The amount ultimately equaled $110,000.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Aide to Barbara Boxer Arrested for Kiddie Porn

Dollars to donuts this sick pervert undoubtedly shared his leftist boss's opposition to Proposition 8. Not that there's necessarily a direct correlation between opposing a traditional definition of marriage and a disordered love for kiddie porn, but when the basis of each arises solely from thinking with one's libido, the correlation is unmistakable.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stop Calling It a Ban

You know, I wish people, i.e., the supposedly objective MSM (snort!), would stop calling a legally codified definition of marriage as a "ban" on anything. Nothing is per se being outlawed.

Obamajugend

I honestly don't want to think the worst of Barry, but when he's proposing stuff which evoke troubling images of similar endeavors from not so very long ago, it isn't easy. (h/t)



p.s. Rahm Emmanuel is, or will be, Obama's Chief of Staff.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ninth Circuit Gets Punk'd by SCOTUS...Again

This time in the case of Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, a case involving the Navy's sonar program. Also rolled by the SCOTUS in this case is the trial judge, Florence Marie Cooper, an otherwise unimpressive Clinton appointee who decided that dubious, i.e., unproven, environmentalist claims were a lot more important than our country's national security.

Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate 2010

He's currently a California State Assemblyman who represents my district in Orange County. Go here for his campaign website.

Whether DeVore has a shot at beating the far left Barbara Boxer in two years, much less winning the State Republican Party nomination, remains to be seen. It'll be an uphill battle for sure, if only because DeVore has almost no name recognition outside of Orange County. But he has a couple of years to work on it, and with a little help of expected incompetency from a Democrat controlled Congress and White House, you just never know. It's why you play the game.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just in Time for Christmas

If I didn't think it would be perceived as me having ODS, I'd buy one and wear it for the irony.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Is it Plausible Chris Matthews is an Idiot?

Absolutely. But in this case, his mistaken reference to Africa as a country rather than a continent was clearly a slip of the tongue, and not something he believes to be true. Be nice if Matthews gave the same benefit of the doubt to Sarah Palin and the anonymous smears that have made against her. Don't hold your breath on that happening.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

You Suck, Arnold!

Schwarzenegger gives encouragement to anti-Prop. 8 goons.
In past statements, he has said he personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman and has rejected legislation authorizing same-sex marriage. Yet he has also said he would not care if same-sex marriage were legal, saying he believed that such an important societal issue should be determined by the voters or the courts.

Following that position, he publicly opposed Proposition 8, which amends the state Constitution to declare that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Today, Schwarzenegger urged backers of gay marriage to follow the lesson he learned as a bodybuilder trying to lift weights that were too heavy for him at first. “I learned that you should never ever give up. . . . They should never give up. They should be on it and on it until they get it done.”
I always knew Arnold was a RINO, which is why I never voted for him. And damn the California Republican Party for supporting this squish when he ran for reelection back in 2006.

Obama is America's First Affirmative Action Elected President

Prevailing pop culture and the sentiments of his supporters confirm it.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Does the MSM Really Think That Little of Us?

Yes. Quoting Jonah Glodberg: Next in the series: "How Obama Can Win Over Blacks, Upscale White Liberals and Chicago Activists."

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Drunk Media Euro-Weenies for Obama

Sometimes it takes a little alcohol to get the truth out.

Here's the Fox News story in case you're having trouble understanding Mr. Zacharanda aka Adam Smith.

Friday, November 07, 2008

70 and 53

Those are the respective percentages of black and Hispanic voters who voted in favor of Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment ballot initiative which defines marriage in the State of California as being between one man and one woman. Remember these figures whenever you see or read about opponents of Proposition 8 engaging in idiotic and bigoted protests against certain religious groups, like the Mormons.

Update: Well, it actually seems anti-Prop. 8 people, at least the white folk among them, are willing to don pointy headed hoods. Rather than being white, though, I'm guessing the hoods would be rainbow colored. (h/t Mark Steyn)
The verbal harassment follows a steady stream of racist comments left on this blog and many others across the gay virtual community. At least a dozen racist comments have been removed from this blog since Tuesday, such as, "Thank you Black people for denying gay people the same rights that you deserve and have", "Black people make me feel like a piece of shyt when it should have been a night of celebration for all," and the succinct, "F--K you niggers."

WTF?!

The Office of the President Elect? Really? (h/t)



Update (Post Subtitle: No He Din't!): From his podium at The Office of the President Elect, it seems that Barry took a cheap shot at 87 year old former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who is recovering from a recent fall she took which resulted in a broken hip:
In terms of speaking to former presidents, I have spoken to all of them, uh, that are, uh, living ... obviously, uh, President Clinton, uh ... [laughter] ... hey, I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan, uh, thing about doin’ any seances...
What an ass.

Suckers

Don't say you weren't warned America. (h/t)

Anti-Prop 8 Thugs Threaten and Commit Violence

Bunch of pathetic goons.
“Burn their f—ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers,” wrote “World O Jeff” on the JoeMyGod blogspot today within hours of California officials declaring Proposition 8 had been approved by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent. Confirmation on voter approval of amendments in Florida and Arizona came earlier.

The amendments in all three states essentially limit marriage to one man and one woman. In California, the measure states the only marriages “valid and recognized” in the state are those between one man and one woman.

Thirty states now have adopted marriage amendments. However, in California, the vitriol appeared especially high since the state Supreme Court in May created same-sex marriage for homosexuals. Proposition 8 overruled the court decision, readopting the marriage definition California voters adopted in 2000.

On a blog website, “Tread” wrote, “I hope the No on 8 people have a long list and long knives.”

Another contributor to the JoeMyGod website said, “While financially I supported the Vote No, and was vocal to everyone and anyone who would listen, I have never considered being a violent radical extremist for our equal rights. But now I think maybe I should consider becoming one. Perhaps that is the only thing that will affect the change we so desperately need and deserve.”

A contributor identifying himself as “Joe” said, “I swear, I’d murder people with my bare hands this morning.”

Thursday, November 06, 2008

52 Percent of American Voters Must Be Pro-Affirmative Action

That and/or pro-abortion socialists. I can't find any other explanation for the guy's election win.

Questionable Remarks by (Former) USCCB President

The United States of America elects a radically pro-abortion President, and Archbishop Wilton Gregory says it is a "a great step forward for humanity."

Un-effin-believable.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"Change" Means Recycling a Clintonite

I saw on the O'Reilly Factor that Barry's choice for Chief of Staff, congressman Rahm Emmanuel, is a real strident partisan, as well as self-centered.

Rumors are also swirling The One will tap John "Effin'" Kerry for Secretary of State.

Together with the selection of Joe "Loin Girder" Biden as Vice-President, the above are truly promising signs that the upcoming Obama Administration will be an unmitigated disaster.

How to Make the GOP Permanently Irrelevant

Little Green Footballs blog czar Charles Johnson channels David Frum in calling for the effective purging of social conservatives from the Republican Party. You see, it's our fault that John McCain lost.

Funny, but I don't recall McCain exactly being the first choice of social conservatives to be the Republican nominee for President. [It was you "fiscal conservatives only" who foisted McCain to the nomination by arguing that his "Maverick" (aka RINO) status would allow him to beat whoever the Democrats nominated]. And except at the Saddleback Church forum where he said the rights of children begin at conception, I never heard or saw John McCain say anything about abortion on the campaign trail. With respect to Sarah Palin, I only once vaguely recall seeing a news report of her saying something about her pro-life beliefs which caused the Obama campaign to spew some banal line about the importance of preserving "choice."

Regarding the supposedly "politically suicidal" position social conservatives have on the issue of gay rights, somebody needs to tell Charles and David that voters in 30 states, including deep blue California, have approved measures that legally define marriage as being between only one man and one woman.

Update: My guess is that having a bunch of petty back stabbing idiots on staff was a major contributor to the ineffectiveness of McCain's campaign.

Big Silver Lining

California Proposition 8 passes, despite heavy ad spending by opponents and the intentional negatively worded description of the initiative on the ballot.

Expect, of course, the enemies of traditional marriage to again try and overturn the will of the people by going to court. The horrendous decision of Lawrence v. Texas is rearing its ugly head.

Update: Maggie Gallagher notes that similar initiatives passed in Arizona and Florida, bringing the total number of states that protect traditional marriage in their constitutions to 30.

Update 2: MG also noted earlier that blacks played a significant role in the passage of Prop. 8 by supporting it 70-30. Thank you Obama?

Update 3: I'm thinking there should be a subtitle to this post called "Gay Is Not The New Black."

Update 4: The AssCrazyLibrUls file suit.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Congratulations America

You just elected a man who by all objective measures will likely replace Jimmy Carter as the crappiest President is U.S. history. I say "likely" because there's always a chance the anticipated Obama socialist train will get derailed a bit by a 1994-like congressional flip in 2010. Barring this hoped for event, when you finally realize in the next few years that Obama is nothing but an empty suit leftist, let me be the first to say "I told you so."

Democrats Signaling End to Free Speech

Don't say you were never warned about this stuff Obama voters
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the so-called Fairness Doctrine in an interview on Fox News, saying, “I think we should all be fair and balanced, don’t you?”

Schumer’s comments echo other Democrats’ views on reviving the Fairness Doctrine, which would require radio stations to balance conservative hosts with liberal ones.

Asked if he is a supporter of telling radio stations what content they should have, Schumer used the fair and balanced line, claiming that critics of the Fairness Doctrine are being inconsistent.

“The very same people who don’t want the Fairness Doctrine want the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to limit pornography on the air. I am for that… But you can’t say government hands off in one area to a commercial enterprise but you are allowed to intervene in another. That’s not consistent.”

In 2007, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a close ally of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told The Hill, “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they’re in a better position to make a decision.”

Senate Rules Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last year said, “I believe very strongly that the airwaves are public and people use these airwaves for profit. But there is a responsibility to see that both sides and not just one side of the big public questions of debate of the day are aired and are aired with some modicum of fairness.”

Conservatives fear that forcing stations to make equal time for liberal talk radio would cut into profits so significantly that radio executives would opt to scale back on conservative radio programming to avoid escalating costs and interference from the FCC.

They also note that conservative radio shows has been far more successful than liberal ones.

Fight "Discrimination" by Being Anti-Religious Bigots!

The war against true tolerance and logic continues apace in the Golden State.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dear Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Other Coal Producing States:

Barack Obama, Democrat Party nominee for United States President, wants to destroy a significant part of your economies. Please vote accordingly tomorrow.

Change? Really?

I was talking to a former co-worker today, who is convinced that Barry O. is going to win tomorrow. He isn't a fan of Barry, though, and made an interesting observation about his campaign theme of "change." Obama's campaign theme, of course, is essentially based upon the fact that the very unpopular President Bush is a Republican, and John McCain has admitted to voting with President Bush over 90 percent of the time. In other words, Obama argues that voting in John McCain would effectively result in a third term for President Bush.

But would an Obama administration really sweep in change, i.e., change for the better? Considering the fact that both houses of Congress are controlled by the Democrats, and Barry as a U.S. Senator has voted with both Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid at least 90 percent of the time, I'm thinking not really. If there is any "change" that occurs, it wouldn't seem to be anything more than an extension of the failed and unpopular policies that have come out of the Democratically controlled Congress the last couple of years. And oh by the way, Congress has an even lower approval rate than President Bush.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Courting Disaster

"No self-respecting country would elect as president a man who spent 20 years taking spiritual guidance from a pastor who openly hates the country. And no country that loses its self respect can anticipate a bright future." - Paul Mirengoff



"[Wright] represents the best of what the Black church has to offer..."
- Barack Obama circa 1995

"Change" You Can Believe In?

If Obama wins, I'll be getting on my knees and pray that people who voted for him won't get fooled again.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Completing His Obamian Transformation

While noted Obama enthusiast Doug Kmiec doesn't explicitly say in this interview that he approves of the fundamentally idiotic judicial philosophies of Supreme Court Justices David Souter and Stephen Breyer (who are the kind of justices Kmiec says a President Obama would look to appoint) he definitely implies such an approval (h/t):
"These justices are individuals who tend to examine closely the consequences of legal decisions in terms of their effects on the larger society, as well as to examine a legal outcome in terms of the specifics of a particular record."

"Justice Souter, for example, prides himself on not resolving any case other than the one before him," Kmiec said, "whereas Justice Breyer has a little bit more of an academic scope – in that he not only decides the case in front of him in a pragmatic way, but also tries to analyze what that practical solution would mean for related areas of the law – for example, he’s an expert in administrative law."

Voter Fraud in Central Cali?

Via Michelle Malkin comes news of a couple of facilities for the developmentally disabled in Central California that have apparently been coaching several of its adult patients/clients to register and vote for The One. Administrators at these facilities, of course, deny doing anything wrong or exercising any sort of undue influence. Parents disagree.
"I have an issue with them going behind my back. It was wrong," said Rod Homen. Homen's daughter Shelley, 26, spends the day at CAPS PLUS in Manteca but lives at home with him in Escalon.

Homen said Shelley has the intellectual capacity of a seven-year-old. He discovered she had voted absentee after paperwork arrived at the house from the county registrar.

The mother of another CAPS PLUS client was equally outraged. "It really made me mad," said Diana Hanson.

"She doesn't understand it. She's not mentally capable of voting," said Hanson of her daughter Kara, 23, who has Down Syndrome.

Obama is Stupid or a Liar

National Review's Ed Whelan thinks the latter with respect to Obama's false assertion that differing judicial philosophies among members of the Supreme Court don't matter.

Personally, I like the "both/and" approach to evaluating Barry.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Huffington Post Blogger Commits Murder, Then Suicide

Tragic to say the least. But given the lack of dignity and value Ms. Burger presumptively afforded to human life, particularly the unborn, as well as her willingness to live a gravely immoral lifestyle, I can't really say it's all that surprising. (via)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lawsuit Challenging Whether Obama is Natural Born Citizen Dismissed

Judge says the guy who filed the lawsuit, Phillip Berg, lacks standing to sue. More broadly, regular American citizens apparently cannot legally challenge whether an individual who is running for President possesses the constitutionally mandated requirements for that office.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obamoids are Stuck on Stupid

Socialist is code for Black

I don't think he's kidding, either. (Don't be surprised if the linked to post gets taken down and thrown into the memory hole). (via)

Biden Speaking with Forked Tongue...Again

"Barack Obama nor I support redefining from a civil side what constitutes marriage."

- Joe Biden, Vice-Presidential debate, October 2, 2008

"If I lived in California, I would vote against Proposition 8."


- Joe Biden, Ellen DeGeneres Show, October 21, 2008 (via)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Good Lord, Biden is an Imbecile (Part II)

You may have already read about Joe the Senator's rather foolishly expressed guarantee at a fundraiser in Seattle that within the first six months of an Obama Administration, there will be an international crisis generated somewhere against the U.S. to "test the mettle" of The One.

Of the things Biden said, I especially like the following because they not only inadvertently make the case against voting for the Obama/Biden ticket, they show just how much of a complete imbecile Joe the Senator really is:
"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. "This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you're going to have to reinforce us."

"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."

Yes, Biden isn't a Pope John Paul II Guy

But neither is he a Pope John XXIII kind of guy as he mindlessly asserts. (via)

Good Lord, Biden is an imbecile.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I Always Liked Stormin' Norman Better Than Powell Anyway

'Course the Bear's endorsement of McCain was back in January when the GOP nomination was still being contested, and I was more or less pulling for Romney...



Update: Powell's son, Michael, who is the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has also endorsed McCain. The Lame Stream Media, of course, doesn't care.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

CBS = Clueless Brainless Stupid

Via The Weekly Standard Blog, CBS news has made the earth shattering discovery that a bunch of McCain supporters holding a sign saying "I am Joe the Plumber" are really McCain supporters dressed like plumbers named Joe.

Research on whether John F. Kennedy was a Berliner (or a jelly doughnut) is developing...

I Think It Should Be Supported

The folks in San Francisco will be voting next month on a measure that asks whether a local sewage plant should be renamed after President Bush. (via)

Even though the measure is intended to be a slight by the deranged Left, I actually think it will have an opposite effect if approved. After all, what do sewage plants do? They clean up crap. Figuratively speaking, San Francisco is full of it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Add Peggy Noonan to the Center-Right Snob List

A nice takedown of Noonan's anti-Palin elitism at Stop Global Laming.

David Letterman: Obamoid

John McCain did a crappy job on Letterman last night of defending Sarah Palin for the absolutely true remark she made that Barry Zero pals around with terrorists. Although McCain managed to blurt out the word "unrepentant," he didn't aggressively follow up on it and basically let Letterman get away with the standard Obamoid defense that The One was just 8 years old when Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were bombing federal buildings in the early '70s. When Letterman mindlessly said this, McCain should have looked him seriously in the eye and said, "Dave, please tell me when William Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, stopped holding the verified status of terrorist."





Follow Up: In the video above, Letterman tries to trivialize the significance of Obama's affiliation with Bill Ayers by bringing up John McCain's past association with G. Gordon Liddy, one of the "plumbers" in the Watergate scandal. I just saw Alan "Skeletor" Colmes parrot this line in an exchange with a guest on Fox. How it is that Obamoids like Letterman and Colmes can compare someone who was duly convicted and served his time in prison for burglary with an unrepentant terrorist who spent years as a fugitive from the law, is beyond me. Apples and oranges are clearly indistinguishable to the Left.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

If Obama Wins, They're Right

And it 'aint good.
US communists say their time has come

A rare bird in the political world, the US Communist Party is feeling rather smug in these days of capitalist turmoil.

At the party's New York headquarters on 23rd Street in Manhattan, regional party chairman Libero Della Piana, 36, laid out why he thinks Marxist-Leninism's time has finally come.

"We are very excited, we feel that we are at a turning point," Della Piana, an imposing half-Italian, half-African American with a pony tail, told AFP.

"We can afford to be less on the defensive for the first time since Ronald Reagan, and we can say our word in rebuilding America on a new basis, rebuilding a better world, instead of one based on the greed of the few."

(...)

There is no communist running for the White House and the Communist Party does not endorse Democrat Barack Obama.

Yet many staff here wore his picture on lapel buttons, while Republican John McCain was relegated to a box of tissues -- the tissues being pulled through his mouth.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pepperdine University is Switzerland

Got the following in my e-mail box today. Perhaps it mistakenly went to my spam folder, but I'm sure a similar memo was distributed when the Caruso Family Chair and Professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University, Douglas W. Kmiec, not only publicly endorsed Barack Obama for President, but has repeatedly defended said endorsement in some of the most mind bending ways imaginable.
M E M O R A N D U M


TO: University Students and Staff

FROM: Andrew K. Benton

RE: University Neutrality and the 2008 Election

DATE: October 15, 2008


As many of you are aware, a series of political ads on radio and TV has drawn much unwanted attention to Pepperdine. The ads, advocating for Proposition 8, feature one of our professors and lists his affiliation with the University.

I want to convey the following concerning this matter: Pepperdine University remains steadfastly neutral during election periods in all political campaigns, and this includes the debate over Prop 8.

We respect our faculty, staff, and students' right to be involved in the political process; indeed, we encourage engagement in the political process.

The Yes on 8 Campaign is using the Pepperdine name in a manner in which we do not approve. We asked the campaign to separate more clearly their partisan cause from our University's name, but they refused.

We ask all who are affiliated with the University to take care not to implicate the University in their respective political causes.

Finally, we ask our students, faculty, and staff to help clear up misunderstandings with those who may ask concerning Pepperdine's perceived role in a campaign in which it is not involved.

We appreciate your understanding, assistance, and patience during what has been a trying time for many at Pepperdine. I urge you to familiarize yourself with the 2008 candidates and issues, and vote your conscience.

Picking Up Where Obama Left Off

Congressman John "American Soldiers are Murderers" Murtha had this to say about the religion and gun clinging folks of Western Pennsylvania (via):

"There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."


Even if for the sake of argument that's true, what does it say about Murtha, whom Western Pennsylvanians have elected to Congress 17 times?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

D'oh Leppard

Hook 'Em Up!

A few days ago, a fairly unique proposal was made that all candidates for an Indiana congressional seat be hooked up to a lie detector during their next debate on October 21. Both the Republican and Libertarian candidates agreed to the proposal, but the incumbent Democrat, by way of his congressional district chairman, declined.

Personally, I think subjecting political candidates for office to a polygraph test while they are "debating" is a great idea. Hairplugs Biden would surely fail. Then again, Biden seems to have gotten so skilled at deluding himself that I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he beat a polygraph test because he actually believed the lies he was spewing were true.

Why an Obama Presidency Should be Feared

Let's hope John McCain listened to or read this particular portion of an excellent speech by his running mate in Johnstown, PA today:
In this same spirit, as defenders of the culture of life, John McCain and I believe in the goodness and potential of every innocent life. I believe the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are least able to defend and speak for themselves. And who is more vulnerable, or more innocent, than a child?

When I learned that my son Trig would have special needs, I had to prepare my heart for the challenges to come. At first I was scared, and Todd and I had to ask for strength and understanding. But I can tell you a few things I’ve learned already.

Yes, every innocent life matters. Everyone belongs in the circle of protection. Every child has something to contribute to the world, if we give them that chance. There are the world’s standards of perfection … and then there are God’s, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before God, and dear to Him for their own sake.

As for our beautiful baby boy, for Todd and me, he is only more precious because he is vulnerable. In some ways, I think we stand to learn more from him than he does from us. When we hold Trig and care for him, we don’t feel scared anymore. We feel blessed.

It’s hard to think of many issues that could possibly be more important than who is protected in law and who isn’t – who is granted life and who is denied it. So when our opponent, Senator Obama, speaks about questions of life, I listen very carefully.

I listened when he defended his unconditional support for unlimited abortions. He said that a woman shouldn’t have to be – quote – “punished with a baby.” He said that right here in Johnstown –“punished with a baby” – and it’s about time we called him on it. The more I hear from Senator Obama, the more I understand why he is so vague and evasive on the subject. Americans need to see his record for what it is. It’s not negative or mean-spirited to talk to about his record. Whatever party you belong to, there are facts you need to know.

Senator Obama has voted against bills to end partial-birth abortion. In the Illinois Senate, a bipartisan majority passed legislation against that practice. Senator Obama opposed that bill. He voted against it in committee, and voted “present” on the Senate floor. In that legislature, “present” is how you vote when you’re against something, but don’t want to be held to account.

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, described partial-birth abortion as “too close to infanticide.” Barack Obama thinks it’s a constitutional right, but he is wrong.
Read the rest of this speech excerpt here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Why I Wish McCain Wasn't the GOP Nominee for President

In this video, McCain tells us that even though he thinks he would be a better President than The One, nobody should be afraid of an Obama presidency.(via)

Way to sell yourself John!



Borrowing from Michelle Malkin, we are so screwed.

Ethics and Economics Don't Mix?

I was watching Fox News this morning, and some poll numbers were displayed about which issues are apparently the most important to you and me in this presidential election year. Far and away, the economy finished on top at something like 46%, while ethics was at the bottom with 6% or 7%.

Now if I'm interpreting these statistics correctly, if a presidential candidate holds an economic policy that many or most Americans like, it doesn't really matter if that candidate has made certain decisions in his life that shed a questionable shadow on his ethical makeup.

"My 401(k) is going down the crapper," you say. "I don't care if candidate X knowingly got his political career launched by unrepentant domestic terrorists, or that he used to work for and has given large sums of money to an organization that has engaged in widespread voter fraud." "I like what candidate X has to say about protecting and increasing the size of my bank account, and I'm voting for him!"

You know, Enron, WorldCom and Arthur Anderson were once very successful multi-billion dollar corporations. It wasn't stupidity that brought these companies down.

Connecticut Goes G@y "Marriage"

Given that this country is on the verge of mindlessly "electing" the most radically pro-abortion and ideologically left-wing President ever, I really shouldn't be surprised by this.

Hell in a handbasket.

Monday, October 06, 2008

NBC Pulls SNL Bail Out Skit From Website

Michelle Malkin has the full story. Basically, some big time money contributors to the Democratic Party didn't like getting skewered in the skit, and so they leaned on NBC to make it disappear.

Somebody, though, was able to save the SNL skit and upload it onto YouTube.



Update: The above video is no longer available as of 8:30 a.m. on October 7, 2008. No surprise, given NBC's reach and the fact that YouTube is owned by Google, which like NBC, is basically an enabler for the Democrat Party.

Info on How to Legally Kill Yourself Bill Signed by Ahnuld

Why am I still a resident of this state?
AB 2747 mandates that physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide patients diagnosed with a terminal illness – or who have been given a diagnosis of one year or less to live – with “comprehensive information and counseling regarding legal end-of-life options, as specified.”

Specifically the law obligates doctors to inform the patient about the option of “withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments” – including food and water.

Health care providers will be required to refer or transfer the patient if they can not, in good conscience, comply with the request.

Randy Thomasson of the Sacramento-based Campaign for Children and Families (CCF) called the law “a backdoor way” of bringing assisted suicide to a state that has already rejected the practice by referendum.

Saying the issue should be up to the voters, not the Legislature, Thomasson said Schwarzenegger had given his assent to physician- and nurse-assisted suicide by means of starvation and dehydration.

"AB 2747 allows a physician assistant or a nurse to opine that a patient is 'terminal,' and then recommend an unnatural death via 'palliative sedation,'" Thomasson said.

"Depressed patients who succumb to this pressure will be drugged unconscious and die from dehydration, usually within five to 10 days. Nothing in AB 2747 prohibits this horror," he added.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

History According to Joe Biden

Television existed in 1929 and FDR was President that same year.

What do you mean you didn't see this gaffe repeatedly played or commented upon in the MSM?

I Am Profoundly Disturbed By This

Based upon a compilation of various opinion polls, Real Clear Politics has Obama leading McCain by a widening average of about 6 points.

It's About Character

So it seems that one of the primary defenses or deflections of Barry Obama's ties with unrepentant domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers is that Obama was just a young child on the playgrounds in Hawaii when said terrorists committed their crimes in the late '60s/early '70s. You see what the Obamaniacs are doing here, don't you? They're intentionally trying to reclassify a problematic issue regarding Obama's character and ideological leanings as an easily refutable issue of historical fact. Don't buy into this blatantly deceptive spin. Nobody is saying Obama supported or enabled Bill Ayers and his cohorts when they tried to blow up federal buildings and plant nail bombs in dance halls almost 40 years ago. What is being raised and questioned is Obama's past willingness (as an adult) to directly associate and do business with absolute scumbags, who to this day, aren't sorry for what they did.

Update: In tried and true Liberal fashion, the Associated Press idiotically cries racism in addition to the above described deflection.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Sarah Palin is Dumb

Right. (h/t)

Joe Biden: Incompetent(Stupid, Ignorant, Dumb, etc.) and a Liar

In last night's debate, he first of all misidentifies Article I of the Constitution as the source of vice-presidential power, and then erroneously asserts that the VP only presides over the Senate when there is a tie vote. Now, maybe if Slow Joe didn't have a law degree, spend three decades in the Senate and serve several years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I'd give him a pass for his displayed incompetence(dumbness, stupidity, ignorance, etc.). As reality stands, though, Biden deserves to be slammed.

Secondly, Hairplugs outright lied about the Obamessiah never saying he'd sit and kumbaya with crazy world dictators like Ahmadinejad.

Update: Last night, Biden also lied about always supporting "clean coal" and Obama not supporting the Palestinian election that put anti-Israel terrorists in control of Gaza.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Empty Thinking from Supporters of an Empty Suit

Here are some of the reasons that a few of my MBA classmates, one of whom is a fellow attorney, expressed tonight for why they won't be voting for McCain/Palin:

Gov. Palin, in her interview with Katie Couric, didn't name a Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade with which she disagreed.

Apparently in the same interview with Couric, Gov. Palin didn't identify a newspaper she read when asked to do so.

During tonight's VP debate, which we watched a bit of during a class break, Palin repeatedly used the word "impact" in one of her responses.


And my personal "favorite":

Palin sounds like a retard.

The Pyongyang Remix

The lack of awareness by Obama supporters is revealing.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Judges: Some of the Stupidest People in the World

The latest illustration:
A federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., ruled today that the Library of Congress discriminated against Diane Schroer when it offered her a job and then rescinded it after learning she was transgendered.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which represented Schroer, said Judge James Robertson's ruling is the first to hold that the federal sex discrimination statute, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, applies to transgendered people.

Other courts that have considered the issue have said Congress only intended for the anti-discrimination statute to protect men and women, but not people who change their sex, the ACLU said.

Robertson disagreed, saying Schroer's case "was discrimination based on sex."

"It is tremendously gratifying to have your faith in this country, and what is fundamentally right and fair, be reaffirmed," Schroer said. "I very much hope that this ruling will help to eliminate the all-too-pervasive discrimination against sexually nonconforming people in all areas."

Friday, September 19, 2008

Chuckles Rangel Calls Palin a Retard

The unquestionably crooked congressman also apparently gets his information about Palin's foreign policy views from an unfunny/Left-wing actress on SNL. Who's "disabled" Chucky?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ron Paul: Footnote to a Footnote

To say the man is unprincipled, if not an outright crackpot, would be a severe understatement. (h/t)
Former Republican presidential contender Ron Paul has endorsed Don Young in his bid to win an 18th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Paul, the 72-year-old congressman from Texas whose maverick presidential bid drew wide support in Alaska, sent out a letter to his supporters here urging them to vote for Young.

“Don and I have served together in Congress for many years, and I consider him a friend,” Paul wrote in the letter. “Don has been an outspoken voice against environmental extremists over the years and has strongly opposed the types of federal regulatory overreach advocated in the name of environmentalism.”

Paul and Young are a bit of an odd couple. Paul is a fiscal conservative; Young believes in earmarking federal dollars for Alaska wherever possible. Paul opposes the Iraq war; Young supports it.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Gaffe Brothers

From The One (h/t):



(Yeah, Obamessiah might not have meant to call Palin a pig, but the partisan crowd there certainly thought he did.)

And the latest from Ardent Catholic Joe (h/t):
“I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have...the joy and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability...Well guess what folks? If you care about it, why don’t you support [embryonic] stem cell research?”
Why? Here's why.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Case Against Palin by Liberal Catholics

It's pretty weak, not the least of which results from an erroneous use of terms by said liberals. (h/t)

Gov. Palin technically might be in heresy of the Church (which is unfortunate) but she's no apostate.

First Gen X-er in the White House?

I'll claim her as one of "us", even though she was born just a tad before the commonly held start time.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Numero Uno

Nice, but much more preferable on January 9, 2009.

Kind of Disappointing

Seems Gov. Palin is effectively against school choice.
On Sept. 9, 2006, the NEA-Alaska asked Palin if she supported the use of vouchers, tax credits, or other programs that provide public money for students to attend private or religious schools.

“No,” Palin said. “It is unconstitutional and it is as simple as that.” She also said she would not support amending the Alaska Constitution.
Although the next paragraph after this says that Gov. Palin "wants to give parents as much choice and as many options as possible for educating their children," there isn't anything specific as to what she means by this.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Nutroots

The reaction by the Left on the selection of Gov. Palin as McCain's VP running mate (here, here and here ) is beyond pitiful.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Catholics Against Biden

A new blog which displays this great quote from The One's running mate:
"The next Republican that tells me I’m not religious, I’m gonna shove my rosary beads down their throat!"
BTW, in addition to his public advocacy for legalized abortion, I would argue that Biden is in a state of mortal sin with those gawd awful hair plugs in/on his head.

The Mainstreaming of Bad Hair Plugs

So Joe Biden, who is as gaffe prone as they come, has been selected by The Obamessiah to be his running mate. I tell ya, if John McCain loses in November now, both he and the Republican Party will officially be beyond lame.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Suckiness of California Continues

Sexual orientation, i.e., the sex of a person you prefer to have intercourse with, as a protected class in California is an unfortunate reality.

Note: I wrote the "friend of the court" brief mentioned in the linked to press release. Lot of good it did.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Illogic of Animal Rights Activists

Apparently, the Pope can't really love cats if he continues to wear Ermine weasel furs.

Said weasels, btw, are intolerant carnivores that eat fluffy bunnies and little birdies.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Note to Self

Don't assume that most California Superior Court judges or commissioners, especially in Orange County, are interested in technically correct applications of the law with respect to written discovery responses. These political brown-nosers, who are way too full of themselves, just can't be bothered with actually having to think.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sports Semi-Celebrity Sighting

In town because his team was playing the Los Angeles Angels O'Anaheim, Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell showed up for Mass at my parish in Costa Mesa this past Sunday.

I'm more than certain that the priest's homily about angels was purely coincidental.

More Obamisms

Dude is either stupid or he's planning on something IF elected. (h/t)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Well, Alright!

The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals pretty much recognizes the personhood of the unborn in upholding South Dakota's abortion consent law.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Obamisms

And they say George W. Bush is stupid? (h/t)
"I remember, when living for four years in Indonesia as a child, I listened to my mother reading me the first lines of the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they're endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." -- Obamessiah (Harvard Law '91), 6/30/08 - Independence, MO
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. -- The first lines of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
"As we begin our fourth century as a nation, it is easy to take the extraordinary nature of America for granted." - Obamessiah, 6/30/08 - Independence Missouri
2008 - 1789 = 219. Does 1 + 1 = 3 now?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Schism Here, Schism There...

Rad Trads say "up yours" to Rome, as do conservatives in the Church of King Henry VIII.

Clarification: Conservative Anglicans are specifically saying "up yours" to the liberals within their own communion, although I suppose you could say that their very existence as Anglicans generally expresses the same sentiment to Rome.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Outstupiding Himself Again

That would be Justice Anthony Kennedy, who along with four other boneheads on the Supreme Court, believes that "evolving standards of decency" renders the execution of brutal child rapists unconstitutional.

The abject dumbassness of the Court majority opinion in Kennedy v. Louisiana, which Justice Kennedy wrote, is nicely expressed by Justice Samuel Alito:
The Court today holds that the Eighth Amendment categorically prohibits the imposition of the death penalty for the crime of raping a child. This is so, according to the Court, no matter how young the child, no matter how many times the child is raped, no matter how many children the perpetrator rapes, no matter how sadistic the crime, no matter how much physical or psychological trauma is inflicted, and no matter how heinous the perpetrator’s prior criminal record may be. The Court provides two reasons for this sweeping conclusion: First, the Court claims to have identified “a national consensus” that the death penalty is never acceptable for the rape of a child; second, the Court concludes, based on its “independent judgment,” that imposing the death penalty for child rape is inconsistent with “ ‘the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.’ ” Ante, at 8, 15, 16 (citation omitted). Because neither of these justifications is sound, I respectfully dissent.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Law of the Land

Happy Father's Day! (h/t)

36 United States Code Section 109. Father's Day

(a) Designation. - The third Sunday in June is Father's Day.
(b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue a
proclamation -
(1) calling on United States Government officials to display
the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on
Father's Day;
(2) inviting State and local governments and the people of the
United States to observe Father's Day with appropriate
ceremonies; and
(3) urging the people of the United States to offer public and
private expressions of Father's Day to the abiding love and
gratitude they have for their fathers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

How Bad is the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals?

One of its "better" judges, the libertarian leaning (natch) Alexander Kozinski, has been uploading explicit porn onto his website. (h/t)
The judge said he began saving the sexually explicit materials and other items of interest years ago.

"People send me stuff like this all the time," he said.

He keeps the things he finds interesting or funny with the thought that he might later pass them on to friends, he said.
Good gawd.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Potential "Kmiecian" Dilemma

So, if John McCain taps Mitt Romney to be his VP running mate, it'll be real interesting to see what Doug "Mental Gymnastics" Kmiec, a high ranking member of Romney's failed presidential campaign who has come out and endorsed Obamessiah, will do.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Silver Lining in G@y "Marriage" Ruling

As a matter of principle, the outright refusal by the California Supreme Court to put a stay on its recent g@y "marriage" ruling until after the November election, when Californians will have voted on the California Marriage Protection Act, is nothing short of an assault on representative government.

As a lawyer who practices in the area of family law, though, g@y "marriage" could potentially be economically lucrative for me. I don't have any hard data to back it up, but I'm inclined to believe that same sex couples, particularly g@y men, have a pretty high break up rate. Plus, I wouldn't have any moral qualms, like I currently do for real marriages, about assisting a homosexual divorce his/her homosexual spouse.

Overall, though, I really do hope my fellow Californians vote to pass the Marriage Protection Act.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Reason #90902932032 Not to Vote Democrat

Given this and this, I'd be willing to bet that if the Dems control both the White House and Congress next year, the price of gas in this country will not be going down anytime soon and will continue to increase.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Case for Kobe

Paul Mirengoff at the otherwise sensible Powerline blog questions a suggestion made in a Sports Illustrated article that Kobe Bryant is a better basketball player than Lebron James:
At age 23, LeBron has demonstrated that he can take a mediocre supporting cast deep into the playoffs. Kobe, when surrounded by a mediocre cast (about which he complained incessantly) during the three seasons before this one, missed the playoffs once and was eliminated in the first round twice, albeit in a tougher conference. Kobe may be better than LeBron, but I couldn't find objective evidence that shows this to be the case.
The emphasis on the curiously downplayed concession by Mirengoff that Kobe plays in a much tougher conference than Lebron is mine. That the NBA Western Conference has been far better than the Eastern Conference in recent years is indisputable. All 8 teams in the Western Conference playoffs this year, for instance, had at least 50 wins, while the Green Booger Boys from Beantown barely got out of the first round of the playoffs against an Atlanta Hawks team that had a below .500 regular season record. Within this context, the fact that most of Kobe's offensive numbers this year are only slightly below Lebron's tells me that Lebron James would not be nearly as prolific as he is if he had played most of his games against Western Conference teams. Indeed, let's not forget that Lebron and his team were easily swept by the San Antonio Spurs in last year's NBA Finals. Let's also not forget that by the time he was Lebron James' current age, Kobe Bryant had won 3 championship rings.

Mirengoff is generally a smart guy, but on this matter, he's way off mark.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Fascinated by Pictures of Dirt

I've never been much of a science guy, but I find these ground pictures of Mars taken by the Phoenix Lander intriguing.

Hope the boys at JPL and NASA get a lot of useful information in the next three months.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Short on Smarts Circuit

How dumb is the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the most overruled Federal Circuit Court of them all? This dumb.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Only $4/Gallon

Based on this interesting revelation, we could actually be paying a lot more for gas right now.

Also keep the above linked to information in mind the next time you see some politician, most likely a Dem, on television mindlessly demagoguing about "big oil" and price gouging.

Raw Judicial Policy Making

Even supporters of g@y "marriage", at least the more intellectually honest ones, think the recent ruling by the California Supreme Court is crap. (h/t)
[T]he California court's 121-page opinion was dishonest. This was most evident in its ritual denial of the fact that it was usurping legislative power: "Our task ... is not to decide whether we believe, as a matter of policy, that the officially recognized relationship of a same-sex couple should be designated a marriage rather than a domestic partnership ... but instead only to determine whether the difference in the official names of the relationships violates the California Constitution [emphasis in original]."

This was a deeply disingenuous dodge, if not a bald-faced lie, to conceal from gullible voters the fact that the decision was a raw exercise in judicial policy-making with no connection to the words or intent of the state constitution. It is inconceivable that anyone but a supporter of gay marriage "as a matter of policy" could have found in vague constitutional phrases such as "equal protection" a right to judicial invalidation of the marriage laws of every state and nation in the history of civilization….

Friday, May 23, 2008

Holy Crap!

Now I'm going to have nightmares about those South Park looking puppet thingies. (h/t)

If I Learn Nothing Else

Four weeks into my experience as an (FE)MBA student at Pepperdine Univ.(Irvine Graduate Campus), and I discover that the surname of the man for whom the university's business school is named after, George Graziadio, means "Thanks be to God" in Italian.

I don't think Mr. Graziadio was Catholic, in case you were wondering.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bob Barr is a Full Fledged Idiot

Why I don't take Libertarians very seriously:
The decision today by the Supreme Court of California [regarding the state's law defining marriage as between one man and one woman] properly reflects this fundamental principle of federalism on which our nation was founded...The decision in California is an illustration of how this principle of states' powers should work.
Talk about being clueless and missing the point. Message to Mr. Ron Paul-lite (who, btw, is a trained lawyer): The California Supreme Court's ruling is not an illustration of federalism, but of anti-democratic judicial activism.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Just Awful

I'd like to say I'm surprised about the California high court's ridiculous ruling today regarding the "ban" on g@y marriage in this state, but I'm really not.

The effort to qualify the California Marriage Protection Act for the ballot this November is now even more critical.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

More Mixed McCain

Nice speech on judges; WTF is he thinking here?!

Addendum: The full text of McCain's speech on judges can be read here.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Dallas, Texas?

When you get there, you can go back to the "beginning" without putting in anyone's name or e-mail address.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tough Guys Wear Powder Blue Ascot Scarves

Welcome to my weekend childhood nostalgia trip.

Reason #898238923 Not to Be Enthused About John McCain

Unless, of course, you're a politically correct liberal. What I find particularly egregious in this instance is that McCain has condemned this perfectly acceptable political ad produced by the North Carolina GOP, even though he hasn't actually seen it.

(h/t)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

An Eyebrow Raiser

This coming Sunday, 60 Minutes will be airing an interview with Justice Antonin Scalia. (h/t) Among a variety of different matters he addresses, here's what Justice Scalia said about abortion:
“On the abortion thing, for example, if indeed I were…trying to impose my own views, I would not only be opposed to Roe versus Wade, I would be in favor of the opposite view, which the anti-abortion people would like to see adopted, which is to interpret the Constitution to mean that a state must prohibit abortion.” “And you’re against that?” asks Stahl. “Of course. There’s nothing [in the Constitution to support that view].”
I'm frankly a little disturbed by this. It seems Justice Scalia either thinks there is no constitutionally protected right to life, or the issue of whether the unborn are persons is totally subjective.