Saturday, March 01, 2008

A Shrill Lawyer's Conception of Enlightenment

In 2006, a G@y Area post-operative male transexual tried to get a boob job from Seton Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in Daly City, California. Seton initially denied the request, citing religious objections to such elective cosmetic procedures. The tranny then filed a lawsuit, and Seton obviously not wanting to incur a bunch of litigation costs, and possibly getting some bad legal advice, basically backed down. The following are comments from the tranny's attorney in response to the decision by Seton to kowtow to his client's demand:
“I’m glad that they’ve recognized that they’ve made a mistake,” said Hastings in an interview with CBS 5 News. But her attorney, Chris Dolan, was more belligerent. Referring to the hospital’s statement, he told CBS 5, “I don’t know where the confusion is, other than perhaps they were confused that that was illegal.” Despite the hospital’s reversal, Dolan said the lawsuit for monetary damages would go forward. “Like any good religious experience, first you need enlightenment and then you need atonement,” said Dolan. “And what we have here perhaps is a glimpse of enlightenment. Has it changed their heart? I don’t think so. Will it change their practice? It better.”

Chris Dolan, a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center is a shrill ass-hat. If I were representing Seton, I'd advise it to assert its First Amendment religious liberty rights and remove this lawsuit out of State court, which is pretty left-liberal in the G@y Area, and into Federal court (not as left-liberal).

Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

I don't know about you, but I'm just ontologically blown away by the fact that I'm living on a day that only exists once every 4 years. Good thing I wasn't born on this date, or I'd really be philosophically wrecked.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Devil With A Blue Dress?

I'm too lazy to use the LOL Builder so: Hillary sez, "I can has Whitehouse? K, Thx Satan! LOLZ!"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

RIP William F. Buckley

Update: One of his last articles: Goldwater, the John Birch Society and Me.

Update 2 (2/28/08): Via The Corner, a 1997 interview WFB did in connection with the publication of his spiritual autobiography Nearer, My God. This book has some special significance for me because it was released at about the same time I decided to convert to the Catholic Church. Although I got through about half of Nearer, My God, for some unexplainable reason I never bothered to finish it. Might be time to do so.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Something Redeeming About John McCain

I've made a little hay here and in other places on the Internet about John McCain's lack of trustworthiness when it comes to selecting judges and justices for the Federal bench. All of this, of course, was within the context of a competitive primary election.

Although I still don't totally trust him, turns out that in 1998, John McCain was one of 29 Republican Senators who voted against confirming the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Given that Sotomayor, whom Jeffrey Rosen at Slate recommends as a Supreme Court nominee should the Dem nominee for President win the general election, is both female and Hispanic, McCain took a fairly significant political risk in voting against this otherwise presumptively leftist judicial activist. (h/t Ed Whelan)

Say It 'Aint So!

You might have read or heard about it already, but it seems the Washington Times has caved in to the PC forces, insofar as certain words and terms like "illegal immigrants" will now be used in the paper instead of "illegal aliens", while "gay marriage" will no longer be written with quotation marks around it.

Although the Washington Times has long been known to be politically conservative as far as its editorial page is concerned, perhaps the paper's hat tip to political correctness shouldn't be all that surprising. I can't remember where, but I think I once heard from some talking head on television that the news reporting in the Washington Times is, for the most part, not much different than the reporting in most other daily newspapers. That is to say, the news bureau of the Washington Times is tilted to the left of the political spectrum. Whether this is really true, I dunno. I'm just sayin'.

St. Ivo of Kermartin

Less well known than St. Thomas More, St. Ivo is also a patron saint of attorneys.

I only recently found out about St. Ivo from a colleague who references the "less famous" saint on the back of his business cards.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Extreme Lack of Quality Movies

I'd be curious to know if any of the movies that have been nominated for Best Picture at tonight's Academy Awards™ show were in the theaters for more than a month. Even better, if anyone has seen, or is willing to see, any of these movies more than once (if at all).